Monday, May 31, 2010

Who's That Geek Guy

Today is the final day of MFTeaser! We are sharing projects with three new sets today, WTG Goes Green, Who's That Geek Guy, and Clearly Sentimental About Vacations. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:oo am EST to see the list of designer posting previews today.

And be sure to join us at the release party tonight for some fun and prizes at 8:00 pm EST in the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers.

I am using Who's That Geek Guy, and I don't know about you, but I have many men in my life for whom this set is perfect! I colored with Copics and the table and shirt are paper pieced. I use the MFT Cork cut out with a nestibility to make my clipboard. The sentiment is included in the set and is attached with a MFT Baby Braddies. Twill and twine are my final embellishments.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the set on twill.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you at the release party tonight and I will have one more project to share tonight during the MFT Blog Hop and Shop.

Melody

DP: Pink Paislee

Jolinne All Dressed Up

There are two new Jolinnes being released this month, Jolinne All Dressed Up and Jolinne in my Garden. Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of designers sharing projects today.

This is Jolinne All Dressed Up. One of niece's birthday is next month and I thought this alterable purse I had in my stash for ages would make the perfect gift box for her. Jolinne is colored with copics. I covered the purse in Little Yellow Bicycle DP. The border around the bottom is made with Scalloped Scallops Die using MFT Felt in pale yellow. Then I added lace around the bottom and the purse flap.

I attach a tag to the handle of the purse stamped with a sentiment from the set and tied with twine and yellow ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to up the MFT Release Party on your calender for Wednesday night at 8:00 pm EST in the MFT Forum at Splitcoast stampers.

Melody

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pure Innocence Teaser Day!

Welcome to day four of June's MFTeasers! Today is Pure Innocence Day! Can they really get cuter month after month!! We have three new PI's this month, Mud Buddies, Lollypop Girl, and a Cart Full of Friends. Be sure to stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am for the list of designers sharing projects today.

My project uses and Mud Buddies. She is colored with Copics and I used October Afternoon papers. On the front I added a seed card image, a crocheted flower and a button tied with twine. I used the Scalloped Scallop Die and the Jumbo Scallop Die for my border. I added some stitching and the edges are sponged with distressing ink.

I scored my card twice, forming a 1/4" edged on my card to allow for the little thank you on the inside. The card is tied closed with a ribbon.

On the inside I made two pockets using the Jumbo Scallop die to hold seed packets. The thank you sentiments are from Thanks a Bunch, which is also being released on Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by! It is going to be a fun release! Be back tomorrow with another peek!

Melody


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blowing Kisses

Today is Day 3 of MFT June Previews which included Fred Bear & the Butterfly, Emma Blowing Kisses, and Wyatt Says WOW. Be sure to stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of designers sharing project today.

My card uses Emma Blows Kisses. Isn't she cute!! She is colored with copics and her dress is paper pieced. The papers are October Afternoon. I used the Jumbo Scalloped Die to make the layered border at the bottom. I added some machine stitching, ribbon, and a Love Ticket. The sentiment is included in the set. I used brads and twine to attach the sentiment.


I used the Jumbo Scallop Die on the inside to and stamp Emma again.

Thanks for stopping by,

Melody

Friday, May 28, 2010

Baby Makes Three

Today the MFT design team is sharing projects with three new stamps, Baby Makes Three, Thanks a Bunch, and What a Day! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of designers sharing projects today.

My card today uses Baby Makes Three. This a such a cute set, perfect for both congratulations cards and birth announcements. I colored my image with copics and then masked it off, and sponged the background with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Spun Sugar. I added stitching around the edges and my border is done with the Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scalloped Die-namics Die Cuts. I added lace and ribbon and the sentiment is included in the set.

I used the same die cuts to make the border on the inside. "It's a Girl" is included and "Congratulations" is from the WTG Baby Bump set. The stamp set also a sentiment for making birth announcements.

Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate it!!

Melody

DP: My Mind's Eye

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Dia-namics for June!!

Today we are starting the previews for My Favorite Things' June release! First up is this month are the previews of three new Dia-manic Die Cuts, an adorable rick rack, and a sun and grass die cuts and a new Grossgrain Ribbon Texture Board. Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST time to see all the designers sharing projects today.

I am using the new grass die cut for my card today. Here is a picture of the die I thought you might like to see.

My card uses one of my all time favorite MFT stamp, Grow Love Plant a Tree. I colored and paper pieced my trees and then cut them out. I sponged my background using distressing ink and the medium cloud in the cloud die cut set to mask off my white spaces. I glued down the first trees, added a row of grass, then the second tree, and another row of grass.

Here is a closer look. The buttons are tied with twine. There is stitching around the edges, and I made the lower bordering using the Scalloped Scallop die for the polka dots and the Jumbo Scallops die for my cork. Lace, twine, a ticket and a button are my finishing details.

Here's a look at the inside, using the Jumbo Scallop die again.
Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Melody

DP Cosmo Crickett
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tumble Grass
Tim Holtz ticket


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May VIP BLOG HOP

Welcome to the May VIP Blog Hop!! Two new set are being release tonight! If you came here from Barbara's blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go on over to Kim's blog.

The June VIP Package includes:
Who’s That Girl Goes Green $17.95, What a Day (FREE, $9 value)

Twill Ribbon Collection $5.95
Die-namics Edge Die (Be one of the
FIRST to get a NEW Die-namics die, which will be officially released on June 2nd) $11.95

The second set being released is:

Costumes from Wonderland $15.95

There are two WTG images included in the Go Green set. For my card I stamped the image on a MFT Perfect Panel in Cream, colored with Copics, and paper pieced her shirt and the reusable shopping bags. The Recycle Symbol is included in the set. The edges are sponged with Distressing Ink and I did some sewing around the edges.

I used the Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die and new cork Kim is carrying in the store. Twill ribbon and a button tied with twine finished the card off.

On the inside I used one the sentiments included in the set and I stamped the recycle symbol on the twill ribbon.

My second card uses the new Costumes From Wonderland set. I stamped the image on a MFT Perfect Panel in Cream, colored with Copics, and paper pieced her skirt. The teacups and grass are done with Prism colored pencils. I used the Die-namic Jumbo Scallop Die again and sewed around the edges. Then I added a button tied together with twine.

The inside uses one of the sentiments included in the set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You can go stopping HERE. Now it time to hop on over to Jessie's blog to see what wonderful projects she has to share!

Melody

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May's MFT Greatest HIts

We are pulling out those stamps again this month that have not been inked up for awhile. For this month's MFT Greatest Hits we are working with stamps by Stephanie Fizer. If you would like to see all the designer sharing projects with Fizer's CUTE stamps, go on over to Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST.

You can find all the Stephanie Fizer stamp sets here - Good only on Thursday and Friday of this week, 15% off Fizer sets. The code is FIZER.


My sweet card uses Nite Nite Ellie. I really wanted to used moons and stars for my project, but didn't have paper with either, which is hard to believe since I have a serious addiction to paper! Well, this gave me the opportunity to play along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge this week, customizing your accents to match the overall feel of your project.

To give the warm, feel of a cozy blanket, I made a quilted background by cutting squares of three different papers and stitching them together. Ellie is colored with Copics and her PJ's are paper pieced.
First to add in some stars, I stamped the small stars on the DP in Memento Rich Cocoa. To make them twinkle, I used a glue pen and added a little glitter to each star. You can see the twinkle better in person. Then to make my moon, I cut a felt circle using a circle nestibility and MFT's new My Favorite Felt. Once I had cut the circle, I lay the same circle die in the middle of the first circle and ran it through my Cuttlebug to give the moon shape.

Then I just added a ribbon from the MFT Royalty Collection and charm tied on with twine.

One the inside I added a few quilt squares and an another moon. I am loving my new felt!

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

DP: Girls Paperie

Monday, May 10, 2010

MfT Wednesday Stamp Club

Before I was asked to be a member of the MFT design team, I was just a fan and I was so happy to make friends in the MFT forum and learned so much playing challenges. MFT now has a weekly Wednesday Stamp Club, with a new challenge posted every Wednesday. The MFT forum is such a friendly place! I hope you have a chance to join in the fun. The challenge this week is a sketch challenge and here is my card based on the sketch.

My card uses the Pure Innocence Set Birthday Princess. I can't believe this is my first chance to ink her up!! She is stamped on a MFT Perfect Panel in Cream, colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. I used a black glaze pen on her shoes to give them a patented leather look.

I used glitter on her crown and the cake frosting and topped the crown off with rhinestones.

I machine stitched around the edges, and tied a ribbon, from the MFT Royalty Collection, around the card and added a button tied with twine. The DP is Girls Paperie from my local scrapbook store.

Here is the inside. The sentiment is included in the set.

THANKS!

Melody

Saturday, May 8, 2010

You Make the Grade

Happy Saturday! I got my hair cut and colored today! Yeah! Way over due! My hubby is making me dinner tonight. It is a good day!

On Saturdays I always hop on over the Jen's blog to take a look at her Sketch For You To Try. I love her sketches and all the great inspiration from her design team. This week is extra special because My Favorite Things is sponsoring the challenge this week. You can win a $25.00 gift certificate a one of the new Dia-namics Jumbo Scalloped Die Cuts!

Here's my card based on the sketch and the stamp set is MFT'S Book in Hand . She is colored with Copics and her sweater is paper pieced. I layered the image over a bingo card. I layered papers from October Afternoon and used a zig zag stitch to patch them together. I strung buttons on twine at the bottom.

The "A+" sentiment is from the Pure Innocence set You Make the Grade. I used the Die-nanice Scalloped Scallops die cut for the border.

The inside sentiment is also from You Make the grade.

Happy Mother's Day to you all!!

Melody

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to the MFT May Blog Hop and Shop. If you just came to my blog and want to start at the beginning, hop on over to Kim's blog. If you came here from Cindy's blog you are in the right place.

For my project I used the new, and oh SO cute Pure Innocence stamp, Beach Bum. My niece is coming to stay for a few weeks this summer, and this is the cover of the mini album I plan to make for her when she is here, and living in San Diego it all about the beach!

I covered a 8x8 piece of chipboard and rounded the corners. I made the sand by tearing kraft card stock and distressing it with distressing inks.

I used the new Die-namic Jumbo Scallop Die to make the waves. If you look at the die cut you can see how when the scallops are cut out you have perfect waves. I added VersaMagic Chalk Ink to the tips of the waves. I use the new Die-namics Cloud Trio Die to make my clouds on the cover.

Then I colored, paper pieced and cut out the images included in the stamp set and tucked them in the sand.
I also added a little glitter here and there. I used chipboard letters to spell out summer, and stamped on of the sentiments included in the Beach Bum set in one of the clouds. I finished the album cover off with MFT Perfect Plaid Ribbon.

This has been such a fun release! Hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Now it is time to hop on over to the extremely talented and SO creative Mel's Blog.

Melody

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MFT MAY Teasers Day 5

Today is the final day of MAY'S MFTeasers!! This is such a fun release, such cute stamps and I am just so excited about the Die-namics Die Cuts. I hope you will join us at the release party tonight in the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers at 8:00 pm EST.

And don't forget to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am today to see the list of all the designers with previews today. Today's previews including WTG Top Shelf, Top Shelf Sentiments, and Thanks A Bunch.

My card uses WTG Top Shelf. I colored with Copics and paper pieced her dress. I also paper pieced the outside of the building to look like wood. I ran Kraft through my Cuttlebug folder and inked it with distressing inks.

Then I fancied up by cakes with pearls, glitter, and rhinestones. To make the valance I used the Die-namics Scalloped Scallops and Scallops die cuts and then added ribbon. I did some sewing around the edges and finished it off with a lace bow.

Here is a close up of the scene.

Here is the inside of my card with another valance and a sentiment from the set.

All the new stamp sets and the new Die-namics die cuts will be available tonight at 10:00 pm after the release party. I hope to see you there!

Melody

Monday, May 3, 2010

MFT May Teasers Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the My Favorite Things May Release Teasers! Today we are sharing teasers with three new stamp sets, Jolinne - Heart on a String, Clearly Sentimental About Fathers, and Meet Emma and Wyatt.

Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

So Meet Emma and Wyatt! Aren't they too cute! I stamped Emma, masked off her hand, and then stamped Wyatt. I colored them in my copics, paper pieced Emma's dress, and cut them out.

The sentiment is stamped on the largest of the new Die-namics Cloud Die Cut. The scalloped border is done with the Scalloped Die Cut. I added pleated twill, twine and a button. The DP is October Afternoon.

Here is a close up of these cute images.

On the inside of my card I used the cloud and scalloped die cut again and one of the sentiments for the set.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with one more teasers before the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 pm EST in the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers!

Melody

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MFT May Teasers Day 3 Pure Innocence

It's Day 3 of MFT May Teasers, Pure Innocence Day!! Three new, totally adorable new PI's will be available on Wednesday night, Beach Bum, Best Medicine, and Lather Rinse Repeat!!

Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of designers sharing Pure Innocence project today!

This cute image is Lather Rinse Repeat. She is colored with Copics, the tub and shower cap are paper pieced, and the bubbles are done with Stickles. I drew in the wood floor and added scoring to background to look like paneling.

I sewed around the edges of the card. To make the scalloped tiered border I cut three rows of scallops with the new Die-namics Scalloped Die Cut. I staggered each row and just love the look.
Here a closer look. Isn't she adorable!

On the inside I used one of the sentiments included in the set and added the staggered scalloped border to match the front.

I will be back tomorrow with a new MFT image that is adorable!!

Melody

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MFT May Teasers Day 2

Today the design team is sharing projects with two new stamps for May, Little Loveosaurus and Fred Bear has a Birthday. Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of the all the designers with projects today.

Today I am working with Fred Bear has a Birthday, but I am sure you figured that out! Fred is colored with copics, I used a glitter pen on the cupcake and a black gloss pen on his nose. I sewed around all the edges of the paper. The scalloped border is done with the new Die-namics Scallop die cut, and the sentiment is from the stamp set Bling 'Bers.

Here's my inside. The sentiment is included in the Fred Bear stamp set. I used the Die-namics Scallops die cut again! Can you tell I like using it!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. I will be back tomorrow with another May release project to share.

Melody