Dank je wel

I can no other answer make,
but, thanks, and thanks.
   ~ William Shakespeare

Pure Innocence The Netherlands

Boy oh Boy do I know how Bill Shakespeare felt. Your sweet comments this week about my projects have just left me overwhelmed with gratitude. So much so that "I can no answer make but" thank you very much, merci boucoup (French), danke schön (German), and muchas gracias (Spanish).

That's about as multi-lingual as I get, but I want to say thank you in all the ways I know how for making me feel so welcome to the My Favorite Things team and for all your sweet and encouraging comments.

Pure Innocence The Netherlands

Ole' Bill would be jealous of me because with this month's release from My Favorite Things (MFT) I learned another way to say thank you – in Dutch.


I'm crazy nuts about this new Pure Innocence set, "The Netherlands." It just conjures up sweet images of the Hummel figurines Mom McClain collected or the Little Dutch Girl quilt my Grandma Black made from scraps of dresses she sewed for us. So darling.

My Favorite Things Teaser Time

We're inching closer and closer to the New Release Party on January 8 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can also WIN PRIZES! All the new stamps sets and Die-namics, will go on sale on January 8 at 10:00 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.

Today we're revealing the last of the newest sets from My Favorite Things – two new sets from my favorite line, Pure Innocence. If you'd like to see the second set and all the teasers from the designers today, just click over to the MFT Blog now.  Don't forget to leave comments as you visit the designers for the chance to win $10.00 gift certificates given away daily.

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence The Netherlands

My little Dutch girl is paper pieced and fussy cut with Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane patterned paper and Copic colored onto X-Press it Blending card stock.

I used Memento Black Tuxedo ink for the areas colored with Copic Markers, but the rest is stamped with the juicy new Black Licorice premium dye ink. It's not designed to work around Copic markers, but it's amazing for solid stamping. The lines I get with this new ink are so perfect and full, that it makes it easier to cut the images for paper piecing. I'm so hooked on this new ink.

MFT Black Licorice Dye Ink

I know, you're thinking that tulips are the national flower of the Netherlands, but, hey, I did my research and learned that, really, the Netherlands have been the center of the world flower trade since the 1950's – including roses. So, you know, you just can't make a card about the Netherlands without a few flowers, and how gorgeous is the new mini hybrid rose?!

MFT Die-namic Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose

I paired the rose with the new Leaf-filled flourish Die-namic.

MFT Die-namics Leaf Filled Flourish

For the inside of my card, the Leaf-Filled Flourish is so elegant, all I did was add a felt heart from the new Rustic Hearts die-namic and a little button – easy peasy.

MFT Die-namics Rustic Hearts


Here are the rest of the ingredients available from the My Favorite Things boutique today.

Finished size: 5-1/2" by 4-1/4". Other ingredients include Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic Markers (E00, E000, E11, and E30 for face; YR21 and YR24 for hair); and Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane Mini Deck pattern paper.



Pure Innocence The Netherlands

Even though that's the last of the new stamps being revealed, it's definitely not the last of the new release festivities. Tune in tomorrow for the big Pep Rally.

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Sweet Comments

  1. She is so cute!
    Melody Rupple recently posted . . . MFT’s January Teasers Day 6My Profile

  2. Gorgeous card Linda! Love the felt rose and the colors you’ve used πŸ˜€
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  3. LOVING the new PI collection and your card is SO NEAT!! I really like the color combo and the added touches like that felt flower really make it come to life!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! :)
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  4. Fabulous card! Love the colors and that flower is beautiful.

  5. Christine Dearinger says:

    I love the new dienamics that I am seeing……a bunch of roses will ne nice when I get my hands on my order.

  6. Another masterpiece from your great, creative mind!!!! MFT is lucky to have you!! I enjoy everything that you do and soooo look forward to everything you have to bring to this phenomenal team!!!!!!!

  7. These colors are beautiful together. Love it!!

  8. Such an adorable card! I love the papers and colors. That felt flower is gorgeous!

  9. Just love this beautiful card – so many fabulous details. Love the paper piecing, the pretty papers – just fab! Love that quote too!
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  10. another fabulous card Linda….love your design and coloring too!

  11. Beautiful!

  12. This is so very sweet- might be my fave of the week from you:) the papers you have chosen are prefect and every detail is just right…couldn’t be better! well, we’ve almost made it through our first release!!! Yikes! fingers crossed the next few days go just as smoothly πŸ˜€
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  13. Wow! Your card is A.MAZ.ING! Your attention to detail is fantastic! Love love love this card!

  14. Beautiful card! I am in love with the new flower die! I have all of the 3D flower dies, and this is next on my list! This PI girl is just too cute- and you are right- brings back memories of those darling Hummels (my great Aunt collected).

  15. colleen h says:

    like the card

  16. Your card is sooo cute! And beautiful coloring too!

  17. Linda, all positive comments are much deserved!! You are a fabulous artist and your fun spirit shines through. I am so glad you became part of MFT’s team so that I could become acquainted with you in this way.
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  18. Love your card, the felt flower looks really beautiful!! Love the new pi-girls, they look so adorable.
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  19. Queen Mary says:

    I love the paper piecing! It’s perfect!

  20. Pat McCleary says:

    Beautiful color choices.

  21. Jenni King says:

    What a cutie patootie!! great card!!


  22. What a Bright & Cheery Card!
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  23. Way too cute
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  24. Rosemary D says:

    wow.. your paper piecing is amazing and that rose done in felt is gorgeous!! absolutely beautiful card!

  25. awesome card, lvoe the colors
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  26. Sweet card! Love the flower!
    Huggies ~

  27. so sweet

  28. Beautiful. Love the PI image, colors & papers. Great new flourish & flower dies.

  29. Betty Sue says:

    Another out of the park!!! Great card!

  30. Tricia Barber says:

    Super cute!! Love the papers!

  31. Wonderful card. So cute.

  32. After seeing your card I do believe that stamp set and paper line were meant for each other. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!
    God’s blessings on your night,
    Sarah :)

  33. Hello Linda!
    Looking nice your card. I am glad to see the color combination of your cards. As rose is my favorite flower I like it so much for using rose to your card. You made it really gorgeous!!!!!
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  34. Very cute. I love how you colored in her face. It looks terrific.

  35. I love it, Linda, it’s perfect!!!!!
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  36. Wow, this is so adorable, love it.
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  37. Soooooo cute! I love those papers/colors! (And I’m SO happy you’re here!) :)

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