Picture Perfect

Hi again!  This is my labor of love for this weeks MFTWSC86 sketch challenge.  I purchased this PI Picture Perfect stamp set from MFT a few weeks ago and finally got the opportunity to use it.  I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir markers.  The paper is MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally.

I distressed all of my paper edges.  The Doily was cut using a spellbinders die, and then I sprayed it with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger.  The mat behind the little girl is Kraft cardstock painted with an acrylic paint dauber in Snowcap by Ranger to give it some worn texture.  I then inked over the paint with Distress ink in Broken China and Walnut Stain.  I added a little stickles in waterfall to her barrette.  The flower is the new Layered Rose Die-namic by MFT.  I added some antiqued lace and burlap twine to the bottom.  The lace in from Joann Fabric, and the twine is from MME.  Two gold mini brads from Michael's finish the card off. 

I left the inside very simple with room for a personal message.  I hope you like this card for the MFT sketch challenge.  Please feel free to leave any comments below.  I love hearing from my viewers.  Have a wonderful week, and stay crafty!

There She Goes Sketch Challenge 170

Hi Everyone!  It has been so crazy around here the last week, I was pleased when I got some down time to play in my craft room.  This is what I created for this weeks TSG 170 sketch challenge.  This cute lady is from the Poultry in Motion stamp set.  The papers are from MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally.  I colored her using my Spectrum Noir markers.  Her apron is paper pieced along with her oven mitts.  I stamped the Cherry pie, and colored it with my markers.  I fussy cut it out and layered the oven mitts with the pie to make it look like she was holding it. 

I embellished with brown Grosgrain ribbon and some red button brads.  I added a just a touch of red stickles to the ruffles around her apron.  I cut out the sentiment using the sentiment strips Die-namics from MFT.   The inside is finished using the same papers and another cute sentiment from the set.

 I hope you enjoy this card I have created.  Please leave comments or questions at the bottom.  I always love hearing from my viewers.  Have a great week, and stay crafty!

Polished to Perfection

Hi everyone!
I am so excited to post the card I made today for the MFTWSC84 challenge.  I just purchased this darling little ALM Polished to Perfection stamp set last week from MFT, and I could not wait to use it this week!  I stamped her on Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock by Crafter's Companion.  I colored her using my Spectrum Noir Markers (see below for colors), also from Crafter's Companion.  I paper pieced her skirt with paper from the MME Miss Caroline "Howdy Doody" collection.  This collection is used through out the card as well.  The scallop border, mini rolled roses, and banner are Die-Namics from MFT.  I used some cream grosgrain ribbon from Hobby Lobby for added cuteness.  The little pearl additions to the sentiment and the roses are from Hobby Lobby as well.  I finished off the nail polish bottle with a little Stickles by Ranger in "Tropical Tangerine".

The inside of the card is finished with the same paper line.  I decided to keep it simple for a personal message.  I just stamped an outline of the little lady poking her head in with the nail polish.

I hope you enjoy this card.  I certainly had a great time making it!  As always please leave any comments or questions below.  I love hearing from all of you!  Have a great week and stay crafty!

Skin: FS2, FS3, TN2
Cheeks: PP1
Hair: TN3, TN5, TN7
Sweater and Shoes: BT3, BT4
Nail Polish: PP4, PP5
Nail Polish Cap: BGR1, BGR2, BGR3
Shadow: GG1

Enjoy Life

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing a card I made for the TSG168 Get Sentimental challenge.  I purchased this adorable stamp set called Enjoy Life from TSG's new August release.  I was so excited to be able to use it for this challenge, and a challenge it was.  I really wanted to include an image in the card, but didn't know how to still keep the sentiment as the focus.  Then last night when I was doing my usual tossing and turning in bed it hit me!  I knew exactly what I could do, and here it is....

The answer to my dilemma was vellum!  I stamped the cute little ice cream cone on white paper and then place the sentiment over it on vellum.  The ice cream cone is stamped using Green and Pink pigment ink from Studio G.  The dark pink scoop is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry (part of his summer seasonal inks).  The cone is stamped in Jenny Bowlin Brown Sugar.  The cardstock is from Coordinations.  The DP is "Six by Six-Dwell" by MME.  I machine stitched the papers.  The brads are from Michaels, and so is the magenta ribbon.  I just love how the polka dots on the ribbon coordinate with the paper.  The flower was made using the new Layered Rose Die-namics from MFT.  I placed a button in the center and tied a bow through it with Scrapper's Spools in Carnation by Karen Foster Design. 

This image above gives you a little better look at the vellum layering.  The sentiment was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The ice cream scoops and cone were stamped in pieces.  I started with the smallest scoop and moved down, ending with the cone.  I masked off the previous layer each time so I could stamp over it with the next layer.  This created a wonderful stacked appearance.

I left the inside very simple with another stamped ice cream cone in the same colors.  Once again I machine stitched the inside.  There is blank space for writing a personal message.  I hope you enjoy this card.  I really have to say I am pleased with how it turned out.  Please leave any comments below.  I love hearing from all of you.  Have a wonderful weekend, and stay crafty!

Happy Trails

Hi everyone!  It has been over a week since I last posted, and I am so happy to be back creating.  I have had so many different events going on, I did not have a second to be in my crafting room last week.  I have created a card today for the SSSC164.  This is the adorable stamp set I won from TSG called Happy Trails.  YES, I did say won!  I was so excited when it was announced I won one of the daily Blog Hops on TSG for their new August release week.  I love this company and all the DT members.  Their stamps are adorable and I just love using them, so without further adieu.....TA DAH!

Like I said above, this card was created using the Happy Trails stamp set from TSG.  The DP is Story Teller by Crate Paper.  The cloud paper is from Fine & Sunny by KaiserCraft.  I hand cut green cardstock to make it look like grass.  The flower and brad are from Michaels.  The twine for the tag is from MME.  To cut the tag I used a shipping tag and adhered it to the back of my embossed patterned paper.  I machine stitched the papers for an added touch. 

The image is stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink on to Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock and colored using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I fussy cut him, and then pop dotted him to the background.  I then stamped the cute little sign on Kraft cardstock using Jenny Bowlin's Brown Sugar die ink and pop dotted that as well.  The sentiment is stamped on to a Die-namics Sentiment Strips piece.

I left the inside very simple this time with plenty of room for a personal message.  I have seen this technique of simply stamping the image again on the inside and leaving it un-colored and I really like it.  I thought I would try it out today with this card.  I have to say I really like how it turned out!  I hope all of you enjoy this card.  Please leave any comments or questions below as I LOVE hearing from my viewers.  Have a wonderful week, and as always stay crafty!