February 22, 2018

I Simply Adore You! {CC88}

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

It’s time for a new MFT Color Challenge! This week, we have a GORGEOUS combination of Tickled Pink, Wild Cherry, Summer Splash and Black Licorice! YUM!!

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I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Rectangle STAX 1 Die-namics, and I then cut it again using the Full of Heart Die-namics, which I ADORE. I then used the Full of Heart Die-namics to cut Wild Cherry Card Stock, Tickled Pink Prestige Card Stock, Summer Splash Prestige Card Stock and Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock. I then inset the hearts into the Smooth White Card Stock frame, creating a pattern.

I cut a heart from Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using the Stitched Heart STAX Die-namics, and then cut a sentiment panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I stamped “I SIMPLY ADORE YOU” from From The Heart using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. 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 Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created with these colors, and to play along! There is a $50 Gift Certificate up for grabs!

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Happy Clucking Birthday!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

I am so excited to share a card with you today using some AWESOME new products from Technique Tuesday!!  I have used three different new stamp sets and matching dies to create my card! I’ve used Chicken Family, Chicken Family Dies, Cheeky Chicken, Cheeky Chicken Dies, Funny Farm and Funny Farm Dies! So fun!

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This card was SO much fun to create! I started by cutting panels of aqua and green card stock for the background for the “sky” and the “grass”. I cut the barn and fence from X-Press It Blending Card using the Funny Farm Dies and stamped them using Funny Farm. The running chicken (which I think is SO cute) was cut using the Cheeky Chicken Dies and stamped with Cheeky Chicken, and finally the other chicken and her baby chick were cut using the Chicken Family Dies and then stamped with Chicken Family.

I colored all of the images with Copic Markers, and then began assembling the scene. I trimmed a bit of the fence so that I could use part of the fence on either side of the barn. I popped the barn, chickens and chick up with Foam Tape for some dimension. The sentiment, “HAPPY CLUCKING BIRTHDAY” (hahahahaha) was stamped onto a panel of white card stock, trimmed down and then attached to the card with more Foam Tape.

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The sweet folks at Technique Tuesday have graciously offered one of my followers a stamp set and matching die from their AMAZING Animal House category!!!!! How AWESOME is that?? Here’s what to do!

1. Take a peek at the Animal House category here: https://www.techniquetuesday.com/animal-house-stamp-sets-and-crafting-dies.html

2. Choose your favorite stamp and matching die.

3. Comment below with your choice.

4. On Wednesday, February 28th! I’ll draw a winner!

Good Luck!!!! You can comment here or on my blog!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

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February 21, 2018

When It’s Dark, Look For The Stars! {WSC373}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge, and this week, we are up to WSC373! I LOVE this sketch!

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For my card, I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. I then coated the entire panel using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and spritzed the panel with water. Once it was dry, I placed the Star Celebration Stencil on top and then added a coat of multi-medium. I carefully removed the stencil and then let the panel dry overnight. When the panel was dry, I spritzed the panel with shimmer spray. LOVE.

I cut a panel of Translucent Vellum using the Stitched Star STAX Die-namics. I then cut “Stars” from Smooth White Card Stock four times using the Shining Stars Die-namics. I added the die-cut on top of the vellum star, and then cut a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I stamped “WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE” from Written In The Stars using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed the sentiment with White Detail Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

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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 today, and to play along! There is a $50 MFT Gift Certificate up for grabs!

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You Get Better With Age! {CTD481}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Amy Rysavy has challenged us to use light purple, dark purple, off white and brown! I wasn’t so sure about these colors, but I really LOVE them together!

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I began by cutting a panel of Whip Cream Card Stock using the Split Chevron Cover Up Die-namics, and I added a mat of Whip Cream Card Stock cut using the A2 Rectangle STAX 1 Die-namics. I then used the Split Chevron Cover Up Die-namics again to cut Eggplant Prestige Card Stock, Wild Wisteria Prestige Card Stock and Milk Chocolate Prestige Card Stock, and then inset them into the Whip Cream Card Stock frame.

I used the You Trio to cut a panel of Silver Sparkle Card Stock, and also three panels of Whip Cream Card Stock, and then layered them together, with the Silver Sparkle Card Stock “you” on top. I added it to the card, and then cut a panel of Wild Wisteria Prestige Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and stamped “GET BETTER WITH AGE” from All About You using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with a trio of rhinestones.

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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

Claire Apostoloff, this month’s AMAZING Guest Stamper!

Allyson Andersen, this week’s FABULOUS Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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February 20, 2018

Stitched With Love–St. Patrick’s Day!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Today, the MFT Design Team is sharing some St. Patrick’s Day inspiration using our FABULOUS Cross Stitch Tag Die-namics! I have to admit, after creating this trio of tags, I am completely and utterly OBSESSED with stitching! SO.MUCH.FUN!

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Here are the three tags I have created! I used the Cross-Stitch St. Patrick’s Patterns, and you can find the PDF right on the MFT Blog today!

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For each tag, I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with the  Cross Stitch Tag Die-namics, and I then used embroidery thread to stitch each pattern.

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The tops of the tags were all cut using Field Day Prestige Card Stock, one of my favorite green shades, and Pineapple Prestige Card Stock.

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I used black and white Baker’s Twine on each tag, and I opted to NOT add any sentiments, just letting the stitched designs take center stage!

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February 17, 2018

A Little Peek!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday!

I have a post up on the Neat and Tangled Blog today, and you love you to go check it out!

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Have a great weekend!!

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February 15, 2018

February MFT Birthday Project!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

It’s time for the February MFT Birthday Project, and this month, we are focusing on balloons! SO fun!!

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I had an absolute BLAST creating this card! I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics. I added a mat of patterned paper from the Black & White Stripes Paper Pack cut using he A2 Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics.

I used the Big Balloons Stencil, and sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink. I LOVE that due to the nature of Distress Oxide Inks, you can see the colors through one another, just like a balloon! Swoon! I stamped “make a wish” from Handwritten Happiness using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I added “tails” to some of the balloons cut from Grout Gray Prestige Card Stock using the Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics.

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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 this month! Come play along, there is a $50 MFT Gift Certificate up for grabs!

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