Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MFT Card Kit & Stacey Yacula Joyful Heart Bears Release Day


It's time! My Favorite Things January Card Kit--Heart Art, and Stacey Yacula's Joyful
Heart Bears are now available for purchase in the MFT Store!

I can't get enough of Stacey's bears--they are so adorable! I colored the bear with Copic
markers and cut him out with the matching Die-namics.


The Stitched Dome Frame was cut twice from watercolor card stock. I ink distressed
the inside piece with two colors of Distress inks and spattered water over it. Two frames
were adhered on a card base and the inked piece was placed into the opening.


I popped up the bear and stamped the sentiment beside him. The card was finished off
with three butterflies from the set.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for more ideas and inspiration using the new
Card Kit and Stacey's new release. And comment on all participating Team members'
blogs for a chance to win a $50 prize! Happy Shopping!



Monday, January 21, 2019

Stacey Yacula's Joyful Heart Bears


The mid-month release from Stacey Yacula is Joyful Heart Bears and even though
there's a Valentine theme, I think the bears can be used for any happy occasion.



For my project I chose the adorable heart hugging bear. I stamped him, colored
him with Copic markers, then cut him out with the matching Die-namics. 



A tag corner rectangle was lightly inked as a background for the bear.
A piece of patterned paper was adhered to a white card base, then topped with
the panel. I stamped the sentiment, then popped up the bear.

Visit today's Card Kit post for more inspiration from the Creative Team and
get ready to purchase both the Card Kit and Stacey's new release tomorrow,
January 22nd at 10 AM EST in the MFT Store!



Sunday, January 20, 2019

MFT Heart Art Card Kit



Just in time for your Valentine card making is MFT's January Card Kit--Heart Art 
and it's chock full of heart-y goodness!

Here's a peek at the kit. Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for a detailed description 
of the kit's contents.



I'm sharing two cards using most of the contents of the kit.



Patterned paper was adhered to a white card base. A small panel was cut with
the wonky stitched recangle and adhered to the card. LOVE was cut from the card 
stock in the kit and over lapped slightly, then popped up on the card. 



The "you"was cut twice from white card stock and adhered together to form a thick
sentiment, then adhered to the LOVE.


I made a second card, constructing the same panel with the LOVE sentiment, and
adhered it to a diagonal striped panel. The "you" was adhered to the sentiment and
I added a pink heart in the center of the "O".


Visit today's Card Kit post for more ideas and inspiration from the Creative Team.
The Heart Art Card Kit. This Card Kit will go on sale Tuesday, January 22nd at
10AM EST in the MFT Store!



Friday, January 18, 2019

Thyroid Awareness Blog Hop


January is Thyroid Awareness Month.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has marked Thyroid 
Awareness Month for more than 20 years to raise public awareness of the need for
preventive screening and early detection of thyroid disease. Blogging friend Milka is
doing her part by hosting a blog hop from January 5th thru the 30th.

She's gathered 25 friends worldwide to emphasize the importance of the thyroid 
gland and the problems that occur when it's not working properly. The thyroid gland
is shaped like a butterfly so we were asked to incorporate a butterfly or butterflies on
our projects. Here is my card for the hop.




I white embossed the sentiment from WPlus9 and ink distressed in rainbow order, then
offset the panel on a white card base. I finished off the card with three blue butterflies.




The blog hop runs daily through January 30th. Here's a list of all the participants,
Some designers are having a giveaway on their blog, so be sure to check every day
for your chance to win.


Milka Gubo (5th)
Imke Ludwig (6th)
Jane Taylor (7th)
Kaja Vezenšek (8th)
Samantha Mann (9th)
Andreja Lampe (10th)
Анна Коссаковская (Anna Kossakovskaya) (11th)
Ksenija Rizova (12th)
Valentina Bizjak (13th)
Ale Suta (14th)
Kristina Pavlović (15th)
Tanja Kabel (16th)
Željka Jurkovic-Grizic (17th)
Donna Mikasa (18th) --You're here!
Sabrina Lamarina (19th)
Darnell Knauss (20th)
Nonni Niskanen (21st)
Larissa Walgemoed (22nd)
Dunja Trautmann (23rd)
Neha Bhatt (24th)
Beverley Brown (25th) 
Ishani (26th)
Maja Macura Sakač (27th)
Naz Sasayakiglitter (28th)
Sue Hastead (29th)
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) (30th)


*** GIVEAWAY ***

I would like to offer the "gently used" stamp set that I used for my card, together with 
the matching dies. Simply leave a comment here by January 31st, and I'll announce
the winner a few days after.. I'll even add the card and a few extra goodies!

If you don't have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address in the comment
section so I have a way of contacting you if you're the winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and kudos to Milka for organizing this
hop to promote awareness and possibly save lives, too. 
And remember: Check your neck!


Thursday, January 17, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #305


Here's this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #305 compliments of Nathalie.




And here's how I interpreted the sketch.



A leafy branch was stamped four times in different shades of green then 
overstamped with the sentiment. The panel was trimmed and adhered to a
white card base. Shading was done to the leaves with a Copic marker in
coordinating colors.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch and
join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, January 24th and as the weekly
winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch--and we hope that you do!



MFT January Birthday Project--May We Present


We know it’s the thought that counts but we can all agree that a thoughtful gift is really
the icing on the birthday cake. With a wide variety of gift stamps and dies, you'll have
have no trouble completing this month’s challenge--crafting a birthday card featuring
one or more presents.

 For my card I took the easy route with an adorable bear peeking out of the large gift.


He was stamped, colored with Copics, then cut with the matching Die-namics.
The sentiment was clear embossed on watercolor card stock and ink smooshed with
pistachio ink. A white card base was covered with diagonal striped paper, then topped
with the inked panel and bear.


Now it's your turn! Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details and deadline on how 
you can be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge!



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #420



Ready for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Here's Sketch #420.


And here's my take on it.



I began by ink distressing watercolor card stock in ombré fashion, trimmed three
strips per the sketch, and adhered them to a white card base. A fairy was stamped,
colored with Copics and cut with the matching Die-namics, then adhered to the
card. I stamped the sentiment and finished off with glittery stars.


 
Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you join the challenge.
Hope to see  you in the gallery!



Friday, January 11, 2019

a2z Scrapbooking Guest Designer--Anything Goes


Cindy from a2z Scrapbooking invited me to guest design for their Monthly Challenge.
This month's theme is "Anything Goes" using Hero Arts products.


I was happy to accept and I knew exactly which stamp set I would use--Polar Greetings.
I didn't get to use it during Christmas so today I'm sharing a non traditional Valentine card.




I wanted to create an Aurora Borealis display to ensure that the bear would stand out.
I ended up using about a dozen inks for ink distressing and flicked some white paint 
over it for a starry sky. I tore some lightweight card stock for the snowy ground, 
and finished off the card with the white embossed sentiment and three glittery stars.
A bit of shadowing from a Copic marker helped to ground the bear.




a2z Scrapbooking is a premier Hero Arts retailer. Their Etsy store carries an extensive
array of Hero Arts products, and they'll fill special orders, too. The company, which is run by
 volunteers, was founded in 2007 in an effort to raise funds for Celiac and Behcets awareness.

Click here for info on the Challenge rules and details on prizes, too.
Thanks to Cindy and the a2z Scrapbooking team for the GD invitation and 
reminding me to play with my Hero Arts goodies!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #304


Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch. Meet Sketch #304.


And here's my take on it.



The sketch reminded me of a deconstructed kimono. I found an old pad of
Pink Paislee papers and chose papers that had a "kimono" feel to them. I followed
the sketch and added strips of gold card stock and finished off with the sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammies interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your project(s) by Thursday, January 17th
and you could be guesting with us on a future sketch!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #419




It's Wednesday--time for a new MFT Wed Sketch Challenge!
Here's Sketch #419.



And here's how I interpreted the sketch, with a Valentine theme.



The stitched heart was substituted for the circle element on the sketch. Cut from pink
card stock, the sentiment was white embossed, then ink distressed. Two contrasting
patterned papers were adhered to a white card base, then topped off with the heart.



Come and join the challenge and you could be the winner of a $50 MFT gift
voucher! Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details and deadlines
and we hope to see you in the gallery!