Wednesday, April 30, 2014

San Antonio Texas Layout

I wanted to join in the current challenge at My Creative Time which was to use pockets and envelopes on a layout. I went through some of my college choir tour pictures and found something fun to add a pocket and envelope to.


When we went to the Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio Texas (just along the Riverwalk), I kept a few mementos. The little flag out of my hamburger and a little two sided advertisement. I didn't want to adhere the advertisement down because I want to be able to take it out and look at the map on details on the back too, so a pocket was the perfect solution. My friend Kim used the Stitched Bracket Dies as pockets on her layout and I LOVED how it looked so I totally took the idea from her (you can see her layout HERE).

I also used the following My Creative Time items: Just Simply Live for my 'SAN ANTONIO' and my other two stamped sentiment, the Vintage Stitched Label Dies,  Lowercase Fun Dies for TEXAS, the Mini Stitched Envelope Die along with the smallest heart from the Stitched Sweethearts and XOXO Dies.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs- Glora

Quick Links:

Just Simply Live Stamp SetMini Stitched Envelope DieLowercase Fun DiesStitched Bracket DiesStitched Sweethearts & XOXO DiesVintage Stitched Label Dies

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bird Wedding Card

I'm cutting this kind of at the deadline but wanted to share the card that I have kind of envisioned since I saw the image for the photo/color inspiration challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps.

Here is the inspiration picture:


And here is my card:


These cute little birdies and the wedding sentiment are from PK-198 Love Birds and Sentiments by Peachy Keen Stamps. The branch, hearts, leaves and heart sentiment are all from a retired set by Market Street Stamps called Follow Your Heart. I thought they combined together beautifully. I colored the birds and hearts with Spectrum Noir markers that I just got for my birthday. I'm such a novice at coloring in stamps but I figure I'm just going to experiment and have fun with it. And fun, it definitely was. Have a great day! Hugs- Glora

PK-198 Love Birds and Sentiments

Friday, April 25, 2014

MCT April Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the final stop on the My Creative Time April Release Blog Hop. I have had SO much fun this week as the guest designer and I hope you have enjoyed some of the projects I've had to share with you as well. Thanks SO much to Emma for letting me join in. You should have arrived at my blog from Veronica's blog but if not make sure to head back to Emma's blog and get the full hop in. I know there are fabulous projects at every stop, you won't want to miss a thing.

I have two projects for you today! Like I mentioned yesterday I'm totally thrilled and excited about the Springtime in Paris set and couldn't wait to scrap my first day in PARIS now that I have the perfect set. There I am as fresh as a daisy, LOL, after a 3 layover flight to Paris, France. The president (adult leader) of my mission came and picked us up from the Charles de Gaulle airport and we stopped and saw a few sights. We went to Trocadero, the perfect spot to get a full shot of le tour eiffel (the Eiffel Tower). We also got pictures with the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the Seine river in the background. And although I don't have a picture of it, I don't know if I've ever been quite as scared for my life as I was when we drove down the Champs-Ellysees and onto the round-about that circles the Arc de Triomphe. There are 10 or more streets that empty into/off of that round-about and cars were going in, out and around it at least 6 cars deep. It was SCARY. That is one experience I will pass on next time I go to France :). Anyway, sorry to keep you, I couldn't help but reminisce a tiny bit.

Here is my layout:


The vines, designs (french damask), French sentiments, Eiffel Tower and coordinating die all come in the Springtime in Paris set. For my date at the bottom I used the die and alphabet stamps from Just Simply Live. My Bienvenue a Paris (Welcome to Paris) sign is stamped on the Vintage Stitched Label Dies and each of my pictures was cut out using the Stitched 3x4 Journal Die.

My last quick project is a gift tag. I got this awesome bottle of  Sweet on Paris body-wash from Bath and Body Works and I wanted to make up a little thank you gift tag for it. 


I cut out the Eiffel Tower die, from Springtime in Paris, on sturdy white cardstock and then I stamped it with the coordinating Eiffel Tower stamp and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I inked it up with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I added an eyelet at the top and stamped the Merci (thank you) sentiment to one of the Chunky Jar Accessories die cuts and attached it to the side of the Eiffel Tower. I think it turned out pretty cute and it took very little time at all.

***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! 

***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code: APRIL2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on May 3rd @ midnight PST! 

I'm the last stop on the hop. So you are done, but below is the blog hop line up in case you need it! Thanks so much for stopping by and once again a MILLION thanks to Emma for letting me join in the fun of this release! Love ya!!! Hugs- Glora

BLOG HOP LINE UP

Thursday, April 24, 2014

MCT April Sneak Peeks Day 4

Well we are on the final day of sneak peeks, can you believe it? Tomorrow you can buy these awesome stamps and dies for yourself! Yahoo! My Creative Time's releases are always amazing!

I have one simple project that uses both sets we are showcasing today. I must say I was THRILLED and a little bit giddy when I opened my package from Emma and saw the Springtime in Paris stamp and die set. I lived in France for a year and a half as a missionary for my church. I lived in the suburbs of Paris for about 7 months and visited Paris itself quite often. I have been looking for some stamps and dies to scrap some of my time there and also for sending cards to friends that live there. What Emma came up with is even better than what I had hoped to find. Anyway, I thought the two sets today would combine into the perfect Christmas gift tag for one of my French friends.


Joyeux Noel means Merry Christmas and Bonne Annee means Happy New Year. I love the font on these awesome French sentiments and that awesome, big '&' die is so much fun! It comes in the And Then Some stamp and die set. I used a tag from the Tag Dies, the kraft die cuts are from a die in the Just Simply Live set and that cute heart accent is from the Fun Variety on the Inside and Out stamp set.

***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 and let's start spreading the word!

Make sure to check out more projects featuring these sets on Emma's blog and on the regular design team member's blogs as well! I hope you day is AMAZING! Hugs- Glora

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MCT April Sneak Peeks Day 3

Wow, here we are already at the 3rd day of sneak peeks for My Creative Time's new release. I'm so thankful to be guest designing for Emma for this months release!

I have a couple of cards for you today. The first is a fun little scene created by using stamps and dies from the new Wishing You Were Here set.


Aren't those dies with coordinating stamps sweet? I LOVE them! The only other thing I used for this card beyond this new stamp and die set is the Stitched 3x4 Journal Die.

I had intended on using these beautiful Stitched Pretty Flowers and Leaves Dies as they were designed to be used but took them out of the bag with the tulips being upside down. They looked just like little Pac-Man ghosts to me so I just HAD to go with the idea. I grew up playing a fair amount of Pac-Man and so did my husband so we both got a kick out of this card.


I used several things for this card. First off the ghosts, the power pellets (circles), and the ghosts eyes were all cut using the new Stitched Pretty Flowers and Leaves Dies. Pac-Man was cut with the Scallop and Stitched Circle Die (I was able to cut the perfect little wedge out from his mouth by using one of the points from the 3 Star Stitched Dies). I used the Stitched 4x6 Journal Die to get the lines of stitching on the black and yellow pieces. The HAPPY and BIRTHDAY across the top and bottom come from Chocolate Greetings and the HB2U comes from the Fun Gift Pocket Sentiments.

***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 and let's start spreading the word!

Make sure to check out all of the other awesome projects on Emma's blog and the regular design team member's blogs as well! Have a terrific day! Hugs- Glora

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MCT April Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome back to the 2nd day of sneak peeks for My Creative Time's new release. I'm still so excited to be Emma's guest designer this month. I'm having so much fun. You are just going to LOVE the sets we are showcasing today.

I wanted to make something that would work for a man or a woman so I stuck with some basic bold colors.


Don't you think this would be a fun card to give to someone who just got a raise or a job promotion? I love this awesome Main Street stamp set. The road and dual stamped buildings both come from this set. There are SO many possibilities I can't wait to see what everyone else did with this set. The 'Way to Go!' part of my sentiment comes from the new Way to Go set. There are so many awesome sentiments in this set not to mention a super cute die set. I also used a couple of other MCT items for my card. The black part of my sentiment is from the Fun Variety on the Inside and Out stamp set and I also used the Stitched 4x6 Journal Dies to get the stitching across the top and bottom of the little scene.

***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 and let's start spreading the word!

Make sure to check out all of the other fun projects on Emma's blog and the regular design team member's blogs as well! Have a wonderful day! Hugs- Glora

Monday, April 21, 2014

MCT April Sneak Peeks Day 1

I'm so excited to be Emma's guest designer this month over at My Creative Time. She has a fabulous release coming out on Friday and I think you are all going to LOVE it! Thanks so much for the opportunity to join in the fun again Emma!

Today we are showcasing two fun sets. Here is the bookmark I made for my 10 year old. She is a total book worm and is always in need of some cute bookmarks.


I used both of the new stamp sets and some older dies to make this bookmark. The flowers, vines, leaves and some of the little doodle dots come from the new Build a Pretty Flower set. The smaller doodle dots and the pretty sentiment come from the new Pretty Spring Wreaths stamp set. I used some cream confetti paper for the base and used my Stitched 4x6 Journal Die to get that pretty stitching down the sides. I also used Emma's Fun Stitched Edges for the pretty scalloped edge at the top and at the bottom. I stamped this up using some pretty Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I used the following colors: Grape Juice, Passion Flower, Fresh Peach, Pale Tomato, Butter Bar & Field Greens. I love how they stamped and how they look together.

***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!

Make sure to check out all of the other fun projects on Emma's blog and the regular design team member's blogs as well! Have a great one! Hugs- Glora

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Stamp WINNER!

I had random.org choose a winner for the Easter stamp giveaway and the winner is #9


I will be sending her an e-mail soon. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along.

I will be back on Monday with a week full of fun projects! Have a very happy and blessed Easter!

Hugs- Glora

Friday, April 18, 2014

PKS & MCT Co-Hop

***If you are looking for my Easter giveaway. Scroll down to the next post or click HERE.

Welcome to my stop on the final day of the Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps Co-Hop. I LOVE both of these companies so I was SO excited for the opportunity to join in this co-hop.

I made 3 little projects to share with you today. Here they are all together.


These two little cuties here are 3" shape cards. I had so much fun with them. I hid the faces and grouped the pieces together and then I used the print and cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo. For the cute chick I used the Chick Holding Egg cut from Miss Kate Cuttables and for the face I used the Happy Lashes 1 1/8 inch faces by Peachy Keen Stamps. The darling bunny is the Rabbit Holding Carrot by MKC and the face is from the Cute and Cuddly 1 1/8 inch face stamps by PKS. The little Happy Easter Sentiment on both of these is from the March 2014 SKOTM.


I thought it would be fun to have the back side of these shape cards be the back of the little critter. By mirroring the image and deleting some of the details and changing which layers were on top of the others I was able to create a pretty convincing little back side. What do you think?


For my last project I made an A2 sized card. I used the Cute Easter Egg svg file from Miss Kate Cuttables. I stamped the sky using the Cloudy Day A2 sized background stamp by Peachy Keen Stamps. I also used the Piles of 1" Smiles for the faces and the Baby Easter Bunny stamp set both by PKS. I added some white baker's twine as an accent and I was done.


I hope you've enjoyed to fun. Don't forget to comment on all the participants blogs for your chance at some awesome prizes and to get a  free cutting file for the day.

 

Have a great day! Hugs- Glora

PKSC-27 March 2014Chick Holding Egg SVG cut file chick in egg svg cut file spring svg cut files free svgs Easter Rabbit Holding Carrot SVG cutting file easter svg scrapbook title easter svg cut file
Easter Eggs SVG cutting file easter svg scrapbook title easter svg cut filePK-461 Happy Lashes 1-1/8″ Stamps PK-441  Cute and Cuddly 1 1/8″ 
PK-107 Cloudy DayPK-146 Piles of Smiles 1″PK-193 Baby Easter Bunny

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter GIVEAWAY!

I have a fun Easter giveaway for you. I had these stamps donated for a giveaway quite a while back and the winner never claimed them and they didn't leave contact information for me either so I still have them. They are brand new in the package and are looking to find a loving home. They wouldn't get there before Easter but you could scrap some Easter memories with them or use them for cards and tags next year. All you need to do is leave me a comment and a WAY to CONTACT YOU! I plan on choosing a RANDOM winner at some point on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.

The cute set is Happy Hunting by Emma at My Creative Time.

Happy Hunting Stamp Set

Good luck! I will be back tomorrow with some fun Easter projects!

Hugs- Glora

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Accordion Birthday Card

My sweet husband just celebrated his birthday and I made this card for him. While I was at it I incorporated a couple of my favorite challenges. I followed the sketch at Peachy Keen Stamps and I did the 'no patterned paper' challenge at My Creative Time.

Here is the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch (I'm flipping it to show you how I interpreted the sketch).


Here is my card:


He he, isn't it cute. My husband plays the accordion and so when I saw this cut in the Musical Instruments set, in my Kawaii-a-Bunga Bundle from Lettering Delights, I was thrilled. I decided to use the print and cut feature on it. I printed on some pretty textured American Crafts cardstock. It really gives it a nice texture and look. My accordion is on an Action Wobble and looks pretty darn cute wobbling around. I stamped it with a Boy Mates Face stamp by Peachy Keen Stamps. The sentiment and music notes come from My Creative Time's, Wow! So Many Candles stamp set. The card base itself was cut using My Creative Time's 4x4 Journal Die + More die set.

The card was a success here. I hope you like it too!


Have a great day! Hugs- Glora

Quick Links:

PK-642 Boy Mates Assortment
Wow So Many Candles Stamp Set

4x4 Journal Die + More 25 Action Wobbles
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