Friday, May 18, 2018

MCT 79th Edition "7 Year Anniversary" Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Time 79th Edition Release Blog Hop!  This is Emma's 7 Year Anniversary!  It's hard to believe we've been enjoying her fabulous stamps and dies for that long!

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!


For my project today, I took the new Circle Border Die and used it to trim the edge of my black card base.  I thought it would be fun to fill in the circles with pops of color, and I was able to do that using the large single circle die included in the set to make the circles that I adhered behind the small circular openings.  For the larger circular openings, I used a die from You Are Spot On.  To make the border really pop (and to give myself a place to write a message), I lined the inside of the card with a piece of white cardstock.

Next I heat embossed my sentiment, from the Script Words stamp set, with white embossing powder.  That adorable cake was made with the Baby Cake Die, our freebie this month (more info on that below).

Here's a closer look at Circle Border Die.  It is available now in the My Creative Time Store



Starting on Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 8AM PST, we will be giving away this ADORABLE new Baby Cake Die to the FIRST 50 shoppers!  If you are one of the first 50 shoppers, it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping.  Once 50 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 50.  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 $25 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 MAY2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  May 25, 2018, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MCT 79th Edition Release Sneak Peek #4

Are you ready for one last day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we are sneaking this month's freebie:  Baby Cake Die!  This is an adorable mini version of the Cake Die we sneaked yesterday! Baby Cake Die is free with your order this Friday, May 18, 2018, if you are one of the first 50 shoppers, beginning at 8 AM PST.  Once 50 shoppers come through, it will be available for purchase.


For my card today, I die cut three cute little cakes using the Baby Cake Die, giving each one a different color scheme that coordinates with my patterned paper.  I die cut windows in the patterned paper, using one of the More Stitched Circle Dies.  The sentiment is from our new Time To Celebrate stamp set, and I stamped it on a little banner I shortened from Sentiment Label Dies.

*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!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MCT 79th Edition Release Sneak Peek #3

We've got another sneak peek of the My Creative Time 79th Edition release for you!  Today we are sneaking two new sets!  Cake Die is an adorable new die set that has a huge fun cake with all of the trimmings!  And Time to Celebrate is a fabulous birthday sentiment set with stamps for the inside and outside of your cards!


I just love the large size of this Cake Die!  I embossed the main green piece with the Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder to give it a textured fondant look.  Behind the cake, I inked up my card base with a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.  To make a little "table" for my cake to sit on and my sentiment, from Time to Celebrate, to be stamped upon, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock with one of the More Stitched Edges Dies.

*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!

Monday, May 14, 2018

MCT 79th Edition Release Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of the My Creative Time 79th Edition Release sneak peeks?  Today we have another fabulous new border die today, and it's a cutie:  Circle Border Die!


I used the die on my black card base.  I thought it was perfect for my soccer themed card!  In fact, I discovered that one of the circle dies from You Are Spot On makes the perfect sized circle to adhere to the back of this border, which allowed me to stamp the cute little soccer ball there!  The soccer ball, along with the "soccer" sentiment and the soccer player stamp are all from the Soccer stamp set.  This is a retired MCT set, but there are a few more in the store, so you can get them now until the stock runs out (and they are on sale)!  I made the star with one of the 3 Star Stitched Dies and the "Wish Big" sentiment is from Wow!  So Many Candles.  I think my soccer-loving student should like his birthday card!

*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!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

MCT 79th Edition Release Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 79th Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have quite an adorable release to share with you this week!  First off is the sweet Flower Border Die.  This is the perfect way to dress up your cards!


Since Mother's Day was yesterday (Happy Belated Mother's Day to all you moms out there), I used this cute new set to make a card for my mom!  I lined the border die up with the edge of my green card base, and that cut out all of the connected flowers.  This set comes with a flower layer, which I cut in white, and the little circles, which I cut in yellow.  I then die cut "MOM" in black and white using the Pretty Bold Letter Dies.  I thought the card needed a little something else, and I found a smaller flower in the Thank You Mom set that mimics the flowers in the border.  It would be fun to use this same layout to make personalized notecards!

*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!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MCT Whatever Wednesday


It's Whatever Wednesday with My Creative Time! Today I made a fun birthday card for a friend using a couple of the latest MCT releases.  The awesome Supergirl and sentiments are from Have a Super Day! and the fun starburst shape is from Super Tag Dies.  I found an Earth cut in Cricut Design Space for my Supergirl to stand on.  For the background, I made a stencil with the cloud edge die from More Stitched Edges and a piece of clear cardstock and then used it to ink up with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky.

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

Monday, May 7, 2018

Gymnastics Birthday Card for a Boy


A boy in my class is a really talented competitive gymnast and the pommel horse is one of his best events.  This cut from the Silhouette Design Store was perfect for his card.  I made a background by using one of My Creative Times Stitched Rectangular Dies with some Strathmore Watercolor Paper and then gave it a splash of watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I then die cut one of MCT's Fun Speech Bubbles and heat embossed a sentiment from MCT's Make a Wish on top of it. The little star die cuts were made from dies from Make a Wish as well.