MFT Sketch Challenge #347


Hi stamping friends 🙂 I hope that you’re enjoying the beginning of your weekend as much as I am! The house all to myself and a room full of stamping supplies…what more could a girl ask for?!? Today I’m playing along with this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge :

Sketch Challenge 347 #mftstamps

For my card I used the Birdie Brown Up in the Air set. I can’t believe I’ve had this set since it was released and I’m just breaking it out tonight! If you’ve seen any of my other cards this week, you know I’m in kind of a rainbow mood this week! I SO enjoyed coloring these sweet images with Copics! I created a sky by sponging Distress Inks onto watercolor paper. No splatters today, I wanted a crystal clear blue sky for these guys to fly up in!

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MFT Sketch Challenge #294


Hey stamping friends 🙂 I’m so excited to get some crafty time on a Friday afternoon! I was lucky enough to get a day off from work and I’m the only one home. The company I work for is moving to a new building and the movers and our IT department needed an extra day in addition to the weekend, so we couldn’t work today…awwww too bad (insert evil laugh here). I’m playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge this week and here’s the sketch:


Can you believe I’ve had the Roughing It stamp set this long and this is the first time I’m using it?!? Silly girl. I colored this sweet little image with Copics. We love camping so this will be the perfect card for my hubby! I also used the MFT Plaid Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to get crafty this weekend 🙂

MFT Color Challenge & Mojo Monday


Hi there 🙂 Does it feel like summer is coming to a close to you? We just got back from our last camping trip of the summer on Sunday and I have to say it felt good to be home! While away (we were only home 4 days out of 3 weeks!), I often thought that I wished I had brought my coloring supplies and some stamps along with me. It’s been so long since I’ve colored anything, I was really missing it! Another thing about summer…I don’t seem to do any card making at all except for my design team obligations, so I haven’t joined in any challenges either! Today I’m joining in on two challenges, the MFT Color Challenge and Mojo Monday:



I used the MFT set called Pure Innocence Loads of Thanks, along with the matching die to save my fingers from fussy cutting this little cutie! I also used the MFT Farm Fresh Gingham 6×6 Paper Pack and the Stitched Circle Dienamics. I colored her with Copics.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to pop back tomorrow, I’ve got another card to share…more coloring!

MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge

012116-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 For today’s card I’m playing along with the sketch challenge on the MFT Stamps blog. Here’s the sketch:264

I used the Birdie Brown Sweet Birthday Wishes set from MFT Stamps, and I colored the cupcake with my Red Berry Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker, then added a little Spectrum Noir DR4 and DR6 for a little darker shading. The cupcake wrapper was colored with Spectrum Noir markers in TN4, TN6 and TN8. I hope you can see the shimmer in this close up:


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to get crafty this week 🙂

Freshly Made Sketches #215

FMS215-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I’ve been able to spend the majority of the afternoon in my stamp room and I am one happy stamper right now! For this card I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

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For this card I used the I Knead You set from MFT Stamps along with the matching die cut. Surprisingly, the DSP on this card is from a holiday paper pad I got last year called Keepin’ Cozy from Echo Park Paper. I should know by now to keep my holiday papers out all year, there are so many universal patterns in those pads! I colored my kitten in Copics: N0, N2, N4 and the yarn in B41, B45.

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Simple Christmas Tree Card

DSC_0092Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I want to share with you a super simple Christmas Tree card. By now you all know I’m a huge fan of coloring and lots of layers, and often make cards that are not too quick. I find coloring so relaxing that I love taking time to make detailed cards. But, sometimes it is nice to have a super quick & easy card that you can whip up in a snap! And what better time to have a card like that than at Christmas?!?

This card is made with the Christmas Tree Cutout die from MFT Stamps and some of my favorite festive DSP. I added an embossed background, but that’s about the extent of detail on this card! You can make this in so many different designer papers and color combinations for an assortment of quick cards. Ooh, how about a nice gift set for someone?

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Freshly Made Sketches #214

DSC_0082Hi stamping friends 🙂 For those of us in the US we’re wrapping up Thanksgiving week, and a busy one it’s been! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I’m so happy to get some crafty time in to relax and rejuvenate before beginning another work week!

For today’s card I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:FMS Final 214-001I couldn’t resist using THIS cute little penguin again, this time with some snowballs. It was easy enough to remove his stick and marshmallows. I simply covered that portion of the stamp with a post-it note while inking up. Then I cut the matching diecut to fit the new shape. I colored the penguin in Copics: B21, B23, B66, N1, N2, N4, YR15, YR68, BG10.

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The Card Concept #44

TCC44-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and I am loving this week’s inspiration photo…wouldn’t it be dreamy to live in this home?!?! :

44My style is clean and layered. I was inspired by the overall picturesque scene, although the scene that usually happens at my house is more typical of how my card looks, one exhausted mom! There is LOTS of paper-piecing in the card if you look closely, and I colored the rest with Copics. The stamp set is retired from MFT Stamps called Merry Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to join us this week, we love to see your creations!

Sweet Sunday Sketch 295

SSSC295-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I am having a wonderful Sunday, I hope you are too! I started out the day making homemade sauce and meatballs, then took a show and got on fresh pajamas, then spent the rest of the day in my craft room…pure bliss 🙂

For today’s card I am playing along with this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch:


I used a super sweet new stamp set from MFT Stamps called Toasty Greetings, along with the matching die-namics set. I wanted to go a little non-traditional on this Christmas card, so my penguin is dressed in purple, colored in Copics. I also used the Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines for the linear portion of the sketch. It’s tough to see in the picture because they were so shiny the photography was tricky, but the dark little star speckles are shiny silver.

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you have had some time to get crafty this weekend too!

Virginia’s View Challenge #20 {Texture}

moose-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge called Virginia’s View. This is a monthly challenge, and once I saw the inspiration photo and cards I was hooked. This month’s challenge is to use texture:

V. V. Challenge #20

For my card I added texture by using three different embossing folders, adding some liquid applique to my moose’s hat, and of course what would a Christmas tree be without some sparkly ornaments?! I used a little floral DSP for the rug to give it a textured appearance. The stamp set is called Merry Christmoose from MFT Stamps. How cute is this little guy?!? AND there’s even a matching die set so no fussy cutting!

The moose and tree were colored with the following Copics:

Moose/Tree Holder: E33, E35, E37, E59

Hat/Mug: R14, R17, R29

Pants: N2, N5, N7

Sweater: B21, B24, B26

Tree: YG95, YG97, G29 on top of a sponged layer of Old Olive and Garden Green SU! inks

Star: Y15, Y18

For the ornaments on the tree I colored some flat-backed sticky rhinestones with Copics in RV09, R29, B24, Y15, YR07, V09, YG05

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