Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Flopsey Flies A Kite

Well, it is the final day of MFTeasers! Today's previews include WTG Well Read, Clearly Sentimental About Books, and Flopsey Flies a Kite. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST time for the list of designers sharing projects today.

I hope you will join us tonight at the release party at 8:00 EST in the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers.

I am using Flopsey Flies A Kite. Flopsey is colored with Copics and cut out. I used the Die-namics Sheltering Tree Die and rested Flopsey against it. I stamped the kite and paper pieced it. The background is sponged.

I added a hill cute from DP, added twine, sewing and a bow. The border is made with the new Die-namics Perfect Bracket Edge.



On the inside I used the Bracket Edge Die again and stamped the kite and a sentiment from the stamp set.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers and you can stop by her blog to see who the winners are.

Hope to set you tonight at the release party!!

Melody

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friends Forever Jolinne

It's Day 4 of MFTeasers! Today previews include Jolinne - Friends Forever and two new Flapper Doodles, All Dolled Up and Get A Wiggle On. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST time for the list of designers sharing projects today.

This is Jolinne - Friends Forever! I think this is just the sweetest stamp! She is colored in Copics and colored pencils and her dress is paper pieced. I used the new Die-namics Notebook Edge and a sentiment from the set behind the image. My flower is made with the new Perfect Petal Trio Die and My Favorite Felt.

I used black gel pen on the eyes and the bear's nose.




On the inside I made used the two dies again and the Scalloped Scallop Die for the border.

I hope you will join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 EST.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers and you can stop by her blog to see who the winners are.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forumfor all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser!

Melody

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's PI Teaser Day!

Today is Pure Innocence Teaser day! We have three new PI this month, Super Boy, Honey Bee, and Princess. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST time for the list of designers sharing projects today.

I am using the Princess PI today! When I saw this cute little princess I thought, "I made that costume!" When my girls were young I made all the Halloween Costumes. Well, I dug through my photos and I found one of Kayley in the costume. Kayley is away at college but I know I will send her a Halloween Treat and I am very excited about the card I made to send her!

To frame my photo I cut an oval in my purple cardstock and then a larger oval in the DP. I tied on a bow and added chipboard letters, colored black, to say "boo".

The princess is colored with Copics and I used a glitter pen and silver Glitzy Glitter on the hat.

And notice my new Die-namics Perfect Bracket Edge! I just love it!

On the inside I used the bracket die again. For my sentiment, "You're still my" is computer generated. Beautiful Princess in included in the PI Princess set and Happy Haunting is in the new Tiny Town Halloween set. Yes, the sentiment is a little sappy, I know it will make Kayley smile!

I hope you will join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 EST.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers and you can stop by her blog to see who the winners are.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forumfor all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser!

Melody

Christmas Tea

If you are looking the the MFTeaser post please scroll down.


Today is my last post as Flourishes Guest Designer for August. You can go on over the Flourishes Blog for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!
Melody

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Little Engineer


It is Day 2 of MFTeaser! Today's previews include Fred Bear Goes Fishing, Emma Playing Mommy, and Wyatt the Conductor. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST time for the list of designers sharing projects today.

My card uses Wyatt the Conductor. I don't make enough boy cards so I am happy to have a cute new male stamp to add to my stash!

He is colored with Copics and his scarf is paper pieced. The cute train image is also included in the set. I used the Bling 'Bers stamp set for the sentiment and the number 4.

And notice that cute star border!! It is a new Die-namics Die Cut that will release on Wednesday night.



On the inside I stamped Wyatt in black ink and added the star border again. I used two sets for the sentiment. The "Happy Birthday" is from the PI set Birthday Princess and "Little Engineer" if included in the Wyatt set.

I hope you will join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 EST.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers and you can stop by her blog to see who the winners are.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forum for all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser!

Melody


Friday, August 27, 2010

September MFTeasers Begin Today!

Wow, is it really is the end of August! I don't know about you, but this summer flew by. The kids in our area have started back to school and my girls are settled back at their colleges. The good news! It is time for MFT'S September previews. Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of designers sharing projects today.

Today's previews include Tiny Town Halloween, Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting, and Wendy Uppercase Alphabet.

For my project I am working with Tiny Town Halloween, the Wendy Uppercase Alphabet, and a cute new Die-namic Banner die cut.

When my girls were little we just loved Halloween. I made them all costumes! This scrapbook page is of my daughter Lisa, she was in the third grade, and she made a pretty cute witch! I used the new Die-namics banner die, Rounded Banner Trio, and stamped my letters with the new Wendy Uppercase Alphabet. And then I created my little scene at the bottom of the page with the Tiny Town Halloween set.

I stamped "BOO" and strung the banner on twine. The sentiment on the cloud is from the Halloween set.

I used the Die-namics Cloud Trio Die and the witch is included in the Halloween set.

This set is just great for scene building. It has three cute little house, some trick or treaters, and a fence stamp. The trees are created with the Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers and you can stop by her blog to see who the winners are.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forum for all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser!

Melody




Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flourishes Gues Designer Week 3

This is my third week as Flourishes Guest Designer! Just go on over to the Flourishes Blog to see all the details and how I made the inside of the card into a birthday gift!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Melody

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Who's That Girl VIP Package and two new à la modes!

Welcome to this month's Who's That Girl VIP Package Blog Hop! There are also two new à la modes being released tonight too, Time to Celebrate and Groovy Girl! If you just happened to come to my blog, and want to start at the beginning of the Hop, go on over to Kim's Blog.

This month VIP Package is available for one day only and includes:
Well Read
Wendy alphabet
Notebook edge dienamics
10 yards (2 yds each of 5 colors) striped twill ribbon
Basic grey basics pad (white)
Neutral baby braddies collection (black, white, cream and brown)


So I am loving this new stamp! I don't know about you, but I have so many friends and family that love to read!

She is colored with Copics and the couch and pillows are paper pieced. I cut the image out, popped it up on pop dots, and added a library card from Maya Road that I had in my stash.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set on the little envelope and added lace and buttons strung with twine.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the set. Then I stamped "Happy Birthday" with a sentiment from the a la mode Birthday Girl set. I added a pocket to hold a gift card from Barnes and Noble!

Now it is time to hop on over to the talented Jessie's Blog!

Melody

Monday, August 16, 2010

Time to Celebrate!

I have another MFTeaser to share with you today! This is the second of the 2 new à la modes releasing on Tuesday night! You can stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing projects today. And stop back by tonight for a peek of the new VIP package.

This cute stamp set is called Time to Celebrate. She is colored with Copics and the frosting on the cake is paper pieced. I added some machine stitching and my borders are made with lace the Die-namic Jumbo Scallop Die.

I added glitter to the tops of the frosting and a glitter pen to the cake plate.

On the inside I added one of the sentiments from the set, I colored and cut out the cake, and added some additional scallops.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Melody

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Come In Peace!!

Happy Monday! I have a MFTeaser to share with you today! There are 2 new à la modes releasing on Wednesday night and they are really cute! You can stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

This cute image is called Groovy Girl! She is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. I added purple rhinestones to her piece sign. I added squares of DP to make a square and stitched around the edges. I used the Die-namics Flower Trio and Leaf Trio to make my flowers.
On the inside I used another sentiment for the set and more of the die cut flowers

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another project to share with you.

Melody

Flourishes Gues Designer Week 2!

This is my second week as Flourishes Guest Designer! I love working with their stamps! Just go on over to the Flourishes Blog to see all the details!

Thanks,
Melody

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This month's MFT's Greatest Hits is all about the Clearly Sentimental line of stamps. I am using Clearly Sentimental About Babies for my card.

You can stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see all the designers sharing project today.

Kim is offering a full sized Clearly Sentimental set to you for only $10 with an order of $30 or greater. After selecting the Clearly Sentimental set of your choice, and other items to total greater than $30, enter code CSPROMO at checkout to save $5.95!
Savings valid Wednesday through Friday ONLY. Expires midnight Friday, August 13th.

I used the Framed Greetings Die and Stamp set to cut my shape and then stamped on my sentiment and sponged a little pink distressing ink around the edges. The sweet baby image is a cotton scrap I have had in my stash for ages!

The bottom border is made with the small scalloped Die-namic Die Cut. I added some sewing, lace, and ribbon.

On the inside I stamped another sweet sentiment from the set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melody

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flourishes Gues Designer

I am very excited to be Flourishes Guest Designer for the month of August!! I just love Flourishes elegant and classic style!

I will be posting a project every Sunday in the month August on the Flourishes Blog. You can find all the details and additional pictures HERE!

Have a great Sunday. I am helping on of my daughters get ready to go back to her college. Summer is flying by!

Melody

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

MFT August Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to MFT'S August Blog Hop and Shop. If you came here from Susan's Blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the blog go on over to Kim's Blog.


My cards today are made with this month's Triple Scoop Special, Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting. Simply purchase 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) and receive a FREE set from MFT.

I stamped one of my favorite sentiments from the set, using it in combination with the Framed Greetings die and stamp set. I added a graphic I had in my stash, some stitching, lace, ribbon, and a button I have been hoarding for ages!

I wanted to keep the inside simple so that I could use the card for a number of occasions. The black border is made with the new Die-namics Small Scallops Border Die.

For my second card I used the new Die-namics Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio. I cut and embossed the tree using Kraft cardstock and then I sponged on distressing ink. Then I added the leaves to my tree. I made a hill from my DP and added stitching, lace, ribbon, and a pearl.

I used another sentiment from the Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting Set, again combined with the Framed Greeting Set.

On the inside I stamped the tree with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and add another hill out of DP.

Now it is time to hop on over to the next blog on the HOP! She is this month's Guest Designer, and I have to say one of the sweetest, funniest, and supportive stamper I know, KELLI JO!

Thanks,
Melody

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Berry Sweet Gift Bag

Today is the final day for MFT's August Teasers. Today the previews include Who's That Harvesting Girl, Garden Goodness, and Clearly Sentimental about Harvest. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 EST for the full list of designers sharing projects today.

And don't forget to join us at the release party tonight in the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers at 8:00 pm EST.

For my project I used Who's that Harvesting Girl to make a gift bag to hold a thank you gift I wanted to give a friend.

I covered a brown kraft gift bag with paper from October Afternoon. I used the Die-namic Jumbo Scallop Die for the bottom border and added a ruffle with the ribbon for the Ruffled Ribbon Collection. I also stitched around the edges.

I used a Maya Road canvas tag to make the tag I wanted to add to the bag. The image is colored with Copics. The Copics work great on fabric, you can even do some shading. You just need to be careful not to color to close to the edge of the image, as the color does bleed out a little.

I used a sentiment from the set along with the Framed Greeting die cut and stamp set.

And don't forget:

Each day, there is at least one new stamp set being given away on a designer's blog. To be eligible to win, you'll need to have commented on that designer's blog for that particular day. For your best chance to win, leave a comment on all the designers blog. You can check Kim's blog to see the winners.

Thanks for coming by. I hope to see you at the release party tonight. There will be prizes!

Melody

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Cupcake Card

It's Day 4 and previews today include Jolinne - Sprinkles on Top and a new line of stamps called Flapper Doodle. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

I am using Jolinne - Sprinkles on Top for my card! I think she is just so adorable! I am also using a template for a cupcake card that will also be released on Wednesday night.

She is colored with Copics. I cut her out with my nestibilities leaving her feet hanging out. I used my Scor-Pal to make the lines on my cupcake liner, and then added ribbon and lace.

To add sparkle to her cupcake I added brown glitter with a glue pen and rhinestones that I colored to match with my Copics. I also added additional rhinestone to the cupcake top.

On the inside I stamped one of the cute sentiments from the set.

Here is some important information for this week:

Each day, there is at least one new stamp set being given away on a designer's blog. To be eligible to win, you'll need to have commented on that designer's blog for that particular day. For your best chance to win, leave a comment on all the designers blog. You can check Kim's blog to see the winners.

The deadline for the guest designer contest is Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST! Check out details HERE.

The release party is on August 4th from 8-10 PM EST in the forum HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another preview.

Melody