Tuesday, May 4, 2021

My Favorite Things - May Release: MFT & Friends!

Hello again!


The day has finally arrived that all of the fabulous May Release products are available for purchase! But before you go shopping, please take a minute to check out my project for today's release! It features two of my favorite products from this month's release - the Right At Home Stamp Set and the My Neighborhood Die-Namics! Maybe because we've been involved in selling our house in Washington, and buying a summer cabin in Arizona the last two months that I'm a little obsessed with these two products! But I feel like these products have lots of applications! I created my imaginary neighborhood, and this is the result!


I recently saw Jennifer McGuire's video demonstrating her Open-and Slide Surprise card, and I immediately knew that it would be a super fun interactive design for the Right At Home Stamp Set and the My Neighborhood Die-Namics. Here's what it looks like when you flip open the front of the card!


How fun is that?! That Jennifer McGuire is such a smarty pants and so inspiring - I just love most everything that she creates! 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 spectacular projects that my fellow teammates, and some of our friends, have created for your inspiration using the May Release products! And while you're at it, be sure and leave comments on all of the linked blogs for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique! All of the May Release products are available for purchase NOW and can be found by clicking on the graphic below!


And that will be do it for me today, friends!  It'll be a little quiet around here for a bit as we are headed up to our new cabin in the mountains while our other house is being painted on the inside! So grateful to have a place to escape that chaos, and can't wait for a fresh update to our house! But I'll be back very soon with more crafty goodness to share! Until then, thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

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Monday, May 3, 2021

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 1: Right At Home and My Neighborhood!

Hello again!


I'm back again today with one more May Release Countdown project, this one featuring the new Right At Home Stamp Set, and the My Neighborhood Die-Namics! The Right At Home Stamp Set has lots of wonderful and multi-occasion sentiments, and the My Neighborhood Die-Namics have so many possibilities of building a cute neighborhood with dies!


This one took a little bit of time because I went through several steps to create the background. I die cut the houses from the My Neighborhood Die-Namics (there are several to choose from - this is just four of the options) from my favorite masking material. I aligned the masks onto the Smooth White panel and then used some Summer Splash and Limelight inks to ink blend the sky and grass. I left the masks in place and used them to position the dies on top, and then I dry embossed them using an embossing mat and my manual die cutting machine. I die cut the roofs of each of the houses four times from Smooth White card stock and adhered the layers together with my liquid glue pen. Then I adhered the stacked roofs to the embossed houses. I die cut the focal house from Lemon Drop card stock and adhered it to the panel using foam squares. I adhered a strip of Black & White Striped pattern paper below the houses to ground them. I stamped the sentiment from the Right At Home Stamp Set and adhered some mini clouds that I die cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Amazing Airplane Die-Namics! I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (although the links to the new 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 fellow teammates have created for your inspiration using today's May Release featured products! And while you're there, be sure and leave a comment for a chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! All of the May Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT!

And that's a wrap for today, friends! I'll be back again tomorrow with my project for the MFT & Friends May Release! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 2: Spread Your Wings!

Hello friends!


It's another day, and another May Release Countdown project! Today's project features the "Free with $60 Purchase" Spread Your Wings Stamp Set (and there are coordinating dies that can be purchased seperately), and the Punched Pattern Stencil.


Staying true to my usual style, I kept it pretty clean and simple. I used the Punched Pattern Stencil to create a colorful rainbow background that is soft yet grounding. Then I stamped three of the four butterfly images from the Spread Your Wings Stamp Set onto the ink blended background. This demonstrates an easy and fun way to "color" an image without actually coloring it! I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (although the links to the new products won't be live until the release.)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other spectacular projects that my fellow teammates have created using today's May Release featured products! And while you're there, be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! All of the May Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with another countdown project! Until then, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Friday, April 30, 2021

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 4: We Beelong Together!

Hello again!


I'm back again today with another May Release Countdown project, this one featuring the new We Beelong Stamp Set, We Beelong Die-Namics, and the Hexagon Pops Die-Namics! I stayed pretty clean and simple, but wanted to feature those cute bees hovering around that sweet patch of flowers and my version of a beehive!


I dry embossed the Hexagon Pops Die-Namics onto some Lemon Drop card stock and die cut it out using the previously released Stitched Circle Shaker Window Die-Namics.to die cut a circle of embossed hexagons for the beehive. I used the same die to die cut a circle from the image panel. And those bees are too stinkin' cute for words, don't you think? I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the links to the new products won't be live until the release!)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration using today's featured countdown products! And while you're there, be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! All of the May Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today! I'll be back on Sunday with another countdown project! Until then, have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 5: Freshly Picked Bouquet!

Hello friends!


Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?!! My sweet friends were kind enough to give me some time off to deal with some house stuff - remodeling, moving, packing, buying, selling, and more remodeling! My brain was on overload, and taxed to the max! It was a much needed creative break, and I can truly say that my creative tank is now filled and ready to go again! I'm starting the May Release Countdown off with a project using the new Freshly Picked Bouquet Stamp Set and the Freshly Picked Bouquet Die-Namics!


Instead of positioning the stamp on a vertical slant, I flipped it and stamped it horizontally towards the top of a Smooth White panel, with the edge of the stamp hanging off the edge of the panel. And then I used the coordinating Freshly Picked Bouquet Die-Namics to do a partial die cut, cutting only the lower edge of the image. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and adhered the panel to a Something Blue card base using foam squares. I stamped the sentiment from the Freshly Picked Bouquet Stamp Set onto the card base using some white pigment ink, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I finished it off with some Sparkling Clear Sequins and some blue and white baker's twine that I had in my stash! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the links to the May products won't be live until the release!)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to other terrific projects that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration using more of this month's release products! And while you're there, be sure and leave a comment for your chance to in a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! All of the May Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with another countdown project! Until then, thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge 531: To My Main Squeeze!

Hey there!


I'm back again today with a fun project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge! I really love the elements of this sketch because I feel like they leave a lot of room for all kinds of ideas! As per usual, I decided to go pretty clean and simple. I pulled out the Main Squeeze Stamp Set and the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames Die-Namics to create the different elements of the sketch. Here's this week's sketch:



That strip in the center was stressing me out a little bit! So I wrapped my image panel with some baker's twine, and that just made me happy! In the end, this was a really fun sketch to work with! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products used below.

Pretty please, with sugar on top, click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other spectacular designs that my fellow teammates have created for you using this week's sketch! And while you're there, why not link up your own project using this week's sketch for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! One random winner will be chosen, but you can't win if you don't play!

That'll do it for me today, friends! It'll be a little quiet around the ol' blog as we are in the midst of some transitional housing situations, all of which will be consuming my very little pea brain. But I'll be back before you know it, with more crafty stuff just for you! Until them, please stay safe and have a wonderful day!

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Friday, February 26, 2021

My Favorite Things - Outside the Box Challenge: The Great Outdoors!

Hello Friends!


I'm back today with another fun project that was inspired by the Outside the Box Challenge! I so love card challenges to get my creative juices flowing, especially when I'm in a creative slump! I LOVED this challenge because I had a ton of ideas for it! But in the end, I executed one of those ideas, and was pretty darned happy with the result! This month's Outside the Box Challenge is "outdoor scenes!" MFT has so many wonderful products that are perfectly suited to that theme! I pulled out my Sunny Vibes Stamp Set (because cute Love Bug Van!), and paired it with the Outside the Box Level Up, Outside the Box Snow Drifts (that I made into sand dunes), and the Outside the Box Waves Die-Namics.




I mean, come on! If this isn't the sunniest outdoor scene you've ever seen, then I'll eat my hat! And I had a blast creating it! I did a bit of masking on the background layer, and ink blended some sun rays and sky using the Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil and some Lemon Drop, Razzle Berry and Summer Splash Dye Inks! I stamped, colored and die cut the images from the Sunny Vibes Stamp Set, and attached them to the sand dunes. I stamped the sentiment using the new formula of Milk Chocolate Dye Ink! People: I LOVE the new dye inks! They are so delicious! You MUST try them! 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 fantabulous projects that my fellow teammates have created for you! And while you're there, why not link up an Outside the Box outdoor scene project of your own! Because if you do, you'll be eligible 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!

That's it for me today, friends! I'll be back soon with another crafty project! Until then, please take care of yourselves and have a wonderful day!

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