29 November 2013

MCT Black Friday Mini Release Blog Hop: No Peeking!

by Veronica

Happy Black Friday! Welcome to the MCT Black Friday Mini Release Blog Hop. You probably came here from Shar's blog, but if not, head on over to Emma's blog to start from the beginning.

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving with your families yesterday. After our 10K Turkey Trot, The Hubs and I went to his parents' house for a HUGE feast with family. We always have such a great time with them! Today, I'll head down there again to meet The Hubs for leftover lunch and I'll be sure to bring my Tupperware to bring some yummy food home. Who's not cooking for the next few days? THIS GIRL!

For today's project, I create this sweet little tag for one of my Gift Exchange presents this year. I used the Just Tags dies for the base and some new products to decorate it. The turquoise sparkly stars, yellow star and "No Peeking" present are from the brand new set, A Day In December. The grid background is from today's newly released, Get Schooled.

I thought it would be fun to 'dress up' my star, so I added the hat and mittens from Classy Girl Accessories. How fun is that?!?!

The new stamps and dies are available for PRE-ORDER right now and will start shipping out on Tuesday, 12/3. Not only are these stamps perfect for your "December Dailies", but they will work great for your Christmas cards, layouts, Smashbooks and 3D projects!

FREEBIE ALERT: Everyone who places an order this weekend will receive this NEW set called, Shine Bright.

BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT: Use the coupon code BLACKFRI2013 this weekend ONLY at the My Creative Time online store and you'll receive 25% off your ENTIRE order (new items included). The sale starts NOW and ends on Sunday, 12/1 at 11:59pm PST. What are you waiting for? Start shopping!

That's all for me, but you still have ONE more stop! Click on over to TeriBeri's blog for more fabulous ideas!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

22 November 2013

MCT 28th Release Blog Hop: Classy Gift Card Holder

by Veronica

Hey there! Are you hopping along with the My Creative Time team today? If so, you've probably arrived here from Tracy's blog. If you haven't already seen all the designers' fabulous projects today, head on over to Emma's blog to start this Hop from the beginning.

I've said before that I have A LOT of gift cards to give for Christmas this year. This classy gift card box is going to my mother-in-law.

I used all new products on my project. The Fun Stitched Edges Dies made the perfect little snow drifts in my scene. I decked my girl all out using Classy Girl & Furbaby Dies + Classy Girl Accessories Dies. There are a lot of really cute accessories to go with this classy girl!

The red satin bow adds some more Christmas spirit and the glitter on the snow banks and hat/mitten trim is so festive!

We will have TWO winners for our Blog Hop Giveaway:

Winner #1 ~  $50 gift card to the My Creative Time Online Store
Winner #2 ~  $25 gift card to the My Creative Time Online Store

To enter to win, just leave your comments on the Design Team blogs! You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win! GOOD LUCK!


Emma is offering this adorable Angel Policy Stamp for FREE with all orders from now until Sunday, 11/24/13 at 11:59pm PST! No need to add it to your cart; the stamp will automatically be sent with your order! Learn more about this stamp here. If you miss out on this freebie this weekend, it WILL be available for purchase starting on Monday 11/25! If you are interested in the digital version of this stamp, you can download it for FREE here.


Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! I'm your last stop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

PS: Don't forget that today through next Wednesday, you can save 20% on your entire order (including this new release) by using code: NOV2013 at the My Creative Time Online Store! Sale ends 11/27 @ 11:59pm PST.

19 November 2013

MCT 28th Edition Sneak Peek: 26.2 Ornament

by Veronica

The Hubs and I have had quite a year! We spent 28 weeks training to run our first full marathon - that's longer than it took to plan our wedding!

Each year, we like to add a new ornament to our Christmas tree that celebrates something special that year. So for this year's ornament, I made our own personal 26.2 Christmas bulb. And it was super easy!

Using a clear glass bulb, I simply squirted a bit of Glitter-It! by Beacon inside. I swished it around to fully coat the inside of the bulb and set the bulb upside-down in a plastic cup to let the extra Glitter-It! drip out. Then I poured some glitter (I used Martha Stewart Turquoise Fine Glitter) into the bulb, shook it up to coat the sides and poured the extra back into the jar. Once the glitter and 'glue' set, I put the top of my bulb back on. The "26.2" are simple white stickers from Recollections.

Did you see the super-cute bow on the top of my ornament? That's MCT's newest Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die (available to order on Friday). If you have the Small + Medium Bow Dies, this would be a great addition to your collection!

Mosey on over to Emma's blog to see all the other fabulous sneaks for today. I'll see you back here Friday for the Release Blog Hop!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

MCT Totally Treats Tuesday: Gift Card Letter

by Veronica

This year, so many of our nieces and nephews have requested gift cards for Christmas. They may not be as exciting for me to buy, but they don't have to be boring to wrap!

Our nephew, Chris, turned 16 this year and bought his first car. Since he doesn't yet have a job, gas money can be a touchy situation. Enter the BP gas card!

Now, let's be honest: a 16-year-old boy isn't going to be impressed with my crafty wrapping of his gift card. So I kept it simple and used the Scallop Stitched Envelope as 'real mail' and decorated it using the Build A Postcard + Postcard Add-Ons stamp sets.

Did you know that the 3x4 Journal Die fits PERFECTLY inside the Scallop Stitched Envelope?!?!?! 


Check out Emma's blog today to see what the other designers created for Totally Treats Tuesday! And meet me back here tomorrow for the first day of SNEAKS for the 28th Edition!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

13 November 2013

MCT 3D Wednesday: Christmas Planner

by Veronica

Can you believe it? Christmas is coming! I am so stinkin' excited, I can hardly contain myself.

But as you probably know, Christmas doesn't always travel alone. Sometimes, it brings stress with it. One of the ways I've found to be less stressed during the Christmas season is to be organized. Having lists and notes really helps to clear my head so I don't get so overwhelmed.

Last year, I shared my 2012 Christmas List with you. It was so handy to have - everything in its place! This year, I've gone a different route - a reusable planner that will be with me for a few seasons.

I found this "Believe" book in the dollar bin at Michaels and it really caught my eye. I knew that with a few tabs, it would be PERFECT for my Christmas planner.

The front of the book was so sweet and simple. Since I've decided that my theme for this year's Christmas season is pretty & simple, I decided to just leave it.

I used the Stitched Tab Die to separate my sections: To Do, Presents, Christmas Eve Eve. By adhering the tabs onto pages in the book and leaving LOTS of pages behind each tab, each year I can just rip out the pages from the previous year and keep on keepin' on!

On the inside, I kept it simple and added a little pocket on the cover for gift receipts using the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die. So that I didn't have a blank first page (since I didn't put anything on the tabbed pages), I printed out some Christmas Subway Art (same art I used in 2011, just re-colored to match my book) and cut it out with the 4x6 Stitched Journal Die.

I can't wait to start filling this baby out! Bring on the jingle bells!

Stop on over at Emma's blog to see what the other designer's have for you today.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

04 November 2013

MCT Scrapping the Little Things: Corktown 5K

by Veronica

I have been just cruising along in my Running Smashbook lately! This layout combines the Corktown 5K we ran in March with a page filled with my favorite running quotes and sayings.

Since the Corktown 5K was St. Paddy's Day themed, the rainbow papers were perfect! I used green and orange card stock to keep with the theme and added the "Treasured Moments" sentiment from the Treasured Moments stamp set. (Get it? Treasure... Like the gold at the end of the rainbow?)

FABULOUS was already on the page on the right. Instead of covering it up with paper, I decided to just write around it (and inside of it) for a more personal touch. I'm not a big fan of my handwriting, but it's mine. These are just some of the sayings that keep me motivated to hit the pavement.

Be sure to check out what the other designers have in store for you today on Emma's blog. And you WON'T want to miss Emma's HUGE announcement here!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica