Friday, September 28, 2012

MCT's Beary Special Blog Hop!

Hi and Welcome to our Beary Special Blog Hop!!  We are all showcasing the super sweet Beary Special Thoughts stamp set!

I hope you are enjoying all the Teddy Bears today!!  

Even though its not quite Halloween, Emma has decided to give you all a "Beary Special Treat"! This doesn't cause weight gain but will cause CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Included in this hop, you will see a "Beary Special" stamp set that was designed by Emma for this special hop!  Also, joining us for this hop are 5 VERY TALENTED "Guest Designers"!  

For my Beary Special project today I used button bear! 

This card is sized at 5 1/2 X 5 1/2".  The crib is from the Baby Steps cartridge it is cut out at 3 1/2".  The patterned paper is from the  MME 6X6  paper pad "Happier".
The Beary fun sentiment is from Emma's new set.  I used the you'll always be my.... and the Baby and Bear stamps! I love how she separated some of the sentiments so you can customize them!

Emma has a few GREAT giveaways to give to THREE LUCKY peeps! 
 1st GRAND prize ~ "Teddy Bear Parade" cartridge AND this newest stamp set "Beary Special Thoughts"
2nd prize ~ "Create a Critter 2" cartridge "Beary Special Thoughts"
3rd prize ~ this newest set "Beary Special Thoughts"
How FUN is this! All you have to do is leave your comments on each designer's blogs! The more blogs you comment on, the BETTER your chances are at winning! will pick all the winners on Tuesday! So you have until Sunday, Sept 30th by midnight to get all of your comments in! AND PLEASE don't forget to include a way for us to contact you just in case YOU are one of the lucky winners! Good Luck!:)

Thanks for stopping by today!! 

Your next stop the very talented Veronica!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #39

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Do you SMILE often?
Ch #39: FACES
Create any type of project 
featuring FACES.
(drawn faces, stamped faces, etc.)

Here is my project!

This is a 5X7 sized card.
The squirrel 
 is from Create A Critter and it cut out at 3 1/2 inches.
The patterned paper is from MME 6X6 "Reunion" pad

The sentiment is from My Creative Time as well as the Scallop and Stitched Circle and Leaf dies!  

The ribbon is from May Arts

Our Sponsor this challenge is

Fresh Brewed Designs!
Prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice!
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Thanks for stopping by!

My Creative Time Designer's Challenge

Hi I'm so excited to be hosting this week's Designer's Challege!! 

 If you have visited my blog then chances are you know I LOVE googly eyes!! I just think they make everything a little bit  more fun!  lol!! So for my challenge you can make any project you like, just include googly eyes somewhere on it! Easy peasy as Emma would say! :)  

 I made a Halloween card using the Mini Monsters cartridge!

The card is a 5X7 size.  Frank is cut out at 5 1/2 inches.  I added some orange glitter glue to his tie and Glossy Accents to his shoes (which then made his hair look weird so I added some to there too!). The sentiment is from MCT's  Mixed Holiday Sentiment stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join along in this challenge!  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Creative Time 3D Wednesday

Hi and welcome to another MCT 3D Wednesday!  For today's project Emma asked us to make a "Photo Display".   While looking around on Pinterest I came across a cute idea to make a picture frame (which you can see here!)  where you can swap out the photos anytime you want.

So this is my take on that idea!  

I used a 5X7 frame and papers from the Echo Park Hello Summer collection.  Behind the paper is a piece of roofing tin that I picked up at Home Depot,which my husband cut to fit! :)   I used Emma's  Flower Petal dies to make the flowers and then glued magnets to the back of them to hold up the picture.  The sentiment on the banner was made using the alphabet stamps from MCT's Just Simply Live set. 

The picture is of my little Mariana :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Creative Time September Blog Hop!!

Hi and welcome to MCT's September Stamp Release Blog Hop!  Hope you are enjoying everyone's creations so far! If you've arrived here from Shar's blog then you are on the right track!!

Today I am showcasing the new All Around Goodies stamp set!  A Super fun set just in time for all the holidays coming up!!

I made a cake/pie shaped box from the Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge. I'm am loving that cartridge more and more everytime I use it!  You can get yours from Leanne here!

I stamped the sentiment Baked with Love onto the  Scallop and Stitched Circle dies and added a heart punch to the center. The flowers are made from MCT's Rolled Flower Dies.  


For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  You will win a "SURPRISE GIFT BAG FULL OF GOODIES" All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use to pick the lucky winners!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, September 23rd at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Thanks for stopping by!
Next stop Veronica :)


Amy ~
Cassandra ~
Cathryn ~
Cheryl ~
Cindy B. ~
Glora ~
Jayne ~
Jeanne ~
Katie ~
Kim ~
Leanne ~
Liz ~
Micia ~
Nancy ~
Nikki ~
Rosy ~
Ruthie ~
Shar ~
Tracy ~
Veronica ~

Thanks for stopping by!  
Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Creative Time Sneak Peek Day 2!

Hi and welcome to day 2 of MCT's September mini release! :)  Today I am showcasing the new "Just Tags" dies!  I knew when I saw them I wanted to make a Halloween card using them as a tombstone and this is what I came up with!

Hee hee!!  I even tried out a free photo editing site (picmonkey) to add this spooky cool effect around the picture! lol!  Thanks Ruthie!!  

Anyway.......the card is 5X7.  As I said the tombstone is made from the new MCT  Just Tags die set. For the epitaph  (fancy word for the writing on the tomb!)  I used the alphabet stamps from the Just Simply Live set.  Fred the zombie is from the Lettering Delights Zombie Land cut it set!  The bats and bird are Recollection stickers from Michael's!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? Today is the start of a brand new challenge atPause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

What does the word "SCHOOL" make you think of? Yellow School Buses? Red 

Ch #37 Theme: Yellow & Red
Create any type of project using YELLOWS and REDS .

Here is what I came up with!  

This card is a 5X7 size. The elephant and peanut are both from Create A Critter!

Our Sponsor this challenge is

Prize is any 3 digi images from their store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wobble Wednesday Challege

Oh my gosh!!! I had to LOL when I saw what the theme for this week's challenge over at Wobble Wednesday was.......use a project that you feel just didn't turn out right!! We all have those don't we!?!  At least I sure do.  In fact I made a card yesterday and I just wasn't feelin it after I got done!!  Maybe it's the big dead tree in the background or the row of polka dot paper in the center, I don't know but I just wasn't happy with it and I glued everything down really good so there was no redoing it!! 

So I carefully removed (aka....ripped) the owl off and stuck him on an Action Wobble! :)

Now OWL is well!!  har har!

and here he is a wobblin

The owl and bird and sentiment stamps are all from a Hampton Arts stamp set.
The tree is from Mini Monsters.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Scrappy Monday Challenge

Hi and Welcome to another MCT Scrappy Monday Challenge!  For this challenge you just have to use your Cricut or Cameo to incorporate something into your layout!

I used this cute picture of my girls and their cousins riding a camel at the Phoenix zoo! It was a fun day and they had a blast riding him! 

For my Cricut cut I used the palm tree from Create A Critter.  It is the accessory cut from the Dinosaur.  It is   
sized at 4".  The papers are all from The MME 12X12 paper pack Stomp!!  It is one of my favorites for boy projects and now for zoo layouts! :) The sentiments and fun spotted arrow stamp are from My Creative Time's Just Simply Live Set.  I stamped the sentiments on to the coordinating label die that comes in the set!  If you don't have this one check it out here!  It has quickly become one of my favorites! 

The burlap and twine are both from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique!

I hope you join us in this challenge! I look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!
Tracy :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Happy Hello!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Hope you are having a good one so far!  Here in AZ it has been a wet one!  

Just wanted to share a card I made for one of my Crafty Pen Pal gals!  It was quick and simple!

 It is a 5X7 size card. 
The image stamps and sentiment are all from Hampton Arts.  I colored the birds in with Prisma colored pencils, cut them out with my Spell Binder Circle dies, popped them up on some foam tape added some ribbon and that was it!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Creative Time Challenge~Host Veronica!

Hi and welcome to MCT's new Challenge.  Every other Thursday MCT will be having a challenge hosted by a different DT member.  Veronica from VK Creates is this weeks host!  So for this challenge Veronica would like you to use something recycled in your project!

I decided to use a cereal and cracker box as my recycled material.  I have been dying to make a mini album for the longest time and have been so inspired by my fellow design team members Nancy and Shar's creations that I decided to give it a try!

So I turned this:

Into this!!

My first Mini!!! :)  

I used all MCT dies and stamps, except for a few little flower punches! 

The paper is all from an older MME 12X12 pack, Playful Posies, that I have had for a long time.  

Materials used:

3X3 Fancy Tri-fold Card
3X3 Fancy Envelope Die
Tag Dies
Polaroid Die 
Fun Pockets Dies
Build A Banner Dies
Stitched Heart Die
Flower Petal Dies
Teeny Tag Die

Just Simply Live
Cherish the Moment
Teeny Tag Greetings
100% Sweetness

Hemp Twine and Burlap from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique