Today’s card

Hi all!

Ever have one of those days when you just need to take a break so you stop and make something for the fun of having fun? Not for deadlines? Not for anything work-related? Not for anyone in particular? Just for the fun of it.

Yeah. Dude. That’s me today. So a break is what I took. And here’s what I made.

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Had a little fun here with a couple Essentials by Ellen stamp sets from Ellen Hutson.

I used watercolor pencils to scribble a little color on cardstock and then stamped the leaf from the Autumn Acorns by Julie Ebersole set a couple times on top. Then I just fussy cut those cute little leaves out.

The scribble-y circle? Yep. I LOVE it. It’s from the Bokeh Dots set (also designed by Julie).

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Other supplies I used include some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, some cardstock and some patterned paper from Avery Elle.

Think I’m going to tuck this one away and save it to send to someone special.

By the way, I’m up on the Simple Stories blog today. Got a couple Halloween-themed Life Documented pages over there. Here’s a peek.

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Would be honored if you’d consider checking it out.

Be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card or 2

Hey all!

Got a couple cards to share with you.

This is #1.

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And this is #2.

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Made both of these guys with the new Merry Day stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

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And you know what? You just just might know who designed it. Yes. Yes. Yep.  (Cough. That’s my handwriting and my doodles on it.)

The set’s on sale now over at TT. Hope you’ll consider checking it out.

That’s all I have today for you.  Short and sweet post, right? ;)

I’ll be back again later. Thanks as always for stopping by

MFT: Release Rewind

Hello again!

I’ve got one more round of projects to share with you made with some of the products from the October release from My Favorite Things.

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So let’s get started.

Please give it up for card #1.

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I have been anxious to make something with the new Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up. I just love how the snowflakes blend together to create that lacy look. So pretty!

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I created the colorful background with watercolor paper and watercolor pencils. I simply (and rather randomly) scribbled a little color onto a piece of watercolor paper. It was really, really random. And then I spread the color with water.

The process looked a bit like this.

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It doesn’t look super pretty when you get started, but it sure does look cool when all the color is blended.

I used the same technique to make my second card.

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Rather than blues, greens and purples, I stuck with shades of blues for this one. It’s a more subtle look, but I think it’s still really pretty.

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I created the sentiment with for this one by mixing together the peace word (die-cut with the Peace, Joy, Love Die-namics) and a couple stamped words from Merry Messages. I sure dig it when products mix together easily.

And here is another card for you.

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I once again whipped out those Peace, Joy, Love Die-namics and die-cut a few words to stack together for this guy. So hard to put those dies away, which (hee) explains why they are still on my desk as I write this post. But I digress.

I created the polka dot patterned paper simply by sponging on some ink with the help of the Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil.

Finally, I’ve got one more card. This card started with a couple coloring with markers errors on my part!

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I had die-cut and stamped the Santa, tree and presents with the Jingle All the Way stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics). I had such grand plans. I  had colored them in and then got a little overzealous with my markers causing colors to go outside the lines and then … well… accidentally dropped some blending solution on them. So rather than throwing my hands in the air, I decided to run with it and use my blender pen to make them all look a little more messy, a little more artsy. And you know what? I have to say this: I like the look.  Not that I would do it a lot, but I think in moderation (with a pretty clean card), it looks pretty cool.

Here’s a list of all the MFT supplies I used to make these cards:

So that’s what I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

And don’t forget to check out the MFT Blog once again to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

MFT: October Launch

And we have lift-off!

The new release from My Favorite Things is live!

And the crowd goes wilddddd! ;) Woohoo!

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So I’ve got a few things to share with you today.

For all of these projects, I used the Many Thanks Die-namics. I really wanted to go to town with the new release and mix things up to make a bunch of holiday thank you cards. It’s one of those kind of cards I know I need but I never get around to making them until after Christmas.

So get ready for a bunch of cards because here is card #1.

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(Hooray!)

So I wanted to create a snapshot of sorts here so I cut three squares with the new Stitched Square STAX Die-namics and then cut a smaller square out of each of them.

The snowflake? It too is from My Favorite Things. It’s from the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics. I’m a fan.

The sentiment was created by mixing together words die-cut with the Peace, Joy, Love and Many Thanks Die-namics and the Merry Messages stamp set.

Are you ready for another card?

Meet card #2.

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Woot! Woot! :)

I once again did a little mixing and matching. I created the sentiment by mixing together the Merry Die-namics with the Many Thanks Die-namics.

Take a good look at the Merry word. I just love the die I cut it with. See, all you need to do it cut a piece of cardstock and then take the die to it. It will cut the world out, leaving the entire piece of cardstock connected. It’s. So. Cool.

Coming right up is card #3.

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Yep. I totally did some sentiment mixing again. In addition to the dies I used on the last card, I also stamped a couple words with the Merry Messages stamp set.

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Fun, huh?

And, finally, here’s my final card for the day.

I really wanted to keep things clean and graphic with this one so that’s what I did here.

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The polka dot paper?

Well, I made it myself. (Go, me! Hee!) I used a little Gumdrop Green Ink + the Jumbo Polka Dot stencil to pull off the look.Print

Here’s a complete list of MFT supplies I used to make these cards.

And don’t forget to check out the MFT blog. Several other MFT design team members are sharing projects on their blogs today in honor of the new release.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. You guys rock’th.

MFT Countdown: 1

It’s almost time.

It’s almost time for the October release from My Favorite Things.

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And are you ready for this? Yep. I’ve got a few more cards to share with you that I just happened to have made with some of the new products.

This is card #1.

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The tree is so fun! I cut it with the Christmas Tree Cut-Out Die-namics. I simply cut a rectangle with the Stitched Rectangles STAX Die-namics and the anchored the tree onto it and cut it out.

It was super cool but I felt the need to sauce it up a little more so I added some circles (cut with the Mason Jar Die-namics) and a star (cut with the Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I also poked a couple holes and added some floss to the tree. Just a little detail to add a little something something.

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I tend to always put words on the front of my cards but I broke the norm for this one and saved it for the inside.

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I went with a somewhat similar design scheme, although I did cut a tree (with the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics) into the white rectangle here. Big tree on the outside + little tree on the inside = kinda fun in my book.

All the words were stamped with the new Merry Messages stamp set.

And this is card #2.

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I used that fancy Christmas Tree Cut-Out Die-namics dies again to cut a tree out of a rectangle. This time, I used Merry Messages stamp set with the Peace, Joy, Love Die-namics to build my phrase. I love how they mix so well together.

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You might be wondering about that star? I pulled out my old friend, the Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics to cut it. I always like a tree with a star so that’s what I did.

Finally, here is card #3.

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I had this card in my head for a couple days and decided to go for it.

I used the Jumbo Polka Dots stencil to stencil the polka dot pattern onto the green paper. And then I used some of the new Die-namics dies to cut the elements to decorate the card with: Stitched Square STAX Die-namics; Pierced Snowflake Die-namics and Peace, Joy, Love Die-namics.

To that snowflake a little extra kick, I added a gem right to the middle of it. Not that you’d see a red gem in the middle of a real snowflake, but… in this crafty girl’s world… it happens. ;)

So with that, this concludes today’s post.
Here is a complete list of MFT products I used to make these projects:

I’ll be back again tomorrow. Hope you will stop by.

And, once again, don’t forget to stop by the MFT blog to see who else from the DT is sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 2

Hey there!

We are so, so, so close to the October release from My Favorite Things. (<—- Oct. 14! Oct. 14th! Oct. 14th! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!)

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I’ve got a couple more projects made with some of the new products so let’s get on with the show.

Say hello to card #1.

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Sometimes, you make a card and are like, “Did I make that? Wow!”

This was totally just a fun one to make.

How did I make that background paper? Well, I stenciled the pattern with the Herringbone Bricks Stencil with Gumdrop Green ink onto Gumdrop Green cardstock. If you are new to the ink sponging thing and aren’t quite ready to invest in one of those fancy schmanzy Distressing Tools, let me let you in on a secret. Cosmetic sponges are my secret ink sponging friend. ;)

I cut the snowflake with the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics and the square with the Stitched Square STAX Die-namics.

The sentiment was created by mixing and matching words from the Many Thanks Die-namics and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

And this is card #2.

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How did I made that white element? Well, this is a fun one. I die-cut a rectangle with the Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. Then I took one of the Snow Drifts Die-namics dies and cut a line across the bottom. I thought it turned pretty cool!

One again I created a sentiment by mixing and matching the Many Thanks Die-namics with the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.  Love it when things work together.

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So that’s all I have today.

Here is a complete list of MFT products I used to make these projects:

So that’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again tomorrow. Hope you will stop by.

And don’t forget to stop by the MFT blog to see who else from the DT is sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 3

Hello!
It’s time to share another project made with some of the new products from My Favorite Things’ October release.
Word to the wise: Save your pennies. Lots of good stuff!
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So here’s the card I made to share with you today.
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Isn’t she the cutest?! Just love her.
What’s she from? Well, friends, she is from the new Christmas Banner stamp set. (There will also be a coordinating die available! Hooray!)
Once again, I stepped out of my element and got some help from my old friends, my pile of markers. ;) I played it simple, opting to only use a total of three colors to color her in.
That patterned paper? Well, I created the pink patterned paper with the help of MFT’s new Snowfall Background stamp. Even though it’s snow, I think it just makes a nice pattern in general to add to a card. I imagine I could have stamped it with a pink or brown ink and got an equally pleasing paper to use on my card.
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I also created a really simple inside for this card.
I used a very similar design, just changing out the cardstock colors.
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The sentiment is from the Christmas Banner stamp set. I purposely left the white rectangle fairly plain so I can write a message on it when it comes time to send this card out.
Here is a complete list of MFT products I used to make this card:

And that, my friends, is all for today.

Don’t forget to stop by the MFT blog to see who else from the DT is sharing projects today.