Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Merry Kiss-Mas–CFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #355

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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Well, this one was definitely a challenge, LOL!! I started by creating my background to cover the entire card front using Drifts & Hills Stencil and Mini Cloud Edges Stencil. I cut the square out with Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics, stamped the sentiment from Sending Smooches Stamp Set, popped the main part up on foam tape, and replaced the cutout, adhering it directly to the card base. Then I added strips of Silver Sparkle card stock and Dots & Stripes Neutrals patterned paper for the bottom element.

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I stamped the two little birdies from Dashing Deer with Black Licorice hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating dies, colored with Copics, and popped them up in the window with foam tape. For the star element, I used some creative license and tied a piece of mistletoe from Dashing Deer to a limb created by cutting a trunk from Tree-mendous Die-namics from Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed sheet and adding snow with glue and White Diamond Microfine Glitter. I “tied” it on with a little bow from Blueprints 26. IRL you can see the mistletoe berries are Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Dashing Deer, Sending Smooches
Die-namics: Dashing Deer, Square Peek-a-Boo Window, A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, Tree-mendous, Blueprints 26
Stencils: Drifts & Hills, Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze, Grout Gray
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Patterned Paper: Dots & Stripes Neutrals
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet, Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, White Diamond Microfine Glitter, Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics, Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Hello, Bootiful–CTD #465

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Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Jodi has given us another Halloween color combo based on her awesome inspiration piece.


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I decided to let the inspiration piece be my guide so first of all I sponged a spooky sky with Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Grape Jelly dye ink. I added a moon cut from Sweet Tooth card stock with Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, added Birch Trees/Solid Birch Trees Die-namics, and Black Licorice card stock cut with Grassy Fields Die-namics.

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The sentiment, from BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. Foam tape was used for dimension.To finish off, I added some bats, also from BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends and it was done.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD465 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd465 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented October Guest Designer, Michele Ferguson!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends 
Die-namics: BB Fab-Boo-lous Friends, Birch Trees, Solid Birch Trees, Grassy Fields, Circle STAX Set 1
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Grape Jelly, Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Gravel Gray
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: heat tool


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MFT October Card Kit - Snowflake Splendor Release!

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Hi, everyone, are you ready??!! Snowflake Splendor Card Kit is now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique! You’ve seen some amazing samples over the last couple of days from the design team and that’s just the tip of the creative iceberg—so many things you can do with this kit. Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for more info and more samples, then go snag yours! Remember, we now have a new free with $60 die available for our customers with every kit release. It will be the free die (while supplies last) for the duration of the month until the next release. The mid-month Free with $60 die for October is Peace Die-namics.


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For this card I made an ornament that can be removed and hung on a tree :) I adhered the hanging cord between the layers with gold washi tape so it’s easily removed. To begin, I trimmed some Sweet Tooth card stock with A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 and cut the center circle with Circle STAX Set 1 as well as a circle into the front of the card base. Then I dry embossed with Radiating Rays Stencil and set it aside. Next I stamped five layers of Snowflake Splendor stamp set on Sweet Tooth card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder and silver detail embossing powder, alternating colors.

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Then I adhered my layers, alternating metal colors, with foam mounting tape, sandwiching the hanging cord between the bottom and next layers. I adhered the cord to the card base, then popped the front up on it with foam mounting tape. I added a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Silver Lining and Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Bright Gold to each snowflake (see? I’m addicted!). The sentiment is a partial one from Snowfall of Blessings, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with silver detail embossing powder. I popped it up on foam mounting tape and was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR Snow Globe Card Kit. See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snowflake Splendor, Snowfall of Blessings
Die-namics: Circle STAX Set 1, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1
Stencils: Radiating Rays
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, gold detail embossing powder, silver detail embossing powder, Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Silver Lining, Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Bright Gold Other: heat tool, gold cord


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MFT October Card Kit–Snowflake Splendor, Countdown Day Two

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Hi, all! So, what do you think of this month’s kit? Amazing, right? The Design Team had some samples for you yesterday and there’s more to come today so be sure to check out the MFT Blog for all the details. Release is tonight at 9pm Eastern, so make a note!


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I decided to get out my Flop Card – Circle Die-namics for this card—Layered Snowflakes Die-namics fit perfectly in the circle and the flop card design lends itself to lots of other design possibilities. I started by stamping some images from Snowflake Splendor on a Kraft card stock base with Versamark then cut/scored with Flop Card – Circle Die-namics and added some Kraft Collection – Solid Stripes patterned paper to the inside.

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I created my snowflake using Layered Snowflakes Die-namics and, bottom to top, Primitive White card stock, Tropical Teal card stock, some corrugated paper (remember that?), Sno Cone card stock, and more Primitive White. I sponged the edges of all with Kraft dye ink and adhered them with hot glue to add some dimension. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on Tropical Teal card stock cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and heat embossed with off white embossing powder. I popped it up on foam mounting tape and added a circle of Primitive White on the inside for signing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you back tonight for Release!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snowflake Splendor, Snowfall of Blessings
Die-namics: Layered Snowflakes, Flop Card – Circle
Dye Ink: Kraft
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Kraft Collection – Solid Stripes, Watercolor Wash
MFT Card Stock: Kraft, Tropical Teal, Sno Cone, Primitive White
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Nuvo Crystal Drops – Duck Egg Blue
Other: heat tool, corrugated paper

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Snowflake Splendor–MFT’s October Card Kit Countdown, Day One

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Hey everyone! It’s time for October’s MFT Card Kit. Snowflake Splendor is SNOW gorgeous!!! It will be available for purchase tomorrow night, October 17th, at 9pm Eastern in the MFT Online Boutique. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details and more samples from the MFT Design Team.


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Cobalt blue is one of my very favorite colors so I thought to play the white snowflakes off of a cobalt blue watercolor wash background. Than was done with Peerless Watercolors, then I splattered some watered-down white craft pain all over for a snow flurry. Two reasons for this: I think it adds to the look and I also knew with that much embossing I’d get a good bit of stray white dots. They are perfectly camouflaged with my splatters :) I cut it with A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 and also with Peace Die-namics, the mid-month Free with $60 die. Next I stamped all around the die cut with snowflakes from Snowflake Splendor stamp set using Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder.

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Next I added some Silver Sparkle card stock to the back of the die cut with foam mounting tape and then adhered the whole thing to a Sweet Tooth card stock base. To finish off, I added a dot of Nuvo Crystal Drops – Silver Lining Metallic to the center of each snowflake. Once I got the hang of them, I’ve become addicted to Nuvo drops!!

And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for Day Two!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snowflake Splendor
Die-namics: Peace, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor, Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, Embossing Magic, water brush, Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Silver Lining
Other: heat tool, white craft paint


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Treats That Are the Balm

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There’s a very special blog post up today on the MFT Blog. Stop by and check out how I made these fun projects using the just released Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics and I share my lip balm recipe and some tips for making your own.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Very Crafty Holiday at My Favorite Things—Stocking Stuffers

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Hi, everyone! I’m excited to be participating in MFT’s A Very Crafty Holiday week-long event today! I have three super cute and fun-to-make stocking stuffers to share with you so I hope you’ll stop by the MFT Blog and join in the creative fun! Did I mention there are prizes? Yep, there are! See you there!

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Grateful–MFT Color Challenge #79

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Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Safety Orange, Pineapple, Blue Yonder, Blueberry. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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It’s amazing how many blue leaves you can find in Autumnal art if you look for it ;-) So I was inspired to do another card with watercolored leaves since I had so much fun with the last one I did.

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I cut Falling Leaves Die-namics from Ranger Watercolor Paper, colored them with Peerless Watercolors and a waterbrush, swiped the edges with Delicata Gold ink and set them aside. I stamped Grateful Stamp Set on Sweet Tooth card stock with Delicata Gold ink, heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder, and adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I arranged my leaves, adhered them, and added dew drops with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops. I’m beginning to get rather addicted to these drops ;-)

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Grateful
Die-namics: Falling Leaves
Specialty Inks: Gold Delicata
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor
Supplies: Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, gold detail embossing powder, Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, water brush
Other: heat tool


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Joyful Wishes–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #354

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


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Here’s this week’s sketch.


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This sketch gave me a little bit of a challenge but I persevered ;-) The sentiment was done in two parts—the larger part is from Handwritten Holiday and was heat embossed with silver detail embossing powder and the smaller is from Snow Globe Sentiments and stamped on a watercolor wash background. The window was cut with Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX and the accent strip was cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips from Silver Sparkle card stock.

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I added some patterned paper strips, from Black & White Basics paper pack, and dimension was created with foam tape. The Christmas ornaments are from BB Happy Pawlidays, stamped on No-Line Coloring card stock, colored with Copics, and “hung” with black hemp cord.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Handwritten Holiday, Snow Globe Sentiments, BB Happy Pawlidays
Die-namics: Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX, BB Happy Pawlidays, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor, Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, silver detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush
Other: heat tool


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I’m Bats About You–CTD #464

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Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Amy Rohl has given us another Halloween color combo based on her awesome inspiration piece.



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I created a spooky scene by sponging some Smooth White card stock with Orange Fizz dye ink and Cement Gray dye ink, then put it in a frame created with Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX and dry embossed with Cloudy Day Stencil.

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The tree limb is from LJD Spooky Sweets Die-namics, cut from Black Licorice card stock, the moon was cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 6 from Sweet Tooth card stock, and the bats cut with BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends Die-namics. Dimension was created with foam tape. To create the eyes, I drew them in with a white gel pen then went over that with a Copic marker once it was dry. The sentiment is from BB Witch Way is the Candy? and was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, and everything was popped up on a Grout Gray card stock base with foam tape.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD464 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd464 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented October Guest Designer, Michele Ferguson!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Witch Way is the Candy?
Die-namics: LJD Spooky Sweets, BB Fab-BOO-Lous Friends, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Cloudy Day
Dye Ink: Cement Gray, Orange Fizz
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Grout Gray, Black Licorice, Smooth White
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copic marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo
Other: heat tool


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MFT October Release Replay!

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Hello and welcome to MFT’s October Release Replay! Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!


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I didn’t a change to show Polar Pals enough love during release plus I wanted to use the new Drifts & Hills Stencil again. I started by sponging the drifts and sky and stamped a couple of bare trees from Modern Trees. Then I stamped Wavy Coloring Book Background on Ranger Watercolor Paper and did a watercolor wash. I am liking this background for water—it’s different and provides lots of interest.

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I adhered the “water” part of the background to the Sweet Tooth card stock card base and popped the drifts and sky part up on foam tape. The images were stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink on No-Line Coloring card stock, colored with Copics, and popped up in the scene with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock, heat embossed with white embossing powder, and also popped up on foam tape.

And that’s it from me for today! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Polar Pals, Modern Trees, Wavy Coloring Book Background
Die-namics: Polar Pals, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Drifts & Hills
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze, Peach Bellini, Chocolate Brown
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: heat tool


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