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

MFT Camp Create, Farewell Bon Fire

This one is a special farewell project for Camp Create, Single Layer Savvy. I'm not so savvy when it comes to single layer, but I tried. LOL I did forget to mask the trees behind the fox, oops, but the rest turned out pretty good I think. I need LOTS of practice at this technique. 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Warm and Fuzzy Friends
Copic markers, distress inks

MFT Camp Create 3, Divine Dry Embossing

Hello from Camp Create. Today we are dry embossing. I love the dimension this technique adds to a simple card. Here is my project for today's class. 

Super simple and easy to make. I love how it turned out though!

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Hello word die
My Favorite Things, Blueprints 1
My Favorite Things, Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set
Cuttlebug embossing folder, twine, foam tape

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MFT Camp Create 3, Remarkable Resist

Day 3 of Camp Create 3. Today's challenge is emboss resist. I love this technique and need to use it more often! My card today was inspired by a similar design on Pinterest. The leaves are Bo Bunny, the script background is My Creative Time, and the sentiment is My Favorite Things.

The band across the upper part of the card is Bazzill Yam cardstock with the leaves in gold embossing powder. I used Rusty Hinge distress ink for the script background and inked over it all with Gathered Twigs distress ink. 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Harvest Mouse
My Creative Time, Build a Scripty Background
Bo Bunny, Falling Leaves stamps
Gold embossing powder
Distress inks, rusty hinge and gathered twigs
Bazzill Yam and Kraft cardstock

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

MFT Camp Create 3, Awesome Ombre

It's Day 2 of Camp Create with MFT and today's challenge is Ombre. I chose to use this technique a little differently than you would expect. I used inks to create an ombre affect on watercolor paper than stamped and die cut onto the ombre piece to create the adorable dragon and the 'hello'. I love him!!!

From the adorable Magical Dragons set by Birdie Brown, I fell in love with this guy the minute I saw him in the sneak peeks of the new release and had to have him! He's so sweet!!!

All the images on this card are by My Favorite Things. See product list below.

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Magical Dragons stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Snuggle Bunnies, sentiment stamp
My Favorite Things, Hello There dies
My Favorite Things, Blueprints 1
Distress inks Peeled Paint, Forest Moss to create ombre
Copic markers, Wink of Stella glitter pen, foam tape, brad, twine, pattern papers

MFT Camp Create 3, Monochromatic Magic

I'm so happy that My Favorite Things is doing a third session of Camp Create. Having spent most of the previous session preparing for my vacation, I missed out on the fun, but not this time!

Today's project is monochrome. I used shades of pink for my card. The sentiment is by MFT from the Birds of Paradise set. The flamingos and flower are by My Creative Time.

Product list:
My Favorite Things; Birds of Paradise
My Creative Time; Already Missing You, I'm Here For You Rain or Shine
Foam tape, copic markers