Thursday, May 26, 2011

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time

Welcome to this weeks Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time.  This time you can use any older cartridge you like but you must use the colors Green and Yellow somewhere in your project.  For my project I used Emma's Have Fun in the Sun stamp set.  This set contains so many cute sentiments it was hard to pick!!!

I used my Gypsy to weld the crab to the pail.  To get the packaging twine to "stick" where I wanted it to I just dabbed a little Zip Dry Glue on the twine and held it down for a few seconds.  I also used the Tonic distressing tool on the background paper.  I love that paper, it reminds me of a beach cabanna!

Sentiment  - Have Fun in the Sun,  My Creative Time
Cricut Cartridges -  Life is a Beach for crab cut at 1.75"
                               Boys Will Be Boys for pail cut at 5"
New Leaf and Kraft Cardstock  -  PTI
Patterned Paper  -  Cotton Bloom Stack, DCWV
Packaging Twine
Gel Pen
Memento Black Tuxedo Stamp Pad
Tonic Distressing Tool
Here is a picture of the New Release stamp set I used!!! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Please be sure to check out My Creative Time for the rest of the fabulous Design Teams projects.  Don't forget to link up Your project!  Thanks for stopping by today!
Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tag It! - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Hello and welcome to the next Whimsical Wednesday Challenge.  Todays challenge is to make a tag and include some kind of Bling on it!  I LOVE bling so this was a slam dunk for me.  Usually all my projects have a little stickles, gems or some king of sparkly element!

I made a bunch of these tags as favors for my daughters Sweet Sixteen party that is coming up next month.  It was a bit expensive to buy all of the purple flowers that I needed so I found an alternative.  In the bridal isle of Michaels there were white flowers that came in 12 packs.  I inked them a little and then sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.  In that isle they also had bunches of small flowers on picks that I pulled apart and added to each tag.  I sponged some platinum ink on the leaves to tone them down a little bit.  For my bling I added some Diamond Dust on a few of the flowers.

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge for Hearts - Scallopped Heart cut at 4.5", Plain Heart Cut at 5.15"
Plum Pudding Cardstock  - PTI
Patterned Paper from my Scraps
Prima Flowers and Leaves
Modern Romance Floral Picks (from Bridal Isle)
Timeless Lilac Glimmer Mist
                                                  Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Assorted Flower Picks
Leaf Pins - Maya Road
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Brilliance Platinum Ink

Please head on over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to see the sneak peeks from the rest of the talented Design Team.  You can also link up YOUR tag over there.  I can't wait to see what you dream up!!!
Thank you for stopping by.  I truly appreciate all the comments left for me!
Love and Hugs,

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Creative Time's May's Stamp Release Blog Hop!!!

Good morning my friends.  Welcome to My Creative Times's New Release Blog Hop.  Today is the day!!!  Emma has released 4 brand new stamp sets this morning and let me tell you they are fabulous!  I love every single set! 
There are wonderful prizes for this hop!  Four lucky people will each get to choose a stamp set of their choice!  In order to be eligible you need to comment on all blogs in the hop by Saturday night.  Emma will announce the winners on Sunday.
If you arrived here from Leanne's blog you are on the right track.  If you need to start at the beginning click here.
I got to play with the This & That stamp set.  These stamps are fabulous.  There is a little of everything, the font is gorgeous and they stamp so clean and crisply!

For my project I used my Gypsy to make a shaped card.

This & That stamp set - My Creative Time
PK-754 Medium Critter Faces - Peachy Keen Stamps
Cricut Cartridges - Sweethearts for the puppy, cut at 3"
                                 Create-a-Critter for the Dog house and parts, cut at 5.5" & Dog Bowl, cut at .75
                                 Christmas Cheer for the banner, cut at .75"
Crafty Stack - DCWV
Citrus Stack - DCWV
Lemon Tart & Kraft Cardstock - PTI
Lemon Tart Ribbon - PTI
Gel Pens
Glossy Accents
Flower & Ric Rac - Recollections

Your next stop is Jen.  Here is the entire hop list in case you get lost!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Enjoy the rest of My Creative Time's May Stamp Release Blog Hop!
Love and Hugs,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Race for the Cure Hop!

Good Afternoon friends!  Welcome to the Race for the Cure Blog Hop!  Emma from My Creative Time  has created a fabulous stamp set called Race For A Cure.  $2.00 from every set sold will go to the Susan G Komen for a Cure Foundation to help "stamp out" cancer!  This stamp set can be used for lots of different things, the sentiments are awesome!  You should have arrived here from Leanne's blog.  If not you can start at the beginning of the hop here!

My Creative Time  - Race For A Cure stamp set
Patterned Paper - atd Momenta
Cardstock - Hibiscus Burst and Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
                    Pretty in Pink - Stampin Up
Hibiscus Burst Buttons - PTI
Ribbon - Michaels
Cotton Candy Stickles
Prima Flowers
Crochet Thread
White and Pink Gel Pens

Now for the prize.  Emma is giving away a pink cricut tool set, an entire set of pink acrylic blocks and her fabulous stamp set Race For A Cure!!!!!  In order to be eligible you must comment on all blogs in the hop with a way to contact you.  I would also love for you to be come one of my followers!

Here is the Hop order:
Me!  You are here!

Throwback Thursday - Doodlecharms

Hello my friends!  This is my first Throwback Thurdsay as a Design Team member for My Creative Time!!!  I am so thrilled to have this opportunity, thank you for stopping by to see my creations!  This time the challenge is to use the Doodlecharms Cartridge and the color blue.
I chose to use the adorable little bug jar from the Doodlecharms cart and Emma's Sentiment "Bug me anytime" from one of her new releases My Favorite Sayings.  I used the little worm from Create-a-Critter.  I also used some clear plastic for the back and front of the jar.  This was the first time I have ever cut plastic with my cricut!  I have to say it cut like a dream, very easy!!!

Cricut Cartridges  - Doodlecharms and Create-a-Critter
Sentiment from Emma's new set  -  My Favorite Sayings
Face Stamp  -  Critter Faces Medium from Peachy Keen Stamps
Clear Graffix plastic
Leaf Ribbon  -  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Cardstock  -  Playtime Stack from DCWV
Chocolate Chip, True Black, Lemon Tart, New Leaf and Kraft Cardstock  - Papertrey Ink
Silver Cardstock  - DCWV
Twine - PTI
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Yellow Ribbon  - Michaels
Silver Brads
White Gel Pen

For some reason when Blogger went down it deleted the end of this post!!!  Strange :?

Emma is giving away all 4 of her new, not yet released stamps sets to one lucky winner!!!!  If you would like a chance to win link your project up over on the My Creative Time Website, Goodluck!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!!!
Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - Take Shape

Good Morning and welcome to the next Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!  This week our challenge is to make a shaped card.  I love to make these cards because I "have" to use my Gypsy!!!  I decided to make a Father's Day theme because that's the next bunch of cards I need.
The fishing pole and fish were cut out twice and layered for extra dimension.  Then I added some glossy accents to parts of the fishing pole.

Cricut Cartridges   Boys Will Be Boys and Elegant Edges
Cardstock  Paper Trey Ink - Dark Chocolate and Kraft
Patterned Paper  DCWV - Guy Stack
1 1/8" Circle Punch
Glossy Accents

Please be sure to visit the Whimsical Wednesday Blog to see what the rest of our Design Team had created!  All of the details of the challenge, the prize and the link for your project are listed.  We can't wait to see what you will come up with!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Good Morning bloggie friends!  I made this card for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #51.  If you would like all the details on the challenge click here.  I used the flowers from the PKS Easter Patch Stamp set.  It is an Easter holiday set but it is worth getting it for just the flowers and the grass!  The little girl stamp I have had for at least 15 years!  I started stamping a long time ago and stopped but this was one of my favorite stamps so I packed it away.  About 2 years ago I got my cricut and then started stamping again.

Flowers Stamp - PKS Easter Patch PK-286
Sentiment - Turn That Frown Upside Down from My Creative Time
Girl Stamp - Love You To Bits
Patterned Paper - Cotton Bloom Stack DCWV
Sewing Machine
The cloud and grass I cut freehand
Buttons & Crochet Thread from Michaels
Black Diamond & Yellow Stickles
Broken China & Peeled Paint Distress Inks

If you have a chance pop on over to Emma's Blog.  She has created a Race for the Cure charity stamp set.  $2.00 for every stamp set sold is donated to the Susan G. Komen for a cure foundation!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday.  I hope all my mom friends out there did too!!  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all my followers and all of the comments left for me!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday - A Birthday Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!  It is the First Wednesday of the month so we have a scrapbooking challenge for you!  The challenge is to make a birthday layout including some kind of embossing.  I chose a photo of my little Isabel at age 4 (almost 5!) at a Birthday Celebration for Summer Birthdays when she was in preschool.  One of the activities that day was to make a Birthday Crown.  I think she did a fabulous job!!!

Cricut Carts -  Wedding Solutions for the crown
                        Create-a-Critter fro the balloons
                        Elegant Edges for the background tag
Journaling Stamp - My Journaling stamp set - My Creative Time
Carstock - Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Lavendar Moon - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Glitter Stack - DCWV
Nestabilities Oval Die
Archival Brilliance Ink Pad in Perlescent Orchid
Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Flower from Recollections
White Gel Pen

This weeks challenge prize is a bundle of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique.  Go on over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to get all the challenge details and see the fabulous projects from the rest of our design team.

Have a wonderful day!  Happy Creating!
Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Creative Times Imagination Monday

Good Monday Morning my friends!  I had a great weekend!  I hope yours was wonderful too!  I went back to work for the year this weekend.  We had a really good show and I am exhausted!!!  This post is for Emma's Imagination Monday.  I do not own an imagine but I tried to make an Imagine-like patterned project for Mothers Day.   I also featured Emma's stamp set Mom You Rock which you can see here.

Sentiments - Mom You Rock stamp set - My Creative Time
Cricut Cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls for dress, welded into a shaped card with my Gypsy
Hibiscus burst Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Vibran Cardstock - My Momenta
Pompom trim from Joanns
Topnotch Twill ribbon - Papertrey Ink
Jolee's crystals
Scallop punch - McGill
White Gel Pen
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad