The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
          – Eden Phillpotts 


My Favorite Things Rolled Gardenia


You know, I have to confess. The word "abundance" doesn't creep into my vocabulary often. So, I looked it up and got this: "the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes." Seriously!? Apparently that's a chemist's definition of Abundance. For the rest of us, how about this: "fullness to overflowing."


My Favorite Things Sincere About Abundance

Doesn't that sentiment just nail it on the head?!

I paired the "Sincere About Abundance" sentiment with the "Inspired by Autumn" from yesterday's teaser. I'm not going to tell you how many times I stamped these three images before I got them lined up right.  Okay, Four Times! I used a masking technique to make the apple crate appear in front of the pumpkin. (If you'd like to know how to do this masking technique, just leave me a comment and I'll write up a tutorial on it.)

Yep, that's the same My MInd's Eye paper from yesterday. I thought I would make this a companion card to yesterday's card.

My Favorite Things Sincere About Abundance Pair


Don't you love this new Rolled Gardenia die? Hang tight because later I'm going to show you some tips to really make this pop. Here are the rest of the Die-namics I used.

MFT Postage Edge


We're celebrating day three of the My Favorite Things Teasers for the October release.


Oh my goodness gracious gravy – have you seen all those amazing samples from the design team? If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, click on over to Kim's blog. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment.

The My Favorite Things release is on October 4 at 10:00 PM EST. You can join the release party from 8:00 to 10:00 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available October 4 at 10:00 PM EST.

Stampers! The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how you can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team for a month. I heard a rumor that this month's contest has something to do with a Perfect Package. It's such a special treat to get that big yellow envelope in the mail with the newest release. I hope you'll give it a shot.


My Favorite Things Sincere About Abundance


I love that this new stamp set, Sincere About Abundance, reminds me to enjoy the abundance of good things in my life. There are way too many good things to list here, but definitely one of the good things – all those sweet, sweet comments from all of you about my projects. Thank you! My heart is overflowing!


Sweet Comments

  1. wowzers!! what a beautiful card! that masking is fab!!


  2. Gorgeous! I love that card! So elegant, yet rustic. :)

  3. So pretty Linda!

  4. Lovely cards!:)

  5. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    Wow, that is so fabulous. LOVE the dp and card design, good job with the masking… it was so worth the effort.

  6. Love the masking technique and all the lovely layering!

  7. Awesome card, Linda! I love the blue & gold colour combo, the subtle stamped image and the gorgeous display of die-namics. Great job!!

  8. Love tHe masking, the blue is beautiful and the card is great.

  9. Wow! What a super gorgeous card!!

  10. Wholly guacamole! Love this!

  11. bring on the tutorial!!!!

  12. oh Linda, you are so gifted with your creativity…. sigh…. I am just sitting here in awe looking at these beautiful cards! :)

  13. Beautiful card Linda!!! The masking is so well done – way to inspire!!

  14. Just GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful color combo Linda!! =) =) =)

    Crafty Hugs!

  15. hehehe! that cracks me up that you looked up the definition AND that’s what you got. HA! I do love your card. so soft and pretty, lots of great die-namics. tfs.

  16. Just gorgeous I can’t wait to see more tips and tricks

  17. HOLY COW BATMAN! – these are soooo lovely. Love the many layers, so much to look at and loving the inside and the outside.

  18. terrific card! tfs!

  19. Linda, you are AMAZING! BOth of these are JUST EXQUISITE!!

  20. Love how the pumpkin and bin of apples looks in the background – lovely creation!

  21. whow another terrific card !

  22. These are lovely!

  23. OHHHHH! These cards are stunning! LOVE that flower–and I LOVE your stamping! LOVE:)

  24. I love the ‘feel’ of your card. The flower and the dp are perfect for this design.

  25. You have design “abundance”. Great job!

  26. Gorgeous designs, love your colors, papers and how you used your dies! Inspiring!

  27. Simply beautiful Linda! Love how you masked the images! Great papers too! 😀

  28. Beautiful!! The images are great uncolored, love the papers, too!

  29. these are so beautiful!! i’m really looking forward to this set too!

  30. Such beautiful yet rustic cards. Just my perfect cup o’ tea :) Love your take on this set, just beautiful!

  31. Beautiful card Linda!

  32. Very pretty cards!!!



  33. gorgeous cards!

  34. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for you inspiration.


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