Happy Birthday – CTD335

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I decided to play with watercolors some more for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I am still having fun with the scribbly stuff. Scribbly stamps and watercolors means if things go a bit off from the plan, I can say I meant to do that! (And that’s one of the reaons why I love them so much!)

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Stamps: Scribble Flowers, Whimsical Wishes (MFT)
Paper: Sour Apple (MFT); Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Wild Cherry, Lemon Chiffon, Dour Apple, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are – MFT Color Challenge #17

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Here’s my project for the current MFT Color Challenge. I had to use this adorable dog stamp set for this. I used inks and a water brush to color the pooch. I used my hybrid inks to stamp the background and to sponge around the edges of the canvas.

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Stamps: You Make My Tail Wag, Paw Print BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Tropical Teal, Coral Crush (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Coral Crush, Coral Crush Hybrid, Grout Gray Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Dog House, You Make My Tail Wag, Blueprints 23, Pet Accents (MFT)
Accessories Canvas Board, Enamel DOts

Thank You So Much – MFTWSC220

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Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. I turned the sketch sideways for this one.



Stamps: Banner Greetings, Fine Chevron BG, Cheetah BG, Burlap BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Wild Wisteria, Lavender Fields, Steel Grey, Spearmint, Grout Gray (MFT)
Ink: Steel Blue, Grout Gray, Lavender Fields, Wild Wisteria, Steel Grey (MFT)
Dies: Banner Greetings, Feathers & Arrows, Stitched Circle STAX, Pinked Edge Circle STAX, Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC220

Thank You – CTD334

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Here’s my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I’ve actually had this done for a few days now, I just haven’t had a chance to post it until tonight. A little more white space in this card than I’m used to. So I filled it in with a fine ink splatter that isn’t showing up well in the picture.

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Stamps: Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Orange Zest, After Midnight, Cotton Candy, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Cotton Candy, After Midnight (MFT)
Dies: Gerbera Daisy, Words of Gratitude, Stitched Square Frames, BLueprints 15 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Stay Tuned – MFTWSC219

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I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge again this week. I flipped the sketch around. How cute is this TV die? Complete with glittery rabbit ears on top of the set!

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Stamps:Stay Tuned, Wood Grain BG, Linen BG, Fine Chevron BG (MFT)
Paper: Limelight, Blue Breeze, Brown Paper Bag, Smooth White (MFT); Glitter Paper
Ink: Steel Blue, Chocolate Brown, Limelight, Lavender Fields (MFT)
Dies: Television, Stitched Fishtail Flags, Blueprints 22 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC219

Happy Birthday to You – CTD333

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I’ve had a super busy week (or three). I wasn’t quite certain if I was coming or going some days, and I ran out of time for sleep most days. As soon as I had a some time to play, I had to use this fun new scribble set for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.

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Stamps: Totally Happy, Scribble Flowers (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grout Gray, Green Room (MFT), metallic silver card stock
Ink: Grout Gray, Wild Wisteria, Green Room, Gumdrop Green, Steel Grey (MFT)
Dies: Scribbles, Scribble Flowers, Vertical Stitched Strips, BLueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Wishing You a Happy Birthday – MFT Color Challenge #16

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Well, it looks like my wishful crafting for spring may have worked! The forecast for this week calls for beautiful 40 & 50 degree weather. So to make sure this trend continues, I played with tulips again for the current MFT Color Challenge. Maybe the glitter pen I used on the sun rays will help melt the snow & ice a little faster.

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Stamps: Spring Tulips (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Brown Paper Bag (MFT)
Ink: Lavender Fields, Green Room, Lemon Chiffon, Hot Fudge (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Sun Ray Stencil (MFT), glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Krispy Kreme Birthday – MFTWSC218

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Mmmmm, Krispy Kreme glazed donuts.
When I went to make a birthday card for my boss I realized the donut I was planning to use would work perfecty with the sketch this week for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. For the donut I used a pale card stock and sponged a couple of colors of ink over it to get the color I was looking for. I used the negative die cut of the icing as a stencil with translucent embossing paste to make it appear glazed. I picked the colors of the card from the Krispy Kreme box.

Here’s a close up that shows the embossing paste.
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And the inside with the sentiment and plenty of room for everyone to sign.
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Stamps:Birthday Greetings, Swiss Dots BG, Linen BG, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Green Room, Smooth White, Cherry Crisp, In the Buff (MFT)
Ink: Green Room, Cherry Crisp, In the Buff, Natural (MFT)
Dies: Donuts, Blueprints 3, Blueprints 13, Blueprints1 (MFT)
Accessories Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); brads
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC218

Happy Birthday – CTD332

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When I sat down to make this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge, I decided to use this Blueprints die set that I hadnt had a chance to use yet. Once I finished, I looked at the card and now all I see is Jupiter on the left (I know that it should be red, but let’s just go with it.) Mars on the right, and the asteroid belt in the middle. Who knew that asteroids were bright aqua with a linen pattern! Yes, really.

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Stamps: Whimsical Wishes, Polka Dot BG, Swiss Dot BG, Linen BG, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Blu Raspberry, Wild Cherry, Nightshift Blue (MFT)
Ink: Kraft, Blu Raspberry, Wild Cherry, Nightshift Blue (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC217

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I used washi tape dies and background stamps for the flag elements in the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. I added a bit of texture to the light gray background by embossing with my polka dot stencil.



Stamps: Whimsical Wishes, Fine Check BG, Grid BG, Fine Chevron BG (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray, Tropical Teal, Insulation Pink (MFT)
Dies: Washi Tape, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Polka Dot Stencil (MFT); Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC217