December 13, 2017

You Get Better With Age! {WSC363}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge, and we have a really fun sketch for you this week!

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Ok, friends. Did you see that MFT now carries Alcohol Inks! SQUEAL!!! I am SO excited, and I stocked up on quite a few colors for my collection! I seriously cannot get enough of Alcohol Inks. I began by cutting a panel of Yupo Paper using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and then used Alcohol Inks to create the background. LOVE.

I used the You Trio Die-namics to cut the “You” from Smooth White Card Stock and I cut it three times, layered them together, and then added them to the card. I cut a flag of Bubblegum Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and I stamped “GET BETTER WITH AGE” from All About You using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created, and to play along! There is a $50 MFT Gift Certificate up for grabs!

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Miss You Snow Much! {CTD473}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, Broni has challenged us to use pink, green, kraft and white! SO pretty!

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For my card today, I played with the darling Bunny Slopes and Bunny Slopes Nice and Neat Dies, which I won when I took a class with Cheiron at The Ink Pad! LOVE this little bunny! I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with the A2 Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I sponged on some Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink. I spritzed the panel with water and when it was dry,flicked on some watered down white acrylic paint. I cut the snow slope from Smooth White Card Stock using the Snow Drifts Die-namics, and trimmed it down with the A2 Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics.

The bunny, trees and gondolas from X-Press It Blending Card using the Bunny Slopes Nice and Neat Dies, and I stamped them with Bunny Slopes using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. The mountains and the little log cabin are from Get Yeti, and I cut them using the Get Yeti Nice & Neat Dies and stamped them with Get Yeti using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored all of the imaged with Copic Markers and then added them to the scene. The bunny and gondolas were popped up with Foam Tape, and I added some silver twine for the gondola line. The sentiment, from Bunny Slopes, was stamped using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.

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Check out what the Color Throwdown Team has created today!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Amy Rysavy

Amy Rohl

Kelly Lunceford, this month’s AMAZING Guest Stamper!

Kelly Schirmer, this week’s FABULOUS Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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December 12, 2017

December MFT Release Replay!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for the December MFT Release Replay! As you are probably aware, the incredible MFT December Release went live last Tuesday, and it is chock full of DARLING new goodies! Today, the MFT Design Team is sharing projects using the new products!

Today I have a card to share with you using the new Our Town Die-namics, which I have paired with some previously released products to create a holiday card!

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Did you know MFT now carries Alcohol Inks! SO EXCITING! You all know I am obsessed with my Alcohol Inks, and I’ve added quite a few new colors to my collection now that MFT carries them! I used them to create the background, which I LOVE, and I then cut a circle using the Circle STAX 1 Die-namics.  I cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using the new Our Town Die-namics, and then cut it again using the Circle STAX 1 Die-namics. I then layered this onto the alcohol ink panel to create an ornament.

The main panel of Smooth White Card Stock was cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and I then embossed it using the Peek-A-Boo Polka Dots Die-namics using the Embossing Pad Duo. I added my “ornament” to the card, popping it up with Foam Tape, and then added a silver bow to the top. The sentiment panel was cut from Ripe Raspberry Prestige Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and I stamped “WISHING YOU PEACE THIS HOLIDAY” from Dashing Deer using Versamark Ink. I heat embossed the sentiment with White Detail Embossing Powder, and then added a sweet little snowflake, cut from Silver Sparkle Card Stock using the Layered Snowflakes Die-namics. LOVE.

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December 6, 2017

Hello Winter! {CTD472}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, Bar has challenged us to use red, gray and black! Great combo!

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This card was super easy and fun to put together! In fact, I made three of them (trying to bulk up my Christmas card stash!). I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I stamped the background using Hello Winter from Neat & Tangled repeatedly using Grout Gray Premium Dye Ink.

I cut a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and stamped “HELLO” from Hello Winter using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I then cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock and Electric Red Card Stock using the Hello Winter Nice & Neat Dies. I LOVE how this die has a mat! The heart was cut using the Wishing You Love Nice & Neat Dies and I coated it with a Wink of Stella Brush Marker and then coated it with Glossy Accents. I added a trio of rhinestones to finish of my card.

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Check out what the Color Throwdown Team has created today!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Amy Rysavy

Amy Rohl

Kelly Lunceford, this month’s AMAZING Guest Stamper!

Kathy Straw, this week’s FABULOUS Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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December 5, 2017

December MFT New Product Launch!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy MFT Release Night!

We made it! The FABULOUS December MFT Release is available right HERE, right now, in the MFT Boutique! YAY!

Today I have a card to share with you using the ADORABLE Meant To Bee, Meant To Bee Die-namics, Honeycomb Background and the Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle STAX Die-namics! LOVE!

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I started by cutting a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using the new (and AMAZING!) Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and I stamped the panel using Pineapple Premium Dye Ink with the new Honeycomb Background. LOVE. I popped this panel up with Foam Tape onto a panel of Kraft Card Stock cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I added a mat of Smooth White Card Stock cut with the A2 Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics.

I cut the bee hive and bees from X-Press It Blending Card using the Meant To Bee Die-namics, and I stamped them with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using Meant To Bee. I colored them with Copic Markers and then added shimmer to the bees wings using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker. I popped them all up with Foam Tape, and then added the sentiment panel, cut from Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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MFT December Release Countdown: Day One!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Friends, we are JUST about there! The incredible December MFT Release will be available tonight at 9PM EDT right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

Today I have a card to share with you using the gorgeous new More Rustic Wildflowers, More Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics and my new obsession, the Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle STAX Die-namics!

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These flowers and leaves are SO MUCH FUN to stamp! I cut them from Smooth White Card Stock using the More Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics and then stamped them using More Rustic Wildflowers using Poppy Premium Dye Ink, Electric Red Premium Dye Ink, Cranberry Cocktail Premium Dye Ink, Daffodil Premium Dye Ink, Pineapple Premium Dye Ink, Summer Splash Premium Dye Ink, Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink, Gumdrop Green Premium Dye Ink, Cactus Premium Dye Ink and Milk Chocolate Premium Dye Ink.

I cut a panel of Kraft Card Stock using the new Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle STAX Die-namics (You will be seeing me use these A LOT), and I stamped the panel using the Whimsical Woodgrain Background using Kraft Premium Dye Ink. I popped it up with Foam Tape onto panels of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics and A2 Rectangle STAX 1 Die-namics. I then arranged the flowers and leaves and popped them up with Foam Tape. I cut “hello” using the Hello & Thanks Die-namics from Smooth White Card Stock four times, layered them together and added it to the card. I coated the die-cut with Glossy Accents and then finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.


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December 4, 2017

MFT December Release Countdown: Day Two!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

We are SO CLOSE to the MFT December Release! All of the incredible new products will be released tomorrow, December 5th at 9PM EST right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

Today I have a card to share with you using the ADORABLE new Royal Friend and Royal Friend Die-namics! SO sweet!

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For my card, I began with a panel of Yupo paper, and using various Alcohol Inks, I created the background. I am seriously OBSESSED with creating Alcohol Ink Backgrounds! I cut the panel down using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics. I added a mat of Smooth White Card Stock and then added the panel, using Foam Tape, on top of a panel of Kraft Card Stock, also cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics. I matted that panel with Smooth White Card Stock using the A2 Rectangle STAX 1 Die-namics.

I cut this royal little cutie from X-Press It Blending Card using the Royal Friend Die-namics and then stamped him with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using Royal Friend. I colored him with Copic Markers and added three gems to his crown using the Disco Ball Mix Jewels. I cut a panel of Pure Plum Prestige Card Stock using the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink. I heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I popped up the sentiment panel using Foam Tape and then popped up the bear on top. I finished off the card with a trio of gold sequins.

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