19 October 2011

MCT Oct Stamp Release Sneak #3

by Veronica

Welcome, welcome to my BRAND NEW BLOG! I'm so excited you're here!

If you've followed my VK Design Company blog, you know that I haven't been too diligent in posting in the past. But I've got high hopes and lots of great ideas and projects to share with you!

Today I have my 3rd Sneaky Peek for My Creative Time's 11th Release. We are featuring XL Label Borders - which coordinates PERFECTLY with the XL Label Die. This stamp set and die are SO versatile and can be used for many different projects.

I've been in the Halloween mood lately and have recently added some spooky decor around my home. I used the XL Label Die and XL Label Border stamp set to add a little spice to my black and purple decor.

I used SEVERAL of Emma's stamp sets together to complete my projects. I just love how well her stamps work together!

I used the Peachy Keen Stamps Funny Spider along with Emma's Small Talk for my spooky flower arrangement tag. I colored the spider in with my Copics (little trick: follow the same colors as on the stamp package and you can't go wrong!).

For my little Cookie Bag, I used XL Label Borders with Anyday Bingo & Crossword, Whimsical Calendar Days, and Build A Banner Kit. The XL Label Die was a perfect little treat bag topper!

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This is my first time really decorating for Halloween and I've had a BLAST adding spookiness to my home. Here you can see a close-up of my spooky flower arrangement. 

I used a black glittery rose bunch and single purple rose along with some purple fuzzy flower ball-thingies (LOL) and feathers. To add some sparkle, I glittered two small Styrofoam balls with Martha Stewart's Purple Sapphire and Black Onyx (first cover the Styrofoam balls with Mod Podge using a foam brush - no need to paint, the glitter covers REALLY well) and stuck them on lollipop sticks. Everything is stuck into floral foam that is easily removable from the urn so I can change out the arrangement for each season! 

If you've enjoyed the Halloween decor you've seen here today, be sure to come back next week for more spooky decor!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
Listen up "My Creative Time" friends! We are giving all of you an opportunity to win some AWESOME prizes during Sneak Peek week with a total of "6" winners to be announced during Friday's Stamp release! All you have to do is leave a comment HERE along w/the rest on the design teams blogs for a chance! These are prizes you do NOT want to miss out on!!

 1. 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 that you did so! OR you can just tag My Creative Time in your post!

 2. Just comment on ALL of the designers' blogs EVERY DAY during Sneaky Peek week!  THAT'S ALL you have to do to qualify for the giveaways! ;)

All winners will "randomly" get chosen and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, October 21st @ 12am PST in her video during the release & blog hop of this AMAZING new stamp collection! GOOD LUCK! Log onto to your facebook now & let's start spreading word!

- Veronica


  1. Love the prple and black! This treat bag is too adorable, Great Job! Enjoying you being the GD on here. TFS!

  2. Great color combination :) Love the treat bag :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  3. awesome project. creativity flows thru on and on for MCT new release!!! would like to be a new follower - but only word "follower" if you get e-mail I'd love to keep up with your projects. doris parkernana5@cox.net

  4. Very cool, love the purple and black together. I love how you used so many different stamps and dies of Emma's, Great job

  5. great idea! love the card and the tag!! love it!

  6. Fantastic projects! I am in love with your flower arrangement.

  7. Great project! Cool spooky colors. :)Amy

  8. Both projects are great but what really caught my attention was that adorable little ghost you put on the cookie bag. I love the way you really made him stand out even as tiny as he is.

  9. Love your projects!! That spooky flower arrangement is wonderful and the little cookie bag is adorable!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  10. LOve ALL of this! Great colors and combination of Emma's stamps! LOVE IT!!!!! Love and Hugs, CAthryn :)

  11. Awesome Project! Love that Cute Tag! Love the Dark Purple with the Black! Great Job! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  12. Gorgeous! Love that little ghost!

  13. I love both of your projects, you did great. TFS


  14. Your projects are all wonderful this week. I love the little spider!!!! Linda harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

  15. Very cute!! I love the purple set against the black. That PK spider is adorable. I love your home decor idea.


  16. what a great project! I love the colors! TFS Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/ ***check out the giveaway going on at scrapping spot!!!***

  17. First off awesome new blog look! I LOVE this! And secondly AMAZING projects! We are so lucky to have you guest designing this week. The home decor project and treat bag are perfect! And way to use so many stamp and die sets. Hugs- Glora

  18. Wonderful project!!! Love this and loving the new stamp release!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Deb C

  19. Wow this is such a gorgeous decoration!!! Love the purple touch and the spider too! Great job :)

  20. Love the project and the cookie bag, so adorable! TFS.

    Debbie B.

  21. that spider is adorable. Cute Tag!

  22. Awesome project! Love the use of feathers in it as it adds so much color and flair! TFS
    shesasassylady at gmail dot com

  23. Very nice projects, love all the purple flowers, tfs hugz, Kim (Kimscrapper on YT)

  24. This is fabulous!! I love the colors and I would totally use this in my home! TFS

  25. Amazing Veronica! I just love it! And a nice twist to the usual black/orange color combo for Halloween. I just might have to scrap this for my own home. Thanks for sharing!


  26. Fabulous decorations!

  27. Love the new blog- Great halloween project.

  28. Love your projects Veronica!!! It's so fun to decorate for Halloween, I'm soo glad that you are getting into it & creating with Emma's stamps, oh & of course PKS!!! Looking forward to what you post in the future & I see you have a new look to your blog or am I just seeing things?!
    Puppy Hugs!

  29. Way too cute! This is awesome :)

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

  30. Love love love your halloween project! you did an awesome job with emma's die and stamps!

  31. Your projects are BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE, LOVE the flowers!!!

  32. Miss Veronica, you are one crafty chick! You have done a super job showcasing Emma's work.


  33. I really wouldn't say this project is just spooky and I would say it was "spooky chic". Those colors are beautiful. Those flowers are beautiful. I must say there has been such a variety of projects today. I'm never disappointed on this blog hop.

  34. Just signed up to be a follower :) It's been fun seeing you as a Guest Desinger for Emma. Love you spider...looks sooo real...tooo spooky!


  35. I love your purple and black decorations and your tag and treat topper are so cute. Just the right touch for Halloween! The new set of stamps are great for so many things. Good luck with the new blog.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  36. These are super cool projects. You're doing great on these sneak peaks. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  37. Wow, this is really unique...loving the cool colors!

  38. This is so pretty....I love purple and black together.....great project...tfs

  39. WOW! I love the new blog design very nice :)

    You home decor is soo halloweenie :) great job


  40. The colors you selected for your projects are wonderful! I like how you used Emma's stamps!

  41. Love your projects, very creative!

  42. Great halloween arrangement! Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

  43. Spootacular good halloween stuff! Too cute! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    Would love for you to come visit!

  44. Such a cute project. Thank you for sharing.


  45. GORGEOUS Halloween projects Veronica! Love the purple and black decor... your cookie bag is so adorable! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas :)


  46. This little cookie bag is a must do! So super cute! And what an awesome way to use MCT's stamps and dies. So many ways to use them and so little time to accomplish all these wonderful projects!

  47. This is very elegant and super cute- I love the colors!

  48. I love this set it is gorgeouse Black and purple so spooky fun!
    Hugs Janet


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