Wednesday, September 11, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch #454!


Hello friends!


I'm popping in today to share my project for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It is a super fun sketch, with lots of possibilities!  Here's the sketch:


And here's my interpretation of the sketch!


I used the largest of the banner dies from the Fishtail Flag Trio Die-Namics to die cut the rainbow strips from Razzle Berry, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Limelight, and Summer Splash card stocks.  I also dry embossed the upper white portion with the Radiating Rays Stencil - you can see the dimension a little closer by clicking on the image to make it bigger.  The sentiment strips was die cut from Black Licorice card stock using one of the dies from Blueprints 29.  The sentiment is from the Full of Sunshine Stamp Set and was stamped using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I die cut the Little Hello Die-Namics from vellum and Lemon Drop card stock, and adhered the two together with liquid adhesive.  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 inspired by this week's sketch!  And 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!  You have until September 17th to link up your project!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back again soon with more crafty goodness!  Thanks so much for stopping by today - it fills my heart with happy when you do! Have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

My Favorite Things - September Release with MFT & Friends!!


Hello again!


The day has finally arrived for you to purchase all of the amazing September Release products!  But before you go shopping, I have one more project to share with you, featuring the Floral Focus Stamp Set, the coordinating Floral Focus Die-Namics (used in an unexpected way), and the Mini Hello Die-Namics.


So, before I stamped the Floral Focus Stamp onto my image panel, I used the coordinating Floral Focus Die to emboss the image.  It's super easy to do, and leaves beautiful dimension and interest to the design.  The coordinating die for the Floral Focus Stamp is a solid die, which lends itself perfectly to this cool technique.  I just placed an A2 watercolor panel onto a rubber embossing mat (with the smooth side of the watercolor panel face down), then I placed the die with the flat side down, and placed a cutting pad on top of that and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I flipped the panel over, positioned the flower image from the Floral Focus Stamp Set over the embossed area (I offset both the die and the stamp from the edge of the panel), stamped it onto the panel using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I faux water-colored the image using Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress Inks to color the image.  I die cut the Mini Hello Die-Namics, first from vellum (using the shadow die from the set), and then from Limelight Card Stock.  I adhered the two together with liquid glue.  I stamped the word Beautiful (after a bit of stamp surgery) from the Essential Sentiments Stamp Set onto some Tickled Pink Card Stock using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I die cut the sentiment using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips and adhered it to the image panel.  I adhered the assembled Hello die cut onto the sentiment strip, and adhered the entire image panel to a Tickled Pink card base.  I added some Sparkling Clear sequins and done!  Here's a closeup of that amazing dimension that you get using that solid die embossing technique.



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 teammates and some of our friends have created for you that feature products from this month's release!  And while you're there, 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!  You can't win if you don't comment!  ALL of the September release products are available for purchase now and can be found by clicking on the graphic below!



That's it for me today, my loves!  I'm off to renew my driver's license and return some unloved purchases.  I hope that you have some lovely plans in store for your day!  Thanks so much for spending part of it here with me!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

My Favorite Things - September Release Countdown Day 1!


Well hello once again!


We're finally down to the last day of the September Release Countdown!  All of the new goodies will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10:00 AM EDT!  But let's not get ahead of ourselves!  I've gone one last project to share with you before tomorrow's release!  It features the new Free With $60 Purchase Die - Stitch-Able Falling Stars Die-Namics and the Bitty Thanks & Gratitude Stamp Set!



Well you all knew I had to use that Stitch-Able Falling Stars Die-namics - and I had to figure out a way to create a rainbow with them, too!  A needle and some embroidery thread and I am golden!  These dies are super fun, easy to use, and I can think of a dozen different ways to use those stitchable lines!  So you know you'll be seeing these again, and often!  I stamped one of the sentiments from the new Bitty Thanks & Gratitude Stamp Set onto some Black Licorice Card Stock using VersaMark Ink and I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Then I die cut it using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip Die-namics and adhered with some foam squares.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!  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 for Countdown Day 1!  And 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!  All of the September Release Products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today - I sure do appreciate the time you spend here!  I'll be back again tomorrow with my September Release project!  I'd be tickled pink if you'd come back to check it out!  Have a spectacular day!

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

My Favorite Things - September Release Countdown Day 2!


Well hello, again!


I'm back today with another project featuring more amazing products from the September Release!  Today's project features the new teacher-themed products - Lessons In Love Stamp Set and coordinating dies, and Favorite Teacher Stamp Set and coordinating dies - as well as the new Brush Spatter Background Stamp!  As soon as I saw that background stamp, I knew I wanted to create a Composition Book for the background of my card!


I have several friends who are long-time teachers, and I channeled their love for children and the teaching profession to make today's card!  I stamped the Brush Spatter Background (which is a clear polymer stamp, by the way - LOVE!) onto a panel of Black Licorice Card Stock using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  I stamped it several times to make sure that the white was impactful.  I trimmed another strip of Black Licorice Card Stock for the edge of the composition book and layered VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder on the strip for the book binding.  That sweet teacher image was stamped from the Lessons In Love Stamp Set, colored and die cut using the Lessons In Love coordinating die.  The sentiment is from the Favorite Teacher Stamp Set and was stamped onto Smooth White Card Stock and die cut using the Blueprints 33 Die-Namics.  All of the other small images were stamped, colored, and die cut from the Lessons In Love Stamp Set and Favorite Teacher Stamp Set.  Both of these sets are going to be AWESOME to have on hand when it comes time for Teacher Appreciation!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below.

Same drill as yesterday - Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects for Countdown Day 2!  And 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!  All of the September Release Products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today, my loves!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another September Release Countdown Project, so I sure hope you'll come back then to check it out!  Have a beautiful day!

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

My Favorite Things - September Release Countdown Day 3!


Hello again!


I'm back with another September Release Countdown project - and this one is a stunner!  I am absolutely IN LOVE with the beautiful magnolia blossoms in the Floral Focus Stamp Set.  What I love even more is that it's super versatile - you can use it as a whole image, or break it up into two separate images, like I've done here!  And the coordinating Floral Focus die makes that possible!  It cuts out all of the little interior pieces so making a few snips to separate the blossoms is a piece of cake!




I love these non-traditional colors and found this image so easy to work with!  I added the sentiments from the Floral Focus Stamp Set using VersaMark and then heat embossed them with brown embossing powder.  Both of the image panels were die cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-Namics.  Simple yet impactful - don't you think?!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.

You know the drill.  Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other beautiful projects for today's Countdown post, and 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 easy - just comment and you could win!  All of the September Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

I'm done for today, my friends!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another Countdown project for your viewing pleasure!  I sure hope you'll come back to check it out!  Have a sweet day!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

My Favorite Things - September Release Countdown Day 4!


Hello again!


We've got more fun surprises for you today, with great new inspiration!  Today's project features the new Mini Cafe All Day Die-Namics - which I just about cried over!  Seriously, this die set, along with the Cafe All Day Die-Namics, will be appearing often on projects here in my blog - prepare yourselves!  My project also features the new Cup of Love Stamp Set and the Knitted Sweater Background Stamp.



I'm an iced coffee girl - no matter what the season!  So I just HAD to make a cold cup with some iced coffee in it!  I used the Frosty Ice Cubes to make a shaker card, and I die cut the straw out of some red and white striped paper from the Candy Land 6 x 6 Paper Pack!  The domed tag is from the Tag Builder Blueprints 7 Die-Namics.  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 for Countdown Day 4!  And 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!  All of the September Release Products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

That's it for me today!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another September Countdown Project!  I appreciate any time that you spend here with me on my blog, and I'd love it if you'd come back to check out my other projects this week!  Have an awesome day!

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

My Favorite Things - September Release Countdown Day 5!


Hello!


How is it possible that it's time for the September Release Countdown already?!!  I swear we just started the August Countdown! But it IS time for the September Release Countdown, and I'm kicking things off with a project featuring several new products - Sweater Weather in the Woods Stamp Set and dies, Sweater Weather on Safari Stamp Set, the Knitted Sweater Background Stamp, and the Starburst Sentiment Strips Die-Namics (previously free with $60 purchase).


To create my background, I stamped that adorable owl and the coffee bean cluster images from the Sweater Weather in the Woods Stamp set all over the image panel using Grout Dye Ink.  I also stamped two of the owls and the coffee cup using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and colored and die cut them for my focal images.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sweater Weather on Safari Stamp Set onto Poppy Card Stock using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and die cut it using the Starburst Sentiment Strips Die-Namics.  I also stamped the Knitted Sweater Background onto a Grout Gray card base using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink - I love the sweet pattern that this background provides!  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 teammates have created for you!  And while you're there, be sure and leave some love for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, but you have to comment in order to be eligible to win!  All of the September Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 EDT!

That's it for me today!  I'm headed to an outdoor concert with friends and it's going to be HOT!!  No doubt my whining will potentially be louder than the music - pray for me!  LOL  I'll be back again tomorrow with another countdown project, so I'd LOVE it if you'd come back to check it out!  Have an awesome day!

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