Friday, August 31, 2012

Just Bee-cause

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Hi there! Hope you are all ready for the weekend...and ready to get something crafty done! This will be our last weekend before school starts on Tuesday. Since we went through the orientations today, my boys are starting to get antsy to get back to school. We've got everything all lined out, so all we're waiting for is that special first day! I can't wait to get back to our school schedule. The kiddos go to bed earlier get into a better routine. Which always makes it much easier on mom and dad. :)

But back to some paper-crafting, I've got another quick post to share with you this morning. 
I created this card base (right about 5x5 inches) in the Silhouette Studio using a simple hexagon shape. I did some duplicating, welding, and used the internal offset features to create all the layers. This adorable little bee is from the My Little Bugaboo set from Treasure Box Designs. 
PaperTrey Ink White and Black cardstock
Stampin' Up Pool Party cardstock
My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Boy 6x6 paper stack
Pink By Design Honey Pie
Treasure Box Designs My Little Bugaboo cut file
Treasure Box Designs Face Stamps
iRock and gems

That's about it from me this morning! Join me back here on later on next week to see if we reach our BIG GIVEAWAY goals! I really wanna give some of this stuff away!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

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Good morning once again! It's Thursday, and I am so glad this week is coming to an end. It's been SUPER busy at work and I haven't had much crafting time in the past few weeks. 

On the other hand, I have been able to create a few simple cards, once of which I'm sharing today! I made this adorable Anniversary card using a Silhouette Studio file and the My Creative Time My One and Only stamp set!
PaperTrey Ink White and Black cardstock
Stampin' Up Primrose Petals
My Mind's Eye Blush 6x6 paper pack
Silhouette Studio cut file
My Creative Time My One and Only
iRock and gems

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

You make me happy!

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I couldn't forget about my other granddaughter who started 4th grade this past Monday! I had to include a special card just for her. 

I decided to go with the Happy Birthday Panda file from Lisa over at Pretty Paper Graphics...but without the birthday hat! :)
My pattern papers also come from Pretty Paper Graphics, the Summer Brights Collection. :)
PaperTrey Ink White cardstock
Misc Bazzill cardstock
Pretty Paper Graphics Summer Brights Chevron & Stripes
Pretty Paper Graphics Summer Brights Pattern Pack
Pretty Paper Graphics Happy Birthday Panda
Pink By Design Our Kids

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I heard you lost a tooth!

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Good morning! 
Gosh it feels like I haven't posted in a while, yet it's only been the weekend! I just wanted to share a new card today using some fabulous Jaded Blossom and Peachy Keen stamps. 

My youngest granddaughter just lost her two front teeth, so I had to make her this adorable little card!
 I found this PERFECT SVG file over at Bear Hugs by Art and Scraps. It's called Tooth Fairy and you can find it here. :) I created the card base with a label in the Silhouette Studio. I just re-sized it to the size of an A-2 card, did some duplicating and welding...and voila! The additional layers are created by using the internal offset feature. 
PaperTrey Ink White, Black, and Berry Sorbet cardstock
Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 6x6 paper stack
My Mind's Eye Dwell 6x6 paper stack
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Jaded Blossom Tooth Notes
Strawberry Twine from The Twinery
Martha Stewart Glitter
Glossy Accents

Friday, August 24, 2012

My Creative Time :: Snail Mail!

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Thank goodness it's Friday! (Finally!) 

I can't wait to get back into my craft room this weekend and play with some new stamps and cut files! Sadly, I don't have much time during the week anymore. Maybe once school starts in a couple weeks I can find just a little bit more time. :)

This morning, I've got a super quick card for you showcasing some My Creative Time stamps and dies, and a Lettering Delights SVG file!
Isn't this little snail just so adorable?!
PaperTrey Ink Kraft and White cardstock
My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park So Happy Together 6x6 paper stack
Lettering Delights Bug-A-Boo cut files
My Creative Time Happy Mail
My Creative Time Tag Dies
Liz'z PaperLoft Boutique hemp twine

Thursday, August 23, 2012

MCT Designer Challenge :: Smile!

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Good morning! Wow, this week seems to just be zipping by! I can't believe it's already Thursday. And today, over at My Creative Time it's time for a new challenge hosted by the fabulous Miss Emma herself!

For the challenge, we are required to create a project inspired by Pinterest! Now, I'm not into Pinterest all that much, but I have managed to pin a few things. Maybe I just need to spend a little bit more time on it. ;)

Anywhoo, I found this super cute card on the website, and wanted to use it as my inspiration! You can see the original pin here and the blog post here

And with that, here's my take on it!
PaperTrey Ink Kraft and White cardstock
My Mind's Eye Lavender paper pad
My Creative Time Floral Sentiments
PaperTrey Ink Twine
Misc button

Enjoy your Thursday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We go together like Milk and Cookies!

Good morning! I hope that so far your week is off to a fantastic start! Mine isn't going so well, just because it's super busy at work right now. But, it supports my crafting habit so I gotta stick with it! :)

This morning I've got a super cute project to share using some fabulous Jaded Blossom stamps and a new cut file from Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings. I saw this file on Facebook and popped right over to get it because not even two second before, I had been checking out the new stamps from Candace and Michelle at Jaded Blossom. I love the new "Milk and Cookies" set and this cut file couldn't have come at a better time!

Oh and another note, Jaded Blossom stamps will now be manufactured by Peachy Keen stamps. Peachy Keen stamps have simply the BEST quality! I can't wait to see the new ones!
I chose to hide the face pieces and use a super cute Peachy Keen face instead. Isn't this just sooo cute? I couldn't decide if my milk carton was too plain or not, so I wasn't even sure I wanted to post a picture of it. I guess the little peachy face got the best of me. ;)
PaperTrey Ink White cardstock
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock
My Mind's Eye Quilting Bee 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Jaded Blossom Milk and Cookies
Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings Milk and Cookies Bears

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pretty Paper Graphics :: Guest Designer!

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Good morning! 
I have a second post for you today as a guest designer, showing off some of those fabulous new cutting files and digital papers from Lisa over at Pretty Paper Graphics. I am totally in LOVE with her files, so head on over to her website and check it out. You won't be disappointed!

I am showcasing the Fishy Friends cutting files today and they are too adorable! So adorable, that I had to make two projects to share!
I used some Kraft and Enchanted Evening PaperTrey Ink cardstock for the base and first layer. The pattern paper is from the Echo Park Paradise Beach 6x6 paper stack. I also used some white cardstock and Core'dinations textured cardstock.
 For this project, I created a circle shaped card base in Silhouette Studio by welding two circles together. I added the bubbles and the coral cuts from the same cut file. Isn't this shark just the cutest? I love his little smile! So I just pictured him telling someone, "You're Jawsome!" The sentiment is from the Pink By Design  Crikey stamp set. The super cute speech bubble comes from the Pink By Design Speech Captions. :)

And I of course had to cut this little angry fishy! How could I not?
I created this card base in Silhouette Studio by welding the two shapes together. I created the additional layers by using the internal offset feature. The pattern paper comes from the Summer Brights Chevron & Stripes and the Summer Brights Circles & Spots digital paper files over at Pretty Paper Graphics. I used some Kraft and White PaperTrey Ink cardstock and Core'dinations. I've really begun using a lot of Core'dinations paper because I find that the Cameo cuts it beautifully!
Look how perfect these digital papers print out! I printed them out on Bazzill cardstock with my Epson printer. I have started printing my own pattern paper, because I find that it doesn't actually take much ink. I also got to use some of the new Nautical Twine from Trendy Twine finally! I've had it for the past week or so and it's just been sitting there, but it worked perfectly with the colors in these papers! The sentiment on this project is from the Pink By Design Attitude stamp set.

That's it for me today! I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend! :)

My Creative Time :: August Stamp Release Blog Hop!

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You made it! It's finally release day over at My Creative Time and can you even believe all the new stamps sets and dies?! They are just gorgeous!

If you've just come over from Glora's blog, you're on the right track! If not, head on over to My Creative Time to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don't miss a thing!

For my project today, I got to play with the Warm Holiday Fun stamp set! I LOVE this set...okay, well I love all of them! And I know I say that every time, but I DO!
I decided to make a shaped card today and I found this file over in the Silhouette Library. I used some pattern paper from The Paper Studio Ornamental Christmas stack and some Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
I just LOVE this little tag! I used the Gift Card Sentiments for the sentiment on it and added a button from my stash and some red and green hemp twine from Liz's PaperLoft Boutique.
This card is a pull-out card!
Isn't it just perfect?!
That's it from me today! The next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Katie!

And here's a recap of all the new products available at My Creative Time today!
And don't forget about the freebie stamp available to the first 75 customers to place an order on release day!


For our blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined! 

The 1st prize is: 
A guest design spot for our next release in September!

The 2nd prize is:
$50 worth of products from the "My Creative Time" store!

All you have to do is leave a comment here along with the rest of the design team's blog's AND also leave a way for us to contact you! Emma will use to pick the lucky winners! 

Remember, all you have to do is leave a comment on ALL blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, August 19th at midnight PST! 
Easy peasy!!! Good luck! :)

Here is the complete blog hop list, should you get lost somewhere along the way!
Jeanne - That's me!
Katie - You're next stop!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Creative Time :: Extra August Release Fun!

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I've made quite a few projects this week, because I just couldn't stop playing with these stamps!

CAUTION: Picture prepared to be inspired!

My first project was created with the stamp set Treats for my Sweet. Halloween is always a favorite time of year for many kids, and this stamp set is a must have!
For this card, I used the Coffin Card file over at My Scrap Chick. It's such a cute file and it goes perfect with this particular sentiment. Everything was cut out with Silhouette Studio and my Cameo. I found my own font (Seven Swordsmen) for the RIP. I used black and white PaperTrey Ink paper for the card base. The pattern paper is from The Paper Studio. I used some Candy Corn Crinkle ribbon and the perfect little purple hemp twine is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique

Ready for my second project?!
This project was created with the Piles of Smiles stamp set. I LOVE fall! It's my favorite time of the year and these sentiments and images are the cutest!
This adorable file is found over at SVG Cuts and is part of the September Scenes Stand up cards. Isn't it just so cute?
I used some Bazzill cardstock for the base of the card and all of the pattern paper is from the Autumn Splendor 6x6 paper pack by We R Memory Keepers. I used the Peachy Keen Scarecrow Boy stamp for my little scarecrow face. :) I glued some raffia down for the hay bail and then tied some brown hemp twine around it. The hemp twine is again from Liz's PaperLoft Boutique. If you haven't visited her boutique really ought to! She has just unveiled a new site and has some new items. Of course, I LOVE the hemp twine! Oh and she has awesome customer service and super fast shipping!

********** I just HAD to make a project with this new die! It's called the 3x3 Fancy Trifold Card! And it even comes with an envelope! It's b-e-a-utiful!
I decided to add my little Trifold card to an A2 sized card. This gorgeous pattern paper is from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square. The card base was made up of Black and Vintage Cream PaperTrey Ink cardstock. I used the My Creative Time Flower Petal Die for the flower and topped it off with a black button and some more hemp twine. The banner is from the Poloroid die from the Just Simply Live set, and the Surprise sentiment is from the Gift Card Sentiments.

Emma has released some new Christmas stamp sets this time! I used the It's a Magical Season stamp set for this project.
For this project, I used some Kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock for the card base. The pattern paper is from the My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 paper stack. All of the other paper is Core'dinations. I found these Christmas trees in the Silhouette Library and cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo. The buttons and twine are also from PaperTrey Ink. For my sentiment I used one of the new Stampin' Up ink pads called Primrose Petals. I totally recommend the new ink pads and if I could, I would trade all mine in and take the new ones in a heartbeat!

 The next Christmas stamp set I am showcasing is called From Our Family to Yours. It has a ton of images on it, I absolutely love the little holly stamps. :)
I used some black and white PaperTrey Ink cardstock for the base of my card. The pattern paper is from the new Teresa Collins Christmas House 6x6 paper stack. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with this card, because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous pattern paper. The Celebrate It ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, black hemp twine from Liz's PaperLoft Boutique, and a white button from my stash. don't forget to tune in tomorrow for the BIG release!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Creative Time :: August Stamp Release Sneak Peek #3!

Good morning! 

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Well, here we are at day three of the My Creative Time sneaky peeks! We're sharing peeks from the one of the newest stamp sets called Just Simply Live AND a new die, which I'm sure you've already seen...or will be seeing a ton today! It has quickly become my favorite!
 I decided to create an 8x8 layout for today's project. My family and I went to Hawaii in May of 2010 and these pictures worked perfectly with the new die and the sentiments on this stamp set!
 I used some black and white PaperTrey Ink cardstock for my base layers. The background paper is from the Echo Park Paradise Beach 12x12 paper pack and 6x6 paper pad. I found the wave and palm tree silhouette in the Silhouette Store and cut them with my Cameo. 
 I added some black Recollection's Crafting tape to the layout and all of the stickers are from that same Echo Park collection. I also used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher on each of my pics.
I LOVE that this die has a banner with it! It's perfect for the die and and sentiments! (I used some Stampin' Up Pool Party and Daffodil Delight cardstock for the banners.) This stamp set also comes with a full alphabet. So you will be able to customize your projects too!

Can't wait for more sneaks?! Head on over to My Creative Time if you haven't already, and the My Creative Time Facebook page to see some more surprises!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our sneak peaks 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 and whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative's Facebook page HERE that you did so, or you can just tag Emma in your post!***

Emma will randomly pick and announce all winners on Friday, August 17th during the blog hop release happening over at My Creative Time at 12:01 AM PST in her video! Good Luck!

Log onto to your Facebook not and let's start spreading the word! ;)