Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thank You and Epic Birthday!






 

Happy Saturday!  I have a couple of cards to share today.  For my first card, I am playing along with Fusion Card Challenge (inspiration) and The Friday Mashup(sketch).  


I am using MFT Stamps Products.  I started with MFT smooth white, lush lagoon, sour apple, pink lemonade,  ripe raspberry, and persimmon card stocks.  My base is smooth white.  I die cut a white scalloped panel from Blueprints 20.  I layered a lush lagoon panel from Blueprints 13. I die cut a silver card stock panel from Blueprints 20 and trimmed a portion for the scalloped edge horizontal piece.   I stamped the lush lagoon panel with damask background using versamark.  I die cut the leaf-filled flourish in sour apple card stock.  I inked the edges using versamark.  I used the Rolled Scalloped Rose die namics to create the ripe raspberry bloom.  I used my quilling tool to not only rolled the follower but also to roll the petal edges back.  I used the Mini Rolled Roses die namics to create the pink lemonade and persimmon roses. I finished my card with a few clear gems.





My Favorite Things Sketch 224 
 
For my second card, I went with a masculine vibe!  I am playing along with MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and the ColourQ Black and Gray +1 pop of color!  I chose persimmon. 


I started with MFT smooth white, steel gray, black licorice, and persimmon card stocks.  I  used Blueprints 10 to die cut the background.  I filled with muted tones for added texture.  For the sketch portion, I used persimmon without the centers so the smooth white card stock base could shine through.  Next, I die cut the stitched rounded rectangle stax in smooth white and persimmon.  I used the Stitched Basic Edges to cut the persimmon panel then glued to the smooth white.  I used the sentiment from Level Up.  I stamped it using my MISTI  since the persimmon glued to white created varying levels.  I used hybrid black licorice ink for the sentiment.  Next, I die cut the smaller game control from Game Controller die namics twice and glued together.  I only added two colors to the top to comply with color combo.  I added some loose quilt threading behind and foam mounting tape to pop it up a bit.  I finished my card with a few flat sequins die cut from sequins die namics in scraps of card stock.  I love how it turned out!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hello Friend and Believe In Yourself!






I am popping in with a couple of cards to share today.  For my first card, I am playing along with The Color Throwdown and  Freshly Made Sketches.  


 
I am using MFT Stamps products.  I started with smooth white, tropical teal, gumdrop green, and kraft.  The base is sweet tooth.  I used Blueprints 15 to cut the stitched borders. I trimmed the edges of the kraft panel to comply with sketch.  I stamped the sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings Too.  I used my new MISTI to stamp the sentiment.  I LOVE THIS TOOL!  It is amazing!  I stamped the sentiment in Hybrid black licorice ink.  I needed a little branch and thought the stem from Modern Blooms along with a few leaves would be perfect.   I die cut the Modern Bloom stem and leaves.  I stamped the stem with Memento cocoa ink.  The leaves were stamped with sour apple ink using the Modern Blooms stamp set.  I die cut Tweet on You birdies and stamped with Tweet on You stamp set coordinating images using hybrid black licorice ink.  I colored with copics.  I popped the little birdies up using some foam tape.  I finished my card with some loose white quilting thread and clear sequins.






 
For my second card, I am playing along with The Curtain Call and The Sweet Sunday Sketch.
I started with MFT smooth white and summer splash card stocks.  The base is smooth white.  The summer splash panel was die cut with Blueprints 13.  The bottom was die cut with Stitched Basic Edges.  I stamped this panel with Linen background in summer splash ink.  I die cut the stitched jumbo fishtail banner stax.  I stamped it with field day ink using pinstripe background.  I die cut the circle element using Blueprints 18.  I stamped the sentiment from Fall Foliage using hybrid black licorice ink.  I die cut several of the Modern Blooms die namics.  I stamped the flowers using Modern Blooms stamp set.  I arranged my flowers and finished my card with a few matching sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Three-Fer Friday with NEW STAMPS!





Click the image to play along with the current challenge! 
Happy Friday!  I got some new MFT Stamps and die namics in the mail today! Always blown away by MFT quick shipping!   In between household chores, I was able to get crafty at various times throughout the day.  I made three cards!  I am so loving these new MFT stamps and dies! 


For the first card I am playing along with Always Playing With Paper sketch challenge, The Card Concept color challenge, and The Friday Mashup.  





I started with MFT card stock in smooth white, coral crush, blu raspberry, and gumdrop green.  The card base is smooth white.  I die cut a coral crush panel with Blueprints 13.  I stamped using MFT Pigment sweet tooth ink Simply Circles background.  I die cut a smooth white panel using Vertical Stitched Strips. 
I stamped this panel with Spotlight Sentiments using Coral Crush ink.  I die cut the focal panel with Rounded Stitched Rectangle stax in blu raspberry.  I die cut a gumdrop piece as well as used the Stitched Basic Edges die namics to create a grassy landscape.  I used Cloudy Day stencil and sponged on some clouds with Pigment sweet tooth ink.  Next, I die cut the You Gnome Me die namics and stamped with coordinating images from You Gnome Me stamp set using hybrid black licorice ink.  Oh, my!  I just think these gnomes are the cutest ever!  I colored with copics.  I die cut the tree from Tweet on You die namics and stamped with coordinating tree image from Tweet on You stamp set in hybrid black licorice ink.   I die cut the sentiment strip from Blueprints 20.  For the sentiment,  I selectively inked portions of a sentiment from You Have My Heart stamp set in hybrid black licorice ink.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.   





For my second card, I am playing along with MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and MFT Color Challenge.

 

 


I started with MFT smooth white card stock, sour apple, and nightshift blue card stocks. I used Blueprints 20 to die cut the scalloped frame background and Blueprints 13  for the nightshift blue panel.  I stamped this panel with nightshift blue ink using Simply Circles background stamp. I used Blueprints 12 for the inside outside circle die cut. I also cut the circle in sour apple card stock.  I stamped the sour apple circle with Sheet Music background using sour apple ink.    Next, I die cut a vellum heart using All My Love die namics.  I used Horizontal Stitched Strips die namics for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment from Tweet On You in hybrid black licorice ink.  I die cut a birdie from this same set and stamped the coordinating image with hybrid black licorice ink.  I love these birdies, too!  They are so C-U-T-E!  I colored with copics.  I finished the card with some clear sequins.






 
For my final card, I must say if you have not purchased this Modern Blooms stamp and die namics set....order it now!  It is amazing!  I can see this quickly becoming my go to flower set!  Oh my!  The possibilities!    I am playing along with The Color Throwdown and CAS(E) this Sketch.



I started with MFT kraft, smooth white, and orange fizz card stocks.  I die cut the orange fizz panel with Blueprints 13.  I stamped this panel with Houndstooth background in orange fizz ink.  I die cut a large pierced circle stax.  I stamped the sentiment from True Friend in hybrid black licorice ink.  I die cut the flowers from Modern Blooms and played around with several color combinations.  I ended up layering two of the flowers.  I love this look.  I used blue breeze, after midnight, and nightshift blue inks. For the leaves I used Limelight and sour apple inks.  I added a few touches of flower dotted centers as accents to the card using blue breeze and orange fizz inks.  I love the versatility of this set.  I finished with a few sequins.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thinking of You and Proof Positive!








 
Happy Monday!  It is Spring Break week for me so that means I get to play in my crafty space more!   I am playing along with a few blog challenges today.  For my first card, I am playing along with The Curtain Call inspiration challenge, The Sweet Sunday Sketch, and The Paper Players die cut challenge. 






I am using MFT Products.  I started with MFT smooth white, sno cone, kraft, and field day card stocks.  The card base is smooth white.  I die cut the field day card stock with Blueprints 15.  I stamped with fine check using field day premium ink.  I popped this panel using foam mounting tape.  I die cut a smooth white and sno cone panel using Horizontal Stitched Strips.  I die cut a Square Pierced Stax using kraft.  I stamped the sentiment  from Fall Foliage in hybrid black licorice ink.  I then die cut Peaceful Wildflowers die namics in smooth white.  I stamped a couple with limelight ink, a couple with field day ink, and one with green room ink.  I arranged and added to the card.  I finished with a few clear sequins. 









For my second card I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge, Colour Q, and Just Us Girls "Spring" Challenge.  






I started with MFT smooth white, daffodil, green room, ripe raspberry, and razzleberry card stocks.  I used the Proof Positive cover plate to create most of my focal image.  I layered the cover plate with green room that I die cut with Blueprints 1.  I love inlaying die cuts to create a fun new pattern with this cover plate.   


Once I added the heart. I then added a daffodil yellow frame.  I used the Stitched with Love die namics and die cut a needle and thimble with Silver Foil Card stock.  I stamped the thimble with hybrid black licorice with the Stitched With Love stamp set.  I layered my elements to comply with the sketch.  I added a few stitched buttons to finish the card.   


As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Verve's Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!






It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our April challenge is Bunnies & Babies

Spring is a time of birth and renewal - celebrate the season by creating a card for Easter or a bouncing new baby. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your sprightly spring creations!





For my card I chose to focus on the yellow bag in the bottom left corner and a simple dot pattern.  I went with an Easter Inspired card.  I wanted to keep my card very clean and simple to focus more on the message.  I started with some Echo Park Sunshine dp.    I added a  sentiment from Weary World.  I really feel this sentiment conveys a powerful message. I stamped the cross from Scripture Medley 3 in a daffodil yellow shade.  I finished my card with a few Verve's  Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  









Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Sunday, Apr. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee 7. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Jen11. Stacey
6. Karen 12. Chaitali


As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty