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May 25, 2011

Own Your Story!

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!!  Another Wednesday means another MFT Sketch!  This week, MFTWSC21 is up to bat!

We encourage you all to play along, and to enter your card in the weekly draw for a $15 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. Each week, a keyword is assigned to the sketch. All you need to do to enter, is upload your card to the gallery at SCS, and enter the given keyword in the keyword box, during the upload process. After the deadline, we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher.

If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher! That is up to $100 per month in prizes, JUST for playing along. We hope you'll join us in 2011.  Upload your creation to SCS using keyword MFTWSC21 for a chance to win this weeks prize (see above). You have until noon Tuesday, May 31 to play along.

I have to admit, this sketch was quite a challenge for me!  I pulled out some new papers, 5 & Dime from October Afternoon, along with my beloved Own Your Story set from My Favorite Things and got to work!

I stamped the text pattern in Close to Cocoa ink onto Fossil Cardstock and cut it out with the Four Point Frame Die-Namics.  I then cut circles with Circle Nestabilities and on the graph paper circle, stamped "Own Your Story" and the paper clip in Close to Cocoa Ink, the flourish in Soft Sky Ink and the stars in Kiwi Kiss Ink.

I created three felt roses using the Mini Rolled Rose Die-Namics and Puff Cloud White My Favorite Felt.  I added a Swarovski Crystal to the center of each rose, and the leaves were created with the Flower & Leaf Trio Die-Namics.

The patterned paper circles were cut with Circle Nestabilities, and the border with the Simply Scallops Die-Namics Die.  I stamped "Click Clack" in Close to Cocoa ink on the horizontal panel, added some twine, and then went a little crazy with the machine stitching.

For the inside, I used the graph paper pattern and stamped "Be Brave" in Close to Cocoa Ink, the flourish in Soft Sky Ink and the stars in Kiwi Kiss Ink and added tons more stitching.  LOVE the simple, yet finished look of the inside.

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a listing of all the designers working with this sketch today!

Stamps:  Own Your Story from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Fossil (MFT), Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and 5 & Dime (October Afternoon)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa (SU!), Soft Sky (SU!) and Kiwi Kiss (SU!)
Accessories:  Four Point Frame Die-Namics, Simply Scallops Die-Namics, Mini Rolled Rose Die-Namics, Flower and Leaf Trio Die-Namics, Twine, Circle Nestabilities, Cloud Puff White My Favorite Felt, Swarovski Crystals, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. This. Is. Gorgeous! You rocked it, oh I love those colours!

  2. This is a fabulous card! Love the colors, papers, the stamp, the die-cuts ... :)

  3. Love the colours on this! Gorgeous!!

  4. Jodi, this is such a fabulous card! I love every little detail!

  5. Oh my goodness. Jodi, your card looks simply amazing! LOVE the color and paper choices. Love that new set.
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Your card is stunning!! Love the way it all comes together :)

  7. Beautiful! Isn't it fun zigzag stitching around a circle? LOL!

  8. This is absolutely EXQUISITE my friend!! Inside and Out, I LOVE it!!!

  9. Great card, love the bling on the roses...and I know I say it all the time but love how you finish off the insides of your cards too...very cool.

  10. Beautiful job with this sketch, Jodi! Wow!

  11. this is so pretty! fabulous take on the sketch!!

  12. This is fabulous. I love the neutrals with the felt flowers. This is perfect in every way. Great job Jodi.

  13. Beautiful card, Jodi, love it's retro feel. Your stitching is the bomb!

  14. A-dorable! looove your combo of papers and colors.

  15. Absoulte gorgeousness. These papers are perfectly chose and expertly arranged. LOVE IT!

  16. Fabulous card Jodi. Love the color combo, the dies... the felt flowers are awesome! :o)

  17. Honey, I freakin' love this!!! And your new photos rock, love them bigger!

  18. That is GORGEOUS. Those white felt flowers are the perfect touch.


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