27 January 2015

MCT Favorite Die of the Month: Beary Special Day Card

by Veronica

This month, we are featuring one of our favorite die set: Teeny Tag Layering Dies. I've created this card for my youngest niece, Elsie's 1st birthday.

MCT Products Used
Teeny Tag Layering Dies
Beary Special Thoughts (sentiment and bear)
Stitched Party Dies (banner)
Watercolor Background Stamp

To personalize this card, I wrote Elsie's name on the teeny tag and tied it onto the card with some linen thread. This card was made before the Bear Dies were available, but lucky YOU, you can purchase the dies to save yourself the time of fussy-cutting the sweet little bear out!

Heads-up: The Teeny Tag Layering Dies are on sale through January 31 at 11:59pm, so if this set of dies has been on your wishlist, now is a great time to add them to your collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. You can check out the MCT blog for more projects using these dies.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

19 January 2015

MCT Made In Minutes: City Thank You Card

by Veronica

Hey there! I'm sharing a simple card today that was inspired by this wintery night card I'd pinned months ago and just came across again while going through my boards.

This thank you card is special to me. It's the card I recently sent to one of my closest friends to thank her for inviting me to be her co-Matron of Honor. I'm so thrilled to be such a big part of her BIG Day! She and her fiancé love the downtown atmosphere, so this design is perfect for her!

MCT Products Used
Love 2 Learn Die (window)
Main Street (buildings)

I'm so glad you stopped by today. Be sure to see the other Made In Minutes projects by my fellow designers on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

16 January 2015

MCT 39th Release Blog Hop: Love You To Pieces Tag

by Veronica

Today is the day!!! Emma is releasing her 39th edition of fabulous stamps and dies today and WHAT a release it is! If you've hopped here from Ruthie's blog, you're on the right track! If not, head on over to the MCT blog to start this Hop from the beginning. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss anything!

Today I'm showcasing the new set, The Last Piece to Our Family, along with the coordinating Stitched Puzzle Piece Dies. Usually, I create cards and tags on an as-needed basis. But I often wait until the last minute to create something and usually run out of time. So I've decided to start making things ahead of time (what a concept, eh?) so that no matter the occasion, I'll be ready!

This tag might grace a gift bag one day. Or perhaps it'll hang off of a beautiful bow that ties up a little package. Who knows?! Either way, it's ready when I am and that's a beautiful thing.

MCT Products Used
Tag Dies (blue layer)
Tag Die Layers (school paper layer)
Bunch of Fun Circle Die
Trio Stitched Banner Die
Stitched Tab Die
NEW! The Last Piece to Our Family Available NOW!
NEW! Stitched Puzzle Piece Dies Available NOW!
Freebie Stamp for first 200 shoppers

***Freebie Stamp***
For our Freebie Stamp this release, we are giving away this new set, I Love You Beary Much, to the FIRST 200 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart. If you are one of the first 200 shoppers, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! If you order AFTER the 200th shopper, this stamp set will be available for purchase!

***Blog Hop Giveaway***
One lucky winner of today's Blog Hop Giveaway will receive a $50 gift card to the MCT online shop! To enter, simply leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every 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 should you be the lucky winner!

 ***Sale Alert***
Don't forget that our sale starts right now! Use the code: JAN2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, January 23rd at 11:59p PST.

That's it for me today. You've got one more stop. Head on over to our Guest Designer, Audrey's, blog to see what she has up her sleeve today.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

15 January 2015

MCT Sneak Peek: Featuring Best Bots Forever & Heart 2 Heart Love Frame Dies

by Veronica

It's a celebration! This New Release marks 4 years that MCT has been offering fabulous, top-of-the-line stamps and dies. Woohoo!

Today, I'm featuring two new products for this release. First up is the Heart 2 Heart Love Frame Dies set. 

I added a few older products with this new heart die on this card. I first tried to combine sentiment stamps to create the saying I had in mind, but the little paper on the typewriter is so small and I couldn't get anything to fit. I've been interested in learning hand lettering and improving my own handwriting skills, so after a few practice rounds on my scratch paper, I gave it a go. I'm quite happy with how it turned out!

MCT Products used
Once Upon A Time (typewriter stamp)
Fun Paper Airplane (heart flight line)
NEW! Heart 2 Heart Love Frame Die (stitched heart frame) Available Friday, 1/16/15

The next set I'm featuring is Best Bots Forever. This stamp set is not only adorable; it includes coordinating dies so you don't have to fussy cut the super cute robots! Woot!

I dressed up my little robot to withstand the cold weather here in Michigan. Her hat is actually a combination of the stamped hat from You're So Cool (in front) and the hat from Winter Snowman Dies (in back). While I personally think it was a clever idea to use both, it wasn't exactly a stroke of genius on my part. I liked different things from each hat so I decided to throw them together. Simple as that!

MCT Products Used
You're So Cool (stamped hat, mug, steam)
Winter Snowman Dies (hat with tassels)
4x4 Journal Die (striped background layer)
NEW! Best Bots Forever (robot, sentiment) Available Friday, 1/16/15

This special card made its way across the country to Miss Emma earlier this week. Everyone loves to receive a little Happy Mail, right? Speaking of which...

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! Today's winner will be announced tomorrow in Emma's video on her blog.
For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every 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 should you be 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!

If you haven't already seen what Emma and the other designers have up their sleeves for you today, head over to Emma's blog to take a look. I promise it'll be fabulous!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

07 January 2015

MCT Inspiration Wednesday: Beauty Phone Case

by Veronica

One of my favorite parts of a new year is picking a new Angel Word. One of my best friends, Jenn, is known for buying these little cards and letting people (friends, friends of friends, strangers even) blindly pick one out of a box and it becomes your word for the year. It has been so much fun to see how each word I've chosen over the last four years have played out in my life.

This year, my word is Beauty. Isn't that fantastic? I pray that throughout the year I'll find beauty everywhere! Speaking of beauty...

As I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook News Feed, I came across this stunning photo that a friend had taken right outside her home. I fell in love with this photo and immediately made it my phone screen wallpaper. 

Photo credit: Adrianne Buenrostro

The colors, the trees - I love everything about this photo. Since it's about time that I update my phone case, and I love having this photo as my screen wallpaper, I figured I'd make a new phone case inspired by this beautiful photo and my Angel Word.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Pretty Flowers Die (white starburst)
Girls' Night Out Stamp Set (I merged two stamps from this set to create "Beauty")

I just love having a clear phone case that I can re-design on a whim!

Be sure to pop by the MCT blog to see what the other designers have been inspired by today.

I hope YOU were inspired, too!

- Veronica

03 January 2015

New Year, New Design Team

by Veronica

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season - we did! After 3 days filled with Christmas and a pretty quiet night with friends on New Year's Eve, I'm so looking forward to what 2015 has to offer!

I am so excited to announce that I will be continuing on the Design Team for My Creative Time this year. I'm absolutely honored that Emma asked me back! She's so much fun to 'work' with (is this work?!?!?!) and has such fabulous products. What a treat!

Since you're here, I might as well share a project, eh? I've hopped on the sequin bandwagon and have been really enjoying adding a little sparkle to my cards.

This card is all about the dies! I didn't use any stamps on it at all. The simple background pattern is what makes the focal point really POP.

MCT Products Used
Perfect Picture (Instacam dies, "Oh Snap!")
Fun Speech Bubbles
3 Stitched Star Dies (flash)

Thanks for stopping by today! You can see ALL of the new designers on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica