Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thank you Kindly - Fall Florals

Here is my card for this weeks My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.   I broke out my Fall Florals and stamped them in some vivid colors!   It has been really hot where I live for Christmas holidays it hardly felt like December.   Warm enough to wear my summer clothes!  

The base is made from Stone Gray card stock with a Smooth White panel stamped with Golden Glitz Delicata ink with the Swiss Dot background.    The Fall Florals were stamped with various ink colors and layered up on the panel with a sentiment stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I thought the cool base would really show off the bright and vivid colors of the flowers.  The sentiment is from Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set from My Favorite Things as well.

This is the last sketch of the year and I have completed all of them!    In case you cannot guess, I absolutely love My Favorite Things products!   They dominate my craft room for sure!    

Happy New Year to you and thanks for following my blog!    I wish everyone lot's of joy in the coming year!

Stamps:  MFT Watercolored Stripes, Swiss Dots Background, Fall Florals, and Delicate Pretty Poppies
Inks: Delicate Golden Glitz, Versamark, SSS Fog, Various MFT, SSS and Hero Arts inks (sorry - I forgot to list the colors when I was stamping!)
Papers: MFT Prestige Stone Gray, Smooth White, Vellum
Tools: MFT Stitched Pinking Edge Square Stax, Fall Florals Dies, Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, Sakura White Gel Pen

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tons of Fun!

I am back to share a card with the My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants.    I gave out some cards for gifts this year so I need to replenish my stash of birthday cards.  This is such a cute set.   I cut out the images with my Brother Scan and Cut 2.  

The layout is done with MFT Blueprints 20.    I stamped the scalloped piece with the sketchy chevron background stamp using SU Daffodil Delight card stock.   The panel was also cut with Blueprints 20 and I used MFT Farm Fresh Gingham and sponged some distress ink onto the white panel for the sky.  
The images were colored with Copic markers. 

All products My Favorite Things unless I state otherwise: 

Stamps: Adorable Elephants, Sketchy Chevron Background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Distress Tumbled Glass and Broken China, Hybrid Lemon Drop
Papers: SU Daffodil Delight, PI Kraft, Farm Fresh Gingham Patterned paper, Smooth White
Tools: Brother Scan and Cut 2, Blueprints 20, Sakura White Gel pen, Clear Wink of Stella, Copics

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Top Dog Birthday!

Here is my card for this week's sketch.    I used my new Brother Scan and Cut 2 that I got for Christmas and cut out the images of the dogs from the My Favorite Things Top Dog set.   I don't have the dies from this set and could not wait to try out my Christmas/Birthday present.   My birthday is two weeks before Christmas.     I have been wanting a Scan and Cut for about two years and finally decided to take the plunge.    Mostly because my stamping orders have become more die driven because I hate to fussy cut.   I would rather spend the money on stamps and other fun things.    I will still order dies, I got this mostly to cut out my stamped images.  

It really works easy but the trick is to have a really dark black line. Otherwise it cannot see it well, however, I found it was really easy to use and can't wait to see what else I can do with it.   Any ways, back to the card, :-)!  

I love this Top Dog set from My Favorite Things.   I am a dog lover and a family full of dog lovers so any type of card with a dog works well with anyone in my family.     I used this weeks sketch from My Favorite Things and was going to make it into a Valentine's day card but decided to make it a birthday card.    (the birthday sentiment is on the inside - which I did not take pictures of :-(.

I just love the new Scalloped dies from MFT.   I love the stitched detail and the little scallops.   On the inside, I stamped the Sketched Chevron background and a birthday sentiment from MFT Birthday Wishes and Balloons.  

I am off this week for work so I am hoping to get a few more cards made, make some Christmas tags for next year (never seem to have enough time before and don't remember in the middle of the year).  I figured I would use some of the sets that I did not get to use this year as of yet.    Check back with me this week, I should have several posts to share.

I hope you have a great holiday week!    See you soon!

All products My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted: 

Stamps:  Top Dog, Watercolor Stripes background, Sketched Chevron Background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, SSS Sea Glass, SSS Smoke
Papers: Gravel Gray, Red Hot, Copic Xpress it and Smooth White
Tools: Brother Scan and Cut 2, Stitched Mini Scalloped Circles, Blueprints 1 and 2,  Sakura White Gel Pen

Thanks for joining me today!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Scribbled Flowers

Sometimes I like to look thru my dies and create a card with mostly dies instead of stamps.    I was flipping thru my dies and was going to create a wintery card but decided to break out the flowers!   I have been making some many wintery and Christmas cards that this was a nice change.   I used one of my favorite sentiments sets from My Favorite Things called Cheerful Blessings.    This card can be used for any occasion.   I will probably stash it in my Birthday card stack as I can add the birthday greeting later on the inside.

Stamps: MFT Cheerful Blessings, Linen Background Stamp
Inks: MFT Hybrid Kraft, Versafine Onyx Black, MFT Hybrid Sour Apple
Papers: PI Kraft, MFT Orange Fizz, Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Whip Cream
Tools: MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangle, Scribble Flowers, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

The card design was inspired by this weeks My Favorite Things Sketch 259. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dad's Birthday - Purple Onion Designs

My dad turned 80 this week!  We are celebrating his birthday tomorrow so I wanted to make him a special birthday card.     I started with My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 and wanted to create a plaid background to create a base for my winter scene.    I used the die and cut out the scalloped background from SU Basic Black card stock and MFT Red Hot card stock stamped with the Gingham Background stamp with Black Licorice ink.    I used a Purple Onion stamp, Cedar, and stamped him on Smooth White card stock and colored with Copic Markers.     The sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Ink Sending and Wishing stamp set heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  

Stamps:  Purple Onion Cedar & Two Forrests, MFT Gingham Background, SSS Sending and Wishing 
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers: PI Kraft, MFT Red Hot, Smooth White, SU Basic Black
Tools: MFT Blueprints 20, Stitched Arch Stax, Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax, Sakura White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Clear, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Copics, Ranger Stickles Diamond

Thanks for stopping by! 

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Die Challenge. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Adorable Elephants Again!

If you read my blog post yesterday, I had made two backgrounds using the new My Favorite Things Watercolor Stripes background.  I had ran Distress Ink in Cracked Pistashio and then spritzed with water.   This was the first background I pulled off.  With the ink still on the stamp, I spritzed with water again and got an even light image but still pretty and used on my card yesterday. 

I colored the image from the My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants this time with my Zig Clean Color markers instead of Distress Inks and fussy cut the image out.   I don't like fussy cutting.  I am a perfectionist and normally when I fussy cut I am never happy with the results.    I prefer to have the dies but I am trying to watch what I am spending on stamps and dies are really expensive! 

The main panel was cut with the Blueprints 2 and then layered with craft foam cut down a little smaller than the background to add dimension.    After I fussy the cut the image, I also did the heart.   I stamped the heart on the main panel for the balloon string.  I covered the ballon with some clear Wink of Stella and then added a clear Pico embellisher to make it super shiny and sparkly.    The clouds were cut from watercolor paper stamped with the cloud images from the Somebunny set and colored with some Tumbled Glass Distress ink.   

The sentiment was embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder and trimmed the sentiment to a banner shape cut with a diagonal end.  I was going to add some sequins but decided to just leave it like it is. I was super happy how it turned out!  

All products My Favorite Things unless I note otherwise:

Stamps:  Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants, Somebunny, Watercolor Stripes background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers:  Grout Grey, SU Basic Black, Canson Watercolor
Tools: Blueprints 2, Somebunny dies, Pico Embellisher Clear, Clear Wink of Stella, Hero Arts Embossing Powder,  Copic Multiliner 

Thanks for stopping by!   

I am also including this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge blog for a pinch of something!    I love adding the Wink of Stella and Pico Embellisher to my card for some sparkly shine!  

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Adorable Elephants

I received my order from My Favorite Things on Friday.  I could not wait to ink up this new set from Birdie Brown.  I am a little obsessed with her stamp line and each month I have to have her new stamps.   It is always the first thing that I ink up.   I decided to watercolor the images and background with Distress inks.

I used the new MFT watercolor stripes background and inked it up with Cracked Pistachio ink and spritzed it with water.   I used watercolor paper and got two backgrounds completed.  I used one for my card today and I will show you another card this week with this same set.   

I have been super busy and have a stack of new products to use.  I am looking forward to a break from work around Christmas and hoping that I am able to get lots of crafty time in.  There have been so many great releases.  I just need some time to get it all done :-). 

All products My Favorite Things unless I note otherwise.  
Stamps:  Adorable elephants, Watercolor striped background, Somebunny, Swiss dot background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Hybrid Steel Grey, Distress inks: Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Broken China
Paper: Canson Watercolor, Steel Grey, Limeade, Recollections white
Tools:  Stitched mini scalloped circle, Blueprints 1 & 2, Stitched horizontal rectangles, Circle stax 1, Somebunny dies, Pretty Pink Posh 6 mm and 4 mm Sparkling clear sequins, Wink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Favorite Things Santa's Elves

I created a quick Christmas card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  This is when colored images that I have done in the past come in handy!     I have a super busy weekend and had very little time to make a card this weekend.

Stamps:  MFT Santa's Elves, Handwritten Holidays, Sheet Music Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: MFT Wild Cherry, SU Basic Black, PI Kraft, MFT Smooth White, SU Silver Glitter, Copic Xpress it
Tools: MFT Blueprints 8, 1 & 2, Stitched Fishtail Frames, Santa's Elves Die, Christmas red Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear, Copics