Monday, December 15, 2014

MCT Designer Challenge

There is a fun challenge at My Creative Time and I had a good time playing along.  I decided to go with using the sketch.  It is Advent and the sketch reminded me of candles.  I stamped the Grainy Wood Background with Ranger Watermark Resist, onto Paper Trey Ink Chocolate Paper, that had been die cut using Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I cut 4 of the Stitched Decorative Banners and colored them purple and pink using Distress Inks.  Next, using the largest heart, I double cut the Stitched Heart Layering Dies, on yellow paper to make a flame shape.  I inked them up with Distress Ink to give some color and dimension.  I stamped the boughs from Boughs of Holly onto green paper to make the candles appear to be on an Advent Wreath.  The banner was made using a stamp from A Day in December set.  It is stamped using brown ink and cut to leave a white frame around the stamped shape.  I added some Diamond Stickles to the boughs for a little sparkle.  Here is a picture of what I came up with.

MCT products used:
A Day in December-Banner
Boughs Of Holly-Pine Boughs
Stitched Heart Layering Dies-Flames
Stitched Decorative Banners-Candles
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More-card front layer
Grainy Wood Background-stamp on front layer
Other products used:
Paper Trey Ink-solid color papers
Hero Arts-Cup O' Joe
Ranger Watermark Resist
Distress Inks-Dusty Concord, Festive Berries, Scattered Straw,
Spiced Marmalade
Stampin' Up-Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Garden Green
Staz On Forest Green
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MCT Challenge

I always like to play along with the challenge at My Creative Time.  I decided to go with the sketch for inspiration.  Here is the card I came up with for the challenge.

I loved the colors in the sketch and went with them pretty much.  I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder for the kraft background that was cut using the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I used the Stitched Party Dies for some of the balloons and the circle and oval from Seasonal Greetings.  I inked up the balloons for some dimension.  I glued them down and attached black sewing thread for balloon strings.  I cut two layers for the label in blue and white using the label layers from the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I also used the Celebrate die from that set.  I stamped the sentiment from Celebrate Good Times and mounted the card front to a chocolate card base.  I had fun making this card for the challenge.  I hope you like it...thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MCT September Challenge

I always like a good challenge and glad I finally managed to squeeze some time in to make something for the challenge at My Creative Time.  Here is what I came up with for the challenge.

I always need a good thank you card ready to send out.  I love the sentiment dies and thought it would be fun to use the thanks die from the Happy Thoughts stamp and die set.  I cut the thanks from paint chips that I had from the True Value Store.  I cut the S off of the last one to say thank and cut the you from the Picture Perfect stamp and die set.  I glued the sentiment die cuts onto a scrap of black paper I had.  I prepared a scrap of paper with some metal sticky tape from the hardware store...this comes on a large roll and is very sticky.  I cut two Fun Stitched Edges from it to go on each side of the black paper.  Thank you for dropping by and taking a look.

MCT Products Used:

Happy Thoughts - thanks
Picture Perfect - you
Fun Stitched Edges

I have been busy planning for a Bridal Shower I hosted.  I made a bunch of envelopes for the shower invitations and as a gift for the Bride with Thank You cards, postage stamps and address labels.  I found it was faster to make the envelopes by cutting the papers 3 at a time using my Rotary Cutter, Rotary Mat and Ruler.  These items are usually used for cutting fabric but I often use them to accurately cut my papers instead of my paper trimmer.  I was able to use 3 squares at a time in the Envelope Board.

The shower was for giving towards the Honeymoon Trip which will be in Jamaica so the table favors just had to have a tropical and beach theme.  Here is a picture of what I came up with.

I made over 30 of them and I am happy with how they turned out.  I used an SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables for the palm tree leaves.  I used a hole punch for the coconuts.

MCT Products Used:

Stitched Lollipop Holder
Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy - large butterfly stamp for the sand
You Are Fabulous - for the ocean blue
Surf's Up - the cute starfish
Sit Back & Relax - flip flops
Stitched & Scallop Circle
Teeny Tag Greetings - for the sentiment

I found some bags with ties at a Party City store and filled them with Bliss, Hugs and Kisses.  I looked for some fancy suckers but didn't have much luck. Then the thought hit me that pretzel sticks looked a lot like a tree trunk...more than a sucker pretzel rods is what I used.  The party was last Saturday and I believe we all had a good time.  I hope to have more time now to get caught up on yard work and cards.  Thanks for taking a look.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Creative Time August Challenge

I finally was able to get a card together for the challenge at My Creative Time.  Here is a picture of the challenge.

I made a card for a friend who recently moved.  

I started with some PTI paper and embossed it with D'vine Swirls.  I cut the Trio Stitched Banners and used the medium size stamped with Congratulations from the Gift Card Sentiments set.  I wrapped the card with Orange twine and cut a frame from the Stitched Mini Frame & Arrow Dies.  I stamped the "On Your New Home" from the Home Sewn stamp set and I stamped the little house from the All Around Everything Accessories stamp set.  I colored the house with color pencils.  I cut flowers and leaves from the Flower Petal Dies and Stitched Leaves Dies.  I added a silver circle for the flower center.  I had fun playing with the colors in this challenge.  Thanks for dropping by and taking a look!

MCT products used:
All Around Everything Accessories-the house stamp
Home Sewn-On Your New Home
Gift Card Sentiments-Congratulations
Stitched Mini Frame & Arrow Dies-frame
Trio Stitched Banners-medium banner
Flower Petal Dies-flower
Stitched Leaves Dies-leaf

Other products:
Papertrey Ink
Timeless Twine
D'vine Swirls embossing folder


Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Creative Time June Challenge

Today I am sharing a card I have made for the challenge over at
We are to create a card or layout using a sketch and color theme.

Here is what I came up with!

The papers I used were Papertrey Ink and Colorbok pattern papers.  One rose is of vellum.  The white card is from Georgia-Pacific.   A little inking around the sentiment with Distress Ink.

MCT Products used:
Rolled Flower Dies-roses
Stitched Leaves Dies
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Surf's Up-surprise flowers
Wow So Many Candles
Gift Card Sentiments
Lowercase Fun Dies

I pretty much chose a neutral background and then made flowers and leaves in the colors needed for the challenge.  I had a lot of fun arranging them and mixing until I was happy with the placement.  Don't you love a good challenge?  I do!  

Thank You for stopping by to take a look!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Masculine Themed Challenge at My Creative Time

There is a fun challenge at My Creative Time...The rules are as follows:

~With Father’s Day this month,today’s challenge is to make a MASCULINE THEMED card, layout, tag OR a 3-D item. Anything “guyish” – manly color palette, favorite sport, dad’s favorite chair, etc

Today I am posting a card that I have made for the challenge.  I started with a white card stock and inked up the sky and sand with the Build a Scripty & Watercolor Background using distress inks.  I stamped the birds with the Lost At Sea stamps.  The anchor and chain were cut with the new Anchor & Heart Dies.  I then cut the "you are" from Speech Bubble Sentiments in black card stock and added the "my anchor" from the Hey Sailor! stamp set.

On the inside I cut the sides of white card stock with the Make A Splash Die.  The sentiments are from Here's Lookin' At You and It's All About You  stamp sets.  I added the smaller anchor from the Anchors & Heart Dies, tied with Timeless Twine in Firecracker.

My Creative Time Supplies used:

Anchors & Heart Dies
Build a Scripty & Watercolor Background
Here's Lookin' At You
Hey Sailor!
It's All About You
Lost At Sea
Make A Splash Die
Speech Bubble Sentiments

other supplies are misc. papers and inks
Timeless Twine-Firecracker

Thank You for dropping by and taking a look!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MCT May Challenge

Today I am posting a card that I made for the color challenge at My Creative Time.  I was playing with water color paints and the Hexy Background stamp and got the idea it looked almost tie died.  So I thought the card should say Far Out and to use the Label Font.  After the card was done I was not sure I liked the card base color or should have layered a frame color around the watercolor or what color I should use.  I guess I need to think on what would be better looking.  Just not enough contrast around the water color.

The supplies I used are
My Creative Time:
Hexy Background
Label Font
Surprise Pop-Out Card Die-for the label
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Fun Stitched Edges Dies
Wow So Many Candles

Other items
PTI card stock
GooseBumpz Classic Embossing Folder

I had a lot of fun playing with the water colors and playing along with the challenge!  Thank You for dropping by and taking a look!


Monday, May 12, 2014

#2 Mother's Day Challenge at My Creative Time

Today I have another Mother's Day Card that I will enter in the challenge at
I really liked the box cards so many people have been making and thought it would be fun to make for my Mom.  It was quite easy to put together and I found it was easier to decorate or stamp, the outside of the box first, before closing or adhering it into a box shape.  This was so fun to make with lots of flowers from
the Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies from My Creative Time.  I was hand delivering this one so I could put the Scallop & Stitched Circle up higher.

Card closed

 A view of the front

 A view from the side.  I like the dimension!
 My Creative Time Products:
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Pretty Spring Wreaths-sentiments
All Around Everything-sentiment
Stitched Curly Label Die
Curly Label Die
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die
Stitched Grass Die
Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO-heart

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage Two, was used for vines and leaves that I attached the flowers to.  I think next time I will make them 2 layers thick for a little more sturdiness.

I had a lot of fun playing with the flower die cuts, mixing and matching all of the shapes, sizes and cuts.  I watched quite a few videos and found some measurements to use to make my card.  I plan to make more of these box cards.  So great you can fold these flat and mail them in an A2 envelope.  Thank you for taking a look.  I do hope you will give this type of card a try.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge at My Creative Time

Today I have a card I made for Mother's Day and will be entering in the challenge at
There is still time to join in on this fun challenge.

For my card I used the newly released Pretty Spring Wreaths stamp set and Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies.  I also used the Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die for the pretty bow.  I was inspired by a card made by Miss Cheryl at
I just love the pretty sentiments in this stamp set.  It has 3 wreaths that can stand alone or be decorated with many flowers, leaves and other add on stamps.  It is such a fun set to use!  The new Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies can be used to create a multitude of fun beautiful flowers and arrangements.  Here is what I came up with.

I used the inlay technique for the XOXO's and Heart on the inside of my Mom's card.  This is so fun to do...I plan to do much more of this technique.

My Creative Time products used:

Pretty Spring Wreaths
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die
Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies
Fun Stitched Edges Dies

Other products used are:
Paper Trey Ink for the colored papers
Stampin' Up inks
Georgia Pacific white card
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

I hope you enjoyed my Mother's Day Card for this fun challenge.  Thank You for taking a look!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Cute! Baby Shower Card

Today I just wanted to share a special card I made for my Niece who is expecting twins very soon.  Today was her Babies Shower and the theme was Thing #1 and Thing #2 from Dr. Seuss.  How fun was this to make a card using those two rascals?  I thought it would be cute to use the Stork & Baby cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and use the Things in a Dr. Seuss sort of way.  On the inside I used a card idea I had seen that looks like 3-D baby blocks.  I inked up the edges to make them look more block like.  I stamped a number of cute small stamps from My Creative Time's ( All Around Everything Accessories.  They fit the one inch blocks perfectly.  The letters clouds and sentiments were also from My Creative Time.  The sun, ball, bat and drink were from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons at

Here is the front of my card

 The inside
 The boy side
 The girl side

This was a lot of fun to make...I hope you enjoy seeing it!  The card was a large 8.5" x 8.5"

Products used:
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting files
Cool Sun
Baseball & Bat
Stork & Baby

My Creative Time Stamps & Dies
All Around Everything Accessories
Lowercase Fun Dies
Fly Away With Me Dies
All Star Baby

The ballerina is a Lettering Delight cutting file with a Peachy Keen face from Princess Faces.

Thank You for taking a look!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy 93rd Birthday Mom!

A quick post today with a Birthday card that I made for my sweet Mother-in-Law!  I am planning on entering it in the current My Creative Time Challenge.  The challenge is to use no patterned paper! You can make your own pattern paper by using any of My Creative Time's stamps OR dies,  but no store bought patterned paper allowed for the challenge.

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Creative Time 8 Product Challenge

My Creative time posted a fun challenge.  The challenge was to use 8 My Creative Time  products on a project.  It was such fun to create for this challenge.  This is what I came up with.

 The front of my card is a bit of a joke for the person who will be getting this card.  The sentiment was created on the Silhouette Cameo, printed and then cut with the Vintage Stitched Label Die from My Creative Time.  The card was cut using the Surprise Pop-Out Card Die and decorated with a Happy Birthday embossing folder, the Flower Petal Dies, Stitched Leaves Die and Spring Chicken Background that was stamped with a watermark resist.

The inside was decorated with the Stitched Doily Die, Celebrate Good Times ice cream cone, sentiment from It's All About You and a fluffy Timeless Twine bow using Firecracker.

Materials Used:
MCT Surprise Pop-Out Card Die
MCT Celebrate Good Times
MCT Vintage Stitched Label Dies
MCT Stitched Leaves Dies
MCT Flower Petal Dies
MCT Stitched Doily Die
MCT Spring Chicken Backgrounds
MCT It's All About You stamp set
Cricut Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
Ranger Watermark Resist ink
Timeless Twine bow in Firecracker

There is still time to join the fun for this challenge!  Go check out what the Design Team has created at