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!)


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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"

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I'm following Jennifer McGuire's advice, and I created 4 of these cards in one sitting...now 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.

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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).



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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.


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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?


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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 :)



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