Friday, October 10, 2014

MFT Sketch Challenge

So about 5 weeks ago I started thinking about Christmas cards. I found a few on Pinterest which used the Poinsettia Die from My Favorite Things…HAD to have it. So I placed the order threw them for that particular die and a few others I had been looking at. Once I placed my order, as always, I wait a few days then start stalking my mail lady. (She crafts too so she totally understands!) A week and a half goes by, no package. Two weeks…three weeks go by no package. This is not typical for MFT. I some how erased my tracking number so I emailed Brianna at MFT and she sends me the number. Turns out my much wanted package is at the wrong post office, one about 30 miles away. I call them, they said they sent it to my post office a few days ago. So I waited….and waited…no updates on the tracking for what felt like forever. Finally, I see it arrived….in Virginia!!!! Uh… its about 200 miles away!! Finally, yesterday it arrived at MY HOUSE!!! Oh happy day! Here is what I made last night….



The pattern paper is by Simple Stories and Studio Calico. The die is MFT (Winking smile), which is inked with Distress Inks and white pigment ink, and the border punch is Fiskars. The sentiment stamp, inside and out, is by Simon Says Stamp and the gold, sparkling, enamel dots are from my stash.

I folowed the sketch from the MFT Sketch Blog -LOOK HERE!

Here is the sketch!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October’s Colors!


I so love fall! Love the crisp air, the cooler temp and alllll the amazing colors Autumn brings! Here is my entry for The Card Concept this week. The table setting in the inspiration makes me want to go set my table!!!! Really…it does!

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The stamps on this card are from My Favorite Things and are colored with Copics. I used 2 texture plates from Lifestyle crafts for the dot background and the plaid background. ‘Little Pumpkins’ is stamped using a Lawn Fawn Alphabet and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Button is from my stash. The inside Sentiment, ‘Big Hugs’ is from My Favorite Things.


2. Clean and Layered


  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers/embossing
  • embellishments/accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some coloured images at times
  • white space

The Card Concept

Monday, October 6, 2014

Stretching ‘Witch Way is the Candy’

When I first saw this set, I had to have it! Love that little witch and her friends the cat and frog. To me that little frog looks someone just yelled ‘BOO!’. When I saw this challenge and was thinking about what to make for it, I thought of this little frog. Not only does he look startled but he also seems to have the same expression my kids have when I ask them to do their chores when they ‘forgot’ to do them!


Once I had the card just about together I thought of the pun…kind of funny, don’t ya think???

The frog, background dies’ alphabet dies and circle dies are from My Favorite Things. The pinking circle and circle textured plate is by Lifestyle Crafts. The cupcake stamp and pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn and the letter stamps are from Paper Smooches. Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The background stamp is by Hero Arts and is embossed using their white embossing powder.

Here are the challenge details from A Blog Named Hero

Stretch Your Stamps verb

:use a stamp or stamp set in a way other than the designer intended


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