Saturday, December 3, 2016

MFT Release Countdown Day 3....

Welcome to Day 3 of the MFT December Release Countdown!  There is some super cute stuff this month, as always, and I have a fun little set to share with you today.

I really want to master the art of the Copic.  I generally steer clear from coloring but I always like to try.  So I used this cute little gal for a test run.  Solid coloring....I have mastered.  Blending always gets me.  So here she is....super CAS...but a fun card for a friend!

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Lets not focus on her hair.  Lets focus on the fact that I made little wrinkles on her shirt.  This shading is a win for me.  It's not perfect by any means, but its shading, and for me I call that successful.  This gives me the ambition to keep trying!  :)  Now as for the hair?  That is when I text my friend Lori and ask her to come over and help me!  

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This adorable little gal is from MFT and the stamp set is called Bookworm and she will be available on December 6th over at MFT!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great day!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Peace, Love, Joy...

I am so ready for Christmas.  I love all the decorating and gift buying and parties and card making!  I have made lots of tags this year and I found a new favorite set from Right at Home Stamps.  I shared this over on the RAH blog the other day and thought I would share it here too!

The new set is called Holiday Ribbons.  This set works for quick and easy tags!

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I simply stamped the scalloped border and the little red flowers ribbon onto a piece of card stock.  I lined up my die after the stamping was complete and then cut.  This way, all the details from the stamps were perfectly lined up.  I added some banner in, with a heat embossed sentiment from Christmas Foliage.  I added in some ribbon and twine to finish the tag.

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There is so much to see in this months Holiday Release here at Right at Home Stamps.  Head on over and check it out!  

Thanks so much for coming by today! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sympathy cards...

These are the hardest cards to make, knowing that the recipient is hurting.  These are also the most rewarding cards to make, because you hope that it makes someone's day a little brighter.

I have a super simple sympathy card, using some of MFT's November Release....

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First, I did a little ink blending with Tumbled Glass on the card base.  I added in the birch Solid Birch Trees in a light gray yardstick, then added the Birch Tree detailed dies on top.  I love that extra detail with the subtle color popping through.  I stamped the sentiment in black and then added in a vellum snowflake.

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I tried to take a good photo of the snowflake because just the ends are dusted with glitter.  I did that by adding some Tombow Tape Runner adhesive to the ends, and then dipping each one in glitter.  This picture is a tad darker, but I was able to get some of the sparkle....

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This is it for today!  I hope you are all ready for December.  It's gonna hit in just a couple hours.  I can't believe Christmas is almost here!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laurie

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Moments Inked: Meal Planner Review...


Have you seen the latest in the Moments Inked Planning System over at Papertrey Ink?  Its a meal planner!  And I love it!  It looks and feels just like the Moments Inked Planner, which is available now in the Papertrey Ink store.  

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Today I am showing you the meal planner that comes spiral bound.  It also comes in the Binder Addition, for those of you who have the gorgeous Moments Inked Binders.  I decided to grab a planner cover and use the spiral because I do love the notebook feel.  

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The spiral bound planner and meal planner work great together, allowing for those adorable interchangeable covers to be used on either book.  The are exactly the same size so all those Moments Inked dies and stamps will work perfectly in the Meal Planner.

Moments Inked Meal Planner

For me this planner is just as simple as it looks.  I grabbed my pencil and an eraser and simply wrote out the meals for the week.  I love that it has "recipe location".  This has always been one source of irritation in the past.  I find a recipe, buy the ingredients and then can't remember where the recipe was or even what the ingredients were for.  This lets you keep all of those details in one place and this makes this column one of my favorite parts of this planner.  One quick look and you can see where you have the recipe stored, plus the defrost, advanced prep and slow cooker, help to make that mental note of whats coming up.

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Each page has an attached, perforated, fold out list on the side of the menu.  It easily rips out so you can take it to the grocery store.  This is a genius addition to this meal planning system.  It stays in your planner until its time to get to the store.  

I love that everything is sectioned out for you.  The lists I make look just like this, as far as organizing it out by department, so this takes the work out of that.

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The back is your shopping list and another to do list spot....love that!  And then the back of the menu has a place for notes.  This is a list makers dream!  I love that it can be so simple and yet help me stay so organized.  

Moments inked Meal Planner

I used the Moments Inked Planner Pocket Die to create a super easy insert to hold coupons.  This is a simple addition for your meal planner that can be moved from week to week.

Moments inked Meal Planner

I have heard from many people over the years that planning takes so much work.  I hope I have showed you today that it really is an easy task to make your meal planning more easy.  

You can see all the Moments Inked supplies by clicking HERE. There are also several other reviews on Nichole's blog that you can check out for more ideas.  

So glad you stopped in today! Thanks for coming by!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

MFT Creative Construction...

This months Creative Construction with Blueprints over at MFT is all about the tags.  Just in time for Christmas, of course.  I have 2 sets of tags to share with you today, using Tag Builder Blueprints 5.

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This first set, I cut the tags out of card stock and then added another vellum tag on top.  I heat embossed these gorgeous sentiments from Hand Lettered Christmas,  on the vellum tags. I did add the BG Star Background on the card stock with Versamark just for another fun little detail.  

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I did a little ink blending here on these tags and then simply added in these beautiful snowflake dies.  super easy!

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Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team has made up for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laurie

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