Monday, September 26, 2016

Melonheadz Autumn Challenge

For my autumn challenge project, I made this fall banner which will hang across my front door wreath. I altered the acorn from the Season Fall digi set in Cricut Design Space and embellished with letters and banner shapes cut on my Cricut machine.

I wanted a little something extra to help the letters stand out, so I stamped a variety of tiny fall shapes on them and heat embossed. I cut each of them 5 times and stacked them with foam tape between.

 For texture and interest, I used burlap, jute twine, and buttons, and added fall leaf die cuts.

Monday, September 12, 2016

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest 2016

I'm so excited to share my first entry for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest. (See rules here.) I used quite a few different MFT sets for this fairly simple design. The word "give" was printed from computer as I didn't have a stamp that worked.

For the gate, I wanted a woodgrain-ish look, but don't have a woodgrain stamp or embossing folder by MFT. So, I improvised and literally dragged my ink pad over the paper before cutting out the shape. I think it worked out pretty well.

And, of course, I HAD to add foam tape because that's how I roll. Gotta have that dimension.

Product list:
My Favorite Things inks: black licorice, chocolate bar, kraft
My Favorite Things dies: inside and out diagonal rectangle STAX, sunflower sweetheart, fall friends
My Favorite Things stamps: written in watercolor, so much love, sunflower sweetheart, happy hedgehogs, fall friends
Copic markers, foam tape, cardstock

Melonheadz Friends Challenge: Hand colored image

This week's new challenge is up. Use your talents to hand-color an image for your project and join us!! I used copics but you can use any medium you like to color your image. Have fun and show us what you created by linking to the gallery. You could be this week's winner!

I used the wheelbarrow from the Season Fall set and "filled it" with the apples that were in the barrel, also in this digi set. I love taking images and modifying them to create new ones. Check out the digi sets I used in the Melonheadz store linked above.

Glossy accents make the apples look extra delicious! :) The sign post is a Cricut image, and the grass was cut using dies by My Favorite Things.

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, Season Fall digi set
My Favorite Things, grass border dies
My Creative Time, Piles of Smiles (5¢ stamp)
Copic markers, glossy accents, foam tape, Cricut image and cutter

Saturday, September 10, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch 297

Sketch challenge #297 for My Favorite Things.

Isn't he cute? From the Witch Way is The Candy stamps and coordinating dies. Stitched tag from Tag Builder Blueprints #4.

My Favorite Things Card Challenges

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Witch Way is The Candy stamps
My Favorite Things, Witch Way is The Candy dies
My Favorite Things, Blueprints #1
My Favorite Things, Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles STAX
My Favorite Things, Tag Building Blueprints #4
Star Sequins, foam tape

Sunday, September 04, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch #296

Here is my entry for this week's sketch challenge for My Favorite Things, Card Challenges. It may not look like it by this fairly simple sketch design, but I used a LOT of different stamps and dies for this one!

Starting with the papers, both are by My Favorite Things; Plaid Patterns and Tranquil Textures. The sentiment is from two stamp sets - "Hello" is from the Forest Friends stamp set; I had to dig a little to find a "fall" word in the size I needed, and that one word is the only thing I used that is not by MFT, other than the markers for coloring.

You may have noticed the cross stitching on the center panel. That is from the Basic Stitch Lines die set. The sentiment box is a piece cut from Blueprints #29.

The pumpkins are from the Harvest Mouse set and the super cute cart is from Sunflower Sweetheart.

MFT Card Challenges blog

Full Product List:
My Favorite Things, Plaid Patterns 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Tranquil Textures 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Harvest Mouse stamps and coordinating dies
My Favorite Things, Sunflower Sweetheart stamps and coordinating dies
My Favorite Things, Forest Friends stamps
My Favorite Things, Blueprints #29
My Favaorite Things, Basic Stitch Lines cross-stitch edge die
Jaded Blossom, Let's Talk Turkey "fall" word
Copic markers, foam tape

Saturday, September 03, 2016

My Favorite Things, Friday Inspiration

In honor of Labor Day, this week's inspiration is for those who keep America going...the 40 hour-weekers. My card is in honor of school bus drivers. Thank you for getting our kids to and from school safely every day!

The wheels on the bus go round and round....

.....all over town! For even more fun interaction, I put the sun on an action wobble. :)

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Class Act stamps and coordinating dies (bus, sentiment)
My Favorite Things, Every Day is a Picnic stamps and coordinating dies (sunshine, swirl)
My Favorite Things, Surf and Turf dies
My Favorite Things, Slider dies
My Favorite Things, Spin and Slide discs
My Favorite Things, Action Wobble springs
White embossing powder, foam tape, copic markers, glossy accents

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Something new... Altenew!

Altenew has some really pretty stamp sets and I finally acquired a couple of them. I used the Peony Bouquet set for today's card. Let me tell you, these layering stamps are so fun to work with and it was really hard to pick a color combination for my first project. I finally decided on this green combo. Hope you like!

Product list:
Altenew, Peony Bouquet stamp and die bundle
My Favorite Things, Jellybean Green and Cactus ink pads
Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Forest Moss ink pad
Foam tape, craft foam, sentiment stamp (unknown)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, School Rules!

Please join us for the newest challenge, School Rules! Melonheadz Friends Design Team has some adorable projects to take the kids back to school. Check them out here, and add yours for a chance to win an awesome hand drawn digi set by the amazingly talented Nikki C herself. :)

Here's my project for this week's challenge.

Glossy accents make the apple look even more scrumptious!

I used the same apple and pencil on notebook paper to create the matching bag topper. Super cute!

Come and play with us!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My Favorite Things, Color challenge #52

It's time for the new color challenge at My Favorite Things. I LOVE this color combo!!! And oh goodness...I bought these chibi lights months ago but had not really given a lot of thought as to how I would use them at the time I purchased them. Then yesterday I picked up the Magical Dragons set and thought -- PERFECT! I'm so glad my idea came out so well. Isn't it too cool??? Thanks to Jennifer McGuire and Karolyn Loncon for their great tutorials on how to use the chibitronics light kit.

Press his belly and viola!!! He lights my fire....hahaha!

Product List:
My Favorite Things, BB Magical Dragons stamp set
My Favorite Things, Magical Dragons dienamics
My Creative Time, You're Brilliant sentiment
Copics, chibitronics light kit, foam tape

Thursday, August 25, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch #295

The new sketch is up for My Favorite Things. I used the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set for my card. Aren't they the cutest images?!

The "sparkles" are from the Stay Tuned stamp set.

Cutie little witch and pumpkin.


Product List:
My Favorite Things,Witch Way is the Candy stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Stay Tuned stamp set
My Favorite Things, Fishtail Flags STAX dies
My Favorite Things, Blueprints #1

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Favorite Things, Color Challenge #51

Today’s project is for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #51. I used the Magical Dragons stamps and dies for my card. The cute little knight in shining armor and the sentiment are also part of this adorable set by Birdie Brown.

I cut two of each image, then after coloring the images with copic markers, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and adhered them each to the second die cut using foam tape. I love the look of the heat embossing, plus it adds even more dimension when using foam tape.

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Magical Dragons stamps
My Favorite Things, Magical Dragons die set
My Favorite Things, Scenic Safari border dies
Cardstock in various shades of green
Copic markers, clear embossing powder, foam tape

Monday, August 15, 2016

Melonheadz Challenge, Add Die Cuts/Punches

Happy Monday and welcome to the new challenge with Melonheadz Friends. The challenge this week is to add die cuts or punch outs to your project.

I used the lighthouse from the Nautical MH set combined with sunshine, clouds, and waves dies. The "island" I cut by hand. ;) LOL

Come and play with us for this challenge. You have two weeks. And I KNOW you have at least a punch or two and a couple of dies. Hope to see your project in the gallery.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #293

Sketch #293 for My Favorite Things:

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents stamps
My Favorite Things, Tag Builder Blueprint 1
My Favorite Things, Plaid Patterns 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Hearts and border die
Copic markers

Friday, August 12, 2016

MFT Camp Create 3, Stunning Shadow Stamping

For our final camp creation we are using Shadow Stamping.

I thought it might be nice to make a deliciously frosty looking card now that we are waiting for the summer temps to cool into fall. :)

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Snowflake Flurry stamps
My Favorite Things, Winter Warmth stamps
My Favorite Things, Tropical Teal ink
My Favorite Things, Blu Raspberry ink
My Creative Time, Winter Cheer stamps (sentiment and snowflakes on mug)
Paper Smooches, Cyber Cafe (steam and saucer)
Memento black ink, Stampin Up whisper white ink


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