Archive for January 2014

MCT – Thrifty Thursday – Fill Your Heart with Love

MCT – Thrifty Thursday – Fill Your Heart with Love

Hello Everyone!
Today at My Creative Time is “Thrifty Thursday” which means we can create any project using scraps-leftovers or recycled items. Lately I’ve been making a lot of Valentine’s Day cards so I have tons of scraps left 😉 .
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For some reason I was thinking about a card I made back in October using the “Bokeh” effect; you can see it here.  I wanted to reproduce it.  Instead of circles I used the heart stamps from MCT Postcard Add-Onsand You’re So cool stamp sets.

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Also I’ve been seeing a lot of use of threads in papercraft projects, I decided to give it a try.  Overall, I love the look of this card!  I hope you like it too!

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>>>>>>Don’t forget to stop by Emma’s blog to see what she and the rest of the Design Team have created for you today!<<<<<<

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LA&C ~ “Esfera de Papel”

Hola Tod@s!
Hoy en Latinas Arts & Crafts te damos un adelanto del tutorial “Esferas de Papel” creado por Claudia.  No te lo puedes perder, sé que te encantará!!!  En esta ocasión nuestro patrocinador es ScrappyDew Creations, el cual nos ha proporcionado un archivo de corte precioso “LadyBug Bears – Vday” que encaja perfectamente en este proyecto!

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He creado un set; un “globo aerostático” de papel el cual le puedo incluir unos chocolates y una tarjetita.  Elegí el “LadyBug Bear” que está detrás de un sobre, es muy versátil.  Me fascina!!! 🙂 Para completar el proyecto he incluido un banderín o banner; la frase es del set de sellos “Puffy Hearts Just For You” de My Creative Time.  Espero y te guste!!!

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Lo que me encanta de este proyecto es que no solo es un bonito regalo sino que también es una bonita decoración que puedes colgar en cualquier lugar.

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ScrappyDew website The ScrappyDew website offers a variety of products and services for the Paper and Scrapbooking Crafter. Free Downloads, a Video Library, Tutorials and a Knowledge Center with Live Chat. Select from a variety of over 436 pattern sets available in the store. Unlimited downloading of purchased files.

We also offer a ScrappyDew Vault Membership Program. What is it?
You get access to a Vault full of retired and previous freebie patterns.
Big Savings – Members always receive coupon codes good for up to 85% off a purchase, good for multiple uses.
Personal Vault – Don’t have a CD or USB Drive available? Upload project or SVG files to your personal vault and access them online. Only you see those files.

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¿Quieres ver más? visita los blogs de las demás diseñadoras para ver su interpretación!
¡Gracias por visitarme!  ¡Tus comentarios SIEMPRE ME ALEGRAN EL DIA! 😀

Firma-Post-Lucia

MCT – Try Me Tuesday #1 – Dry Embossing

Hello Everyone!
Today is the first My Creative Time “Try Me Tuesday”.  We are making a card using dry embossing.  I used tons of MCT products.  For this technique, I used MCT “Stitched Cartoon Cloud” dies as my background.  I used Sizzix “Premium Crease Pad” and some letterpress paper to make a deep indentation.  I applied ink and used a blending tool to create the sky and reveal the clouds.  I wanted this card to be fun! I added heart balloons using MCT “Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies” and the coordinated stamp set.  I hope you like it!!! 😀

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Step-by-Step slideshow below

I used the “Magnetic Platform”, it is thick enough, you don’t need an extra clear plate on top.

I also tried this technique using the “Multipurpose Platform”

Using the Silicon Rubber Pad make a sandwich as follows:
(Tab 1 + clear plate + die-cut pieces + cardstock + Sizzix – Silicone Rubber + clear plate)

Using the Crease Pad make a sandwich as follows:
(Tab 2 + clear plate + die-cut pieces + cardstock + Sizzix – Crease Pad)

>>>>>>Make sure you give it a try!!!  And don’t forget to stop by Emma’s blog to see what she and the rest of the Design Team have created for you today!<<<<<<

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MCT – Made in Minutes Monday #1 – XOXO

Hello Everyone!
I don’t know about you but when I make a card it takes me like FOREVER!  I’ve always wanted to do something quick and simple but for some reason I couldn’t, until now.  My Creative Time added a great new feature “Made in Minutes” which is awesome!!! I have to tell you this is a HUGE challenge but I’m up for it 😉

I made another Valentine’s day card, again.  At the beginning I was so nervous that I wasn’t sure If I could make something from start to finish in less than 30 minutes!  So I was pushing myself to do something in 15 minutes or less…yeah right!  But you know what?  I did it! Despite losing a bunch of time trying to open a washi-tape LOL…and I love it!

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I used MCT’s new product “Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies” I love this die set, you can do so much with it!  Look at the detailed outline stitches, isn’t it lovely?luardon-mct-stitched-sweetheart-xoxo-speech-bubble-card-closeup

At the end I still had some time left!!!

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I made a video to show you it can be done! 😀  I hope you like it!

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LA&C ~ Reto #2

¡Hola Chic@s!
Como bien sabes se aproxima el día de San Valentín, del Cariño, de la Amistad o como le quieras llamar. Y para empezar a inspirarte hoy en Latinas Arts & Crafts te traemos un nuevo Reto. El cual es fabuloso, perfecto y te ayudará a arrancar tu creatividad para esta ocasión.  El Reto #2 consiste en elaborar una tarjeta, una cajita o un LO y siguiendo los lineamientos presentados en el recuadro.

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Para este reto quería crear una cajita tipo almohada (Pillow Box) la cual me parece perfecta para regalar, le puedes incluir cuanta cosita quieras y escogí  la imagen Lil Boo’s XoXo de nuestro patrocinador Lacy Sunshine, esta imagen no solo es linda sino tierna también!  La he coloreado con marcadores COPIC siguiendo la paleta de colores propuesta.  Utilicé varios corazones en distintos materiales:  brillantina-glittler, papel metálico-foil, pegatinas-stickers acolchonadas y por último un corazoncito de madera.

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Para esta cajita he utilizado un troquel y una hoja tipo cartulina de 30.5 cms x 30.5 cms (12″ x 12″) es muy sencillo de hacer; puedes encontrar plantillas en-línea.  Las dimensiones de la cajita ensamblada son 12.5 cms x 17.8 cm x 4 cms (5″ x 7″ x 1.5″).  Como regalito he incluido una libretita para notas y un sin fin de golosinas, para que mi amiga tenga un dulce día 😉

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Ahora que has visto muchas ideas te invito a participar en el Reto #2; nuestro patrocinador Lacy Sunshine obsequia un fabuloso >>>PREMIO: 3 imágenes a elegir.  Podrías escoger esta, nada mal, ¿eh? 😉

¡Gracias por visitarme!  ¡Tus comentarios SIEMPRE ME ALEGRAN EL DIA! 😀

Firma-Post-Lucia

MCT – Whatever Wednesday #1 – Home Decor

Hello everyone!
My Creative Time has created new features for 2014! One of them is “Whatever Wednesday” where you make whatever you like! For quite some time I’ve wanted to make something for our home.  I call our home decoration “modern-rustic”. We like it clean and simple; we don’t have too many ornaments.  I guess that will change once we have kids 😉  So this was the perfect time for this project.  I decided to make a Valentine’s Day Home Decor. I hope you like it 😀

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When I got MCT “Rolled Flower” dies I felt in love with them immediately…so many ideas came into my head! and one of them was to cover a letter with roses. The letter “L” for LOVE and LUCIA, yep that’s me! (I love myself, hahaha just kidding). I love how it came out. It was a fun project. Now I can say I’ve mastered the art of paper roses 😉

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I like how a little splash of color makes it pop on the mantel.

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Make sure you stop by Emma’s blog to see what she and the rest of the Design Team have created for you today!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

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MCT – 29th Edition Release Blog Hop

Happy Friday and welcome to the My Creative Time 29th Edition Release Blog Hop!!!
After an AWESOME week of sneak peeks creations the day has finally come, YAY!  We are revealing all the MCT New Products!  They are Fabulous!  If you came from Lee-Ann’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened to arrive here, you might want to start back at Emma’s blog, so that you don’t miss anything!

For my hop project, I made a Valentine’s card,  no surprise, huh? 😉  I created the background using a stencil and embossing paste.  I added a library card and attached a paper edge cut from the “Fun Stitched Edges” dies and wrapped it with twine.  I stamped tons of greetings from the “Chocolate Greetings” stamp set in little pieces of colored CS and glued them together to create a fun custom paper.

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I used the typewriter from the new “Once Upon A Time” stamp.  To take it to another level, I added some glossy accent to each key.  In a wood veneer speech bubble I embossed one of the sentiments from the same stamp set .  To finish it, I added a little sparkle heart.  I know you’ll LOVE and have LOTS OF FUN with this Edition Release!!!
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////// NEW 29TH EDITION RELEASE //////

You can pause the slideshow at anytime to check MCT NEW PRODUCTS in detail!

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***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner!

**EXCITING NEWS**
Since Emma didn’t get to celebrate her 3rd year Anniversary in December (2013), she decided to celebrate it this month w/an EXTRA SPECIAL “FREEBIE” for THIS WEEKEND ONLY! YEP, for the FIRST TIME, the freebie will be a “DIE & a stamp”! So, you will get THIS ADORABLE set in your packages w/your purchase for THIS WEEKEND ONLY starting Fri, Jan 17th thru Sun Jan 19th ending at midnight PST! If you miss out on it, Emma will have it available for purchase in her store on Mon. Jan 20th!

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***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code: NEWYEAR2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on Jan 24th @ midnight PST!

Your next stop is Candace’s blog!

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Emma
Katie
Lee-Ann
Lucia (You are here)
Candace
Jessica
Stacey
Nikki
Cindy
Shar 
Micia
Leanne
Teri Beri
Ruthie 
Emily
Liz 
Cassandra
Kim
Veronica

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments!  Have a great weekend 😀

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MCT – January Sneak Peek Day #4

Hello Everyone!
I don’t know about you but this week has been fantastic!  I hope you got inspired by our Design Team creations,  all of our ladies are very talented!!! I had a blast playing with all the new goodies.   As you know today is our final day of Sneak Peek Week for My Creative Time 29th Edition. Today we will be sneak peeking “Stitch Surprise Pop Out Card Die” and the “Stitch Gift Card Pocket Die”.  For this card I used tons of MCT old products.  For the front of the card I die cut three roses using the “Rolled Flower Dies” and placed them on the largest heart die from the new “Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies”.  I also used the new “Mini Stitched Envelope Die” cut-out in vellum.  The embossed sentiment is from the “Treasured Moments” stamp set. I also used the tiny heart die from the ““Stitched Heart Layering Dies”.  Lately I’ve been using this die set a lot! (uhmm, I wonder why?).  To finish it up I included a curvy edge from the “Fun Stitched Edges”.

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I used the “Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die” to add a gift card . I attached an extra flap to hold it and the “Stitched Tab Die” to open it.
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I made a video to show you how AWESOME these dies are!!! (sorry for the shaking, but I was flipping the card with one hand and taking the video with the other)   I hope you like it!

 

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner!
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let’s start spreading the word!

**EXCITING NEWS**
Since Emma didn’t get to celebrate her 3rd year Anniversary in December (2013), she decided to celebrate it this month w/an EXTRA SPECIAL “FREEBIE” for THIS WEEKEND ONLY! YEP, for the FIRST TIME, the freebie will be a “DIE & a stamp”! So, you will get THIS ADORABLE set in your packages w/your purchase for THIS WEEKEND ONLY starting Fri, Jan 17th thru Sun Jan 19th ending at midnight PST! If you miss out on it, Emma will have it available for purchase in her store on Mon. Jan 20th!

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Make sure you stop by Emma’s blog to see what she and the rest of the Design Team have created for you today!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

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