August 17, 2017

August MFT Creative Construction With Blueprints!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

It’s time for the August MFT Creative Construction With Blueprints Feature! This month, we are challenging you to create a card with a surprise element using Blueprints Die-namics! SO fun!

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For my card, I’ve used Blueprints 28 Die-namics, and I created a card for my baby’s 7th Birthday, coming up in September! She is a mermaid loving gal, so I had to make a mermaid surprise card for her! I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 28 Die-namics. I then taped down the panel and using the Cascading Scallop Stencil, sponged on Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink. I removed the stencil and then tapped on some sparkle spray for shimmery dots.

The banner was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using Blueprints 28 Die-namics, and I stamped “Happy Birthday To You” from Pure Innocence Happy Birthday To You using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. The star was cut from Pineapple Prestige Card Stock using the Inside & Out Stitched Stars Die-namics. I cut a “7” from Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock using the Little Numbers Die-namics, and the heart was cut from Grape Jelly Card Stock using Blueprints 32 Die-namics. I coated the “7” and the heart with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker to make them shimmery. I attached the banner and the star, “7” and heart to the flap of the card.

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On the inside, I added a panel of Sour Apple Card Stock, which I added shimmer spray to to make it shimmer. I then stamped different sea grass from Mermazing using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink. This sweet little mermaid was cut from X-Press It Blending Card using the Mermazing Die-namics, and I stamped her using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using Mermazing, I colored her with Copic Markers and then added glitter to her tail and top. LOVE how sparkly she is!

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! We would LOVE you to play along with this month’s theme! Head over to the MFT Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created, and to link up your creation!

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August 16, 2017

Bewitching Halloween Wishes! {WSC346}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge, and I am LOVING this week’s sketch for WSC346

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I am IN LOVE with the darling new Happy Haunting set, and I cannot get enough of this little witch! I cut her, and her trick or treat bag, from X-Press It Blending Card using the Happy Haunting Die-namics, and I stamped her with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using Happy Haunting. I colored her and her bag with Copic Markers, and then popped them up with Foam Tape onto a panel of Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics. The rounded rectangle panel was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and I sponged on a cloudy sky using Periwinkle Premium Dye Ink and the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil. LOVE.

I cut a strip of patterned paper from the Party Patterns Paper Pack with the Stitched Rounded STAX Die-namics, trimmed it down and added it to the cloud panel. I wrapped the panel with Hemp Cord and then added a bow of Hemp Cord. I stamped “bewitching halloween wishes” from Happy Haunting using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. The bats are from the new Fab-BOO-lous Friends set and I stamped them using Gravel Gray Premium Dye Ink. The entire panel was layered onto a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock, cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and stamped using the Lined Up Dots Background using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

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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 with us! There is a MFT Gift Certificate up for grabs for one lucky participant!

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I Miss Your Voice! {CTD456}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Lisa has challenged us to use hot pink, lime green and yellow! LOVE!

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The main panel of Smooth White Card Stock was cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and I added a strip of patterned paper from the Party Patterns Paper Pack, also cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics. I then added the focal panel, popping it up with Foam Tape. I cut a panel of Sour Apple Card Stock using the Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics, and I stamped “I Miss Your Voice” from Pure Innocence A Phone Call Away, using Versamark Ink. I then heat embossed the sentiment using White Detail Embossing Powder. I 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

Sheri Gilson, this month’s AMAZING Guest Designer!

Eliz Stewart, this week’s Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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August 15, 2017

August MFT Release Replay!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for the August MFT Release Replay! Have you gotten all of your new goodies from the August MFT Release? If you haven’t ordered yet, you can find the entire FABULOUS release right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

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OK. I am aware that I have three cards in a row now using the GORGEOUS new Written In The Stars set and Shining Stars Die-namics! I just CANNOT stop using these fabulous new products! It’s also no secret that I am OBSESSED with creating backgrounds. I was amazed by a GORGEOUS background Amy Rysavy recently created using Gansai Tambi Watercolors and I just had to try it myself!

I started with a panel of Ranger Watercolor Paper and cut it with Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I then created the background using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. LOVE this fun galaxy look! I then die-cut “stars” four times from Smooth White Card Stock using the Shining Stars Die-namics, and then layered them together. I added the layered die-cut to the galaxy background, and added a trio of stars, cut from Silver Sparkle Card Stock, also using the Shining Stars Die-namics. I stamped “OH MY” from Written In The Stars onto a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I trimmed it down and added it to the card using Foam Tape.

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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 for the August Release Replay!

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August 9, 2017

Shine Like The Stars! {CTD455}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, I am the hostess! I have chosen a color combo of white, aqua, light pink and lavender! I would LOVE it if you played along with us!

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I am TOTALLY and COMPLETELY in love and obsessed with the FABULOUS new Written In The Stars set and Shining Stars Die-namics. IN.LOVE. You may have noticed that I am also a tad obsessed with creating Distress Ink Backgrounds and Distress Oxide Ink Backgrounds. I cannot stop.

I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 1 Die-namics, and I sponged on Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. These colors were VERY bright and bold, so I then sponged Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink all over the panel and then spritzed it with water (that's what makes the magic happen!) and some shimmer mist. The Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink TOTALLY softened the bright colors to create a more pastel look. Another reason to LOVE Distress Oxide Inks!

I cut “stars” four times from Smooth White Card Stock using the Shining Stars Die-namics and then layered them together. I then coated it with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker and attached it to the card. I cut a strip of Wild Wisteria Prestige Card Stock and stamped “SHINE LIKE THE” from Written In The Stars using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I added a trio of stars, cut from Silver Sparkle Card Stock using the Shining Stars Die-namics, to finish off the card!

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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

Sheri Gilson, this month’s AMAZING Guest Designer!

LucieG, this week’s Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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August 8, 2017

August MFT New Product Launch!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy MFT Release Night! All of the MAGICAL new products are available right HERE, right now in the MFT Boutique! Yay!!

Today I have a card to share with you using the GORGEOUS new Written In The Stars and Shining Stars Die-namics! I absolutely ADORE these gorgeous new products!

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OK, this card was SO fun to create! I started with the background, which is a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I used lots of different Distress Oxide Inks (you all know by now that I am obsessed with these inks!) to create a galaxy sky, and I added shimmer with some shimmer spray, and white dots with watered down white acrylic paint. I think this is my favorite kind of background to create!

I cut “Stars” three times, once from Silver Sparkle Card Stock and twice from Smooth White Card Stock, using the new Shining Stars Die-namics, and then layered them together. I adhered it to the galaxy sky and then cut a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock for the sentiment panel. I stamped “IT’S WRITTEN IN THE” from Written In The Stars using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I attached the sentiment panel to the card using Foam Tape, and then finished off the card with a trio of stars, cut from Silver Sparkle Card Stock, using the Shining Stars Die-namics.

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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, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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August MFT Release Countdown: Day One!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s almost time! The magical August MFT Release will be released tonight at 9PM EST right HERE in the MFT Boutique!  Today I have a card to share with you using the DARLING new Magical Day and Magical Day Die-namics! LOVE!

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I just LOVE this little witch (wizard?) SO much! I began by cutting this cutie, and the rabbit in the hat, from X-Press It Blending Card using the Magical Day Die-namics and then stamped them using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using Magical Day. I colored them with Copic Markers and added shimmer using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker.

The background is a panel of Ranger Watercolor paper, cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and I created a watercolor background using Distress Inks (shocker, I know). I added some shimmer mist to make it super sparkly, and stamped “You + Me = Magic” using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with Black Detail Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with a trio of sequins.

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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, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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