Sunday, April 13, 2014

MFTWSC171 Peachy Rose

Hi all!  Just a quick post this evening with my weekly MFTWSC card.  I wasn't thrilled with this sketch, but I think I like the results.

I decided to pull out my Rose Overlay die-namics and play with them a bit.  They certainly create a striking flower.   I layered Melon Berry from PTI over Calypso Coral from SU.  Orange isn't always my favorite color, but this works beautifully.  The patterned papers are from American Crafts Color Crush and I added in pops of green with MFT Sour Apple.

Challenge Submissions
Allsorts -- Spring Blossoms

Peachy Rose -- MFT Sour Apple, SU Calypso Coral, PTI Melon Berry, New Leaf, American Crafts Color Crush; Rose with Overlay and Rose Bouquet die-namics, Seeing Spots embossing folder, ribbon

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Greetings

Happy Saturday all!  My kids started their abbreviated spring break yesterday.  We had an absolutely beautiful day here today.  It was 70+ degrees and is supposed to be 78 tomorrow.  It's crazy!  Wednesday is supposed to be rainy, yucky and only in the upper 40s.  Talk about a roller coaster!

Today I have a cute little Easter card.  I don't make a lot of Easter cards, but  I could't resist the super adorable Carton Cuties set from Reverse Confetti.

Aren't they the cutest?  This is going to do double duty -- an Easter and birthday card for my Gram, whose birthday is the day after Easter.  Peeps were always a part of her Easter candy.  I used the April Sketch for you to try, which I flipped and papers from Doodlebug Hello Spring.  Very quick and simple!

Challenge Submissions
Sketch for you to try -- April

Easter Greetings -- Reverse Confetti Carton Cuties, Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black; Creamy Caramel, PTI Select white, Doodlebug Hello Spring; Reverse Confetti dies

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Congratulations Washi

Happy Thursday!  How many of you watch Scandal?  I was NOT going to watch this show.  In fact, when it came out, I didn't.  Then I was looking for something to watch on Netflix after their first (short) season.  I think there were 7 episodes or something like that.  I remember reaching the last episode and frantically searching for an answer to when Netflix would get the remaining shows.  LOL!  I was completely hooked.  Then, my husband saw part of it and he was hooked.  We actually watch it live and DVR it so that I can watch it a second time.  I also follow along with the stars on Twitter, which is a riot.  So I definitely look forward to Thursday TV, but I think it is almost done for the season.  BOOOO!

Today I have the last of the cards I made for consignment.  I needed one last card that was quick and easy to put together.  I had almost maxed out my MOJO!  Washi tape to the rescue!
Just like Scandal, washi tape was something I wasn't going to do.  I wasn't going to start a collection of these cute (and sometimes expensive) rolls of tape.  I wasn't going to do it..... Then I bought some for my daughter's birthday party and the collection began.  And it sat on my desk, oft neglected.  After an IKEA trip the other week to get a few things for my space and some reorganization, they found a home in a bucket next to my desk.  I can say they came in handy, big time!  This was a less than 10 minute card.  I alternated my black & green patterned washi, stamped a nice big greeting from MFT, added a few rhinestones and voila!  LOVE it -- love the pop of the green and black together.

Challenge Submissions
Craft Your Passion -- No designer paper
Hiding in My Craft Room -- Black, white +1

Congratulations Washi -- My Favorite Things Grand Greetings; a*muse studio grass ink; MFT Sour Apple, Black Licorice; washi tape, rhinestones

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LOVE you very much

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are enjoying beautiful spring weather! We should have a gorgeous day today and I'll be walking to get the kids from school.  We don't live close enough to feasibly walk in the mornings -- plus, we are always behind.  We do live close enough to walk in the afternoon and the kids actually enjoy it.

Today I have a fun card I made for the gift shop, combining MFT and Avery Elle.
The Simply Said: Love set and die from Avery Elle are great for CAS cards.   I paired them with the Fluttering Hearts die-namic from MFT.  I kept this very simple, adding only a big bow of some of my favorite ribbon.

Challenge Submissions
Craft-Dee BowZ -- Anything Goes with a handmade bow

LOVE you very much -- Avery Elle Simply Said Love, Melon Mambo, PTI Stamper's Select; MFT Fluttering Hearts die-namics, Avery Elle Simply Said Love die, ribbon

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Hi there flowers

Happy Monday all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Yesterday was so beautiful here -- we got a bit of yard clean up done.  I wish we could go from snow covered to lush green without the mud in between.  Our backyard is always a mess because the tree in our neighbor's backyard drops "prickly balls" all over the place -- I think it is a Sugar Maple.  It's beautiful in the fall, but the little balls drive me nutters!

I'm still finishing up with the cards that I sent off for consignment.  This was yet another Bugaboo card.  I just love the jars that Jodie has in the store.
I can't say that I would typically wear the color orange, but something about it on a card is really lovely to me.  I colored up my flowers with Copics and used varying shades of orange.  I found this really nice piece of gradient orange designer paper from American Crafts and kept the layout very simple.  It's a kraft card base so I added in some lace to compliment that neutral aspect.  To finish things off, I added a little orange bow, some Stickles to the centers of the flowers, Glossy Accents to the jar rim & label and a few pearls in the corners.

Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug -- Anything Goes April
Glitter n Sparkle -- #79 Pearls & Lace

Hi There: Bugaboo Stamps Flower Jar, PTI Kraft, MFT Orange Fizz, American Crafts Color Crush; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics, Star Dust Stickles, pearls, Nesties, lace & ribbon, Glossy Accents

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