Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MCT 3D Wednesdy

Hello and happy Wednesday!!!! And Happy Halloween!!!! YAY!! Today is 3D Wednesday at My Creative Time, but not just any kind of 3D project...we were asked to make a 3D card. For my card, I tried to make up my own pop up technique. I hand cut the 3D tab inside the card and just went with it. My card was already super dimensional for the outside so I did not want to over do it. For the base of the card I used a file folder but cannot remember where it was purchased at. I added several layers and crepe paper for more dimension. I added some flower sprays I got at my local flea market and some butterflies from the Martha Stewart punch. It all came together with the MCT Floral Sentiment. I think the font was perfect for this card!

I cut out my own tab and added a butterfly from the Martha Stewart punch. 

The lolly pop flower was given to my by my good friend Lilly. I have been hoarding them for a while but the matched my colors perfectly.

Floral Sentiments
Piles of Smiles
Melissa Frances Embellishments
The Girls Paperire~Vintage Whimsy Cameos
Lolly Pop flower
Melissa Frances Crepe Paper
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Paper Collection
Tim Hotlz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
K and Company Paper

Thank you for stopping by today and please make sure you stop by the rest of the design teams blogs for more inspiration. Big Crafty Hugs!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


OK, let me warn you! This is a long post! But I wanted to share this awesome tea party I had for my daughters 6ht birthday! Honestly, I did not know how much work this was going to be and with only a month to plan it, well lets just say it was quite overwhelming! Now that its done and over with I can say  Im happy with the end results. It was worth seeing my daughters reaction! She had a blast and I think her friends and cousins had fun as well. Lets get started. 

I made these cute invitations using my Cricut machine. I added a dolliy and used the My Creative Time Tea Party Stamp Set. I use this set thought my projects.

Yes I know! Lots of details right? Let me just say I would have not done this without my BFF Edith and my very good friend Sonia. They helped out a ton. The linens and tea cups were all borrowed (Thank goodness Edith had recently had a tea party she had everything!) The plates, silver wear, gloves are all from the dollar store.

Sorry about the bad lighting...It was 80 degrees and the sun just did not want to stay in one spot! The silver wear is actually plastic which looks like real metal. Cool right? I just added some fabric and a dolliy and tied it together with some tulle. I also had a menu for each guest!

These flower pots were also borrowed. Instead of using plastic flowers, I made paper flowers using the MCT Rolled Flower Die.  My place cards were made with the Xl Label Die and Stamp Set. I just printed out the names on cardstock before I cut them out. It was not hard at all.

I bought the mason jars at the grocery store. They were inexpensive and turned out super cute. I bought the paper straws on and added a cupcake liner for the lid. I got the idea from pinterest but cannot remember the website. Let me know if it was you so I can give you the credit! I added the MCT Scalloped and Stitched Circle Die. I used the die with the All Around Birthday Time Stamp Set.

Ok, let me just say, it took some work to find these pallets for the signs. I went to several grocery stores who refused to give me even then old broken ones. My friend suggested to look on Craigs list which I did. Someone was giving free pallets away so guess what..I got my butt up early in the morning and drove my hubbys truck to pick them up. They were heavy but boy were they worth it! Thank goodness the hubby is good with his hands because he made me 6 of these in less then 30 minutes! I painted the letters with acrylic paint and added some shadows with a permanent marker. Easy right?? YEA RIGHT! LOL

This was also inspired by Pinterest. Check it out here.

I served Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches and of course cucumber sandwiches. I bought the dolls from the thrift store. The trays are from the dollar store minus the tower. 

Most of the decor was already mine minus the doll. My kids think they are creepy looking. lol.

Don't you just love the dolliy banner? I found the idea here.  My poor BFF slaved herself over it and I think she did an awesome job!

Aren't these super cute????? My friend Sonia (who thinks she is not creative) made these, and the cake pops all from scratch. She is super talented. And they were yummy too!!!! 

These paper bags are for the candy bar. I stamped them with the My creative Time Tea Party Stamp Set

This PVC tent was a huge hit! Yes its PVC!!! Well I didn't even know what it was called until I told my hubby about it, again he helped me out on this one. Well, I got all the supplies!! That should count right??? lol..If you are interested in making one of these click here.

Here is a picture of me and my the birthday girl Isabelle. We took off the swings from the playground and hung up these $5 frames from Walmart. They were black but I painted them white and added Distress Ink. I then added a few flowers. We also had a "Dress Up" area, "Face Painting" area "Bean Bag Toss" area, and a "Art Gallery" area..Yes..I know...I over did it! I had a ton of props at the photo booth but the girls were not too interested in taking photos.Grr..Oh well. I did manage to make a few pink mustaches using the MCT Whats Growing on Stamp Set. Cute huh!!! 

These boxes were left over from my friends wedding. I used them as treat bags and filled them with nail polish and jewelry for the little girls. I made the Thank You tag using the Teeny Tag Greetings Stamps Set

Here is a small glimpse of the art gallery! Cute right!!

Ok since my little man was gonna be the only boy here, Sonia brought along her son Andrew. Of course I had to make them a little table.  I used the mustache die for their place cards..I love this picture!!! I don't think they even notice they were the only boys at the party!! 

Ok....I think thats the longest post ever!!! But I really wanted to show you how the party turned out! There were so many little details Im not sure I covered them all. I really hope my daughter remembers this birthday because it will be a long time until I do something like this in the future! Big crafty hugs! If you have any questions please let me know! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MCT 3D Wednesday

Welcome to another fabulous 3D Wednesday here at My Creative Time! Today, I am bringing back some oldies but goodies using some of my favorite MCT stamps! I bought this clear plastic ornament from my local Michaels and created this one of a kind keepsake for our family tree. At first I thought it looked a little childish but the point of making these ornaments are for our kids right? So I was happy with the way it turned out! And did you see the little snowman inside??? How cute right? The snowman is from the "All Around Christmas" stamp set. My sentiment is from the "It's A Magical Season" set. I put pillow stuffing inside the ornament and then sprinkled diamond dust on it. I glued the photo to a wooden stick and rolled it inward to fit inside the ornament. (Not an easy task). I added the snowman to the photo before I added the photo.  Sorry about the glare. 

It's A Magical Season
Teeny Tag Greetings
All Around Christmas
Liz's Paper Loft Hemp
Ranger Archival Ink~black
Tim Hotlz Distress Markers~Wild Honey
Tim Hotlz Distress Markers~Fire Brick
Diamond Dust
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Authentique Paper~Wonder
Clear plastic ornament

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you visit the rest of the design team for more inspiration! Big Crafty Hugs!

Friday, October 19, 2012

MCT Halloween Blog Hop Day #2

Happy Friday My Creative Time Friends!! Today is day #2 for the the MCT Halloween Blog Hop! If you came from Micia blog, you are in the right place! Did you get a chance to hop along yesterday? If not, you do not want to miss a thing. Here are the line ups for both days. 

Thursday Blog hop Line up!

Friday Blog hop Line up!

Today, for my project, I altered a wooden Coffin which you can  find at Michael's. I primed the box and then painted it black. I used molding paste to add dimension to box. I then used the Weather Wood Medium to give it a crackle effect. I then sand it down to make it look even more weathered. It was a long process but I love the end result. I added a plastic skeleton that I got from the dollar store. The skeleton is holding a sign I made using the Treats for My Sweets stamp set. The flower are from the Rolled Flowers Die Set. Spooky Right??

I created a mini album to fit inside the coffin. I just measured the box until I had the right size. I added more MCT Stamps to the mini album. I used the Just Simply Live Die to bind my book together. Super cute right?? The flower was stamped with the spider web stamp found in the Treats for my Sweet set.

Liquitex Molding Paste
Glossy Accents
Wooden Coffin Box
 Tim Hotlz Distress Ink~Peeled Pain
Score Tape
Weathered Wood~Americana
Authentique Paper~Enchanted

Ok so I had to share this photo of my Roxi doggie because she wanted to be in the photo :). I was a little mad at her for tearing up the yard!

Up next is Miss Nikki! Go show her some love!

This wouldn't be a party without a FANTASTIC prize .... right? will pick ONE winner each day to win ALL OF THIS! All you have to do is leave your comments for a chance to win ALL of this! DON'T FORGET to leave us you contact information just in case YOU are one of the LUCKY winners! You have until Sunday at midnight to leave your comments! GOOD LUCK!:)

Don't forget about the sale!!!!

We are ALSO having a sale going on RIGHT NOW that will end on Sunday, Oct 21st @ midnight!  Use the code SPOOKY & start shopping here!

Thank you for stopping by today and make sure you visit the design team for more inspiration!! Big hugs to you all!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Creative Time Scrappy Monday

Welcome to another fabulous Scrappy Monday at My Creative Time. Are you feeling the crisp weather in your area yet? We are! And Im so gratefully because I was getting fed up with the heat here in California! This is my favorite time of the year and what better way to get you in the spirit of autumn then making a layout about it. Today we are dedicating our layouts to this wonderful season! I found this family photo from Thanksgiving 2010 (sad I know).  I cant believe how grown we all are. My mom has 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren! Big family huh! 

I am so in love with Emma's new leaf die! This die can really be used in just about anything! 

For my flag I used the Just Simply Live set! How cute is this!

Piles of Smiles
Just Simply Live

Sandylion Stickers (Heritage Borders Sheet)
Memento Ink~Black
6 inch Dollies (Dollar Store)
Tim Hotlz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Foam Dots 3 Dimensional
Harvest & Holiday Paper~Debbie Munm
Tim Holtz Paper Stash

Just for fun..I found this photo of us kids about 15 years ago! Crazy huh!

Thank you for stopping by today and make sure to visit the rest of todays Design team for more inspiration! Big crafty Hugs!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Creative Time 3D Wednesday

Welcome to another awesome My Creative Time  3D Wednesday! Wow has this week flown by! I think its because the kids are off on break and of course they are sick! Ugh!! So in between taking care of sick kids (and a sick hubby last week) I have been planning two Birthday parties! I normally keep them simple but I wanted my daughter to have an extra special party. Her theme is a Vintage style tea party! How fun right! I have been going to thrift stores non stop and looking for things to incorporate into the party! What was I thinking! LOL..It will be worth it in the end I know. Well today I wanted to show you this banner I made using those little wooden tea cups/ pots that are found at Michael's. There is a lot of small details on each one but I think they turned out so cute! I used a ton of products and hopefully I didnt miss anything. The wooden pieces were all painted with Gesso then distressed with ink. I then traced the shape out of the Prima paper collection. That was not easy! I then layered all my embellishments and added my sentiments. 

This will be the back drop for the dessert bar. Im not sure exaclty if this is where it will be but I will make sure to post pictures of the party! Its gonna be all MCT! lol.

Rolled Flowers
Tea Party
Just Simply Live Set
Liz's Paper Loft Jute
Wooden Tea Pots
Recollections bling
Prima Romantique Collection
Memento Ink~black
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Tim Holtz Game Pieces
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Tea Pot Charms~Discount Charms
Recollection Flowers
I Am Roses Flowers
Sheer ribbon
Wooden spools
Ek Success Punch

Hopefully this has inspired you in some way! So many possibilities with MCT Stamps and Dies! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit the rest of the design team members for more inspiration! Big crafty hugs to you all!