Saturday, January 30, 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge 526, Color Challenge #158

Welcome to a new week of challenges with My Favorite Things. I've combined both this week's sketch and this month's colors for this card. Perfect color scheme for Valentines. Check out the challenges on the MFT Blog to play along. 

Added bonus: My pajamas are also this month's color challenge! LOL
Product list:
My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, Stitched Rectangle frames
Lawn Fawn, Baked With Love (tiny hearts)
Copic markers 
Copic, Xpress-it blending card 
Generic Valentine paper, foam tape, oval die, 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Love is in the Air

The new outside the box challenge is up at My Favorite Things, and coincidentally, with Valentine's Day up next on the calendar, the theme this month is Love is in The Air. I took it to heart, and made this card using the Joyful Heart Bears from the 2019 Valentine release. 

I have to admit, Stacy Yacula images always intimidate me. I don't know what it is, maybe because they are furry and I'm not sure how to color the fur??? Whatever, I finally got over the worst of it and decided to just grab the copics and go. They have the sweetest little faces.

As always, they fold flat for mailing. 


Products used:
My Favorite Things, Joyful Heart Bears
My Favorite Things, Up in the Air
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, Outside the Box dies
My Favorite Things, Outside the Box, low profile add-on dies
Paper Smooches, Bee Mine (mailbox)
Copic markers

Friday, January 22, 2021

My Favorite Things, Sketch #525

Hello and welcome to another weekend of crafting. Today's card combines this week's sketch, #525, with the current color challenge, #157. I love the simplicity of the sketch, don't you? And the colors are pretty yummy together, if you ask me. 

Leaves are from the MFT Main Squeeze stamp set, the heart from MFT Love Speech Bubbles, and the sentiment by Honey Bee Stamps, Wish You Were Here.

My Favorite Things, Main Squeeze
My Favorite Things, Love Speech Bubbles
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
Copic, markers B32 & E43
Copic, Xpress-it blending card
Pattern paper scraps leftover from other projects

Monday, January 18, 2021

MFT Color Challenge #157

This week my mom had to say goodbye to her little dog, Minnie. I made this quick card for her using the current My Favorite Things color challenge and last week's card sketch 523. 

Products used:
My Favorite Things, Woof Pack
My Favorite Things, You Make My Tail Wag
My Favorite Things, Mother's Day Bouquet
My Favorite Things, Birdie Brown Greetings Galore
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips
Plaid paper by October Afternoon, 8x8 Sasparilla paper pad
Copic markers, Copic Xpress-it blending card

Monday, January 11, 2021

MFT Sketch #523

I'm back with another sketch challenge from My Favorite Things. I had these papers on my worktop for sometime waiting for just the right card to use them on. The color and pattern combination struck me and I haven't been able to put them away! Maybe now that I've used them, I can move on. Hope you like it. 
Cute little birdies from the Winter Songbird stamp set. 

Copic colors used for this card. 

Products list:
My Favorite Things, Winter Songbird stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Rectangle Stax dies
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
Pattern paper scraps, flag banner dies, copic markers (see photo for colors)

Monday, January 04, 2021

My Favorite Things, Sketch #522

My Favorite Things, sketch challenge 522. I used this sketch to make a valentine for my old man. These adorable little old people are from the Old Friends stamp set by My Favorite Things. Aren't they so dang cute!?? 

Product list:
My Favorite Things, Old Friends, stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
Paper Smooches, Incognito stamp set 
Copic markers, Copic Xpress-it blending cardstock
Misc: enamel dots, distress minis

Friday, January 01, 2021

2020 In The Rear View ... good riddance!

So long 2020 and let's not ever talk about it again. LOL!!! Thought it would never end. So much quarantine, and such looooooooong months. Thankfully, we pulled through no worse for the wear. Of course, it's not over yet, but we can certainly pray it won't last the whole year. 

This year was time again for a makeover in the studio. Basically, a rearrangement mostly, but it is a huge change from my previous layout. Without doing anything drastic, like buying new pieces or building an addition-LOL-I was still able to create an entirely new look using the furniture I had purchased for the previous makeover over 7 years ago. And the four-drawer file cabinet from the thrift store is probably the best $5 I ever spent!! I have painted it twice since I got it and it holds SO. MUCH. STUFF. If you haven't taken the virtual tour yet (see sidebar), here are a couple of my fave views of the "new" space. 

My desk. I love it, and my pink chair ... right?! 

Marker towers by Organize More. These hold 360 markers - the entire Copic collection. 

Three-tiered spinning organizer by me. I made this in 2015 and still use it, it's really handy. Super simple, you can do it, I promise!

Now, here's a look back at some of my favorite projects from the Studio for 2020. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments, sharing on Pinterest, and emailing me with questions. I appreciate all of you!! 💓




When hubs' birthday rolled around he told me he didn't want to be an old man. (Like we have a choice when we age! LOL) Anyway, it was the perfect sentiment for his card. He loved it. 
Inside message:


I took an Online Card Class (Simply Watercolor Christmas) in October, which was super fun. Here are few of my faves from class. Yes, I hand painted these!


These are just a couple of the cards I made in December. I did make all my Christmas cards this year as well so I actually have a start on next year's cards with several set aside already. (I'm in shock too, believe me! LOL) If you'd like to see the cards I mailed out this year, check them out here in this blog post from October.

My Favorite Things (my favorite stamp store!) introduced a line of box card dies in October. I fell in love instantly and went a little nuts making box cards. Here are a few faves from the past few months. 

I hope you've enjoyed my year in review. Please leave a comment or shoot me an email (link in sidebar) if you have any questions or just want to say hi. Now, go forth and have a wonderful new year!!! I pray for only the best things and that people will be loving and tolerant of one another, and be ever grateful for what you have. 

Happy 2021!