Friday, January 05, 2018

My Favorite Things January Release Countdown, Day Five


Hi everyone! It’s time for MFT’s January 2018 Release Countdown Kickoff! Release is on January 9th at 9pm Eastern. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details. Today we’re previewing Ewe and Me Forever Stamp Set, Ewe and Me Forever Die-namics, Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set, Raving Raccoons Stamp Set, Raving Raccoons Die-namics, Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart Die-namics, and a new hybrid ink, Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad and Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Refill!


I have a couple of cards for you today, starting with one highlighting Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart Die-namics. To begin, I stamped Sweet Tooth card stock lightly with Grout Gray dye ink and Romantic Script Background then splattered it with watered down black craft paint. Then I cut it with Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart Die-namics. I popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base but first slipped in some Ranger Watercolor Paper under the heart on which I’d applied a watercolor wash.


Next I added the sentiment, which was stamped with Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set (I LOVE this set!! Sometimes the original set is just a little large for a sentiment strip but this is perfect!) on Grout Gray card stock cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips. Then I added a little bouquet composed from Mini Royal Roses, cut from, top to bottom, Poppy, Coral Crush, and Peach Bellini card stocks and Fab Foliage cut from Sour Apple and Jellybean Green card stocks. I finished off with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops, Gloss Apple Green Nuvo Crystal Drops, and Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Next up this darling set, Ewe and Me Forever.


All of the little images are girls but I wanted a boy so I masked off the bow area and drew it back in with a Copic Black Multiliner after I stamped them with the new Extreme Black hybrid ink and then colored them with Copics. I set them in a scene created within an Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX opening


The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics.

And that’s it for today from me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you back tomorrow for Day Four of MFT’s January Release Countdown!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Heart Card:
Stamps: Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers, Romantic Script Background
Die-namics: Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Fab Foliage, Mini Royal Roses
Dye Ink: Black Licorice, Grout Gray
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Grout Gray, Poppy, Coral Crush, Peach Bellini, Sour Apple, Jellybean Green
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue
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, Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops, Gloss Apple Green Nuvo Crystal Drops, Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
Other: hot glue, black craft paint, art brush

Ewe Card:
Stamps: Ewe and Me Forever
Die-namics: Ewe and Me Forever, Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Beach Scene Builder, Spring Scene Builder, Grassy Hills, Puffy Clouds,
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Sunshine, 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: Copic Multiline Black, heat tool



  1. Wow Barbara. So difficult to find how to send you a comment. Love ALL your cards BTW but have been looking at your peek-a-boo heart card with the roses and trying to find out where you got / made the flowers. Finally found it!!!!! Yaaaaay. I'm pretty dumb when it comes to the computer I must confess. Anyway, thank you for your wonderful inspiration - I don't thank you for making me NEED / WANT / MUST HAVE the heart die, the mini roses die, the cute and sweet little ewe stamps etc. You lot are keeping me broke. I just received a parcel from MFT about 10 minutes ago and am about to go and start "playing", but now I already have a long shopping list and my pension doesn't even arrive for a week!!!!! I'm just too greedy I think. Love your work and the rest of the design team too. Don't know how you all manage to think of something new and different! Happy New Year to you and yours and happy designing and playing.

  2. Just beautiful! The subtle script adds the perfect touch to the lovely florals on the first card. It's good to know that the bow can be easily omitted to change the ewe's gender. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. Wow! Such gorgeous cards!! Love both of them.....

  4. Be still my heart... I simply adore the heart and flowers card! Beautiful!

  5. Barbara, I absolutely love your style of cards and your consistency is a quality that is to be greatly admired! Thank you for all your inspiration and joy that you keep alive within means so much!

  6. Two beautifully executed cards, Barbara. Great inspiration for the terrific new products!

  7. Two awesome designs, Barbara! Love the heart with those sweet roses!

  8. Wowzers!!!! I love the heart card and the sheep are adorable. Great coloring.

  9. Love your cards, especially the beautiful heart card with the pretty flowers. The heart die is at the top of my list.

  10. You really know how to showcase the new goodies, Barbara! Your cards are gorgeous!

  11. Awesome new stamp and die sets! I love your Be Mine heart card! And the little ewes are so adorable, sweet scene!

  12. Love you heart cut-out!! The ewes are adorable! Great coloring!


  13. Wow, there are no words for how awesome that heart card is. Absolutely stunning. and i love that die. i saw it on the sneak peeks along with your card and can't wait to get my hands on it and follow your inspiration.

  14. The striped heart die seems like it would be very versatile. So pretty how you added the script stamp in such a nice subtle color! It looks really good with the washed background for the heart.

  15. So cute! I love how you masked off the bow and made a boy sheep. So cute.

  16. Beautiful cards!Love the design of the first one!Thank you for the inspiration :)

  17. Love, love, LOVE the heart card! So pretty!


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