Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lollipop Thank-yous

I LOVE the Lollipop Treat Die-namics and all the matching stamp sets from My Favorite Things. I had a quick little creating session with my middle guy to FINALLY get out his birthday thank-you's. They were WELL over due, but I'm hoping this fun way to say thank-you makes up for that. 

Ry had fun picking the colors and taking the time to cut out all the pieces for his Lollipop Treats. I assembled them and he finished writing his little notes.

 I knew we could just give the lollipops with the words, Thank-you stamped on them. BUT, I like to have the boys write a quick note. I think it's important for them to learn this. So I cut up some regular, ol' computer paper into 4.25 x 5.5 inch pieces and he wrote out each one.

 We then rolled them up and tied them onto the front of his lollie treats with a bit of bakers twine. 

 I used MFT Kraft and Gumdrop Green cardstock to cut out the pieces with the Lollipop Treats Die-namics. Then I used the fun coordinating stamps from Lollipop Additions-Birthday to add fun, graphic patterns and words to the cut pieces. I stamped the bits and pieces in  Blu Raspberry, Gumdrop Green, and Black Licorice Premium Dye inks. What a fun combo. Note to self....use this one again! 

I think they turned out so great and Ryan can't wait to hand deliver these to his friends. 

Thanks for stopping by this weekend. It's Easter and we are celebrating with a church, and Egg Hunt and dinner with family. I hope you are enjoying your weekend, too. 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MFTWSC117-rock and roll birthday

Fun stuff! I am still having so much fun with these new stamps and Die-namics by Laina Lamb from My Favorite Things. I am so still having fun stamping the hounds tooth pattern from Spring Backgrounds onto Kraft card stock with Black Licorice Ink. I paired them all up to make a great card masculine card for my BIL's birthday. 

I used this week's WSC sketch to make the card. I also used the Mix6 challenge,create splatter, from Splitcoast stampers the other week. It was a fun way to add some extra detail and a splash of color to my card. 

I first cut a large circle using my Circle Stax 1 Die-namics. I then distressed the edges and add some Kraft ink them. Next I smeared a little orange and grey gelatos into a paint pallet and added a bit of water to make a pool of color. I used the stippling brush (Inlcuded in the gelato pack) to pick up the color and gentle taped the brush on the edge of my finger, creating the splatter effect. I did this with each of the two colors. After it was dry (used my heat gun to speed up the process) I went and stamped the words, "rock Star" in Black Licorice ink.   This stamp is part of the Rock On stamp set. Love it!

I then die cut the guitar and flames, both from Accent it-Rock and Roll Die-namics. Before I added them to my circle element, I used Electric Red Ink to sponge the edges of my Tangy Orange cs. 

In the background, you can also see I added a strip of Black Licorice Harlequin Border Die-namics.I grundged it up a bit with some Picket Fences Crackle Paint (man, I love this stuff!). 

Following the sketch, I used the Sentiment Strips Die-namics to cut a double ended fishtail flags banner piece and stamped the birthday sentiment. This one is from the Playlist stamp set. 
A few metal brads, one small and one large, and some stitching pull the whole card together. 

Here is this week's sketch:

We encourage you all to play along, and to enter your card in the weekly draw for a $15 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. Each week, a keyword is assigned to the sketch. All you need to do to enter, is upload your card to the gallery at SCS, and enter the given keyword in the keyword box, during the upload process. After the deadline, we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!

Now head on over to the MFT Blog for the line up with today's sketch. 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MFT March Creative Challenge {color}

With so many great colors in the MFT Boutique....cardstock, inks, ribbon, buttons, felt, we thought it would be fun to show off some of our favorite MFT color combos.  I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I hope you enjoy it. Along with these favorite color combos, I also pulled out lots of my FAVE Die-namics and stamp sets. 

First'll notice a common theme from me. I have a love affair with KRAFT!!! Love it, can't live with out it, and won't stop using it! It is such an amazing neutral and it really looks great with just about ANY color! I was over to the moon excited when Kim added MFT KRAFT Premium Dye ink to the line up! ahhhh! ♥♥♥

 I used kraft in all my combos today. First up, let's look at this favorite combo of mine:
Kraft, Grape Jelly, Sno Cone, and Nightshift Blue. 

I think that Grape jelly Ink looks fanatstic stamped on Kraft card stock. I used Darling Dots background to add fun polka dots. Polka dots and butterflies make me smile. 

I adore the giant butterfly dies from Inspired by  Butterflies-Die-namics. I used one and cut out a Kraft butterfly. I then decided to give it a *faux* cardboard look by running it through my Crimper. I used Sno Cone re-fill ink and a paint brush to give it some splatter and then added a few brush strokes of Picket Fences Crackle Paint. Once the crackle paint was dry, I went in and sponged on some Kraft ink. Lately, this MFT Kraft ink has become my favorite distressing ink to sponge on all the edges of my cardstocks. I finished off the butterfly with a few coordinating buttons-Grape jelly and Nightshift Blue. 

I added a touch of the Nightshift Blue with a teeny Pinking Edges at the top of my Sno Cone card stock strip. A bit more texture was added with a piece of Grape Jelly Grosgrain ribbon

The sentiment comes from the Inspired by Spring stamp set. It added the perfect touch of pretty to my shabby chic butterfly card. 

Next up is a classic combo of colors. You can't ever go wrong with a red, black and white combo. 
The MFT colors I ended up using: 
Electric Red, Black Licorice, Kraft, and Whip Cream.

I LOVE how the Black Licorice Premium Dye ink stamps on Kraft card stock. It's heavenly! and when it's done in Houndstooth....SWOON!!! I used the Spring Backgrounds to stamp the hounds tooth to set up the backdrop for my flowers.  I also added a row of tone on tone polka dots-Kraft on kraft with Darling Dots

I used Rectangle Stax 1 & 2 for my focal panel and then topped that with some pretty Whip Cream Daisies! The Leaf-filled Flourish is always fun to cut apart and tuck in here and there. I did that to accent my flowers. 

The sentiment was stamped in Electric Red Premium Dye ink. It's from Pretty Poppies. I just love the fonts Lisa Johnson used when designing that stamp set. Awesome! 

Again, I used Kraft Premium Dye ink to sponge on the edges. All the edges were also distressed with my Distressing Tool. You can also use the edges of your scissors to achieve a similar look. 

On my last card, I wanted to show you a favorite INK combo of mine. The first two cards really showed off the pretty MFT Cardstock colors with some coordinating Replenishments. Since I have been raving about my LOVE of the MFT Kraft card stock, I really wanted to show you how cool the MFT inks look stamped on them. So here is a Clean & Simple card I did to show off 

My favorite Kraft + MFT ink combo:
Kraft, Black Licorice, Blue Raspberry, Lemon Drop, and Gumdrop Green. 

I used the Sno Drifts Edges to make a couple of rolling hills with GumDrop Green cardstock. I also added some polka dots, because I just adore the Darling Dots background stamps

I then used the stem from Homespun Hearts, stamped in Kraft Premium Dye ink. I added a pretty flower from the Embellished Eggs stamp set and added a hounds tooth floral center stamped in Black Licorice.  I added a pop of yellow by stamping one of the darling little chickies in Lemon Drop ink. I added the fun, scripty "hello" from Pretty Poppies in Black Licorice ink. 

I adore buttons. Can't hardly make a card without using at least one of them.  Buttons might be my favorite Replenishement MFT carries. I used a Gumdrop Green button and added a little zig zag stitch, stamped in Gumdrop ink. I love this little element. 

I can't wait to see what my fellow DT members have come up with for color combos. Come with me to the MFT blog to see who is playing along this month. 

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Butterfly Card:

Classic Combo Daisies:

Hello Chickie Card:

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