Tag Archives: my favorite things

Strike up the band!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Strike up the Band” set
  • Die – My Favorite Things “Strike up the Band”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden” 6″ X 6″ paper pad
  • Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Fog
  • Copic markers
  • Stampendous embossing powder – Detail White
  • Hero Arts spray ink – Unicorn

There are so many cute bunnies in this stamp set from My Favorite Things! I’ve had these stamps and dies for a while, but hadn’t gotten a chance to use them on a card until now. I’m also entering this card in two challenges on the My Favorite Things blog: The Sketch #291 challenge and MFT Color Challenge #50. After I stamped and die cut the bunny, I colored it with Copics to match the MFT color challenge. I popped it up with dimensional adhesive on the patterned paper background that I spattered with white spray ink. I heat embossed the sentiment in white and added the musical notes from the stamp set. Thanks for visiting.


Aloha, Cool Penguin!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers

I colored this cool penguin with Copic markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders die. I edged the image and the sentiment with a Copic marker matching the flower in the penguin’s drink. The patterned paper picks up the tropical, celebratory mood that the penguin is in. He has the right idea and is ready to kick off Summer this week. Thanks for visiting today!

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #90 – Code word: Aloha

Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group June challenge – Diving into Summer

The Paper Players Challenge #300 – Celebration!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge – Animal Magic

 

 

 


You Make My Heart Hop!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Valentine Flopsey” set (bunny and sentiments)
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Yours Truly: Adore”
  • Dies – My Favorite Things “Blueprints 13” (tag and banner)
  • Epoxy Heart – Pebbles
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this Valentine using My Favorite Things Sketch #267. I colored the bunny image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush. It was a very simple interpretation of the sketch. I used the dies in the Blueprints 13 set for the first time and boy, are they first rate! Such great quality! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 


Witchy with her cute friends

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Witch Way is the Candy” clear stamp set
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix Texture Fades – Tim Holtz “Cobwebs”
  • Copic markers
  • Wink of Stella
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I really enjoyed coloring these stamped images!  The little animals are so cute. I colored each with Copic markers and cut them out by hand. I popped up the frog with some foam adhesive and made a little spring out of paper so the bat would pop out and wiggle a bit. The background is black cardstock embossed with the Cobwebs Texture Fades by Sizzix. I was so pleased to be able to borrow the embossing folder from a friend while I was putting this card together! I then colored the web with my Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle (you know, the way a web would sparkle in the sun). For a closer look, some of the details are shown below.

I am entering this into the Friday Mashup Challenge this week for its Halloween theme. I’ve also been coloring along this month with Kathy’s coloring challenge at The Daily Marker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge. We try to color at least 10 minutes a day! Thanks for visiting today.mft-halloween-kitty

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Paper Players Sketch #259 – Thanks

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  • Stamp – Elizabeth Borer (free stamp with Craft Stamper magazine – July 2015 issue)
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp “Thanks” from Stamptember 2013
    • My Favorite Things “Four Corners”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned papers – K & Co. “Pink Circle Diamonds Flat Paper” (paper that the flower is stamped on) and My Mind’s Eye “Remarkable” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Metallic gold paper
  • Gelatos – Faber Castell

I used the current Paper Players Sketch, #259, when I created this card. The larger die-cut circle is colored with a blend of Gelatos and those colors are repeated throughout the other elements. Thanks for visiting today.

 


MFT Summer School Lesson 11: Repetition

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  • Dies – My Favorite Things Die-namics “Four Corners” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Resplendent Rectangles”
  • Stamp – My Favorite Things “Pretty Poppies” set
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous – Lapis Pearl
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft – Denim
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I created this card as part of My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson 11: Repetition. I used dies for the motif I repeated and heat embossed the sentiment with a pearly blue to pick up on the colors used for the dies and background. The dies create a nice rhythm down the card, drawing your eye to the sentiment. I decided to use complementary colors to make the elements pop. Thanks for stopping by.


Thanks to Saxon Tennis Coaches

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  • Vintage photo
  • Stamp – My Favorite Things “All Star”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop Template 6 x 6″ “Quatrefoil”
  • Modeling Paste – Viva Modellier Creme – Mother of Pearl
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Scripty Thanks”
  • Washi tape – Studio G
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

At the end of the season, it is tradition for parents of the South Salem High School tennis team to thank the coaches for all of their work and many volunteer hours they’ve contributed. The team just had their end-of-year tournament and awards ceremony this past weekend. The team captains presented each of the three coaches a gift and one of these cards, signed by all of the players. Since the school colors are light blue, red and white, I used them as my palette for the card. I added some extra texture and sheen on one of the panels by applying pearl modeling paste through a stencil. These were fun cards to make! Thanks for stopping by. Go Saxons!


September OWH ODBD Challenge

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  • Stamp – My Favorite Things – “My Favorite Sentiments” set
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Crosshatched Frags”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Kissing Booth: Cupid”
  • Die – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
  • Bling – Rhinestones – Queen & Co. and Mark Richards; Pearls – Memory Box
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This month’s Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps was to make your own background to be used on a card. I’ve been really into the backgrounds thing lately with my mixed media explorations. I thought I’d do something a little more mainstream for an OWH card, so I used Distress Inks through a stencil. This is a favorite technique of mine. I just take several colors of Distress Ink and apply it with a sponge applicator through a stencil, blending the colors. Then I stamped on top and die cut it and it looks like a piece of patterned paper. Thanks for visiting today.

 


OWH Sketch Challenge #198 – Hopping Heart

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Valentine Flopsey”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Raffia

Today’s card is a Valentine using OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch #198. I colored the bunny with Copic markers and cut it out, popping it up just a bit so he stands out nicely against the polka dot background. Thanks for stopping by.


OWH – I Love You S’more

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Flopsy Goes Camping”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Quatrefoil” by Ronda Palazzari
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Out of Print”
  • Copic Markers and Ranger Distress Ink
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It is my habit to take a little bit of stamping and cardmaking stuff with me when I go camping. I set-up on a picnic table or a stump (really!) and ink away. I seem to be particularly drawn to distress techniques, since they are already kind of messy and a little dirt won’t hurt! I managed to make five cards and a couple of tags on our trip this past weekend. So in the spirit of camping, I thought I’d use this marshmallow-toasting bunny stamp I received during the OWH fundraiser. I also followed the color theory recommendations in the most recent OWH Design Bootcamp to use a major, minor and accent color for a nicely balanced palette. I created the background using Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and pounced it through the stencil. It really looks like patterned paper when it’s done. I tried to vary the application of ink so it is lighter and darker across the background, and if you use your imagination, could emulate the night sky. The little campfire is colored with Copics. The bunny is pure white and popped up for a little dimension. Thanks for visiting.