15 August 2014

MCT Head of the Class Blog Hop

by Veronica

Hello! You've probably come here from Kim's blog. If not, you can start this awesome Hop from the beginning at Emma's blog.

Back to school already?!?! Didn't summer just begin? I don't have kids quite yet, so the "Back to School" season doesn't affect me too much - other than the fact that one of my very good friends is a teacher, so when she gets back to work, I lose my daytime running buddy.

My brother and his family just moved last month, so my seven-year-old niece, Evelyn, will be starting at a new school this year.


This card features the NEW pencil die included in the Love to Learn die + stamp set (available right now!). It works so well with the past MCT goodies I've used on this card, too:

Alpha Pack (sentiment)
Fun Letter Background
Get Schooled (paper lines)

This release isn't JUST for "Back to School", though. I've used the new Uppercase Fun Dies for a birthday card for The Hubs.


The story behind the card:
Many moons ago, my brother was later-than-usual coming home from a party. My Mom and I were paging him (remember, I said MANY moons ago) for hours and when we finally got a hold of him, his response was that he was "d@#n near 21" and that we shouldn't be worrying so much about him. That phrase has stuck with my family since then.

The Hubs will be 29 in September, so this 'family phrase' is perfect for his "nearly 30" birthday card!
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Along with the Uppercase Fun Dies, I've used:

Alpha Pack ("YOU'RE")
Social Media Dies ("@#")
Stitched 4x6 Journal Die ("30")
Stitched Decorative Banner Dies
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies
What's Growing On? (mustache die)

***FREEBIE STAMP***

Free stamp included with each order
As a thank you for shopping with us this weekend, Emma is giving away this Stay Focused stamp to EVERY shopper for FREE! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, each order will include this FABULOUS stamp. No need to add it to your cart, it will automatically be added to your orders! This offer ends Sunday, 8/17 at 11:59pm.
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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***
This weekend only, use the code: BACKTOSCHOOL to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on Sunday, August 17th at 11:59pm PST!
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Thanks so much for hopping with us today. I'm your last stop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

13 August 2014

MCT What a Treat Wednesday: Chewsy Gum Pocket

by Veronica

I don't really have anyone to make little treats for. I have 11 nieces and nephews, but there aren't any holidays or birthdays coming up for the little ones and I'm pretty sure my soon-to-be 17-year-old nephew isn't exactly hoping for a little box filled with candy. So when I was schedule for What a Treat Wednesday, I was at a bit of a loss.


I finally decided to make a little gum holder to tuck away in The Hubs' bag when he leaves for his annual trip with his buddies. A bunch of guys hanging out together for six days... not too sure about the priority of proper oral hygiene... I'm sure some gum will be a welcomed amenity.

I first wrapped the gum in white paper to cover the label. Another layer of patterned card stock and a Mustache Die was added to the front. I used the Tag Gift Pocket Die to slip the gum into and decorated it with the new Stitched Trio Banner Die and Alpha Pack (I am LOVING the Alpha Pack and honestly didn't think I would.).

Thanks for stopping by today. You can check out the MCT blog for more fabulous treat holders from the Design Team.

I hope you were inspired.

- Veronica

07 August 2014

MCT Designer Challenge: Cloud Baby Card

by Veronica

There's a Designer Challenge going on at My Creative Time and we'd love for you to join in! Today we're challenged to use a new color palette, and it SURE WAS a challenge for me!

We just found out that a couple close to us is expecting and we're thrilled! (They haven't officially announce yet, so I'm keeping the names under wrap.) This card is for them.


It's definitely non-traditional baby colors, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. It's a modern twist! Can I just rave for a moment about how much I love the new Alpha Pack stamp set? I have to be honest: I wasn't super thrilled about this set when Emma announced it to the Design Team. But WOW! I've found a TON of uses for it! Now I can make any sentiment I want!

MCT Products Used
Cartoon Cloud Background (cloud background)
Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies (3D clouds)
Stitched Grass Die (grass)
Classy Girl Accessories (baby buggy)
Trio Stitched Banner Die (sentiment banner)
Alpha Pack (sentiment)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please join us in this Color Challenge on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

04 August 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things: Happy Feet Layout

by Veronica

For today's Scrapping The Little Things at My Creative Time, we were challenged with creating a layout using a sketch. I'm still plugging away at my wedding album and knew that I wanted a page to feature The Hubs' and my footwear.


The title is made of all MCT dies. A lot of MCT dies have layers, but for those that don't, you can make your own by simply cutting the die out in two colors and off-setting them like I did for "Happy".


MCT Products Used
Happy Thoughts ("Happy")
Lowercase Fun Dies ("feet")
Girls' Night Out Stitched Dies (high heel)
Stitched Bracket Dies (bottom edge of journal layer)
Stitched 4x6 Journal Die (side edges of journal layer)

Thanks for stopping by to see my Happy Feet layout. The other designers have fabulous pages for you to check out on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

01 August 2014

MCT 34th Release Blog Hop: Dodged A Bullet Day Card

by Veronica

Release Day is here! Now you can see the full sets of everything available in this release and get it all in your hot little hands! You've probably arrived here from Kim's blog, but if not, you can start this Hop from the beginning at the MCT blog.

I'm showcasing the Alpha Pack set today with a cameo appearance from the Trio Stitched Banners. This card was created for my BFF, Stephanie. Five years ago, she made the brave decision to call off her July 25th wedding just six weeks before walking down the aisle. It was the best decision of her life. Now we lovingly refer to July 25th as "Dodged a Bullet Day". To celebrate her 5th anniversary, she and I spent the day together last Friday. We started with breakfast at our favorite place, had mani/pedis, shopped, had lunch, enjoyed a "couple's massage" at a spa, and ended the day with dinner and fro-yo. It was a wonderful time and a great way to celebrate the day and our friendship.


A lot of MCT products were used to create this card. The bullet was made using ALL MCT dies (listed below).

MCT Products Used
Cocktail Party Stitched Dies ("wine" die for bullet nose)
Build A Banner Kit (bullet base)
Stitched 4x6 Journal Dies (I used the bottom of the "1" die to notch out the base of the bullet)
Stitched File Folder & Index Card Dies (pink/blue tabs behind banner)
More Chocolate Greetings ("Happy", "Day")
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies (large circle layers)
NEW! Alpha Pack ("Dodged a Bullet")
NEW! Trio Stitched Banner Die (sentiment banner)

I know you've heard all about the fun stuff happening with this Release, but it's so awesome that it bears repeating...

***FREEBIE STAMP***

Emma is offering the Dream Bigger stamp to the FIRST 100 shoppers for FREE! If you are one of the first
100 shoppers, you do NOT have to add it to your cart with your purchase; Emma and her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package. If you are not within the first 100 shoppers, this stamp will be available for purchase.

How do you know if you are one of the first 100 shoppers?

AFTER the 100 shoppers come through, this stamp will be listed as available for purchase along with the rest of the new release items


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***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***

For our Blog Hop Giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the My Creative Time store to one lucky winner! To enter, simply comment on the Design Team members' blogs. You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more blogs you comment on, the more entries you earn.

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment so we can notify you if you win.

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***SALE ALERT***

Our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code: SUMMER2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on August 8th at 11:59p PST.

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That's it for our Release Blog Hop today. I'm your last stop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

28 July 2014

MCT 34th Edition Sneak Peek: Typed Birthday & Golden Grain Congrats Card

by Veronica

It's Release Week at My Creative Time again! Today we're showcasing a few new items, so I have two projects to share.


This first card is for my mother-in-law who will be celebrating her birthday in just a few weeks. It features the new Fun Letter Background and Large Cloud Bubble Edge Die (you asked, Emma answered).

My Creative Time products work seamlessly together. It's so easy to combine previous releases with new products! I've done that here with the Typewriter Stamp and Die and banner from the Stitched Party Dies. The sentiment was made using individual words from Chocolate Greetings. For the period puncuation mark at the end, I simply inked up the 'dot' of an "i" and stamped it after "birthday".

My second project is a card for my cousin's upcoming bridal shower.


This card showcases another new background stamp available with this Release on Friday: Grainy Wood Background. I stamped it here in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. The dots are from Build a Pretty Flower and were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in clear for a subtle, but shiny effect.

This card also uses flowers from Build a Pretty Flower, the Pretty Butterflies Dies (Click here to see an example of how I built my butterfly) and a small flower from Pretty Spring Wreaths. The sentiment comes from Vintage Sentiments and is stamped on a a flag that was modified using the die from Vintage Stitched Label Dies.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! Each winner for the day will be announced the following day on the My Creative Time blog. To be entered to win, simply leave comments on our blogs. You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have for winning!

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you in 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 Instagram it! #mycreativetime!

Good luck and let's start spreading the word!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. There a more creative ideas to see using these new products on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

21 July 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things: Wedding Ceremony Layout

by Veronica

Bit by bit I've been working on my wedding scrapbook. We've been married for 3 years now, so while I'm definitely not on top of things, it's coming along.

The designers were challenged to use a sketch for today's post, and I think I may have cheated a little. No surprise there. I've used part of the sketch on one page and part of the sketch on the other page.

Since I like to justify when I cheat, I'll point out that I did create two pages, so since I did extra work, the judges should be lenient with their ruling. Obviously, I've been watching too many lawyer shows.

This double-layout features my wedding ceremony from June 2011.

Fun fact: Like many women, I had dreamed about my wedding for as long as I could remember and there were a few minor details that I made sure the pastor was clear on...
  1. I wanted to say "I do" during our vows, not "I will." He even changed the wording of his 'script' to make sure that happened.

  2. I wanted him to tell my new husband to kiss "his bride", not "the bride."
Silly to some, yes. But these little things were so important to me.



The first page shows the actual ceremony being held. I included a program on the page to remember the order of the service. For those of you wanting the full experience, feel free to listen to Canon in D when viewing these pages. Ha!


For the second page, I kept it very simple and let our first kiss as husband and wife tell the story. I used the "&" from And Then Some and letters from Lowercase Fun Dies to make a statement. I cut each die out twice: once in its designated color and once in white. I then layered the white die cuts behind the colored/patterned versions to create a shadow. It really helps the letters to pop.

Thank you so much for stopping by to relive a bit of the happiest day of my life with me. You can see other fabulous scrapbook layouts on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica