Thursday, May 28, 2015

Beers to You

Hi all!  Happy HOT Thursday!  My kids had Field Day today at their school and they should all be good and sweaty tonight.

Today I have a card I made and I'm quite thrilled with how it turned out.  I was asked to make a pair of birthday cards last weekend and this was one of them.

One of the likes of the recipient was IPA beers.  I had contemplated getting the PTI Craft Brew stamps & dies, but decided against it.  Of course, when I received this request, I kicked myself for not getting it, but then I started going through my inventory in my head.  I pulled up the MFT Coffee Cup dies and asked my husband, the beer drinker, if I could make the coffee cup look like a pilsner glass.  He thought it was definitely plausible.

I cut my glass from Vintage Cream and then started gluing down gold sequins.  To create the foam, I used a lighter gold sequin.  The layout is from Deconstructed Sketch #201.  My inside panel is the Simply Circle background embossed in gold.  The flags are also embossed with gold.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Challenge Submissions
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -- Father's Day/Male
Deconstructed Sketch - #201
City Crafter Challenge -- sequins

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

MFTWSC229 You're Super Awesome

Hi all!  I have a fun pair of Avenger/Super Hero theme cards today.  I live in a household of super hero fans (along with Star Wars and many things geek-y!).  I'm very lucky to be going for a Mommy's Weekend next week and I want to have little gifts and cards for them.

 This first card, which is for the current MFTWSC sketch, will be my daughter's.  I used elements from Birdie Brown's You're Super for the triangles in the sketch.

Next is my son's card.  We usually Skype or FaceTime when I'm gone and I can't wait to see his face when he opens this card.  I used Blueprints 16 to create this and LOVE how it turned out.  I purposefully left it without a sentiment on the outside.

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges -- MFTWSC229
Fresh Brewed - Red, White & Blue

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Monday, May 18, 2015

MFTWSC228 Baseball Birthday

Hi all!  My son had a birthday party over the weekend and it was at a baseball training place.  The kids were all run around in circles doing different things -- love birthday parties that tire them out!  I needed to make a card and opted to use this week's MFTWSC sketch to create a fun baseball themed card.

This turned out really well!  I opted to go with New York Yankees colors, so the card base is Nightshift Blue.  I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White with Blueprints 16.  I then stamped it with the Simply Circles Background in Nightshift Blue as well.   I cut my Jersey from Neenah as well and stamped it with the Pinstripe Background stamp.  I stamped the small alphabet to stamp his name and one of the larger numbers in Versamark and embossed them in black.  Finally, I cut a baseball from the All Star Sports set.

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges -- MFTWSC228

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bonjour & Stamps for Sale

Bonjour! Comment allez-vous? And there we have the extent of my French! LOL!  Before I get to today's card, I wanted to mention that I have stamps for sale.  You can find the post on the Shoppe page.

My card today is a very CAS pile of {Avery Elle} macaroons. A CAS pile that doesn't need much explanation.   I recently discovered that I like to look at macaroons a bit more than eating them, which is probably a good thing.  They aren't a cookie I could sit down and eat an entire pile.  But they are oh, so pretty!

Challenge Submissions
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes/Clean & Simple

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

You're the Sweetest

Hi all!  Today I have a fun ice cream treat card.  This was totally inspired by Julie Dinn's card during the MFT release countdown.  Rainbow colors and ice cream treats, where can you go wrong?
I think this is fairly easy to figure the details out on -- my base is MFT Banana Split.  The white  layer is cut with Blueprints 14.  I then cut out six treats and six sticks, inking them up with a rainbow of color.  The red and purple treats are popped up on dimensionals to give a bit of a boost.

Challenge Submissions
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

You're the Sweetest: MFT Banana Split, Neenah Solar White; MFT Banana Split, Orange Fizz, Electric Red, Limeade, Grape Jelly; Memento Summer Sky; MFT Blueprints 14, Sentiment Strips; MFT You're the Sweetest stamps & dies

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