Wednesday, July 31, 2013

For the Record–MFTWSC #135


Hi, everyone, I’m back again with this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! 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.


I got all scrappy with my card today. I started with a Berrylicious card stock base and added a Primitive White card stock layer into which I cut a Die-namics Fluttering Hearts element. For the bottom element, I stamped the chevrons from LLD Mod Borders in Orange Fizz ink, Berrylicious ink, and Sour Apple ink. I cut out a Die-namics LLD Insert It – 3 x 4 Notepad from more Primitive White card stock and stamped the background from LLD Journal It – For the Record with Berrylicious ink and the “For the Record” in Black Licorice ink. I stamped a Washi Patterns image on a Die-namics Washi Tape die cut and added to the top. I finished off with a couple of Die-namics Hearts a Plenty, cut from Berrylicious card stock and Orange Fizz card stock and added a Black Licorice button tied with hemp cord and a few sequins.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Lots going on this week—hope to see you back!

LLD Journal It – For the Record, LLD Mod Borders, Washi Patterns (MFT)
Berrylicious card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Primitive White card stock (MFT)
Black Licorice ink, Berrylicious ink, Orange Fizz ink, Sour Apple ink 
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Hearts a Plenty, Die-namics Fluttering Hearts, Die-namics Washi Tape, Die-namics LLD Insert It - 3 x 4 Notepad, Black Licorice button, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, sequins


Splendid Sunflower–MFT August Teaser, Day One


Hi, everyone! It’s that magical time of the month were we start showing you teasers for the upcoming release! We have another super line up for your this month—today we’re previewing Lisa Johnson Designs Splendid Sunflower, Lisa Johnson Designs Splendid Sunflower Die-namics, Pure Innocence Pretty Pumpkin, and Blueprints 6 Die-namics. Be sure to check out what other design team members have for you today, along with details about all of these products at the MFT Blog. Release is on Tuesday, August 6th at 10pm.

I have a card using LJD Splendid Sunflower and Die-namics LJD Splendid Sunflower today. I’m also using another new product being released this month: Die-namics Pierced Square STAX to emboss the frame behind the sunflower.

I stamped the die cut sunflower with Lemon Drop ink on Sweet Tooth card stock then added some shading with a Copic marker. I stamped the center with Sour Apple ink and the outer ring with Kraft ink. The leaves and stem were stamped with Jellybean Green ink and the leaves also go the Copic marker treatment. Everything was popped up on foam then popped up on a Sweet Tooth card base. I added the sentiment from the set on a Die-namics Sentiment Strips element and finished off with some enamel dots.

Here’s the inside with a sentiment from another new set this month, Sending Thanks.


And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Lots of blogging happening this week—hope to see you back!

Stamps: LJD Splendid Sunflower; Sending Thanks (
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Lemon Drop Ink, Jellybean Green ink, Kraft ink, Sour Apple ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics LJD Splendid Sunflower, Die-namics Pierced Square STAX, Die-namics Sentiment Strips (MFT); foam tape, enamel dots


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunflower Hello–CTD #253


Hey, there! It’s time for another
Color Throwdown challenge! Wanda has given us a bright, summer palette to play work with today.

swatch 253

Fun colors, right??? I was totally inspired by the inspiration photo, too, so I brought out my Die-namics Sunflower for this challenge. My card base is Smoky Slate that I stamped with Versamark and LJD Darling Dots to give it a little interest. Then I stamped my go to set, Abstract Art, in the challenge colors on Primitive White card stock. I made my leaves with Die-namics Royal Leaves and Smoky Slate card stock and finished off with some matching enamel dots. The sentiment is from LJD Pretty Poppies stamped with Smoky Slate ink.

Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from LJD Pretty Poppies.


And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. 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 CTD253 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!  
Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Stacey Schafer – July Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Abstract Art, LJD Pretty Poppies, LJD Darling Dots (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White card stock (
MFT); Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Versamark
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Sunflower, Die-namics Royal Leaves (MFT); enamel dots, foam tape


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Make Mine a Double–C4C #196


Happy Saturday, Crazy fans! Today’s Crazy 4 Challenges is brought to us by Andrea and today she wants us to be inspired by a picnic. What images does the word “picnic” bring to your mind? For me it’s ice cream—gotta have some home made ice cream if we have a cookout or picnic.

So, I got out my PI – Make Mine a Double, because I usually do ;-)
I stamped her on my fave Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb paper and colored her with Copic markers. Then I paired her with some happy patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on a Die-namics LLD Accent It – Flags & Tags die cut with Black Licorice ink and popped it up on foam.

For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the set:


And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!

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 C4C196.

This card is also for this week’s Catered Crop challenge: Summertime.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

PI – Make Mine a Double (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); Summer Days (Echo Park); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb
Black Licorice ink (MFT); Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics LLD Accent It – Flags & Tags (MFT); foam tape, Copic markers