Friday, July 13, 2018

Paper Smooches Christmas in July 2018


It's been so hot here in the islands and we literally wilt without the trade winds.
I saw Paper Smooches' latest challenge and decided to join the fun
and try to cool off, too.




Christmas in July? Sounds good to me!


I ink distressed a background in warm tones and adhered it to a kraft card base.
The snow couple was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching dies,
then popped up on the card. Snowflakes and the sentiment were white embossed
on the card and some snow dots were added with a gel pen on the background.

I'm beginning to feel a bit cooler now. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 12, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #280


Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch. Here's Sketch #280.



And here's my take on it.


I immediately saw lines and and reached for MFT's stitched lines Die-namics.
I added a sprinkling of pink hearts and finished off with the sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. We do appreciate it when you do! Link up your card(s) by
Thursday, July 19th and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us
on a future sketch!



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MFT July Just Add Color



For this month's Just Add Color, I chose to color the Pure Innocence image,
Birthday Cutie, with Copic markers.

See her vest? I used the "0" Colorless Blender and drew in diagonal lines for
a quilted look.


And in case you missed it, here's the card I made with the image. I used a black
gel pen to emphasize her eyes.



Visit today's Just Add Color post at My Favorite Things to see the coloring skills
of the rest of the Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by!


MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #393



It's time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Here's Sketch #393.


And here's my liberal take on it.



The New York skyline was quickly colored in rainbow order with Zig markers and
a water brush. The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white card stock and popped up
in the center of the card and the skyline was popped up over it.



Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random winner
of a $50 MFT gift voucher and we hope you'll join us!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MFT July New Product Launch and Release



It's time! You may now purchase MFT's July Release in the MFT Store!
All new goodies are waiting for you here.

Before you go, I'd like to share one more project with you using the Happy Birthday
Block Die-namics and the fun Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings Set, exclusive to MFT.



The Block Die-namics is a great die to own because it makes for quick cards
and depending on the colors you choose, can be used for both feminine and
masculine cards. And the sassy sentiments are fun and a teeny bit snarky.



I die cut a Steel Grey panel with the Block Die-namics and after putting
adhesive tape behind it, puzzle pieced assorted colors of letters in each space.
The sentiment was silver embossed below and the panel was adhered to a Steel
Grey card base. How fun is that sentiment? I LOVE that set!



All right off you go! Be sure that you visit all participating team members' blogs and
leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win
one of two $100 gift vouchers! Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by
during the Countdown!

(Update: The two winners have been chosen. Go here to see if you're one of them!)



Monday, July 9, 2018

MFT July Release Countdown--Day 1



Woo hooo! It's the final day of My Favorite Things July Release Countdown!
All new products will go on sale tomorrow, July 10th.
Have you got your wish lists ready?

Today I'm sharing a card using the new Gift Bag Die-namics, an assortment
of tiny gift bags that I turned into shopping bags for a little shopper.



After die-cutting the bags from white card stock, they were ink distressed and
the handles were cut from shiny gold card stock. I assembled them and adhered
them to a white card base. 

The little girl was colored with Copics and cut with the matching Die-namics.
She was popped up over the bags. The sentiment was stamped beneath her
and a strip of striped paper finished off the card.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things and don't forget to leave a
comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize. Hope to see you here tomorrow
for the New Product Launch and Release!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

MFT July Release Countdown--Day 3



We're halfway until My Favorite Things July Release! All new products
will go on sale on Tuesday, July 10th at 9PM EST in the MFT Store.


Today I'm sharing this month's Pure Innocence--Birthday Cutie.


The little balloon toting gal was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut with the
matching Die-namics. I created an outdoor scene for her because I wanted to use
the new Grassy Edges Stencil--such a quick way to add a grassy border!

I sponged on a cloud background and trimmed the panel, then adhered it to
a white card base. The little girl and balloon were popped up over the panel
and the card was finished off with the stamped sentiment.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration and
peeks at the new release. Don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to
win a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

MFT July Release Countdown--Day 5



Welcome to My Favorite Things July Release Countdown!

We have a slew of fun, innovative products for you and this month, we're
introducing MFT Exclusives that can only be purchased in the MFT Store.
How cool is that?

This month's Crown Die-namics and Queen for the Day Stamp Set are two of the
Exclusive products being showcased.
 

I ink distressed a panel of watercolor card stock with pink Distress ink and
spattered a bit of water over it. The panel was cut with the stitched rectangle
die and adhered to a white card base. 

The crown was cut from shiny gold card stock and adhered to the panel. The 
sentiments were gold embossed on the panel and the crown was finished off with 
clear sequins.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the July
Release and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!


CAS(E) this Sketch #279


Are you ready for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch? Here's #279, a retro
one from our leader, Chrissy.


Here's my take on this sketch back in March 2016.




And here's what I came up in 2018.


Teammie Michele saved me again--her card totally inspired mine. I masked off a
portion of sky, flicked on some water and drew in some raindrops with a white
Gelly Roll pen. Raindrops were also added with my new favorite find--Nuvo Crystal 
Glaze. I added a shaded cloud and finished off with the sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammies interpreted this
retro sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, July 12th
and as the weekly winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Kim's Birthday Bash




MFT founder Kim van der Sanden is celebrating a milestone in birthdays (her 50th!)
and members of MFT's Creative Team are surprising her with fun birthday cards to
mark this auspicious occasion. Visit Kim's birthday blog post at My Favorite Things
for links to all team members' cards.


I've just returned this morning from an overseas trip and my stash of cut and colored
die cut critters literally saved me! I sponged on a cloud background and drew in some
grass, then adhered and popped up an assortment of cute critters. I finished off the
card by rounding off the bottom corners, stamping the sentiments and adding sequins.

Happy 50th Birthday, Kim! Have a wonderful celebration and we hope that your 
family spoils you today and every day!