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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

My Creative Time 82nd Release Sneak Day 3!

Welcome to Day 3 of Sneak Peeks for the 82nd Release from My Creative Time!!


As you know, Emma offers a lot of treat topper dies, gift box dies and other three dimensional dies.  Sometimes I use them as they were intended but if you've stopped by my blog before, you know I like to try to use them in other ways!  

Today, we look at the new Witch Hat Treat Topper Die!!!  I really think this die set is a must have because of its versatility.  I can think of 3 ways to use this. 1) As a treat topper for your goodie bags.  2) As a shaped card and 3) Using the dies to create a focal image on your cards, which is what I did today!


I simply used only one half of the die to create this large focal image on my card.  I used all glitter paper that I've had in my stash for years which worked perfectly for this!  To jazz up the background a little, I used the Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies and a few black sequins.


So much fun!! All that's needed is a "witchy" sentiment stamped on the inside!  This die is super easy to use and just imagine all the colour and pattern combinations you can use to make this hat your own!!

I hope you liked to todays sneak!!  Be sure to visit tomorrow for one last peek at this release!!

***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!;)
See you tomorrow!!
Laurie

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

My Creative Time 82nd Release Sneak Peek Day 2!!

Welcome back! Are you ready for another sneak peek at a new stamp and die set from My Creative Time?! This release is all about Halloween so sit back and get ready to be spooked :).


Today we're featuring the the new stamp and die set called Witchie Witchie! The stamp set is filled with fun sentiments and the dies are perfect for creating cute and kind of creepy scenes.


I created a cloudy night sky with a few shades of purple Distress Inks to give an eery backdrop to my "tombstone". I really like the shape of that die. This set actually comes with two of these shapes, I used the smaller of the two.


Now, I have to admit, I cheated just a little bit.  The bats you see here are not in this set but stayed tuned because they are coming your way soon!  But that cute spider (if spiders can be called cute), the cobwebs and the "RIP" are all part of this set!


I hope you enjoyed today super scary sneak!!  Please join me tomorrow for another...you won't want to miss it!!!

***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!;)
Thank you for stopping in!!
Laurie


Monday, August 13, 2018

My Creative Time 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek Day One!!!




Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog!!  Today is Day One of some Super Spooky Sneak Peeks for the 82nd Edition Release from My Creative Time!! If you love Halloween, then this release will be right up your alley!!

Today, we are sneaking a look at the new Pumpkin Face Die.  This die is small yet mighty!  It's also the freebie this month so stay tuned until the end of this post for more details on that and also how to win this die!!

We know that cover plate dies can be fairly pricy so I decided to get the cover plate "look" using only this cute die!


I repeatedly cut this cute face on a piece of orange cardstock turning the die in different directions to give a random look.  I also made sure to cut past the edges of the panel.


I popped the die cut panel on a black card base with foam adhesive and just HAD TO add googly eyes!! This card isn't scary at all but super cute!!  The sentiment was white, heat embossed on a black strip of cardstock and also popped up...the set with this sentiment will be revealed soon!!


I hope you enjoyed todays sneak peek because I sure enjoyed making it!!  Now here are all the fun giveaway and freebie 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, August 17, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “PUMPKIN FACE DIE”. This die 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 die 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.
Thank you so much for visiting!!! I'll be back tomorrow with another SNEAK!!!

Laurie

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Birthday Palooza with My Creative Time!

Hello and welcome back!! It's time to make a birthday card using products from My Creative Time!!  I chose to make a sewing themed card using stamps and dies that were released last month!!

I started by stamping, colouring and die cutting a couple of images from the You're Sew Special Stamp and Die set.  This is a fab set to make cards for all your sewing friends!


I stamped a background panel in a light grey ink using the various small images from the set.  I foam mounted my coloured images to the panel as well as the sentiment. The sentiment was stamped on one of the Ribbon End Dies.  I thought it would look cute to tie some bakers twine around the banner.


The stamped panel was adhered onto the largest of the More Stitched Rectangular Dies and then onto a white card base cut to the same size.  A few clear sequins, shimmer pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze finish of this fun card!!


Thank you so much for stopping in today!!  I hope you found just a wee bit of inspiration :)

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie



Sunday, August 5, 2018

First Project For The Ink Road Stamps!!

Hello and welcome!! I am so excited as my first official Design Team project for The Ink Road is live!!  If you aren't familiar with Lara's stamp and dies, you must check out her shop!!  The stamps are so amazing!!  Totally unique and something you won't see anywhere else!!!


Beautiful florals, trendy stripes and a quote from "Friends" in stamp form...what is better??

Please check out The Ink Road Blog for all the details and products used on this card!  And while you're at it, check out the shop...you won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping in!  I'll be back soon!!

Laurie

Thursday, August 2, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #205!!

It's that special Friday when a new Challenge starts for CAS-ual Fridays!!  I love being a part of this team as it challenges me as well, which we all need sometimes!!  For the next two weeks, it's all about.....


Pattern stamping! This is very popular right now. And a whole lotta fun!  Here's what I came up with...


I actually made this for my husband for our anniversary!! I thought by leaving the majority of the card in black and white it would have a masculine feel. Even though there are tons of flowers on it!!  I haven't given it to him yet so I'm not sure how well it will go over, hahaha!

That gorgeous floral "love" comes from the Flower Power Stamp set which is one of the best stamp sets ever!!


The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Saying Set and was stamped on a white cardstock strip and matted with black to make it stand out a bit better from the background. It may be hard to tell, but I added a drop shadow to the background stamping to help it pop off the white cardstock a bit.  Unfortunately, I ran out of my C1 Copic and had to use C3 which I had a hard time blending out.


For a little pop of colour, I added red to all the hearts. As well as Glossy Accents :)

Remember to visit the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to link your creations up!! You're playing to win a $25 gift certificate to the CAS-fridays shop BUT if you are the winner and you've used CAS-fridays products, that gift certificate doubles to $50!!!!


Thank you so much for visiting today!! Good luck and have fun with this challenge!!

Laurie





Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tag It Tuesday with My Creative Time

Welcome back! So happy you're here!  I love Tag It Tuesday because tag dies are so versatile!  You can use it as intended, as a tag, you can place the tag onto a card base for a fun design element or you can even make the tag into a card itself!  So many possibilities!!

Today, I made a tag with a fold. Not quite a card but almost.  I started by die cutting the fourth largest tag dies from the Chunky Stitched Tags Die Set. I then used this die cut as a template to create what will be the back portion.



The back flap is approximately 3/4 inch longer than the front.  I made a score line on the back flap before adhering the two pieces together which will make it open easier!


This particular set of dies does not have the hole portion as part of the die so I used a hole punch. 


Now what worked amazingly well as the reinforcement of the hole was the little donut die from the Just Brew It Stamp and Die Set ! How's that for luck??  I cut and decorated a bunch of cookies from the Baked With Love Stamp and Die Set to decorate the front of the tag.


Before sticking everything together, I decided to add a decorative border along the edge of the front flap.  I used the scalloped die from the More Stitched Edges Die Set to cut a piece of red cardstock.


I think this finished the edge nicely.  I silver embossed the sentiment and adhered all the cookies onto the front of the tag.


I stamped "Thinking of You" on the inside of the tag which comes from the Mini Spring Greeting Stamp Set.


And that's my tag for today!!  Really easy and fun to make!


Thank you so much for dropping in today!!

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie







Thursday, July 26, 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge #94!

Welcome back, crafty friends! Are you ready for another Your Next Stamp Challenge?! Both the sketch and the colours are pretty awesome but I went for the colours (of course)!

Here are the colours. Such an array of soft shades.


And here's the sketch!


You can choose the sketch, the colours or mix things up and combine both!! You're playing to win a $15 gift certificate from the Your Next Stamp shop BUT if you use YNS products on your creation, the dollar amount increases to $20!!

I used the Fall of Colour Stamp Set along with the co-ordinating dies for my card today. This is an adorable set that has both outline and solid images and dies to cut to everything!  I chose Copic in yellow, green, pink and orange. To incorporate the last colour I used ivory cardstock.


I know summer is still here but I really wanted to colour up this set! And I adore those acorns!!


I thought I'd dress up the inner sentiment with a little selective inking, ombre stamping on the word "color".


A few white gel pen detail, glitter pen and Glossy Accents add some pizazz to the acorns and leaves. And because I can't leave well enough alone, I added the hand drawn border!

I hope you found a little inspiration here today!  

Remember to link up your creation on the YNS BLOG! Have fun and good luck!

See you again real soon!!

Laurie





Anything Goes with My Creative Time

Welcome back!! It's Anything Goes for My Creative Time but I chose to make a card today!!  I used stamps and dies that were just released because I love them so much!!

I also got my hands on a few of the new Distress Oxide Inks so I was dying to get a little inky!!  To switch things up a little, I decided to make a 4 bar card. This measure 3.75 X 5 inches. I love this size of card as it's a little easier to decorate!

I cut a circle using a die from the Bunch of Fun Circles Dies to create a little tropical scene.  I used Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Inks for the sky and Gathered Twigs for the "beach".


To create a bit more interest, I created a mask using one of the dies from the More Stitched Edges Die Set. This resembles clouds. I lightly blended the same ink colours over the background. When that was done, it was time to work on some greenery.


I used the awesome, new Summer Vibes Stamp and Die Set. I love the extra leaf dies that come in this set. I used Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks to blend on some colour!!

I knew this was going to be a clean and simple card but I had an embossing folder that would tie into my design perfectly!  I used it on a white panel that was cut slightly smaller than my card base.


I adhered the leaves on the outer edges of the ink blended circle and snipped off any excess. Then stamped the sentiment directly on the circle. The sentiment is also from the Summer Vibes Set.


I love how the bright colours pop off the white base!!


There is also a couple of tiny heart dies in the Summer Vibes set so I used one of those as well :)


I seriously think this is a must have stamp and die set!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie



Saturday, July 21, 2018

Your Next Stamp Feature Day!!

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Feature Day where the theme in "Christmas in July"!!  I am not even close to thinking about winter or Christmas but I must admit, it is nice to mix things up through out the year!  It was actually fun to dig through my seasonal stamps and have a play!

I own a few Christmas themed sets from YNS and did use one. But the main focal point comes from a non-Christmas stamp set. Did you know you could make a Christmas card out of ANY set you own? Just use traditional Christmas colours and sentiment and any image you use becomes festive!! Or, you can use a Christmas set in non-traditional colours...I love doing that!

Anyway, enough chatter. Let's take a look at what I made.


I stamped two To-Go Cups from the Thanks A Latte Stamp Set and coloured them in warm greys, green and red. This is the VERY FIRST stamp and die set I purchased from YNS...it's a classic!!  I used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out. The die set has super cute "sleeves" and other shapes to decorate your cups. I chose green and red papers to match the lids.


I stamped, coloured and die cut a few images from the Deck the Halls Stamp Set and foam mounted them to the cups. The greeting also comes from this set.  I foam mounted almost everything to an embossed, white card panel and added plenty of shimmer and shine with Glossy Accents and a sparkle pen.


I added a strip of red cardstock and silver glitter paper to the right side of the cardbase before adding the panel. The heart steam was an afterthought as I felt the top part of the card was a little too bare.

And that, my friends, is my first Christmas card of 2018!!!  I hope you enjoyed!  Now for the fun stuff...

Please go to the Your Next Stamp Blog and comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!! One comment left on the blog will win.  You have until July 24th at 12:00 EST to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on the YNS blog on Jul 26th!!  Good luck!

Have a fabulous day!!

Laurie








Christmas in July Blog Hop with Scrap 'N Stamp Canada!!

Welcome, my crafty friends to the Christmas in July Blog Hop for Scrap 'N Stamp Canada!! You should have arrived from Tara at the SNS Blog. Don't worry if you get lost along the way, there will be the full line up at the end of this post!!



I know that it's very hard to think about Christmas right now, but Oh What Fun I had making a Christmas card!!  It was nice to have a break from stamping summer-y scenes!!

I used the Globe Greetings Stamp Set and co-ordinating Dies from Concord and 9th for my card today.  This is not a Christmas set but when paired with other products and using traditional Christmas colours, it works perfectly!!!

I chose kraft, red and lots of white embossing for my colour palette. I'm going through a bit of a "kraft phase" right now. Absolutely love the look of it!

I started by embossing the globe stand with gold embossing powder directly onto a kraft card panel.  I die cut the circle (included in the co-ordinating dies) out of white cardstock and then using white embossing powder and Versamark, I used the "land image" to stamp. I use a light blue ink to ink blend over the top of the stamping for the embossed resist look!


The Globe Greetings die set has flowers, leaves and a super cute banner. I used them all!! I already had all my red flowers stamped before I realized that the dies are solid so I ended up fussy cutting everything out. I foam mounted the banner and flowers to the globe and added the leaves with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive


I die cut the MFT Word Die "Joy" out of white cardstock and used the same ink I used for the flowers to add some colour.  Before adhering that to the card panel, I did some selective stamping of one of the sentiment from the Globe Greetings set and again, used white embossing powder.  The original sentiment says "Welcome to the World". It's amazing what a little masking or stamp surgery can do with your supplies, isn't it?

After adhering the die cut sentiment, I used the same liquid glue to adhere the kraft panel onto a white cardbase.  


I added a lot of sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella pen and loads of Nuvo Crystal Glaze .  I decided to add a few drops of Nuvo Drops in Gloss White to fill the empty areas of the card!

Mixing and matching stamps and dies and thinking a little outside the box is a great way to stretch your supplies!!

I hope you find lots of Holiday Inspiration on the hop today!! Up next is the super talented Amy!!

Here is the full hop line up:

Laurie (YOU ARE HERE)

PRIZES: Scrap 'N Stamp is giving away 7 Christmas Embellishment Packs, one for every stop in the hop!  All you have to do is leave a nice comment at each stop and you will be entered to win!! Winners will be announced on the SNS Blog on July28th..Good Luck!!

SALE ALERT!!!! Right now, if you spend $100, you will receive $25 off your order!! That's an incredible savings! Just use code CJ25. But hurry, this promotion ends July 25th!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Until next time, my friends, stay crafty!!

Laurie





Friday, July 20, 2018

My Creative Time 81st Edition Release Blog Hop!!

Hello, my friends and welcome to the My Creative Time 81st Edition Release and Blog Hop!!  There is tons of inspiration so grab your beverage of choice, sit down and have fun!! You should have arrived from the lovely MISS KENDRA but if not, you can find the entire line-up HERE!


All week we've shown you some peeks at the incredible new products that are now available. Today, I got to play with the new Summer Vibes Stamps and Dies (my favourite)!!



This set is fabulous and fun!!  And it absolutely needed to be watercolored!!


I used some watercolour paints to create a bright background. The images were heat embossed in white so they really needed a pop of colour behind them!! What I love about this set is that Emma included two stand alone leaf dies to help complete your scenes...this was brilliant!!


I white heat embossed "cheers" then added some white gel pen details as it kind of got lost a little bit. All my images were foam mounted, well, except the palm leaves.  Some Glossy Accents and clear sequins add that little extra something ;).


This really makes me want to have a fruity drink, how about you?? I hope you enjoying todays hop and found some inspiration here!

Your next stop is the talented MISS LIZ!!!

Thank you so much for stopping in today, I love it when you visit!!

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie


***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: JULY2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, July 27, 2018 @midnight PST.
***FREEBIE***
Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “BABY BUMP ADD-ONS” 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.

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