MFT CampCreate – Day 2 Sliders

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Okay.  I have to say.  Without Jody Morrow from My Favorite Things, this card wouldn’t exist.  She’s a great instructor and comes up with some amazing, amazing cards.  I’m putting this under “Sliders” although (in actuality) it’s a pivot.  I’m absolutely tickled at how it came out.

Inside you can see a sweet living room scene from LJD Make Yourself at Home (which is one of my most favorite sets EVER) and Birdie Brown’s Cool Cat.


But look!  The kitty has snuck up and is peeking out the window!  There’s a little lever on the side to make him peek up or have him hide.


Next time, I think I’ll use the Classic Window DieNamics instead.

Have a great weekend everyone.  I’ll be squirreled away in my craft room after I take one of my fur-mosters to get groomed tomorrow.  I have another Father’s Day card to make!

CampCreate Sliders

MFT CampCreate Day 3 – Watercolor

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Okay, I’m still considering Sliders, so we’ll move on to watercolor – Day 3.

I had the best time watercoloring the new background stamp Bundles of Blossoms.  It is SO beautiful.  Took me a little bit of time.  I used MFT Dye Inks squished onto my new MFT Perfect Palette and used the smallest MFT Waterbrush to paint.  Not going to lie, it took a little bit of time, and I embossed with Peach Bellini Pigment Ink and clear embossing powder.

I’ll confess I don’t remember all the colors I used.  When I was done I just let it dry between the pages of a book to keep it flat, then cut out the area for the die cut.  Popped it up, and I was done.  The cardstock is Persimmon – it’s turned into one of my favorites.


CampCreate Watercolor

Hogs & Kisses

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Okay, I had a dream about this card.  It was very quick.  Very simple.  MFT Stamps set The Whole Herd (Birdie Brown) has a sweet little pig.  Hogs & kisses.  Makes me giggle.  The black mat underneath is from one of my favorite Blueprints #20.


Okay, time for a bubble bath and then bed!  Thank God tomorrow is Friday … the new sneaks from the My Favorite Things October release start in the morning.  I need my sleep so I can get up early and start making a list.

Happy Birthday

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My best friend’s birthday is today.  We had lovely day at My Favorite Things In Eustis, Florida.  Sarah and Rusty were there today and we spent a good 4 hours wandering around the new (huge) store amazed at what we already own and – gasp – what we still need.   Yeah, let’s just say we both got the 15% discount.  We had breakfast at a sweet little cafe in downtown Eustis called Magnolia’s (very sad that their latte machine was broken).  After shopping we were very hungry – just plumb worn out – so we ate a very late lunch at a wonderful Mexican place called Cabana Mexican Bar & Grill.  Leese is doing the no gluten thing and Mexican is very non-gluten friendly!  Rounded the trip out with a visit to Beautiful Bamboo because she’s thinking of buying some for her front yard.

I made her a card (yes, of course a la Jennifer McGuire) using the fuse.  I simply couldn’t put a real gift card in it – she would have had to cut it open and I knew she never would.  So I put a (wait for it) MFT Gift Certificate in it.  I had such fun making it.  I’m considering making another for a wonderful woman who owns a scrapbook store in Lutz, Florida.  Her name is Denise and her shop is Scraporium.  She needs more samples – I so understand that — Lord knows I copy everything.

I took a stamp storage pocket and made a card with my fuse (you can see Jennifer’s instructions for this here).  I covered it with My Favorite Things Birthday Wishes & Balloons DieNamics.  Fused it with a bunch of glitter and glass beads inside (did I mention we used to have a bead business?) and the MFT gift certificate inside.  Tim Holtz made an appearance with the Happy Birthday greeting.  I absolutely love it.

Alisa Birthday 2015


Have a wonderful week everyone!

Can I Just Say – Work Has Been SO Frustrating

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Yeah, I know.  Work is frustrating for everyone.  But when your boss is out of town and people then go – oh, we need to now go ask Kim this – and this – and this – and this, the frustration gets worse.  And since I’m always one to go – hey – there’s a card in this ….. I decided to go totally insane and incorporate several many different sets together to come up with this “I’m Grumpy When You’re Not Here” card for my boss.

I knew I wanted THAT phrase from last month’s My Favorite Things release.  I didn’t want to use the dogs or cats that came with.  Then I remembered the lovely Lili of the Valley It’s My Party girl.  I took away her present and made he kick some rain water that came down from the gray clouds over her head.  I made the puddles with a stencil I created from my Memory Box Splashing Puddles die.  Then I putty glossy accents over all the rain.

And then the e-mail came in for Work It Wednesday at Simon Says Stamp!  AMAZINGLY, this week is Sunny Days and incorporate something yellow.  I think I got this!  My husband tells me all the time “don’t make cards for men,” but I couldn’t help myself.  It’s therapy and I think it’ll make my boss smile with the wonderful “I’m Grumpy” saying inside.



Have a wonderful week, everyone!  Keep smiling.  Even in the rain.


Another Really Fun Online Card Class

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As I said in my last post, this one is Stretch Your Dies.  There has been some fun stuff in here, let me just say.  And even though class is (sadly) over, you can still take this – or any – of the Online Card Classes!  I’ve taken several and all of them have been worth every penny.

On my Happy card, I used lovely glossy accents idea from Jennifer McGuire on the MFT Die-Namics HAPPY die.  The background is made with the MFT Floral Fusion Cover Up Die.  I stretched this die by cutting it twice and swapping the papers.  I made the background paper with some Tim Holtz distress colors and cut it once from that and once from white and then swapped the pieces to create two separate backgrounds with no waste.  I use micropore tape (sticky side up) under the base and it’s a real breeze to just pick up the pieces with the sticky tool and move the pieces back and forth.  Micropore tape is acid free, very very thin and just sticky enough so that you can reposition something if you need to.  Not to mention it’s alot cheaper than washi tape – AND is handy if you need to put gauze on a cut!


I now have another Flower Fusion base where the background is colored and the flowers themselves are white.