21 June 2012

MCT June Release Blog Hop: Flying By To Say...

by Veronica

Welcome, welcome to today's Release Blog Hop. If you've come here from Trell's blog, you're on the right path. If not, mosey on over to Emma's blog to start the Hop from the beginning.

Today's project is a 5.5" x 5.5" card I created for my oldest brother's 40th birthday. This card was super simple to make, but came out so cute (and looks like I spent way more time on it than I did). What's the trick to making a quick card look time-consuming/fancy? Layers. Lots of layers.

The patterned papers are all from an old Stampin' Up! 6 x 6 paper pad. After die cutting my clouds and airplane (MCT's Fly Away With Me Dies), I stamped the airplane (Fly Away With Me Stamp Set) on the cut-out and colored it with my Copics. I daubered around the clouds with some turquoise ink to make them
stand out a bit more. The sentiment from Fly Away With Me Sentiments was stamped onto the included banner die and everything was popped up one or more time. And I mean EVERYTHING! Pop dots were the only adhesive used on this card! The inside of the card simply says, "Happy Birthday!".


ONE LUCKY WINNER can choose $50 worth of Emma's products from her store HERE! You NEVER know, Emma just "might" feel generous & choose more than one winner for some other FUN prizes as well!  All you have to do is leave a comment here & for MORE CHANCES, leave a comment on ALL blogs in this hop!  Also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners from ALL THE COMMENTS COMBINED!!! So, you have lots of chances to win!  Again, all you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, June 24th at midnight PST! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Thanks for hopping with us today! I'm your last stop!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

20 June 2012

MCT June Release Sneak Peek: Fly Me to the Moon

by Veronica

Hey there! Today I'm "sneak peeking" the newest release from My Creative Time. The stamps and dies used in today's project with be available for purchase TOMORROW!

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This card is 4" x 4". The sky layer was originally a white piece of glossy card stock. To create the moon, I punched a 1-3/4" circle out of a scrap piece of card stock. I used that punch-out as a template, laid it down onto my white glossy piece and pressed my Versamark stamp pad right down on it. I then embossed the Versamark circle with clear embossing powder. Using Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy ink pad, I brayered the ink onto my glossy card stock. Once it was dry, I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the embossed moon.

The corners were punched with Stampin' Up!'s Ticket Corner Punch and the scallop is also from SU! After layering my cardstock, I wrapped some SU! Pool Baker's Twine and tied it into a bow.

After die cutting the hot air balloon (MCT's Fly Away With Me Dies) in my two patterned papers (orange and pink), I stamped the coordinating image (Fly Away With Me Stamps) directly onto my cut-outs. The sentiment (Fly Away With Me Sentiments) was stamped onto the first banner die (included in the sentiments set) and layered onto the second. The sentiments in this set are not wavy, but are very pliable so that you can 'wave' them onto your acrylic block to fit the banner perfectly.

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!

With all of our SNEAKS this week, Emma would like to do some FUN giveaways!

 ***All you have to do is leave comments on the Design Team blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will 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 My Creative Time in your post!

Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Thursday, June 21st during the blog hop release @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

 Log onto to your facebook now & start spreading word!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll see you back here tomorrow for the release Blog Hop!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

04 June 2012

Monday Madness...Imagine That: If It Makes You Happy...

by Veronica

There are a lot of things that make me happy. Of course, God and my family are at the top of my list. But there are a lot of little things that make me happy, too.

Ice cream. Is definitely. One of them.

Warning: This post contains some information and a photo that are personal/non-craft related. I will not be offended if you just skip down to the crafty part. *giggle*

**********Personal stuff**********

During my honeymoon in Punta Cana last year, I had ice cream for dessert after EVERY lunch and dinner. For seven days. If Punta Cana didn't seem like Heaven enough, adding the ice cream sealed the deal. I'm pretty simple when it comes to flavors. I like vanilla, chocolate and mint chocolate (the ranking of that list depends on my mood).

Unfortunately, I haven't found a zero-calorie ice cream yet (which you could have told by my jean size a few months ago). You may remember in January when I posted about my plan to get healthy. Guess what?

I'm still on it!

Yep! I've made a lifestyle change and am sticking to it! So far, I've lost 31 pounds and a total of 27 1/8 inches! Just two weeks ago, The Hubs and I ran our first 5k. He was a runner in high school and always tried to get me to run with him back then. I couldn't make it around the track once without stopping and sitting down. I ran the entire 5k without stopping or walking and finished 10 minutes faster than I expected!

While I'm not the thinnest I've ever been (yet), I am definitely the healthiest I've ever been and am in the best shape of my life. And that... makes me very happy.

One of the best parts of my new lifestyle is that I'm not giving anything up! Really!!!

Remember - ice cream makes me happy. I just have less so that the scale is happy, too!

**********Crafty Stuff**********

To showcase my love of ice cream, I made this summery tag using the My Creative Time Tag Dies. Since I don't own a Cricut Imagine, I used some patterned paper to give it the Imagine effect. I paper pierced my orange and pink layers and used my white gel pen to mimic stitching. The ice cream cone die and fun sentiment are from one of the newest MCT sets, Celebrate Good Times. The ribbon (a Hobby Lobby find) was threaded through the top for added pizzazz.

If you're interested in playing along with this week's Monday Madness...Imagine That! challenge, you can add your link on Emma's post until June 17th!

And if you have any 'getting healthy' stories to share, I'd love to read them in the comments!!!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica