21 November 2014

MCT 38th Release Blog Hop: Olaf Candy Holder

by Veronica


The view from my studio window
Welcome to the 38th Release Blog Hop! You've probably arrived here from Kim's blog. If not, you can start this Hop from the beginning at the MCT blog.

Is it cold where you live? I'm in Southeast Michigan and we're experiencing cold temperatures and snow. Now, as a Michigander, I'm no stranger to snow, but mid-November is quite early for us to be having this fluffy stuff. It's going to be a long winter. Thank God we have a snow blower.

Today, I'm showcasing the FREE stamp set (details below), HELLO You.


Since I don't have kids, I don't usually get to join in on the latest kid craze. But when I saw a little Olaf made using punches, I just had to try my hand at making him with MCT dies! Plus, Olaf is my favorite Frozen character. We might might not have kids of our own yet, but we have 11 nieces and nephews to 'borrow' (#12 due in March). We took our 7-year-old niece, Evelyn, to see Frozen when it was in the theaters.

MCT Products Used
Bunch of Fun Circles (belly and feet)
Oh Deer (eyes, nose, buttons and 'hair')
Stitched Decorative Banner (sentiment flag)
Stitched Sweetheart Die (head/cheek layer)
Stitched Lollipop Holder (base layer)
It's A Magical Season (snowy background)
NEW! Stitched Oval Die (head/face layer, mouth and chest)
NEW! HELLO You (sentiment)
*The arms, teeth and eyebrows were hand cut.

This little guy was so much fun to create! I love using products I have and re-imagining them into something new. Now that I think about it, it wasn't snowing yet when I made him. Oh no!!! Did I bring the snow?!?!

First 150 orders receive
this stamp set FREE!
***FREEBIE STAMP***
This release, Emma is giving away the HELLO You stamp set to the first 150 shopper for FREE! No need to add it to your cart, it will automatically be added to the first 150 orders. If you order after the first 150 shoppers, this stamp will be available for purchase with the rest of the release items.

UPDATE: The first 150 shoppers have ordered! If you've ordered and your invoice is between #13858 - #14012, you'll receive the Hello You stamp set for FREE! If not, you can purchase this stamp with the rest of the new release.

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***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For today's Blog Hop Giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the My Creative Time online store to ONE LUCKY winner! To be entered in the random drawing, simply leave a comment on each of the Design Team members' blogs. You are not required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better the more entries you receive.

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment so we can notify the winner.
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***SALE ALERT***
Our sale starts right now! Use the code: NOV2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to IN-STOCK items ONLY and ends on Wednesday, 11/26 st at 11:59pm PST!

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I'm so glad you stopped by to hop with us today. You've got one more stop to make at our Guest Designer, Cindy's, blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

17 November 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek: Wreath Anniversary Card

by Veronica

It's Release Week at My Creative Time and today we are showcasing the new Stitched Oval Dies. Now, I'm going to be honest with you: I'm not a fan of ovals. Nope. I'm more of a circle girl. But in using these dies I've come to appreciate the oval. Maybe not love it, but I can see the need for an oval here and there.


This anniversary card was created with someone special in mind. Someone who reads my blog, so I shall not name any names. I used the new ovals to create a frame and a layer. Emma added the fabulous stitching accent to the inside and outside of these dies. So as you can see on my card, it doesn't matter if you use them for frames or layers, you'll still get the stitching!

I used Pretty Spring Wreaths stamp set for my focal point. When stamping on kraft colored card stock, try adding in some white ink. It'll really help your images to pop.

MCT Products Used
Pretty Spring Wreaths (wreath)
Boughs of Holly ("Happy" die)
Happy Thoughts ("anniversary")
Stitched Trio Banner Die (banner for sentiment)
NEW! Stitched Oval Dies (available this Friday)

That's it for me today. Be sure to check out the My Creative Time blog to see what the other designers have whipped up using these dies.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

12 November 2014

MCT Inspiration Wednesday: Heartbeat Card

by Veronica

As a designer and crafter, I find inspiration all over the place. From nature to color swatches at the paint store - inspiration is everywhere! For this card, I was inspired by my new marathon hoodie that The Hubs bought me a couple weeks ago:

26.2 Heart Beat Hoodie

Over the weekend, I joined the ladies in my family for our semi-annual Scrap Camp retreat. I was able to get SO MUCH done (way more than usual). I wore this hoodie as I was working on my "December Anniversary" card. The Hubs and I celebrate two anniversaries: one in June (wedding) and one in December (when we started dating twelve years ago). 


The ECG (heartbeat) was made using the heart die from Winter Cheer + a lot of hand cutting. I combined two stamp sets for the sentiment: Sit Back & Relax and Alpha Pack.

The Stitched Square Speech Bubbles were used quite a bit this weekend. Did you know that a heartbeat 'says' "lub dub"? I didn't.

That's it for me today. Head over to the MCT blog to see what the other designers were inspired by today.

I hope YOU were inspired!

- Veronica

03 November 2014

MCT Made In Minutes: Oh Deer Birthday Card

by Veronica

I honestly can't remember a time I've made a project "in minutes". Like, ever. One card will usually take me an hour or more to dream up, create, edit, re-do, hem-and-haw over, and then complete. And don't even get me started on scrapbook layouts. Let's just say that twice a year I go away to "Scrap Camp" for a weekend and come home boasting to The Hubs about how I completed "x" number of projects (which I can usually count on one hand).

But I suppose this card could be done in minutes if I were to re-create it. So that counts, right?


MCT Products Used
Oh Deer ("oh deer" & deer dies)
Seasonal Greetings (tree stamps and dies)
Stitched Decorative Banner Die (shape for sentiment)
Celebrate Good Times ("it's your Birthday!")
Birthday Buddies (birthday hat)
Fun Stitched Edges Die (to make hills)

I used a black marker and white gel pen to color some accents on the deer so he looked less like Donner and more like Daniel (this card is for my brother, Dan, after all). I cut his antlers out a second time in kraft to layer them. A little bit of Crystal Effects dots the hills for some added interest.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can see what the other designers have created for today's Made In Minutes on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

27 October 2014

MCT Scrapping the Little Things: Mom & Me Wedding Layout

by Veronica

I'm plugging away on my wedding album. It's only be three-and-a-half years in the making. Progress is progress, right?


The MCT Design Team was asked to use a sketch (found on the MCT blog) for our layouts today. This layout is of my mom and me. Can you tell we're related?

MCT Products Used
Build A Pretty Flower (flower stamps)
Pretty Spring Wreaths (yellow dots stamp)
Build A Scripty & Watercolor Background (script stamp)

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Mosey on over to Emma's blog to see what the other designers have in store for you.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

24 October 2014

MCT 37th Release Blog Hop: Santa Paws Card

by Veronica

It's another Release Day with My Creative Time! If you've hopped here from Kim's blog, you're on the right path. If not, head on over to Emma's blog if you'd like to start from the beginning.

I'm supposed to be showcasing just one set today, but this entire release is so cute that I couldn't help but use a bunch of different sets together.


MCT Products Used
NEW! Boughs of Holly (holly leaves, "Fa La..." sentiment, "believe" die)
NEW! Oh Deer (music notes)
NEW! Christmas Doggy (Get this set for FREE - details below)
Bunch of Fun Circle Die
Classy Girl Accessories Dies  (Santa hat)

First 150 orders receive
this stamp set FREE!
***FREEBIE STAMP***
This release, Emma is giving away the Christmas Doggy stamp set to the first 150 shopper for FREE! No need to add it to your cart, it will automatically be added to the first 150 orders. If you order after the first 150 shoppers, this stamp will be available for purchase with the rest of the release items.

UPDATE: The first 150 shoppers have ordered! If you've ordered and your invoice is between #13533 - #13683, you'll receive the Christmas Doggy stamp set for FREE! If not, you can purchase this stamp with the rest of the new release.
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***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For today's Blog Hop Giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the My Creative Time online store to ONE LUCKY winner! To be entered in the random drawing, simply leave a comment on each of the Design Team members' blogs. You are not required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better the more entries you receive.

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment so we can notify the winner.
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***SALE ALERT***
Our sale starts right now! Use the code: OCT2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to IN-STOCK items ONLY and ends on October 31st at 11:59pm PST!
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Phew! That's a LOT of info! (But it's all good stuff, right?)

Thanks so much for hopping by today. You've got one more stop. Head on over to our Guest Designer, Brigit's, blog to see what she's created.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

20 October 2014

MCT 27th Edition Sneak Peek: Tree of Hearts Card

by Veronica

I was so sad to miss last month's MCT Release. Well, maybe not too sad - I was vacationing for 2 weeks in Europe. On holiday. That sounds so much fancier!

I'm back and so excited for the 37th Release! Today, I'm showcasing Whimsical Trees and Seasonal Greetings.


The layout and design is quite simple, but the colors give this card a POP. The tree's circle is a stamp in the Whimsical Trees set, not a die. I found that my solid stamps work best when I put a magazine underneath my project. It's a little extra cushion for the stamp and gives a a cleaner look.

MCT Products Used
Whimsical Trees (circle stamp - Available Friday)
Seasonal Greetings ("Follow Your Heart", heart die, tree trunk die - Available Friday)
Trio Stitched Banner Dies (banner for sentiment)
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies (large rectangle base layer)

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! The winner of today's set will be announced on Emma's blog tomorrow.
To enter, 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 so we can notify the winner.

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

Good luck and let's start spreading the word!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. You can see more inspiration using these soon-to-be-released sets on the My Creative Time blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica