Thursday, December 5, 2013

My Favorite Things Stamps Day 3: Doodles and Dots

It's now Day 3 of the Release Countdown from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Only a few more days to go until the full release on the evening of December 10th!

I had a great time getting cards ready for today.  The stamps are by Sunny Day Doodles and are called Be Your Best Self.  For some unknown reason, I don't have any of the previous Doodles in my collection.  I'm glad to have this set and I'm sure more will find their way into my collection!  My first card leaves the sentiment mainly black and white and shows that the stamps work well in a very clean and simple setting.

Love You More and More

Also on this card are the Layered Hearts Border Die, a "button" and background from Blueprints 6, and a tag from the Pierced Traditional Tag STAX. (BTW - if you ever decide to get the pierced tags, know that the non-pierced Traditional Tag STAX is just slightly bigger so are perfect for layering behind the pierced tags.)  The colors on this card are Electric Red and Steel Grey.

I also want to show you another stamps from Sunny Day Doodles Be Your Best Self because it is one of my very favorite quotes.  This card also shows off the new Polka Dot Cover Up Die-namics.  This card is a little bit fussier than the first card. I didn't color the entire sentiment - just gave it some pops of color.

Be a Good One

The little flags are from Blueprints 10 which was introduced on Day 1 of the Release Countdown.  The button is Lemon Drop.  The cardstock colors are Grape Jelly (the darker purple), Grapesicle, Sour Apple and Lemon Drop.  I used the Pierced Rectangle STAX for the sentiment, but I cut it down a little bit.  It's easy with the pierced markings because they kind of lock into place.  Just slide the die up and down or side to side until it "clicks" into place and you have a perfect re-sized cut.

My card uses the current sketch from Mojo Monday.

One last card for today.  The other item being previewed today is a full alphabet and full set of numbers - in the round.  They are the Negative Dot Alphabet Die-namics and the Negative Dot Numbers Die-namics.  We have a big birthday coming up in my house in less than a month - and the numbers worked perfectly!

Happy 18

The sentiment is from Birthday Sentiments and the background is the Woodgrain Background.  The tag is the from the Pierced Traditional Tag STAX.  I needed something to top it off under the twine - so I used one of the pierced circle from Blueprints 10 and folded it in half.  The star in the circle is also from Blueprints 10.  The twine is Natural Hemp Cord.

I have said that one of my goals during my time as a guest for My Favorite Things is to show off colors. Since this card is for a teenage boy, I looked through my color ring and decided to show off Safety Orange. I have to admit that I thought that was a funny name since I would have expected something with that name to be an almost neon orange.  But this is a rich brown mustard color.  I really like blues with oranges so added Blu Raspberry which is the darkest of the aqua colors available at My Favorite Things.  Black seemed too dark so I finished it off with Steel Grey.

Be sure to head over (or back) to the My Favorite Things blog.  There is lots of great inspiration from the design team and be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate!

See you tomorrow!


  1. All three cards are awesome! I am a sucker for doodles and whimsy, so you pretty much had me right there! And the third card - this is THE perfect card for an 18 year old guy. And THAT is not an easy task to accomplish!!

  2. I don't know which card I like the most. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I'm not a huge fan of doodles (although these are stinkin cute) but I'm in love with the first two cards!! Kuddos ~

  4. Wow, you've made a lot of cards!!!
    Love how you colored some of the letters(? is that the correct word?)
    of the sentiments.
    Great sentiments by the way!
    And those stitched dies are the best, absolutely love those Lil'inkers stitched dies!
    I haven't seen those here in the Netherlands, unfortunately. :-(
    My favourite would be the card for the teenage boy.
    Maybe because I think that's always difficult for me, but this is perfect!
    And it's a good thing you showing so many colors, such a bright and happy blogpost and very inspirational too! :-)


  5. ooooo! THESE are amazing. I love that first one and I love how you used pops of color here and there. great work.

  6. I love, love, love these cards - OMG!!! Especially the Doodles cards! I am a HUGE doodler, and I love zendoodling! I've seen these stamps before, and I liked 'em ALOT. They are going on my Wish List for sure!!

  7. Love, love love all 3. But the last one is my favorite. I have 5 grandsons and need inspiration for Boy Cards. Thanks!

  8. WOW...i love every single one!! You did such a beautiful job on them!!!

  9. Oh my goodness Kim - thank you for doing such a great job with my doodle stamps - I love all of your cards! you are so talented! xoxo

  10. These are absolutely fantastic!! Love your cards!!

  11. Totally love the last card! So pretty :O)

  12. Oh My Goodness, Kim, these are all totally amazing ... the doodle quotes are fantastic ... you've showcased them beautifully ... the last card is so absolutely perfect for an 18yo guy! Anita :)

  13. Wow, those cards are so fun. I love the sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Beautiful cards, love the color combos

  15. Wow I love all of the cards you made, very cool

  16. Love the heart border colors. Warms me heart. Also the use of the negative numbers to personalize the birthday card. Awesome idea.

  17. You've worked magic with the doodle stamps; the bits of colour, the heart banner and the polka-dot background are just perfect special touches. Your son's card: outstanding! LOVE this trio!

  18. Wow, you rocked today's cards!

  19. LOVE your style, girl!!! All three of these cards are FANTASTIC!!! And BIG CONGRATS on designing with MFT this month!!! WOOHOO!!!!


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