3 Amigos

7-26-20 MFT DCM Sketch of 3

Okay, I had fun with the MFT Sketch challenge today.  I had another idea, just no time to do it.  I also did this for the Daring Cardmakers challenge of 3.  I used 3 birds.  I even made them all sparkly with Sakura Stardust pens.  The striped paper is from an MFT pad, but I don’t know the name of it.  The birds are from the following MFT stamp sets: Birth-Yay, Happy Hippos, and Polynesian Paradise.

I hope this bright and sparkly card brings a smile to you.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Have a great rest of your day.

Fun With Sketches

I worked on 3 cards this weekend for different sketches and challenges.  This first one was for the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch With a Twist challenge for the week, but I didn’t really like the way it turned out.

6-1-13 Butterfly SketchSo, I did the sketch again with different elements:

6-1-13 Peppers


I like this one much better.  If you notice the ribbon behind the peppers, it has lip prints all over it.  This one is an anniversary card for my husband and I definitely had fun with it.

This last one I did for the Tutorial Time Challenge on MFP SpeedyTV this week, as well as the sketch challenge for MFT.  This was a fun one, too.  I’ll show you the closed version so you can see the sketch, then open so you can see the swing part.

5-29-13 MFT Sketch


5-31-13 SPTV Swing


It’s a bit different, but definitely fun.  What sorts of fun ideas do you come up with?

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Having Fun on a Saturday

I spent today having some fun and thinking.  I tend to craft while I think, so here’s what I did while I considered how to do my friend Joy’s harp cards.

3-16-13 CAS Sketch


This was the first one I did.  I had a basic idea of what I wanted to do, which it doesn’t look incredibly like, but I still like it.  This one had to use something that would have been trash, which was the fruit bag I used to highlight.  It also had to follow a tic-tac-toe board and I chose blue and red for the colors, embossing (dry and heat) and flower images (embossed).  I had planned to do 3 flowers along the side to go with the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch With a Twist challenge, but decided to do 3 pearls up in the corner of the small piece and leave it a bit more CAS.

3-16-13 Skinny


This one was super fun.  It took some time, but I really like how it turned out.  It is for a friend of mine.  The thing about this one is that it is tall and skinny (3-3/8″ x 6-1/4″), which was interesting to do.

3-16-13 Perfect Pearls Rooster


I wanted to use the rooster paper for a friend of mine, and used Perfect Pearls in 3 different colors on the rooster image, as well as a Sakura Stardust pen for the sun rays on the corner.  Not sure it’s quite what I want for my friend (a female), but my husband thought it would be perfect for a guy.

3-16-13 Dog Treats


This last one was super quick and easy.  The challenge for MFP SpeedyTV’s Tutorial Time was to make a treat topper.  I changed mine up a bit and did it for dog treats, as I really wanted to use my dog stamp set.  I also used brads to hold it closed rather than twine.  It works as it is a zip lock bag.

Now, have I figured out quite how to do Joy’s harp cards?  Nope, but my embossing stuff is still out and I plan to use it.  I do have some fun ideas to try.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Same Sketch Different Ways

I worked on this sketch to make a birthday card this week and thought it would be fun to do the same sketch using the same stamps/dies trying to make a masculine and feminine version.

Here’s the sketch:


Here is the first card I did.  As I was looking for inspiration for a birthday card, I found a set of fun birthday “signs” and chose one of those to use.  That inspired the colors to be used, then I looked through my stash to find papers that went along with it.


Then I decided to put the sketch back up the way it was given and do it two times using the Die-namics Contempo Cage set with different papers, ribbon and inks to try to show both a masculine and feminine version.



So, which do you think is which?  I will tell you that the one on the bottom has the bird made from a bluish shimmer sheet.  Also, you can’t see the embossing on the vellum, but it is dots and circles to go along with the circle patterned paper.

Can you tell that I am low on birthday cards?  I turned to December in my card calendar to see when the next card needed to be mailed and only found one card for the 6 upcoming birthdays.  Oops!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this week!  Thanks for spending some time with me today.  Don’t forget, enjoy the next few weeks, even if you are busy.  Jesus is the reason for this season, the other stuff is just add ons.  Also, if you have little kids, they usually like the wrapping paper and boxes better than the gifts.  Older than that, it doesn’t matter so much what it is, just that they get the same number of gifts as everyone else.  Adults enjoy it, but it isn’t totally necessary and they usually love something handmade, just for them as much as the big expensive things.  So, take time to relax and enjoy!

Bird Sketch

I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect birthday card for one of my cousins, and I think this is it.  It also fits the sketch challenge for My Favorite Things on Split Coast Stampers this week.



  • Die namics Contempo Cage (My Favorite Things)
  • Elderberry Ink (Memento)
  • Black Card (Recollections)
  • Cardmaker’s Icy Rainbow Creative Pack (Hot Off The Press) – all other papers
  • Classic Diamonds and Labels 18 (Spellbinders)

Thanks for spending some time with me!

Tweet Bird-Day

I recently purchased a stamp and die set from My Favorite Things called Die-Namics Contempo Cage.  Here is a fun card I made with that set.

I have to tell you, this set has 3 different bird stamps all with the same body, but different tails, 6 different patterned wings, some bird prints, notes, chains for the swing and the swing, along with 8 different bird sayings.  I used two of the birds and wings, as well as 2 different sayings.  Such a cute set!

I also used some papers (not sure where the patterned paper is from), yellow from Recollections, 120 lb Pure Luxury white from Gina K..  Some sheer blue ribbon from an unknown source, 3 Memento inks from Tsukineko: Cantaloupe, Bahama Blue and London Fog.  The yellow and blue rhinestones are from Recollections.  Also used was a blue GellyRoll glitter pen by Sakura and a clear Glaze pen by Sakura.

All of my unknown papers and ribbons are due to either gifts or my ability to try to be organized, which meant I separated a couple of books into colors and put all my colors together.  Oops!  Who knew I’d need to know who the papers were by.

I am putting this in an MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge, a challenge at StampTV and a challenge at MFPSpeedyTV.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!  Now, go out and have some fun.