Thursday, April 27, 2017

MFT Release Countdown Day 5...

So I have been waiting for this day for awhile.  I have a new fun craft favorite in the craft room.  I am trying to use is sparingly so you don't get sick of seeing me use it.  What is it you ask?  

A cloud stencil.  

(insert happy cheering here)

Yep that's it!  I love it so much!  Here is the card I made from the very first time using the new stencil....


Its so super easy! And I love that the main focus is still on the bird and the sentiment, but the clouds just fill up the card with all that fun!  The bird and sentiment are from the new set called Seaside Seagulls which you will see more of later in the week.

To finish this card off, I added a thin white mat behind the main card front.  Then I added that piece to the card base with fun foam.  


This was super easy to create and stencil.  Love.

I made a fun little video too.  It shows a little of my excitement.  :)

Head on over to the MFT blog because there is lots more to see today.  This April MFT Release is pretty amazing!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A little Hello....

I love this fun little set called Springtime Blooms.  I needed a simple, one layer happy hello and this set worked it out perfectly.  


I masked off a little section on the bottom and drew in flicks of grass with 3 different colors of Copic markers.  Then I added in the flower and a simple sentiment.  Of course, I had to match it up with an envelope.  MFT has the GREATEST rainbow of envelopes.  You can check them out HERE.

So glad you stopped in today!  Have a great day!

Queen and Co Washi Fun...

Hey crafty friends!  I love Washi.  The colors, the patterns....its all so much fun!  And it helps to add fun details to a CAS card.  I have 2 cards today, using Queen and Company Washi.

This first card was super easy to create...


First, I scored every inch and then added a rainbow of washi in between.  I die cut a sentiment and then popped it up on green fun foam for a little pop of color.

I created a fun little scene with this next card....


I used an MFT set called springtime critters and added in a frog and sentiment.  I used some white twine and crated a washi banner for the background.  It was super easy to make by simply folding the washi over the twine and then cutting banner ends on each.  I paired it with a fun, bright yellow envelope.

Queen and Company has amazing washi and you can see it all by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Creative Construction with Blueprints....

Hello there!  Every month, My Favorite Things, has a fun post that is dedicated to the Blueprints.  If you are new to MFT, Blueprints are a set of dies that all work together to create a card front, and with TONS of layout possibilities.  Each set of Blueprints comes with a printable pdf of sketches to get your creativity going.  Our challenge this month?  To use those sketches!

Mixing and matching Blueprints elements is such an appealing way of creating something new and exciting. Sometimes though, you need a card and you need it in a hurry…enter Blueprints sketches. Every new Blueprints release includes a quartet of sketches featuring the elements. You choose the papers and stamps to coordinate but the design is done for you - easy peasy! Join our team this month as they interpret Blueprints sketches and make them their own.

Here is my card for this months challenge.....


I used Blueprints 32 (picture and sketch below) to create this layout.  I love that every detail is included and then mapped out for you.  Anytime I lose my creative mojo, it helps so much to go find a good sketch.

First, I did some distress ink blending with the Paisley Stencil from MFT.  I wanted to keep that background as a focal point in a way, by adding most of the other details in white.  By doing this, I feel like the white really pops too.  I added in the heart with Summer Splash card stock and then layered on the "sending hugs" sentiment.  After the card was assembled, I added glossy accents to the sentiment and sprinkled some white glitter on, just for a change of texture.  I could see the sentiment stand out even though it is still white on white.  


Here is a quick pic of Blueprints 32....

All of the Blueprints come with a free printable sheet of Blueprint Sketches.  These are the perfect way to boost that crafty mojo.  Click HERE to see the Printable Resources over at MFT. 

Below, I added a photo of the Sketches for Blueprints 32.  I used the top left sketch but I did change the rectangle so more of my background could show through.  

There will be lots more to see using these Blueprint Sketches so stop over to the MFT Blog for more inspiration.  So glad you stopped in today!  Have a great day!


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MFT Card Kit Release...

It's card kit release night over at MFT!  The A-maze-ing Card Kit is now available to purchase.  Just click HERE to grab one up for yourself.

I have one last very clean and simple card to share.  I love that with these kits, you can make more elaborate cards, or you can make these quick and simple ones...

MFT April Card Kit

This one layer card would be easy to mass produce with any sentiment.  I just stamped the maze in a gray ink and then added in the red heart and black sentiment and done!  I combined it with a purple envelope that is also included in the kit.  Easy peasy!

MFT April Card Kit

All the info about this newest April kit is over on the MFT blog.  Head over there for more info and to see more cards from the design team!

Thanks so much for coming by!

Monday, April 17, 2017

MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 2....

Welcome to Day 2 of the MFT Card Kit Countdown.  This newest kit for April is called A-maze-ing and it really is!  I have another card to share today.  This time, I used one of the plastic mazes on the card, but more for decoration and not an actual maze.

I used a piece of the Dots and Stripes patterned paper for the card base.  Using the Fishtail Flag Frames, (not included in the kit) I added a silver glitter frame down first.  I added in the circle die cut included in the kit and then stamped the maze pattered on the white circle.  I added in the plastic maze on top, but instead of using the maze pouch, I just added in a sentiment.  I used another Fishtail Flag and heat embossed the sentiment to layer on top of the maze.  Last, I added some cardstock strips along the bottom of the card and finished it off with some glossy accented stars.  

MFT April Card Kit

The MFT Blog will have lots more to see so head on over there!  The kit will be available tomorrow, April 18th at 8pm CST.

Thanks so much for coming by today! 


Sunday, April 16, 2017

MFT Card Kit Countdown....

Ok, friends.  The April Card Kit is almost here  It's SO much fun!

Here is a sneak peak of the A-maze-ing Card Kit for April....

MFT April Card Kit

The kit includes an adorable stamp set, black and white plastic mazes, small silver maze spheres and everything it takes to make the most adorable maze cards.  For this card, I took the maze stamp and stamped it in Versamark on a Blu Raspberry card stock panel.  I added in the red heart onto the white circle die cut, then glued down the plastic maze, added the silver sphere and then the shaker pouch.  It all goes together so well....and looks even better with the matching red envelope....also included in the kit!  :)

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more sneak peeks for this months card kit.  Stop back by tomorrow for another peek!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A little washi with a little bling....

Hey there!  I'm stopping in with a couple of cards to share today.  If you are like me, you have a whole drawer full of gorgeous washi!  I am slightly addicted and it is just so much fun to use.  Queen and Company has a bunch of the most beautiful glitter washi's and I love using it on cards. 

For this first card, I used it to make the sentiment pop!


I lined the Pink Striped Glitter Tape on cardstock and then took this Simon Says die and die cut the sentiment, leaving a super fun, glittery sentiment.  I layered it up on the gray card base with vellum, to create a fun look.  I added some white Queen and Company Iridescent Pearls to finish of the card front.  

This next card uses the Foam Front Heart Die....


I die cut the foam front die twice to give a little dimension after lining up the Blue Dot Glitter Tape on the card base.  To finish off this CAS card, I die cut the "hello" 5 times and stacked them up for a 3D sentiment.  Super simple!

That is all for today!  Hope you like my CAS creations!  Stay tuned for more glitter washi creations....have a great day!  :)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MFT April Product Launch....

The April Release at My Favorite Things is here!  There are so many amazing new stamp sets and dies to add to your collection.  Head on over to the MFT Blog to see everything!

I have a card to share today using the new set called, Up in the Air.


First, I colored up these 3 adorable images, the balloon, the elephant and the heart banner, and then adhered them together.  I used one of the new Stitched Dome Stax, added a few masked clouds in the background and then finished it off with a sentiment.  I added this focal point to the card base.  I used Versamark and stamped the could image to the card base for a little more detail.  Last, I used the Fishtail Flag Frames to add in a rainbow banner along the bottom.  


The MFT Blog will have lots more to see, along with links to the rest of the Design Team creations!  So glad you stopped in today and I hope you have a great day!


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop....

I am super excited to join Nicole from Right at Home and some crafty friends for a blog hop today.  This blog hop is a celebration for National Craft Month.  Nicole was so sweet to create this stamp set, called Make Something Beautiful,  for a craft weekend we had recently and today we are all here to share!  Head on over to the Right at Home blog for a full blog hop list.  

If you are following along on the hop, my sweet friend, Marcie sent you over.

For today's project I decided to make something other than a card.  I wanted to create a simple, rainbow, watercolor wall art with the adorable paintbrush included in the stamp set....


First off, I heat embossed 7 paintbrushes with white embossing powder.  I used my Lyra Aquacolor Crayons and did some watercoloring with 2 different browns for each paintbrush handle.

Next, I used a rainbow of colors to color each paintbrush tip and then added a little paint puddle above each brush.  Seriously, super simple!  I found a white frame at Hobby Lobby and added the paper to the frame.  I am excited to have this sitting on my shelf to add a pop of color in my craft room!


The next stop on the hop is my friend Amy S.  I know she will have something fabulous to share with us!

Want to win this stamp set?

Head on over to the Right at Home Blog for more details!  So glad you could stop in today!  Hope you have a great day!


Monday, March 27, 2017

MFT March BP Challenge...

Hey there!  It's time for another round of Creative Construction with Blueprints over at MFT.  Here is our challenge for this month....

Dainty, delicate scallops add femininity and softness to your creations. Our collection of Blueprints includes so many scallop options - from panels detailed by a perimeter of scallops, to edge-only dies that allow you to create panels of any size, you’ll find the perfect finishing touch for any project. Join our team this month as they share some of their own scalloped projects.


I used the scalloped from Blueprints 27 and made layers of color just for a fun background for this card.  I colored up a dragon to match and then added in some clouds in the background along with a simple Hello sentiment.  I added in a matching envelope to create this fun card.

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more of the scalloped cards this month.  So glad you could stop by!