Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Our Perfect Companions–MFT November DT Creative Challenge


The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, Projects That Warm the Heart!  Look forward to an assortment of creations from today's participating designers as we explore creative ways to use out MFT products in a heartwarming project.
  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have a project to share with you today.


My DH and I have a houseful of cats and have for many years. I’ve always meant to start a scrapbook for the ones that have passed on to the Rainbow Bridge but never got around to it, so this was just the push I needed to get going on that. Although we love them all, this page is for our heart cat and memories of him definitely warm *our* hearts. This photo shows one of his favorite poses—with his front paws crossed—so I chose it for his page.

I started with a Maya Road chipboard album page, covered it with patterned paper, and went to town. If it looks a little warped, it is. I adhered the patterned paper with Mod Podge and it always warps these chipboard pages, but when I do the other side it will flatten out nicely. Then I swiped the paper with some gesso to lighten the pattern, then applied some molding paste using On the Diagonal stencil. I also stamped some images from MPD Distressed Background Blocks and MPD Collage Backgrounds. I added a Pretty Posies Die-namics flower with Royal Leaves Die-namics.


Next I added a High Tea Party Doily Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock, then the photo, matted with Black Licorice card stock and Olive card stock. I added a Layered Heart Border Die-namics cut from Kraft card stock, then some Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Olive card stock. I finished this corner with a Sunflower Die-namics element cut from Primitive White card stock with a Kraft card stock center, and some Pretty Posies Die-namics with Kraft button centers.


In this corner I adhered a Heart STAX Die-namics cut from Kraft card stock and his name, cut from Black Licorice card stock and By the Letters Die-namics. On a strip of Primitive White card stock, I stamped the years, using Black Licorice ink and Typewriter Alphabet.


In this corner, I added a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Pets, stamped on Primitive White card stock with Black Licorice ink on a Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics die cut. To finish it off, I added a little tag from Pet Charms Die-namics, sponged the edges of everything with Distress Ink, and added a few enamel dots.


And that’s it! Consider you heart warmed! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Clearly Sentimental About Pets, Typewriter Alphabet, MPD Distressed Background Blocks, MPD Collage Backgrounds (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Primitive White card stock, Olive card stock (MFT); patterned paper
Black Licorice ink (MFT); Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
High Tea Party Doily Die-namics, Layered Heart Border Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Sunflower Die-namics, Pretty Posies Die-namics, Royal Leaves Die-namics, Pet Charms Die-namics, Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics, Heart STAX Die-namics, Kraft button, On the Diagonal stencil (MFT); molding past, enamel dots, black cord, hot glue/gun, foam tape, gesso



  1. This is such a sweet page Barbara - a really fitting tribute! :)

  2. Stunning scrapbookpage Barbara, such a sweet idea to honor your beloved Jet with this project:)

  3. Such a lovely page. We have 5 cats and one is "near the end", my daughter's cat, and her best friend. It is not easy being away at University when he is so frail now. But I think I will "borrow" your page idea to make a gift to her. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Such a beautiful album cover Barbara! Your cat is gorgeous! I love all the pretty blossoms and stenciled background. I hope you and your husband have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

  5. What a gorgeous creation, Bar, and a sweet tribute to Jet. You amaze me!

  6. I just adore this page......It reminds me that i need to honor my kitty who passed away last year.....thanks for the insopiration...be blessed!!

  7. Awww...this DID warm my heart. :) Love the pretty flowers, name/date and sweet kitty!

  8. Aw, beautiful Jet... sweet kitty! This is gorgeous, Bar!

  9. So many details to look at, a fine tribute, love the project

  10. Fabulous layout and design, I love this.


Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!


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