Thursday, February 22, 2018

Let’s Chill–MFT Color Challenge #88

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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: Tickled pink, Wild Cherry, Summer Splash, and Black Licorice. 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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I wasn’t sure what to do with these colors so I just started flipping though my stamps to see if anything clicked. I thought BB Penguins in Paradise might do the trick so I got them out and started brainstorming. The penguin had the black covered and I figured a tropical drink and flower, along with a sea or sky would cover all bases :)

I did a watercolor wash for background of Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Windows Die-namics and popped it up on a card base with some strips of Black & White Basics patterned paper.

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The other colors were brought in by coloring the drink and some patterned paper strips cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips. The sentiment was heat embossed and dimension was achieved with foam tape.

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 $50 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: BB Penguins in Paradise
Die-namics: BB Penguins in Paradise, Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Windows, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Roses All Over Pastels, Painted Prints Smitten, Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, 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, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

To the Birthday Chick–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #373

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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 substituted Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Square Frames Die-namics cut from Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed sheet for the focal circle on my card and popped it up on foam on a card front stamped with Honeycomb Background and heat embossed with pewter embossing powder. I added some strips of Black & White Basics Paper Pack to each side and a watercolor wash to the background.

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I stamped and colored a couple of chicks from BB Birthday Chicks and popped them up then heat embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice card stock.

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 $50 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: BB Birthday Chicks, Honeycomb Background
Die-namics: BB Birthday Chicks, Single Stitch Line Tag Corner Square Frames, Blueprints 31
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet
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, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, Pewter embossing powder, heat tool


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Celebrate You–Color Throwdown Challenge #481

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Hello and welcome to a new Color Throwdown Challenge! This weeks subdued palette is brought to us by Amy Rysavy, based on her gorgeous inspiration piece—I love the industrial look of this room!



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I began by covering my card base with patterned paper from Bundles of Blossoms Brights Paper Pack, then built a shaker element using Celebrate Speech Bubble Die-namics cut from Primitive White Card Stock, using Heat Resistant Acetate for the window, foam tape for the barrier, and more Primitive White Card Stock for the back.

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Once that was adhered to the card base, I added a sentiment from All About You Stamp Set, heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder on Chocolate Brown Card stock and some balloons from Party Animals Stamp Set and Die-namics. The two purple were colored with Copics and for the other I used gold watercolor.

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 CTD481 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd481 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 Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff!

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: All About You, Party Animals
Die-namics: Celebrate Speech Bubble, Party Animals
Hybrid Ink: Chocolate Brown
Specialty Inks: Delicata Gold
Patterned Paper: Bundles of Blossoms Brights
MFT Card Stock: Whip Cream, Primitive White, Chocolate Brown
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Heat Resistant Acetate
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, 6mm Amethyst sequins, 4mm Amethyst sequins, 6mm Espresso sequins, 4mm Espresso sequins, 6mm Pansy Purple sequins, 4mm Pansy Purple sequins, Gold Shimmer seed beads
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, heat tool, Kuretake Gansai watercolors


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stitched with Love - Saint Patrick's Day

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You don’t need to be Irish to wear a bit o’ the green and take part in the fun tradition of Saint Patrick’s Day. If you have a sneaky leprechaun that likes to surprise people with little treats for this holiday, a hand-crafted card or tag provides a great finishing touch. We’re having a lot of fun conceiving new pattern ideas to use with our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics and the prospect of rainbows and four-leaf clovers was too good to pass up! Our team, as always, is on-board as well and they have plenty of inspiration to share with our newest cross-stitch pattern collection…good luck resisting this colorful quartet of designs!

What fun designs these cross-stitch patterns are! I made tags but they would work so well as the focal point of a card, too. I used DMC embroidery floss because I have a TON of it from my cross-stitchin’ days. For the shamrock I used #911

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And for the top hat I used #909, #3322, and #310

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They were both stitched on Smooth White Card Stock, the tops were covered with Fresh Squeeze Chevron Paper Pack, the grommet was cut from Black Licorice card stock, and finished off with some tiny gingham check ribbon and solid baker’s twine. The back was covered (if you’re like me the back side of your cross-stitch is pretty messy ;-)) with Sweet Tooth card stock.

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Cross Stitch Tag
Patterned Paper: Fresh Squeezed Chevron
MFT Card Stock: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth
Supplies: E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, ribbon, baker’s twine, DMC floss, tapestry needle


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Let’s Celebrate–MFT February Birthday Project Challenge—Up, Up and Away!

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Welcome to the February MFT Birthday Project Challenge! Few things say “birthday” like a beautiful bouquet of balloons. For this month’s challenge, focus on a single bobbing balloon or cover your card in copious amounts of colorful images or die cuts.



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Why do one balloon when you can fill your card front with them, right? That’s easy to do with Big Balloons Stencil. To begin, I stamped Balloon Strings Background on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with Cement Gray dye ink. I wanted the strings to be really subtle and this color ink worked perfectly. Next i stenciled balloons all over using bright colors (listed below).

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Next I stamped the sentiment from Handwritten Happiness with Extreme Black hybrid ink and added a bunch of stars cut from Silver Sparkle card stock—some popped up on foam tape.

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 $50 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: Handwritten Happiness, Balloon Strings Background
Die-namics: Blueprints 13, Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Stencils: Big Birthday Balloons
Dye Ink: Razzle Berry, Limelight, Daffodil, Orange Fizz, Wild Wisteria, Lush Lagoon
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Silver 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, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine


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You’re Raw-some–Chibi Lights Event

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Hello everyone, today is the first day of a two-day Chibi Lights collaboration. Chibi Lights are so much fun so be sure to check out all the Design Team projects at the MFT Blog, along with all the details about an awesome giveaway. Be sure to check out the Chibitronics blog, too, as they are giving away a prize as well. 


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I have actually had this card in mind since this set was released and just never got around to doing it. In fact, I’ve had the lanterns colored for that long! To begin is this card, I sponged my background on Smooth White card stock, leaving an area lighter for the lanterns and embossed the “line” for it from Be Mine Banner. I marked where my lanterns were going to go and punched holes in the center area for each.

On my Sweet Tooth card base I arranged my circuitry in a parallel pattern since I had multiple lights—instructions for this pattern are in the Chibi Lights starter kit.

Here’s a little video showing the lights going on and off:



To create the “switch” I cut a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock to slip under the battery to break the circuit and turn the lights off. When I remove the paper, the connection resumes and the lights come on :) I stamped “PULL” from Interactive Labels Stamp Set on the slip of paper to let the recipient know what to do to light up the card. I used Chibi Conductive Fabric Tape Patches to protect the connection from the switch paper sliding in and out. Love these things!!

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After I got my lights set up I popped the card front up on foam tape—it takes a couple of layers to match the thickness of the battery—and stamped and colored my images. I added them and the sentiment and it was done!

Chibi Lights are so much fun—there are several new products that are in my shopping cart right now that I am looking forward to using soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Sushi Date, Interactive Labels
Die-namics: Sushi Date, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Be Mine Banner
Dye Ink: Banana Split, Cornflower, Blueberry, After Midnight
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark, Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Smooth white, Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Chibi Lights Starter Kit, White LED Chibi Circuit Stickers Mega Pack, Chibi Conductive Fabric Tape Patches
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, craft tweezers, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: heat tool

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thanks–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #372

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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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This is a really basic sketch that you can take in all sorts of directions, I chose to create a watercolor rainbow for the horizontal element using Peerless Watercolors on Ranger Watercolor paper. I bordered it with paper from Black & White Basics Patterned Paper and adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

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Then I cut Twice the Thanks Die-namics from Brushed Gold card stock, stacked it on two layers of white card stock and adhered it to the watercolor panel. To finish, I added a 4mm Clear Droplet and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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 $50 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.

Die-namics: Twice the Thanks
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Brushed Gold card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops, 4mm Clear Droplets
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: Elmer’s spray adhesive


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I’m so Sorry–CTD #480

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Hi everyone, it’s time again for the Color Throwdown Challenge! This week’s SWEET combo is brought to us by Wanda, based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.


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I just didn’t want to do flowers, KWIM? Sometimes I want flowers, sometimes I don’t—this time was a don’t, LOL! The green was easy, so was the gray, but I had to think out of the box for the purple. Then I came up with…purple sky! Yes! To create my sky I applied a watercolor wash and stamped the sentiment from Deepest Sympathy stamp set with Gravel Gray hybrid ink—I always use hybrid ink on watercolor paper because the fibers are so soft that dye ink will feather for me every.single.time.

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Next I added Stitched Valley Die-namics, cut from Gumdrop Green card stock and stamped up some Modern Trees Stamp Set and Die-namics with Gumdrop Green dye  ink and Cement Gray hybrid ink, then popped them up on foam. To finish I added some enamel dots and some 4mm Clear Droplets.

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 CTD480 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd480 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 Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff!

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Modern Trees
Die-namics: Modern Trees, Stitched Valley
Dye Ink: Gumdrop Green
Hybrid Ink: Gravel Gray
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop Green
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, 4mm Clear Droplets
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, enamel dots


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