Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi all!

Tickled today to be joining a few of my Technique Tuesday pals for a small blog hop today.

We’re each sharing something made with some of TT’s newest products. You can see the newest stuff on the New for 2014 page on the TT Web site.

So meet today’s card.


Just a simple little one.

The words are from TT’s Keep Smiling stamp set. The set has just two phrases so I decided to go hog wild and pair them both together. ;) I think they kinda just work well together.


By the way, be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s hop:

Each of us are giving away a Technique Tuesday stamp set.
So… you might be wondering which one I am giving away?
Well, that would be the Keep Smiling set.



Just a leave a comment for me by midnight EST on 9/20. I’ll pick one of you to score the stamp set.

Happy hopping!

MFT: Product Launch

And we have lift-off!

Hooray, the new September release from My Favorite Things is now available!


And I am super excited to share with a couple more cards primarily made with the Lunchbox Die-namics dies and Packed with Positivity stamp set so let’s get to it.

Give it up for card #1.


Totally playing on the old school look with one. I wanted a school’ish background so I stamped the card front with the Writing Tablet Background stamp.

And that blue piece of paper on the lunchbox? Didn’t come with that pattern on it. No, sir. I made it myself by stamping it with the new FineCheck Background stamp.


Card #2 is coming at your right now.


This one has somewhat similar feel than the last one but I wanted it to be a little more girl-like so I whipped my most favorite Razzleberry cardstock and went to town here.

I also added a few sequins cut with MFT’s Sequins Die-namics. They have quickly become one of those tools always near my craft table. They make for a quick little something to add to a card design. And it’s super nice that cut flat so you get nice, easy to mail sequins.


And this is card #3.


I brought out my  friend, the Stripes Cover-Up, make the background here. Just cut it once from Orange Fizz cardstock and then mounted some black cardstock behind it.


And last but certainly not least, meet card #4.


I’d been hankering to play with the Scattered Diagonals Stencil so I used that to sponge a little ink on my card base here.


So there you have it!

Here’s a complete list of all the MFT supplies I used on my projects today:

And, once again, be sure to hit the MFT Blog! You’ll find a list to all the MFT design team members who are sharing projects today.

Have a great day, y’all! Thanks for stopping by.

MFT Countdown: 1

Hi there!

Almost. There. A.L.M.O.S.T. to the big September release day for My Favorite Things.

I hope you can handle the fun because I’ve got one more round of projects to share with that I’ve made with some products from their September release.


On your mark. Get set. GO!

Say hello to card #1.


What can I possibly say, but oh MY  GOSH, you guys! I howled (and howled) when I opened up the Miss Tiina Cute Critters stamp set that this little fox is from. It is such a cute set. (Not just is there a fox, but there’s some other cute critters!)

I wanted to make  boy fox and girl fox for my card so I die-cut the fox twice and stamped on it both times. To make one look like a girl, I added some die-cut glasses (cut with the Miss Tiina Cute Critters Die-namics from pink cardstock and then added a pink bow.


And meet card #2.


This one is a little more graphic than the last.

The label is from the Blueprints 19 Die-namics and the “thanks” word is from the Many Thanks Die-namics. I die-cut the word twice and then used a marker to darken the second word so I could get the shadow effect you see.


And this is card #3.


It’s sort of a continuation of my “leaf loving parade” from yesterday’s post.

Once again, I die-cut the leaves with my metal shim in the machine so the lines would really show. And I sponged on some extra ink to really give them some added dimension.


So, so fun!

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

Thanks again for stopping by today! And don’t forget to stop again by the MFT blog to see which other MFT Design Team members are sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 2

Hello again!

Just a couple more days until the September release is available from My Favorite Things.

And I’m happy to be back with a few more projects made with some of the new stuff.


Shall we get started? Alright. We shall. :)

Please give it up for card #1.


Boy, talk about a fun one to make! Are those leaves cool or what?!

I cut those bad boys with the new Falling Leaves Die-namics (which land on the 16th at MFT). I used my metal shim with my Big Shot to cut them so that the lines really showed up. And to make them look a little more realistic, I sponged on some yellow and red inks.


I decided to kinda live on the edge (well, so to speak) and add a jute bow to them. Just a fun little touch.

And with that, meet card #2.


I used some of the same supplies on this card as the last. But look real close at the background. I cut the new Proof Positive Cover-Up (also from the Sept. release) from white cardstock and then set it on my card. Love that it looks dry-embossed, even though it was not.

Finally, meet card #3.



Again, for this one, I used some of the same supplies as the other two cards.

I did adventure a little here though and combine words from two different Die-namics sets —- Words of Gratitude Die-namics and Many Thanks Die-namics. I thought “grateful thanks” sounded nice together… and looked cute too!  ;)


So there you have it.

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

Thanks again for stopping by today! And don’t forget to hit the MFT blog to see which other MFT Design Team members are sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 3


Here we are again!

Another day closer to the September release from My Favorite Things.


I’ve just one card to share with you all today.

So meet today’s card.


This was pretty fun to make!

The little girl and the “You’re so sweet” phrase are from the super cute (and new) Pure Innocence Peanut Butter & Jelly stamp set. (And, yes, there’s a coordinating die to go with it! YAY!) I used my trusty color pencils to color in and then did some blending with Gamsol.

The yellow paper isn’t patterned paper. No sir! It’s a piece of cardstock I die-cut with the new Pinking Edge Rectangle STAX Die-namics and then stamped on top with the Fine Check Background stamp.


Here’s a complete list of the MFT supplies I used to make this card:

Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

And I’ll be back once again tomorrow.  Have a great day, y’all!

MFT Countdown: 4

We meet again, y’all!

It’s another day of September Release countdown action with the My Favorite Things crew. If you are just turning in, the new release lands at MFT on the 16th. And for the next few days, I’ll be joining the crew with sharing some projects made with some of the new stuff.


Gosh, guys. Somehow I feel like we are just getting started!

Deep breath. Let’s do this. Let’s get to business.

Meet card #1.



And meet card #2.



For both of these cards, I totally used a stencil! In fact, I used the new Diagonal Bars stencil (arrives at MFT on 9/16).

Here’s what I did.

I started with a panel of cardstock. You’ll notice that I put a little tape on the paper and the stencil to hold it down.

Now I wanted my stencil pattern to be at an angle so I set it down at a bit of an angle.


And then I just sponged on ink. The rule I generally follow when it comes to applying multiple ink colors is to start out with the lightest color and then work my way up to the darkest. So, in this case, I went yellow to orange to blue.


When I lifted the stencil, I got this cool looking pattern. Sorta. Kinda. Love it. (A lot.)

Here’s a complete list of MFT supplies I used on today’s cards:

Here’s a complete list of all the MFT supplies I used on these cards:

So that’s a wrap… for today.

Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

And I’ll be back (again) tomorrow. I hope to see you then.

MFT Countdown: 5

Hello again!

It’s another day of September Release countdown action with My Favorite Things.


So let’s do this! :)

So meet card #1.


Some of my most (absolute most) FAVORITE products from the September release (which lands at MFT on 9/16) are the two new jar-themed Die-namics sets – the Mason Jar Mug Die-namics and the Mason Jar Die-namics. These dies can be used on their own or mixed together. I just love that kind of versatility!

For this card, I used a few dies from each of the two sets. The hearts came from one set, while the mug, ice cubes, lemon , straw and label came from another. Really, love it when you can mix things together.

It’s a little hard to tell here, but I actually die-cut the mug three times (twice from white and yellow cardstocks and once from a transparency) and then layered things together.


How did I do the lemon? Well, I die-cut the pieces from the same Lemon Drop cardstock. To make the rim a little darker, I just brushed a yellow marker over it.

Up for another card? Good because here is card #2. (Wink!)


Again, I did a little mix and matching here and used both the Mason Jar and Mason Jar Mug Die-namics sets to create these guys.

The whole dip color look with Mason Jars is super hot with DIY folks (see an example here and another here) so I thought I’d try the look in paper form.


I die-cut the three jars, covered up part of them with a sticky note and then sponged on some black ink. I think it turned out pretty cool.

And how about one more card?

Here’s card #3.


I decided to do the shaker thing. I die-cut the jar from a panel of white cardstock. I placed a transparency under the opening and then I die-cut the lid. I adhered it right onto the transparency.

What you don’t see? There’s a lot (… no make that “a whole STINKIN’ lot) of foam tape on the backside of the panel, around the jar. I created the confetti by cutting a ton of little hearts and circles with a couple dies from the Mason Jar Die-namics set.


And what about those stamped words on this card (and the other two)? Welp. They, too, are from MFT. I stamped them with the new Mason Jar Labels stamp set.

I thought all of these turned out pretty fun. I actually had to hold myself back from not making another 4, 5, 10 cards with these dies to share with you today. They are so stinking fun! ;)

Anyway, here’s a complete list of the MFT products I used to make the cards today:

Thanks again for stopping by today, all! And don’t forget to hit the MFT blog to see which other MFT Design Team members are sharing projects today.