Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MFTWSC #2 and CTD #124 - Be Mine

Lots to talk about today! First, it's MFTWSC time and we have a really fun sketch for you! I really love working with this sketch!

You can find the sketch on the MFT blog and also in the MFT forum on SCS, as well as in the weekly newsletter.  The Challenge and Design Teams will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started. 

We encourage you all to play along, and to enter your card in the weekly draw for a $15 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique.  Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation.  You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish.  Each week, a keyword is assigned to the sketch.  All you need to do to enter, is upload your card to the gallery at SCS, and enter the given keyword in the keyword box, during the upload process.  After the deadline, we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher.  If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!  That is up to $100 per month in prizes, JUST for playing along.  We hope you'll join us in 2011.

And, it's Color Throwdown day, too! Today's challenge also has a special twist. A few weeks ago, one of our team members read a thread on Splitcoaststampers about a fellow Stamping Sister who is very sick. Katie Renz lives in Washington state, is a wife and mother of three and was diagnosed just before Christmas with stage 4 gastric cancer. The members of the Throwdown team felt the need to do something special for Katie. So, be sure to check the Throwdown blog for the details. 

And, today's colors are......
...chosen by the so very talented Broni Holcombe!

OK, on to my card. This really is a fun sketch! I'm using this Webster's Pages Postcard From Paris patterned paper since it has all the colors in it, and several Die-namics dies: Dainty Doily, Dainty Doily Border, and Mini Rolled Roses. I stamped the image from WTG Bottom Of My Heart (who appears to be temporarily out of stock) on a Perfect Paper Panel (also out of stock) and colored her with Copic markers and did some paper piecing.

And here's the inside, with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About You. Other MFT products I used are Hot Fudge and Berrylicious card stock.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD124 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, and help us welcome February's Guest Designer, Lori Tecleer!

LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts...
Lori Tecler, January guest Designer - Inking Aloud

Told you I had a lot going on today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: WTG Bottom Of My Heart, Clearly Sentimental About You (MFT)
Paper: Hot Fudge, Berrylicious (MFT); Rose Red (SU!); Postcard From Paris 6 x 6 pack (Webster's Pages)
Ink: Memento Rick Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug, Victorian embossing folder (Provocraft); Mini Rolled Rose, Dainty Doily, and Dainty Doily Border Die-namics dies; Classic Circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); leaf punch (Martha Stewart); pop dots (craft store); ribbon (PTI); sewing machine


  1. A Truly Beautiful Card!!!! You are a GREAT roller-upper on those flowers Barbara!!!

  2. Gorgeous card! Very elegant and beautiful. You are awesome with those rolled flowers!

  3. Gorgeous paper and I love her paperpieced dress, fab card!

  4. hi barbara,

    wow this card is really cute!!!

    greetings femke

  5. Barbara, yours is absolutely stunning!

  6. So pretty. I love all the flowers and the paper piecing. Thank you so much for helping!

  7. OMG, this is gorgeous! I spy some new dies I can't live without - lol! This sketch initially scared me off, but you've given me some inspiration to try it. Thanks to the CTD DT for this special challenge this week!

  8. Oh I can't WAIT to give this sketch a go! You're card is AWESOME! You are, without question, the Queen of the Rolled Flower Die!

  9. This is exquisite!!! I love her striped dress and the mini rose!!!

  10. Oh my, this is simply gorgeous!!! Love the papers you used for this card!

  11. Oh wow, this is awesome! Love that dp too!!

  12. This is just beautiful! I love the paper with that gorgeous die cut circle and mini rolled flower! More dies I need to get!

  13. This is such a sweet card, Barbara! I love how you echoed the patterned paper with the doily die cut! So cool!

  14. This is beautiful Barbara! I especially love your rolled flower blossom and this paper is so pretty! :D

  15. Awwh, I love that sentiment! So sweet ♥ You did a fantastic job with the unique, and truly beautiful work!

  16. Beautiful card Barbara! That Mini Rolled Rose looks amazing!

  17. That paper is perfect! Gorgeous card, girlfriend!

  18. OOOOOH! She is STUNNING Bar!! LOVe the papers you've used!!

  19. Simply beautiful, Barbara! :-)

  20. beautiful card, I like the rose, great


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