Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday Stamp Club 10/20/10

This week's Wednesday Stamp Club is called "In the Bag." I created a bag using MFT's Loveasaurus. I did not have a template for the bag so I decided to improvise. I used a snack bag inside to hold some paper grass and a gift card. I used some reverse image scraps of the Die-namics grass die and the scalloped scallop die.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

More Christmas, Plus One

Finally got some uninterrupted time in my stamp room and came out with three cards. There have been two sketches sitting on my table, but the mojo had departed for a bit. Today I just went downstairs and set to work anyway. The first card is finally not a Christmas card, but beware the next two are. I used the MFT set called Tea Party along with the Mojo161 sketch. The bits of design paper are scraps of Basic Grey that I had in my scrap box.

Now for the Christmas cards. I used the last two sketch challenges on Splitcoast for them. The first uses MFT''s Snow Angel. I have a thing for snowmen so this was a must have set for me. The ribbon is pleated ribbon from MFT's October VIP Kit. I embossed the base with my Cuttlebug snowflake plate and matted the images with glitter paper.

Next up is MFT's set Don't Open Until. This is a really cute set that can be used for birthdays or Christmas depending how you color the present. Again I used the pleated ribbon from MFT. I used two Die-namics sets on this card. The large snowflake from the snowflake die set and the rolled rose die. The design paper is a scrap of Basic Grey paper from my bin.

Well that's all for now. I will add the Wednesday Stamp Club project I finished in just a bit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christmas Cards

Be prepared! This is a long post. I have been in the Christmas card rut lately. It is fun pulling out stamps I don't get to play with the rest of the year. Up first is a new stamp from My Favorite Things called "Snow Bear." Isn't he cute? I used sketch 160 from Mojo Monday. The design paper is Basic Grey. The open scallops and bracket edge are both MFT's Die-namics.

Next is my card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I used another new stamp set from MFT called "Sending You a Little Christmas." The design paper is also from Basic Grey. The snowflakes are made with MFT's Die-namics Snowflakes.

Next up is Polar Love. I got this stamp at the end of the winter season last year and did not have much of a chance to play with it. The layout is last week's sketch challenge on SCS. I pulled out some more Basic Grey paper and used some old pine tree buttons as an accent. The ribbon is twill ribbon from MFT and the snowflake is made with the Die-namics Snowflake die cut from felt.

Last is "Merry Kissmas" from MFT. This card uses last weeks sketch from Taylored Expressions. Again I used the Die-namics Snowflakes. The paper is a mix of Close to my Heart cardstock and MFT cardstock.

Enough Christmas cards for one day. Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wednesday Stamp Club 10/6/10

Being the first Wednesday of the month, that means sketch time at the Wednesday Stamp Club. I used this week's sketch to make a Christmas card. Although my plan this year was to make a Christmas card a week to get ready for this holidays, that totally did not happen. I have made quite a few, but not nearly as many as I will need, so I am trying to catch up a bit.

This card uses two Pure Innocence stamps called "Snow Adorable" and "Presents for You." I decided to use the squares in the sketch for presents. The cardstock is all from MFT and the design paper is from Basic Grey.

Getting into the spirit of Christmas a bit early...hope you are too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

MFT October Guest Designer Challenge

Well it's that time of month again. It is time for this month's Guest Designer Challenge in the MFT Forum. This month the theme was a color challenge. The colors of the challenge were Lime Green, Aqua, Raspberry, and Yellow (optional). I got inspired by all of the unused flower Die-namics dies hanging on my wall so I pulled them down and got to work.

The sentiment is from the Clearly Sentimental about Gardens set and it was placed inside the frame from the Framed Greetings set. I used a bunch of Die-namics on this card including the Flower Trio, Leaf Trio, Ric Rac, and Rolled Flower.

The little box is a new template from MFT called the Circle Box template. I used MFT's Sour Apple cardstock to make the box then used the matching Basic Grey papers as accents. The ribbon is also from MFT. The white pleated ribbon on the card was from the MFT VIP kit this month and the blue ribbon on the box was from the Summer Ribbon Collection.

So that's it for now. Hopefully the sun will return again soon. It is cold and wet here today. Hope the sun is shining where you are.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

World Card Making Day

Yesterday was World Card Making Day and these are a couple of the cards I managed to find time to complete. I used MFT's Puttin' on the Glitz to make a card for this week's Wednesday Stamp Club. This is a set that I bought when it was released ages ago and never inked up, but the challenge of "All Dressed Up" was the perfect excuse to use this set. The paper is drink Making Memories and it is perfect MFT colors. I also used SC300 from Splitcoast as my template.

The second card uses the sketch from this week's Taylored Expressions sketch challenge. I used Jolinne for the main image and added some rhinestones to the cupcake for sprinkles.

Well, that's it for now. Tune in soon for this month's MFT Guest DT challenge project.