Tuesday, March 26, 2024

mft wings & wishes

The MFT Stamps March 2024 release is available NOW!!! There are so many adorable sets to check out but before you go, I have a quick card to share with the Wings & Wishes set...

This set has super cute little gnomes but when I saw the dandelions, I couldn't wait to pair it with the Wish Big die. I love a big word, LOL!

To create this card I arranged the stamps in my MISTI stamping tool. Then I stamped one white panel and one ink blended panel (with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves, Salvaged Patina & Squeezed Lemonade).

Then I die cut the ink blended panel with the Wish Big die. I die cut the Wish Big again twice from white cardstock scraps and adhered the three layers of each letter together for a little dimension.

Next I adhered the letters onto the stamped white panel, lining up the dandelion designs.

Pop over to the MFT blog when you have a minute to see more of the March and maybe even shop a little😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 25, 2024

mft you bring sunshine

Just one more day until the MFT Stamps March 2024 release hits the shop and I have another sneak peek to share with you!

This is the You Bring Sunshine set. Isn't that bunny adorable?!

I stamped, die cut and colored the bunny. I also borrowed a few clouds from the You Make Moo So Happy set.

The background is just a simple ink blended circle (with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and Cracked Pistachio).

There's more to see on the MFT blog today so stop by when you have a minute! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

mft ear for you

There are only two days left until the MFT Stamps March release! Have you been catching the sneak peeks? It's all so cute and I've got another peek to share...

This sweet little elephant is from the new Ear for You set! Isn't it just the cutest?!!

I stamped the elephant to the side and a little wonky so it would look like it was holding the Essential Hello die cut. I colored it with shades of gray Copic markers and then adhered the "hello" on top. BTW, the "hello" is cut from Cotton Candy cardstock and polka dotted with a marker.

To finish I stamped the sentiment underneath the die cut word and added a little faux splatter with a pen.

Thanks for stopping by! Pop over to the MFT blog when you have a minute to see more sneaks of the March release!


Saturday, March 23, 2024

mft bundle of love

The Pure Innocence line at MFT Stamps is so sweet & charming and I'm excited that there are brand new PI sets coming next week! I've got a little sneak peek...

This is the Pure Innocence Bundle of Love! Isn't she so cute?!

I stamped, die cut and colored her. And I love to color but it takes me forever so I only had time for a super simple card. I just masked off a stripe and ink blended with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves.

Then I stamped the sentiment and added a little faux splatter with a pen.

Wanna see more of the new Pure Innocence sets? Head over to the MFT blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 22, 2024

mft you rescued me + countdown to mft march 2024 release

MFT Stamps has done it again! They have a new release filled with absolute cuteness hitting the shop on March 26th! Would you like a little sneak peek? (I'm assuming you said yes very enthusiastically, LOL!)

This is the adorable new Jenoblade set, You Rescued Me! For some reason when I have a cute cat stamp, I have to wrap it in "yarn"...haha!

I stamped, die cut and colored the little cat in the box. Then I created the ball of yarn by wrapping a small circle of cardstock with embroidery floss. I wrapped a little more floss around the cat and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

The finishing touches were a stamped sentiment and a little faux splatter with a pen.

Thanks for stopping by! Pop over to the MFT blog when you have a minute to see more sneaks of the March release!


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

simon says stamp be bold

A bold & beautiful new collection of stamps, dies, stencils and more just hit the Simon Says Stamp shop...the Be Bold collection!!!

There are so many fab sets but I am currently a little obsessed with two new stencils, Groovy Blooms and Retro Arcs!

The Groovy Blooms is a really cute layering stencil set but for this card I just couldn't get enough of the large bold bloom so I used low-tack tape to isolate one flower on the stencil. Then I ink blended that bloom with Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry repeatedly over my card front.

I repeated the same process with the second stencil, isolating just one flower middle and using Black Soot ink.

I finished the card with one of my favorite phrase dies, Simply Thank You and a little faux splatter with a pen.

For this card I used the Retro Arcs stencil with my favorite rainbow of Distress Oxide ink (Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Salvaged Patina and Twisted Citron).

Now I'm usually a little lazy with stencils, like just hold them in place and hope for the best, LOL! But with this stencil I highly recommend using Pixie Spray or a similar adhesive because the stencil is just so delicate.

I added a die cut sentiment with the Love You die and a little faux splatter with a pen to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

mft all-star high top

Did you hear that MFT Stamps opened their vault today and brought back some of their most requested Laina Lamb Designs sets?

One of the sets I was most excited to get my hands on is the All-Star High Top

This die set is so cute!!! And the coordinating High Top Sentiments stamps is so darn cute too!!!

For this card I die cut the sneaker from smooth watercolor cardstock (because I love it for ink blending dye inks) and ink blended it with Poppin' Pink or Candied Yam

I added all the cute bits like the sole, the logo, etc.

Then I die cut 4 more sneakers from black cardstock to layer underneath to give dimension and a little "shadow" so it would stand out on the white card.

There's more about the vault release over on the MFT blog so pop over and take a peek!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 11, 2024

mft march 2024 vault release

Have you heard the good news? MFT is opening their vault tomorrow to bring back some of their most sought-after designs and this vault release  is some highly requested Laina Lamb Design originals!!!

You can see so much more on the MFT blog today but do you want a little sneak peek before you go? Of course you do! Check out this graduation shaker card I made!

The lightbulb shaker window is made with LLD Lightbulb set. I die cut it from a white panel and used yellow glitter paper behind it for the background. The inside & bottom bits of the lightbulb are adhered on top of the shaker window.

I also added a grad hat on top of the shaker window with the LLD Graduation Accents set.

And I used a sentiment from the LLD Watt's Up set

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the MFT blog to see more!


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

easy spring card + ppp blog hop day 1

Pretty Pink Posh has an adorable new collection of stamps, dies and more, perfect for spring cardmaking! And I'm thrilled to be joining in the blog hop today to share it!

Before I show you what I made, there's more fun! There are 3 $30 gift certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs! Enter to win by leaving comments along the hop by 11:59pm PST of March 13th, 2024. The winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Now let me show you what I made...

For this card I used some of the adorable little shapes from the Spring Mug Additions to create this grid design.

I die cut everything from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide inks with blending tools to color them. 

Then I drew a pencil line down the middle of my card front as a guide for the line of shapes. I erased the line as I glued things down.

For the lines on the left & right, I used the middle line as a guide but also just winged it a little. LOL!

I finished it with a little faux ink splatter with a black pen and a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips: Easter set.

Your next stop on the hop is Davina Cantrell and I know she is going to have something gorgeous to share!

And here's the whole hop list if you need it...

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

mft birthday vibes card kit

The MFT Birthday Vibes Card Kit just hit the shop and it's so FUN!!! 

Yesterday I shared a shaker card with the Birthday Vibes die because I can never resist a word shaker, LOL! And while I was making that card, I might have gone a little overboard making balloon animals so...

When I started I wasn't sure how I was going to add color so I die cut all the balloon animals from white cardstock. Then I decided to just do some simple ink blending with Poppin' Pink, Lemon Drop, Limelight and Summer Splash. After foam mounting the heads, tails and legs on the balloon bodies, all I added was a few white pen highlights and I thought they turned out so cute!

To assemble the card I started by stamping a sentiment from the Best Day Ever set on the card front. Then I adhered the balloon animals around the sentiment, trimming off any hanging over the edge.

I highly recommend heading over to the MFT blog to see more of the gorgeous cards my teammates have made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 4, 2024

there's a party coming to mft stamps...

There's a party hitting the MFT Stamps shop tomorrow...a super cute new card kit! Do you want a little sneak peek?

For this card I ink blended Poppin' Pink and Lemon Drop inks on my card front and covered with glitter paste.

When the glitter paste was dry, I built a shaker container with foam tape, filled it with sequins and closed it with acetate.

For the shaker window I used the new Birthday Vibes die. Isn't it cool?! And then I added a cute Balloon Animal.

Head over to the MFT blog to see more and come by tomorrow to see another card with the Birthday Vibes card kit!

Thanks for stopping by!