Monday, November 26, 2012

2012 Christmas Card? Maybe....

Been playing around trying to come up with my Christmas cards for this year. I don't usually do traditional....this year I had papers in blues, lavender, and purples. I thought this look really this might be the winner!

I used glitter paper for the ornaments. They cut out great using the dies from My Creative Time. The tiny tops and hooks cut much nicer using the metal shim that Emma also sells in her store. I didn't have much trouble before using that, but it did make a difference and they came out easier and cleaner...they are quite tiny!

I used the Fancy Frame Stamp and Die Set for my sentiment. I just didn't use the stamp part. I cut a second one, cut it in half at the center and trimmed off the parts that would show from behind. Then layered it just on the ends, for that little pop of color. First though, I tied my ribbon around the base layer. I put the ornaments and sentiment up on dimensional adhesive.

Aren't the ornaments pretty?! I think real, they are so sparkly! I'm thinking I like how this came out and it just be the winner for this year. What do  you think? Do you traditional or non traditional colors for Christmas? Change it up this year, do something that maybe you wouldn't normally might surprise yourself!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Snowman box...a'naturel!

Here's a cute little snowman I made on the inspiration of two friends Tamara and Thienly. I printed digi papers and then stamped snowflakes all over with brown ink. A very nice look for that crafty style. I got the file from SVGCuts and incorporated stamps from My Creative Time. I opened the file in Ecal and sized it as big as it would go on the mat. It's a very nice, substantial size. I probably wouldn't fill this one with goodies, cause it will take a LOT! 

New Stitched Dies....LOVE!!!

Thank you for joining us for our very FIRST "MCT Black Friday Blog Hop"! Okay, not only are we having a SALE, but we are ALSO releasing 2 new stitched dies that YOU ALL have been requesting for a LOOOONG time! IF you own the "Curly Label Die" & the "XL Label Die", we now have Stitched dies that will layer on top of those! Are you excited as we all are??? Wait, we are NOT stopping there, I have ALSO had several requests to sell my "Teeny Tag Dies" by themselves (for mass producing purposes) GUESS WHAT???? We now have them selling in my store by themselves! Sit back & please enjoy this hop as we all showcase the BRAND NEW "Stitched Curly Label Die" & the "Stitched XL Label Die" along w/many other MCT products!
Please use the code: BLACKFRI (all caps) to get a 20% discount of your purchase! Sale will end Sunday, Nov 25th @ Midnight!
Well, this wouldn't be a party w/o a giveaway.....right??? Well, we are keeping this simple! Just leave your comments along w/a way to contact you, should you win! will be picking TWO lucky winners to win $25 worth of MCT product of YOUR choice! GOOD LUCK PEEPS!

 Aren't these new dies to die! Seriously though, these two layered together give a super cute look, and I can't wait to play with them even more. But, for right are a few things I did with them. Don't forget to follow along on the hop and leave comments for your chance to win!

I'm loving this little die for the coffee cup! And how cute is it layered on top of this new stitched label?! I told you, it gives a really cute look layering them.
Stitched XL Label Die ~ New Release

Here's another great card using the new Stitched Curly Label Die. I love how this card came out! First time I've tried the Keepin' It Classy Stamp Set...and I love them! So cool to be able to choose what accessory to add. I use the oval Nestability in regular and scalloped. It really makes the image pop! And how about that label for that fancy sentiment? The whole card came together really nice.
Stitched Curly Label Die ~ New Release

This card makes me! When I saw these in Emma's store I knew I had to have them. My son has a very big beard and mustache and he keeps it neat, combing it a lot. So this embossing folder that came with the comb, works perfect with these dies.  And once again, the little label dies are perfect for the sentiment. I added some brads and called this one done. 
Stitched Curly Label Die ~ New Release

 Ok, one last little idea and then I'm done...I promise. I had gotten some of these little acrylic boxes in different shapes and thought this little pillow box was perfect for making a belly band. I used the XL label die and the new Stitched XL Label Die. And of course the All Around Christmas Stamp Set. I crinkled some of my red seam binding and used that to tie the label on. I know if you get these dies,  you will use them all the time! So versatile...a must have!

XL Label Die
Stitched XL Label Die ~ New Release
All Around Christmas Stamp Set
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die

Have fun hopping and be sure to leave comments for your chance to win the goodies! You'll love what  all the other designers have made.....their work is awesome!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Custom Luminaries...

Love luminaries! And these are so cute to be able to spell out anything you want. This is going on my mantle for Thanksgiving. It's a great file from My Scrap Chick. Here's how I did mine.

I love autumn and the colors, sounds, and smells. And I love crafting in those colors too!
I used the die from My Creative Time's Piles of Smiles set to cut out the leaves. Accents of twine and crinkle ribbon add to the design.
 Here is what my luminaries look like all lit up with the battery operated tea lights. I think it came out looking really nice!
Check out My Scrap Chick to get this file for yourself. They cut out of an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. It's nice to be able to spell out anything you want for any season or occasion 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cards for Men...

I needed to build up my stash of guy cards. I saw these files in the Silhouette Store and figured they would be great in masculine colors. So....that's exactly what I did. These shades of gray, teal, yellow, and white, work great in my opinion. Fairly simple, yet has a nice designer look to them. And of course the awesome stamps are from My Creative Time.

Hope you like them and come away with some ideas to make guy cards of you own.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Release

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, November 18th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Here's the new, amazing release from Miss Emma at My Creative Time!

As Emma stated in her video on Wednesday, she is offering a free CUTE stamp set "Thank You Hugs" to everyone who places their order by Sunday @ midnite! That will be the deadline to recieve this FREE stamp set! (after that, I will offer it for sale) This is a little token of her appreciation for ALL of you who made this ALL possible for her to continue to do what she LOVES! Also to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! Yep, she came out w/her first set of stamps  2 years ago......WOW! 
This offer starts tomorrow, Thurs Nov 15th @ 8am PST & will end on Sunday, Nov 18th @ midnite! ONE per customer please! You do NOT have to add it to your cart or use a special code, we will just include it w/your order! 
So...let's get to the blog hop!  Don't miss out on anything, and jump to all the blogs, leave some love in the comments, and you will be entered to win! I'm in today's hop, but there is another one on Friday, make sure you get in on that one too!

Here is my project...a little planner to help keep your Christmas organized and things straight in your I know I am always forgetting something, so a place to jot everything down seems a good idea. I hope you like it!

I used my Cinch to assemble this little book. And aren't those die cut letters to die for?! I LOVE this new release so many "go to" sets that will always be right at your fingertips.

I created three separate tabs for the most important areas of your holiday, Food, Gifts, and To Do. This is the food chocolate....mmmm. And the little circle for all the food goodies that will be made.

And of course the stockings will be hung and filled with little gifts. I cut out the little stockings, colored, and hung on the holly vine. Used a die for the stamped sentiment. All details will be at the end of this post.

And last of all....that list of all that needs to be done. Things to buy, tasks to be done, calls to make....all that sort of stuff. And we all have lots to do, and don't want to forget anything! I used the new label font stamps on this page. I LOVE that set! Trust me when I say, everything in this release is going to be so incredibly useful for almost everything you make. 

Here is my list of the sets used in this project.

My Creative Time
Lower Case Fun Dies ~ New release
Label Font Stamp Set ~ New release
Vintage Stitched Label Die ~ New release
 Scallop & Stitched Circle Die
You Are Perk-fect Stamp Set
Do the Cocoa Motion Stamp Set
All Around Goodies Stamp Set
Warm Holiday Fun Stamp Set
Stitched Oval Die

One other quick little post...a card I made using some from the new release.

I used the alpha die to create the monogram for the front of this"C" I cut a couple out of cereal boxes and one out of designer paper so it has good thickness to it. I centered that in my fave scallop set, put that on the new label die, and layered up on the rest of the card. Easy, but I think it looks super cute! Added a few green pearls and a little bow and called this one done! Here's what I used:

My Creative Time
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die
Vintage Label Stamp Set ~ New release
Vintage Stitched Label Die ~ New release
Lower Case Fun Dies ~ New release
Tag Dies

Be sure to hit up all the other designers blogs and leave some love....Emma will draw from these comments for the winners of the give away. Enjoy the hop!

Cheryl ~ that's me!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Goodie Jars...

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, November 16th during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

Oh my goodness....this new release is awesome! You will be in for lots of super cute projects announcing Emma's newest release. Be sure to check out the cool things the designers made.

Here is what I made using some of the new things. List of sets I used will be at the end of this post.

This is the new Vintage Label Die...holy cow is this thing nice! I also used the Vintage Label Stamps set to stamp on the checked paper. I then cut it out to layer on the base layer. I inked the edges a bit to soften. I also used the scallop circle die for the front and on the top. 

Now how cute is this label and stamp?! This will be a go to label for a lot of things. Perfect size, not too big, but definitely not small either! I love this thing!

And a super cute way to top it off, lol! I used a circle die to cut the larger circle and glue it to the jar lid. Then I cut the scallop circle and plain circle using another of Emma's die sets. Added a bit of dots on the scallops.

Here is another little jar of goodies I made using the same Vintage Die and Vintage Stamp Set. 
I'm telling you, you will use this set all the time! I promise! Same as before...cut the base in white with the die. Then I stamped the label and cut it out to layer on the base. Used the Scallop and Stitched Circle Die and the All Around Goodies set as well.  

You know you love it, right?! How cute are these little jars for a simple gift that anyone would love?

For the flower on the top, I used the Scallop Circle Die, and I did a Technique Tuesday tutorial on how I make these is down a bit further on my blog. Very easy to do and makes a perfect little flower. I used circle dies for the two circles under the flower.

I hope you like the simple little jar treats I made. Be sure to head over to Emma's blog to see all the projects the design team made. You will so amazing ideas that you will want to make for yourself. And don't forget to come back on Thursday and Friday for our blog hop. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Tuesday and time to learn some cool techniques! Head over to Emma's blog to start at the beginning...I know you will learn something new!

Don't miss out! Come back for the Sneak Peaks and the Blog Hop...some awesome stuff coming!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Smashbook Page...

Good Monday morning, everyone! It's another Smashbook/Project Life day. This is my first Smashbook page, and not sure I did it "right". But, hey, it's my book and I'll do it how I want, right?! I'm dedicating this book to my precious grandbabies. So the first page is of my precious Karson.
I used some of my Project Life mats and papers in this layout. Bits of Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and some misc Smashbook items.

I used a calendar block and highlighted the day we went to the dairy. I used Emma's circle die, and a stamp, and cut a label in half and used just the decorative end. 
Here's a better pic of the label. I also inked edges, I like that look. 

Here is a close up pic of another label die cut in half, and the leaf die as well. Used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher for several things. 

And here's the star of my page! My precious Karson...isn't he the cutest?  I can't believe both my little babies are going to be 1 already! I will have a list of all the sets I used at the end of this post. 
I hope you like  my first Smashbook page. I like the casualness of this style layout and look forward to many more. 

Here's the line up for today's hop. Make you sure you get to each Design Team members blog and leave some love. I know you will see lots of cool stuff and pick up some ideas from each that you can use in your own layouts. Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl ~ You're here