Hello – MFTWSC191


Here’s another card from Crafty Saturday. This time I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club.
The subtitle of this card should probably be “The one where I actually use washi tape on the finished card.” For some reason I never use real washi tape on cards, though I sometimes use fake washi tape (from stamps and washi tape dies). My main use of the tape is to hold down card stock and stencils or to hold dies in place while cutting. And the only reason I grabbed a roll on my way out the door on Saturday morning was because I usually have to borrow tape from someone else (Pat). I figured I might as well use one of the approximately bazillion rolls I have (& don’t use) instead this time. Then I got all kind of crazy and used it on this card.

I’m telling you, anything can happen on Crafty Saturdays.

Stamps: Bitty Banners, Jumbo Abstract Art, Grid BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Sno Cone, Grout Gray, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Sour Apple, Grout Gray, Sno Cone, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 10, BLueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Washi Tape
Card Size:4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC191

Happy Birthday – CTD307


So Saturday was another crafty day with friends. What a fun way to start off a long holiday weekend!
The first card I made was for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I didn’t have any paper with that shade of blue, so I mixed up some modeling paste and used my Salty Ocean Distress Ink re-inker and got the perfect shade I was looking for. Once I assembled the card I realized that I needed a blue enamel dot for the center of the flower. Problem #1: I forgot to bring my box o’ bling with me. (Really now, how did I forget that?!) Problem #2: No one else at the crafty day had the shade of blue I needed. So once I got home, I broke out the Copic markers (B18 to be exact) and colored a white dot. Problem solved.


Stamps: Vintage Frames, Cheeseloth BG (MFT)
Paper: Jellybean Green, Lemon Drop, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Jellybean Green, Lemon Drop (MFT); Salty Ocean Re-inker (Distress Ink)
Dies: Vintage Frames, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX, Traditional Tags STAX, Stitched Vertical Strips, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Spring Flowers Stencil, Jellybean Green Ribbon (MFT); Modeling Paste (Liquitex); Copic Markers; Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thanks – MFT Color Palette Challenge #8


I actually made this card at the beginning of the month for one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers. I’m only just now getting around to posting it here because well, procrastination is one of my special talents. I used the color palette from the MFT Color Palette Challenge for August. I still can’t get enough of the big background stamps. Or the stitched edge dies. Love them all!


Stamps: Sea Life, Typewriter Text BG, On the Diagonal BG, Striped BG, Grid BG, Diagonal Stripes BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Orange Fizz, Nightshift BLue, Fuse Green, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Orange Fizz, Nightshift BLue, Fuse Green, Kraft (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Circle STAX, BLueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday – MFTWSC190


Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week. The corved element threw me on this sketch. I’m still not 100% sure I’m happy with how this turned out. And I’m not even really sure what I’m unhappy with, except that the whole thing flowed much better in my brain. I have that problem quite often…

Stamps: Celebrate You, Cheesecloth BG, Grid BG (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Grape Jelly, Insulation Pink (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Insulation Pink, Bubblegum (MFT)
Dies: Celebrate You, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 15, Blueprints 16 (MFT)
Accessories: Rhinestone
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC190

I think You’re Spectacular – CTD306


So last week, I was the Featured Stamper over at the Color Throwdown Challenge. That means that this week, I get to play along as the Guest Star Stamper. So seriously, how much fun is that?! And be still my heart, the color challenge has lavender in it! Of course I had to use the adorable Geek Chic glasses dies that I received in my MFT order. I used translucent embossing apste with a stencil on the fishtail banner to add a bit of texture. I covered the glasses with glossy accents to add some dimension and some shine. And rhinestones on the glasses, well just because I can.


Stamps: Geek Chic (MFT)
Paper: Sour Apple, Grapesicle, Nightshift Blue, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Nightshift Blue (MFT)
Dies: Geek Chic, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Polka Dot Cover-Up, Blueprints 13 ( Accessories: On the Diagonal Stencil (MFT); Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers), Glossy Accents; Rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thinking of You – SSSC232


I dug back into my stamps and pulled out a neglected stamp set to play along with this pretty sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I stamped a pinstripe background on the dark grey panel, and a cheesecloth background on the kraft panel.


Stamps: Peaceful Wildflowers, Grand Peaceful Wildflowers, Cheesecloth BG, Pinstripe BG (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream, Kraft, Steel Grey, Steel Blue (MFT)
Ink: Fuse Green, Safety Orange, Natural, Steel Blue (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 15, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Pierced Square STAX, Rectangle STAX 1 (MFT)
Accessories: Button (MFT); hemp cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC189


I played along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club again this week. The sentiment panel is stamped with the linen background stamp in Grout Gray, and then the sentiment in Steel Blue. I used a stencil to sponge stars on the Grout Gray panel with Grout Gray ink. The present is stamped in Paver Red and the bow is stamped in Brick Red. The background panel is stamped with the Happy Birthday background stamp in Paver Red ink on Paver Red card stock. The stitches are done with black embroidery floss.

Stamps: Celebrate You, Happy Birthday BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Steel Grey, Steel Blue, Grout Gray, Paver Red (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray, Steel Grey, Paver Red, Brick Red (MFT)
Dies: Celebrate You, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Starry Night Stencil (MFT); Embroidery Floss
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC189

Happy Birthday – CTD305


What better way to use my new toys that came in my MFT order than the Color Throwdown Challenge this week? I love the angled panels in the newest Blueprints die set. I know I should be able to cut those myself. The chances of me cutting everything just so so it all lines up? Not happening.


Stamps: Spotlight Sentiments, Pinstripe BG, Cheesecloth BG (MFT)
Paper: Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Tangy Orange, Steel Blue, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Berrylicious, Tangy Orange (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 18 (MFT)
Accessories: Button (MFT); Embroidery Floss
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – SSSC231


Here’s another card I made last week during the Dare To Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoast. I used this week’s sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for this card. The background on the circle element was made using sprays made with ink refills.


Stamps:Bold Statements, Diagonal Stripes BG, Wood Plank BG, Grid BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Chocolate Brown, Kraft, Grapesicle, Fuse Green, Factory Green (MFT)
Ink: Fuse Green, Factory Green, Grapesicle, Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Stitched Circle STAX, Circle STAX 2, Blueprints 13, BLueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel DOts
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Nice Work! – MFTWSC188


While playing along with Dare to Get Dirty over at Splitcoast Stampers last week, I had a chance to use the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch for one of my cards.

I stamped the striped background on a cork sheet with the MFT Chocolate Brown Hybrid ink, and heat set it. And you do need to use the hybrid ink for this. I thought cork might be porous enough to use the regular dye ink. Um, no.

Stamps: At the Office, Take Note, Diagonal Stripes BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Smooth White (MFT); Cork Sheet, Corrugated Cardboard Sheet, Glitter Paper
Ink: Kraft, Chocolate Brown Hybrid, Grape Jelly, Berrylicious (MFT)
Dies: 3×4 NOtebook Paper, Flags & Tags (MFT)
Accessories: Hinge Clip (Tim Holtz); Enamel Dot
Card Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC188