Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Favorite Things–Wednesday Sketch #316


Hello my crafty friends!


I’m popping in quickly to share a project that I created that was inspired by this weeks My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge!  I’m at a Copic Class today, so I don’t have a ton of time for chatting!  I’ll just leave you with the sketch for WSC316, my project, and links to the products that I used to create it!






I just love the new Abstract Heart!  It’s so versatile – not just for Valentine’s Day!!  I adore the graphic design of this die so much!!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to see other projects that my sweet teammates created in response to WSC316!!


That’s it for me today!!  I’ll be popping in again soon with more crafty goodness, but things might be a bit quiet around here for a few days!  I have visitors arriving tomorrow for the Craft & Hobby Association trade show that starts on Saturday!  I’m so excited, and can’t wait to see all of my crafty friends in one place!!  There will be lots of laughing, eating, drinking, and hugging going on!  So I’m sure you’ll understand if it takes me a few days to get back to blogging!  I’ll be having way too much fun!  Thanks for stopping by today – I sure do appreciate it!



Monday, January 16, 2017

My Favorite Things–Release Replay!


Hello friends!




Today, the creative team for My Favorite Things is taking a fresh look at the January New Release!!  Besides the New Product Launch, the Release Replay is my favorite of all the creative team challenges!  Here’s my take on the new Stitched Heart Grid Die-Namics!




Oh my word, do I love those rainbow colored hearts and stitching!  It’s so fun and fresh!  I’ve paired it with the Stitched Fishtail Frames and a sentiment from the Kind Words Stamp Set.  Here’s how I created my project:


  1. Trim an A2, top-folding, vertical card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 25 Die-Namics.
  3. Die cut the stitched lines from the Stitched Heart Grid Die-Namics on the front of the stitched rectangle panel.
  4. Blending some Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks onto a scrap of Smooth White Card Stock.  Die cut the hearts from the ink blended scrap using the hearts die from the Stitched Heart Grid Die-Namics.  Adhere the ink blended hearts to the stitched rectangle panel, aligned with the stitched lines, using foam tape.
  5. Die cut the Stitched Fishtail Flag twice – once from Smooth White Card Stock, and once from black polka dot paper (Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pack).  Adhere the polka dot frame to the white card stock frame with tape runner adhesive.  Adhere the frame to the stitched rectangle panel using foam tape.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Kind Words Stamp Set onto the stitched rectangle panel, once with Black Licorice Ink, and again with VersaMark.  Heat emboss the sentiment using Clear Detail Embossing Powder.
  7. Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.


Super easy, and a bright and cheerful result, don’t you think?  I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.  I’ve listed and linked the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other projects that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!


That’s it for me today, friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it always makes my day when you do!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness to share.  Until then, have a great day!



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ellen Hutson ClassRoom–Ride the Tide!

Hello friends!


If you’re new to my blog, welcome!!  I’m sharing this super fun dual-interactive card over at the Ellen Hutson ClassROOM today!  You can find a detailed tutorial and step-out photos showing you how to recreate this project.  Ellen has also authorized me to give away a $50 Gift Certificate to her online store, so I'd love for you to leave me a comment on this blog post!  You can comment through January 20th, so good luck!!

Below you'll find a short video showing the interactive elements of the card in action, as well as an awesome promotion on the Chibitronics Effects Sticker Add-On that I used in this project:

Thanks so much for stopping by today – I sure do appreciate it!  And I look forward to all of your sweet comments – they totally make my day!!  I hope you’ll drop by again real soon!

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