MFT Stamps ~ The Birthday Project

Hi there! I’m super excited because today is the first day of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I am going for it this time! As many of you know, my husband works on Long Island so we only get to see each other on weekends. This means I won’t be coloring on the weekends, but during the week I am on it! I’ve been feeling like my crafty mojo has been MIA lately, so this is the perfect way to jump start it again!

I saw the Birthday Project Challenge at MFT Stamps and thought this would be a fun place to start! I adore the Pure Innocence collection and love coloring these little cuties. The one I used here is called Happy Banner, but I don’t believe it’s available anymore. I used patterned paper from the Subtle Plaids 6×6 Paper Pack to paper piece her dress and bow, and colored the rest with Copics.

I created a bag out of designer paper, the bag is 4-1/2″ wide x 5″ tall x 2″ deep so it will be perfect for a little something. I added grommets so that the ribbon would not rip the designer paper when holding the bag.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you make some time to color today!

MFT Stamps ~ Sketch Challenge 375

Hello and happy Saturday! I’ve got a zillion things to do but I wanted to sneak in a little stamping first. Have you ever woken up thinking of a card design? I do it all the time! I got an email the other day from My Favorite Things with the new sketch challenge, and last night I thought up the card above in my sleep. Here’s the sketch:

I’ve had this darling set called Fun in the Sun for a while but had not inked it up yet. I had so much fun coloring this little cutie and her accessories with Copic markers this morning. To create the background I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, then splattered on some Ground Espresso Distress Ink.. To create her polka dotted bathing suit I paper pieced some navy blue paper from the Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection from SugarPea Designs.

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

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 :

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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!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by (again)!

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?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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!