You Go Gull – MFTWSC339

Well, it feels like forever since I’ve done this. Let’s see if I can remember how to do it! Thank goodness for my crafty friends. Our monthly get-togethers have kept me crafting at least once a month even though moving and setting up my new craft room has taken months longer that I wanted. But it’s getting closer! One more big piece of furniture to move, but it’s a beast!

I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge with this card. I may not have a fully assembled craft room, but I couldn’t resist trying out the Distress Oxide inks for the first time when I was creating my cloud background. First impression: So easy to work with! FOr the post the seagull is standing on, I masked the gull and the edges and stamped the post with the Wood Plank background stamp with Hot Fudge hybrid ink then finished cloring it in with Copic markers.

Stamps: Seaside Seagulls, Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft, Cement Gray (MFT)
Ink: Hot Fudge Hybris, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Broken China (Distress Oxide)
Dies: Seaside Seagulls, Square Frames, Wonky Stitched Square STAX (MFT)
Accessories Cloud Stencil (MFT); Copic Markers
Sketch: MFTWSC339

Congratulations – MFTWSC313

One last holiday-ish card. Last week I had a request for a wedding card for a wedding that occured over the holidays. I used the current sketch for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge for this card. I also used my favorite (retired) poinsettia die. I love this die and will never let it go. Not a bad finish to the year!

Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Electric Red, Elf Green, Brushed Gold (MFT)
Ink: Elf Green (MFT)
Dies: Poinsettia (MFT)
Accessories Herringbone Bricks Stencil (MFT); Pearlescent Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver)
Sketch: MFTWSC313

You’re One in a Buzz-illion – CTD409


A super quick card to play along with the Color Throwdown this week. I stamped the image and sentiment with hybrid ink and then I used my ink pads to watercolor the bee as well as the background.


Stamps: Fly-By Friends (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice (MFT); Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Black Licorice, Banana Split, Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories Glitter Pen

Yay, You! – CTD408


I have a confession. This is the second card I made for the Color Throwdown. I made the first one yesterday, then I noticed I had cut it a little bit crooked. So last night I took the front panel off with my trusty bottle of un-du and tried to straighten up the edges. And at that point I managed to completely jack it up beyond all redemption. Oops. Fortunately, it’s a pretty easy card and I made the second one this morning.


Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Red Hot, Lemon Drop, Green Room, COrnflower (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Chevron Fringe (MFT)

Congratulations – MFTWSC292


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



Here’s a baby card I made last week. OK let’s be honest, I was up until almost 1:00 am making this card the night (morning?) before I needed it. Because that’s how I roll. See also: High school & college term papers.

Stamps: Lots of Dots BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Stone Gray, Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Lemon Chiffon, Persimmon (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Birthday Present, Oh Baby, Chunky Chevron Cover-Up, Blueprints 20 (MFT)

Congratulations – MFTWSC238


I needed a graduation card this weekend, so I thought the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch this week would be perfect to use with my Congratulations Shaker die. I finished off the inside with a spot to tuck in a small graduation gift.


Stamps: Balloon Strings BG, Happy Graduation (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Daffodil, Silver Sine, Gold Shine (MFT)
Ink: Daffodil, BLack Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker, Graduation Accents, Gift Card Grooves, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC238

You Rock! – SSSC230


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