Thursday, March 25, 2021



When I saw the new color challenge from My Favorite Things, I was challenged!  The new MFT Color Challenge 162 was to use these colors:

I seem to have very few Easter stamps and dies, so I had to get creative.  I used the MFT Balloon Shaker die set.  I only used the interior shape which happens to look exactly like an egg!  I made the two grassy levels and attached them to the patterned paper.  Then I cut through all of them with the balloon die in the exact spot I wanted!  MFT has amazing shaker pouches for many of their dies so I used that to include some spring type sequins.  I cut the shape one more time from patterned paper which has every color and used as a backer for the shaker.  I stamped that sentiment in the bottom right corner using Eiffel Tower ink.  The speech bubble sentiment is from MFT stamp set Geek is Chic.  I had to cut the sentiment into two pieces to fit in the speech bubble.  Then I added one more plain egg.  The little bumble bee is a brad that just added the right touch!

Sadly, I think the products used have all been discontinued except the ink color.  MFT makes wonderful stamps and die sets that I have proven never go out of style!

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Thursday, September 10, 2020




Art Impressions newest challenge To Die For immediately caught my eye.  I am a big fan of Art Impression stamps, especially the animals and people.  

I stamped the Birdie and Egg Carton image (which I think is discontinued) and colored it with Copic markers.  When I mounted it, I cut the feet out so they would stand out since they are one of the funny parts of this stamp.  I stamped some chicken feet all over the background.  The sentiment is a very old stamp and I have no idea where it came from!

Die cutting is now available on many of the Art Impressions stamp sets.  Yeah!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Her Peaceful Garden blog is doing a blog hop, all about cats!  There are so many wonderful prizes and I thought this post would be fun.

I recently have been having so much fun, incorporating cross stitch on my cards.  I used the Marianne Design cross stitch die to cut all the holes in the white card stock.  I cross stitched the design and added glass beads for the eyes and nose.  This was mounted onto lemon patterned paper with 4 brass brads.  I die cut the letters from heavy black card stock.  The inside is blank since this silly card could be used for any occasion.  

Although I do not have a cat, my niece and brother send me funny pictures of their cats, every day!  When my niece was in Ireland, she found a stray kitten.  I helped arrange to have it flown back to the United States and it has become the cutest and funniest kitten ever!  Her are some pictures of Maya:

When they found her hiding under a car, she had singed her eyelashes on the hot tail pipe.

She loved riding in the car especially on the dashboard.

When Maya was not being curious, she was sleeping!

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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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