Congratulations – MFTWSC238

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I needed a graduation card this weekend, so I thought the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch this week would be perfect to use with my Congratulations Shaker die. I finished off the inside with a spot to tuck in a small graduation gift.

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Stamps: Balloon Strings BG, Happy Graduation (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Daffodil, Silver Sine, Gold Shine (MFT)
Ink: Daffodil, BLack Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker, Graduation Accents, Gift Card Grooves, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC238

Thank You – MFT Color Challenge #25

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I’m still elbow deep in sewing a giant squid. (And getting my sewing machine to work.) So all I’ve got time to do is throw this up here. My card for the current MFT Color Challenge. And now off to get some sleep. There’s a whiny beagle telling me it’s past my (her) bedtime.

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Stamps: Garden Flourish BG, Linen BG, Lace BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Peach Bellini, Lavender Fields, Daffodil (MFT)
Ink: Limelight, Peach Bellini, Lavender Fields, Daffodil (MFT)
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Flower Medley, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC237

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I turned the sketch around for my card for the MFT Wedsenday Sketch Challenge this week. And would you look at that plaid paper? I haven’t used patterened paper in I don’t even know how long. And I’m almost ready to get rid of a good amount of it. (It’s a long process…) But that plaid just killed me and I had to have it.



Stamps: Polka Dot BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grapesicle, Lavender Fields, Plaid Patterns, Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Grapesicle, Lavender Fields (MFT)
Dies: Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Lucky Stars, Balloon STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC237

Hope Your Day Is as Cool as You Are – CTD351

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So summer finally arrived in NE Ohio. And I’m pretty sure my brain is going to melt into a puddle of goo with this humidity. I don’t know about you, but my creativity takes a nose-dive when it gets this hot. Especially since we don’t have central air. It’s really, really hard for me to sit down and concentrate on crafting. ANd a large chunk of my creative time this weekend was spent working on making a giant stuffed squid following this tutorial. (At a friend’s house with air conditioning…) Yes, a squid. No, I don’t sew often. It’s going to be purple plaid. And we’ll see how it turns out.

Aaaaanyway. Ran out of time. Brain melting. But I just couldn’t pass up the color combo at Color Throwdown Challenge this week. So nothing fancy, but what’s not to love when you combine purple & glitter, right?

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Stamps: Penguins in Paradise (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Grape Jelly, Ripe Raspberry, Smooth White, Silver Sparkle Card Stock (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Chevron Cover-Up, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Lucky Stars (MFT)


Happy Birthday to You – MFTWSC236

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A super quick card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week for me.



Stamps: Watercolor Flower, Totally Happy, Balloon Strings BG (MFT)
Paper: Wild Wisteria, Smooth White, Limelight (MFT); glitter paper
Ink: Grapesicle, Wild Wisteria, Grape Jelly, Lavender Fields (MFT)
Dies: Simple Leaf FLourish, Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX, Pierced Circle STAX, Blueprints 14 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC236

Thank You – CTD350

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Here’s my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. The picture is a little wonky because I can’t get the colors to show right since the pink & orange are so close. I got to use my new abstract background stamp. I love, love, love this stamp and I think I actually squealed when I saw the previews for it. I doodle a lot. If I am listening to someone, I pretty much have to have a piece of paper and pen so I can concentrate on the conversation by doodling. I have a few standard doodles I tend to do. One of them looks just like the random triangles of this background stamp. I love it!

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Stamps: Abstract Art BG (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Smooth White, Vellum (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Rectangle Frames, Words of Gratitude (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers; Enamel Dots


Thank You – MFT Color Challenge #24

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I went with some fluttery butterflies for my card for the MFT Color Challenge this week. I meant to spray they lacy layer of the butterflies with a shimmer spray before I put them together, but I forgot. I eventually realized I could go over that layer after the fact with a glitter pen. So I did. But I didn’t think of it until after I took my picture. So there you go. The sparkle wouldn’t show up well in the picture anyway, so let’s just imagine sparkly white wings, mkay? I did add some definition to the butterflies by putting some foam tape under the wings to give it a bit of dimension.

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Stamps: Photo Booth (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Blu Raspberry, Persimmon, Lemon Chiffon (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Flutter of Butterflies – Lace, Flutter of Butterflies – Solid, Blueprints 15 (MFT)

Hay There! – MFTWSC235

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Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. OMG I almost can’t take the cuteness of this cow!



Stamps: The Whole Herd, Burlap BG, Wood Panel BG, Cow Print BG (MFT)
Paper: Green Room, Smooth White, Kraft, Red Hot (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Kraft Hybrid, Kraft, Black Licorice, Red Hot (MFT)
Dies: The Whole Herd, Blueprints 16, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Blueprints 23, Blueprints 25 (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers
Sketch: MFTWSC235

Thank You – CTD349

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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.

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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)