Friday, September 30, 2011

Thank You!!!

I am so excited!  I found out this morning that I won the Cricut Classroom Contest on Facebook, which means the E2 Anniversary Edition is on its way to me!  Thank you so much to all of you who voted for me!  I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! I want to thank Provo Craft for this awesome prize too!


The project that I posted was the biography bodies my 2nd graders made last spring.  I'm teaching four of those kids as 3rd graders this year, and they were as thrilled as I was to hear our project had won!  We are all looking forward to playing with the E2!  Thanks again!  I have the BEST followers and subscribers!!!

Quick, Easy, & Cute Birthday Notes!


Today one of my students is celebrating her birthday, and it's the first birthday in our class this school year. I usually give each child a birthday pencil and bookmark on their special day.  I never got around to buying the bookmarks this year, so I decided to make little notecards instead.  These were very quick.  I cut the cupcakes from the Cricut Sweet Treat cartridge at 2 1/2".  The Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes and Divine Swirl folders added some fun dimension to them.  Of course, I also had to use Action Wobbles to attach the cupcakes to make them even more fun!


My actual notecards were made with the Papertrey Ink Lunchbox Note die.  


On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.


Recipe:

The Paper Studio "Birthday Extravaganza" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink "Lunchbox Note" Die
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate & Hibiscus Burst Cardstock
Cuttlebug "Distressed Stripes" & "Divine Swirls" Patterned Paper
Action Wobbles
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!

Thanks so much for everybody who has been voting for my students' biography projects in the Cricut Classroom Project!  A few people have asked how I'm doing in the contest, but I don't see counts of votes anywhere.  I guess I'll find out on Friday!  If you'd like to vote, I'd really appreciate it!  Click here  for voting - you can vote every day through Friday.  Thank you!!!



It's another Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!  We have a fun challenge for you this week - you need to create something using any Cricut FONT cartridge!  You can use the font, the phrases, or any of the images that often get overlooked on these cartridges.  Can you believe I got my mailbox and the plants on my card from the Jubilee cartridge?



Most of the images on the font cartridges do not come with layers, but it's easy to create them yourself.  I cut my mailbox twice - once in brown, and once in the red pattern, and just did a little cutting with my scissors.  Before adhering the red layer, I tucked in a little envelope that I created with the My Creative Time Embossed Envelope Die.  I stamped "miss you" by masking part of the "I sure miss you a lot!" sentiment from the My Creative Time Happy Mail stamp set.  I didn't want part of the sentiment to be hidden in the mailbox, so I just made it shorter.  I also embossed my post and used my Scor-Pal to create the line showing the corner of the post.



Now, this is an A7 size card (5" x 7 1/8").  I needed a big mailbox that would match the scale of my envelope.  The mailbox is cut at 6 1/2", and the plants are cut at 5" and 3 1/2" REAL DIAL SIZE.  I know the plants don't look that big, but they are part of a bigger cut that includes a tree, etc.  I just hand cut the grass.  The other cute sentiment is also from Happy Mail, and I stamped it upon an oval that I cut with the My Creative Time Stitched Oval Die and then trimmed to fit my card.  My pretty cloud paper was printed on my Imagine using the Best Friends cartridge.

Be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see more fun font cartridge projects made by Emma and the design team AND to join in the challenge!  Below are pics of the My Creative Time products that I used for my card.  Click here for purchasing information.




Recipe:

10" x 7 1/8" Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Cardstock, scored at 5"
4 3/4" x 6 7/8" Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Cardstock
4 1/2" x 6 5/8" White Bazzill Cardstock (for Imagine print)
Core'dinations Cardstock
DCWV "Summer Dream" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
My Creative Time "Happy Mail" Stamp Set
My Creative Time "Stitched Oval Die" & "Embossed Envelope Die"
Papertrey Ink "Woodgrain" Impression Plate
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunflower Hugs Card


Here's a little card I made for a sweet friend who hasn't been feeling well lately.  It's a 4 1/2" square card, with the brown layer cut as a 4" square, and the yellow polka-dot layer cut as a 3 3/4" square.


For my focal point,  I stamped a sunflower and sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Simple Sunflower stamp set on a 2 1/2" shape cut from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.  Because I cut this pretty small, the little holes didn't cut out completely with the Cricut.  I went over them with a Fiskars hole punch so the brown layer beneath would show through.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft, Dark Chocolate, & Rustic White Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Rosy" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink "Simple Sunflower" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate & Summer Sunrise Ink
Prairie Bird Boutique Crinkle Ribbon
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pretty Christmas Tag


Before I get started, I want to thank all of you who went to Facebook and voted for me in the Cricut Classroom Project.  I really appreciate it, and my fingers are crossed!

While my Gypsy is in the Provocraft hospital, I'm doing some old school crafting.  I know it's a bit early for Christmas, but I just got some of the new Papertrey Ink Christmas stamp sets that I couldn't wait to use.  For this tag, I used the Holiday Lights set.  To dress it up, I heat embossed the light string with silver embossing powder, and then I added Glossy Accents to each of my stamped bulbs.  I love the shine and dimension it gave to them!  My tag shape was die cut with the My Creative Time XL Label Die.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
My Creative Time "XL Label Die"
Papertrey Ink "Holiday Lights" Stamp Set
Versamark Ink
Silver Filigree Embossing Powder
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, & Hawaiian Shores Ink
Glossy Accents
Recollections Eyelet
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Baker's Twine

Monday, September 26, 2011

Please help!

Okay, my wonderful followers and subscribers, I could really use your help!  I've entered myself into the Cricut Classroom Contest.  I don't usually enter contests in which you need to ask people for votes, but this is a school related one, and my students would also be really excited if I won.  This is the project I entered.  It's the biography project that my  2nd graders did last spring.  Each student researched somebody who has made a difference, wrote a report, and made the person using my Cricut and the paper dolls cartridges.


If you would like to vote for my entry, click here.  I'm hoping to win an Expression 2!  Thank you!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Click here for Gilby's Crafster Makeover Walk.


It's time for the September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  I picked up some fun Christmas goodies at the last release, and I was so excited to play with them!  For today's hop, we were asked to gain inspiration from the photo below.  We could focus on the colors, the strips, or the repetition.


For my card, I focused on the repetition, creating three Christmas trees with repeating patterns.  All of the stamps I used on this card are from the Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here:  Holiday stamp set.  The trees were cut using the Love Lives Here:  Holiday Die Collection.


To add some dimension to the trees, I cut the base layer of each with a Papertrey Ink coaster and then added the layers using the Christmas Prints patterned paper.


Be sure to stop by Nichole Heady's blog to see everybody else's projects and to join in the fun today!

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink)

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Pure Poppy Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4" Dark Chocolate Cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" Kraft Cardstock
Summer Sunrise Cardstock
"Christmas Prints" Patterned Paper
Coaster
"Love Lives Here:  Holiday" Stamp Set & Die Collection
Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, & New Leaf Ink

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gilby's Makeover Walk


Welcome to Gilby's Makeover Walk!  Wendy, over at Gilby's Crafster, just got an awesome blog makeover and is celebrating with this "Doggie Walk"!  If you just stumbled upon this post, be sure to head over to Gilby's Crafster to see her cool new look and to begin the walk!  In honor of the makeover, Wendy has asked each of us to do some type of makeover project.

For my makeover project, I decided to play with the cute tray shown below that my mom bought for me years ago.  I love it how it is, but I thought I could also easily transform it for different holidays without harming the original tray.  


For my project, I decorated a 12" square piece of cardstock and then just laid it in the tray. If I ever wanted to prop the tray up, I could just use some removable adhesive to make it stick temporarily.


Within the 12" square, I made 4 smaller squares by layering 5 9/16" squares of patterned paper onto 5 13/16" squares of solid cardstock.  To decorate this first square, I cut these words from the Cricut Word Collage cartridge in black.  I then used my Gypsy to hide all of the words and just cut the pumpkin again in orange.  Unfortunately, my Gypsy died this week, so I don't have access to the sizes of any of my cuts for this project.


For this square, I made some fun Halloween Bingo cards using the new My Creative Time Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set.  I love this set because you can create any word that you want on your Bingo card.  The witch is cut from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.


This square has two more fun cuts from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.  There are a lot of gems on this one!


Finally, to create this square, I cut two pumpkins from Create a Critter and put them on poles that I had cut 1/4" wide using my paper cutter.  My little ghost and alien costumes are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I was excited to "hang" them from my clothesline using these cute clothespins that I've had for a while, but never used. 

Recipe:

Core'dinations Black & Cloudless Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, & Stamper's Select White Cardstock
My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" Patterned Paper
My Creative Time's "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black & Smokey Shadow Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Copic 100 & YR18 Sketch Markers
Michael's Googly Eyes
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Lara's Crafts Clothespins

Now, you are going to want to be sure to visit each blog on this walk and leave a comment.  There are some fabulous "Puppy Treats" (blog candy) that you will not want to miss out on.  I want to thank all of our wonderful sponsors!  You can see the full list on Gilby's Crafster.  For a chance to be one of the seven winners, just leave a comment on each stop by 10:30 PM EST on Sunday!  Your next stop is the talented Kendra!  Here is the entire line-up:










Katie:  http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/  <-- YOU ARE HERE








Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Grunge" Thank You Card


One of my former third graders, who is now a junior in high school, gave me a really sweet gift the other day.  I made this card for her thank you note.  It was pretty easy to make, and I think she'll like the bright colors and the "grunge" look.  I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock at 5 1/2" x 3 3/4", distressing the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, and stamping all over it with the stamps from the Papertrey Ink Grunge Me stamp set.  On top of that, I glued the "thanks" that I had cut from the Cricut Don Juan cartridge (sorry I don't have the size - my poor Gypsy died yesterday).

To get my pink layer just the right size, I first cut my cardstock 5 1/2" wide and trimmed one end with my ekSuccess Bumpy Roads border punch.  Then I was able to trim it to 5 1/2" x 4".  The turquoise layer is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, and Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
Raspberry Fizz, True Black, & Hawaiian Shores Ink
"Grunge Me" Stamp Set
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
ekSuccess "Bumpy Roads" Border Punch

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

I've got the winner for the My Creative Time September Stamp Release Blog Hop!  Random.org actually picked comment #1:  


1 
Jovan said...
Your Christmas card is beautiful! I love the Bingo set!
Congrats, Jovan!  I'll be contacting you for your mailing address so that I can send you Emma's Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get Well Butterfly Jar


My mom had surgery on her throat yesterday, so I made and sent her this A2 size card over the weekend.  Hopefully it will be waiting for her when she gets home from the hospital today and will cheer her up a bit.


The cute butterfly jar cut is from the Cricut Kate's ABCs cartridge at 3 1/2".  I used my Gypsy to hide all of the tic marks on the base cut of the jar, cutting it once in white and once in vellum.  After adhering the plant and butterflies to the white layer, I adhered the brown outline to the vellum.  It was then easy to put the glue on the vellum, just around the edges, where the brown layer could hide it.  I made a little "Feel better" tag with Papertrey Ink stamps and die, and attached it to the jar with some Trendy Twine.


My sentiment, stamped on the My Creative Time Stitched Oval Die, is from the My Creative Time Pain Pain Go Away! stamp set.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, & Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Vellum
My Mind's Eye "Good Day Sunshine" Patterned Paper (blue polka dot)
My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist:  Life of the Party" Patterned Paper (pink flowered)
DCWV Patterned Paper (orange)
My Creative Time "Stitched Oval Die" & "Pain Pain Go Away!" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set & Die
Trendy Twine
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

Monday, September 19, 2011

First Time with Glitter!!!


I'm not usually into the messier side of crafting, but for some reason I had the urge to try using glitter the other day.  It actually wasn't as messy as I feared, and I love the results!  This is an A2 sized card, and my image is cut from the Cricut Sophie cartridge at 3 1/2".  To glitter my bird, I covered it with my Zig 2 Way glue and some Martha Stewart glitter.


For my sentiment strip, I put 1/8" Scor-Tape on the top and the bottom of the front and the back of a 3/4" x 4 1/2" strip of vellum.  After adhering the strip to my card, I sprinkled glitter on top of the Scor-Tape on the front of the strip.  My next step didn't work out so well.  I stamped my sentiment directly on the vellum, but apparently I did not use the right kind of ink, and it smeared.  I was bummed, but there was no way I was giving up now, after all of my work.  So I just cut a strip of turquoise paper that matched my bird, stamped my sentiment on there, and adhered it down the center of the vellum strip.  I actually think I like this look better!  The final touch was a button that I made with Smokey Shadow cardstock and my Papertrey Ink Button Die.  I covered it with Gossy Accents to give it a more realistic look.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow & Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
Echo Park "Splash" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Vellum
Papertrey Ink "Big & Bold Wishes" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
Scor-Tape
Zig 2 Way Glue
Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
Papertrey Ink "Buttoned Up #1 Die"
Glossy Accents

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Creative Time September Stamp Release Blog Hop


The day you have been waiting for is finally here!  Today is the official release of the brand new My Creative Time stamps and dies!  You will just love these sets - they are so much fun to play with!  If you haven't been to Emma's site this morning, head over there now to see her video introducing all of her new stamp sets and dies!

Anyday Bingo & Crossword is my FAVORITE of this release!   I love Bingo cards, but I've never purchased them because you are limited to what is pre-printed on them.  Emma's set is so much fun because it comes with a complete alphabet and adorable little images for the "free space."  The possibilities are endless!


I decided to make a Christmas card because I've been dying to use the My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas" 6x6 stack that I bought this summer.  I love the vintage look to this paper, and I thought the letters and numbers on the Bingo card were a great match for it.  I first stamped my Bingo card on one of the patterned papers from this pack, using dark chocolate ink.  I cut it out, rounded the corners, and inked around the edges.  I then stamped "MERRY" and the Christmas tree, using colors of ink that coordinate with my papers.


Because the patterned papers have such a vintage feel for them, I used my Gypsy to find an old-fashioned stocking.  This one is from the Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, cut at 3 1/4".  I really wanted to pull in the scarlet cardstock that I used for my card base, so I cut the layers with this color.  It looked a little plain to me, so I dressed it up by stamping the layers with a pattern from the new Build a Banner Kit and some dark chocolate ink.  I then attached the stocking to the card with a My Mind's Eye brad and some crinkle ribbon.

***Giveaway Alert***
For my giveaway today, I am giving away the Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set shown below, that I showcased today!  To enter to win, just leave a comment here by Sunday at midnight!


Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel and Rustic Cream Cardstock
My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas" Patterned Paper & Brad
My Creative Time's "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel, & Ripe Avocado Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Ribbon

Your next stop on the hop is this week's star on Everyday Cricut:  Glora!

Here is the rest of the hop line-up:

Katie <-- YOU ARE HERE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Creative Time September Sneak Peek #4


It's Day 4 of the My Creative Time September Sneak Peeks!  We saved the best for last!  Build a Banner  kit is just too cute and a blast to play with!  This kit comes with 4 patterned background stamps and 4 dies!  So fun!  I'm showcasing a banner today on a cute Halloween layout of my son and his cousins back in 1999.  The little construction worker is mine. :-)


For my banner, I used just one of the two different banner shaped dies, along with the rosette and circle dies.  Don't you just love the embossed stitching on the banner and circles?  The other GREAT thing about this set is that the alphabet from My Creative Time's Anyday Bingo & Crossword (sneak peeked on Tuesday) fits into the circles perfectly!  The polka dots on my banner are from one of the pattern background stamps in this kit.  I also used another My Creative Time die, the Stitched Oval Die, to record my date.


Since my son was dressed as a construction worker, I thought it would be fun to add a ghost wearing a hardhat to my layout!  The ghost is from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge, cut at 6 1/4", and his hardhat is cut at 4 1/4", from Paper Dolls For Everyday.

Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!

2.  Just comment on ALL of the designer's blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the giveaways!

The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, September 16th, at 8:00 AM PST, in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!  Get onto Facebook now and start spreading the word!  And don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's and the rest of the design team's projects!


Recipe:

The Paper Company Kraft Cardstock
BoBunny "Double Dot Designs" Patterned Paper (green grid)
Recollections Halloween Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, True Black, & Simply Chartreuse Cardstock
Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" Punch
My Creative Time "Build a Banner Kit" Stamps & Dies
My Creative Time "Stitched Oval" Die
Papertrey Ink "Simple Alphabet" & "Mini Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger" Stamp Sets
Peachy Keen "PK-491 Everyday Character Faces" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
Recollections Brads
Trendy Twine

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Creative Time September Sneak Peek #3


Good morning!  It's time for Day 3 of our My Creative Time September Sneak Peeks!  Today we are showcasing Emma's new stamp set, Whimsical Calendar Days, and die, XL Label Die.  This is another set that can be used in so many different ways.  I chose to use it in a Halloween card today.  This is an A2 sized card (5 1/2" x  4 1/4").  My cute witch is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cartridge, cut at 3".


For the calendar, I began by die-cutting some cute My Mind's Eye Halloween paper, using the XL Label Die.  I then stamped the coordinating frame in orange.  This stamp set comes with one set of dates, but if you are using a month with less than 31 days, it is easy to mask off the days you don't need by covering them with scotch tape before inking (just remember to remove the scotch tape before stamping).  After stamping the dates and month, I used the little square that comes with the set to highlight October 31st.


I couldn't resist adding one of my favorite My Creative Time Halloween sentiments.  This one is from the Mixed Holiday Sentiments stamp set.  A pretty brad finished it off!


Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!

2.  Just comment on ALL of the designer's blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the giveaways!

The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, September 16th, at 8:00 AM PST, in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!  Get onto Facebook now and start spreading the word!  And don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's and the rest of the design team's projects!


Recipe:

Papertrey Ink True Black Cardstock
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" Patterned Paper & Brad
My Creative Time "Whimsical Calendar Days" & "Mixed Holiday Sentiments" Stamp Sets
My Creative Time "XL Label Die"
Papertrey Ink "Double-Ended Banner Die"
Papertrey Ink True Black & Orange Zest Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Creative Time September Sneak Peek #2


It's Day 2 of the sneak peeks of My Creative Time's September stamp release!  The set I am showcasing today, Anyday Bingo & Crossword, is so much fun!  I focused on the crossword part of the set for my A2 size card.


Anyday Bingo & Crossword comes with the boxes, that I stamped on pink paper, and the letters, which I added with red ink.  Since you can build any size crossword with any number of boxes and an entire alphabet is included in the set, you can make anything you want!  After creating my "Birthday Wishes" crossword, I cut it out with regular scissors, inked up the edges, and adhered it to my patterned paper.


My cute little flowers are cut from the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge at 1 3/4".  The stems are cut at 2" and the flowerpot is cut at 1" from Walk in My Garden.  I also added some twine and a cute brad to the flowerpot.

Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!

2.  Just comment on ALL of the designer's blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the giveaways!

The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, September 16th, at 8:00 AM PST, in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!  Get onto Facebook now and start spreading the word!  And don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's and the rest of the design team's projects!

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, & Pure Poppy Cardstock
My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist:  Life of the Party" Patterned Paper
My Creative Time's "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black & Pure Poppy Cardstock
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine
Doodlebug Design Inc. Boutique Brads:  "Nifty Notions Assortment"

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Creative Time September Sneak Peek #1


It's Sneak Peek Week for My Creative Time!  Emma has designed the funnest and most UNIQUE stamp sets ever this month!  They really are a blast to use!  Today Emma and the My Creative Time design team is giving sneak peeks of the new Game Night stamp set, which will be release this Friday.  This is a must have for everybody who loves poker, bunco, dice, etc.  It is seriously cute!



For my project today, I decided to make a little treat box that would be fun to give out on Bridge or Poker Night!  I cut a box from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at 8 1/4", using white cardstock.  Before assembling the box, I stamped it with the hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades from Game Night.



My tag is also cut from Art Philosophy, at 2 3/4", and I heat embossed the Game Night sentiment.

Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!


2.  Just comment on ALL of the designers' blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the giveaways!


The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, September 16th, at 8:00 AM PST in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!  Get onto Facebook now and start spreading the word!  And don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's and the rest of the design team's projects!



Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White, True Black, & Pure Poppy Cardstock
My Creative Time's "Game Night" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black & Pure Poppy Ink
Versamark Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Topnotch Twill Ribbon
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine
Recollections Eyelet

Friday, September 9, 2011

Easy Thank You Cards


Every year my school has a book fair, and as part of it, many families purchase books to donate to the classroom.  Ours is coming up soon, so I thought I'd make a bunch of little thank you cards to have on hand at school.  These were very easy to make, using My Creative Time's Small Talk stamp set and the Cricut Recess cartridge.


I used a 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" card base, scored at 3 1/4".  I then took a 3" square of kraft cardstock and stamped the border and sentiment from Small Talk on them, and I used pop dots to adhere the book cut from Recess (sorry, I didn't save the size on this one).  A little Glossy Accents on the apple finished it off.  It was very easy to make 9 of these at once, and it would be simple to switch out another cut for the books to fit your need.


For my envelopes, I used the square envelope from the Walk in My Garden cartridge.  This is my favorite envelope for square cards, and it's really easy to use.  For my 3 1/4" cards, I just cut 3 1/4" envelopes.  Perfect!  Another tip for envelopes:  I always use thin patterned paper, not cardstock.  It's much easier to work with.  I also use my Gypsy to hide the scoring tick marks.  It's obvious where to score because of the shape of the cut anyway, and I like the look of it better.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, and Rustic Cream Cardstock
The Paper Company Kraft Cardstock
The Paper Studio "Little Boys and Their Toys" Patterned Paper
My Creative Time "Small Talk" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy & Dark Chocolate Ink
Glossy Accents