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Deconstructed Happy Birthday

Did you know that MFT turned 8 this month? They are sponsoring the Deconstructed Sketch so I decided to play along for the chance to win a gift certificate. I think we all know I like to shop there LOL!


I used some new goodies from the July release to create this card~ Diagonal Stripes background, Happy Birthday background, Happy Everything stamp set, Celebrate You stamp set and coordinating dies. I also used some sequins from the Sequins Die-namics I had cut last month. I left the pile on my desk and use them every chance I get :-)


2014 Card 110 - MFT Happy Everything


The colors I used are Grout Gray (card base), Berrylicious, Grape Jelly and Sweet Tooth cardstock.  I used Black Licorice and Grape Jelly hybrid inks, Pink Lemonade and Berrylicious dye inks.


I’m happy with how it turned out, now I just need a birthday girl to send it too…will have to check my August calendar!


Here is the sketch~


Have a great night!


Kinda Eclectic Moonlight

Good morning! If you are here to see my Disney Wordless Wednesday post, click HERE!


I woke up way too early this morning so I went into my craft room to make a card for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.



I pulled out my Moonlight designer paper stack, the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and coordinating inks and sat down to play. I was determined to make a card without a sketch and I did it…not sure I love it but I do think it turned out okay.  I stamped off the sun once because the Hello Honey seemed really dark. There are so many great patterns in this stack, it was hard to narrow down what to use!


2014 Card 109 - SU Kinda Eclectic


The new stitched satin ribbon is so pretty. I added a strip of the Hello Honey ribbon after the fact since I already had the card all glued together. A few rhinestones finished off my card.


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Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Kinda Eclectic

Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss

CS: Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Whisper White

DSP: Moonlight

Other: bitty butterfly punch, elegant butterfly punch, Hello Honey satin stitched ribbon, basic rhinestones

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Signage

Happy Wednesday!




Sharing pictures from our spring trip of my favorite street ~ Main Street USA! Instead of rushing here or there, we really took our time strolling down Main Street checking out all the details.

Main Street USA Magic Kingdom


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Have a great day!


Calypso Coral Hello


I had a little extra time this morning so I put this card together for the Color Throwdown challenge.  I love the color palette this week, its such a soft and pretty combo especially since it has one of my fave colors, Calypso Coral.


Here is my card ~ the crumb cake was used sparingly just as a card base. I was going to punch flowers out of it and forgot since I was watching the clock lol


I used the Hi There set, love the font for this hello, and the gorgeous Gold Soiree dsp. It’s shiny but quite hard to photograph since the flash bounces right off of it. I added rhinestones to the Boho Blossom centers for some sparkle.

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Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Hi There
Ink: Smoky Slate
CS: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
DSP: Gold Soiree
Other: Boho Blossoms punch, basic rhinestones