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Sunday, September 29, 2013

MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge - Week Five



Welcome back friends!!!  It's time for another MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge here at Simply Stamping!  Thanks so much to you who are playing along with me!  You are keeping me inspired!!! Remember, the Link Gallery is remaining open for the whole month.  To help you out (and me, too) you may want to put your link in with your name and the week number.  That way you'll be able to remember which ones you did.  Or am I the only one who has that problem??

Here's our sketch for this week...


WAIT!  There IS no sketch this week! : )  It's a Blueprints FREE-FOR-ALL!!  So grab your Blueprints - any set! - and mix and match to your hearts delight!!

Here's my card for this week...


I used Blueprints 1, 2 and 6 on my card today along with a sweet little Pure Innocence girl and a sentiment from Lisa's Pretty Poppies.  I do hope you'll be able to play along!!

It looks like I closed Mr. Linky too early!!!  If you make a card this week, go ahead and link it in the comments section, ok???  THANKS SO MUCH!! : )

So... here's the details!

*  Make a card using your Blueprints 1 - 6 DieNamics and following the above sketch.  (NO SKETCH THIS WEEK!!!) Feel free to use any stamps that your little heart desires... only please make them family friendly so I can say something nice about them!!
* Post the card to your SCS gallery (keyword:  MFTBP1) or blog then link your project with the inlinkz widget below... no thumbnail pictures, sorry... I'm just using the free text only one!! ;)
* Feel free to join us on SCS to chat in THIS thread... and maybe you could comment on two other creations, too, just to be nice!!
*  Anyone who completes the first  four sketches of the Blueprint of the Month by Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 PM CST, will be in a drawing for a elf-sized mystery prize from me.  (I also have an elf-sized income, so it's just for fun... nothing spectacular!!)

So there you have it!  Go forth and create!! : )

And don't forget to come back next Sunday when we start to create with the sketches for 
Blueprints 2!!

By the way, if the little linky thing doesn't work, feel free to leave your link in the comments.  I'm new to the world of inlinkz!! ;)






Saturday, September 28, 2013

MFTWSC143 - Brrrrr!


Here's this week's MFT Sketch Card using a Heather Ellis digi and a sentiment from the Pure Innocence set Snow Angel.  See you tomorrow for the MFT Elf's Blueprints challenge!  It's a Free For All - so everyone will be able to play, no matter which set of Blueprints you have!

TTFN!

Tricia

Friday, September 27, 2013

Flourishes Little Sheep


I just loved this week's Word Art Wednesday verse.  In this world we're constantly bombarded with the message of self... "Do what you want!  You deserve it!  Don't let anyone tell you what to do!  It's all about you!"  But the Bible counters with a different message.  "There is a God. He created us, and we are accountable to Him."  What a joy to follow Him and know that He loves us and will tend us and care for us like the Good Shepherd that He is.  The verse made me think of this little lamb image from Flourishes that I colored completely with dots, as per this week's pointillism Timeless Tuesday challenge.  Banner die is from Verve.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vintage Faux Poinsettia


I used such pretty paper for my Stamp Simply card today!!  This beautiful patterned paper is from a new MME pad called Vintage Christmas.  Don't you just love the pretty flourish and the deep cranberry color??  I created my poinsettia from the holly leaf and berries in JustRite's Holiday Magic set.  Then I added a greeting from the JustRite Christmas Labels Twenty, coloring in the word 'Christmas' with a marker.  The pretty 1" sheer gold ribbon and some Maya Road pins finish it off.

Here's your Stamp Simply Shopping List...
JR Holiday Magic - I used the Holly leaf to make the poinsettia and leaves
1" Sheer Gold Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Tricia

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PJ in Paper

Stamps:  Bearing Flowers (The Cat's Pajamas)

Hello again!

I have a card to share today that features PJ Bear from The Cat's Pajamas.  Isn't he sweet??  TCP has a challenge running this month to use paper piecing on your card, so I dug through some of my favorite scraps of paper to find some fun tidbits for his body, face, tummy, flower and leaves.

I sponged a background for him, tucked in a fence that was in my pile of "things I didn't use on the card I cut it for"... (you do have one of those piles, don't you??), and added a button tied with twine for a little interest.  Some doodling, pearls and a sweet sentiment finished it off!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tricia



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Viva La Verve Thanks


This was my first Verve set and I still just ADORE this little creature from the Hello Pumpkin set!!  I combined him with a sentiment from Surely Goodness that I stamped on a sweet Scalloped Rectangle die.  I followed this week's Viva La Verve sketch for the layout.

I used a few of my goodies from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to complete the card...
MME Tangerine DP
Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Twine & 1" Sheer Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tricia




Monday, September 23, 2013

MFTWSC142 - Under the Wire


Here I am again, sneaking under the wire with last week's MFT sketch!  This week I used some Dienamics from Blueprints 5 and 3, as well as the Peek a Boo Dots dienamics.  The sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiments set.  

Thanks for stopping by!






Newton's Nook - Wagon of Thanks

Good Monday Morning!

I have a sweet card to share this morning made with a fun set by Newton's Nook - a new to me company!


This is from the set Wagon of Wishes, and it has lots of fun fillers for this sweet little wagon.  The sketch is from the current Inky Paws challenge over on the Newton's Nook blog.  There is a cute digi image if you want to play along and don't have any Newton's Nook stamp sets yet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia



Sunday, September 22, 2013

MFT Blueprints Challenge - 1.4



Welcome back friends!!!  It's time for another MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge here at Simply Stamping!  Thanks so much to you who are playing along with me!  You are keeping me inspired!!! Remember, the Link Gallery is remaining open for the whole month.  To help you out (and me, too) you may want to put your link in with your name and the week number.  That way you'll be able to remember which ones you did.  Or am I the only one who has that problem??

Here's our sketch for this week...

Here's my card for this week...


Can you believe we are on Week 4 already??  WOW!  This week I used the pretty polka dot butterflies from the Tag, You're It! set and a sentiment from Peaceful Wildflowers for my card.  Nothing else too different here... the Blueprints make the rest of the card easy!  Ready to create???

So... here's the details!

*  Make a card using your Blueprints 1 DieNamics and following the above sketch.  Feel free to use any stamps that your little heart desires... only please make them family friendly so I can say something nice about them!!
* Post the card to your SCS gallery (keyword:  MFTBP1) or blog then link your project with the inlinkz widget below... no thumbnail pictures, sorry... I'm just using the free text only one!! ;)
* Feel free to join us on SCS to chat in THIS thread... and maybe you could comment on two other creations, too, just to be nice!!
*  Anyone who completes all four sketches of the Blueprint of the Month by Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 PM CST, will be in a drawing for a elf-sized mystery prize from me.  (I also have an elf-sized income, so it's just for fun... nothing spectacular!!)

So there you have it!  Go forth and create!! : )

And don't forget to come back next Sunday for sketch number 4!!

By the way, if the little linky thing doesn't work, feel free to leave your link in the comments.  I'm new to the world of inlinkz!! ;)






Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stamp Simply - Take Heart!


Good morning, friends!

I just love the rich colors in this Autumn Song paper pack by Bo Bunny, don't you?  I followed a Viva La Verve sketch for the layout which serves as a striking background to the beautiful Plain Jane Verse by Verve.  You can't see it exceptionally well in the picture, but I stamped the heart with the Victorian Tile Background Stamp by JustRite, to carry through the flourish-y, almost oriental look of the paper.  A double bow and some rhinestones complete the project.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Your Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Shopping List:
3D Foam
Scor Tape



Monday, September 16, 2013

MFTWSC141 - Fall Days


I pulled out one of my favorite Pure Innocence stamps for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge.  Usually this little Make a Wish girl is in a sleeveless dress, but I wanted it to look more fallish, so I added sleeves.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tricia


Stamp Simply - Justrite Mini Three


Good morning, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store friends!! 

I put together a little three-some of CAS mini cards this weekend that I'd like to share with you today!

I made my card bases with a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangle die, but if you have a square die that measures about 3" or so, I think that would work, too!


First I cute two squares of My Mind's Eye Tangerine dp, one just an 1/8" smaller than the other, and I layered them together.


Then I stamped the pretty frame from the JustRite Hugs & Kisses set with Memento Black Ink and stamped a greeting inside the circle.  (The greetings are from the Hugs & Kisses set and the Festive Poinsettia set.  Don't you just ADORE that font????  I do!!)  I cut my circles out with a Spellbinders Large Classic Circle and sponged on some ink that would coordinate with my paper before I removed it from the die.


After adhering my focal image to the paper, I added some Prima Roses, Prima Leaves and Prima Flowers.  Then I aded a duet of pearls in different sizes to finish them off.


Here's the Stamp Simply Supply List!



Thanks for dropping by!

Tricia

Sunday, September 15, 2013

MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge - Week 3



Welcome back friends!!!  It's time for another MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge here at Simply Stamping!  Thanks so much to you who are playing along with me!  You are keeping me inspired!!! Remember, the Link Gallery is remaining open for the whole month.  To help you out (and me, too) you may want to put your link in with your name and the week number.  That way you'll be able to remember which ones you did.  Or am I the only one who has that problem??

Here's our sketch for this week...

Here's my card for this week...


I turned the sketch on its side to accommodate one of the Pretty Poppies.  It's amazing how often I pull out that set.  I just love it!  I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!!  You all make it look so easy!  : )

So... here's the details!

*  Make a card using your Blueprints 1 DieNamics and following the above sketch.  Feel free to use any stamps that your little heart desires... only please make them family friendly so I can say something nice about them!!
* Post the card to your SCS gallery (keyword:  MFTBP1) or blog then link your project with the inlinkz widget below... no thumbnail pictures, sorry... I'm just using the free text only one!! ;)
* Feel free to join us on SCS to chat in THIS thread... and maybe you could comment on two other creations, too, just to be nice!!
*  Anyone who completes all four sketches of the Blueprint of the Month by Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 PM CST, will be in a drawing for a elf-sized mystery prize from me.  (I also have an elf-sized income, so it's just for fun... nothing spectacular!!)

So there you have it!  Go forth and create!! : )

And don't forget to come back next Sunday for sketch number 4!!

By the way, if the little linky thing doesn't work, feel free to leave your link in the comments.  I'm new to the world of inlinkz!! ;)



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Flourishes - You are Special


Good morning again, my stamping friends!

My card today is for the Timeless Tuesday dry embossing challenge at Flourishes.  I kept it really clean and simple and played off the colors of an older Paper Studio paper pack.  After I colored my image from Autumn Blossoms, I stamped the sentiment from Inside and Out: You, splitting it between the main panel and a sentiment flag.  I embossed the cranberry strip with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder before putting it all together. 

Thanks for looking!

Tricia

Supplies:
Stamps:  Autumn Blossoms, Inside & Out:You (Flourishes)
Dies:  Blueprints 2 & 5 (MFT)
Copics, Kraft Button (MFT), Gold Cord, Pearls, Paper Studio Paper

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stamp Simply - Fall Bliss


Good morning, friends!

My Stamp Simply card for today features more fall loveliness from the JustRite Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves set.  I die cut a small tag from watercolor paper and stamped my leaf image with Palette Noir ink, before watercoloring using some waterbased markers.  I'm enjoying the Kaisercraft Devonshire Paper, and I'm finding that I really enjoy the little punch out tags and strips and borders that are included in the back of the pad. Here I punched out two pieces to layer under my tag, then added my focal image topped with a seam binding ribbon bow.  I pierced around the edges with my sewing machine... actually I meant to stitch, but I ran out of bobbin!  LOL! And then I added a scattering of rhinestones and stamped the sentiment to finish my project.  

Thanks so much for stopping by this morning!

Tricia

Today's Supply list from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You Whooooo!

Hello!  How are yooooooooouuuuu???

I'm dropping by with a little owl card that I made with some of the components of the Grateful Heart Stamp TV Kit from Gina K.  I don't like owls as a rule, but this one stole my heart!


I came as close as I could to this week's Color Throwdown colors...


The Sage is hard to see, but I used it in the sky. : )

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia



Monday, September 09, 2013

Shapely Snowman

Hi everyone!

It's been so busy around here that I seem to get my cards either on SplitCoast or here, but not both, but today I have a fun shaped card for the Flourishes new release challenge to share.


Now I am NOT usually a shaped card person, but I had seen some pretty cards using these fancy dies, and since I now have these Floral Ovals in my collection, I decided to try it.  I used some lighter-weight white cardstock so I was sure the die would cut through and then I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an extra piece of cardstock on top of the top plate as a shim.  I ran it through once, and then rotated it a quarter turn and ran it through again for good measure.

I sponged a shadow and a wintry sky before attaching my snowman from Warm Winter Wishes with 3D Foam Squares.  I stamped the sentiment and then added just a few rhinestone "snowflakes".

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tricia


Sunday, September 08, 2013

The MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge - 1.2



Welcome back friends!!!  It's time for another MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge here at Simply Stamping!  I'm so excited that a number of you have mentioned you'd like to play along, so I'm changing the Link Gallery to be open for the whole month.  To help you out (and me, too) you may want to put your link in with your name and the week number.  That way you'll be able to remember which ones you did.  Or am I the only one who has that problem??

Here's our sketch for the week...

Here's my card for this week...

Stamps:  MFT Caramel Apple PI, Tag, You're It!
DieNamics:  Blueprints One
Ink:  MFT Kraft, Memento Black
Accessories:  Hemp Cord, Graduated Dots Stencil, Gel Pen
Paper:  MFT Tangy Orange, Gumdrop Green, Kraft; Recollections Kraft, Natural,
Kaisercraft Devonshire Paper (Stamp Simply Store)


I plan to give this to one of my piano students who happens to always wear a skirt, so I did some "selective inking" to make this little Caramel Apple PI fit the need. : )  I think she is SO sweet!  I look forward to seeing all your FANTASTIC creations!! : )

So... here's the details!

*  Make a card using your Blueprints 1 DieNamics and following the above sketch.  Feel free to use any stamps that your little heart desires... only please make them family friendly so I can say something nice about them!!
* Post the card to your SCS gallery (keyword:  MFTBP1) or blog then link your project with the inlinkz widget below... no thumbnail pictures, sorry... I'm just using the free text only one!! ;)
* Feel free to join us on SCS to chat in THIS thread... and maybe you could comment on two other creations, too, just to be nice!!
*  Anyone who completes all four sketches of the Blueprint of the Month by Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 PM CST, will be in a drawing for a elf-sized mystery prize from me.  (I also have an elf-sized income, so it's just for fun... nothing spectacular!!)

So there you have it!  Go forth and create!! : )

And don't forget to come back next Sunday for sketch number 3!!

By the way, if the little linky thing doesn't work, feel free to leave your link in the comments.  I'm new to the world of inlinkz!! ;)

Friday, September 06, 2013

TicTacToe Diva Dare



Here's my Tic Tac Toe inspired Verve card for the Diva Dare this month.  I used the Joyous Noel set and "won" my Tic Tac Toe game with a row of three poinsettias. : )

Thanks so much for looking!! : )

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Sunny Thanks



Good morning!

I have a sunny thank you card to start your day today, featuring stamps from... you'll never guess! ...  a JustRite CHRISTMAS set!!  Don't you love it when you can use a holiday stamp for more than just the holiday??  I do!

I send a lot of thank you's, and sometimes I need one that can be done quickly like this one.  I started with a solid orange cardbase and added a strip of MME Tangerine paper, matted on ivory cardstock.  I used Scor-Tape to attach a piece of Chevron Twill directly to the cardfront.  I stamped my greeting from JustRite Christmas Labels Twenty onto a piece of ivory cardstock and cut it out with a SB Teardrop Circle Die.  While it was still in the die I sponged it lightly with orange ink.  After attaching it to the cardfront with 3D foam squares, I added three blue rhinestones to pick up the little bit of blue in the paper.

Here's today's supply list from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tricia

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

MFTWSC140 - Hello!

Yay!  I'm back on track with my MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge cards! : )  It was a hard one this week, too... I mean REALLY!!


So I did a "loose interpretation" of the sketch, using the Leaf Filled Flourish and the Upsy Daisy DieNamics, along with some dies from Blueprints 1, and stamps from Tag, You're It and Distressed Background Blocks.


Thanks for dropping by!  Don't forget about this week's Blueprints Sketch Challenge!  There's still time to play along!!

Tricia

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

MFTWSC139 - Tangy Orange Thanks


I'm just under the wire AGAIN with my MFT Sketch challenge card.  I really need to get caught up with myself!! :)

I used the MFT set "Pretty Poppies" and Parts of Blueprints 5 and 6 for my card.  Oh!  There are a few "Peaceful Wildflowers" in there,too! 

Thanks for dropping by today!  Hopefully I'll see you all at the MFT release party tonight!!



Sunday, September 01, 2013

MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge Begins!!


Welcome, welcome, friends and neighbors!!  It's time for the first MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge here at Simply Stamping!

Here's our sketch for the week...



How's that for lots of layers!  I'm glad I could cut them all with my Blueprints 1!!

Here's my card, using Pure Innocence Spa Day (retired).  I'm actually taking the "Say Aahhh" as the sore throat kind rather than the relaxing spa kind, cuz my daughter at college has a sore throat and needs some love from Mom.

Supplies:
MFT:  Blueprints 1, PI Spa Day (retired), Tangy Orange CS
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  MME Tangerine 6x6 Pad, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Twine
So... here's the details!

*  Make a card using your Blueprints 1 DieNamics and following the above sketch.  Feel free to use any stamps that your little heart desires... only please make them family friendly so I can say something nice about them!!
* Post the card to your SCS gallery (keyword:  MFTBP1) or blog then link your project with the inlinkz widget below... no thumbnail pictures, sorry... I'm just using the free text only one!! ;)
* Feel free to join us on SCS to chat in THIS thread... and maybe you could comment on two other creations, too, just to be nice!!
*  Anyone who completes all four sketches of the Blueprint of the Month by Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 PM CST, will be in a drawing for a elf-sized mystery prize from me.  (I also have an elf-sized income, so it's just for fun... nothing spectacular!!)

So there you have it!  Go forth and create!! : )

And don't forget to come back next Sunday for sketch number 2!!

By the way, if the little linky thing doesn't work, feel free to leave your link in the comments.  I'm new to the world of inlinkz!! ;)


TTFN!
Tricia