20 March 2015

MCT 41st Release Blog Hop: Cards for Mom

by Veronica

It's Release Day for My Creative Time! If you've hopped here from Ruthie's blog, you're on the right track. If not, head on over to Emma's blog so you don't miss out on a THING!

I know it's a bit early for Mother's Day, but I like to have my cards done early so I'm not scrambling at the last minute. Mom, I know you're reading this. Yes, one of these cards is for you. But WHICH ONE? (sneaky, sneaky)

My first card features the new set (available right this very minute!), Love You Bunches.


This stamp set comes with individual flower stems (and coordinating dies) and lots of great sentiments. To achieve my "bouquet" of roses, I stamped the front flowers first, masked them and stamped the rear flowers after. If that's clear as mud, check out this simple tutorial I made a couple of years ago for a step-by-step instruction.

Love You Bunches
MCT Products Used
Family Is Everything ("love")
Stitched 3x4 Journal Die
New! Love You Bunches (rose, sentiment) Available NOW!
New! Fun Stitched Tag Dies (sentiment layer) Available NOW!


My next Mother's Day card also uses flowers, but with a totally different look.


This card showcases the new Jr. Rolled Flower Dies. I used a lot of different patterns in coordinating colors to give this card some pizzazz. I love mixing patterns! I've found that mixing smaller patterns works best for me. If you have a large patterned paper that you want to slip into the mix, allow it to be the center of attention (like I did with the "MOM" background) and keep the rest of the patterns pretty small.

Jr. Rolled Flower Dies
MCT Products Used
Uppercase Fun Dies ("MOM")
Heart 2 Heart Love Frame Die (heart)
Stitched Party Dies (banner)
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies ("you")
Alpha Pack ("are the best!")
New! Jr. Rolled Flower Dies (flowers) 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 Every Little Thing... 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: MAR2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, March 27th at 11:59pm PST.

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That's it for me today, but the fun continues on Audrey's blog!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

19 March 2015

MCT 41st Edition Sneak Peek: 2 Super Tweet Cards

by Veronica

Another awesome release is quickly approaching! Today we are showcasing three new products. Up first we have Tweet Me and Fun Tweet Me Dies.

This card uses a lot of white space for a CAS look with pops of color dots to add some punch.

MCT Products Used
NEW! Tweet Me (available 3/20/15)
NEW! Fun Tweet Me Dies (available 3/20/15)
Build a Pretty Flower (dots)

Up next is the Freebie Stamp you can earn this month by being one of the first 150 shoppers tomorrow (starting at 8am PST).


MCT Products Used
Best Bots Forever (phone die)
NEW! Every Little Thing (available 3/20/15)

***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 for a sneak peek at the new release. You can see more projects from the Design Team on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

12 March 2015

MCT Designer Challenge: Color POP!

by Veronica

It's a Designer Challenge day today with My Creative Time. We are trying out the Color Pop Technique. This technique is really easy to do: Keep your project neutral and then add a POP of color!


I used a mix of beige and gray on this card for my neutrals and then popped with some turquoise sequins. This is a super easy card that can be thrown together in minutes, but it really gives a stunning impression.

MCT Products Used
Watercolor Background Stamps
Hello Frame Dies ("thanks")

To get the distressed look on the "thanks" die, I stamped the largest watercolor background stamp onto the white die-cut.

Thanks for stopping by! You can see more awesome Color POP projects on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

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