19 May 2015

MCT Tag It Tuesday: Celebrate Birthday Tag

by Veronica

Hey there! It's Tag It Tuesday at My Creative Time! Today, I've created a coordinating tag to go along with my nephew's birthday card. It's not an exact match, but will complement the design and color of the card nicely.


MCT Products Used
Mini Chalkboard Tags (banner die)
Fun Gift Pocket Sentiments ("HB2U" background)
More Chocolate Greetings ("Celebrate")
Fun Stitched Cloud Dies
Tag Die
Tag Die Layer
Stitched Party Dies (balloons)

Thanks for stopping by to see my tag creation! Check out more tags on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

15 May 2015

MCT 43rd Release Blog Hop: Scoops of Love Card

by Veronica

Welcome, welcome to another FABULOUS Release Blog Hop with My Creative Time. You've probably hopped here from Ruthie's blog, but if not, head on over to Emma's blog to start from the tippity-top!

Today, I'm showcasing the new set, You Make Life Sweet. With lots of sweet layers, this set lets you build your own treat! What's better than that?


I added a little heart "cherry" to the top scoop from the Seasonal Greetings set. Keeping a large white space, really helps the patterned scoops to pop off the card. And I'm sure the many layers of pop dots help that, too!

The first 150 shoppers will receive this set FREE!
***Freebie Stamp***
The first 150 shoppers will get this stamp FREE!
For our Freebie Stamp this release, we are giving away this super cute Sweet Wishes
stamp to the FIRST 150 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart. If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! If you order AFTER the 150th shopper, this stamp set will be available for purchase!

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***Blog Hop Giveaway***
One lucky winner of today's Blog Hop Giveaway will receive a $50 gift card to the MCT online shop! To enter, simply leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Very important: please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment should you be the lucky winner!

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***Sale Alert***
Don't forget that our sale starts right now! Use the code: MAY2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire in-stock purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, May 22nd at 11:59pm PST.

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That's it for me today! But the fun doesn't stop here. Head on over to our guest designer, Audrey's, blog to continue the excitement!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

14 May 2015

MCT 43rd Edition Sneak Peek: Chalkboard Birthday Bag

by Veronica

Gift cards are such an easy (and appreciated) gift to give, right? But it can be boring just shoving them in a card - even if the card is super cute. My Creative Time has so many awesome dies to use to package your gift cards, and Emma has added another!

Of course, this sweet little paper bag is good for more than just gift cards (jewelry, small trinkets) and I just love how cute some tissue paper looks peeking out of the top.


This die needs to be cut out twice and taped together to make the bag. Emma made the holes for the handles the perfect size to add some jumbo eyelets to finish it off. And if the bag wasn't cute enough, this set comes with some awesome chalkboard inspired sentiments. 

MCT Products Used
Stitched Party Dies (balloons)
New! Chalkboard Birthday (bag die + sentiment) Available Friday

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! Today's winner will be announced tomorrow in Emma's video on her blog.

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment should you be the lucky winner!

For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!


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Thanks for stopping by to sneak a peek at the new release today! You can see more projects using today's featured set on Emma's blog. I'll see you back here tomorrow for the Release Blog Hop!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


05 May 2015

MCT Die of the Month: Belly Thank You Card

by Veronica

Hello! Today we're featuring a new Die of the Month: Stitched Message Bubble Dies. I have a lot of thank you cards to send out right now and the "thanks" die from this set makes designing these cards a snap!


Now, you might be asking, "Veronica, why is there a big belly on your thank you card?" Well...


We're pregnant!!! We've received so much love and support from family and friends, and even a few gifts! So, yes, I've got quite a few cards to get out in the mail!

MCT Products Used
Stitched Message Bubble Dies 
Stitched Party Dies (tie/bow)

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my BIG news! You can see more projects using the Die of the Month on the MCT blog

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica.

04 May 2015

MCT Made In Minutes: Party Animal Birthday Card

by Veronica

Hey there! It's another Made In Minutes day with the MCT design team. If you've ever crafted with me, you know that NOTHING is ever "made in minutes" by my hands. I'm not a very efficient crafter. But theoretically, this card could be made in minutes if I chose to make it again. Does that count?


This card was sent to my Grandma last week for her birthday. See, Grandma? I told you that your card hadn't been posted on my blog yet! Tada! I used several MCT dies to give this card dimension and texture. The modern color scheme really make it pop.

MCT Products Used
Let's Celebrate ("PARTY" dies)
Stitched Party Dies (banners)
You Had Me At Meow (cat)
Birthday Buddies (hat)
Alpha Pack ("ANIMAL")
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies (wavy circle layer)

My little flufferbottom, Harley
I colored the kitty with my Copics and tried my best to make him look like my own kitty, Harley.

That's it for me today! You can see more projects that you can Make In Minutes on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

23 April 2015

MCT Do Over Thursday: Plane & Simple Hello Card

by Veronica

Sometimes projects just don't turn out the way we envision them. When that happens, we're given three choices:
  1. Toss it in the trash.
  2. Give up and decide that it's 'good enough'.
  3. Continue playing with it until our fingers bleed and tears stream down our sad, disappointed faces.
I don't recommend allowing yourself to get to number 3. 

Original Card
Last year, I made a paper airplane card for my dad's birthday. I wasn't super pleased with it, but had resigned myself to accepting what it was and moving on with my life.

Now, I'd be lying if I told you that the weight of disappointment in the design of this card has haunted me for the past 13 months. It hasn't. But when we were challenged to re-do an old project, this card was one of the first options to come to mind.

It's not awful, but it could definitely use some improvements!

Today, I'm here to redeem myself with this Do Over:


A few changes in color tones, paper pattern and removing the balloon give this card new life!

MCT Products Used
Fun Paper Airplane Die
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die
Thanks for the Lift ("hello")

I'm much happier with the way my Do Over turned out. The balloon and the coloring of the plane in the first version just never came together the way I had envisioned. The Do Over has a fresher look.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Do Over today. You can see more from the other designers on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

17 April 2015

MCT 42nd Release Blog Hop: Lots of Love Mobile Card

by Veronica

Today is the day! Que the trumpets! Brr brr brr brrrrr!!!

It's Release Day at My Creative Time and you can FINALLY get your hands on all of the goodies we've been sneak peeking all week. If you've been hopping along, you've come here from Ruthie's blog. If not, you can start from the top of the hop at Emma's blog and you'll circle back here later.

For today's card, I'm using the new, available-for-purchase-right-this-very-second stamp set, The Sky is the Limit AND Fun Stitched Cloud Dies.


This sweet card is perfect for a few occasions: baby shower, congratulations, thank you, thinking of you... the list goes on! I have a very specific purpose for it personally, but won't divulge that information here so that the recipient can be surprised. (She reads my blog)

MCT Products Used
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies
New! Fun Stitched Cloud Dies Available Now!
New! The Sky is the Limit (hearts, banner, sentiment) Available Now!

***Freebie Stamp***
The first 150 shoppers will
get this stamp FREE!
For our Freebie Stamp this release, we are giving away this super cute Enjoy the Little Things...
stamp to the FIRST 150 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart. If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! If you order AFTER the 150th shopper, this stamp set will be available for purchase!

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***Blog Hop Giveaway***
One lucky winner of today's Blog Hop Giveaway will receive a $50 gift card to the MCT online shop! To enter, simply leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Very important: please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment should you be the lucky winner!

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***Sale Alert***
Don't forget that our sale starts right now! Use the code: APRIL2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire in-stock purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, April 24th at 11:59pm PST.

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The fun isn't over yet! Hop on over to our guest designer's, Audrey's, blog for more awesome projects using this release.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica