Thursday, May 17, 2018

My Favorite Things–May Birthday Project Challenge!

Hello my loves!

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It’s time for another Birthday Project Challenge and this month’s challenge is all about Cakes, Cupcakes and Candles!  Fun, right?!  Here’s my answer to the challenge:

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I was rifling through my stamp sets and came across the Birthday Chicks Stamp Set, which is one of my faves because those chicks are just so stinkin’ cute!  But it also includes a super cute cupcake that was perfect for this challenge!  One of my fave techniques is to include an image in place of a letter.  So I die cut the Wish Die-Namics from some black and white striped pattern paper and popped them up on a white panel using foam tape.  Then I stamped, colored and die cut the cupcake and one of the cute chicks from the Birthday Chicks Stamp Set and adhered them to the image panel with foam squares.  I added a little strip of rainbow striped paper from the Party Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack, and mounted everything on a Limelight card base.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other Birthday Project designs by my sweet teammates! And while you’re there be sure and link up your own birthday project featuring candles, cupcakes and cake!  You’ll be eligible to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique if you do!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m plugging away at my to do list, and conquering it like a champ!  I’ll be back very soon with more crafty goodness, so I hope you’ll come back again to visit!  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My Favorite Things–MFT & Friends!

Hello again!

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I’m taking a brief respite from my craft room craze to share another project using one of the new May Release products!  This time, I’m featuring the new Aussie Animals Stamp Set to create a fun thank you card.

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I stamped the kangaroo from the new Aussie Animals Stamp Set onto some Copic-friendly white card stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I colored him with Copic markers.  I stamped him a second time onto some masking paper, trimmed out the mask, and covered the colored image.  I then lightly blended some Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress Inks in the background.  I also stamped the grass image, and then removed the mask.  I used the Big Thanks Die-Namic to die cut the word Thank – I used the partial die cutting technique to keep from cutting the S in Thanks.  I die cut the image panel using the A2 Stitched Rectangle Set 1 Die-Namics.  I removed the die cut letters and wrapped some jute twine around the bottom portion of the image panel.  Then I adhered the image panel to the Kraft A2 card base using foam squares.  I placed the die cut letters back into place using tiny bits of foam tape.  I did a bit of surgery on the sentiment from the Aussie Animals Stamp Set, and stamped the word “Roo” onto some Kraft card stock with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and die cut it using the tiny flag die from the Blueprints 31 Die-Namics.  I adhered it to the image panel using more tiny bits of foam tape.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other MFT & Friends projects that my teammates, and some of MFT’s friends, have created for your inspiration using this month’s release!  If you’re not inspired, I’ll eat my hat!  LOL

That’s it for me today!  I’m headed back to my craft cave as I have a boatload of projects to complete!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it warms the cockles of my heart when you do!  I’ll be back again soon with more crafty goodness!!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My Favorite Things–WSC384~

I’m baaackkkk!!  LOL

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I’m popping in again today (are you sick of me?! LOL) to share a project that I created that was inspired by this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!!  It’s a great sketch – open to many possibilities, so I hope you’ll play along!  Here’s the sketch!

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And my interpretation of the sketch:

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I mean, come on . . . who doesn’t love rainbows?!!  It’s what I saw when I looked at the sketch.  I like to tilt the sketch every which way and squint my eyes to see if something jumps out at me.  I saw a rainbow and a cloud.  The Stitched Rainbow Die-Namics and the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-Namics made putting this together a breeze!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other outstanding interpretations of this week’s Wednesday Sketch ChallengeWhile you’re there, we’d love it if you’d link up YOUR interpretation of this week’s sketch for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It’s a random draw, so everyone has a chance to win!  What do you have to lose?!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m plugging away at my to-do list, and getting stuff done!!  I’ll be back again soon with more crafty goodness to hopefully inspire you to get your crafty goodies out and play along!  Thanks so much for visiting me here on my blog – I am truly humbled and honored that you spend part of your day here with me!  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Favorite Things–May New Product Launch!

Well hello again!

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The time has finally come for the My Favorite Things May Release to go live – hurry and get yours before stuff sells out!  And then come back for my project!  LOL  I was so excited to play with the new Cross-Stitch Flower Frame Die-Namics!  And it coordinates perfectly with the Shaker Flower Die-Namics – I LOVE that!!  I decided to forego the stitching and use it as is – which I think it has awesome detail without the stitching, don’t you?!!  And I was super excited to figure out a way to add candy to the new Circle Shaker Treat Pouches without tearing the card apart to get to the candy! And the new Circle Shaker Treat Pouches work beautifully with all of the circle shaker dies!!  The possibilities for these pouches are endless!

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I don’t want to reveal too many details about how I did it, since I’ll be doing a video on it later this month!  You’ll have to wait until then!  But I was pretty darned happy with how it turned out!  I’ve listed and linked the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other amazing New Product Launch projects that my sweet teammates have created for you all!  And while you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique!!  Good luck – I hope you win!  And the May Release is available for purchase NOW and can be found by clicking on the graphic below!  Go shop – QUICK!

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That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with a fun sketch project that I hope you like as much as I do!  Until then, have a great day!

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Monday, May 7, 2018

My Favorite Things–May Release Countdown Day 1!

It’s me again!!

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I’m back again today with one last May Release countdown project to share with you before the release goes live tomorrow!  It features the new Balloon Alphabet Die-Namics – these dies make personalizing projects super easy!!

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My oldest grandson’s 8th birthday is today!!  I love the Balloon Alphabet Die-Namics because they’re so perfect for personalizing those special cards!!  They helped me create a one-of-a-kind birthday greeting for my grandson, that I hope he’ll enjoy, especially when he sees what we included inside!  LOL  The sentiment is from the new Sweet Somebunny Stamp Set.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other brilliant designs that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration! And while you’re there be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique.  The May Release will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 8th at 9:00 PM EDT!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my New Product Launch project!  I hope you’ll come back then to check it out for yourself!  Thanks so much for spending part of your day here with me.  I sure do appreciate it!

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

My Favorite Things–May Release Countdown Day 2!

Hello again!!

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We’re getting ever so close to the May Release!  Are you loving it as much as I do?!!  Today’s project features the new Martini Time Stamp Set and coordinating dies – and I really think you’re going to love this one!!

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This card just cracks me up.  If any of you drinkers out there know, martinis are strong – for me, I just need one before I’m on the floor!  I’m kind of a lightweight.  LOL  But I thought this turned out pretty cute!  I can see using the new Martini Time Stamp Set for all kinds of girlfriend occasions!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other tremendous projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  And while you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for a chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online BoutiqueThe May Release will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 8th at 9:00 PM EDT!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with one more May release project just for you!  So I hope you’ll come back!  Have an awesome day!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

My Favorite Things–May Release Countdown Day 3!

Hello my loves!

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Are you having as much fun checking out the previews of the new May products as I am?  Well, you’re in luck – we have another great day of fabulous products to share!  Today’s project features the new Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics!  I have fallen in LOVE with stitching on my projects and creating items that I hope will be treasured by the recipients as much as I treasure the time making them!

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So, you all now know – after yesterday’s post – that I have a new grandson in my life.  So I made up some sweet tags to attach to some muslin swaddles that I thought my daughter would like.  And I thought the new Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics would be perfect to make something she could keep in his baby book.  The Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics are amazing, and coordinate perfectly with the previously released Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics.  The scallops add a lovely accent, and the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics layers perfectly on top of it, if you like to do a layered look.  I used the tag topper and hole reinforcer dies from the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics to die cut the top portion of the tag and adhered it to the Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag die cut.  And I stamped the sentiment from the Hello, Little One Stamp Set.  Perfect pairing, I think – don’t you?!  Here’s what the tag looks like attached to the swaddles.

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Cute, right?!  Hopefully sweet baby James will enjoy the swaddles, and mommy will love the love and thought behind the tag.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  And I believe that the pattern for my tags is included in the Printable Resources section of the MFT Design Blog, that you can find HERE.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fantastic projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  And while you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique. The new May Release products will be available on Tuesday, May 8th at 9:00 PM EDT.

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with another May Release project, so I hope you’ll come by to visit again soon!  Have an awesome day!

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