Wednesday, September 12, 2018


My Favorite Things Superstar challenge had three groups and this card is for the Innovation Master.  Make something interactive.  Not an easy assignment for me, I am too controlling.  But I decided a shaker card at least had borders and some control!

I started with a Halloween green paper and picked out 6 stamps from the MFT Spooky Sentiments stamp set.  These 6 made almost a perfect square.  I stamped them using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink since I knew it would stay purple on top of the green.  I cut some orange card stock for the frame and placed an acetate window on it.  Green, orange, purple, black and silver sequins were carefully poured in.  I stuck the sets of wiggly eyes so they would stay in place and the sequins would shake around them.  It really is a fun card to play with!

I have enjoyed the challenge of these three groups from MFT.  I at least feel like a superstar with my entries!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018


My Favorite Things Superstar also has a coloring challenge called Coloring Virtuso.

When I think of colors this time of year, what stands out for me is the beautiful autumn colors for the leaves.  I used the MFT Autumn Wreath die on some heavy water color paper.  I was going to do a wreath, but instead cut them all apart.  I colored them with Zig Markers and had so much fun blending each leaf all the different shades of fall.  My fingers were bright red!  I then stamped the sentiment from MFT Get Toasty stamp set.  I did an ombre effect with orange and red ink for the sentiment and then embossed it with clear powder to give it a nice shine.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018


My Favorite Things is having a Superstar contest for some great prizes.  I am entering this card into the Clean and Simple Genius group.

I love to make clean and simple.  Usually it is just that.  I cut the tissue box from the MFT Bedside Comfort die set.  I made a little tissue out of real tissue.  I stamped the sentiment from the MFT Deepest Sympathy stamp set.  So many great phrases to use for these sad occasions.  

Sadly, I will have to mail this card.  I hope it helps!

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Sunday, August 19, 2018


Last day of Summer School.  The lesson for My Favorite Things; Ombre style card.  Love it, so easy to do.

I die cut the tie using the MFT Suit and Die collection from Bristol paper and blended it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.  Blends like butter.  I blended a small row of blue on more of the Bristol paper and die cut the letters using the MFT Emmitt alphabet dies. The birthday sentiment was white embossed from the MFT Howdy stamp set, which is the oldest stamp set I own!  I mounted them on some turquoise paper for a more manly look.

After these 5 days of lessons, cards and postings, I am ready to tie one on myself!

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Saturday, August 18, 2018


For day four of the My Favorite Things Summer School, Rainbows was the challenge.  

I used the MFT Flying Butterflies die and cut it with 110 pound card stock.  I then cut strips of the rainbow paper and placed them behind the rows of butterflies.  I repeated the red row again at the bottom.  I white heat embossed the sentiment which is from MFT More Essential Sentiments on black card stock, fish tailed the banner and I was done!  Clean and simple if you don't include the 53 butterflies.

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Friday, August 17, 2018


For lesson three at My Favorite Things Summer School; Visual Triangle was the lesson.  We probably do this sometimes and not even aware of it, but it does create a pleasing card.

I die cut the background into 3 sections using the MFT Snow Drift dies and did some water coloring and then pieced them back together as one sheet.  I stamped the cactus and llama from the MFT Llama Love stamp and die set and water colored them as well.  I popped them up with foam tape and that created the triangle with the 3 cacti.  My sentiment is cut from MFT Emmitt Alphabet dies, great narrow letters and the "thanks" word came from MFT Toasty stamp set; just the perfect size.  I think my favorite part is his blanket of bright red and orange.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018


Today's lesson for the My Favorite Things Summer School was Focal Point.  A good lesson with lots of great tips.

You have to look carefully, I dry embossed the yellow background using the MFT stencil Sun Ray.  The rays point towards the flower.  I die cut the MFT Lily from 110 pound white card stock and colored them with Copic markers.  No matter how many colors of paper I have, I never seem to have what I am looking for!  The sentiment is from my very favorite stamp set in the whole world, MFT More Essential Sentiments.  I love that stamp set since all the words are capital letters and it is so easy to get it straight by pushing it along with a ruler.  The sentiment also had "you get me." which I cut off. I popped it up with a little foam tape.  My original plan did not have the narrow black border around the yellow, but it needed it.  Some plans only look good in your mind until you see them!  I put 3 small drops of glossy accents on one petal which look like dew drops.

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