Monday, October 31, 2011


For this week's sketch, I really wanted to use some Christmas paper, so here's a Christmas card!  She is mixing up some magic Christmas cookies in her bowl.  Mmmmm, cookies.

I glitterfied the snowflakes and her batter with stickles, and her apron with my spica glitter pen.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Halloween!  We are headed to a friend's neighborhood for trick-or-treating plus som chili, yum!  Be safe.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

MFT Guest Designer Challenge

Here we are, time for another MFT Guest Designer Challenge!  Where are the months going??  The theme of this month's challenge is to Bling It On.  Bling is a great way to add some extra interest, especially on CAS cards.

I decided right away I was going to use my rainbow and cloud dies.

I cut all the pieces from different colors of paper, attached them together, added some sticky paper and then poured sugar dust on it.
I cut the clouds out and then covered them in stickles, so sparkly!!!!
The banners in the background are stamped with the text block from First Class Friend, and I used my photo corner punch to notch the ends.
The silver cord and a few random rhinestones add just a little more bling.
The great thing about clear stamps is that you can manipulate them a bit, as I did here with the sentiment.  I lined it up using the rainbow die before stamping to make sure the curves lined up. The sentiment is from Just My Type.

And here's a closer look at my sugared rainbow and sparkly clouds!
I just love die-namics!

You can find all the info about this challenge HERE on SCS.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my entry!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Christmas

This is another card we made at my last class.  The sentiment is embossed, and I added Star Dust stickles to the candy cane.  The bow is red seam binding.  The inspiration for this design came from Nichole Heady HERE (scroll down REALLY far until you come to the green skateboard card.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Here's MFT sketch #42 for this year.  I layered a bunch of patterned paper pieces after I stitched around the edges.  The three hearts on the file tab go with the whole theme thing.  I did shorten the file tab because it was too big for what I wanted.  To shorten it, I die-cut one normally, then put it back into the die but slid it over until it was the shorter length I wanted and cut again.  Clear as mud?
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Girl Birthday

This is the birthday card I made for my sweet niece's birthday in September. Some polka dots, pink, ice cream, what else does a little girl need?

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Two Christmas Cards

I got a start on some Christmas cards last week because I had a stamp class. 
That's as good a reason as any, right? 
This first one is a one-layer card.  I stamped the sheet music (PTI) in versafine gray first, added the trees in various shades of green (wild wasabi, memento cottage ivy), added some tinsel in silver, and colored over the star with a spica gold glitter pen.  I notched the edges of the card to wrap some silver cording around it, and stamped a sentiment (Verve) in versafine black.  I just love the sheet music background - after I stamped it I stared at for like  5 minutes just because it's so beautiful! :)

And here's a snowflake card in purples (wisteria wonder and concord crush).  The background snowflake is a block I've had in my stash FOREVER and I use it every Christmas!  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the snowflake die is Cat's Pajamas.
Have a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October SFYTT #2

Here is another card I made with this month's SFYTT.  I used Teeny Trees from our sponsor Waltzingmouse Stamps to make a little scene.

The link above has all the details for SFYTT, there's still plenty of time to play along this month!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thinking of You

We made this at my card class last month.  Probably one of the most basic stamping layout, but it always works!
I'm getting ready for another class this week, we are doing Christmas cards!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Phew, not much motivation or time to stamp this week, but I went downstairs to make this card today.  I flipped the sketch and just started adding elements from this set (First Class Friend).  Now that I look at it, the patterned paper doesn't really go.  Oh well.
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Sunday, October 9, 2011


What a week, phew!  Hubby and I were given the opportunity to go away for a few days, so we took it!  We spent 2-1/2 wonderful days in NYC, we LOVE visiting there!  The rest of the week was spent working on a project my church hired me to do.  October is Pastor Appreciation Month, so many people wrote notes of gratitude/appreciation to our pastor, and it was my job to compile them into a book.  It ended up being a 15-page 6x6 scrapbook-type album.  I finished it yesterday afternoon, and I'm pretty proud of myself seeing as I don't scrapbook much (and I didn't have the notes to get started until last Sunday!)

I'm determined to do all the MFT sketches this year, so I went downstairs and knocked out #40 this afternoon:

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Monday, October 3, 2011


Here is #39 in the MFTWSC series:
These colors make me happy!  I die-cut some hearts, adding some stamping to one and polka dots to the other.  The sentiment is stamped on two strips, then I punched the ends with my photo corner punch to make flags.  Finished it off with a button and some twine.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

MFT October Guest Designer Challenge

**this is my second post for today, scroll down for SFYTT**

This month's Guest Designer challenge at MFT is to create Pretty Packaging.  I had a few different thoughts on what to do, and finally ended up with this:

Frosted Christmas Roses

I wanted to do a Christmas package, but I don't have any MFT Christmas stamps, so I decided to show how you can use die-namics for ANYTHING!

To start, I die cut a Fancy Flourish out of scrap paper to make my stencil for the wrapping paper.  I then sponged cream ink over the stencil, creating a patterned wrapping paper on my kraft cardstock.  I wrapped the present, which is a clear plastic box filled with some MFT cards, of course!  I knotted some May Arts gingham ribbon around the box, to which I attached my tag.  To make the tag, I started with a 1-3/4" circle of cardstock as a base.  I cut and rolled three large roses and glued them on the circle base.  I added holly leaves cut from two colors of green cardstock, and two flags stamped with "christmas" and "joy".  To frost the roses, I squeezed some Crystal Effects on the edges and dumped Sugar Dust on them, and let it dry overnight. After I cut the frame from First Class Friend, I added some pearls on the bottom and just slipped the open frame under the loose ends of the ribbon knot on the package.  I used green Mono Multi to glue the rose base to the ribbon knot.  That stuff is the best!

Here's a close-up of my frosted roses:

Thanks for stopping by, I am off to try to clean up Sugar Dust,
that stuff is worse than glitter!

October SFYTT

It's October, and that means it's time for a new SFYTT!!!!  Our sponsor this month is Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I was really excited to finally get my hands on some of their stamps!

Here is the sketch for this month:

and here is what I did with it:
I used the teardrop shape from Teeny Trees to make a half flower as my focal point.  I added a button as the flower center, some woodgrain background, and a polka-dot embossed kraft panel.

1. The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY {SFYTT} will be posted on the first Saturday of each month on at 8am EST and will stay open to participants until the last day of the month, unless otherwise noted.
2. This is for fun! Interpret the sketch as you wish and embellish as desired. There are no vendor restrictions, but we would love to see you use the sponsor’s stamps!
3. Each month we will have a Designer of the Month that will be chosen from past month’s participants.
4. Come and play with us on each and every sketch! On Christmas Day 2011 a prize package worth over $200 will be given away to one very lucky and loyal SFYTT stamper that participates in EVERY sketch for the year.
5. To be eligible for the prize package, you must complete ALL of the sketches by each of the deadlines AND link your creation to the link system on that month’s sketch post (the first Saturday of the month). Everyone except for SFYTT Sisters are eligible for the prize package, including Designer of the Month and international players.
6. When posting your sketch creation on your blog, please post the sketch and link back to the sketch post on When posting to online galleries, please use the keyword “SFYTT.”

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