Monday, January 12, 2015

My thoughts on 2015 and some 2014 shares (photo heavy)

First of all.....
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY AMAZING FRIENDS!!!
Hope you all had an great Christmas and New Year!
 
In today's blog post I just wanted to reflect on 2014 and talk about my goals for 2015
in both my crafty life and my personal life.
 
First off, I wanted to share some family photos from Christmas and New Year:
 
This was my besties Annual Tree Trimming party.  The theme was "Tacky Sweater"
Here I am with my goddaughter Olivia ♥
 
and here I am with my bestie and her sisters (my sister too....LOVE these girls with all my heart ♥)
 
Next up is Christmas Eve/Day.  We celebrated Christmas Eve at my younger brothers home
with friends and family.   I created this large polaroid frame, wrapped it in glittery gold tulle, added a red bow and cut out the 2014 using my Silhouette.  I also cut out props
from my Silhouette (Mustaches, santa hats, santa beards and even a HoHoHo sign)
 
 
 
Next up are all the little handsome guys in
our family!  (We are missing the oldest nephew in this picture.)
This year for Christmas, the kids wanted to enter into their own sibling "exchange".
I took them each shopping with a little budget and they chose
what they would get each other.  It was the CUTEST thing ever and
will now be a new tradition in our home.
 
and now for the New Years Eve pictures.  OMG we had so much fun.  We
celebrated it at my older brothers home with friends and family.
Again I created large polaroid frame but this time, I wrapped it in silver ribbon, added
a silver chevron bow and then created the "2015" banner using
MCT products and seam binding.
 
The frames were a hit at both events!
 
♥ Hubby and I ♥
 
♥ My babies ♥

I wanted my husband to take a picture of the girls and I with the frame.  He was getting a
little annoyed and said "OK I'm just going to take picture after picture after picture" so we
started laughing at him.  I totally fell in love with this spontaneous picture ♥
This is how I spend my entire holiday seasons.......laughing!!!
 
Pre-party mother/daughter selfie lol 
If you follow me on IG, you KNOW we are always taking selfies ;)
here is just a picture of the girls taking a "Selfie" of themselves (caught them just in time).
 
Here is DASH....my youngest brothers Weimaraner.   Since we dog sat him for a week right after the holidays, the scrapper in me just HAD to take this picture........look at his pose how cute! 
He is such an amazing dog.

Here I am with my parents....so blessed to have them in my life ♥

 
and now some random photos of Thanksgiving.
 As some of you may know, I have two step daughters.  They both
moved to Florida in 2014 and it has been amazing.  They visit often, especially
for the holidays.  It was GREAT having them home again.

 
 
and one more random mother/daughter photo to share:  
 
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NOW FOR SOME NEWS......
 
Although 2014 was an amazing year for me and my crafting,
I decided to take a much needed break.  This doesn't mean I am quitting 100%,
it just means that I will crafting at my own pace.....
I can't promise weekly or monthly shares, but I will
post from time to time the things I am working on.
Remember that I am a MCT Alumni so you will be seeing me around ;)
 
 
Last year, I went on a personal weight loss journey and lost 74 lbs and feel extremely healthy!
 
Here are some before and after pictures:
 
After getting the news from my doctor in January of 2014 of being borderline diabetic, things needed
to change immediately.
My father and one of my sisters has diabetes as well as one of my nieces so I freaked out!
I started eating healthy and walking 3-4 times a week.
 
My goal for 2015 is to lose another 20-30 lbs and step up my
workout game.  I want to tone up and add different
activities to my routine.
 
Looking forward to an amazing 2015!
One things for sure.....I will be enjoying the little moments
with my family and getting even healthier ♥♥
 
See you soon my friends!!!
 
 
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Farewell MCT Blog Hop

Hello friends!!

As you can all imagine from the title of this blog post, it is with a heavy heart
that I say goodbye to my spot as a MCT design team member.

As the year come to an end, it's time to move on
and explore new adventures and challenges.

I have made some amazing friends along the way and will
forever be grateful for having the opportunity of being on one of the best design teams
in the crafting community. 

Thank you ALL for your love and support ♥♥

Today I want to share a simple and quick "friendship" card I created.



Supplies:

****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
For our giveaway today, EACH ONE OF US is giving away a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!  All you have to do is leave a comment at EACH stop in order to qualify to win! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you if "YOU" are the lucky winner!  You will have until Sunday, December 21, 2014 @5pm PST to leave your comments! Emma will have all the winners on her blog on Monday, December 22, 2014~!


Good luck everyone!!

I will be back soon to share some of my amazing 2014 moments and my goals for 2015!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Made in Minutes

Good morning friends!  Welcome to another
"Made in Minutes" with My Creative Time.

You guys loved my Christmas "Wish List" so much that
I decided to made one for a future Valentine's layout I have in mind.
You can also use this on a smash page or even turn it into a
divider for your album ;)

My favorite part is that you can customize it to work with ANY project.
It's super simple and easy to make.
Since this paper is a bit busier, I will type or make labels
using a label maker and add it to the middle of the banners to make them pop.
Supplies:
Vintage Stitched Label Dies
Stitched Sweethearts & XOXO Dies
Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Die
Things I Love... Stamp Set
Alpha Pack Stamp Set

Be sure to check out the My Creative Time blog HERE for other
"Made in Minutes" projects.

See you soon!!!



Friday, December 5, 2014

5 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS with My Creative Time!!

So this week over at My Creative Time we are celebrating
Emma has some great prizes each day!

As most of you know, I LOVE documenting our December days and this year is
no exception.  For my project today, I will be sharing the kids "Wish List" that
I created using ALL My Creative Time products.  I also picked up this cute
burlap envelope from Hobby Lobby which I altered.




Supplies:
Misc:  Elle's Studio GOOD CHEER collection; Twine, buttons, burlap bag from Hobby Lobby, Black Heidi Swapp Ink, typewriter
***Todays giveaway prize is***
I hope you enjoy our 5 days of Christmas & AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaway's this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog & VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winner's on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo
See you next week!!!



Friday, November 21, 2014

BLOG HOP!!! MCT 38th Edition Release

Happy blog hop Friday!!!!
Today I'm sharing a project using the new stamp set called "Hello You".  I made
this cute little gift bag with a coordinating tag.  Love the way
the blue looks paired with the craft bag from Michaels. 



Products used:
**New MCT Hello You stamp set


"FREEBIE STAMP"

For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp "Hello You" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 

BLOG HOP LINE UP

***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 starts RIGHT NOW! Use the code: NOV2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 28, 2014 @midnight PST. 







Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sneak Peek #2 - MCT 38th Edition Release

Hello my sweet crafty friends and welcome to SNEAK PEEK #2 of the
MCT 38th Edition Release. 

I just LOOOOVE this new "Stitched Window Dies and Accessories" as well
as the coordinating "Window Sentiments & Flowers" stamp set.  For this project
I also used the new "Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies" to create
the base of my card and add the yellow stitched oval.
I added the sentiment the Vintage Stitched Label Die.  I had so much
fun coloring in the tiny flowers with my copic markers.
 


***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!;)
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Don't forget to check out the MY CREATIVE TIME blog tomorrow and Thursday for more
Sneak Peeks and also join us on Friday, November 21, 2014
for the 38th Edition Release BLOG HOP!!!!

See you Friday friends ♥♥

Monday, November 10, 2014

Love is Everything!!

Isn't that the truth!!!
Welcome to another "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time.

A couple weeks ago, hubby and I had an amazing "date night".  We got all dressed up for a concert of a friend of ours.  We danced all night to some fabulous Salsa music.

Here is a layout I created......





It's so easy to create a layout with a simple background pattern paper.  Makes all the difference in the world.  I just added two 6x6 pattern papers from a pad, the border from one of the pages, then cut out the hearts from two different PL cards that went well with the papers I chose.  This layout look me literally 25 minutes to complete from start to finish.  LOVE the way it turned out.

Are you ready for the My Creative Time 38th Edition Release?
Coming soon friends!!  Stay tuned!! 

Chit chat soon!!!