Saturday, March 18, 2023

My Favorite Things, Color Challenge 207

 I don't know about you, but I'm tired of winter. It is FINALLY starting to warm up here (50s) and the snow is FINALLY gone from our yard so today's card is dedicated to the beach! I've combined the color challenge with the sketch challenge. Let's take a look.

I used a lot of different My Favorite Things products for this one. All the fish and sea elements are from different sets. The three different waves are from the mini slimline outside the box set; waves, and snow drifts. The rocks are from the BB Adorable Adventures stamp set, the clam from Island Shell-abration, bubbles and sea plants from Gill Friends, and the dolphin and splash from the Friends with Fins stamp set.
I used foam tape on the jumping dolphin, because dolphins jump! 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Friends with Fins (dolphin, splash)
My Favorite Things, Island Shell-abration (clam)
My Favorite Things, Gill Friends (sea plants, bubbles)
My Favorite Things, Adorable Adventures (rocks)
My Favorite Things, Mini Slimline Outside the Box dies (waves, snow drifts)
My Favorite Things, Skinny Strips dies (sentiment strip, blue strip)
My Favorite Things, Ink Cubes (Something Blue, Blue Beyond)
Ellen Hutson, Warm Fuzzies (sentiment)
Copic Markers, B23, B39, RV000, T2
Water mister, scrap of navy cardstock, blending brush (for sky)

My Favorite Things, Combined Challenges

Hello crafters. Today's card is a two for one as I have a combined two challenges. This is for the My Favorite Things current sketch, 637 as well as the Ready, Set, Christmas challenge.

I tried to keep it simple so as not to be overwhelming with all the heat embossing. I think it worked out. The striped border is just strips of copic marker masked off. The circles are stamped in Versamark and heated with gold embossing powder. I used a gold metallic pen for the strings. 
It's a single layer card so it'll be easy to mail. No foam tape anywhere! The tiny holly and bow embellishments are from various stamp sets and the sentiment strip is one I had in my stash. 

Sketch Challenge

Product List:
Ellen Hutson, Bokeh Dots stamp set
My Favorite Things, Iconic Christmas stamps (sentiment)
My Favorite Things, Skinny Strips dies (sentiment strip)
My Favorite Things, Santas Elves stamps (tiny holly sprig)
Hello Bluebird, Merry Mice stamp set (tiny bow)
Anti-static brush, gold embossing powder, heat gun
Copic Sketch Markers 
   R24, YG01, YG13, YG23, YG25
Gold metallic pen


Sunday, March 12, 2023

My Favorite Things, Sketch 636

For this week's sketch, I used the adorable You Keep Me Afloat stamp set. I know, I know, there is still snow on the ground (at least, at my house anyway UGH) but anything summer related helps, you know?

Soaking up the sun sounds so heavenly. That's me in the little boat snoozing - you can tell by my belly. LOL!!
The sentiment is from the Spec-tacular stamp set by My Favorite Things. 
The lovely papers - I LOVE the colors - are from the Vitamin Sea paper pad from Honey Bee Stamps.

Copic colors used for this one.
Product List:
My Favorite Things, You Keep My Afloat stamps and dies 
My Favorite Things, Beach Buds (waves stamp)
My Favorite Things, SPEC-tacular sentiment stamps (summer vibes)
My Favorite Things, Essentials Stitched Sentiment Strip die
Copic Xpress it Blending Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers (pictured above)
Honey Bee Stamps, Vitamin Sea 6x8 paper pad

Monday, March 06, 2023

MFT Sketch 635

For the My Favorite Things challenge. I used the Hunny Bunny and Up in the Air stamp sets. 

I used pattern paper scraps to cut the bunnies' little shirts. 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Hunny Bunny stamps and dies (bunnies, heart balloons, chick, clouds)
My Favorite Things, Up In The Air stamps and dies (house, hot air balloon, sentiment)
My Favorite Things, Fishtail Foundations stitched sentiment die *retired
My Favorite Things, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges dies
Copic Xpress it Blending Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers
   B23  B39  B45, RV00, W1, Y23  Y26  Y32, YR23  YR31
Pattern paper scraps, foam tape, white gel pen

Friday, February 24, 2023

My Favorite Things, Sketch 634 (second entry)

Something about this sketch made me want to create another version. I really like it I guess! You still have time to play if you want to. Here's my second entry.

For the 'tag', I used the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX (retired) by My Favorite Things.

The stamps are from Ellen Hutson - I've had these for a long time but just hadn't used them. They seemed to be perfect for today's card. I just love these fun little light bulbs designed by Julie Ebersole. 
I added foam tape to pop them up because I love foam tape and these sort of asked for it. 
Cute paper pad by Honey Bee Stamps. The yellow and black paper was the perfect choice. 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX die set *retired
Ellen Hutson, Conductor of Light stamps and dies
Ellen Hutson, Warm Fuzzies sentiment stamps
Honey Bee Stamps, Bees Knees 6x6 paper pad
Copic Xpress it blending cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers, Y000, YR23
Recollections #110 white cardstock
Foam tape