You’re The Best Chapter of My Life

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I finally made another card for my third and final entry for the 2017 Card Design Superstar.   The card that you see below is my entry for the “Coloring Virtuoso” category.  I love MFT Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing a lot of these stamps and dies that I have been collecting over the years.  The products I used will be listed below, and they are all available at www.mftstamps.com.

 

I started out by stamping my images from the Our Story stamp set, with the Make Yourself At Home stamp set on white card stock with the MFT Stamps Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I thought these two stamp sets would be the perfect pair to create my card. I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I have always loved coloring with my Copic markers!    I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I wanted to give my little girl a nice starry, colorful window background so I used a combination of different inks to blend the colors on smooth white card stock.  I used the Die-namics Starry Circle to die-cut the background.  I also used the same die to die-cut my card front.  I wanted to inlay all of my die-cut elements on the card for my scene.  For the “flooring”, I dry-embossed my white card stock and die-cut it using the Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges 2.

 

Here’s my card:

 

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I hope you like my card.  Please visit http://www.mftstamps.com to purchase the supplies I used for the card.  Have an amazing day!

 

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BB Our Story Stamp Set

Die-namics BB Our Story

Make Yourself At Home Stamp Set

Die-namics LJD Make Yourself At Home

Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges 2

Die-namics Starry Circle

 

 

 

 

Happy Haunting with MFT Stamps

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The MFT 2017 Card Design Superstar is here and I am super excited to participate.  The card that you see below is my entry for the “Innovation Master” category.  I have always loved MFT Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing a lot of these stamps and dies.  The products I used will be listed below, and they are all available at www.mftstamps.com.

 

I started out by stamping my images on white card stock with the MFT Stamps Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I thought the new Happy Haunting stamp set would be the perfect pair with the Frightful Friends stamp set (released by MFT Stamps last year).  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut all of the elements I needed for my scene. For the frame, I used the Die-namics Blueprints No. 32, the Die-namics Stitched Clouds Edges, and the Die-namics Birch Trees.

 

I die-cut an A2 size Vellum card stock because I wanted to create a see-through scene so that I can also use this card to display on my Halloween mantle. I wanted to use an LED tea-light to give a spooky glow behind Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein. I love how this card turned out.

 

Here’s the card without the LED tea-light behind it.

 

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Here’s the card with the LED Tea-Light on!  Don’t you just love the moon peaking from behind the clouds and birch trees?

 

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Here’s a close-up of the card with the LED Tea-light.  It looks so good on my Halloween mantle display.

 

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I hope you like my card.  Please visit http://www.mftstamps.com to purchase the products I have listed below.  Have an amazing day!

 

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Frightful Friends Stamp Set

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Die-namics Blueprints No. 32

Die-namics Stitched Clouds Edges

Die-namics Birch Trees

Die-namics Hillside Grassy Hills

MFT Stamps Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

Thankful For You – Kat Scrappiness – Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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I am so excited to share with you today’s post!  It is that time of the year again.  Falling leaves, sweater weather (at least for some of you), pumpkin spice, and the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

Today I made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness shop (www.katscrappiness.com).    THERE IS A SPECIAL COUPON CODE at the shop from September 15th to September 22nd only, so hurry and shop for all the crafty products you’ve always wanted (use coupon code: “COFFEEHOP” for 15% off your order).  THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY!  Kat is a super sponsor and is giving away a $25 gift card from her shop.  Please check all of the details for the giveaway on the www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com.

Here’s my card today and I also have a process video for you if you’d like to see how I made the card.  I didn’t have the dies for this stamp set so I will also show you how I cut the image, using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.  I love this machine and even though it is quite the investment, it will save you money because you don’t really have to buy coordinating dies anymore. [The part where I was showing you how I used the ScanNCut on the video was a bit shaky so I apologize for that.  It was hard to film and do the cutting at the same time. I will be better next time] .

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And here’s my process video.  I hope you like my card.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

I listed all of the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.

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NND September Reveals – Day 1 – Shades of Autumn and Falling Leaves Stencil

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Hello September! I am super excited because it is the first day of the September reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Shades of Autumn stamp set and its coordinating dies with the Falling Leaves stencil.

 

 

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my stamping platform. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I made two cards for you today. The first one is relatively simple.

 

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For my second card, I stamped and die-cut the small leaves and little acorns to create a wreath for my card. I also used the falling leaves stencil to add some color and finished the design by adding a small bow on the wreath, using the Pines and Holly die set. Here’s the card:

 

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This “Shades of Autumn” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, September 15th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Shades of Autumn” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

 

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, September 14th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, September 15th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

A Halloween Hello

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The MFT Card Design Superstar is finally here! The card that you see below is my entry for the “Clean and Simple Genius” category.

 

Sometimes, less is really more! I wanted to create a clean and simple Halloween card with non-traditional Halloween colors.  I also like the white pumpkins as fall decor, which is why I colored the pumpkins with light gray Copic markers. I wanted my focal point to be on the little witch and her cat. These images are so adorable!

 

I started out by stamping my images on Bristol Smooth 110 lb. white card stock using my MFT stamps Black Licorice hybrid ink. I used Copic markers to color my images in and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

For my “subtle” sky scene, I used the clouds stencils with my light blue inkpad, lightly sponging the color on the card stock.

 

For the frame, I used my MFT Stamps Blueprints No. 32. I also die-cut the birch trees with the Birch Trees dies, also by MFT then lightly colored it with my Copic markers to give it some dimension.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “A Halloween Hello” with my memento fog ink.

 

Here’s my card:

 

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What do you guys think?  I hope you like my clean and simple card.  The supplies I used to create the card are listed and linked to the MFT online store.  Wish me luck and thank you for stopping by!

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BB Witch Way is the Candy Stamp Set

BB Witch Way is the Candy Die-Namics

Birch Trees Die-Namics

Die-Namics Blueprints No. 32 

Clouds Stencil – Large

Clouds Mini Edges Stencil

Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugs & I Love You Cards | Kat Scrappiness | Neat & Tangled

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am back today for www.katscrappiness.com with these two simple cards, showcasing the Fancy Scalloped Edge Border Dies and Never-ending Rectangle Dies, 4 mm sparkling clear confetti by Kat Scrappiness, my new favorite stamping tool, the Tim Holtz stamp platform, My Favorite Nut, Fairy Dust and Floral Heart stamp sets by Neat and Tangled, plus a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

Here are the two cards:

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I have a process video for you all today so I will keep this blog post short.  I hope you like the cards.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

Here’s the process video:

 

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On Your Birthday the Whole Kingdom Belongs To You – Newton’s Nook

I am back today to share with you this simple birthday card below, showcasing the Believe in Unicorns, Once Upon a Princess and Knight’s Quest stamp set and dies.

Here’s the card:

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I have a process video for you all today so I am going to keep this blog post short.  I hope you like the card.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Happy Haunting ~ MFT Sketch Challenge # 347

There is a new sketch challenge at My Favorite Things so I decided to play along.  Here’s the sketch:

 

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I am showcasing the BB Witch Way is the Candy stamp set and dies by MFT Stamps.  Don’t you just love the images on this set?  I hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs & Chibitronics Inspiration Week + GIVEAWAY!

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Chibitronics are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long, both design teams will be sharing ways to light up your cards using Chibi lights with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There is also a GIVEAWAY so please make sure to read up ‘til the end of this post to find out how you can WIN.

I am showcasing NND’s Cosmic Newton and Cultivated Cacti stamp set and dies, with the land border dies. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Chibitronics for sending us this starter pack (this is a must-have, especially for the holidays).

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Copic markers. I also cut a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ to stamp my stars and draw the dots with my versamark ink and versamark pen. I covered them with my white embossing powder and heat-set it. I then used my distress oxide inks to color my background to create a night-sky.

I marked the position of where the battery was going to go on my card base, and also marked the “+” and “-“ placement of the circuit lines. Before I finalized the design and adhered my card front, I wanted to make sure that the lights worked first:

Here’s my card:

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Here’s when I pushed the cactus to show the lights on the moon!  Doesn’t it look so spectacular? I had so much fun creating this card.

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Would you like to win a prize pack including a Starter Kit from Chibitronics and a $30 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win: Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Chibitronics products all week (Aug 21-25) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 25th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 28th.

Chibitronics will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Chibitronics blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing weekend!!!!

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