April 1, 2020

You Brighten My Day! {CTD587}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, Lori is hosting, and she has a fab combo of pink, green, kraft and gray! LOVE IT!

With what is going on in the world, I treated myself to a little retail therapy at Butterfly Reflections! I picked up this AWESOME Scallop Background Builder from The Stamp Market and could not wait to use it!!


I lost my mojo. It's true. But I will tell you, this set is SO fun to use, I created a whole bunch of backgrounds and felt the spark of my mojo reignite a smidge!

I began with a panel of white card stock, and using the Scallop Background Builder, stamped the background using Cotton Candy, Cement Gray, Kraft and Gumdrop Green Premium Dye Inks from MFT. I totally LOVE how it came out.


I cut a circle of white card stock, and stamped "Hello" from the Have a Nice Day set. If there is a stamp set with a Bon Jovi song in it, I must have it. I cut a strip of Cotton Candy Card Stock and stamped "YOU BRIGHTEN MY DAYS", also from Have a Nice Day, using Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped up the circle panel and the sentiment strip with foam tape, and as I am so prone to doing, finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

Check out this week's inspo pic!


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

Judy Rozema- This month's awesome Guest Stamper!
Melissa Grant-  This week's fab Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Be well!


March 31, 2020

Happy You Day!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It's time for the March Hits & Highlights Feature from MFT, and this month, we are working with the amazing Pumped-Up Alphabet and/or Pumped-Up Numbers sets! I am OBSESSED.


I LOVE the Pumped-Up Alphabet SO much!! It makes it SO fun to personalize cards!! I created this Birthday card for my little one, bonus, she loves penguins!

I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, and using the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, created the cloud background. I then stamped "AVERY", using the Pumped-Up Alphabet, with Ripe Raspberry, Coral Crush, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple and Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Inks. LOVE.

The "grass" was cut from Sour Apple Card Stock using the Grassy Fields Die-namics and I trimmed it down and added it to the main panel. The penguins were cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Party Penguins Die-namics, and stamped with Party Penguins using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and Coral Crush Premium Dye Ink. Aren't they SO cute? I popped them up onto the scene with foam tape, and using a thin sharpie, drew in the balloon strings. I stamped the sentiment, "Happy You Day", from Party Penguins, 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!!


March 26, 2020

Eat Cake! {CC138}

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new MFT Color Challenge, and we have a GORGEOUS combo for you!! Blu Raspberry, Primitive White, Ripe Raspberry and Lemon Chiffon! LOVE!


I had SO much fun creating this card! I began by creating the cake, and I cut it from Blu Raspberry Card Stock, Primitive White Card Stock, Ripe Raspberry Prestige Card Stock and Lemon Chiffon Prestige Card Stock using the Birthday Cake Die-namics. I love how easily and quickly this little cake comes together!

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 strips of patterned paper from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pad. I added them to the card, and then popped the cake up with foam tape. The sentiment, "Eat Cake", from Little Birthday Notes, was stamped on the side using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, and I finished off the card with a tiro 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, and to play along for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!!


March 25, 2020

Happiest of Birthdays To You! {WSC482}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge! YAY! I really love this week's layout!!



For my card, I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 Die-namics, and I then cut the panel again using the Make A Wish Die-namics. I used the same Make A Wish Die-namics to cut the candles from different patterns of the Birthday Brights Paper Pad, and then inset them into the Smooth White Card Stock Frame.

The flames were all cut from Pineapple Prestige Card Stock using the Make A Wish Die-namics, and I added glitter to them so they are sparkly. The sentiment panel was cut from Grout Gray Prestige Card Stock using the Skinny Strips Die-namics, and I stamped "HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU", from Bitty Birthday Wishes, using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I popped the sentiment strip of with foam tape and then finished off the card with a trio of rhinestones.


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, and to play along for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!!


Follow Your Rainbow!

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Lisa has challenged us to use the gorgeous combo of pink, purple and white! I immediately thought these colors were perfect for a girly, fun card!



I created this card for my youngest, who is NOT loving the shelter in place we are experiencing here in NY. I thought this darling little cloud and rainbow would cheer her up! I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, and using the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, created a sky with Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink. I don't know about you, but Cotton Candy clouds sure would cheer me up!!

The rainbow was cut from Cotton Candy Card Stock and Grape Jelly Card Stock using the Straight-Up Rainbow Die-namics. The cloud was cut from the same Die-namics out of Smooth White Card Stock, Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock and Cotton Candy Card Stock. I arranged the rainbow and cloud onto the cloudy sky, and stamped "Follow Your Rainbow" on the bottom, from Rainbow Greetings, using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. A trio of rhinestones adds sparkle!


Check out this week's inspo pic!


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

Cat Craig - This month's awesome Guest Stamper!
Billie -  This week's fab Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Be well!