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Debbie (aka debbiedesigns)
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA
I am a wife and mother who loves to make beautiful things.
Interests: music, drawing, rubber stamping, stained glass, cooking, reading, graphic design, mothering!
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Welcome! It's release day for the My Favorite Things Stamps Message in a Bottle Card Kit, and I have one more card to share this morning. Since I had gone nautical with yesterday's kit card, I wanted to get a very different look with today's card. I was thinking of a genie in a bottle or a perfume bottle--something more feminine anyway! It's hard to tell from the photos, but I used that really reflective silver shine cardstock for the bottle stopper. (Yes, I know it looks red in one picture and gold in the next, but it really is silver!) For my background, I used a ink-blended gradation with the Mini Staggered Circles Stencil (not part of the kit). I added some pink, purple, and blue sequins and three sentiment strips, as well as a glass drop on the cap. The Message in a Bottle Kit is now available... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today and tomorrow I have a couple of cards to share using the new My Favorite Things Stamps Message in a Bottle Card Kit which will be available on Tuesday, January 14. I enjoyed playing with this kit! For today's card, I've used a couple of stencils for my background, the wave stencil that is part of the kit, and a Mini Cloud Edges Stencil (not part of the kit). I used my MFT Dye inks for ink blending. Be sure to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for links to all of today's team posts! I'll share a very different card made with the same kit tomorrow. These products will be available on Tuesday, January 14. Thank you for stopping by, Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! I'm tickled pink to be celebrating with Pretty Pink Posh today--it's their sixth birthday! And just like any birthday party, there are GIFTS involved--scroll to the end of my post for more details on that! My first card uses the sweet Party Friends stamp set and coordinating die set, along with the Birthday Background Stencil. I used a pale warm pink cardstock and a slightly darker warm pink ink to stencil the background, and I colored the koala image with Copic markers. Listed above are the Copic markers that I used to color the Party Friends image. Next up is a card made with the lovely Large Heart Floral stamp set, which I stamped with Versamark ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder before watercoloring and layering the images. I used the Large Floral Hearts coordinating dies to cut the hearts out--SO much easier... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I am participating in My Favorite Things Stamps Color Challenge #133. When I saw the challenge colors for this week, I obviously thought of hearts and Valentines. I used my Impressive String of Hearts Die-namics, along with the silver foil and a heat press machine, on watercolor paper, and then I colored the hearts with watercolors approximating three of the challenge colors. I used my last challenge color--the Gravel Gray--as a mat layer. Would you like to play along with this color challenge? If so, check the MFT Stamps Blog HERE for details as well as links to other color inspiration AND the chance to win a $50 gift voucher! Thank you for visiting today, Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Thinking Inking
Thank you, Tara!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2020 on Conversation Hearts: MFT WSC471 at Thinking Inking
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Mary, I used to help my sweet grandmother paste those green stamps in books! And she was so happy with the trinkets that she got from green stamps--precious memories!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2020 on Conversation Hearts: MFT WSC471 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm participating in a My Favorite Things Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge, WSC471. I chose the Conversation Hearts stamp set and coordinating Die-namics for my sketch card, paired with the Mini Staggered Circles Stencil. I used the same three ink colors in the background that I used for the three hearts--Electric Red, Poppy, and Razzle Berry. My second card isn't a sketch card--let's just call it "green stamps!" (Who else is old enough to remember S&H Green Stamps?) I had my Conversation Hearts stamp set out already and just kept playing with it. I used the Love is in the Air stencil for my background, but I tweaked it slightly. I wanted my hearts to come just a bit lower on the front than they did, while still starting at the top of the front panel. So I just moved my stencil down and to the right so that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's My Favorite Things Stamps January release day, and I have a couple of cards to share with you today. For the first one, I chose an ink blended background using the Love Is in the Air Stencil, paired with a multicolored You Have the Biggest Heart image. (I used my MISTI to stamp the focal image so that I could stamp all three colors without getting the ink pads co-mingled.) For my next card, I used the Impressive String of Hearts Die-namics with some gold foil, paired with a sentiment from the Smitten with You stamp set heat embossed in gold embossing powder. I have two different supply lists below--one for each card. All of the new January products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members AND some amazing guests will have projects to share today, so please... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's ONE day until the My Favorite Things Stamps January Release! At 10am Eastern time on Tuesday, January 7, the January release will be live, and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available. Today I'm sharing a card using the Lots of Hearts Cover Up Die-namics and the Smitten with You stamp set, along with watercolor paper, two MFT Color Burst colors, and a spray bottle of water. I thought this would be the perfect cover plate to use for a loose watercolor background, and I was happy with how it turned out after it dried. While I have linked the MFT products that I used below, the NEW products links will not be live until release day, 10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, January 7. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's two days until the My Favorite Things Stamps January Release! At 10am Eastern time on Tuesday, January 7, the January release will be live, and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available. Today I chose the darling Birdie Brown Friends Forever stamp set for my card. Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Friends Forever image. I used B02 to lightly airbrush the background. In addition to the ones that I've shared here, there are more fabulous new products being showcased today; I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers playing with today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while all MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until release time--that's Tuesday morning (January... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Thinking Inking
Thanks, Nanelyn--I love this set too!
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Thank you, Amy!
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Thanks, Pamela! ALL of the cacti in this set are awesome!
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Thank you, Stacy!
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Thanks, Tara!
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Thank you, Valerie!
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Thank you, Laura!
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Thank you, Andre!
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You are very welcome, Pamela!
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Welcome! It's three days until the My Favorite Thing Stamps January release! Today I chose an image from the Pure Innocence Soft Place to Land stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Soft Place to Land image. I used a piece of the plaid patterned paper for the pillow, piecing it carefully around the Copic-colored heart in the center of the pillow. (Click on the image if you want a larger image.) I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers using today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while the MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until Release time--that's Tuesday, January 7, at 10am Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's only four days until the My Favorite Things Stamps January release! I chose the darling Kissing Booth stamp set for today's card. This one took me a while to color because of all of the images, but the images were cute enough to be worth the coloring time. ;-) Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Kissing Booth images. (Click on the photo for a full-sized image to save if you'd like.) While I have linked the MFT products that I used below, the links to the NEW products will not be live links until release day, 10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, January 7. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more January Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 5 of the My Favorite Things Stamps January Release Countdown! (That means that it's five days until the January release.) Today I'm sharing a card using the Birdie Brown Let's Stick Together stamp set. This set has a ton of different cute cacti, as well as really versatile sentiments--it's a winner! Listed above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Let's Stick Together images and to airbrush the background. (If you prefer a larger image, click on it to open a full-sized image in a new window.) While I have linked the MFT products that I used below, the links to the NEW products will not be live links until release day, 10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, January 7. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more January Release inspiration AND for a chance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge, WSC470. This sketch had two strong horizontal lines on a vertical orientation, and my first thought was to use the MFT Lip Balm Window and Frame Die-namics, along with the Lip Balm Pouches. (Does anyone else still have a "thing" for Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers? Shades of Junior High!) I used a sentiment from the coordinating Sending Smooches stamp set. Would you like to play along with the Sketch Challenge? Check the MFT Stamps Blog for more details and more sketch inspiration as well! Thanks for stopping by, Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! I hope you've had a great Christmas season! Today I'm "Puttin' on the Glitz" for a My Favorite Things Stamps Hits and Highlights challenge. Most of my card is self-explanatory; for the light pink strip of dot patterning in the middle of the background, I used a Copic RV23 and airbrush system with the MFT Mini Staggered Circles Stencil, masked to use only a narrow band of the stencil pattern. Do you have glitter papers or shiny foils in your stash? Then maybe YOU should play along with us too! See challenge details and check out more "Glitz" inspiration here on the MFT Stamps blog. Thanks for stopping by today, Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Thinking Inking
Hi, Sharon, Thank you! I used the MFT Stamps Inside & Outside Stitched Square STAX Die-namics for the outer square ( https://www.mftstamps.com/collections/die-namics/products/inside-out-stitched-square-stax-die-namics ) and one of the Square STAX Die-namics for the inside square, but I'm not sure whether it was the Set 1 or the Set 2, and I don't have the die with me to check. . . I'm sorry--wish I could be totally specific on that second one for you! Debbie
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2019 on Under the Mistletoe at Thinking Inking
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