Friday, November 27, 2020

My Favorite Things - 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020!

Hello my friends!


I'm thrilled to to be participating once again in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 event, this time as one of the design team members for My Favorite Things! My tag features the "kit exclusive" My Neck of the Woods Stamp Set, from the Fox & Friends Card Kit!, I also used the Fox & Friends Stamp Set (snow), the Buffalo Plaid Background, and the sentiment is from the Bitty Holiday Wishes Stamp Set.


As you can see, I was inspired by a "back woods" Christmas vibe, and knew that I'd be including the Buffalo Plaid Background in some form or fashion. But probably what I loved most was the simplicity of stamping the already assembled scene from the My Neck of the Woods Stamp Set, which makes mass producing something like this a breeze! I enhanced portions of the image using my colored pencils. I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below.


I'm sure you're aware that there are some wonderfully generous sponsors of this year's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event! And MFT is just one such sponsor! There are amazing prizes to be won, and you can find out exactly how to do that by clicking on THIS link! Please click on through to Tracey's Blog to be linked to the other fabulous Christmas tags that my fellow teammates have created for your holiday inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my tag today! I'll be back soon with more crafty stuff! Until then, please stay well and have an awesome day!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #517!

Hello again!


I'm back again today with a snowy project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge! It's a great sketch with amazing creative opportunities! I used the new Ice Princess & Friends Stamp Set and a few other previously released items, all of which are listed below. Here's the sketch:


And here is my take on this week's sketch:


I just love that skating polar bear. He's too cute for words! 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 using this week's sketch! And while you're there, why not play along for your 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! You'll find all of the rules for the sketch challenge, as well as the link up, by clicking on the graphic below.



That'll do it for me today, friends! One half of my kids are leaving today, and I get to keep the other half until Thanksgiving day. So if you need me, I'll just be having some fun with them! Thanks for stopping by and please stay safe and well! Wishing all of my American friends a very blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

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My Favorite Things - Skating Ice Princess Interactive Card & Process Video!

Hello again!


I'm "skating by" today to share a quick photo of an interactive project that I created using the Ice Princess Stamp Set and the Movin' & Groovin' Die-Namics to create the appearance that the ice princess is skating on that sweet pond! I filmed a video showing you the step-by-step as to how I created this project, and you can find it by clicking on the graphic below!




That'll do it for me today, my friends! I'll be back very soon with more crafty stuff, so I hope you'll drop by again! Until then, please stay safe and have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Erin Lee Creative - 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020!

Hello holiday friends!!

I'm thrilled to little bits to be guest designing on behalf of Erin Lee Creative for Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags! Erin and Tracey are dear, dear friends, and I love to help support both of them and their creative endeavors whenever I get the opportunity! Erin's designs are super edgy and creative, and Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags is one of my favorite holiday traditions that I've been blessed to be a part of for the last several years! So let's get to my tag, shall we?!


My tag features the amazingly beautiful and creative Winter Florals Stamp Set and the Buffalo Plaid Background, both from Erin Lee Creative (links to the products are included below). The top of the tag is stamped onto green card stock with the Buffalo Plaid Background using black pigment ink. I did a little stamp surgery on the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Winter Florals Stamp Set, stamped it in white pigment ink, and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I stamped one of the beautiful images from the Winter Florals Stamp Set onto a white panel using black pigment ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I pulled out my beloved colored pencils and went to town coloring those beautiful blooms and leaves. I used a tag die (from another manufacturer) to die cut the tag, adhered the tag topper to the tag base with tape runner, and pulled some red satin ribbon through the hole of the tag and tied it off with some black and white baker's twine. I tied it to a box so that you could see how beautiful it looks on a package!

Okay, so let's get to the serious stuff! Of course, there are amazing and generous prizes available! Erin Lee Creative is the sponsor today, and you can find out how to win all of the sponsored prizes, including Erin's by clicking HERE. But because I love me some Erin Lee Creative so, so much and I want to support her and her business AND support Tracey's event, I'm offering up a $50 Gift Voucher to the Erin Lee Creative Store myself! All you have to do is post a comment about something you want for Christmas on THIS blog post! I'll choose a random winner at the end of Tracey's 25 Days of Holiday Tags 2020 event and notify the winner both here on my blog and will do my best to contact the winner directly. Good luck and enjoy all of the wonderful Erin Lee Creative/25 Days of Christmas Tags deliciousness! Here's a list of all of the wonderful sponsors for this event!

Many thanks to Tracey for inviting me back to play along with her amazing 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event, and to Erin Lee Creative for her mind-blowing creativity and genius stamp designs, and for being one of my ride or die friends. I can't imagine my life without her! I hope you'll support as many of these wonderful sponsors as you can this holiday season! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my tag, and for spending part of your day here with me! Have a wonderful day, and please stay safe and well!


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Buffalo Plaid Background

Winter Flowers Stamp Set


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

My Favorite Things - Miss Your Hugs Card Kit Release!

Hello again!


Today is the day that all of the goodies contained in the Miss Your Hugs Card Kit are finally available for purchase! But before you go shopping, please take a minute to check out my project for today's post! It features two of the components from the Miss Your Hugs Card Kit - the Happy Rainbows Die-Namics and the Long Distance Hugs Friendship Tokens!


I once again stayed true to my clean and simple nature. I die cut the largest of the Happy Rainbows Die-Namics from several colors of cardstock, including some gold glitter card stock. I punched a hole at the end of the orange vein of the rainbow using a 1/8" hole punch. Once I adhered all of the rainbow pieces to the image panel, I punched another 1/8" hole in one of the Long Distance Hugs Friendship Token and tied it to the rainbow using some black and white twine. Each kit will include a package of the Long Distance Hugs Friendship Tokens, and you can purchase additional packages if you need more! The clouds were created using the previously released Cute Cloud Outlines Die-Namics. 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 outstanding projects that my fellow teammates have created using the Miss Your Hugs Card Kit! And while you're there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your 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 comment on each of the linked blogs! The Miss Your Hugs Card Kit is available for purchase now and can be found by clicking on the graphic below.


That'll do it for me today, friends! I'll be back very soon with more crafty stuff! Until then, I hope you have an amazing day and that you are well!

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Monday, November 16, 2020

My Favorite Things - Miss Your Hugs Card Kit Day 1: Last Day of Sneaks!

Hello friends!


Today is the final day of the Miss Your Hugs Card Kit sneak peeks! I've got a super fun project to share with you that uses the I Miss Your Hugs Stamp Set and the "Free With $60 Purchase" Love Speech Bubbles Die-Namics from this months kit!


First of all, I wanted a very clean and simple design, because I feel that CAS suits this kit so well! From the I Miss Your Hugs Stamp Set, I used the two layering stamps to create the world, stamping the continents with Limelight Dye Ink, and the oceans with Summer Splash Ink. I stamped the solid image (oceans) a second time using embossing ink, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to add some dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the I Miss Your Hugs Stamp Set using black pigment ink, and again heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I used the Rectangle Extraordinaire Stencil to create a blue shadow around the focal images and trimmed the panel to 3.75" x 5.0". I adhered a 5.5" x 4.25" piece of striped paper from the Christmas Cheer 6 x 6 Paper Pack to an A2 Summer Splash Card Base, and adhered the image panel to the card base with foam squares. I die cut one of the "Free With $60 Purchase" Love Speech Bubbles Die-Namics from Razzle Berry card stock and adhered it to the image panel with foam tape. I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used, although the links to the card kit won't be live until the release tomorrow.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other tremendous projects that my fellow teammates have created using components from this month's card kit! And while you're there, be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, but you can't win if you don't comment! The Miss Your Hugs Card Kit will be available for purchase on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST!

That'll do it for me today, kids! I'll be back again tomorrow with another project using this month's card kit! Until then, please stay safe and have an amazing day!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

My Favorite Things - November Release: MFT & Friends!

Hello again!


Today's the day, kids! All of the awesome products what we've been sharing over the last five days are finally available for purchase! But before you go shopping, by all means, please take some time to cruise the other projects that we've got to share with you today! My project features the Winter Wreath Stamp Set and coordinating dies, and the sentiment is from the Winter Songbird Stamp Set.


From the moment that I laid eyes on the Winter Wreath Stamp Set, I envisioned some silver embossing on red card stock - for me, this is a classic holiday card. I pulled out my colored pencils again and was so thrilled with how well the colors popped! I adhered the die cut wreath to the panel using foam squares and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Winter Songbird Stamp Set using the same silver embossing powder. I die cut the wreath hanger from Silver Shine card stock using the Filled With Joy Die-Namics. 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 tremendous projects that my fellow teammates, and some of our friends, have created for you! And be sure and comment on each of the linked blogs for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique! Two random winners will be chosen, but you must comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win! All of the November Release products are available for purchase now and can be found by clicking on the graphic below.


That'll do it for me today! I'll be back soon with more crafty stuff! Until then, thanks for stopping by and have an AMAZING day!

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