Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My Favorite Things–September New Product Launch!


Hello my people!!




I am so excited to be sharing a project that I created with some of the newly released My Favorite Things products!!




Soooo, if you all know me at all, or have hung around my blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I am a SUCKER for cityscapes.  Like they make me happy beyond your imagination!!  So when I saw that this month’s My Favorite Things release included THREE different cityscapes, I nearly fainted!!  LOL  Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration.  But I was really excited!!  I decided to create a holiday card, using a super simple fold that adds some fun dimension and interactive pizzazz!!  The above picture is what the card looks like closed, and here’s what it looks like completely opened up:




Fun, right?!!  I stamped the Steel Blue card base with the Snowfall Background Stamp using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  I die cut the New York Skyline Die-Namic from Black Licorice Cardstock so that it cut across the 5.5” panel.  I scored the card base at 2 1/8” and 4 1/4” and perfected the creases with my teflon bone folder.  I did the same thing with the cityscape die cut, and then adhered it to the card base.  I die cut two banners from some Red Hot Cardstock using the Pierced Fishtail Flags Die-Namics.  I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Messages Stamp Set using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  I assembled the card so that when it closes, the left side of the sentiment laps over the top of the right sentiment banner.  It took a bit of engineering, but I am sooo happy with the end result!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.


Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Blog to be linked to the other beautiful creations that my talented teammates have created for you!  And by all means, please click on the banner below because all of the new products are available in the My Favorite Things Shop NOW!




That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m so happy that you take the time to drop by my blog – and I hope you’ll check out the new release!  It’s amazing, I tell ya!  I’ll be back soon with another project to share, so I hope you’ll drop by again soon!!  TTFN!!


AIE♥U Challenge #28–Non-White Card Base!


Hola people!!


I’m so sorry for the silent treatment the last several days!!!  Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes!  But the ole’ bloggo is heating up again, starting with today!!  I’m back with the next AEI♥U Challenge!


Challenge 28


Using a non-white card base is actually REALLY hard for me – so we thought it might be somewhat challenging for you all, too!!  Here’s my take on the challenge:




Since using a non-white card base is so difficult for me, I decided to keep my card pretty simple.  I used the Boo Stamp Set and coordinating Elle-Ments, as well as the Double-Pierced Circle Elle-Ments.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.


Please click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to see the darling projects that my brilliant teammates created for your inspiration!  There, you’ll also find the rules and regulations of the challenge, as well as the linky tool for you to add your answer to the Challenge galleryThere are TWO $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs, and I’d love to see one of my blog readers be the winner!  So run – don’t walk – to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to play along!


That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’ll be back soon with another MFT project!  Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you’ll stop by again soon!!


Monday, August 24, 2015

My Favorite Things Die-Namics Design Challenge–Treats & Treat Boxes!


Hello sweet peeps!!


It’s time for another Die-Namics Design Challenge with my MFT teammates!!  We were tasked with the following challenge:


Parties, thank you gifts, thoughtful little surprises - so many different occasions when a sweet treat is warranted! Our team of designers is with us today sharing ideas for creating sweet treats with an even sweeter presentation. Our assortment of Die-namics will do the work - you just have fun embellishing and filling!


Fun, right?!!  I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to give up on summer just yet.  We’re not a camping family, but I have a lot of friends and family that are!  And who doesn’t love S’mores?!!  Here’s my answer to the challenge:




What’cha think?  Would these not be so fun to have handy on your next camping trip?  A cute little compact treat box that includes all the fixin’s to make those delicious and gooey morsels that make camping the most fun ever!  Right?!  Here’s a close-up of the treat box and its contents:




I feel like you could totally personalize these little packages of goodness to make each and every camper feel special and loved.  These were super easy to throw together!  Here’s how I did it!


  1. Using the Scalloped Treat Box Die-Namic, die cut it twice from some Kraft cardstock.
  2. Stamp the In The Wilderness Background stamp on both panels using VersaMark Ink.  Assemble the treat box with some redline double sided tape.
  3. Using the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 die set, die cut a tag from Smooth White Cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment (performing a bit of stamp surgery) from the Roughing It Stamp Set, onto the bottom of the tag with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with brown embossing powder.  Die cut the scalloped tag topper (also from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 die set) from green polka dot paper (from the Dots & Stripes Fresh 6x6 Paper Pad) and adhere to the top of the tag with foam tape.
  4. Using the Roughing It Die-Namics set, die cut the small campfire and marshmallow stick; assemble and adhere to the tag.
  5. Using the Dimensional Banners Die-Namics, die cut the green polka dot banner.  Stamp the rest of the sentiment from the Roughing It Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink, and heat emboss it with brown embossing powder.  Adhere the banner to the treat box with foam tape.
  6. Fill a cellophane bag with graham crackers, half a chocolate bar, and a marshmallow, and tie at the top with baker’s twine.
  7. Thread baker’s twine through the top of the assembled tag, wrap it around the top of the cellophane bag and tie a bow.
  8. Slip the cellophane bag full of s’more fixin’s into the treat box, and tuck the tag behind the banner.


All in all, it took me less than 20 minutes to assemble this project!!!  You could easily mass produce them for a fun end-of-summer treat!  I’m pretty sure you’d be crowned the Queen of the Campsite if you did!  LOL  Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the rest of the projects that my sweet teammates have created in answer to the challenge!  No doubt you’ll be blown away with creativity!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used on my project below.


That’s it for me today, sweet friends!!  I’m up to my eyeballs in new release projects, so it may be a bit quiet around here this week!  I hope you’ll understand – I promise I’ll be back just as soon as I have something to share!!  Until then, know that your visits here just make my day!!



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