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Think Spring!

Well hello from snowy New England!


We got quite a bit where I live but not the 2-3 feet that was expected. I’m a little sad about that LOL! I was looking forward to being snowed in for a few days. The roads are still bad so we aren’t going anywhere today. Thankfully our offices are closed so it’s a fun filled snow day for me!


Here is my entry for the sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges which ends in just about 10 minutes…yep, cutting it super close this week but I LOVE crafting with natural light so wanted to take advantage of that today instead of making my card last night.


2015 Card 13 - MFT MPD Winged Beauties


I used the new colors Lavender Fields, Lemon Chiffon and Ripe Raspberry – loving them all!!  I stamped the Lavender Fields panel with the Fine Chevron Background and the Lemon Chiffon strip was sponged with the Spring Flowers stencil. The beautiful butterfly is from the MPD Winged Beauties stamp set that I got with my last order.


Here is the sketch~



This is my next project!! It’s been a few weeks since I cleaned lol…

the aftermath of crafting


Have a great day! I’m hoping to be back with at least one more post!


Baby Girl Congrats



I’m finally getting around to sharing the first baby card I made earlier in the week.  I stressed and stressed over this card lol…not used to making custom cards for someone to give someone else. Especially for a monumental event like the birth of a child!


I pulled out my Verve stamp set To the Moon and picked the elephant, frame and sentiment to use.  I don’t use a lot of baby stamps in my crafting so my choices were limited to a few animal sets that can be used for other things. Once again the Simple Stories Baby Steps paper was a lifesaver. The patterns in that pad are just so pretty!


2015 Card 10 - Verve To the Moon


I added a doily from Stampin’ Up! as well as some new yummy ribbon from the Occasions catalog. I love the texture! The little tag is from MFT Stitched Traditional Tags Stax and the pearls are from SU.


I used the sketch from Retro Sketches for the layout~




Tomorrow is Friday, yippee!!



Stamps: Verve Stamps To the Moon

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (elephant), Ranger Archival Black (sentiment)

CS: PTI Stampers Select White (base), Copic Xpress it (image/sentiment), SU Pink Pirouette

PP: Simple Stories Baby Steps

Other: SU doily, Hello Honey  5/8″ quilted cotton ribbon, pearls; MFT Stitched Traditional Tags Stax and Stitched Square Stax, copics

MFT Color Challenge #13

Hi there!


I’m sharing my entry for the MFT Color Challenge that ends tomorrow…will I ever learn to get my card done earlier?? Maybe…hopefully LOL! It didn’t really come out like I had hoped but since it’s late, it is what it is!


I pulled out one sheet of cardstock in each of the challenge colors ~


MFTChallenge #13


and then cut pieces from Blueprints 14. I popped up the flower for some dimension. The sentiment is from LJD Whimsical Wishes which was still on my desk from last night’s crafting session.


2015 Card 12 - MFT Blueprints 14


With these bright colors, it is sure to cheer someone up! (ETA…I just realized that I totally grabbed the wrong blue…I used Blu Raspberry instead of Tropical Teal oops!!!)


Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies ~ all MFT

Stamps: LJD Whimsical Wishes

Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid

CS: Sweet Tooth, Persimmon, Lemon Drop, Limelight, Blu Raspberry

Other: Blueprints 14




I finally went into my craft room tonight to create. I made two cards, this one for the MFT sketch challenge and another that I will share later this week.


This card was a labor of love! I have had the MFT Blueprints 20 set since it came out and hadn’t found an occasion to use it. I was working on a baby card earlier and decided the quilt piece would be perfect for a baby card! One of my stepsisters will be a grandma for the first time in a few weeks so I made it for her. I cut the die 6 times, 3 with patterned paper from Simple Stories Baby Steps and 3 pieces of MFT cardstock in Sno Cone, Pink Lemonade and Sweet Tooth.  Then I mixed up the pieces and put one together. I’ll save the rest for future cards!

2015 Card 11 - MFT Blueprints 20


I added the banner from Blueprints 20 stamped with a sentiment and heart from the MFT LJD Whimsical Wishes stamp set and cut a Pink Lemonade heart from Blueprints 15.


Here is the sketch~



Thanks for visiting!


Supplies~ all MFT, unless otherwise noted

Stamps: LJD Whimsical Wishes

Ink: Hot Fudge Hybrid

CS: Sweet Tooth, Sno Cone, Pink Lemonade

PP: Simple Stories Baby Steps

Other: Blueprints 15, Blueprints 20