StampNation, A Card & A Giveaway!

Hello! For the month of December, I have been guest designing over at StampNation and today is my last guest post. I have really enjoyed getting to know the StampNation community and hanging out and getting inspired by the amazing talent there! ;)
I have a little sneak peek of the card I created for today's challenge, which is a photo inspiration challenge. 

Once I had my card created, I was inspired to create a second card that was totally lifted from the design and glittery goodness on my original card pictured above. The result? A sparkly, silver love-themed card! ;)

I love the minimal colour on the card and the slight contrast between the foil and glitter papers that I used for the hearts and the word love. The Penny Black dies that I used to cut out the sentiments are a definite favorite of mine! I love the beautiful,  scripty font.

To celebrate the fun I've had this month as a guest designer with StampNation, I have a giveaway for one quarterly subscription to StampNation! That's 3 months of inspiration, videos and an amazing community of crafty friends! I'm pretty sure that once you're there, you'll find it hard to leave! ;)

Just leave a comment on this post by December 23, 2014 and I'll pack a random winner! ;)

A huge thank you to Catherine and the rest of the StampNation community for having me guest with them this month!! So fun!! ;)



You're A Star | MFT Creative Challenge

Hello! Today I have a card to share for the December creative team challenge for My Favorite Things. This month we're featuring MFT felt in our projects! I love love MFT felt - it cuts amazing and comes in so many great colours! ;)

I decided to create a night scene with the new Polaroid Cover-up die-namics. I used the Steel Grey felt to cut out the moon and the stars and layered them on top of some clouds I cut from the Cloud Stax die-namics.

To keep felt diecuts sturdy enough to adhere them to a card front, I like to cut out the shape twice - once with felt and once with the matching colour of cardstock. Then I just glue the felt piece on top of the cardstock piece with liquid adhesive and it gives the finished diecut a lot more stability.

To create the night sky on the inside of the polaroid frame, I used an ink blending tool and added Blu Raspberry dye ink to the entire piece and then Nightshift Blue dye ink to just the edges. I love how the darker and lighter blue colours look together.

I also diecut a couple of clouds using the Cloud Stax die-namics and heat embossed the Fine Chevron background onto them with Silver Pearl embossing powder from Ranger. I love the pearlescent shine you get from the embossing powder without taking away from the rest of the card design.

I stamped the sentiment from the Bold Statements stamp set with Black Licorice dye ink and then completely covered the word 'star' with a black Wink of Stella glitter marker. I love how the shimmery sparkle looks for the overall theme of the card.

I adhered the completed Polaroid Cover-up onto a top folding 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Nightshift Blue card base to match the night sky that I created with the inks. I also added some clear sequins and silver Stickles in the sky to complete the card.

I love the amazing dimension you get by simply adding felt to a card rather than card stock. It's such a quick and easy way to add detail to cards and give them even more of a homemade feel. ;)

You can see more projects created with felt on the MFT blog here. The creative team projects are amazing as usual! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! ;)



StampNation Guest Designer | Week 2!

Hello! I just wanted to share that during the month of December, I'll be guest designing over at StampNation! It's a great site with a ton of amazing craft related content, including videos, tutorials and a ton of inspiration! ;)
I'll be sharing a card each Wednesday for the weekly challenge. Here's a little sneak peek of my card this week featuring Denami Designs:

Hope to see you over there! ;)


MFT Thanks Shaker Card

Hello! Today I'm over on the My Favorite Things blog sharing a shaker card that I created with one of the thanks words from the Many Thanks die-namics and vellum as the front of the shaker instead of acetate.

I diecut the word 'thanks' out of smooth white cardstock and adhered a piece of vellum to the back of it and then I stamped on the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. I added foam adhesive around the word on the back of the cardstock piece to create a space for my sequins to sit in. 

I added a bunch of sequins in orange, gold, purple, silver and yellow behind the word and then added a Steel Grey cardstock mat to the back to seal in the sequins.

I adhered the finished shaker piece onto a Tangy Orange card base that was stamped with the Romantic Script background stamp with Tangy Orange ink. To complete the card, I added some sequins to the card front and gold and silver stickles.

To see how I created the card, you can watch the video below:



StampNation Guest Designer!

Hello! I just wanted to share that during the month of December, I'll be guest designing over at StampNation! I met Catherine (the awesome owner) online a few months ago and we've been getting to know each other! I was thrilled when she asked if I would guest with them during December.

I'll be sharing a card each Wednesday for the weekly challenge. Here's a little sneak peek of my card this week:

Hope to see you over there! ;)


MFT December New Product Launch!

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things new product launch!! All of the awesome products we've been sharing all week are officially available in the MFT store now! I can't wait to see what's on everyone's must have list and the awesome creations you all make! So fun! ;)

I have two cards to share tonight that use the new Photo Booth Props die-namics and the Photo Booth stamp set. These sets are so fun and can be used in so many fun ways!! I decided to create two cards that were pretty similar, but a girl version and a boy version. ;)

For the boy version, I used the round glasses, the mustache and the bow-tie from the Photo Props die-namics and cut them all from white cardstock. I coloured them with Copic markers using blues and blacks and added glitter to all of the pieces with a clear glitter marker. I also covered the lenses of the glasses with glossy accents to make them look more realistic.

For the girl version I used the crown, heart glasses and lips from the Photo Booth Props die-namics and coloured them with Copics as well. I used reds and yellows and then added clear glitter to them before adding glossy accents to the lenses of the glasses.

I used sentiments for both of the cards from the Photo Booth stamp set and stamped them in Black Licorice dye ink. I diecut the finished pieces using the Stitched Rectangle Stax and also cut out a size larger from Steel Blue cardstock to use as a mat.

To complete the two cards, I stamped the Typewriter Text background onto a white card base and added the layered panel on top. ;)

Thanks so much for hanging out all week while we shared the newest products with lot's of fun projects! I can't wait to see what everyone creates with the new stamps, dies and stencils!


Don't forget to check out the MFT blog to see all of the amazing projects the creative team has created. You can leave a comment on all of the designer's New Product Launch posts for a chance to win one of two $100 gift vouchers! ;)