Category Archives: Card

miss you. mft sketch challenge.

Today I am visiting the design I used earlier this week, with a cat interacting with a greeting. This time I went with the latest color challenge at My Favorite Things.
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I used two stamp sets from MFT: Bold Statements and I Knead You. I didnt’ use their specific inks, but I did have coordinating colors from Stampin’ UP!: Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi,  and Marigold Morning. Again, my Misti played a key roll in getting everything to line-up.
MissYouCatCard (2 of 2)Happy creating my friends,

gift & card. together at last.

I put my crafty Mcgyver skills to good use by combining the earrings (the gift) and the thank you card in one. I’m quite pleased with myself on this one.ThanksEarRingCard (6 of 6) This time I actually die cut out the word “thanks” then watercolored it, post cutting. I like this look a little better than trying to watercolor a guesstimate of placement then die cutting. Who knew?ThanksEarRingCard (5 of 6) I made the earrings from darling glass beads that I ran across at the craft store. All I know is that I’d be happy as a clam to get this little goodie as a thanks. In fact, I may just like it too much to give it away. 🙂ThanksEarRingCard (2 of 6)Happy creating my friends,

cats are cute.

Sometimes a card design is just sitting there in my brain, here’s an example of one that turned-out even better than my imagination predicted. I looked at the latest My Favorite Things Color Challenge, #271, and I knew I wanted to hang this cat on a greeting.HangingCatGratefulCard (1 of 3)
I created a mask of the letters TEF and then stamped this darling feline after I stamped the greeting. One last addition came as I looked over the stamp set, why not add FUR YOU. It created a nice balance to the card visually and made it even punn-i-er. HangingCatGratefulCard (3 of 3)Happy creating friends,

Tassels and birthdays.

Why do I wait until the last moment to make birthday cards? Not sure, but I know I usually have to have them out the door before I can photograph them. This is a rarity people, and actual birthday card, photographed and posted before it’s sent out. wow. 😛

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I used Hero Arts Tassels set, which I love. Pretty simple, stamped the string then stamped the little tassels. not much to it.BirthdayTasselCard (3 of 3)

I did curve the greeting to mimic the shape of the string. Also, I tied actual string to the ends of the stamped string to make it look a little more 3-D-ish.BirthdayTasselCard (2 of 3)

Happy creating friends,


Roll with the old. In with the new.

I’m working on using some of my older stamp sets. I honestly have not give them enough time for how super-darling they are. Like this one from Avery Elle, Roll With It.

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Pretty simple stuff, easily done with my Misti. I can’t recommend a stamping tool more than I would recommend the Misti. Trust me… get one. Get one now. It’s worth every single penny. You will use your stamps more and become more creative with them.BikeTogetherCard (1 of 3)

The greeting was stamped in white craft in first, let dry, then stamped with the navy. The craft ink kinda “squished” so it almost looks like an outline of sorts.


Happy creating my friends,


Some Birdie Loves You.

I’ve been waiting for this little cutie, Some Birdie Loves You stamp set from Clearly Besotted, to come back in stock at Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and checked-out. Isn’t it the cutest little bird ever? and there are several more in the set.

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On a funnier note… I totally finished coloring this sweetie and I decided to add some blue to the eye. Big mistake. It made it look like a killer bird, super scary. So out came the googly-eye and I think it looks awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best cards, right?

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The little hearts were punched from white card stock scrap that I tossed a little coordinating watercolor onto. I layered them on the center of the “O” from Bold Statements by MFT and then pulled out that favorite of mine, Crackle Accents, applied and let dry.
BirdieLovesYouCard (3 of 3)

Happy creating my friends,


Cards. I like ’em.

I did some light watercoloring with my new Zig Clean Color markers, then die cut out “thanks” and two hearts. Using some fun heart dies from Lil’ Inker I created a negative space for the greeting and smaller hearts. I then applied Crackle Accents to the two smaller hearts and let it dry for a few hours. It’s kinda like magic when it’s all done.

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Happy creating my friends,


all that white stuff.

We are FULL of snow here in Utah. That’s the way I like it. If the weather is going to bother to be cold I’d like there to be white stuff all around. January can be darned depressing with dry dead grass and trees as far as the eye can see. That pretty white stuff makes for gorgeous covering until spring arrives with it’s fresh greens. White is the inspiration for me today.

White card stock, and embossing folder, my handy Hello die and some cheery sky blue ink were all I needed to create this fast card.
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After layering all the pieces I simply sponged some blue ink onto the card front.
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Happy creating my friends.



This card started out as my first attempt at the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. As I finished and studied it for a moment, I knew something was wrongMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_38. But what? DUH. I totally forgot one of the colors. How in the heck does that happen? — I’d like to say it was something other than old age, but I can’t. Regardless, I like the card, so I thought I’d share it foible and all.
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