28 July 2014

MCT 34th Edition Sneak Peek: Typed Birthday & Golden Grain Congrats Card

by Veronica

It's Release Week at My Creative Time again! Today we're showcasing a few new items, so I have two projects to share.

This first card is for my mother-in-law who will be celebrating her birthday in just a few weeks. It features the new Fun Letter Background and Large Cloud Bubble Edge Die (you asked, Emma answered).

My Creative Time products work seamlessly together. It's so easy to combine previous releases with new products! I've done that here with the Typewriter Stamp and Die and banner from the Stitched Party Dies. The sentiment was made using individual words from Chocolate Greetings. For the period puncuation mark at the end, I simply inked up the 'dot' of an "i" and stamped it after "birthday".

My second project is a card for my cousin's upcoming bridal shower.

This card showcases another new background stamp available with this Release on Friday: Grainy Wood Background. I stamped it here in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. The dots are from Build a Pretty Flower and were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in clear for a subtle, but shiny effect.

This card also uses flowers from Build a Pretty Flower, the Pretty Butterflies Dies (Click here to see an example of how I built my butterfly) and a small flower from Pretty Spring Wreaths. The sentiment comes from Vintage Sentiments and is stamped on a a flag that was modified using the die from Vintage Stitched Label Dies.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! Each winner for the day will be announced the following day on the My Creative Time blog. To be entered to win, simply leave comments on our blogs. You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have for winning!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. There a more creative ideas to see using these new products on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

21 July 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things: Wedding Ceremony Layout

by Veronica

Bit by bit I've been working on my wedding scrapbook. We've been married for 3 years now, so while I'm definitely not on top of things, it's coming along.

The designers were challenged to use a sketch for today's post, and I think I may have cheated a little. No surprise there. I've used part of the sketch on one page and part of the sketch on the other page.

Since I like to justify when I cheat, I'll point out that I did create two pages, so since I did extra work, the judges should be lenient with their ruling. Obviously, I've been watching too many lawyer shows.

This double-layout features my wedding ceremony from June 2011.

Fun fact: Like many women, I had dreamed about my wedding for as long as I could remember and there were a few minor details that I made sure the pastor was clear on...
  1. I wanted to say "I do" during our vows, not "I will." He even changed the wording of his 'script' to make sure that happened.

  2. I wanted him to tell my new husband to kiss "his bride", not "the bride."
Silly to some, yes. But these little things were so important to me.

The first page shows the actual ceremony being held. I included a program on the page to remember the order of the service. For those of you wanting the full experience, feel free to listen to Canon in D when viewing these pages. Ha!

For the second page, I kept it very simple and let our first kiss as husband and wife tell the story. I used the "&" from And Then Some and letters from Lowercase Fun Dies to make a statement. I cut each die out twice: once in its designated color and once in white. I then layered the white die cuts behind the colored/patterned versions to create a shadow. It really helps the letters to pop.

Thank you so much for stopping by to relive a bit of the happiest day of my life with me. You can see other fabulous scrapbook layouts on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

15 July 2014

MCT Try Me Tuesday: Anniversary Slider Card

by Veronica

Today at My Creative Time, the Design Team is trying the Slider Card technique. The concept is pretty simple, but the execution takes time and patience.

The idea is to create the effect of the little slider games we played with as kids. You know, the ones where you had to maneuver all the little squares around to create the picture? I've done cards with squares in the past, but I've never assembled them all jumbled up like this.

This card is for my parents' anniversary tomorrow. Yeah, we have a lot of June/July weddings in my family. My Mom isn't always very good at checking her email, so I'm banking on the fact that she won't see this post until she receives the card.

To be honest, I'm not sure if I cheated with this technique. The video we referred to that showed us this technique showed the card designer stamping her background. I used a patterned sheet of paper. But I did 36 squares, so that must make up for something, eh?

The Speech Bubble Die was modified for this card. I cranked it only half-way through my Big Shot, then removed it, flipped the card stock over and re-positioned the die. I then cranked it half-way through again, resulting in a 'double bubble'.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Round Speech Bubble Die
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies (large wavy circle)
Stitched Restroom Peeps Dies (people)
Stitched Layering Heart Die

Now it's your turn to try out this technique! Before you do, head on over to the MCT blog to see what the other designers have done.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

09 July 2014

MCT Inspiration Wednesday: FIFA Birthday Card

by Veronica

Today we're sharing projects that we were 'inspired' to make. Last week, our almost-11-year-old nephew, Zack, stayed a few days with us. He and The Hubs both love soccer, so you can bet that the World Cup games were on in our house!

They even went outside and played soccer with the boys next door. Yep, The Hubs went outside to play, too. I think he was just waiting for an excuse (Zack) to go play!

Zack's birthday is coming up next week. I knew that a FIFA inspired birthday card would be perfect for him, so I Googled the World Cup logo and found this interesting parrot image. Now, its not the official World Cup logo, but the bright colors really caught my eye and the shapes seemed like fun.

I cut the shapes by hand, imitating the shapes that make up the parrot in my inspiration image. The "Happy" was cut out in white card stock and then colored with my Copics to coordinate with the shapes.

MCT Products Used
Soccer Stamp Set  (soccer ball)
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies (for soccer ball)
Happy Thoughts ("Happy" die)
Vintage Label Dies (flag die)
Card Sentiments ("Birthday")

Thanks for stopping by! Head over to the MCT blog to see what our other designers have created for today.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

03 July 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday: Butterfly Anniversary Card

by Veronica

A few weeks ago, The Hubs and I were at Home Depot picking out paint colors for our front door and exterior entrance. As we were browsing the paint swatches, I noticed a little pamphlet with color combo ideas.

I really loved the different color ideas inside the pamphlet and figured I could maybe use the itty bitty swatches that were included. Sure enough - I did!

This anniversary card is for my other brother and sister-in-law who will be celebrating 9 years married this month. I cut the small butterflies out of the paint swatches in the pamphlet and kept the rest of the card very airy and white.

This card is super clean and simple, but has such an elegant feel. The sentiment was created by combining two stamp sets.

MCT Products Used
Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies
Vintage Stitched Label Dies (sentiment banner)
Chocolate Greetings ("HAPPY")
Happy Thoughts ("anniversary!")

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can check out more thrifty projects on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica