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!