Monday, February 8, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch #266

Here's this week's sketch:

I went with the adorable Cheeky Monkey set again so that I could create some more Valentine's cards. I made 4 of these (thanks for that advice, Jennifer McGuire!)


Cloud Die: Mama Elephant
Balloon Dies: MFT
Pierced Rectangle: MFT
Heart Punch: SU
Stamp set: MFT
Cardstock: PTI
Cloud Paper: Amuse

Monday, February 1, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265

Hello crafting friends! Back for another MFT Sketch Challenge. Here is the inspiration photo:

And here's my design using "Cheeky Monkey"


I'm following Jennifer McGuire's advice, and I created 4 of these cards in one I have 4 Valentine's all ready to go!

The hearts are a Sizzix die (big heart) and SU punch (3 little hearts)
Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
Happy & Banner Die: PTI
Cardstock: PTI
Pierced Rectangle Die: MFT

Saturday, January 30, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions January 2016

Well, I don't know how she did it, but Lindsey did back to back AMAZING kits! Remember how I made 10 cards last month? Well, I could have easily done that again, but this month you get a measly 5...not for lack of supplies in the kit, I assure you! Just for lack of time on my end this month. I really loved playing with the fun colors and so many neat images and die cuts...I definitely have a lot left so I can Case! After you see my cards make sure to go over to the 12 kits blog to see what all my fellow members have created with the kit.






Sunday, January 24, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #264

Well, I missed last week's challenge, but for good reason...I was in Alabama visiting my sister and her family! I had a great time, and I wanted to make them a note to let them know what a wonderful trip it was, so I broke out some of my new MFT stamps and got busy with this week's sketch. I actually ended up creating two cards with the sketch (I'll post the second one tomorrow).


Stamps: MFT Sweet Safari
Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments
Die: MFT
Patterned Paper: SU
Cardstock: PTI

Monday, January 11, 2016

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #17

When shopping on Ellen Hutson for their seasonal stamp sale, I accidentally came across this adorable Taylored Expressions set, and you better believe that I couldn't pass it up...campers with Christmas lights? Yes, please! Since I got it after Christmas I decided to use it to make some thank you cards! And I'm sure it will be reappearing next year for Christmas :) This is my first time playing along with a Share Joy challenge. I made 3 of these cards (one had the larger camper image on it) and gave one to my husband, and will be sending the others to his great aunt & uncle and one of his cousins to thank for a fabulous Christmas with them. If you would like to join in on this challenge, you can see the details here. I like that they give you the choice to use either or both the color and sketch challenges offered. This time I decided to just use the sketch.


Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock & Patterned Paper: PTI
Tag Die: PTI
Stamp Set: Taylored Expressions
Label Punch: SU
Ribbon: PTI
Twine: The Twinery

Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #262

I'm back again for the MFT weekly sketch challenge. I changed this one up a bit. Instead of using the 5 stripes all perfectly lined up, I decided to make them a little "wonky" in honor of all the new wonky dies that MFT keeps releasing :) I was inspired by a card that my friend Kara Vrabel made me for my birthday a few years ago where she did the strips all wonky like that, too. I used even more of my Christmas goodies. I have been having so much fun with them (thanks mom!).

This is actually the second card that I made, the first one I liked but decided to change a few things for the second, like the color of the soda bottle, and I popped up the sentiment. Which one do you like better?



Monday, January 4, 2016

MFT Sketch #264 Take 2

Here's my take 2 for this week's MFT sketch challenge. Can you tell that I just got a new shipment of MFT stamps?? I think they are my favorite company now, and the coolest thing is that they are headquartered in the town that I was born and raised, in Eustis, Florida! Our vacation this year is down to visit family in FL, so you better believe that MFT will be on the itinerary :)


Stamps: MFT & Paper Smooches (sentiment)
Dies: PTI
Punch & Button: SU
Cardstock & Patterned Paper: PTI