MFT Camp Create – Stunning Shadow Stamping – Heartfelt Thanks Card

Well, we’ve down to the final session of this year’s Camp Create classes from My Favorite Things.


If you missed my posts from the first week of camp, they start HERE. And my posts from the second week of camp start HERE. Back up half a dozen posts to start the final week of camp. It’s pretty cool to have 16 new cards and as many fabulous tips, tricks and ideas under one’s belt for free all from the comfort of home. Thank you MFT!

This final session was one of my favorites. I LOVE the beautiful card created in the demo. I don’t have any solid MFT flower stamps, so I pulled out the only solid stamps I have… hearts and heart shaped balloons, and turned them into a border of flowers.


I can’t wait to pull out my solid flower stamps and try this… LOVE the look! I was highly disappointed to find that my brand new Teresa Collins Posh White pigment ink from Color Box, which demo’d so well at CHA, didn’t dry white at all, just turned the paper darker with its wetness. Have you tried that ink or heard of anyone having problems with it? I must try it on black and see if there’s any difference. Since I was tired I just pulled out my Memories Unicorn pigment ink and it did fine for this technique.



  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock and dye inks: Hibiscus Burst & Raspberry Fizz
  • Coredinations white cardstock
  • Memories Unicorn pigment ink
  • Tombow mono adhesive
  • Misc. sequins and glue

I am participating in the following challenges – click on any one for more information:

That earns me the final badge from this final session of Camp Create, so now I have all 15 badges plus the campfire badge. Looking forward to next year’s camp!

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Thanks for stopping by and for all the kind comments you’ve been leaving!

Well, th-th-th-that’s all for now, folks! See you around the next time the whim takes me crafting!



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MFT Camp Create & Coffee Lovers Hop – Shaker Card

Welcome back!

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I”m excited to show you a double see-through shaker card with a summery coffee/tea theme for the final day of My Favorite Things Camp Create online summer camp featuring Spectacular Shakers. I also used Virginia’s View – All About Color inspiration.



I learned a lot with this challenging card! First, Color Box pigment inks are sooo juicy, they take ages to dry, even with a heat gun. They’re gorgeous, but they’re not made for impatient people. : ) I made several long, slow passes with my heat gun and tested with a paper towel after each when I thought it would be dry… Nope. No. Nuh-uh. Almost… Even when I finally was SURE it was dry and went to heat emboss, some stray particles of the embossing powder stuck, in spite of using a powder duster. I fixed that by purposefully re-wetting some areas and sprinkling more embossing powder randomly around the card front for a distressed, almost starry night look.

Oh, wait… you’d probably like to see the inside…


Love that kitty and sentiment! Here’s a quick video of the card in action:

I loved the cool idea of a complete see-through shaker they showed at Camp Create, but wanted to make mine a double layer, so I broke out the Fuse tool. This was my first attempt at using it. I practiced all over two Ziplock freezer bags before I got good enough to get a good seal without melting the plastic. I like how the pattern gives me an outline of the balloons on the front page, adding more depth to the double layers.

If you want to see a step-by-step tutorial of this card with tips and tricks in the near future, let me know in the comments… If I get enough requests, I’ll do another one sooner rather than later. : )

That’s the final badge for the Camp Create. Now I have all 5! It was a fun and challenging ‘retreat’!!

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Here it is laying flat:



Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Steeped in Love, Feline Better & Heart Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons dies
  • Recollections white cardstock
  • Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • ColorBox Classic Pigment Inks: Cyan & Violet
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: B24, 29; C1; E00, 02, 13, 31; G05; R22, 24, 39; Y13, 15, 17; YR24
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Microbeads: Florentine Gold, Garnet, Lapiz Lazuli
  • We R Memory Keepeers Photo Sleeve Fuse tool
  • Misc. washi tape and Ziplock freezer bag

If you want to play along, with any of the hops or challenges that I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

Now I have to get back to recovering any salvageable data from my old hard drive as my current backup was bad, too. Technology! I had a couple more cards planned for the Coffee Lovers hop… we’ll see if I get time to get them made up and get around to visiting some of your projects before it’s over. Happy hopping!

Thank you all for stopping by and for your kind comments!


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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – MFT Camp Create – Die Cuts – Perk Up Soon Card

Hello coffee, tea and chocolate lovers, and all you regulars and visitors, too! I’m glad to FINALLY be joining the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!


If you’re a regular at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops and haven’t been following me, you’re probably surprised that I’m just now posting my first project. Well, my hard drive crashed a few days ago and I finally borrowed a computer so I can get to posting a couple of the cards I had made. Needless to say, I probably won’t be able to post a card each day this time and I won’t do a blog candy post unless I have my computer back to follow up in a timely manner. (Maybe y’all’ll want to start a card writing campaign to my tech guy. lol!)


I’ve been attending My Favorite Things Camp Create summer camp online and am just now catching up on posting the cards I made, the next two with the Coffee Lovers Hop in mind.. In the craft tent on day 4, the theme was Delightful Die Cutting where they showed partial die cutting. I also kept in mind Virginia’s View board for her current challenge: All About Color.


Putting that all together, I came up with this card:


The yellow and blue balloons are partially die cut into the panel. The red balloon is popped up… I was trying to give the illusion of its transparency… it didn’t turn out like I thought, but it’s still sweet.

Camp Create Badge #4 earned!

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Steeped in Love & Heart Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons dies
  • Recollections Shimmer card & white cardstock
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Color Box Archival Dye Inks: Red Devil, Lemon Drop, Moody Blue
  • Copic Markers: B24, 29; C1, 3; E00, 02, 31; G05; R39; Y17; YR24
  • Misc. bakers twine and adhesives

If you want to play along, with any of these hops or challenges that I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

I have one more card to post, but am running out of steam. It will probably go up tomorrow. Hope to see you then!


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MFT Camp Create – Glitzy Glitter – Amazing Card

Hello dear visitors and followers! Today I’ve started catching up with My Favorite Things Camp Create online summer camp.


Day one in the craft cabin was all about Glitzy Glitter. Virginia’s View also has a color challenge going on…


Putting the two together,  here’s what I came up with:



I love the glitzy, glittery, magical look of the ombre balloons and sentiment. Doesn’t she look like she’s about to travel the world?!  When you get to the inside, you find out she’s just landed —  or is just entering a Dr. Who time vortex in a little blue box (cue music!)!!!


Hello, Sweetie! : )

Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: I Knead You & Simply Fab Sayings
  • My Favorite Things dies: Doubly Amazing, Heart Balloons, and Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window
  • My Favorite Things stencil: Concentric Circles
  • Coredinations Cardstock
  • Simply Defined 2.5″ wide double sided adhesive (“Stacey Tape”)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Colors Glitter: Peridot, Golden Beryl, Tourmaline, Kunzite, Chardite, Purple Sapphire, Carnelion, Cinnabar, Fire Opal, Copper, Smoky Quartz, Florentine Gold, Yellow Barite
  • Ranger Distress inks: Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans
  • Copic Markers: B02, 05; C1,3,5; RV02
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky glue
  • Darice Baker’s Twine

So, I’ve earned the first of the five camp badges:

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Let’s see if I can catch up and get all 5! If you want to play along, with this or the other challenges I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

Hopefully I’ll be able to resolve the computer issues and see you again soon.


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