Thursday, December 14, 2017

Celebrate the New Year–MFT Color Challenge #83

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Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Tropical Teal, Latte, Pure Plum, and Safety Orange. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.



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This was a fun card to make! I decided to use the challenge colors for balloons and thought a New Year’s card would be a good way to use the balloons :) First I stamped the background using Snowfall Background and Delicata Gold Pigment Ink for confetti. I cut the balloons from the challenge colors and added Little Numbers Die-namics, cut from Black Licorice card stock for the year and the strings.

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Before I adhered the balloon elements, I partially dry embossed Radiating Rays Stencil and added Celebrate Die-namics cut from Brushed Gold card stock. I popped the balloons up on foam tape and heat embossed the sentiment, from Hand Lettered Holiday Stamp Set.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Hand Lettered Holiday, Snowfall Background
Die-namics: Big Birthday Balloons, Celebrate, Little Numbers
Stencils: Radiating Rays
Specialty Inks: Versamark, Delicata Gold Pigment Ink 
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Latte, Tropical Teal, Pure Plum, Safety Orange, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Brushed Gold
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Embossing Pad Combo
Other: heat tool


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let It Snow!–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #363

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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I needed ONE more Christmas card so I got out Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics to build a little scene. Before I did that, I stenciled Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste through Snowfall Stencil for a background. It’s hard to see but this is a texture paste with tiny sparkles built in—it’s gorgeous!!

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I also added it toe the snow drifts and trees, then built my scene—see below for card stock colors used. The sentiment is from Snow Globe Sentiments and was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. Foam tape was used for dimension between layers and to pop up elements.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snow Globe Sentiments
Die-namics: Scenic Snow Globe, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Snowfall
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, Orange Zest, Elf Green, Jellybean Green, Chocolate Brown
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, palette knife
Other: heat tool


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Joy–Color Throwdown Challenge #473

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Hello and welcome to the last Color Throwdown Challenge of 2017! We’ll be taking the rest of December off so the team can spend more time with family and friends. We’ll be back on January 3rd with the first challenge of 2018. Our hostess this week is Miss Broni, who has a lovely palette for us to work with based on her equally lovely inspiration piece.

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I needed another Christmas card and decided to go all CAS for it. I’m using a Sweet Tooth card stock base, Cactus green card stock for the wreath, and Kraft card stock for the sentiment die cut.

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I cut lots of leaves using Fab Foliage Die-namics and created my wreath. Joy Die-namics was cut three times, adhered together, and popped up on foam. I added Blush 4mm sequins for the pink berries but decided they weren’t quite pink enough so I darkened them with a Copic marker. And that’s it!

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD473 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd473 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented December Guest Designer, Debra James!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Debra James – December Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you next year!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Fab Foliage, Joy
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Kraft, Cactus Green
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Blush 4mm Sequins
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copic marker

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Replay

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Hello and welcome to MFT’s October Release Replay! Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!


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I’ve been wanting to use this gorgeous Fairy Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection for some time and I thought this would be the perfect time to bring them out and the just released Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics is a perfect way to showcase them.

To begin, I cut the window in Sweet Tooth card stock, inserted the Star Shaker Pouch, added the sequins, and closed it up, then popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

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Next I cut lots of stars using LJD Stars Above Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, Shining Stars Die-namics from Electric Red, Cornflower, Limelight, Daffodil, Blu Raspberry, and Silver Sparkle card stocks. I added a sentiment from LJD Stars Above, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics and scattered the stars all over the card front to finish.

And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: LJD Stars Above
Die-namics: Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window, LJD Stars Above, Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, Shining Stars, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Electric Red, Cornflower, Limelight, Daffodil, Blu Raspberry
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Star Shaker Pouches
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Fairy Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection
Other: heat tool


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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Just Bee-cause–My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #362

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


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OK, then, this one certainly stumped me! I seldom follow a sketch rigidly so I really had to wrack my brain to come up with an out-of-the-box idea for those two circles and horizontal elements. So I looked at stamp sets and Die-namics until I came up with little scene. To start, I sponged the background using Berrylicious dye ink and Sour Apple Dye ink. The top element is a sun, cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics from Sunshine card stock and I use clouds from Meant to Be Stamp Set for the horizontal element.

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Next I stamped, cut, and colored the bee skep from Meant to Bee and Meant to Bee Die-namics, along with one of the bees and the flight trail, which I fussy cut out, used for the vertical element. I stamped the sentiment then popped them all up on foam tape. Fun!!

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Meant to Bee
Die-namics: Meant to Bee, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Dye Ink: Berrylicious, Sour Apple
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sunshine
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Wink of Stella Brush – Clear
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Ink Blending Tool

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What Makes You Different Makes You Special–Color Throwdown Challenge #472

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Hey, everyone! Welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of December and I’m your hostess this week! I hope to see lots of your gorgeous projects in the gallery!! Here are my colors, based on this wintery inspiration piece. Take it in any direction yo want—Winter, Christmas, or totally non-seasonal as I did, just play along and have some fun!

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I love black, red, and white together and for this one I tossed in some gray. I cut Mod Rectangles from Graphic Grid and Gray & White Basics patterned paper and popped them up “randomly” on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape.

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The sentiment, from Wild About You Stamp Set, was stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock, cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, and heat embossed with white embossing powder, then also popped up on foam. I finished off with some hearts cut from Wild Cherry card stock cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 5. Easy peasy and very mass producible.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD472 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd472 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented December Guest Designer, Debra James!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Debra James – December Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Wild About You
Die-namics: Mod Rectangle STAX, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Graphic Grid, Gray & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic
Other: heat tool


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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

My Favorite Things December New Product Release!

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Hello there!! It’s time, it’s time!! MFT’s December Release is now available for purchase in the MFT Online Boutique! Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details and to see how you can have a chance to win free stuff!


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Before I continue, I have to tell you that I am dee-lited to have a class in this month’s Release Classes. You can find it and more from talented MFT Designers HERE on the MFT site.

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I have a couple of projects to show you tonight starting with this card using More Rustic Wildflowers Stamp Set and More Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics. I began by adhering a strip of Black & White Basics Paper Pack down the left side and then stamped up a bunch of flowers and leaves (colors listed below).

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I arranged them on the edge of the striped paper, added a sentiment die cut from Sending Hugs Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock and it was done! Love how it turned out and it was super simple to make.
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Next up a card and gift tag using Meant to Bee Stamp Set, Meant to Bee Die-namics, and Honeycomb Background from the December Release.

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I stamped the background in a distressed manner on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Black Licorice hybrid ink then did a watercolor wash for my background. I popped it up on a Black Licorice card stock base after tying around some baker’s twine.

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I created sentiment element by first adhering some Black & White Basics Paper Pack, then some Safety Orange card stock, and then the sentiment, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. I stamped and colored some bees and scattered them around to finish off.
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The tag has an added treat of some lip balm. This set is a perfect way to present some Burt’s Bees lip balm, don’t you think?

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The background was done the same way as the card. The lip balm window was cut, the Lip Balm Pouch were cut, the pouch inserted, closed up with the lip balm inside, and the frame cut from Black Licorice card stock. As was the sentiment strip, cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips and shortened. I added a couple of bees for accent and finished off with some ribbon and twine.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR new December goodies in some fun ways. Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy shopping!! And don’t forget that
MFT will be giving away TWO $100 vouchers—to have a chance to win one, be sure to comment on each of the designers’ blogs by end of the day on Thursday, December 7th. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, December 8th. Good luck!!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Flower Card:
Stamps: More Rustic Wildflowers
Die-namics: More Rustic Wildflowers, Sending Hugs
Dye Ink: Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Jellybean Green, Coral Crush, Poppy, Orange Fizz, Cotton Candy, Pure Plum, Razzle Berry, Black Licorice
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle

Bee Card:
Stamps: Meant to Bee, Honeycomb Background
Die-namics: Meant to Bee, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Black Licorice, Safety Orange, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, water brush, Wink of Stella – Clear
Other: baker’s twine

Bee Tag:
Stamps: Meant to Bee, Honeycomb Background
Die-namics: Meant to Bee, Tall Tag Duo, Lip Balm Window & Frame, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Lip Balm Pouches
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, water brush, Wink of Stella – Clear
Other: ribbon, twine

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My Favorite Things December Release Countdown, Day One

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Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT’s December Release Countdown! Today we’re previewing More Rustic Wildflowers Stamp Set, More Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics, Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics - Free with $60, Star Shaker Pouches, Frosty Friends - Free stamp set -gift with purchase. Release is to night at 9pm Eastern so set your clocks! Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details!


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My first card features More Rustic Wildflowers along with a couple of bees from Meant to Bee and Stitched Tag – Corner Square STAX. I cut the STAX from my card front and inserted another die cut from Farm Fresh Gingham Patterned Paper, arranged my flowers and adhered with hot glue.

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I stamped the sentiment, also from Meant to Bee on Slanted Sentiment Strips and popped it up on foam to finish.
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My second card features Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window from the December Release.

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My background was done by stamping Snowfall Background with Rose Gold Delicata Pigment ink—I think it looks like confetti :) The shaker element was created and filled with Rose Gold sequins, and seed beads, then closed up. I added wine glasses from Wind Service Die-namics—I used Copper Sparkle card stock and colored with Copic markers to make it more pink, same thing with the Cheers Die-namics.

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The 2018 element was done with Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics and I finished off with some baker’s twine—I think the twine adds a streamer look and along with the confetti is tres festive!

And there you have it—the last day of MFT’s December Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tonight for New Product Release!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Flower Card:
Stamps: More Rustic Wildflowers, Meant to Bee
Die-namics: More Rustic Wildflowers, Meant to Bee, Stitched Tag – Corner Square STAX, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Dye Ink: In the Buff, Safety Orange, Blue Breeze, Blue Yonder, Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Farm Fresh Gingham
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, In the Buff, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics
Other: Heat tool, hot glue/gun

Star Card:
Stamps: Snowfall Background
Die-namics: Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window, Cheers, Wine Service, Pop-Up Numbers
Specialty Inks: Rose Gold Delicata Pigment Ink
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Toot, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle, Copper Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics, Rose Gold 6mm sequins, Rose Gold 4mm sequins, Silver Shimmer seed beads, Star Shaker Pouches
Other: black seed beads, baker’s twine


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