Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another quick project before I get on with the day. I’ve made A LOT of new craft purchases lately, but haven’t had much time to color. As a result, my stash of stamps and dies is getting a bit overwhelming. So I pulled out the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things and got started coloring. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

  • Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things
  • Wonky Dots Stencil by My Favorite Things (retired)
  • Ink blending with Distress Oxide inks
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I started by stamping the images on a piece of Hammermill #100 Cover using Hero Arts Intense Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below) and trimmed using the Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics. For the background, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.5″ x 3″ and stenciled it with the Wonky Dots Stencil by MFT (now sadly retired) using Distress Oxide Inks in Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet.

Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. I used craft foam on the back of all the card elements for dimension.

That’s all from me! Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Taking my parents out to lunch today so it’s time to get on with the day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Sweet Birthday Wishes

COPICS: V12, R20, E00, E93 (skin); E51, E55, E57, E59 (hair); B12, B24, B37, B39 (dress); V000, V12, V15 (cupcake icing); V000, V12, V15, B12, B24, B37, B39 (package); BV20 (shadows)

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Warmest Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I haven’t posted in several days. The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind with appointments, birthdays, and a wedding. I have a bunch of new stuff in my stash just waiting for me to find time to create. I decided to pull out the Warmest Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. After all, Christmas in July is a thing, so no one should think I’m crazy for making winter cards! I’ve linked all supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Warmest Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I always find card design to be the hardest part. I can color quickly, but then stare at my craft mat for hours trying to figure out the layout, papers, inks, etc. So I decided to just color. If the image turned into a card, then that would be OK. And if not, that would be OK too. I’d just tuck the image away and turn it into a card later. However, this card design occurred to me in the middle of the night so I was up early putting it together before I could forget my idea!

Step by Step for Warmest Wishes

That’s all for me today! Take care and see you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V20, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); E33, E37 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (coat & hat); RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (scarf & mittens); C1, C2, C4 (stockings); C1, C2, C4, C6, C8 (boots); V20, B91, B93, B95, B97, Y38 (birds)

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BB Sunflower Sweetheart by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m not quite sure what to say about today’s card. It just sort of evolved! Stenciling, ink blending, Copic coloring – it’s all there paired with a sweet stamp from My Favorite Things. As many of you know, I love the Birdie Brown stamps from My Favorite things and was sad to hear that she is retiring. This stamp – Sunflower Sweetheart – is one of my favorites so I decided to pull it out and get to work!

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I cut a piece of white cardstock using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX die by My Favorite Things. For the bottom edge of the card, I used the Grassy Edges Stencil blended with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Next, I placed the Radiating Rays Stencil in the upper left corner, blending with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. Then I filled in the middle using the Cloud Stencil with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.

For the images, I stamped the images on Hammermill cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black. I colored the images with Copic markers (see list below) and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

For the sentiment, I used the Sweet Hello Die-Namics from MFT Stamps to cut the hello sentiment twice from Neenah 110# cardstock. I colored one of the die cuts with Copic markers (BG01, BG02, BG07) to create a gradient. I glued the two die cuts together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

So that’s all from me today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21 (skin); E53, E55, E57 (hair); RV10, R81, R83, R85, B0000, B000 (dress); R83, R85 (sandals); B000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07 (hat); Y35, Y38, E53, E55, YG21, YG03, YG17 (yellow flower & leaf); R81, R83, R46, N3, N5, Y35 (pink flowers); B23, B24, B26, Y35, Y38 (bluebirds); BG01, BG02, BG07 (hello diecut)

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Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things

HELLO FRIENDS! It’s a rainy Memorial Day weekend here so outside activities will be limited. I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my parents and husband bought me a new bike as my gift. It’s a foldable bike so it’s perfect for my limited storage and fits easily in the back of my Mini Cooper. I’ve been riding around the neighborhood and thought that I’d get in some extra mileage this weekend, but the weather is putting a damper on those plans.

My studio is a cluttered mess so I need to spend some time this weekend organizing my space. I own at least two or three of everything so it’s time to go through my craft supplies and decide what stuff I’ll really use. I had embossing powders spanning the entire rainbow that I never use because I prefer pairing a pigment ink with clear embossing powder. I pared my stash down to the essentials – clear, white, and metallics. So giving up all of the colorful powders was an easy decision and they are now living happily with my friend Gretchen.

I’ve mentioned recently that I have three full sets of colored pencils – Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Caran d’Ache Luminance. I’ve been playing with the Prismacolors lately, but decided to pull out my Polychromos and give them a try. I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper and I think that’s going to be my go-to paper for colored pencils.

I’ve been on a roll coloring images from My Favorite Things, so I pulled out my favorite Santa Claus image from the Jingle All the Way stamp set. This set is currently retired, but MFT regularly pulls sets back out of the vault so keep an eye out if you don’t already have this set.

Enough gabbing! Here’s today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’ve noticed that I tend to simplify my card design when I use colored pencils. Just the image and a sentiment. Stonehenge Drawing Paper has a beautiful, subtle texture that enhances the image so my inclination is to let the paper, image, and pencilwork shine on its own.

That’s all for me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Reds: Orange Glaze #113, Dark Cadmium Orange #115, Scarlet Red #116, Deep Red #223, Dark Red #225, Permanent Green Olive #167
Greys: White #101, Warm Grey I #270, Warm Grey II #271, Warm Grey III #272, Warm Grey IV #273, Warm Grey VI #275
Skin: Beige red #132, Coral #131, Cinnamon #189


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Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things

MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back with another project featuring the Picture Perfect stamp set by My Favorite Things. I was laid low yesterday by a migraine so this post will be brief. Today I’m playing catch up to get things done around the house.

I’m still playing with my Prismacolor pencils, so today’s project is another colored pencil project. I’m hardly an expert at this, but I am enjoying playing around with color combinations and techniques.

Today’s project features:

  • Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things
  • Colored pencils featuring Prismacolor Premier (colors listed below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
  • Supplies linked with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Rowhouse Greetings | Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper with my colored pencils, but I did learn the hard way (i.e., after messing up my first attempt at this image), that one side of the paper has more tooth than the other. The smoother side didn’t work for me. So now I know that I need to take a closer look at the paper before I stamp it to make sure that I’ll be coloring on the right side.

That’s all for me! I’m running off to get on with my day. See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES for Picture Perfect

Prismacolor Pencils

Blues: Light Cerulean Blue (PC904), True Blue (PC903), Copenhagen Blue (PC906)
Greens: Chartreuse (PC989), Spring Green (PC913), Apple Green (PC 912), Olive Green (PC911), Tuscan Red (PC937)
Browns: Lemon Yellow (PC915), Canary Yellow (916), Spanish Orange (PC1003), Mineral Orange (PC1033), Light Umber (PC941), Black Grape (PC996)
Greys: Warm Grey (10%), Warm Grey (30%), Warm Grey (50%), Warm Grey (70%), Warm Grey (90%)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.