Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nothing but Blue Skies–MFTWSC #172


Hey, there! It’s Wednesday noon so it must be time for this week’s MFTWSC! 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’m just in love with the weather-themed products from MFT’s April release—well, I’m in love with the entire release, actually, but especially the scene-building weather products. What fun they are! My card started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I stamped some LJD Spring Backgrounds flowers on more Sweet Tooth card stock with Berrylicious ink and filled in the centers with a Copic marker. I matted that with Black Licorice card stock and adhered it to the base. Then I spread some modeling paste on a piece of Berrylicious card stock using Cloudy Day Stencil and popped up a strip of it on foam after first adhering a Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock. The sentiment, from Blue Skies Ahead, was stamped with Black Licorice ink on a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock cut with Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics and also popped up on foam. The finishing touch was a trio of enamel dots.

Another sentiment from Blue Skies Ahead was stamped on the inside.


And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Blue Skies Ahead, LJD Spring Backgrounds (MFT)
Black Licorice ink, Berrylicious ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Cloudy Day Stencil (MFT); modeling paste, enamel dots, foam tape

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Welcome Baby–CTD #288


Hey, Color Throwdown fans! I’ve got this week’s challenge for you and it’s a gorgeous one! Melody is our host this week and she’s using this peaceful outdoor setting for her inspiration. There’s not a lot of the melon, but it’s there :)

swatch 288

I’ve got baby card for you today. Admittedly in non-traditional baby colors but it’s not a law to use pastels, is it? ;-) I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a Sweet Tooth card stock panel on which I stamped an image from Abstract Art three times, using Gumdrop Green ink, Razzle Berry ink, and Steel Gray ink. Then I cut a LJD Beautiful Baby Die-namics from Sweet Tooth card stock, stamped it with the image from LJD Beautiful Baby in Steel Gray ink and popped it up on foam. Before I did that, I stamped the sentiment, then added the heart, cut from Razzle Berry card stock.

On the inside is another sentiment from LJD Beautiful Baby.


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 CTD288 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
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Jeanne Jachna – April Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Abstract Art, LJD Beautiful Baby (MFT)
Gumdrop Green ink, Steel Gray ink, Razzle Berry ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Razzle Berry card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Beautiful Baby Die-namics (MFT); foam tape

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thank You, Gerbera Daisy Style–Catered Crop Recipe Swap


Hi, there! Today’s card is for the latest Catered Crop Recipe Swap Challenge, which is to Think Green!!

My card starts with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, to which I added a Sweet Tooth card stock panel stamped with the new On the Diagonal Background and Grout Gray ink. Told you I’d be using this background a lot ;-)

I stamped the sentiment on the front with Steel Gray ink using an image from LJD Beautiful Baby. Then I added a couple of Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Sour Apple card stock and made then added some Gerbera Daisy Die-namics, which is this month’s Free With $60 set. I used Orange Fizz card stock with a Tangy Orange card stock center, Razzle Berry card stock with a Paver Red card stock center, and Lemon Drop card stock with a Safety Orange card stock center for my Gerbera daisies.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from BB You’re Super.


And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you over at the
Catered Crop challenge—and Think Green!

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On the Diagonal Background, LJD Beautiful Baby, BB You’re Super (MFT)
Grout Gray ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Tangy Orange card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, Paver Red card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Safety Orange card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Gerbera Daisy Die-namics (MFT); foam tape

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hello–SSSC #215


Hello, and welcome to this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! The long, narrow element in today’s sketch made me think of the newly released Lily Die-namics. I’d been wanting to use it again so this was a great time to do it. Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday designers have for you at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog.

I started with a Kraft card stock base. For the horizontal elements, I chose to use the wider of the Chevron Stripes Die-namics and wrapped around some hemp cord for color contrast. For the bottom stripe, I added a Tangy Orange button with a double bow and the sentiment, from LJD Peaceful Wildflowers, which was stamped on a Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics cut from more Sweet Tooth card stock with Steel Gray ink.

Then I started working on the lilies. I cut the pieces from Orange Fizz card stock and added some shading with a Copic marker. The leaves were cut from Jellybean Green card stock and also got the Copic marker treatment. After they were assembled, I popped them up on a Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and popped up, as well. 

Another sentiment from LJD Peaceful Wildflowers was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray ink.


And that’s it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have for you today: 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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LJD Peaceful Wildflowers (MFT)
Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Kraft card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Tangy Orange card stock, Jellybean Green card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Lily Die-namics, Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics, Chevron Stripes Die-namics, Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, Tangy Orange button, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, hot glue/gun, Copic markers

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