30 June 2014

MCT Made In Minutes: Birthday in Paris

by Veronica

Today at My Creative Time we are created projects that can be "Made in Minutes". My sister's birthday is this week, so I made this card for her. I'll try my best to remember to send it out on time.

This card looks more elaborate than it actually is. Using dies and lots of layers is a great way to achieve a detailed design without spending a lot of time.

MCT Products Used
Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies
Fly Away With Me Sentiments (flag die)
Stitched Postage Frame Die
Springtime in Paris ("Happy Birthday", Eiffel Tower stamp & die)
Build A Scripty & Watercolor Background  (subtle script background in postage die)
Fun Stitched Edges Dies  (scalloped edge)

Fun tip: "Building" your butterflies is easy. Just cut out the shape a few times, trim the pieces and layer them together. Be sure to leave the bottom layer full so that you have a base to build on.

Thank you for stopping by today. You can check out the MCT blog for more great Made In Minutes projects from the other designers.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

27 June 2014

MCT 33rd Release Blog Hop: Sit Back & Relax

by Veronica

Oh how I love Release Day at My Creative Time! It's so much fun to see all of the fabulous, out-of-the-box ideas the designers have with the new goodies. You've probably arrived here from Kim's blog. If not, head on over to Emma's blog to start this Hop from the beginning.

Today I'm showcasing the new set, Sit Back & Relax. I'm sure you've been drooling over it since last week when we sneaked it for the Flip Flop Blog Hop. This card is for my sister-in-law and her family who just moved away from Michigan to Florida. Oh, I'm sure the weather is just terrible down there!!! I'll be sending this card along with some family photos for them to put up in their new home.

The chair and umbrella image on my card is actually a recycled piece from an anniversary card The Hubs and I received from my Grandma last week. (3 years and counting!) When we opened the card, I knew it would fit well with this set and thought it would be fun to try a new color combo.

There is a LOT of dimension on this card. Some of the pieces are popped up more than once. You can see here that I popped up only the front of the sandal strap pieces to resemble real sandals. The back portion of those pieces are just glued to the sandal soles. I even slightly bent the "in-between-the-toes" pieces down.

Lately, I've been creating a lot of CAS (clean and simple) cards, so it was fun to 'doll' this one up and use a lot of pieces.

MCT Products Used
Sit Back & Relax (sandals, sentiment) NEW!
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies (image layer shape, "&" layer)
Chocolate Greetings (flag die)
Social Media Dies ("&" die)

There's so much going on with this month's release...

Since the last release was such a success, Emma wanted to show her appreciation by giving away this FUNfirst 150 shoppers today, you do not have to add this new stamp to your cart. Emma and her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! IF you place your order after the 150th shopper, you will be able to purchase this new stamp.
new "My Kids Have Paws" stamp to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are among the

How do you know if you are one of the first 150 shoppers? 
After the first 150 shoppers come through, this set will be shown as available for purchase with the new release items! 

For our Blog Hop Giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the My Creative Time store to ONE LUCKY winner! To enter, just leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are not required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the more entries you have. 

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment in case you are the lucky winner! 

Our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code JUNE2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on Friday, July 4th at 11:59p PST! 

Thanks so much for hopping by. You have one more stop! Please head over to our guest designer, Nancy's, blog for more inspiration using this month's new release!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

23 June 2014

MCT 33rd Edition Sneak Peek #1: Best Friend Card

by Veronica

It's Day 1 of Sneaks for the My Creative Time 33rd release! Today we are showcasing You Are Fabulous and  Happy Thoughts.

This card is for my BFF, Stephanie. Isn't it nice to get 'just because' mail sometimes?

The star patterns from You Are Fabulous fit perfectly in the MCT Star Dies. Emma is great at making sure that each release coordinates somehow with previous releases so that you can easily use your MCT products together.

MCT Products Used
You Are Fabulous (star patterns, "Best", "friend") available this Friday
Happy Thoughts ("You are my") available this Friday
Star Dies
3x4 Journal Die

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the winner of the set we showcase on Wednesday will be announced on Emma's blog on Thursday and so on.
To enter for a chance to win, simply 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!
Thanks for stopping by today to see the first Sneak Peek of the 33rd Release. You can see more ways to use these awesome sets on the My Creative Time blog.
I hope you were inspired!
- Veronica

20 June 2014

MCT Flip Flop Blog Hop: Perfect Pair

by Veronica

Hey there - Happy Flip Flop Day! You've probably hopped here from Kim's blog. If not, mosey on over to the My Creative Time blog to start this Blog Hop from the beginning.

Today we are showcasing a brand-spankin'-new stamp set called, Sit Back & Relax. How new is it, you ask? It's so new that you can't even order it yet! BUT you can win it! ...details at the end...

I created this card for my brother and sister-in-law's anniversary next week. The original sentiment in the set says, "We are the perfect pair," but I changed it to "YOU" by borrowing another stamp from the Chocolate Greetings stamp set.

MCT Products Used
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies
Make a Splash Die
Build a Scripty & Watercolor Background
Chocolate Greetings
Sit Back & Relax (available on 6/27/14)

Sit Back & Relax - available 6/27
A little about the new set and how YOU can win it...
This fun set includes a total of 19 stamps with coordinating dies! It's not available to purchase until NEXT Friday, but just for hopping today and leaving comments on all of our blogs, Emma will be selecting FIVE of the DT members to give away this set to a lucky reader! We will not be saying which five of us are giving it away, so you might want to comment on ALL the blogs so you won't miss out! All 5 winners will be announced on Emma's blog on Sunday, June 22nd at noon PST! You have until Saturday, June 21st at 11:59p PST to leave your comments. Good luck!

That's it for today's Blog Hop - I'm your last stop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

17 June 2014

MCT Tag It Tuesday: Sweet Birthday Tag

by Veronica

For today's Tag It Tuesday, I've created a little cupcake tag for our niece, Jenna's, birthday present. She'll be nine in July and loves to bake.

Isn't that little cupcake purse adorable? I didn't even realize until my 'photo shoot' that the sprinkles light up when it hits something. So cute! And she'll love wearing the necklace and cupcake rings, too.

MCT Products Used
Celebrate Good Times (cupcake dies)
Chocolate Greetings ("BIRTHDAY", "WISHES", "FOR YOU", flag die)
Life Is Good ("Sweet")

Thanks for stopping by to see today's tag. You can see more adorable tags on the My Creative Time blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

11 June 2014

MCT Whatever Wednesday: You Are Fabulous

by Veronica

Today at the My Creative Time blog, we are making whatever we want.

This card is late. I should have made it and gotten it in the mail sooner, but alas, I did not. You probably saw a few weeks ago that my Grandma crocheted an adorable owl hat for our friends who are soon-to-be parents. This card is for her. Grandma, I know you're reading this. Please act surprised when this appears in your mailbox.

This is almost a single-layer card (which I have been loving lately). The "you are" is technically a second layer, but it's still CAS (clean and simple).

MCT Products Used
Speech Bubble Sentiments ("you are" dies)
Tab Notes ("Fabulous")
It's All About You (chevron stripes)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see more fabulous projects on the My Creative Time blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

04 June 2014

MCT Inspiration Wednesday: Umbrella Baby Shower Card

by Veronica

Raindrop Paper by American Crafts

Hey there! Today the Design Team is sharing projects that we were inspired to create. Last month, I attended the Scrapbook Mega Meet with my Mom and Grandma and had my heart set on buying some fun patterned paper.

When I came across this raindrop paper from American Crafts, I fell in love with it! I knew I had a baby shower coming up soon, and this paper inspired me to create an umbrella card.

To be honest, I'd never used my Stitched Umbrella Die and had been itching to - this was the perfect time!

The backside of the paper had the gray/white stripes - perfect for my little rain clouds! I also cut the clouds out in white to 'shadow' them. When I originally layered them (without the white), it was difficult to see where one cloud ended and the other began. 

Shadowing your die cuts is a great way to add some extra oomph! And you don't have to have an actual 'layer' die that's larger - just off-set them a bit.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Umbrella Die
Fly Away With Me Dies (clouds)
4x4 Journal Die + More (raindrop square layer)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the MCT blog to see what the other designers have been inspired by lately.

I hope YOU were inspired!

- Veronica