I’ve Been Schooled!

Hello friends!  Hope you are doing well and are having a great week!

I took some time over the last few days to try and follow along with all of the videos and classes going on over the My Favorite Things blog as they are doing “Session 2 of their MFT Summer School“.  I don’t know about you, but I find that there is always something new to learn and different things to try with crafting and I enjoy learning about it so that I can continue to improve in what I already enjoy doing.  Sometimes that self-doubt creeps into the skull to tell you that “you’re not good enough” and “give up”, etc.    The way for me to try and stomp out those feelings is to take classes and try something new.  I just want to enjoy the process and learning can help bring on more positive feelings.

Since there are SO MANY creations in this post, I won’t go into too many details other than share the links to the MFT Summer School links that I made each card for.  I hope you enjoy having a look at them:

Day 1 – Monochromatic (CAS)

Vicki-MFTcamp-monochromatic CAS

I used several colors of MFT purple (of course!) cardstock and stamped a background stamp with VersaMark over it.  I think the die I’ve used is from something retired.

Day 2 – Focal Point


Really had fun with this sweet little bear! 🙂  I loved the layout so much from class and decided to follow that for my card here.  The balloon and die cut sentiment actually have shimmer over them which doesn’t show in the photo very well.

Day 3 – Visual Triangle


This one took me quite a bit to put together.  I think maybe part of it was all of the coloring, but I was struggling a bit with the concept…I’m hoping this was how she was going with it.  3 long strips at the bottom, 3 images at the bottom and 3 images at the top.  The purple in the background was a watercolor wash like she showed in the video, but I didn’t heat emboss any image like she did.

Day 4 – Rainbow


I have done this before, and I really like how you can use up your paper scraps in a colorful way.  I used the same frame die here in a similar manner as I did the card above this one.  I cut the sentiment several times before laying down the top one and then I slightly off centered it to show the white slightly behind it.

Day 5 – Ombre


And here I go with another purple card! LOL!  I actually remembered a fantastic video that I created this card based on a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire.

If you have any questions about these, please feel free to contact me or simply leave a comment below and I will be happy to reply.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you again on Thursday for a new challenge! 🙂

19 thoughts on “I’ve Been Schooled!

  1. Ooo, Vicki !! So many beautiful cards in one post !! All fabulously beautiful. The first card gave me a real delight. I love the precision with which it was made. And every next card puts me in even greater delight. Beautiful, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing them with us.


  2. You really have been busy!!!! They’re all fabulous too. I’m having the big time self doubt these last few days – maybe I should have done this class too. I love all your cards !


  3. What a wonderful array of stunning cards! I’m hard pressed to choose a favorite among them, but I just adore that cute Halloween card! I love how you did each one – brilliant!


  4. I love this colorful array of fabulous cards, Vicki!! I always find it fun to got to “school” and learn new things to try!! Looks like there are some You Tube hours in my future!! Thanks for creating and showing off these pretties today!


  5. Vicki, I adore them all! The last one with the purple combo and the embossing really pleases me because purple is my fav color. The Halloween witch with her pumpkins and bat is such a perfect design! WOW, my friend. 😀


  6. I’m going to save this post as a favorite on my Bloglovin’, here’s lots of tricks I can learn from you and perhaps CASE a card or two? So I’m probably going to revisit. I love the cards here, from the cute ones to the simple and stylish ones.


    1. That is really awesome Pia! I am honored that you feel enough to save this post! I would be honored and thrilled to have you CASE any of my creations! 🙂 Thank you!


  7. WOW Vicki, these are all GORGEOUS!! The little bear and witch cards are so cute and I absolutely love your last card! Stunning embossing and design!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. Fabulous selection of cards Vicki loved them all from the first CAS one –with all hubbys health problems lately -I was making lots of booboos and almost gave up even for a break-but then I need some me time too or would go crazy–off to check out your links
    Carol x


  9. Wow, all these cards are so amazing, love that you were learning while creating such beautiful cards! I really hope that next time round I have time to do this! Debxx


  10. Oh. Em. GEE!! There is so much to love about this post! I am absolutely in love with each and every card – you did a marvelous job! I love your card designs and your use of color – well done! A++++ for sure!!!


  11. What a wonderful collection of designs, styles, and colors! Love them all and you did such a wonderful job on all of them. Thanks for sharing……..I’m inspired and impressed!!!


  12. Wonderful cards! Each one is so beautiful and loving the different techniques. Loved them all and each one so different. Thanks for sharing the links and your ideas.



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