Category Archives: My Favorite Things

Thank You

Hi all!  I took time this morning to play along with MFT‘s Wednesday Stamp Club.  It’s been a while, and I miss it.

I used Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs with Spotlight Sentiments, Mini Scallop Edge and Diagonal Stripes Background.

Note:  The “blue-ish” enamel dots are actually purple.   They seem to be showing as blue only on some devices (i.e. my iPad).  ?

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 The PI girl was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card using Sending Big Hugs Die-namics, stamped in Black Licorice Hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers.  I nipped off her legs (eep!) and placed her inside an opening cut using Circle STAX 2.

The sentiment was stamped in Grape Jelly ink onto Grapesicle card stock then layered atop Sour Apple.  I cut the Sweet Tooth border using Mini Scallop Edge, and stripes were stamped in Sno Cone onto Berrylicious card stock.

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I finished the inside very simply with a partial sentiment from Words of Inspiration and a silhouette stamped in Berrylicious 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! 

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, Y21, E31, E35, R01, R02, V12, V15, V17, E41), Doodlebug Design enamel dots.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT August Creative Challenge, Watercolor

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with MFT‘s August Creative Challenge.

Watercolor is a medium that’s been around forever but is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the crafting, card-making, and scrapbooking world. This month, our team will show you ways to achieve the look with stamps, stencils, and inks.

My first card uses Floral Fusion Cover-Up with Razzle Berry, Banana Split, Pink Lemonade and Cotton Candy dye inks showing from beneath.

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The inks were stamped onto an acrylic block then picked up with a watercolor brush and added to dampened watercolor paper.  The sentiment, stamped in Black Licorice ink, is from Celebrate You.

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Inside, I stamped an additional sentiment from Celebrate You and included a leftover piece of watercolored paper/Floral Fusion.

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 The background on my second card was created by stamping Confetti Background in Versamark ink onto watercolor paper.  I clear embossed then watercolored over as above.  My first thought was to iron off the embossed dots but I decided I liked the shine so I left the embossing on the panel.

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 Watercoloring was done with Banana Split, Grape Jelly, Berrylicious and Sour Apple inks.

I used Happy Birthday Die-namics along with Tag Talk to create the sentiment.

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On the inside, I added an additional watercolored panel and a Birthday Sentiment.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more watercolored samples!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Happy Happy Birthday card

Happy for You card

MFT August Release Rewind – Spooky Spiders

Hi everyone!  I’m back for Day 2 of MFT‘s August Release Rewind.  It was such a fun release, I welcome the chance to play some more!

First, I used new Pure Innocence Batty About You with the tiny spider from Centerpieces Spooky Window.

The Batty girl was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card using Black Licorice hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers.  I drew “strings” using a black Copic Multi-liner and adhered the tiny spiders. To create the dotted pattern along the top, I first stamped Darling Dots in Limeade, then Grape Jelly dye ink.

Flag shapes were cut using Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers.

Inside, I adhered a leftover strip of dotted paper, stamped the image again and added a sentiment from Witch Way is the Candy?

Next I used Spider Web Cover-Up, the spider from Centerpieces Spooky Window and a Spooky Sentiment.

When stamping the sentiment, I masked off the tiny tip at the bottom of the “hi” speech bubble to create a plain block.

I added clear dots of Glossy Accents to the web along with some orange and purple pearls, and the spider is raised on a clear foam square for added dimension.

Because one spider isn’t enough, I added another to the inside along with a second Spooky Sentiment.  (I like spiders as long as they’re paper.)

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

Thanks for stopping by today!  :)

A Halloween Hello card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, E35, C3, C5, N9, V15, V17, V99, YG06, YG17, G09, YG06), 0.5 black Copic Multi-liner, Signo white pigment pen, Doodlebug Sprinkles.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Creeping By to Say Hi card

Additional supplies/info:  Doodlebug mini pearls, Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT August New Product Launch – Witch Way is the Candy? (Three Ways)

Welcome to MFT‘s August 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’ August Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, August 14th 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 August 15th.

I have three cards to share tonight, all using new Birdie Brown Designs Witch Way is the Candy?

First I used the cute little witch, stamping her with Black Licorice hybrid ink onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

The surrounding blue was airbrushed and the tiny dots were added to her dress using a white pigment pen. I used Diagonal Stripes Background and Limeade ink, stamping once, then rotating my paper before stamping a second time to create the grid.

Inside, I stamped a silhouette in Limeade ink and added a sentiment from Pure Innocence Batty About You.

Next, I used the bat from Witch Way is the Candy, die-cutting with coordinating Die-namics.

I used Cloud Cover-Up with Black Licorice and Steel Grey card stock for the background, and the sentiment was stamped on the flag shape from Blueprints 18.

Inside, I stamped/colored an additional bat, stamped a second sentiment from BBD Let’s Hang Out and added a couple of leftover clouds.

On my last card, I focused on the frog and ‘spell’ sentiment, using Sun Ray Cover-Up to draw attention to the frog.


The sun rays were first die-cut in Black Licorice and Grape Jelly.  Before removing the Grape Jelly pieces, I heavily sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Mist, allowed to dry, then removed and inserted the pieces into the black frame. Clear dots were added using Glossy Accents.

I also used a Wine Copic Multi-liner to add a few freckles to the frog.

On the inside, I stamped the frog again, a couple clouds and a sentiment from You Make My Day.

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!

Witch Way is the Candy? card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic Air Brush System, Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, YR14, YR18, E09, E29, YG06, YG17, G09, Y21, YR23, YR68, V17, N3, N5, N7, N9, E31, E33, E35, BG11), Recollections enamel dots, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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I’m Bats About You card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (C3, C5, N9, R01, BG11), Baker’s Twine, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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I’m Under Your Spell card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (YG06, YG17, G09, E41, E42, E43), Wine Copic 0.1 Multi-liner, Glossy Accents, Kool Tak clear foam squares. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT August Previews, Spooky Scene

Hi everyone!  I have one last preview to share before MFT‘s August New Product Launch tonight at 10 p.m. EST.  Today I’ve used Spooky Scene Die-namics, a 12-piece scene building set of dies.  There are so many possibilities!


I began my scene by using a Copic air brush and three gray markers to add color to a block of X-Press It Blending Card, concentrating the darker shades at the bottom.  I die-cut a tree and fence from Black Licorice card stock, using a clear glaze pen to color over the fence for dimension and shine.

The ghosts were cut from Sweet Tooth with additional black eyes cut to insert into the holes.  A few enamel dots were used to ‘decorate’ the tree, and the clear embossed Spooky Sentiment was stamped in Black Licorice dye ink.

Inside, I stamped a second Spooky Sentiment and added a little die-cut black cat with Limeade eyes, also from Spooky Scene Die-namics.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back tonight at 10 p.m. EST for the New Product Launch!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, August 12, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic ABS w/C5, C7, N9; clear embossing powder; MME enamel dots; Sakura clear 3-d glaze pen.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Previews, You’ve Got Mail

Hi everyone!    I’m back today with another sample of MFT‘s August release. Today I used You’ve Got Mail stamp set (along with Postage Stamp Die-namics and a little bit of Blueprints 11).


After die-cutting the stamp shapes from Sweet Tooth card stock, I stamped the “cancel” lines in Nightshift Blue ink.  Atop the lines, I placed Red Hot smiley faces cut using Blueprints 11.  The sentiment was also stamped in Nightshift Blue.

Inside, I added a border strip cut using one side of the largest postage stamp die and stamped a second sentiment from You’ve Got Mail.

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 August 12 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, August 12, 10 p.m. EST.

MFT Previews, PI Batty About You

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another day of MFT August previews!  Today I’ve used super-cute new Pure Innocence Batty About You and its coordinating Die-namics die.


The little bat was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  The moon was cut using new Stitchable Dot Circle STAX, and the bat, fence and headstone were die-cut using new Spooky Scene Die-namics.

Inside, I stamped a batty silhouette in Orange Fizz ink, and added a little die-cut ghost.

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 August 12 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, August 12, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, C5, C7, C9, V15, V17, YG06, YG17, YR15, YR27), Signo White Pigment Pen, Corner Rounder, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Previews, Office Space

Hi everyone!  I’m back for another day of MFT August Release Countdown. Only four days to go!  :)  Today I’ve used new Office Space stamp set with coordinating Die-namics. It’s a great combo for quick and easy cards!

I kept my card very simple by die-cutting the tape dispenser, stamping in Black Licorice Ink then popping up the piece on foam tape.    The sentiment was stamped on three separate Sentiment Strips 2, leaving the ends to bend up just slightly.  I thought the end shapes worked perfectly as “tape.”

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Sending Thanks onto a fourth “tape” strip.

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 August 12 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, August 12, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Previews, A Halloween Hello

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with another preview of My Favorite Things‘ August 12 release!  (Only five more days!)  Today I’ve used our new Birdie Brown stamp set and Die-namics, Witch Way is the Candy?.

The cute witch and bat were both stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and die-cut using Witch Way is the Candy? Die-namics.

I used Starry Night Stencil with Black Licorice card stock and Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Embossing Paste to create the background.

The sentiment was white embossed after stamping in Sweet Tooth pigment ink, and the dots were die-cut using the dotted strip from Blueprints 18.

Inside, I added a leftover strip of embossed stars and stamped a little kitty from the stamp set.

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 August 12 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, August 12, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, E47, C3, C5, C7, C9, V15, V17, V99, YR23, YR15, YG06, YG17, BG13), Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 embossing paste, white embossing powder, Baker’s Twine, Sakura black 3-d glaze pen, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape, Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT Previews, Eye Chart

Hi everyone!  Welcome back to a second day of August 12 release previews with My Favorite Things!  Today I’ve used new Eye Charts stamp set.  (I love the concept!)


The eye chart was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card using Black Licorice ink then matted onto Electric Red card stock.  At the bottom I adhered a tiny heart cut from Blueprints 11.

Inside, I stamped a partial sentiment from Words of Inspiration and added a second tiny heart at the bottom.

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 August 12 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, August 12, 10 p.m. EST.

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