Tuesday, November 27, 2012

You, too, can make flowers

Today is a repeat post due to popular request. I love love love making flowers and really, it's not difficult to do, and they are fun to make. All you need is a circle! If you have scissors and paper, you're practically done already. LOL! Let's get started:

Cut your shapes - circle, scallop or both. Whatever size you want. I used the Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies by My Creative Time. These are approximately 1 1/2 inches across.

Cut each shape into a spiral leaving a circle center on which you'll secure your finished flower.

I have these curved jewelers tweezers that I picked up in the $1 tool bin at the fair many years ago. These things are a staple in my crafty tool arsenal, let me tell ya!! Best buck I ever spent. ;) Ok, now beginning at the outside where you first made your cut, roll the paper with the right side (the side you want to see when it's finished) to the inside - NOT as I have done here - I had to re-roll this one after I took the pic. Oops

Now that your flower is rolled, let loose of it and let it 'relax'. It will open a bit and you can manipulate it to the size and tightness you want before gluing. I recommend hot glue for flower making. You'll put a small glob of glue on the center circle portion and press the flower into the glue. 

 Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! At this point you can leave it as is and add leaves or you can roll the petals outward, ink the edges, or even add beads to the center.

Do the exact same thing with the plain circle, leaving a circle at the center for gluing.

Roll it up, let it relax, manipulate the size and shape, and glue down. (See my other flower in white? That's the one I re-rolled the other way so the pretty side of my paper would show. LOL)

And here are the finished flowers. Who would guess they started out as flat circle shapes!

Thanks for coming by. Be sure to watch here and on facebook for the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas with My Creative Time. If you're looking for gift or decor ideas, card designs or anything crafty for the holidays, you won't want to miss all the inspiration we have to share with you. :) AND prizes and giveaways too, of course!

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Creative Time Black Friday Blog Hop


*** Black Friday Blog Hop ***
PLUS
Sale and Giveaway

Can I get a woot, woot!!?!!
Thank you for joining us for our very first Black Friday Blog Hop!! Not only are we hopping, we are also having a SALE. But that's not all!! We are also releasing two new stitched dies that YOU have been requesting for a LOOOONG time! If you already own the Curly Label Die and XL Label Die, you can now purchase stitched dies for layering with those! Are you as excited as we all are??? 

BUT WAIT!!! We're NOT stopping there. Also due to popular demand, the Teeny Tag Dies 
will now be available for purchase as a stand alone set! 

So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy this hop as we all showcase the BRAND NEW Stitched Curly Label Die and Stitched XL Label Die, along with many other MCT products!

*** SALE INFO AND COUPON CODE ***
 for 20% off your entire purchase, use code: BLACKFRI 
Sale ends at midnight Sunday, November 25

**GIVEAWAY ALERT**
You didn't think we'd have a party without a giveaway did you!? Just leave your comments, including your contact information, in case you win! TWO lucky winners will be chosen randomly to 
win $25 in MCT products of YOUR choice! Whew! I think we're done. ;) 
Are you ready?? Well, start hopping!!!
GOOD LUCK PEEPS!!
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I love layering, so these new dies are right up my alley. For my first project with these new dies I made a fridge magnet for my mom. It's a "all hearts go home for Christmas" thing without the actual words. I miss home so much, especially at Christmas time. In fact, today marks 14 years and a few days since I moved here, away from my real true home. Sigh. Anyhoo, I digress! 

Have you ever seen The Jerk, with Steve Martin? {1979 movie} Well, if you have, then you know what I mean when I tell you how excited I am when the new phone books come out!!!



But for me, it's not that I'm listed in the book, and that I'm finally "somebody" {giggle}. For me it's the FREE MAGNET that is always stuck to the front!! Woohoo! Free crafty supplies!! And that's how this project started. Oh and btw, I have never called this place so I can't give any reviews. LOL



These dies cut so nicely. No worries whatsoever. I didn't even need to shim. 

Cut your paper of choice.

Oops. I forgot to get a pic of the papers adhered to the magnet and the shaker box before I put them together. {Sorry.} I made a shaker box using QK nesting circle dies and the My Creative Time, Christmas House stamp. 

If you use seed beads, or anything thicker than punched cardstock for example, you'll likely need to double the height of your window to accommodate movement. I used two stacks of foam tape.

For project two, I used the curly label die and the new stitched layer die. Super quick little gift for the bank teller, maillady, teacher, manicurist or neighbor. I used the tri fold 3x3 card die for the base.

And the You're Perk-fect stamp set for the sentiment and adoramous coffee beannies!!

So. Are you still awake after that post?! You only have a couple more blogs to hop to if you started at the beginning. If you started here first, my apologies. LOL Better refill your cup and head over to Emma's blog for the rest of the hop. ;) 
You Are Here ----->  Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/


Product List:
My Creative Time, XL Label Die
My Creative Time, Stitched XL Label Die
My Creative Time, Christmas House stamp
Quickutz nesting circle dies
Echo Park, Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad
recycled magnet, recycled spellbinders' die packaging, foam tape, seed beads, TH distress markers, stickles, liquid embroidery

Product List:
My Creative Time, Curly Label Die
My Creative Time, Stitched Curly Label die
My Creative Time, tri-fold card die
My Creative Time, You're Perk-fect stamp set
Sheer ribbon, ink, foam tape, cardstock, corner rounder


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving


To all my bloggy friends and followers, God bless you and your families on this day of thanks. Be grateful and loving, kind to one another, and thankful for your bounty. ♥







Wednesday, November 21, 2012

for peace and comfort

Today's card is a simple sentiment for a friend. These are always the hardest cards to make, in my opinion, but no less heartfelt. RIP Nikki Clark, age 11. May God bless your family and give them comfort as they grieve your passing and remember the good times. Amen.





Phillipians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eskimo Kisses & Warm Wishes

Happy Tuesday. If you have the week off, I hope you're enjoying every minute. With Thanksgiving later this week, I'm flitting around like a chicken, er, turkey, with its head cut off trying to get caught up on housework and grocery shopping and menu making for impromptu dinner companions. The kid and two of the grand-kidlets will be joining us, we just found out!!! So without further adieu, I present today's project. Enjoy!


Super cute banner by My Creative Time, tiny hearts also by MCT from the Do The Cocoa Motion stamp set, and sentiment by Peachy Keen. The sweet little eskimo paper is by Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses 6x6 paper pad; the others from Echo Park, Seasons Greetings 6x6 paper pad. I made the lacy scalloped card base using a die by Quickutz, and card layers using QK nesting scallops and nesting circles dies.


Inside message and banner by My Creative time, again from the Do The Cocoa Motion stamp set.

Thanks for popping in, peeps! Hope you're enjoying Thanksgiving week. Stay tuned...

Monday, November 19, 2012

COMING SOON! -- whaaaat???

Oh my goodness.....didn't we just have a whole week of awesome sneaks AND a FABULOUS release from My Creative Time!?? We sure did! But guess what.....this week we have EVEN MORE to show you. Here's a little sneaky peeky of  more goodies COMING VERY SOON!! Can you tell what it is? Do you see the 'new' goodies on my card??? I think you'll really like it...no. I KNOW you'll like it!!!



Besides the new die coming soon {oops! did I spill the beans??} I used the super cute coffee cup die from the Coffee Break stamp and die set......


...as well as this sweet sentiment from the Do The Cocoa Motion stamp set. That tiny heart on the coffee cup is also from that set!

More to come.....keep your eyes peeled, peeps!!! ;)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Do The Cocoa Motion stamp set
My Creative Time, You're Perk-fect stamp set
My Creative Time, Coffee Break die
My Creative Time, ???? COMING SOON!!!!
Echo Park, Seasons Greetings 6x6 paper pad
cardstock, ink, sheer ribbon, snowflake punch, snowflake button, wire

Friday, November 16, 2012

November Release Blog Hop, Day 2 My Creative Time


***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For our blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL combined comments!  Up for grabs is a  SURPRISE GIFT BAG FULL OF GOODIES All you have to do is leave comments on all the design team blogs. Be sure to leave your contact info so we can let you know if you are the lucky winner! Winners are chosen randomly.
Deadline is midnight Sunday, November 18. 
GOOD LUCK!

ALSO as Emma stated in her video on Wednesday, she is offering a cute FREE stamp set "Thank You Hugs" to everyone who places their order by Sunday midnight! But don't worry if you miss out, it will be offered for purchase after the deadline. This is a little token of her appreciation to ALL of you who made this possible for her to continue to do what she LOVES and to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of My Creative Time! Two years already....WOW! 


This offer runs from 8 a.m. PST, Thursday, Nov 15th through midnight Sunday, the 18th. ONE per customer please! You do NOT have to add it to your cart or use a special code, we will just include it with your order! What could be easier!


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Here we are again with another new FANTASTIC release by Emma. I know, I know, I'm like a broken record, but holy buckets, this has to be my all time favorite MCT release. HONEST! 



This sentiment for example..... yeah, this one that looks like a label maker?? Not! It's one of the new alphabet stamp sets!!! I know, right!?? LOVE this!! And the cute little stitched flag banners are also part of this release. Get out! Of course you need it!


And for my adorable 3D pumpkin I used the stitched circle die, also by MCT. Super cute, huh. Leaf die is by Cottage Cutz and the leafy flourishes are by My Favorite Things. Background mat is by Spellbinders.



Ok so let's get on with the show, shall we? If you are starting here, you may want to start at Leanne's blog so you don't miss anything. Also, I've included yesterday's blog line up in case you missed that. You'll want to comment on all blogs, from both days, to have more chances of winning the super awesome surprise grab bag of fun prize package! Up next is Tracy


Today's line up:
Rosy ~ http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com
You are here: Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/



And just in case you missed it and need to catch up,

here is yesterday's line up!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Label Font stamp set *new release
My Creative Time, Vintage Stitched Label die set *new release
My Creative Time, Stitched Circle die set
My Favorite Things, leafy flourish die
My Favorite Things, nesting flag banner die set
Cottage Cutz, roses die {leaf}
October Afternoon, Witch Hazel 8x8 paper pad
Bazzill textured cardstock, button, ink, clear embossing powder

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Release Blog Hop, Day 1 My Creative Time

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For our blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL combined comments!  Up for grabs is a  SURPRISE GIFT BAG FULL OF GOODIES All you have to do is leave comments on all the design team blogs. Be sure to leave your contact info so we can let you know if you are the lucky winner! Winners are chosen randomly.
Deadline is midnight Sunday, November 18. 
GOOD LUCK!

ALSO as Emma stated in her video on Wednesday, she is offering a cute FREE stamp set "Thank You Hugs" to everyone who places their order by Sunday midnight! But don't worry if you miss out. It will be offered for purchase after the deadline! This is a little token of her appreciation for ALL of you who made this ALL possible for her to continue to do what she LOVES and to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of My Creative Time! Two years already....WOW! 


This offer starts at 8 a.m. PST Thursday, November 15th through midnight Sunday, the 18th. ONE per customer please! You do NOT have to add it to your cart or use a special code, we will just include it with your order! What could be easier!

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For the hop today and tomorrow, I am showcasing the new Label Font stamp set. I just love it and you can do so much with it! I made this notebook cover and memo book for one of the grandboys from the jeans that are becoming cute little bags for the girls. 


I used the label font here with Staz On ink, as well as the pencil from the All Around Everything Accessories set and one of the mustaches from What's Growing On.

The notebook inside that I made with my Bind it All. I used paint chip samples for the covers, and for the name label I use Just Simply Live alphabet stamps. And of course another bitsy little mustache! Feliciano is 7 and he LOVES mustaches.

Simple pocket to slide the back of the notebook into. When he uses up all the paper in this one, he can replace it with another. :) I think he'll like it!

This is the hop line up for today. As you can see, I'm not on the schedule for today, but you will still want to visit the other designer blogs and leave comments to be entered in the drawing. :) And check back here tomorrow -- I AM on the schedule and will have another project for you using the awesome Label Font stamp set. All righty, let's get hopping!



Product List:
My Creative Time, Label Font stamp set *new release
My Creative Time, What's Growing On stamp set
My Creative Time, Just Simply Live stamp set
My Creative Time, All Around Everything Accessories stamp set
Denim fabric, staz on ink, sewing machine, index cards for inside pages of the notebook, paint chip samples
Bind it All machine and o-wires
October Afternoon Schoolhouse 8x8 paper pad

TOMORROW'S line up

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 3 Sneak peek week!!

**Sneak Peek Giveaway Time**
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 All you have to do to win is visit the design team blogs and leave comments. 
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win.

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK
about this release and let us know on the My Creative Time facebook page 
 or tag Emma in your post, letting us know that you did.
Log onto to your facebook now and start spreading the word!

 Winners will be chosen randomly and announced at 8 a.m. PST, 
Thursday, November 15, during the blog hop release video.
GOOD LUCK!
*****

Emmy will be 5 next week, marking another milestone for us. She is the youngest of our 8 grands, which means there will be no more babies in the fam. It's kinda sad, but we are SO BLESSED to have so many I think we'll still be ok! :)

And look at this.....My Creative Time sneezed ALL OVER my birthday gift tag!!!! Can you guess how many goodies from My Creative Time I used here?!!


I altered the new Vintage Label Die Banner to make a pennant banner, and the new label font for my letters, which I heat embossed for a "real" label look...


...and the banner again for "birthday", which is from the new Vintage Sentiments set. For Emmy's name, I used the also new circle font stamp set, and the Vintage Label die as my base. I used glossy accents on the stamped circle letters to make them dimensional. Love that!


Here I used the heart die from MCT 100% Sweetness, the star die from the Build a Banner Kit, and sentiment from Wow, So Many Candles stamp set. And for the main tag base I used the large tag die.


Were you able to keep track?! In addition to all the fantastic stamps and dies by My Creative Time, I added a tulle bow at the top, because what 5 year old little girl doesn't love tutus and sparkles?? I know Emmy sure does!!! Thanks for looking today. Be sure to join us tomorrow for day one of our two day release hop! I'm scheduled for Friday, but I hope to get a project up for Thursday as well, so stay tuned. :)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Vintage Label and Banner Dies *new release!
My Creative Time, Vintage Sentiments stamps *new release!
My Creative Time, Label font stamps *new release!
My Creative Time, Circle font stamps *new release!
My Creative Time, Tag Dies
My Creative Time, 100% Sweetness, heart die
My Creative Time, Wow, So Many Candles stamp set
My Creative Time, Build a Banner kit
Fancy Pants, Love Story 6x6 paper pad
Tulle, bling, buttons, twine, glossy accents, clear embossing, ink, number 5 from the QK Wildflower Gift Set

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 2: Sneak Peek Week with My Creative Time.....



**Sneak Peek Giveaway Time**
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 All you have to do to win is visit the design team blogs and leave comments. 
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win.

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK
about this release and let us know on the My Creative Time facebook page 
 or tag Emma in your post, letting us know that you did.
Log onto to your facebook now and start spreading the word!

 Winners will be chosen randomly and announced at 8 a.m. PST, 
Thursday, November 15, during the blog hop release video.
GOOD LUCK!
*****
Welcome to Day 2 Sneak Peeks!! I can't stand it I love this release so much. If you know me at all you know I'm a font freak and die girl from way back. Well, a die set in one of my fave fonts almost put me over the edge. ROFL!! I made my own chipboard letters and came up with this ornament for my mom. Her favorite color is blue. 


Getting started, you must first empty the box of your favorite snack crackers. Mine happens to be these Club Minis. I would be embarrassed to tell you how many of these boxes I have in my cardboard stash, so I won't tell you. I looooove these crackers. So there's a lot of boxes. 


Regardless what your favorite snack cracker or cereal might be, cut two sets of letters from the empty box; one set with the inside of the box as the right side, and one set with the outside of the box as the right side; as well as one set from your choice of paper. I used Snowfall, by BoBunny. 


Adhere the two cardboard sets together so that the kraft color side/the inside is showing on front and back of the letters. 


Then add the pretty ones on top! You now have the most awesome chipboard in the universe. At least, in my opinion. ;)

Here's how it looks, pre-prettied up, on the label which adorns the front of the ornament.

Adhere to the star using hot glue. Then add a touch of bling and a few snowflakes. Add some sparkle and done!

Thanks for coming by today. I can't say enough how much I love this release, and I just know you will too. The dies and fonts are just superb - perfect for any type of project!!! 

Product List:
My Creative Time, Vintage Stitched Label Dies *new release!
My Creative Time, Lowercase Fun alphabet dies *new release!
Spellbinders label dies
BoBunny Snowfall 6x6 paper pad
Martha Stewart snowflake, branch, and hydrangea punches
Ink, cracker/cereal box, dollar store star ornament, twine, pearls, stickles, bling

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