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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Day Two of the Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!!



Studio Katia is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary and I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this celebration!! I've been a fan of this Canadian company since it arrived on the scene two years ago and my love for the products keeps getting stronger!!

We are celebrating this anniversary with a New Release and it's incredible!!  6 new Clear Stamp Sets,  4 sets of Co-ordinating dies, 4 new stand-alone Creative Dies, 2 new stencils and of course, new embellishments!!!

You should have arrived from the incredibly talented CAROL and your next stop with be the beautiful KRISTINA!!  If you get lost along the way, a full list of the hoppers will be at the end of this post!  Also, stay tuned for information on the incredible giveaways!!!

My cards feature a "Sea" theme for you today using all new products!!  I made 4 cards in total but seriously could have kept going!!  Let's take a look, shall we??

My first card features the mini stamp set, Shell-ebration as well as its co-ordinating dies. The star of this stamp set is the cutest little turtle who's ready to party! But in this case, he just wants say "I love you"!


I created the window with one of the dies from the Dotted Frames: Scalloped Frames Die Set.  This easily could have been made into a shaker but I wanted the embossed waves to really shine! And speaking of those waves, they were created using the new Brush Stroke Wave Stencil and Silver Pearl Embossing powder.


The elements such as the seaweed, coral and little crab come from the brand new Under the Sea stamp set.  This set also has a matching set of dies available and I'll show you more now!!


Again, I created a little window scene using the Brushstroke Waves Stencil, an oval die from the Dotted Ovals and a couple colours of Distress Ink.  That puffer fish is my favourite from the set and  is so cute paired with the fish hook and tiny worm!!


Of course, no sea themed card is complete without bubbles so I added a few Iridescent Bubbles.  Clean and simple but really cute!  I made one more card that really shows off this stamp set!!  What is so different about this set is that is does not have a whale in it! It has something way cooler...a stingray!!  I googled stingrays before I started colouring to get an idea of what colours they were! And look what I found!  A polka dot stingray!!!


Naturally, I went with that :)  I got a bit more "fancy" with this card and created a watercolour background complete with water splatters.  


I used the birthday hat from the Kobi the Birthday Bear Set as the scale was perfect!!  White Nuvo drops were added over top of white gel pen for a bit of dimension and some March Crystals add some sparkle!!


Of course, my next project had to be a shaker and the new Seashell Shaker Die is perfect for this!!

I created a background with the Brushstroke Waves Stencil and Distress Inks.  I white heat embossed a sentiment which is from the Shell-ebration set.


Instead of using foam tape to build up the shaker, I die cut several of these dies and layered them together and then placing a silver glitter die cut on top!!  I used the brand new Dots Chunky Confetti Glitter, Diamond Sparkle Stars and some Silver Seed Beads for the shaker bits.  The sentiment from the Shell-ebration stamp set works perfectly for this card.  


I had a blast creating with these new goodies and I expect you will too!!!

Blog Hop Giveaway!!!!

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the hop, that's FOUR chances to win!!  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on EACH blog in the hop! Make sure to leave comments by June 2nd, 2018 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on the Studio Katia Blog on June 3rd, 2018!!  Good luck!!!!

Here's the complete Blog Hop List for today!!

Laurie...YOU ARE HERE:)



Thank you so much for stopping in today and thank you to Studio Katia for letting me be a part of this incredible hop!!!!

Laurie








90 comments:

  1. Your cards are adorable. I love the polkadot stingray. Great job!

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  2. FAVORITES!!! I LOVE ALL OF THESE! So bright and GREAT COLORING! All the little embellishments are amazing!

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  3. So fun and
    love the shaker
    and the polka
    dot stingray!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Your cards are wonderful! I love the different textures and backgrounds. That polka dot stingray is so cool!

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  5. Love your collection of cards, so cute and lots of ideas rolling around in my head! Thanks for sharing

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  6. your Cards are all so cute! I really like the way you pull a desing together with the use of a window. I often struggle with the desing/layout of my stamped elements. Thanks you for sharing.

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  7. Very creative. Love them. Great release. Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia

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  8. These are all wonderful. Really? Polka Dot stingray!!! Who knew? Now I do, so thanks for the science lesson! I definitely have to get some of that embossing powder (the pearl)--it's the perfect one for this watery background. And that little puffer fish is still cracking me UP! Thank you.

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  9. Fabulous fabulous cards!!! Love your backgrounds!

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  10. Your cards are awesome! Nature is amazing, who know there were polka dotted Rays!

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  11. Awesome cards! I loved how you stenciled the wave diagonally on the second card!

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  12. A polka dot stingray!!?? Such cute cards!!!

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  13. You cards are so sweet! I love the little vignettes you create and such fun details - like the spots on the shark and his hat, great work!

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  14. So cute! I love hooked on you.

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  15. I love the ray card - OK...I love all of them!

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  16. so lovely colors in your cards

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  17. Your cards are adorable and very colorful. My favorite is the sea shell shaker.

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  18. What GREAT cards, love them!

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  19. Oh My Gosh !! Totally terrific cards. I especially love your shaker card and your polka dot stingray. TFS :)

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  20. Great cards! Love the Sea sets that Studio Katia has released!

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  21. These are all so cute. They all made me giggle. TFS!

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  22. Amazing cards!! I just love this ocean set!!

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  23. Ohhhhh, the shell card is my fave! :)

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  24. Really cute cards and love the details of color and cutting techniques!

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  25. WOW.. such fun cards! Love your creativity with your sting ray! He looks fabulous! Congrats SK on 2 years!

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  26. Love how you used the dies to frame your critters!

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  27. All of your cards are lovely! I especially liked your clamp shaker card, very creative! ❤

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  28. Gorgeous collection of cards! I think the stingray is my favorite from this whole release. It's so unique and I LOVE how you colored it ♥

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  29. I love how the waves were made in the first card. And, I love shaker cards!

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  30. Wow!!Gorgeous set of cards... LOve the way you have used your dies..

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  31. Stunning set of cards, love your sea backgrounds, my favourite in the set has to be the gorgeous stingray.

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  32. Well Laurie, you certainly DID have a blast making these and no wonder. Look at the goodies you had to work WITH! Love the window cards they are so fun and the polka dotted stingray is too cute. Your 'shell shaker' could not be any sweeter, the colours are wonderful.

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  33. What a fantastic bundle of cards !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  34. Your cards rock ! I do love the embossed waves !! Great great ideas : Your sting ray is so lovely too ... Beautiful work, congrats :)

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  35. All of these cards are great. Learned that there is a polka dot stingray too.

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  36. Your cards are fantastic. Love all the backgrounds.

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  37. Wow you really went all out on these cards. Great job.

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  38. I love all of your amazing sea creature cards! They are all adorable and each one is so detailed and fun! Thanks for being a part of this fun hop!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  39. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Cards!! SUCH AWESOME Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!

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  40. That stencil is so versatile! Love the sparkle, too.

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  41. Lovely cards! Really like the backgrounds you created and the versatility of the cards.

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  42. These are all awesome! That polka dot stingray is too cute!

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  43. Love these underwater scenes you created! The shell die is awesome! Love it!

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  44. I really like all these sea creatures. The blowfish is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your sweet cards.

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  45. I really like all these sea creatures. The blowfish is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your sweet cards.

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  46. What fantastic cards! It’s hard to choose a favorite. This release has so many must haves I can’t make up my mind.

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  47. Love all of your cards, they're in theory simple, but all really fantastically designed and put together - super cool! I love them all, I guess the first one is my favourite, but it's a hard call!

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  48. Wow! Awesome cards!!!
    Your sea themed creations are so stinkin’ cute!!! <3

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  49. You just nailed these!! They are all so beautifully done and the colors so perfect!

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  50. Wow that was SO creative of you to use the seashell shaker and die cut it twice to form that beautiful whole-shell window for your first project with that adorable turtle! I love being able to stretch my supplies but I would have never thought to do this - so unique thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

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  51. Wow all of your cards are so different and so creative. I really love them all. I definitely need the stencil when it is back in stock, love how you have used it on your cards as it really is a fabulous touch to the design.

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  52. So many fun and creative cards! Love that background on the first one especially! It's so pretty!

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  53. Love all of your cards! I couldn't possibly chose a favorite because the are all so cute! Thank you so much for the great inspiration!

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  54. I'm completely hooked on your array of showcases, Laurie! Soooo innovative, cute, fun and all-around charming!
    ~carol

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  55. What great cards. Love the spotty stingray! That puffer fish is just so cute. Well done.

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  56. Beautiful cards. I love your uses of the Brush Stroke Wave Stencil.

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  57. Oh my goodness, these are all so cute!

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  58. This stamp set is totally adorable! Love your cards :)

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  59. 4 adorable cards. One is cuter than the next. I really like your clean and simple style. Love your backgrounds.

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  60. What an amazing array of cards you've created for this hop - different but similar and I love that polka dot stingray! xx

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  61. Your cards are gorgeous. I am going to have to pick up this stamp set.... I love these critters and they just make me smile.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  62. Hi Laurie, I love all your cards. The they are so fun. Perfect for summer time and different occasions. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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  63. Laurie! So cute! I especially love the polka dot stingray too! who would have thought that they can be polka dotted too!

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  64. Wonderful creations! Love the polka dot sting Ray!

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  65. So much creativity. So many ideas

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  66. Beautiful cards and I love the sparkle on the seashell and all the cute little scenes!

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  67. Cute cards. I like how you used the wave stencil.

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  68. Wow !! Your set of cards is so awesome !! Love them all !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  69. Wow these cards are so creative and fun!

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  70. Wow, I love your set of cards! The whole sea theme is so cute and the wave stencil is fabulous! Your shaker card is gorgeous!

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  71. Fantastic cards! So adorable and creative. Wonderfully executed.

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  72. Your stingray is to die for! Luckily we are on land and he is not real... but what an awesome job you did coloring him! Love the fine details you added to your cards; that really make your appreciate the card maker who took the time to make such special cards. I like your sparkly seashell card and the iridescent waves in your first card! Some really great pieces and thank you for sharing them!

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  73. All of your cards are so precious! I love the subtlety of that first card with the soft 'waves' you embossed. So pretty!

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  74. What a great idea to layer die cuts instead of fun foam! I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite!

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  75. What an incredible set of cards!!! So many fun details on each one! I especially love the first one with the embossed waves!

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  76. Fun and beautiful! Love that stingray. This is such a great stamp set and I love the wave stencil. Great job!

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  77. Lovely cards...thanks for sharing!!

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  78. Love the polka dot ray 😍 and the shell shaker 😍

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  79. Fabulous cards! Love all the different backgrounds!

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  80. Your cards are fantastic. Love the colours you chose for each of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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