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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kickin' It

I think one of the reasons I am so drawn to My Favorite Things Stamps is their use of puns. I admit it, I'm a punny gal! Who doesn't love a good chuckle? And let's face it their stamps are FREAKING ADORABLE; I feel like Agnes from Despicable Me. IT'S SO FLUFFY!!!!

So this past weekend, between hair cuts, movies, cooking, and guests, I found time to work on a card that I have been wanting to make; I was inspired by Laura Bassen and Amy Rysavy.

Anyway I decided to use MFT Stamps Ninja-mazing stamp and die sets for my slider card.

I stamped my images on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper with Archival Black Ink and my Mini MISTI. As a side note can we talk about how much easier the MISTI makes life for stampers? I can't tell you how many times I would have to start over on a project because I could not get a clear image stamped. Anyways... 

I used my Zig Clean Color markers, along with my Pentel Aquash Waterbrush to color my images. Again, how cute are these stamps? 

I used my Cuttlebug and the matching dies to cut these out. I have to say I was pretty pleased with my results (except for that throwing star). 

And of course in usual Mercedes fashion, I forgot to take pictures of the other stuff I die cut. I used Lawn Fawn's Grassy Boarder Die, Impression Obsession's Cloud Dies, and a lovely set of really inexpensive round stitched dies (like $6). I have to say I was hesitant to buy the circle dies, but ended up being pleasantly surprised by them. 

I then missed taking pictures of all the important steps, you know like where I used my Exacto Knife to cut out the slider area on the back piece of grass. 

I used a piece of pattern paper for the back drop and some green textured paper for the grass. I laid out my scene and then added a piece of acetate to the back of my Ninja so he would be above the grass. 

My finished card with the slider still inside. 

My slider card with the slider pulled out. 

And last but not least, I used my remaining pieces to make a cute little scene on the inside of the card along with the sentiment Let's kick it soon (told you I love the puns). 

I promise next time I will do my best to remember to take pictures of all the steps. 

Now go forth and craft!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Scratch and Sniff Card

Earlier this year Inky Antics released a set of clear scratch and sniff stickers in Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Honey, Banana, Popcorn, and Pizza. 

These stickers had me feeling all kinds of nostalgic. I remember collecting all the different scratch and sniff stickers. Do you remember them? Which was your favorite?

I decided to pick up a couple of packs of Inky Antics stickers. They come in a pack of 20 on perforated little squares. I broke out the pizza scented ones this weekend to try out. I thought it worked really well with Simon Says Stamps: Funny Food.

I used Kraft card stock for my base and then die cut a 2.5" circle out of 110lb. card stock and stamped out that cute slice of pizza with his punny sentiment "You've got a pizza my heart". I added a few hearts that I punched out and put
the clear scratch and sniff sticker over the pizza slice.

I finished off the card by cutting a fish tail into a piece of black card stock and using foam pop ups to secure it all on to the card. 

I have to say I absolutely LOVE these stickers; I can't wait to try them all out. 

Have you tried them yet? What are your thoughts?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sketch Challenge

Hi all I'm back? Did any of you miss me?

While I have been crafting, I haven't posted anything in quite some time. I have gone through a lot of personal stuff, but I am back. I thought it was time to get back on the horse and start posting again. Please be kind as I am a little rusty.

This week, I wanted to participate in my first ever MFT Stamps Card Challenge #340.

I realize it is only July, but for this Sketch Challenge I opted to use MFT's Witch Way is the Candy? Stamp and Dies. I absolutely LOVE this adorable witch. I used the sketch as a guideline and made a shaker card.

I remembered to take a picture as I was working with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Fossilized Amber, but didn't take any of all the other work I put into it. I know, I dropped the ball!

I hope you like this card and much as I liked making it.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter's Tale

First off let me start by saying how very disappointed I am in myself for my lack of movie, craft, or game updates. My immune system decided that November was a good time to get sick and stay sick through the holiday season. That though is no excuse. So I am going to start small. A new post once a month (crossing my fingers) and the hopefully more often. Ok on to why you stopped by...

While I may not be one of those girls who needs the chocolate and the flowers, Valentine's Day brings out the lovey dovey in me. A movie and dinner with my hubby are all I need to make my day. This Valentine's Day was no different. The plan was to go see Winter's Tale and pick up vittles on the way home. The day did not go as planned and my movie was switched to The Monuments Men. The Monuments Men was an outstanding movie. I laughed, I cried, and I learned a little piece of history, but a love story it was not. Against his will, I dragged my husband back out to the theaters this week to watch my original movie choice. I am so happy that I did! Based on the book by Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale was everything I wanted in a love story. 

Collin Farrel plays a thief with a heart of gold who's biggest score is the heart of Jessica Brown Findlay (of Downtown Abbey). There was magic, angels, demons, chaos, and destiny. I don't want to go into too much detail because it would spoil the movie. All I can say, is that even though it did not do wonderfully in the theater, Winter's Tale is worth the watch. I enjoyed it so much, that the book has just made my must read list.

Now I know this post was short but hopefully there will be more to come!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's a Showdown... a gaming Showdown

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If you are one of the few people who visit my blog, you know that lately (for the last year or so) I have been obsessed with games of every type. I am still fairly new to gaming (since some have been doing it most of their lives) and one of the ways I have kept myself informed is by a site run by Tom Vasel called The Dice Tower. Not only has the site been informative, but they have a channel on YouTube as well. I got my hubby to sit down and watch a couple of reviews and the hubby has finally succumbed to the gaming obsession as well. Tom (like we are a first name basis) does such a great job and is so thorough with his reviews that we usually just add to our wish list from his recommendations.

Where is this going you ask, I mean yay you found a gaming site.. la dee da..

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So anyway my buddy Tom started a Podcast called The Dice Tower Showdown. He moderates as gamers take on topics such as KickStarter, is it good for the gaming industry, which game is better and why, and other great gaming discussions. Whether you are new to gaming or have been doing it for quite some time, this podcast is highly entertaining and makes you stop to really think about the subjects being discussed.

So please go check out The Dice Tower Showdown either on iTunes or here:

Until next time!