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Friday, December 19, 2014

My Creative Time's Farewell Blog Hop


Good morning my sweet friends & welcome to our "Farewell Blog Hop".
Today is a "bittersweet" day for us here at My Creative Time.  I have mentioned earlier this month that there were going to be some changes for the new year & this is one of them.  
Having 18 design team members has gotten to be sooo much for me.  My goal for the new year is to have a smaller team & that means letting some team members go :(  I have tried to make a video for this blog hop at least 3 times & just could not do it.  It was too emotional for me because this was the hardest decision I had to make.  Unfortunately this is why there is no video for you today :(

 Some of these ladies have been w/me since the beginning & I consider us family here at MCT.   So this post is going be hard to get through :'(  I decided not to do another design team call because that is a lot of work & I am really busy with my boys right now.  These ladies that are part of this blog hop today will NOT be gone forever!  They are a part of my new "Alumni Team!"  This means they will guest design for me sporadically throughout the year & they will also be part of a few blog hops!  These ladies are AMAZINGLY TALENTED & I KNOW they will be picked up by other design teams asap!  So hopefully their new teams will let them do the guest spots for me.  "My Creative Time" would NOT be the same without them!  If I could keep ALL 18 members, I TOTALLY would, but unfortunately, I can't.  So I thought having this "Alumni Team" would be GREAT! 

For this hop,  I thought the theme should be a "Friendship" theme which is very fitting for this hop.  
Here is my card I created! I wanted to do some watercoloring for it & I love the way it came out.  I thought having the butterflies hang off the card would look pretty.  Since I used soft colors for the watercoloring, I thought this card needed some vellum butterflies layered on top of the yellow & turquoise butterflies to soften the card.  To add a little something extra, I used my fun stitched edge die for the scallop edge. 





 Here is the inside of the card:


****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
For our giveaway today, EACH ONE OF US is giving away a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!  All you have to do is leave a comment at EACH stop! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you if "YOU" are the lucky winner!  You will have until Sunday, December 21, 2014 @5pm PST to leave your comments! I will have all the winners on my blog on Monday, December 22, 2014~!

The next person in this hop is the TALENTED Miss Lee-Ann

Unfortunately something happened unexpectedly for Miss Micia. :(  So she was not able to do a project for this hop, but I still wanted to include her in this line up so we can all leave her a message anyway. 



Thank you all for stopping by & I hope you all enjoy this bittersweet hop.  

Before I leave, I want to address these ladies:

I just want to say "THANK YOU" for ALL of your BEAUTIFUL projects that you have showcased using MCT products to PERFECTION!  You are ALL SO VERY TALENTED & I know every team out there will be fighting over you! ;)  We will have our "Alumni Team" & still be a family. THANK GOD for social media....right?  Sending you ALL BIG HUGE HUGS! xoxo


Monday, December 15, 2014

Retirement Sale & other marked down items!

Good morning my sweet friends & welcome to My Creative Time! Well,  I hope you all had a GREAT weekend my friends!  I had a "NON-STOP" weekend & this is one of those times that I WISH it was a 3-day weekend! lol….

Here's an update on ALL the orders that were placed over the weekend! My Mom & I dropped everything off to the post office this morning!  Please be patient because the post office lady mentioned that some mail is taking a couple of EXTRA days to get to everyone because of the holiday!  I am PRAYING that you all don't have to wait too long! 

For today, I wanted to share a few cards that my design team members made using some of the retired stamps!  UNFORTUNATELY some of the items they used are sold out already :(  BUT if you were one of the lucky one's that just picked these set up OR if you have these already, here are some AMAZING cards that you can get inspiration from!

First up is Miss Cassandra!

Here is a snippet of her card she created using one of the retired stamps! 
Don't forget to visit here blog HERE for MORE info!



Next up is Miss Jessica!
Here is a snippet of her card she created using one of the retired stamps! 
Don't forget to visit here blog HERE



Last, but CERTAINLY not lease my friends! It is 

Here is a snippet of her card she created using one of the retired stamps! 
Don't forget to visit here blog HERE for MORE info! 


That is it for now my friends~!


SALE INFO!
Okay, here is all the sale information! If you want to go straight to the "RETIRED STAMPS" you can see them HERE!  Once these retired items are gone…..they are GONE FOREVER! ;) 

Besides the "retired items", I also have LOTS of stamps & dies that I marked down as well! They are already marked down! If you would like to go straight to ALL the "SALE" items, you can go HERE!

Don't forget to use the code SAVE15, you will get 15% off your ENTIRE purchase! That is a PRETTY GOOD deal especially since all the sale items are already marked down, that is just a little additional something I wanted to do for ALL of YOU!!! 

ALSO, this sale discount applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY!  There will be NO pre-orders as well. So, basically if the little "add to cart" sign is gone, that means it is already sold out! 

Here is a link to EVERYTHING that is marked down & on sale HERE! but, like I said earlier, if you want to go STRAIGHT to the "retired items" you can go there now HERE

 HAPPY SHOPPING my sweet friends! :) xoxo





Friday, December 12, 2014

MCT Retirement Sale & a FEW marked down items!


GOOD MORNING & HAPPY HAPPY Friday my sweet friends!  
For the FIRST time in "almost" 4 years, I am retiring some stamps & dies!  There are a few of these that you just "MIGHT" see again in the future but a REVISED & BETTER version! ;)  Not only are we retiring sets, I ALSO marked down SEVERAL items too! I seriously need to make room for some AMAZING goodies that I have lined up for 2015! So like the banner states up top…."Out with the old & in with the NEW!" 

Before I give you MORE info about the sale, I want to share this 50th Wedding Anniversary tag I made for a friend! 
I am using one of the stamp sets that is retiring called "Love Collage" background stamp! This tag was a "10 minute" tag & SOOO EASY to make! I explain in my video how I put this together below!


MCT Products Used:

Here is my video for you today!

SALE INFO!
Okay, here is all the sale information! If you want to go straight to the "RETIRED STAMPS" you can see them HERE!  Once these retired items are gone…..they are GONE FOREVER! ;) 

Besides the "retired items", I also have LOTS of stamps & dies that I marked down as well! They are already marked down! If you would like to go straight to ALL the "SALE" items, you can go HERE!

Don't forget to use the code SAVE15, you will get 15% off your ENTIRE purchase! That is a PRETTY GOOD deal especially since all the sale items are already marked down, that is just a little additional something I wanted to do for ALL of YOU!!! 

ALSO, this sale discount applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY!  There will be NO pre-orders as well. So, basically if the little "add to cart" sign is gone, that means it is already sold out! 

Here is a link to EVERYTHING that is marked down & on sale HERE! but, like I said earlier, if you want to go STRAIGHT to the "retired items" you can go there now HERE

Have a FABULOUS weekend & HAPPY SHOPPING! :) xoxo

P.S.  Just in case you did not see my video, I just wanted to let you all know that ALL orders for this sale will not go out until Monday, Dec 15th~!  My son has a HUGE spanish project due & it's actually part of his final so I need to help him w/it!  My poor guy is ALREADY stressing out about it, but I told him we will get it done together! So that is why all orders from this weekend will go out on Monday, Dec 15, 2014!;) 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Designer Challenge


GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another Designer Challenge!
Today we have a new challenge that consists of a 'Photo Inspiration' and a 'Sketch'.

Here are the details:
~ Please use this Photo Inspiration or the Sketch for your project! You are welcome to use them BOTH, like I did w/my card above!
~ Make a project of "YOUR" choice.
~ Must use at least ONE "My Creative Time" product
~ Link up your project to Mr. Linky on the-----> right side of my blog & leave a comment.
~ Deadline for this challenge is on December 15, 2014 at midnight PST
~ Lastly….HAPPY CRAFTING! :)

Photo Credit


Here is my card I created using the "Photo Inspiration" AND the "Sketch".  Well, my card did not come out the way I had it planned in my brain :( I think I over did it by adding TOO much to it! Sometimes I just don't know when to stop! hehehe! :)

MCT Products Used:

Now onto my AWESOME team! Click on each name to visit each blog to leave the ladies some LOVE! :) 





Hope you enjoyed our projects for this new challenge & we hope to see you join in & play along! :)

Okay, now onto our winner from our last challenge HERE!
Random.org chose…..

#14 D-Designs by dragonfly


CONGRATS Miss Designs by dragonfly! Please email me at: info@my-creative-time.com
with your address so I can get your prize out to you my friend! :)

I just want to give you an update on my Anthony! He is doing AWESOME! He asked me if he can go back to his baseball tomorrow since he is feeling better! I told him "I don't think so!" We are following the Dr's orders & he will go back to his baseball on Monday! YEP, Monday! ;)
Thank you ALL for stopping by & I will see you back here SOON!!! xoxo


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What a Treat Wednesday


GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "What a Treat" Wednesday!  If you are just tuning in for the first time, my design team & myself make treats for you every other Wednesday using various of MCT dies & stamps! 
Today, I have a VERY SIMPLE treat for you! You can see in my video below how I put it together! :)


MCT Products Used:

Here is my video for you today!

FIRST OFF, I am apologizing now for my terrible video skills today :(  Half the time I didn't have the project in the camera, so I "HOPE" you were able to follow along my sweet friends! 



Okay, now onto my AWESOME design team! Click on each name to visit each bloggy blog! :) 







Weren't ALL of these SO MUCH FUN?  I hope we inspired "YOU" to get more holiday treats done! Have a FABULOUS day my friends & I will see you all back here soon! xoxo


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tag It Tuesday


GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "Tag it Tuesday!" 
Well, my project is running a little "tardy" today! ;)  Last night my son Anthony hurt himself at his practice, so I picked him up & took him straight to the ER.  I ALWAYS take extra precautions w/my boys because for those of you who have been following for a long time now, pretty much know of my Anthony's "injury history".  So I just wanted to "MAKE SURE" he was okay!  The doctor checked him out & he has a shoulder sprain…..I was SOO HAPPY it wasn't anything SERIOUS! PHEW…..that was a close one! 
Before I got the call, I was half way done w/my tag! So if you all are not busy mid-morning this morning, you can come back & see my tag!  I was too emotionally drained last night to finish it & I know it was from me worrying about him.  He is CRUSHED because the Doctor told him "No baseball activities" for a week! Can you  imagine the look on my boy's face?  That's almost like telling HIM he can't play for a YEAR!!! hahaha! 
My poor guy….I DISLIKE seeing this little one unhappy :( 


YAAAAH! Finally, here is my tag for you today!  I saw a pillow at target w/these colors on it & TOTALLY inspired my tag today!  It was super easy to throw together! 


MCT Supplies USed:
~ Winter Cheer (will be back in stock next week!)
~ Oh Deer (will be back in stock next week!)

Here are my design team's AMAZING tags for you today! Don't forget to visit each bloggy blog to see more! ;) 







Hope you enjoyed ALL of our tags today! ;) 
I hope you ALL have a FABBY day & I will see you back here tomorrow! :) xoxo

P.S. I just want to extend my apologies for NOT picking a winner from my November blog hop release :( I was SO BUSY, that I "THOUGHT" I picked a winner already! :(
Thank you ALL for your patience….! Okay, random.org chose the lucky winner of the $50 Giftcard  the MCT store & it goes to:

Theresa November 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM
I love your candy cane holder….a great treat for my granddaughters 2nd grade class…and I got the dies and stamps to do it too!!! Thanks so much for all you do! 

CONGRATS Miss Theresa! I will be emailing you shortly my friend! :) 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Made In Minutes & WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS! ;)

GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "Made in Minutes!" 
I hope you ALL had a GREAT weekend! Mine was SUPER BUSY & I'm not sure about you ladies & gents, but does any of your kids ask you to do a MAJOR project at the "last minute" for school?
Well, I was "literally" walking to my craft room when my son told me that he needed to make a dish for his spanish class for his country he picked for his presentation!  Of COURSE, my FIRST question was…."when do you need it by?" he says….."tomorrow!"  LOL….. I can laugh about it now, but when he asked me, I was SO NOT IN THE MOOD to make ANOTHER meal & especially if it was NOT for us! ;)  We went grocery shopping & luckily I had 80% of the ingredients so it wasn't too bad!  We ended up making "Empenadas".   Not sure if I even spelled it correctly, but basically they were bean, cheese & chorizo turnovers! I have to say that I "HAD TO" test taste them & they were pretty yummy!  But, this was the "highlight"!  After we made them, my son said that now he can bring the recipe to his teacher! Of course, I responded "What do you mean the recipe?" He told me that he just wanted to make them to make sure they taste good before he has to bring them to school "NEXT TUESDAY!" OMG! soooo, basically the teacher wanted everyone's recipe TOMORROW……"WHY?"….it's NOT even due until "NEXT Tuesday?" 
Oh well, at least I have dinner for tonight AND we had fun making them! ;) 
So, there went my crafting time! For those of you who have kids KNOW that you no longer have a schedule! Your kids' schedule is YOUR schedule….right? hehehe!  This is what being a Mom is all about & I would NOT trade it for the world! ;)  I would do ANYTHING for my "big" baby boys! :)

Okay, before we get to our WINNERS from last week's 5 Days of Christmas, my team has created "once again" some AMAZING "Made in Minutes" projects for you today! Don't forget to click on each name to visit each blog & leave them some LOVE! ;) 








Weren't these projects just FABULOUS? 

Okay, the moment you have ALL been waiting for!
Here are ALL the winners that random.org has chosen! Okay…..drumroll please…..

Day 1~ Winner of the Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker & the 12 wink of stella markers shown here is:
Ruth G said…
I love your sweet and happy snowman! He's so much fun with his cup of warm goodness! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Day 2~ Winner of Tuesday's Giveaway prize package is:
Linda Hott said…
That will sure dress up your table fine & put everyone in the Christmas mood! What a great idea!
TFS Linda

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Day 3~ Winner of Wednesday's Giveaway prize package is:
Sue D Wed Dec 03, 09:46:00 PM 2014
What a cute Olaf tag and perfect for this snowball maker.

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Day 4~ Winner of Thursday's Giveaway prize package is:
GlendaLea December 4, 2014 at 3:32 AM
Once again you and your Design Tam have done a Fabulous job show casing your dies and stamps!!!!! Working on my cards now for the holidays, thanks for the inspiration!
Glenda

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Day 5~ Winner of Thursday's Giveaway prize package is: 
quilt4fun2 December 6, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Such a fabulous cut…perfect for the bottles. I love the mittens and liquid appliqué. 
Beautiful job decorating your cute gifts.

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CONGRATS LADIES!!!! I will be emailing you today to get all of your addresses so I can get your FUN PRIZES in the mail this week!  
Also, I just want to say "THANK YOU" all for your fabulous comments you left last week AND most of all your "Support!"  I cannot do any of this w/o you my friends!  I will try my best to make sure 2015 is the BEST YEAR YET! ;) Have a FABULOUS day & I will see you back here tomorrow! xoxo's



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