Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Day

Note: Scroll down to see my Scrapping Cottage project for today also! 

Welcome to Thursday! Today's MCT project was to use the June release Inspiring Words, incorporated with the colors of red, white and blue.

Here's what I created!

I love making mini books. This one is a recycle idea I started making several years ago using junk mail. I hate throwing things away that can be re-purposed {Do not believe NikkiF--I'm not a hoarder or a packrat!!! LOL}.

This book started out like this. Throw-away gift cards, coupons and fake credit cards are the perfect size "page" for wallet sized photos. I used my Bind-it-All to -- well, bind it all. Haha!

I made this little book for Miss Grace, my scrapping buddy and granddaughter, who will stay with us this summer. She loves celebrating the 4th of July and I'm sure she'll have no problem finding pictures to go inside. Here are some of the inside pages using the Inspiring Words and Inspiring Accents stamp sets:

....and this page...

This quote is from the Encouraging Quotes set, also new this release.

Product list:
My Creative Time Inspiring Words
My Creative Time Inspiring Accents
My Creative Time Encouraging Quotes
Junk mail credit cards or used up gift cards
Patter papers by Doodlebug
Bazzill textured cardstock
Epoxy flag sticker by K&Co
Hearts, stars, tags die cuts by Quickutz
Ribbons by Offray
Binding by Zutter

I hope you enjoyed this project. If you haven't made one of these yet, please try it! They are so much fun and really make a great little "grandma's brag book", purse sized address book, photo album or anything else you want to put in there. You don't need a Bind it All or any binding machine to make one. You can use your Crop-o-dile to punch holes and bind with rings or ribbon. Really simple and fun! Thanks for looking. :)

Hello, sunshine!

Summer time is officially here - finally! - and what could be more appropriate than a bright and cheerful welcome for Mr. Sunshine. :) I love this summer sun die by Cottage Cutz.

For his sweet face I used one of the face stamps from the Cottage Cutz gingerbread doll set. Isn't it cute. :)

Product list:
October Afternoon, Modern Homemaker paper collection
Bazzill Swiss dot cardstock
Cottage Cutz Summer Sun die
Cottage Cutz gingerbread doll set (face stamp)
Baker's Twine
Rub-on doodles (I *think* it's Basic Grey)
My Creative Time, This and That stamp set (sentiment)

HUGS and craftyness,

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

at the Market

Another photo by daughter Cyndi. This was taken at the Farmer's Fresh Market near where she lives in Seattle. Grace LOVES her chocolate (like her mother!) and enjoys a chocolate turnover at the market each time they go.

Subtitle is computer generated using the matching computer font (MostraOneBold) to my title (Quickutz, Chicago).

Tag stickers from October Afternoon, 5&Dime and Farm Fresh.

QuicKutz Market tag die

Product list:
October Afternoon, 5&Dime papers and stickers
October Afternoon,Thrift Shop papers
October Afternoon, Farm Fresh stickers
Bazzill textured cardstock
Quickutz scallop edger
Quickutz market tag die, 0557
Quickutz alphabet, Chicago
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles
Tim Holtz distress ink, walnut stain

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blog award!!

What a happy surprise to find on this Tuesday morning! :) Thank you so much to Micia, Yellowbird Creation, for this super yummy blog award! I am honored!!!!{{{HUGS}}}

There are a couple rules you must follow upon receiving this award.
1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2. To accept this award, tell 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

 7 Random facts about me:

  1. I rarely wear shoes ... even in winter
  2. I LOVE bags and purses
  3. I'd live on ice cream if I could
  4. My favorite tv shows are the true crime stuff -- forensic files, cold case files, american justice, in-session, etc.
  5. I love typing and have tested at 117 wpm/100% accuracy
  6. I'm the oldest of four
  7. I have a very high threshold for pain -- which can be good or bad, depending LOL
I am sharing this award with 8 awesome bloggers ...
NikkiF, Scrappin'NavyWife
NikkiC, Melonheadz Illustrating
Gia, My Buggy Life
Katie, Crafting With Katie
Emily, Scrapbook Fool
Janice, Stamping With Janice
Lorie,The Thinkin Spot
Cindy, I Scrap My Way

I "mustache" you a question.....

HAHAHA! What little girl wants a mustache!?? My grandgirls, that's who. First it was Olivia, now it's Grace. Silly girls! We made this one from felt and attached it to a lollipop stick. Isn't it cute. :) She cracks me up. We always have so much fun!

I don't have a mustache die, so for the mustaches I used the pennants from the DIY Banner! I think they turned out stinkin' cute!

Product List:
October Afternoon, Farm Fresh
Chatterbox cardstock
Bazzill textured cardstock
Spellbinders lacy ovals, nesting ovals
Quickutz dies - tag 0800, index tab 0801, mini ticket 0652
Quickutz Aquarius alpha
Lifestyle Crafts DIY Banner pennants
Making Memories mini brads and mini flower brads
The Twinery, honeydew green twine

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog Hop WINNER is......

Thank you to everyone who commented on Friday's Blog Hop! It's always fun to share but even more fun when people leave comments. LOL Thank you also to Emma, My Creative Time, for her fabulous prize offerings!!! And now for the winner...... Congrats to Kim C!!  Email me or Emma with your info and I'll fwd to her. :)

Kim C said...

Super nice card....great job!! I need this stamp set

Thank you again to everyone for participating and making this another FABULOUS Blog Hop. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Got the baking bug and decided to make some goodies this weekend. And what better way to share them than with the Sweet Simplicity release by Lifestyle Crafts! :)

I LOVE this cupcake stand. Can you "stand" it!? Adorbs! I made jumbo cupcakes though so I had to connect two cupcake wrappers to make one that fit. I also used a bbq skewer and one of the pennants from the DIY banner (previous release) to make this special cupcake. Oh and a pink bead on top. Turned out pretty cute if I do say so!

Product list:
paper by Imaginisce
bbq skewer
Quickutz mini heart die
Lifestyle Crafts DIY pennant
Lifestyle Crafts botanical cupcake wrapper

And I also made caramel corn.YUM! The adorable little popcorn cup is such fun and it holds surprisingly more than I expected it would.

I added the cute little piggy sticker to this one cuz that's how I am with caramel corn....a little piggy. HAHAHA!!

Product list:
October Afternoon, Farm Fresh papers and stickers
Lifestyle Crafts, Popcorn box die
homemade caramel corn! ;)

Have a great week, peeps! Thanks for coming by the studio today.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Clipboard embellishment pictorial

Had some inquiries about how I made this clipboard ...

... using the My Creative Time stamp from the Honey Do List set released during yesterday's blog hop.

So... here's how I did it!
First stamp the clipboard once on kraft, and once on white cardstock.

Next, cut out the kraft clipboard, and then cut the paper with the "clip" from the white paper. Color the clip. I used gold, but you could use silver or gray too.

Use a punch to make the paper look as though it's been torn from a notebook. I used the spiral edge punch by Stampin Up. Then rough up the edges and ink if desired.

Glue the paper to the clipboard just at the clippy portion on top, and put foam tape at the bottom. This makes it look more "real" like it's paper on a real clipboard. You don't HAVE to do the foam tape step, but that's how I did mine and it looks cool that way. LOL

Now stamp your message, add some foofyness ...

... and attach to your project! :) The family message, star, sun and moon are from My Creative Time, Encouraging Quotes. Other messages and ticket stamps from Autumn Leaves -- I *think* but I'm not positive.
Flowers are Lifestyle Crafts, leaves are Quickutz.

I hope this helped those of you who wondered how I made the clipboard look real. Also, if you missed the release yesterday, you have until Sunday midnight to comment on all the blogs {see link above} in order to win a stamp set or one of Emma's new dies!!!!

Happy crafty weekend, peeps! ;)

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Creative Time 7th Edition Release BLOG HOP!!!

Guess you get to see the full release from My Creative Time! This release comes with an extra special surprise.....not only will Emma be releasing four new stamp sets in the 7th edition, but she is also releasing a DIE!!!!! We are so excited for this special die and know you will be too. It's the shape of her adorable frame that you see on the packaging of every stamp set. So super cute!! 

And more big news. This time there will be ELEVEN winners chosen at random to win either the new die or the stamp set of their choice!!! BUT, in order to win, you must leave a comment on ALL BLOGS by midnight Sunday. So be sure to check out the blog list below if you started here cuz I'm near the caboose! LOL!!! 

Now for my project featuring the Honey Do List set! 

This was a fun card to make. I used my Cricut Expression for this one -- I really need to do more of that! ;)

This ADORABLE CLIPBOARD is a stamp! Can you stand it! It measures approximately 4 1/2 by 3 inches. It doesn't show well in the photo, but I used gold metallic pen to color the clip on the clipboard. Much cuter in real life.

The sailboat and the life preserver are both from the Life's a Beach cricut cartridge.

Product list:
Bazzill textured cardstock
Bazzill Swiss dot cardstock
kraft smooth cardstock
Gold pen
Stampin Up spiral edge punch
Life's a Beach cartridge
My Creative Time stamp sets, Honey Do and Have Fun in the Sun

After sneak peeks all week long, I bet you're ready for the full reveal by now, yes!???  If you happened to stop here first, you are at the end, so please head over to My Creative Time blog to start at the beginning. Along the way you will see some FABULOUS ways to use this awesome new release from the talented ladies of Emma's DT!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Final pre-blog hop sneak peek!

I hope you're enjoying all the sneaks we have for you this week. Today is the final day for sneak peek since tomorrow is the BLOG HOP and you'll get to see the whole release for My Creative Time. Today's sneak peek -- the "Honey Do" set!! So cute and so versatile....take a look!

Here I used the title piece, "Honey Do" from the Honey Do set - but I also combined it with the Have Fun in the Sun set for a cute hubby vacation card.

The cute little brackets and check mark are also part of the Honey Do set! Aren't they adorable.

My diving hubby and waves are from the Life's a Beach cricut cart, and the bubbles are glass dew drops. For the frame, I used the Wild Card cart.

Product list for this card:
Pattern paper by Fancy Pants
Bazzill textured cardstock
Library card
Dew Drops glass beads
Foam tape; glossy accents
Life's a Beach cartridge
Wild Card cartridge
My Creative Time stamps, Honey Do and Have Fun in the Sun

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the super fabulous My Creative Time 7th Edition Release Blog Hop ---- I dare you to say that 5 times fast! HAHAHA :)

I love you beyond measure

In case you may have missed it, I'm in L - O - V - E with the Scrapping Cottage kitchen release! I can't help it. I love kitchen stuff, always have - what can I say, I'm a domestic goddess. ;) 

This measuring cup with comes with a stamp for the measurements! Adorable beyond measure, isn't it....hahahaha!!!!  I'm so punny! :)

And for the bowl full of love and kisses, I used the largest of the stacking bowls. I love those bowls, and they are fun to fill with stuff! These lips are Quickutz dies and the stars are from the happy birthday cupcake wrapper set by Lifestyle Crafts.

Product list:
October Afternoon, Modern Homemake paper collection
Bazzill textured cardstock
Bazzill Swiss dot cardstock
Cottage Cutz measuring cup/stamp
Cottage Cutz stacking bowls
Quickutz cookie cutter mini lips and 2x2 lips
Lifestyle Crafts happy birthday cupcake wrapper (stars)
Martha Stewart scallop & dot border punch
Dymo label maker

Thank you for coming by the studio. I hope I've inspired you to use your dies in a way you hadn't thought of before. :)