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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! Today I have another My Favorite Things Stamps Say It in a Starburst card to share. This kit is now available. In addition to the Say It in a Starburst stamp set, I also used the free-with $60 die, Starburst Sentiment Strips (which is NOT linked below since it's a free-with-purchase die). I taped down my heavyweight Solar White cardstock, then added a tiny bit of Ken Oliver Color Burst powders (Chartreuse, Turquoise, and MFT Tropical Teal) before lightly spritzing the powders with water. Then I got carried away and kept on adding water and blowing the puddles of water around with my Copic airbrush system until I had color pretty much everywhere. Knowing when to stop messing with it is the key, and I'm still learning that! ;-) I used Sno Cone cardstock and the Starburst die to cut the panel under the sentiment, when trimmed it into... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today and tomorrow I have a couple of My Favorite Things Stamps Say It in a Starburst cards to share. This kit will be available tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 20, at 10am EDT. In addition to the Say It in a Starburst stamp set, I also used the free-with $60 die, Starburst Sentiment Strips (which is NOT linked below since it's a free-with-purchase die). My card was really simple. I heat embossed the starburst pattern with detail white embossing powder and then did some ink blending on top of it. I used the following Distress Oxide Inks in my background: (top to bottom) Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac. Next I used my Distressed Patterns stamp set and three MFT Dye inks to add "spatters": Kraft, Blu Raspberry, and Grape Jelly. Finally, I mounted my sentiment that was stamped in Grape Jelly Dye ink and then... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Thinking Inking
Thank you, Cyndi!
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Thank you--that made me happy! :-)
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Welcome! Today I have another MFT August Vault Release to share with you--this one a darling little Birdie Brown set, Sweet Birthday Wishes. I colored her with my Copics, except for paper-piecing her dress (which I also shaded a bit with my Copics.) All of the August Vault Release products are now available at My Favorite Things Stamps. Shown above are the Copic Sketch Markers that I used to color the Sweet Birthday Wishes images. I airbrushed the background with a Copic Y23. (I also like Distress Oxide ink blending for backgrounds, BUT I'm still faster with my Copic airbrush system! Use whatever works best for YOU.) Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps blog for links to a ton of inspiration on these vault sets! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! I was pretty excited a couple of weeks ago to find out that some of the My Favorite Things Stamps all-time favorite sets are coming around again! When The All Star High Top Die-namics came out the first time, I was evidently busy doing other things, because I missed it. . . So now I have one, along with the coordinating Be Original Stamp set! Today I have two cards to share with you--one more a typical high top, and the other a little more dolled up. My first one is a card that I could send to pretty much anyone--and I need more of those in my stash! I used the Mini Staggered Circles Stencil, along with Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide inks to create a simple graphic background. I used cotton embroidery thread to lace the shoes. Here are my best tips for actually glueing... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with a My Favorite Things Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge, WSC449. I've been playing with watercolors a bit lately; they're out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to give them a shot for today's sketch challenge. I stamped the Flowers in Bloom image on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. Next I just played with some Zig Clean Color watercolor markers, coloring with the marker where I wanted the petals darkest, and then using a clean wet brush to push water toward the painted area. Looking back, I can see that I probably should have done a little more planning--like on that bottom petal on the left flower. Why on earth did I put the darker area at the top of that short, wide petal instead of at the base of the petal? But you know something?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's August Release Day for My Favorite Things Stamps, and I have one more new release card to share today, using the Spooktacular Friends stamp set and coordinating Die-namics set. I loved these sweet little animals and wanted to use the two that I hadn't used earlier this release week. Shown above are the Copic Markers that I used to color the Spooktacular Friends images. I also listed the Distress Oxide inks that I used in the background after simply masking off a 1-1/2" circle for the moon. If you try this, avoid having too much overlap between the yellow tones and the purple tones, because complementary colors can look a bit muddy in the overlapped area. All of the new August 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 1 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown--tomorrow is the big day! Today I'm sharing a card using the Call the Shots stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. (I also used a couple of small stamps from the Bedside Manner set: the small capsule and the larger prescription bottle.) Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color my little surgical nurse above. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the background images on Natural cardstock. 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, August 6. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more August Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown! At 10am Eastern time on Tuesday, August 6, the August release will be live, and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available. Today I chose to create with the Best Witches stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. I used the smaller stamps in the set to create a background panel, and then I used blended inks for my focal image background. Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Best Witches images. I used Distress Oxide inks and blender brushes for the background--colors are listed above. 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 along with today's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Countdown Day 3 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release countdown! Today I chose the sweet Birdie Brown Squirrel stamp set and coordinating Die-namics to feature. Shown above are the Copic Markers that I used to color the Squirrel images. For the background, I used MFT stencils, blending brushes, and Distress Oxide inks. The only part of the background that is not blended ink is the bottom panel on which I stamped the sentiment, and that is Sour Apple cardstock. 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, August 6, at 10am Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Thinking Inking
I will too, Sherri! :-)
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Thank you, Tara!
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Welcome to day four of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown! Today's card features a darling Stacy Yacula set, Spooktacular Friends. The hardest part was choosing which of the images from the set to use, so I'm pretty sure I'll be playing with this set again! Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Spooktacular Friends images. I used TE blending brushes and Distress Oxide inks for the background, colors listed above. 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, August 6. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more August Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Thinking Inking
Thanks, Maria! It really is a fun little set!
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Thank you, Lagene!
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Cindy, you just made my day--thank you!
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Thank you, Andre!
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Thanks, Tara! It's a fun set for sure!
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Thanks, Sarah!
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Thank you, Tara!
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2019 on Totally Grateful: MFT WSC448 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 5 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown! Today I'm sharing a card using the Carousel Horses stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. While I didn't use it here, there is a separate Carousel tent Die-namics as well so that you can construct a complete Merry-Go-Round--it's pretty cool! Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Carousel Horses images and to airbrush the background on my focal panel. 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, August 6. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more August Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with a My Favorite Things Stamps Sketch Challenge, WSC448, and tomorrow is the beginning of the MFT August Release. On today's card, I used the Captivating Mandala Stencil and a VERY tiny bit of Caribbean Brights Color Burst powder--truly, it doesn't take much! If you haven't experimented with Color Burst yet, I would recommend using far less powder than you think you need, and less water than you think you need too if you are stenciling. If you use too much water, it will creep under the stencil and you will not get a clean look. (Don't ask me how I know.) Less is definitely more! 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 Jul 31, 2019 at Thinking Inking
Thanks, Michele! I looked at my flower sets first, and then I remembered the leaves. . . And I'm loving blending distress oxide inks. Yes, late to the game as usual! ;-D
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Thank you, Tara!
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