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Creative with Stamps Challenge #26 – Mother


Creative with Stamps Challenge – Mother

I knew this sunflower was the perfect pair to go with a Mom card.


This cross stitched sunflower I had made a few weeks ago and finally got around to making it into a card.  I added the yellow stitched scallop frame with the kraft cardstock to ground the image.  I added the stamped sentiment and stitched MOM from copper foil paper.

This is a card made for the crafty mom who loves sunflowers!



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One Card, Four Challenges

This week I was a bit short on time since it is Spring sports for my high schoolers and the end of the school year.  I had to really bring out my creativity to have one card be able to enter into 4 challenges.

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I entered this card into:

MFT Sketch Challenge #385






MFT Color Challenge #93


SSS Wednesday Challenge-Stencil It

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Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #89


I used lots of product from the companies in the challenges:

I colored the images with copic markers and inked the raindrop stencil with oxide inks.  I love to create my own stencils using my cameo silhouette.

Inside, I created a second stenciled raindrop background and die cut it using a stitched rectangle die.  I die cut a smaller one and stamped the sentiment and added the little bird along the bottom.


The colors and the texture of this card give it such a springtime feel to me.  Love it!


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AAA Card Challenge #115-Inspired by Nature

AAA card challenge 115

AAA Card Challenge #115 Inspired by Nature

I have been on a cross stitch craze lately, and since it is beginning to be watermelon season, I had to cross stitch this card.

AAA card challenge 115

I cross stitched the watermelon scene from white cardstock I die cut from MFT cross stitch die.  I then added a stitched scallop frame die cut from white cardstock.  I pop dotted this in the center of my card base.  My added bling is the sunshine I die cut from gold foil paper.

Inside, I die cut the sun from gold foil paper and added the red stitched scallop frame around the sentiment from Your Next Stamp One in a Melon.  Lastly, I added one punched velvet red heart to the top corner.


I love how the white really pops the colors of summer in this sweet card!


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MFT Sketch Challenge # 384


MFT Sketch Challenge #384

When I first saw this sketch I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make and then I remembered I had done a cross stitched birdhouse and thought the stars would look great around it!

mft sketch challenge 384

For this cute card I cross stitched the birdhouse and flowers on the MFT cross stitch die.  After that the rest of the card came together really easily.  I die cut the stitched scallop frame from kraft paper and the grass from two colors of green.  I stamped the sentiment and snail from BB You Gnome Me stamp set on a stitched banner.  The snail I colored with copics and pop dotted on the grass.

Inside, I added another kraft stitched frame and stamped the sentiment and gnome and colored with copic markers.


I think this gnome stamp set with the cross stitching were made for each other and are so fun to create!



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MFT Sketch Challenge #383 & SSS Wednesday Challenge


MFT Sketch Challenge #383

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SSS Wednesday Challenge-Animal Magic

MFT sketch challenge 383 barbara anders

I was so inspired by Barbara Anders graduation card that I wanted to create my own!

mft sketch challenge 383

For mine I wanted to enter this into the SSS Wednesday challenge too so I wanted to add an animal to the card.  The little bunny from MFT snuggle bunnies stamp and die set looking up was perfect for a thrown graduation cap and I colored him with copic markers. For the stitched pattern paper I used the MFT fishtail banner dies and the MFT stitched square inside & out dies.  The white circle is cut from MFT inside & out stitched circle dies.  Then I used my cameo to cut out the congrats and star banners from silver foil paper.  The little graduation cap is so cute, I cut that out of navy velvet paper and the tassel from silver glitter paper.

Inside, I wanted a pocket for a gift card or money to give the graduate and created it using linen white cardstock cut from my cameo.  I added foil letters cut from MFT stitched alphabet dies over the pocket with one more cute velvet graduation cap!


I think the colors on this with the foil really give it a great graduation feel and who doesn’t love that adorable bunny looking up!  When my daughter graduated that’s still the size I saw her as!

Thanks for the inspiration Barbara Anders!


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MFT Color Challenge #92


MFT Color Challenge #92

This color challenge has some great colors in it and the safety orange reminded me of terra cotta flower pots.  Since it is spring, finally, yeah!, I went with flowers.  When I went looking through my really old cross stitch magazines that were my husband’s mothers, I saw these tall flower pots that would work perfect with the little gnomes!

mft color challenge 92

Sooo, I used lots of MFT dies for this beauty:

I spent time in front of the TV watching Blue Bloods on netflix, really love that show!, cross stitching the flower pot.  I decided to leave the rest white since it looks like a garden trellis, and stamped and colored the cute gnome with copic markers.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on the front grass strip and felt that was all the card needed.  The cross stitched flower pot is my main focus and didn’t want anything to take away from it.

On the inside, I die cut a stitched white square and then stamped and masked the adorable mushrooms and colored with copic markers.  The white on white little fence just adds a quaint touch.


This is one of my all time favorite cards ever!  I love the cross stitch combined with the colored stamps for such a cute and unique card!



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Inky Paws Challenge #71

inky paws 71

Inky Paws Challenge #71

Sometimes challenges are a bit more challenging to me and this was.  I didn’t want to use flowers, which go perfect with this color combo, and that made it more difficult to decide what to do.  I decided I wanted to go soft and use the ice creams from Newton’s Nook Designs Summer Scoops stamp set.

inky paws challenge 71

To keep it soft I heat embossed the ice cream and sentiment with white and used oxide inks for the circles and the watercoloring.  I chose cracked pistachio for the green, broken china for the blue, shaded lilac and wilted violet for the purples.  To show off the colors I kept a lot of the white to bring the focus to the center watercolored ice cream.  I used the MFT inside & out rectangle die-namics and MFT stitched rectangle frame die-namics to add a frame for the white on white.

I tried adding sequins or enamel dots, but it just seemed to take away from the colors and focus, so I am keeping this simple.

Inside, I die cut a stitched rectangle, added the inked circles and heat embossed the sentiment with white.  I added a watercolored ice cream to tie it all together.


I really like how this card came out.  I was trying a new technique of coloring my images with watercolor and enjoyed creating it.