Sunday, December 29, 2013

Last One!!!!

I can't believe it, but here we are! MFTWSC #156, the last one of the year! I now have a 3-year streak going. Yikes.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, we did.  Happy New Year!
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Kept it CAS for this week's sketch.  We're getting to the end of this year of WSC's and I don't want to screw up my streak now!
I did stamp some small white snowflakes on the blue ones,
you can almost see them!
Thanks for stopping by, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Only a few more MFT WSC's left for the year, here is #154.
I had a few MFT gift cert's to use, so I've had fun playing with some new goodies.  This holiday subway art set is great!  (And yes, that is RC's So Stripey, can't put it down!)
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Monday, December 9, 2013


I made a purple-y snowflake card for this week's sketch.
With a pop of turquoise :)
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Sunday, December 1, 2013


I still can't believe it's December already.  Yikes! 
 At least I have a chunk of my Christmas shopping done and have plans
to knock out most of the rest of it this week.
I spent some time stamping this afternoon and did MFTWSC #152.  Only a few more left for this year!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Reverse Confetti Color Challenge

I missed the deadline for RC sketch challenge, so I wanted to be sure I didn't miss the color challenge.  I still managed to wait until the last minute.
The colors for the challenge were orange, gray, and dark blue.
I hope all my American friends had a Happy Thanksgiving. We enjoyed a day of relaxing and eating with family.  Love days like that!
And here's one of my blessings :) 

Sunday, November 24, 2013


I made this happy and bright little number for MFTWSC #151:
The flower is stamped with one of the sprigs from Peaceful Wildflowers.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

It's That Time Again ...

.... time for another Challenge With Friends!
Jackie challenged Lisa and me to create tags/little gift card/gift packaging
for Christmas. 
So I made some tags:
I broke out my new Reverse Confetti stamps (Bring On the Merry and So Stripey) for these.  Love them!
This one uses the poinsettia dies from PTI, and I sponged the edges with dark red ink for some contrast.
 The banner and holly dies are from PTI, and the doily die is MFT.
Colored this one with copics and the ornament is from an oldie but goodie SU set. It's still one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets! It's such a favorite that I can't even remember the name of it, lol!
 The label in the background here is PTI, and the large snowflake(it's either Cat's Pajamas or WPlus9, can't remember) is embossed with polka dots. I did some masking and selective inking to make the words work. 
As you can see, I tried to stick with a color theme so they all coordinate. And I just love So Stripey.  I need Jen to make it into a full-size set so I can cover a card front :)
Thanks for stopping by, let's go see what Jackie and Lisa made!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I kept my version of this sketch quite simple,
but you could definitely put lots of layers into it!
I stamped the strawberry slush cardstock with the denim background
from Western Backgrounds before I cut and assembled it.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013


Here is MFTWSC #149. 
I used some nontraditional winter colors for this little cutie pie!
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Friday, November 1, 2013


Wow, I just can't believe it's already November! We took the kids and some friends trick-or-treating last night despite the monsoon, and it was still fun(ish).
Here we are at MFTWSC #148: 
I made this to give to my little guy at some point. He loves baseball (and football) and we have a family team name and mascot that he came up with :)
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Lookie Lookie!

Woohoo! Monday is off to a great start! Got stuff on my to-do list knocked off, housework mostly accomplished, and I'm a 'Fetti Find! Yippee!  Now if those meals would just plan themselves.

Here's another Reverse Confetti card I made, using Forever Fall.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MFT WSC #147

I got it done early, here is MFTWSC #147:
Trying to stay ahead of the game as I know the rest of the year
will be busy, busy, busy!
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thank You

I decided to pull out my Reverse Confetti stamps and ink them up good this week.  Here's the first card I made:
I just love this set, Forever Fall, it's so fun!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Deconstructed Sketch 123, Take Two

As promised, here is the second card I made for Deconstructed Sketch #123.

I recently got some new Christmas stamps from WPlus9,
and I just love them so much!  It was time for some new ones, I'm tired of all my old Christmas stamps. It's been a few years since I've really seen any that I just LOVED and HAD to have, but WPlus9 did it this year!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Different Sketch

So I broke out of my normal routine and did a sketch other than the MFT weekly one.  I had already done this week's and needed something else to work on while I had the morning to myself.  I came across this week's Deconstructed Sketch  and gave it a whirl. Twice. I've been aware of this challenge but this is the first time I've played along.  Here's the sketch:

It looked so fun that I made two cards with it! Here's the first:
I'll be posting the other one later. Thanks for stopping by!

MFT WSC #146

And here is MFT WSC #146.  Colors are calypso coral, cantaloupe crisp, cool cabana, aqua mist, and several shades of gray.
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Monday, October 14, 2013


Here is what I made for MFT's WSC #145.  Pumpkins are stamped in calypso coral on crisp cantaloupe cs.  That birthday sentiment set is one of my faves!!!
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Saturday, October 5, 2013


Here we are, it's October already and we are up to 144 in the weekly MFT sketches.
Another Christmas card.  I used soft stone for the base, and going gray for the frame (stamped the woodgrain in white).  The snowflake is crisp cantaloupe and strawberry slush, and the banner is coastal cabana with snowflakes and stars stamped on it.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013


I made a Christmas card with this week's MFTWSC, #143.
I used some fun bright colors for the stocking and accents.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

MFT WSC #142

The weeks are flying by, my friends.  Here we are at MFTWSC #142.  

The sketch showed use of peekaboo dies, but I don't have any so I made my own.  I cut out the row of stars then adhered the negative portions to my card base, then glued the centers back in.
It wasn't as crazy as I first thought it might be :).
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Friday, September 13, 2013

MFT WSC #141

Here is this week's MFTWSC#141.
I cut and rolled a bunch of roses in different sizes and colors (those dark blobs are the smallest rolled rose, in royal velvet cardstock). Not black roses :)
I angled my embossing folder on only a portion of the white panel just for something different, then added the notch and arrow strip.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Reverse Confetti SFYTT

I've been following Reverse Confetti since they debuted a few months ago, but don't have any of their stamps yet. Yet.
From this month's sneaks, that will change!
Even though I don't have the stamps yet, I still decided to jump on the September SFYTT
I loved the tag element, and I dressed this one up a bit. I can't stop using this color combo, or a variation of it! Gray is my new kraft!!! And I used to dislike very much Calypso Coral, and now I can't get enough of it.  Crazy how that happens!
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This week's MFT WSC was daunting at first because of the pieces they had depicted in the sketch, but I figured out how to improvise and substitute!
To make the arrow elements, I cut one fishtail flag. Then I put the piece back in the die, but scooted it down some. I did that twice with varying lengths.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013


I made TWO cards for this week's MFTWSC (#139)!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your holiday!

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Here is my entry for MFTWSC #138.  I colored, pieced, and cut out this cute a la mode holding a warm cup of tea.  I had fun picking out my mix of patterns!
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Challenge With Friends

I'm here today with a challenge I did with my friends Lisa and Jackie.  I challenged them to CASE the Stampin Up catalog.  It's one of my favorite things to do every time I get a new one, and this year was no exception!  I've done 8 of them so far this year, but I'll share just two.

This one is from page 105. I kept the colors basically the same as in the catty.  I stamped the text block from MFT's Pretty Poppies in midnight muse on the base, and added some paint splatters (MFT - Abstract Art) in sno cone. 
The arrows are from Jumbo Mod Borders (love!), and the mini hybrid heirloom rose is cut from pumpkin pie cardstock and dark orange felt. I added Leaf-filled Flourish in gray and sentiment in lucky limeade.

This next one comes from page 75.  I created a heart-shaped mask that I could stamp the woodgrain through.  The sentiment is from MFT,
as is the row of arrows (Right This Way).
Some rhinestones and strawberry slush hearts finish it off.

I can't wait to see what Lisa and Jackie have chosen to CASE!
Thanks for stopping by! 


Friday, August 16, 2013

MFT WSC #137

I really like this week's sketch, and I love how this came out!

My cluster of poppies is clear embossed on crisp cantaloupe cs, and the other colors I used are old olive, calypso coral, coastal cabana, and going gray.
I love love love the new birthday sentiment sets from MFT, I can't stop using them!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 9, 2013

MFT WSC #136

I made this for MFT's WSC #136.  This came together pretty quickly.
The background is stamped with the wood stamp from Western Backgrounds, and I used Primitive Pumpkins for my focal point. The sentiment is from On the Line.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 5, 2013

MFT WSC #135

I'm on track to complete all 52 of MFT's Wednesday Sketches again this year. They have made a change in how you link/upload your cards, so you'll be seeing more of them here instead of in my SCS gallery.
This is #135.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Challenge With Friends

Long time no see, blogland! I'm back today for a challenge with a couple friends.
Lisa challenged Jackie and me to use this recipe: something new, something old (haven't used for at least a year), and throw in some texture.
Here's what I made:
Something new: MFT Party Banner
Somethings old: Basic Grey Cupcake stamp set, Kim Hughes sentiment
Texture: SU hexagon embossing folder
Now let's go see what Lisa and Jackie made!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Modern Birthday

Bulking up my birthday card stash, I really love this one! Modern colors and fun elements!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week at my son's school this week, so I made this thank you card for his teacher. It's a case of a card made by Jen del Muro.
My son made a card as well, but his had army guys, helicopters, and pickup trucks on it. Cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day

Just popping in to share the Mother's Day cards I made.  Yay for having them done a few days early!
I used my favorite background pattern, Herringbone from Impression Obsession. The "Love" and "You" stamps are Verve, the MOM letters are MFT as is the heart. I used my new favorite embossing folder, honeycomb from SU.
The frame is PTI.
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Monday, March 11, 2013


Welcome back!
Went with a simple layout and made this:
The leaves are stamped on textured cardstock, and they look really cool IRL.
This could pass for a man-card if I'm really desperate.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Hi there, I'm still alive and I just stamped 3 days in a row!  Guess I better put something on here to prove it!
My birthday card stash needs some replenishing, so those are the only kind of card I made. 
I had this idea in my head and it actually translated into paper the way I envisioned it!  Mark it down.  I stamped the sentiment on a white card base, and then on a scrap of each color you see here.  I also punched out various sizes of circles and stamped a little pattern from the sentiment set on the plain circles.  Finished it off with a few rhinestones.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Delicious Day

Same challenge, this time I chose one of Dawn's cards to be inspired by.  You can see it HERE (5th one down), and this is my take on it:
 And a detail shot of the chocolate:
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Hello, Friend

February happens to be PTI's anniversary month, so I am playing
along with one of the challenges. 
This challenge was to make a card inspired by one of the design team. 
I picked THIS (2nd one down) card by Maile Belles, and made my version of it:
This could also be called "how to use 6 colors on one card". Fun stuff! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

First Post of the Year!

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!
I finished all 52 MFTWSC's last year,
and here is the first one for this year, #105:
 I colored her shoes and headband with my sakura red glitter pen, but the camera didn't pick it up.
Thanks for stopping by!