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It’s been ages since I played along with the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge, tonight I had some free time so I made a Christmas card using this week’s sketch.


2014 Card 149 - MFT Snowfall Bkgrnd


I used MFT’s Snowfall Background stamp that was released last month and Blueprints #13 along with a sentiment from Presents for You.


Here is the sketch~



No big plans this weekend so I’m hoping to have lots of crafty time :-)




Stamps: MFT Snowfall Background, Presents for You

Ink: MFT Black Licorice hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink

CS: MFT Kraft, Sno Cone, Nightshift Blue, Sweet Tooth

Other: Let it Snowflake dienamic, Blueprints #13, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

The Simple Things

Hi everyone!


I finally sat down at my desk tonight and made a card…lots of stuff has been going on and I haven’t been feeling all that crafty.  I used my Gina K Designs Stamp TV kit from last month to create this Thanksgiving card.  I used the sketch at Mojo Monday and would also like to enter it into the Thanksgiving challenge at Cuttin and Stampin.


2014 Card 148 - Gina K The Simple Things-001


Here is the sketch~



Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps: Gina K Designs The Simple Things Stamp TV stamp set

Ink: MFT Tangy Orange, MFT Olive, SU Early Espresso

CS: Gina K Designs Tomato Soup, Honey Mustard, Ivory

PP: GKD The Simple Things

Other: all from the GKD The Simple Things Stamp TV kit

Mama Elephant Challenge – Holiday Cards & Tags



I had a great time at my crop yesterday. I got 8 Christmas cards made and I’m here to share one of them tonight. I made it for the Holiday Cards & Tags Challenge at Mama Elephant and Me.




I recently purchased my first Mama Elephant stamps and I am HOOKED! They are adorable and they stamp great!! Very, very happy with them :-)


2014 Card 140 - ME Arctic Penguins


I used the adorable Arctic Penguins, their coordinating Creative Cuts and the Jolly and Merry sentiment set.  The cardstock, embellishments & patterned papers are from an old Taylored Expressions card kit that’s been sitting in my stash for almost 3 years.  The layout is Sketch 506 from Splitcoaststampers.


Here is a close up of my cutie pie penguin – I popped him up on the iceberg.

2014 Card 140 - ME Arctic Penguins close


Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited for tomorrow, the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes is starting. I need to get more Christmas cards made!




Stamps: Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins, Jolly and Merry

Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black (note: do NOT use it with copics like I did! It bled a tiny bit…and I should have known better)

CS: Bazzill, Taylored Expressions Choice Snow White

PP: Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes

Other: snowflake brad, gem, ribbon all from TE card kit, stampin dimensionals, copics

Happy November!

Good morning and Happy November!


I don’t have any calendar pages yet…hopefully soon! I do have a great October book report though! I read SIX books!! A few were started in August & September and the rest were started and finished last month.


#36 Muffin by Murder by Victoria Hamilton (Merry Muffin Mystery #2) ebook

#37 Family Album by Danielle Steel – ebook

#38 Paris Match by Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington #31) ebook

#39 Bad Bites by Jessica Beck (Donut Mystery #16) ebook

#40 Holly Blues by Susan Wittig Albert (China Bayles #18) ebook

#41 Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames (Cheese Shop Mystery #3) paperback


I enjoyed everything I read this month. The Danielle Steel was a re-read for me, but it had been so long that I forgot many details. It made me remember why I love her books and need to pick them up more often! I swore I wasn’t going to buy any more books for the Stone Barrington & Donut Mystery series but I couldn’t help myself LOL! I’m glad I did though since I really liked both books!


I’m off to a crop today. Can’t wait to see my crafty friends! I hope you all have a great weekend too!