Sunday, December 17, 2017

My Favorite Things -- Furever Friends December Card Kit -- Day 1!

Well hello!

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I am so excited to share my first sample for this month’s My Favorite Things Card Kit – Furever Friends!!  It’s an adorable kit that will surely capture your heart!

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How stinkin’ cute is that puppy? He’s just one of several sweet critters in the new Furever Friends Card Kit that will melt your heart!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used to create this project below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration using the new Furever Friends Card KitAnd while you’re there, be sure to leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $25 Gift Voucher from My Favorite Things! The Furever Friends Card Kit will be available for sale on Tuesday, December 19th at 9:00 PM EST in the My Favorite Things Online Boutique!


That’s it for me today, friends!  But I’ll be back again tomorrow with my final Furever Friends Card Kit project for you!  Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have an amazing day!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Essentials By Ellen December Mini Hop–Day 3–Confetti Flinger!


Hello friends!!


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Welcome to my blog!!  If you’ve arrived here from Laurel Beard's blog, you’re in the right place!  If not, you may have gotten lost along the way – I’ve listed all of the stops in today’s hop below (it starts at the Ellen Hutson ClassROOM Blog) – trust me, you’re going to want to start at the beginning!!


I’m sooo excited to be here to share a project that I created with the UBER innovative and super fun new die from the Essentials By Ellen December Release!!  That Julie Ebersole has done it again, friends!!  She’s come up with a die to help you engineer and add an amazing interactive idea into your projects!!  The Confetti Finger Die is one of THE MOST brilliant ideas I have ever come across in papercrafting, and I’m super excited to share a project that I created with it! This is the front of the card:


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And this is what it looks like when you open it up!


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I don’t know what stage of life you all are in, but in my life – gender reveals are happening all around me!  My youngest daughter and her hubby are expecting baby #2, and we’re about to find out what they’re having any day now!  [EDITED TO ADD:  I must have had a premonition when I created this card back in November, as Baby #2 is, in fact, A BOY!!  WOOHOO!!]  They live in Portland, so not everyone can be present when they reveal the gender of their baby!  So I thought it’d be so fun to create a gender reveal card – and the Confetti Flinger provides the perfect mechanism for that!  When you open up the card, baby-themed confetti comes flying out of that little glassine pocket!! BRILLIANT, right?! I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!  AND, the genius behind the Confetti Flinger (Julie Ebersole) has done a little video demonstrating the assembly of this amazing mechanism so that you can see just how stinkin’ easy and innovative it really is!  You can find the video HERE!  I have a million ideas as to how to use this baby, so you can be sure that you’ll be seeing it here on my blog often!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope you enjoy the hop and that you’ll give one of these Confetti Flingers a try! I suspect you’ll become as addicted to them as I have! Your next stop on the hop is Lisa Adametz, and no doubt she has something brilliant to share with you, too!  Have a great day!



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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

My Favorite Things -- WSC363!

Hello again!

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I told you I’d be back soon with more crafty goodness, and I’ve kept my promise!  I’m super crazy busy, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It’s a super versatile sketch, that I think you’re really going to like!!

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It’s a good one for those Clean and Simple lovers out there!  Here’s my interpretation!

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That Scenic Snow Globe Die-Namics is so incredible versatile!  There are so many beautiful scenes that can be created, and I kinda feel like they don’t necessarily have to be holiday scenes!  Even though that’s what I created here today!  LOL  I used the Snow Globe Sentiments Stamp Set for the sentiment – that stamp set will be in my stash forever . . . mark my words!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!

Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other brilliant takes on this week’s Wednesday Sketch!  And while you’re there, link up your own interpretation of this week’s sketch for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher from My Favorite Things! What do you have to lose?!

Okay, friends . . . that’s it for me today!  I’m still soooo busy with tons of little details before we head to Seattle for the holidays!  I’ll be back very, very soon with more crafty stuff!  Thanks for stopping by – I can’t imagine my crafty life without you all!  Have a great day!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

My Favorite Things -- Release Replay!!

Hello friends!

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The My Favorite Things Design Team is taking a fresh look at the December Release and coming up with more craft inspiration for you all!!  My project features the new Painted Flowers Stamp Set.  I am sooo in love with the beautiful multi-step flowers that are included in this stamp set!  You can stamp as many or as few layers of the images that you like, and get a different result every single time – which is sooo fun!

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I stamped out three of the flower images from the Painted Flowers Stamp Set using two of the four layer images.  With the notched edge on the stamps and coordinating dies, it’s SUPER easy to align the layers and figure out how the dies fit!  I just love that about the Smart Align feature of these stamps and dies!  Another fun thing that I did to create this card is I die cut the curved stitched edge of the Smooth White image panel using the Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics, and then I die cut another piece of Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Scallop Edges Die-Namics, leaving a pretty narrow margin above the scalloped edge with my trimmer.  I then used my scissors to snip the straight edge of the die cut at the tips of each scallop.  This allows the strip to be curved to fit the curve of the image panel.  I adhered the scalloped strip to the curved edge of the image panel with some Scor-Tape.  I love the softness that the scalloped edge adds to those ethereal flowers.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other great projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration using the December Release!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m scurrying around like a madwoman in anticipation of heading to Seattle for the holidays with our kids on Friday!  I cannot wait!  I’ll be back again soon with more crafty goodness to share!  I hope you’ll come back to visit again soon!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My Favorite Things–December New Product Launch & Release Class!


Hello Again!

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The time has finally arrived – the December Release is live!!  Yay!!  I created a slider card project both for the New Product Launch and the December Release Class that features the new Our Town Die-Namics, the Open Road Die-Namics, and the Town Bear Stamp Set and coordinating dies!

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For all of the PDF instrutions for my project and the other December Release Class projects, as well as a step-by-step video for each project, please click HERE.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  ALL of the December Release products are available now and can be purchased from the My Favorite Things Online Boutique by clicking on the graphic below.

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Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other creative team projects using the December Release products!!  And while you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers from My Favorite Things!  Woohoo!!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by my little ol’ blog today!!  It’s the best feeling for me to know that you all are willing to spend a little bit of your day here with me.  I’m so grateful for that!  I’ll be back again soon with more crafty goodness, so please come back again!  Have a great day!


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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!!

Hello friends!!

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If you’re new to my blog, welcome!!  I’m so excited to be joining in on all the fun to be had during the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!  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!

Today’s sponsor is Pretty Pink Posh!  I’m so very lucky to call the owner of Pretty Pink Posh, Paulina, a friend.  She’s one of the hardest working and most generous ladies in our industry, and I’m so incredibly proud of the amazing company that she’s created!  I had so much fun playing with some of her newly released holiday products – Merry Christmas Script Dies, Festive Holly Dies, and the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set!  I was also able to include one of my most favorite Pretty Pink Posh products – the Stitched Banner Duo 2!

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I ink blended some Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks onto some Bristol Card Stock, and die cut the Festive Holly Dies and the word Merry from the ink blended panel.  Then I blended some Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks onto more Bristol Card Stock, and die cut the Festive Holly Dies and the word Christmas from that panel.  I die cut the Merry Christmas dies three more times from white cardstock, and adhered the layers together with a glue pen.  I added the ink blended word die cuts on the top layer.  I die cut the Stitched Banner Duo 2 Die from some Neenah Solar White 110# Card Stock.  I adhered a strip of black and white striped patterned paper to an A2 white card base.  Then I trimmed another panel from more white cardstock and applied some Texture Paste and sprinkled some Warm Diamond Glitter while it was still wet to give it some sparkle!  I assembled the pieces using foam squares.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set onto some black card stock using some white pigment ink, and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.  I trimmed it into a thin strip and adhered it to the word die cuts. I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!

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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 Pretty Pink Posh 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 December 1st to the 25th, inclusive, so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I love having visitors, so I’m so grateful that you’ve chosen to spend part of the day

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