Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Creative Time: What Inspires Me

Hi, today is What Inspires Me Wednesday over on the My Creative Time Blog. I know the holiday is over but I wanted to share what I was inspired to make over the Christmas break. I was watching Frosty The Snowman with my kids and it gave me the idea to create a fun snowman ornament. I love to make homemade ornaments!! This was so fun and easy to make! My kids love to shake it and make it snow!


I found these fun little picture frame ornaments at my local Michaels store. Thankfully it already has an acetate circle in the middle that helped with sizing. I first had to use my Cricut to cut out a larger circle in the red Recollection's card stock. Then I adhered it onto the acetate circle. I used the Bunch of Fun Circles to cut out a smaller circle with the Craft Smith background paper. I then cut out another circle in white Recollection's card stock and cut it with one of the Fun Stitched Edges to look like a snow bank. 

I then cut out the cute little tree from the Seasonal Greetings Stamp set using a dark green Recollection's card stock. I then used a couple other little dies from this set to cut out the star and the ornaments. I used a piece a scrap paper that had the Grainy Wood Background stamped on it to cut out the tree stump. 

The adorable snowman comes from the Snow Buddies Stamp set. I stamped the snowman and then used my scissors to cut him out by hand. I colored the hat, arms, and nose with Copic markers. I paper pieced his scarf and hat ribbon to match the large red circle. I also added the little heart and holly to the snowman. Both are from the Seasonal Greetings Stamp set. 

I added everything onto the ornament circle and then filled it with the fake snow that I purchased at Hobby Lobby last year. I really like how some of the fake snow has stuck to the ornament and it looks like it is snowing inside. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration please head on over to Miss Emma's blog

Friday, December 18, 2015

MCT: 50th Edition Release: Blog Hop


If you have made it here from Brigit's Blog then you are in the right place. If you have just stopped by or have gotten lost along the way please head on over to Emma's Blog for the full hop order.

Today, I'm showcasing the lovely You Touched My Heart Stamp Set along with the Carved Heart Stamp Set.  I decided to create a simple little card using these two sets as well as the adorable Fall Friends Stamp Set.



MCT Products Used: 

Other Products Used:
Recollection's Kraft Card Stock
Recollection's Red Card Stock
Recollection's Snow Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Copic Markers
Momento Ink
You Touched My Heart

Carved Heart
Sneak Peeks

"FREEBIE STAMP"
Love Die 

Our "Freebie" for this release is this ADORABLE "Love" die. It will be given to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 150 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 150 shoppers come through, this stamp & die set will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 150. No exceptions will be made. This freebie set is not a part of the “bundle” and will be sold separately!

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! 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 MORE chances 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!

***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here:http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm! Use the code: DEC2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, December 25th, 2015 @midnight PST. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Please head on over to Miss Jessica's wonderful blog!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MCT: 50th Edition Release: Day 3 of Sneak Peeks

Hi, and welcome to day 3 of sneak peeks for the My Creative Time's 50th Edition Release. Today we are sneaking the adorable You're A Hit Valentine Stamp Set. I love this set so much!! 


When I saw these adorable little kiddo stamps, I thought they would look so cute on a coffee cup with this sentiment! So I headed on down to the local Starbucks and asked for a couple of the small red holiday coffee cups. Just the right size for this project.


I created the coffee cup sleeve using the stitched band from the Stitched Belly Band Dies and Kraft card stock. Then I embellished it with a pretty Stitched Scallop Heart and an adorable kiddo image from You're A Hit Valentine Stamp Set on each one. I colored the images in with Copic markers. I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and chalk the cheeks.


I cut out a matching tag using the Holiday Tags Stamps & Die Set. I then stamped the sentiment, also from the You're A Hit Valentine Stamp Set, onto the tag using Versamark Ink with Recollection's Snow Embossing Powder. I added it to a popsicle stick and then placed in the cup lid. I then added another small heart to the top of the popsicle stick. 

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration, please head on over to Miss Emma's blog

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

MCT: 50th Edition Release: Day 2 of Sneak Peeks

Hi, and welcome to day 2 of sneak peeks for the My Creative Time: 50th Edition Release. Today we are sneaking two new beautiful stamp sets called You Touched My Heart and Carved Heart


When I saw this carved heart stamp, I just knew I wanted to emulate the look of a carving in a tree as best I could with these two new sets. My husband once carved our initials like this! I will never forget it and so I wanted to make him this card!


MCT Products Used:

Other Products:
Recollection's Red and Kraft Card Stock
Paper Studio: Vellumn
Recollection's Red Glitter Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)
Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration using today's sneaks please head on over to Miss Emma's blog

Monday, December 14, 2015

MCT: 50th Edition Release: Day 1 of Sneak Peeks

Hi, and welcome to day 1 of sneak peeks for the My Creative Time: 50th Edition Release. Today, we are sneaking the fabulous new Mini Greeting Dies. Love all the sayings in this set!! They are the perfect size for cards and tags!! Though you could use them on anything really!


For the card base, I used Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies. I then cut out a coordinating rectangular  cut out using light blue card stock and adhered it to my card base. 

I cut out a large postage frame using Stitched Postage Frame Dies and added white gel pen stitching to the sides. I then cut out the map pattern paper using the More Stitched Rectangular Dies and adhered it onto the large postage frame. 

I cut out the smallest postage frame and cut a heart out using one of the hearts from the Hey There Little Lady Stamp Set. I adhered a piece of red card stock on the back and filled the heart in with Glossy Accents.  Then I finished by adding white gel pen stitching as well. 

I used my Cuttlebug along with the label die from Vintage Stitched Label Dies to selectively cut and extend the label cut.  I then added white gel pen stitching to it to match the rest of the card. I then adhered the "miss you" that was cut with the new Mini Greeting Dies. I strung American Crafts twine on both sides of the label and finished by adding a few gold mini sequins to the card. 


MCT Products Used: 

Other Products Used:
Recollection's Kraft Card Stock
Recollection's World Map Pattern Paper
Bazzill Light Blue Card Stock
Glossy Accents
White Gelly Roll Pen
AC Twine
Mini Gold Sequins

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)


Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration please head on over to Miss Emma's Blog

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bee Mine!: EOS Lip Balm Project

Hi, today I have a cute Valentine's Day project using a great new file called Valentine Monogram by Sanqunetti Design

I've seen these great projects for the last couple of years using the EOS Lip Balms and decided it was about time to try one. I thought this little bee would look perfect with one. 


After I cut all the pieces out for the bee, I inked the edges with Cantaloupe and Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink. I then added to cute face using Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-1470 The Adorbsies Face Assortment. I colored the eyes and mouth in with Copic markers. I also chalked the cheeks with Inkadinkado Chalk Ink. 

I added the "BEE MINE!" sentiment from the My Creative Time: Puffy Hearts Just For You Stamp Set onto the bottom of the bee. I used Versamark Ink along with Recollection's Snow Embossing powder to make it stand out on the black.

I adhered all the pieces together and then cut a hole in the center for the lip balm to fit through. I added some white gel pen accents and then added the lip balm. 



A simple, yet fun, little Valentine's Day project!! So glad I finally made a project using these fun little lip balms!

Valentine Monogram

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

MCT: Favorite Stamp Of The Month: Believe In Your Dreams

Hi, today is the Favorite Stamp of the Month for December day over on the My Creative Time Blog. Emma has chosen the beautiful Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set for this month. If this stamp set have been on your wish list, you can pick this set up HERE at a discount price! This set will be on sale the entire month of December! The sale will end December 31, 2015, @ 12:00am PST!

So I decided to create a beautiful dreamcatcher shaker card using this set along with many other wonderful MCT products! It took a lot creative thinking to come up with it! Though I love the way it turned out!


I first cut out a piece of white card stock using the largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the die cut with the Oxford: Cuttlebug embossing folder. I really love the pattern it creates!

I stamped the three leaves from the Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set on aqua card stock. I did so by stamping them with Versamark Ink along with Recollection's Gold Embossing powder. Then I cut each one out with the coordinating dies from the set. 

I cut out the hoop or ring out using a couple of circles from the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies. I then used one of the paint splatter stamps from Family Is Everything Stamp Set to add some gold to the ring. 

I used two ovals from the Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies and Seasonal Greetings Stamp Set to create the string like pattern inside the ring. I glued the ovals together and then added a gold circle to the middle that was cut out using a die from the Build A Banner Stamp Set. Then I added a cute little heart to the circle also from the Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set. I glued the ring onto the pattern of ovals and then cut the overlapping pieces off with scissors. 

I wanted to make it into a shaker so I glued a piece of Vellum onto the back of the ring. Next, I added pop dots all around the back edges. I then filled the back of the ring with two sizes of gold sequins along with little hearts that were cut out using dies also from the Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set. I closed the shaker by glueing on another circle on the back. 

I stamped on the sentiment from Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set onto a Vellum strip that was cut out using the Stitched Belly Band Dies. I then attached it as well as the dreamcatcher parts onto my embossed rectangle die cut. I finished the card by adding a few circles to look like beads on the dreamcatcher. I cut them out using a die from the Boughs of Holly Stamp Set.


Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration using the Stamp of the Month please head on over to Miss Emma's Blog. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Valentine Bear

Hi, today I have a cute little lollipop holder to share!! I created it with a cute new svg file called Valentine Bear from Sanqunetti Design. 


Once I had the little bear put together, I added a super cute face from Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-1561 Raggedy Dolly, Teddy, and Bird 1 1/8 " Face Assortment . I colored the eyes with a Copic marker and added Glossy Accents to the eyes. I also chalked the cheeks with Inkadinkado Chalk Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from My Creative Time: Beary Special Thoughts onto a My Creative Time: Stitched Oval Die cut. I used this same stamp set to add the little stitched square to the bear heart as well. I embellished the oval with a couple of cute little hearts from My Creative Time: Seasonal Greetings Stamp Set.  

I finished it by adding a few white gel pen accents to the bear and a yummy Original Gourmet: Wild Cherry Lollipop. 



Valentine Bear SVG

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Day 3 of My Creative Time's 5 Days of Christmas

"We are SUPER EXCITED to bring back another My Creative Time: 5 days of Christmas! We will have daily AWESOME prizes so you might want to tune in each day so you won't miss a thing! All you have to do is leave your comments on each stop for an opportunity to WIN!"

Today is day 3 of My Creative Time's 5 days of Christmas. 

For my project, I created these cute little snowman Stitched Lollipop Holders. They are so easy to make and would be a fun treat to give out during the holidays. 


I just love how they turned out! They make the cutest little snowmen and will brighten someone's day!!


MCT Products: 
Stitched Lollipop Holder Die (Lollipop Holder)






Other products used:
Recollection's card stock

Copic markers

Inkadinkado Chalk Ink

Original Gourmet Lollipops

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration please head on over to Miss Emma's blog