Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Creative Chat–Storing Coloring Mediums/Tools


Hi everyone,

It’s time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You’ll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT Forum. This month, we were asked the following questions.

Show us how you organize and store your different coloring mediums (colored pencils, watercolors, paint, markers, chalks, etc).

What is your favorite coloring medium?

Any coloring tips you'd like to share?

Ever since I discovered alcohol markets a number of years ago, I have to say that my very favorite coloring medium is Copic Markers, I would use these on approx 99.9% of my creations.

However over the years I collected various other products that can also be used for coloring and can also be used for a number of techniques too. Although I don’t use them very often, it is nice to know that if and when I do want to use these other products I have them on hand to play with.

I have created another video to share with you how I store a variety of my Coloring Mediums other then copics. Hope you enjoy.


Storing Coloring Mediums/Tools

Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team, I know I am looking forward to seeing what the other Design Team members do for this topic.


Black, White and …..

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog .

This week our challenge hostess is Michele L who has given us a color challenge …. Black, White and ? (your choice of third color)

As you can see my third color is red!

For my card this week I have again used Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade It Doesn't Get Much Better. This time round I divided the image into 4 pieces and then layered this onto black card leaving a small gap between each piece to resemble a window.

I added the sentiment Life is Good Digital Stamp to the bottom of the card.

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Here is the inside of my card, I kept it fairly simple adding Here's Wishing... Word Digital Stamp sentiment.

Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!
To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF06. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade It Doesn’t Get Much Better; Life Is Good Digital Stamp; Here’s Wishing … Word Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Black; Red
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax


Monday, July 30, 2012

Singing Reindeer!

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Hi everyone,

Recently I participated in a Christmas in July Shoebox swap with a few friends. I didn’t want to make the normal Christmas card, so I went surfing around to find something else to do for it. While browsing on Pinterest I came across this cute Singing Reindeer Pyramid card that someone else had pinned from someone who posted something similar onto Splitcoast Stampers. I thought it was adorable and it has been a while since I have created a pyramid card, so I set to creating one.

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Here is another view of my Singing Reindeer Pyramid Card. the side piece slips into a slit on the side to keep it in place, but you can unfold it  in case you want to post it to someone.

A few years back I posted a tutorial on how to create a Pyramid card which you can find on my blog here.

Stamps: SU
Paper: Kraft, Red; Brown; White
Other: Oval Punches; Circle Punches; MFT Die-namics Tree Branch; Modern Label Punch; Twine



Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rebus–Names of Artists

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Hi all,
It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This month the theme for my rebus is "Names of Artist". If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for my June Rebus which was Songs of the 90's.…. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden 1997)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion 1998)
  • Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice 1991)
  • I’d Do Anything for Love (Meat Loaf 1993)
  • Men in Black (Will Smith 1997)
  • Black or White (Michael Jackson 1991)
  • Baby One More Time (Britney Spears 1999)

How did you go?????????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Catch the Wave!

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Hi everyone,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Kelli Hull brings us her last challenge for the month.

Hot Summer Nights; what is your favorite thing to do on a Summer Night, must use Bling and one other embellishment

For my card this week I used MFT Stamps Pure Innocence Surf Chick, I paper pieced the girls swimsuit and also her board using designer papers. The layout of my card uses a recent Sweet Sunday sketch (SSSC161). I used the Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX and also the Die-namics Plentiful Petals . I used a Tangerine Tango Button from Buttons Galore & More. I also added Denim Twine to the button.

I have to confess I remembered the embellishment but forgot the bling … oops!



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Here is the inside of my card … I added a sentiment from the set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Surf Chick – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Splash DP – Echo Park
Die-namics: Plentiful Petals; Fishtail Flags Stax – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Denim Twine; Tangerine Tango Button; Foam Tape; Copics


Friday, July 27, 2012

Life is a Fairy Tale …. It’s A Riley Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!
Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

Here are this month’s specials:

Special 1

If you order any full set (wood, cling or unmounted) within the first 24 hours - we will send you a "Life is a Fairy Tale" word set absolutely FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a $17.50 savings! (One per customer please.)

Special 2

But wait - there's more! As an added bonus, we are giving EVERYONE FREE SHIPPING from Thursday night at 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST! Just enter FREESHIP in the coupon code section!

Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be giving away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

This month we have 16 new Riley images and one sentiment set being released that have a Fairy Tale / Nursery Rhyme theme.
I have had so much fun with this release, so much so that I have managed to use EVERY stamp in my projects during this release. I have a few more projects that I want to share with you all today, so let’s get started!

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For my first project today I created a Book Card.

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On the front of my book I used have used Sophie in Wonderland, don’t you just love her!! The sentiment is from the Life is a Fairy Tale word set.

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Here is another view of my book card this time so you can see the spine of my book…. I used my computer to create the title for my book.

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Here is the inside of my book card. On the left hand cover page I added another sentiment.

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I decorated the inside ‘pages’ of my book using The Mad Moose-atter and one more sentiment from our new sentiment set. I also added die cut cups and saucers around the edge.

Stamps: Sophie in Wonderland; The Mad Moose-atter; Life is a Fairy Tale word set – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Yellow; Blue; Hello Spring DP – Doodlebug Designs
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 1 & 2; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax 1; MFT Die-namics Designer Labels 3 Stax; MFT Die-namics Jumbo Cloud Stax; MFT Die-namics Time For Tea Die; ScorPal; Brads; Flowers; Foam Tape; Copics

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For my second project today I have used Cinderella Sophie. Now we all know Cinderella needed her coach/carriage to get her to the ball so I created one my Cinderella using an SVG file and my Sizzix Eclips.

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Here is another view of my 3D Cinderella scene.

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Here is my scene again but this time so you can see the sentiment.

Stamps: Cinderella Sophie; Life is a Fairy Tale word set – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Pink; Purple; Green;
Other: Black Ink; Creations by AR – Once Upon a Carriage SVG File; ECAL; Sizzix Eclips; Spellbinders Label Die; Pearls; Flowers; Copics

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For my final project I have created a corner bookmark using Waiting for A Prince.

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Here is another view of my corner bookmark.

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Kelly Santi and see what stunning creations she has install for you today.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.


Stamps: Waiting for a  Prince – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Kioshi DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; ScorPal; Foam Tape; Copics


Thursday, July 26, 2012

MFT Stamps & Buttons Galore Blog Hop.

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Hi all and thanks for stopping by today! 

MFT has teamed up with Buttons Galore & More to do a Blog Hop showcasing products from both companies!  To see the entire list of participating designers, please head to the MFT Blog.  You'll want to leave a comment on EACH designer's blog because there is $100 in prizes up for grabs.  MFT will be giving away 2, $25 Gift Certificates, and Buttons Galore & More will be giving away 2, $25 button assortments.  The deadline to comment is July 29th and the winners of all prizes will be announced on July 30th on the MFT and BG&M blogs, so check back to see if you've won!  (I'm crossing my fingers for you). 

For my card today I have used the cute Flopsey You Lift Me up … just love this set and makes me think of birthdays. I can never make too many birthday cards! I stamped and layered Flopsey using Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 and Die-namics Circle STAX Set 2 . The piece at the right side of the card was created using the Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX (one of my favorite die-namics!), I added the flower using Die-namics Plentiful Petals . The sentiment and the banner the sentiment is on are both from the Die-namics Airplane Greetings Die & Stamp Set Combo.

I paper pieced the balloons that Flopsey is holding using designer paper.

The buttons are all from Buttons Galore  & More, I used buttons from 3 different packs …. Berrylicious; Strawberry and Mint Cooler. I have threaded Caribbean Teal Twine and Blossom Twine through the buttons.






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Here is the inside of my card. I stamped part of Flopsey and added a sentiment. I also used the Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX again to decorate the inside.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on everyone’s blog for your chance to win 1 of 4 prizes being offered. Check out the MFT Blog for a list of the other designers participating in the hop.

Stamps: You Lift Me Up Flopsey;  Airplane Greetings – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Indie Art DP – Basic Grey
Die-namics: Fishtail Flags Stax; Circle Stax 1 & 2; Airplane Greetings; Plentiful Petals – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Caribbean Teal  Twine; Blossom Twine; Foam Tape; Copics


Plant A Seed of Kindness!

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Hi everyone!

It is day 5 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 26th June. This time round we have 16 Fairy Tale/ Nursery Rhyme themed Riley’s and 1 sentiment set being released

Of course being Thursday it’s also challenge time again with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.This week our hostess for July Lois Bak, continues with the challenges.

Lois has challenged us to make a “step” card (either side step or center step). I love Centre step cards so that is what I went with for my card this week. You can find my tutorial on how to create this card over on Splitcoast Stampers here.

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For my card today I decided to use Riley and the Beanstalk … I just adore this stamp!!!!!!!! I added the MFT Die-namics Jumbo Cloud Stax at the bottom of my card that the beanstalk is pushing through.

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment is from the Life is a Fairy Tale word set.
Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.

Stamps: Riley and the Beanstalk; Life is a Fairy Tale word set – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Let’s Fly Away DP – Quick Cards
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; MFT Die-namics Jumbo Cloud Stax; Buttons; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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I have one more project to share with you today and that is a tin that I decorated using Miss Muffet Sophie. Another cute image don’t you think!!!!!! One of the other Design Team members pointed out when we first got our Riley’s that this stamp would also work for Goldilocks if you omitted stamping the spider.

Stamps: Miss Muffet Sophie – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Orange; Red; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Nugget Tin; Buttons; Foam Tape; Copics
  • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 26th July 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 26th July 10 PM EST.
I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all.