Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whatever Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!  It's another Whatever Wednesday over on My Creative Time blog
I pulled out another vacation photo with the new Jillibean Soup Collection ~ Sightseeing Stew and scrapped away!  Love making layouts with all of Emma's goodies!!

Here is a close up of the dies I used ~ LOVE the Geotag die!!

Products Used:
Paper and Cardstock Pieces: Jillibean Soup ~ Sightseeing Stew
My Creative Time: Tag Dies

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Try Me Tuesday ~ Ghost Stamping

Happy Tuesday!  It's Try Me Tuesday over at My Creative Time.
Today we are doing "Ghost Stamping" technique.  I've never done this before and researching all about it, I found a couple of different ways you can do it.  One way is to stamp your image with white ink and once dry, stamp same image over top with a color and offset just a tad so you have a white "ghost" of a shadow behind color.  Another way to do this technique is to stamp your image with white ink on white paper and once dry, rub a color over the stamped image.  This is the technique I tried as I just couldn't get a stamped image right doing the other technique.  The technique I did actually makes a dry embossed look to me but love how it gives a whole new way to use your stamps!!

Here is a close up showing how you can see the stamped images once colored with ink.  I just rubbed across the white stamped images with a sponge dauber to bring out the design.
Products Used:
Paper:  My Mind's Eye
My Creative Time:  Vintage Sentiments
Jellies:  Queen & Co.
Sewing Machine

Hope this inspired you to try this technique!!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Anniversary

It's my Anniversary this weekend and was totally inspired by a card on Pinterest here to create.  The stamping technique with a die cut was right up my ally to try!! I cut half a heart from the pattern paper, lined it up on my card base and then stamped with the large polka dot heart from Puffy Hearts Stamp Set.  Love how it turned out and know Hubby will like it too!!  Used 2 different stamp sets by My Creative Time to get the "happy anniversary" that I liked.
Products Used:
Paper: Canvas Corp.
My Creative Time: Chocolate Greetings  (for "anniversary")
Hello Chickie!  (for "happy")
Twine

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  It's Inspiration Wednesday over at My Creative Time. 
Today we are to post a project that we were inspired to make from something that inspired us. 
I was inspired by the stack of books on my nightstand. Every night I love to read and every time I open my book, I think about the fact that I should make myself a cute bookmark to replace the little piece of paper I currently have!  Well today was the day that I finally made myself a bookmark!!  Little did I know that the scraps of papers and MCT dies would inspire me to make a card too!!

Here is my inspiration:

Here is my bookmark:

Close ups of the bookmark ~ love the Geotag and Peep!!

Product List:
Paper: Jillibean Soup ~ Sightseeing Stew
My Creative Time:  
Twine and Eyelet

And as I was making this bookmark, a couple of dies inspired me to make a card from the rest of the papers.
 Here is the card:


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Scrapping the Little Things

Happy Monday!  Today is Scrapping the Little Things on the My Creative Time blog.
One of my first stamp sets from My Creative Time was the football ~ Touchdown set.  My son is really into football and thought this set was perfect.  I've made cards with this set but with all the football pictures that I seem to be collecting, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to use the stamp set on a layout.  I absolutely love how it turned out!

Isn't the football player and circle stamp perfect!!
Product List:
Paper and Cardstock Sticker: Echo Park Paper
My Creative Time Products:  Fun Stitched Edges
Twine & Buttons 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thrifty Thursday with a Sketch

Happy Thursday!!  Today we are doing a little twist with Thrifty Thursday and adding a Sketch too on My Creative Time Blog. 
The goal was to create a project using scraps/leftovers or a recycled item AND this sketch that our DT Sister Liz created. 


 I absolutely love sketches!! 
They give you a great "blueprint" to get creative with your design!

Here is a card I created from this sketch and then I turned around and did a matching bag ~ gotta love scraps!!

So what do you think??  Kept with the basics of the sketch??  What would you design around this sketch?

Here is the card close up:

Have a thing for bags this week ~ lol!!  Cute matching gift bag will make a birthday complete!!
Products Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs
My Creative Time: Celebrate Good Times
silk flower, twine and sprinkles

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Whatever Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!  Today is Whatever Wednesday over on My Creative Time blog
Today I made this Easter Bag to give to the Teachers.  I found these cute little Kraft bags as a set at Target and then cut a "window" to show the chocolate eggs!!  These bags are only 5x4 but they are actually a little bigger once opened as I used a whole bag of chocolate eggs and I'm going to need more to fill the bag up!!  I think too my kids have been helping themselves or perhaps the cat ~ lol!!



Close up of the "Easter scene" I made on the bag: 
Products Used:
Paper: misc. scraps
My Creative Time:  Hello Chickie!
Button, Sprinkle, Twine and Ribbon

How to cut out a "window":

I used the "insert" part of the Surprise Pop-Out Card die.
 I used washi tape to "hold" the die to the inside of the bag where I want the "window" to be.
 Ran the bag with die through my die cut machine ~ the "cut" surface was face up.
 And viola, you have a "cut-out" in the bag!!
Hope this has inspired you to add a "window" into your projects!!


Another project I've been working on is adding to my wood banner frame ~ made an Easter banner set.  Love the dies that really add so much to an Easter Scene!!

Close up of the dies:


Products Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs
My Creative Time:  Hello Chickie!
Cameo Cuts: Banners, Eggs & Letters
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Polka Dots
Doily, Gems, Buttons and Twine

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