Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!! EXCITING NEWS.....2014 is going to be AWESOME.....

Morning everyone and Happy 2014!!!
I am so excited about 2014....I know it is going to be an AWESOME year!!!
I have lots of fun things coming and will share them all in due time but are you ready for this HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT????

Miss Emma has chosen me to be one of her new DT Members for 

My Creative Time!!

EEEKKKK that is pretty much all I said when I read the email from her!!
I am sure all my followers know what a HUGE MCT fan I am~ I use something from her on almost every project I make and I can not wait to share all the fun new stamps and dies Emma has coming!
If you are new to my blog~coming from MCT to say hello~ here is alittle about myself :)

 I am very luck to be a SAHM from Buffalo, NY. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive husband and I have  two very active boys, ages 12 1/2 and 10 . Between football for my oldest son and travel baseball with my youngest, I needed an activity for myself and I found a love of  card making using dies, stamps and my FAV cutting machine~ the Silhouette Cameo. You can always find me sharing projects here on my blog~Chick-n-Scrap and entering my projects in various challenges with my hope to inspire just someone along my crafty journey.

Please make sure to check out the MCT blog to meet the other DT members! It is an AWESOME group of talented ladies.

I wanted to share 2 projects I made for the DT call....Both of them holiday related :)
First are some 3D Santa Pillow Boxes
I was asked by one of the teacher's from my son's school to make her some gift card holders that would hold more than 1 GC. I love how pillow boxes look and thought these my work for what she wanted. Well they were a HUGE hit and I ended up making 15 for her. Then my girlfriend saw these and wanted some, so I made another 12 for her. They were really fun to make and I had feathers floating around my crafty area for weeks..LOL
MCT Products Used:
Warm Holiday Fun (ornament die and sentiment for candies)
All Around Christmas
Additional Products Used
pillow box cut
Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine
boa, ribbon, eyelets
nugget candies

My next project is a holiday Shaker Card. 
I saw this idea on pinterest~ a snow globe type card using a jar stamp and knew with some MCT stamps and dies I could make this a card with my twist on it.
It is so much fun in person, shaking the chunky glitter around inside the Jar Die cut.
 MCT Products Used:
Christmas House
Stitched Chunky Jar Dies

Well I hope you have enjoyed my projects! I again am over the moon excited and can not wait for a GREAT year to share all that Emma has planned to release! 
The first release sneaks will begin on January 13th so stay tuned!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a 
New Year's Day!
linking this up over at:
Just B Creative Crazy~Jan Linky Party


  1. WELCOME TO My Creative Time Miss Jessica! Looking forward to working w/you in 2014!
    Big HUGS,

  2. yay congratulations... you are going to rock this design team.. Happy New Year

  3. Congrats to you on your first new DT announcement! Can't wait to hear the others! You will be perfect for this team!

  4. Fabulous creations and many congratulations to you on your new DT ! Also wishing you a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karon.

  5. BEAUTIFUL projects! I'm not one bit surprised by this announcement! You have been doing amazing things with Emma's products for a long time! Well deserved sweet friend! Congratulations! Hugs- Glora

  6. Congrats!!! I love your projects!! I'm really looking forward to working with you on the MCT DT!

  7. Congrats!! Awesome projects...your creations always inspire me and I'm so happy to be on this DT with you!

  8. Congratulations! They are all nice and I especially like the design of the shaker card!

  9. Love all your projects Miss Jessica!! So happy to be working with you on the 2014 MCT DT!! Hugs, T

  10. Congrats on being chosen to be on Miss Emma's DT. I love what you have shared for today using Miss Emma's goodies. I especially love how you did your snow globe what an awesome idea and I especially so love snow globes and I have the goodies to create this. Love Miss Emma's goodies too and have tons so am always excited to see what the DT brings to show and tell (LOL) I do love what you did.
    Happy New Year!!!!

  11. I was over at MCT blog to see & read the announcement of the NEW 2014 DT. I went through juts looking for your it is no surprise to me that Emma would ask you to be one of the FABULOUS ladies to join her FABULOUS DT!
    Your Creations are ALWAYS new, fun and TOTALLLY full of CUTENESS!!! and plus I love your stitching!!!! LOL.
    I am SUPER excited for my friend!!
    Have a Happy & Healthy New Year!
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  12. Awesome projects. No wonder you were chosen for MCT DT 2014. Congrats! Looking forward to the New Year of crafting.

  13. So exciting!! I just knew I would see you on the new MCT DT!!! : ) Your projects are always amazing!! Congrats-and Happy New Year.

  14. Okay, your pillow box is just adorable, but using the upside down jar for your snow globe is just BRILLIANT!!! So excited to have you on the team, Jessica!!!

  15. Congratulations Jessica! I love your samples! A well deserved spot on the DT! Yay you!

  16. Congratulations! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!.....dianne

  17. Jessica - your creations are amazing, so your news of joining MCT is beyond fabulous! I love, love and love MCT products - looking forward to what you'll be sharing to delight and dazzle us in 2014! Happy New Year!

  18. So excited for you!!!! CONGRATS!!!

  19. How wonderful, Congratulations.

    Linda xxxx

  20. Congrats!!! I am so excited for you. It is going to be an awesome year and I look forward to see all your creativeness!!!!!!!! Have a Happy & Healthy New Year
    DIANA L.

  21. Jessica, I'm super excited for you!! You know I'm a huge fan of you and MCT. I can't wait to see all your amazing creations this year!!!
    Congrats my friend!

  22. Yay!!! So very happy for you! Congratulations!

  23. Congrats! I am so happy for you. You are super talented. I'm a huge fan of you and Emma.

  24. Congratulations on being a DT member and so very well deserved!! I love all your creations so I'm very happy for you. Happy New Year dear friend and cheers to a healthy and prosperous 2014!!

  25. Congrats on being a DT member! I love your projects!
    Happy New Year!

  26. Congratulations!
    wonderful projects!!! I'm looking forward to working with you for MCT!

  27. Congratulations! Been following your youtube for ages, love what you make :)

  28. Congratulations! I can't wait to see all of your fun and creative projects! Happy New Year!

  29. Congrats Jessica! Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you! Carri~Abusybee

  30. YIPPEEE!!!! I am so excited that you have made the team!!! You know how much I love your stuff girl! So glad to be working with you this year!!! YAY!!! ;)

  31. 3rd time is a charm so hopefully this will work! I am so happy for you and you so deserve this. Congrats and I cannot wait to see all that you make!
    Deb C

  32. Congratulations! I am a follower and have always enjoyed your projects and look forward to many more!

  33. Happy New Year my dear Friend and a Big Congratulations. Very well deserved and like always I look forward to your creations.

  34. Ohh I called it right! I knew your name was going to be on the MCT list! Congrats to you. I know that is something you have been wanting! Yay you! Love love your projects, but that is nothing new from me! :-)) Happy New year girl!

  35. WAHOO Jessica!!! I knew you would be on the team! I am SO excited for you and know you will do Emma proud! Congrats girl and big hugs!!
    I can not wait to see all the wonderful projects you will whip up for MCT!!! Congrats again and Happy New Year!!
    Sherrie K

  36. Congratulations on your new DT gig, Jessica. MCT is lucky to have you and I just know that you'll continue to inspire and wow us with your never ending creativity! Happy 2014…looking forward to following you on your creative journey this year!

  37. Congratulations Girl! I know you're going to be Awesome on this DT. Way to Go!!!!

  38. CONGRATULATIONS Jessica!! I am so excited and happy for you!! You will do such an awesome job...Emma is lucky to have you!! The pillow boxes and shaker card are absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what else you will create with her stamps and dies - I know it will be fabulous and inspiring!! Happy, happy new year my sweet friend!! I hope 2014 brings you all you wish for!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  39. Congratulations! I was glad to see you chosen because I always adore your work!

  40. Jessica ~ Do I even have to say WHOO HOO?? LOL! CONGRATS and so well deserved too! You know how I feel about your creations been a stalker from the very beginning! Can't wait to see what you have in store for my "pile" this year ( remember to leave the window unlocked so I can get my pile!). Again CONGRATS!!!

  41. CONGRATULATIONS Jessica! And Very well deserved! You will rock this team, like you have so many others!

  42. Hi, Jessica! Let me be the um, 43rd to say, Congratulations!!! ;) I adore your shaker card...and holy cannoli is that the cutest EVER pillow box! Cannot wait to see what else you have to share this year! :)

  43. YAY Jessica!!! Im so excited and happy for you!!! You deserve it my friend!! Love everything you create and I am looking forward to seeing all you come up with in 2014!
    Tracy :)

  44. These are fantastic!!! Thanks for linking up in my Just Because Linky Party!!

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  45. Happy New Year, Jessica!! And many congratulations on making the MCT design team!! How very exciting!!

    I LOVE your Santa pillow boxes!! The boa is SO fun on them.

    I hope that all has settled at your farm and things have dried out a bit. I've been thinking of you!

  46. A huge congrats on your DT spot! I'm so behind on blogs after the holiday craziness, but I hope to coming back lots very soon to see all your great upcoming work :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  47. HUGE congrats my friend :)
    and Happy New Year!!!!

  48. I'm not actually familiar with this store, Jessica. I will try to check it out. But if it is something that you love, that I'm VERY happy for you. We all have to make choices about where we design because we can only spread ourselves so thin, you know! I also have some BIG and exciting news that I can't share quite yet, but it is a HUGE blessing to me for the new year. I'm very happy for you, and hope you thoroughly enjoy your time on this team (as I know I will on mine). I really hope that we will still keep in touch. I love being inspired by you, and don't ever want to lose touch with you. I also hope that you will continue to share ALL your projects in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday this year. I appreciate having your share your talents with us, Jessica. God bless your in 2014 and always. Keep in close touch with me.

  49. Congrats my friend you will be a asset to the team. Fabulous creations as well.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  50. Oh my gosh Jessica, how exciting!! I love Emma and all of her stamps and dies. You will be a HUGE asset to her team, she is so LUCKY to have you!! I can't wait to see all of the amazing projects you will be creating this year! You have inspired me so much and I always look forward to seeing your amazing work. I am definitely one of your biggest fans!! :)
    I wish you all the best in the coming year.
    Big hugs,