Category Archives: My Favorite Things

(2022 c011) #cardsforukraine, #sunflowersforukraine, #sunflowerchallenge

Thinking about the Ukraine people and praying for their country. I made 2 birthday cards today using the colors of their country’s flag. #cardsforukraine, #sunflowersforukraine, #sunflowerchallenge I followed Jennifer Mcguire’s Technique video Masked Background. I cut a mask with MFTSTAMPS Inside & Out Stitched Rectangles Stax dies. I used a stampset from Gina K Designs …

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(2022 c009) Love Makes a Better World

The top background was created with Hero Arts – Cling Rubber Stamp – Deco Flourish Bold Prints Part Number:HERO-CG-770 (This stamp seems to be retired at Hero Arts but it can be found at various craft stores) I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Offset Inking Technique Video from 07-20-2020. The bottom panel was created following another Technique …

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(2021 c033) Circle of Joy Spring Card

The front of the circle card is made with Hero Arts DI791 Joy Ornament Fancy Die layered with My Favorite Things Inside & Our Stitched Circle Stax Die-namics and Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders to create the frame so that this frame can be opened to stand the card up. The back of the card was utilized …

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(2021 c015) Slimline Winter

My mostly NEUTRAL card has only one color besides white – Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink by Ranger. I did extended stamping with  Hero Arts Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Print with Versamark Ink , Clear  WOW Embossing Powder and applied Weathered Wood around the upper edges with my  Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes. The houses and sentiment were stamped with …

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(2020 c082) New Years Cheers Shaker

Shaker card created with RETIRED DIES My Favorite Things Magical Mandala & CHEERS word die.  The beads inside are dark blue beads and the photo doesn’t show them well.  See enlarged photo below. Challenges Entered: MyFavoriteThings: 2020 Card Design Superstar –Innovative Master (Shaker) SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) No Stamps Allowed DieCutDivas: All Kinds of Holidays

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(2020 c050) Spring Flowers

Stamp set used that had Never Before Seen Ink:  Ellen Hutson EESTJ-082-18 Mondo Sakura by Julie .  Stamped with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder Sentiment from:  My Favorite Things LJD-62 Geometric Greenery.  Stamped on torn vellum. I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I had mopped up smooshed Sailboat …

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(2020 c041) Sympathy

A few twists & turns on the road to making this Sympathy card: #1 I bought the Spellbinder’s  Guilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil Plate The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken MISTAKENLY THINKING IT WAS A DIE!  So  since I don’t have the Hot Foil System I went to plan B and spritzed my white cardstock …

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(2020 c034) LF Magic Iris Birthday

I had so much FUN playing with my good crafting friend’s new Lawn Fawn Magic Iris,  and the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Add-on.  She is so dear to let me come over and craft and use some of  her tools!!!  I have a lot of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, but not this one!  I …

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(2020 c012) Repurposed Ahcohol Ink + Photo Paper Background

  I Love trying new techniques with sometimes odd combinations.  Today’s background behind the Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Background Die  was fun to make.   First of all it is a redo from one of my many practice backgrounds from way back in December of 2018 you can see that post HERE   See that card …

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(2020 c011) Altenew Sweet Peas

I’m using my old Altenew Striped Leaf Cover Die to cut mirrored gold cardstock and I stamped Altenew Sweetest Peas using Versamark Ink  and Black Ranger Embossing Powder, which was sponged with Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves & Crushed Olive Distress Inks by Ranger  and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  before fussy cutting.  The background was sponged onto …

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