MFT Stamps Color Challenge #26 & Sweet Sunday Sketch #279


DSC_0001 copyHey stamping friends! Today I’m playing along with two challenges: My Favorite Things’ Color Challenge, and the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_26 SSSC279

Let me tell you how excited I was to find myself in the Sweet Sunday SPOTlight for last week’s card, found here. Wow!

I used a retired set from MFT Stamps called The Rainbow will Come. I colored my image in the following Copics:

Umbrella: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG67

Umbrella Handle: N3, N5, N7

Coat/Boots: RV63, RV66

Puddle: N0, N2, N3

Skin: E000, E00, E11

I added some texture with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder from Stampin’ Up!, and also Limeade Sprinkles from Doodlebug Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp {Sketch Challenge #19}


DSC_0097Hey stamping friends! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over on the Your Next Stamp blog. I love the fun & fresh designs from Your Next Stamp, so today I’m using their set called Sweet & Cool. I think this card will be perfect for the next summer birthday we celebrate!

I found some DSP I bought last summer from the Hello Again collection from Carta Bella. It has a neat textured effect and I thought the dots and color variation would be perfect for my popsicles. I colored my popsicles with the following Copics: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17, YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02. The enamel dots are from  the Simon Says Stamp store.

I’m contemplating a big move…bringing my stamp room back up to the extra room upstairs. There is a lot of planning to be done before I can act on it, but getting the okay from my hubby was the biggest obstacle. He spent countless hours creating my basement stamp room, but one: I’m not a huge fan of being in the basement by myself, and two: there are daddy long legs down here in the summer! Time to go through the stash I’ve accumulated over the last 10 years of stamping and see if I can slim it down a bit! If anyone has got any tips for me or has seen cool stamp rooms I should check out online, please let me know! I’ll be looking for all the best ideas to create a space I’ll love.

Thanks for stopping by today!

MFT Stamps Summer School Lesson #7 {Complementary Colors}


DSC_0002Hey stamping friends 🙂 I’m so excited to be stamping for a second day in a row! It’s another hot one out there in New England, about 93 degrees today, so I’m hiding out in my basement stamp room staying cool.

Today I’ve created a card to go with My Favorite Things’ Summer School Lesson #7, which is all about complementary colors. I love blue and orange together!

I used the MFT Stamps Blueprints 23 for my layout, and the DSP is from Doodlebug Designs Hip Hip Hooray pad. The stamp set is Tiny Treats Birthday Stamps from Papertrey Ink. I colored my images with Copics in B32, B34, B41 and YR16.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you find some time to stamp 🙂

MFT Summer School: Color Theory – Gallon/Quart/Pint


DSC_0120Oh my it’s been so long since I’ve stamped! I don’t know if it’s that my stamp room has no windows, or that I can’t stay inside for too long in the summer, but I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve crafted anything! Today it’s about 90 degrees out and very humid. I’ve already been outside long enough to vacuum the pool and get a sunburn so I think I’m done being outside for the day.

I’m so excited that I decided to peruse blogland, because I came across a fun series MFT Stamps is doing this month called Summer School! The lesson I’m beginning with is on Color Theory: The gallon/quart/pint rule. Now this is my kind of school 😉 Check out all the details here.

I feel like I use this rule in my stamping, but it was a nice reminder for sure!

I used this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch for my card, along with the MFT Stamps set called Spring Tulips. My favorite part of this set? The matching die cut that cuts out all the fussy cutting! The DSP is from Doodlebug Designs, called Snips & Snails. Here are the Copics I used to color my tulip: YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, Y11, Y15, Y18

Time to go check out the next lesson, hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

The Card Concept #38


062415Hey stampers! It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got another fabulous photo for you to draw inspiration from:38


My style is clean & layered, and you should definitely checkout the rest of the design team’s card for samples in many different styles!

I was drawn to the flowers, and of course the fresh summery color palette. I found a stamp I’ve never used, actually it’s from a stamp company that sadly no longer exists called There She Goes Stamps. I used my Copics…hmmm, wonder when the last time I only used 2 color groups of Copics was?!?!

I hope you like my sample, and even more I hope you’ll join us this week! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


The Card Concept #37


cc-6-10-15Hey stamping friends! It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and how do you like this inspiration photo? Ooh I think it’s dreamy!!37 I love the assortment of rainbow colors, they inspired me to create the card above using distress inks. I wanted to include the pinks/oranges too, but that would have required one very large card lol.

I brushed on my distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Peacock, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed), onto watercolor paper, then gave them a little splash of water. I added the sentiment from Wonderful Favorites (Stampin’ Up!), and a few sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join us this week!

The Card Concept #36 ~ Cupcakes


Hey stampers! It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’re inspired by cupcakes! Yum-o. Here’s the inspiration photo:36


There’s lots of inspiration created by the other designers to get your juices flowing, plus we’re welcoming some new design team members this week! You will definitely want to stop by The Card Concept blog!

I used the Sweet Birthday Wishes set from My Favorite Things for my card, and added some DSP fishtails, large embossed polka dots and a little sparkly frosting to top it off!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join us this week!

The Card Concept #35


Happy Wednesday stampers! You know what that means, time for a new challenge at The Card Concept! This week it’s all about distressed wood and pretty flowers, check out the inspiration photo:


I knew I had some wood textured DSP, but it was a little dark for my liking so I “distressed” it a bit with some white craft ink. I found three different blooms on the Silhouette site: A peony, a double bloom cosmo, and a camellia flower. For my background I used the Die-Namics Vertical Stitched Strips from MFT Stamps. The sentiment came from an old set from Flourishes (sadly they went out of business, I heard they may be making a comeback though??? Oh I would be thrilled!!) I also added a few enamel dots for a little something extra.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I can’t wait to see what you create this week!

The Card Concept #34


Hey there stampers 🙂 I feel like I’ve been MIA for a while from stamping but I don’t know why I’m surprised, it happens every spring with the onset of baseball season! Lots of practices and games for Nick. This weekend we’re heading over to Martha’s Vineyard for a double-header, that should be fun! Hopefully the weather will cooperate! Anyway, it’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and I’m so happy for that because without The Card Concept challenges I don’t know if I’d be stamping at all these days.

This week there is an inspiration photo for you to try:34


At first I thought I was going to make something very soft & flowery with some polka dot ribbon, but I’ve been seeing so many cool shaker cards lately I decided to use the polka dots in this photo as my inspiration to create a shaker card with sequins.

My layout came from the current Sweet Sunday Sketch:SSSC266


The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Many Thanks set, and I used DSP  called Love and Marriage from Bella Blvd that I picked up at my LSS. The sequins are from Taylored Expressions (Gingerbread Lane), and Simon Says Stamp (Assorted Moonshine).

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join us this week!

The Card Concept #33


Happy Wednesday stampers 🙂 Today we have a new challenge for you at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got an inspiration photo for you to try:33.

I was inspired by the assortment of patterns and pop of hot pink for my card. The stamps I used are from the Tiny Treats Birthday set (Papertrey Ink), and Strictly Sentiments set (Wplus9). I colored the balloons with N0 and N1 Copics, then outlined the image and sentiment with RV00. I colored in the little star and dots with a Melon Mambo marker (SU!). I used the Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics from MFT Stamps to create my panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll join us this week 🙂