Baby Boy

I’ve been in the card making mood…to be honest it’s really the Esty site promoting mood! I suggested to a co-worker that I could make a beautiful card for her to give with the shower gift we had been picking out throughout the day. Here is what I came up with!

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I used an MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch for this card and more Echo Park DP I got on sale! I also used a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp for the main image which I colored with various colors of ink and my aqua painters! I love love LOVE that the aqua painters are coming back into fashion!

I’ll post this card and more like it on my Etsy site…look for it soon!

Belated Birthday Post

Last week Thursday was my friend Katie’s birthday. Although I sent her a card on time I didn’t have time to post it because of all the other fun and exciting things going on in the past few weeks.

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I made this card using an MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch. As you know I am a big fan and I continue to use sketches over and over again. I recently decided the re-use a favorite sketch for some Christmas cards (yes I am thinking about them already).

I added stickles to the frosting part of the cupcake, but clearly I did that after I took the picture. You can imagine how cute it is with sparkles.

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Happy Bachelorette

Saturday we celebrated at Chuck and Andrea’s Bachelor/Bachelorette Shindig! I’ve never been to a bachelorette party let alone a duel bachelor/bachelorette party so this was a completely new experience for me. I didn’t even know if I needed to bring a card or a gift, but if you know me at all you know that any excuse to celebrate means a card and/or a gift!

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I designed this card around the florescent pink rolled roses. I had bought Raspberry Fizz felt from Papertrey Ink a long time ago, but I had never used it because it was alot brighter than I had imagined from the swatch online. I didn’t think to try to exchange it because I knew that I would be able to use Hot Hot Pink felt for something one day! Today was that day!

I also used a new Uptown Girls by Stamping Bella stamp I had purchased a while ago. I have a habit of hording my new goodies for special occasions, but I seem to forget about them until I have really special occasions to use them.

I used an MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch for this card. Originally I was going to skip this sketch because I wasn’t inspired by it, but when I pulled out this stamp it seemed like the perfect sketch to go with this larger scale stamp.

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They Say It’s Your Birthday!

So the other day I am certain someone asked me to make a birthday card for them to give out. I cannot for the life of me remember who it was, but I made the card anyway!

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I used some of my new Echo Park paper for this card and followed one of the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketches. I haven’t been keeping up very well with my weekly sketches since my day off changed from Wednesdays to Thursday. I have to keep in mind that crafting is for me and it’s at my own pace!

This card is available for purchase, just shoot me an e-mail or convo on Etsy!

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Success!

I’m sharing this card today which I made following MFTWSC118 for one of the team members I have been working with at work who has been promoted to my same position. While I am very happy for him, I am also happy for myself because it means that despite how much I dislike my job I am able to mentor another to reach their highest potential.

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I used some of my new Echo Park All About A Boy DP with SU’s Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, and Pumpkin Pie CS. I used Spellbinders Nestability Circles and MFT Fishtail Flags STAX to cut my shapes. Then I used SU’s Hexagon embossing folder to get the texture on the Wasabi circle.

I’m so happy to be crafting again, I printed and saved all the sketches I missed while I was super busy with school and I’m slowing catching up!

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Let’s Celebrate

I have had a super busy past two weeks. Which started with a whirlwind trip to Hobby Lobby with my friend Liesl (who drove up from Cinncinati, OH just to help me make these cards) to pick up supplies to make 24 Bachelorette Party invitations and 38 Bridal Shower invitations. I can tell you if you have never sat down to figure out what kind of supplies you will need to make a larger quantity of cards the paper aisle at Hobby Lobby is not the place to do it! We over bought on paper supplies which can be helpful if mistakes were made or ideas change.

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24 Bachelorette’s all put together and ready to go! I had a ton of fun coming up with these super girly cards and putting them together. Between the two of us, Liesl and I, spent about 5 hours cutting all the paper (for both this card and the Bridal Shower invite…that I’ll share in another post), stamping all the images, and putting together the base of the card. Then I spend a couple of hours coloring the main image, gluing on the dress and champagne flutes, and attaching the main image panel to the card.

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I paper pieced the dress and champagne flute, which took some time, but I really like the look. Inside (which I don’t have a picture of) is really simple, we just typed up the information and trimmed it to size on a piece of the pink cardstock.

Thanks for much for visiting me today! Check back soon for more crafty posts.

Also this card and cards like this can be purchased at my Etsy site (link to the right) or by contacting me for a quote!

Smile

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I’m nearly certain that this was the last challenge I tried before I stopped my “crafting for blog posts” spree. I’m pretty sure it was an MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge. I have no idea which one it was, but this card turned out pretty cute.

I used Echo Park Everyday Eclectic patterned paper, PTI Aqua Mist CS (must remember to order more), Rose Red and Crumb Cake SU CS. I also used a sizzlet die to create the little hearts and one of my MFT die-namics fish tail flags STAX. I quick little zig zag stitch added something extra to the top.

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Sweet Celebration

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I’ve been planning this card for a while! I found this American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan PP) at Target just after Christmas. I was waiting to use it this summer for cute cards and invitations, but inspiration struck sooner. I was going through my stamps and stumbled upon this SU set called Sweet Scoops (that I completely forgot I had…out of sight out of mind). I paired my perfect PP with SU Pool Party CS and the SCS SC422 sketch and voila!

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Super quick post, thanks for visiting today!

Cutest Little Easter Bunny

I love new releases! I have to exercise the utmost self control during release time each month at My Favorite Things. I have a long list that is just getting longer, but I am exercising financial control this year so that I can live at a healthier and stabler budget next year. However, I splurged a little ($9 worth) on some Digi PI images from Heather Ellis.

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I used the new Bunny Ears PI image for yesterdays MFTWSC110 sketch. I like this sketch and already have an idea using a different shape (and non-MFT stamps, yikes). I complimented the sketch and image with MME The Sweetest Thing PP and SU Calypso Coral. I colored my PI image with Copic markers and stamped a PI All Occasion Sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on my oval. I added some sewing detail around the card and on the oval…I’m getting adventurous.

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Inside I added some of the PP from the front with some PTI Aqua Mist CS. Then I use the zig zag stitch to give a little extra to the inside of the card. You can’t see it here and I wasn’t able to get a better picture.

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Hey, Sassy Pants

I’m so EXCITED! Today when I come home from work my new Janome Sew Mini should be here! After doing tons and tons and tons of research I finally decided purchase a small sewing machine for paper crafting. My mother kept telling me I could use her machine, but you all saw the quilt she made me. There is no way I’m going to attempt any paper sewing on that monster machine. I love the look of sewing on cards, but always felt that I could spend my money elsewhere. Also there is plenty of patterned paper out there with stitches already printed on it.

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Like this paper from MME! I created this card for the MFTWSC105 (2 Wednesday’s ago…I know). I’m sure I could have added more stitching around the card, but the printed on pattern adds just enough to the denim patterned paper.

Inside I added some denim ribbon (left overs from Oh Boy!) to compliment the denim paper. For this card I didn’t stamp anything inside since the sentiment on the front says it all. I used the “negative” from my MFT Die-namics Chevron Stripe to incorporate the red color inside, which until I told you you never would have noticed, wink! Also I used the Delightful Daffodil CS inside instead of white for a little change.

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Thanks for visiting me today. Hopefully soon I’ll catch back up to the challenges.