Monday, July 21, 2014

MFTWSC185 May Your Love....

Hi all!  Happy Monday!  A quick post today with a wedding card.  I wanted this to be very simple & elegant, so I pulled out my Bride & Groom die-namics, which worked perfectly for this sketch.

 I cut the groom's suit from Basic Grey and the bride's dress from white card stock.  I used embossing as a way to amp up the elegance.  When I was looking for something to use for the diagonal strip, I found this rosette ribbon, which worked really well.  The sentiment is from Together Forever and I cut it out with a Stitched Circle.  Finally, I added in lots of pearls on the sentiment, the brides dress and some black pearls for the groom's buttons.

Challenge Submissions
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge -- #38 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge -- Anything Goes

May Your Love: MFT Together Forever, Steel Grey hybrid ink, Bride & Groom die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX die-namics; Cuttlebug Polka Dots and D'vine Swirl embossing folders; SU Basic Grey, Recollections black & white; pearls and ribbon

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Bugaboo Christmas in July -- C is for....

Happy Friday!  I have my last card for the Bugaboo/Catch the Bug Christmas in July challenges.  The challenge today is C is for ......  Of course, I had to pull out one of the adorable Christmas cupcake images.

Again, I went with my go to layout and did a super quick & simple card, featuring Doodlebug North Pole papers and this adorable cupcake.

Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July C is for ...... (cupcake)

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bugaboo Christmas in July -- Days 4-6

Hi again!  I'm trying to get all of my Christmas in July cards posted and today will get caught up in challenges.  Not too bad considering tomorrow is the last day!  Since I have 3 cards again today, I'm going to get straight to it.

Tuesday's challenge was a recipe challenge of Kraft, embossing (dry or wet) and snowflakes.
I love having a bunch of snowman cards around!  A -- they are cute! B -- They are great for Christmas and Winter.  C -- They are great if you have friends and family who do not celebrate Christmas.  This guy was in my colored image stash.  With his brightly colored jacket and scarf, I opted to go very neutral on the card.  The base is kraft and the white is embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.  I added in a blue polka dotted bow -- I've had this ribbon in my stash for ages -- and some glittery snow balls, which fit perfectly in his hand.  Lastly, I blasted it with MIX-ables Mist from MFT.

Wednesday's challenge was a BINGO challenge + make it funny.
Here's my funny -- I was going through my stash of uncolored images and came across this JJ Christmas Ornament image.  Instantly, I heard Miley Cyrus belting out "I came in like a wrecking ball..." in my head.  When I printed my next group of images, I tacked on a sentiment of "The holidays came in like a wrecking ball!"  LOL!  For BINGO - I used Bugaboo Image, Players Choice and Bow.  The layout is this week's Sunday Sketch challenge, which worked perfectly for a big round image.  I kept things rather simple -- LOVE that silver sheer ribbon -- it makes beautiful bows.  I added some Snow Marker to her skirt and the tag, but had some issues with it when heating it -- it wasn't puffing up and then I burned my tag with my embossing gun.

Today's challenge is a photo inspiration and it's a beachy scene, so I automatically went to the Christmas in July set of Santas Jodie released a few years back.
Again, I went back to my go-to layout for a quick and simple card.  More papers from Lilybee Designs.  Another kraft card base and more sheer ribbon bows.  Just a tad bit of Stickles on his hat.  Love these colors together!

Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug Christmas in July - Tuesday Kraft, embossing, snowflakes 
Catch the Bug Christmas in July - Wednesday - BINGO + funny
Catch the Bug Christmas in July - Thursday - photo inspiration
Sunday Sketch Challenge -- sketch #208 Card #2
Paper Sweeties -- July Inspiration #21 Patriotic Prints Card #3

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Days 1-3

Hi all!  Our area was deluged with rain and thunderstorms the past two days.  It was the kind of ridiculously strong rain where you can't see through it to drive.  It was also timed perfectly to happen when we were picking my husband up from the train station!  On the positive side, it gave me lots of time in my craft room.  I wanted to participate in the Catch the Bug Christmas in July challenges, so I colored up a bunch of Bugaboo images.  Today I have my cards for the first three challenges.

First up is my card for the Show Us Your Santa challenge.
When I try to participate in all of these challenges, I have to keep things simple.  I found some great papers from Lilybee Designs Christmas Cheer and paired them up with kraft and some pretty lace. To add a bit to the Old World Santa 1 image, I used a Snow Marker to puff up his robe.

Next up is the Stella Says Sketch for Christmas in July.
This is one of my favorite cards for the challenges.  Snowman images are fun because they don't require a lot of coloring.  I opted to not do any shading on this guy, but focused solely on his accessories.  I added some Stickles to his snow pile for a bit of sparkle.

Finally for today is Monday's Color Challenge card.
Color Challenges usually trip me up, however, for this one I went searching for an image that would accommodate the colors.  Little Penguin - Skate has the perfect scarf to do just that. He's such a cutie!  This layout is a go to layout for a quick and simple card for me.

Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug Christmas in July -- Show Us Your Santa
Catch the Bug Christmas in July -- Sunday Sketch Challenge
Catch the Bug Christmas in July -- Monday Color Challenge
Divas by Design - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas -- Christmas Critters -- entering card #3

Old Time Santa: Bugaboo Stamps Old World Santa 1; PTI Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Lilybee Designs Christmas Cheer; lace, nesties, Copics, Snow Marker

Tis the Season Snowman Skater: Bugaboo Stamps Snowman Skates, PTI Tiny Treats: Chrsitmas; PTI Pure Poppy, Recollections Black, PTI Stamper's Select White, Doodlebug North Pole; Copics, Nesties, ribbon, MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Stickles, Candy Dots

Little Penguin: Bugaboo Stamps Little Penguin-Skate; PTI Simply Chartreuse, MFT Pink Lemonade, Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival; ribbon, Nesties, Candy Dots

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

MFTWSC184 & MFTCPC #7 Happy Everything

Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  Who is getting ready for World Cup Final action?  I think it will be on in our household.  I'll be rooting for Germany.  We had a crazy Friday & Saturday with 3 birthday parties.  Today was clear and I had new MFT goodies to play with!

For this week's MFTWSC sketch, I paired it up with the MFT Color Palette Challenge #7.   I additionally pulled out lots of new MFT goodies and put them to work immediately!

When I saw the new Balloon STAX with the most recent release, they went to the top of my wish list.    I was so excited that they arrived yesterday!  First up, I created my background with the Confetti Background stamp.  I inked it up first with Blu Raspberry ink and stamped.  Then came Mama Elephant Sunshine and SU Only Orange.  I LOVE how you can create such a fun & awesome background with this -- perfect for color challenges!  I then cut four balloons and four happy words, each in the colors for this month's color challenge -- Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, Banana Split and Tangy Orange.
You can kind of see that from the side view.  I popped up the Blu Raspberry panel so there is lot of dimension on this card.
The dimension is a bit easier to see with happy.  These dies make me happy!!

Challenge Submissions
MFT Color Palette Challenge #7
We Do Doobadoo Challenge -- Spotty & Dotty

MFTWSC184 Happy Everything: MFT Happy Everything, Confetti Background stamps, MFT Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, Tangy Orange and Banana Split, PTI Stampers Select White; MFT die-namics Balloon STAX, Happy, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX; MFT Blu Raspberry, Mama Elephant Sunshine, SU Only Orange; twine, Cuttlebug Polka Dots

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