May 21, 2020

May MFT Birthday Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

It's time for the May MFT Birthday Challenge, and this month, the challenge is to create a personalized birthday card using any MFT alpha stamps or Die-namics! I had SO much fun with this one!



I made this card for my girls to give my Dad on his Birthday next month! They call him G-Pa, instead of Grandpa, so I thought it would be cute to put that on the card! Also, with the social distancing, when he comes to see us, he stands on the sidewalk and we all air hug, so I thought this little gnome was PERFECT (also - he may slightly resemble my Dad. LOL).

To begin, I cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, and using the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, I created the cloudy sky. The grass is Sour Apple Card Stock cut using the Grassy Hills Die-namics.

The gnome house was cut using the Gnome Place Like Home Die-namics, which I LOVE! How CUTE is this little house!!! LOVE IT!! I popped it up onto my scene using foam tape, and the cut this little grandpa gnome (lol) from No-Line Coloring Card Stock using the Hanging With My Gnomies Die-namics. I stamped him using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink with Hanging With My Gnomies, and then colored him with Copic Markers and Polychromos Colored Pencils. I popped him up next to his house using some more foam tape.

I stamped "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY", from Bitty Birthday Wishes, using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and then used the Stitched Alphabet Die-namics to cut out "GPA" from Wild Cherry Card Stock. I arranged the GPA under the sentiment and viola, done!! SO fun and easy!!



Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team have created for today's Challenge!

May 20, 2020

All The Feels! {CTD594}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Amy Rohl has challenged us to use the fabulous combo of yellow, gray and white! ALL the feels!!


I had SO much fun making this card!! I watched a video by Debby Hughes (man, she is amazing) where she made a watercolored background and then stamped/embossed over it and I LOVED it! I began with a panel of watercolor paper and using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors (I had to search for them first, it's been AGES since I've used these!), I created the watercolored background. When it was dry, I stamped the new Circle Celebration Background using Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. LOVE.

I used the new All The Feels Die-namics (which I ADORE) to cut Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock and Smooth White Card Stock, and then layered them together. I added the die-cut panel to the watercolored panel using foam tape. I stamped "YOU WOW MY HEART", from More Essential Sentiments, onto a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock, heat embossed it with white embossing powder, and then trimmed it down. I added it on top of the die-cut panel with foam tape, and then finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots. ALL the feels!


Check out this week's inspiration pic!


Check out what the rest of the team has created with these super fun colors!

Angie Cimbalo - week's fab Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Be well!

May 19, 2020

May MFT Vault Release Available Now!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!!

The MFT May Vault Release is now live and available in the MFT Boutique! WOOT!!!

Today I have a card to share with you using the ADORABLE Birdie Brown Everyday Is A Picnic and Everyday Is A Picnic Die-namics! She is SO sweet and fun to color!


I cut this cutie, as well as the sun and butterfly, from No-Line Coloring Card Stock using the Everyday Is A Picnic Die-namics and then stamped them with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink using Everyday Is A Picnic. I colored them all with Copic Markers and then with Polychromos Colored Pencils.

The main panel of Smooth White Card Stock was cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I used the same Die-namics to cut the yellow patterned paper from the Party Patterns Paper Pad. I popped the polka dot panel up with foam tape and the cut a strip of a coordinating pattern from the same pad an adhered it horizontally. I cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, and added that to the card with foam tape. I then popped this little sweetie, her butterfly and the sun, all with foam tape. The sentiment panel was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Skinny Strips Die-namics, and I stamped "Hi, Sweet Girl" from Flower Fairies using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink.


Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team have created today, and be sure to head over to the MFT Boutique to grab the Vault Releases!!!


May 18, 2020

MFT May Vault Release!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!!

The MFT Vault is opening, and I am SO excited about the goodies coming your way!! Today I created a card for my daughter who is graduating middle school. I feel SO sad for all the graduates this year, the whole world is upside down! Middle school is certainly not as big of a deal as high school, but I sure am sad nonetheless!! This little cute makes me feel better, though!!


This card was SUPER fun to create, and aside from the mat and the sentiment panel, it is a one layer card! I started with a panel of No-Line Coloring Card Stock, and I laid the Rectangle Extraordinaire Stencil on top (the center rectangle). I then stamped the apples, pencils and rulers from Class Act using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. Once I stamped them, I simply traced around the rectangle stencil panel to create the frame. I sponged the edges lightly with Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink for some depth.

I removed the stencil panel and then stamped this little cutie in the open rectangle space. I colored her, and the images in my border, first with Copic Markers and then with Polychromos Colored Pencils. LOVE. The sentiment, "YOU DID IT" was stamped onto a strip of Smooth White Card Stock, trimmed down and then attached to the card with foam tape. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.


Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team have created!!


May 17, 2020

May MFT Vault Release!!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!!

YAY! It's time for another MFT Vault Release!! SO much goodness is coming out of the Vault this release! I was SO excited to see the Say Hello Die-namics- one of my favorites!!


I have realized that the cards I love have the same basic components lol. White base, check. Stitched border, check. Black & White Stripes, check. Big, graphic die-cut, check. Blended rainbows, check. Skinny sentiment strip, check. Enamel dots, check.

I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I added a strip of patterned paper from the Black & White Basics Paper Pack, cut using the same Die-namics. I have three of these paper packs, I am obsessed with the black & white stripes!!

I cut the focal element from Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using the Say What Die-namics. Using Smooth White Card Stock, I blended several Distress Inks in a rainbow blend, and then cut the panel using the Say What Die-namics. I inset the rainbow panel inside the Black Licorice frame and then added it to the card using foam tape. The sentiment strip was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Skinny Strips Die-namics (love these SO MUCH), and I stamped "Hello, Hey, Hi" from Greetings & Salutations using Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock. As I so often do, I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots. 


I LOVE the Say What Die-namics so much! SO glad it has returned in the Vault!! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team have created today!!


May 13, 2020

You're My Person {WSC489}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge, and I LOVE this week's layout!! I had a lot of fun creating this card!


I began by cutting out this sweet duo from No-Line Coloring Card Stock using the You're My Person Die-namics, and stamped them with You're My Person using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers and then again with Polychromos Colored Pencils. LOVE.

The main panel of Smooth White Card Stock was cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I used the same Die-namics to cut two different patterns of paper from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack! LOVE. I popped the girls up with foam tape and added the sentiment panel, cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Skinny Strips Die-namics. I stamped "You're My Person" and popped up the panel with foam tape. I wrapped the main panel with white bakers twine and then added a bow. 


Check out this week's sketch!


Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team have created with this week's sketch, and to play along! There is an MFT Gift Certificate up for grabs!


I Appreciate You! {CTD593}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Broni is our hostess! She has chosen a gorgeous combo of pink, blue and yellow! SO pretty!!!


I LOVE the new Brilliant Butterflies set SO much!! I cut the butterflies from Smooth White Card Stock using the Brilliant Butterflies Die-namics and stamped them with Brilliant Butterflies using Cotton Candy, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry and Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink as well as Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I LOVE them!

The main panel of Smooth White Card Stock was cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I stamped the panel using the new Circle Celebration Background using Lemon Chiffon Premium Dye Ink. I added a strip of patterned paper to the side from the Black & White Stripes Paper Pack, and separated it from the stamped panel with a strip of Lemon Chiffon Premium Dye Ink. I cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, and popped it up with foam tape. I then added the butterflies, popping them up with foam tape as well. The sentiment panel was cut from Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using the Skinny Strips Die-namics, and I stamped "I APPRECIATE YOU", from Bitty Thanks & Gratitude using Versmark Ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped the sentiment panel up with foam tape as well, and then finished off the card with a trio of clear enamel dots.



Check out this week's inspo pic!


Check out what the rest of the team has created with these super fun colors!

Elizabeth Hart - week's fab Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Be well!