Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - January

Hey friends! I am so excited to be heading into my second year of guest designing with My Favorite Things! They are such a wonderful company to work with and lets face it -- I just adore their products! Today I'm bringing you a sweet valentine card featuring the new Cutieasaurus stamp set. Aren't these dinos just darling?

I started out by stamping my images and coloring them with Copic markers. The matching dies are always my go-to for trimming out. They perfectly match the images leaving that awesome white border that I love.

For the background, I started with Sno Cone cardstock and trimmed that down with the second largest A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 for my sky. On that I layered a strip of Sour Apple cut down with the Grassy Hills Die-namics. I tucked in two Grapesicle Snow Capped Mountains sans caps, and added some Grout Gray ground with the Spring Scene Builder.

To my card base I adhered two contrasting patterns from the new Sweet Stack paper pack and popped my focal panel over top with foam tape. As a final touch, I added my sentiment with an Essential Slanted Sentiment Strip.

Check out the entire video tutorial over on the My Favorite Things YouTube Channel, or simply click on the video below. And I would love it if you would give the video a thumbs up and let them know how I'm doing with a comment! I really appreciate your support. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Valentine Card Series #2

Hey friends! Today I'm excited to bring you Day 2 of my 2019 Valentine Card Series! As soon as I saw these Lovely Pandas by Gerda Steiner Designs they stole my heart. Just look at that sweet expression! I stamped him onto an MFT Wonky Stitched Circle STAX and colored him with Copic markers.

I trimmed down my Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl patterned paper with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Everyday Sentiment Banners. I layered them up on my card base and popped the focal panel over top with foam tape.

As a finishing touch, I stamped a trio of little hearts in Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers ink and went over them with the Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay pen.

Click the YouTube icon to watch the video in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! And consider taking part in the Cards for Little Hearts Drive. It's such a worthy cause! Have a great day!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics #44 + Valentine Card Series #1

Hi friends! Today I've got a cute card to share with you for our newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Happy Little Critters! This is also the kickoff of Day 1 of my Valentine Card Series and I'm supporting a new card drive this year, so I'll have all that information a little further down the post. 

For today's card I used the adorable new mini set I Love You (Calypsos) combined with Critters Down Under and Chit Chat
I colored my images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the  matching dies. 

Then I die cut several pieces of cardstock with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames to create a scene. I used a light blue for my sky, green for my grass, and white for the frame. The green I die cut with the Stitched Hillside Borders and then stamped my sentiment down at the bottom. 

I popped up my focal panel over some pink checked Gotta Have Gingham patterned paper, which I had trimmed down with the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

I finished off the inside by stamping in Bubblegum ink which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much.

As I mentioned at the beginning, I will be donating to a new card drive this Valentine season since the one I usually donated too is taking a year off due to a tragic fire and home rebuild. The Cards For Little Hearts Drive is another worthy cause that benefits children with congenital heart disease. Please do be sure to read through all the guidelines for submission and send in any cards before the deadline of January 31st. Cards must be RECEIVED by that date. I hope you'll join me in participating and blessing some wonderful kids!

And now its time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. Then you can create your own Happy Little Critter cards and play along! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year Dawning - Lawn Fawnatics Feature

Hey friends! Today I bring you my final post of 2018! A new year is dawning, and that is what I tried to capture the spirit of on today's card. I used Sealed With A Kiss to create a sunrise scene. This is also my December feature over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog so I'll have more information and more photos over there. I hope you'll hop over and check it out!

If you'd like to see how this card came together, click the video below. And don't forget to hit that thumbs up button and subscribe! I really appreciate it!

There's still time to play along in our Wonderful Winter Challenge! Head over  to the Lawn Fawnatics blog to enter. We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #43 - Holiday Card Series #17

Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #43! This round we are inspired by color. I've made a card using Thanks A Latte combined with Oh Snap to create a gingerbread spa day! Although, I have to say, one of these friends is enjoying it much more than the other. ;)

I colored my images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I adhered them to some Really Rainbow Christmas Paper die cut with the Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables, and added a Gotta Have Gingham tablecloth to the bottom. 

For the background I used more Gotta Have Gingham papers die cut with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I added a sentiment stamped with Manatee ink and trimmed out with an Everyday Sentiment Banner and finished the card with some Crystal Stickles to give it a little shine.

This is also Day 17 of my 2018 Holiday Card Series. Click on the YouTube icon to watch the video there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It would mean the world to me.

And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. And don't forget to link up your color inspiration projects to play along. I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Card Series #16

Hi friends! Well, my 2018 Holiday Card Series is winding down! I've got a few videos planned still to come, but I'll probably stop at around 20. Today is Day 16, and I'm bringing you a pair of sweet snowman cards featuring Hello Bluebird Frosty Friends

I colored my images with Copic markers, and while I was at it, I decided to make two cards since I recently ran out when I was sending them out. I still need to make about a dozen cards to cover everyone on my list! Once they were colored, I trimmed them out with the matching dies.

To set my scene, I trimmed down some Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders out of Simple Stories Merry & Bright patterned paper to make some snowdrifts, and adhered those to the background snowflake pattern. I glued those flat to the card. Then I trimmed down a coordinating pattern with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, cut out the mid section, and popped those up with foam tape on the top and the bottom. 

I adhered my images into the recessed scene area and added a speech bubble sentiment. For some bling, I embellished my images with Christmas RedGreen, and Crystal Stickles, and I finished off the inside with some stamping in Lawn Fawn Manatee ink.

Click the YouTube icon to watch the video there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It truly means so much! I hope you all have an incredible day! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - December

Hey friends! I'm super excited for today's post, because this month marks one full year of guest designing with My Favorite Things! It has been such a blessing and an honor to work with this incredible company and the people who run it. It's changed my life. Really. And I'm thrilled to announce that I've been asked to continue for all of 2019 as well, so there will be lots more MFT inspiration coming to you from me! Yay!

For today's card, I decided to get personal. I used Birdie Brown Friends At First Sip and colored the curly haired girl and retriever/spaniel type dog to look like me and my sweet, old girl Zadie. You rarely see curly haired girls represented in stamps, so I just had to. And my favorite place to get coffee is a local bookstore and cafe, so I included images from Our Story to recreate it inside the shop window. Once I had everything colored in with Copics, I trimmed them out with the matching dies

For my storefront, I sponged Fired Brick Distress Ink through the English Brick Wall stencil and cut that down with the Boutique Die-namics. I trimmed the awning and door out of Black Licorice cardstock, and added an acetate window lined with Fun & Frolic patterned paper

I used Sno Cone cardstock for my sky, Grout Gray for the sidewalk, and Sour Apple for the Grassy Hill. To complete the card I  added in a cloud from Spring Scene Builder and a sentiment using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips.

I also did some stamping on the inside of the card, which you can check out in the video. Be sure to subscribe to My Favorite Things YouTube Channel for more inspiring videos! Thanks so much for watching mine!


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