Thursday, September 20, 2018

My Favorite Things–September Birthday Project!

Hello my loves!

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I’m back today to share a project for this month’s Birthday Project.  This month, our challenge was to create a birthday card with some kind of interactive feature.  Well, you all know I LOVES me some interactive cards!  And I just HAD to try the Double Slider gift card project similar to this one that Stephanie did earlier this month.  I had so much fun creating this project!

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How fun is that?  When you pull on the tab, the gift card pops out!  I used the new Double Slider Loop Slots Die-Namics to create a slot for a wider loop (I die cut it side by side three times until the slots were about 1.5” wide). The front image panel was die cut from Smooth White cardstock using the rounded rectangle die from the Blueprints 31 Die-Namics.  And then the sentiment panel and the gift card panel were die cut from Smooth White using the Inside & Out Stitched Round Rectangles Die-Namics.  The coffee cup was created using the Coffee Cup Die-Namics.  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 fabulous interactive birthday cards that my teammates have created for you! While you’re there, why not link up your own interactive birthday card for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It’s a random draw, so you have nothing to lose!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m in the craft room today creating another fun video for you!  But I’ll be back very soon with more crafty goodness!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My Favorite Things–Wednesday Sketch Challenge #402!

Hello again!

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As promised, I’m back again today to share a project that was inspired by this week’s My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  I loooooved this week’s sketch and instantly pulled a card together.  Sketches inspire me, they spark my creativity always, so if you’re ever struggling with your mojo, I say try a sketch, because they can really jump start your creative juices!!  Here’s the sketch:

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And here’s how it inspired me:

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So the clean and simple nature of this week’s sketch really inspired me.  I immediately pulled out my alcohol inks (Flamingo, Patina and Sunshine Yellow) to create a “smeared” rainbow on some heavyweight Yupo paper.  I die cut an aperture from my Smooth White image panel using the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangles and placed that rainbow behind it.  Both panels were adhered to an A2 Smooth White card base.  The sentiment is from the From Me to You Stamp Set, and was stamped onto some Translucent Vellum using VersaMark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I die cut it using the Stitched Clouds Die-Namics.  The hearts were die cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the heart dies from the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-Namics.  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 spectacular designs that my teammates have created using this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  And while you’re there, why not link up a project of your own for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It’s a random draw, so what do you have to lose?!!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’ll be back very soon with more crafty goodness to share!  Until then, I hope you have a great day!!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

My Favorite Things–MFT & Friends!

Hello again!

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I’m popping in today share a project for the MFT & Friends Creative Team Challenge.  This is another chance for the design team and some of their friends to share projects featuring the September new products!  I was super have to have a chance to finally break out the new Scallop Cross-Stitch Bookmark Die-Namics.  I’ve been itching to get my stitch on ever since it was released and just hadn’t had a chance!!  I worked up a flower pattern and stitched my little heart out.  I actually layered the Scallop  Cross-Stitch Bookmark behind the Cross-Stitch Bookmark to give it a really nice scalloped edge around the whole thing.  I love how they layer on top of each other perfectly.  I added some tassels that I found on Amazon for a finishing touch.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

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Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects created by my teammates and some of MFT’s friends using this month’s new release products!  No doubt you’ll be amazed!

That'll do it for me today, friends!  I’ll be spending the afternoon in my craft room trying to knock out one more project for the month.  I’ll be back again tomorrow with a project for this week’s sketch challenge, so I hope you’ll come back to see it!  Thanks for hanging out with me for a little bit today – I always love it when you do!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

My Favorite Things–Wednesday Sketch Challenge #401!

Hello again!

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Okay, so you all know that I mentioned yesterday that I’ve become a bit “obsessed with this whole alcohol ink “smearing” thing . . . it’s about as artsy as my conservative sensibilities will allow me to go!  And I’m loving it!  So, I just HAD to try it out again on this week’s sketch!  Here’s the sketch:

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And here’s my take on this week’s sketch:

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Isn’t it so fun?!!  I once again used the new Sending Prayers Stamp Set for the sentiment.  I stamped it onto the Smooth White card base using some Coral Crush Dye Ink, and then stamped it a second time using VersaMark, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder!!  Custom color embossing – BONUS!!  I “smeared” some Flamingo, Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol inks onto some heavyweight Yupo, and trimmed the dried panel to fit the sketch.  I used the little heart dies from the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-Namics  – they’re my faves.  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 awesome designs that my teammates have created using this week’s sketch.  While you’re there, why not link up your own take on this week’s sketch for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique?  It’s a random draw, so what do you have to lose?!!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

That’s it for me today, kids!!  We’ve got our grandkids for the next couple of days, so to say that I’ll be a little busy is an understatement.  But it’ll be a fun busy . . . and I’ll be back very soon with more crafty goodness!  So I hope you’ll come back to see!  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

My Favorite Things- September New Product Launch!

Well hello again!

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The time has finally come for you to add all of the September Release products to your cart, before they sell out!  I’m popping in quickly today to share two projects for the New Product, both featuring the Sending Prayers Stamp Set, and the second one featuring the Prayers Die-Namics

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My first project turned out to be a happy accident.  I was playing around with some Alcohol Inks and some Heavyweight Yupo paper, and smeared two trios of colors to create what I thought would be a super ethereal sunset oceanscape.  I loved the contrast of the vibrant colors against the white, so I went with it.  I matted the image with some Black Licorice Card Stock, and stamped the sentiment from the Sending Prayers Stamp Set using some Jet Black StazOn (because the Yupo is a synthetic plastic and I didn’t think the Hybrid Ink would work).  I mounted the image onto a Smooth White card base.  And that’s it.  Simple yet bold.

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My second project happened again while I was messing with the same trios of alcohol inks (some blues and some yellows/oranges) and smearing the colors onto more Yupo paper.  I ultimately ended up with several panels of color, but these two were my faves.  I again stamped a sentiment from the Sending Prayers Stamp Set with Jet Black StazOn, and adhered the stacked Prayers Die-Namics beneath the sentiment.  The same black mat and the white card base finish up this one.  I can totally see mass producing these cards in pretty short order to make up a really nice card set!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  And if you’re wondering where to find all of the September Release products, click on the graphic below, and it’ll take you straight to the MFT Online Boutique!

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Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other awesome projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  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.  What the heck are you waiting for?!!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m back in my craft room today catching up on a few more deadlines.  I’ll be back again tomorrow with a project for this week’s sketch challenge!  So I hope you’ll come by soon to check it out!  Have a great day!

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Monday, September 3, 2018

My Favorite Things–September Release Countdown Day 1!

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As promised, I came back to share one more countdown project before the September Release goes live tomorrow at 10:00 AM EDT!

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Today’s project features several new products – the Bundle of Balloons Stamp Set and coordinating dies, as well as the Happy Birthday Script Die-Namics!  Oh, and that yummy glitter paper is new, too – it’s the Mermaid Glitter Cardstock Collection!  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 spectacular projects that my teammates have created for you!  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.  As mentioned above, all of the September Release products will be available for purchase tomorrow, September 4, 2018, at 10:00 AM EDT!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I so appreciate the time you spend here with me, and look forward to every single visit!  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for the New Product Launch!  Have a great day!

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

My Favorite Things–September Release Countdown Day 2!

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We’re one day closer to the MFT September release, and I’m back to share another countdown project with you.  This time, I’m featuring the new Woodland Friends Stamp Set and coordinating dies, as well as the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-Namics!  I once again used the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-Namics to bring that cute chipmunk and bunny together with the simple pull of the tab.

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Here’s what it looks like when I pull on the tab:

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The Double Slider Loop Slots Die-Namics make hiding the track for the bunny a breeze.  And the critters and images in the Woodland Friends Stamp Set are perfect for this technique!  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 fantastic projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration using more of this month’s release 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 BoutiqueAll of the September Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT.

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with one more countdown project for you before the New Product Launch on Tuesday!!  I hope you’ll come by again real soon to check it out!

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