Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tag It Tuesday ~ with a sketch

Today is Tag It Tuesday over on My Creative Time blog.  
We were to make any tag following this sketch.  

Always lots of birthdays happening and thought this tag was perfect to decorate up a bag.  I happened to find this polka dot party bag in my stash that was the perfect colors!!

I used the 4x6 Journal Die for the background of my tag and added the Round Tab die on top center to really give it the tag look. 
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Bo Bunny 6x6 Lemonade Stand Paper Pad
Twine, Sequins & Enamel Dots

For more Tag It Tuesday inspirationclick here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Scrapping the Little Things

Today is Scrapping the Little Things on the My Creative Time blog. We were to create a scrapbook layout based on this sketch.
Not only was I inspired by this sketch, but also the paper I used.  It's the new We are Family Collection by Echo Park Paper.  I love this picture of us as a Family so thought it was perfect to showcase in a layout using MCT products!! 

Close up of "happy" die cut I used with a sticker from the collection pack. Mixing and matching stamps and dies with papers & stickers really gives a unique look.
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Echo Park Paper ~ We Are Family Collection
Button, Twine, Sequins & Enamel Dots

For more Scrapping the Little Things inspiration, click here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Today is Thrifty Thursday on My Creative Time Blog. The goal is to create a project using scraps/leftovers or a recycled item. 
I have been wanting to make a card with the easel cutting files that are out there and thought this would be the perfect time to do it!!  I used scrap papers to cut the die cuts from projects I've done and had just enough wood grain cardstock to cut the card base.  This was such a fun card to make and with all the different occasions to make cards, I definitely will be making more of these easel style cards!!

 Stamping with white ink on chalkboard paper is perfect for the chalkboard look!!
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Scrap Papers: Doodlebug Designs ~ Kraft in Color
Sequins & Enamel Dots
White Ink: Stampin' Up Craft Ink
Card Base Cut: Silhouette A2 Chalkboard Easel Card

For more Thrifty Thursday inspiration, click here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Try Me Tuesday

It's Try Me Tuesday over at My Creative Time.  Today we are making a card in a "slide puzzle" design.  You know those little slide puzzles that you get in party bags or as prizes ~ fun little puzzles!!  The idea for this card is pretty much the same way and looks pretty on a finished card.  You can see the technique here ~ which is pretty much what I reviewed before starting my card.  This was a fun technique and I was able to use my new Tim Holtz mini distress inks with the round blending tool.  My daughter was watching me and decided this was pretty fun so she started "blending" colors on paper!!
Here is my card:

The orange distress ink I used actually turned out to look a little more like yellow with the blue and pink so I accented the background paper with yellow.

I love the look when you leave the die cut on the cut sentiment and then blend ink around ~ I did this technique with the circle dies.
These distress inks are perfect for white cardstock die cuts ~ I used the pink on a die cut butterfly so it would totally match plus I could "shade" the wings!
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Round Blending Tool
Clear Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Stamp Pad

Hope this inspired you to try this technique!!
For more Try Me Tuesday inspiration, click here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Made in Minutes

It's Made in Minutes over on the My Creative Time Blog. Our challenge is to design something that is "made in minutes" ~ with the products offered by My Creative Time, it's super fun and easy to do!! 

This card maybe took me 15 minutes to complete. I cut the medium butterfly die from white cardstock, then pop dotted yellow behind to show butterfly cut outs.  I glued this to striped paper to give some color and then glued to a white cardstock base.  I really wanted the butterflies to pop so I cut the small butterfly die from polka dot yellow paper and then pop dotted to the center of the medium butterfly cut outs.  I added a sentiment to the left (this is what took me the most time, trying to figure out what I wanted to say!) then some sequins and enamel dots to finish the look!! Another super easy & super cute card!!

 Close up of "negative" cut butterflies on white cardstock with yellow paper behind and then pop dotted small polka dot butterflies in center.  
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Simple Stories & Echo Park Paper
Sequins & Enamel Dots

For more "Made in Minutes"  inspiration, click here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons ~ Guest Designer

Hey everyone!  I have some exciting news to share with you today!  I am the "Guest Designer" over at Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons! Super Awesome as I love to design with my Silhouette!  For those of you who may not know, Lisa Norris designs some super cute cut files ~ check them out!  
I had these pictures of my kids eating s'mores from our camping trip a couple of years ago and the S'mores Cutting Files were perfect!  They include with or without the faces so you can create many cute projects with this file!! 
 Close up of the title ~ lots of layers to make it "pop" and I also added foam squares to really make it stand out!
 I made the s'more without the face and "wow" it almost looks edible don't you think! I added foam dots to really grab the attention off the page.  It looks so good that it made me hungry when the layout was done ~ lol!!
Products used:
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon: S'mores Cutting Files
Paper: Simple Stories ~ Take a Hike Collection
Twine, Buttons & Enamel Dots

Next project I created, I used the K-Cup Treat Cutting Files and Happy Hour Cutting Files ~ you know me, love making gifty things!!  The K-Cup bag is super cute, I knew I had to make something with it and the Happy Hour files......absolutely adorable!!  Adding the two files together I think made a super cute gift!!

Inside the K-Cup file, I put Lemonade K-cups ~ very refreshing on a hot day!!

For the glass of lemonade, I added a Peachy Keen face stamp to really add to the adorable cut file!
Products Used:
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon: K-Cup Treat Cutting Files and Happy Hour Cutting Files
Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-1370 Kawaii Face Assortment
Paper: Bo Bunny ~ Lemonade Stand Collection
Ribbon & Enamel Dots

Well everyone, that's it for me today!  Make sure you head on over to Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons to check out all of her super cute cutting files and also visit her blog where she has a "Friday Freebie"!  
 THANK YOU to Lisa Norris for having me as a Guest Designer!  It was tons of fun!!!   Have a great day everyone!  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday

Today is Inspiration Wednesday over at My Creative Time! This is when we create a project that was inspired by colors, a picture, someone else's creation or whatever. 
What inspired me to create this project was the stack of office store cut note pads I have sitting in my "to do" stach!!  Everyone always needs a notepad to jot down a shopping list or leave a little message, so this is a perfect gift idea too!!

Close up of stamp and dies I used:
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Echo Park Paper ~ We are Family Collection
Twine, button and pearls
Notepad base created with Scor-Pal & Math Skills (lol!!)

For more Inspiration Wednesday, click here.