Friday, August 7, 2009

My Favorite Things!!!

On yesterday's post I mentioned that one of my favorite stamp companies was Crafty Secrets, but my other favorite stamp company is My Favorite Things (MFT). Its actually really funny that these two companies are my favorites, because they are polar opposites in style. One is vintage and traditional, and the other one is funky, fresh, and usually way out there. Anyhow, because I love both companies equally the same, I participate in both of their challenges. Today's post shows my cards for the MFT challenges.

The first card is for last week's MFT Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers (SCS). For the sketch challenge you do not need to use an MFT image, so I used my new koala bear digital image from 'Aussie's Animals' by Angels Landing. Isn't this just the cutest koala bear image you have ever seen? I just love the expression on his face and how he is playing with his toes. So sweet! I colored him with my Copic Markers. Here is a close-up.

My next card was for the MFT One Click Challenge where we were to use Gingham on our card. I used both a gingham ribbon and designer paper. My image is from 'Puny Farm'.

My last card is for the 'Clean and Simple' challenge. Quite a difficult challenge to do with MFT images: they almost demand that there's a lot going on for their cards. I used this cake image from the MFT set 'You Take the Cake'. I FINALLY used the 'Flower Soft' product I purchased months ago. I thought this simple card needed it. I also put adhesive crystals on the cake platter.

Here is a close-up of the Flower Soft product and the crystals. I'm not sure what to think about this product yet. I don't like the way it covers up your image. I think I prefer Stickles, because you can still see the image underneath.

My 'killer shift' at work the other day was so hard. Even though I was consistently busy, the hours seemed to drag for some reason. The worst part was that I worked till 9:30 p.m., drove a 45 minute drive home, then had to be right back at work at 8:30 a.m. the next day. I thought, 'I might as well just sleep in my car in the parking lot and not even go home!' LOL! I'm off today though. I hope to spend the day crafting, then I'm off to see 'High School Musical Two' at our local community theatre with my kids. It should be a fun evening! Hope your day goes well for you too! Amy


  1. These are all wonderful Amy!! Love the use of the flower soft its so beautiful!!! Great cards, I hope you enjoy your FRIDAY!!

  2. Great cards Amy! They are all so different but equally wonderful. The flower soft looks great and your copic skills are pretty great too!

  3. WoW! I don't know which is better! Great job on all!

  4. All three cards are wonderful in their own right!! Love the GINGHAM and I really like the clean lines of your last creation! Wonderful inspiration!

    Glad you had a day off to regroup! Enjoy the show!

  5. Hi Amy
    Hope you are well apart from all the hours you are working!! Lol at sleeping in the car...
    All you cards are gorgeous, the koala is so cute.
    Hope you have a fab wk end.
    Emma x

  6. Great cards!! Love the cake with the flower soft. Your coloring is fabulous!

  7. Super cute cards. Love the Koala Bear(my favourite animal) and your use of flower soft.

  8. I'm late finding this post, Amy, but it is fun to see how you've used my koala image. You did a wonderful job with it. :)


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