20 March 2015

MCT 41st Release Blog Hop: Cards for Mom

by Veronica

It's Release Day for My Creative Time! If you've hopped here from Ruthie's blog, you're on the right track. If not, head on over to Emma's blog so you don't miss out on a THING!

I know it's a bit early for Mother's Day, but I like to have my cards done early so I'm not scrambling at the last minute. Mom, I know you're reading this. Yes, one of these cards is for you. But WHICH ONE? (sneaky, sneaky)

My first card features the new set (available right this very minute!), Love You Bunches.

This stamp set comes with individual flower stems (and coordinating dies) and lots of great sentiments. To achieve my "bouquet" of roses, I stamped the front flowers first, masked them and stamped the rear flowers after. If that's clear as mud, check out this simple tutorial I made a couple of years ago for a step-by-step instruction.

Love You Bunches
MCT Products Used
Family Is Everything ("love")
Stitched 3x4 Journal Die
New! Love You Bunches (rose, sentiment) Available NOW!
New! Fun Stitched Tag Dies (sentiment layer) Available NOW!

My next Mother's Day card also uses flowers, but with a totally different look.

This card showcases the new Jr. Rolled Flower Dies. I used a lot of different patterns in coordinating colors to give this card some pizzazz. I love mixing patterns! I've found that mixing smaller patterns works best for me. If you have a large patterned paper that you want to slip into the mix, allow it to be the center of attention (like I did with the "MOM" background) and keep the rest of the patterns pretty small.

Jr. Rolled Flower Dies
MCT Products Used
Uppercase Fun Dies ("MOM")
Heart 2 Heart Love Frame Die (heart)
Stitched Party Dies (banner)
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies ("you")
Alpha Pack ("are the best!")
New! Jr. Rolled Flower Dies (flowers) Available NOW!

***Freebie Stamp*** 
The first 150 shoppers
will get this stamp FREE!
For our Freebie Stamp this release, we are giving away this super cute Every Little Thing... stamp to the FIRST 150 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart. If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! If you order AFTER the 150th 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: MAR2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, March 27th at 11:59pm PST.


That's it for me today, but the fun continues on Audrey's blog!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

19 March 2015

MCT 41st Edition Sneak Peek: 2 Super Tweet Cards

by Veronica

Another awesome release is quickly approaching! Today we are showcasing three new products. Up first we have Tweet Me and Fun Tweet Me Dies.

This card uses a lot of white space for a CAS look with pops of color dots to add some punch.

MCT Products Used
NEW! Tweet Me (available 3/20/15)
NEW! Fun Tweet Me Dies (available 3/20/15)
Build a Pretty Flower (dots)

Up next is the Freebie Stamp you can earn this month by being one of the first 150 shoppers tomorrow (starting at 8am PST).

MCT Products Used
Best Bots Forever (phone die)
NEW! Every Little Thing (available 3/20/15)

***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!

Thanks for stopping by for a sneak peek at the new release. You can see more projects from the Design Team on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

12 March 2015

MCT Designer Challenge: Color POP!

by Veronica

It's a Designer Challenge day today with My Creative Time. We are trying out the Color Pop Technique. This technique is really easy to do: Keep your project neutral and then add a POP of color!

I used a mix of beige and gray on this card for my neutrals and then popped with some turquoise sequins. This is a super easy card that can be thrown together in minutes, but it really gives a stunning impression.

MCT Products Used
Watercolor Background Stamps
Hello Frame Dies ("thanks")

To get the distressed look on the "thanks" die, I stamped the largest watercolor background stamp onto the white die-cut.

Thanks for stopping by! You can see more awesome Color POP projects on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

03 March 2015

MCT Favorite Die of the Month: CAS Thankful Card

by Veronica

Hello! Today we are featuring the Stitched Heart Layering Dies from My Creative Time. I tend to use these dies quite a bit on my projects. For this card, I kept it clean and simple (CAS). 

This card started as a single-layer card, but I decided to pop up a little heart for a touch of dimension. Something like this would be perfect to mass-produce and have on hand.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Heart Layering Dies (did I mention these are on SALE right now?!?!)
Build A Pretty Flower (dots)
Something to be Thankful For (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping in today. You can see more projects using the Dies of the Month on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica