Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Creative Time - Guest Designer! I am so excited!!

I am so excited to have been asked the second time to be My Creative Time's Guest Designer!  Thank you Emma for this chance to share a project with your followers.  In my profile I mention that I'm a practice manager of a medical office and I lead an incredible team.  I like to show my appreciation to them from time to time in the way of little treats.  Let's face it, we all need chocolate!  This little gift box is a SVG cut and it's the perfect size for multiple Halloween treats like Candy Corn, Ghost Peeps, Tootsie Rolls, etc.  With this cut, I can only cut out one box per 12x12 sheet of cardstock.  I used Happy Hauntings for the cut images (aren't they cute!).  Various Halloween papers were used from a paper pack from last year.  I have three Halloween punches from Martha Stewart that I used and I love them all.  The two border punches provided a base and I was able to build from there.  The spider punch was my favorite because I added stickles and they just sparkle! I used several of My Creative Time Products:

Stiched Oval Die
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die Set
Fancy Frame Stamp and Die Set
All Around Halloween

I hope you like what I created.  I had a ball!  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I love comments and I really get excited when someone joins my site!  Thanks again and let's get ready for Halloween!  Boo!

Monday, September 19, 2011

1st Anniversary card for Todd & Ashley

One year ago I received a most precious gift - a new daughter-in-law!  Her name is Ashley and she is the sweetest and cutest human being ever.  Now I have two daughters that bless my life.  I made this card for them quickly yesterday and it truly was a work in progress.  I used the Wedding cartridge for the front.  I cuttlebuged with Swiss Dots and then sponged on some purple metalic ink on the front to make the dots pop.  I used some pearls and wrapped up the front as if it where a gift.  The inside I finished with a Denami stamp (one of my favs for making backgrounds) and My Creative Time's sentiments.  Check out for her products.

Also make sure and come back this Wednesday as Emma from My Creative Time has asked me to be her guest designer for the 2nd time!  I can't wait to show you what I've come up with for "treats for the office".  See you Wednesday!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

So spooky!! I love Halloween!

Last night as I was falling asleep, I kept dreaming about this card!  I know that sounds so strange, but I love 3 Birds on Parade and this little ghost kept calling me.  When he cuts out, he has a "bubble" for the word BOO.  I cut that off because I wanted to use one of the my Halloween stamps from My Creative Time.  I may still add some stickles to the little legs.  Hope you enjoy the two cards!  It will soon be time for me to think about my Christmas cards.  That may take me some time!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Do you like the new blog design?

Thought I'd change the blog up a bit and get ready for Halloween.  What do you think?

Today I took in treats for my office staff.  These were made with my Cricut Imagine.  The nuggets were wrapped in paper to match the frog.  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and everything else was printed and cut on my Imagine.  Very simple project and fun!  Can't wait for tomorrow.  Coffee at Panera with my sweet hubby, then a quick trip to the grocery, THEN I'm playing in the loft with paper, adhesive, my Cricuts, my stamps and my trimmer!  It's going to be a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time

This week's Throwback Thursday challenge was to do a card using orange, purple, green and black and NOT use the Cricut.  I pulled out a new Martha Stewart Punch for the fence and then a couple of my Halloween papers.  The cats are a strip from that paper pack.  I stamped the tree branches in the background and the ghost is a stamped image from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I colored it, inked the edges, put some stickles on the pumpkin and cut it out and placed it on the card with pop dots.  I used My Creative Time Halloween stamps for the image and one of her great dies.  I added some purple rhinestones on the tag and then popped it up on foam tape.  This was a fun challenge!  Thanks Emma!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Halloween Craft Time! Spooky!!

Got out my Mini Monsters cartridge to make a couple of Halloween cards for my grandsons.  Two things they love to use when they craft with me - googly eyes and Stickles!  Both of these images were cut @ 3.5 inches.  I used a combination of stamps from My Creative Time and My Pink Stamper to put them together.  I have both of their Halloween stamps and love them.  The second card is a C-fold card and I'm not sure that shows up well in the photo but it makes a cute presentation.  I have a Martha Stewart punch that punches the spider.  I love that little spider -- he looks like he's crawling all over the card.  And another obsession of mine is the little wobble thing and both of these images are on wobbles, so they move really cute!

I have some other items done but can't post them yet!  I will be the Guest Designer for My Creative Time on 9/21 so I've been busy on that project too.  Make sure you stay tuned to Emma's blog tomorrow as she starts her sneak peak week of her new release.  I am sure she will not dissappoint us!

Thanks for checking out my blog!  I love comments, so let me have it!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Getting the office ready for FALL!

It is no secret that I'm a fan of My Creative Time stamps.  I used two sets to create this project.  Inspirting Words and Inspiring Word Accents.  I made tags from the Sweet Treats Cartridge.  Love those little tags!  These little arrangements were made with votive glass containers and they are for the tables in my office break room.  I like to give it a seasonal look and these will take us until Christmas.  This was a fun project that took about 2 hours the other night.  I use 3 bundles of fall flowers, my glue gun, styrofoam, a wide fall ribbon and some raffia.  They turned out pretty cute.  I love'd Emma's positive message on these two stamp sets.  I used them time and time again!  Thanks Emma!

Time to organize!

I am a huge fan of My Creative Time stamps.  Actually I love CLEAR STAMPS.  The space saving factor is enough to get me excited but I truly feel the image is much clearer than the rubber image.  I have amassed a HUGE number of stamps that were all mounted on wood.  Slowly I have been removing the wood block and I've stored them in CD cases, however, Emma gives you so many stamps per set (great value) that I needed to find a DVD case to store them.  As you can see they fit perfectly!  I am still looking for a better place to find the DVD cases cheaper.  I bought these on EBay and they were about $2 each.  I think I can do better if I can just find the source.  I like Emma's packaging as she prints the image on her packing material.  I can use that as my insert so I know what is in the case.

Two other stamp lines that I own are My Pink Stamper and K Andrew Designs.  I have place these into the clear CD cases.  Since the image is not stamped on the list, I printed off the picture of the set and laminated it.  When I am searching for just the right saying, I can leaf through my laminated sheets and locate what I need.  Sorry for the glare!

Lastly I wanted to show you a project I've been working on for storing my Cricut and Imagine cartridges and booklets.  When I only had a few cartridges, it was easy to locate and look through my booklets, however, I began purchasing more and found out I was really missing many "pearls" located in the booklets as I was only looking at the back of the box!  There are so many more images on these cartridges and now that my booklets are located in two containers, I can easily sort through my booklets and mark things I'd like to try.  I did a search on You Tube and for the life of me I can't locate the person who gave me this idea.  She had the cut file and everything for the cartridges and I love this system.  I will find the link and post it - I promise.  Anyway, I have all my cartridges in one of these containers, my booklets are in two containers and I actually could use 3.  They stack perfectly and I can really study my booklets now by just going through each container.  I have alphabetized the cartridges and booklets so I can easily fine them.  My Imagine Cartridges use the same cut file, I just store them sideways.

So I know it looks like I've not been doing any crafting lately, but you can see that I've been busy getting my loft in order.  Thanks for everyone's inspiration.  I must say that I didn't like the Clip it Up for ME!  That is the reason I went to the DVD/CD cases.

I have a new project to post shortly.  Thank you for stopping by!

Here is the link for the blog for the person who gave me the idea to organize my Cricut cartridges.