My Creative Time 43rd Edition Release Blog Hop

b6182-43rdeditionbannerWelcome to the My Creative Time 43rd Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it is release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. And to celebrate, we are taking one more look at the new stamps and dies from this month’s special birthday release. 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.

AudreyPettit MCT LightTheCandles CupcakeCard

I am so excited to have had the opportunity to play along this week, and in honor of this absolutely adorable birthday-themed release, I have one last birthday card to share with you. This is the super cute Light the Candles stamp set and matching dies.

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There are sooooo many cute sentiments in this set. It was too hard to chose, so I decided to stack a couple of my favorites to create one long, extended greeting. And then I filled in the background with some XOXO’s for a little extra detail. Love how it ends up looking like my own custom patterned paper.

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For my cupcake, I used a combination of stamps and dies from the Light the Candles set, and did a bit of water-coloring and paper piecing, both. I chose colors, of course, from the papers, and pulled in a bit of the gingham from the background for my cupcake frosting. So silly, but so completely sweet!

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And now here’s a full look at the Light the Candles stamp and die set!

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 stamp and die set “Sweet Wishes” 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: MAY2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, May 22nd @midnight PST.
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Supplies:
My Creative Time Light the Candles
Watercolor Paper: Strathmore 140 lb. Cold Press
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Fresh Cut collection
Twine: The Twinery
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink- Watering Can; Ranger Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink- Lime Pastel
Corner Rounder: Stampin’Up

It’s the Little Things with Prickley Pear

Hi everyone, it’s Audrey, back today with another fun guest designer project for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. This time, a cute spring-inspired card featuring the adorable Scalloped Circle & Oval 4- Floral clear stamp set.

AudreyPettit PPRS LittleThingsCardIt has been a really long winter for so many of us this year, and I’m sure I’m not the only one with a touch of spring fever. This stamp set is perfect for satisfying those spring cravings. Those little ducks definitely put me in the mood for longer days, plenty of sunshine, and lots of fun Easter projects, too.

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I created my little tag with Prickley Pear’s Flourish Oval Nesting Die. I die cut the tag once from watercolor paper and a second time from patterned paper, trimming off just the bottom portion and layering it onto the stamped layer. Then a bit of lace trim across the middle and decorative stitching and inking around the edges. The sentiment, from the same set, was trimmed into a banner and added to the center.

AudreyPettit PPRS LittleThingsCard3Adhered the tag with pop dots to my card base, pieced from BasicGrey’s Herbs & Honey and Fresh Cut 6×6 paper pads. I used a large transparency frame from the Herbs & Honey collection just below the tag. Love how the smooth texture plays against all the stitching.

After the beautiful weather we had earlier this week, spring cannot come soon enough! Wish we could just go and flip the switch on Mother Nature….sorry, Momma, but we’ve had enough winter. It’s time for lights out! 😉

When Skies are Grey

BasicGrey | Fresh Cut

Hello friends, and happy Friday to you all! As you read this, I am off in Myrtle Beach, on my annual scrapbooking retreat with the girls. Hopefully I’m working hard and getting a lot done….which means most likely I’m too busy talking, snacking, and carrying on to get any actual scrapping in. But that’s just fine with me!

AudreyPettit BG FreshCut GreySkiesCardI have a card to share with you today that I made with BasicGrey’s adorable Fresh Cut collection, including some of the coordinating Fresh Cut stamps.  I love how the embossed raindrops background add a whole extra layer of detail to my card, without actually adding any extra bulk. I created some fun framework, too, with lots of machine stitching around the edges of the card and paper strips, and colored the outside of the frame with Copic marker for another visual layer. Looks kinda complicated, but really it’s not. Love being sneaky that way!

AudreyPettit BG FreshCut GreySkiesCard2The sentiment is a Fresh Cut stamp, too, stamped, colored, and fussy cut from patterned paper. I added a bit of trim and a chipboard bird. And then a little final framework using a pair of colorful wax seals. I have more details along with a complete supply list up on the BasicGrey blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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