Thinking of You – MFTWSC286

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I turned the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch on its side for this sympathy card.



Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Cement Gray, Blueberry, Jellybean Green (MFT)
Ink: Gravel Gray, Blueberry, Biscotti (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Circle STAX, Circle STAX 2, Leafy Greenery, Birch Trees, Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC286

Happy Birthday – CTD398

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I had my wisdom teeth taken out this week. And then I slept. A lot. I took two days off work in the middle of the week and I’m still not entirely sure what day of the week it is. I’m pretty happy with my recovery, though I’m craving potato chips and I’m not quite ready for them yet. I felt good enough the other night to play along with the Color Throwdown. I didn’t want to do anything that required too much concentration, so just some quick stamping and watercolor.

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Stamps: Pretty Posies (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Gravel Gray (MFT); Distress Water Color Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Ripe Raspberry, Red Hot, Sunshine, Limelight (MFT)
Dies: Pretty Posies, Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

Ham It Up – MFTWSC285

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So true story: I’ve had a pack of Action Wobble Springs for a few years now, and I never used a single one. I started seeing them pop up (heh) again and decided it was timeto dig them out and blow the dust off. And this sketch from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge has a circle element that was perfect to pop up an image from the inside of the card. And it actually worked (mostly) as I had imagined it! I took a super short video with my phone to show the wobble movement, but I”m having trouble getting it uploaded. Maybe someday…

Update! I managed to get it uploaded finally! Excuse the roar in the background. It was hot that night and all the fans were going.



Stamps: Hog Heaven, Etched Tribal BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft, Just Delightful Patterned Paper, Watercolor Wash Patterned Paper (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Hot Fudge, Natural (MFT)
Dies: Hog Heaven, Rolling Hills, Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers, Action Wobble Springs
Sketch: MFTWSC285

Happy Birthday – CTD397

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So how cool is this fun flop card die from MFT? I know I’ve seen tutorials on how to place a circle die and cut partially and all that. That’s way too much work for me! I have zero patience for fussy things like that. This die? Does it in one shot. For real. Aaaanyway. I used it to make this fun birthday card with the current Color Throwdown colors.

And here it is open:
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Stamps: Funky Flowers, Rainbow Greetings, Etched Tribal BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft, Daffodil, Dots & Stripes – Fresh (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Kraft (MFT)
Dies: Funky Flowers, Flop Card – Circle, Circle STAX 2 (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC284

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I’m back home now, but I made this card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge before I left since I knew I wouldn’t have time after I got back.



Stamps: Modern Blooms, Whimsical Wishes, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cement Gray, Tranquil Textures (MFT)
Ink: Sno COne, Blu Raspberry, Tropical Teal, Cement Gray, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Square STAX, Vertical Stitched Strips, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC284

Happy Birthday – CTD396

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Ack! I’m out of town and almost forgot to post my card for the Color Throwdown! In good news, apparently my blog is working again. I was in a hurry to make this card before I left early Friday morning, so I went with quick & easy.

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Stamps: Label Maker Sentiments, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Gravel Gray, Grape Jelly, Ripe Raspberry, Peach Bellini (MFT)
Dies: Label Tape, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

Happy Birthday – CTD395

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I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown this week. I surprised myself a bit, but I like this color palette. I really like the bold green against the neutrals.

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Stamps: Whimsical Wishes, Linen BG, Lace BG, Lots of Dots BG, Fine Check BG (MFT)
Paper: Field Day, Primitive Cream, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Kraft, Field Day (MFT)
Dies: Tree-Mendous, Stitched Snowdrifts, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

Have a Spiffy Birthday – MFTWSC282

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So I took advantage of the computer downtime while I try to upgrade to Windows 10 to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Its at 99% right now. Fingers crossed that my computer still works when the update is done. It’s amazing how much more I get done when reading the whole Internet isn’t an option. Also this is the first post I’ve written completely on my phone. And copying and pasting is a whole extra level of complicated on the phone for me.



Stamps: Terrific Ties, Pinstripe BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cement Gray, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Green Room, Lush Lagoon, Grape Jelly (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Cement Gray, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Green Room, Lush Lagoon, Grape Jelly (MFT)
Dies: Terrific Ties (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots
Sketch: MFTWSC282

Happy Birthday – CTD394

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I’ve spent most of the long weekend reorganizing my craft storage. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for crafting though. Since I didn’t sit down to make a card until 10:30pm, I knew if I was going to play along with the Color Throwdown, I was going to have to do something quick and easy.

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Stamps: Tropical Flowers, Label Maker Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Tickled Pink, Red Hot, Blue Yonder, Steel Grey (MFT)
Dies: Label Tape, Double Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT)