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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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #530: You're Not Alone!

Hello my friends!


 It's time for another Wednesday Sketch Challenge! And it's the perfect opportunity to pull out your slimline dies and stencils! I used images and a sentiment from the Sky-High Friends Stamp Set, and I used the new Slimline Cloud Edges and Slimline Drifts & Hills Stencils! I also ink blended with the new Limelight Dye Ink formula - and that stuff blends like a DREAM! Here's this week's sketch:


And of course I took my usual "creative license" to interpret this week's sketch! I flipped the sketch around so that it's vertical instead of horizontal, and I used my main focal image as the largest circle. In fact, I didn't use any circles at all! Oops! Here's my take on the sketch:


Since I found some extended die cutting plates for my die cutting machine, making slimline cards is so much easier! I die cut the main image panel from some Smooth White Card Stock using the stitched rectangle die from the Slimline Starter Set Die-Namics. I blended Summer Splash Dye Ink onto the panel using the Slimline Cloud Edges Stencil, and blended some Limelight Dye Ink using the Slimline Drifts & Hills Stencil to create some rolling hills. The sentiment was stamped onto one of the pattern papers from the Birthday Brights 6 x 6 Paper Pad! 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 wonderful projects that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration using today's new sketch! And while you're there, why not link up your own take on this week's sketch 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!

That'll do it for me today, friends! I'll be back soon with more crafty stuff. Until then, please stay well and have a spectacular day!

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My Favorite Things - Another Interactive Card and Process Video!

Hello kids!

I'm stopping by quickly this morning to let you know that I created a new interactive project and filmed the process for the MFT YouTube Channel! I knew when I saw the Fast-Track Friends Stamp Set that I needed to make that bunny speedster move! And with the Slimline Starter Set Die-Namics, making a slimline-sized double loop slider card is a breeze!


You can find all of the details over at the MFT YouTube Channel! And you can find the process video by clicking on the graphic below. I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below.


I'll be back in a few hours with another slimline card for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge! So I hope you'll pop back in to check it out! Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

My Favorite Things - February Release: MFT & Friends!

Hello again!

The day has finally arrived that all of the fabulous February Release products are finally available for purchase! But before you go shopping, I hope you'll take a minute to check out my project for today's release, featuring the new Balloon Besties Stamp Set and the Balloon Besties Die-Namics! The images are perfectly suited for a slimline card, so I pulled out the Slimline Starter Set Die-Namics!



I did a little bit of ink blending with some Summer Splash and Razzle Berry Die Ink to create my sky, after adhering some cloud masks (from the Polar Opposites Die-Namics and the Rain or Shine Die-Namics). I die cut the ink blended panel using the stitched rectangle die from the Slimline Starter Set Die-Namics. I stamped, colored and die cut the images from the Balloon Besties Stamp Set, and adhered them to the panel using foam squares. I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Besties Stamp Set onto some patterned paper from the Birthday Brights 6 x 6 Paper Pack, and then I die cut it using the stitched rectangle die and the sentiment strip from the Blueprints 27 Die-Namics. I adhered it to the panel using foam squares. I adhered the assembled panel to a white card base, and added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and Petite Clouds die cuts to finish off the details! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products used below!

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 designed for your inspiration using the February Release products! And be sure to leave comments on each of the linked blogs for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique! You can't win if you don't comment! All of the February Release products are available for purchase NOW and can be found by clicking on the graphic below!



That's it for me, friends! I'll be back soon with more crafty stuff! Until then, please stay safe and have a spectacular day!

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

My Favorite Things - February Release Countdown Day 2: We're Almost To the Finish Line!

Hello again!


We've just got a few more sleeps before the February Release will be available for purchase! Until then, we have more projects to share with you! Today's project features the new Fast -Track Friends Stamp Set and coordinating dies, as well as the new Fast Track Die-Namics! My youngest grandson has a birthday coming up, and he loves race cars, so I just HAD to make him a birthday card!




The new Fast-Track Friends Stamp Set is one of the CUTEST stamp sets I've seen in a long, long time! And the Fast Track Die-Namics (the curvy road in the background) is the perfect accessory! I also used three of the newly released cardstocks and dye inks - and let me just tell you, they are DELICIOUS! I stamped die cut and colored the image from the Fast-Track Friends Stamp Set. Isn't he so stinkin' cute? I die cut the Fast Track Die-Namics three times - once from white card stock, once from Eiffel Tower Card Stock, and once from Butterscotch Card Stock and adhered it together for my main image panel I die cut a stitched rectangle using the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics, and ink blended some sunshine and clouds! I die cut the road on the image panel using the Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics, once from the panel, and once from Eiffel Tower Card Stock. I adhered the rounded road to the image panel, and then adhered some extra Butterscotch road lines. I added some Petite Clouds for detail! The sentiment from the Fast-Track Friends Stamp Set was stamped using the Eiffel Tower Dye Ink (these new inks are A-MAZING! They stamp and ink blend like a DREAM!) and die cut using the Boxed-In Banners Die-Namics and adhered with foam squares! The image panel was adhered to an A2 top-folding Fire Coral card base! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products below (although the new product links 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 for your inspiration using today's 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! One random winner will be chosen for each of the five Countdown posts! All of the February Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST!

That's it for me today, friends! I'll be back again tomorrow with one more Countdown Project! Until then, stay safe and have a wonderful day!

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

My Favorite Things - February Release Countdown Day 3: More Sneak Peeks!

Hello again, friends!


I'm back again today with another Countdown project featuring one of the new products from the February Release! Today's project features the single sentiment Happiest Birthday Stamp Set! It's a wonderful size to create a foal point, and then I simply layered some stencils on top for an emboss resist!


 First, I stamped the Happiest Birthday Stamp Set onto a white panel using embossing ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then used the Big Balloon Stencil to in blend the balloon using Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, and Summer Splash Dye Inks. Then I temporarily adhered the negative of the Big Balloon Stencil and layered the Sprinkles Stencil on top of that and ink blended the sprinkles using the same inks! I die cut the scalloped panel using the Blueprints 27 Die-Namics and some vellum, and layered that behind the image panel. I adhered that to an A2 top folding Summer Splash card base! Added a few sparkling clear sequins, and away we go! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the new product links 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 amazing teammates have created for your inspiration using today's featured products! And while you're there, be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher (one voucher for each day of the Countdown posts) to the MFT Online Boutique! Random winners are chosen, but you can't win if you don't comment! All of the February Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST!

That'll do it for me today, friends! I'll be back again tomorrow with another Countdown project! Until then, have a spectacular day and please stay safe!

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