Monthly Archives: March 2013

Best Day Ever (Masculine)

Hi everyone. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Just popping in today with a quick and easy card using a sketch from a recent Paper Crafts magazine.

Here I’ve used one of My Favorite Sentiments along with Textile Rectangle Die-namics from My Favorite Things.

To create the black mat for the die, I simply placed the die on my Black Licorice cardstock, traced around with a pencil and cut along the pencil line.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Big Greetings using Black Licorice ink and adhered a scrap of patterned paper.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Big Greetings using Black Licorice ink and adhered a scrap of patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by today! ¬†I’ll be back soon. ¬†ūüôā

Stamps: ¬†MFT My Favorite Sentiments, Big Greetings ¬† Ink: MFT Black Licorice ¬† Paper: MFT Black Licorice, Whip Cream, My Mind’s Eye Collectible “Remarkable” (6×6) ¬† Accessories: MFT Textile Rectangle, Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers, brads. ¬†Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Sending Joy

Hi everyone. ¬†ūüôā ¬† ¬†I finished another of the images used in my Copic hair tutorial, found HERE. ¬† ¬†This one uses Doodle Garden Hunny Bunny from My Favorite Things.

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The flowers were die-cut using Pretty Posies Die-namics and have Sweet Tooth buttons stitched to the centers using Hemp Cord.  After trimming around the ears, the image was die-cut using Circle STAX 1 and matted with Circle STAX 2.

Beneath the very bottom of the floral panel, I tucked a thin strip of Mini Scallop Edge Die-namics.

On the inside, I finished the inside simply (as always), using MFT Black Licorice ink and a second sentiment pieced together using “happy” from Party Time and “spring” from Springtime Wishes, two additional Doodle Garden sets.

If you’d like to see step-by-step instruction on coloring the hair in this image, be sure to check out my tutorial HERE.


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

Stamps: ¬†Doodle Garden Hunny Bunny, Party Time and Springtime Wishes ¬† Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice ¬† Paper: MFT Kraft and Sweet Tooth, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Collectible “Memorable” (6×6) Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, E31, E35, E39, R81, R83, R85, E50, E51, G20, G21, G24, BG70), Circle STAX 1 and 2 and Pretty Posies Die-namics, Sweet Tooth buttons, hemp cord. ¬†Finished size 5″ x 5″.

Under the Weather?

It’s sketch time with My Favorite Things! ¬†ūüôā ¬†This week I chose to use¬†Pure Innocence Under the Weather.

I paper-pieced much of the image, coloring the rest with Copic markers.  I used Circle STAX 1 and 2, a Fishtail Flag for the sentiment, Kraft Button with hemp cord and Kraft heavyweight cardstock as my base.

The inside was finished very simply, using a second sentiment from the set.

<‚ÄĒHere‚Äôs the sketch if you‚Äôd like to play along. You can find direct links to more samples HERE. ¬†And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC117,¬†you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!¬† One winner is chosen at random each week. ¬†More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: ¬†MFT Pure Innocence Under the Weather ¬† Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice, Antique Linen Distress ¬† Paper: MFT Kraft and Whip Cream, X-Press It Blending Card, Crate Paper DIY Shoppe (6×6) ¬† Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, E31, E35, E40, E41, R24, BG70, R81, R83, W00, W1, W3, YR0000), MFT Circle STAX 1 and 2 and Fishtail Flags Die-namics, Kraft button/hemp cord, sponge. ¬†Finished size 5″ x 5″.

March Creative Challenge-Fave MFT Color Combos

Hi everyone! ¬†It’s time for this month’s Creative Challenge with My Favorite Things! ¬†¬†The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. ¬†This month we are highlighting our favorite color combinations using MFT Ink, cardstock, buttons, ribbon, and felt.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

I love the combination of Hot Fudge, Limeade and Razzle Berry. ¬†So bright. ¬†And fun. ¬†ūüôā

Here, I’ve combined those colors with Doodle Garden Sweet Friend. ¬†I stamped the image using Memento ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics, then framed the image using dies from new Blueprints 1 Die-namics. ¬†The sentiment was divided to fit inside the circle, die-cut and matted using Circle STAX 1 and 2.

On the inside, I added a leftover strip of the green paper and stamped a simple silhouette using dark brown ink.

My second favorite MFT color combo is Kraft with Sno Cone.  I pretty much like Kraft paired with anything, but I especially like it paired with the pale blue. Here I combined those colors (along with a bit of red) using Doodle Garden Fluttering By.   I used white ink and Spring Backgrounds (Lisa Johnson Designs) to create a subtle pattern on the Sno Cone panel.

The sentiment was stamped using Black Licorice ink onto a Mini Tabs Foursome. ¬†My flower was die-cut from Kraft and Sno Cone cardstock using Flower Medley with a Kraft button stitched into the center using Hemp Cord. The frame, scalloped panel and blue “stitched” strip were cut using Blueprints 1.

On the inside, is stamped a sentiment from Pure Innocence All Occasion Sentiments (in Black Licorice ink) and a partial silhouette in Sno Cone ink.

Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more clean and simple inspiration!

Thanks for so much for visiting today! ¬†ūüôā

Sending Love and Hugs card Stamps: Doodle Garden Sweet Friend ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice ¬† Paper: MFT Hot Fudge, Razzle Berry, Limeade, Smooth White, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Snips & Snails (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, E13, E15, E18, YG03, YG11, YG67, RV25, RV29, BG70), MFT Blueprints 1, Circle STAX 1 and 2 Die-namics. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Just Wing It card Stamps: Doodle Garden Fluttering By, Spring Backgrounds (Lisa Johnson Designs), Pure Innocence All Occasion Sentiments ¬† Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice, Sno Cone ¬† Paper: MFT Kraft, Sno Cone, Sweet Tooth, X-Press It Blending Card, Glitz Cashmere Dame (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, E31, E35, R24, R27, R29, E39, W00, W1, W3, YR000), MFT Blueprints 1, Flower Medley and Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics, Kraft button, hemp cord. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! ¬†Happy Saturday! ¬†(It’s happy for me, anyway. ¬†Hopefully for you too!) ¬† ūüôā

I’ve had this really cute Ava image from Saturated Canary lying around, colored, for quite a while. ¬†I finally took a few moments to put it on a card.

I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and added a happy birthday sentiment from Doodle Garden Party Time from My Favorite Things.

Beneath the musical pattern strip, I tucked half of a Scallop Ribbon Border Die-namics strip then stitched on two buttons die-cut using Button Border Die-namics. ¬†(She’s sooo cute!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! ¬†I’ll be back soon!

Copics: ¬†E000, E00, E11, R20, BG13, BG18, BG70, R46, Y21, E31, E33, E35, E37, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG05, YG17, YG67, E40, E41, E42, E43, YR23, W00, W1, W3. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Academy – Coloring Hair with Copic Markers

Hi everyone! ¬†I’m excited today to be your ¬†MFT Academy Guest Professor once again! This time my focus is on coloring hair with Copic markers. ¬† I’ve used a few different images ranging from very basic to more complex with lots of tips and photos of each. ¬†You can check out the full tutorial HERE. ¬† I hope you find it helpful. ¬†ūüôā

For my final (and most complex) hair sample, I used Far Out from the Doodle Garden line at My Favorite Things.

The image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics and layered upon Tangy Orange cardstock.  I used Circle STAX 1 and 2 with Black Licorice ink for the sentiment.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment and silhouette using Black Licorice ink.  Along the bottom I placed a Little Open Scallop Strip, also used on the front.

Again, you can find my tutorial on the MFT Blog right HERE. ¬†Thanks SO much for visiting! ¬†ūüôā

Stamps: ¬†MFT Doodle Garden Far Out ¬† ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Potter’s Clay, MFT Black Licorice ¬†Paper: MFT Tangy Orange and Sweet Tooth, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Collectable “Notable” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, E13, E15, E18, BG70, BG72, BG75, YR16, YR18, E37, G21, G24, G28, Y21, E42, Y0000, Y000, E09-to color crystals), MFT Little Open Scallop Border, Circle STAX 1 and 2 Die-namics, Zva Creative clear crystals, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

A Poppy in the Hand…

Hi everyone!  My Favorite Things has yet another great sketch this week.  I used my favorite new Lisa Johnson set, Pretty Poppies.

I stamped the flowers onto Smooth White cardstock using Electric Red ink. Look at how fabulously the ink covers the Smooth White paper.  Love it!

After masking the lower flower, I stamped the stems and leaves in Gumdrop Green.

I tweaked the layout just a bit in order to accommodate the sentiment.  Circle STAX 1 and 2 provided a perfectly layered circle.  A Black Licorice button was stitched onto the panel using white string.

On the inside, I stamped a single poppy leaving plenty of room for a personal note.

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<‚ÄĒHere‚Äôs the sketch if you‚Äôd like to play along. You can find direct links to more samples HERE. ¬†And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC116,¬†you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!¬† One winner is chosen at random each week. ¬†More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: ¬†MFT Pretty Poppies (Lisa Johnson Designs) ¬† Ink: MFT Electric Red, Gumdrop Green and Black Licorice ¬† Paper: MFT Black Licorice and Smooth White, Fancy Pants “Hopscotch” (6×6) ¬† Accessories: MFT Circle STAX 1 and 2 Die-namics, Black Licorice button, Michaels brads, white string. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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There’s another great sketch this week with My Favorite Things. ¬†ūüôā

Today I’ve used Lisa’s new¬†Pretty Poppies along with¬†Poppies and Leaves Die-namics.

My poppies were die-cut from new Smooth White cardstock then stamped in Lemon Drop ink.  In the centers, I dotted a few different shades of green and bluegreen using Copic markers.  The leaves were die-cut from Gumdrop Green cardstock with the stems stamped in Gumdrop Green ink.

On the light pink background (behind the poppies), I stamped the script in Pink Lemonade.   And I used my favorite sentiment ink, Black Licorice, to stamp the hello.

On the inside, I stamped the script again in Pink Lemonade and the sentiment in Black Licorice.

<‚ÄĒHere‚Äôs the sketch if you‚Äôd like to play along. You can find direct links to more samples HERE. ¬†And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC115,¬†you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!¬† One winner is chosen at random each week. ¬†More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: ¬†MFT Pretty Poppies (Lisa Johnson Designs) ¬† Ink: ¬†MFT Lemon Drop, Pink Lemonade, Gumdrop Drop, Black Licorice ¬†Paper: MFT Lemon Drop, Smooth White, Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop Green, American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: ¬†MFT Poppies & Leaves Die-namics, Copic markers (G24, G28, BG72), ribbon, My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape. ¬†Finished size 5″ x 5″.

MFT March New Product Tour – Party Time Four Ways

Hi everyone, and welcome to the My Favorite Things March New Product Tour.¬†You can find direct links to design team samples¬†HERE on the MFT Blog. Don‚Äôt forget to leave comments as you look! ¬†One lucky winner will receive a¬†$50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique! ¬† ¬†ūüôā

Tonight my focus is on the new Doodle Garden set, Party Time. ¬† On each of my four cards, I used a card base of Kraft heavyweight cardstock along with X-Press It Blending Card, Copics and my favorite new patterned paper, American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm.”

On my first card, I combined Party Time with new Blueprints 1 Die-namics.

I love how the stitched lines emboss on the button and vertical strip.

On the inside, I used Black Licorice ink to stamp the sentiment and silhouette.

On my next card, I combined Party Time with Party Banner.

I poked holes to tie Hemp Cord at the ends of the banner and paper-pieced the girl’s jumper.

On the inside, I drew a border using a Copic multi-liner and stamped a second sentiment in Black Licorice ink.

Moving on with the redhead… ¬†ūüôā

I die-cut a couple of tabs from Blueprints 1 and hung them using Hemp Cord.  Along the bottom, I die-cut the edge of the patterned paper using Wavy Edge Die-namics.

I finished the inside quickly and easily.

Lastly, I used a few Fishtail Flags, tied off with Hemp Cord, to add balance to the white panel.

The little gift was paper-pieced from a scrap of striped paper.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment and added a couple more flags.

All of the new products are now available in the MFT Boutique right HERE! ¬†ūüôā Be sure to check out the MFT blog for direct links to more samples using this month‚Äôs stamp and Die-namics sets!

Thanks for visiting, and happy shopping! :)

Happy Birthday (button) card Stamps: Doodle Garden Party Time ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice ¬†Paper: MFT Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic (E00, E11, BV000, R20, E50, E51, E31, R81, R83, B97, B99, E42, E43, W00, W1, 0.25 Black Multi-liner), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Hemp Cord. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Happy Birthday (party banner) card Stamps: Doodle Garden Party Time ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice ¬†Paper: MFT Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, Sweet Tooth, American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic (E00, E11, BV000, R20, E31, E33, E35, B97, B99, R83, R85, E42, E43, W00, W1), MFT Party Banner Die-namics, Hemp Cord, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Enjoy Your Special Day card Stamps: Doodle Garden Party Time ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice ¬†Paper: MFT Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic (E00, E11, R20, YR14, YR18, E09, E50, R83, R85, BG70, 0.25 Black Multi-liner), MFT Blueprints 1 and Wavy Edge Die-namics, Hemp Cord. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Party Time card Stamps: Doodle Garden Party Time ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice ¬†Paper: MFT Kraft and Sweet Tooth, X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: Copic (E00, E11, R20, E13, E15, E18, E41, YR23, R17, R39), MFT Fishtail Flags Die-namics, Hemp Cord. ¬†Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

MFT March Previews, Day 6

Hi everyone!  Today the  My Favorite Things team is sharing samples of two new Pure Innocence sets, Feeling Sassy and Under the Weather.

Today I used Feeling Sassy. ¬†I love that little pose and, of course, this sentiment. (I say it all the time.) ¬†Along with the little sassy cutie, I used Kraft cardstock and new Blueprints 1 Die-namics. ¬†I used a sketch from it’s coordinating PDF (found on the MFT blog and on the MFT Boutique (at release time).

After stamping on X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copics, I die-cut the image panel then used Kraft ink to stamp some swirls from Finishing Flourishes and open circles from Lollipop Additions-Birthday.

The sentiment tag was tied using Hemp Cord.

On the inside I stamped a second sentiment from the set in Black Licorice ink and the silhouette, swirls and dots in Kraft.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 11 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 11 at 10 PM EST. ¬†You‚Äôll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now! ¬†Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you‚Äôd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. ¬†Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. ¬†The winners will be post ed on March 11 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: ¬†MFT Pure Innocence Feeling Sassy, Lollipop Additions-Birthday, Finishing Flourishes ¬†Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice and Kraft ¬†Paper: MFT Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Dear Lizzie “Lucky Charm” (6×6) ¬†Accessories: ¬†Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, BV000, E50, E51, E31, E55, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR000), MFT Blueprints 1 Die-namics, hemp cord, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape. ¬†Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.