MFT Coundown: 3

Hello again all!

There’s just a few more days until My Favorite Things’ August release is available for purchase. I’ve got one more card to share today made with some of those new products.


So here we go! (Weeeeeeee!)


I had such a fun time stamping the little girl (who is from the new Batty About You stamp set). I stamped her and then colored him with the Magic Pencil technique. What’s that you ask? Well, I scribbled some color with Prismacolor pencils on her and then used a blending stump dipped in Gamsol to spread the color.

A friend of mine taught me this technique years ago. I forget that it’s such an easy technique and so, so forgiving, especially when you don’t fancy yourself much to not be great coloring artist!


I was feeling a bit adventurous here and decided to decorate the inside of my card as well.


I figured it’d be a bit too much to color her in again so I just stamped her in green ink and called it good.

By the way, the words are from the Batty About you stamp set. And the polka dot pattern ? I just stenciled that onto the green cardstock piece using Jumbo Polka Dot stencil, a green ink pad, a cosmetic sponge… and a happy crafting girl smile! 😉

So here’s a complete list of the MFT products I used on today’s card:

  • Batty About You stamp set (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Batty About You Die-namics (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Stichable Dot Circle Stax Die-namics (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Spooky Scene Die-namics…. for the moon (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Blueprints 18 Die-namics… for the little stars and the green panel on the inside of the card  (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Cardstock: Gumdrop Green
  • Ink: Gumdrop Green, Licorice

Once again, be sure to hit the MFT blog. You’ll find links to all the other MFT design team members who are sharing projects today.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! You guys are the best.

MFT Countdown: 4

Hello again!

I back with a couple more projects made with new products from the August release from My Favorite Things. (Woo-to-the-hoo! Just you wait, you guys. Just. You. Wait.)


Shall we get started? Ok. Let’s do it!

The star of all these projects is a new stamp set called Office Space, which will be available on the 12th at MFT. The new coordinating Office Space Die-namics steel dies play a key role too. 😉

So this is card #1.


The stapler and words are from the stamp set.

I stamped the blue panel with another new stamp from MFT: the Writing Tablet Background stamp. It too lands at MFT on the 12th.

The dots were created with the new Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil (which…. you guessed it… lands at MFT on the 12th as well).


And this is card #2.


I just love the computer monitor! It (and the sentiment) is from the Office Space stamp set. The cool thing about the stamp set is it comes with a bunch of different phrases that you could totally stamp on the monitor. Love that!


And meet #3.


And you guessed it. I whipped out the Office Space stamp set (and dies) again for this guy. I have a tape dispenser just like this one on my desk… lol! 🙂

To create the polka dot paper here, I just set the Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil on a piece of yellow cardstock and then gently sponged on some yellow ink.  Easy peasy!


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

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to learn which other MFT design team members are sharing projects today made with products from the August release.

MFT Countdown: 5

We meet again! 🙂

I’m back again with a couple more projects made with the August release from My Favorite Things.


You might say that today’s projects are a bit on the spooky side. 😉

Meet #1.


I cut all the elements for this one (other than the stars, which are from the  Blueprints 18 Die-namics) with the Witch’s Cauldron Die-namics dies. So, so fun, you guys.

To get the two-toned look with the bubbles, I cut the “oval” part of the cauldron with the same green cardstock and the bubble panel. Then I just used a dark green maker to add a little color and make it darker. I used the same marker to add color to the bubbles.


And this is card #2.


This was so much fun to make, you guys!  Oh my goodness. I used the Centerpieces Spooky Window Die-namics to make that window. GOSH, it is so, so fun! I started with a 3″ x 4″ pieces of cardstock (brown and white) and cut the window scene from them.

On the brown piece, I simply used my scissors to snip away the web and spider and then layered them together.


One really cool thing about this set is it comes with an individual spider die so you can die-cut a spider from black (or whatever color you prefer).  It makes building a scene totally easy!

So how did I do the color behind the window, you ask? Well, well, well, my fine friends… I used a couple of my MFT ink pads (Orange Fizz and Lemon Drop) and did something like this.

I took the two ink pads and applied color quickly to a stamping block.


Then I quickly spritzed on a little water.


Then I quickly (are you sensing a pattern?) set the block onto a panel of watercolor paper and pulled the color down it. Because the ink dries fast, you really have to work fast to pull this technique off, but  believe me, the results make it totally worth it.


And don’t fret if you only get a little color on your paper panel. Just ink up your blog and repeat the process again.

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

Ok, so today’s post is a wrap. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see what other DT members are sharing projects today.

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

(I’ve got two posts here today! Looking for my latest Thursday (aka: 6)  countdown post for My Favorite Things? Go here… or just scroll down. It’s the post right below this one.)


Hi all!

The fun folks over at the CASE Study Challenge blog are celebrating four big years of challenges with some inspirational blog hops over the next few weeks. I’m thrilled to be joining the crew for this week’s blog hop!

We were invited to find our own inspiration and make something inspired by it. I spotted this quote recently and just really liked it.




It really spoke to me so I decided to make a card inspired by it. Here’s what I did.


You’ll see the quote played center stage. I used a typewriter (with a really, really, really old ribbon) to type out “you make my heart smile” onto the grid paper. The “friend” word is a stamp from Lawn Fawn’s #awesome stamp set.

Pretty much everything else on the card was just added to kinda go with the feel of the quote.


So that’s what I have.

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone who is hopping today.

Joni Nina Andaya
Teri   (<——– here you are)
Laura Bassen
JJ Bolton
Nina Brackett
Clare Buswell
Keisha Campbell
Andrea Ewen
Pamela Ho
Jeanne Jachna
Anna Kossakovskaya
Elena Roussakis
Lisa Spangler

Make sure you comment as you go. Some prizes are up for grabs. (Woot, woot!)  Comments will be taken until midnight EST on next Tuesday.

And … one more thing… there’s also a challenge happening! In honor of the anniversary of CASE Study, folks about being invited to make something inspired this hop! Head over to the CASE Study blog to learn more.

MFT Countdown: 6

Hi all!

Here I am again with another project made with a couple products from the August release from My Favorite Things.


And go. 🙂


Aren’t those glasses fun? They are from the new Geek is Chic Die-namics dies, while the words and star are from the Geek is Chic stamp set. (Both products will be available on 8/12.) It’s kinda fun just to cut a bunch of glasses from different colors of cardstock and mix them together. That’s kinda what I did here.


In addition to the new stuff, I pulled out a couple previously released MFT products to make this card: The Washi Tape Die-namics dies; Washi Patterns stamp set; and Office Supplies Die-namics dies (for the paper clip).

The MFT supplies I used to make today’s card include:

So that’s what I have for today. Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what other design team members are sharing projects today made with new stuff from the August release.

MFT Countdown: 7

Hi all!

The gang over at My Favorite Things is kicking off the countdown for this month’s release. Thrilled once again to be part of the crew and joining the fun!


So let’s do this. Here’s what I cooked up to share with you today.

These first two cards use the new Blueprints 18 Die-namics dies (available 8/12). The thing I love about the Blueprints series of dies is they just make it really easy to put cards together. Take a few of the dies. Cut them out. Put together a couple cards together quick because everything goes together.

This is card #1.


In addition to the Blueprints 18 dies, I stamped the blue panel with the new Spotlight Sentiments stamp set.  I also created the happy sentiment with the Happy Die-namics dies and Happy Everything stamp set that came out last month. I love them so. I’m a big fan. 🙂


I went die-cut crazy and cut too many dies when working on this card. Rather than tossing those extra die-cuts out, I decorated the inside of the card!


The sentiment I used here is from the Birthday Chalkboard Greetings set.

And this is card #2.


I used the same supplies this time (even the extras). But I changed the theme slightly, making this more a congratulations card than birthday card.


I also made a card with the new Stitchable Dot Circle STAX Die-namics (available 8/12) to share with you today.


So see all those dotted circles? Those were all made with the Stitchable Dot Circle STAX Die-namics. I just randomly set them on my cardstock panel and then die-cut them. The great thing about the holes is you can use them plain or you could be totally daring (hee!) and bring floss through them if you wanted to.


So how did I add color behind some of the holes? Well, brace yourselves. It’s not the prettiest picture, but I snapped one of the back of the panel for you. I just kind of cut pieces of cardstock (some cut a little better than others… hee!) and covered the holes.


As ugly as it is on the backside, it looks pretty cool when you flip it over.

So here’s a list of all the MFT products I used to make these cards:

So that’s what I have for today. Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what other design team members are sharing projects today made with new stuff from the August release.

Today’s card

Hi all!

Just a little something for the fun of making something today. 🙂

I wanted to play along with the Clicking Cameras Challenge over on Moxie Fab World…. because… you know…. it was my bright idea and all! (Wink!) Didn’t seem all fair and stuff to issue a challenge and not play, you know.

So here’s what I made.

(Be gentle, all. Be gentle.)


I pulled out the Summer Bliss collection from Echo Park Paper and went to town. (<—- Because… I’m a fan.) Pretty much everything I used is from the collection (other than the cardstock and the enamel dots).

The chipboard camera had a word on it that didn’t really work well on a card (“snapshot”) so I decided to change things up a bit by plastering it with some letter stickers to spell out the “smile” word. I also tossed on a couple enamel dots.


By the way, I didn’t want the circles of patterned paper to fade too much into my design so I cut some white cardstock circles to place under them. They are just slightly off-set.

So that’s what I have today. I’ll be back again a little later.

And if you haven’t joined the Clicking Cameras Challenge yet, there’s lots of time to play. The challenge doesn’t end until 8/17.

See you again soon.





Today’s card

Hi all!

How is your weekend going? Hoping swell.

Just got a little card to share today.


It’s probably one of my favorite cards I’ve made lately.

I created the rainbow with watercolor pencils. I simply scribbled on a little color on a panel of white cardstock, added a little water and then let the color dry. Once I did that, I die-cut the word (with the new Big Friend dies from Paper Smooches) from it.

The sentiment stamped underneath the word is from the Bosom Buddy stamp set.

And… just for good measure… I threw on a few gems. 😉




And there you go. 😉

So that’s what I have. Be back later, gators.