03 March 2015

MCT Favorite Die of the Month: CAS Thankful Card

by Veronica

Hello! Today we are featuring the Stitched Heart Layering Dies from My Creative Time. I tend to use these dies quite a bit on my projects. For this card, I kept it clean and simple (CAS). 


This card started as a single-layer card, but I decided to pop up a little heart for a touch of dimension. Something like this would be perfect to mass-produce and have on hand.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Heart Layering Dies (did I mention these are on SALE right now?!?!)
Build A Pretty Flower (dots)
Something to be Thankful For (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping in today. You can see more projects using the Dies of the Month on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

25 February 2015

MCT What A Treat Wednesday: Kitty Treat Box

by Veronica

Here's some real talk for you: I'm not a big fan of this project. But sometimes you just have to roll with it, ya know? So here I am - rolling.


While I'm not gung-ho on the overall project, I do really like some of the elements I used and hope that you'll take away a few ideas.
  1. You know those clear plastic sheets that your MCT stamps come on? You can use them for projects! I used one for the clear sleeve on this little treat holder.
  2. I used my Stitched 3x4 Journal Die to wrap around the outside sleeve so that the color/design of the chocolate inside didn't interfere with my kitty and saying. Use what you have in different ways.
  3. Stretch your stamps. Not literally. Think outside of the box. The sentiment on my treat box is from Loyal Friends (a dog stamp set), but I used it to go with my kitty.
MCT Products Used
Loyal Friends (sentiment)

That's it for me today. Be sure to check out Emma's blog for some awesome treat projects today.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

20 February 2015

MCT 40th Release Blog Hop: Hello Card

by Veronica

Welcome to another fabulous Blog Hop with My Creative Time! Today is the BIG DAY and we're releasing the 40th edition of stamps and dies. So all of the fun stuff you see on our blogs today is available for purchase RIGHT NOW! Plus, there's a sale and a freebie on the table, so you don't want to miss out! (details below)

You've probably hopped here from Ruthie's blog, you're on the right track! If not, you should head over to Emma's blog to start from the beginning.

Today, I'm featuring the new Hello Frame Dies on my simple, but snazzy card.


This is a different style of card for me. I tend to create in extremes. Either super busy or super CAS. This one is kind of in the middle: not too many layers, but bold patterns and colors. I have to be honest, I hemmed and hawed for a bit deciding whether I should add more stuff to it. But as you can see, I ultimately decided to walk away and leave it be. Do you find yourself being indecisive about your card designs?

MCT Products Used
Stitched 3x4 Journal Die (yellow background layer)
Grainy Wood Background Stamp
Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies
Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy (butterfly dots)
NEW! Hello Frame Dies Available NOW!

***Freebie Stamp***
For our Freebie Stamp this release, we are giving away this super cute Wishing You...  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: FEB2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, March 1st at 11:59p PST.


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That's it for me today, but the fun continues over at our guest designer, Jo's, blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

19 February 2015

MCT 40th Edition Sneak Peek: Missing You Milk Carton

by Veronica

Hey there! All week, Emma and the design team have been sneak-peeking the 40th Edition and tomorrow everything will be available for purchase. Today, we're giving you a little peek at the new Milk Carton Die and Mini Chalkboard Tags.


Whenever I go away overnight, I like to leave a little something on the bed for The Hubs to find. Sometimes it's a card and other times it's a little treat. I played on the fact that "missing" people used to be on the sides of milk cartons. Now that I type that out, it seems a little morbid, but I totally didn't mean for it to be. I think The Hubs will get it and think it's cute. And if he doesn't? Well, he can just open the carton up for some chocolates.

MCT Products Used
Alpha Pack ("MISSING")
Uppercase Fun Dies ("U" die)
Seasonal Greetings (heart die)
NEW! Milk Carton Die Available Friday, 2/20/15
NEW! Mini Chalkboard Tags (banner die and stamp) Available Friday, 2/20/15

I used my white gel pen to write out "already" on the banner. I'm becoming more confident in my hand lettering skills.

***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!

Good luck!
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Thanks for stopping by to see today's Sneak Peek. You can see more projects using these new products on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

10 February 2015

MCT Tag It Tuesday: Yes to the Dress Tag

by Veronica

One of my dearest friends is getting married this July and she's asked me to be a part of her Big Day! Over the last week, she and I have been to four different bridal salons in search of the perfect dress. And see found it!!! To celebrate, I've ordered a custom hanger for her to hang her new bridal gown from. To add a little oomph to the gift, I created this tag.


MCT Products Used
Tag Die
Tag Die Layer
Girls' Night Out Stitched Dies (dress/hanger)
Stitched Party Dies (banner)

Some rhinestones and pearls definitely fancy up this little tag. I've been trying out hand lettering lately, and while I'm not an expert, I've been having a lot of fun playing with it. The best part is that it's not supposed to look perfect! So I can usually give myself a pass on little bumps and hiccups.

Thanks for dropping by to see today's project! You can see more fabulous tags on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

05 February 2015

MCT Designer Challenge: Someone Special Wreath Card

by Veronica

Today is a Designer Challenge day at My Creative Time and you probably won't be surprised that I cheated a little. I love the colors from our inspiration photo, but I decided to tone it down a bit for this birthday card and omit the orange. In hindsight, I totally could have added a small splash of orange in the wreath, but this card has already been sent, so it is what it is! Ah, well...

My card today is for my husband's grandma, Grandma Margie's, 84th birthday. Grandma Margie lives in Kentucky and comes up here to Michigan to stay with my in-laws many times throughout the year for extended periods of time (although, never long enough, in my humble opinion). She is an absolute delight! The Hubs and I have been together since high school, and I'll always remember her sweet hollers when I'd give him kisses hello and goodbye in front of her back then. She'd just giggle and shout in that she could see us in her southern drawl. I've had many wonderful kitchen table chats with Grandma Margie over the last 12 years. One of my favorite memories is when she called me a 'heifer'. Keep in mind, I was probably 18 years old at the time and my fragile ego took it hard. When I told my boyfriend (before he was promoted to The Hubs) what had happened, he started laughing. This was too much for me to bear! He promptly eased my fears when he told me that to Grandma Margie, 'heifer' was a term of endearment. Phew!


Something new I did for this card was to 'deboss' the background. I tend to use embossing folders quite a bit when leaving the background a solid color, but this pattern just wasn't working right for me. So I flipped the layer over to reveal the underside of the embossed card stock and went with it! It's a softer look while still getting the texture and dimension.

MCT Products Used
Pretty Spring Wreaths (wreath and sentiments)
Bunch of Fun Circles Die
Stitched Sweetheart Die

Special Tip: One of the coolest things about photopolymer (clear) stamps is that they are so flexible! The sentiments used here from the Pretty Spring Wreaths stamp set are not curved. I simply curved them on my acrylic block when I set them Easy peasy!

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by! You can find more projects from the Design Team at the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

27 January 2015

MCT Favorite Die of the Month: Beary Special Day Card

by Veronica

This month, we are featuring one of our favorite die set: Teeny Tag Layering Dies. I've created this card for my youngest niece, Elsie's 1st birthday.


MCT Products Used
Teeny Tag Layering Dies
Beary Special Thoughts (sentiment and bear)
Stitched Party Dies (banner)
Watercolor Background Stamp

To personalize this card, I wrote Elsie's name on the teeny tag and tied it onto the card with some linen thread. This card was made before the Bear Dies were available, but lucky YOU, you can purchase the dies to save yourself the time of fussy-cutting the sweet little bear out!

Heads-up: The Teeny Tag Layering Dies are on sale through January 31 at 11:59pm, so if this set of dies has been on your wishlist, now is a great time to add them to your collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. You can check out the MCT blog for more projects using these dies.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica