Chocolate is Good…

Happy New Year, every0ne!  I’m planning on it being a good one!  How about you?  🙂

We’re onto Day 5 of January previews with My Favorite Things. (Only two more days until the big release!)   Teaser prizes continue so be sure to check out the list of direct links to participating DT HERE.  Be sure to comment at each stop for your chance to win one of two daily gift vouchers!

Today we’re sharing samples using the two new à la modes, Genie and Chocolate Bar.

I chose super-cute Chocolate Bar à la modes.

I paired my chocolate girl with My Mind’s Eye Kraft “Happy Days” paper (thank you again, Bar!).  I pieced just the tiniest peek of her skirt from a small plaid shape within one of the patterned sheets.

  • Paper-piecing tip:  Always look through patterned paper packs for tinier prints in stripes, tags or within other patterns in the pack.  Sometimes there are even smaller prints on the paper pack cover.

I found my tiny piece for the plaid skirt here.  It worked perfectly.  🙂

I die-cut two scalloped buttons using Button Quartet Die-namics,  one from kraft, one from chocolate (cardstock, *snort*).  I then cut out the center circle from the dark brown button and layered it atop the kraft button, tying together with jute string.

On the inside, I completed the sentiment and stamped the silhouette in Rich Cocoa ink.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST here in the MFT forum where you can enjoy fun, games and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, will take place January 3rd at 10 p.m. EST. You’ll find all the newest products here at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.

I’ll be back tomorrow for sweet PI Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!  🙂

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Chocolate Bar” (à la modes)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa    Paper:  Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, X Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Kraft Funday “Happy Days” (6×6)  Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, Y21, YR21, YR24, E31, E33, E41, E43, E35, E37, E07, E08, W1, W3, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Button Quartet Die-namics, jute, foam boosters.  Finished size  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

49 responses to “Chocolate is Good…

  1. Jennifer Partridge

    Ohmygoodness, Michele!

    That stamp is the cutest!!! 🙂 I absolutely love her boots!!!!! Love your paper piecing, too!

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    Partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  2. Jennifer Partridge

    Ohmygoodness, Michele!

    That stamp is the cutest!!! 🙂 I absolutely love her boots!!!!! Love your paper piecing, too!

    Thanks so much for sharing,


  3. I really enjoy this card. It uses all my favourite colours.

  4. Love how you did the card! Great coloring and love the scene.

  5. this is gorgeous Michele, love the DP you used for this

  6. OK, SERIOUS??? That tip about the DP for PP’ing… a total slap the forehead moment… Seriously!!!! I always just see it as “ugh, too big of scale” …. NOT NOW!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Careful when snorting chocolate, I hear it causes one to choke! 😉


  7. I love this ala mode as much as I love chocolate. Your card is awesome, really love the paper choice.

  8. I love that the entire card is chocolate colored! MMmm

  9. Paper Crafting Beach Bum

    What rich coloring you did! Perfect to show off the chocolate bar.

  10. Michele I adore your coloring, the á la modes girl looks yummie and so does her chocolate bar;-) Fab card!

  11. Love this card, Michele… especially your coloring!

  12. Michele, this is awesome!!! Love it!

  13. ohmygoodness! LOVE how you used these papers…all the chocolatey goodness and kraft and twine…..swoon!

  14. Love the mod look of your card. A great tip about using paper scraps. Thanks.

  15. Love how you’ve colored the chocolate bar!

  16. awesome job…love it.

  17. Love this paper–i have been keeping it for something special–this could be it. Love the button you made too. ksh

  18. cool tip on the paper piecing. I love to paper piece, TFS that!!! Love your DP and coloring!!!! Yummmy!

  19. Lovely coloring, love the skirt, thanks for the tip, happy new year

  20. Michele, this is perfect in every way!

  21. Oh isn’t she just adorable! Love the buttons dies, I have them and haven’t tried them yet, shame on me 🙁

  22. cute card! I absolutely LOVE these papers with this fun set! 🙂
    Happy New Year to you!

  23. Lovely card Michele! Love her plaid skirt!

  24. great card and fab colour combo!!


  25. Miriam Prantner

    What a fun, fall card. Love the twine/button/flower element!

  26. Gorgeous! Love the richness of the colors!

  27. I always learn something new from these blog hops. I love your way of paper piecing, even the tiniest little area. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Very clever color scheme. Love the skirt.

  29. TALK ABOUT DETAILED PAPER PIECING! WOW! I love that little section of skirt showing! The colors are great for this time of year!

  30. This is such an excellent card! Thanks for the paper piecing tip, too!

  31. Beautiful card. The warm colors of everything work very nice together.



  32. Great card and love the colors that you used. This is just so warm and pretty. Great coloring.

  33. Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  34. love this! such awesome details, like her skirt! she’s a must have!

  35. Absolutely adore that little skirt bit that you did – it’s the perfect touch!

  36. Stunning coloring and gorgeous design Michele! LOVE!

    Happy New Year Hugs!!

  37. super fun papers on this yummy card.

  38. This is so adorable! She is definitely my kind of girl! Love those papers, too.

  39. What a great card. Loving your colors. Happy New Year to you!

  40. What a fantastic card Michele, and oh, so true!! You did such a beautiful job coloring up this image! Happy New Year! 😀

  41. Love the earthy tones you used!

  42. So Looove your card and choice of paper. Very pretty. Keep sharing.

  43. happy chocolate card!! 🙂 what a great card!! love it!!


  44. One of my new favorite lines. This image is perfect, what girl doesn’t like chocolate. You coloring is so nice.

  45. Holy cow, that’s a lot of previews! Big chocolate and awesome papers — fabulous card!

  46. love.
    ’nuff said.
    Seriously though…this card is amazing! I NEEEEEDDDD that MME pad! thanks for showing me how to use that button die too! TOTALLY makes sense now!

    My Crafting Blog

  47. Beautiful, rich colors…I LOVE them and the card! GORGEOUS!

  48. Seriously, your coloring is OUT of this world amazing!

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