I think You’re Spectacular – CTD306

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
Sketch:SSSC232

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC189

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
Sketch:SSSC231

Nice Work! – MFTWSC188

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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

Wishing You Smooth Sailing – CTD304

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This is one of the cards I made for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers. I can’t tell you about the details of the challenge, but I can tell you that I used the color scheme from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.

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Stamps: Go Overboard, Diagonal Dtripe BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Blu Raspberry, Steel BLue, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Wild Cherry, Steel Blue, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Dies: Let’s Get Nautical, Blueprints 13, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

You Rock! – SSSC230

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I’m playing along with the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week over on Splitcoast Stampers. Talk about making your creative brain work! So I made this card for one of the challenges. I can’t tell you the details of the challenge, that’s part of the fun. But there’s still some time left to join the Fan Club and play along!

But I can tell you that I used this week’s sketch from over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.


Stamps: Rock On, Striped BG, Abstract Art, You’re Super (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Brick Red, Steel Grey, Lemon Drop, Tangy Orange (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Grout Gray, Brick Red (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Rectangles, Rock and Roll, Blueprints 5, Blueprints 1
Accessories: Small Brick Wall Stencil (MFT); brads
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: SSSC230

Watermelon Hello – MFTWSC187

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


Stamps: Sea Life, Wood Plank BG, Gingham BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop Green, Spearmint, Cotton Candy, Banana Split (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Brown, Banana Split, Red Hot, Kraft (MFT) Tea Dye (Distress Ink)
Dies: Oval STAX 1, Oval STAX 2, Jumbo Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 10, Washi Tape (MFT)
Accessories: Raindrops Stencil, Spring Flowers Stencil (MFT); Pearlescent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC187

Happy Birthday – CTD303

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I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.
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Stamps: Happy Everything, Stars BG, Confetti BG, Linen BG, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Sno Cone, Jellybean Green, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Sno Cone, Jellybean Green (MFT)
Dies: Square Grid COver-Up, Happy, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2