November 17, 2017

Yeti Or Not!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! TGIF, SERIOUSLY.

Today I have a card to share with you using some Neat & Tangled goodies that I got last weekend when I took a class at The Ink Pad. It was SO FUN!

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So, yeah. I have a bit of a Neat & Tangled obsession after this weekend. That Cheiron is SUCH an enabler. This card was SUPER fun to make! I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, cut using the Scalloped Nice & Neat Dies, and I sponged on Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. I am seriously obsessed with Distress Oxide Inks. I then embossed the panel with the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Gemstone Embossing Folder (which, by the way, I got AGES ago from Vanessa and just opened and used). I LOVE it. If you are wondering if you need this, let me assure you. You do. After embossing the panel, I watered down some Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors and splattered them on the panel.

I used the DARLING Get Yeti Nice & Neat Dies to cut out the yet, pup, snowman, penguin and bird from X-Press It Blending Card, and then stamped them with Get Yeti using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored them all with Copic Markers and then popped them up onto the embossed panel. I added shimmer to the “Yeti or Not” flag and the puppy’s scarf using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker. The sentiment banner (I LOVE the curve of this!) was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Scalloped Nice & Neat Dies and I stamped “Christmas Time Again” (omitting the “It’s” from the sentiment) and then added the little birdie.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!!!

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November 15, 2017

When It’s Dark, Look For The Stars! {WSC359}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge, and this week, we have a great sketch for you!

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I had a BLAST creating my card today! I started with a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink. I then sponged Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink all over the panel, covering the other ink colors, and then spritzed the panel with water and watched the magic of Distress Oxides happen! Gosh, that never gets old! I spritzed on some Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors for a bit of shimmer.

The frame was cut from Pure Plum Prestige Card Stock using the Stitched Square Frames Die-namics, and I sponged the edges lightly with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to soften it a bit. The sentiment panel was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and I stamped “WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE” from Written In the Stars using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I cut “STARS” from Silver Sparkle Card Stock using the Shining Stars Die-namics, and then added it to the frame. I finished off the card with a trio of black rhinestones.

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Check out this week’s sketch!

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created, and to play along! There is a $50 MFT Gift Certificate up for grabs for one lucky participant!

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Peace & Joy! {CTD469}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Vickie has challenged us to use blue, light blue and silver! GORGEOUS combo!

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These colors just scream winter to me, and I created a wintery card with lots of snowflakes! I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics. I added a strip of Silver Sparkle Card Stock to the side, and then a strip of patterned paper from the Rainbow Stripes Paper Pack.

I cut a circle panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, and stamped “Peace & Joy” from Handwritten Holiday using Cornflower Premium Dye Ink. I cut the snowflakes using the Layered Snowflakes Die-namics from Silver Sparkle Card Stock, Cornflower Prestige Card Stock and Blue Breeze Prestige Card Stock. I added the snowflakes around the sentiment panel, and I then finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

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Check out what the Color Throwdown Team has created today!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Amy Rysavy

Amy Rohl

Kelly Lunceford, this month’s AMAZING Guest Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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November 14, 2017

November MFT Release Replay!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for the November MFT Release Replay! The incredible November Release is available right HERE in the MFT Boutique, and today, the MFT Design Team is sharing even more inspiration using these amazing new goodies!

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This card was SO fun to create! I began with a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics. I then stamped the GORGEOUS new Mesmerizing Mandala Background using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I then watercolored the mandala using Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolors, and then rubbed the panel to soften the colors. Doing this gave a beautiful shimmer to the rest of the card!

I used the new Peace Die-namics to cut Smooth White Card Stock, and I cut “PEACE” out three times. I layered the panels together to create a thick die-cut, and then attached them to the card. I cut “joy” from Silver Sparkle Card Stock using the Joy Die-namics, and then added that on top of PEACE. I finished off the card with a trio of rhinestones.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created today!
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November 13, 2017

A Thrill Of Hope!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a class with the insanely talented Cheiron Brandon at The Ink Pad NYC. It was SO.MUCH.FUN. I got to meet Danielle from Neat and Tangled (what a doll!) and I instantly became obsessed with Neat and Tangled (and when I say obsessed, I mean I spent a TON on Neat and Tangled goodies and then ordered even more on the train ride home!

My girls LOVED all of the goodies I brought home, and they spent all day Sunday stamping. I, on the other hand, did a clean up/out of my stamp room, but I did make time to create one quick card!

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I began with a panel of black card stock, and I used the gorgeous Radiating Star Stencil, along with Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink (LOVE) and sponged on the ink. I LOVE how shimmery this is IRL. I then stamped this GORGEOUS sentiment from the Joyful Sentiments set (I have been singing this song ALL DAY), using Versamark Ink. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, and then finished off the card with a trio of rhinestones.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

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November 8, 2017

Grateful! {CTD468}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Lynn has challenged us to use green, orange, brown and kraft! This combo just screams fall, right??

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For my card today, I began with a panel of Kraft Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I used the same die to cut a strip of patterned paper from the Fun & Frolic Paper Pack. I added a mat of Smooth White Card Stock to the panel cut with A2 Rectangle STAX 1 Die-namics. I wrapped the panel with Hemp Cord.

I cut a panel of Chocolate Brown Prestige Card Stock using the Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics, and cut the center panel from Smooth White Card Stock. I cut this little cutie from X-Press It Blending Card using the Pure Innocence Jumping With Joy Die-namics and then stamped her using Pure Innocence Jumping With Joy using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored her with Copic Markers and popped her up with Foam Tape onto the frame panel.

The leaves were cut using the Falling Leaves Die-namics from Orange Fizz Card Stock, Gumdrop Green Card Stock and Chocolate Brown Prestige Card Stock and sponged the edges using Orange Fizz Premium Dye Ink, Gumdrop Green Premium Dye Ink and Chocolate Brown Premium Dye Ink respectively. I added them to the corner of the frame and topped them with a bow of Hemp Cord. The sentiment panel was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I stamped “Grateful” using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and used the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics to cut the panel smaller to fit the sentiment.

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Check out what the Color Throwdown Team has created today!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Amy Rysavy

Amy Rohl

Cecile Ribon, this week’s FABULOUS Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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November 7, 2017

November MFT New Product Launch!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s time! The INCREDIBLE November MFT Release is available right HERE, right now in the MFT Boutique! Yay!!!!!

Tonight I have a card to share with you using the ADORABLE new Ski-sons Greetings set and Ski-sons Greetings Die-namics! SO.DARN.CUTE!

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For my card tonight, I knew I wanted to create an interactive card, and have this little cutie ski right down that hill! I am more of a lodge girl myself (hehe), but I do love how this little scene came together! I began with a panel of Summer Splash Prestige Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics  and I then cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using the same A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and then cut it using the Hit The Slopes Die-namics. SO fun.

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The mountains were cut from Grout Gray Prestige Card Stock and Smooth White Card Stock using the Snow-Capped Mountains Die-namics. The clouds were cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Puffy Clouds Die-namics, and the sun from Pineapple Prestige Card Stock using the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics. The trees were cut using the Winter Trees Die-namics from Field Day Prestige Card Stock and Green Room Prestige Card Stock.

I cut this little skiing bear from X-Press It Blending Card using the Ski-sons Greetings Die-namics and then stamped him using Ski-sons Greetings with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored him with Copic Markers, and then added a Slider Element to the back of him. I then added him to the channel cut with the Hit The Slopes Die-namics, and then let him ski down the mountain! I finished off the card by stamping “SKI-SONS Greetings” using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink, and then added a trio of enamel dots.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created today, and don’t forget to grab all of the new goodies right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

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