Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MCT July Stamp Release Blog Hop!


Welcome to our July My Creative Time Blog Hop!  If you just happened to arrive here, you might want to start back at Emma's blog, so that you don't miss anything!  I hope you've enjoyed all of our projects this past week.  Many of you are probably already receiving your orders, so here is one more day of inspiration for you!

I have a very different type of project for you today.  This past year I have not been very consistent with working out.  I recently saw a neurologist about my migraines, and one of things he wants me to do is to try and exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY.  So, instead of making a card or a layout, I decided to make an exercise log for the month of July. In the past, I've kept track of my workouts on my computer or my phone, but I decided that I needed something really visual and in my face.  Of course, it had to be cute and colorful too, since I'm keeping it right out on my desk!


Emma's new Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Die was just perfect for this project!  I cut it out of kraft cardstock and then stamped the calendar grid from Type Calendar Stamp Set in black ink.  I stamped it to the left of the card, leaving room to add a fun strip of diagonal striped paper from the Simple Stories LIFE SN@P to the side.  I ran it through the Vagabond with the Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Die as well, so that it would also have the stitching on it.  That cute aqua tab was cut with the Stitched Tab Die and stamped with "July" from Calendar Stamp.  I had fun using lots of different ink colors to stamp my numbers and days of the week.  Now, to keep track of the days I work out, I'm stamping a little star from It's a Magical Season, one of Emma's older holiday stamp sets.  It fits just perfectly!


Across the bottom, I added some runners from You Are Here and an inspiring quote from Sports Sentiments.


Now, the back of the card is where I record my workouts.  I cut some cute paper from that Simple Stories 6x6 pad again and adhered it to the back of the kraft journal card.  It is possible to use the 4 x 6 die with a 6 x 6 pad.  I find it helpful to adhere it down with a bit of washi tape, just to keep it in place.


I added another inspiring quote from Sports Sentiments to the top, along with the adorable bicycle from You Are Here!

I have to say, this system is working well for me so far!  I've only missed one day of working out since I made this on July 5th, although knowing that I was going to post it on my blog for all of you to see today has been BIG motivation!

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT***

For our blog hop giveaway, there will be two winners chosen from ALL of the comments combined!  Both winners will win a $25 GIFT CARD to the My Creative Time Store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here, along with the rest of the design team's blogs, AND also leave a way for us to contact you.  Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners.  All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win!  The deadline is Saturday, July 20th, at midnight.  Emma will announce the winners on her blog on Monday, July 22nd. EASY PEASY!  GOOD LUCK!!!

Your next stop is the super sweet and talented Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)
and our special guest designer, Jessica

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63 comments:

Kristi said...

So colorful and cute! LOve it.
Kristi
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My Creative Time said...

What an AWESOME idea my friend! I LOVE how it turned out w/the older sets too! LOVE!
Hugs,
Emma;)

Tamika said...

What a thoughtful project, I love all of the details!
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Cindy said...

FANTASTC job Katie, LOVE the Calendar, it is soooo colorful!!! Have a SUPER day my friend!!!:)

VICTORIA said...

I love it Katie I need some motivations lately :)
Vicky
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Kavitha Vadhri said...

nice idea of exercise log with the cute calender set and stamps.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute and a great idea to stay on track!! Love it!! I spy the new 4x6 stitched die.
Angela
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chewiescrappin@hotmail.com

CherylB said...

This is adorable! A great to keep on track...I need this...lol...if it would only work...hahaha!

Beckie said...

LOVE it!! Awesome colors and great idea.

Be blessed, Beckie
justbcreativecrazy at gmail dot com

Amy said...

What a great idea!!!
Amy
Our2peasinapod1 at aol dot com

Teri Berrios said...

Love this calendar for Project Life!! Love your fun color combo!! Hugs, T

Lynne72 said...

This is a great idea!! Cannot wait to get my order!

Nina said...

What great use for the calendar card as a motivator (sorry about your migraines).
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Gaylynn said...

I really like this idea. Great way to stay motivated and track your success. Plus is it decorated just perfectly, Katie. :)

cm said...

What a fantastic way to stay inspired! Your creativity and the new MCT release = perfect match! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
c

L.B. said...

Great idea for motivating yourself and it is so cute..

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute idea for keeping track of exercise!!
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Crafty Moni said...

What a wonderful idea, I love it! I need to do something like this too, I can use it as motivation. OMG I need those sports stamps now, lol. So on my wish list:) Thanks for the inspiration! best of luck on your exercise journey:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

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CraftyRia said...

That's a great way to track your exercise! I'm a cyclist and I need to keep track!

Carol W. said...

Great use of MCT stamp and dies. Inspirational!

Janice W. said...

Such a great idea! Love all the colored dates and the whole concept of your exercise routine!

Rose said...

I'll be ordering a couple more dies you used. Love the calendar and colors. What a great idea.

Kim's Kreations said...

great motivational calendar. All the the bright colors are perfect. The stamps and dies make it special. Thanks for the idea it could be used in so many ways. ogdnedoll@gmail.com

Karon said...

Fabulous idea and great use of the calender stamps! TFS

tracym110 said...

What a great idea! and it turned out so cute too!! Your projects for this new release have been fantastic!!
Tracy :)

D- said...

What an inspirational project. Such a good idea. TFS. LOVE it!
D~ dmcardmaker (@AOL)
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Cheryl W said...

I love your exercise log! What a great idea. It even motivated me! cherylwinget at aol dot com

Joan Smith said...

What a super idea and it's cute too and hey doesn't help to look cute and have a cute schedule to help motivate I say YES!! Good for you!!!

Candida said...

Loved your idea!

Sue D said...

Great idea--hope this keeps you on track.
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Niki said...

LOVE it! Great idea to use the calendar as a record keeper.

Scrapping Out Of Control said...

Super fab Katie! Gret job! I love the colors!

Micia Piercy said...

Oooohhh miss katie I likey a lot! I so happy ypu ame up with this to motivate you. Plus its zuper cute to look at love the bright colors. You inspired me to make one. Thanks!!

Gina said...

Love this! Great color palet!!
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Liliana said...

Great colors and awesome project, thanks for sharing.

Patti Torres said...

This is a great idea I too am a visual person I post a quarterly calendar on my kitchen bulletin board, this way the whole family knows what's going on-I know it's hard to stay motivated but keep up the good work-staying healthy is a must.

Patti Torres said...

Also your list of supplies was very clear and organized again I loved the visuals:)

quilt4fun2 said...

Nothing like pretty and happy to keep track of jobs. Your card is inspiring and maybe fun. I agree something in your face is harder to forget about and easier to see progress. Better do next months card now :D I find it more fun to exercise with friends or video. Great idea and job on your card.
My stamps should come Friday!
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RedGem said...

I love these projects... anything to keep us motivated!

Mimi said...

Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait for my order to arrive!

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Cassandra said...

What a fun idea! Who wouldn't like to work out when you get to log it on something like that!!! Love it :)

Anonymous said...

I am definitely putting that calendar stamp set on my next order. Really like your project. Janet buck2@casscomm.com

Donna and Sara said...

What a great motivation tool. Love the extras you added, teachermom5@gmail.com

Jeri said...

I love this project! Talk about something to give you an incentive to workout...a way to record it! Very clever! I love seeing how you added the tab onto the patterned paper.

Jess said...

What a great way to keep a log of your workouts! I love this and may even create one so I can motivate myself to work out more. Great idea!
Hugs,
Jess
Craftingwithjess@gmail.com

Scrappin with the bug said...

Fantastic ideea. Love how you personalized it and added a few inpirational sayings. Great job and keep up the workout!!!

Pat N. said...

Terrific idea. Very smart to have that as a visual reminder, and you're doing great with that as well! TFS your creative project.

Jennifer Rose said...

Perfect idea! I have chronic health issues & have symptom journals with list of medications, appointments, & all that. It'd be awesome to make my own journals! Makes me want this stitched journal die even more! Thank you for making something a bit different! And keep up this good work with working out!
Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

Bev Karolak said...

Great idea! I know I wouldn't stick to my routine tho! Nice project. Good luck with your workouts! :)

Bev
deckle57@hotmail.com

jessica said...

What an awesome idea Katie!! LOVE the papers you used and all the fun stamps and dies make this one FAB way to keep track of your workout!!! Another FAB project!!! Thanks for sharing and I have had a blast being a Guest Designer with you for the new release!!! Your comments on my blog were just the sweetest!
Jessica

BeatrizS said...

I love it! I recently lost 80 lbs and i love how you are keeping track of your work outs! Love it!

Mindy said...

Your project couldnt have come at a better time, I think I really like the idea of a visual workout calendar. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

Suzy said...

Absolutely love your work out card.. congrats! Loving the PL style products in this release. Thanks for sharing :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

CA Scrapper said...

What a fantastic idea and you did a great job, this is an awesome way to keep track of your exercise.

Leslie
cascrapper at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

What a cool idea and like the cute running figures.

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Tereasa Wilson said...

LOVE your not only beautiful but inspiring workout log! I also need a better way to log my exercise regimen. Yours is perfect.

And your card at the very top is awesome! I love working with watercolor paper, I have used the back of my stamps but never thought to use for heat embossing. You are BRILLIANT, and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings...
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Helen said...

Fabulous projects!!

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Julie I. said...

Perfect calendar for motivating your daily exercise! Thank you for sharing another use for that set.
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UnikByYes said...

Such a neat idea Katie! I love the multiple MTC sets you used, well done! TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O
Unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

Janis said...

Good for you!! The exercise will be great for you....and let's hope it helps those nasty migraines, too!!! What a terrific project to help you chart your progress.
<3 J
jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Glora said...

Oh Katie, what a fabulous project! I LOVE this idea. What a great way to keep track and it is SO cute you could to a binder and keep track of your exercise and fitness. I love the colors too. Awesome job on this and all of your other awesome sneak peeks. I loved them! Hugs- Glora

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Cute little calendar tags. I love the use of different colors. TFS AJ-

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liz at liz's paper loft said...

what a great idea! I should do this for myself! have a great day, Katie!!!!