Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 My Creative Time Design Team!

Happy New Year!  I am so excited to have been asked by Emma to continue on as part of the 2014 My Creative Time Design Team!  I've been with Emma from the beginning, and I can truly say that she is just the sweetest person to work with, and there are no greater stamps and dies around!  

Emma has asked us to share a bit about ourselves.  If you already know me, feel free to skip down to my project.

I have a son, Eric, who is a senior in high school.  He is currently in the final stages of college applications and is interested in studying photography.  His photography and technology skills make him quite handy to have around, along with him just being the awesome kid that he is.

We live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I teach third grade.  I love my job and my 21 "additional kids."  They definitely keep me busy, but I craft as much as I can in my free time.  I started papercrafting 3 1/2 years ago when I got my first Cricut Expression.  My Vagabond is probably the tool I use the most these days, because it works so well with the My Creative Time dies, followed by my Silhouette Cameo, and then my Cricut E2.  Crafting is definitely my therapy!


Here is one of my projects that I submitted for the design team call.  It is a card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday, which happens to be today!  I made a dark chocolate A2 size card base and then made a hawaiian shores layer using the Fun Stitched Edge Dies.  I just love the fun dimension and pop of color this gives!  The stitched stars were made with the 3 Star Stitched Dies, and the teeny tiny stars were made with dies from the 4x4 Journal Die + More.


This cute little frame (I just love how the inside portion is stitched too) was made with another die from 4x4 Journal Die + More.  The sentiment is from Celebrate Good Times.  I followed a video tutorial by Lauren Bassen to get this cool stamped on layers effect.  If you look at her video, I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock, stamped it on my strips, glued my strips on top of the white, and then ran it through my Vagabond with the frame die so that all of the layers would end up with the stitching.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see the rest of the talented ladies that make up the 2014 MCT Design Team!  You will be very excited with lots of new inspiration!

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21 comments:

My Creative Time said...

LOVE your card Miss Katie! Welcome back & I look forward to a great 2014!
Big HUGS,
Emma;)

Glora said...

Beautiful card Katie! Your projects and style are always spot on! If I didn't say that my heart is sad that I won't be staying on with you guys that I've been with from the start I'd be lying! I will miss being on the team with you but I will definitely look forward to all the amazing projects that you will continue to make! Thanks for your wonderful friendship and support the past 3 years! Love ya! Hugs- Glora

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous Man card, I find them the hardest to make. I have always loved your designs and I'm so excited to be on this fab DT with you!!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Super card!! I'm really looking forward to working with you on the MCT DT!

TERIBERI2 said...

Miss Katie I LOVE all your projects!! I'm so excited to be on 2014 MCT DT with you!! Hugs, T

Joan Smith said...

EEEEEK so excited that you are still on Miss Emma's DT as I always so love what you create and share and your card is so awesome. I can't wait to see what you'll be creating and sharing in 2014.
Happy New Year!!!!

Coelle said...

Katie, You make such beautiful cards...some really cute...all just perfect with great colors and sentiments...thanks so much for sharing all of them.

Kim's Kreations said...

Glad to see your still around love all your creative designs. Looking forward to the New Year and great inspiration from MCT DT. ogdendoll@gmail.com

mickeydee said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!.....dianne

Mimi said...

Glad to see you returning! I always love your creations!

jessica said...

Super awesome card Katie! As always you are a huge inspiration to me and I am so over the moon excited to be designing with you!
Happy New Year!!!

Kristi Poling said...

Cute card, glad to be seeing your projects still.

Lucía Ardón said...

Congratulations!
such a fun card you created, I love it!!! I'm looking forward to working with you for MCT!

Sukie said...

Awesome card! Congrats to you! I love all of your creations and am looking for more inspiration from you in 2014! Happy New Year!

Lady Fair said...

Congrats on continuing your crafting journey as part of Emma's amazing 2014 DT! I look forward to learning new things along the way and much inspiration in the months ahead. :)

Donna and Sara said...

I am so excited you are staying on as an amazing Design Team member. I have been a long time follower and just love everything you make!

Kim Heggins said...

What a card...so fun and so perfect for a birthday. I love those stars and the colors are so fun. Happy New Year!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You are so talented! Looking forward to seeing all your work in 2014

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful card. Love the stars and borders.
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Kim H said...

Katie ~ Well this card is just too FABULOUS! I LOVE how you did that stamping and die cutting technique!! Oh I must try this!! Well you know how I feel about you and your creations ~ LOVE them!! So soul sister ~ we are stuck with one another! LOL! CONGRATS!!!

Kigz said...

Katie, your creations are top-notch, and I am so excited to see you back! I have a senior this year too, so we might be good therapy for each other as the year grows on. :)