Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Inspire Me Tuesday

Happy Tuesday and welcome to Inspire Me Tuesday with the My Creative Time Design Team. My inspiration today comes from a fun youtube video by Ken and Terry from Spellbinders for their Try It Tuesday. I was inspired to try using a watercolor technique and really had fun with it, as you may have seen on two previous projects of mine.

Today's card was super simple. I only used three colors, plus black for my stamping. For the water color background I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Forest Moss and Peeled Paint; and for the dragonflies, Chipped Sapphire.






I hope you'll be inspired to join us for this fun feature. Inspiration can come from anything, anywhere, at any time. Just be open to it and you'll always have ideas for creating something new! ♥

Product List:
My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings sentiment
Technique Tuesday, Growing Wild images
Tim Holtz Distress Stains and inks
Strathmore watercolor paper

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Designer Challenge - Summer Theme!

Welcome to the new designer challenge with My Creative Time. Today's challenge is by team member, Amy. I had so much fun with this one, I hope you will play along and link up with us for this super fun Summer Theme challenge...any project you want to make, as long as it is summer themed! PLUS a drawing. Can't beat that!

I made this beach theme shaker magnet. Isn't it fun?! The base is the large polaroid frame die, turned upside down.


My flower was supposed to be something like a hibiscus. Gotta work on that. But I do like the flower even though it's not as hibiscus-ish as I was going for. LOL Tropical leaves and flip flops are dies by QK. The flip flops are made from that same watercolor paper I made for Tag it Tuesday.

I even made the little crab and seashells...with shrink film! and the background is sandpaper! :) This is one of my fave projects ever!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Large frame die
My Creative Time, Chocolate greetings flag die
Little Yellow Bicycle, Sweet Summertime collection
McGill flower punch
Quickutz 4x4 tropical leaves die, REV C-0054
Quickutz Relax gift set, flipflops die GS-3-01
Quickutz 2x2 seashells 0093, 0283 and crab dies 0020
Ink, glass seed beads, shrink film, sandpaper, foam tape, plastic packaging (shaker window), tiny primas and glass pebbles (flipflops),

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

3D Wednesday time once again

Oh how I love 3D Wednesday! It gives me a chance to play with so many different things, and sometimes all in the same project. Today I have these adorable summer wood crafts that my hubs helped me with, thanks to his shop full of power tools. :)


Watermelon always means summer to me. This one was the first one I made...

...then I decided it needed some summer buddies, so I did the orange and lemon. Citrus is summery, right. And lemonade stands seem to pop up everywhere during the summer. :)


Once I finished the fruity friends, I needed stands, so I told hubs what I had in mind and he went right to work and made these cuties for me. I embellished with ribbon and cute summer tags and voila...cute summer picnic table decorations!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Fun Tickets die
My Creative Time, Round and Square speech bubbles
My Creative Time, Have Fun in the Sun stamp set
My Creative Time, All Around Everything Accessories stamp set
Wood scraps, paints and stain, dowels, ribbon, glue

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tag it Tuesday!! -- New feature with My Creative Time

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Today we are sharing another new feature, Tag it Tuesday. We'll be featuring tags of all sizes, shapes and themes to inspire you year round. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do and get your mojo in high gear.

For our first Tag it Tuesday, we're using a summer color scheme...RED, ORANGE, and YELLOW. Here's my first project for this fun new feature. Using these colors, I made the paper for the umbrella and the sun using watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress Stains in worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, and squeezed lemonade.

My little sun is from the build-a-banner kit set. I used a sweet new Peachy Keen face with glossy accents. Adorbs.

The cloud is from the July release, and the umbrella is also a MCT die. I used foam tape on just the upper portion to give it even more texture and dimension.

Sentiment is from the You're Brilliant stamp set.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Large tag die
My Creative Time, You're Brilliant stamp set
My Creative Time, Vintage Label and flag die
My Creative Time, Build a Banner die
My Creative Time, Umbrella die
My Creative Time, Cartoon clouds dies
Peachy Keen stamps, Fun in the Sun, PKSC-18
Echo Park, 12x12 Paradise Beach paper
Shiny silver foil paper, RAK from my sweet friend Kim
Ink, ribbon, sequins, stickles, glossy accents, watercolor paper, distress stains

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Square Card Challenge

You still have a couple of days left to join Emma's Square Card Challenge at My Creative Time. Link up your project using any MCT product(s) by midnight Tuesday to be entered in the drawing.

For my challenge project, I made this 5x5 card with mini shaker.



I made the shaker  using the mini frame die and It's All About You stamp set. I think Olivia will like it. :)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Mini frame and arrow die set
My Creative Time, Large frame and arrow die set
My Creative Time, It's All About You stamp set
Unknown background paper (I've had it forever and don't remember who makes it, sorry)
Ink, ribbon, sequins, seed beads, birthday confetti, foam tape

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MCT Blog Hop & Giveaway!

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For our blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined. Each will win a $25 Gift Certificate to my store. All you have to do is leave comments here and on the other designer blogs. Also, please remember to leave a way for us to contact you. Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners. All you have to do is leave a comment on every blog in this hop for more chances to win. The deadline is Saturday, July 20th at midnight. Emma will announce winners on her blog on Monday, July 22nd. GOOD LUCK!:)

I went a little crazy with projects for today's hop! It's really just too much fun to call this "work" ;) Here I made a tiny little matchbox and coordinating tag.




Inside are yummy chocolate toffee nuggets. Mmm! My fave. You can see the size of the box is pretty small as it holds 4 candies. The box is a QK die.


And this card



And tags, lots of fun tags!
 

  

See how much fun you can have with just one die!? Well, and a couple others. And some stamps.....but still, TAGS! :) In the words of Junie B. Jones, I love those guys! This could easily be your go-to die for gift tags for any occasion. I barely touched the ideas I have in my head, so I hope you won't get tired of seeing them. No doubt there will be lots more coming soon.





Ok, let's get on with the hop! If you came from Ruthie's blog you are right on track. Next up is Tracy's blog. Notice also that we have a guest designer with us for this release. Please welcome Jessica from Chick n Scrap and be sure to leave some bloggy love for her as well. If you need to start at the beginning, go here to the My Creative Time blog. GOOD LUCK, prize-loving friends!! :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

MCT, Sneak Peek Day 5 - and Giveaway Details!

Here we are at Day 5, our last sneak peek of the July release. I hope you've been following us this week and checking all the designer blogs this week. Nothing short of amazing, if I do say so myself! You're sure to find your creative mojo with this huge release! :)

Here's my final sneak for the week.





Now a message from Emma about the contest rules:
This time around we are doing something DIFFERENT. Since you ALL have seen this release in its entirety, we decided to play a FUN game. But first, let me tell you what ONE LUCKY person will win.

Prize package includes:
-D-Ring 12" x 12" album - Black
Core kit
- (500) 3" x 4" Journaling cards
- (40) Bi-fold journaling cards
- (4) 4" x 6" First page cards
- (4) 3" x 4" First page cards
- (4) 4" x 6" Last page cards
- (4) 3" x 4" Last page cards
- (60) 4" x 6" Title cards
(60) 12" x 12" Photo pocket pages
(12) 13" x 3" Project Life dividers
14 White divider labels
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We will ALSO have a 2nd prize winner who will win a $50 certificate to my store! 
We decided to make our giveaway a little easier for you.  Instead of listing all of the MCT products that each designer used on their projects, try to find just one!  If you can "spy" one old or new My Creative Time product and tell us about it in the comments, you will be eligible to win one of these great prizes! Emma will announce the winner during the blog hop on Wednesday, July 17.

SPREAD THE WORD ON Facebook, Instagram it #mycreativetime or tweet about it~ & Let us know on the "My Creative Time" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!  GOOD LUCK!

And remember to check back TOMORROW for our big release Blog Hop. We have a guest designer joining us, PLUS the fabby prizes we've been teasing you with all week. So be sure to comment on all the blogs in the hop, and leave your email address in your comments so we can contact you if you win! :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

MCT Sneak Peek Day 4 and Giveaway Details!

Here we are already on Day 4 of  July sneak peeks! I hope you've been visiting all the designer blogs to see all the completely fantastic talent of the My Creative Time Design Team! If you missed any of the first few days of this release, I urge you to haul your hiney over to Emma's blog and see all the previous sneaks.

Now for my sneak. Can you guess all the MCT goodies I used on my page!?



Now a message from Emma about the contest rules:
This time around we are doing something DIFFERENT. Since you ALL have seen this release in its entirety, we decided to play a FUN game. But first, let me tell you what ONE LUCKY person will win.

Prize package includes:
-D-Ring 12" x 12" album - Black
Core kit
- (500) 3" x 4" Journaling cards
- (40) Bi-fold journaling cards
- (4) 4" x 6" First page cards
- (4) 3" x 4" First page cards
- (4) 4" x 6" Last page cards
- (4) 3" x 4" Last page cards
- (60) 4" x 6" Title cards
(60) 12" x 12" Photo pocket pages
(12) 13" x 3" Project Life dividers
14 White divider labels
 photo image_zpsb82f198a.jpg

We will ALSO have a 2nd prize winner who will win a $50 certificate to my store! 
We decided to make our giveaway a little easier for you.  Instead of listing all of the MCT products that each designer used on their projects, try to find just one!  If you can "spy" one old or new My Creative Time product and tell us about it in the comments, you will be eligible to win one of these great prizes! Emma will announce the winner during the blog hop on Wednesday, July 17.

SPREAD THE WORD ON Facebook, Instagram it #mycreativetime or tweet about it~ & Let us know on the "My Creative Time" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!  GOOD LUCK!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Trendy hexies and sequins

Happy weekend, bloggy friends! Well, I've been sucked in to the hexagon and sequin trend so I've been playing around with them cuz they are quite simply, lots of fun. :) Here's a card I created yesterday using some paper scraps and sequins.



Be sure to come back starting Monday for the rest of My Creative Time July Release Sneak Peek Week for awesome prizes. We'll also have the Blog Hop on Wednesday the 17th, and you're not going to want to miss out on all the creative talent the team has to bring with this huge release. :)

Thanks for stopping in today!

Friday, July 12, 2013

MCT Sneak Peek, Day 3 and Giveaway Details!

Welcome to the Day 3 of sneak peeks. Be sure to check all the designer blogs for tons of awesome projects all week...you'll be amazed!!!! Here's my sneak for today. Can you guess what's new? Leave your guess(es) in the comments for a chance to win the awesome prizes below.






Now a message from Emma about the contest rules:
This time around we are doing something DIFFERENT. Since you ALL have seen this release in its entirety, we decided to play a FUN game. But first, let me tell you what ONE LUCKY person will win.

Prize package includes:
-D-Ring 12" x 12" album - Black
Core kit
- (500) 3" x 4" Journaling cards
- (40) Bi-fold journaling cards
- (4) 4" x 6" First page cards
- (4) 3" x 4" First page cards
- (4) 4" x 6" Last page cards
- (4) 3" x 4" Last page cards
- (60) 4" x 6" Title cards
(60) 12" x 12" Photo pocket pages
(12) 13" x 3" Project Life dividers
14 White divider labels
 photo image_zpsb82f198a.jpg
We will ALSO have a 2nd prize winner who will win a $50 certificate to my store! 
We decided to make our giveaway a little easier for you.  Instead of listing all of the MCT products that each designer used on their projects, try to find just one!  If you can "spy" one old or new My Creative Time product and tell us about it in the comments, you will be eligible to win one of these great prizes! Emma will announce the winner during the blog hop on Wednesday, July 17.

SPREAD THE WORD ON Facebook, Instagram it #mycreativetime or tweet about it~ & Let us know on the "My Creative Time" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!  GOOD LUCK!


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