Friday, September 28, 2012

My Creative Time Beary Special Blog Hop

***If you are looking for my Peachy Keen Blog Post scroll down to the next post.***

Even though its not quite Halloween, Emma has decided to give you all a "Beary Special Treat"! This doesn't cause weight gain but will cause CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Included in this hop, you will see a "Beary Special" stamp set that was designed by Emma for this special hop!  Also, joining us for this hop are 5 VERY TALENTED "Guest Designers"!  

Well you really are in for a treat especially if you love teddy bears as much as I do. You should have arrived here from Debbie's blog but if not make sure that you start back at the My Creative Time blog so that you don't miss a single stop.

I made a couple of projects because I LOVE this set SO much. First up a card:


This adorable little koala bear is from the new Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge. The heart background shapes are also from that cartridge I just made it into a shape card using my Gypsy. The ADORABLE little face on the koala is from the Critter Faces - Medium stamp set by Peachy Keen Stamps. And of course that AWESOME sentiment is from the brand new Beary Special Thoughts stamp set by My Creative Time.

My Second Project is a layout.


The brown section is a 5.25 x 7.25 mat for a 5x7 photo. The pretty picot trim across the top of it is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

Here is a close up of the top part of the layout.



These little bears and the stitched hearts are from the new Beary Special Thoughts stamp set. The sentiment is also from the set. It comes straight and I just curved it on my stamping block so that it would follow the curve of the paper. The twine is from Trendy Twine.

And last of all here is a close up of the larger bear at the bottom of the layout.


This little cutie was made using an old Coluzzle set that I have. That pretty pink polka dot paper in the background is actually flocked and oh so pretty and soft. It is by Doodlebug Design the smaller polka dot paper is also by Doodlebug Design. The brown paper is Core'dinations. The cute little face is from the Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment by Peachy Keen Stamps. The heart is a My Creative Time Die that comes with the 100% Sweetness stamp set. And the sentiment once again comes from the Beary Special Thoughts stamp set by Emma.

**GIVEAWAY ALERT**
Emma has a few GREAT giveaways to give to THREE LUCKY peeps!
 1st GRAND prize ~ "Teddy Bear Parade" cartridge AND this newest stamp set "Beary Special Thoughts"
2nd prize ~ "Create a Critter 2" cartridge "Beary Special Thoughts"
3rd prize ~ this newest set "Beary Special Thoughts"
How FUN is this! All you have to do is leave your comments on each designer's blogs! The more blogs you comment on, the BETTER your chances are at winning! Random.org will pick all the winners on Tuesday! So you have until Sunday, Sept 30th by midnight to get all of your comments in! AND PLEASE don't forget to include a way for us to contact you just in case YOU are one of the lucky winners! Good Luck!:)

Your next stop is Jayne

Here is the blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com/

Also dont' forget about my follower giveaway HERE. Hugs- Glora


Peachy Keen Stamps - Warm Witchy Wishes!

Hello Peachy Keen fans today is my day over on the Peachy Keen Blog and I have a Halloween card to share with you.



For this card I used the new Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge for all of the cuts. I hid the face and stamped it with the Simple Sallies Face Assortment. The cute sentiment comes from the Lisa Jean Halloween stamp set by Peachy Keen Stamps. I added some inking, gel pen accenting, glossy accents and gold Stickles. All the patterned paper is BoBunny Double Dot. The pretty hemp twine is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you have a TERRIFIC day. Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Sallies
Peachy Keen Stamps - Lisa Jean Halloween
BoBunny - Double Dot
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique - hemp twine
Tim Holtz Ink
Sakura Gellyroll Pen
Glossy Accents
Gold Stickles

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MCT Designer Challenge... Tracy

Hello My Creative Time friends, are you ready for another designer challenge? Today Tracy is our designer host and she wants us to use GOOGLY eyes on our project. I can't wait to see what you all create with googly eyes.

I wanted to make a googly eye ghost, it just seemed fun and appropriate. I've been wanting to use this Sandwich Fun face from PKS on a ghost ever since I got it. The eyes on the stamp almost look like googly eyes so I think they look great on this particular face. I also have the ghost on an Action Wobble so he is EXTRA cute and interactive. The candy pattern was made using a background stamp called Candy Background by PKS. The OH so perfect sentiment is from the Treats for My Sweet stamp set by My Creative Time. 


I hope that you will take a chance and play along. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Make sure to stop by the My Creative Time blog to see what everyone else has made using GOOGLY eyes. Hugs- Glora


Items Used:

Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
My Creative Time - Treats for My Sweet
Peachy Keen Stamps - Sandwich Fun
Peachy Keen Stamps- Candy Background
Sakura Gellyroll Pens
Adhesive Rhinestones
GOOGLY EYES

***Also don't forget to check out my follower giveaway HERE.***

Monday, September 24, 2012

Follower Giveaway...

Hi crafty friends. In just a little less than one month I will have had my craft blog for 3 YEARS. I can not believe it. The time has flown by. I'm also very blessed to currently have a little over 900 public followers on my blog. If I can get to 1000 followers by my 3 year blog-a-versary (October 22, 2012) I will be giving a lucky FOLLOWER the Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge along with the Wide Eyed Kids face stamps by Peachy Keen Stamps. These are a couple of my FAVORITES and I'm excited to be able to give you my sweet followers a chance to win them. If you follow me on FaceBook or subscribe to my e-mails you will want to make sure that you are also a public follower of my blog so you can have a chance of winning these:



To ENTER post a comment on this blog post and BE a public FOLLOWER of my blog. I don't normally require you to follow my blog but since it is a prize for thanking my followers you must be one to win.

You may enter a second time if you SHARE about this giveaway on your own blog, on Facebook, OR on Twitter. Just leave a second comment on this post (PLEASE only one bonus comment per person). A total of up to two entries.

Please note that if we make it to 1000 followers I will award the prize and I will only be paying US shipping so if you are out of the US and want to win you will need to be willing to pay the extra cost of shipping. I wouldn't normally do this but since the cartridge is bulky and a little heavier that is how I will have to do it.

Also the winner will have 1 week to claim their prize. If they don't then I will choose another winner. 

If we make it I will award the prize on Monday, October 22, 2012. Okay I think that is all for the giveaway. I will try to remind you about it in the next few weeks and link back to it as well. Good luck!

Don't forget that it is Scrapping the Little Things over at My Creative Time, you will definitely want to check  that out as well. Hugs- Glora

Friday, September 21, 2012

MCT September Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the My Creative Time September Release Blog Hop. If you came here from Cindy B's blog that you are in the right spot, if not make sure to go to the My Creative Time Blog to get the whole hop in.

I've got a few quick things to share with you and then I will send you on your way.

First a quick and easy treat bag for a large chocolate chip cookie.


I used the new All Around Goodies for ALL of the stamps on this. I also used the Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies. I borrowed Ruthie's idea of adding some glossy accents to my cookie. The bag is a glassine bag from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique and that pretty trim is a picot ribbon from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique. I must admit that this cookie is not homemade and it is NO LONGER fresh baked ;).

If you need some REAL quick Christmas gift card holders this project is just the trick. It doesn't take much time at all just a few die cuts and little bit of stamping.


For this one I used Emma's Embossed Gift Card Holder Die and Gift Card Sentiments. I also used the new Just Tags for the tag and the Just For You stamp set for the tree. For the embellishments I added a few star adhesive rhinestones, some hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique and a little ribbon.

And last of all I have a Halloween layout to share. My children love Halloween for the TREATS. I mean who doesn't love a bag full of SUGAR? Anyway, I thought these stamps and dies along with some previously released ones would make a fun layout.


The teal and orange squares along the top are for some 2.5 x 2.5" pictures. The middle mat will be for a 4x6 inch picture.

To the side of the main image mat I used the new Just Tags Die and stamped it with a sentiment from Treats for my Sweet. This is a removable die and just slides in and out so that I can add some personal journaling. The hemp is once again from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.


Along the bottom I used images and sentiments from both the All Around Goodies and also from last year's All Around Halloween. I also used the Scallop and Stitched Circle Die.


***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, September 23rd at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Your next stop is JAYNE.

Here is the full hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com/



Thursday, September 20, 2012

MCT September Release Sneak Peek Day 2

If you are looking for the Peachy Keen Blog Hop just click HERE.

Well are you loving Emma's new mini release this month? I'm so excited to have these new My Creative Time stamps and dies. They are going to make my holiday treat giving a breeze.

When I first saw the new tag it seemed the perfect size to make a little treat slider with. I used Mini Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bars for all of these but I believe something like a Laffy Taffy would probably work too. I made one for each of the upcoming holidays.


Here is a close up of the Halloween one:


For this one I used the new Just Tags along with last months stamp set called Treats For My Sweet. When you pull up on the ribbon the candy slides up with it, thus a TREAT slider. The slider idea wasn't my own I have seen a couple of YouTube videos in the past that showed hot chocolate and apple cider sliders I just added my own twist by making it a treat slider. This is what it looks like when you pull up on the bow:


My girls were pretty enchanted with how it could slide in and out. Simple but fun and a breeze to make.

Here is the Thanksgiving one close up:


For this one I used a Turkey from the Peachy Keen Country Bumpkin Minis stamp set along with the letters from the Just Simply Live stamp set by My Creative Time. These would make cute little Thanksgiving name place markers. The will actually stand up on their own with the candy inside.

And last of all this is a close up of the Christmas one:


For this one I used the new Just Tags, the Scallop and Stitched Circle Die, the new All Around Goodies and the previously released All Around Christmas.

Here is a REALLY quick video showing how to put one of these together. It is just music playing in the background because the kids were being lively :).



You will notice that I started the video with my tag cut out kind of like a card. I have another video that shows you how to do that with dies. You can find that video in this POST. You DO NOT have to do it that way. You could just use REALLY tacky glue on each side of two tags or you could machine stitch the sides as well. I just thought it would be easier to have one side already stuck together.

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, September 21st during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Make sure to go over to Emma's blog and see what she and the rest of the Design Team came up with. I'm certain it will be INCREDIBLE! Hugs- Glora

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PKS Fall and Halloween Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps Fall and Halloween Blog Hop. I'm happy to have you here. If you came here from Amanda's Crafts and More than you are in the right spot, if not you will want to start back at the Peachy Keen Stamps blog so you can get the whole hop in.

I decided to make a Halloween layout for my project.


I used lots of Peachy products on this and had lots of fun giving each of these jack-o-lanterns a different face.


The title is made from a cut from the Cricut Craftroom exclusive called Classroom - October & November. The faces are from the Monster Mash face assortment by Peachy Keen Stamps.


For my jack-o-lanterns I cut them all out using the CottageCutz/ PKS Pumpkin Trio die and stamp set. I used all 3 faces from this set for my pumpkins but I also used some faces from some different sets as well. I've DIGITALLY numbered my jack-o-lanterns in the pictures below and I will tell which stamp set each of the faces came from.





#5 Pumpkin Trio, #6 February 2012 SKOTM, #7 Make a Monster. I really loved how the February stamp kit faces looked on these pumpkins.

HOP PRIZES: There will be 5 randomly placed PKS gift certificates rewarded for commenting on the blog hop. We don't know which blogs will have the gift certificates so to increase your odds of winning make sure to get the whole hop in. You will have until Friday morning to finish hopping. I also want to remind you of the special one day sale at Peachy Keen Stamps. There are tiered discounts, 99 cent shipping and a free stamp for every order. Happy hopping - Hugs- Glora

Your next stop is Erin Lee Creative.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Sympathy Card and LOTS of FUN coming your way this week!

Hello and happy Monday! I wanted to share with you a sympathy card and then some fun things that will be happening this week.

I think these are the hardest kinds of cards for me to make so I kept it fairly simple. I have never tied my ribbon off like this before (off to the side) but I've seen Nikki do it and thought I would give it a try. I really like how it looks.


The background was stamped with the Punched Tin background stamp by Market Street Stamps. The sentiment is from the Floral Sentiments stamp set by My Creative Time. The ribbon is 3/4" May Arts Twill Ribbon with Chevron Print and that ADORABLE little black flower is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

Tomorrow I hope you will all join us for an awesome Halloween and Fall inspired blog hop at Peachy Keen Stamps. There is also going to be a one day SALE too.


Then on Wednesday and Thursday there will be sneak peeks of Emma's newest release over at My Creative Time. Then we will having a blog hop on Friday. You are going to LOVE this new release.


I hope to see you back here for these fun events. Have a terrific day! Hugs- Glora

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Haunting - with the CUTEST Ghosts

Hi! Today I wanted to share a card with some of the cutest little ghost EVER. I love these little cuties!!!


See aren't they ADORABLE? I made up this little card in no time at all and yet it is one of my favorite Halloween cards so far. I stamped and cut out the three little ghosts from the Happy Haunting Ghosts by Peachy Keen Stamps. Then I added some coloring to their mouths and I chalked their cheeks and did some shading with some gray chalk. Easy peasy and so fast. The sentiment comes from the same set but the cool little design around the sentiment is from the September 2012 SKOTM. The orange patterned paper is DCWV and the Ric Rac ribbon is from American Crafts. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that these cute little ghosts made you SMILE! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Haunting Ghosts
Peachy Keen Stamps - September 2012 SKOTM
Chalk
DCWV
American Crafts Ribbon

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MCT 3D Wednesday - Baby or Wedding Shower Favors

Hi today is another 3D Wednesday at My Creative Time. For our project today we were to make a baby shower favor or a wedding shower favor. When I think favors I think quantity. I know that A LOT will need to be made so I tried to think of something quick to put together but cute too. Emma's products are just perfect for this sort of thing.

I got my inspiration for using the Bubblegum Treat Box this way from my MCT team mate Cassandra (See HERE). I also was inspired by one of her projects to layer the cute little baby feet from Anyday Bingo and Crossword inside the Build a Banner circle die and The Stitched Circle Die (see HERE). Thanks Cassandra.

Here is my favor:


The My Creative Time products that I used are: Anyday  Bingo and Crossword (baby feet), Build a Banner Kit (small circle die), Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies (larger circle), All Around Everything stamp set (Welcome Sweet Baby sentiment), Bubblegum Treat Box Die (the box). The paper comes from the DCWV : Citrus Stack and the hemp twine comes from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

I can't wait to see what everyone else made. I'm certain that it is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! Make sure you stop by the My Creative Time Blog to check it out. Hugs- Glora


Items Used:

My Creative Time stamps - Anyday  Bingo and Crossword
My Creative Time stamps - All Around Everything
My Creative Time stamps - Build a Banner Kit
My Creative Time Dies - Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies
My Creative Time Dies - Bubblegum Treat Box Die
Hemp Twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
DCWV: Citrus Stack


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Show Me Your Technique at My Creative Time


Hi, well I didn't end up having time to make something with my Create a Critter 2 so hopefully in the next few days you will see something from it here on my blog. For now you will just have to enjoy some awesome techniques from our weekly mini technique hop at My Creative Time. Up this week is:

  Have a great day - Hugs- Glora

Monday, September 10, 2012

Grandparents Day Card

***If you are looking for Angelica's Farewell Blog Hop click HERE or scroll down***

Hi, did you know that yesterday was Grandparents Day? It is not a very well known holiday, but my children have incredible grandparents and we wanted to let them know that we love and appreciate them. Today I want to share the Grandparents Day card that my kiddos helped me create. We made two card and they are ALMOST identical so I'm just going to post the one.

This is a larger card. It is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card. I just love their sweet handprints on the card and they had fun with it, well everyone except for the baby, he didn't like it too much. The color combination is a little unique but I had already stamped my baby's handprint and the girls chose out the colors they wanted so I just went with it. The hemp twine is from Liz's PaperLoft Boutique. And the sentiments all come from My Creative Time stamp sets. The 'XOXO' is from 100% Sweetness, the 'made with love...' is from You Had Me At Chocolate and the 'Happy Grandparents Day' is from the More Gift Card Sentiments.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Day. I was SUPER lucky and found a Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge on SALE at JoAnn's on Friday. I'm dying to try it out. So hopefully tomorrow I will have a card to share with you using it. Hugs- Glora

Also, don't forget that it is Scrappy Monday at My Creative Time.



Items Used:

My Creative Time stamps - 100% Sweetness
My Creative Time stamps - You Had Me At Chocolate
My Creative Time stamps - More Gift Card Sentiments
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique - Hemp Twine



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Angelica's Farewell Blog Hop

Hello friends. Today we are having a blog hop to wish our sweet friend Angelica good luck in her new endeavors. We also wanted to thank her SO much for all that she has done for those of us on the Peachy Keen design team. She has been a joy to work with and I'm thankful to have her as a friend. You should have arrived here from DoBea's blog. If not make sure that you get the whole blog hop in by starting at the Peachy Keen Stamps blog.


I will just tell you a little bit about the products I used to make this card and send you on your way. I used the Shower Peepers dies by Peachy Keen Stamps and CottageCutz. I colored her up with Copics and Chalks. I added a bow with hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.The 'thank you' sentiment is from the PKS Gnomegrown stamp set. I cut the grass from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge and the awesome stitched clouds are a die from the Fly Away With Me Dies by My Creative Time. I think that is about it, other than THANK YOU so MUCH Angelica and BEST of LUCK!

Your next stop on the hop is Erin.

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way...


Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -- http://www.peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Lauren Brewer -- http://laurenscreative.com/
Michelle Criswell www.scrappinwithmybug.com
Glorajean Beardall -- http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
Erin Lee Shreiner -- http://www.erinleecreative.com/ THIS IS YOUR NEXT STOP

Have a WONDERFUL day! Hugs- Glora

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Trick or Treat Spider

Hi! Today I wanted to share with you one of the cards that I made for the challenges over on the Peachy Keen Connection. There are some awesome prizes to be won for participating and there is still a little time to enter. This card is for challenge #2 which can be found HERE.


Isn't that the cutest spider? It is one of the newest Peachy Keen release stamps and it is called Spider and Web and it is currently on SALE. I heat embossed the web with some white embossing powder. I pop dotted the web and then I pop dotted the spider on top of that. The paper for this card is from a DCWV Halloween mat stack. It already came all glittery and just as it is except for the black inking around the edges which I added.

I hope you can join in on the fun over on the Peachy Keen Connection. Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Peachy Keen Stamps - Spider and Web
DCWV
Sakura White Gellyroll Pen
White Embossing powder
black ink for inking
Adhesive Gems
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