Monday, December 31, 2012

My Creative Time December Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time December Release Blog Hop. If you came here from the talented Cindy B's blog than you are in the right spot if not make sure to start back at the My Creative Time Blog to get the full blog hop in.

For my project I made a coordinating card and envelope. I have a sweet crafting friend Amanda that does this all the time. I love the look and wish I took the time to coordinate my cards and envelopes more often.



The A2 sized background was made using the new Love Collage. The darling little stitched hearts are the new Stitched Heart Layering Dies, The postage stamp shape behind the girl is the new Stitched Postage Frame Die. And last but not least from the new release is the sentiment from the envelope. It is from Emma's new Chocolate Greetings stamp set.

The little girl image is actually an angel from the January 2012 SKOTM by Peachy Keen Stamps. I just cut off her wings and halo to make it a little girl. The cute little rose in her hair is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

***BLOG HOP GIVEWAY ALERT***
For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  This FIRST winner will have a "GUEST DESIGN SPOT" for our next release & the SECOND winner will win a $25 Gift Card to my store!  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 random.org 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, Jan 6th at midnight! I will announce winners on my blog on Tues, Jan 8th!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Your next stop is Katie's amazing blog. Click HERE.

And just in case you get lost along the way here is the full blog hop line up: 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Creative Time's December Release

Welcome to another day of sneak peeks from My Creative Time's December Release. These new stamps and dies are SO much fun! For my project I made a card for my Dad.


For this card I used the new Stitched Postage Frame Die, the Stitched Heart Layering Dies, and the FOREVER sentiment is from the Forever Stamp Set.

Emma designed this special stamp as a "THANK YOU" for all of your support throughout 2012! With all of her ups & downs this year, you were ALL here to support her in any way possible! Emma will FOREVER be grateful to each & everyone of you!  With that said, she is offering this mini stamp set for FREE to the first 150 shoppers starting @8am PST Mon, Dec 31st. NO SPECIAL CODE is needed. If you are amongst the 150 shoppers, you will automatically have it included w/your order! ONE per shopper please. If you miss out on being one of the lucky shoppers who get this for free, no worries because Emma will be offering it for sale for those of you who "Have to have it!";)

I also used the Lowercase Fun Dies for the i & u and the & from the Just Simply Live stamp set.

This is the inside of the card:


The heart stamp is from the Forever Stamp set and the sentiment is from the new Lots of Love Stamp set.

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 http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag Emma in your post!
 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Monday, Dec 31st during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Make sure to stop by Emma's blog and see what everyone else has made for you today. Hugs- Glora




Monday, December 24, 2012

Update and Winner from the PKS Final Farewell Blog Hop

Hi all, I just wanted to pop in real quick and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for all of your kindness and support. I may not have as many posts on my blog for a bit as my sweet Daddy has been in the hospital for a week and will probably be there at least a few more weeks. I do plan on seeing  you all later this week for the My Creative Time new release and blog hop but in the mean time you will know that if I'm not posting I'm busy taking care of family stuff. Don't forget to take the time to love and cherish your family, life is so very precious. Thank you for understanding and once again Merry Christmas!

Now for the winner chosen by random.org:


Congratulations Lilli, I'm sending you an e-mail right away. Thanks again to all of you. Hugs- Glora

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps - Fond Farewell Blog Hop

Well it is official, my year as a member of the  Peachy Keen Stamps design team has come to an end. It has been a dream come true and I will treasure it always. Kathy has been so sweet and supportive and has worked her Peachy magic over and over again. Angelica, DoBea and Lorie have all been amazing to work with as well. I cannot imagine the amount of time they put in to keep everything rolling along smoothly. Thanks to all of you for your love and support as well.

I CAN NOT wait to see who made the team for next year. I've watched a lot of your projects this year and I've got my fingers crossed for so many of you.

Anyway, you should have arrived here from Cristina's blog, if not make sure to get the whole hop in by starting at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog. There are AMAZING prizes and lots of inspiration at EVERY stop.

We were all asked to share 3 of our favorite projects for the year. So here we GO...

This is one that was made using one of the awesome Stamp Kits of the Month. Kathy has amazed us month by month with some incredible stamps. This one is from the June 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month.


This one has a sentiment from the April 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month and the darling little face was a new set from this year as well called Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment.


And I had to end it off with a peach card I made for one of the Peachy Keen Connection challenges this year. The face is from an assortment called Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment. It is an oldy but a goody. 


For the giveaway at my stop Kathy is going to let me give away one of my favorite sets called Happy Lashes Face Assortment. I love these faces, they just make me happy! Thanks for being so kind and generous Kathy! All you need to do is leave me a comment and a way to contact you. Thanks again for a WONDERFUL year! Hugs- Glora


Your next stop is Heather.

Here is the hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -- http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Heidi Ann Giebel -- http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Glorajean Beardall -- http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Lauren Brewer -- http://laurenscreative.com/
Michelle Criswell -- http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps - December Sketch Challenge

Hello Peachy Keen friends. It is time for another sketch challenge over at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog. This is a cute and simple sketch. I really enjoyed working with it we are also celebrating a VERY special BIRTHDAY. It is going to be the Peachy Queen's birthday VERY soon so we are incorporating that into the sketch too. Happy birthday KATHY. You are amazing and one of the sweetest and most giving people that I've had a chance to get to know. I hope that your birthday is as special as you are!


Here is my card. I tend to stick pretty close to a sketch most of the time as I did this time, however sometimes it is fun to just play around with a sketch too. For instance the first time I saw the sketch I thought it would make an ADORABLE window scene. Unfortunately I just couldn't get a vision for the right scene. I'm certain someone will make one and I will say, "Yup, that is exactly what I was thinking." Anyway, have fun with it I can't wait to see what you all make with it.


Isn't that hat full of snowmen just the cutest? It is from the PKS December stamp release and is called Snow Sweet Home. On the INSIDE it will say "HAPPY WINTER BIRTHDAY" which is from the brand new Snow Me a Man.


I paper pieced the hat, colored the snowmen with markers, chalks, and Stickles. Then I inked around the edges, pretty simple but fun too. I hope you will join in on this fun challenge and wish Kathy, the Peachy Queen a happy birthday too.


Make sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to see what the other designers did with this sketch/birthday challenge. Have a terrific day! Hugs- Glora

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Facebook Tip (from D.H. Scrubby)

As you know, Facebook keeps "adjusting" the way things work. For example, even though you have signed up to "Like" your favorite pages, the things they post might not actually show up on your news feed (unless they pay extra money to Facebook to promote their post).

The good news is that you can do something about it, to never miss a post!

1. Go to Glora's Crafts' Facebook page (or any other favorite page)

2. Hover over the "Like" button ("Like" it first if you haven't yet).

3. Check "Get Notifications"

It's that easy! You won't miss another post from your favorite page!

Glora's husband fancies himself a writer and a technology enthusiast (code for "likes expensive toys"). As a guest writer for Glora's Crafts, he writes articles which might be interesting to the crafting and blogging community.Comments are always welcome - however, please understand that I cannot provide technical support for your specific situation. If you run into trouble, seek out professional assistance (that is, invite the neighborhood nerd over and offer him a doughnut).

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Creative Time - 12 Days of Christmas - Day 10

Welcome to the 10th day of My Creative Time's 12 Day of Christmas. Today I have a simply little backpack hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works that I jazzed up a bit. You can buy the plain and simple little backpack holders for 50 cents, but if you want one with some bling or jingle bells or something then the price jumps to $3 or more. Well I thought the one with the bells on it would be cute on my daughter's backpack but I didn't want to put out the money so I bought the 50 cent one and made it up using things I already had at home.


No this isn't really going to stay on my tree but it made for an easy picture. My daughter LOVES it so I am happy and best of all it was cheap and I made it in a snap.I clustered my little bells up like some holly and added some hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique. The sentiment comes from the From Our Family to Yours stamp set and the little tag die is from the Teeny Tags Greetings stamp set. Did you know you can buy this tags separately now? I'm sure you did but if not and you are interested in buying it separately HERE is the link to it. These are so cute on everything and being able to buy extras will really help out if you are mass producing something.

I have been SO impressed with all the awesome ideas the ladies have been sharing each day. I hope you are loving it too. If you haven't yet, make sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what everyone has done today. Hugs- Glora

HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT!
Okay, since it's Christmas, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person! She will announce one of the prizes for each day in her video! So by the 12th day, you will see ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving! All you have to do is leave your comments each day! It's that simple! ALSO, **VERY IMPORTANT** Please leave your contact information so we can contact you "IF" YOU are the lucky winner! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Challenges on the Peachy Keen Connection

I just wanted to share a card that I made for one of the challenges over on the Peachy Keen Connection. These challenges are fun and the prizes are always something fun from the newest Peachy release. If you would like to join in on the fun of challenge #2 click HERE.

For this challenge DoBea and I are co-hosting it. She chose the word art part and I chose the snowman part. I'm LOVING what the design team has made for this challenge and I'm excited to see what everyone else makes for it too.


I did my word art on my computer because when I heard 'word art' I envisioned something like this and I wasn't quite sure how hard it would be to do with stamps so I did it on my computer. IT actually took long than I thought it would so maybe I should have tried using my stamps for it. I will have to try another one sometime soon and use my stamps for it. That cute little snowman is from last months release called Snow Gifts. The hemp twine is from Liz's Paperloft Boutique and the cute polka dot paper is from BoBunny's Double Dot Line.

I hope you will join in the fun. There are two fun challenges going on at the Peachy Keen Connection. And don't forget about the awesome sale going on right now over at Peachy Keen Stamps and the 12 Days of Christmas over at My Creative Time. Hugs- Glora

Thursday, December 6, 2012

MCT - 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Welcome to the 6th day of My Creative Time's 12 Day of Christmas. Today I have a friend or neighbor gift idea. For the packaging I just reused a plastic bag that I had been given and it already had the cute little silver filler in it. I love to reuse stuff :).


I love this YUMMY hot chocolate and although I could just crush my own candy canes and add it to hot chocolate I kind of like having it already done for me ;). For the label I used the new Vintage Stitched Label Dies. For the darling hot chocolate mug and hot chocolate sentiment I used the Do the Cocoa Motion stamp set. And last but not least the 'warm holiday wishes' sentiment came from the Mixed Holiday Sentiments stamp set all once again from My Creative Time.

Here is a close up of the tag and little jingle bell with the candy canes behind it.


I hope you enjoy all the awesome ideas that the ladies have been showing so far. If you haven't yet, make sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what everyone has done today. Hugs- Glora

HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT!
Okay, since it's Christmas, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person! She will announce one of the prizes for each day in her video! So by the 12th day, you will see ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving! All you have to do is leave your comments each day! It's that simple! ALSO, **VERY IMPORTANT** Please leave your contact information so we can contact you "IF" YOU are the lucky winner! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Simply Crafts Challenge- Reindeer

It is the first Wednesday of the month again which means it is time for another Simply Crafts Challenge between Pam and I. This month Pam chose out the reindeer from off the Doodlecharms cartridge. If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all the details on the Simply Crafts Challenge Blog (HERE).


The sentiment is from My Creative Time's From Our Family to Yours. This is just a REALLY simple card with a little bit of Versmarker and some Sakura Gellyroll. I also added Stickles and glossy accents. 

Make sure to check out Pam's blog so you can see how she put her card together and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog if you would like to join in on the challenge. Hugs- Glora

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Peachy Keen December Sneak Peeks

***If you are looking for DAY 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas for My Creative Time please scroll down to the next post***

Wow, I can not believe that another month has flown by and that I'm showing you December sneak peeks from Peachy Keen Stamps newest release. I can not believe how FAST this year has gone by!

First off here is a card using the new December 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month. I'm SO in love with these darling candles and the cute faces to put on them.


This style of card kind of reminds me of my friend Cassandra, she loves to use a rainbow of colors in a lot of her projects. The patterned paper is all from the Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe paper pad. I used the tag from the Vintage Stitched Label Dies by My Creative Time. I love how perfect the sentiment fits on here. The sentiment and all the candles and their faces come from the December 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month. I paper pieced the candles and added some Stickles, Glossy Accents and twine bows too.

My second card is from one of the new add on sets called Snow Me a Man. I totally fell in love with this snowman and this sentiment. I have lots of male winter birthday cards to make so this seemed like a fun one to make up.


Isn't he SO sweet? The patterned paper once again came from the Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe paper pad and I used the My Creative Time's Vintage Stitched Label Dies for the banner at the bottom too. I did some shading using some inks and chalks too. Have a terrific day and make sure to check out more sneaks over on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog. Hugs- Glora

My Creative Time - 12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Welcome to the 2nd day of My Creative Time's 12 Day of Christmas. Today I have a fun gift idea for you that was inspired by a sentiment on the It's a Magical Season stamp set. I saw that 'snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled' sentiment and remembered seeing a snowman kit in a store a couple of years ago. I thought it would be fun to make one up for my girls.


I was in luck because I had this awesome box that my friend Pam had given me. It is perfect for this kit. The front part (by the button) is a magnetic closure and fits the scarf, mittens and hat inside PERFECTLY. and then there is a little drawer at the bottom that pulls out and holds the 'coal', huge googly eyes and some very large buttons. All that is missing are a couple of twigs that could be gathered outside.

Here it is with the drawer pulled out and the mittens, scarf and hat placed in front of the box instead of inside of it.


The sentiment is once again from It's a Magical Season, the die it is stamped on is called the Fancy Frame Stamp & Die set, and the ADORABLE snowman is from the All Around Accessories stamp set all by My Creative Time. The black hemp twine is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

Well I hope you enjoyed my 'snowman kit.' Now we will be all prepared to make a snowman the next time we get some snow. I hope your day is terrific! Hugs- Glora



HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT!
Okay, since it's Christmas, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person! She will announce one of the prizes for each day in her video! So by the 12th day, you will see ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving! All you have to do is leave your comments each day! It's that simple! ALSO, **VERY IMPORTANT** Please leave your contact information so we can contact you "IF" YOU are the lucky winner! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Christmas Tag

I realized that I never posted my fun snowman tag that I made a few weeks ago so I thought I would share it now.


For this cutie I used the Happy Snowman with Label by Peachy Keen Stamps. For the snowflakes on the tag I used some stamps from the Snow Gifts stamp set. The tag itself is by My Creative Time and is called Tag Dies. I hope you enjoy this and have a wonderful day! Hugs- Glora

Friday, November 23, 2012

MCT Black Friday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the My Creative Time Black Friday Blog Hop. By now you probably know what all the excitement is about, an awesome sale and some new layering dies. WOO HOO. I LOVE these new dies. They look SO beautiful layered together. You should have arrived here from Cindy L's awesome blog. If not and you would like to get the whole hop in then you can start back at the My Creative Time blog.


I really do just love how these dies look layered especially with Emma's signature stitching. For this card I used the new Stitched Curly Label Die and the Curly Label Die. I used the Mixed Holiday Sentiments for the sentiment. The bear is from Create a Critter 2 and his cute face is from a stamp set by Peachy Keen Stamps called Critter Faces (XL). 


Thank you for joining us for our very FIRST "MCT Black Friday Blog Hop"! Okay, not only are we having a SALE, but we are ALSO releasing 2 new stitched dies that YOU ALL have been requesting for a LOOOONG time! IF you own the "Curly Label Die" & the "XL Label Die", we now have Stitched dies that will layer on top of those! Are you excited as we all are??? Wait, we are NOT stopping there, I have ALSO had several requests to sell my "Teeny Tag Dies" by themselves (for mass producing purposes) GUESS WHAT???? We now have them selling in my store by themselves! Sit back & please enjoy this hop as we all showcase the BRAND NEW "Stitched Curly Label Die" & the "Stitched XL Label Die" along w/many other MCT products!
Please use the code: BLACKFRI (all caps) to get a 20% discount of your purchase! Sale will end Sunday, Nov 25th @ Midnight!
**GIVE AWAY ALERT**
Well, this wouldn't be a party w/o a giveaway.....right??? Well, we are keeping this simple! Just leave your comments along w/a way to contact you, should you win! Random.org will be picking TWO lucky winners to win $25 worth of MCT product of YOUR choice! GOOD LUCK PEEPS!

Your next stop is the amazing Katie (HERE).

Below is a copy of the line up if you need it. Have a terrific day! Hugs- Glora


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Prayer

Happy Monday! It is my day to post over on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and I wanted to share a Thanksgiving card that I made. I truly have so much to be thankful for and this Thanksgiving prayer just says it beautifully.


I used the Lil' Tweets - Thanksgiving set for the sentiment and the bird. I colored him with some Copic Markers and did a little accenting with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The Thanksgiving prayer is mounted on the XL Label Die by My Creative Time (there is also a little sneak peek of a new die coming out soon). I added a wooden button and some hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique to my bow. Then I finished it off with a little faux stitching around the edges. 


 I hope you all will have a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Hugs- Glora

Thursday, November 15, 2012

MCT - Fontabulous November Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another My Creative Time stamp and die release. This release is full of fonts and fun. I think you are going to just fall in LOVE with everything. If you came here from Cindy L.'s blog you are in the right spot, if not make sure that you head back to Emma's blog so that you can get the full hop in.

For my project I used the new Circle Font. I thought they would look really cute on a bath time layout for my baby.


I used the brand new Circle Font stamps with the circle from the Build a Banner set to create my title. I also used some of the circle dies as bubbles. The cute little baby is from the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge. I stamped the baby's face with the Critter Faces (large) stamp set and the duck's little eye was stamped with the Bird Faces and More stamp set by Peachy Keen Stamps.


These new font sets are AWESOME. I'm having so much fun playing with them.



As Emma stated in her video on Wednesday, she is offering a free CUTE stamp set "Thank You Hugs" to everyone who places their order by Sunday @ midnite! That will be the deadline to receive this FREE stamp set! (after that, I will offer it for sale) This is a little token of her appreciation for ALL of you who made this ALL possible for her to continue to do what she LOVES! Also to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! Yep, she came out w/her first set of stamps  2 years ago......WOW! 
This offer starts tomorrow, Thurs Nov 15th @ 8am PST & will end on Sunday, Nov 18th @ midnite! ONE per customer please! You do NOT have to add it to your cart or use a special code, we will just include it with your order! 


***BLOG HOP GIVEWAY ALERT***
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 random.org 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, November 18th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Your next stop is Katie!

Here is a list of the hop in case you get lost along the way:

Kim ~ http://www.scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 12, 2012

MCT November Stamp Release Sneak Peek

Hello and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks from My Creative Time's November stamp and die release. Today we are showcasing two awesome font stamp sets, Circle Font and Label Font.

For my tag I used Label Font. I don't have any sweet 16 stamps so this was the perfect set to make my own sentiment with.


The tag is from Emma's Tag Dies and as I mentioned the "Sweet 16" was made using the new Label Font. I cut the cupcake from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge. I used some polka dot ribbon from American's Crafts and topped it off with a wooden button and some pretty hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.


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 http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag Emma in your post!
 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, November 16th during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)


Make sure to stop by Emma's blog so you can see what she and the other Design Team Members made with these sets. Hugs- Glora
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