Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This card is for my granddaughter who will be turning 21 soon.  I used this week's My favorite Things sketch challenge. I love using their sketches for my cards.
My granddaughter saw another card I made using these papers and said she love them, so that is why I chose them.  They are from SU Twitterpated DSP. The base of my card is SU Blushing Bride, then SU Baja Breeze and the DSP. The image and sentiment are from MFT ala modes Big Birthday Wishes and are stamped on SU Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I paperpieced the balloons and added the number stickers since she will be the "big 21". I paperpeiced her pants and colored the rest of the image with copics.  I added some faux stitching around the image panel. This panel is mounted on foam tape to give it some dimension.
I embossed the Baja Breeze strip with SU Snow Burst EF.

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Stamps:  MFT ala mode Big Birthday Wishes
Paper:  SU Twitterpated DSP, Blushing Bride & Baja Breeze CS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  SU Snow Burst EF; Foam Tape, Copics

Monday, November 19, 2012

Giddy up, Cowgirl - MFTSCRAP1

I am playing along in My Favorite Things first scrapbook layout challenge.  It has been awhile since I made a layout and was glad for the challenge.  That is my sweet great-granddaughter in the photos.  She loves to ride the horses (my daughter's) when she comes over.
I used a lot of MFT die-namics on my layout:  Sunflower; Medium Leafy Flourish; LJD-Howdy Frames (signs on side and at top); Dainty Bow (small bow - it matches the bows on her sweater); and Western Star Border Duo (I used the negative stars to add to the top portion of the layout). I used LJD-Howdy stamp set for the sentiments on the little flags and the stars on the top sign.  PI Cowgirl for the "Giddy up, Cowgirl" sentiment.  I added a MFT Kraft button with linen thread.  All papers and cardstock are Stampin Up, except the woodgrain paper is K&Co.

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Stamps:  MFT LDJ-Howdy
Papers:  Stampin Up Black & Melon Mambo CS & DSP; K&Co.
Ink:  Mememto Black
Accessories:  MFT die-namics; MFT Kraft button; SU Linen Thread; foam tape

Monday, November 12, 2012

Merry Christmas

I made another Christmas card today.  I just used cardstock from Michael's I had in my stash.  The embossed panel is made with the largest folder in the Sizzix Thank You Set #5.  I used the smallest die from Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia cut twice and layered. I made the leaves with the next larger poinsettia die and the Martha Stewart fern punch.  The poinsettia is mounted on foam tape and I added a golden rhinestone from Michael's to the center.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Greetings Of The Season stamped in Real Red ink.  I added the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch under the sentiment.  This panel is mounted on a red cardstock panel and then to the base of my card.
Size: 4-1/4 by 5-1/2"

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

MFTWSC97 - Season's Greetings

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge #97.  I used the Seasonal Sentiments set I got free with last month's release.  It will be for sale on Nov. 13th with their new releases.  I love the big sentiments and fonts in this set.  My card base is SU Sahara Sand.  I used SU Always Artichoke for the mats and the leaves on the Spellbinders Poinsettia die.  The DSP is MME Lost and Found Christmas 6x6 pad.  I cut the poinsettia from the DSP and used a clear glitter pen to go over the veins in the leaves.  I added a small punched flower and tiny button from my stash to the center of the flower. The flower is mounted with foam tape on the green leaves and that is mounted with foam tape also. The 3 buttons are SU Always Artichoke tied with linen thread.  I added an Always Artichoke seam binding bow for the element above the MFT Fishtale Flags Stax panel which is adhered with foam tape.  I sewed around the outside edges and also down the center where the 2 DSP meet.
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Stamps:  MFT Seasonal Sentiments
Paper:  SU & MME
Ink:  SU Always Artichoke
Accessories:  MFT Fishtale Flags Stax die-namics; Spellbinders Poinsettia die; buttons, foam tape

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MojoMonday 266 - Merry Christmas

Here's my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 266.  I love this sketch and had fun using it.  I find it easier to get started with a sketch and then choose my papers and theme. I made another Christmas card to add to my stack - no last minute card making this year. :)
My card base is SU Very Vanilla, with a mat of SU Cherry Cobler, and all papers are from the SU Jolly Holiday DSP (retired).  The striped panel is matted with SU Old Olive.  I stamped the small wreath from Verve's O' Christmas Tree in Old Olive ink onto a 2" circle of Very Vanilla and added the sentiment from the same set in Cherry Cobler ink.  I sponged the edges with Old Olive also.  Stamped the bow on a piece of the DSP and cut it out and adhered it on top. The circle is mounted with foam adhevise onto a Cherry Cobler punched  2 3/8" Scalloped Circle also adhered with foam adhesive.  The red panel is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die and embossed with SU Petals-a-Plenty EF. Then I added the strip of SU Victoria Lace with a button from my stash, which was tied with linen thread.

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Stamps:  Verve O' Christmas Tree
Paper:  SU cardstock & DSP
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobler & Old Olive
Accessories:  SU punches, lace, button, MFT die

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #59 - Noel

 This is my card for Freshly Made Sketches #59. I have been following their blog for awhile and always intend to make a card and this is the first time I have entered.  When I first saw this sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  All products used are Stampin UP.
My card base is Crumb Cake. The DSP is from Jolly Holiday (retired). I used Cherry Cobler and Old Olive CS to mat the papers.   NOEL is stamped in Cherry Cobler ink with the Jayne's Type alphabet onto Very Vanilla CS, punched with the 1" square punch and adhered to Old Olive CS punched with the Postage Stamp punch and mounted with foam dimensionals.  I tied a piece of Chantilly Lace around the Cherry Cobler matted DSP before adhereing it to the card base.

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Stamps:  SU Jayne's Type Alphabet
Papers:  SU Jolly Holiday
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobler
Accessories:  Chantilly Lace; Postage Stamp punch, 1" square punch. dimensionals