Thank You – MFT Color Palette Challenge #7


I’m playing along with July’s MFT Color Palette Challenge.


Stamps: Sending Thanks, Star BG, Linen BG Typewriter Text BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Sno Cone, Banan Split, Tangy Orange, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Sno Cone, Banana Split, Tangy Orange, Blue Raspberry, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Botanical Beauties, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Blueprints 2
Card Size: 4-1/2 x 5-1/2

Happy Happy Happy Birthday – DS160


And for my final card of the weekend, I decided to play along with the Deconstructed Sketch this week. (Told you you’d see the Confetti Background again!)


Stamps: Celebrate You, Happy Birthday BG, Confetti BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grape Jelly, Banana Split, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Grapesicle, Berrylicious (MFT)
Ink: Steel Grey, Sour Apple, Grapesicle, Blu Raspberry, Berrylicious, Sno Cone, Smooth White (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Rectangle STAX, Flower Medley, Royal Leaves, Blueprints 11 (MFT)
Accessories: Rhinestones, Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: DS160

Get Your Cake On – MFTWSC185


Next up from the craft room this past weekend is my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. I’m still busy playing with my new toys from my latest MFT order. I’ve fallen hard for the Confetti Background stamp. You’ll see it used again very soon.


Stamps: Delicious Birthday, Happy Birthday BG, Confetti BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream, Cotton Candy, Sno Cone, Razzle Berry, Spearmint, Insulation Pink (MFT)
Ink: Sno Cone, Insulation Pink, Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Bring On the Cake, Circle STAX 1, Pinked Edge Circle STAX, Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 2, BLueprints 13, Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT)
Accessories: Detail Black Embossing Powder, Glitter Pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC185

Happy Birthday – CTD301


I managed to find just enough time this weekend to get a few cards made. First up, is my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. Orange isn’t a color I reach for that often, so this was a pretty good challenge for me. (And I know it’s supposed to be coral not orange, but orange is the closest I have.)


Stamps: Celebrate You, Diagonal Stripe BG, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Orange Fizz (MFT)
Ink: Kraft, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Tag Builder Blueprints 1, Blueprints 1 (MFT)
Accessories: Sequins, Seam Binding
Card Size:4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC184


Next up from the cards I finished over the weekend, my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch. I couldn’t resist playing with my new toys I bought from the July release. I’m pretty sure that the confetti background stamp is the best.thing.ever. I don’t do random well at all. (Unless you include the random tangents my brain takes off on. I do those quite well.) This stamp does the random part for me!

Stamps: Celebrate You, Happy Birthday BG, Confetti BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Sno Cone, Sour Apple, Grout Gray, Steel Grey, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Steel Blue, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Celebrate You, Balloon STAX, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Rectangle Frames (MFT)
Accessories: Glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You So Much – CTD300


Whew! I’m glad I had some good crafty time earlier this weekend. Today it got hot & humid and it’s 85 degrees in my craft room. That translates to me not doing much. But I did get a chance to play along with a couple of challenges before it got hot. First up – the Color Throwdown Challenge with a fun summery color combo. I could go for being out on a boat with some nice breezes right about now.

Now, back to my dish of ice cream…


Stamps: Banner Greetings, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Berrylicious, Nightshift Blue, Orange Fizz (MFT)
Ink: Orange Fizz, NIghtshift Blue, Sno Cone (MFT)
Dies: Sailboat, Banner Greetings, Making Waves, Sun Moon & Stars (MFT)
Accessories: Rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – MFTWSC183


Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week. And once again I show my mad love for big background stamps. Who needs patterned paper!? (Now I just have to think of something to do with my current stash of paper.)

Stamps: Sea Life, Notebook Paper BG, Typewriter Text BG, Grid BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Grape Jelly, Steel Blue, Steel Grey (MFT)
Ink: Steel Grey, Steel Blue, Berrylicious, Grape Jelly, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 2, Fishtail Flags Layers, Pierced Circle STAX, Notebook Edge (MFT)
Accessories: Tiny Attacher, sequins
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC183

Happy Birthday – CTD299


So on Saturday, I made this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I had taken a picture, edited it, and was getting ready to write this post, and then I realized that I didn’t like the card. Fortunately It was a fairly simple fix that didn’t require remaking the whole thing. But I found it amusing that the whole time I was making the card, a day and a half later, photo processing etc., it took me looking at it as a post preview to figure out what I didn’t like. Even more astounding is the fact that I altered a finished card and didn’t completely mess it up in the process and have to start over.


Stamps: Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Razzleberry, Blu Raspberry, Whip Cream (MFT)
Ink: Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Dies: Happy Birthday, Fishtail Flags Layers, Rectangle Frames, Stripes Cover-Up (MFT)
Accessories: rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

HI – MFT Color Palette Challenge #6


So I’m playing along wiht the MFT Color Palette Challenge for June. Yes I know, it’s July already. (And how did that happen so soon?!) I’ll be honest, this card is an exercise in embracing imperfection for me. I’m not completely happy with it, but it’s 10:30 at night and it’s still 88 degrees in my craft room which means my patience at this point is approaching negative. I am in no way a happy person when I am hot. So to avoid scaring the dogs, I’m calling this card done. I used the Deconstructed Sketch DS157 for this card



Stamps: Wood Plank BG, Gingham BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Natural, Spearmint, Nightshift Blue (MFT)
Ink: Sweet Tooh, Natural, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Peek-a-boo Alphabet Upper Case, Gerbera Daisy, Layered Leaves, Rectangle Frames, BLeprints 2, Rectangle 2 STAX (MFT)
Accessories: Buttons (MFT); floss (DMC)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: DS157

Now & Always – MFTWSC182


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club again this week. This is one of those cards that looks sooooo much better in person. This has all sorts of shimmer and shine that the camera doesn’t pick up well. The base layer is a script text background embossed with pearl embossing powder. The ribbon element is a glittery, shimmery silver ribbon. And I sprayed the ampersand with a shimmer spray for a subtle shimmer.

Stamps: Always & FOrever, Romantic Text BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Steel Grey, Steel BLue (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Grout Gray (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Ampersand, Pierced Rectangle STAX, Rectangle 2 STAX, Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories: Sheer Shimmer spray (MFT); Pearl embossing powder, Shimmer ribbon
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC182