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Friday, November 16, 2018

"Movember" Blog Hop with Scrap N' Stamp Canada!

Hello friends and welcome to our monthly blog hop for Scrap 'N Stamp!  As many of you likely know, November has become the month where men are encouraged to grow facial hair in support of men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide.  This month is known as "Movember". It's a great way to support and bring awareness to men's issues! So, that's what our theme is this month...moustaches or masculine cards! Stay tuned until the end of this post for information on our new Challenge, Prizes and a complete list of the hop!!


I think it's important to be supportive to men in their time of need. They often down play any aches, pains or emotions of fear and sadness (in my experience anyway). So, I made a subtle, masculine card that could be given to friend or significant other.


I started by using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies from Hero Arts to cut 5 circles out of a white card panel. Before die cutting the circles, I made sure that my moustaches would fit inside.  I ran that white panel through my die cutting machine with a woodgrain embossing folder from Tim Holtz (it's old).

I went through my patterned paper stash and found a very manly looking print which I adhered to the back of the embossed panel.  Now let's talk about those moustaches!  They come from an adorable set of dies called Retro Masculine.  This is a fantastic set of dies that includes more than moustaches and will be a huge help when designing your masculine cards!


I chose 5 different 'staches and used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to add the colour.  I die cut each one 4 more times from scrap white cardstock and adhered them all together to give dimension.

I adhered the embossed panel onto an A2 kraft card base and added some stitching detail around the base of the card.  I should also mention that I lightly inked the edges of the white cardstock with the Vintage Photo ink as well!


I used a sentiment from the Bitty Bears stamp set from MFT and white heat embossed it onto a die cut banner strip.  I applied a heavy layer of the Walnut Stain ink over top.  And because I didn't want to add any sparkly embellishments, I added a layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to each of the moustaches. An that completes my Moustache Masculine Card!!

Now onto the fun stuff...

PRIZES:  

Scrap 'N Stamp Canada is giving away three (3) Retro Masculine Die Sets to three lucky commenters on the blog hop..you'll love this set!

CHALLENGE:

Scrap 'N Stamp has a Challenge Page!!  For a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate, simply add a photo of a project you made with this theme and you'll be entered to win!!

GOOD TO KNOW:

Scrap 'N Stamp is generously donating 10% of net sales today to the Movember Foundation.  If you would like to know more about this foundation, please visit:


Thank you for joining us today! Good luck and remember to show us your take on this Challenge HERE!!

FULL BLOG HOP LIST: 

Laurie (that's me!)




My Creative Time 85th Edition Blog Hop and Sale!!

Welcome my friends to the 85th Edition Release Blog Hop for My Creative Time!! We hope you've enjoyed this week of sneak peeks and now it's time to give you a little bit more inspiration for these awesome new products!! You should have arrived the talented Miss Kendra's blog but you can find the full list here!!


I'm using the new Pretty Gift Card Holder Die for my project! This is a super sweet die that is perfect for any occasion!!  Instead of using it as intended, I actually made a mini greeting card which could also be used as a tag on gifts!


I die cut the gift card normally then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit on the inside. this covers the slits made for holding a gift card.


To decorate the inside, I used the tree tag from the last Flash Friday Sale stamp and die set called Just A Little Something.  I used some pretty patterned paper to decorate the front flap of the card and die cut the label to match the outer border.


The sentiment comes from the new Christmas Wishes Sentiment Set and the stars are from the  3 Star Stitched Die Set.

I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration for this new Pretty Gift Card Holder Die!!

Up next on the hop is the lovely Miss Ruthie!!

***SPECIAL GIVEAWAY***
Starting on Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 8am PST, I am going to have random.org choose a winner! The winner will win the “86th Edition ENTIRE Release”! Random.org will choose from the the first 50 shoppers that come through on Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 8am PST! GOOD LUCK my sweet friends! P.S. Emma will announce the winner on the MCT blog & the MCT facebook page.
***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: NOV2018 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 @midnight PST.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits!!

Laurie

Thursday, November 15, 2018

My Creative Time 85th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Three!!

It's the final day of sneaks for the upcoming 85th Edition Release for My Creative Time!

We are showcasing a beautiful Christmas sentiment stamp set for you today.  This set is full of beautiful sentiments perfect for all your Christmas cards!

And because they are all so beautiful, I had a hard time on choosing just one. So, I used them all!!


I arranged all the stamps on a card panel and picked them up with my Misti door.  It didn't quite cover the entire panel so after stamping the first time, I only had to rearrange a few and restamp.  Before rearranging the stamps, I stamped it once onto a separate piece of cardstock in a bright green ink and used a circle die to cut it out.


I layered the green stamped piece onto the largest Doily Die and lined it up with the black stamping.  I popped this piece up with foam adhesive.  This is a version of the spotlight stamping technique.


What a great way to use an entire stamp set and create your own patterned paper!  And isn't that font beautiful?

I hope you've enjoyed all the sneaks this week!  Remember, our blog hop is tomorrow which will be filled with inspiration using these new products!!

***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 MCT 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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

My Creative Time 85th Edition Sneak Peek Day Two!!

It's Day 2 of My Creative Time Sneak Peeks and you won't be disappointed!! It's all about cute critters today, yay!!

This new stamp and die set is called Cute Mugs and will be available for purchase this Friday!  It's a super sweet set that features both a cat and a dog!

I made a small square card that features the cat image (I love cats).


I used my Tombow markers for watercolouring which was quick and easy!!


That sentiment is just too cute!! And because I've been addicted to the Bunch of Stitched Doily Dies, I thought it would be cute to add one to the bottom of the cup!


I just love this cute little kitty, don't you??

Thank you for stopping by today!  We have one more sneak peek for you tomorrow then the blog hop on Friday so stay tuned!!

***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, November 13, 2018

My Creative Time Sneak Peek Day One!!

Hello and welcome to an exciting week of sneak peeks for the 85th Edition Release for My Creative Time!!

Today, we are showing you a stamp and die set as well as a new gift card holder die!!  These two new products work perfectly together so my project combines both!!


This is the new Pretty Gift Card Holder Die.  It creates this sweet little envelope that holds a gift card.  The sweet label die is also a part of this set.  The sentiment comes from the new Santa Stamps Stamp and Die Set.


I created a belly band for this holder but it isn't necessary. The die provides a nice little slot on the bottom which holds the upper flap closed.  


This large Santa image is so much fun to colour!!  I did my best at no-line colouring with my alcohol markers.  I adhered the cute, peeking Santa to the inside of the gift card holder and tucked the g/c under his hands.


This is a great addition to your craft stash!  These will be available for purchase on Friday!!

I'll be back tomorrow with a peek at another awesome product!!

***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 MCT 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



Friday, November 9, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Pink & Main!!

Hello, crafty friends and welcome to a special post celebrating Day 9 of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! I am so excited to be a part of this and to showcase products from Pink & Main!  I encourage you to visit Tracey's blog for all the important details on how to win some amazing prizes from 26 different sponsors including Pink & Main!!


I actually don't have the Arch Tag Die Set so I thought I'd show you how I created a tag using a regular nesting die.  This is very, very easy!!  I used the 3rd smallest die from the Stitched Top Note Die Set and simply punched a hole near the top of the die. This will allow you to string ribbon or twine!


This particular die has a very elegant look to it and perfect to use as a tag.  I embellished the "tag" using the Wreath Base Die Set along with the Winter Wreath Decor Dies. For a bit of added elegance, I used some gold foil cardstock on the deer, tiny poinsettia and sprigs.


The sentiment comes from the brand new Bowtiful Stamp Set. I added some crochet ribbon that I had in my stash and that completed my tag!!


I hope you enjoyed my non-tag, tag:)

Thank you so much for stopping in today!! I appreciate your visits!

Until next time...stay crafty!!

Laurie







Thursday, November 8, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #212

Hi there, welcome back!! It's time for another challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays Blog!!  The past challenge was awesome and we thank you for joining us! There was a lot of gorgeous creations and I can't wait to see your take on this one! This time around, we have a sketch for you...


I followed the sketch pretty closely regarding the layout but changed things up by making a square card without flowers.  That's the beauty of a sketch challenge. It doesn't have to be exact, more so a jumping off point!


To replace the floral images, I used the star shape from the Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies.  This was super easy to do as the cut outs are already lined up for you!  I backed the navy cardstock with some gold glitter paper leaving a small border to create a mat.  


I cut the Friend Fri-Die out of white cardstock but decided it was a little too stark against the navy cardstock.  I lined up the edge of the die with the same gold glitter paper to create that two toned effect.

The navy and gold piece was adhered to a 3.5 X 3.5 inch square, white card base.  The small white border ties in nicely with the white part of the Friend die cut.


I skipped any sort of embellishments on this card because the gold paper really sparkles!

Now, here's how to play along:

Simply link up your beautiful creations using the "In Linkz" on the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog.  You do not have to use CAS-Fridays products to play along or win!!  10 winning entries will be highlighted on the CAS-Fridays blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50. 


Good luck and I cannot wait to see what you've created!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurie



Birthday Palooza with My Creative Time!

Hello my friends and welcome back!! It's all about birthday projects for My Creative Time.  I decided to make a birthday tag card. Yep, a card and tag all in one!

I started by die cutting 2 of the scalloped tag from the Tag Dies Die Set. On one of the tags, I scored along one side at 1/4 inch. This happens to line up perfectly with the corner edge at the top and the first scallop at the bottom.  I used Scor-Tape along the fold that created.


After the two pieces are attached, it looks like a tag but acts like a card!!  To decorate the front, I cut the label die from the Vintage Stitched Label Die Set out of a piece of fun patterned paper. This is one of my most used die sets...I love the shape!  This label also works fabulously with the Bunch of Stitched Doily Dies. I used the second smallest in this set.  For the focal image, I die cut pieces to build a cupcake from the Light The Candles Stamp and Die Set out of some mixed media paper.
I used this particular paper because I wanted to do some simple watercolour with my Tombow Markers.


Everything just fit so well together in that label die!!  I stamped a sentiment on the front of the tag/card as well as the inside.  The sentiments come from the Light the Candles set as well.


I added a little twine to the front tag only and a little Glossy Accents to the cherry!


And there it is!! Hope you enjoyed!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today!  I'll be back soon!!

Laurie









Friday, November 2, 2018

My Creative Time 48 Hour Flash Sale!!

Hello and welcome back to another 48 Hour Flash Sale for My Creative Time!!  Today we are showing you this super cute stamp and die set called "Just A Little Something"!!  Just in time for all your holiday gift giving needs! This set is available for purchase now at the My Creative Time Shoppe!  Also, don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout for 20% off your purchase! **Sale applies to in-stock items only**



You likely have arrived from the awesome Miss Kendra's blog but you can find the complete line up here.

I love creating my own gift tags and this set makes it super easy!!  But of course, I made a card for you today as well to show the versatility of this set :)

Let's first take a peek at the tags I made...


This set comes with 3 different shaped tag dies along with a stamp set that is full of beautifully written Christmas sentiments.  I created a shaker tag using the scalloped shaped tag (the heart comes from the Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set). The stamped snowflake in the centre is also part of this new stamp and die set!  On the second tag, I heat embossed the sentiment with Metallic Copper Embossing powder from WOW (this is currently my favourite colour!)

I added a few flowers cut from red and green cardstock using the Stitched Pretty Flowers and Leaves Die set. I heat embossed the centres of the flowers with the same embossing powder.


The stamp set comes with a "to" and a "from" which I stamped on the back of each tag.

Now onto the card and the third shaped tag die!


The Christmas tree tag has a star with a hole where you place your string or ribbon. I just snipped this portion off.  I added some green ink to the tree and the round ornaments are actually the floral centres from the Stitched Pretty Flowers and Leaves!!  I used the smallest star die from the 3 Star Stitched Die Set. The background uses the snowflake stamp that's included in this new set and I just stamped it using Versamark in for a watermark look.


Please don't hate me but I cut apart one of the sentiments from the stamp set.  This allowed me to place it horizontally across the card. I thought it would be fun to heat emboss on a strip of vellum and wrap it around the card front.  (I must apologize for the quality of my photos today.  It is dark and gloomy and no amount of editing seemed to fix this problem!!) I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze to add dimension and shine to the ornaments.


Here's a look at all that I made with this new stamp and die set. On the right hand side, you can see the original shape of the tree tag as well as the "tis the season" sentiment :)

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today! Next up on the hop is the talented Miss Ruthie!!!

GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner! Good Luck!
Laurie







Thursday, November 1, 2018

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time!!

Hello, crafty peeps and welcome back!! It's all about going back in time today and revisiting some older stamps and dies from My Creative Time.  I love Throwback Thursday because it lets me play with sets that may be feeling a bit left out.

I made a Winter themed card today using a bit of simple masking. I don't do masking a lot because I find it kind of tedious but I have to admit, the end result is pretty awesome! I started by stamping the large mugs from the Hot Chocolate Season Stamp and Die Set. (This is a great set that has many different winter and Christmas sentiments.)  I stamped the same images on a full sticky Post-It note, as well.

Normally when you cut a mask, you trim around the outside of the image. I wanted to decorate the mugs themselves so in this case, I cut on the inside of the image...


I wanted to protect the outer area, not the inside.  I wanted my mugs to have a bit of a floral pattern to them so I used the smallest floral image from the A Beautiful Day Stamp and Die Set. It fit perfectly into the corner of the mug.


Masking always looks like a hot mess but this is the result...


It looks like the flower was a part of the original stamp, so cute!!  I coloured up the images with my alcohol markers and for a special added touch, I put a little textured embossing powder on the whipped cream!


I want these mugs in real life!!  To put the card together, I die cut a piece of white cardstock and pink patterned paper with a simple circle die. Using one of the More Stitched Edges Dies, I trimmed down the pink paper and adhered it to the white circle.


I went with this sentiment as I didn't necessarily want this to be a Christmas card.  I foam mounted the circle onto a kraft panel that was cut with one of my all-time favourite die sets, the XOXO Border Dies.


The kraft panel was adhered to a white card base.  At this point, I struggled with adding embellishments.  I wasn't really happy with the way anything looked so I left it plain. EXCEPT for shimmer pen on the flowers and the heart, of course!


I hope you enjoyed todays card and a look back at some fabulous older sets!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  I'll see you soon!

Laurie











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