Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hoot! Hoot!

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Hi everyone,

With Christmas only a few months away, I thought I would make a start on some gifts to give away to friends etc.

I created this calendar using Art Impressions Chatting Whoots. I paper pieced each of the owls using designer paper.

Stamps: Chatting Whoots – Art Impressions
Paper: White; Brown; Harvest Lane DP – Simple Stories
Other: Black Ink; Calendar; Foam Tape; Copics


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge

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Hi everyone,

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a custom banner using our assortment of STAX Banner Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 


I have to admit I haven’t made a banner before, I am not sure why because I had fun creating this one. As my Granddaughter is due anytime in the next couple of weeks I thought I would create a banner which has her name on it which can be hung somewhere in her room.

At this time the babies name still hasn’t been decided, my son in law isn’t in a hurry to agree to a name yet LOL. They have picked the middle name, she will share my middle name which I am thrilled about. So for my banner I selected one of the names my daughter had on her short list. I have only temporarily attached the letters to my banner so that if the name changes to the one I have used here I can easily cut some more letters and fix the banner so it has the correct name. Hopefully whatever name they decide I hope they don’t pick one with more than 8 letters as I only have enough designer paper left to make one for tag to my banner.

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Here is a close up of my tags I used to create my banner. The base of each tag uses the Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX . The rosette under each letter was created using the Die-namics 1/4" Rosette die. I used the Die-namics Mini Doily Circles to layer the letters of the name. And the letters were created using the Die-namics By the Letters Uppercase.

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For the base of my banner I used Bubblegum card and the letters were created using Razzle Berry card.
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Each tag is thread through a length of Bubblegum Ribbon. Between each tag I added a Razzle Berry Button which is thread using Blossom Twine onto the ribbon.

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And my final tag of my banner. I hope you enjoyed my banner as much as I enjoyed creating it, I hope my Granddaughter will like it Smile.

Here are the Die-namics I used on my banner:





Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Blog for a list of all participating designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create something to share with you today.

Papers: Bubblegum Card; Razzle Berry Card – MFT Stamps; Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl DP – K & Company
Die-namics: Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax; By The Letters Uppercase; Mini Doily Circles; 1/4” Rosette – MFT Stamps
Other: Bubblegum Ribbon; Razzle Berry Buttons; Blossom Twine


Release Your Inner Child!

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Hi everyone!
It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week our challenge hostess is Joy Stagg.

Joy has challenged us to Fall into Fall: Use Fall Colors on our card.

I have just purchased a number of 6 x 6 paper pads with a fall theme, so it was fun to be able to use one of them for this challenge. I used Peter Pan Riley for my card, I just love this cute little fella!

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For the inside of my card I stamped Peter Pan Riley again and also added the Release your inner child sentiment.

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Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could be in the running to win free rubber ... One lucky person per challenge will win our Logo Riley image which isn't available for purchase. You will also get the chance to display a winner's button on your blog. So get stamping Riley fans :).
To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY2212. We can't wait to see what you create!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Cindy Haffner
  • Jovita Torres
  • Joy Stagg
  • Kelly Santi
  • Laurie Clout
  • Michele L

    Stamps: Peter Pan Riley & Release Your Inner Child Sentiment – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Brown; Green; DP
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax 1 & 2; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics


    Monday, October 29, 2012

    Cactus Flower

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    Hi everyone and thanks for visiting my blog today.

    I have a quick card to share with you today. My card uses the Cactus Flower Digital Stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.

    Stamps: Cactus Flower Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Yellow; Green; Burgundy
    Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Brads; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics


    Sunday, October 28, 2012

    Rebus–‘U’ Words

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    Hi all,
    It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round we are continuing our journey with the alphabet … we have finally reached the letter ‘U’

    If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

    How did you go working out the solutions for my September Rebus which was names of Stamping Blogs …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did. I have also included links to each of the blogs in case you might like to check any of them out Smile.

    How did you go?????????
    You can find all my past rebus cards here.

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

    Birthday Wishes!

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    Hi everyone,
    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Jessie Rone finishes off her month of challenges by giving us a sketch challenge.

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    For my card this week I used Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Birthday Lulu stamp set. I paper pieced the girls skirt and blouse using designer paper.

    The flowers were created using MFT Die-namics Layered Rose set. The sentiment was stamped and layered using MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax and Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers Stax.

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    Here is the inside of my card I added a birthday sentiment and another of the flowers from the outside of the card.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

    Stamps: Birthday Lulu – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps; Sentiment (inside) – Kaszazz
    Paper: White; Purple; Burgundy; Fairskies DP – Farmhouse Paper Company
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 1 & 2; MFT Die-namics Layered Rose; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers Stax; Brads; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics


    Friday, October 26, 2012


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    Hi everyone,

    My card today uses a cute bear name Wellington which I recently found while shopping with a friend. I thought this stamp set would be perfect too make a few cards for men.

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    Here is the inside of the card. I stamped the bear again and added the sentiment which comes in the set … love this sentiment, don’t you?

    Stamps: Wellington – Do Crafts
    Paper: White; Rust; Blue; Wellington DP – Do Crafts
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax; MFT Stamps Tangy Orange Buttons; Hemp Twine; Foam Tape; Copics


    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Tag You’re It!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time again with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Brenda O’Rear finishes her challenge month with another fun challenge.

    Brenda has challenged us this week to use tags on our cards.

    For my card this week I used La La Land Crafts Popsicle Marci, I paper pieced the girls outfit using designer paper. I created a tag using cloud designer paper and layered the girl onto the tag. I added MFT Stamps Sunflower Die-namics and Leafy Flourish Die-namics also.

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    Here is the inside of my card I added a sentiment and the Popsicle Marci image.

    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: Popsicle Marci – La La Land Crafts
    Paper: White; Brown; Green; Save the Date DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Tag Stax; MFT Die-namics Sunflower; MFT Die-namics Leafy Flourish; Lemon Drop Felt – MFT Stamps;  Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics