Monday, February 20, 2017

Rainbow of Buttons

Button, buttons.  I have so many buttons and hardly ever use them.  I wanted to use the sketch at MFT one more time this week so I decided to use a few buttons with it for a change.

Sketch:
"Hi" is from the Hello set by MFT

Challenges:
MFT sketch 
Tuesday Throwdown - say it with words
Cardz TV - anything
Cute Card Thursday - no patterned paper
All Sorts - anything

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Challenging Sketch

The sketch at MFT this week is really out of my comfort zone so of course, I had to try the challenge.  This is what I came up with:

Here is the sketch:
Fun?  It gave me a chance to use up some more little scrap pieces and also use my new die from Elizabeth Crafts.
If I have a chance, I want to make another card with Washi tape.  That should look good. 
Have a great weekend.

Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Simon Monday - favorite tool (Cuttlebug) 
Work It Wednesday - new product
Tuesday Throwdown - sentiment is main focus
Cardz Tv - anything


Friday, February 17, 2017

Love of Dogwood

Second post today.
Yes, I love the Dogwood tree.  Wish I had one.  This beautiful image was a freebie by Maxam Made Studio (thank you Ginny).  Isn't it beautiful?  I just added a bit of Copics.  Love it.
The background is also a freebie by Stamploration.  Added a bit of green to the centers. 




I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning :
Challenges:
Simon Monday - use favorite tool (Cuttlebug)
Tuesday Morning Sketch 
Simon Wednesday - fantastic florals
Crafty Creations - anything
Dies R Us - think spring
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cardz TV - anything 
Work It Wednesday - use a new product (new digital image)
Stamploration - Never ending anything goes 


Fun Card with Pieces

What do you do with all the little scrap pieces?  I tend to keep way too many so every once in a while I make up some cards with just scraps.

Cute image by From the Heart that I colored with Copics and I used the sketch at the FTH challenge.

Other Challenges:
Simon Monday - use favorite tool (Cuttlebug)
Crafty Creations - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CAS Valentine

I madly finished my Valentines so I could deliver 5 more to grandchildren who live close by.  Here is one I am givng to one of the girls.  You will recognize the stamp I used - I posted another card with it on the front. Inside this one I typed "And so do I" .


Tools used- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Elizabeth Craft Stitched Oval die.  Sentiment is a Our Daily Bread Design stamp. 

Challenges:
Simon Monday - favorite tool - Cuttlebug
Die Cuttin Divas - purple
Tuesday Throwdown - Say it with words
Happy Little Stamper - anything with dies
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes
Paper Creators - Love is in the Air

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ready for Spring?

Here is a touch of Spring if only in the form of a card.  I must say, it was good to see some green grass and ground yesterday after being covered in a blanket (deep blanket) of snow for so many days.  And it was good to get down our driveway and to church yesterday.  Hopefully we are done with the severe weather and can look forward to Spring.

 I love this bird image.  It is a digital but I have had it in my "pieces to use" basket so long, that now I can't even find it in my computer files.  Sad, because I love it and would like to use it again. (If anyone has it and knows where it comes from, let me know.)  The sentiment is by Doodle Pantry  and it is cut out with a Spellbinder die.  The bird image is cut with Die-namic Circle Stax. 
The background paper is a Stamploration freebie from their Color Blooms collection.
And lastly, the sketch is MFT.
Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Send a Smile 4 Kids - for girls
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Happy Little Stamper - anything with dies
Stamploration - Never ending challenge
Cutploration - cuts/ passion


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wee Bit Irish

Each year, for many years, I have made only one St. Patrick's Day card - for my daughter.  Now that she is married, I make one for her husband too.  We have only a minute amount of Irish in our ancestry but it is still my daughter's favorite day.
Why am I making a St. Patty's Day card so early?  I wanted to play the sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps so I used one of the FTH images and the sketch (and I needed to make something really different from the red and pink and hearts and Valentines )  I have never used this image, so hey, why not now?




The sketch:
The image is cut out with a Die-namic Stax circle.  The 4 leaf clover is cut with the Silhouette.  Green sparkly strips are just pieces from my stash.
Image is colored with Copics.

Challenges:
From the Heart Sketch Challenge
Simon Wednesday - cute

Work It Wednesday - use something new