Category Archives: My Favorite Things

Halloween Happenings with MFT

This month the MFT Design Team is preparing for a frightfully sweet Halloween season – from party invitations and spooky greetings to home decor and delightfully wicked favors.  First, I created a spooky message using background stamps and lots of Die-namics.

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I used the largest Traditional Tag die to trace a tri-fold of Black Licorice card stock.  I stamped and layered  Grid, Diagonal Stripes and Cheesecloth backgrounds, cut with the largest Pierced Traditional Tag die.

“BOO” was cut using High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase, stamped with Burlap background and raised on foam tape.  On the “B” panel, I used Paper Bag Peek-a-Boos and Looped Border.

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On the first “O” panel, I used Spooky Scene and a Moroccan Tile Trio border.

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And on the last panel, I used the tree and fence from Spooky Scene and created a border along the bottom made from negative pieces from the fence and Looped Border.   All shiny black dots were created using Glossy Accents. To toilet paper the tree, I cut thin strips of card stock then curled it around a small wood skewer before “hanging.”

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Next, I did a bit of “recycling,” using cans that once held coffee, pineapple chunks and tomato sauce.

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My favorite was probably the easiest/quickest of the three.  I stamped a Textile Background onto Orange Fizz card stock using Black Licorice ink, added eye balls cut from Circle STAX 1 and “hair” using Dripping Goo Edge.

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On the second can, I stamped Darling Dots onto Primitive White card stock and used the sentiment from Trick or Treat (Miss Tiina).  

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 Lastly, a small tomato sauce can was covered with stripes from Plaid Background Builder and a sentiment from Trick or Sweet, die-cut using Layered Treat Tag Die-namics.

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I actually created a third project but will share that in a few days.  (I don’t want to bore you.)  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

BOO Accordian

Additional supplies/info:  Hero Arts Gemstones, Glossy Accents, Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares, X-Press it 1/4″ foam tape, ribbon.  Finished size 9″ x 5 1/4″ (excluding ribbon)
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Additional supplies/info:  Coffee can, pineapple chunks can, tomato sauce can, Glossy Accents, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, X-Press It 1/2″ and 1/4″ double-sided high tack tape.

Quick and Easy (but as heartfelt as ever)

If you’re like me, you never have a sympathy card when you need one.  Or if you do have one, it might not be “just right.”  So today, in a pinch, I created a super quick and easy card.  But that being said, my heartfelt sympathies are the same as if I’d spent hours stamping, positioning and embellishing.

I used MFT‘s Grand Peaceful Wildflowers, stamped in Berrylicious dye ink.  

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 The lighter impressions were created by stamping the flowers a second time without reinking the stamps.  I love the softness that creates.

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 I included a second, short sentiment inside with an additional flower silhouette.

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I’ll be back tonight with this month’s Creative Challenge!  It was lots of fun so I hope you’ll come back to check it out! 

Additional supplies/info:  Black enamel dots, Corner Chomper.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Oh Nuts

Hi everyone!  It’s been a couple weeks since I played along with MFT‘s weekly sketch challenge so I was sure to fit one in today.  I used Miss Tiina’s new Cute Critters along with Woodgrain, Burlap and Fine Check Backgrounds.  (I love Miss Tiina’s new line and can’t wait to see what’s next!)

To create the sentiment, I stamped the word “nuts” in Chocolate Brown ink then die-cut the “OH” from Chocolate Brown card stock using Little Letters Die-namics.

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Images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Inside, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from Celebrate You and “a little late” from Birthday Sentiments, both in Chocolate Brown dye ink.

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Here’s this week’s sketch.  All details about the sketch challenge can be found on the MFT blog and in this week’s newsletter.

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Thanks for stopping by! 

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.

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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″.

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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