Hi, friends. How are you doing? 💕 It’s Laura here and I decided to write a short post for a quick chat and to announce the winner of the $25 gift voucher to My Favorite Things. The winner is Kristina Hein! Congratulations, Kristina. 😄 And a big thank you to all the sweet card makers who entered the giveaway!

You all know I graduated in June as a Kindergarten Teacher, right? 👩🏻‍🏫 Well, finding a job in teaching isn’t so easy here. Especially when you want to teach in the area where you live, like I do and all of the schools I reached out to myself, don’t have any job openings. With that being said, I still don’t have a job and it honestly makes me so sad. 😔 The new school year here has kicked off yesterday (Sept. 3th) and I feel useless. What if I won’t find a job as a kindergarten teacher? I honestly can’t imagine me doing something else than teaching (or card making 🙊) since it’s my childhood dream.

Because of this, my card making mojo is gone. I tried making a card over the past couple of days but it never really worked out. 🤨 So right now I’m trying to get my creative juices flowing again by browsing Pinterest, following new card making blogs and watching card making videos on YouTube. I hope that will do the trick. 🍀 I’m also going to focus on the things that make me feel happy like working out and baking delicious goods with my mom (lol, odd combo, right?).

Get those creative juices flowing (Amy Tangerine)

Thanks for your support. I will be back soon and of course I will keep you updated on my job hunt. Sending big, big hugs! 💛

Hi, crafty friends! Recently I discovered Hello Sweetums, a small family business based in Australia. I was in awe of their cute and playful designs and had to try out some of these stamps myself. For today’s blog post and video, I decided to play with the Crafty Companions set which is available for pre-order. Estimated shipping date is September 1st.

I colored the paintbrush, bottle of glue and washi tape with Copic Sketch Markers. My two go-to supplies or coloring with these markers are Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Simon Says Stamp 120# Ultra Heavy Weight White Card Stock. It’s seriously a match made in heaven. Something about that card stock makes blending much smoother and easier.

Cards for Crafty Friends Ft. Hello Sweetums

Because I wanted these crafty images to steal the spotlight, I adhered them to a white die cut circle with foam squares. Using a basic geometric shape like a circle or rectangle really makes your stamps pop more! I used the Nestabillities Standard Circles SM Etched Die Cut Set from Spellbinders. This is my go-to circle die cut set since I like the variety of the sizes.

Cards for Crafty Friends Ft. Hello Sweetums

Next, I took a piece of patterned paper and cut it to 2, 1/2 inch wide. To add an extra pop of color, I adhered this piece of paper to Robin’s Blue card stock from Bazzill. Finally, I finished off this card with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a couple of Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard and Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops.

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💛

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Hello, friends! I’m happy to be back with another card and video, oh and… a giveaway! Just keep on reading until the bottom of this blog post and watch my video to catch all the details. 🍀

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to create a Halloween shaker card featuring a bunch of My Favorite Things goodies. Don’t you just love these very spooky (😉) woodland critters dressed up in their costumes? They are sooooo sweet. 🧡🎃

First, I stamped and colored three of the animals from the Frightfully Sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things. Next, I created a Halloween inspired blended background with Distress Oxide inks. I used Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin. When I first started blending I had some trouble to get a nice and clean blend between Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron. The key to a good blended background using any color is to make sure your blending foam is saturated with ink and to never give up, lol. Just keep on blending. Finally, I stamped trees and leaves from the Modern Trees set with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

After finishing my blended background, I used the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame die cut from My Favorite Things. This set is designed to fit their Large Rectangle Shaker Pouches, but you can also use them without these! I simply adhered a piece of acetate to the back of my panel and then created a frame with Fun Foam. To fill up my shaker, I created a custom shaker mix with several Pretty Pink Posh sequins. To finish off my shaker, I die cut the frame from the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame set and colored it with Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

To finish off the card, I created an embossed sentiment v- shaped banner. Of course I also added some sparkle to the images with a sparkle pen and a bit of dimension using Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. 💫

Giveaway

Subscribe to both my channel and the My Favorite Things YouTube channel and leave a comment on this video by Tuesday, August 28th for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to My Favorite Things. The winner will be announced on my blog. Good luck! 🍀

The winner of the giveaway is Kristina Hein. Congratulations! 💕

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💜💙💚🧡🎃

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I am affiliated with My Favorite Things. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with no additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Hello, friends! Back in July I was contacted by an Australian stamp company called Uniquely Creative. The company offers various kits for crafters who enjoy scrapbooking and card making. However, lots of stamp sets and die sets are also individually available for purchase. I decided to play with the Flying By stamp set and do some masking to create a clean and simple card. 🙃

This card came together quickly! I did lots of stamping and masking. When masking, remember to stamp the images you want to be on the front first. You can also easily stamp your images all at once with the MISTI. However, a regular acrylic block would work, as well! 😊

Clean and Simple Masking Feat. Uniquely Creative

It’s been a while since I used sparkly embossing powder so I decided to add a pop of gold using the Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter from WOW. I paired it up with black ink for a clean and crisp look.

To finish off this card, I added some shine with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I applied Tonic Nuvo Drops. I love them! These look and dry like enamel dots, but it’s so much easier since you can pick the size of the drop yourself. 💫

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for flying (😉) by, my friends! 💛

Supply list

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash, My Favorite Things and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with no additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.