Waving Hello – MFTWSC186


OK, this might be a record. I finished my MFT Wednesday Stamp Club card the same day the sketch was posted. Somehow this card turned into an exercise in using some random supplies that I rarely use. Acetate, wood veneer sheets that I got from I don’t even know, metallic silver cardstock, and dew drops. Really, I can’t remember the last time I used dew drops. And I never used the wood veneer. I had two sheets that were completely untouched.

Stamps: Go Overboard, Stars BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Nightshift BLue, Sno Cone, Wild Cherry (MFT); acetate, metallic silver cardstock
Ink: Nightshift BLue, Berrylicious, Blu Raspberry, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Let’s Get Nautical, Pierced Rectangles, Stripes Cover-Up, Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories: Waves Stencil (MFT); metallic silver dew drops
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC186

Happy Happy Happy Birthday – CTD302


I got my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge done early this week! (I know, I just used the same sentiment stamp the other day, but I can’t help it. I just love it! Happy, happy, happy!)

So the only purple I had close to the Rich Razzleberry is the Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. So I colored some modeling paste with the reinker, and used a striped stencil to make the background. That’s the first time I’ve colored modeling paste and it was much less hassle than I had imagined. I’ll definitely be trying that again. Seriously, it was so easy that I did it even though it was almost 90 in my craft room.


Stamps: Celebrate You, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Blu Raspberry, Lemon Drop (MFT)
Ink: Blu Raspberry (MFT); Seedless Preserves Reinker (Distress Ink)
Dies: Gerbera Daisy, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Blueprints 1 (MFT)
Accessories: Stripes Stencil (MFT); Modeling Paste (Liquitex); rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – MFT Color Palette Challenge #7


I’m playing along with July’s MFT Color Palette Challenge.


Stamps: Sending Thanks, Star BG, Linen BG Typewriter Text BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Sno Cone, Banan Split, Tangy Orange, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Sno Cone, Banana Split, Tangy Orange, Blue Raspberry, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Botanical Beauties, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Blueprints 2
Card Size: 4-1/2 x 5-1/2

Happy Happy Happy Birthday – DS160


And for my final card of the weekend, I decided to play along with the Deconstructed Sketch this week. (Told you you’d see the Confetti Background again!)


Stamps: Celebrate You, Happy Birthday BG, Confetti BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grape Jelly, Banana Split, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Grapesicle, Berrylicious (MFT)
Ink: Steel Grey, Sour Apple, Grapesicle, Blu Raspberry, Berrylicious, Sno Cone, Smooth White (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Rectangle STAX, Flower Medley, Royal Leaves, Blueprints 11 (MFT)
Accessories: Rhinestones, Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: DS160

Get Your Cake On – MFTWSC185


Next up from the craft room this past weekend is my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. I’m still busy playing with my new toys from my latest MFT order. I’ve fallen hard for the Confetti Background stamp. You’ll see it used again very soon.


Stamps: Delicious Birthday, Happy Birthday BG, Confetti BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream, Cotton Candy, Sno Cone, Razzle Berry, Spearmint, Insulation Pink (MFT)
Ink: Sno Cone, Insulation Pink, Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Bring On the Cake, Circle STAX 1, Pinked Edge Circle STAX, Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 2, BLueprints 13, Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT)
Accessories: Detail Black Embossing Powder, Glitter Pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC185

Happy Birthday – CTD301


I managed to find just enough time this weekend to get a few cards made. First up, is my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. Orange isn’t a color I reach for that often, so this was a pretty good challenge for me. (And I know it’s supposed to be coral not orange, but orange is the closest I have.)


Stamps: Celebrate You, Diagonal Stripe BG, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Orange Fizz (MFT)
Ink: Kraft, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Tag Builder Blueprints 1, Blueprints 1 (MFT)
Accessories: Sequins, Seam Binding
Card Size:4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC184


Next up from the cards I finished over the weekend, my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch. I couldn’t resist playing with my new toys I bought from the July release. I’m pretty sure that the confetti background stamp is the best.thing.ever. I don’t do random well at all. (Unless you include the random tangents my brain takes off on. I do those quite well.) This stamp does the random part for me!

Stamps: Celebrate You, Happy Birthday BG, Confetti BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Sno Cone, Sour Apple, Grout Gray, Steel Grey, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Steel Blue, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Celebrate You, Balloon STAX, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Rectangle Frames (MFT)
Accessories: Glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You So Much – CTD300


Whew! I’m glad I had some good crafty time earlier this weekend. Today it got hot & humid and it’s 85 degrees in my craft room. That translates to me not doing much. But I did get a chance to play along with a couple of challenges before it got hot. First up – the Color Throwdown Challenge with a fun summery color combo. I could go for being out on a boat with some nice breezes right about now.

Now, back to my dish of ice cream…


Stamps: Banner Greetings, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Berrylicious, Nightshift Blue, Orange Fizz (MFT)
Ink: Orange Fizz, NIghtshift Blue, Sno Cone (MFT)
Dies: Sailboat, Banner Greetings, Making Waves, Sun Moon & Stars (MFT)
Accessories: Rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – MFTWSC183


Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week. And once again I show my mad love for big background stamps. Who needs patterned paper!? (Now I just have to think of something to do with my current stash of paper.)

Stamps: Sea Life, Notebook Paper BG, Typewriter Text BG, Grid BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Grape Jelly, Steel Blue, Steel Grey (MFT)
Ink: Steel Grey, Steel Blue, Berrylicious, Grape Jelly, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 2, Fishtail Flags Layers, Pierced Circle STAX, Notebook Edge (MFT)
Accessories: Tiny Attacher, sequins
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC183

Happy Birthday – CTD299


So on Saturday, I made this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I had taken a picture, edited it, and was getting ready to write this post, and then I realized that I didn’t like the card. Fortunately It was a fairly simple fix that didn’t require remaking the whole thing. But I found it amusing that the whole time I was making the card, a day and a half later, photo processing etc., it took me looking at it as a post preview to figure out what I didn’t like. Even more astounding is the fact that I altered a finished card and didn’t completely mess it up in the process and have to start over.


Stamps: Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Razzleberry, Blu Raspberry, Whip Cream (MFT)
Ink: Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Dies: Happy Birthday, Fishtail Flags Layers, Rectangle Frames, Stripes Cover-Up (MFT)
Accessories: rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2