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Jan 31, 2012

January MFT Creative Chat!

It's time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You'll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum.  This month, we were challenged with the following:  

  • Show us your creative mind at work.  Take us on a journey through a card-making session, start to finish.
  • How do you select colors, layout, embellishments, and overall design?
  • Share your creative process with us.
Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team.

I am SO very excited about this month's Creative Chat!  I can't wait to see what everyone's process is.  Here is a look into mine!

I would say about 85% of the time I start out with a sketch.  In this case, I've used my sweet friend Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC151.  I always print out sketches and when I am done, I keep them in a binder so if I am ever stuck for inspiration, I can pull open my binder and find a layout I want to use.  At this point, I have quite a few binders full of sketches.

Once I choose a layout, I then decide what I want to stamp with.  I am ALWAYS in the mood to use a Pure Innocence set from My Favorite Things, and this sweet Pure Innocence Believe in Magic was calling my name.  Once I choose the stamp I want to use, I then pick out papers.  I thought that this paper collection, Hazel from Stella & Rose (My Minds Eye) worked well with this sweet fairy.  (You'll note that my MFT stamps look different than yours as I work with designer samples...I label mine since I have

Next, I choose the patterns that I want to use and just lay them out.  This way, I usually play around a bit and change certain patterns.  I also decide on what Die-Namics I want to use for the shaped elements on my card.  Here I've used the Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-Namics (the smaller of the two) for the circle element along with some Circle Nestabilities.  I also used the smallest banner die from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics as I knew I wanted to use that for my sentiment.  At this point, I generally lay out the inside as well so that I can put all my papers away and focus on stamping/coloring.

Now that I have my papers and elements laid out, I stamp my image and sentiment panels.  I colored this cutie with Copic Markers, added crystal glitter to her outfit and wings, and then "fussy cut" her out.  You can see here that I've also stamped the inside of my card.

Next, I see what I feel like adding to my card for some extra "oomph".  Sometimes I add flowers created with Die-Namics, sometimes I add I went with some bling since I am going through my "Bling Period" now (grin).

Finally, I glue all my layers together and pop pretty much every panel up with Jody Boosters.  I like ALOT of dimension on my cards, so I go through alot of Jody Boosters.  I also popped up this little cutie with Jody Boosters and added some more bling to both her wand and to one of the panels.

Here is a closeup of this little cutie with her shimmery fairy outfit.  I love her!

Here is the finished inside.  I also pop up the layers on the inside too...perhaps that is why my cards are so thick (lol!).  I stamped this little fairy again, this time in Pretty In Pink ink, added another sentiment from Pure Innocence Believe in Magic, "Wishing You A Fairy Good Day" and then added some bling to her wand and underneath the sentiment. 

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Pure Innocence Believe In Magic from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Bubblegum (MFT), Smokey Shadow (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Hazel/Stella & Rose (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Pretty In Pink (SU!)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Crystal Glitter, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-Namics, First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, Bling, Bling Circle, Circle Nestabilities, 1/4 Circle Punch and Jody Boosters



  1. Awesome card, and loved been able to see your creative process!

  2. It was fun to see your creative process; and how similar we are but I recycle my sketches and I really should keep them in a binder. Your card is really sweet

  3. Wow! This card is stunning. Oh, I love getting inside the mind of creative genius. I print out my sketches too, but then I do my calculations on them, stamp off, write my ingredients, etc. They're pretty done for after all that.

  4. SO cute, Jodi! I love how you used the sketch and all your bling! Love that you keep your sketches in binders - so perfect!

  5. A wonderful card, Jodi!! I LOVE her sparkly outfit, and the papers you used. I can't help thinking I'm so random compared to the organised you ;) Thanks so much for sharing your process. So fun to see how you make your cards. Have a lovely day!! {hugs}

  6. So sweet, Jodi! I usually start with a sketch too! Then paper :)

  7. Great card! Love the idea of printing out sketches and saving them in binders. Thanks for sharing your process.

  8. Love your card, Jodi. Your creative process is great. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is absolutely precious! Just love that line of paper and all the sparkle you added to her! The bling around the die is brilliant! So brilliant to keep the sketches in a binder - I'm always scrounging last minute to find a good one, so this was a great idea and one I'll have to do!

  10. You layout your papers before you colour...very interesting my friend!!!! Your card is ADORABLE!!!!!!

  11. whow thanks for the insight to your beautiful creations! your Pure Innocence girly with her added sparkle

  12. What a fantastic post! Thanks so much for sharing the process behind your amazing artwork. I love the idea of working on the inside and outside at the same time. Much easier than trying to find everything again once my front is done. : )

  13. Such a sweet card! Loved seeing your process, Jodi!

  14. Gorgeous card!! So neat and pristine as usual!! Loved seeing your process :)

  15. Fabulous process Jodi!! LOVE seeing a peek into your creative world!


    Crafty Hugs!

  16. Oh wow Jodi!! This is such an adorable creation hun!! Love the sparkle on her dress!! :)

    Thanks so much for checking in my friend!! I look forward to seeing you around!! HUGS

  17. Wow, Jodi! I love this one. Great colors and great sparkly accents.

  18. Debbie aka swldebbieJanuary 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Cute card! And, hey, nothing wrong with a little OCD. LOL!

  19. This was a great hop today! I love seeing how you create your cards. I think I might try this as I am always all over the place rather then everything in front of me! So glad I stopped by! :)

    Love the way you print out the sketches too!

  20. Wow, the card is amazing and seeing how you get there is great.

  21. Yes, but your interpretation of the sketch is like "magic", lol. I always go exacally as I see the sketches and forget to change things around a bit....something I'll work on. I want to be like you when I grow up, lol.

  22. She is a doll. I love her glittery tutu. I am waiting very patiently for the new release. I got a gift certificate for Christmas and I won a MFTWSC a few weeks back. It is burning a hole in my computer. LOL :)

  23. beautiful card- love that glitter on her dress & wings! i loved learning about your process too- thanks for sharing it with us!

  24. Wow! This is fabulous! I love the glitter on her dress/wings and the circle of crystals. Your creative process sounds exactly the same as mine too!

  25. Oh my GOODNESS Jodi!! I just love this. What a darling little image!!! ADORABLE card ;)


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