Pursuit of Happiness with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!


Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching here in the States, and in honor of the holiday, I have got a patriotic card project to share with you today featuring the new Therm O Web Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates product line by GinaK Designs.


I love a good vintage-inspired Americana design, and this older Freedom paper collection from Authentique is one of my all-time favorites. I absolutely adore the contrast of the shiny bright deco foil pattern against the aged background. Such a great shabby-chic combo.


Of course Americana is all about the stars and stripes, which I’ve added here with the new GinaK products. The background striped panel is one of the new Foil-Mates sheets, foiled with Gina’s new Red Velvet Fancy Foils. I used her Premium Cardstock and some of her new dies, too, to create the framework and accents. A great way to add some detail to a simple journaling card focal piece.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Prime Time - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Background - Stars and StripesTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Red VelvetTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Rectangle - LargeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777Therm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Patterned Paper, Journaling Card: Authentique Freedom Collection
Twine: The Twinery

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it’s release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest project. You should have arrived from Teri Beri’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can start back at the My Creative Time blog.


My card for today features the adorable Sea You Soon stamp and die set, along with the fabulous new Scalloped Stitched Square Dies, in a sweet little nautical friendship design.


I am just smitten with the cute critters from Sea You Soon. These little guys were watercolored and die cut with the matching dies and added to an underwater scene that was pieced from the scalloped square dies. The sentiment from the set was stamped onto a circle die cut from the previously released Bunch of Fun Circle Dies. The paper is from the You & Me collection by Simple Stories.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Next stop along the hop is Erica .

And here’s more information for you about today’s release.

***FREEBIE DIE***

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Starting THIS Friday, May 19th, 2017 @ 8am PST ~ Our “Freebie” for this release is this PRETTY “Stitched Petals” die. It will be given to the FIRST 100 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 100 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 100 shoppers come through, this die set will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 100. No exceptions will be made. This freebie set is not a part of the “bundle” and will be sold separately!

***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! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner!

 ***SALE ALERT***

ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here: http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm Use the code: MAY2017 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, May 26th, 2017


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

My Creative Time: Sea You Soon stamp and die set
My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square dies
My Creative Time: Bunch of Fun Circle dies

Simple Stories - You and Me Collection - Simple Sets - 12 x 12 Collection KitTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - WhiteRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Memento VersaMagic Ink: Aquatic Splash

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Stitched Petals

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day three of peeks, and Emma is showcasing two new sets, this month’s freebie die and a new set of basic shapes that you are going to love.


This shabby vintage-inspired card features the new Scalloped Stitched Square dies…. so useful for creating stacked layers like you see here…. and this month’s adorable freebie die, called Stitched Petals.


I used four of the new scalloped dies to create my focal panel here, and love the layered look that this gives. But what I love about them the most is that there are many more nesting dies that come with this set, from larger card base sizes down to the smallest shapes that I used here. I die cut the freebie Stitched Petals die onto the smallest stitched square shape, and pulled up on the petals for a bit of dimension. Embellished the center of the flower with a button and sticker for a little extra detail. The papers and stickers are from Photo Play Paper’s French Flea Market collection.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “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 everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

My Creative Time: Stitched Petals Die (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square Dies (available on the MCT website 5/18)

Photo Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundWe R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

Other: Twine, Button

My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Sea You Soon

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day two of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new stamp and die set called Sea You Soon.


This new set has some of the cutest little sea creatures you have ever seen, and a great variety of sweet and puny sentiments to go along. I made an ocean scene for my turtle and his fish friends, complete with embossed sea waves from the Sea You Soon set, water-colored with a variety of Distress inks. The images were stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with the inks, too, before being die cut with the matching dies and popped onto the card base with foam adhesive.


I stamped one of the sentiments from the set directly onto the panel, and then die cut with the previously released Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More set. The outer frame was die cut with the rectangle die set, as well. The papers are from Photo Play Paper’s Nautical Bliss line.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “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 everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

My Creative Time: Sea You Soon stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More die set

Photo Play Paper - Nautical Bliss Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - WhiteRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter ClearRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- The Adventure Begins

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day one of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new stamp and die set called The Adventure Begins.


This month is a very special release, for not only is June Emma’s birthday, this month also marks the 6th anniversary of My Creative Time. Today’s sneak peek set seems perfectly fitting for the occasion as it represents moving forward, taking a journey, and enjoying life’s precious moments….
Which I hope we all do for many years to come! Happy birthday Emma and My Creative Time!


For today’s card, I turned to a couple of my favorite previously released MCT die sets to create a little setting for this adorable scooter. Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies were used on both the frame and focal panel. Then I used Fun Stitched Clouds die cuts as masks for an ink blended cloudy sky background in soft green and blue. The present and scooter were stamped onto watercolor paper, colored with Zig Clean Color markers, and paper pieced with a bit of matching patterned paper.  I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, and popped them onto the frame using foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.


I stamped one of the set’s sentiments onto a banner strip for the front of the card, and added a second greeting to the inside along with another pair of sweet paper pieced packages. The patterned paper is from the adorable Fresh Picked collection by Photo Play Paper.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “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 everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

My Creative Time: The Adventure Begins stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set
My Creative Time: Fun Stitched Clouds die set

Photo Play Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyZig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter ClearRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundFiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

Twine: The Twinery

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Fancy Foils & Foil-Mates with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!


Today I have a pair of cards to share that I had up on the Therm O Web blog last week, featuring the new Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates product line by GinaK Designs.


Therm O Web’s fabulous Deco Foil collection is expanding with the addition of these new GinaK Designs Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates products. The beautiful foiled background and sentiments you see here are from the new collection, and are so easy to use. And I love that included in this line-up are some new products to the Therm O Web family, including premium cardstock, die sets, and even ribbon, which I’ve used here today.


The new GinaK Fancy Foil colors perfectly coordinate with her line of cardstock, taking out all the guess work of matching your foil designs to your papers. I used the new Square Small Set die set to die cut the Foil-Mates sentiment blocks and frames. Ran them through the laminator with both Black and Grass Green foils for a two-tone look.


I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for these up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

It’s been a busy couple of days here. Monday, no internet, and yesterday I spent the day helping my son move out of his dorm, so I’m behind on my blog visits. Hope to catch up with all of you soon! ❤


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Island Dream - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsGina K. Designs (3) Nested Square Dies • Double Stitch Design • Small Set pictureTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Sentiments - Birthday EssentialsTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Background - Elegant FloralsTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Grass GreenTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Black - 5 PackSimple Stories - Say Cheese III Collection - Enamel DotsGina K. Designs Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 5/8" x 10 yd • Black/GoldTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

 

Mother’s Day with Ranger Ink

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!


Apologies for the very late start to my blog post! My internet was down for most of the day, and has only just come back online. Just in time for me to sneak in with a sweet Mother’s Day card project that I have up on the Ranger Ink blog today.


I have been so taken recently with the new Tim Holtz Scroll die mixed with some of his wildflower thinlits, and this seemed the perfect combo once again for Mother’s Day. After all, all moms love flowers, right?


This time I used the newer Wildflower #2 set, water colored with Distress inks and Distress Oxide, along with the shiny glam look of gold Deco paper for the “greens”. I embossed the frame with the Lace Texture Fade and die cut the opening with my favorite Stitched Ovals die set. Use some new goodies like an Index Clip, Salvaged Baseboard, and Quotation sticker.


The inside is embellished with a die cut word strip and accent Clippings sticker. I used some of the leftover letters to add the sentiment on the outside, too.


I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!