Thank You – CTD349


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.


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


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


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?)


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

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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.

Color 22 Colors

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


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