Wednesday, May 22, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #438!



Well, hello!


Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?  I'm up to my eyeballs in deadlines and trying to get my head above water in between cuddles and kisses from my visiting grandkids.  It's so hard to focus on work when those beautiful blue eyes are begging me to play with them!  So finding balance has been a struggle, for sure.  But I'm so happy to be here today to share a project that I created and was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my answer to the sketch:


I am just in LOVE with the Watermelon Slice Die-Namics!!  And I just knew they'd be the perfect focal point for this week's sketch!  I used Blueprints 33 for the frame around the watermelon slice, and the Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics and the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics to create the angled top panel.  The All Lined Up Background stamp was used to create that sweet gingham background.  And the sentiment is from the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous sketch projects created by my brilliant teammates.  And while you're there, why not link up a project of your in answer to this week's sketch for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, so everyone who plays along has a chance to win!

That's it for me today, friends!  Things might be a bit quiet around here for awhile, as I'm doing the best I can to balance family time with work time.  I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness!!  Until then, know that I truly appreciate every minute that you spend here with me, and look forward to having you visit again real soon!  Have a great day!



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch #436!



Hello my loves!


I'm back again today to share a project that I created that was inspired by this week's Sketch Challenge!  It's a super simple sketch that leaves much to your own interpretation - I love that kind of sketch!  Here's this week's sketch:


And here is my answer to the sketch challenge:


When I work with sketches, I like to squint my eyes and look at the sketch to see what I see.  When I squinted my eyes on this sketch, I saw a rainbow with a cloud!  So I adhered some colorful card stock strips to some double sided adhesive to create the rainbow, and adhered them to an image panel.  I used the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-Namics to create the cloud and stamped the sentiment from the Bring Out the Sunshine Stamp Set!  I die cut the sunshine from Lemon Drop Card Stock using the Sunny Skies Die-Nanamics!  And lastly, I adhered some clear sequins for some detail!  I've listed the MFT Products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous design team projects that were inspired by this week's sketch!  While you're there, why not link up your own take on this week's sketch challenge for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique.  It's a random draw, so everyone who plays along has a chance to win!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'm headed to the dentist and then back into my craft room to get some things crossed off my to-do list!  I hope you have an awesome day!!  Thanks for spending part of it here with me!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

My Favorite Things - May MFT & Friends!



Hola!


The time has finally arrived for you to purchase the May Release products!! But before you go shopping, I'd be ever so grateful if you'd stick around just a minute or two to check out my project for this month's MFT & Friends post!  It features the new Sweet Besties Stamp Set, and I love it!


How stinkin' cute is that little dancing girl?!!  I love her so much!  I wanted to keep it pretty clean and simple, so I just did a bit of light ink blending.  I also added some balloons from the previously released Bundle of Balloons Die-Namics, again with some light ink blending!  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 fabulous projects that my brilliant teammates and some of MFT's friends have created for your inspiration using this month's release products!  While you're there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique!  All of the May products are available for purchase now, and can be found by clicking on the graphic below.


That'll do it for me today, my friends!  I'll be back again tomorrow with a project for this week's sketch challenge!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back again real soon!

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Monday, May 6, 2019

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 1!



Hello again!


The time has almost come for the MFT May Release!  But we have one more day of sneak peeks for you before you can get those goodies in your inky little hands!  Today's project features the Stitched Ric Rac Die-Namics!  I've paired it with the new Watermelon Slice Die-Namics, the Sweet Die-Namics, the Skinny Strips Die-Namics, and the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set!  I used the Stitched Ric Rac Die-Namics to create the stripes on my watermelon!


I tell you what, that Stitched Ric-Rac Die is sooooo stinkin' versatile!  I immediately thought of it as the stripes on a watermelon - fun, right?!!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the new products won't have live links until the release).

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my talented teammates have created for your inspiration!  While you're there, why not leave some love along the way to be eligible 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 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, my friends!  I'll be back again tomorrow with my final release project, so I hope you'll come back again real soon to check it out!  Thanks so much for spending part of your day here with me!

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 3!!



Hello again!


I'm sooo excited to be popping in today to share another project for the May Release Countdown Day 3!  It features the new Watermelon Slice Die-Namics, the Sweet Die-Namics, and the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set!  All of these new products coordinate beautifully together!


Check out that glittery piece of watermelon!!  (And, yes . . . my card is very similar to Laurie Willison's card!  What can I say - brilliant minds think alike!! LOL I promise you, we did not copy each other - in fact we were texting last weekend and didn't show each other what our projects looked like until they were done!  We cracked up laughing at how similar they were!) Anywho, 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 created by my brilliant teammates for your inspiration using today's featured products!  While you're there, be sure and 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, so everyone has a chance to win! All of the May Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT.

That's it for me today, my friends!  I'll be back again real soon with another May Release Countdown Project!  I hope you'll pop back in to check it out!  Have an awesome day!

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

My Favorite Things - May Release Countdown Day 5!



Hello again!


I'm so excited to be back today to share my first project for the May Release!  It features several super fun new products:  Square Trio Shaker Window Die-Namics, Mini Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-Namics (the FREE with $60 Purchase Die), Skinny Strips Die-Namics, the Square Trio Shaker Pouches, Simply Thanks Die-Namics, and the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set. Phew!  That's a lot of new products!  But they all coordinate together so beautifully!  Here's my project:


I was totally inspired by the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set to make a shaker card.  I tell you what - the Square Trio Shaker Window Die-Namics and the coordinating Square Trio Shaker Pouches make creating those shaker cards soooo stinkin' easy!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (although the links to the new products won't be active until the release goes live).

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my talented teammates have created for your inspiration using Countdown Day 5's featured products!  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, so everyone has a chance to win, and you have a new chance every day of the Countdown!  All of the May Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00 EDT!

That's it for me today, my friends!  We're on our way back from the beach, so I'll be sharing more May Release Countdown projects with you on Wednesday!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I sure hope you'll drop by again to check it out!  Until then, have an awesome day!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

My Favorite Things - Magic Color Slider Card & Video!


NOTE:  This is my second post for today!  I hope you'll pop back in to check out my other project for the Hits & Highlights Creative Team Challenge!

Hello again!

I'm popping in quickly today to let you know that I created another (a little bit different than the one I created HERE) Magic Color Slider interactive card, and I filmed a video showing you my process!!  It features the new Picture Perfect Stamp Set, the newest Birdie Brown gem, and the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-Namics.  Here's a couple of pictures of my project to pique your interest!



You can find my process video, showing you step-by-step how to create this card, over at the MFT YouTube Channel!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.

That's it for me today, friends!!  We're enjoying a little bit of beach time with friends for a few days, but I'll be back very soon with my first Countdown Project for the May Release!  So I sure hope you'll drop by again to check it it!  Until then, have an awesome day!

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