Challenges · Making Cards

MFT Sketch Challenge 355

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. This weekend we celebrated my Daughter’s birthday by going to the Halsey concert. It was my daughter, her best friend and I and we had a lot of fun. Halsey is amazing in person!

Back to crafting. This week the sketch challenge at MFT was:

I struggled a bit with this sketch. The star really threw me off. I spent some time looking at the design team’s inspiration post to help me out. I also wanted to try to use scraps or items already on hand, as I didn’t have a lot of time. I showed my daughter the sketch and inspiration pictures and asked her what I should do. She suggested a rainbow (not sure why). Then I remembered the rainbow squares!

Here is my take on the sketch.


I had these squares left over from cards I made a little bit ago. And, I have the Rainbow Greetings sentiment set from MFT, several of which were perfect for this card.

I used the mini scallop stitched rectangle frame die to cut out the panel, then layered the squares and glued them down. I stamped the sentiment from the Rainbow greeting kit in Versafine Black Onyx and embossed with Wow Hologram powder.

I adhered my white panel to Kraft cardstock with Fun Foam in between. I finished the card off with some Lucy’s Cards Rainbow jewels.

This was a pretty quick, fun card to make. I love the pile of rainbow squares!

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Card Drive Alert!

Happy Friday! I wanted to write a quick post to share another card drive with you. I had already planned to share this with you, but then my daughter sent me a 2 am text to make sure I had heard about this. 

A young man in Maine, Brock Chadwick, is battling a rare form of Brain Cancer. Here is a link to a news story with details.

Brock is asking for Halloween cards. The address to send cards for Brocktober is:

Brock Chadwick

11 McKenny Drive

Biddeford, ME 04005

I will be sending one of the cute cards I made from Mama Elephant’s Plushoween.

Please, send Brock a card and shine some light into his life!

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Kit Unboxing · Making Cards · New Products

Hero Arts October 2017 Unboxing

Hello! Today I wanted to give you a closer look at what was included in the October 2017 MMH kit. This kit is overflowing with Christmas! And some of the images are so tiny! They are perfect for snow globe looks.

Here is what is included in the kit:


► – 6″x8″ Clear Set

► – 10 Frame Cuts

► – 3 Fancy Dies

► – 6 sheets 5″x7″ decorative paper (3 assorted styles 2 of each)

► – 1 Thick Lacquer Pen

► – 1 Silver Embossing Powder 0.5 oz

► – 1 Unicorn white Ink Cube

Let’s unpack this bad boy!

Here are the stamps and dies. Sorry, they are tiny.


There are  ton of stamps, with a wide range of theme. Here is the patterned paper, embossing powder, ink cube and lacquer.


The glitter paper is gorgeous, but it sheds glitter. I’m not sure exactly what to do with the lacquer yet, but I’ll figure it out. I will say, I have been meaning to purchase a Hero Arts Unicorn White ink pad for ages. I was very excited to see one included in the kit!!

Unfortunately I was sick this past weekend and didn’t get to do very much with the kit. I did stamp all of the images that had matching dies, and a few others, and colored them.


The images are so small, I colored most of them with gel pens. I used Copics on the large areas of the houses, the green on the trees, the sleds and dogs, and where there is brown.

I did get to make one card (how could I not).



I used the snow globe window die from MFT, along with a Dome Shaker pouch. I ordered these items specifically to use with the Hero Arts kit. I used Broken China regular Distress Oxide ink for the background of the snow globe. The sentiment is heat embossed in white.

Brace yourself, there is going to be a whole lot of Christmas ahead on my blog. I’ll share a post with the products I have picked up, and how I am prepping to make over 50 handmade Christmas cards. You’ve already seen what I’ve done with the Concord and 9th products.

Thanks for stopping by!







Challenges · Making Cards

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Happy Monday! I tend to make a lot of Thinking of you or Friendship cards. This week it worked out in my favor, as the theme for this week’s challenge is Thinking of you. The product focus this week is Memory Box. I don’t have any of their products, so I decided to use the MMH September kit. I haven’t really played with this set. I just tested out some ink colors when I first got it.



I made the panel by blending Tumbled Glass regular Distress Ink across watercolor paper. My first stripe that I masked off was too small, so I moved it out a little bit and added more color. I liked the striped outcome so much, I decided to make two more panels. This is saying something, as I was not feeling well this past weekend.

Let me wrap up this card, then I can show you the other two panels. I stamped the sun flower in the ink colors that come with the set (Butter Bar, Orange Soda and Tangierine) and the leaves and stem in Altenew (Frayed Leaves and Forest Glades). The center is Pumpkin Pie and Cup o’ Joe (kit colors).  I adhered them to the panel with foam tape, and I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts’ Hello. I added clear Nuvo drops to the flower.


This panel has a sentiment from the same Hero Arts’ Hello set.IMG_4049

And of course I had to go to CZ Design’s Simple Sentiments for one of them. The flower on this finished card is all yellows (sorry, I don’t have a picture).

The ink blending panel is a quick way to make some cards. I really like how the cards are so clean and simple as well.

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Challenges · Making Cards

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14

Welcome back! Today I am sharing the card I made for Lawn Fawnatic’s Challenge # 14- Happy Little Critters!

Well, I don’t know if you can call bears “little.” You have to admit, these guys are adorable though. I went a little “Clean and Simple,” on this card.


I used the little and big bears from Lawn Fawn’s Dad and me stamp set. I die cut a window with MFT’s Square Peek-a-boo Window. I took the square die cut from the inside and I blended regular Distress inks in Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass for the grass and sky. I stamped the mountains in Lawn Fawn’s Hippo ink right on to the little background panel. The bird stamp is from Hero Art’s June kit.

Once I had my window done I taped it into my card front and then adhered my bears with fun foam. Then I adhered the card front to a MFT’s Sno-Cone card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Dad and Me stamp set with Altenew’s Jet Black ink.

I really like how simple but cute the card turned out. Seems the theme for me this past weekend was clean and simple. We’ll have to see where it goes 🙂

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Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Welcome back! This week the SSS Wednesday challenge is Christmas (squeee)!

The product focus this week is Penny Black Products. Unfortunately I don’t have any of their products. I DO have some Christmas stuff though.


I used a panel I had made a little while ago (part of my Christmas prep). This panel was made with Concord and 9th’s Triangle Turnabout stamped once with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I cut a smaller rectangle to create a little scene with some Mama Elephant’s Wooly Winter images I had previously colored. I used Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to create some grass and then stamped the yarn in Altenew’s Ruby Red. I adhered the little lambs with fun foam and added the ball of yard with foam tape. The presents are tucked in flat.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Frosty Fairies and was stamped in Altenew’s Ruby Red. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape. The card base is MFT’s Wild Cherry and I added some Lucy’s Cards jewels to finish it off.

I don’t know about you, but I think the little lambs are adorable! My favorite image from this set is the lamb wrapped up in Christmas lights (I stamped him on the envelope).


It was a busy card making weekend! But, having backgrounds made ahead of time and colored images ready made it a lot easier!

Thanks for stopping by! Hang around for some posts featuring the cards I made for Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn’s challenges!


Challenges · Rambling

MFT Sketch Challenge 353

Happy Monday! We’ll break the week in with a quick post featuring the card I made for this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

This week I went back to my trusty (and favorite) Magical Dragons.


I had these dragons I previously colored in gray (a bit of a different color choice). I decide to use them and die cut a circle from my panel instead of layering one on it. I took my card base (110 lb. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White), masked off a small strip on the right edge, and then blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I sprayed the blended ink with water and Shimmer spray and blotted it. Then I layered my die cut panel over it with foam tape.

I adhered my dragons flat to the card panel and with some foam tape where they fell over the blended ink.

I finished the card off with the sentiment from the card, layered on MFT Stitched Fishtail sentiment strips, and some Lucy’s Cards jewels in Pool.

Once again I ended up with a card I really like, that didn’t feel forced. I don’t want to push my luck. Well, actually I did with the WCMD challenge. But, out of all the cards I made, I only felt “forced,” on one. And it still turned out nice.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!