Thursday, May 6, 2021

Happy Mother's Day Frame

Howdy y'all! 

Well Mother's Day is fast approaching! So your girl Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME is here to help y'all out! I have a wonderful way to decorate a picture frame using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops!

  1. I started out by grabbing a raw wood picture frame.
  2. Next I brought out some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Ground Espresso
  3.  After placing the paint in my palette. I used a foam brush to apply it to the frame.
  4. When the paint was dry I brought out The Robin's Nest Dew Drops and some Bearly Art Craft Glue.
  5. I then proceeded to glue down one of the small green Dew Drops and 7 red tear drop shaped Dew Drops.
  6. This process continued until all the flowers were on the frame.
  7. Then I brought the green Dew Drops back in and using the small circular and tear drop shaped Dew Drops. I created the look of leaves and  stems for the flowers. 
  8. Next in the top and bottom center of the frame I brought out the red heart Dew Drops and gold large circular Dew Drops.
  9. And I proceeded to glue them onto the middle top and bottom portions of the frame.
  10. Once that was all done and dry. I was able to place a picture inside for my mom. 
  11. Now it is ready to be a Mother's Day present. 

 

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

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Happy Crafting,
M.E.





Thursday, April 1, 2021

Somebunny Loves You

Howdy y'all! 

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! I have an adorable bordering on elegant Easter card to share with you!




  1. I began creating this card by bringing out some white cardstock that had adhesive sheet on the back
  2. Then I brought out my Martha Stewart bunny punch
  3. After punching out about 10+ bunnies I stacked them onto each other
  4. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the card front
  5. Going back to the paper bunnies. I brought out my T-square ruler to help me make sure that my bunny was straight
  6. Next I glued the tear shaped Dew Drops onto the card front to create a heart shape
  7. I then brought out a pen to help create the illusion that the Dew Drops were carrots
  8. Finally I put the second bunny onto the card front
  9. And to finish things off I attached the card front to the base

Stamps: Colorado Craft Company Bunnies & Robin
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: MFT Extreme Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Medium Sitting Bunny punch, The Robin's Nest Plumeria Dew Drops, ARTEZA Inkonic Pens

If y'all are interested in watching the video tutorial for this project! It's up on the Chattering Robins Blog!

Challenges Entered
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Springtime Critter (& why) - my favorite would have to be a bunny because they're so cute and they remind me of Spring time and Easter
NBUS Challenge #25 - I have never used the Colorado Craft Company Bunnies & Robin stamp before this
Inspired By 168 I Carrot About Spring - I was inspired by Easter



A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Radiant Rainbow Chalkboard

Howdy! 

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! I have a super cute mini chalkboard to share with y'all!


  1. Began by placing painters tape over the chalkboard 
  2. Applying white acrylic paint to the chalkboard
  3. Once paint dried remove painters tape
  4. Bring out The Robin's Nest Dew Drops in rainbow colors
  5. Use washi tape to map out where the Dew Drops will go
  6. Then use glue to adhere the Dew Drops onto the chalkboard
  7. When the glue dries you can find the perfect spot for the Dew Drops

Challenges Entered



If y'all are interested in watching the video tutorial for this project! It's up on the Chattering Robins Blog!

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Getting ready for Easter

Howdy y'all!

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! We're going to turn a cereal box into an Easter basket!

I have had a fantastic time being on the Dies R Us Design Team! Did you know that right now they're hosting a Design Team call! Check it out HERE!

I started out by cutting the pattern paper and cereal box to the size of the die! Then I used Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheets  on both sides of the cereal box (chipboard)! Following that I placed the pattern paper on the chipboard! After that I used my die cutting machine to cut out the pieces to create the basket! Next I brought out the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue  and began to use it on the die cut pieces to create the card!


Paper: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Starlight
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Cereal Box

The process video for this card! 





Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



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Friday, March 5, 2021

Wish for this Forever

Howdy! 

It's Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME! I have an elegant slimline card to share with y'all!

For this slimline card, I started out with a flower stencil and some Distress ink. Then I used my stamping platform to put some sentiments on my card. At this point I attached the card front to the base. To complete the card I used Bearly Art glue and attached some Dew Drops. 


In case y'all are interested in watching the video tutorial on how I created this card! It's up on the Chattering Robins Blog!

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.


Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Sending a Little Magic

Howdy y'all!

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! I've got a magical shaker card to share with y'all today!

Speaking of magical! I have had a fantastic time being on the Dies R Us Design Team! Did you know that right now they're hosting a Design Team call! Check it out HERE!

I started out by taking some Distress inks and blending on top of my card panel. Then I die cut the panel and the clouds. After that I stamped the unicorn and colored her! As for the sun panel I glued transparency film onto the back. When that was dry I attached foam tape to the back and put Sparkle Blends inside to create a shaker card! And then I used my MISTI to align the shaker front to the card base. To complete the card, I took all the clouds along with the unicorn and sentiment and placed them onto the card!  

Stamps: TCP Grab the Unicorn
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, 3M Write-on Transparency Film
Ink: MFT Extreme Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Crackling Campfire
Accessories: Crayola Washable Glitter Glue, SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits, Queen & Co Sunburst, Joy Crafts Clouds, MFT Puffy Clouds, Lifestyle Crafts Genius Bonus

The process video for this card! 


Challenges Entered
C.R.A.F.T. Anything Goes Challenge #589

These are similar dies you can find on the Dies R Us site.







Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Seeing Green

Howdy y'all!

Today over at the Rainbow Card Challenge Blog we have a NEW challenge! 


Which inspired me to do a mixed media project for my card!

Paper: Book Paper
Accessories: Dylusions Paint Polished Jade, Heidi Swapp Marque Love, Gel Press 5x7

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

February Card Hoppin' 2021

 Howdy y'all!

Today I am participating in the 




I can't wait to see what the rest of the hop looks like! I know there are a lot of YouTube videos taking place.  

The Hop List is

For my card today I used acetate or rather transparency film! Which I paired with my favorite color black! To create this fun shaker card with the help of some dies! I put a random selection of sequins inside the HAPPY die cut. Next I took a Lawn Fawn stamp set for the rest of the sentiment. Then I applied adhesive to the back of all the elements of the card. Finally, I brought out a SHARPIE and doodled a box around the sentiments!

The best tip I have for creating a card like this is to take your dies and a T-square ruler to align the letters. Also if you are doing a word like HAPPY but you only have 1 P then use another letter die to help with alignment. And if you are die cutting a word I recommend putting some low tack tape down to hold the letters together!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, 3M Write-on Transparency Film
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Obsidian
Accessories: SHARPIE Ultra Fine Point, CTMH Block Alphabet die

The Challenges Entered

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.








Sunday, February 14, 2021

World of Wonderland

Howdy!

It's Mary Ellen Driggs of the Creative Time With M.E blog! 

I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Clever Dexter blog!

Our Sponsor this time around is La Casetta sull'albero di Chicca 


This Month's Theme Challenge is: JUST BECAUSE 

For this Month's Theme Colors, we have : 

There is still time to play around with the challenge! But remember it runs to February 28!

I was so happy to get a chance to play with Alice!

For my card, I started out by printing the image onto some white cardstock. Then Ohuhu markersPrismacolor Pencils and ARTEZA Inkonic Fineliners colored Alice in. Next I fussy cut her out. As for the background that was all done with the help of my Gel Press, some embossing folders, paint and book paper!

Stamps: CasettaSullalbero Alice
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, book paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier, Ohuhu Markers, Arteza Inkonic FinelinerGel Press, Darice Cloudy Sky ef,  Leafy Tree ef, Tim Holtz Distress Paint Mermaid Lagoon, Dylusions Paint Polished Jade, folkArt Antique Copper

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Healthy!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Love You So Much

 Howdy!

It's Mary Ellen from Creative Time With MEI have an awesome card tutorial in time for Valentine's Day!

This card starts out with Mineral Paper and Bic Markers. The paper was cut down to A2 size (4.25x5.5). Then I scribbled the markers onto the paper. Afterwards I brought out some denatured alcohol and a camera lens cleaner to blow the ink around. Then I put PiƱata Rich Gold ink onto the paper and added more alcohol which was blown. When I was happy with the way it looked, I brought out dies to cut the paper. A heart die cut for the Mineral Paper. I also used black cardstock and fun foam for the sentiment. The cardstock was run through my Xyron, so it had a sticky back which I peeled off and placed on top of the fun foam. I applied a glue runner onto the back of the heart. And for the sentiment I placed Bearly Art glue on the back. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Candy Apple cardstock. Which I then cut by hand into a banner. To complete the card I applied glue on the top of the black cardstock to make the sentiments level. 

Stamps: Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, Candy Apple, Yasutomo Mineral Paper
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Obsidian
Accessories: Bic Markers, Darice Nesting Hearts, Pinata Rich Gold

The process video for this card! 



These are similar dies you can find on the Dies R Us site.





Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



click below for:
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Stay Safe!