My Creative Time 70th Edition Release Week- Build a Fall Wreath

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It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 70th 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 a new fall stamp and die set called Build a Fall Wreath.


As the name of this new set implies, Build a Fall Wreath is filled with oodles of small greenery stamps and matching dies that are perfect for layering and “building” up images such as wreaths and swags. But today I’ve used a handful of the different images to build my own patterned paper on this set of fall-inspired tags.


I love how the smaller size of these images are the perfect scale for smaller projects, like these gift tags that I made with the previously released Holiday Tags set. And by placing all of the images together onto one acrylic block, all the stamping for even a big batch of tags is a super quick and easy process.


I used watercolor cardstock for my background and banners and added a loose watercolor wash to the images using a variety of fall colored Distress inks. The sentiments and banner also come with the set, and the matching banner die, as well. Patterned paper is from 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 products I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

My Creative Time: Build a Fall Wreath stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 8/18)
My Creative Time: Holiday Tags stamp and die set

Photo Play Paper - Campfire Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Dried MarigoldTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Aged MahoganyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Forest MossTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter Clear

Crazy Dog Valentines with Ranger Ink

Hello, hello, Friends! Happy Monday!

I’m back today with another Valentine project. This time, some silly sweet matchbook-style note cards I made for the Ranger Ink blog.

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Matchbook cards remind me of the boxed Valentine cards my kiddos grew up with. There’s something very nostalgic about them, and although I don’t make them very often, they are my top go-to design for Valentines. If you have kids at home, you can easily make cards like these together. Or, they work great in grown-up versions, too.

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I love how easy these cards are to make, perfect for re-creating in bulk, if needed. I added texture to the simple design with an embossed background, grunged up with Distress inks and a bit of Vintage Collage Medium. A few hearts and lovey dovey sentiment, of course, for Valentine’s Day. And my favorite Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs.

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I’m just a sucker for those silly guys! ❤

I have the complete step-by-step tutorial for creating these Valentines up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Any happy football fans out there?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below for your convenience:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits MINI CRAZY CATS AND DOGS Wafer Thin Die Set 661594Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2016 MINI CRAZY CATS AND DOGS CMS272Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY TALK CMS236Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - HeartfeltTim Holtz Sizzix ZIGZAG Texture Fades Embossing Folder 660972Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Jute StringAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Black SootRanger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 3 TDBK47926Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium VINTAGE TDA47940Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Collage Medium - CrazingRanger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499

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A Feels Like Home Birthday

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. Today I’m building up my stash of birthday cards while re-visiting a super old collection from Little Yellow Bicycle called Feels Like Home.

AudreyPettit LYB HappyBirthdayCard This yellow, grey, and black combo has been one of my absolute favorites lately. And although this paper line was originally meant for fall, I think these colors work well for summer. Especially paired with this retro black-eyed Susan stamp I’ve had in my stash forever, but have never used. Sure feels good to break out the old stuff, doesn’t it?

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I did some simple masking on the panel to create the stem and background flower. Then popped a second flower blossom, water-colored and coated with Glossy Accents, on top. The background was stamped with a woodgrain border stamp from PTI. Another oldie from my stash that had never been used. Bonus points there!

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I had almost forgotten how many items used to come in each Little Yellow Bicycle collection. I tried to use lots of them on my card….. paper and banners and borders. Canvas sticker and vellum tape. Even so, I hardly made a dent in the stash.

Guess I need to keep working at it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsHero Arts - BasicGrey - J?Adore Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Hello LoveSizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad SOFT GRANITE Mid-Tone AF226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Mustard SeedTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC170423M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Little Yellow Bicycle: Feels Like Home Vellum Tape
Papertrey Ink: Background Basics: Farm & Barn

Hedgehog Feelings

Hello Sweeties, and happy Wednesday!

Today I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. Today I’m doing some stamping with Stampin’Up, and an adorable hedgehog image called A Little Smile.

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I don’t know if you guys know this, but I have a serious soft spot for hedgehogs. I’ve actually had two of the little guys as pets, and they truly are just the cutest things ever. The first little guy started out as a present for my son, but quickly became mine. And the second? Well, I just had to have another. You know how that goes.  I mean come on…. look at them!

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I had so much fun challenging myself to use only scraps at my scrapbook retreat in January, that I did the same thing on this last trip, too. So once again I packed only a few stamps, my Distress inks, and old paper packs I’m trying to use up. And I was doing just fine until I got distracted by a friend’s new stamps and Zig Clean Color markers… Can you say, sidetracked? But that, my friends, is a whole other story. 😀

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For this card, I did some water-coloring using my Distress inks and a wet paintbrush. Always a favorite mode of coloring for me because I love the bloom you get from layering the inks. I’ve been hanging onto that tiny scrap of lace for forever, until it found a home here. And the paper, that some of you might remember, is an old collection from Fancy Pants called As You Wish.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320

Stampin’Up: A Little Smile stamp

My Creative Time 48th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 48th 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 designer project. You should have arrived from Veronica’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can always pop back to the start at My Creative Time.

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For my hop project today, I have made a friendship card using two of the fabulous new sets from this month’s release, the Best Friends Background stamp and the Friendships are Forever stamp and die set. This fun watercolor card is a petite 3.5″ x 5″. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for with plenty of color and a bold graphic design.

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I really love working with watercolors because you get the most beautiful blend of colors, and no two pieces ever turn out exactly the same. For my card, I began by stamping the adorable Best Friends Background stamp in Versamark ink onto a panel of watercolor paper, and then heat embossing with black embossing powder. I let the edges of the embossing fade off for a shabby distressed finish. Then shades of blue and green Distress ink were added with a very wet paintbrush.

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The sentiment was made from the Friendships are Forever stamp and die set. I did some partial stamping for the “forever”, and completed the greeting with the complementing die cut. Layered both onto a strip die cut from last month’s versatile Stitched Belly Band set. Then topped all with a bit of trim and sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am the last stop along the hop. But before we go, here’s a bit of information for you about today’s release.

“FREEBIE STAMP”

For our “Freebie” stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE “Bestie” die to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, you do not have to add this set to your cart, as it will be entered automatically. After that, this set will be available for purchase in the shop, along with the rest of today’s release.

***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: OCT2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, October 30th @midnight PST.

Supplies:
The My Creative Time supplies you’ve seen this week are now available in the shop. And if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are listed and linked below for your convenience:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad STORMY SKY Ranger TIM27171Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347Pretty Pink Posh 6MM AQUAMARINE Flat SequinsRanger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535

Other: vintage lace

 

 

 

 

 

Bird Crazy Tower Tag with Sizzix

Hello Friends! Happy Wednesday! I am breathing a little sigh of relief today after a very successful and happy opening day of my AudOnes Fall Shop yesterday. I know I have a few glitches I need to work out still, and I hope to do that soon. But I really could not ask for a better opening day, and I owe that all to YOU! So thank you, thank you everyone for all your kindness and support! I truly cannot express how much I appreciate you!

*EDITED TO ADD: If you were having trouble with the shopping cart feature yesterday, I am very happy to say that all the buttons have been updated to now include the shopping cart. Please excuse any inconvenience!

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Today is another big day here at our house, as today is my boy’s 20th birthday! He usually doesn’t pay much notice to my fancy gift wrapping, but I think I’ll get him this year. Surely this tower of crazy Bird Crazy birds will do the trick and grab even his attention. 😀

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These silly birds just make me smile, and they are so fun to stack one on top of the other. Love that there are now matching dies. And it really is amazing how close to the edge these dies cut.

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I stamped the birds onto watercolor paper using Jet Black Archival Ink, and then colored them with Distress Inks. There is Glossy Accents on the eyes and beaks, and each bird is holding a little sign under his wing. I did a partial die cutting technique to cut them all out. There’s more details on that up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn how. And I’ll link you to all the supplies I used below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Supplies:

Sizzix.com Products:

Use discount code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at Sizzix.com. (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).

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Other Products:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Markers WILD HONEY Ranger TDM32762Tim Holtz Distress Markers MERMAID LAGOON Ranger TDM43492Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042

Bird Crazy Shaker Tag with Sizzix

Hello, hello everyone, and happy Monday! It’s the start of an exciting week for me, and I’m so glad you are here. Tomorrow is September 1st, and of course that means that my new shop will finally be open! Such a big day for me, and eyeyiyiii, there is still so much left to be done. There are projects that need finishing and PayPal buttons to tackle, and goodness knows this is all new to me. Keep your fingers crossed for me, my friends. Today is going to be a very nerve-wracking, exhilarating, bumpy ride…

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So this week is also very exciting in our house because on Wednesday, my boy will be celebrating his 20th birthday! And since this weekend is Labor Day, I will get three whole days to spend with him! He hasn’t been back at college long…. but I always miss him like crazy.

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This year I’ve decided to have a little fun with his gifts. He doesn’t pay much heed to my fancy gift wrapping, but I think these silly Bird Crazy birds will catch his attention.

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And maybe the shaker tag element will, too.

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I have got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more. And I’ll link you to all the supplies I’ve used below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wish me luck for smooth sailing today!

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Supplies:

Sizzix.com Products:

Use discount code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at Sizzix.com. (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).

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Other Products:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Simple Stories SO RAD 12 x 12 Collection Kit 6500Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsPretty Pink Posh 6MM AQUAMARINE Flat SequinsRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506May Arts BITTERSWEET Twine String BurlapRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials WONDER TAPE 1/4 Inch Double Sided 15 ft. IWT273863M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentRanger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Extras:
Sentiment Stamp: My Creative Time
Trim:  Stampin’Up
Acetate: recycled packaging