22 March 2019

Neat & Tangled | March Guest Designer Spot 2

Hi everyone! I’m back with a new guest spot for Neat & Tangled.

Today, I’m featuring the super sweet Mommy, Daddy and Me stamp set. I’ve decided to create a birth card using the baby bear and his Mommy (or maybe Daddy):




How cute are these critters? I just love them. The bears and the branch (which became a tree) are from the Mommy, Daddy and Me set. The bunny is from the Ride with Me set and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee set. I started by creating a top-folded card base using white cardstock. I sponged the clouds using a stencil with blending tools and Brocken China Distress ink. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. I die cut a grassy border from green cardstock and adhered it to the card front using foam pads. Next, I stamped the images in black ink, colored them, cut them with scissors and adhered them with foam pads as shown to create a sweet scene. To finish off my card, I added a red heart bellow the sentiment.




I hope you’ve enjoyed this card inspiration. For more inspiration, visit the Neat & Tangled blog. Have a great weekend and see you next Saturday for my last guest spot.

Francine

21 March 2019

MFT March Birthday Project Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s Birthday Project Challenge

Here is what I came up with:



  
Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. For this card, I used several stamp sets. The dog is from the Birdie Brown Best in Show stamp set. Awww… he is a Papillon dog and I colored him like my sweet little Max (for those who know him from Instagram). I’m so happy to have a Papillon dog stamp now!  The sentiment is from the Puppy Pals set and was heat embossed onto Black Licorice cardstock using white embossing powder. The clouds are from the Purrfect Friends set. The trees and the butterfly are from the Just Duck stamp set. The rainbow is from the End of the Rainbow Die-namics set. I used MFT cardstock: Razzle Berry, Orange Zest, Pineapple, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry and Grape Jelly. The background sky was sponged using Distress inks and the Cloud stencil. The grassy border was die cut from Sour Apple cardstock using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics. I did a top-folded card base using Berrylicious cardstock.


Head over to the MFT Challenge blog for more details if you’d like to play along and to check out what the other design team members have created!



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

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19 March 2019

Whismy Stamps Collaboration | Birthday Dogs

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be collaborating again with Whimsy stamps during the next weeks. Thanks so much to Debbie for this collaboration! I’m so excited to play with your stamps! 

For this first spot, I decided to feature the super sweet Adopt Don’t Shop DOGS stamp set. Here is what I came up with:




I went a bit out of the box using only two dogs from the set. But they look so super sweet that I couldn’t resist to put them in the focal point. The balloon is from the Bunny Balloons 2 set. And the sentiment is from the Adopt Don’t Shop CATS set. I created the background using Distress inks splattered with water.

Whimsy Stamps and their team are all animal lovers and they decided to help pets in need of adoption. So for every Whimsy Stamps Adopt Don’t Shop CAT or DOG stamp set that is sold, Whimsy Stamps will donate $1 USD to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. If you buy one or both of these sets, you are automatically donating to this worthy cause. Read more about the Adopt Don’t Shop Campaign HERE.




Here are the links to the Adopt Don’t Shop CATS and Adopt Don’t Shop DOGS stamp sets.


            


Make sure to visit the Whimsy Stamps blog for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

15 March 2019

Neat & Tangled | March Guest Designer Spot 1

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to join Neat & Tangled as a guest designer during the next Saturdays of March. I was in their Design Team during 2016, so you probably know that I like this company and their sweet stamps! If you want to read a bit more about me, head over to the Neat & Tangled blog. There is a little intro!

For my first spot, I decided to feature the Paint Night stamp set. Here is what I came up with:




I started by creating a watercolor background using Distress inks and watercolor paper. Once it was dry, I cut the panel down to size and adhered it to a top-folded card base using tape adhesive. Next, I stamped the images in black ink, as well as the sentiment. The sweet girl and the sentiment are from the Paint Night set. The sand bucket from the Beach Day set became a paint bucket. The butterfly is from the Mommy, Daddy and Me set. I cut the colored images using scissors and adhered them to card front using foam tape for more dimension. To finish off my card, I added a tiny red heart to the sentiment and Wink of Stella clear glitter to the images.




That’s all for me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and my card inspiration. Special thanks to Neat & Tangled for having me as a guest and see you next week with a new post! For more inspiration, visit the Neat & Tangled blog.

Francine

13 March 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #428

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge! Here is what I came up with: 



  
Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post.

Here is the sketch #428 for this week’s challenge:

  



Head over to the MFT Challenge blog for more details if you’d like to play along and to check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch!




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

Supplies: