Wednesday, February 27, 2013

3-D Wednesday with My Creative Time!

Jolly good mornin' to you my friends! I am over compensating in happiness as I am at the dentist right now getting work done... boo. ugh. okay, enough complaining and onto the CUTENESS!

LOVIN' this treat slider box die. It's only available for pre-order so if you want one, grab one! That doesn't mean you have missed it. You just have to let her know you want one before she will order it from the manufacturer. It's so easy to put together... seriously... so easy.... The link is below in the recipe. 

The scalloped portion was actually designed to go AROUND the little candy bars that fit inside, but I liked it for a sentiment piece. 


Be sure to jump on over to the My Creative Time blog to see more 3-D projects!!!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nancy's Designer Challenge for My Creative Time!

Hello!!! My card today was made during a 30 minute challenge from my husband. I needed to get this card done and Hans wanted to go to sleep so he gave me a half an hour. I ended up taking 40 minutes, but that is still great for me! :) I love how it turned out. Sometimes being under pressure is the BEST!

I grabbed my My Creative Time Stamps and Dies and my Xyron tape runner and some new goodness from Little Yellow Bicycle - their Just Because line and went to work! 

Nancy's Designer Challenge over at My Creative Time was to use a memento and incorporate it into your project. My husband and I LOVE the two Sherlock Holmes movies and put them on in the background frequently. This card is an invitation to a movie date night.... and a few kisses.... :)

As my husband asked afterwards, "That is awesome. How did you cut the tickets to look so perfectly like tickets?"
Answer: "I DIDN'T! Emma did!!!". Yep, that's a die cut and a bunch of interchangeable ticket stamps. LOVE.

Sorry for the bad pic... it was a little bit late at night! :) 

Inside of card: As you can see, the Xyron tape runner adhesive didn't show through the vellum! LOVE! And it's always nice to have double sided patterned paper so that you get a different and coordinating design on the inside. BONUS! :)


And just because.... she is already 6 months!!! What in the world happened to the time!?!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Lost and Found Two: Blush note.

Hello and welcome to today's SPS inspiration

I am SO excited to still be using the MME Lost and Found Two line. I think this line was WAY overlooked and makes such beautiful and elegant cards that come together so quickly! I own every single piece of 12x12 paper and quite a few of them have already been used up!

AND it's ON SALE!!!! 

This week's challenge is LOVE and I made a card for my best friend! I love her to pieces and she needed a little pick-me-up! 


Don't forget about the current challenge: LOVE!!! Click HERE to find the challenge to link up! It can be anything you interpret it to be!


Friday, February 15, 2013

MCT Blog Hop

You should have gotten here from Cindy's blog. If not, start HERE at My Creative Time!

Welcome, welcome!!! 

Last time the release sold out SO quickly!!! Make sure to snatch this one up because with all the excitement it is bound to sell out as quickly if not quicker! 

Designer's Note: 
  1. The lid is ACTUALLY fabric! I used a product called Phoomph that I picked up at CHA. It's basically a sheet of foam dimensional but designed for fabric so you peel of one side and stick fabric down and then the other side and put fabric down and then run it through the die cut machine. I was SUPER surprised that it actually showed the stitching lines! How cool is that! It didn't quite cut all the way through as the foam was too thick for the depth of the die, but it was SO easy to cut around what was left. Give it a try! It added a nice texture to the card! 
  2. The card was too plain so I decided to add some decorative stitching. In retrospect, I wish I would have done it in white or off white, but oh well! :)
  3. Real button? Nope! Paper button! I cut it with the new Stitched Button Die release! Too cute, right? And it perfectly matches the card as I cut it out of the background layer paper.
  4. I inked the edges in two inks - a lighter brown chalk ink and that wasn't quite enough... so I did it again in a dark brown ink to edge it. It's one way to get vellum to "pop" against a white background. 

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  Both winners will win a $25 Gift Card to My Creative Time!  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, Feb 17th at midnight! Emma will announce winners on the My Creative Time blog on Tues, Feb 19th!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Now, hop on over to Glora's blog to see what she has created!!! Don't forget to leave a comment here to be entered into the giveaway!!!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Mine Stitched Hearts

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

I'm not really a big "Valentine's Day" fan. I spent a lot of years alone, lonely, and feeling worse about myself then I should. So while I LOVE to create valentines for all of my girlfriends (I seriously LOVE to make them!!!), I am not really big on celebrating it and spending a whole lot of money. 

When I was a freshman in college, I made valentines and little candy packages for everyone in my dorm and left them outside of their doors. I just think everyone deserves to feel loved!

So my husband and I came up with a Valentine's Day tradition of staying in, ordering a pizza, he brings me a single red rose just to prove he didn't forget, and I GET TO PICK A CHICK FLICK to watch!!! Most of the time I pick an action movie anyway, but this year it's definitely a chick flick. 

PLEASE post here with some of your suggestions!!! I've seen a LOT of them though, so feel free to leave a few responses! :) I'll tell you which one I watched later.

Okay, so here is the last of my valentines this year. I would send one to EACH and EVERY one of you if I could. Please feel loved today!!! I CARE ABOUT YOU!!!!


Come back tomorrow for the My Creative Time Blog Hop and full release!!!!! :) :) :) 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MCT - Sneak Peek Day 3 and a giveaway!!

I am SOOO excited to share a tiny bit of this HUGE release with you here on my blog today!

If you are new to my blog, welcome!!! I am sorry I have not been around, but my 6 month old Emmaline is teething and is being very needy right now. Coupled with traveling, I have been comment-terrible!!! 

My friend HezzyMae (my nickname for her) is having a baby and we don't know what the sex is (I'M DYING TO KNOW, but I know I know... it's her decision... But I feel like breaking in and stealing the medical records to find out!!!). I am throwing her a baby shower in Montana and wanted to make a little banner for the occasion! She had everyone drinking out of mason jars at their wedding and they also served to hold the flowers for center pieces so this is RIGHT up her ally! I knew I had to stay pretty gender-neutral and I hope she will like the country theme! :) 

LUCKILY My Creative Time had my back and voila! She made two chunky mason jars dies and accessories. 

Designer's Notes: 
  1. I stitched the two pieces of vellum together so I didn't have to worry about vellum adhesive. I'm a cheater! :) 
  2. I inked the die before running it through for the jar tops to get the extra detail - the light black marks.
  3. The handles aren't actually glued on. They are actually holding the twine (which is attached) up so they are "supporting" the jars. I took a few pics of this and this one is flat on the table, so that's they they are not supporting the weight in the photo. 


Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 *** This time around we are doing something a little bit different this time around!;)  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! The thing we are switching up this time, Emma will be picking a winner that night & announcing the winner the next morning! Example: for Monday's sneak, leave your comments here & share on facebook, then Emma will annouce the winner (for Monday) Tuesday morning! That means a winner will be anounced every day during sneaks! 
 ***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!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scalloped Heart Valentine

HELLO EVERYONE! I just got back from a trip to see my best friend Kourtni and her two kiddos! I have missed her so much and I just had a blast with them.

Before Valentine's Day I wanted to pop in and share another one of the valentines that I created for my best girlfriends. I have one more that will get shared on Valentine's Day!

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for My Creative Time's new release sneak peek! I am over the moon to show it to you!


Paper: MME


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Creative Time - Recycled 3-D project!

Hello and welome to My Creative Time's recycled 3-D item! 

ahem... yes.. I may have chosen an empty tequila bottle. I have no defense. I LOVE margaritas!!! How, you ask? Classic, salt, on the rocks, definitely with a spash of Cointreau and/or Grand Marnier. 

I really didn't want the "Happy Spring" to stand out too much as I didn't want to distract from the flowers or the design. So I stamped the background stamp in distress ink and the Happy Spring in darker ink. I love how it turned out! 

I hope to have daffodils in this all spring/summer long! :) The daffodils aren't out yet, but my husband saw me making this and brought home roses for me! awww! :)


Make sure you stop by my other DT sisters' blogs and the My Creative Time blog to get some more inspiration on what else you can hoard up-cycle. :)


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sweetie Pie

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

I was SO excited to receive the October Afternoon Woodland Park papers. I loved them the moment they came out! 

Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Woodland Park™
Sentiment: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine"
Echo Park: Country Drive Stickers™ (bird and stripe border sticker)
Stick pin came from an old January kit by Shop Pumpkin Spice

Don't forget to play in the Shop Pumpkin Spice challenge for this week: Hearts! 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2nd SPS Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Blog Hop for Shop Pumpkin Spice!!! You should have gotten here from the fabulous FlowerDisco! If not, start HERE at Shop Pumpkin Spice to join in all of the fun! :)

Make sure when you are done hopping you hop to the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog and participate in the challenge! This week it is hearts! :) One random winner will be chosen each month to win some serious SPS goodies!


Running late on making valentines? Don't worry! SPS has you covered! There is an awesome Valentine's Day Kit which is valued at $44 and selling for $27! Get them while they last!

Oh dear, this picture is a little small. Well, click on the link above and it should take you to the store where you can see it bigger! :)

Now that you have stopped by, head on over to Missy's blog! You'll love her project! I always enjoy her work!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Xyron DT member!!! :)

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that I was selected for the Xyron Design Team!!! I am really excited to be joining such a fabulous and talented group of ladies! I hope you will head on over to the blog and follow it so that you can see our adhesive exploits! :)