Thanks – CTD402


I didn’t have quite the right shade of pink/purple for the Color Throwdown this week so I had to make do with what I had. I did try to lighten up the purple a bit by stamping over with white pigment ink.


Stamps: Flashy Florals (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Berrylicious (MFT)
Ink: Orange Fizz, Orange Zest, Limelight, Sour Apple, Pure Plum, Gravel Gray, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Flashy Florals, Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins; Glitter Pen

Happy Birthday – MFTCC49


I couldn’t resist using the newest MFT kit to play along with the current MFT Color Challenge. It included a die set that makes an interactive card.
Here’s a picture with the tab pulled up:
Isn’t that fun? Also, I had 3 candles cut and put together for the top of the cake. When it came time to put everything together? I could only find one. So one candle it is. I’m sure at some later date I will find two very small red candles with gold glitter flames in some completely random spot.


Stamps: Twice the Wishes, Celebrate with Cake, Mini Modern Blooms (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cherry Crisp, Blu Raspberry, Cornflower, After Midnight, Gold Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Cherry Crisp, After Midnight (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Interactive Birthday Cake, Mini Modern Blooms, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories Detail Clear Embossing Powder; Glitter pen; Sequins

Happy Birthday – MFT Camp Create – Background Bonanza


Here’s my card for the MFT Camp Create Day 5! I did it!!! This challenge was all about backgrounds. I stamped images from Blissful Blooms in black hybrid ink on watercolor card stock. Then I used several shades of pink and a couple of shades of green to watercolor the images. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a strip of green card stock. Then I added a fw clear droplets to finish off the card.

And with that I’m done!!! I managed to finish all 5 challenges in under a week! And here’s my badge for this one:

Stamps: Blissful Blooms, Wild Things (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Jellybean Green (MFT); Distress Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Tickled Pink, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest, Pineapple, Sour APple, Jellybean Green (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Blueprints 1, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Detail White Embossing Powder; Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)

Happy Birthday – MFT Camp Create – Magnificent Masking


Here’s my card for MFT’s Camp Create Day 4! This challenge was to use masking. I cut masking paper with the Brick Wall Cover-Up. ThenI used inks to sponge a background. I used a brushstroke sentiment and finished off with some stars cut from glitter paper for some sparkle.

Today’s badge:

Stamps: None!
Paper: Smooth White, Gravel Gray, Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Sno COne, Summer Splash, Grapesicle, Wild Wisteria, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Lucky Stars, Brick Wall Cover-Up, Blueprints 1 (MFT)

Thanks – MFT Camp Create – Inlaid Made Easy


Day 3 of MFT’s Camp Create! I sort of took the easy way out on this one. I do havetwo things inlaid, but not on top of each other. I was in a hurry and my brain likely would have shut down if I had tried that. But ket me tell you. There’s a lot of pieces to that butterfly! Also, I decided to use the background stamp after I cut out the “thanks”. So then I had to make sure I stamped all those little filler pieces in the word as well. Because why would I do things the easy well-thought through way?

So. Badge #3!

Stamps: Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Orange Zest, Black Licorice (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Flutter of Butterflies – Lace, Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 13, Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins

Hugs & Kisses – MFT 10th Birthday Challenge


I’m playing along with the MFT 10th Birthday Celebration Challenge. The challenge was to use 10 in some way. I chose to use 10 chocolate kisses from the Candy Jar die set. I used a chocolate brown background and blue ink on a white flag for the sentiment to continue the chocolate kiss theme.

So. Happy birthday MFT! I think I made my first MFT purchase in the spring of 2009. So for me it’s been 7-1/2 years (did I do the math right?) of fun, friendship and creative inspiration. And I’ve loved every minute of it! Thanks for the good times and I”m looking forward to lots more!

Stamps: Candy Jar Companions, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth WHite, Milk Chocolate, Silver Metallic (MFT)
Ink: Cornflower, Milk Chocolate (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Fishtail Flags, Candy Jars (MFT)
Accessories Sequins

Hello, Friend – MFT Camp Create – Coloring on Kraft


Here’s my card for Day 2 of MFT Camp Create The challenge for this one is Coloring on Kraft. I’ve only done this once or twice before and I really need to do it more often. I really like how the colored pencil looks on the kraft card stock. I also added the white gel pen around the images.


Stamps: Buildable Bouquet, Sweet Forest Friends (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Boysenberry (MFT)
Ink: Hot Fudge Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 20, Blueprints 1 (MFT)
Accessories Colored Pencils (PrismaColor); White Gel Pen (Uniball Signo)

Sending Sunshine and Rainbows – MFTWSC289


Here’s another card I made on Crafty Saturday. I used the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch with sunshine and rainbows. I threw a little glitter in there too just for good measure.

Stamps:Rainbow Greetings, Abstract Art, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Blue Breeze, Lemon Chiffon, Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Blue Breeze, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Sunshine, Green Room, Cornflower, Lavender Fields, Grape Jelly (MFT); Versamark
Dies: In the Clouds, Radiant Sun, Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 13, Blueprints 23 (MFT)
Accessories Detail White Embossing Powder
Sketch: MFTWSC289

Happy Birthday – MFT Camp Create – Fantastic Foiling


I missed the first session of MFT’s Camp Create. For most of June I was lucky if I could remember what day it was let alone find time for some extra crafting. Then I realized this weekend that I was about to miss Session 2. So I decided to try to catch up and get all 5 challenges done! Here’s the first one for Fantastic Foiling. I used Deco Foil with liquid adhesive and a stencil. I used a monochromatic color scheme with lilac foil, Wild Wisteria and Eggplant card stock, and lavender sequins to finish up.


Stamps: None
Paper: Smooth White, Wild Wisteria, Eggplant (MFT)
Ink: None
Dies: Happy Birthday (MFT)
Accessories Circle Burst Stencil (MFT); Glue; Foil; Sequins

Thanks – CTD401


I have been a card-making machine this weekend. Yesterday was Crafty Saturday with my crafty friends. And today I was still feeling the crafty inspiration. I think I’m at a total of seven cards for the weekend. First up, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown. I used a watercolor wash on the background and a die-cut sentiment. I finished it off with some sequins.


Stamps: none
Paper: Lavender Fields (MFT); Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Ripe Raspberry, Cherry Crisp, In the Buff (MFT)
Dies: Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins