16 September 2014

MCT Tag It Tuesday: Silver & Gold

by Veronica

This is a work in progress. That's okay, right? We were challenged to use a beautiful color palette on the MCT blog today and I struggled a bit. 


What will I use this tag for? I'm not sure, actually. So I left my options open by not adding a sentiment or making it too theme-y. It's simple, but the glitter and shine of the papers really give it an elegant look.

MCT Products Used
Tag Dies (gold layer)
Tag Die Layers (white layer)

Thanks for stopping by today! You can see more (finished) tags using today's color palette on the MCT blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

10 September 2014

MCT What A Treat Wednesday: Baked With Love Box

by Veronica

I love to bake. Cupcakes, cakes, mini desserts... you name it. But the treat I get the most "Oh-my-gosh-you-made-this?-I-have-to-have-more" compliments on are my chocolate chip cookies. They're life changing.

I brought a box of my cookies to a meeting last night and decided to dress up the packaging a bit.


MCT Products Used
Alpha Pack (all stamped words)
Uppercase Fun Dies ("VK")
100% Sweetness (heart die)
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies (large circle)
Trio Stitched Banner Dies (3D banner on heart)
Stitched Decorative Banner Dies (flag banner)

The box is adorable, but it's what's INSIDE the box that really matters. The recipe I use is not my own original recipe. You can find it here. You won't be sorry you tried it!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

04 September 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday: #love Card

by Veronica

I have a confession to make: I love hashtags! It's so much fun to create witty, sometimes silly hashtags to add to my Facebook status updates or even just to send in a text to friends. For today's Thrifty Thursday, I've used all scraps (except for the card base) to create this #love card for a friends' bridal shower.


I used the 'instacam' dies from Picture Perfect for the camera and mimicked the shape with 4 x 4 Journal Die in the background. I also mimicked the camera stripes on the background for added color.

To create my own 'hashtags' on the kraft layer, I used the Alpha Pack stamp set and stamped each word individually. (You might notice #Blake as the first one - that will be the bride's married name.)

The "#love" uses the Social Media Dies and Family Is Everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Check out the MCT blog for more Thrifty Thursday projects.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

01 September 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things: Love Wedding Layout

by Veronica

Hello there! Today at My Creative Time we're using a sketch for our scrapbook layouts. This one was a lot of fun for me. I've always loved the look of mostly 'bare' pages with a bold main focus - and this page is just that!

To create the 3" x 3" photo squares, I used the Stitched 3x4 Journal Die. After cutting out the photo first, I then re-positioned the die to cut the photo again at a smaller length. It was kind of the opposite of lengthening a die.

MCT Products Used
Family Is Everything ("love" die)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to see what the other designers have created for today on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

29 August 2014

MCT 35th Release Blog Hop: Love Phone Case

by Veronica

Yay! It's another Release Day at My Creative Time! If you're hopping with us today, you've gotten here from Kim's blog. If not, please join us by starting at Emma's blog.

Today I'm showcasing the Family Is Everything stamp & die set. As soon as I saw this set, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I recently purchased a clear iPhone case so that I can express myself while talking and texting.


As you can see, this design is super simple. The gold, glittery "love" is a show stopper and really POPS on the casual parquet background.

MCT Products Used
Family is Everything ("love" die)
Stitched Sweetheart Die

***FREEBIE STAMP***
Since the last release was such a great success, Emma is showing her appreciation by giving away this Good Friends stamp 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 #12870 - #13021, you'll receive the Good Friends stamp 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: AUGUST2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on September 5th at 11:59pm PST!
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Thanks so much for hopping by today. I'm your last stop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

25 August 2014

MCT 35th Edition Sneak Peek #1: Wish Big Candle Card

by Veronica

Welcome, welcome to another Release Week with My Creative Time! We're kicking this week off with a sneak peek of Fun Vertical Greetings. This stamp set coordinates well with the Embossed Gift Card Holder Die, but I've used it on a card here.


I stamped the "Wish Big" sentiment from the new set onto the birthday candles that I fashioned using two dies that weren't originally created to be candles. It's so fun to look at dies in a new way!

The candle base was created using the medium Stitched Decorative Banner Die. I extended the die to allow for the sentiment to fit. (There's an easy-to-follow video made by another crafter on extending dies here.)

The flame was created with the ornament die from Warm Holiday Fun. I cut it out in white and colored it with my Copics.

***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 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 include your email address with your comment so we can notify you if you are 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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That's all for me today. Thanks for stopping by! You can swing by the MCT blog to see what the other designers have created using this new set.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

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