Monday, December 31, 2012

My Creative Time ~ December Stamp Release : BLOG HOP !

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the My Creative Time ~ December Stamp Release BLOG HOP!!!  You should have arrived here from the super talented Amy's blog.  If not, then make sure head back to My Creative Time so that you can start at the beginning - because you don't want to miss a thing!  

For my project today, I am featuring the Lots of Love stamp set & the Stitched Heart Layering Dies:


I made this simple but fun little card for my hubby for New Year's Eve.  The black, white, and red cardstock are all from Recollections.  I used the smallest heart die from the My Creative Time ~ Stitched Heart Layering Dies and cut it out a bunch of times (1 to represent each year since we met). Then I used the number stamps from the My Creative Time ~ Just Simply Live stamp set to stamp the years on each heart.  I added pop dots behind each heart for dimension.


The "Lots of love" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Lots of Love stamp set.


The "Always & forever" sentiment is also from the My Creative Time ~ Lots of Love stamp set.  I also added a couple of little red heart gems and black dots between the year 2012 and 2013 to emphasize the new year.


This is super simple, but I just love how it turned out.  Perfect to give my hubby on New Year's Eve!

**********BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT**********
For our Blog Hope Giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  The FIRST winner will have a "GUEST DESIGNER SPOT" for our next release & the second winner will win a $25 Gift Card to Emma's store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along with the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use random.org 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, Jan. 6th at midnight.  Emma will announce the winners on her blog on Tuesday, Jan. 8th.  EASY PEASY!!  GOOD LUCK!!!  :)
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Ok everyone, that wraps up the My Creative Time ~ December Stamp Release.  Here are all the sets in this release:







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Emma designed this special stamp as a "THANK YOU" for all of your support throughout 2012!  With all of her ups & downs this year, you were ALL here to support her in any way possible.  Emma will FOREVER be grateful to each and every one of you!  With that said, she is offering this mini stamp set for FREE to the first 150 shoppers starting at 8am PST Monday, Dec. 31st.  NO SPECIAL CODE is needed.  If you are amongst the 150 shoppers, you will automatically have it included with your order.  ONE per shopper please.  If you miss out on being one of the lucky shoppers who get this for free, no worries because Emma will be offering it for sale for those of you who "have to have it!"
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I hope you have enjoyed all of the Sneak Peeks this week.  I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. So let's get hopping.  Your next stop in the hop is the talented Miss Cathryn, but in case you get lost along the way - here is the entire lineup:

Cassandra (that's me!)

HAPPY HOPPING and HAPPY SHOPPING everyone!  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day!  :)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Sneak Peek Day 3 : December Release

Hello everyone!  I hope you have been enjoying all the Sneak Peeks so far!!!  Today, we are showcasing two new sets, plus a bonus set (woot! woot!):  the Stitched Scallop Heart Die & the Stitched Postage Frame Die, plus the bonus FOREVER stamp set.


I decided to make some more fun Valentine Treats.  These are all made with the card die in the My Creative Time ~ Card Sentiments with 3x3 Fancy Tri-fold Card.  Instead of making it like a traditional card, I folded over the top flap towards the back and adhered it to the other side.  That way I can put some little chocolate candies in them.  :)  All of the patterned papers are from the SEI ~ With All My Heart collection.


Here's a picture of the back side so you can see what I mean. Then on that back flap, I stamped the "To" & "From" from the My Creative Time ~ Just Tags stamp/die set.


Ok, I think this heart die might just be one of my new favorites!!!!  Both of these pretty hearts are from the brand new My Creative Time ~ Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set.  I added pop dots behind the red heart for dimension.  The "Be Mine" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ 100% Sweetness stamp set.  I stamped it with Versamark ~ Watermark Ink and then embossed it with white ~ Stampendous Embossing powder.   Inside is a little Ghiradelli Chocolate.  YUMMY!!!  

**In order for your treats to stay nicely tucked in to the little pocket, make sure you use a strong adhesive on the sides of the flap.  I used that red tape stuff (lol...can't remember the name of it).


This is the same kind of treat as the first one.  The "Be My Sweetie" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ 100% Sweetness stamp set.



Here is another very similar treat.  The "Be Mine" sentiment at the top is from the My Creative Time ~ Chocolate Greetings stamp/die set.  The "XOXO" is from the My Creative Time ~ 100% Sweetness stamp/die set.  Inside this treat are little Andes Chocolate Mints.  




Much simpler, but still so pretty.  The "Be My Valentine" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Chocolate Greetings stamp/die set.  



This last little Valentine Treat is made with the My Creative Time ~ Stitched Scallop Heart Die and the  fun bonus set - the My Creative Time ~ FOREVER stamp set.  This bonus set includes both the center heart that I stamped in red and the "FOREVER" sentiment at the top.  The black cardstock is from the Coredinations ~ Vintage collection.

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Emma designed this special stamp as a "THANK YOU" for all of your support throughout 2012!  With all of her ups & downs this year, you were ALL here to support her in any way possible.  Emma will FOREVER be grateful to each & every one of you!  With that said, she is offering this mini stamp set for FREE to the first 150 shoppers starting at 8am PST Monday, Dec. 31st. NO SPECIAL CODE is needed.  If you are amongst the 150 shoppers, you will automatically have it included with your order.  ONE per shopper please.  If you miss out on being one of the lucky shoppers who get this for free, no worries, because Emma will be offering it for sale for those of you who "have to have it!"   ;)
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Well that's it.  I hope you enjoyed these little Valentine Treats. Just something a little different today.  And who doesn't love chocolate on Valentine's Day?!?!?!


***** SNEAK PEAK GIVEAWAY TIME ! *****
With all of our Sneak Peek Weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!  

***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!  

***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release and whatever connections you may have.  Let us know on My Creative Time's FB page here that you did so.  OR you can just tag Emma in your post.  

Emma will randomly pick and announce all winners on Monday, Dec. 31st during the release happening at 8:00am PST in her video.  GOOD LUCK!!  Log onto your facebook now and let's start spreading the word!   ;)
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Well my creative friends, that's it for me for Day 3 of Sneak Peek Week.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I will see you all tomorrow for the big reveal and the super fun Blog Hop.  Have a great day!

P.S.  If you watched Emma's video today in it's entirety, she had a few announcements in there for you!  The MAIN announcement she wanted you all to know is that starting TOMORROW (Monday, December 31st) at 8am PST, you can use the code: NEWYEAR at checkout in her store HERE to get 20% off your entire purchase!  YEP, that is even including ALL of her stamps that are 40% off right now here!  This sale will end on Sunday, January 6th at midnight PST.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Sneak Peek Day 2 : December Release

Hello everyone!  It's time for Day 2 of Sneak Peek Week with My Creative Time.  Today the Design Team is showcasing a super fun stamp & die set called Chocolate Greetings.  It's soooo cute - you are gonna love it!!!


These are some cute 3x3 cards that I whipped up in no time at all.  Now when you see this new set, of course you will think of all the cute Valentine ideas that are possible, but I decided to throw in a couple of other ideas so that you can see the versatility of this fun set.  All of the patterned papers for these little cards are from Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints.  And the dotted border is from the My Creative Time ~ Small Talk stamp set.


Let's start with the traditional little Valentine.  The super fun chocolates, the "Be My Valentine" sentiment and the tag are from this brand new set the My Creative Time ~ Chocolate Greetings stamp/die set.  The "Kiss Me" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ 100% Sweetness stamp set.  The inks are black ~ Ranger Archival ink and Ladybug Red ~ Memento ink.


Once again, the chocolates, the "My Lucky Charm" sentiment and the tag are from the My Creative Time ~ Chocolate Greetings stamp set.  And the "IheartU" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Small Talk stamp set.  The inks are black ~ Ranger Archival ink and Cottage Ivy ~ Memento ink.


The chocolates and tag are from the My Creative Time ~ Chocolate Greetings stamp/die set.  And both sentiments are from the My Creative Time ~ Mixed Holiday Sentiments stamp set.  The ink is black ~ Ranger Archival ink.


And for a totally different theme, I made these little baby shower cards.  The chocolates, the tags and the "It's a Boy" & "It's a Girl" sentiments are from the My Creative Time ~ Chocolate Greetings stamp/die set.  The "Congrats!" & "Thanks" sentiments are from the My Creative Time ~ Small Talk stamp set.  The inks are black ~ Ranger Archival ink, Bahama Blue ~ Memento ink and Rose Bud ~ Memento ink.




I added some pop dots to one chocolate on each card and also curled the little chocolate tags for fun dimension.  These cards were super quick and easy to make and would be great for all kinds of occasions.  Just wait until you see all the sentiments!!!


***** SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY TIME ! *****
With all of our Sneak Peek Weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!  

***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.  

***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 that you did so.  OR you can just tag Emma in your post.  

Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Monday, Dec. 31st during the release happening at 8:00am PST in her video.  GOOD LUCK!  Log onto your facebook now and let's start spreading the word!   :)
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Well my creative friends, that's it for me for Day 2 of Sneak Peek Week.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I will see you all again tomorrow.  Have a great day!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Announces the 2013 Design Team

And guess what?  I'M A PEACH !  Wahoo!  Yippee!!  Hooray!!! I am so super excited!!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to Kathy and the rest of the Peachy Family!  I'm still pinching myself to see if it's real. What a GREAT way to end the year!

And to celebrate, I made this fun little card:


How can you not smile when you see all of those fun Peachy faces? The super cute peaches are stamped with the Peachy Keens Stamps ~ Faceless Fruits stamp set.  Then I cut them all out by hand and paper pieced them altogether.  All of the papers for this card are from my scraps. The awesome "CELEBRATE" letters are stamped with the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Lucy's ABC's & 123's and cut with the co-ordinating SVG file and my Cameo.


The face for Peach #1 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ The Cornies Face Assortment.  The face for Peach #2 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.  And the face for Peach #3 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Happy Lashes Face Assortment.


The face for Peach #4 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Piles of Smiles stamp set.  The face for Peach #5 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment.  And the face for Peach #6 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Just Baby Faces Assortment.


The face for Peach #7 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment.  The face for Peach #8 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment.  And the face for Peach #9 is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Winter Wonderland Face Assortment.


I used a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the accents to the eyes, chalk for cheeks and Zig Writer pens for the mouths and tongues.  I also used tons of pop dots for fun dimension.

Well my creative friends, that's my super fun announcement for the day.  I am so super excited to be a member of the Peachy Keen Stamps Family.  I can't wait for 2013 to begin!  Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see all of the other members of the 2013 Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Design Team.  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again tomorrow.  

My Creative Time ~ Sneak Peek Day 1 : December Release

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday!  It's time for the My Creative Time ~ December Stamp & Die Release!!  Woot Woot!!!  For those of you who may be new to this, every month (usually the 3rd week of the month) Emma releases her newest sets of stamps and dies.  But before the big reveal, Emma and the Design Team  get to tease you with some super fun Sneak Peeks.   So are you ready for some fun?  Let's get this party started!!!

For Day 1 of Sneak Peek Week, we are showcasing the following 3 sets:  the Lots of Love stamp set, the Love Collage background stamp, and the Stitched Heart Layering Dies.  

Of course we just finished Christmas, but you know that Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Here are some super easy classroom or office treats that you can easily mass produce in no time at all:


These two treats are made with the My Creative Time ~ Stitched Lollipop Holder Die.  These are just the easiest treats ever!!!  If you have kids or ever have parties, then this is the treat for you!

The white, pink and red cardstock are from Recollections.  The black paper for the scallop on the right is from the Coredinations ~ Vintage Collection.  I used the brand new My Creative Time ~ Love Collage background stamp to stamp on the lollipop holders.  The ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  To embellish the top of the treats, I used the scallop die in the My Creative Time ~ Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies and the star burst die in the My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Kit.  The "love" in the center of the star burst is from one of the sentiment stamps in the brand new My Creative Time ~ Lots of Love stamp set.  I used some pop dots behind the star burst for dimension.  And I added some little dots to the tips of the star burst with a black ~ Zig Writer Pen.  

Here is a side view so that you can see the lollipops:


Yummy!  Yummy!  Well, that's it for me today ~ quick and simple and easy to mass produce!

***** SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY TIME! *****
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!  

***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!  

***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release and whatever connections you have!  Let us know on My Creative Time's FB page here that you did so.  OR you can just tag Emma in your post.  

Emma will randomly pick and announce all winners on Monday, Dec. 31st during the release video happening at 8:00am PST in her video.  GOOD LUCK!  Log onto your facebook now and let's start spreading the word.   ;)
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Well, my creative friends that's it for me for Day 1 of Sneak Peek Week.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.

Pssst...and come back a little later today, because I have a surprise to share with you!!!   ;)

Monday, December 24, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you enjoy the festivities with all of your loved ones.   :)


I will see you all back here on Friday for the My Creative Time ~ December Release - Sneak Peeks!!!  

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!   

Friday, December 21, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Sale !!!!

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to stop by and let you know that there is a SUPER GREAT SALE over at My Creative Time!!  Go check it out...you don't want to miss it!!!  See you soon.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #47

Hello everyone!  I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to participate in any of the PKS Challenges, but I absolutely couldn't skip this one.  It's time for the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #47 : Sketch Challenge - HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!!!  Kathy is the creative genius behind all of the super cute Peachy Keen Stamps and this weekend was her birthday.  So the challenge this time is focused on sending Kathy - Happy Birthday wishes.

The guidelines for this challenge:  Create a card or a layout based on the sketch provided.  Design must be new and created specifically for this challenge and must include Peachy Keens Stamps to win.

Here is the sketch:


And here is my card for Kathy:


The white and the black cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink. The solid yellow cardstock is from Recollections.  The background squares are stamped with the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Celebrations background stamp and the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ What Time Is It? background stamp.  The ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.


This super cute flower is cut with the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Funny Flowers set (this is a Cottage Cutz stamp/die set). The patterned paper for the flower and leaf are from Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints.  For the cutie patootie face, I used some chalk for cheeks, a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll pen for accents and Copic ~ Sketch Markers for the nose and mouth.  In order to give the flower some dimension, I snipped apart the flower petals so that I could curl them.  I also inked the edges with charcoal ~ Colorbox Ink to help it stand out a little.  I put pop dots behind the flower for even more dimension.  I added a little birthday candle sticker to the leaf for some birthday love. And the bow is tied with The Twinery ~ Charcoal twine.  I added a little yellow button and black gem to the center.


On the inside, I stamped this with the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Lucy's ABC's and 123's stamp set.  If you don't have this set yet...it's AWESOME and definitely a MUST HAVE!!!


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge Blog to see all the other entries.  And leave Kathy some Happy Birthday love!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS KATHY!!!! Thank You for all you do!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The "12 Days of Christmas" ~ Day 12 with My Creative Time

Hello everyone!  We made it!!!  It's Day 12 of the "12 Days of Christmas" with My Creative Time.  I can't believe the end is already here.  I hope you have enjoyed each and every minute of it.  I don't know about you, but I'm on creative overload. The Design Team has done an AMAZING job!!! Well, just like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ~ I decided to end the event with Santa Claus himself and his favorite little helper of course.   ;)


Oh ~ and by the way ~ This is my very first official Silhouette Cameo project!!!!  I've cut out some PKS ~ SVGs before, but this is my very first real project.  Aren't they cute????  I got these files from the Silhouette Online Store.  I just LOVE them!!!  I think these would be perfect little treats for the office or maybe even school.


The solid brown cardstock for this cute little Rudolph is from Recollections.  And the brown polka dot cardstock is from the Recollections ~ Sugar Plums collection.  I added two super large googlie eyes and a red gem for the nose.


The tag is cut with the tag dies in the My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tag Greetings stamp/die set.  The cardstock is from the Recollections ~ Sugar Plums collection.  The "for you" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Small Talk stamp set.  And the Hemp Twine for the bow is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.


Ta Da!  It's Santa Claus!!!  The white cardstock is from Recollections.  The red polka dot cardstock is from the Recollections ~ Sugar Plums collection.  I added some pop dots behind the mustache for dimension.  And I added Star Dust ~ Stickles to the hat for extra sparkle.  To add some dimension to Santa's beard, I used the D'vine Swirl ~ Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.


The tag is cut with the tag dies in the My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tag Greetings stamp/die set.  The "Ho! Ho! Ho!" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Warm Holiday Fun stamp set.  The hemp twine for the bow is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.


I think they are just too adorable!  And I must say . . . the Silhouette Cameo is AWESOME!!  It's my New Year's resolution to learn how to use it!  ;)

HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT !
Okay, since it's Christmas, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person!  She will announce one of the prizes for each day in her video.  So by the 12th day, you will see ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving.  All you have to do is leave your comments each day!  It's that simple!  ALSO, **VERY IMPORTANT** please leave your contact information so we can contact you "IF" you are the lucky winner.

Well my creative friends, that's it for me for Day 12 of the "12 Days of Christmas".  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  And don't forget to leave Emma some love!  These last 12 Days have been AWESOME!!!  Thanks for stopping by  and leaving such sweet comments.  I will see you all again soon!

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