YAY! the day is here for you to start shopping the latest release from MFT, I sure do hope you get what you have been hoping for and I cannot wait to see all your creations..

Be sure to head to the blog to see all the amazing creations, products and even the amazing guests that are joining us this month..

I chose to work with the cutest set ever from Birdie Brown, Old Friends, I mean this set just melted me..

I took the plump little grandpa from this set, stamped him out and coloured him in with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took a white panel and masking off the bottom section of the card, I took the Wonky Dots Stencil along with some Blue Breeze ink and applied a small amount of ink to create a funky wallpaper look..

I turned the card around and masked off the stenciled area and then added some Natural Ink to the base of this to create a wood look..

I added my little man and then stamped a sentiment underneath him..

Finishing off this card by taking a sentiment from the All the Encouragement set and die cutting around, adding this speech bubble to the top of the card..

Thank you so much for taking the time to come past my blog this month, enjoy your shopping..


  • sabinevdk

    Love this grandpa!!! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Dj Rants

    I absolutely love this card, your coloring and stenciling are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Casandra Bennett

    I must remember not to overlook that wonky circle stencil. TFS your cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Debby Green

    Such a cute card! Looks just like my dad!ReplyCancel

  • Anny Hale

    Very cute card and I like the way you did the background.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    This is a perfect card. Love all the elements. Love the stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Deichl

    Awesome Card–great coloring too! What a fun release!!!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Gourley

    Fun card Joy! Love how you used the wonky dots stencil in the background too.ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Love the stenciled background and the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Janae Pickett

    I love the layout, especially how the background dots are faded on the side with the “yay”. Really cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Love this set, and your card is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration Joy! Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Rutherford

    This is one of my favorite sets. It’s nice to have sets that show older folks – and they are so well done!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a funny card! I love it! Great design!ReplyCancel


    This made me chuckle. I so love this stamp set!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    OMG! He is soooo cute! Fabulous coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Eva N

    This card made me laugh. So cute.ReplyCancel

  • I like the gradually fading background you created!ReplyCancel

  • Zlatka K

    Adorable card! I love this stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn D.

    Nice use of wonky dots stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Love your fun design and this sentiment. Beautiful colouring on your card.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    So cute! I love the sentiment, it makes me chuckle! Love the colors and the polka dots!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    Funny card.ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    This guy is too cute! Lovin’ this set from Birdie Brown. Love the colors and your wallpaper.ReplyCancel

  • Ooo, I really like how you offset the scene so you could include the big yay speech bubble. It’s really subtle and effective at the same time. Plus that little old man is just adorable. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri priest

    another fun use of this stamp set. so cute.ReplyCancel

  • perfect card for aged birthday or retirementReplyCancel


    OMG! I just love this set!!! This would be so perfect for my hubby. heheReplyCancel

  • vicki doyle

    Your control of the negative space is spot on! Great example that you don’t have to cover the ENTIRE background. Love your work.ReplyCancel

Hi there

We are finally at day 1 of the August Release Countdown at MFT, be sure to head to the blog to see even more great inspiration and more product views today..

I am using the cute stamp set called, Halloween Hoo this time, stamping out all the images I wished to use and die cutting..

Whilst die cutting I took Lemon Chiffon and die cut some stars and white card stock to which I die cut some clouds..

I then took a panel of Wild Wisteria and using the A2 Circle Stax, I die cut 3 circles into the panel along with a panel that I inked with Coral Crush creating cloud background using the Rolling Clouds Stencil..

I adhered the Wild Wisteria to a white card base and then adhered the circles within the spaces..

I added my images and die cuts and then added as my final touch a sentiment that I stamped onto Black Licorice card stock and embossed with white embossing powder, trimming each word apart..

I hope you enjoy viewing all the amazing things again today..

I will be back tomorrow for shopping day!


  • Casandra Bennett

    I love everything about this fun card. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Love the soft color palette. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anny Hale

    I really enjoy seeing your different color choices. Cute cardReplyCancel

  • SueB

    What a fun & cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Patti Nienberg

    This card is simply adorable! I could point out each thing..but everything about it is just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    I love the Wisteria and the coral crush combination! Your card is really really cute!ReplyCancel

  • Giselle D.

    I really like the coral clouds! Really cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    very nice cardReplyCancel

Hi there

So we are now at Day 2 of the August Release Countdown for MFT and I sure do hope you have been enjoying all the countdown days and seeing all the amazing new product headed to the shop, for more to view today don’t forget to head to the blog..

I created using the Haunted House, die cutting it out of Black licorice card stock, backing the windows using Lemon Drop and setting this aside..

I then took a panel of white card stock and using Distress Inks, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron I applied ink, once I was happy, I took the Rolling Clouds Stencil and Black Licorice ink, adding this to the purple section..

I die cut this panel using the A2 Circle Stax and began to add my Haunted House along with the tree..

I then added this along with pattern paper from the Creepy Confections paper pad..

Next, I added a sentiment from the Sassy Pants Spooktacular that I stamped with Black Licorice onto Cement Gray card stock..

I completed this card by die cutting some bats from the Ghostly Greetings, added a scattering of sequins, white gel pen as some stars and added some liquid glitter pen to the tree and bats..

I will be back for Day 1 tomorrow, thanks for swinging past today!


  • April Davis

    Fun and cute! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anny Hale

    Very cute! I really like the purple cliuds!ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Your haunted house is super cool!ReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Like how you used the black patterned paper for the background.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn D.

    Eery, puffy cloud technique.ReplyCancel

  • Giselle D.

    I love the circle, your clouds look 3D- fantastic job!ReplyCancel

  • Darci Powers

    I love the striped paper background. It really makes the house and other dies AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • tara prince

    so fun and cuteReplyCancel

  • Casandra Bennett

    This is going to be a must-have set. Great scene card.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    SO cute!!ReplyCancel


Gosh we are halfway through the August Release Countdown for MFT and I am sure that you are loving what you see already, don’t forget to head over to the blog again today to see even more greatness..

I am using the latest from Stacey Yacula called Happy Campers and this is just the sweetest set..

I took out the images that I wished to use and coloured them with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took a white panel, masking off an area at the top, I applied After Midnight and Natural Inks to give a glow to the night sky..

I added some water droplets to have the ink wick and once dry I added my images along with some white gel pen dots to add stars..

Finally, I stamped a sentiment onto white card stock and trimmed this down to form a strip, adding a piece of pattern paper from the Happy Trails paper pad and sentiment to the card front..

Have fun getting crafty this weekend, I will be back again tomorrow with day 2..


  • April Davis

    I really like how you used the space on the card! It gives a great focal point and doesn’t feel cluttered. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Rosa M. Vasquez

    What a great design! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy G.

    Such a sweet camping scene with the new stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Thatcher

    I always love your creations…this is no exception!ReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Nice card. Love the patterned paper with the beautiful night sky.ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Really sweet card! I love this stamp set!ReplyCancel

  • Anny Hale

    I love how the fire is reflected on the bunnies face. Very cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Spitzer

    Oh, this card is SWEET! I love your take on things – a s’mores party! Terrific! Your color scheme is very pleasing to the eye and I like how the warm tones of the fire are lighting up the sides of the critters’ faces. Very pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Giselle D.

    Such a sweet card. That night sky is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    This is adorable, Joy – and that background is brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Casandra Bennett

    I love plaids, critters, beautiful night skies…this card has it all. :)ReplyCancel

Hi there

I hope you have enjoyed the first day of the countdown release for MFT, be sure to head to the blog for Day 4 and see many more products and inspiration..

I chose to use the Lots of Leaves Cover Up the feature to my card and by taking a piece of white card stock, I applied Distress Oxide Inks, Candid Apple, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain..

I die cut the Lots of Leaves die and flicked some water over the top to make the ink wick..

In the middle of another white piece of card stock I stamped a sentiment from the Autumn Blessings with Black Licorice ink..

Adding foam tape to the Lots of Leaves die cut and adding to the white panel, I completed this card by adding some gold sequins and adding to a white card base..

This die has so many possibilities and really has a true elegant feel to it..


  • Bernadette

    Really love that die!ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anny Hale

    Simple and very pretty card. I love the fall colors.ReplyCancel

  • Casandra B.

    This is such a pretty card. I like the clean design.ReplyCancel

  • Joan

    Love this new cover die and your card is so pretty. Can’t wait for the release. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Zimmer

    Great fall themed card.ReplyCancel

  • Pearl Ewry

    Very simple and good, but I wonder if the background is one of the green color family, will it be better?

    Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn D.

    Simple but vibrant distress oxide coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Love that Lots of Leaves cover plate!ReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Nice fall colors used on the leaves dieReplyCancel

  • Michele F

    I love it, Joy… gorgeous!

  • janet

    Oh, my gosh – Joy, this is perfect for autumn. Beautifully done.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope your all having a great week and that you are getting some time spent on your crafty supplies..

Speaking of crafty supplies, MFT start the August Release Countdown, can you believe we are already in August, time is certainly flying and there truly days for me sadly that I wish it was still standing in time..

So we start out with Day 5 of the countdown and I am bringing you a card that has the latest from Birdie Brown, this month we are spoiled by her and there will be 2 in the line up..

I worked with Adorable Adventures and these truly are adorable, I think I may have let out a little squeal when I opened the box and saw these..

I took out all the images and stamped them out, colouring them all in with my Copics and die cutting..

I then took a white panel and applied Natural ink to one of the latest stencils being released this month, Rolling Clouds, making sure to only ink the top part of the card..

Once happy with the inking I took my score board and added a border of scoring..

I then stamped a sentiment onto another piece of white card stock and added this to the top of the card..

Completing this card by adding my images to create a little scene..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see what everyone has created for day 5 and loads more products to view..


  • April Davis

    So cute! Love this set. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Anny Hale

    Very cute card. Nice cloud color choice-different.ReplyCancel

  • Casandra Bennett

    Beautiful coloring and design.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Zimmer

    Joy what a great card. I am really enjoying what everyone has created.ReplyCancel

  • Such a darling card design!ReplyCancel

  • Liz E

    Wonderful design! Love this stamp collection. I’ve been an email subscriber of yours for years.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Such a cute card. Great jobReplyCancel

  • Angela Shoffner

    Great scene! Love the simple beauty of your card! Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Adorable little girl in this card.ReplyCancel

  • Looks great, the scene settings come to life and many options and imagination endless.ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    What a cute card! I love the scene you created!ReplyCancel

  • Carol E. Wortman

    This is the sweetest.. love the SQUEEL. The rolling clouds are beautiful. I have to admit that I dont know what that little disaster bunker is, but it’s cute. The highlights in her hair are so pretty. Cute cute card! You did your previous person proud!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn D.

    Clever using the scoring tool for an outline.ReplyCancel

  • Patti Skiba

    Love the coloring on your card!ReplyCancel

  • Joy I just used a very old set yesterday that has been discontinued … I think you’ve pointed me in the direction of its replacement!

  • Tara Prince

    super super cuteReplyCancel