Monday, December 31, 2012

MCT December Release Blog Hop

HELLO and welcome to the My Creative Time Release Blog Hop! You should have gotten here from Veronica's blog. If not, please start HERE at the My Creative Time blog to join in all of the fun! 

I am very excited to be hopping along with these uber talented ladies this month! 

SO many of you know that I recently got a sewing/embroidery machine. I digitized (with the help of my handsome husband Hans) My Creative Time dies and then imported them into my embroidery machine. The result - a festive hand towel to use in the kitchen for the loving season (which should be all year round!!)! 

Anyway, I hope you like my projects and I am looking forward to doing this MUCH more in the future! You'll also see embroidery on cards as well! 

This is what the hand towel looks like on my oven - perfect!

I couldn't stop there, so I made this quick koala shaped card as well! 

And because I have gotten some requests to see my mini-valentine:

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  This FIRST winner will have a "GUEST DESIGN SPOT" for our next release & the SECOND winner will win a $25 Gift Card to my store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use to pick the lucky winners!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, Jan 6th at midnight! I will announce winners on my blog on Tues, Jan 8th!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Emma designed this special stamp as a "THANK YOU" for all of your support throughout 2012! With all of her ups & downs this year, you were ALL here to support her in any way possible! Emma will FOREVER be grateful to each & everyone of you!  With that said, she is offering this mini stamp set for FREE to the first 150 shoppers starting @8am PST Mon, Dec 31st. NO SPECIAL CODE is needed. If you are amongst the 150 shoppers, you will automatically have it included w/your order! ONE per shopper please. If you miss out on being one of the lucky shoppers who get this for free, no worries because Emma will be offering it for sale for those of you who "Have to have it!";)

I am the last stop on the hop today so head on back to the My Creative Time blog or head on over to the STORE to make these stamps and dies your own! :)

A HUGE thank you to Emma at My Creative Time for having me as a guest designer for this super duper cute release! What a fun and sweet design team! I had a blast! :)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

MCT December Release Sneak Peek #3

I am SOOOO excited to be a guest designer for My Creative Time for her new release! :) 

This is a sneaky peek day so I cannot show you the whole release, but I can show you one project that I made with her goodies! 

There will be a blog hop on the 31st (that's tomorrow!) with the full release which will be fun fun fun and... I did something SUPER cool with her dies and stamps! I hope you will come back to see it! I am super excited about it and you will definitely be seeing more of this from me in the future! 

Anywho, here is a valentine I made! 

Designer's note: I actually cut the die twice and layered the black behind to make a shadow. I think it gave it a lot of depth! The black hearts actually have stitching around them from the die, but it's hard to see in this picture.

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Monday, Dec 31st during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

P.S. If you watched Emma's  video today in it's entirety, she had a few announcements in there for you! The MAIN announcement she wanted you all to know is that starting TOMORROW (Monday, December 31st) @ 8am PST, you can use the code: NEWYEAR at checkout in her store HERE to get 20% off your entire purchase! YEP, that is even including ALL of her stamps that are 40% off right now here! This sale will end on Sunday, Jan 6th @ midnight PST! 

Check out the sneaky peek posts by the My Creative Time Design Team to see what they created the last three days! 


Friday, December 28, 2012

December Kit - Project 5 - Baby Card!

Okay, it's not all about Christmas! This kit is super versatile! Here is a baby card that I made with the kit! :)


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice December Kit - Project 4

Here is a pillow box that I made entirely from the kit. It's kind of ridiculously awesome (the kit).

Hope you all are having a fabulous month and are enjoying the holidays! :)


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Doodlebug Project 3 - Beary Christmas

This was my favorite of the group. It's a shaped card that I sent to my best friend Kourt who is currently stationed in Crete (not a bad spot!). This is one of those "cuter in person" cards, but I hope you still like it! 

Doodlebug Products:


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Doodlebug Project 2 - Gumball Machine

This was one of the cards I made. :) It actually has orange tulle spread over the white layer giving it some fun texture in real life! :) 

Doodlebug Products:


Monday, December 17, 2012

Doodlebug Dropout

Haha. I thought it was a good title for a post! The alliteration is fantastic! :) I applied for the Doodlebug design team, but didn't get chosen. Boo hoo. Of course I'm disappointed, but I still LOVE Doodlebug!!!  I'll apply again next year. I thought I would share with you my entries for the application! Over the next three days I'll post my three projects! :) 

First up is the home decor project. I did this right after Halloween so I was still in the mood! 

Doodlebug Products:


Sunday, December 16, 2012


I am THRILLED to announce that I am staying on with Shop Pumpkin Spice for another year. 

It has been almost 3 years of being associated with the best online store out there and I am THRILLED to be staying on as the Design Team Leader! 

I hope we will see you on January 5th for our first hop! 

Special changes are being made that I think you all will like! Check out the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog for details and to congratulate the new design team! :)


Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Kit - Cork Tree

Hello! I am the featured designer for Shop Pumpkin Spice for today! Each of the designers gets two days on the blog before the next DT term starts! :) Make sure to check them out all month long!

Designer's Note: This was NOT my original idea. This idea came from a booth at CHA and then someone pinned it and I grabbed that pin. Anyway, thought it was super cute so this is my casing of the project! :)
Second Note: the bottom cork is a champagne cork! This was my husband's idea. He's brilliant! 

 Another view:


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December Kit - First Sewing attempt!

Hello! I am the featured designer for Shop Pumpkin Spice for today and tomorrow! Each of the designers gets two days on the blog before the next DT term starts! :)

Here is a card that I made entirely from the kit. (oops! The doily came from SPS February Kit which is sold out. It was fellow SPS DT member June's idea! Brilliant!) The kit is kind of ridiculously awesome. You'll see pics from my projects all month long! I couldn't stop creating with it! :) The link is below if you would like to purchase it before it sells out!

There is actually stickles in the dots in the tree, but they didn't show up in the photo. 

Exciting note: This is the VERY first card that I have ever sewn on!!! I just got a sewing/embroidery machine and watch out! I am a sewing fiend! Lovin' it! :)


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop!


You should have gotten here from Carissa's blog! If not, start HERE at the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog for all the fun!

This month is extra special as the uber sweet and fabulous Denine sent ALL of the DT a December kit! We are in heaven and have all created projects using this kit! I have already made 4 projects with it with a 5th in mind! :) :) :) Make sure to pick up your kit HERE before they are gone! I'll be sharing my projects with it over the course of the month here on my blog and on the SPS blog! So make sure you hop through all of our blogs to get maximum kit inspiration! 

Now, head on over to my super sweet friend June's blog


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Boy Blue baby card

Hey everyone!

At this time in my life, I feel like I cannot have enough baby cards on hand! :) 

This one was made using Little Boy Blue by Crate Paper. Of course I got this at Shop Pumpkin Spice! It was my first time buying a Crate Paper collection and it comes with TWO of every double sided paper and a ton of stickers! There are three of them on this card and they are so cute!!! Anyway, check it out because it is DEFINITELY worth the money and there is a sale going on at SPS!! - Talk about sweet! 



Monday, November 26, 2012

Design Team Call alert!

Shop Pumpkin Spice is having a Design Team Call! I LOVE LOVE LOVE being on this team and HIGHLY recommend going out for it! You can find the details HERE

Also, they are also starting a newsletter! Feel free to read about it and sign up on the same post above!

This coming weekend we are having a blog hop for Shop Pumpkin Spice showcasing the December kit! I am SO excited about this kit and have already had so much fun playing with it! I cannot wait to show you! 

You can check out two of the older kits HERE. I think I want to pick up the November kit too (I already have September's)! There are a few left!


I'm back, a project, and a crop!

Hey all!!! I am SOOO sorry I've been absent! I went on vacation to Maui (I know, rough!) and then when we were in Maui we got terrible news of someone passing away that was close to me. I flew back to help plan the memorial and support the family. Then Thanksgiving happened which I was hosting and all in all, I was definitely in survival mode! 

Believe it or not, I have been on a new DT for a little over a month now! It's the Core'dinations Card DT which actually is the card design team for a new line called the David Tutera Celebrate Line! It's a step by step card system! It's pretty cool. Here is one of the cards that I made with it. My handsome husband actually helped with this one and gave me his opinions! It was fun to make a card with him!

Right now Core'dinations is hosting a hard core crop. I HIGHLY recommend participating as I did participate in the last one and won something! It was super fun!!! You can find all of the details HERE. You can even win David Tutera Celebrate Line goodies - picture below! 

Step 1 - 5.5" x 5.5" Card/Envelope Princess Assortment 48 Pack - DT-GX-7400-12 (purple base)
Step 1 - 5.5" x 5.5" Card/Envelope Princess Assortment 48 Pack - DT-GX-7400-12 (ivory layer)
Step 2 - A7 Emboss Large Dot Assortment - DT-GX-7200-07 (purple polka dots)
Step 3 - Shapes-Assorted Tags-Dark- DT-GX-7300-33 (purple tag)
Step 3 - Sentiment - Baby Girl - DT-GX-7300-09 (sentiment)
Step 3 - Shapes - Flowers 2 - DT-GX-7300-25 (bling)

Sanding Tool
Paper Cutter


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sweetest Thing Thank Yous

Hello and welcome to the SPS blog hop! You should have gotten here from my sweet friend June's blog! If not, start HERE at the beginning at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

Today I needed some more thank you notes so I whipped these up using My Mind's Eye: Sweetest Thing.

Once again, MME has created a collection where everything goes together SO easily! I had a hard time picking only two patterned papers!!! Of course I got all of this at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

MME: Sweetest Thing "Happiness" Cheerful Paper
MME: Sweetest Thing "Simply Lovely" Damask Paper
Ink: My Pink Stamper: Darkest Night
Ribbon: Summer Rose
White Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
ATG tape

Now hop on over to Lenae's blog who is our featured designer for this month! I am sure she came up with something super fab with the kit! I cannot wait to order it myself! :) 


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MME Stamping Challenge

I made this for the My Mind's Eye Stamping challenge this month. I got all of my supplies at Shop Pumpkin Spice

I made this card super quickly, but had a great time doing it! Sometimes you just have to create something fun that isn't "publish worthy" but that just makes you happy!

Come back on Saturday for our hop! I have a super fun set of thank you cards that I made! :) 



Monday, October 22, 2012

Crate Paper October Color Challenge

I made this for the Crate Paper October Color Challenge. It was due today so I whipped this up! Whew! :)

Color swatch/inspiration:


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Authentique October Challenge

I used my handy-dandy Authentique 6x6 Paper Pad that I got at Shop Pumpkin Spice for this post! Love it! 

The greenish-blue is the opposite side of the paisley paper. I LOVE the quality of the paper in the 6x6 pad and the AWESOME fact that the opposite sides have corresponding solids. Amazing for card makers. 

I made this card for the Authentique October Challenge

It's a sketch challenge and I pulled out my Free Bird 6x6 Paper Pad for the task!

I had been waiting and waiting to use this paisley paper in there. It's so scrumptious! 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Imaginisce Monthly Challenge

It's a color inspiration challenge!

Imaginisce Happy Harvest™
Stamp: Penny Black™
Ink: My Pink Stamper: Texas Chocolate™


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Congratulations and pic of Emmaline!


***Scroll down for the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog hop!!!***

Have you seen the challenge over at Core'dinations for World Card-making Day???!!! Go play along! You have until the end of tomorrow to link up! :)

Here is a card that I whipped up in 7 minutes flat using the David Tutera Card Making Line (JoAnn's Exclusive!). My mom needed a card for a bridal shower that I was throwing.... when did she tell me? That morning. I thought, "I have just the thing". Honestly, it would have taken me even less time, but I had to decide on my sentiment. This card making system is SO easy to use. It's basically cheating. :)

If you hop on over to the David Tutera Facebook page, then you can stay in touch with what the card makers are doing and watch out for GIVEAWAYS!

To show you the shiny:

 Here is my cutie-patootie! She just turned 2 months old!!! She is such a joy. 


Saturday, October 6, 2012

SPS Hop - Frankenstein

You should have gotten here from my friend Diana's blog! If not, start at the beginning at the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog

Confession: I HATE ricrac. I have the HARDEST time using it. But for this Halloween card, I thought it looked kind of electrifying. :) 

Designer Tip: I actually used two different heat embossing powders. The "happy halloween" goes from silver to white and back to silver. Don't be afraid to mix it up! 


Now hop on over to my sweet friend Lezlye's blog! She is sure to have whipped up something awesome for you! 


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice - Bridal Shower Invitations

Good morning! 

I made these invitations for my one of my best friend Megan's bridal shower. I ended up making three designs based on the amount of patterned paper that I had of each. I love how they turned out and I hope she likes them too! 

I got all of the patterned paper from Shop Pumpkin Spice. You can click on the link below and it will take you to where you can find it! :) 



Friday, September 21, 2012

Announcement and huge giveaway opportunity!

SO..... The Core' Cards Design Team wasn't exactly that... it is an AWESOME opportunity to work with a brand new product line hosted by David Tutera using Core'dinations! The announcement from Core'dinations is HERE.

AND with the announcement of his new line, he is having a huge GIVEAWAY!!!

All you have to do is click HERE to enter!!!

It would also be great if you go over to the Facebook page HERE and like it. You never know what kind of fun stuff will happen there! 

Lastly, check out the Core page for previews of this exclusive JoAnn's line and videos on what you can do with the product! There will be a lot more of these coming after the DT gets our boxes - SOON! :) 

I'll be back soon with another project! I am up in San Francisco for the night and cannot wait to get back in my craft room! I am missing it like crazy!!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Boo Turtle

Sorry this is going up late! I got SUPER bad pink eye and super bad light sensitivity. I have been in basically a dark room for days and am trying to write this with sunglasses on. haha. I'm quite a sight! 

Anyway, here is my card using the September kit!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit!!! It's awesome. 

The only things not from the kit were the Glossy Accents that I used on the fence, the Stickles (she has the black, but it's not up on the site. Just email her if you would like to purchase it!), the Cricut Cartridge and the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper  - all of which (besides the Cricut Cart) you can get a Shop Pumpkin Spice! :) Just click on the words for the links to the products!

Designer's tip: Don't be afraid to use Stickles. I used the black to outline the hat, his cheeks, and his tummy lines. I used two different colors on the witches hat to create a more shadow effect and add interest. 

Have a beautiful day!!! :)


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice blog hop and a GIVEAWAY

You should have gotten here from Diana's blog! If not start at the beginning - the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog

This month's kit is SUPER fun! What other kit club do you:
1. Not have to subscribe to
2. Get to pick your own stamp set to go with the kit
3. Get SO much stuff for SUCH an amazing price?!? 

I love this kit. Here is what I made with it:
Designer tip: I stamped the background with spiders and the sentiment and then stretched the black tulle from the kit and adhered it to the back. It gives the card texture and turns plain white card stock into something better!

Of course there is a giveaway because Shop Pumpkin Spice is SO generous! 
It's a referral contest! :) Tell your friends to follow the SPS blog and have them leave a comment letting us know that you sent them! The person with the most referrals will win a $20 to the Shop Pumpkin Spice store!!! Contest will run until September 30th. Winner will be announced on the 5th before the next blog hop! :)

Now continue onto Lezlye's blog - she is our featured designer for September and has done some AWESOME things with this kit!!! Check it out and then head to the Shop Pumpkin Spice store to buy the kit HERE!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Core' Card Design Team!!!

I am SOOOO excited to FINALLY be able to announce that I am on the Core' Cards DT!!!! 

I am SO honored to be a part of this awesome team! Check out who the rest of the team is HERE.

I will tell you that there is a surprise coming up, a HUGE announcement, and a HUGE giveaway so stay glued to the Core'dinations blog so you don't miss out on it!!! 

I'll be back soon with a card. Emma has been "power napping" and we entertained all last week which left me no time to craft! Here is a new pic of her since I don't have a card to put up here. :) She is cuter than any card I could make anyway. :) This was us on a walk. She is eating so much she is turning into a little chunk! :) 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice - Lion Shaped Baby Card

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for the day!! :) 

Don't forget about the blog hop, challenge, and contest for the PRIZE! Check it out on the post before this one.

I also have some BIG NEWS coming up! :) I'll be able to share soon! :)


If you would like the cut file for Cricut Craft Room, please just email me and I will get it to you! :) 


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice Labor Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop!!! You should have gotten here from Saundra's blog. If not, start at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog! There is a giveaway for participating in the challenge!

Today we were challenged with a theme of "Labor Day" or "Back to School"... well I super stretched this one... We got married on Labor Day 2008 which happened to be September 1st that year. So this is our 4 year anniversary! Happy anniversary to the love of my life!! He has made every one of my dreams come true and I hope he can say the same for me. Love you! 

Getting a card done while a baby is sleeping is... challenging... especially when that newborn only sleeps 3 hours during the day.. total. But she slept an unusual amount a few days ago and I was able to get this card done! :) 


I am the last stop on the hop so end at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog and join in on the challenge to win an EXCLUSIVE My Pink Stamper stamp set!!! You cannot get it anywhere else!!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crate Paper Thank You's Take 2!

This is my Shop Pumpkin Spice blog post for today! :)

Well, I really liked the layout of the cards that I did HERE and I needed more thank you notes, so I just copied them. I find that sometimes we over-think and want to create a whole new design. But sometimes it's enough to just tweak one you have already made! 



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Emmaline's Rocking Horse

This is another project that I did pre-baby for post-baby scheduling. :)

Here is a new picture of miss Emmaline! I have been on bed rest for over a week now (torture for a busy body like me!) and I cannot wait to do everything for myself again. I am a terrible patient! I also cannot wait to get into my craft room! But I love every minute with this little girl so much. I seriously just stare at her for half hours at a time. She was just in my belly!!!

She just got changed. Happy baby! She loves to be clean!

Her first Janie and Jack outfit! (I LOVE Janie and Jack!!!) The large bump on her head is a cephalhematoma. It should be gone in 2-12 weeks but you can see it in some of the pictures. Poor thing. It's seriously the size of a baseball but I keep trying to take pics from the other side! haha.

Sleepy smile!

The background 12x12 burlap frame is from Canvas Corp. I wanted to make something with it as soon as they sent it to me and I have been hoarding it for MONTHS in order to make this clean and simple wall hanging. I hope you like it!

Hmm.. This pic makes it look like the little thing underneath doesn't match the curve of the horse, but I fixed it after this photo was taken. The mini spools are from Jillibean Soup.

I'll have to show pictures of the baby room soon! :)