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Friday, November 15, 2019

My Creative Time 97th Edition Release Blog Hop and Sale!

Welcome to the 97th Edition Release Blog hop for My Creative Time!  All the new products we've been sneaking over the past few days are now available for purchase!


Today I have the pleasure of working with the new Coffee Gift Card Holder Die Set. And as I hinted in my previous post, these sets are very easy to make shaped cards with. Which is what I made for you today!


This set come with a large base layer. So, simply die cut two, score one of them at the top, adhere together and voila! shaped card :)  I went through my stash of patterned paper and found this cute polka dot print that I think went really well with kraft.


You can insert your gift card on the front, open the card and write a message inside! How fun!


The sentiment comes from the Just Brew It Stamp and Die Set and fits perfectly in the circle die from the Bunch of Fun Circles Die Set. You can pair this die set with so much in your stash!!


I hope you're able to pick up a couple of items today and were inspired by the hop!


BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!!

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving a $25 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 blog but the more you comment, the more chances you have of winning!! Very important:  Please leave a way for us to contact you (with your comment) just in case you are the winner!!

SALE ALERT!!

Don't forget!! Our sale starts right now at the My Creative Time Store!!  Use the code NOV2019 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire in-stock purchase!! The sale ends on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at midnight PST!!

BLOG HOP LINEUP:

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EXCITING NEWS!!



If you haven't yet heard the news, Emma is having a Design Team Call!! This is one of the most wonderful teams I have ever been a part of and I hope you'll apply!  You can find all the details HERE!!




Thursday, November 14, 2019

My Creative Time Final Sneak Peek Day!!


Yesterday, we showed you the new Coffee Gift Card Holder Die. But what if you have family or friends that would prefer iced lattes, iced coffees or frappacinos?  Well, this next die set is for them!  It's called the Frap Gift Card Holder Die and it's totally awesome!

We also have a new stamp set to share today as well, called Christmas Cheer! Again, I do apologize for not having the stamp set.


Just like yesterdays sneak, this one is a lot of fun to decorate!  The large heart is part of the set and is big enough to house a substantial sentiment! This one comes from the Especially For You Stamp and Die Set.


A gift card fits in nice and snug so you'll have no worries about it getting lost.  What's fun about these dies is that they will work as is, as tags, as a focal point on a card OR even as a card itself!! Stay tuned for more about that, wink, wink!


I hope you enjoyed today's sneak peek! Make sure you come back tomorrow as we have the new release blog hop!!


**Sneak Peek Giveaway**

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!! For example, the sets we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we showcase on Thursday will be announced on Friday on the MCT Blog!  All you have to do is leave some love on each of our blogs.  You are not required to comment on every blog, but the more you do comment on, the more chances you have of winning!!   VERY IMPORTANT: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment, just in case you are the lucky winner! For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #mycreativetime!  Good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurie



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps Mood Board Challenge!

Welcome back, friends!!  Today is the start of another challenge over at Create A Smile Stamps! We've got a beautiful mood board to inspire you...

I took inspiration from the wood, wreath and the colour gold.  I started by breaking out the Wreath Builder Template from Gina K Designs (a must have, in my opinion) and the Floral Decorations Stamp Set.  Before creating my wreath, I used a circle die that matched up to the largest Postage Edge Circle Die. I wanted to make sure my wreath didn't get too big!


I chose a variety of images from the stamp set and created the wreath using Icing on the Cake Ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. The sentiment comes from the Decorated Wishes Add On Stamp Set, this is one of my all time favourite stamp sets!  I used Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder from WOW.  I then used the circle die (same one I used for a guide), to cut around the wreath.


To create the gold Postage Edge Circle, I simply pressed the Versamark Ink pad around the edge and added the same gold embossing powder. I did this twice to get a nice smooth finish.  I decided to add a few gold heart to my wreath using a good ol fashioned acrylic block.


I foam mounted the circle onto an ivory card base that was dry embossed using an embossing folder from Stampin' Up.  I refrained from adding any embellishments :)

Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope you'll join us for this challenge! As always, you'll be playing for a €25 gift certificate to the Create A Smile Stamps online shop!  For more details, please visit the Create A Smile Stamps Challenge Blog.






My Creative Time Sneak Peek Day Two!


Welcome back! Today we are taking a look at two new products. One awesome die set and one awesome stamp set which just so happen to be a match made in heaven!  You'll be making tons of gifts for all your coffee drinking friends with the new Coffee Gift Card Holder Die Set along with the Not a Decaf Day Stamp Set.

Unfortunately, the stamps did not arrive in time for me to play with them, so I'll just show you the fabulous die set!


This set creates the cutes GC holder but it can also be used on a card front.  I used some patterned paper to create this fun holder!


What I love about this particular set is all the attention to detail Emma adds in. Including the small steam hole and the ridges on the lid!  I only wish that coffee places offered fun cups like these!


Just imagine the fun possibilities with this die set and how much fun it will be to give coffee gift cards!
**Sneak Peek Giveaway**

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!! For example, the sets we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we showcase on Thursday will be announced on Friday on the MCT Blog!  All you have to do is leave some love on each of our blogs.  You are not required to comment on every blog, but the more you do comment on, the more chances you have of winning!!   VERY IMPORTANT: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment, just in case you are the lucky winner! For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #mycreativetime!  Good luck!!

Thanks for dropping in today and please drop back in tomorrow for our last sneak peek!

Laurie




Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Paper Smooches November Challenge!

Hey, friends!  I wanted to drop in quickly with a card I made for the current Paper Smooches Challenge.  This challenge is especially exciting because it's also part of their new Challenge Design Team Call..yippee!!



If you're interested in entering, you can find all the details HERE!

I created a Christmas/Holiday card to add to my stash.  I used a bunch of awesome dies and hardly any stamping...the sentiment only.


I used the following PS products on this card:

Bird House Dies (for the tiny, red bird)

All the "colouring" was done with Distress Inks and either a sponge dauber or ink blending tool. Super quick and easy!


I love how this card turned and hope you do, too!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day and see you soon!

Laurie




Sneak Peek Day One...My Creative Time!

Welcome to Day One of sneak peeks for the upcoming 97th Edition Release for My Creative Time! It's another awesome release so stay tuned!


Today, we're showing you the new addition to the Lollipop Holder dies. This cute little set is called Turkey Pop! By now, you all know that I rarely make actual lolly holders with these dies. I love the versatility of these dies and want to use them for cardmaking!


I assemble all the parts and pieces to create what is essentially, half the lolly holder.  I placed this little guy inside a frame made using the largest die from the More Stitched Rectangular Dies and a circle die from the Bunch of Fun Circles Die Set.

I used Lowercase Fun Dies for the sentiment ( I did some "stamp surgery" to one other stamp set to create the "happy" and "you" portion).  I should mention that everything was coloured with Distress Inks and a sponge dauber.


The background needed a bit of interest so I used the Grainy Wood Grain Background Stamp (which is retiring and ON SALE!) and a dark brown ink.

Of course this little guy needed some google eyes because that's just a ton of fun!


And that's the new Turkey Pop Lollipop Holder in card form!  I hope you enjoyed!

**Sneak Peek Giveaway**

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!! For example, the sets we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we showcase on Thursday will be announced on Friday on the MCT Blog!  All you have to do is leave some love on each of our blogs.  You are not required to comment on every blog, but the more you do comment on, the more chances you have of winning!!   VERY IMPORTANT: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment, just in case you are the lucky winner! For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #mycreativetime!  Good luck!!

Thanks for joining us today! See you tomorrow :)

Laurie


Friday, November 1, 2019

Poignant Poppies Blog Hop (ScrapNStamp Canada).

Welcome to our monthly blog hop for Scrap N Stamp Canada! Being November, we've decided to use poppies as our inspiration!


Of course, poppies are a symbol of Remembrance Day. But can be used for so much more! Think sympathy, encouragement, hello or thinking of you cards! And don't limit yourself to the colour red! Poppies come in many colours!

I used the Inspiring Poppies Stamp Set from Gina K Designs along with one of my favourite techniques. And that it using alcohol markers along with heat embossing. Now, I'm uncomfortable using my pricey markers alongside embossed images because I'm scared it will ruin the tip of the marker, so here is how I do it.

I stamped out the image using Memento Grey Flannel Ink which is an alcohol marker safe ink. I made sure to use my Misti for this and leave the stamp on the door!


I did some quick colouring. No need to be fussy when it comes to blending as all the detail will be added later!  After it was coloured, I put the panel back in the Misti, rubbed it down with an antistatic bag, inked it up with Versamark Ink and used Metallic Copper Embossing Powder from WOW.


You can see here how all the lovely details are added back in. And that gorgeous embossing powder!


I then took some time to fussy cut the image. Tedious but so worth it!!  I used a stitched frame die from Lawn Fawn and cut it from white cardstock.  I attached the floral image with some behind and some in front.


Before adhering the flowers and frame to a white card base, I used a splatter image stamp from and older MFT set and stamped the front of the card base. I used Versamark Ink and the same embossing powder. Such an easy and mess free way to get a splattered background!

I die cut the frame from craft foam as well, to give some dimension to the card.  I adhered it down then placed some foam squares underneath the flowers.


The sentiment comes from the Inspiring Poppies set as well. I used a couple of pink inks to create a soft ombre look then fussy cut around it. I adhered it down with a combo of liquid glue and foam adhesive.


I love the clean and simple look of this card but with the added punch of that metallic embossing!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us! If you would like to play along with this challenge, please visit the Scrap N Stamp Facebook Page to enter your creation!

Here is the complete blog hop list!

Tara
Sandi
Nancy
Laurie
Deb
Chala
Susan
Kia

Make sure to stop and leave a comment on each stop of the hop for a chance at winning a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store. Also, as an added bonus, all things Poppy related including stamps and dies will be 20% off this weekend only. Ends Sunday, November 3rd.

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