MFT Creative Olympics Event 1- Stamping Slalom: Kitties Hard at Work Card

Hello and welcome! Since the Olympics are in progress, My Favorite Things is hosting the Creative Olympics.

Medals and prizes will be awarded later this week. I’m probably one of the last entries as it took me a while to finish up…. let’s just say my plane arrived late. lol! But even with jet lag (aka migraine head), I managed to get in on the action. yay!

Event 1 is the Stamping Slalom at the Olympic Stadium (MFT blog)…. a test of creativity in combining images from three different stamp sets. I came up with this humorous card:

I just think it’s too funny that the lazy cat is watching TV (probably the Kitty Olympics) where her buddy is hard at work playing with a ball of yarn! lol! Now all I need is a great punch line for the inside. Got any ideas?

Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: I Knead You; At the Office and Office Space
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Ranger Wendi Vecchi embossing powder – Watering Can
  • Hampton Arts embossing powder – yellow
  • Recollections Detail embossing powder – Ebony
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink – London Fog
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 05 pen
  • Tombow Dual Brush markers: 025, 055, 673, 761, 985, 992, N65
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam adhesive squares

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for details on how you can join the fun:

Stay tuned, Event 2 is coming up shortly!

~D.Ann

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MFT Thankful for Wonderful You Kitty Card & We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Review

Hello my crafty friends! I have a sweet card for you today and a review of the hottest new stamping tool on the market: We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.

The card was inspired by My Favorite Things Color Challenge #57

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and My Favorite Things Thankful for YOU – Spread Your Thankfulness post. In fact many of the current challenges focus on Thanks – like Simon Says Stamp’s Monday and Wednesday Challenges and MarkerPop!’s Challenge #108

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I happen to need a Thank You card for a dear friend who is always doing kind things for me… she recently dropped of lunch and flowers with some crafting supplies and chocolates to boot! Her sweetness inspired this card:

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That background was stamped using my new We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.(Thank you, MarkerPop!!) I’ve had my MISTI stamping tool (the Original size) for just over a year and a half now and I love it! Except… there are times I wish it was bigger. If I’d’ve stamped this with the MISTI, I’d’ve had to move the stamp several times because the closed, raised borders get in the way. However, with the Precision Press, I only had to move my paper.

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When my Precision Press arrived, my first thought was, “Oh, no! I hate those type of wrappers!” But as I looked at the back, I was pleasantly surprised to see they’d made an easy pull-tab to save you from getting out the heavy-duty scissors. Yay!

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The Precision Press had some minor chips off the edges of the plastic, which makes me want to be sure to be extra careful not to drop it as I can tell it might shatter easily.

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Of course, the plastic on my MISTI is beginning to show cracks in it after only a year and a half, but it doesn’t affect its functionality.

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I made up this comparison chart for those of you who might be considering either of these fine tools:

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You’ll notice I mention the hard surface as opposed to the cushion. I think you get a crisper image with a cushion. You can tell in this close-up that I pushed harder on some of my impressions on the background than others:

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Some have asked whether the Precision Press can handle the thicker, cling-mount rubber stamps. Yes, the lid expands/lifts up as you can see here:

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I was a little concerned about whether it would get a good impression, so I inked up this MFT background stamp and stamped it with both the Precision Press and the MISTI:

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They both did a fine job! The MISTI has saved me countless do-overs allowing me to stamp over as many times as I want in the exact same spot to get the best ink coverage. My only wish was to be able to do more on larger paper. The Precision Press fills that need at a lower price (and it’s smaller and lighter weight, too). I will probably still use my MISTI for simple stamping of clear stamps because of the cushion and the Precision Press for backgrounds like I did today and for stamping on larger pages.

Enabler alert: We R Memory Keepers is having a giveaway of the Precision Press on their blog this week… hurry over to check it out! If you want to get one,  MarkerPop! has them on backorder for $32.29 right now. (No, I don’t get a cut for telling you that.)

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Supplies used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Candy Jar Companions, Friends Like Us, I Knead You, and Simply Fabulous Sayings
  • Memento dye inks: Angel Pink & London Fog
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Hampton Art Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3; RV04; W1
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc foam adhesive squares

I’m entering this card in the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more info on how you can join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a lovely week!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Farewell Bonfire – Single Layer Savvy – Grumpy Kitty Card

Welcome back to the MFT Camp Create special Farewell Bonfire (although there is one more session before it’s truly farewell).

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After pigging out on imaginary s’mores, the campfire craft session dealt with Single Layer Savvy. So I did a little masking and put together this little scene:

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I used warm and cool gray tones to add to the grumpiness and a touch of pink to show there are better times in this little guy’s life. I like how the thin black border sets  it off!

Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: BB I Knead You & BB You Make My Tail Wag
  • Coredinations cardstock: black, white, gray
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3; RV02, 04; W1, 3, 5
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 1 black pen
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Tombow mono adhesive

This earns me the special badge…

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If you haven’t already done so, you’re going to want to join the fun as the prize is amazing!!

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

After a short break, I’ll be back with the final session from Camp Create.

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Background Bonanza – Thank You for Hospitality Card

Phew! I didn’t think I’d get caught up on posting today, but I made it. Yay! Thank you all so much for your patience!

So, this is the final post for My Favorite Things Camp Create.

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It was a fun week. Hopefully next time I won’t get behind on posting. The final session was Background Bonanza – all about making your own backgrounds. For a long time I’ve wanted to do a tone-on-tone background, so decided to try it with this card. I think it really makes the colors of the bird and white kitty pop:

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I giggle at the thought of the kitty providing a perch being viewed as hospitality!

So, here’s the final badge earned and now I have all 5:

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Congrats to MFT stamps on their 10th anniversary and thanks for all the fab celebrations! Wishing them all the best in the decade to come.

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise & BB I Knead You stamp sets
  • Memento  Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black dye inks
  • Copic Markers: B05, 24; C3, 5; G09, R24, 32; RV02; Y13, 15, 17; YR04, 07
  • Recollections pink and white cardstock
  • Misc. Adhesives.

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any you’re interested in for more information:

That’s all for today! Finally!! ; )

If I’m feeling up to it, I should have several posts for you on Saturday for Stamp-a-faire… Hope to see you then!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Cheshire Cat Spinner Card

Hello! I’m back temporarily as someone loaned me a computer to use while my new hard drive is being installed. Ugh. Technology… it’s great when it works!

I have several cards I made last week to post, so bear with me, if I can figure out how to use this computer and it’s picture editing program, there will be a spate of posts coming.

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Day 2 in the crafting tent at My Favorite Things Camp Create summer camp was about Sensational Sliders and we were encouraged to make a card with any type of movement. I chose to do a spinner card with this sweet kitty:

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My thought was to have him spin away and leave just a Cheshire Cat smile behind before he blinks out to travel to parts unknown in his dreams.

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Unfortunately I chose fishing line thinking it would be less visible (it isn’t) — no matter how much you wind it, it doesn’t spin a lot. Back to twine next time! Here’s a link to a brief video  of it in action that I posted a couple of days ago … Hopefully the link will work (I can’t see it).

So that earns me the second Camp Create badge:

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: I Knead You & To the Point
  • My Favorite Things Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window die
  • My Mind’s Eye Vintage Cardpack card
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Ebony
  • Memento dye ink – London Fog, Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black
  • Ranger Embossing Antiquities – Frosted Crystal
  • Copic Markers: C5; BG 13, 15; R22, 32; W1, 3, 5
  • Sakura Pigma Micon pens Brown 005 & 05
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, White
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. washi tape & fishing line

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.

~D.Ann

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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.

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

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

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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!)!!!

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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.

~D.Ann

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