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July 30, 2015

Tutorial Thursday - Smooshing Technique

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Happy Thursday!!!
Today is Tutorial Thursday on the MCT blog. I made this cad using a technique called "smooshing". It's a fun watercolor technique and it's fairly simple to do.

Here is a quick video showing the "smooshing" process.

This is the card I made in the video. I love how the colors blended together.
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (White & Black), Canson (Watercolor 140lb Cold Press) First Card, Strathmore (Bristol Smooth 100lb) Video Card
Ink: Lawn Fawn (Peacocok, Freshly Cut Grass, Lawn Fawn, Juice Box, Fake Tan), Versafine (Onyx Black), Versamark (Clear)
Embossing Powder: Ranger (Superfine Clear)
 My Creative Time Products:

Click here to see more Tutorial Thursday inspiration.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

July 29, 2015

Inspire Me

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Happy Wednesday!!!
Today is "Inspiration Wednesday"over on the MCT blog. I found this card on Pinterest and used it as inspiration for today's card. 

I used my Zip Clean Color Water Brushes to create the sand/water background. I used the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More for the layers. The flip flops and sentiment are both from the Sit Back & Relax Stamp Set.
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (White & Black), Carte Bella (Summer Lovin),  Canson (Watercolor 140lb Cold Press)
Ink: Versamark (Clear)
Embossing Powder: Ranger (Superfine Clear)
Water Color Markers: Zig Clean Color Brush (#034 & #072)
 Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Clear 6mm & 4mm)
My Creative Time Products:
To see more Inspire Me inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day! 

July 28, 2015

Crazy About You!

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Happy Tuesday!!!

Today is stamp of the month "redux" on the My Creative Time blog. This months stamp of the month is the Bracket Sentiments Stamp Set.  I've always loved this card that Emma made, so I chose to use it as my "redux" inspiration.

I've always loved this heart paper, so I used it for the top layer. The diagonal stripe background paper was from the same pad. I used the smallest rectangle in the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More set for the heart piece. I had to change up the design a bit to make it fit, but I really like how it tuned out. I added some clear seed beads and iridescent heart glitter to the shaker part. I stamped it with the same sentiment and of course I had to add a bit of twine.
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (White) My Minds Eye (Cupid Arrow No.14)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Embossing Powder: Ranger (Superfine Clear)
Heart Sequins: Martha Stewart (Iridescent Hearts)
Glass Beads: Czech Glass Beads (11/0 Seed Beads Crystal)
My Creative Time Products:
To see more favorite stamp of the month inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day! 

July 27, 2015

Scrap the Little Things

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Happy Monday
Today is Scrapping the Little Things over on the MCT blog. I have another quick mini spread to share with you today. I really love the smaller 4x4 albums. They're perfect for me. I can quickly scrap a picture or two, journal, place them in the page protectors, and I'm done. I've always been a fan of the 8x8 albums, but I've been falling further and further behind with my pictures. Since buying these 4x4 albums, I've been able to stay up to date. Woohoo!
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Products

Paper: Echo Park (Sweet Summertime & I Love Sunshine)
Ink: Versafine (Black Onyx)
 4x4 Page Protectors: We R Memory Keepers
Date Stamp: Project Life
My Creative Time Products:

To see more Scrapping the Little Things inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

July 23, 2015

A Little Something - Redo

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Happy Thursday!!!
Today is "Do Over" day on the MCT blog. I posted this card on Monday. I really like how it turned out, but I got a few other ideas after I had made it, so I decided to use it as my "do over" card today.

I used the white linen card stock from Papertrey Ink. I love the look of it and need to use it more. I use the  Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More for the base pieces, just like on Monday's card. I used the same sentiment from the Hello Baby Stamp Set, but I used some Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder instead. It has a gorgeous simmer to it, plus I just love silver! I cut out the same flowers and leaves, but I stamped them with some matching ink and background stamps. I think it really helps to add a bit more interest and texture. I also washed them with some Wink of Stella so they are really glittery. You can't tell from the photos but they really sparkle. I also added a few more flowers and changed where I placed them on the card

This would make a beautiful wedding or anniversary card as well, if it had an appropriate sentiment.
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (White Linen, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart)
Ink: Papertrey Ink ( Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart), Versamark (Clear)
Embossing Powder: Ranger (Silver Pearl)
Wink of Stella (GL Clear 999)
My Creative Time Products:

To see more Do Over inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

July 22, 2015

Pencil Treat

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Happy Wednesday!!!
Today is "What a Treat" Wednesday over on the MCT blog. Z starts kindergarten in August and so I thought I would make him and his friends a treat for their 1st day of school. He loves Spider-man, so when I saw these pencils I knew they would make a great 1st day of school treat.

I placed two pencils in each treat bag and then topped them with an oval tag. I cut the ovals out of kraft card stock with my  Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. I stamped the pencil background with the pencil stamp, using kraft ink, from the Write On Stamp SetThe sentiment is from the same set. 
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (Kraft)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Kraft & Pure Poppy)
1x8 bags: Etsy
Pencils: $1 Tree
Twine: Trendy Twine 
My Creative Time Products:

To see more What a Treat inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

July 21, 2015

A Latte!

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Happy Tuesday!!!!
Today is Tag it Tuesday on the MCT blog. I made a quick tag to add to a small thank you gift for a friend. I bought her a bag of her favorite coffee, so I made a coordinating coffee tag to attach to the bag. 

The floral background was stamped with a stamp from the All You Need Is Coffee Stamp Set, the mug and heart are also from that set. The sentiment is from a older set called You Are Perk-fect.
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (Kraft & Pure Poppy)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Kraft, Dark Chocolate & Pure Poppy)
Ribbbon: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Twine: Trendy Twine 
To see more Tag it Tuesday inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

July 20, 2015

A Little Something

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Happy Monday!!!
Today is Make it in Minutes Monday over on the MCT blog. I made a quick baby card for a friend who just had a baby girl. I used the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More for the pink layer and then stamped a sentiment from the new Hello Baby Stamp Set. I did use clear embossing powder over the ink, to give it a it of gloss. I cut the flowers and leaves from the Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves DiesIt was a really quick and easy card to make.
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (White, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart)
Ink: Papertrey Ink ( Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart), Versamark (Clear)
Embossing Powder: WOW! (Clear Matt Dull)
My Creative Time Products:

To see more Made in Minutes inspiration, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

July 17, 2015

My Creative Time July Release

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Happy Friday!!!
Today is My Creative Time's release day. What a fun week it's been, full of new products and lots of fun inspiration! I know that I've had a lot of fun viewing the sneaks each day. If you've arrived from super fabulous Nikki's blog, then you are on the right track, if you would like to start at the beginning, click here.
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This first card was made with the new My Thoughts are With You stamp and die set. I made a Christmas shaker card with the mason jar die, the Boughs of Holly Stamp Set and Winter Cheer Stamp Set. I filled it with some flake glitter and 4mm clear sequins. 
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My second card was also made with the My Thoughts are With You stamp and die set, the  older Build A Pretty Flower Stamp Setand Surf's Up Stamp Set's. I used the "mirror stamping" technique for the seahorse on the right. You can see a video showing how it's done here. The video shows how to use your MISTI, but you don't have to have a MISTI to do the technique, in fact I didn't use my MISTI when I stamped him. Here's one showing how without the MISTI. My seahorse didn't come out as clear as the original, but it looks pretty good. I didn't have a pen that matched the color ink I used, or I would have colored him in a bit. Next time I use this technique,  I will use black or brown ink so that I can touch it up if I need to. 
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Supplies

Paper: PaperTrey Ink (White, White Linen, Clear, Pure Poppy, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse), Lawn Fawn (Hello Sunshine)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy & Simply Chartruese), Versafine (Onyx Black), Lawn Fawn (Mermaid, Peacock, Celery Stick, Hippo, Walnut), Ranger Archival (Potting Soil, Watering Can), StazOn (Black & Opaque)
Glossy Accents: Ranger
 Wink of Stella (Clear)
Chunky Glitter: Martha Stewart
4mm Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
Pink Twine: Timeless Twine
Hemp Twine: Etsy
 Wink of Stella: Clear

June Freebie

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  Our "Freebie" for this release is this ADORABLE "Find Joy in the Little Things" stamp and die set. It will be given to the first 150 shoppers! It will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. If  it is available for purchase in the store, when you are shopping, then you have missed the 150 cut off. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not a part of the “bundle” and will be sold separately!

Blog Hop Giveaway

The blog hop giveaway is a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store! All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more blogs you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! (One comment per person please! Additional comments will be removed to make it fair for everyone.) VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  

Sale

ALSO, DON'T FORGET, our sale starts RIGHT NOW here! Use the code: JULY2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, July 24thth @midnight PST. 


Your next stop is Miss Veronica's blog!


I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

July 16, 2015

My Creative Time Hey There Little Lady Sneak

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 Happy Thursday!!!
Today is the last day of sneaks for the My Creative Time July release. The set we are sneaking today is called Hey There Little Lady. It's a darling stamp and coordinating die set. 
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I made a fun shaker card for today's project. I used the large wavy circle from the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies for the base of the card. The yellow piece was made with the largest circle and the 4th sunburst die (smallest starburst die with stitching on both sides). The love bugs, leaves, and blue background were all colored with my Zig watercolor markers. The sentiment is from today's set. I stamped it with Opaque StazOn Ink onto clear card stock from PTI. It's easier to see in person, unfortunately it didn't photograph very well. The opaque/white is harder to see on lighter backgrounds... I probably should of used black, but I still really like how it turned out. 
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Products

Paper: Papertrey Ink (White, Clear, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold)  
Ink: StazOn Ink (Opaque), Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold),  Versafine (Black Onyx)
Embossing Powder: Ranger (Superfine Clear)
Water Color Markers: Zig Clean Color (#043, 046, 036, 022, 029)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Clear 4mm & 6mm)
Seed Beads: Michael's
 Misti: My Sweet Petunia
My Creative Time Products:
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies
Build a Banner Kit
Stitched Starburst Dies (NEW)
Hey There Little Lady (NEW)

Today's Giveaway

Today's sneak set will be given to one lucky winner! All you need to do, for a chance to win, is leave a comment on each blog. You are not required to leave a comment on each blog, but the more comments you leave, the better your chance. Please make sure that you leave your contact info, so Emma can contact you if you win. The winners will be announced on Emma's blog each day.

To see more sneaky peeks, click here.

I hope you have a wonderful day!