Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


It's time for one of my favorite blog hops--the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
And this season, I'm so ready, thanks to some stamps and dies that were
just waiting to be used for the hop!


I ink distressed the teapot and teacups in "autumn" colors and spattered them
with water. They were adhered to a panel that was stamped tone on tone with 
the Lined Up Dots Background. I stamped the sentiment and finished off 
the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Big thanks to Amy and her crew for coordinating another awesome hop and
rounding up all of those generous sponsors! I'm so looking forward to seeing
all of the projects in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, September 22, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 191


Here's this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #191, brought to you by Chrissy.


And here's my take on it.


I chose shapes and frames in "tropical" colors and layered them per the
sketch, then stamped the flowers and leaves and the sentiment. I added color
with Prismacolor pencils and finished off the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see what the other designers came up with and
join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, September 29th and
we hope to see you in the gallery!



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #299


Are you ready for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge?
Meet Sketch #299.


Here's my simplified take on it.


I pretty much followed the sketch, and let the woodgrain's design take
the place of the rectangle element. Three leaves were ink distressed on
watercolor card stock and adhered to the circular frame. The card was
finished off with the white embossed sentiment.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details and join us for a chance
to win up to a $20 MFT gift voucher!




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MFT September Card Kit Relase



It's time! You may now purchase My Favorite Things September Card Kit--
Snowflake Sparkle--in the MFT Store! Like every kit before, this one is sure
to sell out quickly, so be sure to grab yours NOW!

I'm sharing one more project, this time using Distress inks for a totally different look.


I white embossed several snowflakes on the edge of a watercolor card stock panel,
then ink distressed with Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick Distress inks,
leaving the center with only a hint of color. Smaller snowflakes were white embossed
and ink distressed, then cut with the matching dies.



The panel was cut with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24 and adhered to
a Stone Gray card base. I popped up the smaller snowflakes, and added the sentiment
which was cut from Silver Sparkle Card stock and an Adhesive Sheet.

 Okay, off you go! We hope you'll share your card kit projects on social media and
don't forget to use the hashtag #mftstamps whenever you do. Happy shopping!