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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Father's Day Card for Scrap N' Stamp!!

Well, hello there!!  Today is my first official DT post for Scrap N' Stamp Canada and what great timing as tomorrow is Father's Day!!

I mixed and matched a few different brands for this card.  I love how everything plays so well together!  I started with the Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Set to stamp out the word"dad".  This is a great alphabet set because the size of the letters are perfect for card front sizes. Not too big, not too small.


I used two different inks for a gradient effect. Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento London Fog Inks. I cut those letters out and set them aside.

I chose three images from the MFT Bitty Bears set that I thought my dad would appreciate.  The bear holding the heart, the fish and the little leaf.  And nothing could be more perfect than to use the Mini Picture Frames Dies from Lawn Fawn. This is one of the sweetest set of dies!!


I coloured the bears with Copic markers and used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out.  The frames cut two different sections, the inner shape and the scalloped frame portion.  I used Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive Distress Inks to add a bit of colour to the inner portions.


I played around with the layout a little bit before deciding that I needed one more of the frames to "hold" the sentiment.


I did't want to add another layer to the front of this card but I felt it needed just a little extra something.  I will often add a hand drawn border around the card front to eliminate the extra layer and to add some interest. I used the Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for this.


Now, all I had to do was put everything together!!  I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for almost everything on the card except the "dad".  I cut up tiny pieces of foam adhesive squares to give a bit of a lift!!


And even though this card is for my dad, I couldn't resist adding a bit of Wink of Stella and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart, the leaf and the fish!


I couldn't resist and added a few matte enamel dots as well!! 


I hope you got a kick out of today's card because I sure did making it!  I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, celebrating your Dad!!

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie

**I wanted to mention that all products linked to the Scrap N' Stamp Canada shop are affiliate links. This means if you happen to make a purchase through one of these links, I will make a small commission, at NO cost to you!! Thank you in advance if you happen to make a purchase**









Friday, June 15, 2018

My Creative Time 80th Edition Release Blog Hop and Sale!!


Hello and welcome to the My Creative Time 80th Edition Release Blog Hop!!  There are some incredible new goodies being released today and this hop is full of inspiration using them!!

You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Miss Kendra but if not, that's okay! You can find the entire line up Here!!

This release has something for everyone.  From cute to whimsical to beautiful!  My project today features the new Never Stop Dreaming Stamp and Die Set.

 For my sneak peek of this set I made this card:


I went with dark colours for a more masculine look. Today, I switched things up and went with a pretty in pink, feminine card!


I gold heat embossed pretty much everything on this card because I love the look of pink and gold.  Although this image is begging to be coloured, I kept it very simple by just adding a few pink touches.


I wasn't too concerned with perfect results on the ink blended background. I just wanted some intense colour and I think the "roughness" of the blending adds a bit of an "artsy" look :)


After heat embossing the sentiments, I swiped my Versamark pad around the outer edges of the card base and added the same gold embossing powder.  This created a very cool frame.

I know you are going to love this release and get A LOT of inspiration from today's hop!!  Up next, is the amazing Miss Liz to knock your socks off!!

Here's a look at whats all being released today:

Thanks Sew Much

Never Stop Dreaming

Anything is Popsicle

You're Sew Special (FREEBIE)

Cute Treat Topper



And of course, here are all the details on the freebie stamp set, giveaway and sale!!!

***FREEBIE***

Starting on Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “Thanks Sew Much” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase.
So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.
***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away 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 SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances 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 here:http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Ne...! Use the code: JUNE2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, June 22, 2018 @midnight PST.
Thank you so much for joining us today!!!  Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie





Thursday, June 14, 2018

My Creative Time 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day 4!!


Hello and welcome back!! Today is the last day of sneak peeks for My Creative Time! I hope you've been liking what you've seen so far!!

Today, we have a sweet little die that will make giving small treats a delight!!  It's called the Pretty Treat Topper Die and you will love it!!


This die fits perfectly on any 3 inch wide treat bag!  I just happened to have these kraft bags from the Dollar Store..perfect!!  This die cuts that cute little handle in one pass!!


What's super special about this set is that it also comes with the extra scalloped layer set so you can hide the staples which hole the bag closed...awesome!!  I used one of the smaller tags from the Chunky Stitched Tag Die Set to stamp my sentiment which is from the Mini Spring Greetings Set.  And of course, I just HAD to used one of the crazy cute popsicles from the Anything is Popsicle stamp and die set that we had a peek at on Monday!!!

That wraps it up for sneak peeks!!  BE SURE TO JOIN US TOMORROW FOR A BLOG HOP FEATURING ALL THESE NEW PRODUCTS!!!  

Here's some more fun details!!

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)
***FREEBIE***
Starting on Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “Thanks Sew Much” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase.
So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.
See you tomorrow....
Laurie

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My Creative Time 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Three!!


Hello and welcome!!  I hope you've been enjoying all the peeks from the My Creative Time Design Team so far!!  Well, we're halfway through and this next stamp and die set will not disappoint!

Today, it's all about sewing!! This set is called You're So Special and it will be perfect for all your family or friends that have a passion for sewing.  It's actually good for anyone but people who sew will truly appreciate it!



I used the More Stitched Rectangular Dies to create a frame on my card. Then I stamped, coloured and die cut a few of the images from this set.  The dress form is also included in stamp form but I just used the die.  What is awesome is that the Girls Night Out Stitched Dies work with this set perfectly!!! 


There are plenty of sentiments in this stamp set but I chose to use a sentiment from the Thanks Sew Much mini stamp set, which happens to be the FREEBIE this release!! There will be more on that in tomorrows post ;).


This stamp and die set will be perfect on its own but if you happen to own the Girls Night Out dies, it will take it up a notch!!

Thank you for popping in today!!  We have one more day of peeks for you so please come back tomorrow!!

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)
Laurie


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My Creative Time 80th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Two!!


Are you ready for a peek at another fabulous set being released this Friday from My Creative Time! Today's set is gorgeous and perfect for graduation or encouragement cards.

The new Never Stop Dreaming stamp and die set features two gorgeous dreamcatchers that can take centre stage on your projects.  I kept my card very clean and simple and also on the masculine side.



I did some very simple colouring with alcohol markers and used the co-ordinating die to cut out the dreamcatcher.  


I did add a bit of glitter pen and some gemstones even though I wanted to keep it a bit "boyish" but I think even a man wouldn't be put off by a bit of sparkle, do you?? :)


This set will be so much fun to experiment with. In fact, I have more ideas swimming around in my head!

I hope you enjoyed today's sneak! Thank you for dropping by today and be sure to come on by tomorrow for another fabulous sneak. But don't forget....

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)
Laurie :)




Monday, June 11, 2018

My Creative Time 80th Edition Sneak Peek Day One!!!

Hello friends and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for My Creative Time's 80th Edition Release!!



Today we are taking a peek at the new Anything Is Popsicle stamp and die set.  This set is OMG cute!!!  And the name? Genius!

I had a lot of fun with the set by making my own die cut background and using some delicious, bright colours in Distress Oxide Inks!!


This set comes complete with various faces you can stamp on the popsicles and the cutest sentiments!


There are so many design possibilities with a set like this and that's why I love it!!


I cannot wait to play with this adorable set some more!!  

Thank you for stopping in today!! I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!!!

Laurie

***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 on the blog! 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 more chances 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!;)





Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Little Announcement!!!

Hi friends!!  I have some exciting news to share with you today!!  I've recently joined the Design Team for Scrap N' Stamp Canada!!!  This is an online retailer of all my favourite crafty supplies in Canada including My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn, Concord and 9th and many more!!

I wanted to share a quick project made using supplies that can be purchased in the shop!! I think this card shows what my style of cardmaking is.  Clean, simple and hopefully, cute!!

One of my favourite stamp sets from Hero Arts is the Believe in Yourself Narwhal set. The images are just so cute and the sentiments are perfect for any sort of encouragement card!!


I did some quick colouring with Copic markers and used the co-ordinating dies to cut out the images. For the background, I used the Sunrise Radiating Rays stencil from MFT along with Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks.  I really wanted a bright, contrasting colour to the warm grey of the narwhal.


The "ocean" part of the ink blending was done in Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. I added some Glossy Accents to a few areas on the images to give some dimension and shine!


And some Nuvo Jewel Drops in the colour Sea Breeze finish off this card!!  I love to create simple scenes like this where the focal image "pops"!!

I am so excited and happy to be a part of this team and can't wait to showcase products that are available right here in Canada!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!  See you soon!

Laurie








Monday, June 4, 2018

Maple Syrup Monday featuring Catherine Pooler Designs!

Hello and happy Monday!! Well, okay, are Mondays ever happy?? I have a card that will maybe cure the Monday blues...maybe.

For this month's collaboration with Colleen from Maple Syrup Designs, we decided to feature products from Catherine Pooler!! Colleen carries A LOT of this line including the all the incredible inks!!

I thought I would tie this post in with the 30 Day Colouring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin! If you've never heard of this challenge, please read about it HERE. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo:


I decided to practice a bit of no-line colouring using this gorgeous feather from the Zen Feather Stamp Set and coloured pencils, or pencil crayons as we like to call them here in Canada:)  No-line colouring is not easy for me and this stamp is quite detailed so to make it easier, I ignored all the details while colouring and just used a white gel pen to add them back later!!

I also coloured the flower and tiny leaf image but did not like the way it turned out.  I admit that I rushed through it...I didn't end up using this on the final project.


I wanted to show you something that was kind of cool. Sometimes I will spray my images with a mixture of Perfect Pearls (in the Perfect Pearls shade) and water to give a real pretty sparkle.  I've never done it with pencils before. Since I knew I wasn't going to use this flower, I experimented with it.


Because I used wax based pencils, the water beaded up on the surface and I had to use my heat tool to dry it.  But it gave a very cool texture as well as shine!  I didn't do that to my feather but definitely want to explore that further!

I kept the card simple as I wanted the focus to be on the coloured feather.  


I used the Zen Feather Co-ordinating Dies to cut out the feather and also the zig zag border on the side of the embossed panel.  I totally went "old school" with the sentiment! I used Lawn Fawn Circle Dies and Scalloped Circle dies for that!!


A few clear sequins were enough to give a little sparkle to this card!!


I hope you like this clean and simple Feather Card today!!  And let me know if you are participating in the 30 Day Colouring Challenge!!

Remember to check out Colleen's blog for more Catherine Pooler goodness!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Until next time...stay crafty!

Laurie



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Breathe Rainbows Blog Hop with Butterfly Reflections Ink!!

Hello, Hello!! Today is such a fun day as we are celebrating the release of the brand new, super cute, super whimsical exclusive stamp set from Butterfly Reflections Ink!! This set is a collaboration between Vanessa and Kimma Parish and is called Breathe Rainbows!!

Some of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team, past and present, have joined together to show off this amazing stamp set!! We can't wait to show you all the amazing creations!!

You should have arrived from the fabulous Christiana, but if not, that's okay!  The full list will be down below!!

I have been a huge fan of Kimma's illustrations for a long time now and Vanessa handpicked these images to form one adorable set.  All this cuteness is meant to work together so you can create endless scenes.

I couldn't decide what images I was going to use so I ended up colouring almost everything!!


The girl with the umbrella??? Omg, I love her!  But, in the end, the unicorn won. But I cannot wait to create another scene with that girl!

I used the Cloud Background Stamp from Right at Home stamps and heat embossed it with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder onto some blue cardstock.  I love that background stamp and embossing powder!


I arranged the rainbow, sun, unicorn and clouds onto that panel and adhered everything will foam adhesive because you just gotta have dimension:)


The sentiment comes from the Believe in Yourself Narwhal Stamp set from Hero Arts and works perfectly with the Breathe Rainbows set.


Of course no unicorn is complete without some glitter and shine, so I added some glitter pen and Glossy Accents to areas of that beauty!!  To finish off, I randomly placed a few Sparkling Clear Sequins!


Up next is the super talented Sharna who will no doubt, knock your socks off!!

Thank you so much for joining us today!!  I absolutely adore this set and know you will too!

Here's the full blog hop line up:

Laurie Case...that's me!!

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie 





Creating a Monochromatic Card with Craftin Desert Divas!

Hello and welcome!! I'm here to share how to create a monochromatic card.  This means using only one colour in different shades or hues to create a beautiful and clean effect.

My colour choice was pink because I knew I was going to use the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set.  I started by picking a light pink shade of cardstock and used the largest die in the Fancy Frames Die Set to cut out a panel.  I will be using the same shade for the card base.



I stamped the large floral image from the set with Versamark Ink onto the die cut panel and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.



I used the Misti to get perfect placement of the stamping. Line the stamp up in one corner, then rotate the paper 180 degrees to get the mirror image in the opposite corner!!

I chose two different pink pencils to do some super simple shading on the images.  This does not have to be perfect. It is simply to add a bit of dimension to a flat image.  I used a very similar shade to the cardstock on the flowers and used a darker pink for the leaves.


I heat embossed the "thank you" sentiment which is also in the Hello Beautiful set in white.


It wasn't quite prominent for me so I did the same thing as with the flowers. I simply coloured around it with one of the pencils!!


This made the sentiment stand out quite a bit more!!  All that was left to do was adhere everything together.  I cut a small white mat for the scalloped panel as I thought it blended a bit too much with the card base.


I foam mounted the focal panel to the card base with a piece of fun foam because every card I make HAS to have something popped up!!


To keep the look "clean", I added some Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops as embellishments.


And that's my finished Monochromatic card!! I hope you enjoyed this clean, simple yet very pretty one coloured card!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll see you soon!!!



















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Father's Day Card for Scrap N' Stamp!!

Well, hello there!!  Today is my first official DT post for Scrap N' Stamp Canada  and what great timing as tomorrow is Father's Day...