Friday, September 28, 2012

Beary Special Blog Hop - My Sweet "Honey" Bear Treat

Hello!  Today is a "Beary Special Blog Hop" day!!  You should have arrived here from Cassandra's blog.  If not you can start at the beginning here.
Even though its not quite Halloween, Emma has decided to give you all a "Beary Special Treat"! This doesn't cause weight gain but will cause CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Included in this hop, you will see a "Beary Special" stamp set that was designed by Emma for this special hop! Also, joining us for this hop are 5 VERY TALENTED "Guest Designers"!
A very warm welcome to Miss Cheryl, Miss Jayne, Miss Kim Score, Miss Joy & Miss Debbie Crowder!!!
For my project I made a little treat holder for some honey sticks.  I figured what goes better with bears than honey!!!  My kids all LOVE honey sticks.  I am going to slip these in there lunch boxes for a little surprise!

I used the XL Label die for the base of the treat holder and for the little "pocket" on the back I used the "Just Tags" stitched die and folded it over to look like an envelope!  I glued only the sides down so I could slip a honey stick or two through it.

Supply List
Year.O.Graphy 6x6 Pad  -  Simple Stories
Scarlet Jewel Card Stock, Holiday Mix Vintage Buttons and Natural Button Twine  -  Papertrey Ink
Kraft Cardstock with fibers  -  K&Co
Ribbon  -  the girl's paperie
Copic Markers BG10, E31, E33, E37
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Black Diamond Stickles
Honey Sticks  -  I got mine at a farmer's market.  You can also order them on amazon and some Targets have them too!

Emma has a few GREAT giveaways to give to THREE LUCKY peeps!
1st GRAND prize ~ "Teddy Bear Parade" cartridge AND this newest stamp set "Beary Special Thoughts"
2nd prize ~ "Create a Critter 2" cartridge and "Beary Special Thoughts"
3rd prize ~ this newest set "Beary Special Thoughts"
How FUN is this! All you have to do is leave your comments on each designer's blogs! The more blogs you comment on, the BETTER your chances are at winning! will pick all the winners on Tuesday! So you have until Sunday, Sept 30th by midnight to get all of your comments in! AND PLEASE don't forget to include a way for us to contact you just in case YOU are one of the lucky winners! Good Luck!:)
Blog Hop Line Up
Thank you for hopping by!  Your next stop is Cheryl's blog.  I hope you enjoy all the cuteness you have ahead!!!  Have a fantastic day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Googly Eyes Card and Tag - Designers Challenge at My Creative Time

Good Morning All!  Today is a new Designers Challenge on the My Creative Time blog.  This  is posted every other week and it is picked by one of the MCT designers.
This week's Challenge is given by Tracy and it is to do any project with googly eyes!  What fun, especially with Halloween coming up next month!
I did two projects for today!  The first one is a tag using MCT products  Tag dies, Just Tags and Just Simply Live.

My next project is a card using Treats For My Sweet stamp set and Teeny Tag Greetings die and stamp set.
List of Supplies:
Elegant Edges and Playtime Cricut Cartridges
New Leaf Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
Purple Glitter Paper  -  Bazzil
Black Hemp  -  Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
Carnival Mat Pad  -  Martha Stewart
Harvest Holiday Matstack  -  Cloud 9 Design
Spook 6x6 pad  -  SEI
Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Inks
Trendy Twine
Googly Eyes and brown brads
Black Diamond Stickles

We would all love to see what you do with this "Googly Eye" Challenge!  Play along and link up your project here!
Thank you for visiting me today.  I would also like to say thank you for all the wonderful comments that were left for me on my Broomstick post.  What a great time I had reading them!  Have a wonderful day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweet Broom Sticks! - My Creative Time September Mini Release Blog Hop

Good Morning!  Welcome to the MCT release blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Cassandra's Blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning here.
Emma has released 3 sets today.   "All Around Goodies",  "Just for you" and  "Just Tags"! 
I have used parts of all the sets on my "broom sticks".  I love these because the children can rip the bottom open to get at the treats!

Here is how I made these brooms:
 First I took a kraft bag (3 1/2" x 2" x 6 3/4")  and cut it into 2 pieces with pinking shears.
I put my treats inside the bottom part of the bag and "crunched it up and taped it around the pencil.
 Next I cut strips from the bottom edge up a little more than half way.  I also cut strips about 1" down from the top, being sure to leave sufficient uncut space in the middle to keep the paper from falling apart.
Then wound the "fringe" piece around the bag containing the treat and secured it with a piece of hemp.  I used my bone folder to curl the pieces under a bit.   Lastly I decorated them brooms with the new MCT Releases!!!
List of Supplies:
3 1/2" x 2" x 6 3/4" kraft paper bags  -  Celebrate It
Pinking Shears
Pencil and candy or trinkets
Haunted 6x6 paper pad  -  My Minds Eye
True Black, Kraft and Orange Zest Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
 YR04 Copic Marker
Jet Black Archival Ink  -  Ranger
10" pieces of Hemp  -  Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
Stickers  -  Jolee's and Recollections
Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Inks
For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined! You will win a "SURPRISE GIFT BAG FULL OF GOODIES" 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, September 23rd at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)
You Are Here   -   Cathryn
Thank you for coming by!  Your next stop is Cheryl's blog.  Enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck!!
Have a fantastic day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

MCT September Mini Release Sneak Peek #2 - Christmas Tree Card

Welcome to day Two of My Creative Time's Sneak peeks for September. This month MCT is having 2 days of sneak peaks with a  "Mini" release this Friday!  Today, we will be showing you some of "Just for you" & "Just Tags"!
I used the beautiful Christmas Tree Sentiment stamp from "Just for You" and the Tag dies from "Just Tags".

I used the Elegant Edges Cartridge and my Gypsy to put this shaped card together.  The shape is actually from the "Book" tab on the cartridge.  I turned them and welded 2 together to make the card.
"Just for you" & "Just Tags"  -  My Creative Time
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the card cut at 4.5"
Kris Kringle, gift box 12x12 paper  -  SEI
Scarlet Jewel and Spring Moss Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
Scalet Jewel Dye Ink  -  Papertrey Ink
Vintage Tinsel Ribbon  -  Pink Paislee
Peeled paint Distress Ink
White Gel Pen 
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 Friday, September 21st during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)
Please go on over to My Creative Time to see all the sneak peeks for today!  We will all be here tomorrow for the Release Blog Hop, see you then!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Halloween Party Favor - 3D Wednesday

Good Morning and welcome to a new 3D Wednesday.   Today the My Creative Time Designers are making a 3-D Project for a Baby Shower, Wedding Shower or Theme Party FAVOR.  I decided to do a Halloween Party favor.  All the fall decorations and products are hitting the stores now and I felt inspired!
I used Emma's 3x3 Fancy Tri-fold Card die  for the backing of the candy bar and "Treats for My Sweet" stamp set for the BOO.

Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge for cauldron
Spooks 6x6 paper pad  -  SEI
Orange Zest, New Leaf and True Black Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Peeled paint, Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Candy Bar Dollar, Crinkle Ribbon, Button
Green Boa  -  Creatology
Black Diamond Stickles, White Enamel Accents
 I hope you enjoyed my project today!  Please go on over to My Creative Time to see more inspiring projects!  Have a fantastic day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Scrapping the Little Things - Summer Smash Book Pages

It is Scrap the Little Things over at My Creative Time today.  I have put together a Smash Book page with some pictures of my children from this summer.  It has been a hot one so we have a bunch of "water" pictures.


That's my project for today.  I enjoyed making it, hope you enjoyed looking.
Please go over to MCT to see what all the designers have created for "Scrapping the Little Things".
Have a fabulous day!
Love and  Hugs,
Cathryn :)