Category Archives: MFT (My Favorite Things)

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



Milk and Cookie Time

Today I’m sharing an idea I started with my twin 8-yr. old nieces last month.
Card kits!  They visited me in June and while they were here we played in my craft room and I showed them how to make cards. They had so much fun using my stuff and learning how to make cards. They loved it! They even said I was a very good teacher. 🙂  I asked them if they’d like me to mail them card kits and they excitedly said, “That would be wonderful”. Cute, huh?!  I’ll be sending out their second kit tomorrow…this is the card they’ll be making this month:

Milk & Cookies

Each month I put together a kit containing everything they’ll need to make a fun card.

Card Kit #2All the pieces and embellishments are packed into a clear envelope then it’s packaged in a 5″x7″ ziploc bag along with an envelope and step-by-step instructions. Because they don’t have stamps and ink I prepare all the stamped components for them. Sometimes there will be elements that they’ll have to color or paint. When they’re all finished, and if they followed the directions properly, they should end up with the card pictured.

I ask them to send me a picture of their completed cards.  This is the card that we made last month:

Koala Hugs

And here’s the card Natalie put together:

Natalies Card

I wish they lived closer to me so we could see each other and craft together more often but at least I can share some fun with them this way. I know they look forward to getting their packages each month and I enjoy seeing their completed projects.

See you next time!


It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Remember old Kermit the Frog used to sing that song? LOL

Well, it was easy making this card green which I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #ctd454. The colors were green, tan and white – nice crisp summery colors.

Green Because 2

We just wrapped up Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers. I have been stamping my little heart out over the past couple of weeks to get my samples completed for some of my co-hostess’s challenges. I can get back to a normal stamping pace now instead of cranking cards out like a maniac.

That’s all I got right now…hope you have a great week!

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Kraft, Green Room, Neenah Solar White; (stamps) MFT Roses All Over, Because You, (misc.) Versamark, White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), MFT ink: Green Room, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, MFT Dienamics

Day 3 – Dare to Get Dirty 2017

We’re moving along…it’s already Day 3 of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges. We’ve had some really fun ones this year. One of the fun things about being a DTGD hostess is that we get to see the challenges ahead of time so we can make samples for our fellow hostesses. There is a lot of planning and coordination involved in this event and everyone does a super fantastic job working together to pull it off. It’s one of the ways Splitcoaststampers gives back to their Fan Club Members. If you haven’t checked out SCS or the Fan Club yet what are you waiting for?

Here’s the card reveal for the sneak peak I gave you yesterday:

DTGD17stamperrobinThis was a sample card I made for Robin’s challenge (a.k.a. stamperrobin). Although it was a bit out of my comfort zone, I had fun piling on the supplies for this mixed media piece. I did a lot of spraying and painting to get the colors just right. This piece has so much texture too…I added mini art stones, layered die cuts, pearls, Prima roses, a metal key, ribbon, etc. I added Gesso to everything and sprayed again to get the patina look. While this card may look heavy and bulky it’s surprisingly light.

One of the other sample cards I made was for Marg’s (a.k.a. margscardcrazy) challenge. This was more up my alley.

DTGD17margscardcrazyAI created a soft rainbow watercolor wash background and die cut the sentiment (after it all dried) then pieced it back in with a couple of additional layers to make it more dimensional. I didn’t want to add a stamped image or anything to distract from that dreamy background so I just added a few clear sequins. I love the way this one turned out. Looks like melted sherbet, doesn’t it? Mmmmmmm.

And, finally, I made this get well card for Janine’s (a.k.a. jaybee) challenge in which I channeled my inner Sandy-Allnock. I am so inspired by Sandy’s work and follow her blog regularly. She’s a fantastic paper-crafter and artist.

DTGD17jaybeeI will be back tomorrow for Day 4 of our Dare to Get Dirty Challenges with a few more cards that I’ve made. In the meantime, I will leave you with a sneak peak of the sample I made for my friend Jean’s (a.k.a. naturecoastcrafter) challenge. Come back tomorrow to see the entire card.

DTGD Sneak Peek 3