Monday, April 14, 2014

MFTWSC171 - Birthday Sentiments

Joining this week sketch challenge over at MFT MFTWSC171 and loving the layout! At the same time, decided to use this month's color palette challenge#4 at MFT.

Here is my card below:
For the color palette challenge, I didn't have any MFT cardstock so I had to best match with what I had and used SU cardstock since I find that I use it more often so I used Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, and Gumball Green.

For the base and fishtail, I used my new Blueprints 13 and than used Blueprints 3 for the flower and circle. I must admit it's fun to have a variety of blueprints and combine different dies to create a card.
For the sentiment, I used the stamp set from MFT called: Birthday Sentiments and added the leaves using the Die-namics layered leaves which I love the layered look. Final touch was to add a white button with blue hemp cord and than colored 2 basic pearls with my Spectrum Noir Markers to match the flowers.

To join the weekly challenge, MFTWSC171 click here to go directly there and for the color palette challenge,click here. Most of all have fun!! Let me know what you think?

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Birthday Sentiments (MFT)
Paper:  Designer Series Paper Stacks - Neutral (SU), DSP Gingham Garden (SU)
Cardstock: White, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green
Inks: Island Indigo (SU)
Accessories:  Blueprints 12 & 13 (MFT), Die-namics Layered Leaves (MFT), Button, Hemp Cord, Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MOJO Monday 340 & Diva Dare - Welcome Little Boy

Trying to get back into the swing of what I love most which is creating cards and let me tell you it felt good to create. This one is for the MOJO Monday 340 sketch challenge and the Diva Dare for the month of April 2014.
Here is my card: 
Had some fun with this cute stamp set from Verve called: To the Moon which has lots of fun baby items and sentiments. Therefore, it was perfect to also join this month's Diva Dare which is to create a baby or kids themed card.

Using some of my paper, this one called Fan Fare (ctmh) and combined it with Sunny Yellow, Holiday Red, Sky, and Pacifica cardstock (ctmh). For the base, I used Blueprints 13 from MFT and Blueprints 12 for the sentiment. This also gave me another change to play with coloring! Don't want to forget, for the stars I used the Starry Die from Verve.

Here are the markers I used:
Bear: TN7, TN5, TN2  
Giraffe - CT2, CT3, CT4, TN7 
Elephant - IG5, IG3, BGR1, IB1

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: To The Moom (Verve)
Paper: Fan Fare (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Sky, Sunny Yellow, Holiday Red, Pacifica (ctmh)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers 
Accessories:  Rectangle STAX (MFT), Blueprints 12 & 13 (MFT), Starry Die (Verve), Spellbinders Circles Dies, Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Monday, April 7, 2014

MFTWSC170 - Happy Birthday with Sunflower Sweetheart

Finally I had a chance to create a card and with all of my new supplies I just got from MFT, so I thought I would join the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge 170. I pulled out this cute little girl from the set called BB Sunflower Sweetheart since I fell in love with it after viewing the design team cards and couldn't wait to use it. 

Here is my card:
All of cards designed by the team were my favorites especially one by Karen Giron over at The Sweetest Thing which inspired me to create this card. For the background, I used some Centura pearl Snow White cardstock along with Modern Mosaic embossing folder (SU) to add some shimmer.

Before I started, I stamped this image 5 times using Ultra Smooth Premium cardstock and played around. Well more like practicing using different colors to see what combos would work best using my Spectrum Noir markers since I'm still learning In the afternoon, my daughter was wondering why I had a sheet with all of the different variations, and she helped me to pick out this one. 

I am used one of the die shapes from Blueprints 13 for the left hand side and colored it to match the outfit but added them under the rectangle and realized afterward the sketch had them on top of the left side. It still works.

I was so excited to use just about everything I had around me and finished only 1 card since I was playing with other items in between and coloring. It's all about having fun!! 

Here are the pen numbers:
Skin: FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3 - Dress & Hat: CR6, CR7, CR11 - Hair: TN9, TN7, FS4 - Flower: GB1, GB4, TN7, White gel pen - Bird: CT1, GB3, GB4

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: BB Sunflower Sweetheart (MFT), LJD Western Backgrounds (MFT)
Cardstock: White, Heavenly Blue (ctmh), Old Olive (SU), Centura Pearl Snow White (Crafter's Companion), Vellum
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, River Rock (SU)
Accessories:  Pierced Rectangle STAX (MFT), Grassy Edges (MFT), Sunflower Sweetheart Die-namics (MFT), Modern Mosaic EF (SU), Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Monday, January 27, 2014

VLV2014 wk4 - Teachers Count

Instead of flowers which I love, I decided to work on a thank-you card for a teacher using week 4 sketch of Viva La Verve designed by Anya Schrier along with the stamp set: Teachers Count (Verve).

Here is my card:
Actually, it's for the daycare where my little grandson goes since he learns a lot from there when they have school time and so they are also teachers in my view. He talks so well and only 2 years old. This paper was perfect for school theme called: Storytime (SU) and perfect with the little kids playing. 

Plus couldn't resist but to use this cute little apple and matching die cut. The inside of the card, which I forgot to take a picture has another apple and the sentiment "Thanks you for all you do".  Added some hearts using the Scalloped Trim Trio (Verve) and my Fishtail Flag (MFT) dies to cut some banners for the top and bottom along with foam mount under the Daffodil Delight cardstock (center), under the banners, and under one of the apples (bottom one). 

Final touch was adding some crystal effects on the apple to make it shine. Don't forget to check out the new Viva La Verve sketch challenge or click here to go directly to week 4 sketch and have some fun! I hope they enjoy the handmade card.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Teachers Count (Verve)
Paper: Storytime (SU)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Apples Die Set, Scalloped Trim Trio (A Cut Above by Verve), Foam Mount, Crystal Effects

Sunday, January 26, 2014

MFTWSC160 - Let's Toast You Deserve the Best

Had a chance to create another card using the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge 160 over at My Favorite Thing Blog. This card is also using this month's MFT Color Palette Challenge colors: Pink, Black, and white.

Here is my card:
I will admit this card was so much fun to make since I used so many new dies I've bought but yet finally now got a chance to use. Also, got to use some more of my favorite paper. This one is called: Chantilly (ctmh) along with Cotton Candy card stock.

Once again, my MFT Blueprints came in handy. This card used blueprint 1 and 3 along with the Die-namics Dispersed Dots, Fishtail Flag Layers, Peek A Boo Chevrons, and Mini Hybird Heirloom Rose. For the sentiment, I used Let's Toast and for the words which were embossed using white embossing powder, the stamp set Pretty Poppies came in handy.

Check out their new Color Palette challenge and weekly sketch 160 this week. Almost forgot, after I created the rose, I sprayed it with Pink Iridescent Spray & Sparkle from Crafter's Companion.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Let's Toast (MFT), Pretty Poppies (MFT)
Paper: Chantilly (ctmh) 
Cardstock: White, Cotton Candy (ctmh), Black (ctmh)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blueprints 1 and 3 (MFT), Dispersed Dots, Fishtail Flag Layers, Peek A Boo Chevrons, Mini Hybird Heirloom Rose (all MFT), Hot Glue, Pink Iridescent Spray & Sparkle glitter (Crafter's Companion), Basic Pearl

Saturday, January 25, 2014

VLV2014 wk3 - Wishing You Much Happiness

What a fun sketch over at Viva La Verve and lots of layers with week three designed by Christyne Kane and a photo inspiration full of colors, so out came black, purple, and a little golden yellow. Well, I also added some pinks into it for the flower and some green for the leaves.

Here is my card:
Pulled out some ctmh paper that I've had for awhile now called: La Belle Vie along with using the matching cardstock that came with the pack.  Also, since I love flowers and wanted to color, I pulled out the stamp set from Verve called: Feel the Sun and did a lot of fussy cut.

The sentiment came from another Verve stamp set called Brighter Days and love how well it goes with this card plus I can color part of it as well. Used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the flower and sentiment along with some foam mount in between to pop up the flower.

Don't forget to check out the new Viva La Verve sketch challenge.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Feel the Sun (Verve), Brighter Days (Verve)
Paper: La Belle Vie paper pack (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Bamboo, La Belle Vie Pink and Mauve (ctmh), Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers
Accessories:  Square Stax (MFT), Foam Mount, Stardust Glitter Glue 

Monday, January 20, 2014

VLV2014 wk2 - Great Friend Birthday Greetings

Had to use more of this fun paper from the More Amore Speciality and worked on another Viva La Verve Sketch. This one is week two designed by Teresa Kline.

Here is my card:
I've changed this card so many times between stamp sets, ribbons or no ribbon, etc. I'm sure we have all had these moments, but I had fun playing with all of the different elements. This card used the stamp set: Great Friend (Verve) along with Borderline (Verve) for the chevron look which was embossed in white.

Here I used several of my blueprint dies from MFT, blueprint 1, 3 and 5 along with the Flag it Die, and Elegant Leaves by Verve. I did do some fuzzy cut for the flowers and popped them up using foam mount in between. Added some liquid pearl for the center and there you go. 

Like I said before, I changed this card several times so here is another picture of the same card, but with polka dot flower in the center. The reason for it was for someone who loves polka dots.
What do you think? Which one do you like better...with polka dots or without for the top center flower? Below is a full list of supplies used for this card.

Again, don't forget to check out the new Viva La Verve sketch challenge.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Great Friend (Verve), Borderline (Verve)
Paper: More Adore (SU), Brights DSP pack (SU)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso
Inks: Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Accessories:  Blueprints 1, 3, 5 (MFT), Flag it Die & Elegant Leaves (A Cut Above by Verve), Liquid Pearl, Foam Mount, White embossing powder