Friday, August 30, 2013

My Creative Time: Release Blog Hop!

Hello and good morning! Welcome to the blog hop for the newest release from My Creative Time!!! I LOVE this release!!! 

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

Did you pre-order your stamps and dies yet? Go do it HERE! :) 

I made this for my husband. He LOVES his dirty martinis and so I wanted to make him a card so that the next hard day that he has - he'll come home and this will be sitting next to his dirty martini. I think he'll like it. 

The extra olives are because I always steal his olive out of his martini. We always order extra or put more in ourselves. I like my olives "well marinated". :) 

So... I was a little nervous about getting the vellum down without showing adhesive behind it - Xyron adhesive to the rescue!!! I ran it through my 1.5" Sticker Maker. love. Definitely will be using this with all my vellum.

Designer's note This doesn't show it, but there is actually a vellum shadow to the left of the martini. It looks good in real life. You'll just have to take my word on that. ;) 

My Creative Time: Cocktail Party Dies
My Creative Time: Some Days Simply Require...

For our blog hop giveaway, we will have 2 winners! 
Winner #1 ~ will win a PRIZE PACKAGE from "Liz's Paper Loft Boutique" & a $50 to "My Creative Time's Store'! 
Winner #2 ~ will be our "Guest Designer" for our September Release! 
All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have! 


Now pop on over to miss Glora's blog


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Creative Time: Sneak Peek Day 2 - New Release! :)

HELLOOOOOOO and welcome to sneak peek day 2 of My Creative Time's new release. This is my favorite one yet!!! I love love love it all. 

Okay, so I am actually in Ohio right now celebrating my grandmother's 80th birthday! I'm surprising her and I cannot wait to see the look on her face! This card is for her! 

If you thought you needed to buy expensive thickers to get the glitter look, wrong! I used My Creative Time dies, ran them through my Xyron, and glittered them! Trust me, they are SOO pretty in real life! :)

My Creative Time: Lowercase Fun Dies
My Creative Time: Stitched Button Dies
All the stamps and dies will be able to be pre-ordered on Thursday!!! 

Sneak Peek giveaway!
We will be giving away the set we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Monday, we will announce the winner of that on Tuesday & so on......
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! 
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! ;)


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Xyron- Back To School!

I am totally in love with the laminate cartridges for the Creative Stations. I used the 5" Creative Station for this project.

I thought I would make a little name tag for Emmaline. Since she is only 1 and not in school yet, I wanted one that would last her a long time that I could reuse. I will attach this one to her diaper bag so when we check her into the nursery at church, they will know it's her bag. Eventually we'll use it for her lunch box and/or backpack. 

 Step 1: Die cut/use scissors to create your layers. 

Step 2:  Run the middle layer through the 2.5" Sticker Maker "upside down" so that the front has the sticky part. I ran it through twice so that both sides would be sticky and just left it on the paper while I worked with it. 

 Step 3: Place name tag part down onto the sticky surface. Then glitter!

Step 4: Remove backing from the red layer and stick to back later. Embellish as desired and then run the whole thing through the 5" Creative Station with the laminate cartridge inserted. 

Step 5: Voila! Tag! Use your hole punch to create a place for the ribbon to tie on. Enjoy! 

Xyron 2.5" Sticker Maker
Xyron 5" Creative Station with Laminate Cartridge
Xyron Mega Runner
Paper: Imaginisce
My Creative Time: Stitched 3x4 Journal Die
My Creative Time: Stitched Button Dies
May Arts Ribbon: Chevron in Turquoise
May Arts Ribbon: Paper Cording in Lime Green


Monday, August 19, 2013

May Arts Ribbon Cutting Blog Hop and giveaways!

Hello!!! We are SOOO excited today to launch the new website which is SOOO awesome! Check it out HERE!!! And IIIIIIII am so excited to have you stop by my blog! Welcome! 

You should have gotten here from the crazy-talented Jessica Kephart's blog! If not, start HERE at the beginning at May Arts to see what the fuss is about, enter to win over $1000 of prizes (no, there is not an extra "0" on that... it really is $1000!!!) and get ready to be inspired!

Today's theme was "ribbon cutting" as it is our ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the website! Fun, right!? I love puns. Anywho, I had this awesome wired ribbon that you will be seeing shortly when I post about Emmaline's first birthday party. I thought - why not make it look like you cut the ribbon, it rolled back, and balloons came out!?

I made these balloons by free cutting some wonky circles and then sewing them, stuffing them, and sewing them around the edges to show off the wonky-ness. I just wanted this to be a little more playful and less perfect. Some May Arts paper cording was PERFECT for the tails! 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
My Creative Time: It's All About You Stamp Set
Paper Trey Ink cardstock
Sewing Machine

Now head on over to the ridiculously talented Latrice's blog
Thank you SO much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!


My Creative Time - Scrapping the Little Things

My first "smash book" like page - I have to say I liked scrapping this way a lot more! I had a good time with my stamps and dies and then I just stickered the rest. Yep. Sticker-ed. It's a verb.

Check out the rest of the scrappy inspiration HERE!

My Creative Time: Hexy Background Stamp Set
My Creative Time: Stitched Round Speech Bubbles
My Creative Time: Stitched 4x6 Journal Die
Snap book
Simple Stories: Summer Fresh


Sunday, August 18, 2013

A fond farewell to Shop Pumpkin Spice - I even colored!!!

Good Sunday morning to you!!!

This week at Shop Pumpkin Spice the challenge is coloring.... let's just say Courtney wasn't made to color. I tried really hard on this one! So please participate in the challenge and if you are a terrible color-er then I would especially love it - I'll be in good company! :) 

I made this for one of my Godchildren. I wanted it to be totally non-spooky and fun! 

Well, Denine (the owner) of Shop Pumpkin Spice was my first sponsor. I called her because a big online store told me they had a stamp set that I needed for a DT project. I ordered it. And two weeks later they emailed to say it wasn't in stock (my project was due 5 days later.). eek! I called the number for Shop Pumpkin Spice (by the way, it's her CELL PHONE. She's a one woman show - but how many store owners list their cell!?!). Anyway she had the stamp set, I explained what was going on, and she went to the post office and put it in the mail that day. We've been fast friends ever since.

I will miss Shop Pumpkin Spice a lot but it is time for me to slow down a little bit and take care of baby #2 which is in my belly! With purchasing a foreclosure (a LOT of work) and flying over once a month every month this year, it has been busy - but for ALL good reasons and I feel sooo blessed that these are the reasons I am worn out! Anyhow, you will still see me linking and supporting Shop Pumpkin Spice because a: I LOVE supporting small business. b: I love supporting Denine and appreciate what she does behind the scenes to run a business literally all by herself and c: because I LOVE that design team. They will be friends for life. 

Please stop by her store and check it out and see if there is anything on your wish list! Her prices are fabulous! The link is HERE.

Paper: Echo Park: Chillingsworth Manor
Stamp: Penny Black
Brad: My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found Halloween™
Pumpkin: from a past Pumpkin Spice kit
Stickers: Echo Park: Chillingsworth Manor
Pens: Promarker
Ribbon: May Arts


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

3-D Wednesday - Emmaline's cupcake toppers

These are the cupcake toppers that I made for Emmaline's bunny first birthday party. You'll be seeing quite a few objects that I made for the party as the days go on. :)

My Creative Time is hosting their 3-D Wednesday. Check out what the other ladies have made here!

I used my 3x4 Stitched Journal Die for the carrot cupcakes sign. I then ran it through my 5" Creative Station by Xyron to laminate it.

MCT: To My Best Peep
MCT: Stitched 3x4 Journal Die
Xyron: 5" Creative Station™
Xyron: Laminate Cartridge for 5" Creative Station™
Echo Park Paper: Be Mine™


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

May Arts Up and Live and a Giveaway Notification

Hey all! I am under the "Prima Ribbonista" section. Head on over and leave some love for the girls to win some fabby ribbon! :) 

Link is here


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Congratulations to the Perfect Couple

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for today. 

I am away at a wedding that I am the matron of honor of!!! Congratulations Michelle and Bryan! They got married yesterday! 

This week's theme is sunshine at Shop Pumpkin Spice. I planned this - this is not cheating - although I feel like it IS sneaky. I used My Mind's Eye: Good Day SUNSHINE papers for this whole card! It was quite a challenge to turn it into a wedding card, but I did it! :)

Good Day Sunshine "Head in the Clouds" Paper™
Good Day Sunshine "Seaside Stripe" Paper™
Good Day Sunshine "Boardwalk" Paper™
Good Day Sunshine "Not So Bad Plaid" Paper
Stamps and Dies: My Creative Time
Cork shape: Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals
Ink: My Pink Stamper: Texas Chocolate


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Congrats on Your New Arrival - SPS Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for today! 

My friend is having her second baby and it's a baby girl! So I made this for her and I think she will really like it! 

This week's challenge theme is "sunshine" so I used some Good Day Sunshine paper AND got a sun in there and some sun-shaped ribbon too! oh yeah!

You should have gotten here from the lovely, talented, and super sweet Saundra's blog!

Good Day Sunshine Girl: "Daytime Digits" Paper™
Good Day Sunshine Girl: "Up Town" Paper™
Good Day Sunshine Girl: "Head in the Clouds" Paper™
Good Day Sunshine Girl: Die Cuts
Ribbon: May Arts Ribbon™
Stamps and dies: My Creative Time™

Next you are onto Marlene's blog! I don't know if you have been by lately, but her mojo is flowin'!!! 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

I mustache you a question...

Check out Thrifty Thursday over at My Creative Time! This Random paper pad was down to scraps but I was able to find a few big pieces to put behind my cards! I should have taken a picture of the black piece - it BARELY fit the dies and I was so thrilled to use  up that scrap and throw it in the trash! :) The brad was also a "leftover". Isn't it darling though? Pretty perfect for a birthday card. I just want to caption it "say cheese!"

I made this for my co-dad (father-in-law). He always has his mustache and wears his glasses when he needs them and is just too darling for words. He will like this card! Inside it says, "Hope you're be-shaving yourself!" :) :) :) I know. I know. I'm so cheesy. 

I used my 1.5" Xyron Create-a-Sticker to adhere the glasses. I didn't feel like getting my hands dirty with the liquid glue and these dies fit PERFECTLY into the machine! :) love it!

MCT: What's Growing On?
Paper: Crate Paper: Random 6x6 Pad™
Xyron: Mega Runner
Xyron: Foam dimensional tape made with the 9" Creative Station
Xyron: 1.5" Create-a-Sticker