Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2014

Have you seen the Fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today?   What a gorgeous cover!

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The fall issue is now available in select stores and on-line, for free, right  HERE. (I might have a little something in the Reader’s Gallery).   It’s a  beautiful publication.  I hope you’ll check it out.  :)

 

MFT September Release Rewind

Hi everyone!  I’m back for Day 2 of MFT‘s September Release Rewind.  Honestly, there were so many great new stamps and Die-namics, I think I need three or four more rewinds.  

First, I used Diagonal Bars stencil with Words of Gratitude Die-namics and Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

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I added lots of fall color by sponging Banana Split dye ink, then Safety Orange and Tangy Orange over Diagonal Bars stencil onto Sweet Tooth card stock.  “Grateful” was cut from Black Licorice card stock and adhered over a masked off strip.

So-Very-Grateful-RR-CUInside, I masked off the top portion and sponged additional color.

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Next, I used Miss Tiina‘s adorable Cute Critters.  The images were stamped/masked onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers then cut out and adhered over a Burlap Background stamped in  Kraft onto Brick Red card stock.

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The strip across the top was stamped using new Fine Check Background, the circle and flower are from Blueprints 19 and FOXY was die-cut using Little Letters Die-namics.

hey-foxy-CUrInside, I stamped the fox in Brick Red ink and added a sentiment from Fall Foliage using Black Licorice ink.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Release Rewind posts.

Thanks for stopping by today!  :)

So Very Grateful card

Additional supplies/info:  Sponge Applicator, sequins, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
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hey FOXY card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E07, E08, E09, E40, E41, E42, R01, R02, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47).  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Sept New Product Launch – PI PB&J x 3

Welcome to MFT‘s September New Product Launch!  All new products you’ve seen previewed over the last week are now available to you right HERE!

Be sure to visit each of the MFT Designers’ September Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, September 18th for your chance to win one of two $100 Gift Vouchers. (You can do some fun shopping with $100!) The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on September 19th.

I have three cards to share tonight, all using new Pure Innocence Peanut Butter & Jelly.

My first card combines PI PB&J with coordinating Die-namics and new Blueprints 19.  I really like this color combo of Kraft and Razzle Berry with just a touch of Gumdrop Green.

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The cute PI girl was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped in Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  The plaid strip was created using Plaid Builder with Razzle Berry and Gumdrop Green inks, and Grid Background was stamped using Razzle Berry ink as well.

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Inside, I added a second panel of Grid Background and another strip of plaid.

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My second card has more of a clean and simple look with the focus being on the colored images.  I combined PI PB&J with One of My Favorite Peeps.  The sentiment panel and flower were both cut using Blueprints 19.

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As above, images were stamped/masked onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.

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Inside, I added the PI from It’s a Sign along with additional sentiments.

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Lastly, I created a card using PB&J with new Fine Check Background and High Rise Uppercase Alphabet.

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 Gumdrop Green ink was stamped onto Gumdrop Green card stock, with letters cut from the same.

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 Inside, I completed the sentiment and stamped two partial silhouettes.

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Don’t forget to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to samples using all of the new products!   And as you look, don’t forget to comment for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers!!! :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Better Together card (pink)

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, Y21, E31, E33, E35, RV25, RV29, E40, E43), X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 5″ x 5″
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Perfect Pair card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, B91, B93, R81, R83, R85, RV19, BG70, W00, W1, W3, Blender Pen), corner rounder. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Better Together card (green)

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E11, E13, E15, E18, E35, E37, E40, E41, G24, YG17, Y21, YR23, R02, V09), Signo white pigment pen, corner rounder, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Inspired by…

Hi everyone.  I’m sure you’ve seen the Creative/Inspirational blog hop threading throughout blog land.  I am so incredibly flattered to have been nominated by my friend Broni Holcombe as someone who inspires her. What an honor!  

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I’ve admired Broni’s work for such a very long time, since our days in SCSs Dirty Dozen.  Maybe even before that.  Lately I’ve been admiring Broni’s water colored projects, like this.  And this.  And especially THIS.   I will be breaking out the watercolor paper very soon.  I had the pleasure of meeting Broni a few years ago. She is so sweet, and SO funny in addition to being so very talented.

You can find Broni’s Inspiration post here. Along with this honor, Broni asked that I answer a few questions and share some other artists who inspire ME!

1.    What am I working on?  It’s been an incredibly busy time here so I’ve been working on design team projects for My Favorite Things and Paper Smooches pretty much non-stop…and at the last minute.  I usually have my work completed ahead of time as stress does nothing for my creativity.  But this month things haven’t exactly worked out that way. I’m also trying to toss in some publication submissions so  there are several things all going on at once.  (You don’t want to see my stamp table or desk.  It’s scary.)   

2.  How does my work differ from others of its genre?  I try to think outside of the box as often as possible, so maybe that is how my work is different?  (I’m not really sure how to answer that as I don’t think I’m very different at all.)

3.  Why do I create what I do?  I’ve always been a rather creative person.  To me, it is very satisfying to have a pile of supplies on my table and come up with something I’m proud to share or send to a friend.  I also love to color and try to incorporate some form of Copic ink into my projects when possible.  My new craze is the airbrush so you’ll be seeing more of that.  I’m so excited to ditch the cans!    

4.  How does your creative process work?   I often get ideas in the middle of the night.  I don’t know why.  It’s strange, but sometimes I’ll wake up and my mind just kicks into overdrive.  Or I’ll be driving one of my kids to some sort of practice or game and things just pop into my head.  There are also times when nothing seems to work (like right after vacation–Worst.  Time. EVER).  Then I’ll check out Pinterest or some favorite blogs and/or sketches to try to get the creativity flowing again. 

Whew.  That was hard.  :)

Now for the easy part!  I get to share a couple artists who inspire ME.  :)

Barbara Anders  -  Paper Pursuits

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Barbara can do anything.  Clean and simple, shabby, water color, videos.  ;)   Any style of paper crafting.  She’s like a paper magician!  (lol)  I literally love everything she creates.  Barbara is also a wonderful person.  I’ve met her a couple times, once I believe with Broni.   She’s kind, helpful, funny and quick-witted.  Another friend I wish I had more time to spend with/laugh with.  If you haven’t been to Barbara’s blog, you must.  She’s amazing.

Lori CraigMake a Difference

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Lori’s style is like a breath of fresh air to me.  I’m not quite sure how to describe it… A little scrappy?  A little clean and simple?  Always fresh.  Does that even make sense?  She’s an amazing colorist as well.  I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Lori over the years and I’m proud to say she is a great friend who inspires me both creatively and personally.  

Thanks so much to Broni for nominating me!  I truly am flattered.  And please check out Barbara and Lori.  You won’t be disappointed!  Have a great day!

Joy to the World

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another sample using Paper Smooches‘ latest release. Today I’ve used A Blessed Christmas with Blessed Icons dies.

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 I adore this cute little angel.  She was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped using MFT’s Black Licorice hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers. After coloring, I brushed over her wings with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  It’s so easy to apply, dries very quickly and adds just a touch of sparkle.  If you look closely, you might be able to see it.  She’s popped up on foam tape and adhered over Flag Tags and a Stitched Frame.

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 Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!  :)

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, Y21, E31, E35, R81, R83, R85, BG10, BG70), enamel dots, silver cord.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

 

MFT Previews, thankful

Hi everyone!    I’m back today with another sample of MFT‘s September release. Today I used two new Die-namics sets, Words of Gratitude and Falling Leaves.

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After  cutting the leaves from X-Press It Blending Card, I used my Copic Air Brush and Copic markers to color the leaves.  The heart was cut from the red leaf using new Mason Jar Die-namics and “thankful” was cut from Hot Fudge card stock.

I *love* the embossed detail in the leaves.  (And I love my air brush!)

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Inside, I stamped a small sentiment from Thankful Thoughts  (which coordinates with Words of Gratitude) and added a fourth airbrushed leaf.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our September 16 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, September 16, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (YR21, YR23, YR24, YG93, YG97, YG99, YR27, E08, E18), Copic Air Brush System, enamel dots.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Previews, PB&J

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another day of MFT September previews!  Today I’ve used super-cute new Pure Innocence Peanut Butter & Jelly along with Blueprints 19 and Mini Chicken Wire Background.

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The girl was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card using PI Peanut Butter & Jelly Die-namics, stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  White dashes and dots were added using a white Signo pigment pen.

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Inside, I completed the sentiment and stamped a partial silhouette in Grape Jelly ink.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our September 16 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, September 16, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E33, E35, E41, E42, E43, YG03, YG06, YG17, V17), enamel dots, Signo white pigment pen. Finished size 5″ x 5″.

MFT Previews, Diagonal Bars with Cute Critters

Hi everyone!  We’re moving right along with only four more days until MFT‘s September Release!  :)  My card today features new Diagonal Bars Stencil, Out On a Limb Die-namics and Miss Tiina’s Cute Critters.

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Using an embossing mat, I embossed Diagonal Bars into Smooth White card stock.  I think it adds just enough texture.  And looks kind of like a sweater.

I used the tree from Out On a Limb as a branch and hung a Paver Red heart cut from Mason Jar Die-namics.  The raccoon was cut from X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

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Inside, I added one of the cute sentiments from the set.

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 Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our September 16 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll see you tomorrow!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, September 16, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R01), X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, Kool Tak clear foam squares, corner rounder.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Sept. Previews, You Make Life Sweet

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with another preview of My Favorite Things‘ September 16 release!  (Only five more days!)  Today I’ve used a couple of *really* cute new Die-namics sets with a coordinating stamp set – Mason Jar Mug and Mason Jar Die-namics with Mason Jar Labels stamp set.  There are lots of little accessories to place in the mug/jar.  SO cute!  I also used Blueprints 19 and Small Brick Wall Stencil.

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After embossing the brick wall onto Kraft card stock, I swiped over the bricks with Sweet Tooth pigment ink.  The stripes were created using Pin Stripe Background with Pink Lemonade ink, then again using Sno Cone.

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Inside, I added a thin leftover strip of stripes, a couple more hearts and a sentiment from Cheerful Blessings.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our September 16 release!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, September 16, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Aetate, ink applicator, corner rounder, lace trim, enamel dots, Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

MFT Sept. Previews – Class Act

Hi everyone!  Welcome back to a second day of September 16 release previews with My Favorite Things!  Today I’ve used new Birdie Brown Class Act with coordinating Die-namics as well as new Blueprints 19.

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After die-cutting the girl from X-Press It Blending Card, I stamped her in Black Licorice Hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  She’s adhered over a base of Writing Tablet Background, stamped in Sno Cone onto Smooth White card stock.  All elements, except the girl and ruler, are pieces of Blueprints 19.

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I added another base of Writing Tablet Background to the inside, stamping a sentiment and stack of books from the Class Act stamp set.

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You can check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our September 16 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, September 16, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, E37, R27, R29, R39, E47, E41, E42, E43, BG11, BG13, C1, C3, C5), enamel dots, Maya Road ruler.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.

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