Have a Spiffy Birthday – MFTWSC282

So I took advantage of the computer downtime while I try to upgrade to Windows 10 to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Its at 99% right now. Fingers crossed that my computer still works when the update is done. It’s amazing how much more I get done when reading the whole Internet isn’t an option. Also this is the first post I’ve written completely on my phone. And copying and pasting is a whole extra level of complicated on the phone for me.

Stamps: Terrific Ties, Pinstripe BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cement Gray, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Green Room, Lush Lagoon, Grape Jelly (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Cement Gray, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Green Room, Lush Lagoon, Grape Jelly (MFT)
Dies: Terrific Ties (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots
Sketch: MFTWSC282

Happy Birthday – CTD394


I’ve spent most of the long weekend reorganizing my craft storage. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for crafting though. Since I didn’t sit down to make a card until 10:30pm, I knew if I was going to play along with the Color Throwdown, I was going to have to do something quick and easy.


Stamps: Tropical Flowers, Label Maker Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Tickled Pink, Red Hot, Blue Yonder, Steel Grey (MFT)
Dies: Label Tape, Double Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT)

Hello Friend – MFTCC45

A quick card tonight to play along with the current MFT Color Challenge. No stamping on this one. I sponged ink over a stencil and added the die cut sentiment. Super quick & easy, which is a good thing since I didn’t start it until 10 pm. (I really need to stop doing that…)


Stamps: None!
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice (MFT)
Ink: Razzle Berry, Orange Fizz, Green Room, Cornflower (MFT)
Dies: Hello There, Friends, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Cascading Scallop Stencil (MFT); Enamel Dots

Happy Birthday – MTFTWSC281


I decided to make a shaker card to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. I don’t make shaker cards often, but I wanted to try out the cool shaker card pouches that I bought. And then I decided that I would try to make it look like a mini terrarium with a succulent planted in it. I used gold and copper microbeads to look like sand. The I got the bright idea to add some small tan and brown sequins to look like rocks. Which is how I found myself picking sequins out of a shaker card with tweezers at 11:00 pm on a Sunday. Sigh. But in the end, I like how the card turned out. That’s all that matters, right?


Stamps: Sweet Succulents, Lots of Dots BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Periwinkle (MFT); Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Cactus, Periwinkle (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Peek-a-Boo Window
Accessories Shaker Card Pouches, Microbeads, Clear Droplets, Detail White Embossing Powder
Sketch: MFTWSC281

Wishing You Rainbows, Unicorns, and Glitter – MFTCC44


Let me just say that I was giggling the whole time I was making this card. And a shout out to my friend Katie for advising me as I was trying to make the idea in my head work in the real world. 😉 I’m playing along wtih the MFT Color Challenge. I may be bending the rules a little bit with the glitter, but I firmly believe that glitter is a neutral. Or it should be.


Stamps: Magical Unicorns (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grape Jelly, Orange Fizz, Limelight, Silver Glitter, Gold Glitter, Copper Glitter (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Magical Unicorns, End of the Rainbow, Radiant Sun, Grassy Hills, Blueprints 13
Accessories Copic markers; Glitter pen

Thank You – MFTWSC279


I decided I needed to play with my Gansai Tambi watercolors for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Stamps: Delicate Pretty Poppies, Spring Wreath, Sheet Music BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Lavender Fields (MFT); Distress Water Color Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Lavender Fields (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Double Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Gansai Tambi watercolors
Sketch: MFTWSC279

Thank You – CTD391


So here’s some fun news! My name was picked to be the Guest Star Stamper for the Color Throwdown this week! Look at these happy colors!


I decided to play with my Distress Inks that I’ve neglected for far too long and blended the background using pink, orange and yellow colors. I added a blue frame and also die cut the sentiment in blue. I also cut the sentiment from the other colors as well and stacked them with the blue on top. I finished it off with a few enamel dots.


So come over and join the fun this week at the Color Throwdown!

Stamps: None!
Paper: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Cotton Candy, Lemon Chiffon, Coral Crush (MFT)
Ink: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade (Distress Inks)
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots