Sunday, April 28, 2013

Friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons

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

Did you see that the challenge that went up yesterday was nature? I love using flowers so this was a no-brainer for me! :) 

Today I was busting out my stash using some Echo Park Paper: Country Drive. When this collection came out I was so-so on it. Now, I have used up almost all of my 12x12 pack which - for a cardmaker - is a BIG DEAL! :) Pick some of these fabby papers up from the SPS store before they are all gone! They are on super sale. 



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thrifty Thursday with My Creative Time

Hello everyone and welcome to "Thrifty Thursday" at My Creative Time! Today I am showing you a very clean and simple card made with my leftover clouds. I cut them backwards (in the wrong color order) and was going to throw them away! But they were too darling so I kept them and was so excited when I realized I could use them on this card! :) 

I used my Xyron to run the clouds through. The small one was done on the 1.5" sticker maker while the larger cloud needed the 5" (I am seriously going to add the 3" to my collection! LOVE them!!!). I put acetate down over the phrase (I could have put a mask there to protect the sentiment but forgot before I ran it through so I just used acetate to cover the sticky). I ended up LOVING the acetate look because it's shiny in person. It really gives the clouds a shine. I put glitter on the rest of the clouds to pop them. 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Xyron - Old to New Series!

Hi everyone! Xyron challenged the DT members to grab one of the old projects from their website and use it as inspiration or case and re-create it.

You may remember the cork tree that I did a while back. I have been dying to make another one so that they were a set and would be cute on the mantle. Perfect! I whipped out my Xyron 5" Creative Station and my 1.5" Sticker Maker and voila! I made fast work of this project! :) 

Here is the link and the picture of what I was using as inspiration:

Step 1: Drink enough wine to have enough corks (tee hee)

Step 2: Line the corks up according to size/shape. You want the layers to be equal across each other. For instance, I used the same winery's corks for all four on the bottom row to make it flat and stable as well as the third row as my one on top was the largest.

Step 3: Using a circle punch or die cutting machine, punch enough pieces of patterned paper out to have a variety to choose from. Then line them up how you would like them to go.

Step 4: I ran a full line through my Xyron 5" Creative Station with permanent adhesive. I had three circles left over and because I am an adhesive snob, I ran them through the 1.5" Sticker Maker to save on adhesive. 

Step 5: Remove protective coating and stick the circle ends to the corks in desired order.
 Step 6: Stop and get a manicure. Good heavens. I just saw how bad my nails really look! Sorry! They were SO strong when I was pregnant and now they just break all the time. Pout. I'll try to get that done before my next tutorial. Or does someone know how to use Photoshop and can just insert pretty nails?.? :) 

Lastly, use your hot glue gun to adhere all of the corks together and to adhere a mini cookie cutter on top for a star. 

All patterned paper was Carta Bella: Winter Fun.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! :) Let me know if you end up trying this yourself. I would love to see the pictures! :) 

Have a beautiful day and make sure to check out what the other girls did today! We all chose different projects to make from old to new and I get to see the sneak peeks on the FB page - AMAZING. Seriously, these ladies are uber talented. We are showcasing them all week


Emmaline - 8 Months

Good morning everyone!!!

Today at My Creative Time we are showing you another "Scrapping the Little Things" and we are supposed to use something recycled. The bow that is on the umbrella came off of some packaging and I kept it as my something recycled. :) 


Paper: Miss Caroline "Fiddlesticks" 6x6 Paper Pad™


Friday, April 19, 2013

MCT- Blog Hop Release Time!!!

***A HUGE thank you to all of the comments I got on the earlier release sneak peek. You are all SO super sweet!!! ***

Hello and good morning!!! Are you even ready for this!?! I am SO excited to share a tiny bit of the HUGE new release with you!!! It's so much fun. I have been working with it for a week and I still haven't used everything! It's SO HUGE! I love everything about this release. You'll be seeing more of it on my projects coming up! :) 

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


This came together SUPER fast using my Xyron products!

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 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, April 21st at midnight! I will announce winners on my blog on Tues, April 23rd!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Now, pop on over to Glora's blog!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MCT Sneak-Peek Week!!! Day 3!

Good morning! YAY for new release day at My Creative Time!!!

I made this birthday card for Emmaline's Godfather and my husband's closest friend. 

  • MCT: It's All About You  stamp set(available Friday, April 19th at 8am PST)
  • MCT: Stitched Mini Frame with Arrow Die (available Friday, April 19th at 8am PST)
  • MCT: Stitched Button Dies (I use these all the time! - already available from last release)


Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

 We would like to announce a winner everyday day, so this is what you have to do to qualify:   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!;)


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Out of this world

Yesterday at Shop Pumpkin Spice the challenge went up... taxes... what ever makes you think of taxes.... and while I pondered this I thought, "doing/paying taxes make me want to leave the planet". And thus, the idea was born and the connection to an astronaut from taxes made perfect sense in my crazy head. haha.


Make sure to stop by Shop Pumpkin Spice and play along with the challenge this week! 


Saturday, April 13, 2013

MCT Pre-Sneak Peek + a Giveaway game!

Hello and welcome to the My Creative Time pre-Sneak-Peek party/blog hop! 

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

You have a chance at EVERY stop on the hop to win a new stamp set from the release - as in Emma is giving away 19 stamp sets!!! Yep! Seriously! 

Would you like to win one of the AMAZING new sets from this release? All you have to do is guess what is the new item on our projects that we are ALL featuring today & leave a comment w/your answer! Winner will be announced on our "official" first day of sneak peeks on Monday, April 15! You have up to Saturday, April 13th at midnight to leave your comments! Good luck! ;)

Psst... I decided to make it super duper easy on you all as some of the other ├╝ber talented ladies have made it super hard! I'm such a softie! :) 

Okay, onto my project:
Paper: Carta Bella Cool Summer and a little My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose
Cricut Cartridge: Country Life

Okay, onto Glora's blog!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

SPS Blog Hop! :) Eggs?!?

Yep! Today a new challenge went up on Shop Pumpkin Spice and it is EGGS! :) 

Make sure to check and see if you were the winner from last month of $25 of surprise goodies from the SPS store! 

You should have gotten here from the lovely Carissa's blog. If not, please start at the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog and hop your way through! :)


Now, hop on over to Agnes' blog to see what she made! :) 


Monday, April 1, 2013

Blue Steel - a Layout for My Creative Time

Good morning! It's "April Fools Day" but I am not really a prank person and neither is my husband so it's just another day. But we were challenged at My Creative Time to come up with a funny face/prank layout. I thought about titling this layout "Funny Face" and I will do that for a different one, but this look is sooooo Emmaline's version of "Blue Steel" from Zoolander. 

I made this all with MCT dies and stamps with the exception of a paper trimmer for the photo. The bottom right strip of paper was a scrap.

I hope you like my layout! :) Go check out what the other girls have done with Scrapping the Little Things HERE! :)


I cased this layout from the Crate Paper site HERE. It is by Jessy Christopher. Her blog is HERE. Here is a picture of it. She was kind enough to email me back last night and send me the direct link. Thanks Jessy! :)