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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A quick look at my FAVES from 2014!

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE my sweet friends! I hope you ALL had a FABULOUS Christmas!

As 2015 is rapidly approaching….(within hours)….I wanted to share w/you LOTS of my FAVORITE projects from 2014~! 

Just a "WARNING" there are LOTS of pics! ;) 

Okay, for those of you who have been following me for quite some time now, you KNOW how much I LOVE to make tags! So here are a few of my 2014 FAVES:











Okay, here are a few of my FAVE 2014 cards:




















Next up are a few of my FAVE 2014 treats, 3-D project & gift card holder!









Last, but not least, a few of my FAVE 2014 layouts & smash book pages!










Well, this is it my friends! The next time I am on here, we will be in a "NEW YEAR".  I STILL can NOT believe it will be 2015 in just hours away! I am SO READY for a new year & I have LOTS of FUN stuff in store for all of "YOU!" :) 

My team & I will be back to our regular schedule starting on Monday, Jan 5, 2015! 
I will also get to introduce to you my 2015 Design team!  We will have a FUN FILLED week for you filled w/LOTS of inspiration! Then the following week, on Jan 12th, that will be the start of our "SNEAKY PEEKS!"  All I have to say is that I am IN LOVE w/this next upcoming release! We will ALSO be celebrating my "4 Year Anniversary"! Yep, can you believe I started my little stamp & die journey 4 years ago ALREADY? Time SURE FLIES when you are having fun!
So "SAVE THE DATE" January 12, 2014 @ midnight PST" will be the start of some AMAZING sneak peeks for you all!  
Here is a CUTE little badge for "YOU" if you would like to start spreading the word OR you can post it to your bloggy blogs! :)


In the mean time, I will see you all back here on Monday AND I wish you ALL a HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR my sweet friends!  THANK YOU ALLL for an AMAZING 2014 & looking forward to an even BETTER 2015~!

CHEERS my friends! xoxo


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WInner's for the Farewell Blog Hop


Good morning my sweet friends & welcome to My Creative Time! 
First off, I want to apologize for being "MIA", it has been CRAZY BUSY here at my home! I'm NOT SURE about all of you, but didn't it seem like Christmas just SERIOUSLY SNEAKED UP on us this year???  WOW! I "thought" I was ready because I did 90% of my shopping online (THANK YOU AMAZON.COM) & received everything in 2 days! ;)  That's DEFINITELY WORTH being a "prime member!" :)  Of course, there is ALWAYS those FEW things that you HAVE to go get because you FORGOT! ;) lol…. So my strategy was to go to the stores at 9:30 PM & there were NO LINES AT ALL! AND I still got some AWESOME sales on top of that! I wasn't too bummed about doing some last minute shopping because it was a "win win" situation! Now it is the day before Christmas Eve & I haven't even wrapped ONE gift!!!  I seriously JUST baked my cookies last night! I just LOVE making cookies w/my boys….I think this HAS TO BE the BEST part of Christmas for us! "USUALLY" our cookies are done at least one week before, but like I said, this Christmas crept up on us SO QUICKLY!  So here are a few pics of my boys helping me! Our tradition is to make our cookies & listen to our/my FAVORITE Jackson 5 Christmas CD! It's funny how traditions get passed down! My Mother's FAVORITE Christmas (back then) "LP" WAS the Jackson 5 one & now I feel like it's NOT Christmas unless we have that playing! :)

As you can see, my Anthony in the background making silly faces as Baby Aaron "impatiently" waits for the cookie dough to mix! ;)

Here is Anthony Making fun of how Baby Aaron was watching the mixer! LOL….. NEVER a dull moment w/this little one! ;) 

I was able to catch Anthony in action before he could make a funny face for the camera! ;) 

Baby Aaron had to do surgery on one of the cookies before he put it in the oven!! ;)  My boys told me that they wanted to do most of the cookie baking, so I let them & I have to say that they did a GREAT job!!! 

Even my Princess was involved in the action! I had forgotten to turn the mixer down before adding the flour & she just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time! LOL…. The flour went everywhere & got here on top of her CUTE little head! hehehe! LOVE her! ;)

These are our 3 FAVORITE cookie recipes that we make faithfully every year for Christmas:


Before I get to the winners, I just wanted to share w/you a few of our Christmas decorations!  Since Christmas came SUPER FAST this year, I was SOOO BEHIND on my decorating :(  I am ALWAYS the one where I would "literally" decorate Thanksgiving night! LOL…. I didn't have to worry about my tree because it was up ALL YEAR!  Yep, last year as we were about to take it down, my boys & I discussed it & we thought it would be a good idea just to keep it up in honor of our S.F. Giants!  I had made the valid point that this "was" an even year & our boys LOVE to win championship on even years, so to bring our boys GOOD LUCK, we "literally" kept the lights on every single day for the entire year! Let's just say that it was TOTALLY WORTH it because if you all remember, my S.F. Giants won the World Series AGAIN this year!!! :)  Basically I just added that little tree above my tv & our stockings! AND, I JUST put up that stuff on Friday, last week!!! Can you believe that??? lol…. 


I just LOVE our stockings! Can you tell which one is mine??? ;) hehehehe! I was bummed because I could not find my doggies stockings!!! Of course, I found them AFTER I took this picture so  NOW all 7 stocking are up! YEP, you CANNOT forget about your four legged family members as well! 

Okay, so sorry for the long post! Now, here is the moment you having been waiting for! I know this was supposed to be on my blog YESTERDAY, but I was way too busy….so here it is now!!!

Winner from Miss TeriBeri's Blog:
Brenda December 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM
this is an awesome card! thanks for sharing yourself with all of us this past year on Miss Emma's DT! I have really enjoyed your awesome talent!

Winner from Miss Shar's Blog:
Such a cute card
Pat

Winner from Miss Lee-Ann's Blog:
Brenda December 19, 2014 at 1:09 PM
Your cards are AWESOME!! thanks for sharing yourself with all of us this past year on Miss Emma's DT!  I have really enjoyed your awesome talent!

Winner from Miss Candace's Blog:
Terry B December 19, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Love, Love, Love your cards! You always do such a wonderful job of all your projects and show casing the dies and stamps from MCT.  Definitely going to miss all of your great projects and inspiration.

Winners from Miss Leanne's Blog:
Melissa Alzammar said…
I love your card Leanne and will miss seeing your projects. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Melissa Alzammar

Winner from Miss Cassandra's Blog:
Lisa said…
These are so sweet!! I love the designs!! How creative to match the color of heart to the paper!! What fabulous cards!! Love them!! 
Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Winner from Miss Stacey's Blog:
Katieo December 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM
I love all of the pretty papers you used. The flowers are beautiful. I will miss seeing your MCT posts and look forward too seeing your new creations in 2015

Winner from Miss Cindy's Blog:
Lisa December 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM
This is so absolutely adorable, Cindy!! What a sweet card!! The snowmen are so cute!! You always create the most amazing, fabulous projects and you showcased the MCT products perfectly every single time!! I know you will be missed!! I can't wait to see what your next crafty journey will be!! Huge hugs my dear friend :)
Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Winner from Miss Micia's Blog:
VICTORIA December 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM
MICIA I AM so sorry for your loss gonna miss you but you will be on bloglovin so I will still see you around.
Vicky

Winner from My (Emma's) Blog:
Sherrie K. December 19, 2014 at 6:59 AM
Such a beautiful card Emma! I am SURE your heart is heavy but you are amazing and I am sure your team of girls will stay forever close! Change is hard ~ I am sad to see so many moving on but I understand! I wish all of them the best and for you..hang in there my friend! We are all here to support you, your team and MCT! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Thanks for such an amazing and inspiration year!
Sherrie K

CONGRATS LADIES!!! I will be contacting you all to get your MCT gift cards out to you! 

Thank you ALL for stopping by & I wish you ALL the HAPPIEST HOLIDAYS w/your loved ones! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS & sending you all "BIG HUGE HUGS!!!"  xoxo ;)

I am going to leave you with 2 of my FAVE Christmas song from my Jackson 5 Christmas CD, I can actually listen to this song everyday if I wanted to: 






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


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