Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Creative Time ~ "Thrifty Thursday"

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "Thrifty Thursday" with My Creative Time.  For those of you who may be new to this, it's when we make a project using our scraps, anything laying around on our craft tables, or stuff we already have on hand (i.e. - no new products).


Ever need just a simple wedding card?  Nothing fancy at all for the couple who just doesn't like that sorta thing. Well, here you go!  Super simple.  :)


The white card base and the kraft cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  The sweet and simple sentiment is from the MCT ~ Many Greetings.  I heat embossed it with Versamark ~ Watermark Ink & White ~ Stampendous Embossing Powder.  The cardstock for the hearts are from Recollections.  I cut the hearts with the MCT ~ Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies and adhered them with pop dots for dimension.


This of course is my favorite thing ever...the MCT ~ Embossed Gift Card Holder.  All of the cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  I cut the hearts with the MCT ~ 100% Sweetness.  The sentiment is from the MCT ~ Vintage Sentiments.  I embossed it with Versamark ~ Watermark Ink & White ~ Stampendous Embossing Powder.  At the bottom, I added a bow with some of The Twinery ~ Flax Twine.  And I added a couple of little flowers from my LSS.  If you look closely, you can see that I also embossed the gift card holder with the CB ~ Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  


Well that's it for me.  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 soon.  Have a great day!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My Creative Time ~ "Scrapping the Little Things"

Hello everyone!  We're back with another "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time.  This is the day when we make Smash Book, Project Life, or any other kind of scrapbook layout to hopefully inspire you to get some scrapping done.

For those of you who may not know, I'm a little bit of a Disney nut.  And back in October, my sister and I had our most fun Disney Day EVER!!!!  So I thought I would get back to scrapping and make a book with all of our fun pictures.  So to start, I decorated the front page of a Simple Stories ~ 6x8 SN@P Binder.


Since it's Halloween, I got the book with the orange binding.  Then I added the fun polka dot paper to the background from the Simple Stories ~ Handmade Holiday collection.  To hide the seam, I added the fun green ~ ric rac.  


To decorate the border along the side, I used the little stitched circle die from the MCT ~ Build A Banner Kit. The cute purple paper with the bats is from the Doodlebug Design ~ Haunted Manor collection.  The black glittery cardstock is from the DCWV ~ Spookytime stack.  The "It's a" & "Magical" sentiments are from the MCT ~ It's A Magical Season.  I cut the label with the MCT ~ Curly Label Die & MCT ~ Stitched Curly Label Die.  The solid colors of cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  The fun little ghosties are cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Spooky Ghost Dies.  I put them on pop dots for some fun dimension.


For the "Halloween Time" title, I used the MCT ~ Lowercase Fun Dies.  Perfect for scrapbooking!!!!!  Off to the right, you can see the cute little spider dangling from the "n" - he is from the MCT ~ Treats For My Sweet. I used some black ~ ric rac to frame the photo.  On the right side of the photo, I used the MCT ~ Stitched Tab Die and the MCT ~ Type Calendar for "October".


In 3 corners of the photo, I added some orange ~ sequins with little white ~ pearls in the center.  And then I finished it off with a fun bow and of course a cute googlie eye.  If you look closely, you can also see that I use Mod Podge to give the cover some good protection.


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  And let me know if you like this and I will be sure to show you more fun layouts as I get them all done.  :)   Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Creative Time ~ 29th Stamp & Die Release : BLOG HOP!!!

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the My Creative Time ~ 29th Stamp & Die Release!!!  Wahoo!!  You should have arrived here from the super talented Liz's blog.  If not, then make sure you head on over to My Creative Time so that you can start at the beginning with Emma.  You know you don't want to miss a thing!!!

For my projects today, I am featuring the brand new MCT ~ Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die.  Now you all know already that I think the original MCT ~ Embossed Gift Card Holder Die is the best thing ever invented (except for caller id...lol).  But this new die might be a close second!!!!!   ;)


Of course I couldn't help but make more than one project!!!  So I thought I would give you 3 different looks for using the same die.


For this first card, all of the fun patterned papers are from the Doodlebug Design ~ Sweetheart Collection and the red cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  To cut out the center portion of the card, I used the MCT ~ 3x4 Stitched Journal Die.  In the center, I added the "sweet" gift card using the brand new MCT ~ Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die.  I cut the label using the MCT ~ Chocolate Greetings.  The sentiment is from the MCT ~ Puffy Hearts Just For You.  The ink is Coffee ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  And the fun hearts are cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies.


For a little extra something, I wrapped the gift card and tied a bow with some brown ~ seam binding ribbon and added a little flower from my LSS.


I kept this second one super simple.  The white card stock is from Paper Trey Ink.  The blue sparkly paper is from the DCWV ~ Glitzy Glitter Stack.  And all of the other pretty patterned papers are from the Echo Park ~ Winter Wishes collection.  I used the MCT ~ 3x4 Stitched Journal Die for the base.  At the top of that, I used the MCT ~ Stitched Tab Die.  The sentiment is from the MCT ~ You're So Cool and the ink is Danube Blue ~ Memento Ink.


In the center, is the super cool MCT ~ Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die.  And to dress that up a little, I added the MCT ~ Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die and another little flower from my LSS.  It's hard to see in this picture, but I also added some Star Dust ~ Stickles to give the little flower some sparkle.


And finally, for all you coffee lovers out there, I made a fun pop up card.  The kraft cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  And all of the other fun patterned papers are from the Simple Stories ~ Handmade Holidays collection.  I attached the MCT ~ Stitched Gift Card Pocket to the pop up part of the card.  And behind that, I added a fun little coffee cup using the MCT ~ Coffee Break.


I used the MCT ~ Stitched Tab Die at the top.  The sentiment on that is from the MCT ~ Teeny Tag Holidays.  The little hearts are from the MCT ~ Once Upon A Time.  I used the MCT ~ Coffee Backgrounds on the gift card holder.  And for all of that, I embossed it with Versamark ~ Watermark Ink and Clear ~ Stampendous Embossing Powder.  For the "extra whip" on the coffee cup, I used the MCT ~ Do The Cocoa Motion.  The inks on the coffee cup are Emerald Green & Coffee ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  To finish it all off, I tied a bow with some green ~ hemp twine and once again added a little flower from my LSS.


I sure hope you liked all my gift card ideas.  This is sure to be another one of my FAVS!!!!!  Wahoo!!!

******BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!!******
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner!  ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVER SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!

*****EXCITING NEWS*****
Since Emma didn't get to celebrate her 3rd year Anniversary in December (2013), she decided to celebrate it this month with an EXTRA SPECIAL "FREEBIE" for this WEEKEND ONLY!  Yep, for the FIRST TIME, the freebie will be a "DIE & a stamp"!  So you will get this ADORABLE set in your packages with your purchase for THIS WEEKEND ONLY starting Friday, Jan. 17th thru Sunday, Jan 19th ending at midnight PST!  If you miss out on it, Emma will have it available for purchase in her store on Monday, Jan. 20th.


*****SALE ALERT****
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale is starting RIGHT NOW!  Use the code: NEWYEAR2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase.  Sale ends on Jan. 24th at midnight PST.

Ok everyone, that wraps up the My Creative Time ~ 29th Release!  Here are all the sets in this release:











I hope you have enjoyed all of my Sneak Peeks for 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 super terrific Miss Kim, but in case you get lost along the way - here is the entire lineup:

Cassandra (that's me!)

Well my creative friends, that's it for me.  HAPPY HOPPING and HAPPY SHOPPING everyone!  I will see you all again soon!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Creative Time ~ Day 4 Sneak Peeks : 29th Release

Hello everyone!  And welcome to our last day of Sneak Peeks for the My Creative Time ~ 29th Release. What a fabulous week don't you think?!?!

For Day 4 of Sneak Peeks, we are showcasing 2 incredibly AWESOME new sets:  the Surprise Pop-Out Card Die and the Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die.  Did I say AWESOME?!?!??!?!  ;)


I told you they were AWESOME!!!  ;)  Ok, I made two cards to show you two different looks.  I folded them both the same, but the pink one is the "traditional" way to use it and the blue one I just used the reverse side for my front (I hope that makes sense).


This first one is a Valentine I made for my sister (hope she's not looking at my blog today...lol).  All of the solid colors of cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  And all of the fun patterned papers are from the Bo Bunny ~ Head Over Heels collection.  This super cool card is cut with the brand new MCT ~ Surprise Pop-Out Card Die.


To decorate the front, I used the MCT ~ Stitched Scallop Heart Die.  All of the sentiments are from the MCT ~ Puffy Hearts Just For You.


Wait for it . . . here is the inside . . . the center panel flips over and voila - the new MCT ~ Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die!!!  Woot!  Woot!  The "xoxo" and all of the tiny hearts are cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies.


The inks are Jet Black & Vermilion ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  The larger heart in the upper right corner is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Scallop Heart Die.


Ok, now this is the same card folded the same exact way, I just used the back side and decorated it to use as my front side.  The white cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink, the pretty patterned paper for the card is from the Recollections ~ Jolly Holiday collection and the other patterned papers are from the Authentique ~ Smitten collection.  


The sentiment is from the MCT ~ You're So Cool.  The ink is Jet Black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  The square is cut with the MCT ~ Square Stitched Goody Dies.  The pretty sparkly paper for the snowflakes is from the DCWV ~ Glitzy Glitter Stack.  And the snowflakes are cut with the MCT ~ Winter Flake Dies.  In the center of each snowflake, I added a little red ~ Recollections pearl for color.


This little cutie is from the MCT ~ You're So Cool.  I paper pieced him for dimension.  For a little extra bling, I added some Glossy Accents to his hat and some Stickles as well.  The inks are Jet Black, Vermillion, and Monarch Orange ~ Ranger Archival Inks.


Again . . . wait for it . . .Don't you just LOVE how it flips when it opens?!?!?  Once again, here is the MCT ~ Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  The sentiment at the bottom is from the MCT ~ You're So Cool.


Here's a closer shot.  In the bottom right corner, I added the little circle from the MCT ~ Build A Banner Kit and stamped in the center is the little mug from the MCT ~ You're So Cool.  Cute!!!


I hope you are freaking out as much as I am, because these two new dies are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!   ;)

*****SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY*****
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the set we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video.  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!  VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 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!  ;)

*****EXCITING NEWS!!!*****
Since Emma didn't get to celebrate her 3rd Anniversary in December (2013), she decided to celebrate it this month with an EXTRA SPECIAL "FREEBIE" for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!  Yep, for the FIRST TIME, the freebie will be a "DIE & Stamp"!  So, you will get THIS ADORABLE set in your packages with your purchase for THIS WEEKEND ONLY starting Friday, Jan. 17th thru Sunday, Jan. 19th ending at midnight PST!  If you miss out on it, Emma will have it available for purchase in her store on Monday, Jan. 20th.

Well everyone, that's it for me for Day 4 of Sneak Peeks.  My favorite by far!!!  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, Friday - Jan. 17th @ 8am PST for the super fun BLOG HOP!!!  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Creative Time ~ Day 3 Sneak Peeks : 29th Release

Hello everyone!  It's time for Day 3 of Sneak Peaks for the My Creative Time ~ 29th Release!  This week has been so much FUN!!  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.  :)

For Day 3 of Sneak Peeks, we are showcasing 3 new sets:  Once Upon A Time, Plane & Simple, and Fun Paper Airplane Die.

I made two simple cards for today:


I'm not really good with this vintage look, but I thought I would give it a try.  What do you think of these papers?  They are all from the Simple Stories ~ Documented collection.  The black cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  In the background, I used the MCT ~ 3x4 Stitched Journal Die and just layered the different papers.


This fun typewriter image and the sentiment are from the brand new MCT ~ Once Upon A Time.  I stamped them in Jet Black & Vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  At the bottom, I tied a bow with some black ~ crinkle ribbon and added a pretty little flower from my LSS.


The fun papers for my next card are all from the Fancy Pants Designs ~ Park Bench collection.  The little airplane is cut with the MCT ~ Fun Paper Airplane Die.  All of the sentiments are from the MCT ~ Plane & Simple.  The ink is all Jet Black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.


The labels are all cut using the MCT ~ Chocolate Greetings.  And the clouds are cut with the MCT ~ Fly Away With Me Dies.  I put the airplane on pop dots for dimension and curled the tags a little too.

*****SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY*****
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the set we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video.  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!  VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 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!  ;)

*****EXCITING NEWS!!!*****
Since Emma didn't get to celebrate her 3rd Anniversary in December (2013), she decided to celebrate it this month with an EXTRA SPECIAL "FREEBIE" for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!  Yep, for the FIRST TIME, the freebie will be a "DIE & Stamp"!  So, you will get THIS ADORABLE set in your packages with your purchase for THIS WEEKEND ONLY starting Friday, Jan. 17th thru Sunday, Jan. 19th ending at midnight PST!  If you miss out on it, Emma will have it available for purchase in her store on Monday, Jan. 20th.


Well, that's it for me for Day 3 of Sneak Peeks.  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 our last day of Sneaks!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

My Creative Time ~ Day 2 Sneak Peeks : 29th Release

Hello everyone!  And welcome to Day 2 of Sneak Peeks for the My Creative Time ~ 29th Release.  How did you like all the sneaks from yesterday?  Weren't they absolutely AWESOME?!?!   :)

For Day 2 of Sneak Peeks, we are showcasing 3 new sets:  Puffy Hearts Just For You,  Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies, and Mini Stitched Envelope Die.


I just love this card...it will be my Valentine for my hubby this year.  Last month, we went to a conference for work in Anaheim.  And of course we had to sneak on over to Disneyland for a day.  I just love this picture!  How many times do you get a picture in front of the castle with no one in it?!?!?  Anyway, since we were wearing black and red, I figured it was perfect for this card.  :)


The cool star burst patterned paper in the background is from the My Mind's Eye ~ Cupid's Arrow No. 14 collection.  All of the solid colors of cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  These super cute hearts are from the brand new MCT ~ Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies.  This super cute envelope is cut with the MCT ~ Mini Stitched Envelope Die.  I tied it up with some black ~ hemp twine to make it look like a fun little package.


The "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Puffy Hearts Just For You.  I stamped it with black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  Then I used the MCT ~ Lowercase Fun Dies along with the smallest heart for the "love".  Cute!   For a final touch, I added some of The Twinery ~ Charcoal Twine as a border for the photo.


Awww....I love how it came out!!!  :)

*****SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY*****
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the set we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video.  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!  VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 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!  ;)

*****EXCITING NEWS!!!*****
Since Emma didn't get to celebrate her 3rd Anniversary in December (2013), she decided to celebrate it this month with an EXTRA SPECIAL "FREEBIE" for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!  Yep, for the FIRST TIME, the freebie will be a "DIE & Stamp"!  So, you will get THIS ADORABLE set in your packages with your purchase for THIS WEEKEND ONLY starting Friday, Jan. 17th thru Sunday, Jan. 19th ending at midnight PST!  If you miss out on it, Emma will have it available for purchase in her store on Monday, Jan. 20th.


Well that's it for me for Day 2 of Sneak Peeks.  I hope you are enjoying all the sneaks so far.  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!

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