December 13, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 363

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for this week's MFT sketch challenge. I loved the simplicity of the sketch this week and decided to step away from the holiday crafting and create a non-holiday card.


I used the English Brick Stencil to create my background with Cement Gray ink and kept it focused on the bottom area of the card to keep the design similar to the sketch. Once I had the background design added, I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the largest rectangle from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 dies. 

I stamped and coloured the image from the Our Story stamp set, and then I cut it out with my scissors along the stamped line.


I stamped the sentiment onto a white paper strip with black ink and tucked it behind the image before adhering them both to the card. I completed it by adding a few gems to the card front.

You can see the full sketch and add your card to this week's challenge at the MFT Challenge blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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December 12, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Replay

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things Release Replay for the December release. The team is back today with more projects using the newest products, and I have two cards to share - same design with the colours changed up a bit. :)


I found these bee themed lip balms a while ago and had them put away to make a lip balm project. I had actually intended to cover up or remove the label on these until I saw all of the great products in the December release - I knew I had to create some bee-themed gifts using the new products and the lip balms, just as is! 

I heat embossed the Honeycomb background onto my watercolor paper first, and then I added colour to some on the hexagons with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I created a card similar to this for the release, but it was a shaker card rather than a lip balm project.


For the aqua lip balm I used a Summer Splash and Black Licorice colour scheme, and for the beige one, I used In The Buff and Black Licorice. I used the same sentiment on both of the cards from the Sending Smooches stamp set - I thought the 'Thanks for Sticking By Me' was a fun play on the bees and honey.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team created with the December release products. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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December 11, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and welcome back! I'm excited to be playing along in this years Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia.


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my card, I used today's sponsor, Waffle Flower, but I didn't have any holiday stamps made by them so I had to get creative. :)


I used the Riverside stamp set and tuerned the elemennts in this stamp set into a winter scene. I'm sure it's a little chilly in the tent, but I don't think the bunny minds LOL! When I stamped the bunny, I didn't ink the top of his head so I could draw a Santa hat on him and make him a little festive.

I did some masking to create the scene with the tent, bunny, trail and tree stamps and then I coloured the rest of the scene with my Copic markers to give it a night sky. I also used my white gel pen to make it snow.




Since the stamp set didn't have any holiday sentiments, I used a sentiment from a Neat and Tangled stamp set to complete my card.

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Waffle Flower so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

December 05, 2017

My Favorite Things December New Product Launch!

Hello and welcome to the new product launch for the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. All week long we've been sharing cards using all of the new products, and everything is now available in the MFT online store! 

And that's not all.... from now through December 8th, you can save 17% on your entire order site wide! Just enter SAVE17 when you checkout to apply the savings. :)

For my card tonight, I used the Town bear stamp set and Open Road Die-namics to create a cute little summer scene. It's currently hailing and snowing here (which I love), but it was fun to create with bright springy colours.


I added Twisted Citron Distress ink to the white background panel, and then I created my scene. I die cut the road from black card stock and wanted white lines and a white curb along the edges, so I adhered the road to a white piece of card stock, and then I just cut along the road edge leaving a bit of a border.


I stamped, coloured and die cut all of the images from the Town Bear stamp set and adhered them on to the scene. I love that you can have the bear driving down the road - so cute! To create the grass, I die cut green card stock with the grass from the Spring Builder dies and then I just cut it apart to use it in all three places.

I added clear confetti to the car for headlights and added Glossy Accents to the bear's nose.

Thank you so much for joining us all week for the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for giveaways and a lot more inspiration using the new products! I can't wait to see what's on your must-have list!

Thanks for stopping by!

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December 04, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 5th at 9pm EST.

For today's card, I used the new Friendly Forest stamp set and create an entire background using the critters from the stamp set.


I stamped them all on Kraft card stock using various colours of Distress Oxide inks, and once I had the whole panel filled, I used some dot stamps from flower sets and filled in the open areas with stamped dots.


I stamped the sentiment onto Paver Red card stock, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then matted it with vellum before adding it to the card. I die cut the panel with the largest die from A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1 and added the panel to a Paver Red card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 2 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!

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December 03, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 3

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 5th at 9pm EST.

For my card today I decided to use a bunch of the new products to create a fun birthay card featuring bees! :)


I stamped the Honeycomb background onto watercolour paper and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then added colour to it by using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and adding colour to random hexagons to create a colourful pattern in the background.

I then diecut the hexagon shape from the bottom area of the panel where I had added a lot of colour and created a shaker element with the new Hexagon shaker pouches. 


I added some stamped bees into the shaker from the Meant to Bee stamp set, and I also stamped some additional ones for the main panel. I added a sentiment stamped from the same Meant to Bee stamp set to a black card stock strip and added it to the card front.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 3 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!

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December 02, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 4

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 5th at 9pm EST.

For today's card, I decided to get creative with the new You're Super stamp set (which is a re-release of the original set but with updated sentiments and fonts) and create a holiday card. I love experimenting with my stamp sets to try and get a completely different look, and I was pretty happy with the end result on this card.


I decided to turn Super Girl into Santa Claus with her sidekick Rudolph in the distance. To make her Santa, I trimmed her out with my scissors and cut off her cape. The only part of the cape I couldn't cut off was on her shoulders, but I just coloured that red with rest of her suit and I think it blends in okay.

I then coloured her in similar colours to Santa... I did her main outfit and pants red and kept the trim on the bottom white. I coloured her boots and belt black and drew a buckle on a scrap of white card stock with a black marker, coloured it, cut it out and glued it on top of her belt. 

Now any good Santa needs a hat, so I searched through my stamp sets and found a perfect fit on one of the Santa's from Jingle All the Way. I did have to give her a bit of a haircut to make it fit, but I think it looks pretty good LOL! ;)


I love this deer image from the Merry Everything stamp set and knew I had to have him on the card. His stance and expression is so cute to me, and I think he was just meant to go with this new version of Santa. ;) I coloured him with Copics as well, and then I cut him out and gave him a big red gem for a nose.

I decided to add them to a winter scene that I coloured with my Copics, and I added some snow hills for them to stand in. I wanted him to look back in the distance since his sizing is a bit off for her size, so I put him in a deeper snowbank and brought her really close to the card front in a smaller snow hill. 

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 4 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!

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December 01, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 5th at 9pm EST.

As soon as I saw the new Our Town Die-namics, I knew I wanted to create a snowy winter scene with the houses along the bottom. 

I created the background on watercolour paper by adding Distress inks onto the panel with ink blending tools. I wanted it to get darker as I went up so I started with Cracked Pistachio and then went upwards with Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and finally Black Soot.

I added water droplets to the panel to distress the sky and then I used white paint with some water mixed in to add the snow flecks all over the background.


Once the background was completely dry I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I love how bold and bright it looks against the background. To finish the card I added two rows of the Our Town die along the bottom of the card - one cut from white card stock and one cut from Silver Sparkle card stock. 

I also wanted to share a fun, colourful card I created for this months free release class that will be available for download on release night. I used the same Our Town die to create a rainbow of the houses going up the card base.


I layered all of the houses one on top of another to create the rainbow and then I adhered them all to the card front. I added cloud detail above the houses with the Mini Cloud Edges stencil and stamped a sentiment from the Lots of Hugs stamp set onto a strip of black card stock and heat set it with white embossing powder.


You'll be able to see a video sharing the card creation on release night and download a PDF with the instructions and supplies to recreate this card. 

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 5 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!

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November 29, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 361

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card to share that I created for the newest MFT sketch challenge. I love using the sketches as inspiration for my cards - I love having a general foundation to start with when I start creating.

For my card, I decided to use a cloud edge for the scalloped border and added images around the sentiment strip in the center.


To create the background I first added inked cloud edges to the top panel with distres ink and then I used the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil to diecut it. I used the Drift and Hills stencil on the bottom panel to create grass hills and then I layered them both onto a Grout Gray card base.


I stamped three hot ariballoons from the Up in the Air stamp set along with the kitty images. coloured and die cut them all and then added them to my scene. I then stamped anf heat embossed the sentiment and added it tucked under the largest balloon.

Make sure to check out the challenge blog to see this week's sketch and enter your card for a chance to win a $50 GC to My Favorite Things. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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November 15, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello and welcome back. Today I am taking part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by my awesome friend Tracey McNeely


I'm sharing a tag along with Muse Christmas Visions who are the sponsors for today!

For my tag today I used two stamp sets from Hero Arts - the Poster Christmas Carols (one of my favourite holiday sentiment sets this year!) and the Winter Time Fun stamp set. I wanted to create a little winter scene with falling snow on the entire tag including the top of the sentiment.


I stamped out the scene on a white tag I diecut with the Neat and Tangled Classic Tag die and then I added my sentiment in the open area near the top. I coloured it all in with Copic markers and used a white gel pen to add the snow detail. I added a silver tag in behind it and then I added some fun red ribbon so it can be tied to a gift.

Make sure to visit Tracey's blog to see more tags from today's sponsor and to enter the giveaway!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

November 14, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release Replay

Hello and welcome back! In today's post, I'm sharing a card that I created using products from the November release from My Favorite Things. I love the new Deer Love Die-namics and knew I wanted to use them together on a card with a heart in the background.

After I die cut the white heart, I actually embossed it with the Abstract stencil, but the textured detail doesn't show in the photos. Using a stencil to emboss a card stock piece is a great way to add subtle dimension.


I die cut the heart from a white panel that I had die cut with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and then I adhered the panel onto a red card base. Before adding the embossed white heart, I glued 3 red hearts (one on top of the other) inside the die cut opening to add some dimension with a bit of red showing from underneath. 


I die cut both of the deer and the antlers from white card stock, and then I used Copic markers to colour them both. I added white dot detail to their backs with a white gel pen, and then I adhered them both to the heart. 

I added red gems to their noses and used a black marker to colour in their eyes. I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from the Deer Friends stamp set under the focal images with black ink.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas from the design team using the new November products. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
 

November 07, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release | New Product Launch!

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things November release party! All of the products we've been sharing online all week are now available in the MFT Stamps online store. 

For my project tonight I decided to create some gift card envelopes using the Gift Card Envelope Die-namics and the super cute deer image from the new Friends in the Forest stamp set. He is the perfect reindeer for a bright red Rudolph nose. :)


I created a simple background with come chevron patterned paper from the Calm & Cozy paper pad cut from a stitched rectangle and then I added a silver glitter and white snow hill to the bottom. I stamped and coloured the deer and die cut him with the coordinating die.

I stamped a sentiment from the Deer Friends stamp set onto a Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip, and then I adhered that to the top of the background panel. 

 
I die cut the gift card envelope from Kraft card stock and added a piece of red card stock before adding on the embellished panel. I completed the design by adding a large red gem onto the nose to make the reindeer look like Rudolph.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using all of the new products and for a chance at some of the new release giveaways!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the My Favorite Things November release countdown. All of the new products that we've been sharing all week will be available tonight at 9pm EST!

For my card today I wanted to use the big Peace word to create a sentiment in a winter scene and have it blend into the background. I love doing that with large sentiments like this. I really wish I could get a better photo of it... it looks so pretty and peaceful in real life. :)


I really wanted to use the light post in the design but the sentiment and the light wouldn't both fit on a regular A2 sized card so I had to go a bit bigger so everything would fit.

I created the entire background with Copic markers, added the light post with liquid adhesive and then I die cut the word peace from the bottom and expanded on the sentiment using the Dashing Deer stamp set.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see the rest of the products being revealed today and to see more ideas from the design team using the new stamps and dies. The November release will be available tonight at 9pm EST!
 
See you then for the release party! :)

November 05, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 3

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things November release countdown. For my card today I decided to create another Copic winter scene using the new Friends in the Forest stamp set. Lately, I've been wanting to use my Copic markers to practice scenes and different backgrounds with my stamped images.

Today's card is based off a winter scene I learned in Sandy Allnock's Winter Wonderland class - this is a great class to get Copic confidence if you lack it like I was LOL! :) 


I stamped my deer and fox image first, and then I created the scene around them. And the images I stamped were masking gone wrong LOL! I didn't realize until I had already coloured the whole scene and started to colour the animals that I didn't stamp the fox low enough, so it looks like his behind is floating in space haha!

I also made my pine tree a lot bigger than I intended and my other tree just looks.... odd. :) But I finished the card, and I love it regardless. ;)


I decided to make my deer Rudolph and gave him a red nose, and then I stamped a sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set onto a sentiment banner and added it to the bottom of the card.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see the rest of the products being revealed today and to see more ideas from the design team using the new stamps and dies. The November release will be available on November 7th at 9pm EST!
 
See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! :)
 

November 04, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 4

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things November release countdown. Today we're introducing the newest Birdie Brown set called New Best Friend - an amazing set featuring two adorable girl images, each holding a dog.

As much as I love the dogs that the girls are holding, I wanted to experiment and see how it would look to deconstruct the image and have the girl hold something other than a dog. So I stamped her out, coloured her in and then carefully cut her out with my scissors making sure to cut out the dog image. 


I also stamped a Christmas tree from the Jingle All the Way stamp set, coloured it and also cut it out with my scissors. I cut the arm part of the image so I was able to tuck the tree underneath, and then I strategically placed it so it would cover the part of her face and sweater where the dog images was. 

I created a Copic scene in the background so it would look like she was out in the woods picking out her Christmas tree and I made sure to colour her in holiday colours so I could make it a holiday-themed card.


I finished the card by adding snow detail all over the background and girl images and then I added a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set stamped onto a white banner. I love how it looks layered over the moon.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see the rest of the products being revealed today and to see more ideas from the design team using the new stamps and dies. The November release will be available on November 7th at 9pm EST!
See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! :)

 

November 03, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things November release countdown. We have some really great winter themed products this month as well as new stamps and dies featuring one of my favourite things in the world... coffee! :)

Today we're kicking things off with two super cute winter stamp sets and some gorgeous mandala stamps and dies. My cards today feature the new Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics - a gorgeous die that works as a snowflake on a holiday card!


I created two inked panels using Distress inks, and then I cut the mandala's from them to create the two snowflakes that I featured on my cards. For one of them I combined Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry for a multicolour look and the second one I did completely pink and let it fade a little lighter around the outside edge.


Once I had the snowflakes created, I diecut the mandala shape from the front of a white and black card base and backed the openings with Silver Sparkle card stock. I then adhered the die cut pieces into the opening so they would be inlaid into the card front with the silver sparkle showing through.

I finished both cards with a sentiment strip across the center of the snowflake and then I added some jewels to the snowflakes for added sparkle and dimension.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see the rest of the products being revealed today and to see more ideas from the design team using the new stamps and dies. The November release will be available on November 7th at 9pm EST!

See you tomorrow for more countodwn fun! :)

November 01, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 357

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card to share for the newest sketch challenge for My Favorite Things. I love having a sketch to start from on a card... they provide a great foundation for the overall design.

For my card today I used the Merry Everything stamp set and created a holiday themed card based on the sketch.

I created a patterned paper background to add some detail to the card and then I layered a fishtail banner and stamped Santa image on top. I added the sentiment under the Santa and finished the card with some clear sequins to add a bit of dimension.



You can take part in this week's sketch challenge HERE. Every week a randomly chosen winner wins a $50 GC to the MFT online store!

Thanks for stopping by today!

October 26, 2017

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 80

Hello and welcome to the newest Color Challenge for My Favorite Things. This weeks color challenge features one of my favourite coloir combinations - green, pink and aqua with some yellow added to the mix.

I decided to create a Halloween card since it's next week and I really wanted to use the Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set.


I stamped my three ghosts onto white card stock and coloured them in with Copic markers for the green, pink and yellow of the challenge and I cut them out with my scissors. I then cut out the Thank You Circle Frame Die from white card stock and from a Starry Circle die cut that I had covered with Peacock Feathers distress ink for the aqua. 


I layered the die cut pieces onto a white card stock panel that I die cut with the largest Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and adhered the whole panel to a Ripe Raspberry card base. I added a black sentiment strip with a white heat embossed sentiment and completed the card with some clear sequins.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Challenge blog to see more ideas using this color combination and to play along!

October 25, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 356

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card to share for the newest Wednesday sketch challenge at the My Favorite Things challenge blog.

For my card I flipped the sketch upside down and added a sentiment and a stamped image for the design elements and then I created a background scene using Copic markers. I have really been loving creating my own scenes around my stamped images and I"ve been learning a lot of ways to do this through online classes.


I first stamped my yeti from the Beast Friends stamp set with Cement Gray Hybrid ink and then I used my Copic markers to color him in. I decided to go with more of a gray look than white, so he would really stand out on the scene. 


I created my background based off of a Sandy Allnock class called Winter Wonderland and then I stamped my sentiment onto a white card stock strip and adhered it under the yeti. I diecut the whole panel with the largest A2 Sttiched Rectnagle STAX Set 1 die-namics and I adhered it to a Grout Gray card base.

Make sure to head over to the MFT challenge blog to see some more card examples using this month's sketch and to enter your own card for a chance at a $50 GC to the MFT online store.

October 17, 2017

Snowflake Splendor Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things October card kit countdown. The new Snowflake Splendor card kit is now available in the MFT online store and tonight we're sharing more cards using this newest kit. 

For my card tonight, I used the Snowflake Splendor stamp set and created an entire stamped background that I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then added distress ink to the background to create an emboss resist behind the snowflakes.


Once the background was created I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then I added it to a Silver Sparkle card stock mat before adding it to a white card base. I stamped the Merriest Wishes sentiment onto a white strip of card stock and created a slanted edge on one end.


I die cut the word Joy from dark blue card stock and then I adhered the stamped sentimetn strip tucked into the word. I adhered both onto the card front to complete the sentiment.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using the new kit and a chance to win the giveaways. Thanks so much for stopping by today.