Thank You – MFTWSC202


Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch this week.

Stamps: Typewriter Text BG, More Washi Patterns (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, BLack Licorice, Steel BLue (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Electric Red (MFT)
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Jumbo Dot Cover-up, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Washi Tape, Stitched Rctangle STAX, Rectangle 2 STAX (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots
Card Size:4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC202

Wishing You a Warm and Cozy Day – CTD318


After a busy weekend of seeing Interstellar on Friday, a 6 hour Apples to Apples game on Saturday (really!), and errands and Zumba today, I finally got a chance to sit down and play with my new toys from MFT. And this mitten set came just in time since it’s supposed to snow tonight and drop down into the teens tomorrow afternoon. I guess it is the middle of November, but I”m still not quite ready for this.

So anyway, I decided to use the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week for a mitten card to feel a bit warmer.


Stamps: Cozy Mittens, Linen BG, Sweater Stitch BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Orange Fizz, Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Ink: Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, Sno Cone, Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Dies: Cozy Mittens, Stitched Squares STAX, Pinking Edge Squares STAX, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Hemp cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC201


Next up from my weekend of crafting, a birthday card and banner. The card uses the sketch from this week’s MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. I’m not usually good at lining up rubber stamps, but I figured I”d give it a shot with the striped panels. I think it worked better for me because with the large background stamps I put the paper down on the inked stamps rather than the other way around. It’s a tiny bit off, but I’m embracing imperfection here.


I finished off the inside with a few more sentiments and stars.


I also made this banner circle & picture frame banner. For the frames, I used a picture frame die and a 3×4 panel die and glued them together on both sides and the bottom. I left the tops open so the recipient can slide pictures in. The circles were cut with 1″ and 1-1/4″ punches. All the circles were stamped with the confetti background stamp to add a bit of pattern.


A closeup to show the patterns on the circle & frame elements.

Stamps: Birthday Chalkboard Greetings, Striped BG, Fine Check BG (MFT)
Paper: Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, Steel Grey, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Sour Apple, Grape Jelly, Berrylicious, Sweet Tooth (MFT); glitter paper
Dies: Stitched Rectangles STAX, Rectangle 2 STAX, Stacking Stars, BLueprints 1, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size:4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC201

Stamps: Confetti BG, Diagonal Stripes BG (MFT)
Paper: Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Grape Jelly, Grout Gray, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies & Punches: InstaFrame, 3×4 Insert (MFT); 1″ circle punch, 1.25″ circle punch
Accessories: gray baker’s twine

Thank You – CTD317


I have had such a good weekend! I took a half day off work on Friday and I spent the whole weekend at a crafty retreat with my crafty group of friends. An entire weekend of crafting, chatting, and laughing. And snacking. There was lots of snacking. The first card I worked on was my card for the Color Throwdown this week. True confession: When I messed up the stamping of the big purple background, instead of starting over, I decided to offset the stamp a bit with the blue color. I figure if I purposely tried to do this, I’d never be able to get it to look this cool.


Stamps: Abstract Art, Watercolor Backdrops (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Grape Jelly, Berrylicious (MFT)
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC200

Finally! The timing worked out for both a card I needed to make and a challenge I wanted to play along with. Seriously. This doesn’t happen very often. I needed a birthday card for a friend, and I decided to use the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch for this week.
Now I just have to find time to pack all my supplies for a crafty retreat this weekend. (I can’t wait!!!) It sounds like I’m really planning ahead, right? I do have the best of intentions, but I have no doubt that I will end up on Thursday afternoon & night tossing random crafty supplies into bags so I can leave from work on Friday.


Stamps: Diamonds & Dots Borders, Fine Check BG, Wood Plank BG, Linen BG, Spotlight Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry (MFT); glitter paper
Ink: Grout Gray, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Dies: Winter Rose, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Vertical Stitched Strips, Blueprints 13, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories: Button (MFT); glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC200

Celebrate – CTD316


Here’s my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I made the background by sponging the orange, yellow & blue inks on through a stencil with this fun herringbone brick pattern. True story: I had this card finished without the black layer under the celebrate flag. I mean finished, as in about to take a picture. Thank goodness for Un-du, is all I have to say.


Stamps: None
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice (MFT)
Ink: Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz (MFT); Salty Ocean (Distress Ink)
Dies: Celebratory Greetings, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Herringbone Bricks Stencil (MFT); Enamel dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Merry Christmas – MFTWSC199


Another week, another chance to play along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. This week I got my Christmas on. And I got to play with my new gold Delicata ink. So pretty, and I’m not a huge fan of gold.

Stamps:Starry Christmas, Linen BG, Stars BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Wild Cherry, Jellybean Green, Sour Apple (MFT)
Ink: Jellybean Green, Sour Apple (MFT); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Square Greid BG, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Stacking Stars (MFT)
Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC199

Hello – CTD315

After a super busy week at work, coming down with a cold, a Crafty Saturday with friends, a Saturday evening spent eating sushi, drinking good beer, and listening to great music, a Sunday filled with errands, Zumba, and pumpkin carving, my brain is completely mush. About the only thing coherent I can come up with right now is: Here’s my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.


Stamps: Perk Up, Pinstripe BG (MFT)
Paper: Banana Split, Tangy Orange, Whip Cream, Factory Green (MFT); glitter paper
Ink: Grout Gray, Hot Fudge (MFT)
Dies: Happy Hellos, Coffee Cup, Sun Ray, Pinked Edge Circles STAX (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Hello Sweet Friend


I was happy to see the the Moxie Fab Cool Canning Jars Challenge over on the Moxie Fab World blog. It gave me a good reason to use my super cute new(-ish) mason jar dies! I used a burlap pattern and a gingham pattern in the background. You can’t really see in the picture, but I cut the mason jar twice. once in the green, and once from acetate to give it some shine. I used a silver metallic card stock for the lid. And I filled the jar with colored “gumballs”. I added some small sentiments on tags, and the large hello is on foam adhesive for some dimension.

Stamps:Mason Jar Labels, Off the Chart, Burlap BG, Gingham BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Primitive Cream, Berrylicious, Spearmint, Orange Fizz, Banana Spit, Grape Jelly, Hot Fudge (MFT); Acetate; Metallic silver card stock
Ink: Berylicous, Kraft, Hot Fudge Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Happy Hellos, Mason Jar, Stitched Rectangles STAX, Pinked Edge Rectangle STAX, BLueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories: Hemp cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You


When the Moxie Fab blog had some problems with the linky’s on a couple of challenges, they extended the deadline on those challenges. That gave me a second chance to play along with the Moxie Fab World Card Making Day Inspiration Challenge. I just loved the inspiration photo! I arranged the squares in my grid background in colors to echo the colored diamonds on the clock and I also used a woodgrain on the grid center and background.


Stamps: Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Blu Raspberry, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, Spearmint, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Red Hot, Cotton Candy, Grape Jelly, Grapesicle, Natural, Chocolate Brown, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Natural, Saftey Orange (MFT)
Dies: Square Grid Cover-Up, Words of Gratitude (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2