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Apr 11, 2014

Release Rewind with My Favorite Things

I have two more cards to share with the My Favorite Things April Release - I had so much fun with the  previews, but I still had goodies on my desk to put to use.  Today I've got a card with each of each of the new Pure Innocence images.




Up first, let's take a look at Sunny Thoughts - isn't she sweet?  She's been stamped to watercolor paper and colored with my Distress Markers.  I used my Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics to cut Sweet Tooth felt and I've now got a bevy of puffy clouds to use as accents.  I added a small Sno Cone button tied with Hemp Cord.


The new On the Diagonal Background stamp was inked with the new Hybrid Sno Cone Ink.  The ink looks like a die ink, but when you stamp and let it dry, it has a soft pigment effect.  The coverage is fabulous.

I also used the new Hybrid Kraft ink to stamp the Typewriter text to Kraft paper. The image was trimmed out with the Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics.


My second image - Pure Innocence I Pick You was actually stamped with the new Hybrid Black Licorice Ink. The ink lists that it is permanent and waterproof - and of course I wanted to test that out for you.  

I am very happy with the quick drying time and waterproof quality of this ink. I was able to stamp it, and within a minute was watercoloring, the lines held with no bleeding whatsoever.


My overall card design is clean and simple.  The largest piece was stamped with the Wood Plank Background with Sweet Tooth ink.  The main image was die-cut with the Pierced Rectangle STAX and then framed with the Postage Stamp STAX. The sentiment sits on the tiniest Traditional Tags STAX which has been embellished with a Pink Lemonade Button and a bit of Hemp Cord.


If you haven't checked out the April Release I hope you'll head on over to check it out. It was a great release for sure, and I'm guessing you'll find a few things that you'll just have to take home with you.

Thanks for stopping by today, you'll find the links for my two cards just below.






Apr 9, 2014

Focus with the Deconstructed Sketch

Good morning! I've got a card to share this week for the Deconstructed Sketch challenge, and I've used some of the newest Stamps and Die-namics from My Favorite Things.

I went for a really soft, crisp look pairing off white with a big pop of black. The new Bokeh Builder Stamp Set is gorgeous, I had fun mixing the various circles to create a soft background.  

This was a great chance to use the Gerbera Daisy Die-namics that I love so very much. Remember that this amazing Die-namics is free with your purchase of $60 or more this month. 



I had so much fun stamping these bokeh building patterns I'm excited to play with the stamp set again.

This week, I did deviate lightly from the sketch, I omitted the two small notches..  I can't wait to see what you all come up with for the sketch and I hope you'll play along.





Be sure to visit all the Deconstructed Sketch girls to see what they've designed for you today:



Here are the links to the products I've used in today's card! The only one missing is the Gerbera Daisy this month's Free with $60 Die-namics.


Apr 8, 2014

MFT New Release - Now Available!

Welcome to the My Favorite Things New Product Launch - I hope you've been hopping along to visit with all the girls on the team tonight.  Tonight I've got three cards to share with the Superstar Photo Card Frame and then I've got a few other fun cards to share with you too. Suffice it to say I've LOVED this release. You can find all the latest  MFT Release Goodies here!

Be sure to visit each of the MFT Designers' Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, April 10 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, April 11th. Ready? Set. Comment!



As promised, let's start with the Superstar Photo Card Frame. This Die-namics die is both a frame and a greeting all in one. It's designed to fill a standard A2 sized card front and as you can see, it works in either a vertical or horizontal orientation! 

My son is obsessed with Captain America (and okay, maybe I am a little bit too…)  My little guy is often in need of a little encouragement, and he broke out in a big, huge, smile when he saw this card.  

PS - don't you think this Die-namics would be fun for a birthday invite or a thank you note?


As I'd mentioned, the frame also works for a vertically oriented card, so I reached for a favorite photo of mine to show you exactly what I'm thinking.  My older son has worked SO hard and has just moved up to the next ranked soccer team.  I'll be giving my little goalie this card as a little encouragement before his first big game of the season this weekend.  Those of you that have kids know how you get hit up for the big team photo fundraiser.  I like the looks of this much better than the fake backgrounds they use, and then I get to use the crafty supplies for other things too. Win-win right? 

PS - By the way, don't you think this would make a wonderful graduation announcement? These could be easily mass produced, cut the card bases, cut the frames and go print your photos at the pharmacy.  If I had kids that age I would totally do this...


But, you know what? This Die-namics doesn't have to be used exclusively for a photo card - I've also paired this frame with the new Sun, Moon and Stars Die-namics for a cheerful, encouraging greeting. You can use the star trails die in the set to make out a knocked out, peek-a-boo style pattern and then anchor your stars, or moon, or sun right on top.


This release is so CHOCK full of goodness that I have a few more cards to share with you as well - I hope you have a little extra time to visit with me tonight!!

Seriously people there are too many amazing things that you will not want to leave behind - I've used this sweet Beautiful Baby set a few times this week, but there are a bunch of baby themed products this month that you can mix and match with ease.   While I played with Oh Baby Die-namics the other day, I had to give it another go just so I could use this tiny adorable diaper.  I paired it with the Blueprints 14 and a sweet little sentiment from Beautiful Baby.


The Blueprints 14 makes a beautiful 5 1/4 square card and also happens to pair perfectly with the TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics.  I'm using some bright and happy colors in my card today.  You can use the speech bubble alone or you can pair the two elements in the Die-namics to create an overlay like I've done below.  I added the word "amazing" from the You're Super stamp set.  


One last card to share tonight, are you ready?


The Gerbera Daisy Die-namics are this month's Free with $60 Die-namics. That's right, FREE when you're purchasing $60 or more before tax and shipping! And I must add, it's easy to get to sixty this month with so many fabulous items in the release.   

These flowers pair perfectly with the beautiful Layered Leaves Die-namics.  Check out the amazing sentiments included in this set titled Bokeh Builder - I'm in love! The sentiment is stamped to the Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics and I created the background using the previously released Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics. I've got a glittery Fishtail Flags STAX  tucked into my embellishment cluster.


PHEW! So much to share with you all, I've had so much fun and made a complete disaster of my stamp room! I hope you have found a few items that you'd like to take home with you. Be sure to head on over to the MFT Boutique to check out all that is new! 

I've collected links for the various cards I've made tonight - you'll find them all just below.  Thanks for stopping by tonight!






 
 

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