Wednesday, August 21, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch #451!


Hello my loves!


I'm out of town for a couple of weeks, but I'm popping in real quick to share a project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge! It's a really great sketch, that I turned on it's side for my project.  Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my answer to this week's sketch:



I created my own four-opening grid using the Inside & Out Stitched Square Die-Namics and the Stitched Basic Edges 2 Die-Namics to die cut one of the patterned papers from the Sweet Stack Paper Pack.  I then die cut some of the clothes and embellishments from the Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-Namics out of coordinating card stocks.  The sentiment is from the Essential Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strip 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 that my teammates created for your inspiration 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 everyone that plays has a chance to win!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'm headed to the mountains with some girlfriends to escape the unbearable heat that we're experiencing here in Arizona!  I'm so excited for some girlie time!  I'll be back next week with an interactive card and process video, so I sure hope you'll come back to check it out!  Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great day!

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

My Favorite Things - August Birthday Project Challenge!


I'm baaacckkkk!!



As promised yesterday, I'm back again today (man, it's been a busy week on the ol' blog!) with a project inspired by this month's Birthday Project Challenge!  And can I just say that I love these kinds of challenges because who doesn't always need birthday cards in their stash?!  I know I ALWAYS do!  So this month's challenge is to create a birthday card and include a fun way to present a gift card!  So my project was not only inspired by the challenge, but it was also inspired by the color scheme in the gift card that I used!


I decided to pull out the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-Namics and create a Double Slider Surprise card.  When you pull on the tab, this is what happens:


If you look at the top of the card, you can see that gift card peeking out from the behind the rainbow!  Pretty cute, huh?!  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 that my teammates have created for you!  While you're there, why not link up a birthday card that utilizes a gift card in some fashion or another for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, so you really have nothing to lose!  But you can't win if you don't play!

That's really it for me this week, friends!  I'll be doing a little bit of catch up in my craft room this weekend, and hanging out with some pretty sweet friends!  I hope you have some super fun plans in store for your weekend!  I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness, so I sure hope you'll come back again to check it out!  Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch 450!


Well hello again!


This is my second post for today! I'm popping back in with a project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It's a fun one, and I had a great time with it!  Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my answer to the sketch:


I pulled out the Squirrel! Stamp Set to create today's project!  Honestly, this set just cracks me up!  And it's super fun to create with!  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 inspired by this week's Sketch Challenge! 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 have to play along to win!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back again tomorrow with a project inspired by this month's Birthday Project!  I sure would love it if you'd come back to check it out!  Thanks for stopping by today - I hope the rest of your day is blessed!

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My Favorite Things - August Vault Release Day 2!


Hello friends!


As promised, I'm back again today with another project featuring more of the products being brought out of the vault!  And this is the first of TWO posts on my blog today!  Today's project features the You Color My World Stamp Set and coordinating die!  



Now, if you all know that I rarely design with the Pure Innocence Girls, mostly because my coloring is so mediocre.  But I just loved this talented little painter, so I had to give it a go!  I did a bit of masking, and used the Distressed Patterns Stamp Set to create her little masterpiece!  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 projects that my teammates have created for you!  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! A shopping spree - squee!!  All of the August Vault Release products are available for purchase NOW and can be found HERE!

As mentioned above, I'll be back in a couple of hours with another project for this week's Sketch Challenge!  I'll also be back again tomorrow with a project for this month's Birthday Project Challenge!  Holy moly - it's been busy around here!  I truly hope you'll come by to check my other projects out!  Have an awesome day!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

My Favorite Things - August 2019 Vault Release!


Hello again!



MFT has done it again!  Starting this month, a handful of previously retired products will be pulled out of the "vault!"  Here's a little bit about what this is all about!

We're opening up the vault, and we can't wait to reveal what's inside!  With 13 years of experience under our belts, we're thrilled to re-discover some classic MFT designs, and share the with you all over again!  We might unearth an old favorite with a new twist, or possibly a brand-new-to-you design missed out on in the past.  We're confident that this month's vault contains something you'll love!!

I created a project using two of the new Vault products - the Be Original Stamp Set and the All Star High Top Die-Namics!!



That All Star High Top Die set was one of my absolute faves back in the day!  So to say that I was super excited when MFT announced that they were re-releasing it, I did a little happy dance!  I love the idea that old products can be brought back to life by implementing current day techniques and concepts!  Of course, I had to add some rainbow ink blending to my high top - I just couldn't help myself!  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 have created for you using this month's Vault products!  We'll have even more inspiration for you tomorrow! BUT the vault products are available for purchase now!!!  Squee!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Like I said, I'll be back again tomorrow with more Vault product inspiration!  I sure hope you'll come back and check it out! Have a great day!4

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Monday, August 12, 2019

My Favorite Things - Camp Create: Session 2 - Inlaid Die-Cutting Made Easy!


Hello friends!


It's time for Session Two of Camp Create, and I'm today's camp counselor, here to share with you our first activity for this session!  We're talking about Inlaid Die-Cutting, and my plan is to share some basic tips and tricks and a little bit of inspiration to get you started.  Inlaid Die-Cutting is a super simple way to add depth and dimension with die cuts without the bulk that typically comes with multiple layers of die cuts!  Here's a quick peek at the project I'm sharing!



But let's not get distracted - click on through to the MFT Design Blog to check out the details of today's activity, as well as a process video showing you how I got this multi-layered look using the inlaid die cutting technique!  Of course, there are AMAZING prizes to be won, especially if you participate in all five days of Camp Create: Session Two!  All of those details can also be found on the MFT Design Blog.

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back very soon with more crafty goodness!  I can't wait to see what you all create for today's activity, and the other activities this week!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day at Camp Create!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

My Favorite Things - August MFT & Friends!


Hello again!


The day has finally arrived for you to get your inky hands on the brand new August Release products!  But before you go shopping, I have one more project to share with you!  It features the new Hop, Flip & A Jump Stamp Set and the coordinating dies!


I used the giraffe and trampoline from the new Hop, Flip & A Jump Stamp Set and made them into an interactive card!  When you turn the scalloped wheel on the bottom edge of the card, the giraffe looks like he's jumping in the air!  I made a quick little .gif for you to see it in action.


With every right rotation of the scalloped wheel, the giraffe moves off the trampoline and then back down again!  It's super fun to watch, and even more fun to make!  I've filmed a video showing you how I created this project, and I'll be sharing it with you later on this month!  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 projects that the team and some of MFT's creative friends have designed 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.  All of the August Release products are available for purchase now and can be found by clicking on the graphic below!


That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back again tomorrow with a project for this week's Sketch Challenge!  I really hope you'll come back to check it out!  Until then, thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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