Friday, June 22, 2018

Wishing You Surf & Sun


Toward the end of last summer, I purchased Papertrey Ink's adorable On the Wagon stamp and die sets.  Right after they arrived I found out I was going to be teaching a 3/4 combination class, life got really crazy, and I never got a chance to use them!  Well, my last day of school was this past Friday, so I finally pulled them out, almost a year later!  Oh my gosh, this is a fun set!  That little car has so many layers of stamps to give it great details!  I inked up a background using Tim Holtz distress inks in Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass.  This set comes with a Christmas tree to put on the car roof too. I'll definitely have to make one of those!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday - Popsicle Card!


It's Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time!  I'm working on thank you notes for gifts from my students, and I just had to use the new Anything is Popsicle set!  I love the popsicle dies and the fun sentiments!  During our release last week, my design team sister Jessica made a bomb pop with the popsicle die on an adorable card, I just had to give it a try!  I added a little fun gingham background paper trimmed with one of the More Stitched Edges dies.  Very easy card to mass produce!

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

"Teacher Off Duty" and Personalized Tumblers


My last day of school was Friday!  To celebrate, I made these for my teammates.  The cute tumblers are from saveacup.com and the "teacher off duty" svg is from kristinamandadesigns.com.  I added hearts from the built in shapes in Cricut Design Space.


Then, for each of my students, I decorated one with their name, using their favorite colors.  I used the KG Always a Good Time font, and to make the embellishment, I stretched out a square shape and welded a star on top.  It was a fun end of the year gift, and the kids loved them!

Friday, June 15, 2018

MCT 80th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 80th 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!


For my project today, I dressed up a bag of cookies with the new Pretty Treat Topper Die!  This is a great die for making quick and easy treats, and the little handle really adds a special touch!  The set comes with the main die and the layer.  I decorated mine with a sentiment and a cute pair of flip flops from the Sit Back & Relax - Revised stamp and die set.

Here's a closer look at the Pretty Treat Topper Die.  It is available now in the My Creative Time Store

Starting on Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 8AM PST, we will be giving away this ADORABLE new Thanks Sew Much Stamp Set 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 JUNE2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  June 22, 2018, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

MCT 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek #4

Are you ready for one last day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we are sneaking an adorable new die to dress up your treat bags:  Pretty Treat Topper!


I love this new die!  It makes it so easy to make a little treat look special!  I dressed up a little bag of cookies by die cutting the two pieces (the main piece and the layer) with patterned paper from Echo Park's A Perfect Summer collection.  Then I die cut the adorable popsicle from the new Anything is Popsicle set that we sneaked earlier this week, and used a sentiment from that set as well.  A few sequins finished it off!

*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, June 12, 2018

MCT 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek #3

We've got another sneak peek of the My Creative Time 80th Edition release for you!  Today we are sneaking two new sets!  You're Sew Special is an adorable new stamp die set full of adorable sewing related images, coordinating dies and sentiments!  And Thanks Sew Much, our freebie for this month, has 5 great sentiments that work really well with You're Sew Special!  Thanks Sew Much is free with your order this Friday, June 15, 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.


The images in You're Sew Special are just too cute!  I stamped the dress form, sewing machine and scissors onto Strathmore Bristol Cardstock and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  I stamped a second layer of the dress form onto patterned paper so that I could fussy cut and add a layer to make it look like there was an actual dress on the form.  To ground these items, I made a little square frame using the Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out and then stamped one of the sentiments from Thanks Sew Much inside.

*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, June 11, 2018

MCT 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of the My Creative Time 80th Edition Release sneak peeks?  Today we have a darling stamp and die set to share with you:  Never Stop Dreaming.  This set has 2 gorgeous dreamcatcher stamps with coordinating dies, along with lots of beautiful sentiments.


The dreamcatcher stamps are so stunning that I wanted one to be the focal point of my card.  I heat embossed it in white embossing powder on Strathmore Bristol Cardstock and then watercolored over it, using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade.  I then trimmed this piece with one of the MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies and finished off this card with a sentiment from Never Stop Dreaming.  Very easy to make, but I love the result!

*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, June 10, 2018

MCT 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 80th Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have quite an adorable release to share with you this week!  First off is the adorable Anything is Popsicle set.  This is such a cute stamp and die set, perfect for summer!


I had one last birthday card to make for a student this week (I know, I'm not out of school yet!  4 more days to go!), and I just had to use these cute new popsicle dies!  As you can see, they come with all sorts of layers and face stamps, a few of which I've used here.  There are also many fun sentiments included, and I stamped the ones I chose onto speech bubbles made with the Fun Speech Bubbles dies.  Finally, I mounted all of them on a background made with one of the Stitched Postage Frame Dies. Such a fun little summer 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!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MCT Throwback Thursday


It's Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time!  Time to pull out those older MCT sets and make a fun project!  For my card today I used one of my favorite banners dies from the Stitched Party Die set.  I also used one of all-time favorite staples:  Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I paired these with a sentiment from one of our newer sets:  Springtime Smiles.  I just love the font combination in this set!

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

MCT Tag It Tuesday


It's Tag It Tuesday with My Creative Time!  As summer vacation is quickly approaching (three more weeks of school for me!), I thought it would be fun to make a cute little tag that could be attached to an end-of-the-year gift for one of my colleagues!  I used the Chunky Stitched Tag Dies for my tag base and then the wave edge die from You're a Great Catch to make my water.  The cute little whale is from Get Whale Soon, and I used heart dies from Kindness for his "water spout."  Finally, I used a sentiment from You're All Write to finish off this tag.  Wow, that was a lot of different sets for a little piece!

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

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.

Friday, May 4, 2018

MCT Flash Sale & Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to another 48 Hour Flash Sale!  This sale is for 48 hours ONLY and will end on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 7 PM PST.  

Today we are showcasing an AMAZING new KIT!  It is called A Sunny Hello.  This kit is available for purchase now!  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off your entire in-stock only purchase!


I'm in love with this polka dot stencil!!!  I used it to ink up some Strathmore Bristol cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch, and then die cut this piece with one of the MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies.  I then die cut the adorable sun, stamping it with the face from the stamp set, and "sunshine," one of the two word dies in the set.  "Happy birthday," which I heat embossed onto some black cardstock, is also part of the stamp set.

Here is a closer look at A Sunny Hello:

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!

Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Come hop along with us for LOTS of inspiration using these 2 items!

 Your next stop is the very talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Monday, April 30, 2018

MCT Weird Holiday


It's time to celebrate a "weird holiday" with My Creative Time!  Did you know that May 15th is "Chocolate Chip Day"?  Neither did I!  But, I thought I better get ready by making a cute tag to attach to a bag of chocolate chip cookies to give to a friend!  I used the new Super Tag Dies for my tag base.  I'm loving this new tag shape!  Then I pulled out the Baked with Love set for my sentiment and cookies.  Perfect!

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday


It's another Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time!  I pinned a card by Laura Bassen a while back because I loved her rainbow stripes and she used a negative of a die cut sentiment that was really striking.

It was easy enough to create something similar, using one of the MCT Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies and a "thanks" die from the Thank You & Frame set.  To easily make the background, I cut cardstock in the colors I liked in 1/2" strips, covered a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of printer paper with Stick It Adhesive, and then lay down all of the strips.  Once I trimmed off the excess, I just adhered this piece down to my card base, added my little rectangle and some sequins, and that was it!

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

Monday, April 23, 2018

10 Year Old Birthday Card


One of my students turns ten today, and I found this cute cut of a squirrel holding a 1 in the Cricut  Birthday Bash cartridge.  I just added a 0 in Cricut design space, adhered it to some patterned paper trimmed with one of the My Creative Time MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies, and added a sentiment from MCT's Make a Wish!

Friday, April 20, 2018

MCT 78th Edition Release Blog Hop & Sale

Welcome to the My Creative Time 78th 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!


For my project today, I made a tag that I can attach to a little end of-the-year gift for one of my colleagues or students!  I used the new Super Tag Die to make my tag - I'm really loving this new tag shape!  The adorable pencil and sentiment are from the new You're All Write.  I stamped the pencil onto Strathmore Bristol Cardstock and colored it Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

Here's a closer look at Super Tag Die and You're All Write.  They are available now in the My Creative Time Store



**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 APR2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  April 27, 2018 at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MCT 78th Edition Sneak Peek #3

It's our last day of the My Creative Time 78th Edition sneak peeks!  Tomorrow is the day you can finally see this awesome release in its entirety and get shopping!  But first, we have one last die set for you to get a peek at.  You're going to love the new Kindness stamp and die set!  This set is just what we need at this time in our world.  It is filled with beautiful sentiments and lots of adorable dies:  a tag, the world, and lots of little hearts.


I made a sweet little card that can be used as a thank you or just to show appreciation of somebody.  I started with one of the Stitched Postage Frame Dies for a centering point, layered on top of some patterned paper die cut with one of the Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out.  Isn't this sentiment from Kindness the sweetest?  And I just love the little world die cut!  I thought it would be fun to add a chain of hearts across it, and I gave them some shine with Glossy Accents.

*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, April 17, 2018

MCT 78th Release Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of the My Creative Time 78th Edition Release sneak peeks?  I'm just loving these sets!  We have two more sneaks for you today:  Have a Super Day and Super Tag Dies!


First up, I have a card that I made using Have a Super Day.  I'm always looking for a good stamp/die set for masculine cards, and this is just perfect!  And, for the bonus, it has a Supergirl in it too!  There are so many sentiments for all different occasions.  For my card today, I used one of the Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out with some fun Simple Stories patterned paper along with one of the Stitched Starburst Dies to make a fun background.  Then I used the dies from Have a Super Day to make my little Superman.  All of the stars were made with dies from this set as well.  It also comes with a variety of sizes of heart dies!  I love the font on the sentiment!


Next I made a tag using both of the new sets!  Super Tag Dies contains three dies, and I used all three for this tag.  It has the basic tag (the turquoise here), the stitched layer, and the cute starburst, which works great with lots of the sentiments from Have a Super Day!  The cute Supergirl and the hearts and star die cuts were all made with dies from Have a Super Day.

*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, April 16, 2018

MCT 78th Edition Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 78th Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have quite an adorable release to share with you this week!  First off is a set that is perfect for me. You're All Write is full of sentiments and two cute pencils stamps and dies that are great for a teacher or anybody who has a student or teacher in their life!


I thought it would be fun to get started on the cards I mail off to my new students right before school starts each year, welcoming them to my class.  This pencil just makes me smile!  I stamped it onto Strathmore Bristol cardstock and colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  To make my cute notebook paper, I trimmed the top with one of the Fun Stitched Edges Dies.  The sentiment is just one of the great ones from the You're All Write 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!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MCT Birthday Palooza


It's Birthday Palooza with My Creative Time!  I feel like there's always somebody's birthday just around the corner, so it's great to build up my stash of birthday cards.  I had fun making this one using one of the Stitched Circle Balloon Dies with some cute patterned paper from Echo Park's Fine and Dandy collection.  It was very easy to make - after layering up the balloons and tying on some twine, I just added a sentiment from Make a Wish!

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

Monday, April 9, 2018

Butterfly Thanks


My friend gave me a pack of really pretty paper butterflies from Paper Source.  She thought I could find some way to use them, and she was right:  they are perfect for making quick and easy thank you notes.  The butterflies themselves are so striking, I just wanted to make a simple background.  I used the torn paper die from My Creative Time's More Stitched Edges to get my two-toned background.  Then I just added a sentiment from MCT's Hey There Little Lady.  Simple!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Camper Birthday Card


I bought my brother-in-law a gift card to Camping World for his birthday (he and my sister recently got a new RV), and then I found the perfect cut in Cricut Access for his card!  It's from the Simple Pop-Up Cards cartridge.  I added a sentiment on the inside from My Creative Time's The Adventure Begins.



To decorate the outside, I made two layers using MCT's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies and then added a die cut from the Cricut Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  I think he'll like this card.  The pop-ups are really fun!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

MCT Made in Minutes


It's Made in Minutes with my Creative Time!  I needed to make some thank you notes, and this was a quick and fun design.  I used the daisy dies from the Daisy Frame Die, and then used the "thanks" die from Thank You & Frame Dies, laying it on top of my die cut daisies to get an inlay look.  I love this effect!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more Made in Minutes inspiration!

Friday, March 30, 2018

MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to another 48 Hour Flash Sale!  This sale is for 48 hours ONLY and will end on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 7 AM PST.  

Today we are showcasing an AMAZING new die and coordinating stamp set!  They are Cute Flower Tag Die and Mini Spring Greetings.  These two are available for purchase now!  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off your entire in-stock only purchase!


I love all of the tags in the cute tag collection, and the Cute Flower Tag is no exception!  They are all so easy to use to make a quick and adorable tag!  For this one, I used some fun tie-dye paper that I had in my stash, along with a big button for the center of my flower!



The Mini Spring Greetings set has 11 adorable little sentiments, and the birthday one was perfect for this tag!  I always love using little sentiments on tags and cards, so I'm happy to have added more to my collection!

Here is a closer look at Cute Flower Tag Die and Mini Tag Greetings:



BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!

Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Come hop along with us for LOTS of inspiration using these 2 items!

 Your next stop is the very talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Monday, March 26, 2018

MCT Thoughtful Tuesday


It's Thoughtful Tuesday with My Creative Time, and the new Springtime Smiles stamp set has the perfect sentiments for making a "just because" card.  I chose a sweet sentiment and paired it with the new Daisy Frame Die.  I cut the frame three times, in white, green, and turquoise, trimming and piecing it together to get the fun two-toned look with the white daisies.  As a final touch, I added some sweet little butterflies made with the Mini Butterfly Dies.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MCT Whatever Wednesday


It's Whatever Wednesday with My Creative Time! Today I have put together a special card for my nephew.  For his birthday, my son is going to take him out for dinner and a movie.  My son is 22 and my nephew is 12, so it's fun for him to do an activity with his big cousin.  

The Date Night stamp and die set was perfect for making this card!  I just love all of the fun little elements on it.  The only two things on here not from this set are the teeny star on the popcorn bucket, which is from the 4x4 Journal Die + More set, and the starburst, which I made with one of the Stitched Starburst Dies.  I colored the stamped pieces with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

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

Monday, March 19, 2018

Gymnast Birthday Card


I have so many little gymnasts in my class this year!  I made this card for one of their birthdays last week, using I cut I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  For the background, I used one of My Creative Time's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  The "birthday" die cut was made with the Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words:  Birthday die, and I inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  "Happy" is from PTI's Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday.  I finished off the card with some Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti.

Friday, March 16, 2018

MCT 77th Edition Release & Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Time 77th 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!


As soon as I saw these new sets, I knew I wanted to use them to make a card for my mom's birthday!  I decided to die cut the Tulip Frame Die out of Strathmore Watercolor cardstock, and then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to watercolor it.  After die cutting the frame die again out of a square made with one of the Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out, I nestled the watercolored piece inside of that cut.  To give it a little more dimension, I die cut the separate tulip flowers that are included in this set and added them on top. I added a sentiment from Springtime Smiles, a few Papertrey Ink Rainstones, and that was it!  So easy, but that frame die really packs a punch!

Here's a closer look at Tulip Frame Die and Springtime Smiles.  They are available now in the My Creative Time Store



**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 MAR2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday, March 23, 2018 at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)