Thursday, September 21, 2017

MFT Superstar Coloring Virtuoso


This is my entry for MFT Superstar 2017 in the Coloring Virtuoso Category. I don't know if I would consider myself a virtuoso, but I surely do enjoy it. I love the many different stamps that I have to choose from to add my personal touch in the way I color it. I have really come to love watercoloring and using my Copics. Since I could only choose one, I chose watercolors. 

MFT Superstar Clean and simple


This is my entry for the 2017 MFT Superstar Contest in the Clean and Simple category. I think that most of my cards could qualify in this category as I love the simple look. I have loved pulling out dies and stamps for this contest and realizing how my card making has evolved along with the MFT company. I have many dies and stamps from a long time ago which I still love to use. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MFT 2017 Card Design Superstar: Innovation Master




This is a design I have been thinking about for a long time. The first photo shows it closed and the second one shows how it opens. The circle serves as the second fold on a gate fold card. The bold Blooms just fit, don't you think? A small bloom on the inside corner shows through to the front for an added touch.

Monday, September 18, 2017

ctd460



We are back home after spending a week away avoiding hurricane Irma. I'm happy to report that all is well here, nothing out of place and just as we left it.

This was a much needed time to sit and do some coloring and designing. This stamp is from Technique Tuesday. I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed it with detail gold embossing powder. I colored it with copic markers and a water brush. I stamped the sentiment with matching blue to finish the card.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

sip116



We are getting the car packed today for our trip south. We are leaving in the morning. I am so grateful to all who have prayed for us, texted and emailed us wishing comfort. These things are so important in uncertain times. I had a package from MFT's new release shipped to Cincinnati because I didn't know how long I would be here. The tree is from that package.  CAS is difficult for me but I am happy with the way this one turned out.

Monday, September 11, 2017

ctd459



This is how I feel today. We left FL to escape Irma. We live in the Tampa Bay area and our adult children insisted that we leave. We came to Cincinnati to stay with our son and today found our that our home suffered no damage. I am truly blessed.

Monday, September 4, 2017

MFTWSC348



I had colored this little with Copics a few weeks ago when I was just coloring images. I knew that the panel would work for this sketch. I chose traditional colors for the card. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

ctd458



My colors are not showing as vibrant as they are on the card. All MFT products are used. The base of the flower is Red Hot, with gold embossed detail on the petals. I used Sunshine ink to make the sun rays using a stencil and the leaves are Gumdrop green. The sentiment is from an old stamp called Blue Skies Ahead.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

SIP114


The simplicity of this sketch permitted me to use patterned paper and create a fun celebration card. The balloon die along with the papers are from My Favorite Things. Don't they make a happy card?

Friday, September 1, 2017

LIM343



This was a fun challenge. I wanted to use something different for my real object and this is what I came up with. The summer is winding down and so are ice cream cone days. My tribute to summer is an ice cream cone with cotton ball ice cream!