Monday, December 31, 2012

MCT December Release Blog Hop

HELLO and welcome to the My Creative Time Release Blog Hop! You should have gotten here from Veronica's blog. If not, please start HERE at the My Creative Time blog to join in all of the fun! 

I am very excited to be hopping along with these uber talented ladies this month! 

SO many of you know that I recently got a sewing/embroidery machine. I digitized (with the help of my handsome husband Hans) My Creative Time dies and then imported them into my embroidery machine. The result - a festive hand towel to use in the kitchen for the loving season (which should be all year round!!)! 

Anyway, I hope you like my projects and I am looking forward to doing this MUCH more in the future! You'll also see embroidery on cards as well! 

This is what the hand towel looks like on my oven - perfect!

I couldn't stop there, so I made this quick koala shaped card as well! 

And because I have gotten some requests to see my mini-valentine:

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  This FIRST winner will have a "GUEST DESIGN SPOT" for our next release & the SECOND winner will win a $25 Gift Card to my store!  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, Jan 6th at midnight! I will announce winners on my blog on Tues, Jan 8th!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Emma designed this special stamp as a "THANK YOU" for all of your support throughout 2012! With all of her ups & downs this year, you were ALL here to support her in any way possible! Emma will FOREVER be grateful to each & everyone of you!  With that said, she is offering this mini stamp set for FREE to the first 150 shoppers starting @8am PST Mon, Dec 31st. NO SPECIAL CODE is needed. If you are amongst the 150 shoppers, you will automatically have it included w/your order! ONE per shopper please. If you miss out on being one of the lucky shoppers who get this for free, no worries because Emma will be offering it for sale for those of you who "Have to have it!";)

I am the last stop on the hop today so head on back to the My Creative Time blog or head on over to the STORE to make these stamps and dies your own! :)

A HUGE thank you to Emma at My Creative Time for having me as a guest designer for this super duper cute release! What a fun and sweet design team! I had a blast! :)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

MCT December Release Sneak Peek #3

I am SOOOO excited to be a guest designer for My Creative Time for her new release! :) 

This is a sneaky peek day so I cannot show you the whole release, but I can show you one project that I made with her goodies! 

There will be a blog hop on the 31st (that's tomorrow!) with the full release which will be fun fun fun and... I did something SUPER cool with her dies and stamps! I hope you will come back to see it! I am super excited about it and you will definitely be seeing more of this from me in the future! 

Anywho, here is a valentine I made! 

Designer's note: I actually cut the die twice and layered the black behind to make a shadow. I think it gave it a lot of depth! The black hearts actually have stitching around them from the die, but it's hard to see in this picture.

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 Monday, Dec 31st during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

P.S. If you watched Emma's  video today in it's entirety, she had a few announcements in there for you! The MAIN announcement she wanted you all to know is that starting TOMORROW (Monday, December 31st) @ 8am PST, you can use the code: NEWYEAR at checkout in her store HERE to get 20% off your entire purchase! YEP, that is even including ALL of her stamps that are 40% off right now here! This sale will end on Sunday, Jan 6th @ midnight PST! 

Check out the sneaky peek posts by the My Creative Time Design Team to see what they created the last three days! 


Friday, December 28, 2012

December Kit - Project 5 - Baby Card!

Okay, it's not all about Christmas! This kit is super versatile! Here is a baby card that I made with the kit! :)


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice December Kit - Project 4

Here is a pillow box that I made entirely from the kit. It's kind of ridiculously awesome (the kit).

Hope you all are having a fabulous month and are enjoying the holidays! :)


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Doodlebug Project 3 - Beary Christmas

This was my favorite of the group. It's a shaped card that I sent to my best friend Kourt who is currently stationed in Crete (not a bad spot!). This is one of those "cuter in person" cards, but I hope you still like it! 

Doodlebug Products:


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Doodlebug Project 2 - Gumball Machine

This was one of the cards I made. :) It actually has orange tulle spread over the white layer giving it some fun texture in real life! :) 

Doodlebug Products:


Monday, December 17, 2012

Doodlebug Dropout

Haha. I thought it was a good title for a post! The alliteration is fantastic! :) I applied for the Doodlebug design team, but didn't get chosen. Boo hoo. Of course I'm disappointed, but I still LOVE Doodlebug!!!  I'll apply again next year. I thought I would share with you my entries for the application! Over the next three days I'll post my three projects! :) 

First up is the home decor project. I did this right after Halloween so I was still in the mood! 

Doodlebug Products:


Sunday, December 16, 2012


I am THRILLED to announce that I am staying on with Shop Pumpkin Spice for another year. 

It has been almost 3 years of being associated with the best online store out there and I am THRILLED to be staying on as the Design Team Leader! 

I hope we will see you on January 5th for our first hop! 

Special changes are being made that I think you all will like! Check out the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog for details and to congratulate the new design team! :)


Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Kit - Cork Tree

Hello! I am the featured designer for Shop Pumpkin Spice for today! Each of the designers gets two days on the blog before the next DT term starts! :) Make sure to check them out all month long!

Designer's Note: This was NOT my original idea. This idea came from a booth at CHA and then someone pinned it and I grabbed that pin. Anyway, thought it was super cute so this is my casing of the project! :)
Second Note: the bottom cork is a champagne cork! This was my husband's idea. He's brilliant! 

 Another view:


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December Kit - First Sewing attempt!

Hello! I am the featured designer for Shop Pumpkin Spice for today and tomorrow! Each of the designers gets two days on the blog before the next DT term starts! :)

Here is a card that I made entirely from the kit. (oops! The doily came from SPS February Kit which is sold out. It was fellow SPS DT member June's idea! Brilliant!) The kit is kind of ridiculously awesome. You'll see pics from my projects all month long! I couldn't stop creating with it! :) The link is below if you would like to purchase it before it sells out!

There is actually stickles in the dots in the tree, but they didn't show up in the photo. 

Exciting note: This is the VERY first card that I have ever sewn on!!! I just got a sewing/embroidery machine and watch out! I am a sewing fiend! Lovin' it! :)


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop!


You should have gotten here from Carissa's blog! If not, start HERE at the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog for all the fun!

This month is extra special as the uber sweet and fabulous Denine sent ALL of the DT a December kit! We are in heaven and have all created projects using this kit! I have already made 4 projects with it with a 5th in mind! :) :) :) Make sure to pick up your kit HERE before they are gone! I'll be sharing my projects with it over the course of the month here on my blog and on the SPS blog! So make sure you hop through all of our blogs to get maximum kit inspiration! 

Now, head on over to my super sweet friend June's blog