Monday, July 18, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, Christmas in July

Don't freak out, there are still 22 weeks left for shopping and prep before Christmas. But don't let it get away from you! ;) Today's challenge is Christmas in July, so it's a great time to get started on your Christmas cards if you send handmade. Here's my card for today's challenge:


Adorable Santa from the Christmas Bobbleheadz set. I couldn't get a good shot of his eyes and sparkly beard (I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen) but you can see a little of the glossy accents on the word 'believe'.

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge at Melonheadz Friends. You can find lots of fun Christmas sets to choose from in the store if you need more inspiration. Click here for store.

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, Christmas Bobbleheadz
Melonheadz lllustrating, freebie, I believe in Santa Claus
My Favorite Things, tiny holly stamp
Foam tape, glossy accents, wink of stella clear glitter pen

Monday, July 04, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch 287

Happy Fourth. I hope you're enjoying a great weekend with family and friends celebrating our independence. Please be safe! 

I used this sketch challenge to create a last minute Fourth of July card. Super simple, quick and easy. 


The pattern papers are scraps from an old paper pad by K&Company called Americana.


Card Challenges












Product List:
My Favorite Things, Fishtail Flag STAX
My Favorite Things, Birthday Sentiments stamp set
My Favorite Things, alphabet stamp set
Circle die, sequins, glossy accents

Melonheadz Friends, Red/White/Blue Challenge

Happy Fourth of July!!!! Today's challenge at Melonheadz Friends is red/white/blue. Be safe out there while celebrating our independence. :)


Cute lil guy sharing his patriotism - his melon-head and short hair remind me of Jeffery when he was a little guy. Awww!!!!

Little different view so you can see the "popped" elements.

Come and join us for this fun challenge! You have lots of time to play. :)

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, USA Boy (freebie) - also see these sets in the store
My Creative Time, My Little Firecracker stamp set
My Creative Time, Stitched Stars dies
My Favorite Things, Blueprints 9 (half circle tag)
Washi tape, foam tape, copics, pattern paper

Monday, June 20, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, Off to the Beach

Hello and welcome to a new week, and a new challenge. This week's theme is "off to the beach". I love love love the beach, but in the desert it is hard to find! LOL So any chance to use beachy themed products is a little vacay in my mind. LOL I sure miss being able to walk to the beach any time I want to. But I digress.......

For this card I used this toes in the sand image from the Melonheadz digi set, Beach Vacation. The sand and water images are also included in this set.

The beach is truly my happy place. :)

Join us for this fun challenge at Melonheadz Friends and you could win a digi set by the fabulous Nikki C!

Products list:
Melonheadz Illustrating, Beach Vacation, toes, sand, water
Paper Smooches, Get Outta Town stamps and dies (drink, sunglasses, sentiment)
My Favorite Things, Things with Wings (sun stamp)
Copic markers, glossy accents, foam tape

Saturday, June 18, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch 285

This one is sketch challenge 285 on the Card Challenges blog. I used the Cheeky Monkey stamp set for this 'miss you' card. The bananas make an adorable background. 


 Sad monkey misses Grace. *sniff*

Inside message:

New sketches every 2nd and 4th Thursday.












Product List:
My Favorite Things, Cheeky Monkey
My Favorite Things, Blueprints 1
My Creative Time, doily circle die
copics, foam tape, colored cardstock scraps

Friday, June 17, 2016

MFT Camp Create, Day 5 Spectacular Shakers

Shakers are so much fun to make. I used the MFT Tiki Party stamp set for my last day of camp creation. Yes, that is real sand paper! I love using it on beachy theme projects. Cuts like a dream with dies. Neat effect.



 I might have filled the shaker too full. But you can still see the volcano peaking up a little, right?


You can see the volcano and lava a little better in this picture. I used stickles for the lava.

Day 5, Spectacular Shakers Badge
It has been a super fun week at Camp Create!! Thanks so much My Favorite Things for this fun event. I hope it will become an annual thing! :)

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Tiki Party
My Favorite Things, Magical Unicorns (clouds)
My Favorite Things, Surf & Turf edge dies (sand)
Paper Smooches, Get Outta Town stamp set (palm trees, seagulls)
My Creative Time, vintage banner die
My Creative Time, stitched circle dies
Stickles, sequins, clear acetate, foam tape, copic markers, sandpaper

Thursday, June 16, 2016

MFT Camp Create, Day 4 Delightful Diecutting

Happy Friday Eve! :) And welcome to day 4 of Camp Create with My Favorite Things. Today's focus is on dies. I love dies. I think you all know that by now! For my card today I used The Whole Herd stamps and dies from MFT.



Here you can see the partial die-cutting technique. Note only the tops of the cow and chicken are cut out, then layered over the hay stacks behind.

I also cut several of the cow and chicken and layered them as well. The front panel is adhered with foam tape for even more dimension.

Inside sentiment is from the MFT Somebunny set.


Day 4, Delightful Die cutting Badge

Product List:
My Favorite Things, The Whole Herd stamp set
My Favorite Things, The Whole Herd dies set
My Favorite Things, Magical Unicorns (clouds)
My Favorite Things, Ewe Are The Best (grass)
My Favorite Things, Somebunny (inside sentiment)
Copic markers, foam tape

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MFT Camp Create, Day 3 Wonderful Watercolor

Today we are featuring watercolor at Camp Create. I used an older set by My Favorite Things that I just love, Pretty Poppies. It's one of my favorite sets to use with watercolor.


A little bit of liner marker to make it really pop.

Day 3 badge Wonderful Watercolor

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Pretty Poppies stamp set
My Favorite Things, Distressed Patterns stamp set
My Favorite Things, Harvest Mouse stamp set (sentiment)
My Favorite Things, Blueprints 1 dienamics
Distress Inks, peeled paint, barn door, fired brick
Distress Markers, walnut stain, forest moss, barn door

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MFT Camp Create, Day 2 Sensational Sliders

Super fun interactive card for today's camp craft! I matched the adorable BB Hog Heaven flying piggy with the Surf & Turf slider set for today's Sensational Slider card. This piggy is too sweet!


For the sentiment, I combined the Hog Heaven set with the Sweet Succulents set. The clouds and sun are from the Magical Unicorns set.



Day 2 badge, Sensational Sliders
Product List:
My Favorite Things, Hog Heaven stamps
My Favorite Things, Hog Heaven dies
My Favorite Things, Magical Unicorns stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents stamps
My Favorite Things, Surf and Turf slider set
My Favorite Things, Plaid Patterns 6x6 paper pad
Copic markers, foam tape

MFT Camp Create, Day 1 Glitzy Glitter

It's Camp Create week with My Favorite Things! Day 1 is Glitzy Glitter. I chose to use microbeads instead of "real" glitter, and made a shaker card using the Recipe for Happiness stamps and dies. I love how it turned out and I think my dad will like it too. ;)


Isn't this chubby little chef the cutest?!

Inside message:


Day 1 badge, Glitzy Glitter


Product list:
My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness stamp set
My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness dies set
My Creative Time, Greatest Handyman stamp set
Quickutz hexagon dies
Martha Stewart microbeads
Copic markers, clear acetate, foam tape

Sunday, June 12, 2016

My Favorite Things, Color Challenge #47

This week's color challenge at My Favorite Things - love the combo. I used the new extremely adorable piggies for my card. Seriously, aren't these the cutest pigs ever!






My Favorite Things Card Challenges



Product List:
My Favorite Things, Hog Heaven stamp set
My Favorite Things, Hog Heaven dies
My Favorite Things, Blueprints #1 - scallop frame
My Favorite Things, Blueprints #9 - ticket die
My Favorite Things, pink lemonade cardstock
My Creative Time, Pop Up Surprise die
Copic markers, glue dots, ribbon, button, jute twine

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