Friday, November 30, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #106

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's card is for the latest MFT Color Challenge.  This color palette is pretty fall-like, but since tomorrow is December 1st and there is snow on the ground, a Fall card just didn't seem right.  Good 'ole Mother Nature is messing with my head!

Here are the colors:

...and here is my card:

The dots on the background were created using a stencil and embossing paste onto a panel of Neenah Desert Storm card stock.  I really like the texture you get with embossing paste. Even though this stencil was made for a snow look, I just was just going for some polka dots....

If you've never participated in a card challenge before, it really is a great way to streamline your creative process.  Sometimes, I really feel overwhelmed with the amount of "stuff" that I have in my craft room. (said probably no one ever).  Having some parameters of a color palette or card sketch to work within can really help to narrow down choices.  Also, it forces me to use color combinations that I normally would not choose to put together or use supplies that I would normally overlook.  Give it a shot, you might just get hooked, too!

Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Snow Flurry stencil - My Favorite Things
Black & White Stripes 6x6 paper pack - My Favorite Things
Inks: Persimmon, Field Day & Kraft - My Favorite Things
Black Licorice card stock - My Favorite Things
Desert Storm card stock - Neenah
Dreamweaver embossing paste

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge #412

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's so great to be out of the kitchen and back into my craft room.  My happy place!

Today's card is for the latest My Favorite Things sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch...

.....and here is my card:

I've really been itching to use this stamp & die set from MFT (Trio of Trees).  I really like the modern look of the geometric trees paired with the non-traditional Christmas colors.  It's nice to stray from the traditional red and green once in a while.

The trees were die cut 12x.  Each tree is stacked 3 times for a little bit pop of dimension so they are not so flat on the card. With the "dotty" background and the patterns on the trees, stacking helped to visually pull the trees away from the background a bit.

Lots of MFT products used for this one! All supplies are listed below.

To see more cards created by others for this challenge - click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Trio of Trees - My Favorite Things
Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames - My Favorite Things
Cross Stitch Rectangle - My Favorite Things
6x6 Candy Land Paper Pack - My Favorite Things
Ripe Raspberry & Summer Splash card stock - My Favorite Things
4mm & 6mm sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, November 5, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #104

Hello there! Here is my card for the latest MFT Color Challenge.  Since I am a little late to this challenge, as Halloween is already over, I had to come up with a way to use this color combo.  Not so easy, as the first thing that comes to mind when you see these colors is Halloween, right?

Here is my card...

I stamped 3 different flowers randomly on black card stock with embossing ink and embossed them in silver.  I dusted off my Twinkling h2o's and used them to paint the flowers.  Remember those???  I really like the way they show up on dark card stock.  The letters for smile are actually stacked 4-high and the top layer is coated with Wink of Stella, although you can't tell in the picture.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
All Smiles stamp set - MFT
All Smiles die set - MFT
Doodled Blossoms - MFT
Twinkling H2O's - Periwinkle and Orange Peel
Sterling embossing powder - Brutus Monroe
Wink of Stella
Misc. card stock

Sunday, October 14, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #103

 I am back today with a card for the latest MFT Color Challenge.  Another great color palette to work with!  Here is my card...

I made my background by laying down some narrow washi tape in random directions and then ink blended the different sections with distress oxides. I came really closed to doing some water splatters on the card panel, but then decided that I liked the "clean" look, but boy, was I tempted! 

Supplies Used:
All About You - MFT
Distress Oxides - Broken China, Twisted Citron, Dusty Concord & Hickory Smoke
Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #406

Happy Hump Day!  Today I am participating in this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch:
...and here is my card:

I did a lot of masking to get my squares just right and then had some fun ink blending with Distress Oxides.  I popped up the panel with fun foam and heat embossed the sentiment.  I sprayed some water droplets for a little bit of interest & dimension, then added a few sequins for a finishing touch.

Supplies Used:
Clearly Sentimental About Art - MFT
Distress Oxides - Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron & Wilted Violet
6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, October 8, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #405

Today, I am sharing a card that I made for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I've really been loving this flower stamp set lately!  Such a versatile stamp set!

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card....

I've made so many backgrounds in the last few days with these flowers.  It's amazing that by just changing the colorway, you get such a completely different look.  This set is definitely one of my faves!

Supplies Used:
Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Background - MFT
Plentiful Petals - MFT
Springtime Blooms - MFT
Stitched Sentiment Strips - MFT
Inks - Red Hot, Summer Splash, Grape Jelly & Pineapple - all MFT

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

MFT World Card Making Day Clean and Simple Challenge

Here is my final card for the My Favorite Things World Card Making Day Challenge.  This card is for the Clean and Simple category.

I definitely had some fun in my craft room this weekend! 

Supplies Used:
Giraffing Me Crazy - MFT
Peek-a-Boo Coverups - MFT
Black Licorice Card Stock - MFT

MFT World Card Making Day Flower Power Challenge

Here is another card for the My Favorite Things World Card Making Day Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is Flower Power.   Here is my card.....

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Plentiful Petals - MFT
Words of Inspiration - MFT
Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window - MFT
Inks: Cornflower, Cotton Candy, Pineapple, Poppy, Orange Fizz & Razzle Berry - all MFT

Saturday, October 6, 2018

MFT World Card Making Day ROYGBIV Challenge

Happy World Card Making Day!  Today, I am participating in MFT's ROYGBIV Challenge.  I couldn't pass this one up as I really love bright colors and ALL THINGS RAINBOW!

Here is my card....

I used MFT's Jumbo Dot Cover Up and used the "diecut inlay" technique to fill the circles with rainbow colors.  Lots of die cutting involved, but so worth it!

Supplies Used:
Jumbo Dot Cover Up - MFT
Rainbow-striped paper - MFT (Party Patterns 6x6)
Happy - MFT
Birthday - MFT (Big Birthday Wishes)

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #102

When I saw the colors for this challenge, I couldn't resist!  Such a bright & pretty color combo!  Here is my card for the challenge....

Did I mention I love these colors?  LoL!  Definitely lots of MFT products used to make this one!

Supplies Used:
Limelight Ink - MFT
Ripe Raspberry Ink - MFT
Peach Bellini Ink - MFT
Bundle of Blossoms Background Stamp - MFT
Kind Words Stamp Set - MFT
Snowdrifts Cover Up - MFT
Gerbera Daisy Die-namics - MFT
Limelight Card Stock - MFT
Cement Gray Card Stock - MFT
Ripe Raspberry Card Stock - MFT
Coral Crush Card Stock - MFT

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Bling It On! Challenge

The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Bling It On! featuring Studio Katia.

Here is my card...

Everyone needs a little bling, right?

Supplies Used:
Thoughtful Messages - Simon Says Stamp
Sparkling Crystals - Studio Katia
Presm A, B & C dies - Birch Press Design

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #403

Wow, two challenges completed in 1 day!  I had a day to myself today, so of course it was well-spent in my craft room!  Here is my card for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge.

Supplies Used:
Big Birthday die - MFT
Cascading Scallop stencil - MFT
Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames - MFT
Misc. Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by!

MFT Color Challenge #101


 Happy Hump Day!  Here is my card for the latest MFT Color Challenge.  I think these challenges are great as it prompts me to use colors that I normally wouldn't choose to use together.

Here is my card:

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Wow die-namics - MFT
Mod Birds - MFT
Sentiment - MFT (Tweet Wishes)
Inks - Red Hot, Summer Splash, Coral Crush (All MFT)

Friday, September 14, 2018

2018 Card Design Superstar

It's THAT time of year again!  Time for MFT's Superstar Challenge.  Here is my entry for the "Clean & Simple Genius" category.

The background was done using the Canine Companions set.  I stamped the dogs randomly using gray ink.  I also made this same card with black ink, but the black was a little too strong.  The gray worked out much better as it definitely gave the bright colors of the letters more "pop".  

I die cut the word smile several times with the Smile Die-namics die.  Twice in black and then once in each color.  Each letter is stacked 3 times with the two black ones at the bottom.  This lifts it off the page a bit and the black gives the word a little bit of a shadow look.

The sentiment came from the same stamp set and I used a "free with 60" die for the banner (Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips). 

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies Used:
Canine Companions - My Favorite Things
Smile - My Favorite Things
Banner (Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips)  - My Favorite Things
Black Licorice Cardstock  - My Favorite Things