Sunday, February 15, 2015

 Happy Sunday!  Wherever you are today, I hope you are inside and warm!  It is really cold here.  The winds were so strong last night we lost power twice.  Power was restored fairly quickly, but a few hours is still a lot when you have no heat.     I had some time this weekend to get crafty.  I have a couple of cards to share today.  

JAI #250The first card I made using some of my new MFT Stamps goodies.  I am playing along with Just Add Ink.  I got my inspiration from the cup cut away on the edge and the embossed cookies.  Instead of hearts I chose flowers.  I started with MFT card stock in smooth white, the fabulous new Pure Plum and Summer Splash.  I started with a smooth white card stock base.  I layered a smooth white panel that I die cut with the stitched panel from   
Blueprints 15.  I layered the new Blueprints 22 stitched round edge panel die cut in pure plum.  I stamped this panel with Harlequin Background in pure plum ink (HAPPY DANCING!  LOVE THIS COLOR!)  Instead of stamping the harlequins vertical, I chose to stamped them horizontal to create some interest and movement toward the circle element.  I die cut the pure plum panel with Stitchable Dot Circle Stax.  I layered a summer splash Pierced Circle Stax inside.  I stamped the summer splash panel with Romantic Script Background using Sweet Tooth Pigment ink.  I heat embossed with white embossing powder and sponged versamark around the edges for a richer patina.  I trimmed it to fit along the side of the card.  I die the sentiment panel with Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax   in smooth white and stamped with a sentiment from Whimsical Wishes stamp set.   I decided to have a little bit of the fishtail hanging off the edge.  I die cut several of the leafy sprigs from Fall Foliage die namics and stamped with the coordinating images from Fall Foliage stamp set.  I used  pure plum, jellybean, and daffodil premium inks.  I layered these flowers and stems along the edges.  I finished my card with a few hemp cord threaded buttons.

For my second card I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and MFT Color Challenge.  I decided to go completely CAS with this card.  


I started with MFT kraft, smooth white, sno cone, nightshift blue, and cherry crisp card stocks.  I have a kraft base.  I die cut the nightshift blue panel with Blueprints 13 stitched frame.  I stamped it using Diagonal Striped Background.  I die cut the outside stitched frame using Blueprints 18.  I layered behind the circle cut out sno cone glued to the back of the dotted cutout panel from Blueprints 22.  I die cut the word "hi" from Happy Hellos die namics.  I added a cherry crisp tag using Blueprints 15.   I stamped this panel using a sentiment from Pretty Poppies stamp set.   I finished with a few sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Betty!!! Geesh! Great cards! I love how you eloquently combined the two MFT challenges--and you make me further *need* the diag stripes BG stamp ;) thanks for joining us on BOTH MFT challenges! :)

  2. Thanks for starting my Monday on this high inspirational note!
    Beautiful cards. Just perfect in all ways possible!

  3. Oh I love these to bits, the colour combo on your first card is so beautiful <3

  4. Gorgeous cards Betty and I love the inspiration you have taken from the image this week for your first card! Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink :)

  5. What a unique take on the inspiration picture Betty. It certainly led to a beautifully detailed card - I do especially love the dotted frame around your circle panel! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. What great shapes. I love the dotted frame - it really draws you in - and the rest of the shapes make this a very interesting card. Chantell JAI

  7. These are both so awesome Betty. Fabulous. Wow.

  8. Love the purple on your first creation Betty - and the sketch card is so fun with the cut out and tab! We're freezing and buried in snow here too! Luckily no loss of power yet!

  9. Great color combo on the first card and adore the masculine card!

  10. Wow you've really taken a different kind of inspiration from the photos at Just Add Ink this week. Such a pretty colour combo too.

    JAI Design Team

  11. Both beautiful cards, Betty!!!! Love the colours!!!

  12. Wow, Betty - that first card is STUNNING. I love how you were inspired by our pics at Just Add Ink; great lateral thinking! Gorgeous rich colours, and the card is put together just beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  13. The first card is really awesome. Fantastic !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  14. Betty...two amazing cards. I love them both. Your first card, those sweet little posies are just so perfect with your sentiment and the colors, just stunning. Your second card, just too darn cute.

  15. Wow! Betty such a stunning card - gorgeous colouring and beautiful shapes too! Such a lovely lateral take on the Inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  16. Wow, 2 beautiful cards, Betty. Love your original approach to the JAI pic = gorgeous card. I love your layout, bold colours & little details.
    Your second card is great too - strong lines, perfect colours & love the file folder look.
    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week. Di :-)

  17. Gorgeous color with the navy background and pops of red! And, the sentiment is so it!!!

  18. Oops, sorry...I wanted to comment on first card, too! It has gorgeous color, flowers, and buttons! And, love the sentiment!!!

  19. Wow, Betty! This is so super cool! I love the look of the card. Super stunner!

  20. WOWZA - you are GOOD. I adore both of these stunning cards, Betty!


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