Monday, December 31, 2012

MCT December Release Blog Hop



***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For our blog hop giveaway, 2 winners will be chosen from ALL combined comments

FIRST prize
GUEST DESIGN SPOT for My Creative Time's next release

SECOND prize
$25 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store

All you have to do is leave a comments on all the designer's blogs AND remember to leave your email address so we can contact you!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop. 
Deadline is midnight Sunday, January 6. Winners are chosen randomly and will be announced on the MCT blog Tuesday, January 8.
GOOD LUCK!


Today's project features this awesome new lacy scalloped heart. I had to use it for a shaker just because that's how I roll. I love the way it turned out. The filler is tiny red and white hearts and big fat red lips. {SWAK} Also, the background is not pattern paper....it is a stamp!!!! An awesome, huge stamp called Love Collage, also in this release!! 



My sentiment is from the new release, Lots of Love. This font is delicious! I used two stamps for this....Love is one, you and me is a separate one.

Here's a closer look at the shaker.....

 ....a here lying down sorta so you can see the goodies inside. 

So there you have it! FAB.YOU.LUSS Valentiney goodness ready and waiting to visit your crafty space! Now for the full line up, in case you missed anything ahead of me....AND we have a guest designer joining us for this release too! Also: Remember to leave your email address in your comments in case you are a prize winner!



Product List:
My Creative Time, Stitched Scallop Heart die *new release
My Creative Time, Love Collage background stamp *new release
My Creative Time, Lots of Love stamp set *new release
Echo Park, Love Story 6x6 paper pad
Cardstock, embossing powder, buttons, twine, ink, foam tape, corner rounder

Sunday, December 30, 2012

MCT Sneak Peek, Day 3

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

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD
using facebook or other social media and let us know you did so here
My Creative Time Facebook Page or tag Emma in your post.
Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, Dec 31, in Emma's video for the release beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST
 GOOD LUCK!


More super cute new dies featured in today's sneak peek! This scallop heart for example, and more of the cutie patootie baby hearts using the new layered hearts set. I made a window card with transparency but it doesn't show up in the photo.


The "xoxo" stamp is also new. You'll find this one in the Lots of Love stamp set.

The 'love' stamp is from last year's 100% Sweetness set. Minus heart, which is new. And a die, not a stamp.

Inside the card is yet another new die. I know, right!?!? Emma is knocking our socks off with these awesome new dies, and this postage stamp frame is fantastic. FAN.tastic. :) The postmark stamp is another one from the 100% Sweetness set.

That's it for peeks this week. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the hop. We're having a guest designer joining us!!! :)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Stitched Scallop Heart die *new release
My Creative Time, Stitched Postage Frame die *new release
My Creative Time, Lots of Love stamp set *new release
My Creative Time, Layers Hearts dies *new release
My Creative Time, 100% Sweetness stamp and die set
Fancy Pants, Love Story 6x6 paper pad {not to be confused with the Echo Park release of the same name}
Twine, buttons, ink, transparency

Saturday, December 29, 2012

MCT Sneak Peek, Day 2

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

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD
using facebook or other social media and let us know you did so here
My Creative Time Facebook Page or tag Emma in your post.
Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, Dec 31, in Emma's video for the release beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST
 GOOD LUCK!

Today we are showcasing the new Chocolate Greetings set.

See my cute little sentiment tag? That cute little guy goes with the large candy kiss die included with this set!

...and, layering hearts. Love {pun intended!}!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings *new release
My Creative Time, Lots of Love *new release
My Creative Time, Layering Hearts dies *new release
Quickutz nesting circles dies
Echo Park, Love Story 6x6 paper pad
Twine, corner rounder, flat backed pearls

Friday, December 28, 2012

MCT Sneak Peek, Day 1


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

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD
using facebook or other social media and let us know you did so here
My Creative Time Facebook Page or tag Emma in your post.
Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, Dec 31, in Emma's video for the release beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST
 GOOD LUCK!


I really *heart* this release and I know you will too. Here's my stinkin' card!!! Hahaha



Today I'm sharing the adorable layering stitched heart dies. Cute cute cute! 


Stinky here, holds the smallest of the three.

For the inside message I used the curly label and curly stitched layering label dies along with the stitched banner from the vintage label die set. Simply Live letters for the banner sentiment and a new release set, Lots of Love, for   the curly label sentiment. What do you think? Stinkin' cute, yes!? :)


Product List:
My Creative Time, Lots of Love stamp set, *new release
My Creative Time, Layered hearts dies, *new release
My Creative Time, Chocolate kisses stamp set, *new release
My Creative Time, Vintage label banner die
My Creative Time, Stitched Circle die
My Creative Time, Just Simply Live stamp and die set
Quickutz nesting scallop squares dies
Quickutz nesting squares dies
Cricut cartridge, Create a Critter
Echo Park, Love Story 6x6 paper pad
Cardstock, ink, ribbon, googly eyes, white pen





Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas and God bless us, every one

Every year I share the following letter that I sent to the local newspaper in 1997. It's my favorite Christmas memory; a memory that means so much to me it brings tears to my eyes and reminds me every year to be grateful and count my many blessings. (I don't live in the area now and I'm a "little" older too. LOL)
***

The Key Peninsula/Gig Harbor area has been home to me and my family for 34 of my 43 years. During those years, I have donated clothing, household items, and food to local food banks as much as I can throughout the year, never expecting, of course, that I would one day be in need myself.

Several years ago, my daughters and I fell on hard times and the holidays seemed bleak. By Thanksgiving, I still had not found employment. The girls had just entered high school, and though they had never asked much for Christmas even in good times, I felt despair in knowing I would not be able to give them much of anything that year. We did our best while I continued looking for work, but finally had to seek help from a local food bank to make ends meet. A short while later, we received a call from the food bank telling us a local family wished to “adopt” us for Christmas. About that same time, my job search finally paid off and my first day of work was to be December 20. That day, we woke to several inches of snow on the ground and no power. I had no way to get to my new job and no number to call them. We were not the only ones snowed in, however. The food bank was unable to deliver Christmas to many adopted families. Though the families and the adoptees generally remain anonymous to each other, our “family” decided that if it meant the difference between our having or not having a Christmas, they would make the delivery personally. Not only did our family bring gifts in abundance, they also delivered a van full of groceries, including laundry and cleaning supplies, and everything imaginable for Christmas dinner. As if that wasn’t enough, this wonderful man drove me to my new job and later called to find out what time I finished so he could drive me back home!

This true story of the spirit of Christmas always brings tears to my eyes. We never heard from our adoptive family again. We understand they left the area some time ago, but their gift of love and generosity will never be forgotten. That Christmas, which looked so dismal, remains one of our most cherished and treasured holiday memories.

***
Merry Christmas. May you be as blessed as I am!
Isaiah 58:7a ...Share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless into your house.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fun treat bags--and a fun treat

These cute little bag boxes are fun to make. I love the idea of them - square box bottom and gift bag top. Unique and fun, and super simple to make as well. I've done a couple of these before {earth day project} {baby shower gift bag} and I always love how they turn out. You can do so many things with them and decorate them in so many ways.

These hold reindeer poop!!! I love putting together candy treats for the kids and coming up with new combinations to make 'poop'. And of course the kids love to eat it and try grossing each other out all the while. LOL This year's recipe is chocolate candy corn, sugar babies, tootsie roll midgies, milk duds, and mini  marshmallows. Chocolate covered raisins, peanuts and chex mix are other great ideas for reindeer poop.



 




I did each tag differently but used the new Vintage Label die by My Creative Time for each of them. I also used the 'reindeer poop' stamp that Emma made *at my request* and other stamps from the All Around Goodies set. Almost all the grands are now reading, so I thought it would be fun to stamp each label with a different sentiment in addition to the reindeer poop stamp -- made with love, fresh baked, spread the love. I think the kids will get a kick out of it....'fresh baked reindeer poop'. Thanks a lot grama! Hahaha!!



Product List:
My Creative Time, Vintage Stitched Label die
My Creative Time, Stitched scallop die
My Creative Time, All Around Goodies stamp set
My Mind's Eye, Wonderful Winter 12x12 paper pack
Cardstock, ribbon, ink, border punch

Sunday, December 16, 2012

ORNAMENT WINNERS

CONGRATS winners!!! Big thanks to everyone for playing. I'm happy to be able to share a little bit of my crafty Christmas fun with you. ♥ All names are drawn randomly using random(dot)org. Send your mailing address to scrapendipity@gmail.com and I'll get these in the mail to you. :)

DAY 1

*Kathy*

This is beautiful! I would be honored to win this! Thank you for the chance.
I have been a follower for a while and I am a NEW follower on your Facebook Page. 
I love your work. Thank you.



DAY 2

*Lady Fair*
Your ornament is really beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.


DAY 3

*Ellie* 

Thank you for the chance to win. You know I LOVE this ornament. It's just so beautiful!!!! 

Love all your items & hope to order flowers in the new Year!!



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tiny wooden sled ornament - giveaway!!!

What!?? Yep! I'm giving away one more ornament today. And you could win it! Become a follower if you aren't already, and leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if your name is drawn. Also -- "like" the Scrapendipity Studio Facebook page and double your chances! Good luck!!

Today's giveaway is this mini version of the sled ornament I made for my mom during the 12 Days of Christmas hop. It turned out so super adorable!!


Winners will be announced Sunday so be sure to leave your email address so I can let you know if you're a lucky one!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Snowflake ornament - giveaway!!

Yes, you heard right. I'm giving away another ornament today. And you could win! Become a follower if you aren't already, and leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if your name is drawn. Also -- "like" the Scrapendipity Studio Facebook page and double your chances. :)


Winner will be announced Sunday so be sure to leave your email address so I can let you know if you're the lucky one!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kissing ball ornament -- giveaway!!!

Welcome crafters. The 12 Days of Christmas is past, but I'm not ready to close the door on the studio just yet. I am still making fun projects. Like this kissing ball! Each and every flower is handmade, all 48 of them. In addition, I've added a pretty sheer ribbon and a jingle bell at the bottom. Add a sprig of mistletoe and you're ready for smooches! Super cute for a tree ornament as well if you prefer. Just a little thank you to all of you who follow my blog and share such lovely words in your comments. ♥ From me to you ♥

Would you like to win this? Become a follower, if you aren't already, and leave a comment. You'll be entered in the drawing. Yep. I'm giving this one away. {pssssst......you'll get a second chance to win if you become a 'liker' on the Scrapendipity Studio facebook page as well so be sure to mention that in your comment and double your chances to win!}




Winner will be announced Sunday so be sure to leave your email address so I can let you know if you're the lucky one!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MCT 12 Days of Christmas, Day 12!!!

Before we go any further, I just want to take 12 seconds to freak out about the date and time right now.....Do you realize today is day 12 of the 12 Days Hop, on 12/12/12 at 12:12 a.m.!??? I don't know if I can sleep now after having my mind blown like that!!! WOW!!! I feel like a Sonic commercial right now, you?! hahaha!! ;)
HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT

Okay, since it's Christmas, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person! She will announce one of the prizes for each day in her video! So by the 12th day, you will see ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving! All you have to do is leave your comments each day! AND if you become a new follower of this blog, I'll give you a second entry FOR EACH DAY in the big drawing!!!

**VERY IMPORTANT** 
Please leave your contact information should you be the lucky winner!!

Here it is, the final day of the hop. I've had so much fun with these 12 projects I don't even want to stop. So here's what I'm gonna do. I'm not gonna stop. How about that!?? LOL I have so many ideas in my head and I hope to have time to get them all, well at least most, of them done, Christmas or not. Yay!

All righty then....today's projects are super quick and easy. First up are these sweet treats. The containers are dies by Lifestyle Crafts but I'm sure you can find them on Cricut cartridges as well. Very cute, aren't they! I used the MCT banner die from the Vintage Label set for my flag in the caramel corn.....
 

My Creative Time Fun Alphabet die set for "pop" and the starburst from the Build a Banner set. The adorable little popcorn is a Quickutz die. Real caramel corn is my own. ;)

Here's the banner flag. Computer font is by TwoPeas called Beef Broccoli.

...and here on the mini-bakery box. Adorbs! Also a Lifestyle Crafts die, this mini bakery box is perfect for giving just a little sumthin'-sumthin'. This one contains Frosty Snowball Cookies, aka Russian Tea Cakes, aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, aka Pecan Sandies. Even if they can't make up their mind what their name is, they are nonetheless delicious.

Sentiment from My Creative Time From Our Family to Yours stamp set, and the banner again from the Vintage Label and Banner die set.

Homemade cookies from my own kitchen.

And last but not least, I made this sticky note pad holder using the envelope die. This would be great tossed in your purse, next to your computer or by the phone for those quick reminders. I used the MCT Fancy Envelope die and the new stitched curly label die. The font is the Label font, also by MCT.

 I thought this cute little pencil made a nice touch on the spine.

Opened up, here's your pad of sticky notes inside. This die fits the 3x3 note pads perfectly. For the closure tab you could use almost anything - the banner die from the vintage label set, oval stitched die, build a banner tabs, teeny tag....really so many of Emma's dies are great for this. I chose the curly label because it matches the edge of the envelope, but you could flip the envelope the opposite way and use the straight side for the closure too if you wanted.

For the closure, I used a Basic Grey small magnet between the paper layers, and the opposite magnet between the envelope layers. (If you look hard, you can see the impression of the circle where the magnet is on the inside front cover.

See how simple?! I merely trimmed an inch or so off the fold tabs and slipped in the last couple of sheets to hold it in place.

I hope you've enjoyed hopping with us these past 12 days!!! I have had a BLAST making fun, easy, and quick ideas to inspire your crafting projects and gift giving. If you have any questions regarding any of these projects, please feel free to ask in the comments (they come to my email so I will be sure to see them even if I somehow miss it on my blog, which doesn't usually happen anyway) and I will answer them. If you prefer a personal reply, just let me know and I'll email you. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!!!! Good luck in the drawing my sweet bloggy friends. :)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Fancy Envelope die
My Creative Time, Stitched Curly Label die
My Creative Time, Label font stamp set
My Creative Time, All Around Everything Accessories stamp set
Basic Grey, small magnets
Papers by Lifestyle Crafts




Product List:
My Creative Time, Vintage Label and Banner dies
My Creative Time, From our Family to Yours stamp set
My Creative Time Alphabet die set
My Creative Time Build a Banner dies
Lifestyle Crafts popcorn box and bakery box dies
Quickutz popcorn die














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