Grateful – MFTCC51

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This is another quickie card. I had a concert tonight, so didn’t get home until 9. Then I had to order my kit from MFT (of course.) Then I had to eat my usual evening dish of rainbow sherbet. Then I still wanted to sit down and make a card for the MFT Color Challenge. And still try to get to bed this side of midnight. Whew! Now off to brush my teeth before bed.

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Stamps: Grateful for You (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Orange Zest, Daffodil, Green Eyed Monster, Cornflower (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Grateful, Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up (MFT)
Accessories Sequins, Glitter pen

With Sympathy – MFTWSC294

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Sympathy cards are one of those things that you hope you don’t need, But it’s a good idea to have one or two around. I used this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch for my sympathy card



Stamps: Flashy Florals, Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Gravel Gray, Steel Grey (MFT)
Ink: Tickled Pink, Cotton Candy, Gumdrop Green, Cactus, Grout Gray, Steel Grey (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Flashy Flowers, Blueprints 12, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Geometric Grid Stencil (MFT); Detail White Embossing Powder
Sketch: MFTWSC294

Because I love You – CTD406

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I was so enjoying the break we’ve gotten from the hot weather today that I almost forgot to post and link up my card for the Color Throwdown.

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Stamps: Because You, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Tickled Pink, Orange Fizz, Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Tickled Pink (MFT)
Dies: Because, Scribble Roses, Scribble Roses Overlay, Layered Leaves, Pierced Rectangle Frames (MFT)

Thank You – MFTWSC293

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I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to craft since last week. I think it’s the hot weather. Plus I keep getting distracted by links to gymnastics videos. But I did finally sit down and play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.



Stamps: Label Maker Sentiments, Distressed Patterns, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grout Gray, Coral Crush, Sweet Celebration (MFT)
Ink: Cement Gray, Grout Gray, Cornflower (MFT)
Dies: Label Tape, Blueprints 29, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins
Sketch: MFTWSC293

Thanks – CTD405

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I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown this week. I used dye inks to watercolor the flowers. I also went over the die-cut sentiment with a glitter pen.

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Stamps: Funky Flowers (MFT)
Paper: Fuse Green, Berrylicious (MFT); Distress Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Berylicious, Gumdrop Green, Fuse Green (MFT)
Dies: Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Sequins, Glitter Pen

Sending Monster-Sized Birthday Wishes – MFTCC50

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OK one more quick card and I’m caught up for the week, I think. This one is to play along with the MFT Color Challenge. I used this super cute new monster set for this card. And with that, I’m off to try to get to bed before midnight.

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Stamps: Monster Love, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Grout Gray, Limeade (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, Limeade, Grout Gray (MFT)
Dies: Essential Cover-Up Horizontal (MFT)

Congratulations – MFTWSC292

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I’m still playing catch-up after my completely craftless weekend. I used a little sparkle and shine to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.



Stamps: Essential Sentiments, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Sno Cone, Gold Foil , Gold Shine, Silver Sparkle, Vellum (MFT)
Ink: Sno Cone, Tropical Teal (MFT)
Dies: Diamonds, Simple Leaf Flourishes, Pierced Square Frames (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC292

Hello – CTD404

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I just had the best weekend! I took Friday off work and began with a massage and then lunch and the rest of the afternoon with my youngest niece and my honorary aunt. The evening started a weekend with dear friends, an afternoon in Cleveland, games and chatting into the wee hours, and very little sleep. This afternoon’s highlight was a three hour nap. All these wonderful things didn’t leave much time for crafting, so my card for the Color Throwdown is of the quick and easy, clean and simple variety.

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Stamps: Distressed Patterns, Watercolor Backdrops (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 21 (MFT)

Have a Tweet Birthday – MFTWSC291

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I decdied that I wanted to use this cute toucan image for my MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge card this week. That led to a Google image search to figure out what color toucans are, since the only one I could think of is Toucan Sam from the Froot Loops box and I’m pretty cure that’s not accurate. But it turns out that toucans do have lots of colors on their beaks, though not quite like Toucan Sam. Which lead to quite a handful of markers being used to color two fairly small images. It always surprises me how quickly they add up as you color.

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Stamps: Birds of Paradise, Polynesian Paradise, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Field Day (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Birds of Paradise, Polynesian Paradise, Wild Greenery, Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers; Sequins
Sketch: MFTWSC291

Hello – CTD403

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I had a little trouble getting inspired this weekend for some reason. I couldn’t come up with an idea, but then I started flipping through my stamp sets and saw this set wtih these circle-ish stamps. So I used the colors in the current Color Throwdown challenge to make a soft background with gold accents.

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Stamps: Party Patterns (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Brushed Gold, Vellum (MFT)
Ink: Tickled Pink, Peach Bellini, Lemon Chiffon (MFT) Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 21 (MFT)