Happy Birthday – MFT Color Challenge #38


It’s only Tuesday,but I’m completely wiped out and about to head to bed. But before I do, I’m going to link up my card for the MFT Color Challenge.


Stamps: Sketched Blooms, Whimsical Greetings, Things With Wings (MFT)
Paper: Pure Plum (MFT); Distress Water Color Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Lemon Chiffon, Pure Plum, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 13
Accessories Enamel Dots

Lucky – MFTWSC266


Lucky Charms has never been my favorite cereal even though I love the marshmallow shapes. I prefer Apple Jacks with no milk. But Apple Jacks don’t look nearly as cute on a card. Anyway, I had to Google to remind myself what colors to make the shapes on my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Stamps: Lucky, Lots of Dots BG, Mini Hexagon BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cornflower, Wild Cherry, Lemon Chiffon, Tickled Pink, Periwinkle, Peach Bellini, Spearmint (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Wild Cherry, Cornflower (MFT)
Dies: Lucky, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC266

Hog Wild – CTD378


Here’s my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.


Stamps: Farm-tastic, Etched Tribal BG, Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Wild Cherry, Gravel Gray, Kraft, Lemon Chiffon, Blue Breeze, Cotton Candy (MFT)
Ink: Latte, Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice Hybrid, Gravel Gray (MFT)
Dies: Farmtastic, Barn, Farm Fence, Stitched Snow Drifts, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories Cloudy Day Stencil (MFT); Copic Markers

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC265


Ever have one of those projects that fights you the whole way? You should see the discard pile of supplies I didn’t use on this card. Anyway, I was eventually successful in making a card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week.

Stamps:Happy Birthday Bears, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Tropical Teal, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Primitive Cream, Dots & Stripes – Fresh (MFT)
Ink: Milk Chocolate, Kraft, Biscotti, In the Buff (MFT)
Dies: Tag Builder Blueprints 2, Blueprints 2, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories Wonky CHevron Stencil, Hemp COrd (MFT); Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver); Enamel Dots
Sketch: MFTWSC265

Happy Birthday – CTD377


I thought the rustic color palette of this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge would be a good match for this sketched flower stamp set.


Stamps: Sketched Blooms, Birthday Bears, Circle Scribbles BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cement Gray, Kraft, Painted Prints – Smitten (MFT)
Ink: Kraft, Cement Gray, Banana Split, Gravel Gray (MFT)
Dies: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Rhinestones

Life Is a Wonderful Experiment – MFTCC37


As soon as I saw these stamps and dies, I knew I had to have them! I adore the little flask dies. I have a thing for tiny lab glassware. At one of my old jobs, my boss bought some random lab stuff at an auction. I swear I think they used little 10ml beakers as packing peanuts. There were that many of them and they were just thrown in the box. They were so so cute!

Aaanyway, back to papercrafting. I used these on my card to play along with the MFT Color Challenge. Seriously, I can’t get over how cute those flasks are.


Stamps: Undeniable Chemistry (MFT)
Paper: Spearmint, Green-Eyed Monster, Blue Yonder, COrnflower, Smooth WHite, Brushed Silver (MFT)
Ink: Green-Eyed Monster, Cornflower, Blue Yonder (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Chemistry Set, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories Detail White Embossing Powder

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC264


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Paper: Tropical Teal, Summer Splash, Steel Blue, Pure Plum, Vellum (MFT); Distress Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Summer Splash, Wild Wisteria, Lavender Fields, Pure Plum, Eggplant (MFT)
Dies: Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Flutter of Butterflies – Lace, Flutter of Butterflies – Solid, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories GLitter Pen
Sketch: MFTWSC264

Happy Birthday – CTD376


I have to admit, I took a few liberties with the shade of pink for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. As in, I used a few of them. Don’t tell. 😉


Stamps: Tropical Flowers, Label Maker Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Pink Lemonade, Tickled Pink, Cotton Candy, Razzle Berry, Kraft, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Kraft (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Tropical Flowers, Leafy Greens, Label Tape, Snow Drifts Cover-Up (MFT)
Accessories Detail White Embossing Powder

You Sparkle From the Inside


When I saw the details for the Essentials by Ellen January Mix It Up Challenge I had to think about it for a minute. The challenge was to use both Essentials by Ellen and MFT products on a card. The only problem I had with the MFT product was deciding which one to use. 😉 But the Essentials by Ellen product was a different story. I love to order supplies from Ellen Hutson (The most amazing shipping! An order is usually on my Ohio doorstep in 2 days from Washington state.) But I don’t have many stamps or dies from Ellen Hutson. Then I remembered the Bokeh Dots stamp set. The patterns made a great background to set off the new Diamond dies from MFT that I’ve been itching to use.

Stamps: Bokeh Dots (Ellen Hutson); Bling it On (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Stone Gray, Vellum, Silver Sparkle Card Stock (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash, Blu Raspberry, Tropical Teal (MFT)
Dies: Diamonds, Blueprints 19, Blueprints 21 (MFT)

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC263


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and not mess with all that white space. You have no idea how hard it was to keep from filling that in with something. But I stepped away from it, and here it is. I think I need to go lie down to recover. Or maybe I just need to go to bed because it’s 11 pm. Whatever.

Stamps: Mini Modern Blooms, Birthday Bears, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Field Day (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Field Day, Sour Apple, Factory Green, Tickled Pink, Cotton Candy, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Lemon Chiffon, Sunshine, Blue Breeze, Blue Yonder, Grapesicle, Periwinkle, Cement Gray (MFT)
Dies: Mini Modern Blooms, Grassy Hills, Pierced Square STAX, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC263