Thursday, July 18, 2019

My Favorite Things - the July Birthday Project Challenge!


Hello peeps!

I'm so excited for this month's Birthday Project Challenge - I hope you are, too!  This month's challenge is to incorporate the many flowers - stamped or die cut - from the MFT Collection into a birthday card!  With all of the beautiful flowers to choose from, I had a hard time deciding on which ones to use!  But I finally decided to pull out my absolute, all-time favorite Stitched Flowers Die-Namics!  And I paired them with the Birthday Wishes Die-Namics!!


I also used some Tickled Pink Dye Ink to blend out an ombre background.  This came together pretty easily, because the Stitched Flowers Die-Namics are so universally beautiful and can fit with just about any style card!  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 fabulously floral birthday designs that my teammates have created for you!  While you're there, why not play along with us for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, but you can't win if you don't play along!

That's it for me today, my friends!  I'll be back very soon with more crafty goodies, so I hope you'll drop by again!  Have an awesome day!

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My Favorite Things - Camp Create Session 1: Sensational Sliders!!


Hello my loves!!



I'm popping in today to share some quick pictures of the projects that I created for Day 4 of Camp Create 2019, Session 1!  The subject of today's camp activity is Sensational Sliders!  Check out the two sneak peeks of my projects - the same card with slider mechanisms two different ways!






You'll have to click on through to the MFT Design Blog to see all of the details on both projects, as well as to be linked to the process video for today's camp activity!  And of course there are AMAZINGLY GENEROUS prizes available, especially if you play along with all FIVE DAYS of Camp Create 2019: Session 1!  I can't wait to see what you all create!!

I'll be back in a few hours with a card for this month's Birthday Project Challenge!  So I hope you'll come back to check it out!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

My Favorite Things - MFT & Friends July Release!


Hello again!


The day has finally arrived that all of the July Release products are available for purchase!!  And we saved the best for last!! The My Favorite Things Creative Team, as well as a few of our friends, are joining in to share one last project with you all to show you how fun and creative this release is!


I used the Mermaid for Each Other Stamp Set once again, and this time I made an interactive card!  I used the launcher mechanism to draw the mermaid closer to the right when I pull the pull tab, and launch a crab from the water into the air!


And here's a quick action shot!




Fun, right?!!  I plan to film a full process video showing you how I created this project, so please stay tuned - it'll "launch" some time later this month!  But I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below!  All of the July Release products are available for purchase now, and you can find all of them by clicking on the graphic below!


But before you go shopping, please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my teammates and a few of our friends have created for your inspiration! While you're there, be sure to leave some love along the way to be eligible for one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, but you can't win if you don't comment! 

That's it for me today, friends!  I'm still working on another video project for you, so I'll be in my craft room if you need me!  I'll be back very soon with more crafty goodness, so I hope you'll come by again to check it out!  Have an awesome day!

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Monday, July 8, 2019

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 1!


Hello again!


Oh my gosh - we are sooo close to the release!  I can hardly wait!  I'm back today with another fun project featuring the new Mermaid for Each Other Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  The images in this set are too stinkin' cute for words!


I kept this pretty simple.  I stamped and colored the images from the Mermaid for Each Other Stamp Set, and die cut them with the coordinating Mermaid for Each Other Die-Namics.  The sentiment was stamped onto some Limelight card stock with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I masked off the outside of the image panel, blended some Summer Splash Dye Ink over the Cascading Scallop Stencil, and then embossed the circle die into the image panel.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (although the links to the July products won't be live until the release date.)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  While you're there, why not leave a little love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, but you can't win, if you don't comment!  All of the July Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT.

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be hunkered down in my craft room filming and editing an upcoming video for you!  But I'll be back again tomorrow with one more project for the July Release!  I hope you'll come back again to check it out!  Have an awesome day!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 2!



Hello again!


We are down to just two sleeps before the July Release Products will be available!  Are you getting excited?!!  Today's project features a few more super fun and versatile products that I think you all are going to love - the Magical Rainbow Die-Namics, the Rainbow Greetings Stamp Set, and the Cute Cloud Outlines Die-Namics!  Oh, and the Over the Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad is new, too!


So, when I saw the new Magical Rainbow Die-Namics, I knew they'd work perfectly with the Peek-A-Boo Wheel Die-Namics!!  I die cut the wheel from Smooth White card stock, and ink blended it in an ombre rainbow pattern using Razzle Berry, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Limelight and Summer Splash Dye Ink.  I die cut two image panels using the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-Namics.  I positioned solid opening die from the Magical Rainbow Die-Namics onto the first panel, and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I aligned the two image panels, and used the aperture to align the wheel.  I then adhered it to the second image panel using a brad.  I used the arch of the rainbow aperture to hide the brad.  I die cut the Cute Cloud Outlines Die-Namics from Smooth White card stock and one of the striped patterns from the Over the Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pack, and adhered them to the image panel using foam squares.  I stamped the sentiment from the Rainbow Greetings Stamp Set onto some Black Licorice card stock using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I die cut the sentiment using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-Namics.  I temporarily disassembled the wheel panel, aligned the two panels, and used a circle die from the Circle STAX Set 1 Die-Namics to cut a notch from the right edge.  This will allow easy access to the Peek-A-Boo Wheel so that you can turn it to reveal all the different colors of the rainbow!  I assembled everything with foam squares, and added some clear drops for embellishments.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the links for the July Release products won't be live until the release!)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding projects that my teammates have created!  And while you're there, why not leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, but you can't win unless you comment!  All of the July Release Products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, friends!  We've got family in town from Texas, so we'll be having a little get together and dinner!  But I'll be back again tomorrow with another July Release project, so I sure hope you'll come by to check it out!  Have an awesome day!

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 3!



Hello again!


We are getting ever so close to the July Release Day!  Today, I'm sharing a simple but fun project featuring the new Celebrate With Cake Die-Namics and a sentiment from the new Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set!


I wanted to keep things simple with this project, because I wanted that yummy cake to be the star of the show!  I die cut the pieces of the Celebrate With Cake Die-Namics from Smooth White, Cotton Candy, and Milk Chocolate card stocks, and I did a bit of ink blending with the Card-Sized Confetti Stencil and some Cotton Candy Dye Ink on the cake!  The sentiment is from the Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set and was stamped using Milk Chocolate Dye Ink.  And the "celebrate" banner was die cut from the pink glitter card stock from the Color Celebration Glitter Pack.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fantastic projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  While you're there, be sure and leave some love along the way to be eligible to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, but you can't win if you don't comment!  All of the July Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, my friends!  I'll be back in my craft room filming an upcoming video!!  But I'll be back again tomorrow with another July Release Countdown project, so I hope you'll come by to check it out soon!  Have a great day!

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Friday, July 5, 2019

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 4!



Hello again!


I hope you enjoyed the July Release Countdown Day 5 as much as I did! And we're back again today with more fun products to share with you!  Today's project features the "FREE with ANY purchase" stamp set - Fabulous At Any Age Stamp Set - and I think you're going to love it as much as I do because it's super versatile!  I paired it with the new Happy You Day Stamp Set (which will be featured later on in this release), which was perfect for the idea that I had!  Check it out!


Do you see what I did there?!!  I paired the Fabulous At Any Age Stamp Set (FREE with ANY purchase, while supplies last) with the new Happy You Day Stamp Set, and the Peek-A-Boo Wheel Die-Namics!!  I have a bunch of friends turning 60 this year, so I thought it'd be fun to create a card that you could change the birth year for a super versatile card to have in your birthday stash!  I stamped 40, 50, 60 and 70 in the "balloon window", and I ink-blended the Peek-A-Boo Wheel so that the balloon changes color when you turn the wheel!  Fun, right?!!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (the links to the July products will not be live until the release on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT).

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my teammates have created for you using today's featured July products!  And while you're there, be sure and leave some love along the way to be eligible for a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, so anyone has the chance to win, as long as you comment!  All of the July Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today!  I've been trapped in my craft room for the last couple of days, so I plan to escape and spend the day with my grandkids!  It's movie day, and I can't wait!  It's also my youngest daughter's birthday!  She's out of town, so we'll be celebrating her from afar!  Happy Birthday, Ames!  Thanks so much for spending part of your day here with me!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another July Countdown Project, so I hope you'll drop by again real soon!

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