Monday, December 15, 2014

MFTWSC206 Sophisticated Snowflakes

Hi all!  A quick post today!  I'm amidst the typical holiday craziness, as I'm sure most are.  My crafting time has been brief and I'm still trying to put things back in order from the craft fair prep.  So here's my weekly MFTWSC card.
I've had Sophisticated Snowflakes on my wish list for quite some time and finally picked it up with the Black Friday sale from MFT.  My card today was inspired by this card from Barbara Anders.  For my card, I used Nightshift Blue and Grout Gray, along with some Stardream Metallic Silver.  The snowflakes are embossed in sliver.

Challenge Submissions
Stamping Sensations: December - Winter Wonderland

MFTWSC206 Sophisticated Snowflakes: MFT Sophisticated Snowflakes, Clearly Sentimental about Christmas, Nightshift Blue ink & card, Grout Gray card, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13, Stitched Scalloped Edges; embossing powder, Stardream Metallic Silver

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Monday, December 8, 2014

MFTWSC205 Sending Holiday Cheer

Hi all! Happy Monday! Just a quick post of my MFTWSC card for this week.  I'm recovering from the {craft} fair, which unfortunately was not a success. Weather problems (it was outdoors), a ridiculously strong wind that was not conducive to selling products, especially paper crafts and seemingly a lack of interest did not make for a success. Today I had to get back to reality and pick up some of the pieces dropped by working on stuff for the fair.  I cleaned my daughters very messy room and then squeezed in this very quick card.

I really had only 30 minutes to pull this card together. It's a great sketch this week and I really like it. I stamped on my Sno Cone with Sweet Tooth with the Swiss Dots stamp. I then cut a Pierced Snowflake from Sno Cone and added it to a Stitched Circle. For my sentiment, I used two different ala mode sets {Sparkling Season, Candy Cane Kisses} to create the one I wanted. Each is stamped on a Sentiment Strip

Monday, December 1, 2014

MFTWSC204 Joy-ful Silver Snow

Hi all!  Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!  I'm going to keep this very brief since I am down to 5 days for craft fair prep.

Here's my card for this week's MFTWSC204.
My Pierced Snowflakes and Snowflake Fusion dies don't even get put away.  They are just handy!  I decided to use silver, red and white.  Love that the cover up die gives the illusion of being complicated when it isn't and the only time consuming thing is poking out all of those little bits! LOL!

Challenge Submissions
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge -- Snowmen or Snow

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HYCCT1429 Peace, Love, Joy

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  It's a sloppy, wet one here, turning from rain to snow.  The kids are very excited about the first snow.  Hopefully, it won't be so disgusting that they can be shipped outside to play this afternoon when the get out of school early.

In honor of the snow, I have another snowflake card I made for HYCCT1429, which was no designer paper.  I loved how this turned out and will be using this card for my stamping day with friends on Friday.
Actually, to say that I loved this result is probably an understatement. I likely squealed a little!  For my background, I used my Gelatos and created this peaceful blue background on watercolor paper.  I then added my Snowflake Fusion Cover-up die cut on top.  I added in a bit of organza ribbon and a sentiment on a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX from Clearly Sentimental About Christmas.  Simply beautiful!  I can't wait to recreate it with my friends on Friday!

Have a  wonderful Thanksgiving!  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Challenge Submissions
Everybody Art Challenge -- Snowflake
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- Use Die Cuts
Just Inspirational Challenge -- Winter

Peace, Love, Joy: MFT Snowflake Fusion Cover Up, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Clearly Sentimental About Christmas, Steel Grey ink; PTI Stamper's Select, watercolor paper, ribbon, Gelatos

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Monday, November 24, 2014

HYCCT1424 Resist Snow

Happy Thanksgiving week Monday!  It's a short week for my kids at school, made even shorter by various things -- Turkey Trot tomorrow, which my daughter is very much looking forward to, and an early dismissal on Wednesday.  To add to the mix, we are up for a winter storm on Wednesday.  We do not travel for Thanksgiving and no one travels to us, but my husband does commute and I do hope this isn't a pain on Wednesday.  Well, any more of a pain than what it already is!  Hopefully those traveling can get out early and beat the storm.

In honor of the incoming snow, I'll share my crayon resist card from HYCCT1424.  Again, this is one of those techniques I had seen many times before, but had never attempted myself.
This turned out really quite lovely.  Very subtle!  So I used my Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder for the resist.  I don't have a brayer so I used an ink dauber in Pastel Blue from Hero Arts instead.  I kept the rest very CAS to allow that resist and subtle color to show through.  I added in a Pierced Snowflake with a blue brad for the center and a sheer organza ribbon, which I love.  The card base is Nightshift Blue.

Challenge Submissions
Come & Get It -- Winter

Resist Snow: MFT Nightshift Blue, Pierced Snowflakes, PTI Stamper's Select, Cuttlebug Snowflakes, Hero Arts Pastel Blue ink dauber, brad, ribbon, crayon

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