MFT 2018 Creative Olympics

Hi Friends!

I decided last minute to join in the fun with the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics.  There are four events/challenges and phew…let me tell you…I’ve spent the last 2 hours organizing/editing photos and I think my heart is still racing from the last challenge.  I’m not kidding.  I need a beta-blocker for my heart.  I’m going to dive right in and share each of these events with you!  Winners are selected randomly so wish me luck!

Event #1:  Stamping Slalom – creating 1 card using at least 3 stamp sets.

For my first card, I used a new stamp set I’ve been wanting to play with – Meant to Bee.  I love bees (images of bees to be more clear) and wanted to create a scene using them along with the elephant from Adorable Elephants and a hippo from Happy Hippos.

Happy Bee DayI inked up the background for this card using Broken China distress ink and used the Grassy Hills die to cut some layering grass.  I added the images after fussy cutting them (I only had the dies for the Meant to Bee set) and finished off the card with some Wonky stitches and a few white highlights with my Sakura White Gelly Roll pen.

Event #2:  Winter Freestyle

My second card features MFT’s Snowflake Splendor stamps and Layered Snowflakes dies.

Be Joyful - Snowflakes

I stamped the first layer, die cut the second layer using silver sparkle paper, used vellum for my 3rd layer of flakes and adorned the center with silver sequins.  The sentiment is from the Happy Pawlidays set.  There was lots of white space on this card, so I used some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off this card.

Event 3:  Crafty Biathlon

MFT gave us the option of combining two techniques on one card for this challenge.  I decided to use emboss-resist with a shaker element.

Snowflake Splendor Shaker

I stamped snowflakes on a piece of white cardstock and used Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick) to color the entire panel, revealing those pretty white snowflakes.  I added some watermarks and die cut 3  snowflakes to create the shaker portion.  I used my MISTI to help me stamp the 3 coordinating stamps and embossed them in silver sparkle embossing powder through the die cuts.  The sequins I used are gifted ones I found in my stash – they were snowflakes and served it’s purpose for this card.  Finally, I added a scalloped border frame.

Event #4:  Speed Cardmaking

Ok y’all…I waited for this forth event to finish this post….couldn’t find it on the MFT Blog but luckily found it on their FB webpage.  Sigh – the start of my anxiety.  The challenge was to create a card from start to finish in 20 mins.  20 mins!!!  That’s really hard to do sometimes!  I just got the Mesmerizing Mandala die this past week and it was sitting there looking at me.  So I decided I would use it for this quick card.

Mesmerizing Mandala

I used Distress Oxide Inks again (same as above but the pink I used for this card is Festive Berries) and inked up a panel, then I die cut it out and sprayed sparkle shimmer liquid over it before adhering it to the card layer.  I die cut the word because in both black and silver glitter paper and off set them when I glued them together.  The sentiment is from the same Because stamp/die set that I embossed in white over black cardstock.  How long did this take me, you ask?  I think I could’ve finished it in 15…but the obsessive need to clean as I created caused me to slow down.

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I’m calling it a success here….are you with me?!  I think my heart is still racing…because after I finished that card, I started editing photos and had to find all the blog posts from MFT to link these cards.  I’m finally done!  Hallelujah…(and the Star Spangled Banner plays in my head).

I hope I RANDOMLY get selected to win! . Wish me luck and until next time!

XOXO,

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SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

MFT Snowflake Splendor
MFT Snowflake Splendor
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Layered Snowflakes
MFT Layered Snowflakes
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Meant to Bee
MFT Meant to Bee
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Meant to Bee
MFT Meant to Bee
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Happy Pawlidays
MFT Happy Pawlidays
MFT Happy Hippos
MFT Happy Hippos
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Adorable Elephants
MFT Adorable Elephants
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop FramesMFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Grassy Hills
MFT Grassy Hills
EH | SSS | MFT
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SB | SSS
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
EH | SSS | SU
SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
MFT Because You
MFT Because You
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Mesmerizing Mandala
MFT Mesmerizing Mandala

EH | SSS | MFT

Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spritz
Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spritz
SU Paper Piercing Tool
SU Paper Piercing Tool
VersaMarker
VersaMarker
HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
SSS | EH
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
HMSB | SSS | SBC
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
HMSB | SSS | SBC
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 3
HMSB | SSS | SBC
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
MFT Silver Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Silver Sparkle Card Stock
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Darice Silver 8mm
Darice Silver 8mm
Darice Silver 5mm
Darice Silver 5mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm
EH | SSS | PPP

 


3 thoughts on “MFT 2018 Creative Olympics

  1. Oh, my, Caly! I LOVE them all, and I am cheering with and for you! Woohoo! I would have had my heart aflutter! LOL! Beautifully done, and what a fun Olympic challenge! So sweet each one, and you are so amazing and creative!! Hugs, precious friend! You made me smile!! Love you! xoxo

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      1. Oh my, Caly! I am SO excited that you are going!!! I wish I could, but I cannot. But be sure to give sweet Marcy a hug from me and tell her we know each other as Dirty Girls. She is one sweetie! Ah, I so wish I could go, but have a blast!!! xoxo

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