Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Did It--Yah!

My MFT Camp Create roomie, Brenda, finished & headed home a couple days ago.  Due to getting distracted (other challenges!) & procrastinating (where IS that Blog Writing Genie?!) I'm just now packing up.  The good thing is I finished all the challenges & have cards I like enough to send to people! That's certainly a win, but I AM keeping my fingers crossed for the drawings--haha!
Here's my card for Day 3, Spectacular Shakers.  I was determined to use one of the MFT shaker pouches & found the pumpkin from MFT Primitive Pumpkins was just the right size.  The little stars & sentiment are from the same set.  
My stamping was done with PTI Summer Sunrise & Plum Pudding plus Distress markers peeled paint & crushed olive. So fun to use a bit of this wonderful printed paper I've slowly been cutting into for years, along with almost the end of the black, sparkly ribbon.  My shaker mix consists of seed beads, PPP confetti stars & Stampendous Shaved Ice.  The pumpkin is also covered in Wink of Stella, so lots of shine & sparkle.  I'm also entering ATSM (stem & swirl inked with markers), CropStop, The Playground & SSS Wednesday.
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I had to get creative for Day 4, Sensational Sliders.  Hopefully my sliding camouflaged tag will qualify.  You may remember this idea from a 2015 PTI MIM.  
I started by trying out the toner sheets with my new Heidi Swapp Summer Rainbow foil using the MFT Layered Rose dies.  I was a little disappointed I didn't get perfect coverage, but can't justify the price of a Minc & who knows if it would have been better.  Anyway, I decided not to be so fussy. The 2 with the solid color (same foil) are done with self-adhesive fun foam & did cover perfectly.  
I white embossed MFT Geometric Grid Background & splattered with PTI Hibiscus Burst before attaching the panel to the card front, taping it to leave space for the tag to slide in & out.  
The tag & sentiment on the front are from MFT Tag You're It, while the sentiment on the tag is from MFT Peaceful Wildflowers.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies & Word Art Wednesday.
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I combined the bonus Divine Dry Embossing & Day 5 Glitzy Glitter.  Love the look of MFT Dizzy Doily dry embossed--gotta do that more often.  It makes a beautiful subtle background--just what I wanted for my glittery MFT Poinsettia.  
I've glittered the poinsettia dies before using the self-adhesive fun foam. This time, though, I used 2 colors of the Elizabeth Craft glitter on the blooms: Pink & Champagne.  The leaves are done in Sweet Basil & the sentiment is from an old MFT Christmas set without a label.
The sparkle from that brand of glitter is stunning--wish you could see it in person.  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges, CropStop & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks for making it to the end of this long post!  Hope you've found some time to craft--I'll be by soon!
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day and more Winnie & Walter

Hubby really liked the card Fritz had me make for Father's Day--haha!  I used a very old unmounted stamp I got years ago at a stamp convention & a sentiment from an Oregon company no longer in business.  
Decided to go simple with just black & white plus a bit of red. The eyes & nose are covered in Crystal Lacquer.  I'm entering CAS on Friday & Penny Black & More.  Speaking of Fritz, had to snap a picture before he got his haircut.
I do love his furry face, but with this heat wave he'll feel better smooth & silky!

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We spent Father's Day at hubby's daughter's & had a nice day. She made dinner & I brought brownies--all yummy!  I made a card to take to the granddaughter who is about to move out on her own.  
I cut the Winnie & Walter word die for the first time & sponged with the June W&W Color Challenge colors using Distress Inks squeezed lemonade, salty ocean, picked raspberry & peeled paint.  I used alpha stickers & some black splatters to finish off the card made from textured white cardstock.  I'm also entering CropStop.  I've gotten behind on blog reading, but I'll be visiting you as soon as I can.  I really do appreciate all the encouraging comments.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Winnie & Walter and Simon Says Stamp

Keren's colorful plaid background for Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 20 inspired me.  I don't have Scenery Stripes, but I do have Scenery Stripes 2.  
I tried over & over to make my idea work using 3 of the images. Finally I gave up & went with just the little triangles to make my version using 5 pretty Brilliance ink pads.  The sentiment is from Big, Bold, Seasons & the stacked die cut word is covered in Wink of Stella.  I finished off with clear Nuvo drops. I'm also entering Penny Black & More.
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Next is my entry for SSS Flickr Challenge #73.  I really love the little leaves in SSS Sketch Ranunculus.  
After white embossing on Bristol paper I colored with 2 green & 1 blue Zig.  Then I brushed heavily with Wink of Stella & mounted the panel with foam tape.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped several times in Brilliance Starlite Black. The Nuvo jewel drops are actually green--don't know why they look yellow in the photo.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Camp Create

This week is MFT Camp Create--5 days, 5 crafts.  I don't know if I'll complete them all, but the $150 gift certificate drawing is pretty motivating--haha!  Here is my card for Day 1--Wonderful Watercolor.  The good thing is, I finally used my Prima Confections watercolors!  They're very small which intimidated me, for some reason.  
I began by white embossing MFT Geometric Grid Background on watercolor paper.  My stamping wasn't that good, but decided a distressed kind of look might work & I really like it.  The panel was mounted to navy, textured cardstock & a white textured card.  The sentiment from MFT Tag You're It is white embossed on a vellum strip.  I arranged MFT Layered Leaves die cut from vellum, gluing only near the stems, & added some white sparkly dots.  I'm also entering CropStop, June HLS Watercolor Challenge & SSS Wednesday.

Next is my card for Day 2--Remarkable Resist.  I love emboss resist & MFT Peaceful Wildflowers are delicate & yet bold enough to make a statement.  
MFT Color Challenge #71 is beautiful & luckily there are very similar Distress Inks: ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, seedless preserves & peacock feathers.  I added water drops, splattered with picket fence Distress Paint & die cut the panel with Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle.  The white embossed sentiment is from the same set & Hero Arts ombre sequins (thank you, Betty!) happened to be a great match.  I'm also entering ATSM, Penny Black & More & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Birthday Cards

I haven't routinely played at Mojo Monday, but I really like the current sketch.  This is the last challenge, as Julee needs more time with her kids.  I was determined to make a card using my neglected Verve goodies & some printed paper.  
Simple card that took me hours, but I'm so happy with the end result. The papers are MME Flair collection, the flowers are Verve New Beginnings & the sentiment is Verve Simply Amazing.  
I added silver foil to the top layer of the die cut word & red Stickles to the Aqua Mist & Pale Peony flower centers.  I cut 2 strips of gray textured cardstock to tie in with the Brilliance Starlite Black I used to stamp the sentiment.  The center panel is stacked with a couple layers of cardstock--not quite as high as adding foam.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & Word Art Wednesday
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There are always so many options for the PTI CAWU challenges during release week, but it was an easy decision to case Nichole's Day 2 card with the blended background behind the die cut panel.  I love this release, but have got to use what I bought in my last order & that includes the wonderful striped die in Mix & Mat Flourishes.  
Don't laugh too hard--gotta tell you what I did.  Last night I carefully masked the front of a white card so my blending wouldn't go clear to the edge.  This morning when I sat down to put the die cut panel on top, I realized the order of the inks (Hibiscus Burst, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise) was upside down from what I had wanted.  I could have just cut off the front of the card & attached it the right way to another card, but oh no--then I started thinking & debating about other changes!  Finally, I did get the card put together & actually I like my final version better with adding the Summer Sunrise mat & Glitter Dust for a beautiful, soft sparkle.
The wooden embellishments are Studio Calico--fun for a change instead of sequins or gems.  I'm also entering Seize the BirthdaySSS Monday & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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