Friday, April 17, 2015

MFT Shakers Week Day 5 - Sprinkled With Love

Well, it is day 5 of the fabulous MFT Shaker Card Week and sadly this is the final day of the week long blog series that has been dedicated to all things shaker card! I hope you have been inspired to create your own shaker cards! The shaker theme for day 5 is "Peek-a-boo Shaker cards". I used the adorable Laina Lamb Designs Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set and dies to create my card. Check it out!
MFt Shakers Week Day 5
I chose to put the donut on the inside of the card and stamp another sentiment. I love the way it turned out, especially for it being my first time making a peek-a-boo shaker card!
MFT Shakers Week Day 5 inside
I hope you have enjoyed MFT Shakers Card week, and I hope you will share your shaker cards on the MFT Facebook page! I would love to see your shaker cards! Thank you for all of the sweet comments, it has been so much fun!  Have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 16, 2015

MFT Shaker Week Day 4 - Be Yourself

Wow, Day 4 of MFT Shaker Week is here already! This week has flown by. Thank you for so many positive and downright sweet comments on my shaker cards this week! It has been so much fun hanging out with the main MFT design team! Today the shaker theme is "Word Window" shakers. The MFT block letter dies are perfect for making shaker cards! Here is my card:
MFT Shaker Week Day 4
I used lots of pretty sequins this time, and I love how it looks like they are going to fall out, but they won't no matter how much you shake. (I use foam tape like there is no tomorrow.)
I am SO happy you stopped by, and be sure to visit the MFT Blog to see a list of all the design team members playing along today! Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps: Friends Like Us, Photo Booth; Dies: Friends Die-namics, Photo Booth Die-namics, Stitched Basic Edges; Ink: Bubblegum, Black Licorice; Card stock: Copic X-Press blending card
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

My Favorite Things Shakers Week Day 3 - Filled With Sunshine

Hello friends! I am back for day 3 of  MFT Shakers Week! Have you been enjoying seeing so many amazing shaker cards from my team-mates?
Today the shaker theme is "Framed Shaker Cards".
Here is a bright, springy card I created for today!
MFT Shaker Week Day 3
The MFT Stitched frames are PERFECT for shaker cards. I added a little extra glitter to my shaker this time.
I am SO happy you stopped by, and I want to thank those of you that have been leaving comments on my shaker cards this week, you make me feel like a super star!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Supplies: Stamps: BB You Have My Heart, BB Sunflower Sweetheart,  DC Packed With Positivity, Blue Skies Ahead, MSTN Tweet On You; Dies: You have My Heart Die-namics, Tweet On You Dienamics, Somebunny Die-Namics, Stitched Circle Frames, Stitched Rectangle Stax, Blueprints 21; Ink: Black Licorice, Daffodil; Cardstock: Copic X-Press blending card, Summer Splash, Daffodil, Sweet Tooth

MFT Sketch Challenge 224 - True Friend

It's Wednesday and that means it is time for a brand new MFT Sketch Challenge! Check out this weeks sketch:
Here is a peek of the card I created!
MFT Sketch 224
Too see the full card, and the card my awesome team mates created be sure to visit the MFT Card Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you create!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MFT Shakers Week Day #2 - Flat Shaker Cards!

Hello hello and welcome to day #2 of MFT Shaker Cards Week! Today the shaker focus is on "flat shaker cards". What is a flat shaker card you ask? Well, a card with a pouch filled with sequins, die-cuts or anything else you want! I filled my pouch with die-cut dog biscuits embossed with hearts. Be sure to visit the MFT Company Blog to see what Kimberly Crawford has in store for you today!  You will also find a list of all the design team members with flat shaker cards to share with you today!

 Here is the flat shaker card I created for today!
MFT Shaker CardsWeek Day #2 by Veronica Zalis

Come back tomorrow for MFT Shaker Week Day 3! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies: Stamps: BB You Make My Tail Wag, Paw Prints background; Dies: You Make Tail Wag Die-namics, Pet Accents, Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax, Inside and Out  Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
Monday, April 13, 2015

Shakers Week With My Favorite Things Stamps - All Things Grow With Love

   I am thrilled to be joining the main MFT design team as we share shaker card inspiration ALL week! And you know MFT doesn't celebrate without lots of prizes so be sure to visit the main MFT Blog to find out how you can win supplies to make your own shaker cards and to see the fantastic cards that the design team created!
The theme of the first day is to share tips and tricks for making shaker cards and I have thought of a few that seem to help me when I create a shaker card.
#1.) Don't go crazy with your "shaking" material. If you fill up your space with too many sequins and doodads your card won't shake, therefore you have a pretty boring shaker card. ;)
#2.)  Start out with a small shape, such as a small circle, or square. As you get more confident in your shaker card skills you can increase your shaker space.
#3.) Be sure to line the entire die-cut shape with foam. Any space left open will be a magnet for sequins and they will eventually fall out.
Here is the shaker card I created just for today using the adorable new Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamp set and matching die-namics. I had SO MUCH FUN creating this card!
My Favorite Things Shaker Day 1
    MFT Shaker Week will take place April 13-17 and I am sharing cards each day! Yay! Be sure to check back tomorrow, I have a card I can't wait to share. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
 Supplies: Stamps: BB You Gnome Me, BB Somebunny; Dies: You Gnome Me Die-namics, Somebunny Die-namics, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Garden Fence, Tall Grassy Edge, Fresh Cut Flowers, Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax
Thursday, April 9, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 19 - Sweet Friend

Hello hello! It's time for another bi-weekly instalment of the MFT Color Challenge! We have a beautiful color combination for you to play with this week!

                             Here is a peek of the card I created using this weeks color combo!
MFT Color Challenge 19
Be sure to visit the MFT Card Challenges Blog to see what the rest of the design team created! Thanks for stopping by!

Light It Up Blue Blog Hop Winner List


      Thank you everyone, from the bottom of our hearts for embracing the LIUB Blog Hop and turning it into more then we could have ever dreamt it would be. This hop will be returning next year, and hopefully it will have an even greater turnout and Autism Awareness will reach even more of our crafting community and beyond. Much love and hugs to you all. Veronica and Tenia

If you are a winner please send an email to  Pleasr include the prize you won in your message AND your email address and we will forward your info to the sponsor.  Thank you again!

LIUB Blog Hop Winners

Jennifer McGuire – 3 spots for Online Card Class and one winner of 5 stamp sets:
Online Card Class – Sandi Strickland
Online Card Class - Rosemary - Hey There Rosigirl
Online Card Class - Ruby N A Rare Ruby
5 stamp sets - KT Fit Kitty
Avery Elle $30 gift card -Mary Roberson
Reverse Confetti $25 -Liz – Crafty Sunflower
CTMH Bundle - Snazzy JJ    
Buskins Leggings – Becca Cruger
Paper Smooches $25 - Helen F – handmade Cards By Helen
Sugar Pea Designs $25 gift card - Laura Cox AKA scrapaddict
Just Jewlery - Janis – Her peaceful Garden
MFT $25 - Sandra Schroeder
Stampin Up $30 - Monica Reeck
Simon Says Stamp $50 gift card - Angela Hoynes
Latina Crafter $20 gift card - Tracie Pond and 
Latina Crafter $20 gift card - Jerrie – Coloring Outside The lineZ
Butterfly Reflections $20 GC- Karen Ladd
Amy Doodles $15 GC- Greta
Stamplorations  $10 GC- Kris In Alaska
Stamplorations  Trendy Butterflies Stamp set and Stencil- Michele Henderson
Avocado Arts- 5 stamp sets on AA Blog- Ann
Lil Inker Designs Mini Canvas Die and Mini Canvas- Sarah Gray
Paper Temptress  $25 GC- Sue D
Paper Temptress 50 Pack Cryogen White Paper- Jessi Fogan
The Ton $10- Mynn Kitchen
The Ton $10- c
The Ton $10 Lieve
Stampendous!- Amy Tsuruta
Spectrum Noir Spectrum Aqua Markers-Dana Warren
Gina K $50 GC- Holly Flores
Kreative Kymona Gift Basket- Eva
DJ Kard Kreations- $25GC anywhere- KT Fit Kitty
DJ Kard Kreations- $25 GC anywhere- suedflickr
DJ Kard Kreations $25 GC anywhere- Yolanda Garrido
DJ Kard Kreations $25 GC anywhere- Liz
Crafter’s Companion Journal Jottings Stamp Set- Carol Mayne
Marker Pop – Stampy Sister - Brandi R - Paula - Scrap Addicts Attic
Catherine Pooler Stamp Nation Class - Mary Robertson
Catherine Pooler Stamp Nation Class - Miriam Prantner
Jamberry Autism Awareness  nail sheet - Mynn Kitchen
Winnie and Walter $25 gift card - Jerrie
Winnie and Walter $25 gift card - Liz Geyser McAllister
SCACD - Sarah Anderson

Kraftin Kimmi - Janis
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 223 - I'm Tweet On You

      Hello and welcome to MFT Sketch Challenge #223! This week we have a really fun sketch for you to play with and to see it, and to see what the rest of my talented team mates created be sure to visit the MFT Challenge Blog!


MFT Sketch 223 by Veronica Zalis

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop - My Super Hero

       Hello friends and visitors! I am thrilled and honored to be here today, joined by so many friends to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day! In addition to the fantastic Blogs that are participating in today's hop, we have a FANTASTIC line up of sponsors who have generously donated prizes and time to make today a super fun day of friendship, support, and fabulous prizes!
Today I am hopping for my 7 year old, beautiful, kind, and sweet boy Cameron.

   Isn't he beautiful? I love the way this picture captures his sweet nature. Love that kid so much! These are some of my favorite places to read about Autism Awareness., and Autism Daddy. He makes me LOL all of the time. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

    Now, I am SUPER excited to share the card I created for today's blog hop. It features the BRAND NEW  My Favorite Things stamp set Super Boy and it will be available for purchase on April 7 at 10PM EST! My MFT Challenge Team-mates and I were given special permission to share this set with you today! I knew it would be perfect for today's hop because Cameron is MY Super Hero!
     Now there are SO MANY amazing bloggers that have joined me today, including my dear friend and co-creator of the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop Tenia Nelson. Love ya girlie!
Alrighty, here is the link list that has a link to all of the sponsors who have donated prizes for the hop followed by links to all of the bloggers who are hopping along with us today! How do you win prizes you ask? Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on Blog Hop participants blogs. The more comments you leave, the greater your chances will be at winning! Winners will be chosen on Monday April 6th.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy World Autism Awareness Day!