Mother Daughter CardMaking

Hi all!  Happy Mother’s Day!  Hope you are having a lovely day with your families.  My daughter and I spent some time this morning making cards.  She had asked to do one of the MFT color challenges.  I hadn’t participated in quite some time, so this worked perfectly. Hopefully, it will also help in perking up my MOJO, which has been rather flat & squashed lately.

First up is my daughter’s card.

MFTCC44 Ainsley Hello

I love how she put this together!  She pulled out my Mini Chicken Wire cover up die and cut a piece of Orange Fizz.  She glued that down to a white card base and then watercolored a few purple splotches, using my SAI Watercolor Markers.  She then cut two butterflies using the Flutter of Butterflies dies.  Finally, she cut a hello out of Limelight using a Top Dog Dies die.  She matted it on white and then added a piece of fun foam behind it for even dimension.

Now for mine:

MFTCC44 MFTWSC279 Chews You

I purchased the Gumball MFT kit a few months back and hadn’t used it yet.  I was struggling with all of the bits and pieces to the machine.  For the color challenge, I thought this would be the perfect way to accomplish the colors and get a machine made.  I cut my gumballs with each of the color challenge colors – Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly, Grapesicle and Limelight.  My machine was cut in Grout Gray. I did opt for a shaker card and used one of the Shaker Pouches and filled it with some card stock gumballs.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it.

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Challenge Submissions

MFTWSC249  – I Chews You card

MFTCC44 – both cards


KG Creations – Smile

Hi all!  Happy Saturday!  You know, we all have colors that we don’t use a lot and for me, yellow is one of them.  After seeing the Sunshine on the Daisies mix from Kennedy Grace Creations, that changed.  It is so bright, fun & cheerful!

KG Smile Daisies

So I opted to create a fairly quick and easy shaker card.  I used the MFT Transform-ables Smile dies {retired} to create my shaker front {after cutting it with Blueprints 13, of course!}.  The sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental Smile {also retired} and is stamped in VersaFine and embossed.  I have both an acetate front, as well as a Fuse pocket holding the sequin mix.  {This was not for any reason — it was more of a oh, I forgot to create my Fuse pocket first.} This mix has bright yellow sequins, translucent sequins in a few sizes, little yellow stars, translucent flower sequins and beads. I don’t think you could look at it without smiling!   I filled my pocket and adhered it to the back of the window.  I added a piece of polka dotted paper behind it to add a bit more interest.

KG Smile Daisies flat

If you look closely, you’ll see that the i is dotted with a flower sequin from the mix.  Pop on over to the Kennedy Grace Creations store to pick up your mix of Sunshine on the Daisies, along with many other fantabulous sequin mixes!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!


Challenge Submissions

Crafting with Friends — Anything Goes

I Wheelie Like You

Hi all!  Happy Thursday!  My kiddos got gerbils back in November and I had to get the super cute Lawn Fawn set Wheelie Like You.  I colored up two gerbils on Tuesday for The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge.  {If you aren’t familiar with this, check out Kathy’s blog.  It’s a great time — lots of support, no stress!}  My kiddos can be a bit nosey around my craft table and I was trying to keep them a secret.  Of course, my daughter spied them and exclaimed “They look just like Sandy & Smokey!” — then she awaited further details, which I didn’t tell her.  🙂

Sandy Wheelie Like You.jpg

This is Sandy — as you can see, she resembles the color of Sandy, hence her name. She’s my daughter’s gerbil and she really loves her wheel.  We can hear her running in it and she’s quite friendly.  I wanted to create a shaker and make it look like the bedding in her cage.  Both she and Smokey like to move their bedding all over the place, creating tunnels, etc.

Smokey Wheelie LIke You

And here’s Smokey’s card.  He’s completely black, save for a tiny bit of white under his chin.  Unlike Sandy, he doesn’t use his wheel.  He does like to pile up his bedding, tunnel through and boy, can he zip!  He’s more skittish than Sandy.

Just in case you want to see the real deal, here are Sandy & Smokey.



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Challenges Entered

Fab ‘n Funky — All Creatures Great & Small

The Crafty Addicts — Anything Goes/Cute & Cuddly

Lawnscaping Challenge Blog — Sending Love



Flurry of Love

Hi all!  Some crafty friends and I participate in a very small card swap.  Our theme for December was a shaker card.  I’m finally getting mine in the mail tomorrow — It didn’t take a long time to complete them, but finding the time was another story!

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create the shaker pocket and a relatively flat shaker card.  I filled it with snowflake sequins, star sequins of various sizes and colors and some micro beads.  The pocket fits perfectly behind the large Rectangle Frame die from MFT {I used the stitched frame from Blueprints 13 as a guideline for creating the pocket.}  Each frame is cut from a piece of Basic Grey designer paper.  I die cut and stamped three of the sweet Birdie Brown Warmest Wishes on Neenah Solar White and colored them with Copics.  The sentiment is stamped on a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX.  I did pop up Birdie Brown and added a pearl to her matching paper pieced scarf and some Stickles to her hat.   She’s very sweet!

Challenge Submissions
A Snowflake’s Promise – anything goes with a winter/Christmas theme
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Baby It’s Cold Outside

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My Fave 15 of ’15!

Hi all!  Happy New Year’s Eve!  {Or in some cases Happy 2016!}  I’m getting a late start on this post today, but I thought I would share my favorite 15 cards of 2015.  The other day on Instagram, I shared what were the top 9 photographs I shared there, based on your likes!

In a somewhat chronological order….

15.  Level UP!

Limelight from MFT still remains a favorite color of mine!

14. Believe In Yourself

The best thing about this card: My friend still has it displayed on her refrigerator!
I always love a good rainbow, but this was even better.  Homemade enamel dots and using up tiny strips of brightly colored paper for that umbrella!
This was a fun card!  Birthday card for a sangria lover!  
I did a lot of CAS cards this year and I absolutely love this one!  
This was a two card post and I love both cards.  MFT’s Summer School sessions were great.  I love the sequined clouds and the lines of  X&O’s in pops of pink!
Of course, I like this card, but I really LOVE is the reason behind it!
I was on a search in 2015 to find this MFT set.  It was retired and almost impossible to find.  I posted on SCS on the ISO boards and a very lovely fellow stamper RAK’d the stamp set and dies to me.  I was prepared to pay for them, but she wouldn’t accept anything.  This card went back to her.  
I decided to take the jump back into design team work in 2015 and was so excited to join the From the Heart Stamps design team.
Love these flamingos and I was so happy with this card!
I’m not usually a fan of gold, but I love the Delicata gold ink.  Perfect for an anniversary card!
One of my favorite FTHS images of this year.  Seriously, I giggle every time I look at that birdbrain!
Love when an idea translates from your head to the paper!
I picked up the FUSE tool this fall and love how I was able to make a completely flat shaker card.
So there you have my favorite 15 of 2015!  I wish you the happiest of 2016 and may it be a 
Sweet ’16!  

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FTHS Snow Girl Shaker

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday!  I’m back today with a sweet shaker card!  I recently decided to get the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.  I had a few tips and tricks for making shaker cards, but I was never 100% thrilled with the amount of foam tape or fun foam needed to get the amount of dimension needed for the shaker.  So I decided to give the Fuse a try and so far, I like it!

Here’s my card today for the mid-week inspiration at From the Heart Stamps.

Love this little sweet Snow Girl image!  Before printing, I added one of the sentiments under her snow pile.  Then, I printed and colored her with Copics, emphasizing a fun pink and green color combo.  Then I embossed a piece of Neenah Solar Crest white with the Swiss Dots embossing folder – this has always been a favorite of mine.  Then I cut a window using Stitched Arch STAX from MFT.  Next up was creating my shaker pocket.  I’m using some old page protectors for my shakers currently and they work great.  I used a square die to create my pocket and then filled it with some micro beads, sequins and glitter (I don’t recommend the glitter; it sticks a bit too much and didn’t move as nicely as I’d hoped.)  I don’t have a video making the pocket, but I do have a video of the completed pocket, however, Blogger wasn’t cooperating with uploading it.  I do have it posted on Instagram, if you’d like to see it.  {@pinkroomtherapy}

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the other fantastic design team projects over at the From the Heart Stamps blog!

Challenge Submissions
Pile It On — #98 Anything Christmas/Winter
Morgan’s Art World — Non-Traditional Christmas Cards
A Snowflake’s Promise – Winter or Christmas
Try It On Tuesdays – Snow, Snowflakes, Winter Whites
Unicorn Challenge — #4 Winter Time

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Joy – A Completely Flat Shaker!

Hi all!  I recently decided to purchase the We R Memory Keeper’s Fuse Tool.  My rationale was that I could save money in the long run by not purchasing so much foam tape.  I’ve used it a handful of times so far and really like it.  My card today is a completely flat shaker card, which makes me really happy!

I kept this really simple, but boy does it pack a punch!  First, I cut Nightshift Blue with Blueprints 13 {I swear, my cards are naked if I don’t do this first!}  Then I cut it with the Christmas Tree Cutout die — I did have to tape it down with a bit of washi to prevent it from moving.  Next up was to stamp my star at the top — I used Delicata Golden Glitz, but didn’t emboss it.  Then I created my shaker pocket. I’ve been using page protectors, which are working great.  I filled it with some fun sequins, including some that are shaped like old fashioned Christmas lights. 

I glued my completed pocket to the back of my Nightshift Blue.  I kept the tree trunk closed off so that the pocket would fit perfectly along the bottom.  I then glued down my panel directly to my card base.  No foam tape – only my double sided tape.  Then I added a bit of joy in gold.  I love that this is a perfectly mailable shaker card without requiring a padded envelope or anything else!

Challenge Submissions
Eclectic Eliapu – Purple Team – Cards to Die For (1 or more die)
Pile It On — Anything Christmas/Winter
Avenue 613 – Anything Goes
Crafter’s Cafe – #138 Diecuts or Punches 

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