Thank You – CTD349

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Well, it’s 10:45 on Sunday evening, so I must be posting my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge at the last minute. Well, last minute for me since I won’t have a chance to post tomorrow before the deadline. I have a few challenges that I play along with, and I find that if I don’t “make” myself participate, weeks will go by with my supplies gathering dust. For me, if I skip a week, the next week is that much easier to skip. That’s why I really try to make a bit of time to participate even on busy holiday weekends.

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Stamps:Out on a Limb, Swiss Dot BG, Polka Dot BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, Kraft (*MFT)
Ink: Hot Fudge, Orange Fizz, Blue Raspberry (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories Harlequin Stencil (MFT); Modeling Paste (Liquitex)


Happy Birthday to You – MFTWSC234

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Well, my Monday started off at 2 am cleaning up after a sick dog. A very large sick dog. Fortunately I had a lovely weekend before that spending time with friends & family and a bit of time to get crafty. So I played along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week.



Stamps: Totally Happy, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grout Gray, Daffodil, Steel Blue, Steel Grey, Silver Foil Card Stock (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Grout Gray, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Dimensional Banner, Circle Scribble Flowers, Scribbles, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Stripes COver-Up (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC234

XOXOXO – CTD348

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So it’s been ridiculously rainy & humid here for the last while. To the point this weekend that it was hard to stamp anything clearly because the paper was so wet that when I stamped something, the ink would start feathering. If you look closely where I stamped the “xoxoxo” you can see some feathering. But I persevered through the difficulties and finished my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. (I’m taking drama lessons from the beagle. How am I doing so far?)

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Stamps:All My Love (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Lemon Chiffon, Blue Breeze (MFT)
Ink: Red Hot, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: All My Love, Sun Ray, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)

Thank You – MFT Color Challenge #23

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I’ve been in a water coloring mood lately, it seems. And I love this roses background stamp. It does half the work for me. I stamped with Versamark and embossed in white on watercolor card stock. Then I just swirled ink around with a water brush to fill in the roses. So with that, here’s my card for the current MFT Color Challenge.

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Stamps: Roses All Over BG, Jumbo Abstract Art (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Limelight, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria, Black Licorice (MFT); Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Razzle Berry, Limelight, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Stitched Square Frames, Blueprints 13, Blueprints 25 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

Thank You – MFTWSC233

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I used a soft color palette for this birthday card to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I added gold ink to the candle flame for a bit of shine.

Stamps: Count the Stars, Burlap BG, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Peach Bellini, Wild Wisteria, Tickled Pink, In the Buff, Grout Gray (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray, Wild Wisteria (MFT); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Stars & Wishes, Count the Stars, Sweet Treats, Bring on the Cake, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC233

Thank You – CTD347

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It’s been quite a weekend. But I did find time early in the weekend to get a little crafty. I played with a little mixed media for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I used modeling paste with a triangle stencil, then went back over the dried paste with grey ink. The bottom layer of the butterfly is sprayed with shimmer spary, and the top lacy layer is vellum.

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Stamps: Out on a Limb (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Lush Lagoon, Cherry Crisp, Steel Blue, Vellum (MFT)
Ink: Steel Nlue, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Flutter of Butterflies Solid, Flutter of Butterflies Lace, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Tiny Triangles Stencil, Sheer Shimmer Mist SPray (MFT); Modeling Paste (Liquitex)


Make a Wish – MFTWSC232

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I’m playing along with the the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge again. I water colored with inks for my background element in the window. I added one of these fun stars cut from foil card stock.



Stamps: Count the Stars, Tiny Stars BG (MFT)
Paper: Tropical Teal, Pure Plum, Smooth White (MFT); Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger); Shiny Silver Card stock
Ink: Tropical Teal, Pure Plum, Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Stars & Wishes, Count the Stars, Lucky Stars, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Window Die, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots
Sketch: MFTWSC232

Thanks So Much – CTD346

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I pulled out these pretty watercolor flower stamps to play along with the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.

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Stamps: Written in Watercolor, Watercolor Flowers (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Cotton Candy, Razzle Berry, Ripe Raspberry, Spearmint, Sour Apple, Green Room, Kraft (MFT)
Dies: Watercolor Flowers, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Weave Stencil (MFT)

Thank You – MFT Color Challenge #22

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I’m playing along with the MFT Color Challenge again. How could I pass up a color palette with purple? And I think this abstract background die may become a favorite.

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Stamps: Photo Booth, Lace BG (MFT)
Paper: Persimmon, Sour Apple, Wild Wisteria, Black Licorice, Smooth White, Daffodil (MFT)
Ink: Wild Wisteria, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Abstract Cover-Up, Upsy-Daisy, Large Leaf Filled Flourish, Blueprints 12 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC231

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I significant;y increased my stash of sequins recently. So I decided that this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge was the perfect opportunity to use some of that stash with a shaker card. I added some microbeads and seed beads in as well for good measure.



Stamps: Whimsical Wishes, Wood Plank BG, Myriad Dots BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Spearmint, Lavender Fields, Tropical Teal, Smooth White (MFT); Glitter paper; Acetate
Ink: Lavender Fields, Spearmint, Tropical Teal (MFT)
Dies: Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Lucky Stars, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins; Seed Beads; Microbeads
Sketch: MFTWSC231