Tuesday, June 1, 2010

MFT Guest Designer Entry

Well, I have decided to go out on a limb and enter the June Guest Designer Contest for MFT. I am not usually one to enter contests....I think I have entered two (ever!). My logic was this....I entered a challenge the other day and actually won (it was a random selection....), so I was feeling lucky.

So, on a high from my lucky win, I came up with this card below. The challenge was to interpret the theme 'Some Like it Hot'. I used MFT stamp set Girls' Day In to create an image of 'Who's That Girl' getting ready for a hot date.

I used Nestabilities to mat the image, Copic markers to colour Who's That Girl and her bottle of polish, and I paper pieced her comfy looking chair. The card base is ivory with chocolate chip cardstock from SU! I still love that chocolate chip! It just seems to make everything look good!

The rest is self explanatory....so I am off to bed.

Hopefully tomorrow will be another lucky day! :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday - Version II

As you probably saw in my previous post...I have twin sisters who just celebrated their 30th birthday. I can't tell you why, but my sister, Heather, has a 'thing' for motorcycles. She has never owned one, and as far as I know, she has only ridden on one once. It was with her fascination in mind that I bought this stamp from Hanna Stamps ages ago, with the intention of making her a card. Well, I finally got around to it for her birthday this year.

Once again, I was working with limited supplies, on the go, and at my Mom and Dad's house. For those reasons, this card is lacking a sentiment. I had pre-stamped and coloured the image with my Copic markers. It was the assembly of the card that took place on the fly. It was at the assembly stage that I realized I lacked a sentiment for the front.

The supplies for this card include Copic markers, Chocolate Chip ribbon from SU!, twine from my Mom's kitchen drawer, Sage Shadow paper from SU! and kraft paper.

Oh well, the most important thing is that my sister LOVED her card. I actually got a scream when she opened it. :)

I hope you like it too!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sketch Plus Three Challenge

Here I am with another challenge card for my friend, Joanne. Based on the limited nature of my blog posts since our last move (now eleven months ago!!), it looks like it takes Joanne issuing a challenge to light a fire under my butt and get me posting! Where oh where does the time go??

Well, like I mentioned, I saw this challenge over at Joanne's blog, and it was enough to give me a bit of a jump start....that and the fact that my baby sisters (twins!) were celebrating their 30th birthdays, and I had to get cracking!

The 'Sketch Plus Three' challenge was to follow a sketch as well as to include three elements from a list of nine. The three that I chose to use on my card are twill, paper with printed text, and kraft paper.

My sister, Patti, is quite the cook...so this stamp from MFT was the perfect choice for her birthday card. I coloured it with Copic markers, used my rectangular Nestabilities and some dimensionals to put this little card together. The background with the text is actually a recipe from one of my Mom's magazines, but shhhhhh...don't tell her! I was finishing the card at my Mom and Dad's house while visiting for the Memorial Day weekend, and I was working with less than my full array of supplies...so I had to improvise! :)

Well, I guess the time has come to wrap things up and pop on over to Joanne's blog to post my creation to Mr. Linky!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tea Anyone?

I made this card in order to participate in week number two of my friend Joanne's blogaversary challenges. The challenge was to create a card using kraft paper and stitching. This is what I came up with.

I used this cute little Flopsey stamp from over at MFT. I am embarrassed to say that I think I had only used him once before! I started with my palette of colours (kraft, Not Quite Navy, Sage Shadow)....all from SU! and once I decided on this Porcelain Prints patterned paper, the little Flopsey by the tree was calling my name.

Flopsey was highlighted with a Copic marker and then he was flocked with white fun flock over the shading. Flopsey was actually supposed to remain white...but when my hand slipped as I coloured in the tree trunk...I had to get creative in order to cover up the 'oopsie'.

I used the leaves from some floral wedding confetti to breathe a bit of life into the tree (at tip from Lauren Meader). She is the one that told me that you can purchase this wedding confetti at Michael's, and I have found that it comes in handy!

I used my threading water punch, some twill tape and some hemp twine tied with a button, in order to decorate the middle of my card. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the background of my stamped image is chalked and then the image was cut using my largest sized rectangular Nestabilities.

That pretty much sums things up! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

On a Mission

One of my (many) missions lately, has been to finish up unfinished projects. I have several stamped images in need of colouring and some cards that have been abandoned because I couldn't get them to look just right. Well, my challenge to myself is to finish them all off!

This image had been stamped and coloured for months. This weekend, my children have a birthday party to attend for a little boy who is really 'into' space. Well, I dusted this image off and decided to make something of it!

I wanted to make a card other than a standard 5 1/2 by 4 1/4, but didn't have a lot of time to look up the measurements for a specialty card. So, I decided to go with a card that opens in the center.

The papers are all from my scrap bin and the stamp is an SU! set called Pun Fun. I used a small star punch and some pop dots to adhere them around the space ship. The stars were also coloured with a glitter pen to make them shimmer. The number six was cut using a die cut and my cuttlebug. A bit of orange ribbon, et voila! I was finished. I am happy with the result and hope that this little guy's mother sees and rescues this card before it ends up in the trash with the wrapping paper! Eeeek!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Out of Retirement....

My friend, Joanne, is celebrating her blogaversary soon...so she is issuing a series of challenges as part of the celebration. There is a big goodie basket up for grabs....enough of a goodie basket to bring me out of my self imposed blogging retirement and get me crackin'!

I decided to use my newest MFT stamp....which came in my MFT VIP package. It is actually from March's release, but by purchasing the VIP package, I got my hands on it early!

The famous MFT girl is supposed to be holding a cake...the stamp set comes complete with candles and everything. I, however, decided to take some creative liberties and I changed the cake into a big stack of gifts....each paper pieced and tied with a teeny, tiny ribbon!

I used a border punch, some ribbon, and some buttons from my VIP kit in order to complete the look. Who's That Girl's skirt is paper pieced as well, and her hands and legs are coloured with copic markers. All of these papers are from my scrap bin....I have to do my part to be good to the earth, right?! When it comes paper crafting supplies...I am known to be quite the consumer!

I decided to put my sentiment on the inside of my card....I couldn't quite get it to look right on the front without it looking too 'overdone'. I seem to be having trouble with that lately...fitting my sentiment on the front of my cards. Hmmm....something to work on!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to post my link on the challenge thread!

Monday, January 25, 2010


It's been a while, hasn't it?! It's not that I haven't been crafting...I just haven't been posting! it is one of those things that slips when time is tight.

It has been a busy year....we have moved (again!). I feel like I have made a career out of it! We have been in our new house (and new state!) for about seven months now...so we are feeling fairly settled. I am now trying to get back to doing some things that I enjoy. I feel like my family is on the right path...now I just have to squeeze in some 'me time'!

So now, I am going back through old folders of photos that I have taken of cards and projects, and trying to remember what they were for! I can't tell you who I made this card for...but I will give you as many of the details as I can remember. :)

The stamp is Sophia Ballerina from Paper Pretties. I used Chocolate Chip ribbon from SU!. The sentiment is also from an SU! The die cut behind Sophia is the top note die from SU! (if my memory serves me correctly). Card stock is also Chocolate Chip. I am afraid that I don't have the details for the paper or flower embellishment....I will try to do better next time! :)

Thanks for popping by!