Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I can always use boy cards, so I used this week's MFT sketch to make another to put in my stash!  Here he is:
The white background circle is dry embossed with the stacking stars die.  It looks really cool in real life!
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Last February SFYTT Sample

Here's my last sample for the February SFYTT:

Your Next Stamp has graciously offered a coupon code for SFYTT participants, how great is that?!!

You still have a little bit of time to play along this month, you can find all the info HERE.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

FTL 179

It's been FOREVER since I did an FTL card, but I want to get back on track. I played around with PTI's Rosie Posie and made this for FTL 179 (here):
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Friday, February 17, 2012


Woohoo, got this week's MFT sketch done early!  Pulled out some new to me papers from My Mind's Eye, Hattie or Gertie or Mabel or something.  I love these colors, and this card makes me happy! 
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I have been so late getting my MFT sketches done, but hopefully I can get back on track soon.  Here's last week's (#58):
I ended up keeping this super simple, my favorite kind!
Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day, thanks for stoping by.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

PTI Heart Challenge

Today's PTI challenge was to make anything with or related to hearts.  I don't know anyone that just got engaged, but I made an engagement card anyway!
I punched a bunch of hearts out of Berry Sorbet paper and stamped them with various patterns from Bitty Background Blocks in Pure Poppy ink.

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February SFYTT #2

Here's some more SFYTT inspiration for you!  I flipped the sketch this time, and used ribbon in place of the three objects on the long panel.  I used Seasonal Icons - Set One from our wonderful sponsor, Your Next Stamp.

Here's the sketch again:

Check out Jen's blog for more inspiration.
I hope you will play along with us this month!

Friday, February 10, 2012

PTI Sketch Challenge

I'm back with a PTI sketch challenge today. After I made my inspiration card for yesterday, I thought the overlapping medallions looked really cool, so I did it for part of my card today!
The aqua mist banner has canvas impressed on it, and the flower is popped up and I added some sparkles to it.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another PTI Challenge

Today's PTI challenge was to be inspired by Pinterest.  I went through some of my boards and picked out this picture as my inspiration:
(Click HERE for photo credit)

And this is what I came up with:

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PTI Color Challenge #2

I made another card using Lisa's colors, and I really love it!

I cut a mask the same size as the card front and cut a circle out of it.  Then I stamped the woodgrain background, stamping off to make it a little more subtle.

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PTI Color Challenge #1

Today's challenge for PTI's anniversary festivities is a color challenge.  I chose to use Lisa's color combo of kraft, pure poppy, aqua mist, and spring moss.  I got an early start on my Christmas cards, haha!
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

PTI Anniversary Challenge 1

Today marks the start of PTI's anniversary festivities, and I found time to do the first challenge. We were to take inspiration from one of the designer's favorite cards and make our own card.  I chose to be inspired by Dawn's card HERE.  And this is what I came up with:
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Sketch For You To Try!!!!!

It's time for the February SFYTT!  Our fabulous sponsor this month is Your Next Stamp.  I've never used their stamps before, so I was really happy to get my hands on some!

Here is the February sketch:

and what I made with it:
I used the set Seasonal Icons - set 1 for this sketch.  YNS stamps are rubber cling-mounted, and they stamp beautifully because they are deeply etched.  Very nice quality.  I stamped the image on a white panel and colored it, then stamped the hearts again on patterned paper, cut them out and popped them up.  Then I selectively inked just the sentiment, and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to align it back up on the pink half-circle.  The hearts were embossed and a button treatment added.

I hope you will play along this month!  Here is the info you need, and stop by Jen's blog to check out what some of the YNS designers made with the sketch.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

February MFT Guest Designer Contest

It's the beginning of the month, and that means it's time for another MFT guest designer contest!  We were challenged this month to Stamp Our Hearts Out - make something to do with love and/or hearts.  Here is my submission - I really love it!
The process:
1. I cut the rustic white layer, the big heart frame, and the letters. I laid it all out and taped the letters on with removable adhesive to make a mask of sorts.
2. I stamped.  LOTS OF STAMPING!  It was so fun to do!  I started with the text background strip, then a BUNCH of hearts, and the word LOVE.  I used only one red ink pad and stamped full strength and stamped off to get some lighter colors.
3. I then removed the die-cut letters to reveal the cardstock underneath.  Stamped the Yours Truly (love that the outline in black is not too overpowering!), added the ribbon, glued down the heart frame, chomped the top corner, and added the black pearl clusters.
4. Lastly, and it gets its own number in the process, a generous spritz of Calico Shine. :)

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stamps - First Class Friend
paper - red, kraft, rustic white
ink - black, red
acc - black pearls, By the Letters dies, hand-drawn and cut heart frame,
red seam binding, corner chomper, Calico Shine

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SIL Christmas Gift

I made this for my SIL for Christmas:
It's just a black composition notebook I covered and decorated.  I love that Studio Calico houndstooth paper!  I stamped the leaves directly on the paper and made some paper flowers to go on top.  That green silk ribbon is one of my favorite ribbons!

Thanks for stopping by, see you Saturday for a new SFYTT!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I pulled out some more old patterned paper to use on this card (from SU).
The blue strip has text stamped on it.  I die-cut the letters and attached them together with a little bit of glue to make it easier to center on the doily diecut.  A clear Heidi Swapp heart and some purple seam binding finish it.  I have a bunch of Heidi Swapp clear shapes that I've had for YEARS, so I'm trying to use them up, along with cutting into my patterned paper stash.

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