Saturday, May 20, 2017

Grateful - MFT sketch #323

I still needed several more Thank You cards to donate to my church, so I looked through my small stash of 12 x 12 paper. I found a few packets of the Project Life paper by Becky Higgins. The company hasn't sold 12 x 12 paper for several years now. But they used to have quite a few different collections. I love Project Life and use it as the main source for my scrapbooking. 


Paper - Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Memento


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*Card sketch image used with permission from My Favorite Things.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Graduation

It's hard to believe graduation time is right upon us. My kids won't be graduating for several more years, but many of my friends' kids are graduating from high school this year. I decided to get a few cards made using some cute Doodlebug paper and an Operation Write Home sketch.




Paper - Doodlebug - The Graduates collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Brads - from stash


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Cards in Envy - Favorite Color Combo

Welcome to a new card challenge from Cards in Envy. The theme is Favorite Color Combo. Use your favorite 2 or 3 color combinations to make a card and it can be for any occasion.

I don't really have a favorite color combination. As long as pink is included, I'm happy though. For my card, I decided to use pink and gray together. And how fun is a pink giraffe! 




Paper - Carta Bella - Paris Girl collection
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Image die cut - Reverse Confetti
Garland die cut - Reverse Confetti
Tree die cut - My Favorite Things
Hill die cut - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Wink of Stella glitter pen


Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Western Washington has had A LOT of rain lately. I really don't mind the rain, but goodness, it has been wet around here. I think we are all ready for a solid week of sunshine. 

My mother and mother-in-law also live in Western Washington, so I figured they would enjoy a pretty spring card for Mother's Day.



Butterfly stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Image die cuts - My Favorite Things
Stitched rectangle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Watercolor paper - Canson
Watercolor paints - Kuretake
Ink - My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn

I'm still trying to enter at least one card challenge every week. So, I'll be entering my card in the Words 2 Craft By challenge. The theme is Springtime = Party Time.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Anniversary to my Hubby

My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th Anniversary. We went on a little kid-free getaway. It was so relaxing and the weather was just perfect. 
For my husband's card, I used a chevron cover-up die cut and this fun camera stamp set from My Favorite Things. I'm a hobbyist photographer and I love any opportunity to use this stamp set. 




Stamps - My Favorite Things
Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Stitched banner die cuts - My Favorite Things
Stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Small Heart die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Epoxy stickers - Recollections


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Thanks so Much

My church recently had a giant yard sale to raise funds to support local missions. I was asked to make Thank You cards to give to all the volunteers who helped out at the sale. When making multiples of the same card, I like to use 12 x12 pattern paper. Although I have very little 12 x12 paper since I really prefer 6x6 paper pads.
I used a sketch from Operation Write Home and made 18 cards.


Paper - Stampin Up
Stamp - The Stamps of Life
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Small circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Versafine


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Kindness, It All Starts with Us

I made another batch of Kindness cards. Since I like to mail the cards, I keep them fairly flat so I don't have to pay extra postage. I die cut the word 'Kindness' and added some pretty Lawn Fawn watercolor paper behind it. A few punched butterflies were the perfect finishing touch without adding any extra bulk to the card.



Paper - Lawn Fawn - Watercolor Wishes collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment die cut - My Favorite Things
Background scalloped die cut - My Favorite Things
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Ink - Memento

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