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Friday, December 13, 2019

My Creative Time 98th Edition Release Blog Hop and Sale!!


Welcome this month's blog hop for the 98th Edition Release from My Creative Time!!  Even though this is a smaller release, it will have you covered for Valentines Day and beyond! Stay tuned to the end of this post for details on the Freebie and Sale as well as the full hop lineup!!

For my project today, I've used the Freebie Die for this month! It's the Fun Sized Heart Bow Die and it is adorable!! I've also made a shaker card, which I rarely do!!

I used and modified one die cut from the recently released Jar Treat Die to create a shaker.


This was very easy and I'll show you how!  Die cut the stitched layer of the jar, twice. Simply cut around the inside of one of the die cuts to create a frame. It doesn't matter that the top is open as this will have foam tape to seal it off. 



It can also be ugly under there as the "fabric" topper of the jar will cover it :)! On the second die cut (the one not cut up), I inked some light blue ink around the edges as well as adhered some die cut hearts directly on it. The sequins will shake around but the hearts will remain in place. I like this because there will always be something floating in the jar.


After the sequins were in place, I added the frame portion, with the acetate attached, one top. I pressed everything together to make sure it was sealed well.

The Fun Sized Heart Bow Die is actually a great size to decorate the jar!  I just went with a simple white bow to really contract against the pink jar topper.  I stamped a sentiment from the Jar Treat Sentiments onto a white circle cut using one of the smaller dies from the Bunch of Fun Circles Die Set.


I made a 4X4 inch card and embossed the front of it using a polka dot embossing folder. I adhered the jar and sentiment to the card base with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. And that's the finished card!!


There are two other sizes of Heart Bow Dies in this release and they are all just as sweet!! 

BLOG HOP LINEUP:

Laurie (ME)

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!!

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving 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 blog but the more you comment, 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 winner!!

FREEBIE!!

Starting today, Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 8am PST, we will be giving away these adorable new "Fun Sized Heart Bow Die".  This new set will be given to the first 25 shoppers!  It will be automatically added to your package during packing/shipping. Once the 25 shoppers have gone through, this die set will be available for purchase!  So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the first 25 shoppers.  No exceptions will be made.  The "freebie" is NOT part of the bundle and will be sold separately.

SALE ALERT!!

Don't forget!! Our sale starts right now at the My Creative Time Store!!  Use the code DEC2019 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire in-stock purchase!! The sale ends on Friday, December 20th 2019 at midnight PST!!

On a sad note, this will be my last post for My Creative Time as I've decided to step down from the Design Team.  This wasn't an easy decision as I love Emma, her products and the fabulous group of ladies on this team. I want to thank you all who have left the most amazing comments on my posts, I appreciate you more than you know!! Take care, my friends!!

Laurie

Here's a look at this months release:






Thank you so much for hopping along with us!! Happy Shopping!












Thursday, December 12, 2019

My Creative Time 98th Edition Release Sneak #2!

It's Day Two of sneaks for the upcoming release from My Creative Time!  You are going to love this one!!


We are taking a look at the new Be Mine Stamp Set and Love Letter Die Set. You're Valentines Day cards will be a breeze with these two products!

First of all, I LOVE the font of this stamp set and hope to see more in this style!


I actually created this card for my husband for Valentines. Even thought it has hearts and scallops, the grey and white palette tone down the girly-ness!  I cannot wait until you see the Love Letter Die in person, it is FABULOUS!!  And it comes with that super cute note card that tucks in perfectly (will also hold a gift card).


I stamped the front of the card base using one of the sentiments from Be Mine in a slightly darker grey ink than the cardstock. I used one of the XOXO Border Dies for some added interest and foam mounted the envelope to it.  For a bit of contrast, I matted the die cut panel onto some white cardstock.


These little envelopes are a breeze to put together so mass production would be really easy! 


I hope you enjoyed todays sneak peek and will come back tomorrow for our Blog Hop!!

**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!!

Laurie




Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps Challenge..Mood Board.

Hello and welcome to the final challenge of the year for Create A Smile Stamps!! I am so sad my term has come to an end on this team. I'm so thankful to Christine for giving me this opportunity to show my love for her products. Also, this team of designers are absolutely amazing and I have so much love and respect for them all. It has been a fabulous year!!

But enough sadness, let's get on to the card!!  We are playing with this stunning mood board:


Everything about this is stunning but I took inspiration from the bottom right photo and came up with this...


I love the pink and golden combination so I tried to replicate it using Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks. To create the bokeh effect, I used a dot stencil from my stash and used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink. It worked perfectly!!


I did spray the background with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water to give it a gorgeous, subtle shimmer. I die cut the panel using the second largest Scalloped Rectangle die.  To up the cuteness factor, I coloured up that sweet fox from the Cool Buddies Stamp Set, fussy cut him/her out and adhered it to a die cut snowbank.

Before adhering the snowbank to the panel, I gold heat embossed the berry sprigs from the Floral Decorations set.  The sentiment was also heat embossed and comes from the Santa Clumsy Set.


I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base that measures 3.5X5 inches.  I added a few white gel pen details to the fox and some shimmer pen to the scarf.  I was going to add some gold sequins but thought I'd let that background shine on its own!

Thank you for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed this card!  Remember, up for grabs is a €25 gift certificate to the Create A Smile Stamps online shop! Please upload your creations to the Create A Smile Challenge Blog so we can enjoy and marvel at your talent!!








My Creative Time 98th Edition Sneak Peek #1!

Welcome back!!  It's that time where we show you some sneak peeks of the upcoming 98th Edition Release from My Creative Time!


Emma is releasing 3 new Heart Bow dies!  I am a big fan of all the different bows in her line of dies but these may just be my favourite! For my project today, I'm using the Small Heart Bow.  


This is a standard A2 sized card so you can really see the size of this bow.  I went for a gradient look by cutting from three shades of blue cardstock.  The tiny little heart in the centre is part of the die set and looks super cute in gold.  NOTE: I cut tiny strips of cardstock to act as ribbon...this is not included in the die set.

All three bows were foam mounted onto a white panel cut with one of the More Stitched Rectangular Dies. I adhered the panel with liquid glue onto a white card base.


The sentiment comes from the Especially For You Stamp and Die Set and was gold heat embossed onto one the Sentiment Strip Dies.  I foam mounted this, as well. I wasn't going to use the little heart on the centre bow as it was behind the sentiment, but I'm glad I did!


I adore these bow, especially this size. But wait until you see the others!!

Thank you for stopping by! See you tomorrow for another peek!

**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!!



Laurie




Friday, December 6, 2019

SNS White Christmas Blog Hop ft. Lawn Fawn!

It's time for our last Scrap N Stamp Blog Hop for 2019!! Wasn't it just July a couple of weeks ago?!



We have a fun and easy theme for you this time around...White Christmas!  The focus is to create a mostly white project. I love the white on white look with a little pop of colour. This can give a fun or elegant look. I went with a cute and fun card!


The star of the card is that adorable narwhal!  He's from the mini set, Winter Narwhal, from Lawn Fawn. I coloured him up with a combination of Copic markers: C3, C2, C1 and the colourless blender. This gave just a hint of grey. For my pop of colour, I coloured up his scarf in green. My favourite combination is: G07, YG25 and YG03.

The background was created by cutting one circle out of white cardstock, then running it through with the Polka Heart Background. I then cut a white piece of cardstock using the second largest Fancy Scalloped Circle Dies (Lawn Fawn).  Before adhering the two circle together, I used a light blue ink on the scalloped circle. This is faint, but shows through in a few areas.


I fussy cut the narwhal and foam mounted him onto the heart panel.  Then sentiment comes from the Winter Wavy Sayings Stamp set and was stamped onto one of the Simple Wavy Banners dies, which I also popped up.

I decided to use a few of the die cut hearts, colour them in the same shades of green and inlay them back into the heart background. This added a bit more colour and acted as embellishments!  I added some Nuvo Shimmer Pen to the scarf, the hearts and his horn then a layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give a lot of shine!


We can't wait to see what you create so make sure to upload your creations to the Scrap N Stamp Challenge FB Page!!

PRIZES!
By leaving a comment on each stop of the hop, you have a chance at winning a $50 gift certificate to the SNS Online Store!

GIVEAWAY!
Scrap N Stamp is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter! Just leave a little love on each stop of the hop and you'll be entered to win!! Winner will be announced on the SNS Blog on December 18th! Not only that, but SNS is also giving away a free gift through the online store!

There is no minimum purchase to get this snowflake die but shipping will be added. Just "add to cart" and checkout!! While supplies last! Not valid with any other coupon, sale or promotion. You can find this die HERE!


Here's the complete blog hop lineup:

Laurie (that's me!)
Susan

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Laurie

My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas...Day 5!!




 Hello and welcome to our "5 Days of Christmas"! This week we'll be sharing lots of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else that will help you get your creative juices flowing!

Today is the last day of Emma's 5 Days of Christmas and we're sharing other holiday creations with you!  I chose to make a die cut paper Christmas tree ornament!


I used A Bunch of Fun Circle Dies along with the Big Santa Dies to create this simple ornament. I added a fun sparkly border and heart because all ornament need sparkle, right??  I finished both sides of the ornament in the same way.

Creating paper ornaments is one of my favourite things to do this time of year.  They are quick and easy to make, store easily and last for a long time!


**GIVEAWAY**

There will be five (5) winners throughout the 5 Days of Christmas. Up for grabs are 5 of Emmas favourite things shown below.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs during the five days to win one of the prizes.  You must comment on each of our blogs each of the 5 days to be considered for a prize.  Please remember to leave your email with your comment so that Emma can contact you if you win.


Please visit Emma's Blog for more inspiration and links to all the blog links to the 5 Days of Christmas!!


Thanks for joining us this week!

Laurie


Thursday, December 5, 2019

My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas..Gift Card Holders


Hello and welcome to our "5 Days of Christmas"! This week we'll be sharing lots of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else that will help you get your creative juices flowing!

Today is Day 4 and we're sharing quick and easy gift card holders!  Everyone loves getting gift cards and it's always to fun to present them in fun and pretty ways!


With a couple passes through your die cutting machine, you can create this gift card holder in no time! I used the Holiday Envelope Die to create this entire gift card holder!!


**GIVEAWAY**

There will be five (5) winners throughout the 5 Days of Christmas. Up for grabs are 5 of Emmas favourite things shown below.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs during the five days to win one of the prizes.  You must comment on each of our blogs each of the 5 days to be considered for a prize.  Please remember to leave your email with your comment so that Emma can contact you if you win.


Please visit Emma's Blog for more inspiration and links to all the blog links to the 5 Days of Christmas!!



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas...Cards

Hello and welcome to our "5 Days of Christmas"! This week we'll be sharing lots of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else that will help you get your creative juices flowing!


Today is Day 3 and we're featuring cards!  This card is quick and easy to make. A little stamping and die cutting.


A simple background stamped with black ink along with a die cut santa hat in a pop of colour!  This card took no time at all to create!!




**GIVEAWAY**

There will be five (5) winners throughout the 5 Days of Christmas. Up for grabs are 5 of Emmas favourite things shown below.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs during the five days to win one of the prizes.  You must comment on each of our blogs each of the 5 days to be considered for a prize.  Please remember to leave your email with your comment so that Emma can contact you if you win.


Please visit Emma's Blog for more inspiration and links to all the blog links to the 5 Days of Christmas!!







Tuesday, December 3, 2019

My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas...Treat Holders!



Hello and welcome to our "5 Days of Christmas"! This week we'll be sharing lots of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else that will help you get your creative juices flowing!

Today is the second day and we are featuring treat holders!  The treat holder I made comes together quickly and could be easily mass produced.


I used the Present Box die and some cut patterned papers. This is one of my favourite die sets as it includes that sweet bow!!  

The tag is from the Chunky Stitched Tags Die set and the "to" and "from" come from the Dec 25 stamp set.


**GIVEAWAY**

There will be five (5) winners throughout the 5 Days of Christmas. Up for grabs are 5 of Emmas favourite things shown below.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs during the five days to win one of the prizes.  You must comment on each of our blogs each of the 5 days to be considered for a prize.  Please remember to leave your email with your comment so that Emma can contact you if you win.


Please visit Emma's Blog for more inspiration and links to all the blog links to the 5 Days of Christmas!!



Thursday, November 28, 2019

CAS Paper Smooches Card!

Hi guys!  I wanted to share a quick card with you today and IT'S NOT a Christmas card!  While I love making Christmas cards, I needed a little break from the snowmen and wintry scenes.

I also wanted to create one more entry into the Paper Smooches November Challenge. They are looking for a few designers for their new challenge team and I would just LOVE to be a part of that!!


I combined an older and newer stamp set on my card today.  The first set is Bee Mine and was one of the first PS sets I bought.  And I specifically bought it for the large bee image!


After colouring and die cutting that cutie, I did the same with the clouds from the Sunnyville Stamp Set.  To create my little scene, I used a stitched square die and a grassy border die. I used It's A Boy and Lime Rickey inks from Catherine Pooler to add the colour.


I popped the square panel onto a 3.5 X 5 inch notecard. I love making this size of card when you have a small scene. I really wanted that bee to pop off the card so I used a double layer of foam adhesive.  Of course, no card of mine is complete without some shimmer and shine! I added some sparkly dots on the wings and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the eyes as well as the wings.


The sentiment comes from the Kindess Sampler Set which is a must have set for your stash!!  

I hope you enjoyed the CAS card! Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon,

Laurie






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My Creative Time 98th Edition Release Blog Hop and Sale!!

Welcome this month's blog hop for the 98th Edition Release from My Creative Time !!  Even though this is a smaller release, it will...