Friday, October 11, 2013

My Creative Time - New Release Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! The end of the week has finally arrived, and sneak peeks are finished - the new release from My Creative Time is available now for purchase! Don't forget to SAVE 20% on your ENTIRE order with code OCT2013!

I am hopping one last day as a guest designer with Emma's fabulous design team - if you have just arrived here from Veronica, you are the right place! If not, make sure and head to My Creative Time to start at the beginning! I should warn you - this is a pretty picture heavy post...I just couldn't seem to quit creating! Up first, a couple of fun Christmas postcards with the new Build a Postcard and Postcard Add-ons, as well as the new Holiday Tickets:


I started off by just trimming a piece of PTI cardstock to standard A2 card size (4.25" x 5.5") and rounding the corners. 


I built all the different elements, using some red and green zing embossing powder to heat emboss, then adding some grey Versafine ink to soften things up a bit.


I finished off by using some Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges. LOVE the texture that the heat embossing adds, while still keeping it one layer.


Next up I made a two sided postcard in must softer, more neutral colors. I used Stitched 4x6 Journal Die to cut out the solid cardstock, and a 5x7 photo that I had on hand.


My photo was a soft sepia toned picture, and I stamped the "Missing You" sentiment, as well as the brackets and arrow from It's All About You using Staz-on Black ink, so it wouldn't smudge off the photo.


I stuck them together, then decorated the back, and my daughter's wrote a note to their "adopted" Auntie Tara, and we dropped it in the mail. I'm happy to report it arrived in one piece as well! YAY! I will definitely be making more of these to send to family and friends! As my daughter's said: "Now we can use our OWN pictures for postcards, and not just go buy them!"


And finally...I just HAD to use this sweet Scallop Stitched Envelope Die to make another gift package! This time I glitzed it up quite a bit!


I used some DCWV Glitter paper to cut the Small Stitched Scallop Bow, as well as the tie closures for the envelope - and used some blingy brads to anchor them.


I tucked a little piece of doily under the bow, added a jewel bling to the center, then decorated up a Stitched Fun Ticket Die with the new Holiday Tickets Stamp Set.


After I finished this, my daughters begged to have me make an envelope for them as well! They decorated them all up cute! I didn't have a chance to get a picture of them, but I will get those photographed and posted soon! I'm the last stop on the hop - so now you are free to go SHOPPING! Before you leave, here is the giveaway info and blog hop line-up in case you get lost:

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!
For our blog hop giveaway, we will have 2 winners! 
Winner #1 ~  $50 gift card to "My Creative Time's Store'! 
Winner #2 ~ will be our "Guest Designer" for our Next Release! 
All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have! 
GOOD LUCK! :)

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heather ~ http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/  (You are here)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Thanks again Emma for the fun opportunity to guest design for you this week! I had so much fun playing with the new goodies!!!

110 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! I love the way that bow looks with the sparkle and shine.
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  2. Beautiful projects Heather...you were an amazing Guest designer for this release...I love everything you design...you are so talented!
    leekubinec@gmail.com

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  3. OMG GORGEOUS job with all your AMAZING projects Heather, I am sooo happy that you join us for this release!! BIG HUGS :)

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  4. Heather, these are all fabulous creations. I like your post card with that sweet picture. And the envelope holder is stunning the way you blinged it up. Love the sparkle. Great projects for this release. Congrats. :)
    gsunshine11@tampabay.rr DOT COM

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  5. What gorgeous projects Heather and all week you have done an outstanding job as Guest Designer with all your wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  6. Heather, your projects are stunning!!! Isn't it sad to come to the end of the Guest Designer spot with MCT? I was so sad last month :( You have done a fabulous job girlie!! Hugs, T

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  7. Beautiful projects! You did an awesome job as guest designer this week. Thanks for sharing.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  8. Love your postcards! SO pretty!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  9. Great projects my favorite is the sephia toned one. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  10. Your postcards and envelopes = stunning! You've been a most inspiring GD for this release! Thanks for sharing all your creativity!
    c

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  11. Hi Heather!

    l love your first set of post cards with embossing. All of your projects this week were amazing! So glad that you got to guest design with us this release!

    Ruthie :)

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  12. I love all your postcards and the envelope is beautiful too!!

    hbisesi@comcast.net

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  13. WOW!1 Heather, you did an amazing job on these projects! Love the postcards, especially the picture that you adhered it to! Very cool idea and the fact that it went through the mail with no issues is awesome! May have to give that a shot! Can see some fun possibilities!
    The envelope is STUNNING! The sparkly bow up against that beautiful red patter paper is simply gorgeous!

    Way to ROCK the projects this week! So much inspiration!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  14. Heather, you did an amazing job!!! Such a WONDERFUL group of projects! These bows are quite stunning!

    Thanks for a fabulous week of inspiration and Tons of fun!
    Shelly

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  15. I love the projects you've made.
    Pastelpoppiez@gmail.com

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  16. Oh wow I love your postcards you sure used these goodies in so many unique and clever way I especially love the one that had the photo on it. I too love your gift envelope idea too. I love how you used all of Miss Emma's goodies. You are a very talented and creative gal.

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  17. Wow! You really hold your own! LOVE the picture postcard, I MUST HAVE that die and stamp set. Thanks for a great week of inspiration!

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  18. Wowza Heather! These are all Absolutely Fabulous! Your embossing came out Superb! Love that use of the Photo Post Card and the Stitched Envelope is so freakin' cute. You Go Girl! You certainly Rocked Out Your MCT Guest Designer Week! BRAVO!!

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  19. You've done an excellent job all week Heather! Glad to have you along with us. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Cathryn

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  20. Love your post cards and the envelopes Great job this week Heather :)
    Vicky
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  21. Great job with the release this week, Heather! I've enjoyed all your projects! ~hugs, Saundra Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  22. These projects are beautiful! Love it! TFS!

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  23. Your projects are very cute! I love them, and your family members who receive these wonderful gifts will too:) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Love it! What a wonderful week it has been, seeing the sneak peeks and with the hop and all it's inspiration. TFS!

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  25. Great job on your postcards! And great job this week! Glad to have you on the team! Hugs

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  26. Heather ~ Well aren't these postcards just PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE how you did the ones with the pictures ~ such treasured memories and the PERFECT sentiment about missing you! Of course the envie is FAB too! I am so happy you joined us this week! You know I ADORE your creations! I can't wait to see the girls envies as well ~ I bet they are as talented & creative as their mom! Have a great weekend!!

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  27. Cute postcards! So sweet that your daughters helped you with your projects.

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  28. heather, I hope you've enjoyed your week with us! your project were amazing this week! I always love what you create!

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  29. Aw. So cute. Loved all the inspiration!

    Kathy
    Felkatz at gmail dot com

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  30. Your Bow is stunning and I like the stamping your did on your Post Cards.

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  31. Totally AWESOME projects Heather!! You were an awesome Guest Designer!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  32. Congrats on your GD spot, what a gr8t reward!!! You did a fantastic job displaying Emma's products, you go girl!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  33. Welcome, Heather as the guest designer! Love the bling and doily and all your added touches! You did a smashing job! So enjoying your projects!

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  34. Wow--lots of great projects!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  35. Your daughter is right! I love the idea of using photos with the postcard stamps. I love the stamping on the photo.

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  36. Amazingly beautiful projects, Heather.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  37. Heather, we LOVED having you join us that week! All of your projects have been AMAZING!!! Your postcards are all gorgeous, and I just adore your blinged up envie!!!

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  38. Wow! All of your projects are amazing! I love the post card with the photo on it. Very clever! And your little bag with the glittered bow is just adorable! I see you are in Pinedale. We just got home from our vacation to Yellowstone and came right through there :)

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  39. Loved all of your projects! Simply beautiful :)

    trish
    techniquesbytrish@gmail.com

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  40. Love all your projects!! Great job and what a great release!
    Angela

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  41. Heather, I love, love your post card! I plan to make some for my daughters to send to their Nana for a change. She always sends them one from each of her trips and now they can reciprocate. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  42. Love your bow in black, and I appreciate all the post card ideas.
    Kristi kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  43. Cute projects! Can't wait to get my goodies

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  44. Beautiful projects! I love how you used the glitter paper! Fab touch!!

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  45. Using a grey color did seem to tone down your card a bit. Good tip. Glad to hear the post cards can go through the mail just fine. I love your envelope...so festive and sparkly. Thank You for doing such a wonderful job as guest designer...it is hard work but fun too. I bet you loved having this release to guest on. Super job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  46. Congratulations on being the guest designer for such a wonderful release.All you projects are beautiful. Army these postcards addicting. Can't wait to get my goodies in the mail so I can try some of your excellent ideas!
    Debbie
    Crafthawk@centurylink.next

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  47. Thanks for sharing your crafty goodness with us. Wow look at all these wonderful creations you have for us. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  48. What a fabulous idea with the picture postcards this will be perfect for the Christmas. tfs
    Evelyn
    evl14512 at gmail.com

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  49. You did a wonderful job stamping the great details.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  50. WOWZERS!!!!!!! Miss Heather, You are one AMAZING & TALENTED crafter my sweet friend! EVERY SINGLE SNEAK this week along w/your BEAUTIFUL projects for today are/were just STUNNING! It was a pleasure having you along w/us as a guest designer for this SUPER FUN release! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
    Big HUGS,
    Emma:)

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  51. Fabulous projects Heather! Love every single one!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O
    unikebyyes {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  52. WOW Heather!!!! I love everything. The postcard with the photo was brilliant!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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