Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Halloween Hello–Crazy 4 Challenges #250


Hi, everyone, it’s Saturday so it’s Crazy 4 Challenges time! Today Helen is challenging us to use an animal on our card or project—any animal except a bear or a bunny—so I’m going with a cat, a black cat :)

My card started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then I stamped up some patterned paper using Diagonal Stripes Background and Black Licorice ink and Orange Fizz ink. My MFT team mate Michele Boyer did the double color thing a while back and I couldn’t wait to try it out—love being able to add more than one color!! I cut that out with the larger angled panel from Blueprints 18 and set it aside. Next I cut a panel from Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth 110lb paper with Blueprints 15 Die-namics and stamped the two pumpkins and cat from Witch Way Is the Candy? with Black Licorice Hybrid ink, masking the cat. I colored the images with Copic markers and adhered it to my card base.


I added a strip of Black Licorice card stock to the stamped upper panel and tied around some black hemp and an Orange Fizz button. To keep the twine in place, I punched out a couple of notches on each side before tying it on.


I popped that panel up on foam, stamped the sentiment, cut it in pieces, and popped it up as well.


I stamped the cat again on the inside, along with a sentiment from Spooky Sentiments.


And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our August Guest Designer,
Donna Wright!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C250.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Diagonal Stripes Background, Witch Way Is the Candy? (MFT)
Black Licorice ink, Orange Fizz ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth 110lb.
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 15 Die-namics, Blueprints 18 Die-namics, Orange Fizz button (MFT); black cord, Copic markers, Eclipse masking tape

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop–Inspiration


Hey, there, and welcome to the third installment of the CASE Study Challenge 4th Anniversary Blog Hop! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this again this year—thanks to Chupa for inviting me to participate!

The theme of this year’s blog hop is “Inspiration”—we’re sharing something that inspires us in our projects. Here’s my inspiration, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens:

Lacy Pumpkin by BHG

And here’s my card, inspired by that scene:


I started with a Kraft card stock base, on which I stamped Typewriter Text Background with Steel Gray ink, stamped off once, spritzed the edges with MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist, then sponged the edges with Black Licorice ink. The Orange Fizz card stock panel was actually stamped with some clock faces from MPD Timeless but they all got covered up! The edges were treated the same way as the base. The top layer is Primitive White card stock stamped with MPD Damask Designs and Black Licorice ink, cut with the wonky panel from Blueprints 15 Die-namics and edges sponged. The sentiment is from PI Batty About You, stamped on Primitive White card stock with Black Licorice ink. The tree, cut from Black Licorice card stock with a die from Spooky Scenes Die-namics, was spritzed with more MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist—see that shine? I love it! The bat, also from Spooky Scenes Die-namics, was cut from Black Licorice card stock and is hanging upside down from a tree limb ;-) His eyes are Copic colored clear gems.



The inside DOES have  clock face and a sentiment from Spooky Sentiments, stamped with Black Licorice ink with an Orange Fizz ink dotted line.


To sweeten things up a little bit more, we're offering prizes to those who complete the Blog Hop, by leaving the comments on every blog. Today's wonderful sponsors are:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Simon Says Stamp
Paper Sweeties

And, I’m totally in AWE of the company I’m in today:

Tasnim Ahmed
Barbara Anders – you are here!
Julie Ebersole
Mariana Grigsby
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Anika Lerche
Jocelyn Olson
Jennifer Rzasa
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Julia Stainton
Julee Tilman

Is that an awesome list or WHAT??!! Be sure to check by the CASE Study blog for more details, but you MUST comment on every blog to be eligible for the prize, deadline is 11:59 pm EST on 8/26/14.

And if THAT wasn’t enough, you are invited to participate in a challenge—more on that at CASE Study blog, too, but it’s open for the same length of time, and the challenge is to CASE any of the projects featured in the blog hop. FUN!

And that’s it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks again, Chupa, wishing you many more CASE Studies :)

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Stamps: MPD Damask Designs, MPD Timeless, Typewriter Text Background, Spooky Sentiments, PI Batty About You (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper: Kraft card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Primitive White card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Blueprints 15 Die-namics, Spooky Scene Die-namics, MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist (MFT); Copic marker, foam tape

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boo–MFTWSC #190


Hey, there! It’s Wednesday noon so it must be time for this week’s MFTWSC! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


First, and obviously, I flipped the sketch for my card. I started with a Black Licorice card stock base. Then I started working on my background: Orange Fizz stenciled on Primitive Cream card stock with Jumbo Chevron Stripes stencil, then spritzed around the edges with MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist. Next I stamped up another piece of Primitive Cream card stock with Typewriter Text Background and Steel Gray ink, then cut it out with High Tea Party Doily Die-namics and adhered it to my stenciled background.


I popped that up on the card base on foam then started my tag. It was cut out with Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics from Primitive Cream card stock and airbrushed, then I created my scene using Spooky Scene Die-namics. The “boo” sentiment was adhered to a Sentiment Strips Die-namics die cut and popped up on foam.


I used Black Licorice card stock, Banana Split card stock, and Sweet Tooth card stock for my scene elements, then finished it off with some hemp cord and clear gems.


A sentiment from Spooky Sentiments, stamped with Black Licorice ink, and another ghost from Spooky Scene Die-namics grace the inside.


And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you playing along with me in both challenges!

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Typewriter Text Background, Spooky Sentiments (MFT)
Orange Fizz ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Black Licorice card stock, Primitive Cream card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Banana Split card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
High Tea Party Doily Die-namics, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, Spooky Scene Die-namics, Sentiment Strips Die-namics, Large Chevron Stripes stencil, hemp cord, MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist (MFT); foam tape, clear gems

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