Wednesday, May 29, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Headband

Today is another My Creative Time 3-D Wednesday!!!

If you were wondering if you could use her dies to cut through more than paper, then the answer is YES! I used her die to cut through the naturals from Little Yellow Bicycle. It doesn't make it all the way clean through, but it gets far enough that you can basically break it off. I used a pair of scissors to make it cleaner. 

My Creative Time: You're My Pot of Gold
May Arts Ribbon
Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals
Imaginisce headband


Thursday, May 23, 2013

It's a shower

Today is My Creative Time's Thrifty Thursday!

This was all made from scraps. I made it for my friend Ashley's "Oh la la" Bridal shower! It was SUCH a beautiful day and I had SUCH a wonderful time! :) 

My Creative Time: Stitched Umbrella Die
My Creative Time: I'm Here for You Rain or Shine
MME: Miss Caroline "Fiddlesticks" 6x6 Pad™


Saturday, May 18, 2013

May Arts DT Call?!? Yes, please.

Hello! May Arts is having a DT call and I am IN LOVE with their ribbon. It really is the best quality ribbon out there... You know like when you feel 110 lb. card stock for the first time after using 60 lb. card stock all your life? Yep, it's like that kind of difference in quality. I have been waiting for this call for a while now! You can check it out HERE.

I am overseas and will be back June 17th! I forgot to tell you all! If you have been wondering why my posts were so short it was because I was:
a: Moving out of our current house
b: Purchasing a new home
c: Throwing a baby shower for a friend in Montana
d: Throwing a bachelorette party for a friend in Vegas the weekend before I...
e: Left on a month long trip to Europe
...with a 8/9 month old... 

... yes ... I know.... I am crazy... 

I am currently in Stockholm, Sweden! It's an amazing city.

Anyway, I saw this call after I left and I had a few projects prepared. You have seen most of these except for the Sophia blanket. :) 

Up first: This is a dress made for Miss Emmaline using the Eyelet Trim 447-38-01 (click on the names of the ribbon to take you to the item on May

Next up is my mousy shaped card using the Blue Mini Cording (LOVE this) 449-34.

This is a home decor project I did. It was loose wheat bought at the grocery store during autumn. I had it around still (I know, I know... change your decorations up, Court!). 
1. Because I wanted the wheat to look "just so", I put packing tape around it first so that it would hold. 
2. I then used my kitchen shears to cut the end so it was uniform. 
3. Next, I wrapped it in the 4" Wired Burlap 398-4-11 (it also comes in a smaller width) - yes, you read that right - WIRED BURLAP! love. it. 
4. Lastly, I finished it off with the Blue Mini Cording 449-34 again. 

A friend's daughter was due to be born and they "released" her name (she is here and gorgeous now)! Emmaline LOVES her bunny lovey blanket and sleeps with it during every nap and at night. I wanted to make one for miss Sofia. 
1. I bought this fabric and simply cut two 12" squares. 
2. Next I used my embroidery machine to customize and make this pattern for her. Her parents are travelers and love Paris so I thought she would definitely be heading there in  her future. :) 
3 I put all-natural batting in between and then sewed around the edges. 
4. I wanted an uber-ruffled look around the edges and also something that Sofia could play with and suck on. Because May Arts ribbon has perfectly finished edges, I was able to use the 3" Black Single Faced Satin/ Bias Cut KK-10 and put one edge on one side of the blanket, the other edge on the other side and then zig-zag sew the ruffles in place. This took a lot of ribbon, a LOT of pinning, and a lot of patience. But I love the outcome!
5. Afterwards I looked on their website and found out that they made a pre-ruffled ribbon! Thud. But I love the look of this still and am so glad I did it this way!

I made this layout using ribbon from the Jillibean Soup Kit Club called the Soup Kitchen. 
This is the Twill/Chevron Striped Ribbon 382-15-27. I got more of this in a different color and a different width when I won the May Arts contest (thanks for all the congrats by the way!!!). So you will see that coming up when I get back!

This was a "I need a headband to make her St. Patty's Day happy!!". I brought out the Grosgrain/Satin Edge 376-1-01 and the Satin/Grosgrain Edge HN-1-16 and whipped this up!

Thank you so much for checking out my post and good luck to all!!! :) Have a beautiful day!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Special Birthday Blog Hop with My Creative TIme!

Welcome to a My Creative Time special birthday blog hop for our fearless leader: Emma! I am in Las Vegas right now throwing a bachelorette party! So I am definitely feeling in a celebratory mood as well! :)

She has created a SUPER cute stamp set that will be given away - for free - with each order that is placed this weekend! How crazy/generous is that!?! Scroll down to check it out!

She is also having a sale! 

You should have gotten here from Cindy's Blog. If not, start at the beginning at My Creative Time.


How would YOU like to be the LUCKY winner of this FABULOUS  “Project Life COMPLETE Scrapbook Kit BLUSH EDITION”?  Yep, Miss Emma had ordered an extra one to giveaway for this special day! ;)  All you have to do is leave a comment at EACH stop in this hop!  For additional entries you can spread the word on facebook to all of YOUR friends! Once you do that, go ahead & visit my facebook page HERE & let me know that you did so!  This is a FABULOUS prize so "Good Luck!"

Okay, are you all ready for an AMAZING sale as well? For THIS WEEKEND ONLY, please use this code: BDAY42  at checkout to get 20% off of your purchase! You can start shopping HERE! This sale will end on Sunday, May 12th at midnight PST!  As a Birthday present from ME to all of YOU, I am giving away this ADORABLE stamp set to orders placed THIS WEEKEND ONLY! There is a $20 minimum order required to receive free stamp set!

  ***All orders from this sale will start shipping out on Monday, May 13th~! My Mom will be having the weekend OFF for Mother's day!;)

Now, head on over to Miss Glora's blog! 


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

MCT - 3D Wednesday - Jar of Love

Hello and welcome to My Creative Time 3-D Wednesday!

I made this for my friend's baby shower that I threw in Montana. Her baby girl was just born and she is just too precious!!!!

Make sure you pop on over to My Creative Time and see what the other girls created. :)

Here are the jars for people to write wishes on.

My Creative Time: Stitched Jar Accessories
My Creative Time: Stitched Chunky Jar Dies
Patterned Paper:
Echo Park: Sweet Girl " Lettering Stencils" (chevron on top)
Echo Park: Sweet Girl "Quilt Blocks" (yellow background of label)
Jillibean Soup: Chilled Cucumber Soup "Peeled Cucumber" (both the striped label and the fussy-cut butterflies)
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue "Cashew Shop" (aqua small chevron jars)
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue "680102" (yellow water color jars)
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue "Peanut Deli" (blue water color jars)
Little Yellow Bicycle: JB 102 (wonky grid)
Little Yellow Bicycle: JB 106 (grey lace)
Thickers: American Crafts: Macaw™ (161)
Paper Flower: Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue Paper Flowers™
My Mind's Eye: Lime Twist: Out of the Blue "Smile" Twine™ (turquoise)
My Mind's Eye: Lime Twist: Out of the Blue "Playful" Twine™ (yellow)
Corner rounder
Xyron 5" Creative Station


Saturday, May 4, 2013

NSD Shop Pumpkin Spice Challenge, Coupon Code and Huge Prizes!

So, Shop Pumpkin Spice is doing a huge set of challenges and each one that you participate in gets you a chance to win $20 to the SPS store... as in $20 EVERY HOUR (not $20 total... $20 EVERY hour. Crazy. It's like a non-profit for the paper-less. :))

Here it the challenge I chose for you:
Throwback to Kindergarten: Doodle AND Color on your project. 

I doodled the black (around the card and the lines to either side of the sentiment) and white pen dots.
The flowers are stamps which I colored in.


Check back EVERY hour at the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog to see all of our challenges! :) 

Shop Pumpkin Spice has also given us a COUPON CODE for the store!!! She is having crazy sales - just click on the sale section! The coupon code for my blog is: NSD9 for 10% off your order today!!! Click HERE to go to the store.