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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sneak Peek Day 3 for My Creative Time!

We're halfway through sneak peeks for the upcoming 92nd Edition Release for My Creative Time! We've had a couple days of baby themed products, now it's time to switch gears to wedding season!!


We are showing you two brand new products today! One stamp and die set and one stand alone die.  Both beautiful, both must haves! Let's start with the die. It's called the Lace Border Die.  This die is both smart and gorgeous. Gate fold cards seem to be all the rage right now and this die makes it easy for you to make them.  It cuts a gorgeous rounded, lacy edge on one side and a score line on the other. So, when you line the edge of the die onto a card base, it will only cut the frilly portion and leave the card base in tact. I hope this makes a bit of sense.


I used this die to cut two edges for a simple, square card.  I had some scrap grey cardstock and thought it looked lovely on top of an ivory card base.  Note: the size of this die is much larger than shown here. I've trimmed it down quite a bit!!


The detail on this die is just beautiful!  

Now onto my second card and my favourite of this release!  I used the new Save Our Date Stamp and Die set for this card.  Along with a little ink blending and I just love how this card turned out!


This die set is so awesome! Die cut in black with a few white accents against the sunset Distress Ink background, it just pops!! The cans on the back of the car are a separate die so you can add them if you want. I think you could use this die for a non-wedding card as well. Just snip the veil off!


I love that small "congratulations" sentiment that comes in the stamp set. It fit perfectly!

And that's today's sneak peek! 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!!



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sneak Peek Day 2 for My Creative Time!

It's Day 2 and we have another adorable sneak peek for you!!  This is the 92nd Edition Release for My Creative Time and it is spectacular!!


Today, we are showing you another baby themed die set. It's called Bottle Favour Dies and would be perfect for baby shower favour gifts!  Now, of course you know me by now and like to get the most out of my dies so I did not make a favour with this set.  I made a shaker card!!


To put this favour box together, as intended, you simply cut out two of the shapes. The die creates score lines with tabs for you to adhere together to form the box.  I only die cut once then trimmed off the flaps.

I took a small die from the Bunch of Fun Circles Die Set and cut a window in the centre of the bottle. After assembling the shaker I popped the bottle onto a white panel, then a striped scalloped panel and then onto a scalloped card base. All those dies are a part of the Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies.


The sentiment comes from the The Best Day Ever Stamp and Die Set.  In shades of purple and pink, this would make a great baby girl card.

Thanks for joining us for Day 2 of sneak peeks! See you tomorrow when we change from babies to weddings!


**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!!


Monday, June 17, 2019

Sneak Peek Day for My Creative Time!

Welcome to another week of sneak peeks for the upcoming 92nd Edition Release from My Creative Time! It's all about weddings and babies this month..super adorable!


Today, we're having a little look at the new stamp and die set called Sweet Little Smile.  This adorable set has the sweetest elephant images along with some of the most unique sentiments!


I created a panel using Distress Resist Spray and some hand drawn, watercolored hearts.  I am a bit obsessed with the Vintage Pastels Watercolour palette from Prima.  The colours are perfect for baby cards!

I painted in the elephant with the same watercolour set. This is kind of an odd shaped card as I made a couple of errors which resulted in the panel getting smaller, haha


The sentiment also comes from the same set. I stamped it out and fussy cut around it then popped it up on some foam adhesive.  I added a sweet bow and a few confetti pieces. Quick, easy and oh so cute!

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for another adorable 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 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!!





Friday, June 14, 2019

Studio Katia 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!!




Hello, hello!! Welcome to Studio Katia's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!  I'm honoured to be hopping along today!  We are celebrating with this 2 day blog hop and new release. This release includes 5 new clear stamp sets and 1 set of co-ordinating dies, 1 new stand alone Creative Die, 2 new stencils and Many new embellishments!!  You should have arrived from the lovely Ilda's blog and I'm the last stop of the hop today.  The full hop list will be below!

Now onto my projects!  Ever since Kobi the bear made his debut, I've been smitten. I love this adorable guy!  I used the new Kobi Makes A Wish Stamp Set along with the co-ordinating dies for my first card.


He's just so cute!!!  I used the Grid Stencil and embossing paste to add some texture to the background. I coloured all the images in purples and blues. I think this could be given to both guy or girl!  The balloons actually come from another Kobi set, the Kobi Bearing Gifts Stamp Set. I love how all these sets can be used together!  I stamped the sentiment onto one of the Label Message Dies which I also coloured in blue.  To finish off, I added some of the brand new Silver Fever Fusion Sequins. These are SO COOL!! They look like tiny rainbows when the light hits them!


I added a bit of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to some parts of the images as well as a bit of glitter pen!


My next card uses the new Birthday Balloons Duo Stencil.  This is going to be a must have in your stash! I'm terrible at colouring balloons especially when they are overlapping. I cannot get them to look transparent enough so one colour shows through the other...does that make sense?!  This stencil makes it so easy to create beautiful balloon backgrounds.


I used a variety of Distress Inks that I knew would layer okay. I used the stencil with the most and the smallest balloons first then layered the other stencil over it. This set of stencils could be used in so many ways!  After the inking, I flicked some water onto the panel and trimmed it down.  Once it was completely dry, I added that large, beautiful sentiment from the new It's Your Birthday Stamp Set.  I heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.


To set the balloon panel apart from the white card base, I added a layer of striped, pink paper.  To finish this card off, I used some Shimmering Ice sequins.


My last card of the day, features the new Shaker Balloon Die Set. Another cute die with a lot of possibilities! 


This die features the SK signature dot detail and cuts a small, inner frame.  I die cut the balloon from a panel cut from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 which I then ran through with a polka dot embossing folder. I filled the shaker with a combination of Crystal Clear Confetti, the new Pastel Rainbow Confetti and a few Silver Polka Sequins.

I adhered the shaker panel onto a white and yellow dotted paper and adhered everything to a white card base.


I added the bow (included in this die set) and a piece of black and white twine for the balloon string. It was at this point that I realized I hadn't planned on a sentiment, of course.  Luckily, I used craft foam behind the shaker panel so I had a firm background for stamping. AND even more lucky, there was a sentiment small enough in the It's Your Birthday Stamp Set to fit in between the embossed dots!! Phew!

And those are all my projects! I hope you enjoyed and found a little inspiration for this fabulous new release!!  Now, onto the super exciting details on how you have a chance to win some amazing prizes!

First, Studio Katia will be giving away Two $50 CAD Gift Certificates each day of this hop! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on the Studio Katia Blog.

Second, there is also a $25 CAD gift certificate offered at each stop of the hop!! Wow! IMPORTANT: I will contact the winner of the $25 gift certificate personally, so please leave a way for me to contact you with your comment!! :) Winner will be contacted on June 23rd, 2019!

Make sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop for both days to increase your chances of winning!!  All comments must be made by Saturday, June 22, 2019 21:59 EST. Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 on the Studio Katia blog! 

Make sure to follow Studio Katia on Instagram, Like on Facebook and Subscribe to the SK You Tube Channel!

Here is the full blog hop list:

Laurie Case (that's me)!

Thank you SO much for hopping along with us today!! You won't want to miss out on Day 2 of the hop!!  Remember to leave your comments for a chance at those amazing prizes!!

Laurie































Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Favourite Stamp Set Challenge with Create A Smile Stamps!

Welcome to another Create A Smile Stamps Challenge!!  For the next couple of weeks we will be sharing our favourite CAS stamp set.  Obviously, I love all the sets in the store but one of my true faves is the Funky Feathers Stamp Set. This set has both solid images and outline images. I used one of the outlines.


I white heat embossed the same image numerous times and used some "rainbow-like" Distress Ink colours to ink them up. I fussy cut each feather and arranged them onto a white panel.  Using a piece of Glad Press N Seal, I picked all the feathers up at once and applied foam adhesive to the backs.


I adhered the white panel onto a grey card base. The sentiment comes from another of my favourite sets, All About You.  I stamped it with black ink onto a white strip.  I used foam adhesive to adhere this as well.


I added a few clear sequins for a little shine and called this card done!

I hope you'll play along with us this time around! It's a fun and easy challenge!  There's a €25 up for grabs!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Laurie



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Birthday Palooza with My Creative Time!

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Today we're making birthday projects featuring goodies from My Creative Time!

I used only the dies from the Light the Candles Stamp and Die Set. It has co-ordinating dies to cut out the images but it also includes dies to create your own cupcake. In this case, I made a very large, very rainbow cupcake!


I cut one cupcake wrapper and 5 layers of frosting. I used Distress Inks to add some colour. Before adhering the stacked cupcake, I did a simple watercolour smoosh on the background, which was cut with the second largest More Stitched Rectangular Dies.

The cupcake was adhered with foam adhesive. I stamped a sentiment from the Light the Candles Set onto a banner cut with one of the Ribbon End Dies in a bright pink ink.


A few iridescent sequins and a bit of glitter pen finish the card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time...stay crafty!

Laurie


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cat Lover Card with Paper Nest Dolls!

Hello, friends! Welcome back, so glad you're here.  Today, I have the pleasure to show you a card made using a new stamp from Paper Nest Dolls!  Christine was so kind to send me the Cat Lover Emma Stamp (in digital form).  This image in right up my alley, as I'm what you'd call a "crazy cat lady".  I love cats!!


I coloured this amazing image up with my Copic Markers.  I have to admit that colouring animals is not my forte, but I did my best!  I encourage you to check out the Paper Nest Dolls website or blog, the talent of that design team is incredible!!!!


This image was very easy to fussy cut. I did take an X-acto knife to remove one of the inner portions. I did add a few white gel pen details to some portions of the image.

For the card base, I used a light pink cardstock. I stamped a paw print image repeatedly in a light pink ink and coloured them in with white pencil...not that you can tell, haha!  


I foam mounted that cat lady and added a sentiment from an older, discontinued set from Concord and 9th.


I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out and have the perfect recipient in mind!!

A big thank you to Christine for letting me have a play with this fabulous new stamp and thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time...stay crafty!

Laurie




Friday, June 7, 2019

Stamp Out Cancer Blog Hop with Scrap N Stamp!

Hello and welcome back to another blog hop for Scrap N' Stamp Canada. This months theme rings close to home for a fellow design team member, Nancy.


She went to see her doctor regarding low iron levels which everyone thought was anemia. After convincing the doctor to really listen to her and her concerns, some more tests were performed and the diagnosis was made...colon cancer.  Nancy endured surgery and chemo treatments and is now cancer free!  She wants to share her story in the hopes that we take our health seriously. Ask the embarrassing questions, don't be dismissed by doctors who are "too busy". Just Speak Up!!!

Nancy takes part in a walk called "Push for the Tush" for Colon Cancer Canada. It raises awareness and funds for this disease. Scrap N Stamp is generously donating 10% of sales on June 8th and 9th towards this particular cause! So, thank you in advance for any and all purchases!!

For my project, I created a "thinking of you" card.  Because sometimes it's hard to find the words..


I've been a tad bit obsessed with Taylored Expressions lately and thought that this Big Butterfly Stamp would work perfectly for this card! This is a large, red rubber cling stamp that is simply beautiful! I stamped the image onto watercolour paper with Versamark Ink and embossed it in silver.  For the colouring, I used Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens along with a Clear Nuvo Shimmer Pen to blend it out. I love this glittery look!!


I fussy cut around the image which was very easy to do.  I used the Leafy Vine Embossing Folder (also from TE) on the front of a white card base. This particular embossing folder is not in stock but the Floral Vine folder would work just as well!

For the sentiment, I used the Wavy Sayings Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn along with the Simple Wavy Banners Dies.  I used foam adhesive to adhere the butterfly to the card base as well as on the sentiment banner.


Because this card wasn't glittery enough (haha), I added some sparkle to the dotted areas on the background using a Sakura Stardust pen in Silver.


And that's it for me!! Hope you found some inspiration here today!  Here is the entire blog hop list! Enjoy!!



Laurie

Thank you for hopping along with us and supporting cancer research!!

Laurie

Monday, June 3, 2019

Manly Monday with My Creative Time!

Happy Monday and welcome back!  Today we're showing you ideas for masculine cards. And seeings how Father's Day is quickly approaching, I decided to make a card for just that!!


I used the Fall Friends Stamp and Die set for the leaves and cute fox. To be a little different, I stamped them on kraft cardstock and used my alcohol markers to colour.  I used the third largest die from the Stitched Postage Frame Dies out of ivory cardstock to help set the scene. I masked off the edges of the die cut and blended some light blue ink.


I foam mounted the leaves and the fox onto the small panel and stamped the sentiment which comes from the Have A Super Day Stamp and Die Set.


I embossed the front of an ivory card base for a "woodsy" look. I decided to make a mat for my postage die as it got a bit lost in all that ivory!  I foam mounted the scene, added a few black gems and the card is complete!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Laurie




Thursday, May 30, 2019

"Just Card" with My Creative Time!

Welcome back my friends!  Today I'm sharing a card using products from My Creative Time.  And I've decided to go back in time and use an older stamp and die set!  The set I chose is the Thanks for the Lift.  This set is in stock and ON SALE!!  It was one of the very first sets I purchased from Emma!


I created a shaped card base using the largest die in the Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies by dic cutting it twice, scoring one oval at the top and adhering the two together.  I inked up the second largest die in the same set with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and added a few water splatters.  All the images were stamped onto Bristol Paper and watercolored with Distress Oxides as well.


To set the scene, I die cut both cloud borders from the Floating Cloud Dies out of the Bristol as well.  I ran the borders through with the same oval die as the inked panel to get the stitching across the bottom.

I bit of white gel pen details and Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the window of the plane was all I added for extras.


I hope you'll take a look through your stash to find some "forgotten" sets that need some love!

Thanks for stopping by! see you soon!

Laurie



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