Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thanks A Bunch!

I just love stamps from My Favorite Things. Their stamps are excellently produced so the images are always crisp and clear.  They are also tons of fun to color.  Here's one I worked on this weekend:

I wanted to try a clean and simple card and I have been dying to try out my first set of washi tape.  I embossed a rectangle around the edge of the card front and then added strips of washi tape.  I got this tape at Scrapbookers Anonymous--pop on by and say hi to Marilyn for me. 

I stamped this gorgeous image on X-Press It paper using momento ink and colored with copics.  I used my spellbinders dies to frame the image and used the Mix and Match Banner dies from My Favorite Things.  Have you ever tried their die-namics?  They are great, so try them out for yourself.

That's it for me this weekend. I'm off to Mom's to help set up her living room after some unexpected renovations.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the reno's turned out.  Happy Long Weekend!

Challenges for this card:

MFT July Guest Designer Contest
Cute card thursday--thanks for patriotism
CASual Fridays

Chevron Magic

I've been tossing this idea around for a while now. I wanted to use chevrons for the background of my card, but my original idea was to try to emboss the chevrons.  Well, that didn't work out, so I thought some more and came up with this card:

I really like how it turned out.  I took some pictures as I was working on the card, so I can explain how I did it.

I used the mini chevron die from My Favorite Things.  I cut out quite a few of the chevrons and made a small template for myself.  Here's a picture of it:

I glued each strip to a scrap piece of paper, so that they would hold in place.  Then I slipped my piece of white cardstock underneath and began to ink the cardstock.  I used 3 TH distress inks.  Here's what the background piece looked after inking:

Then I sprayed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist to give it a bit of a sparkle.  Next I finished the card. I colored the MFT stamp called Blessed Mouse with my copics.  I also used another set of die-namics from MFT called mini wavy pennants.  Add a little bit of twine and some rhinestones, and.......Voila!

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges for this card:

MFT July Guest Designer Challenge
Raise the Bar challenge #107
PaperPlaytime #77
Crafting when we can challenge #21

Friday, June 15, 2012

Letters, letters and more letters

I created this canvas and I wanted to use al the leftovers letters and flowers that I had laying around. It was an exercise in using up my stash, and I think it was effective.  I had seen something similar, but I can't seem to find the original creator. If anyone knows who that might be, please let me know so I can give credit.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Challenges for this creation:

Flourishes Art and Letters Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays
Wild Orchid Challenge #52
The Play Date Cafe
Simon Says Stamp  Summer Joys 
Truly Scrumptious--flower power
The Stampman Challenge
Pile It On--outdoors
The Shabby Tea Room

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hugs to You!

Here is another attempt for the My Favorite Things June Guest Designer challenge.  I tried to create a slightly shabby card, so I inked the edges of the papers with TH distress ink (forest green I think).  I also crumpled up each layer of the flowers before adhering it to my card.   I used MFT products for all the die buts and you can find them here.  The image was colored with copics.

I really have to say that I'm lovinmg all the MFT products I have so far.  The stamps are of great quality, and the dies are sharp and produce a nicely cut edge.  If you haven't checked out MFT products, I really urge you to do so. You'll be very happy if you do.  By the way, check out their sneak peeks that they have been having this past week.....just gorgeous!

Challenges for this card:

MFT June Guest Designer Contest


Wheeeeee!  It's a gorgeous day and there's nothing better than a warm,. sunny summer day to enjoy the outdoors.  I remember often swinging as high as I could.   What a feeling it was.

I'm using a stamp from My Favorite Things today.  It's called start Your Day with a Whee.  It's so cute and really sums up how I'm feeling today about the weather.  I've used a variety of MFT products on this card, including the flower die, edger and Mini Tabs Foursome.  MFT products can be found here. I also used my copic markers to color up the image.

Thanks for stopping by.  Janet

Challenges for this card:
MFT Guest Designer contest for June
Cutie Pie challenge #19
Scrapbookers Paradise Playing in Paradise #69