Hello – CTD344


So last week I got the fun news that my card had been picked over at the Color Throwdown Challenge as the Featured Stamper. That means that this week I get to play along with the talented ladies on the design team. This week the color palette is a nice refreshing one. I haven’t pulled my Copics out to play much lately, so I decided to remedy that for this card. Why don’t my old shoes ever look this cute, I wonder?

If you’re looking for a fun challenge, head over to the Color Throwdown for all the details and join in!


Stamps: You Gnome Me, Linen BG, Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Lemon Chiffon, Bubblegum, Gumdrop Green (MFT); Copic Blending Card Stock (X-Press)
Ink: Lemon Chiffon, Bubblegum, Hot Fudge Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Happy Hellos, You Gnome Me, Blueprints 13, Stitched Square Frames (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers

Thank You – CTD343


I took some inspiration form the picture as well as the color combo for my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. What better time to play with this awesome quilt-y die set? I stamped everything with a linen background stamp to give it a bit of fabric texture.


Stamps: Photoboth, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Tropical Teal, Blu Raspberry, Daffodil, Chocolate Brown, Primitive Cream (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Brown, Tropical Teal, Blu Raspberry
Dies: Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories Button; Twine; Enamel Dots

Thank You for All that You Do – MFTWSC228


I turned the sketch on its side for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. I had some more fun making a background with embossing powder. I sponged the ink rather than using watercolor this time. I also made sure to completely melt the embossing powder this time. I finished it off with some shimmer & shine using a star cut from glitter paper and some enamel dots.

Stamps: Grand Greetings, Swiss Dot BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT); Glitter paper
Ink: Tropical Teal, Ripe Raspberry, Bubblegum, After Midnight (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Pierced Stars STAX, Stitched Basic Edges, Blueprints 24 (MFT)
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder; Enamel Dots
Sketch: MFTWSC228

Happy Birthday – CTD342


It’s a bright & happy color palette over at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I adore these scribble stamp sets. I’m all about the doodling & scribbling. If you set a paper & pen in front of me, there will be doodling. And if you want me to remember anything about a phone conversation, you’d better hope I’m doodling. It’s the only way I can focus while I’m on the phone.


Stamps: Whimsical Wishes, Scribble Flower (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Lush Lagoon, Red Hot, Daffodil, Orange Zest (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 24 (MFT)
Accessories Rhinestones

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC227


I had a little watercolor fun with my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. The background reminds me of rainbow sherbet, which is my favorite ice cream-ish treat of all time. True story about this background – one of my favorite parts of it is actually a mistake. First I heat embossed the dotted background with clear embossing powder. Then I started brushing on ink. See how some of the dots are clear and some have taken on ink? I was in a hurry because I was about to head out of the house and I wanted to give the background time to dry so I could work with it when I got home. Apparently, I hadn’t fully melted some of the powder. I went back and reheated it and fully melted everything, but I thought that it gave a really cool varied look. I’ll probably never be able to do it again on purpose. So that’s my story for this card.

Stamps: You’re the Sweetest, Leafy Flourish BG, Myriad Dots BG, Grid BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Natural, In the Buff, Tickled Pink, Summer Splash, Cherry Crisp (MFT); Watercolor Card stock (Distress)
Ink: Natural, Summer Splash, Pure Plum, Tickled Pink In the Buff, Kraft (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Sweet Treats, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder; Sequins
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC227

Thank You – CTD341


So it went and got ridiculously hot for early May this week. Like middle of summer hot. There is no happy medium in northeast Ohio. It’s supposed to go back into more seasonable 60’s & 70 degree weather next week. In the meantime, I’m still channeling spring with some pretty flowers for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I’m usually all about the layers, but I went single layer, all stamping on the front panel of this card. (Not big on true one-layer cards here. I prefer to do a front panel so I waste less card stock when I inevitably screw it up.)


Stamps: Modern Blooms, Thankful Thoughts (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Orange Zest, Tangy Orange, Lemon Chiffon, Daffodil, Tickled Pink, Pink Lemonade, Sour Apple, Green Room (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 24 (MFT)

Make My Heart Sing – MFT Color Challenge #20


Hmmmmm. Even when I have a card done early, I don’t post it until the last minute. I’ve never been good with deadlines. Just ask my high school teachers. So, here’s my card for the MFT Color Challenge.

Color 20 strip

Stamps: Tweet on You, Linen BG, Romantic Script BG, Sheet Music BG (MFT)
Paper: Lemon Chiffon, Lavender Fields, Wild Wisteria (MFT); Copic Blending Card Stock (X-Press)
Ink: Lemon Chiffon, Wild Wisteria, Lavender Fields, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Tweet on You, Blueprints 24 (MFT)
Accessories Copics
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC226


So I have a new phone now. It’s a replacement and it’s exactly the same kind of phone I had before. Except I can’t get pictures to process right. I’m not sure if it’s camera settings or the new photo editing app I picked. (Not by choice – my phone is an old phone, and the app I used to use is no longer compatible with the phone.) Aaaaanyway, I’m back to my old school DIY light box + really, really old camera that won’t hold a charge, edit on laptop system until I can figure out what’s going on.
So after all that – here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Not too fussy, I think it would work for a masculine birthday.

Stamps: Photo Booth, Wood Plank BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Limelight, Grout Gray, Steel Blue, After Midnight (MFT)
Ink: After Midnight, Steel Blue (MFT)
Dies: Tag Blueprints 2, Stitched Rectangle Frames (MFT)
Accessories Baker’s twine, Enamel dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC226