Monday, August 20, 2018

Exploding Birthday Box


My little boy turned TWENTY-THREE last week!  Where does the time go?  I wanted to make him something a little different for his birthday card this year, and I found this cool Explosion Box Birthday Card by Lori Whitlock that I thought was super cute! I cut it using my Cricut Maker.  I dressed up the outside with a fun stamp from Papertrey Ink's In the Bag stamp set, and on top I added a die cut made with My Creative Time's Stitched Zig Zag Dies and was able to die cut my son's age using the Pretty Bold Number Dies.


Here's a look at what you see when you open the box.  The sides fall down to reveal a cake!


On one of the flaps I stamped a sentiment from MCT's Chalkboard Birthday.

Friday, August 17, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sale & Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Time 82nd 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 cute little box using our recently released Mini Gift Box Die and then decorated it with the new Open if You Dare stamp and die set!  I love the cute little tag die and layer included in this set, as well as the fun bat dies!  "Open if you dare" is just one of many spooky sentiments that fit onto that tag!

Here's a closer look at the Open if You Dare.  It is available now in the My Creative Time Store


Starting on Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 8AM PST, we will be giving away this ADORABLE new Pumpkin Face 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 AUG2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  August 24, 2018, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Emily
Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #4

Are you ready for one last day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we are sneaking two last sets, and they are so fun!  Coffin Treat Pocket is a fabulous die for packaging your Halloween treats, and Open if You Dare is a wonderful stamp and die set for making cute little tags that can be used with your treats or any projects!


The Coffin Treat Pocket is a great size for packaging all sorts of treats!  At my school, we can't give out candy, so Emma gave me the idea of putting little half pencils in this pocket die, and they fit perfectly!  I dressed up the pocket with a spider from the new Witchie Witchie set that we sneaked earlier this week, and everything else is from Open if You Dare - the bats, the cute tag, and the sentiment.  Open if You Dare contains 8 fabulous sentiments that fit into that tag!

*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, August 14, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #3

We've got another sneak peek of the My Creative Time 82nd Edition release for you!  Today we are sneaking a new die set that is perfect for making an adorable Halloween treat:  the Witch Hat Topper Die! 


This die set is so cute and so EASY for making treat bag toppers!!!  I used all of the dies included to make my bag topper on my project here:  the witch hat, which is a double piece that folds at the top and sandwiches your bag in the middle, giving it a nice clean look from the back, the band, the buckle, and the cute spider! It would be so easy to reproduce these for a classroom or a party!  I didn't find any Halloween candy in the store to put into my bag, so I made these cute Mummy Milanos that I found on Pinterest instead!

*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, August 13, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of the My Creative Time 82nd Edition Release sneak peeks?  Today we have a really fun Halloween themed stamp and die set to share with you:  Witchie Witchie!


Witchie Witchie contains the cutest little tombstone die that comes with a layering die and an outline stamp, so there are multiple ways to use it!  You can see on my card I used both dies so that I could have tombstones of two different sizes, with stitching on one and the stamp on the other.  This set has other dies too, including the little "EEK" and "RIP." It also has a ton of fun sentiments that you can use on the tombstones or on any projects!  I watercolored my background and added a spooky tree stamp from the older Spooky Time set.  The little bats were made from dies from the older Wicked Fun Dies 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!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 82nd Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have a fun and spooky release to share with you this week!  First off is our freebie for this month:  Pumpkin Face Die!  It is free with your order this Friday, August 17, 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.


I thought it would be fun to make a big pumpkin to use with this new face die, so I pulled out the Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, and cut one of them 5 times, adhering them together.  For my stem, I used a part of the doghouse from Loyal Friends, and the leaves are from A Thankful Heart.  I even inked up the edges of all of the pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I haven't done that for a while!  I love how the Pumpkin Face Die made the perfect face for this pumpkin.  Next, I adhered the whole thing to a background made with one of the Stitched Postage Frame Dies and finished off this card with a sentiment from Spooky & Creepy Night.

*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, August 7, 2018

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday


It's another Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time!  The inspiration for today's card came from this adorable card from Lexa Levana.  How cute to have popsicles falling from the sky?  And the popsicles from Anything is Popsicle are so versatile!  They are dies, so you can use cardstock, use all of the fun layers, or have fun inking them up, like I did today with Tim Holtz Distress Inks!  I also inked up a bit of the background before adding one of the sentiments from this set.  I finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

MCT Manly Monday


It's Manly Monday with My Creative Time, and today I made a little encouragement card.  I used a Stitched Restroom Peeps Die and a die from Have a Super Day!, along with a zigzag die from Tag Die Layers.  "To" and "From" are from the Just Tags set (although I think the newer version of this set just comes with the dies), and the main sentiment is from Have a Super Day!

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

Friday, August 3, 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, going on right NOW and ending on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 @ 7 PM PST.  We are showcasing an AMAZING new DIE!  It is called Mini Gift Box Die.  This die is available for purchase here.  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase!  Sale applies to in-stock items only!


I just love the adorable little boxes that you can make with this die!  To help you get a sense of the size, I was able to fit 6 Hershey's kisses into the box that I made.  To decorate it, I added a cute little apple made with a die from the Love to Learn - Revised set.  The sentiment is from You're All Write, stamped on a banner made with one of the Ribbon End Dies.

Here is a closer look at the Mini Gift Box Die:


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 this new die!

 Your next stop is the very talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Monday, July 30, 2018

MCT Tag It Tuesday


It's Tag It Tuesday with My Creative Time!  During our last release I made a birthday card with the new Summer Vibes stamp and die set.  I really liked how it turned out, so I decided to take the same layout and turn it into a tag!  I used the Chunky Stitched Tag Dies for the tag base. I then stamped the cute little coconut drink and summer banner onto Strathmore Bristol paper and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. "Happy" is one of the many sentiment stamps included in Summer Vibes.  "Summer" is from the A Sloth Holiday set.  

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

Monster Birthday Card


I thought this fun monster cut from Cricut's Autumn Celebrations would be perfect for my nephew's birthday card!  I stood him upon a little banner made with My Creative Time's Vintage Stitched Label Die, and heat embossed a sentiment from MCT's Time To Celebrate stamp set.  To add a little interest, I embossed one of my background layers with the Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Graphic Birthday Card


I found a card in Cricut Design Space that included this fun birthday cut.  It was from the Simply Sweet cartridge, which I own, so I used it on my card, just layering it on some paper and adding a little "happy" tag using My Creative Time's Teeny Tag Layering Die and part of a sentiment from the retired Celebrate Good Times set.  The little star was made with the MCT 4x4 Journal Die + More set.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fun with Watercolor

I was away on vacation last week, but I had some time yesterday to get started on Online Card Class's Simply Watercolor class that began last Monday.  This is a great class for learning some fun watercolor techniques!  Here are a few of the cards I've made so far:




If you're interested in taking the class, it's one of those ones that you can take at any time.  Click here for more information.




Monday, July 23, 2018

Cherry Happy Birthday


Summertime... I've been eating a lot of cherries!  I love this cute cherry stamp and die from the My Creative Time Berry Special stamp and die set.  I stamped it onto Strathmore Bristol cardstock and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  The sentiment is from MCT's Light the Candles stamp and die set.  To make all the layers, I used dies from MCT's Stitched Postage Frame Dies, MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies, and Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I finished off the card with Simon Says Stamp's Moonshine Confetti!

Friday, July 20, 2018

MCT 81st Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 81st 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 the new Treat Envelope Die!  This is a great die for making envelopes for holding gifts cards (it's sized perfectly) or other treats!  I decorated mine with a pretty scalloped circle made with one of the Scalloped Stitched Circle Dies and then added one of my favorite little cakes using the Baby Cake Die!  

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


Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8AM PST, we will be giving away this ADORABLE new Baby Bump Add-Ons 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 JULY2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  July 27, 2018, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MCT 81st Edition Release Sneak Peek #3

Are you ready for one last day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we are sneaking an awesome new die that is perfect for gift cards:   Treat Envelope Die!


I love this new die!  It comes with an extra layering piece for the inside of your envelope, so that you can give it that finished look.  You can see that I used it on my polka dot envelope.  My paper was white on the back, but I used the layer die to make the inside of the flap also be the polka dot pattern! Since this envelope was going to be holding a gift card to our local book store, I also made a bookmark to tuck inside, using the bookmark, sentiments, and stamps and from the So Many Books stamp and die set!  The sweet little stamp on my tag is also from this set, and I used dies from Mini Chalkboard Tags and Fun Stitched Tag Dies to make the tag itself.


*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, July 17, 2018

MCT 81st Edition Release Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of the My Creative Time 81st Edition Release sneak peeks?  Today we have a really fun summer themed stamp and die set to share with you:  Summer Vibes!


Summer Vibes contains 4 great image stamps, with coordinating dies.  There are also a couple of great palm frond dies, one of which I used on my card today.  I stamped the cute little coconut drink and summer banner onto Strathmore watercolor paper and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a water brush. "Enjoy your" is one of the many sentiment stamps included in the set.  I added "summer" from the A Sloth Holiday set.  I also used one of the Stitched Postage Frame Dies to make a layer for all of these elements!

*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, July 16, 2018

MCT 81st Edition Release Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 81st Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have quite an adorable release to share with you this week!  First off are two new sets:  Baby Bump, the perfect set for making cards and tags for moms-to-be, and Baby Bump Add-On, a stamp set with some extra sentiments that will take Baby Bump even further!  Baby Bump Add-On is free with your order this Friday, July 20, 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.


First up today is a tag using the sweet Baby Bump set!  This set has two pregnant mama images - one is a stamp with coordinating die, and the other, which I used today, is just a die.  So fun!  There are also a ton of sentiments, one of which you can see here.  For my tag base, I used the Chunky Stitched Tag Dies.


For my second project today, I used the cute little Baby Bump Add-On stamp set.  You can create congratulate all sorts of people on an impending birth with the sentiment stamps included in this set!  I again used the Chunky Stitched Tag Dies to create my tag and added a watercolored banner from The Sky is the Limit and a cute little cow from Baby Steps.

*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!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Whimsical Smile


I love Papertrey Ink's Boho Rounds stamp set.  It's fun to just stamp with black ink and them color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  The sentiment I used for this card is from PTI's Signature Greetings.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday


It's another Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time!  The inspiration for today's card came from a wonderful one from the talented Liz Munoz.  I needed to make a birthday card for my brother, and I knew this one would be easy to convert to a masculine style.

I started by making a stencil with the cloud edge die from More Stitched Edges and a piece of clear cardstock and then using it to ink up with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky.  I then added the city skyline stamp from Let's Paint the Town and trimmed the edge with one of the MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies.

The sentiments and the Superman die are from the Have a Super Day set, and the starburst shape is from Super Tag Dies.

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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hedgehog Birthday Card


Here's a fun little birthday card I made for my niece.  I found the hedgehog in Cricut Design Space and used My Creative Time's Stitched Circle Balloon Dies.  The sentiment is from MCT's Time to Celebrate.  I don't know why, but that hedgehog just makes me laugh. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Crocheted Beanie


Now that is summer vacation, I have lots of time for all of my different crafts!  I made this beanie for my friend's birthday.  I got the pattern, called the Tex Beanie from HatsbyElvee, on Etsy.  It worked up really quickly.  I used Canon Simply Soft yarn in Light Country Blue.

Of course, I needed a tag to use with my packaging.  I really need a stamp that says "crocheted," but I do not have one!  Instead I used Papertrey Ink's Just for You stamp set and Limitless Layers:  1 3/4" Circle Collection Dies, some older sets from my collection.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Birthday Card with the Cricut!


I made this card for my brother-in-law using my Cricut Maker and this week's free set in Cricut Design Space, Paper Pups!  He's such a dog lover, and I thought these images were so cute!  I wrote out a sentiment using a Cricut Marker and the Don Juan font.  The background is trimmed with one of  My Creative Times Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More to give it some more interest.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

MCT Manly Monday


It's Manly Monday with My Creative Time, and I made a baby card welcoming the new little man in my friends' lives!

I used the adorable Hello Baby stamp and die set - my all time favorite set for making baby cards!  I love the giant onesie die!  Since my friends have decorated their nursery with a dinosaur theme, I die cut a cute little dinosaur with my Cricut and the Create a Critter cartridge.  The stars were all made with dies from 4x4 Journal Die + More, and I used the largest rectangles from MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies and Stitched Rectangular Dies & More for the background layers.

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

Thursday, June 28, 2018

You Make Me Smile


I made this little note card using Papertrey Ink's Cloche Quarters for the wood base and Cloche Quarters Summer Fillers for the plants.  These are really fun sets for multi-step stamping!  The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Greetings.

Monday, June 25, 2018

MCT Thoughtful Tuesday


It's Thoughtful Tuesday with My Creative Time, and the new Never Stop Dreaming stamp and die set is perfect for making an encouraging card!  I just love the dreamcatcher stamps in this set - they really pack a punch! I heat embossed one with white embossing powder onto my kraft card base and then added some color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  The sweet sentiment finished off this simple card!

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

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!