Wednesday, July 8, 2020

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #497!


Hello everyone!


I'm back again today with a super cute project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge! The sketch for me was a bit of a challenge (I guess that's the point, right?! LOL), but once I had a vision, I was excited to execute it! And I'm super pleased with how it turned out! Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my take on the sketch:


I hadn't had a chance to ink up the new Perfect Pool Stencil from this month's release, so I just had to use it to enhance the previously released Pool Die-Namics. I created a mask using the Pool Die-Namics and went to town inking up the stencil per Laura's brilliant instructions HERE. I could not believe how realistic the pool looks once you rotate and ink it up a few times! It was a hoot, and I can't wait to ink it up again! I paired the pool with the cutie girl from the Drink Up the Sunshine Stamp Set, and I inserted her into a Polaroid Shaker Frame die cut, after stamping the sentiment from the Sunny Vibes Stamp Set! I added a few clear droplets for embellishments and adhered the image panel to a Pineapple card base! 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 super creative projects that my fellow teammates have created for you! And while you're there, why not link up your own take on this week's Sketch Challenge for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, so anyone that plays has a chance to win!

That'll do it for me today, my friends! I'll be back very soon with more crafty goodness! Until then, thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

My Favorite Things - July Release MFT & Friends!


Hello everyone!


The day has finally arrived for you to get your inky hands on all of the new July Release products! But before you go shopping, please take a minute to check out my project for today! It features the new A-Roarable Friends Stamp Set and coordinating dies, as well as the new All the Cupcakes Stamp Set and coordinating dies! It's a super fun interactive card that moves using the Launch Party Die-Namics.


I knew when I saw those cutie-patootie dinosaurs that I had to have one be like Godzilla, tromping through the city towards that delicious cupcake! The cityscape was created using the City Block Die-Namics. Here's what it looks like when you give the pull tab a tug!


I think that cutie dinosaur was really digging that cupcake from the All the Cupcakes Stamp Set! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below! And good news - ALL OF THE JULY RELEASE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE RIGHT THIS MINUTE! So head on over to the MFT Online Boutique to get yours! You can find the new products by clicking on the graphic below!


And before you go, I wanted to let you know that you should click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding projects that my fellow teammates and a few of our friends have created for you using this month's release! And while you're there (and here), be sure and leave some love along the way to be eligible to win 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!

Okay, friends! I'm done for today! But I'll be back again tomorrow with a project inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge! So, until then, thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Monday, July 6, 2020

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 1 - It's Almost Time!


Hello again!


I'm back once again to share one more July Release Countdown project, featuring more of the July Release products that will be available for purchase tomorrow! Woohoo! Get excited!!  Today's project features a super cute doodled floral set that is so fun to color called Fun Flowers! And you all know that I'm not much of a colorer.  But I found a new medium (to me) that I think I'm going to like playing around with! I used my new Karin Pro Markers on these flowers to create a faux-watercolor look, after stamping them with black pigment ink onto watercolor paper, heat embossing them with clear embossing powder, and die cutting them the coordinating Fun Flowers Die-Namics!


I added some foil details by impressing the Birthday Wishes Hot Foil Die onto a Smooth White panel, and then die cut it using Blueprints 33 Die-Namics. I die cut some leaves from Smooth White and Black Licorice Card Stock using the Grande Greenery Outlines Die-Namics. I've listed and linked all of the MFT products 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 for your inspiration using today's featured July 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! There's a winner for every day of the Countdown, but you have to comment to win! All of the July Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with my project for the July Release! Until then, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 2 - More Sneak Peeks!


Hello again!


Well, we've just a few more days before the July Release is here! I have another countdown project to share with you today, this one featuring the new Frosted Cupcake Die-Namics! This cupcake is super cute and really fun to assemble, with some lovely layers that add great dimension!


Do you see all of those great layers on the icing of the cupcake, cupcake wrapper, and the candles! I paired the cupcake with some fun patterned papers from the Positively Peppy 6 x 6 Paper Pack, and I added a sentiment from the previously released Sugar-Coated Sentiments. I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the links to 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 fabulous projects that my 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. There's a winner for every day of the countdown, but you can't win if you don't comment! All of the July Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT!

As a side-note, today is my youngest daughter's birthday, as well as MFT Kim's birthday! Two great people born on the same day - just 20 years apart!! LOL  That'll wrap it up for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with one more countdown project! So, until then, thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 3 - Half Way to the Big Day!


Hello everyone!


We're half way to the big July Release Day, so I have another fun project featuring more of the release products! Today's project features the Best Friends In the Universe Stamp Set and the Blast Off Die-Namics!



Okay, so this was so much fun to make! That space rocket is a "blast" to create! The color combos are endless, and the backgrounds can be simple or elaborate! I stamped, and die cut that little kitten peeking out of the space rocket window from the Up In the Air Stamp Set. I love it when I can pair previously released product with current product!  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 incredible projects that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration! 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. There's a winner for every day of the countdown, but you can't win if you don't comment!  All of the July Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That'll be it for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with another July Release Countdown Project! Happy Independence Day for my American friends! And to everyone, thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Friday, July 3, 2020

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 4 - More Cute Sneak Peeks!


Hello again!


I'm back today with more stamping cuteness from the upcoming July Release! Today's project features the new Cherry On Top Stamp Set, and the Ice Cream Cone Die-Namics!


I'm so excited about that ice cream cone! It's a great addition to the MFT stand-alone die collection! In fact, this month's release includes several different tasty treat stand-alone dies - sooooo much fun! So I kept this pretty simple, to make the ice cream cone and the fabulous sentiment from Cherry On Top Stamp Set the star of the show! I die cut the ice cream from Smooth White card stock and ink blended some rainbow sherbet (my fave!) I die cut the cone from Kraft card stock, and before I removed the die cut from the die, I used a dauber and some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink to enhance the embossing that occurs when you die cut the cone! I performed a bit of stamp surgery to remove the word "cherry" from the sentiment (although I didn't need to do that - I could have masked it off) I temporarily positioned the ice cream cone on the trimmed white panel, which helped me figure out where I wanted each part of the sentiment to be located. Then I lifted the sentiment up with my Mini MISTI, removed the ice cream cone, inked up the sentiment with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and stamped it onto the white panel. I left the sentiment in place on my MISTI, temporarily re-adhered the ice cream cone where I wanted it located, and inked up the sentiment and stamped it again on top of the ice cream cone! Then I adhered the ice cream cone in place with some foam squares! I stamped the cherry from the Cherry On Top Stamp Set onto some watercolor paper using black pigment ink, and I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I faux-watercolored it using Wild Cherry and Jellybean Green Dye Inks and a watercolor brush. I fussy cut the cherry, and placed it strategically on top of the ice cream and added some clear sequins! I adhered some striped paper from the Over the Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pack to an A2 Smooth White card base, and adhered the image panel to the card base using foam squares! In hindsight, I wish I had added some sparkle or gloss to the cherry - that would've added a little bit more pizzazz to it! But all in all, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out! I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the links to the new July products won't be available 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 you! 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! There's a winner for every day of the Countdown, but you have to comment in order to have a chance to win! All of the July release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today! I'll be back again tomorrow with another July release countdown project! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

My Favorite Things - July Release Countdown Day 5 - Let the Fun Begin!


Hi there!


It's my favorite time of the month again - time to start the countdown to the July release! This month offers up some amazing products that I think you're going to love! Today's project features the new Balloon Bundle Stamp Set and the coordinating Balloon Bundle Die-Namics.


Okay, so when I saw the Balloon Bundle Stamp Set, I immediately thought of someone holding that bundle of balloons! So I created an arm and a hand to hold the balloon strings! Can you see it?! I stamped the Balloon Bundle Stamp onto some watercolor paper using some VersaMark Ink and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used the coordinating Balloon Bundle Die-Namics to die cut the image out. Since the stamped image doesn't have the strings bunched together like I envisioned, so I trimmed the die cut strings away from the balloons with my scissors. Then I faux-watercolored the balloons using a water brush and several dye inks smooshed onto an acrylic palette. This is a super easy way to add some vibrant color to give the look of watercolor! While the balloons dried, I did some light ink blending using the Oval Extraordinaire Stencil and some Summer Splash Dye Ink.  Once the balloons were dried, I adhered some white baker's twine strings to the back of the image with some tape.  And then I adhered the balloons to the image panel with foam squares, leaving the strings dangling. For the arm, I trimmed some striped paper from the Black & White Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pack into a strip. Then I trimmed some Natural card stock slightly thinner than the striped strip. I used the circles die from the Launch Party Die-Namics (if you don't have that set of dies, you could use a 1/2" circle punch to punch two circles) from Natural card stock. I temporarily adhered the second circle to a strip so that I could trim off part of the circle to make a fist. I assembled the arm and the hand (minus the fist) using tape runner adhesive and foam squares. I adhered a glue dot to half the hand, and pulled the strings so that they adhered to the hand. Then I added another glue dot to the back of the fist, and adhered that on top of the strings to give the appearance that the hand is holding the bundle of balloons! Now do you see it?! I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Bundle Stamp Set above the arm using some Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Lastly, I applied a coat of clear gloss to each of the balloons to make them shiny. I was pretty pleased with my ability to make my vision a reality! 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.)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other terrific projects that my fellow teammates have created for you using today's featured new products! And while you're there, sure and leave a comment for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique - there's a winner for every day of the countdown leading up to the release! But you can't win if you don't comment! All of the July Release Products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That'll do it for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with another countdown project for your viewing pleasure! Until then, thanks for stopping by, stay safe and have a great day!

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