Monthly Archives: October 2017

Falliday Fest Kick-Off

Falliday Fest on Splitcoaststampers starts today. Head on over and check out all the fun that’s in store for the next couple of weeks. There will be prizes too!

I participated in World Card Making Day yesterday and made a few cards. First up is one this cute one using Concord & 9th‘s Oh Hello turn about stamp. I recently got this stamp and was eager to try it out. I love that you can choose the color combinations – it’s fun.
Concord & 9th Orchid
Next up is one I made for MFT’s WCMD Challenge 1 – ROYGBIV
Rainbow Butterfly

MFT Rainbow Butterfly








I die cut the butterfly twice and added rainbow colors using Distress Oxide Ink.  I cut an oval into the top piece of cardstock as well as the card base being careful to line them up. I sandwiched a piece of clear thread between the butterflies and taped each end to the card base. Then I lined up the top oval cut out and adhered it to the base with foam tape. The inside of the card is finished  with a piece of Black Licorice cardstock with an embossed sentiment that shows through to the front of the card.

I also made a card for MFT’s Challenge 2 which called for 100% diecut. I may have cheated a little bit in that I stamped the sentiment.Die Cut Inlay







MFT’s Challenge 4 (I didn’t do #3) was a Make & Mail…I made this cute card using MFT dienamics. I think I’ll send it to my mom who is currently a little under the weather.
Kindness Butterfly 2










I made a bunch of Halloween cards too that I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks.
Thanks for stopping by.





World Cardmaking Day 2017

WCDNow I don’t need an excuse to hole up in my craftroom and make cards all day but at least I have an actual [holi]day and an entire stamping community to back me up today. Afterall, it IS World Cardmaking Day…it’s the Olympics of cardmaking! Come on, I have to make cards today. Even though it is a nice, sunny, warm Saturday not making cards today would be like not having turkey on Thanksgiving. Gasp!

Here are a couple of cards I just finished.

Ghostly Greetings 1

Ghostly Greetings 2I created the background by blending three different colors (Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet) of Distress Oxide Inks. I spritzed with water then added a few drops of black ink. I drew and cut out the little ghosts and added a few die cut elements. The pink dots are the new Nuvo Glow Drops – they glow in the dark. So cool.

Well, I’m off to get some more cards made…I’ve got lots of ideas swirling around my crafty head. Until next time…

Products used – (cardstock) Neenah Solar White; MFT Black Licorice (stamps) MFT Spooky Sentiments (ink) Gina K. Black Onyx; Distress Oxide (dies) MFT, Penny Black (misc.) sequins, Stickles, Nuvo Glow Dots, multi matte medium, mini action wobbler