MFT has this fun rainbow die that I decided to use both directions (yes, I know rainbows don’t reverse, but I had fun with it).  It was perfect for this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge, too.

2-16-20 MFT Rainbows

As one of the sentiments in the rainbow set really stood out to me, I wanted to use it on the inside.

2-16-20 MFT Rainbow Inside

Because of what it says, I had to do it in rainbow colors.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Quick Valentine

Let’s just say I had 15 minutes before leaving for work and I got this done and I’m posting it.  Whew!

2-10-20 Red and White

It may not be perfect, but it was quick and fun.  Used the Otter set from BB at MFT Stamps.  This is for the MFT Sketch Challenge for the past week.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me.

Sketch and Color

Here’s another card I made using the MFT Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge.  For this one, I used my wreath builder to make the Happy Birthday sentiments circle around, but still be in a rectangle.  My circle is a bit smaller on this one and it has a bit of elephant hanging out the sides, but is still a circle.  Had fun with this one.

1-25-20 MFT Color Sketch 2

Used a bunch of different MFT sets for it, including Adorable Elephants.

Here’s one I made for the challenge and WeCraftCards.com, which was a January challenge and gave us many options to use of “January” things.

I chose winter trees, birds eating, a cardinal, and snow.

1-26-20 WCC January

It’s . . . different.

Thanks for checking out what I’ve been working on.  Hopefully I’ll have more time to work on more cards, soon.

Color and Sketch

I had some fun with the new sketch challenge at My Favorite Things, as well as their color challenge.  Here’s the first card I made.

1-25-20 MFT Color Sketch

I masked off a section, then stamped Happy Birthday from different sets with the 4 colors. Then I stamped and colored the puppies with the same colors.  I used colored pencils, so used a bit of all the colors in each of the dogs.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Enjoy the rest of your week.

Yeti Birthday

I know this isn’t perfect for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week, but that was my idea.  My balloons just turned out a bit larger than anticipated.  The balloon die is Concord and 9th Happy Balloons Die.  The Yeti is from MFT Beast Friends.  The card base is the patterned paper (really old and no clue who made it).  I used GKD Ocean Mist ink for the blue and Memento Worn Lipstick for the pink ink.  The glitter card is actually a couple of cards from that same set of cards that I just cut up.  The colors worked perfectly, so how could I resist?  😉

1-10-20 Bday Out

1-10-20 Bday Inside

I’m also entering this in the ModSquad challenge for the week of Birthday balloons.

Thought I would have more time to actually create today, but wound up not having much.  Was happy to be able to get this done.  It’s so nice to be able to create something.  I have a long list of cards to create, now just need to start creating.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Speed Card

This weekend I actually got some cards made.  I posted the one I made for the challenges.  On New Years Day I started my first set of Christmas cards for Christmas 2020.  It may seem early, but I normally start the December before.  I have found over many years, that if I do a set every month, I’m not totally sick of Christmas cards before they start arriving, and I should have enough to send out to family and friends.

Set 1:

1-4-20 Christmas 2020

Now, this morning, before I had to leave for work, I came up with a really quick and easy idea.  So, I made it.

1-6-20 Speedy Bday

The card base is the patterned paper, so I just used the MFT Brushstroke Expressions set and some By the Lake Sparkle N’ Sprinkle embossing powder to emboss the sentiment onto the cut pieces.  Adhered those pieces and I was done and out the door.  I was even early to work.  😉

Thanks for spending some of your precious time with me today!

Time to Play

Some friends of mine have been playing different challenges and two of the ones they’ve done this week inspired me to play along.  So, . . .

1-4-20 4 Challenges

This one is going into the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, the Mod Squad Patterned Paper Play Challenge, and the Double D Punch Challenge.

It was the purple part of the Mood Challenge board that caught my eye.  I was glad there were some blues, greens, and yellows in the back of the picture to play with, too.  Yes, I made a turquoise/blue penguin.  His beak and feet are purple, though they look black in the picture.  My Distress markers are getting dried out.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets:

  • Gina K “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and
  • MFT “Sweet Holiday Penguins”.


  • White ??
  • Gina K. Wild Lilac


  • EK Success ??

Ink: All Gina K.

  • Powder Blue
  • Sea Glass
  • Lovely Lavender
  • Ocean Mist
  • Blue Denim
  • Turquoise Sea
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Black Amalgam Ink

White embossing powder ??

Thanks for taking the tie to check this out.  I’m also using for the weekly challenge at WeCraftCards.com, which was a Random Act of Kindness.  This is going to a lady at church that is a widow, that I try to encourage frequently.  Love that lady!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me.  I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with love, encouragement, and new adventures.