Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Thursday! Red White and Blue!

Hello and welcome to another fun My Creative Time design team day. Today we were all to use red, white and blue for our projects. I'm so excited to see what everyone else came up with. Click HERE to go to Emma's blog and check out everyone's projects (Blogger has been giving some of us problems, so check back later if Emma's post isn't up yet).

Well my Gypsy has been a little bit sick the past month and today she decided not to work at all so instead of digging out my cartridges I went a little different route this time. I had some old Provo Craft clip art that is really cute but that I hardly use anymore. There were some paper dolls and darling Independence Day outfits that I printed and cut out by hand. I also chose a cute background from the PC HugBug collection. Then I added this beautiful banner from Emma's 'My One and Only' stamp set and this beautiful sentiment and stars are from the 'Encouraging Quotes' stamp set.

Thanks for dropping by today! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

My Creative Time - My One and Only
My Creative Time - Encouraging Quotes
PC Crafter HugBug clip art
Kraft Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Monday, June 27, 2011

Welcome Sweet Baby

Well, here I am again with another last minute challenge entry for Peachy Keen Stamps. They had a super cute sketch this time and I just couldn't pass it by. Here is my card. The cute little baby toy is on an Action Wobble.

The super cute face is by Peachy Keen Stamps, called Critter Faces, the darling sentiment is by My Creative Time, called All Star Baby.

Here is a quick video showing how this cute little baby toy wobbles back and forth on an Action Wobble!

Items Used:

*Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - All Star Baby
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*DCWV - Nana's Nursery - patterned paper
*Action Wobble
*Crystal Stickles
*Lemondrop twine from The Twinery
*Glossy Accents
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Zig Black Marker

My Creative Time June Release WINNER!

Thanks to everyone for such sweet comments and a very fun blog hop.  A huge thanks to Emma for being so generous and having 11 awesome winners.

The winner from my blog is:

Congratulations SaraBug. I'm sending you an e-mail right away! Thanks again to everyone! Hugs- Glora

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Creative Time's June Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous My Creative Time stamp release blog hop. If you arrived here from the SUPER talented Katie's blog then you are right where you want to be. If not make sure you go back to Emma's blog and get the full hop in. There are chances to win some awesome prizes so make sure you comment on EVERY single stop along the way.

My card is a little bit of Christmas in July (or almost July) but when I saw this sentiment I just had to make a card with it! I'm a total little kid at heart and I still believe in Santa Claus and the Spirit of Christmas. I hope you enjoy it! Oh and yes, that ADORABLE face is a Peachy Keen face stamp from a set called Happy Lashes.

This full sentiment and frame come from two sets of stamps. Believe is from Inspiring Words and the beautiful frame and 'I still believe in Santa Claus!' sentiment come from the Inspiring Words {Accents}. You can see both sets picture below. (You can click on them to see them enlarged)

And here is a sample page of how you could mix and match the sentiments but the options are pretty much endless.

For blog candy Emma is offering up 11 amazing prizes. There will be a winner picked from each blog and you will have your choice of either a stamp set of your choice or this beautiful new Curly Label die. Just make sure to comment on every stop along the way. You have until midnight on Sunday to comment to be eligible for the prizes.

Your next stop is the AMAZING Leanne. I know she will have something incredible to show you. Click HERE to go to Leanne's blog.

Here is the blog hop list in case you get lost along the way!

Nikki ~
Katie ~
Glora ~
Leanne ~
Cathryn ~
Jen ~
Kate ~
Ruthie ~
Shar ~
Items Used:

Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge
A Child's Year Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time - Inspiring Words
My Creative Time - Inspiring Words {Accents}
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
Patterned paper - DCWV Christmas stack
Snow Writer
Adhesive Pearls

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Linda!

The sweet Miss Linda from Fancy Framework is having a birthday! She is also having a challenge and giveaway for her birthday! Here are the requirements: 1 - Use purple, 2- Use Bling & 3 - Use Ribbon. You have until midnight 11:59 tomorrow (the 24th) to join in the fun. Click HERE to head on over to her blog and her birthday challenge. Make sure to wish Linda a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY too!

Happy birthday Linda! I hope it is a happy, healthy and heavenly day!

Also, this super cute cake and sentiments are by Market Street Stamps? Aren't they adorable?!!!! Did you know that Market Street Stamps is currently having a design team call! If you have a crafting blog, you love stamping and you love high quality, beautiful, stamps you should definitely check it out! Click HERE to see the design team call information! This is also my entry for their current sketch challenge. Click HERE to join in the fun of this new sketch challenge.

Items Used:

Market Street Stamps - Celebrate Cake
Grosgrain ribbon
Crystal Stickles
Ink for inking

Proud to Be an American

Well, here I am getting in another Peachy Keen Let's Face it Friday challenge at the last minute. I was gone on vacation and have been busy with sneak peeks but I wanted to hurry and squeeze this one in. I also wanted to make this for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge that started up yesterday. It was also a patriotic theme but we needed to add buttons, brads or bling. I added buttons.

That super cute sentiment is on the 'My Little Firecracker' stamp set by Emma at My Creative Time. These are the cutest patriotic sentiment stamps. And the super adorable face is Wide Eyed Kids. I just LOVE these faces! I find myself using them A LOT!!!

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you will come by tomorrow for Emma's awesome June release blog hop! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - My Little Firecracker
Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
Sakura White Gellyroll pen
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Creative Time - Release 7 - Sneak Peeks Day 3

Alright, well here I am with a super simple shaped note card using two of Emma's new stamp sets. I used both 'Honey Do List' and 'Encouraging Quotes.' These are both awesome sets and I LOVE them. My clip board shaped card is actually made using a clip-board stamp from the Honey Do List stamp set. I just stamped it on some kraft cardstock and folded the paper along the top of the clip board. Then I cut around all of the remaining sides and voila a cute little shaped card. I stamped and paper pieced the remaining parts and stamped my sentiments on the front.

I know, didn't I tell you it was SUPER simple. I had thought of adding some flowers or something like that but ended up deciding that I wanted this to be something that I could give to a boy or a girl. Here is a picture of it standing up.

Thanks for dropping by. Please take some time to go to Emma's blog and see what amazing project she did along with all of the other SUPER talented Design Team members. Remember to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice. Also remember to spread the word about the new release on FaceBook and Twitter for another chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

Items Used:

My Creative Time stamps - Honey Do List
My Creative Time stamps - Encouraging Quotes
Kraft cardstock
Silver metallic cardstock

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Creative Time - Release 7 - Sneak Peeks Day 2

I just got home from vacation and didn't have time to participate in Day 1 of sneak peeks but make sure you stop by Emma's blog (My Creative Time) for a lot of cute sneaks. Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks and we are all using 'Inspiring Words' and 'Inspiring Words Accents.' These are two different sets and can be used separately or bought and used together. They are super cute and mix and match so well. And the Inspiring Words Accents comes with the super cute little shape that I stamped the sentiment in.

I recently bought the Playtime cartridge off of E-bay and I thought this little girl praying would be perfect with this combination of Inspiring Words and Inspiring Word Accents. I really believe in the power of prayer and I think this will be a great pick me up for someone needing that reminder. The darling little face is a Peachy Keen Face. It is from a set called Just Baby Faces.

Remember to comment on Emma's project and all the design team member's projects for a chance to win a set of your choice of Emma's stamps. And don't forget to share about it on FaceBook and Twitter. She may just chose someone spreading the news to receive that set of their choice.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Playtime Cricut Lite cartridge
Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - Inspiring Words
My Creative Time stamps - Inspiring Words {Accents}
Peachy Keen Stamps - Just Baby Faces
Patterned paper - DCWV Citrus Stack
Ink for inking

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Together Forever Anniversary Card

My parents recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. They are amazing! I love them with all of my heart! This is the card that I made them for their special day.

It is pretty simple, but kind of classy too. It is a heart shaped card with a scalloped heart attached at the back. The sentiment is one of my favorites from the 'You Had Me at Chocolate' set by Emma at My Creative Time.

Items Used:

*Sweethearts Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps -  You Had Me at Chocolate
*Core'dinations cardstock
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Creative Time's Design Team Day - Race For a Cure!

Welcome to another wonderful design team day with Emma at My Creative Time. Today Emma wanted us to create ANY project but using the Race For a Cure stamp set. This stamp set is AMAZING for it's original purpose but it is also perfect for so many other projects too. The font and sentiments are just beautiful. And another wonderful thing about this set is that you partner with My Creative Time in raising money for the Susan G Komen for a Cure Foundation. $2 from the sale of each set goes to this wonderful cause.

For my project, I wanted to use these beautiful sentiments for a TinkerBell scrapbook page for my daughter. She loves TinkerBell and this will be perfect for her. Click on the image below if you would like to see the layout closer up.

Here is a close up of the tags:

Aren't those such beautiful sentiments?

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and I hope you will drop by Emma's blog to see what she has made along with all of the other talented design team members.

Items Used:

*My Creative Time stamps - Race for a Cure
*Disney paper by Hot Off the Press
*Martha Stewart Doily punch
* Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Vacation Countdown Chain

This is just a super quick post to show you a fun idea. Have you ever made the little countdown to Christmas chains? Well this is the same idea, it is just a countdown to vacation chain. I made this super simple because the chains were just going to be torn off and thrown away.

All I did was cut 1 1/2 inch strips of paper, I punched out some Mickey icons with my EK Success punch and I stamped the numbers on the icons with the numbers from Emma's Follow Your Dreams (graduation) stamp set. I LOVE these number stamps. They are an awesome size too. My kids were thrilled with this simple project.

I hope you will drop by tomorrow for my My Creative Time Design Team post :).

Items Used:

My Creative Time stamps - Follow Your Dreams
EK Success Mickey Icon punch
Paper Trimmer

Monday, June 13, 2011

What Time Is It? It's Crafting Time!

I thought I would post a picture of what I made for my family for Christmas 3 years ago. I found some clocks on clearance at Staples and transformed them using: Disney Sandy Lion patterned paper, the Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge, the Mickey Mouse font cartridge, my Cricut and some adhesive. I made 9 of these in all - they were a little time consuming, but not too bad considering I cut the pieces for each part at the same time. It definitely made things go much faster.

Voila - a Glora's Crafts original clock - featuring none other but Mickey Mouse!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

You are Truly Appreciated - Gift Card Holder

This is a fun gift card holder that I made for my daughter's teacher. I designed this on my Gypsy. It was super fun and I LOVE how it turned out.

Here is a picture of it with the gift card peeking out. It is a pocket type card. We just wrote a little note on the back of the crayon box.

Items Used:

Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - My Teacher Rocks!
Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Simons
Sakura White Gellyroll pen
Black Zig Writer

Thursday, June 9, 2011

PKS - Lady Bug Thank You!

Today, I have my card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge #53. This challenge had an adorable sketch and a little twist to the challenge. We had to use some sort of a sponging techinque. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I used the sponging technique on both the red dot background and the red part of the lady bug. Then I used a sponge and some ink to ink around the edges of the gray pieces.

This sketch was too cute. I'm certain I will be using it again. The cute lady bug and the thank you come on the same set Peachy Keen stamp set. They are called Lady Bug Thank You. The cute dotted background is one of my favorite background stamps by Market Street Stamps called Loopy Loo Polkas.

Items Used:

*Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge
*Market Street Stamps - Loopy Loo Polkas
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Lady Bug Thank You
*Stampendous - flourish stamp
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Ink pads for inking

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Race For a Cure!

Today I wanted to share a very simple race for a cure card. Emma at My Creative Time has made a beautiful stamp set for this cause and $2 from each sale goes to the Susan G Komen for a Cure Foundation. The stamp set is called Race for a Cure. I know a lot of us know and love someone who has been effected by cancer. I think this is a sweet set to show support for our friends and family that have battled with or are currently battling cancer.

Here is a picture of all the awesome sentiments and images for THIS SET. It is so versatile. I just love the font she has used for this set too.

Items Used:

*Sports Mania Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - Race For a Cure
*Versamark Ink pad

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You're Such a Sweetie!

Hello everyone. It is time for another Market Street Stamps Color Cue Challenge. The colors we were to use were green leaf, raisin and periwinkle (I have them pictured below). Here is my card using both the Vintage Music background stamp and the Follow Your Heart stamp sets by Market Street Stamps. That very cute sentiment actually comes with the Follow Your Heart stamp set. Isn't it sweet?

These challenges are super fun. I hope you will take a chance to play along.

Here is the color swatch for the color cue...

 Have a terrific day! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

*Market Street Stamps - Vintage Music
*Market Street Stamps - Follow Your Heart
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Copic marker for the beak (bird was paper pieced)

Monday, June 6, 2011

LFIF - Happy Happy Birthday

It is time for another fun Peachy Keen Let's Face It Friday Challenge. For this challenge we could make anything we want with our favorite Peachy Faces. I really couldn't choose an absolute favorite. However, the one that I have been using the most lately and which I love SO much are the Wide-Eyed Kids. I also got the Baby Steps cartridge for my birthday and finally got a chance to use it. It is SO flippin' ADORABLE!!!! I know it will get a lot of use.

The adorable sentiment on the balloon is from Emma's (My Creative Time's) stamp set called Wow! So Many Candles.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you have a fabulous day! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

*Baby Steps Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - Wow! So Many Candles
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*Patterned paper - SEI
*Glossy Accents
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Black Zig Marker
*Adhesive Pearls
*Pop Dots

Friday, June 3, 2011

Duck on Vacation...

I wanted to join in the Cottage Blog Challenge #1. I have a few of the CottageCutz dies that are designed by Peachy Keen Stamps and I absolutely LOVE them. They are so cute. For this challenge we were to base our project off a picture of beautiful pink blossoms that they provided for inspiration. I thought these flowers looked kind of like a lei all layered together so that is where the inspiration took me.

This is a pretty simple card but I really like how it turned out. I hand cut her hula skirt and drew some little flip flops on her too. I used the adorable Duck with Egg die for this project. Isn't she a cutie. And the perfect little sentiment is from Emma's My Teacher Rocks! stamp set. This is the card we gave my daughter's teacher for the last day of school today.

Here is the picture that brought the inspiration. Hopefully you don't think I stretched my inspiration too far Janice. And thanks for letting me know about the fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day. Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

*Cottage Cutz designed by Peachy Keen Stamps - Duck with Egg
*My Creative Time stamps - My Teacher Rocks!
*Papertrey Ink - patterned paper
*Sandpaper sheets
*Prima Flowers
*Adhesive pearls
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Creative Time's Design Team Day using a sketch

Hello and thanks for dropping by. For today's design team post Emma gave a sketch to work with and we were to create either a layout or a card. Here is the sketch we had to work with:

So I had this idea to make a LO and everything evolved from there. This is the part of my layout that looks like the sketch:

Here is the picture of the whole LO. You can click on the pictures if you would like to see them zoomed in a little more.

The Mickey ribbon going across is supposed to be a 'camera strap.' I also had a lot of fun making my own background paper. I used my HUGE acrylic block from Market Street Stamps and layered EVERY stamp from Emma's Camera Shy stamp set in a rectangular pattern. I added just a couple of small stamps from the Mom You Rock and You're My Best Buddy stamp sets to even things out. Then I inked it up and stamped it on my background. It took 4 times inking it up and stamping it to cover the entire red paper. I LOVED how it turned out. For the white background I used the "Seeing Spots" Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also stamped the 'capture a moment in time...' stamp repeatedly around the border of my photo mat.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Items Used:

Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Mickey and Friend Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - Camera Shy
My Creative Time stamps - Mom You Rock!
My Creative Time stamps - You're My Best Buddy
Glossy Accents
Sakura White Gellyroll pen
Mickey Ribbon
Sandylion patterned paper

Simply Crafts with Glora and Pam #5

Hello and welcome to a new month and another Simply Crafts with Glora and Pam. This is the first Wednesday of the month and so it is time for another cut challenge for Pam and me. This month Pam chose the cut. She chose the cute little baby rattle on the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge. It is always a good idea to have some baby cards on hand. I discovered that I had a lot of spare baby girl cards so I wanted to make a baby boy card.

The cute sentiment is from Emma's (My Creative Time's) All Star Baby set. This set has SO many super cute baby sentiments on it. I LOVE it. I'm so excited to see what Pam has come up with for this cut. I hope you will drop by and see what she has created. She is SO talented! Click HERE to go to Pam's blog.

Items Used:

*Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge
*B is for Boy Cricut Lite cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - All Star Baby
*DCWV - Citrus Stack
*Tim Holtz Distress Inks
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen