Thank You – MFTWSC212


Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Challenge this week. I used one of my favorite flower dies on this card. I stamped the linen background on the petals with the same color ink just to add a little texture. And we won’t discuss the fact that I stamped the music background upside down even after I specifically made a mental note not to. Or the fact that I just noticed it now as I was taking a picture of the card. Fortunately I don’t think it’s that noticeable. At least, that’s what I am telling myself.


Stamps: Photo Booth, Sheet Music BG, Linen BG, Burlap BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Peach Bellini, Lemon Chiffon, Brwon Paper Bag, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Brown, Bubblegum, Peach Bellini, Kraft (MFT)
Dies: Plentiful Petals, Vertical Stitched Strips, Stitched Scallop Edges, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: hemp cord, enamel dot
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC212

Thank You – CTD326


I had some fun with this cute bow tie stamp while I was playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I stamped the bow tie in several colors to make the background. The bottom center bow tie is die cut from pink card stock and popped up on foam.


Stamps: Photo Booth, Spotlight Sentiments, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Lush Lagoon, Smooth White, Ripe Raspberry (MFT)
Ink: Lush Lagoon, Ripe Raspberry, Sour Apple, Pink Lemonade, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Photo BOoth Props, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: M4-1/4 x 5-1/2

I Love You – MFTWSC211


So I’ve taken the pictures for the last couple of cards at my desk with my phone. I was trying to streamline the process a bit. I’m not sure I like it and may go back later and add pictures using my old set up.


This is my card to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. Somehow inspiration hit and took the form of pink hearts and pink glitter. Yeah, I don’t quite know what happened there either. ;)

Stamps: All My Love, Photobooth, Tiny Hearts BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft, Chocolate Brown (MFT); Corrugated card stock, Glitter card stock
Ink: Bubblegum, Insulation Pink (MFT); Versamark
Dies: All My Love, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Oval STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Embossing powder (Ranger); Button, hemp cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC211

Get Well Soon – CTD325


I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge again this week. I don’t know why, but I do love the scribbly circles. I think it’s the doodle-y thing. You should see all notebooks from highschool & college. Doodles all over the place, sometimes filling a page. And I still need to doodle at work if I’m on a conference call or my mind starts to wander and I have no idea what’s been said for the last 5 minutes. I’m actually going to try to send this card. I know! It shocked me too, but I have a friend who is under the weather and I now have a get well card sooooo…


Stamps: Whimsical Wishes (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Steel Blue (MFT)
Ink: Berrylicious, Persimmon, Lemon Chiffon, Steel Blue, Steel Grey (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – MFT Color Challenge 13


My card for the current MFT Color Challenge has no stamping on it. I did have a good time with inks and a chevron stencil and the fun scripty “thank you” dies.

Challenge #13

Stamps: None!
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice (MFT)
Ink: Tropical Teal, Limelight, Lemon Drop, Persimmon (MFT)
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Small Chevron Stripes Stencil (MFT); Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Hello Sunshine – MFTWSC210


After dealing with all the cold and snow last week, I was dreaming of warmer temperatures, brighter colors and sunshine. And glitter. (The sight of road grimy snow piles can really bring you down.) I used the sketch from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge for this card.

Stamps: I Love You More, Diagonal Stripe BG (MFT)
Paper: Green Room, Smooth White (MFT); Glitter paper
Ink: Gumdrop Green, BLack Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Sun Moon & Stars, Rounded Stitched Rectangles STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Button, felt (MFT); enamel dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC210

Love You – CTD324


It’s 2015 and I’m going to try to keep up my streak of playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge again this year. I think I only missed a few last year. This color palette called out Valentine to me, plus I received my order from MFT’s new release with Valentine stamps & dies. I think I’m in love with the new damask background stamp. It’s hard to see, but the background layer was stamped with heart background stamp and versamark and embossed with iridescent embossing powder. It just adds a little sparkle to the background.


Stamps:Damask BG, Tiny Hearts BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice (MFT)
Ink: Cherry Crisp (MFT), Versamark
Dies: Love Centerpieces, Love & Adore You, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Iridescnet Embossing Powder (Judikins)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Hello Friend – MFTWSC209


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week.

Stamps:Cool Day, Cozy Greetings, Nordic Knits, Sweater Stitch BG (MFT)
Paper: Sno COne, Wild Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Smooth White (MFT); Copic Blending Card (X-Press)
Ink: Wild Wisteria, Grape Jelly, Grout Gray (MFT); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies: Blueprints 13, Cool Day (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, Veneer snowflakes, glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC209

I Like the Way You Roll


Over the holidays I finally found an excuse to use this super cute sushi set on a card. It doesn’t show up well in pictures, but I used glitter paper for the die cut sentiment.


Stamps: Let’s Roll (Lawn Fawn); Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, B;ack Licorice, Smooth White (MFT); Copic Blending Card (X-Press); glitter paper
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Chocolate Brown Hybrid, Grout Gray (MFT); Tea Dye, Vintage Photo (Distress)
Dies: Let’s Roll (Lawn Fawn); Happy Birthday, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Copic markers; enamel dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC208


Let’s hear it for late-night crafting! Usually late night crafting is not a good idea for me. However this time for two nights in a row, it didn’t end up in tears and crumpled card stock. I’m guessing that it has something to do with the fact that I don’t have to be back at work until January 5. So, since I don’t have to get up early tonorrow, (er…later this morning, I guess) I finished up my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club.

[Side Note: That’s two years in a row that I did all 52 sketches. And since the switch to a linky thing, there’s no make-up time. So all 52 cards this year were actually done on time! OK, a few were cutting it really close (like this one), but I got them all linked up on time.]

Right. Where was I? The card. I got all technique-y on this one. I used reinkers in purples and a splash of teal thrown in to make a watercolor wash background. Then I used the flowers from this cute floral set to make another background. I cut an oval in the watercolor background, added a teal mat and put the floral background behind it. I aded some leaves as an accent and these frosted clear pearls that have always reminded me of water drops.

Apparently I get very chatty when crafting late at night as well. Ah well, I suppose since it’s 3am, it’s time to call it a night.

P.S. I love vacation.

Stamps: Desert Bouquet, Vintage Frames (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Tropical Teal, Limelight, Gumdrop Green (MFT); Distress Watercolor Paper (Ranger)
Ink: Bubblegum, Peach Bellini, Berrylicious, Wild Wisteria, Lemon Drop, Limelight, Grapesicle, Grape Jelly, Tropical Teal, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Wild Greenery, Stitched Oval STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Pearls
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC208