Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MFT School and a NEW Challenge

Hello there!

I'm a little late with my post. Eeks! I took some crafty time yesterday morning - some quiet comfy time during rain and thunderstorms. (I love it.) But I couldn't find a window of opportunity to get them posted to my blog. It's just started raining again and I've got some "chores" complete, so I'm ready to race back up to my space and enjoy it some more. :)

I wanted to play along with the last session of MFT Summer School. :) I haven't been able to join in any of the other sessions (Boo!) since it was, well, summer. The Piglets were home and I just couldn't make it.

This card is LJD Sweet Treats fun for the first lesson: Repetition.

I stamped the cupcakes across my panel (Die cut using Blueprints 23) using Coconut Husk ink from WPlus9 and various icing colors (MFT Dye inks: Orange Zest, Limelight, Daffodil, Summer Splash, and Ripe Raspberry). I stamped "You're The Sweetest" repeatedly on the Ripe Raspberry card base using the same ink color. Happy Birthday is white embossed on Limelight cardstock and die cut a banner from the same Blueprints. I was happy with how it turned out.

Next up, I've made one for the Hard vs. Soft lesson. 

I LURVE this Whole Herd stamp set! 

My elements are die cut using Blueprints 13 and I tried to balance the hard edges from the banner and the chevrons with the polka dot curved banner and the die cut sentiment banner. The button and twine bow are added for further "softness". These images are all colored with Prismacolor Pencils. 

My last card from yesterday is playing along with a brand new challenge. I've seen it popping up on a few blogs I follow. A new challenge blog is always exciting to me for some reason. 8-) 

I used my SSS Hi Lovely stamp set: 

I loved this challenge partly because it gave me a great excuse to use my new Distress Inks, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber. They were perfect. I layered some paper scraps die cut in stitched fishtail banners (MFT) and over a dotted embossed Bazzil cardstock that I grabbed this week on a whim. It was a perfect match. 8-) 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Please do so again soon! 

God Bless, 

Romans 1:16   NKJV  (New King James Version) 
       For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 

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  1. These are all lovely, Mandy! I love the repetition of the cupcake, and your SSS card is so pretty with all the layering! Looks like we love the same types of products :) Good luck with the MFT Summer School challenge, and thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog!

  2. Oh my, oh my!! WOWZERS - you have made some phenomenal cards - the first one is just so full of bright and happy colors and so perfectly yummy for a birthday!! And your second one is colored so amazingly and I lurve what you have done with that set!! So cute and fun!! Your third card is marvelous and full of beauty - amazingly so!! I am so impressed and I got to wondering maybe if I came and stamped with you then you could rub off on me a little and I might get my groove back!! Anyways - I greatly admire you and every one of these cards is fabulous and delightful in its' own unique way!!! Have a wonderful night!!!

  3. Mandy, I love all the texture and layers on your card. Thanks for joining us at Pinterest Inspired Challenge! Hope to see you again!

  4. These are all fabulous!!!! Love your card for the Pinterest Inspired Challenge!


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