Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Creative Time - 3-D Wednesday!

Well, my cousin's wedding is this coming weekend and I was tasked to make some goodies for the photo booth they are going to have there. You've seen the mustaches before, but the signs are new and I used My Creative Time stamps to add the "XOXO" on the "love" sign. perfect. 

Other notes: when making signs like this I cut the cardstock 5 or 6 times depending on the thickness of the cardstock that I was using. Use a Xyron machine (like the 9" Creative Station or the 3" Sticker Maker) and run all the layers through so that it is border to border adhesive. I used the Mega Runner  on the "love" sign and it didn't have the same stability that the other ones did when I ran all layers through the Xyron. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Xyron and Maya Road!

Hello and welcome to the Xyron and Maya Road blog swap blog hop! 

We got a scrumptious amount of goodies from Maya Road (THANK YOU!) and I was particularly excited about the little birds and their cages. I am sure you will see some more on future projects. 

I used my 3" Sticker Maker to make putting these projects together a snap!

Adhesive dots held the tin with all of the embellishments to the card.

Designer's Notes: 
I used three different techniques on the chipboard: 
1. Cover in Ink (the red)
2. Trace and cut the patterned paper and use my Xyron to adhere.
3. Run it through the 3" Sticker Maker and cover in glitter. Then run it through on the reverse side to adhere. :) 

Xyron: Foam Adhesive made with the 9" Creative Station.
Xyron: 3/8" Adhesive Dots
Xyron: 3" Sticker Maker
Maya Road: Love Words Mini Chipboard Set
Maya Road: Granny's Mini Wood Doilies
Maya Road: Birds w/ Cages Mini Chipboard Set
Maya Road: Kraft Gift Card Envelopes
Maya Road: Vintage Metal Heart Tins
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue "Pine Nut Diner"

Now be sure to check out what the other Xyron girls made with the Maya Road goodies! Make sure to check out the Xyron blog all week as there will be GIVEAWAYS!!!! 


Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Hustle Part 2

Hey!!! Are you enjoying the Halloween Hustle over at My Creative Time!?! I am happy to be here wrapping up the week with you with a little decor project for a punch bowl!

Designer Notes:
I used three different stitch sizes (all zig zag) to give it a little more of a creepy-not-so-perfect-feel. 
I also hung it at funky ribbon angles so that it would look wonky too! I am kind of into wonky right now.

Welcome to our 5 days of "Halloween Hustle"! Yep, we will have 5 days worth of last minute ideas to trick your treats!  You will ALSO see 3-D projects, home decor & even cards!  I hope you are ALL ready for some HALLOWEEN HUSTLE "FUN"! There will be giveaways all week! Check Emma's blog to see what it will be!  Also, if you missed out on our sale last week! Well....for this weekend ONLY, starting this Friday 10/25/2013 @ 12:01am PST  thru Sunday 10/27/2013 @ 11:59pm PST you can use the code OCT2013 to get 20% off your entire order in my store HERE!  Remember I told you about making a "Teeny Tag Holiday" stamp set? WELL....wait no longer, it will be available this Friday, 10/25/2013  in my store HERE!

MCT: Teeny Tag Greetings $14.99 (before 20% off)
MCT: Chunky Jar Accessories $14.99 (before 20% off)
My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" Paper (whole collection for $5!)


Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Hustle

Hello! Greetings from North Carolina! I am here visiting family - my husband's grandmother's 90th birthday!!! - and we are having SO much fun! It's the first time all of us have been in the same location at the same time with kiddos in tow. What a new stage of life that is really so thrilling and joyful. 

This week over at My Creative Time we are doing the Halloween Hustle! :) Last minute Halloween projects that all of the DT are making. Check them out! 

This little poison jar is just a little stand alone deal-e-o that hangs out on a table for decoration. I wish I could have staged it better so you could see just how darling it is! I made this in about 20 minutes flat so I am challenging you to do the same! :) 

I cut the jar twice - once with black and once with acetate and it's so much cuter in real person. It's 100% My Creative Time so get out your stamps and dies and get hustling! :) 

My Creative Time: All Around Holidays Stamp Set (champagne glass die and pumpkin die (inside jar))


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

May Arts Halloween Hop - Witch Wreath


That's right! It's an all ribbonista - all week - Halloween inspiration extravaganza complete with prize!!!

I got this pattern in a store. If you want the pattern name/brand I am happy to give it to you so you can buy it yourself! Just email me: Anyway, I had a great time making this "wreath". I have a santa one coming up for Christmas so stay turned! :)

Please note the spiders which are ridiculously hard to photograph while the wreath is on the door. They are hanging from the tip of the hat and in between the hose and the tip of the chin.

I curled the wired ribbon around a pen to add body to her hair and just hung the ric rac velvet face forward so it has a lot of texture! 

So... what is the prize you ask?!?! THREE SPOOLS OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE HALLOWEEN SECTION!!! How cool is that!?! There are 5 pages of products.... 5.pages to choose from.

Hop on over to Dee Dee's blog! It's just her and I today! Then stop by the May Arts Ribbon Blog (all week long) to increase your chances of winning and see some fabby projects to boot!


Xyron and Stencil Girl!!!

Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and possibly even three days off!

Xyron and Stencil Girl have teamed up this week and I have to admit... this was the first time for me using stencils!! I know, I know... but I had a great time with this one! THANK YOU Stencil Girl!!!

I have to tell you - it was a comedy of errors. Here is what I learned:

A: I am Spritzer inept. I tried to spray.... but lets just say that two of my spritzers wouldn't spritz at all (the mechanism was broken) and for the one that finally did - I think my finger was broken. It wasn't pretty.
B: Using ink on stencils is amazing! it comes out so crisp and clear if you:
C: Use painter's tape to hold both the paper AND the stencil down and together! :) 
D: I tried something new and I think you'll like it! Check out the tag! :) 

For the tag I taped down the stencil and then used the Xyron corner glue stick to heavily heavily add glue into the stencil openings. Then I poured glitter onto it and the result is really pretty and very dimensional! As the glue was not distributed evenly, there are raised and depressed portions of the pattern. It adds a ton.

This is a photo in progress of layout down the glue.


Other Supplies:
Cricut Winter Frolic
May Arts  wired string (KS-14)
Maya Road (red twine)

I used this sketch from Artful Delight for my card. I turned it on it's side and separated the two "flowers" as my bows.

Now make sure you stop by Xyron and Stencil Girl as there are prizes to be won! Xyron is giving away a different prize EVERY DAY!!!! 

I am hopping today with:

So make sure you stop by their blogs too and check out what they made with these awesome stencils! 


Friday, October 11, 2013

My Creative Time Blog Hop!!!

Hello and welcome to the My Creative Time blog hop!!! You should have gotten here from Cindy's blog. If not, start HERE at the beginning to join in all the fun, see everything and find out how you can win!

Did you know that we are all assigned stamp/die sets for the release days as well as the blog hop? Well, Emma wants to make sure you see variety and I hope you get a TON of inspiration! Today I was "assigned" (if you can call it that - it's more like play time) the Holiday Tickets. I decided to use them as a background stamp! 

Easy links for your ordering pleasure! Just click on the pictures. 

For our blog hop giveaway, we will have 2 winners! 
Winner #1 ~  $50 gift card to "My Creative Time's Store'! 
Winner #2 ~ will be our "Guest Designer" for our Next 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 head on over to Glora's blog! Make sure you hop all the way through because my fabby friend Heather is hopping with us as our guest designer this month and next month that could be YOU!!!


Xyron and Doodlebug!!!

A HUGE thank you to Doodlebug for the goodies that they sent our way! I received some of the Christmas collection for this year called Home for the Holidays.

So... I have to admit... I have been eyeing Doodlepops for a while and haven't purchased any as I was afraid I would be addicted... I was right... 

Finally a Chimney That Santa Can Fit Down

Other supplies:
Tinsel Glitter

Here is another quick card that I made using Doodle Pops! :)  It's a Christmas card for my husband. :) I LOVED these little reindeer! And those candy cane striped arrows - I just had to add them. 

You're going to have to trust me that the ribbon is sheer white. I have NO idea why it looks purplish blue in this photo. It's so pretty in real life and it blends into the background! I promise! ;)

Xyron Mega Runner with 1/4" permanent adhesive
Doodlebug: Home for the Holidays "Petite Poinsettias"
Doodlebug: Home for the Holidays "White Christmas Sugar"
Doodlebug: Home for the Holidays "Deer Friends Mini Doodlepops"
Doodlebug: Home for the Holidays "This and That Sticker"
Other supplies:
May Arts Sheer Ribbon C-01
Sewing Machine with red thread

MAKE SURE you head on over to Xyron's blog AND Doodlebug's Blog. They are both giving away goodie packs EVERY DAY and you wont be disappointed at either!!! 

There are three others hopping along today:


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Creative Time - Release Week!!!

Hello and welcome to the new release for My Creative Time!

I was given the rosette dies to show off today and I hope you like my project! I was TOTALLY inspired by my friend Lezlye and her project HERE. (Sorry I forgot to link it last night! I was so tired when writing this!) I scrap-lifted it and made it my own with Emma's awesome new dies!

Designer's note: I used the larger of the two dies and just scooted it off the end so it would cut shorter by a quarter of an inch or so. That's how I got the medium sized rosette. :) 

My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Rosette Dies (NEW!!!)

Other Supplies:
Twine: May Arts Burlap String
Paper: Graphic 45: Steampunk Spells
Petaloo Leaves
Xyron: 1/4" Tape
Hot Glue Gun

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! ;)


Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Designer Challenge - Pumpkins - For My Creative Time!

WOO HOOOOOO!!! I am taking over the My Creative Time blog today to share with you my Designer Challenge! I am excited to tell you that the challenge is PUMPKIN!

If you know our crafty leader at all you know that she is slightly obsessed with Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I share that obsession of all things pumpkin so I thought this would be fun! Feel free to get as creative as you want! Make a label for pumpkin bread, a card with a pumpkin on it, give someone a random act of kindness gift certificate to Starbucks so they can get their own Pumpkin Spice Latte - the sky is the limit! 

Here is my inspiration for you! I knew I would need a thank you for an upcoming Halloween party. :)


Other Supplies:
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

I hope you will play along with my challenge this week! Pick up some of Emma's new fall stamps and get in that pumpkin mood!

Recommended movies for inspiration :)
Harry Potter (the whole series)
The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values
Hocus Pocus
Did I mention that I like cheesy movies!?! :) 

Now check out what my SUPER talented DT sisters have cooked up for you! Get it?! Cooked up!?! Pumpkin!?! okay, that one was a stretch. I'll give you that. ;) Thanks for reading down this far! Have a beautiful day! 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Xyron and Core'dinations!?! Oh yeah!

Hello and welcome to the Xyron and Core'dinations Blog Hop! 

I love Core. It matches EVERYTHING AND you can sand it, tear it, emboss it, love it! 

Core was so generous to us and gave us all some fabulous product! I got to play with the Vintage 6x6 pad and the Pastel Collection!

First up is my fun little Halloween card. I don't know what I was thinking with this funky vellum cover, but I love it!! 
Embossing Folders: Tiny Bubble and Swiss Dots
Die Cutting Machine
Embossing Machine
We R Memory Keepers Crop a Dile
White Gel Pen

Second up is my tutorial for today and a card I was putting off making for quite some time. A friend lost their baby girl at 20 weeks - found out there was no heartbeat. Having had 3 miscarriages before Emmaline and being 20 weeks pregnant with our little girl this week - words cannot describe my sorrow for them. However, I have absolute hope and faith that this terrible heartbreak is just a puddle in their path and that they will hold a baby in their arms. They will meet their little girl someday and for now, she is being taken care of by the greatest parent of all in Heaven. 

Embossing Folders: Paisley and Swiss Dots
Die Cutting Machine
Embossing Machine


Check out what the other girls made for this hop - they are one talented bunch! Prizes are up for grabs as usual!!! 
AND check out the Ain't She Crafty blog for details about giveaways!!! Last week they gave away something every day!!!