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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 November Release Day for My Favorite Things Stamps! All of the fun new MFT stamp sets and Die-namics that you've been seeing in blogland over the past few days are now available. I paired the new Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set with last month's Candy Land Paper Pack for today's card. Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color Santa and his pile of gifts. I airbrushed a subtle background with C3 for the shadow and B23 for the sky. The shape he's in is a circle, trimmed on two sides. All of the new November products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share today, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous prizes.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Hi, Joan! Yes, I colored the edge. If I'm trying to blend into an airbrushed background, I usually use a Copic that's a number or two lighter in value than the one I airbrushed with, because airbrushed colors are usually lighter than normally "colored" colors, if that makes sense. ;-) Hope that helps, Debbie
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Hi, Tammy! I left the die in place. My favorite tool to keep it there is a magnetic board that Ellen Hutson sells; I use those tall niobium (?) magnets to hold the dies in place while I airbrush--LOVE it and use it almost every day! Hope that helps, Debbie
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Welcome to Day 1 of the My Favorite Things Stamps November Release countdown! Today I chose the Christmas Tree Window Die-namics and the Beautiful Blessings stamp set to create a simple card. I used the silver foil cardstock for the tree, and it's a bear to get a good photograph of that cardstock! But it's so beautiful shiny in person--almost like a mirror finish. I used my glue pen to add some tiny lines of glitter on both the top of the snow banks and on the tree trimmings. The sky is airbrushed with Copics--what else? ;-) (You could always use blended inks if you feel more comfortable with those; I just keep my airbrush out and ready to go all the time.) 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!... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 3 of the My Favorite Things Stamps November Release Countdown! At 10am Eastern time on Tuesday, November 13, the November release will be live, and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available. Today I chose the Unbearably Cute stamp set and Die-namics, and paired it with an older stamp set, Hello, Little One. The bear cubs made me think of babies and baby showers or congratulations cards, so I went that direction with it rather than making a Christmas or Winter card. I also used the Snow Globe Die-namics and a dome shaker so that my bear cub could sleep on soft snow. Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the bear cub and to airbrush the sky. In addition to the ones that I've shared here, there are several fabulous new products being showcased... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 4 of the My Favorite Things Stamps November Release Countdown! I chose the Ready, Set, Snow stamp set and Die-namics set to play with today. This cool snowboarding dude made me want to color him--he's awesome! Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Ready, Set, Snow images. As you can probably tell, I had fun with those snow googles! I looked up snow goggles on Google images, and found some cool Oakleys that I pulled color inspiration from. 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, November 13. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more November Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 5 of the My Favorite Things Stamps November Release Countdown! I really enjoy making Christmas cards, so the last couple of releases are right down my alley! Today I'm sharing a card using the Warm & Feathered Hugs stamp set, another of Stacey Yacula's new sets. Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color the Warm & Feathered Hugs image. I airbrushed a simple two-toned background for a cold Winter sky, Copic BV02 and B32. While I have linked the products that I used below, the links to the NEW product links will not be live links until release day, 10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, November 13. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more November Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Thinking Inking
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I know that it's Halloween, but today you're getting Christmas from me! I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge, WSC409. Today's sketch is a pretty simple one, so maybe YOU will have time to play along with us too! I hadn't had a chance to use my Trio of Trees stamp set from the October Release yet, so I thought I would use a grouping of trees on the slope element of the card sketch. I airbrushed a simple background with a Copic B12 marker and airbrush system, but you could also use a sponged ink background if you don't like airbrushing as much as I do. ;-) Would you like to play along with us? Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Challenges Blog for details on the challenge and for more inspiration! Thanks for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! I have one more Sweet Holiday Penguins card to share this morning, AND I wanted to let you know that both the Festive Flamingos kit and the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps and dies are NOW available at My Favorite Things Stamps! I made a shaker card using the dome die from the Snow Globe Die-namics. I put one snowy hill inside my shaker, and two more hills on the outside of the shaker. For the snow, I used some Faux Snow as well as Diamond Dust Glitter and stars. The Copic markers that I used are all listed above, including the airbrushed background colors. Be sure to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for links to all of today's team posts--both the Festive Flamingos Kit and the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps and dies. Again, these products are now available at MFT Stamps. Thank you for stopping by, Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! I have a second My Favorite Things Stamps Sweet Holiday Penguins card to share today--can you tell that I like the penguins? :-) Tuesday, October 23 is release day for the Festive Flamingos card kit, as well as the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Sweet Holiday Penguins image. I airbrushed the background with Copic B12 and B18. On top of he airbrushed background, I used my Snow Flurry Stencil, along with Platinum Nuvo Mousse. I hadn't tried the mousse before, and I liked it. (Be careful not to smear though.) I also love the sentiments that come with the Sweet Holiday Penguins set! I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for links to all of today's team posts--both the Festive Flamingos Kit and the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today begins the My Favorite Things Stamps October Kit Release previews. This month, however, MFT is also releasing a new stamp set and coordinating Die-namics along with the lovely Festive Flamingos Card Kit! When I saw these sweet little Penguins, I immediately wanted to color them. So today I played with the Sweet Holiday Penguins set. Along with the Festive Flamingos Kit, the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set and dies will be available on Tuesday, October 23, at 10am, Eastern time. Shown above are the Copic markers that I used on the Sweet Holiday Penguins image. I airbrushed the background evening sky with Copic B32 and B39. I love these little guys! I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for links to all of today's team posts--both the Festive Flamingos Kit and the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps and dies. Again, these products will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! I have a couple of cards to share today for the My Favorite Things October MFT and Friends Challenge. I was having too much fun making Christmas cards to stop during release week! ;-) My first card uses the the Ho Ho Ho Die-namics, paired with a couple of pieces from the Filled with Joy Die-namics--the ornament string, bow, and top pieces that I cut from Silver Shine cardstock. I added glitter to the letter pieces as well and popped up the inset layer above the striped background. For my second card, I chose the snowman in the Filled with Joy Die-namics. He and his accompanying letters are coated with microfine glitter, and he's dressed in Candy Land paper. (Yes, I do love the Candy Land paper!) Would you like to play along with us? Then check out the blog post here. Thanks for stopping by! (First card) (Second... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Thinking Inking
It is slightly lighter and smoother than traditional kraft: “Please note that I used 100 lb. Neenah Desert Storm cardstock on which to color the image, and then a white Prismacolor pencil to add all highlights.” Hope that helps, Debbie
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Welcome! It's October Release Day for My Favorite Things Stamps! I paired the new Pure Innocence Holiday Cheer stamp set and Christmas Background stamp with the Snow Flurry stencil for tonight's card. Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color the Holiday Cheer image. Please note that I used 100 lb. Neenah Desert Storm cardstock on which to color the image, and then a white Prismacolor pencil to add all highlights. All of the new October products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share today, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous prizes. Good luck on the giveaway, and thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 1 of the My Favorite Things Stamps October Release countdown! Today I chose the Filled with Joy Die-namics to play with, creating a shaker card. I think I've made three cards with this die set in the last couple of days--it's a fun one! And I'm still playing with the Candy Land Paper Pack as well. . . Almost all of the dies that I used were from Filled with Joy, but the leaves at the top of the ornament are from an older Die-namics set, Fab Foliage. I thought that they might pass as mistletoe leaves (unless you grew up with mistletoe in your oak tree and know that mistletoe leaves have rounded tips). ;-) 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 all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 3 of the My Favorite Things Stamps October Release Countdown! At 10am Eastern time on Tuesday, October 9, the October release will be live, and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available. Today I chose the Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings and Christmas Background stamp sets, combined with the Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics for my card. I also played with the Holly Jolly Glitter Card Stock. In addition to the ones that I've shared here, there are several 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 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 (Tuesday, October 9) at 10am Eastern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 4 of the My Favorite Things Stamps October Release Countdown! I chose the Tweet Holidays set to play with today, making a little snow shaker behind my birds. I'm enjoying the Candy Land Paper Pack--just ordered two more packs. . . Yes, I might have a little paper problem. ;-) Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Tweet Holidays images. While I have linked all products that I used below, the links to the NEW product links will not be live links until release day, 10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, October 9. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more October Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's Day 5 of the My Favorite Things Stamps October Release Countdown. This is my favorite time of year to make cards, because I really enjoy making Christmas cards! Today I'm sharing a card using the Deck the Howls stamp set combined with the new Candy Land Paper Pack. [Oh, man--those are MY colors!!] I colored this sweet pooch with the Copic Sketch markers shown above, paper-pieced his coat, and airbrushed the background with Copic BG02 and E43. While I have linked the products that I used below, the links to the NEW product links will not be live links until release day, 10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, October 9. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more October Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great prizes! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Hi, Lauri, I would check YouTube if I were you. Using Copic Classics is really not that different from using Copic Sketch or Copic Ciao markers, except that the nibs are different. Classics come with a bullet nib and a chisel nib rather than a Super Brush and a chisel/medium broad nib. I personally find the Super Brush easier to color with since it is softer and covers more area with a single stroke. But Classics have the advantage of having the most replacement nibs, including one smaller than but similar to the Super Brush nib if you want to switch out nibs. Hope that helps. Again, check YouTube since you can find almost anything there. Thanks, Debbie
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2018 on It's the Big, BIG Day! at Creative Color Café
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge, WSC405. Today's sketch is a really simple one, so maybe YOU will have time to play along with us too! I chose a little cowgirl from MFT's Saddle Up & Celebrate stamp set, pairing it with the Whimsical Woodgrain and the Floral Fantasy backgrounds--hoping that the Floral Fantasy background looked a little like a red bandana. My Copic colors are listed on THIS POST if you'd like to know which ones I used for her. Here's one more WSC405 card, using an older MFT stamp set, Geometric Greenery, paired with an older patterned paper pad, Fun & Frolic. So, would you like to play along with us? Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Challenges Blog for details on the challenge and for more inspiration! Thanks for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's been a while, hasn't it? Cindy and I had classes in Dallas a couple of weekends ago, and then I went straight to my sister's house in Abilene to visit with my nephew and nieces for a few days. We're headed to Toronto for our last CCC classes of 2018 today. But in between there, I carved out a bit of time to play in the My Favorite Things Stamps Color Challenge 102! I actually have two cards to share today, so keep scrolling, okay? Today's challenge colors are shown above. I used the Captivating Mandala stencil and airbrushed my CC102 colors on my background, as well as using them in felt or cardstock. For my bonus card, I used the September FREEBIE with purchase set, thinking that it would work perfectly with the Color Challenge 102 colors. Since this set did not have a coordinating Die-namics set,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things MFT and Friends challenge. I had colored the Sending Blessings images last week, but I hadn't had time to finish the card yet. Isn't she a sweetie? It's starting to feel like Fall here, and I'm peeling apples and putting them up for Winter. So Fall really is right around the corner! Shown above are all of my Copic colors on the Sending Blessings images. I left the Stitched Dome Die-namics in place while I airbrushed a background. The grass is YG63, but I colored on top of it by hand to give some grassy texture. The sky is (from the bottom up) BG23, B12, and B63. I love cooling the sky colors off for Fall cards! The background is super-simple--just leaves stamped randomly with Kraft ink on Kraft cardstock. Would you like to play along with us? Then check... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to a two-post day--I don't have many of those! I chose the new My Favorite Things Stamps Sending Blessings Pure Innocence girl for today's Just Add Color challenge. Usually a Pure Innocence image works its way into my release week cards, but this one's card is still a work in progress. I'll show a finished card for her in the next few days. All of the Copic markers that I used to color her are shown below. Would you like more MFT color inspiration? If so, check out the September Just Add Color blog post here! Thanks for stopping by, Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Along with almost forty other designers, I am thrilled to participate in a very special birthday party today for Taylored Expressions--celebrating TEN years of business! I remember using the very first TE stamps, and you may have used them too too--remember Cuppie, the cupcake? Shown below are some of my earliest TE cards, dating back as far as September 30, 2008. . . a blast from the past! Card styles and image styles have changed over the years, but I can tell you for sure that my friend Taylor hasn't. She still has a heart for people and is an absolutely lovely person inside and out. While I'm on that topic, I want to make sure that you know about the TE Share Joy Campaign and how to spread some joy to those who often need it most with your handmade cards: At the heart of Taylored Expressions is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's September Release Day for My Favorite Things Stamps! I paired the new Mod Birds stamp set with Sassy Pants Best friends for tonight's card. I used an oldie-but-goodie stamp set in the background, Distressed Patterns. Mod Birds is really simple to use--it's easy to register the colored shapes with the line part, and quick to pull together! All of the new September products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share today, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous prizes. Good luck on the giveaway, and thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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