Merry Everything – MFTWSC198


I’m still having fun with my new toys while playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch this week. Seriously now. How cute is this little reindeer?! I pulled out the Copics again for this little guy. (Copics again!) It’s hard to see in the picture, but I used a glaze pen on his little red nose and went over his antlers with a glitter pen. Also hard to see in the picture is the sparkly embossing tinsel I used on the snowflake background.

*Sigh* Christmas craftiness makes me happy.

Stamps:Christmas Cuteness, Jingle All the Way, Snowfall BG, Fine Chevron BG, Burlap BG (MFT)
Paper: Wild Cherry, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Smooth White (MFT); Copic Blending Card (X-Press); Metallic silver card stock
Ink: Berrylicious, Sour Apple, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Snowflake Embossing Tinsel (Ranger); Silver glitter enamel dots; Copics
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC198

A Very Merry Christmas to You – CTD314


When I saw this color palette for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week, and then I saw my latest order from MFT, I know I had to make a Christmas card. It doesn’t show in the picture well, but I sprayed the cream snowflake layer with a shimmer spray for a bit of sparkle.


Stamps:Christmas Labels and Tags, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Insulation Pink (MFT)
Ink: Wild Cherry, Insulation Pink (MFT)
Dies: Christmas Label, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories: Sheer Shimmer Spray, BUtton (MFT); Hemp cord, pearls
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Hello – MFTWSC197


I’m loving the autumn weather right now. So I decided to go with plaid and autumn leaves for my MFT Wednesday Stamp Club card this week. Oh, and I flipped the sketch. I haven’t used my plaid builder set in quite a while but I definitely should use it more often.

Stamps: Plaid Background Builder, Burlap BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Natural, Primitive White, Tangy Orange, Safety Orange, Grout Gray (MFT)
Ink:Paver Red, Natural, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 15, Falling Leaves, Happy Hellos, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC197

Trick or Treat – CTD313


For my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week, I broke out my Copics. At the last crafty day with friends, Kelly made me realize how little I’ve used them recently. So I decided to have blow the dust off them this week. So thanks for the inspiration Kelly!

I need a Halloween card and I thought these colors would be great for it, so I used this adorable Halloween set. No fancy shading here, but I did have fun coloring that cute zombie green! I needed the tombstone and skull to show up on the dark background, so I used my colored pencils for that. I finished off the inside with the trick-or-treat verse that always made me giggle as a kid. OK, honestly? Still does. And a spider that is so very much cuter than real life spiders. I wouldn’t want to squish this little guy if I ran across him.



Stamps:Trick or Treat (MFT)
Paper: Grape Jelly, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Steel Grey, Smooth White (MFT); Copic Blending Card (X-Press)
Ink: Black Licorice HYbrid (MFT)
Dies: Trick or Treat, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Stargaze Stencil (MFT); Silver Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver); colored Pencils (Prismacolor); Copic Markers
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Hello – MFT Color Palette Challenge #10


I decided that I’d try to get my card for the MFT Color Palette Challenge done early this month. Rather than my usual putting it off until the last week of the month. I’m far better at working under looming deadlines than I am at a nice reasonable schedule. But I suppose that I”m never too old to try to develop a new skill set. Right?

This lovely autumn color palette (and the recent weather change) screamed leaves to me. I used a leaf set to stamp a background. (I don’t use my stamps to make backgrounds nearly enough. I need to use this technique more often.) I added a die-cut sentiment on the circle panel, and added a few die-cut leaves.


Stamps: Thankful Leaves, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Brick Red, Safety Orange, Olive, Hot Fudge (MFT)
Ink: Brick Red, Safety Orange, Olive, Kraft, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Happy Hellos, Falling Leaves, Stitched Circle STAX, Pinked Edge Circle STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thanks – CTD312


I started working on a second card yesterday for World Card Making Day. I was using this week’s colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge. I decided that I would use the Moxie Fab WCMD sketch.

I didn’t have time to finish my card yesterday since I had to leave for a bonfire. Now on Thursday the high was 79 degrees. On Saturday the high was 55 degrees and the low was 42 degrees. I had two pairs of socks on, boots, two shirts, a fleece lined sweatshirt, a jacket, gloves and a scarf. I was about to set my chair smack in the middle of that bonfire last night. So. Cold. I almost grabbed my winter jacket on my way out the door, but decided that that would be overkill. I do regret that decision. But it was a fun night with friends. And oh so much food! There is a possibility that I had a whole plate of desserts. (Oh, I love potlucks!)

After I froze my…uh…pumpkin off last night, I finished up my card this morning. After this weekend, autumn is most definitely here so I felt the leaves calling to me. I added linen background stamping and sponging on the edges of the leaves to add a little texture. And I’m still feeling the love for embossing paste & stencils. This time I went with translucent embossing paste. Adds lots of texture and shine but just darkens the cardstock a bit.


Stamps: Thankful Leaves, Linen BG, Burlap BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Black Licorice, Orange Fizz, Steel Blue, Primitive White (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Kraft, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Falling Leaves, Pierced Rectangle STAX, Rectangle STAX 2, Blueprints 13, Blueprints 10 (MFT)
Accessories: Small Brick Wall Stencil (MFT); Transclucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); Rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: Moxie Fab WCMD 2014 sketch

Merry Christmas – MFTWSC196


Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I was able to carve out a little time to get crafty and work on my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. I decided to get Christmassy for this one. And I decided to use one of my current favorite techniques – stencils and embossing paste. Pearlescent embossing paste in particular. I do love the shimmer. I cut the wreath from a few different shades of green card stock. The bow I used has a second layer to give the loops some dimension. I used a little foam under each side to give even more dimension.

Stamps:Cheerful Christmas Greetings, Fine Check BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Wild Cherry, Jellybean Green, Factory Green, Olive (MFT)
Ink: Wild Cherry, Jellybean Green (MFT)
Dies: Winter Wreath, Spring Wreath, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13, Blueprints 12 (MFT)
Accessories: Diagonal Bars Stencil (MFT); Pearlescent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC196

Thanks – MFT Color Palette Challenge 9


Nothing like waiting for the last minute to work on my card for the MFT Color Palette Challenge. I’ve been using my rolled flower die quite a bit recently. I’ve always loved this flower die, but I think the biggest reason I”m using it so much lately is because I finally found a convenient hot glue gun. The Imaginisce cordless hot glue gun. It runs on batteries, so no cord to get in the way and it has a small tip so no giant globs of hot glue oozing everywhere. Since it’s cordless, I can keep it on my desk and use it whenever the mood strikes, rather than walk across the room and turn on the one that is plugged in. I’ve been using it since June and so far I’m really pleased with it.


Stamps: Thankful Thoughts, Mini Chicken Wire BG (MFT)
Paper: Steel Blue, Steel Grey, Wild Cherry, Factory Green (MFT)
Ink: Steel Grey (MFT)
Dies: Many Thanks, Rolled Flower, Royal Leaves, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Hello Friend – MFTWSC195


While making this card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club on crafty Saturday, I may have accidentally stolen a Fiskars stamp press from Lindsay. I had forgotten to bring mine and borrowed hers. I didn’t notice that it had gotten buried under several layers of paper, stamp sets, and well, you know. It wasn’t until I started excavating when I finished this card (after she left) that I noticed it. Oooops! Good thing we have another crafty Saturday scheduled in a few weeks so I can return it!

Stamps: Fall Foliage, Wood Plank BG, Burlap BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Kraft, Chocolate Brown, Factory Green, Paver Red, Tangy Orange, Safety Orange, Lemon Drop (MFT)
Ink:Kraft, Chocolate Brown, Factory Green (MFT); Antique Linen, Tea Dye (Distress Ink)
Dies: Falling Leaves, Fall Foliage, Blueprints 18 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC195

Friendship is a Sheltering Tree – CTD311


I spent a wonderful Saturday with a fun and talented group of crafty friends! Just what I needed after coming back from vacation to a pile of projects on my desk at work. A whole day of nothing but laughter and getting inky. Oh and cheesecake. I had cheesecake. That helped too. This is the card I made to play along with the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.


Stamps: Out on a Limb, Cheesecloth BG, Fine Check BG, Trick or Sweet (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Sno Cone, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray, Natural, Kraft, Sour Apple, Sno COne, Stel Blue (MFT)
Dies: Out on a Limb, Layered Treat Tag, Snow Drifts, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2