Tuesday, January 15, 2019

One More Card with Same Sketch

The current MFT sketch worked really well for many of the  CAS cards I've been putting together with the left over pieces in my stash.  Here is one more which I am holding out of the box that I am sending to SendASmile4Kids because I need valentines for my grands.
I really like this digital stamp by TLC Creations.  Even though the heart is gray in the digital form, I was able to color it with Copics and match the colors to the pink on this very old patterned paper.  I put Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls on the dots on the image to tie in the orange.  The stamped piece and the orange backing are both cut with Die-namic Circle Stax dies.

The sketch:
Challenges:
Time Out - loving
Word Art Wednesday - anything
MFT - sketch

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Baker's Dozen

I was able to pump out 13 cards the last few days using up left over pieces which is part of my goal of cleaning, tossing, and finishing things this year. (Clean, Toss, Finish)

 
 For most of the cards, I put them together with old sketches or at the least very CAS layouts.

  For this one I used the current sketch at MFT. 
I shudder to think of how long I have had these pieces (truck, sentiment, and background paper) in my stash; at least three years.  So good to use them up.  They are all digital stamps from Doodle Pantry.  The truck image and the red backing are cut with Die-namics Circle Stax dies.
MFT sketch:
Challenges:
Kat Scrapiness - anything
MFT - sketch
Power Poppy - masculine
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything

Friday, January 11, 2019

Clean, Toss, Finish

It is time for me to de-clutter (again!)  I am going through each cupboard and closet in my house sorting and tossing.  It will take awhile. My goal is one a week. 
Working in my craft room, I am faced once again with a ton of images that I have printed or stamped but never assembled onto a card.  Some are even colored but there they sit waiting to be used.  Most of them I will just put to use without following any challenge (hard for me because I am addicted to them) but I sketches really help me and I have saved a lot.
For this card I used a current sketch at MFT and yes, I will enter that challenge!
MFT Sketch:
The designer paper and the lace are OLD items in my stash.  The sentiment is Our Daily Bread cut and embossed with a Stately Lace Spellbinder die.
Lace is adhered with Score tape, everything else with Tombow Multi.
Easy, fast.  I like that right now.

Challenges:
MFT sketch
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Dies R Us - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Kat Scrapiness - anything

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Several New Things

As I am making my thank you cards for Christmas presents received, I am also playing with some of my newly acquired stamps and papers.  This card is a combination of new things, thankfulness, and friendship.
The new stamps are from the JustRite Peonies set.  The words "Thankful For" are part of the jar stamp and then there are various words to choose from to finish the thought:  you, hugs, kisses, your kindness, flowers, laughter, family.
I wanted to try my hand with the MFT color challenge so the jar is stamped with antique gray. 
This beautiful gray patterned paper is a new Recollection pad.  I put streaks of aqua blue (Prisma pencil) in the flowers and on some of the leaves.  The twine and flower are done with Copics.  Panel is cut with a Stamploration Wavy Stitch die. Card base and backing panel is Night of Navy (SU).

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - something new
Simon Monday - something new
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Kat Scrapiness - anything
Stamploration - Never ending anything goes