Sunday, April 26, 2015

MIM #209 Planted...

Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  I have a rare PTI card to share with you and a first for participating in their Make It Monday challenges.  I'm trying to make up a bunch of teacher appreciation cards to sell and of course, I'm behind on things.  I thought this week's challenge was quite cute and it worked well with some of their recently released teacher themed products.

So the challenge this week was to use white on white die cuts with a pop of color.  The Seeds of Knowledge set they released had some sweet sentiments and images, although not my typical style.  The watering can worked well with this technique.

I cut my watering can out three times and one water flourish.  I stamped the can only once in MFT Banana Split and the water in Blu Raspberry.  I glued two of the cans down to a piece of Neenah Solar White cut with Blueprints 13.  I then stamped a sentiment from the Teacher's Apple set, highlighting teacher in Blu Raspberry.  I then popped up my watering can on dimensional and put it in the middle.  This makes for a really pretty CAS card!

Challenge Submissions
Make It Monday -- #209 White on White with a pop of color

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Monday, April 20, 2015

MFTWSC224 Just a {bright} Note

Hi all!  Is my card ever apropos for today!  It's raining buckets and has been all morning!

For my card this week, I created my umbrella with more of the left over bits of paper, coming up with this fantastically bright and cheerful striped umbrella.  I cut my umbrella twice - once from white and a second time with the striped paper.  My background is created using the Swiss Dots background stamp and I randomly stamped Hero Arts Neon inks onto the stamp.  My card base is little -- only a 4.25 square card.  I then cut a rounded rectangle from Grout Gray and glued down my umbrella.  Then, I went a little enamel dot crazy.  What I love is that the enamel dot colors match the stripes -- that is a total fluke, a total happy & bright fluke!  My sentiment is from Keep on Rockin'.  I pulled the bottom circles up onto the rectangle and added in yet another four enamel dots that match the umbrella handle.

Challenge Submissions
Pile It On -- April Showers Bring May Flowers
My Time to Craft -- Umbrellas
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use a Die Cut
Time Out Challenges - You Can't Make a Rainbow Without a Little Rain
MFT Card Challenges -- MFTWSC224

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Friday, April 17, 2015


Smile.....It's Friday!  I played around more last night with another shaker card.  OH, how I love this result!

First, let me just say how much I adore the Simply Circles Background stamp from MFT.  I intend to use this stamp frequently!  I stamped it in Grape Jelly dye ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White, which was cut with Blueprints 13.  Then I used the Transform-ables Smile dies to cut my shaker box. I did pop it up on a double layer of foam tape to create a nice deep well. I added in sequins, some beads and some heart shaped sprinkles.
If you pop over to my Instagram account, you can see what happens when you get shaker card giddy and have a slo-mo video option on your phone!

Challenge Submissions

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Happy Happy Birthday - Shaker Style

Happy Thursday all!  I wanted to try out a shaker card today -- I haven't done many shakers, but with all of the video tutorials MFT is providing this week, I should be well on my way to many!
I love how shaker cards allow you to have that POP & WOW factor without having to add on a ton or do a ton of work.  For my card, I cut out three panels using the Blueprints 13 frame -- two from white card stock and another from transparency.  I then cut one white panel with the happy word die twice.  I glued down my transparency and then added in a slew of foam tape around the words, creating two different wells.  Now, my selection of sequins and beads is not too expansive, so I just picked colors that went with the bead assortment I had.  {We are talking really old beads -- Stampin' UP blue glass beads!}  I filled my wells with a mix of sequins and beads.  Then I carefully pealed up my papers -- very painstakingly carefully because one pull in the wrong direction and beads everywhere!  Once I pulled them all off, I put down the second piece of white card stock to cover it all.  I then adhered it to an Orange Zest card base.

Challenge Submissions
Papertake Weekly -- Words Words Words

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Monday, April 13, 2015

MFTWSC223 & Color Challenge #19 - Happy Birthday

Hi all!  We just got back from a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada over Spring Break.  We had a great time -- my kids absolutely LOVED the falls and the whole touristy area.   Today was their first day back to school, we had to pick the dog up from the doggy hotel and I had a doctor's appointment, but I had some new goodies from MFT arrive while we were gone and I had an itch to play with them right away!

I absolutely ADORE the new Sweet Treats stamps and dies that were released last week.  I went for them immediately today to create my double-dipped challenge card.
LOVE these ice cream scoops!  My card base is Nightshift Blue.  I don't have Whip Cream card stock, so I opted to use some old (from our wedding planning days, which is 11 years ago!) Stardream Metallic Opal paper instead.  It is just text weight so it is a very light layer, however there is that really pretty sheen!  I cut a Stitched Circle from Nightshift Blue and then used the Sweet Treats dies to cut my ice cream scoops and cone.  Since I don't have Summer Splash, I subbed in some Cool Caribbean from a long time ago as well!  My sentiment is stamped on a flag from the Sentiment Strip die set. A trio of enamel dots finished it off!

Challenge Submissions
MFT Color Challenge #19

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