Saturday, July 30, 2011


Just sneaking in the SFYTT for July.  Phew, that was close! I went very simple with the layers on this one.  I had originally stamped the sentiment in white ink, but smeared it because the patterned paper doesn't soak up the ink, so plan B was to stamp it, punch it out, and put it right over the smear!  Problem solved!
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PTI SAF Challenge 10

The last PTI SAF challenge was to add a stamped focal point over a
stamped background, all in the same layer. This is the only challenge I was able to play along with, but it's one of my favorite techniques. And I am NOT a technique kind of stamper.

I started by stamping the polka dots in soft sky, then added the flourish/stem in early espresso, and the flowers in baja breeze.  I am trying to remember that leaves and stems don't always have to be green!  There are some very cool graphic and modern designs using other-colored leaves and such. So I tried it here.  I stuck with my blue/brown theme by adding a sentiment on kraft and some kraft seam binding.  This is my first attempt at a double bow.  It's okay, but I need more practice!  Some rhinestones in the flower centers finish things off.

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Monday, July 25, 2011


I inked up this a la mode for this week's sketch.  Colored her up and pieced the cups.  I made this yesterday after not having stamped for a week.  My SIL and I had a garage sale and my stamping table got pressed into service.  The good thing is we made some decent money and my stamp space is all clean again, lol!

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Monday, July 18, 2011


Here is MFTWSC #28.  I used Super Kid for this sketch, and then had my super kid model it.  I get so frustrated with photos of cards. I edit them in Picasa and they look fine, but somewhere along the way to uploading them here, they get blurry. Ugh. 

Well, it's garage sale week around here, so I will be busy getting ready for that.  And of course it's going to be the hottest weekend of the summer.  I'm already melting just thinking about it. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

White-On-White Wedding

I really had to make a lot of wedding cards this summer!  I think I am done now,though.
I have seen a lot of white-on-white wedding cards, and decided this was the perfect time to try it myself.  I love it!  Are you sick of the Cane IP yet? :)
The paper I used here is shimmery white, it adds so much to the elegance of the card.  The sentiment is from an old SU set I've had forever, and it fit perfectly in the frame from Verve.  Flowers and leaves are also Verve.

And a big happy 5th birthday to my little guy!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Red, White, and Blue Weddings

I had to make cards for two Fourth of July weekend weddings. 
The color scheme for one of the weddings was red/white/blue, so it was a
fun chance to make a non-traditional wedding card.

The color scheme for the second one was mainly light blue,
but I went ahead and added some red hearts.

Can you tell I just love that Cane impression plate? 
Just wait, I have one more wedding card to post that also uses it!

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Catching Up on Some MFT Cards

While my computer was out of commission last week, I still managed to
get my MFT cards done and posted (thanks to my mom!).

This first one is MFTWSC #26:

MFT Guest Designer Contest - a Touch of Texture: 

And MFTWSC #27 (this week's sketch): 
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Thursday, July 7, 2011


Well, I certainly didn't intend to disappear for a week. My computer came down with a virus, and I finally got it back today.  I did steal my mom's laptop the last 2 days so I wasn't completely cut off from the online world, but I still have some catching up to do.  And right before my computer went down, I had finally caught up on my google reader.  I haven't checked it in a week, so I know it's going to be super full again! 

I made this for a friend to give as a wedding card.  The colors were pink and green, and the layout is cased from Dawn McVey, I'm pretty sure.
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