Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #13 - Get Well Wishes

Good Morning and welcome to Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #13 - Get Well Wishes.  This week both card teams have come together for our challenge, to make get well cards for a very special little boy. Angelo, who is the grandson of Margie from Bella Bug Creations, is going through a very difficult time right now.  He underwent brain surgery last week and will begin chemotherapy next week.  You can read more about Angelo at this post over at Margie's blog .  We hope that you will all join us and make a card for Angelo too!

Sentiment - My Creative Time's "Pain Pain Go Away"
Face Stamp - PKS's PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment
Cricut Cartridge Life's a Party for Lion cut at 4"
Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter for stool cut at 2"
Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges for card base cut at 5"
All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink
Patterened Paper -  K&Co  Rough and Tumble
Ric Rac from Joann
White Gel Pen

Head on over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the design team has for you!  We would love for you to join in this special challenge.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blog Hop Winner and Bus Driver Card

Hello my blogging friends.  The winner of  My Creative Time's June Release Blog Hop, a stamp set of your choice, is #131 Ashley!! Congratulations!  I have your name and address.  Your stamp set will be on it's way soon!!!!

I made this card for my twins bus driver.  Friday was their last day of school!

Sentiment  - My Creative Time's "So Grateful For You"
Faces  -  PKS  - "Basic Paper Doll Faces"
Cricut Cartridge Doodlecharms for bus cut at 4.5"
Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress up for people cut at 2.5"
Kraft Cardstock and Summer Sunrise Cardstock from PTI
Ribbon  -  Summer Sunrise from PTI
Pink sorbet Twine from The Twinery
Black Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Creative Time's June Release Blog Hop

Good Morning blogging friends!!! Today is the day.  My Creative Time's June Release stamps are available!  If you arrived here from Leanne's blog you are on the right track.  Today I am showcasing the set "Honey Do List".  You can purchase this set here.  There are so many directions you can go with this set, it is fabulous! 

My Hubby's Birthday is next week so I decided to make a tag and tin for one of his presents.  I will put some of his favorite candy and a gift card inside.

I stamped the clip board image 3 times.  Once on white paper and twice on kraft paper.  I cut out just the paper part of the white.  I used one of the images on the Kraft paper as the base and layered the white on top of it.  I cut the clip from the remaining image on the Kraft and popped it up.

My Creative Time's stamp sets "Honey Do List", "My Best Buddy" and "Happy Homecoming"
Cricut Cartridge B is for Boy for hammer and screw driver
Kraft cardstock - PTI
Patterned paper from The Guy Stack - DCWV
Tin from Stampin Up
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
Ribbon and Brads from my stash
Black Gel Pen
Eyelet and Crop-a-Dial

And NOW My Creative Time has dies!!  This die coordintes with the stamp sets Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words Accents.

Your next stop is Jen's blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop to qualify for the giveaway. 

Here is a list of the entire blog hop in case you get lost.
Emma ~
Nikki ~
Katie ~
Glora ~
Leann ~
Cathryn ~
Jen ~
Kate ~
Ruthie ~
Shar ~
Cindy ~

Be sure to comment ALLL blogs for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice OR the new die!!!!!  We will be picking 11 winners all together! One from each blog! Deadline to comment for a chance to win will be on sunday @ Midnight! 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of blog hop.  The Design Team has some wonderful creations for you to see!  I appreciate all my followers and love to read your comments!! Have a wonderful day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time and Sneak Peek #3 of June Release

Good morning friends.  Today is a new Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time plus another sneak peek of Emma's June Release!  The challenge is to make a "Cricutless" project using the provided sketch!  NO CRICUTS & NO GYPSYs :(.  You can use punches.  For this challenge I am featuring Emma's stamp set Pain, Pain Go Away.   This set has so many nice "feel better" sentiments.
Here is my take on this Sketch Challenge.  It was quite hard for me not to pick up my Gypsy!!

My Creative Time stamp set  Pain, Pain Go Away
Positively Pink Ink  -  Stampin Up
Hibiscus Burst Cardstock - PTI
Patterned Paper from my Scrap stash
Pearls -  Want 2 Scrap
Ribbon from Michaels
Circle and Scallop Circle punches
Fiskars Border Punch

Here is the sketch.

Be sure to link up your take on this "Cricutless" sketch challenge over at My Creative Time.  We can't wait to see what you think up!

Now for Sneak Peek #3 of Emma's June Stamp Release!  I am featuring the new set 'Honey Do List".  With this collection of stamps the possibilities are endless!  Emma will be releasing all 4 new stamp sets on Friday morning at 8AM Pacific Time.

My Creative Time stamp sets   -  Honey Do List  and Inspiring Words
PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts  - Peachy Keen Stamps
Cricut Cartridge  -  B is for Boy, Rocking Horse cut at 4", Ball cut at 10"
Patterned Paper  -  Nana's Kids, DCWV
Postively Pink Ink  -  Stampin Up
Blossom Twine  -  The Twinery
Straight N' Narrow Ribbon from Michaels
Cotton Candy Stickles
Brown Glitter Glue
Glossy Accents
Corner Punch

If you would like to be entered to win your choice of a stamp set from My Creative Time be sure to leave a comment on this post and over on Emma's post too!  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all my followers and enjoy reading every single comment!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Creative Time June Release Sneak Peek #2

Good Morning friends.  Today is Sneak Peek #2 for My Creative Time's June release.  You will love these stamp sets which are being released on Friday!!  We are giving you a peek at 2 stamp set today.  Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words Accents.  The sentiment is from Inspiring Words.  The frame stamp aroung the sentiment is from Inspiring Words Accents set.  This card is 5.5" square.

My Creative Time Stamp Sets - Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words Accents
Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed for Scissors cut at 3.75"
All paper is from The Crafty Stack, DCWV
Summer Sunrise Ribbon and Lemon Tart button from PTI
Tonic Distress Tool
Tangerine Tango Ink from Stampin Up
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Silver Brads
White Gel Pen

I had extra pieces so I couldn't help making another card with one of my favorite Sentiments ever!!!

 This sentiment is from My Favorite Sayings stamp set.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Emma is giving away a stamp set of your choice to a lucky crafter that leaves comments on the sneak peeks this week.  Be sure to leave a comment on this post and head on over to My Creative Time and leave a comment.  Leave a comment on all the DT's peeks for extra chances to win! Emma will be announcing the winner in her video release of her new stamps on Friday 8AM PST.  Good Luck and have a great day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Creative Time Sneak Peek

Good Morning my friends!!! Here is a sneak peek of one of Emma's new stamp sets she will be releasing on Friday!  The name of the set is Encouraging Quotes.  Fabulous quality and style!!!!!!!!!!
Be sure to leave a comment on this post and on Emma's (My Creative Time) for the day to be entered to win your choice of a stamp sets!  Also spread the word on Facebook, tweet it etc for extra chances to win!

Encouraging Quotes Stamp Set  -  My Creative Time  (to be released on Friday!)
K & Co Americana Collection Paper and flag sticker
EK Sucess Label Punch
Pure Poppy Cardstock - PTI
Maraschino twine - The Twinery
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
White Gel Pen

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and Emma's blog for a chance to win a fabulous stamp set of your choice!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back in tomorrow for another sneaky peek!!!!!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Patriotic Ice Cream!

Good evening my friends!  Today I have a card I did for the current Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge.  The challenge is to make something patriotic representing your country!  I made a "mostly" happy bowl of ice cream.

Cricut Cartridges -  From My Kitchen for bowl cut at 4" and Simply Charmed for ice cream scoops cut at 2.5"
Sentiment  - Happy Homecoming stamp set,  My Creative Time
PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment
PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment
All paper from K & Co  Americana Collection
1" Circle Punch
Corner Punch
Seam Binding and Tag Punch, Martha Stewart Collection
Twine, PTI
Chalk for cheeks
White and Red Gel Pens

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to enter My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge ending on Wednesday.  Emma is giving away all 4 of her new stamp sets which are being released this Friday!!!  Please stop by tomorrow for a Sneeky Peek of one her new sets!!!

Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday - Color Challenge

This week at Whimsical Wednesday's we are having a color challenge and have a photo for inspiration. We all had to use the colors Yellow and Red and then we could chose another color/colors from the photo on our project.
Next week is my kids last week of school so I decided to do some thank you cards for their teachers.  I used Yellow,red and green.

This is the inside of the card.

The Thank you on the front of the card is from the Happy Homecoming stamp set.  The inside sentiment is from My Teacher Rocks.  Both are from My Creative Time.
Here is the picture we used for color inspiration.
Cricut Cartridges -
Doodlecharms for Apple cut at 4.5"
George and Basic Shapes for welded Rectangle for shaped card cut at 7"
I welded the shadow of the apple to the rectangle for a total size of 9.57 then scored it at 5".
My Creative Time Stamp Sets  -  My Teacher Rocks
                                                    Happy Homecoming
Patterned Paper  -  Me and My Big Ideas, School Days
Cardstock  -  New Leaf, summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy and Dark Chocolate, Paper Trey Ink
1" and 7/8" circle punches, oval punch
White Gel Pen
Ribbon from Michaels

This is another version of the card I did.  I used some Lemon Drop twine from The Twinery to hang to sentiment on the front.  The thank you on the front of this card is from My Teacher Rocks stamp set.
Thank you for stopping by.  Please pop over to Whimsical Wednesdays for a peek at the rest of the Design Team's Projects.  We can't wait to see what you will link up for us to see!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Astro Boy

Hello my friendly bloggers!  Today I have a Card I made for my son for his Birthday next month.  I love the Blast Off collection from Bo Bunny.  It is perfect with the B is for Boy Lite Cart.  You cannot tell from the picture but the little astronaut is on a wobble.

Don't forget to enter Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time.  She is giving away her 4 new stamp sets that will be released later this month!!! 

Boy Mates 1 1/8" face stamps PK-643,  Peacky Keen Stamps
Cricut Lite Carts Lacy Labels and B is for Boy
Paper - Blast Off Collection,  Bo Bunny
Blue Berry Sky Cardstock,   PTI
Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Broken China and Peeled Paint
Action Wobble
Red Twine,  Martha Stewart
White and Black Gel Pen
Pink Chalk
Thank you for stopping by and for the encouraging comments you leave.  I appreciate every single one.  Have a great weekend!!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Day at the Fair - Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time

Good Morning!  Today is a new Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time.  The challenge is to use any Lite Cricut Cartridge and to add some "bling".  Rhinestones, Stickles, pearls, whatever you'd like!  I used Emma's My Favorite Sayings stamp set which you can purchase here.  The Lite Carts I used are Boys will be Boys and Lacy Labels.  I added stickles to the pirate hat and a sparkly ice cream cone for my bling.  This card reminds me of my little Zachary after a day at the fair!

Cricut Lite Cartridge - Boys will Be Boys for little boy and pirate hat,  Lacy Labels for patterned paper background
My Creative Time stamp set  -  My Favorite Sayings
Peachy Keen Stamps  -  Boy Mates Faces 1 1/8" PK-643
Patterned Paper - Summer Days, Echo Park
Jolees Dimensional Ice Cream Cone Sticker
Cardstock  -  Plum Pudding and True Black, PTI
Tea Dye and Dusty Concord Distress Inks
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
Lilac Twine -  The Twinery
White and Red Gel Pens
Chalk for cheeks

Please go on over to My Creative Time and check out all of the Design Teams projects!  We can't wait to see what you will link up for us to see!!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my card. Have a great day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flowery Gift Canister

Hello my blogging friends!  Today's project is a canister I made for a very sweet friend! Thank you Lori for a wonderful day!!
These canisters are just perfect for a small gift, some sweet treats or a gift card!
It is a little difficult to get the paper to  stay on so I found if I wrap a ribbon around the middle with a bow on the back (in addition to the glue)  the paper stays on perfectly!
The Sentiment is attached to a Tim Holtz Fragment Charm.  I used some Glossy Accents to attach the stamped sentiment to the back of the charm and then trimmed around the shape of it.

Canister and Yellow Ribbon from Michaels
Sentiment - My Favorite Sayings - My Creative Time
Patterned Paper - Cotton Bloom Stack - DCWV
Fiskars Border Punch
Tim Holtz Fragments Charm
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Prima Flowers
Spellbinders Scallop Oval Nestabilities
Leaf Pins - Maya Road
Lemon Drop Twine - The Twinery
Glossy Accents
Brad from my stash

Thank you for stopping by.  And Thanks again Lori for a great Memorial Day!  I appreciate all my followers and comments!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fun In The Sun - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Good morning bloggers!  Today the first Wednesday of the month which brings us to a scrapbook challenge at Whimsical Wednesdays.  Todays challenge is to make a summer layout with some type of stamping included on it.   I chose to do a layout with a picture of my little Zachary at 3 years old.  He is still so precious at 7 but the time just goes by so quickly!  I added some glossy accents to the splashes to make them "wet".

Sentiment - Camera Shy - My Creative Time
Face - Snow Cutie Face Assortment PK-500  - Peachy Keen Stamps
Cricut Cartridges - Elegant Edges for Background Shape
                              Create-a-Critter for Sun
                              Paper Dolls for Everyday for water splashes
Patterned Paper - Citrus Stack  - DCWV
Lemon Drop Twine  -  The Twinery
Tonic Distresser for edges
1 3/4 circle punch
Corner Punch
Distress Inks - Broken China and Spiced Marmalade
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents

An now for our sponsor.  One of my favorite ladies ever!  Emma from My Creative Time has given us her stamp set Fun in the Sun to give a way to a lucky partricipant.  So go ahead and link up your Summer Layout to enter for a chance to win!  We can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)