Tuesday, September 19, 2023

2023 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

 Hi everyone!  This is my final entry for the MFT 2023 Card Design Superstar, Clean and simple genius.  I used the Lucky Duck stamp set.  I stamped the images onto Kraft card stock and colored them with OLO markers and color pencils.  For the shower curtain I used the pink tissue paper from the packaging our stamps come in.  I cut a rectangle of the tissue paper and folded it into pleats and punched a hole in the folded pleats.  I used fine twine to hang the shower curtain, for the finishing touch.  I punched two small holes one on each side of the image panel.  I used the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangle Stax  Die-namics for the card panels.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles,


Monday, September 18, 2023

2023 Card Design Superstar My Favorite Things

 Hello everyone!  Here is my Box Card Master submission for the MFT Card Design Superstar.  I used lots of stamps and dies to create this Halloween Box.  It was lots of fun!


As you can see, lots of different sets were used.  I used black cardstock for the base of the box and the layers were cut with the Watercolor Rectangle STAX .  I like the spooky feel they give to the box compared to using the straight layers.  I also cut some from white cardstock to layer onto the dividers inside the box.  I cut those into about 1 inch strips making sure the jagged edge was at the top.  I colored the strips with grass and the path leading to the haunted house.  I added some cracks to the pathway to spook it up a bit.  The back panel was cut from white cardstock and colored with OLO markers and Faber Castell color pencils.  One of the stamp sets I used was JB Delightful Halloween.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Monday, September 11, 2023

My Yearly Post 2023 Card Design Superstar Contest

 Here is a card I am submitting to the MFT Superstar Coloring Virtuoso category.  I used several stamp sets to create my scene. 


YUZU Presents and Pupcakes for the dog images.

YUZU Catitude 

Sentiments from retired Pure Innocence stamp sets.

On A Roll Die-namics 

These were some sentiments I thought could be used like Let the Good Times Roll or No Pee-ing Allowed.  (omitted the k in peeking)  I used Just Roll With It.  I cut one of the pieces of toilet paper into 3, crumpled them and placed them on the card.  The dog with the ribbon in his mouth was changed by masking the puppy and inking up the trailing toilet paper roll on the kitten's tail and placing it on the floor at the puppy's bottom.  I used OLO markers and colored pencils to complete the images and drew the hardwood floor and rug.  I had lots of fun creating this scene.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Two more cards for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest

 Here is a card for the clean and simple category.  It doesn't get any simpler than this.  Black and white with a pop of red.  Simple and cute!

All products used are from Make it Crafty Stamps.  Some stamps may be retired.

This is for the coloring virtuoso Category.

Thanks for stopping.

2022 Card Design Superstar Contest

 Well it is that time for my once a year post.  This is for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest.  You can find the details here.  I made this card for the Box Card Master

Here are the products I used to create this card.

Ready Set Snow stamp set and die set

MFT cardstock and patterned paper and copic markers to color the images.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, September 24, 2021

2021 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

 Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card I made for the MFT 2021 Card Design Superstar: Clean and Simple Genius.

I used the SY Always Bring a Smile stamp set.  I used the Petite Clouds die for the clouds.  The image was colored with Copics and  colored pencils.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Thursday, September 23, 2021

2021 MFT Card Design Superstar Contest

 Hello friends,

Today I am entering the annual MFT Card Design Superstar Contest.  I was so surprised to see the last post to my blog was for this very contest, only last year.  I used 3 stamp sets for the images I used to create my card.  This card is for the Coloring Virtuoso category.

I used the adorable crows from the Loveable Leopards set.  I used a Pure Innocence Ll'l Pumpkin, and a sentiment from Picture Perfect Party Animals.  To make the fence I used the die-namics to cut and trace the fence.  I used Copics and color pencils to color the scene.  The clouds were cut, free-hand.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Good luck to all the other participants!

Hugs and smiles,


Sunday, September 20, 2020

2020 Card Design Superstar: Coloring Virtuoso

Hello friends!  I haven't posted to my blog in such a long time because facebook hasn't been allowing me to link my cards to it.  We will see if this works.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the My Favorite Things Design Contest.  I am entering this card into the Coloring Virtuoso category.  I had a hard time choosing between Clean and Simple and Coloring Virtuoso.  This is my idea of Clean and Simple, but I think it might not qualify, so I went with Coloring Viruoso.

I used a Birdie Brown stamp set called Birthday Buds.  I just love that little mouse and the adorable elephant.  I use an old Fishtail Flags Stax die for the white colored layer.  The other two layers were cut with scissors.  I used MFT petite plaid for the birthday hats and background paper panel.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

2's-DAY Tuesday May 5

Hello friends.  Today I have 2 cards to share using the same stamp set.  This set is Polka Dot Pals Imogen.  You can check out the store here to see what stamps are available for purchase.  If it is not available in the store you can always ask Kelly to order it for you.  She has really great customer service!

The first card I stamped with memento Angel Pink for some no-line coloring with copics and color pencil.  My friend Barbara is the illustrator of the Polka Dot Pals.  She is an amazing artist.  She encourages people to use her stamps in creative ways, like adding facial features or patterns.  As you can see I added an eye in place of just the black dot on the original image.

                                                                                                                                                                     My second card has the same image stamped with black memento ink.  I used a copic multiliner black pen to add some details to the card.  Kind of like a zentagle style.

                                                                                                                                                                             I hope you feel inspired to use your stamps in different ways.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs and smiles, 


Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Digital Stamp from 7 Kids

Hello friends!  Today I have a card to share made with a new digital stamp from 7 Kids Craft Store.  This is Mum and Baby Fairy

This image was printed onto Neenah Kraft cardstock and colored with color pencils.  Then it was fussy cut and placed onto a card.  You can check out the new release stamps here!   As always I appreciate your visits!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smile,