Recipe for MFT Sketch Challenge

Hey guys! Earlier this week I FINALLY got the Recipe For Happiness stamp set from MFT. Justine Hovey was having a destash and I scored this set and a couple other! Thanks Justine!! Anyways, here is the latest sketch from MFT-


I love that it’s a horizontal sketch,  I typically make vertical cards so it was already a challenge! Check out my interpretation-


I started by cutting down some brick patterned paper and rounding the corners. Then I created a wide banner and stamped the pots, pans, and utensils onto it using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and did some simple watercoloring to add shading. I wanted to use the soup sentiment so I chose to color up the chef holding a soup bowl and fussy cut him out. I layered him over the right side of the banner and added the white heat embossed sentiment strip to finish it off.

I love this stamp set and I am sure you’ll be seeing it in many more of my cards to come! Thanks for stopping by!

Floral Sunrise

Hello everyone! I am back with yet another card for today. This time it’s inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #211 and The Flower Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I really loved how CAS the sketch was and had the perfect stamp to use on this card! Check it out!


I started by using a stencil to ink blend an abstract sunrise using some yellow Distress Inks. Then I stamped the flowers in gray and added a black heat embossed sentiment to finish it off. I really love the CAS look and bold colors. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Mail Birthday

Hey friends! There is a new Inky Paws Challenge up over at NND and the theme is BIRTHDAYS! This is a great challenge because it seems like I am always going through a birthday card shortage.

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I recently won the new Happy Mail set and couldn’t wait to use it. So here is what I created for this challenge-


I started by creating the background using a few colors of Distress Ink and a round blending tool. Then I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the image and popped it up on the card behind some die cut grass. A fun sentiment stamped in one of the background circles finished it off. “Happy Birthday” is stamped on the inside in a matching purple ink.

I loved creating this card, it is much less CAS than my usual cards but it was really fun! It will be perfect for one of my younger cousin’s birthday!

Inspired by all the Little Things #46

Hi everyone! It’s time for another card! This time the challenge from Inspired by all the Little Things #46 inspired me with this photo-


I was really drawn to the table and wanted to make that aspect of the photo the main component of my card. Check it out.


I started by die cutting the Large Thanks die from Honeybee Stamps and painted the top half with a light blue acrylic paint. Then I used a Kat Scrappiness stitched heart die to die cut some white paper to back the word die. A matching blue sentiment strip finished it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Drummer

Hi everyone! Since it’s spring break I’ve had some time to participate in a few challenges. For today’s card I took inspiration from the Fusion Card Challenge as well as the Card Concept. Check them out!



I really loved the sketch and the letter scramble was perfect to use as the main background panel. The lime green and aqua colors worked well with the kid’s birthday design.


I started by stamping the the letters from W+9 with my Stampoholic nano with Distress Ink. Then I Copic colored and die cut the doggy drummer and popped him up on the card. I stamped his little speech bubble with more Distress Ink and added a white heat embossed sentiment strip to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for a few more cards today!

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Hi everyone! It’s time for a new CanYouCaseIt? challenge! This time Elizabeth had the honors of choosing our color combo! Check it out-


I really love these colors, gray and yellow is one of my favorite combos and the pop of turquoise is really fun! I decided to make a couple of tags this time around featuring some Lawn Fawn products!


I started by die cutting two tags from a Kat Scrappiness die set as well as a small square piece for each tag. Then I Copic colored the octopus, starfish, and jelly fish from Lawn Fawn and die cut them out. Before adding them to the tag, I sponged on some Peacock Feathers Distress to the squares to act as my scene’s water. A simple sentiment banner and some fun twine finished it off!

Hope to see you playing along over on Facebook! Have a great day!