Thank You – CTD357


I spent most of Saturday wandering around a neighborhood music festival. What better way to spend a day than listening to friends play all within walking distance of my house. In the afternoon a quick rainstorm must have knocked loose whatever pollen triggers my allergies. I have spent the last 30 hours or so sneezing & blowing my nose. (I finally got some allergy meds this afternoon that seem to be settling things down a bit.) In between sneezes, I did find time to play along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge again this week.


Stamps: Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Blue Breeze, Cotton Candy, Black Licorice (MFT)
Ink: Blue Breeze, Cotton Candy (MFT)
Dies: Arrow Greetings, Lead the Way, Four Way Chevron Cover-Up (MFT)
Accessories Sequins

Hello, Sunshine – MFTWSC242


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I love this little chameleon!

Stamps: Polynesian Paradise (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Blue Breeze, Lemon Chiffon, Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Ripe Raspberry Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Polynesian Paradise, Branch With Leaves, Sun Moon & Stars, Double Stitched Oval STAX (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers
Sketch: MFTWSC242

Thanks – CTD356


So I made my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge before the weekend. I kept meaning to get this uploaded earlier this weekend, but one thing led to another and here I am again at 10:30 on Sunday evening ready to go to sleep and writing this blog post. On the other hand, I did get my purple led lights strung around the ceiling of my craft room. So there’s that.


Stamps: Circle Scribble Flowers (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Field Day (MFT)
Ink: Persimmon, Field Day, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Dizzy Doily, Circle Scribble Flowers, Stitched Circle STAX, Many Thanks, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

Thanks – MFTWSC241


A last minute card to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week.

Stamps: Stitched With Love, Lace BG (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Smooth White, Cotton Candy, Pink Lemonade, Limelight (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Gerbera Daisy, Royal Leaves, Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows, Blueprints 15, Blueprints 22 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC241

Happy Birthday – CTD355


I thought the colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week were a perfect opportunity to use a couple of the new Distress Ink colors. (The new Blueprint Sketch blue color makes me very happy.) I randomly splotched some color onto watercolor card stock, and then I stamped a scribble circle over the larger spots with silver ink. I used a die cut birthday greeting and finished it off with some enamel dots.


Stamps: Party Patterns (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice (MFT); Distress Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke, Salty Ocean (Distress); Silvery Shimmer (Delicata)
Dies: Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC240


I used the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch this week to make a birthday card for a dear friend. And I used my new Scribble Roses. More scribbles! I’m a happy girl!

And I finished off the inside with an “awesomely” true sentiment. 😉

Stamps:Things With Wings, Scribble Roses, Wood Plank BG, Piece of Cake (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Smooth White, Factory Green, Fuse Green, Grout Gray (MFT)
Ink: Grout Gray, Timber Green, Factory Green (MFT)
Dies: Scribble Roses, Scribble Rose Overlay, Blueprints 25. Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC240

Thanks – MFTWSC239


I also had a chance to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this weekend. I really like how this Balloon Strings background stamp adds a bit of subtle texture. It’s quickly becoming one of my go-to backgrounds along with my linen and wood plank backgrounds.

Stamps: Modern Blooms, Stitched With Love, Linen BG, Balloon Strings BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Peach Bellini, Summer Splash, Factory Green, Jellybean Green (MFT)
Ink: Grapesicle, Wild Wisteria, Lavender Fields, Peach Bellini, Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Modern Blooms, Wild Greenery, Cross Stitch Circle STAX, Blueprints 11 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins
Sketch: MFTWSC239