Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Swedish Thank You! and MFTWSC 238

This post is for my dear friend, Patty...
There are people in our lives we meet and instantly become friends forever.  
Patty, you are that friend to me, and I'm forever grateful that we are able to maintain that friendship while oceans may still keep us living far apart.  

I hope you have a wonderful upcoming birthday, but in the mean time I made this card for you as a thank you for the wonderful surprise package you sent me.  I am so impressed that you packed the gifts and took the extra time to send it my way, even though I know you are very busy enjoying your travels and visiting your family.

I cannot take all the credit for this card, as I used this week's MFT sketch challenge to inspire me.  So happy to find a sketch I really like and happy it turned out as bright and colorful as the lovely gardens my friend has at her home in Sweden.  This card was the perfect excuse for me to use my much neglected MFT Prima Donna Petals dies.  

Enjoy a wonderful summer time weekend.
Happy crafting to all!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

MFT Summer School - Complementary Colors

My favorite complementary color duo has to be orange and blue.  It is such a cheerful combination. 


 In playing with my cards this weekend I have found a color that I must restock - MFT's Tangy Orange.  That color seems to combine so well with a nice navy blue. 

I feel I must explain the context of my card a little bit... I made this for a friend who told me the tales of her dog's love of chasing (and catching) rabbits.  She tried to rescue one not too long ago, but... well... it wasn't such a happy ending for the bunny.  So sad, except for the fun her dog had that is...

Some details about the stamps I used on my card - the dog is from MFT's You Make My Tail Wag and the bunny is from Lawn Fawn.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Time for an Upgrade

If you are a Doctor Who fan, then you may like this card I made for brother's birthday this year.  

Last year I made him a Doctor Who card that was inspired from one I saw on Pinterest.  
It was a simple card with the Tardis pictured on the front and the sentiment, "at least you're not as old as the Doctor!"    He LOVED the card so much, he requested from that moment on, if I'm to make him a card it needs to be a Doctor Who card.  So for Valentines Day I sent him my own Doctor Who theme creation with the old school K-9 robot dog on it with a cheesy saying..."Is it Valentine's Day already?" - K9 replies "Affirmative."  That card turned out to be a dud.  His reaction to my creation was simply, "I liked my birthday card better."... boo.  Oh well, older brothers can be hard to impress.

Anyway, his reaction to my Valentine made me try a little bit harder for this year's birthday.  Essentially I knew that my next card had to be better- upgraded to to speak.  Inspiration strikes- a Cyberman likes to do nothing but UPGRADE us humans!!!

I give credit to the internet for the images, but the sayings were my own.  Here is the interior sentiment I put on the card:

I am happy to report that this card did get a passing "hooray" from my brother, but he said he'll pass on the chance for an upgrade!  

MFT Summer School - Monochromatic


Monochromatic is the theme for Lesson #10 in MFT Summer School.
Monochromatic colors are very soothing in my opinion, so I felt it was a great time to prepare a get well card to have on hand.  I love the colors on Karolyn Loncon and Julia Stainton's cards featured on the lesson plan.  Cool blue-green tones make me think of a beautiful tropical beach... ah to dream...Surely those colors would help anyone feel better if they are under the weather.  

If you wanted to know some of the details for my card, I used some Stampin' Up! and MFT products.  I'll point out that I layered a bit of vellum on top of the blue green oval behind my sentiment banner which allowed me to create another soft shade of my favorite color on the card.

MFT banner from Blueprints 16, stitched square MFT dies and a sentiment from a retired Pure Innocence stamp set are the MFT products I used here.

Image result for die namics stitched square dies

Have a beautiful weekend. Happy crafting!

Friday, July 17, 2015

MFT Summer School - Primary Colors


I'm still playing catch up on the My Favorite Things Blog Summer School.  Tonight I am sharing my card I created for Summer School lesson #8 - Primary Colors.

A well planned color scheme really helps me decide what colors to apply to the sweet features of the Pure Innocence girl. There are some times when I am stumped about what colors she may look "best dressed" in depending on how well I achieved the color of skin or hair I created.  Blue t-shirt is what I'm wearing tonight while I worked on this card, so voila! Perfect for the red, blue & yellow card.

Craft on everybody!  Have a great weekend.

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!