Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 2 ~ Sneak Peek for MCT Release

Day 2 of  sneaks for this months My Creative Time's 34th release!We are showcasing 3 new items today ~ "Geo Borders",  "Stitched Decorative Banners" and "Dream Bigger".I incorporated all 3 of these sets into this one card!  Love the new Geo Borders which are background stamps that come with 3 different patterns but I only used 2 out of the three.  The banner dies come in three different sizes and can be a great addition to any project!  The last stamp is the "Dream Bigger" which is perfect for cards, layouts or whatever you want to use it for!  Love how it's in different fonts ~ almost could be taken as subway art.  
Here is my card:


 Close up of the two different striped border stamps and a better look at Dream Bigger die that I heat embossed.
My Creative Time Products Used:
Geo Borders (new release)
Stitched Decorative Banners (new release)
Dream Bigger (new release)

Other Products Used:
Paper: scraps
Ink: Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks ~ Peacock Feathers & Mustard Seed
Clear Embossing Powder
Pearls and Ribbon


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)


To see more sneaks from today's release, click here. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Day 1 ~ Sneak Peek for MCT Release

Today is the first day of sneaks for this months My Creative Time's 34th release!
We are showcasing 3 new items ~ "Grainy Wood Background",  "Fun Letter Background" and "Large Cloud Bubble Edge Die".   

The background stamps are way too fun!!  I used the "wood background" stamp for the background of this card and also on a treat box I created on my silhouette.

Brown ink on Kraft cardstock really makes a great "wood" look! 
Close up of how awesome the detail of the wood background stamp is!! 

Cutting the box I created off my silhouette in Kraft and then stamping the wood background really gave the perfect look for this gift! 

I'm just loving this wood background stamp!! 
My Creative Time Products Used:
Grainy Wood Background (new release)

Other Products Used:
Twine, Button, Sequins & Enamel Dots
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink ~ Coffee
Box: designed myself on silhouette


This card I used the Large Cloud Bubble Edge Die and then stamped the Fun Letter Background on it.  This is another great background stamp great for any project!
Close up of the speech bubble with background stamp.  I used a mini distress ink pad and sponge dauber to add ink to the stamp as I really like the almost crackle look it gave. 
My Creative Time Products Used:
Fun Letter Background (new release)
Large Cloud Bubble Edge Die (new release)

Other Products Used:
Paper: Echo Park Paper ~ Splendid Sunshine 6x6 Pad
Star Enamel Stickers: Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Mini Inks ~ Picked Raspberry & Faded Jeans
Twine



***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)

To see more sneaks from today's release, click here. 

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
Twine
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
Pearls

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.