Wait! What?

I’m creating a challenge for you, with a small prize for a random participant, at the end.  The challenge is to create a paper project with an image that is colored something that is NOT a normal color.

4-28-19 Flowers

Plaid or patterned flowers.

4-15-19 Wild Colors

Green elephant, orange kangaroo, blue llama, pink and green giraffe, purple lizard.

4-28-19 MFT WCC

Or, a green sky, purple alligator, or whatever other fun color you can come up with for something.

You have a week to link a picture of your project to be entered in the drawing.  Now, I am doing this same challenge this week on WeCraftCards.com.  You can enter both places, but you must have separate entries for the 2 separate challenges to be entered in both.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this!

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank you to Bonnie and Johanna for playing along with the challenge!  You will both be getting something from me.

Fall Colors

My Favorite Things does a color challenge every couple of weeks.  Most of the time I skip the color challenges, and I almost did this time.  However, I thought they would work great on this birthday card for my niece, who’s birthday is coming up.  I used their BB Saddle Up & Celebrate stamp set – such a fun one!  (It was one of the ones I could see using frequently, so purchased it right away.)

Their challenge is to use Persimmon (redish), Sour Apple (green), Milk Chocolate (brown), and Natural (tan).  Definitely had fun with this one.  I have a picture of the inside of the card, as it was fun, too.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Pinwheel Cards

We had a card making class at church, last night.  Three of us taught the class how to do 1 card and gave them tips and hints about things to do.  For my card, I wanted to show how they could make a card using what they can find around them, so I showed Pinwheel cards.  I also explained how I started using a ruler, pencil and scissors.

Here are the samples I showed:

10-19-18 Pinwheel Class Examples

Now, this next one isn’t an actual pinwheel.  Though the spinning leaf card isn’t traditional, either.  But, this one I did using My Favorite Things products for both their sketch challenge this week, which worked great as a pinwheel type example and their current color challenge.

10-19-18 MFT Sketch and Color

Definitely had fun creating the past few days.

Thank you for spending some of your precious time with me today!

Golden Giraffes

Okay, there was a challenge on We Craft Cards this week to make a card using things that start with the same letter that your name starts with.  Did you ever play that game, as a kid?  I ALWAYS used gorilla.  It just works for me.  However, I did not have any gorilla images, so, made some golden giraffes.

9-28-18 Golden Giraffes

As I was using this adorable “Playful Giraffes” set from MFT, I checked out their sketch challenge for this week and this works for that.

So, looked at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and it was monochromatic, so I figured a lot more yellow/gold worked, too.

Had fun inking up the background with one of my “honey” ink combinations.  I used a piece of MFT Premiere Pineapple card for the giraffe piece and did a bit of inking on and around the giraffes to make them stand out, too.

As always, cards look much better in real life, where you can tip them to get the play of light on them, etc.  But, I had fun with this one.  Borrowed the adorable stamp set from a friend and told her I’m holding it hostage.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  Go have some fun.


One of the things I got at the Scrapbook Expo last weekend was some Ken Oliver Color Burst watercolors.  I was able to play for a few minutes this morning.  This is definitely going to take some playing, but I really like them.

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I had taken some Neenah Solar White #110 card stock and embossed a rectangle in clear, then embossed the large flower from the MFT Card Kit on top in rose gold.  I had planned to do this card, as well as several others for the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge last week, but this is the only one I had time to do and I did it this morning.

I only used the violet and the blue from the colors, but I love the way this turned out.  It probably would have worked better had I been on watercolor paper, but this was what I had.

Used a bit of green vellum and some sparkly purple embossing powder for the sentiment, which is from the MFT Brushstroke Expressions set.

As usual, this looks so very much better in person, and I will eventually get better at taking pictures.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!  Have a wonderful day!

Die Sketch

This is the other card I did for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge last week.  I used the same amazing Card Kit stamp set Hello Beautiful.  But this time, I used a Simon Says Stamp Die for the main part.  Love this die.

9-11-18 MFT SSS Sketch 2

Used an MFT die to cut out the sentiment.

Had a lot of fun making this one.  Yes, I am all about using shades of orange this morning.

Thanks for spending a bit of your precious time with me!  Have a wonderful day.

Sketch Challenge

I’ve been enjoying doing the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, every so often.  I’d love to do it more, just don’t have enough time.

Had a few ideas for last week’s, but only had enough time to do 2.  I’m posting one here and I’ll post another in another post.  A friend and I placed an order from MFT a couple of weeks ago and she ordered the Beautiful Bloom Card Kit.  As the order was delivered to me, she let me pull it out and play.  Love this one!

9-11-18 MFT SSS Sketch

Used an alcohol ink piece I made a few weeks ago and just had some fun.  The “beautiful” piece made with the die has Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen used on it, so it does sparkle, though you can’t see that in the picture.

I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Stamp On It, as I did stamp on it.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

MFT Summer School

So, last week, My Favorite Things had “Summer School”.  Each day, they highlighted a different type of card.  So, I did my best to do one for each.

The first day, they were highlighting “White Space“.  They also talked about the rule of thirds.  Please, check out their “lesson”.  I don’t tend to follow the rule of thirds, when I make cards, but I tried for this one.  (I usually just find what looks appealing to me and then see if my husband likes it, or makes a funny face while taking his time answering.)

7-10-18 MFT White Space

Day two they highlighted using Primary Colors.  They wanted red, yellow and blue on a card.  I added some white on mine and just had some fun with it.  As I’m also using this for Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday challenge, I only added touches of yellow.  So, my bling is yellow.

7-10-18 MFT Primary

Next up was a day on Repetition.  Seems easy enough and I think I tend to use this fairly frequently.  I used a word for my repeated piece.  As you’re supposed to use odd numbers, I did it an odd number of times, too.

7-10-18 MFT Repetition

Day four was using Complementary Colors.  I had lots of ideas for this one, but wound up going fairly simple.  Granted, I’m working on my coloring with alcohol inks, so it’s not fabulous, but not as bad as I feared it might be.  Oh, just as a note, I’ve been using the Gina K amalgam ink to stamp with and it works well with alcohol ink, water colors, and colored pencils.  It’s supposed to do well if you blend your colored pencils with gamsol, but I haven’t personally tried that, yet.

7-10-18 MFT Complimentary

Borrowed a friend’s stamp set for this one.  Isn’t it so adorable!  Yes, I tend to go overboard with colors when given color challenges.  The only non purple or yellow on this is the girl’s skin, hair, and the edge I left when I trimmed the image.  Purple hair just didn’t seem right for this cutie pie.

Day five was all about Symmetry.  Not difficult to do, but not as easy as you would think, either.

7-10-18 MFT Symmetry

All of the stamp sets are from My Favorite Things.  I won’t tell you which ones, so you can spend some time looking through their amazing sets.  They are all fairly easy to find, however.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today!

Bright Thank Yous

I know I’ll need some Thank You cards for after Christmas, so I found some brightly colored Christmas paper and used it as the background for these fun Thank Yous.  I used the sketch for the MFT Stamps weekly sketch challenge this week.

12-11-13 MFT Sketch



  • Bold Statements stamp set (MFT Stamps)
  • Die-namics You Move Me (MFT Stamps)
  • Die-namics Oval Chain Border (MFT Stamps)
  • Die-namics Fringed Perennial (MFT Stamps)
  • Rose Bud ink (Memento)
  • 2 Way Glue pen (Zig)
  • Various Card stock

Now, for the MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations challenge this week, I did the same layout using the same items, I just made one of the pieces into a tag (still tucked behind).

12-11-13 MFP Salutation


A simple change, but it may have even added a bit to the card.

Don’t forget, I’ll be having a simple tutorial on here starting Wednesday that will be a challenge over at ScrapZee.com for a fun, but quick Christmas card/decoration in case you need a spare.  Or, you could do it as a thank you, too.  Take the time to go check out the fun changes at ScrapZee.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  I really enjoy your company and your fun comments.