Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MCT My Favorite Die of the Month

Today we are featuring another My Creative Time Favorite Die of the Month!  This month, it's the fun Social Media Dies.  If this set has been on your wish list, you can pick it up here at a discount price.  It's on sale for the entire month of May!  The sale ends on May 31, 2016, at 12:00 AM PST.


I made a clean and simple card today using the hashtag die from Social Media.  I also used the Lowercase Fun Dies to spell out "summer."  I watercolored on some Strathmore Watercolor Sheets with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a water brush to get an ombre effect for my letters.  Of course, a summer card needs some cute flip flops, and you can make the perfect pair using the dies in Sit Back & Relax!  I finished off the card with a few Rainstones from Papertrey Ink.

Here's a look at the whole Social Media Die set:

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for some more inspiration!

Products used on this card:

Friday, May 20, 2016

MCT 55th Edition Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Time 55th Edition Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Jessica.  If you just happened upon here, you might want to head over to Emma's blog, to the beginning of the hop.  This is a very fun release, and I hope you are as excited about it as we are!


My card today showcases the new Greatest Handyman set!  I just love the tool stamps and coordinating dies in here; they are so adorable!  I stamped and die cut them out of Strathmore Bristol Watercolor Cardstock, so that I could color them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  To showcase them, I made a Lori Whitlock Work Bench card that I found in the Silhouette Studio Online Store.  The adorable sentiment is one of many found in Greatest Handyman!

Here's a closer look at Greatest Handyman.  It is available now in the My Creative Time Store

Staring THIS Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 8AM PST, our "Freebie" for this release is this adorable "Script Words" stamp and die set.  It will be given to the FIRST 150 shoppers!  If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping.  Once the first 150 shoppers come through, the set will be available for purchase.  So if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 150.  No exceptions will be made.  This freebie set is not a part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately!


**BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!**
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time Store" to one LUCKY winner!  All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances 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! 

**SALE ALERT**
Also, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW here!  Use the code MAY2016 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  May 27th, 2016, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Other products used on this card:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MCT 55th Edition Sneak Peek #4


It's our last day of My Creative Time's 55th Edition Sneak Peeks!  Have you been loving these sets as much as I have?  Today we are sneaking the new Circle Balloons, which is a fabulous set of balloon dies, and Script Words, a gorgeous little set of sentiments which is actually a freebie for the first 150 shoppers beginning tomorrow at 8 AM PST!


I decided to try something new for me with this card - I used Papertrey Ink's clear cardstock for my card base!  I love how it turned out, and it really wasn't too hard to do.  I just had to be sure to cut out two of everything so that I could put each cut on both sides of the cardstock, hiding the adhesive in between.  Circle Balloons contains four balloon dies, and I used the two smaller ones on my card, in addition to the "string" die.  The largest balloon die in the set is 4 1/2" in diameter; it could be fun to make a balloon shaped card with it!

For my clouds at the base of my card, I used one of the More Stitched Edges dies.  I also used the cloud die from You Are My Sunshine on the back part of the card, so you can see through to it.  The sweet sentiment on the clouds is from Script Words.  It's one of three in the set!

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information 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 EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Products used on this card (except for "Circle Balloons" & "Script Words,"  which will be available on 5/20):

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MCT 55th Edition Sneak Peek #3

Are you ready for another day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  I love the set we are showcasing today!!!  Make a Wish is the most adorable birthday set full of sweet sentiments and the cutest dies!


For my card today I used one of the candles dies from this set to create a trio of fun candles using my patterned paper scraps.  I added them to my card base, which I made with the largest of the Stitched Starburst Dies and one of the More Stitched Circle Dies.  That cute sentiment is from Make a Wish, and I was able to make the perfect die cut for it by altering one I made with a die from Fun Vertical Greetings - Revised.  I finished off this festive card with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information 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 EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Products used on this card (except for "Make a Wish,"  which will be available on 5/20):

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MCT 55th Edition Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we have a very fun new set to share with you today called Shine Like the Stars.  It contains lots of cute star stamps and coordinating dies, along with  some great new sentiments!


For my card, I used some painter's tape to mask off a stripe and then heat embossed some of the new stamps in that area with white embossing powder.  I then did some ink blending with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch.  Before peeling up the tape, I spritzed a little bit of water on the area.  After that I stamped the "thanks" sentiment and added a star that I created with one of the new dies.  So fun!

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information 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 EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Products used on this card (except for "Shine Like the Stars,"  which will be available on 5/20):