Friday, December 31, 2010

MFTeasers Day 2

Happy New Year!! And welcome to Day 2 of MFT January Teasers! Today we are previewing two new stamp sets, Flapper Doodles - I Love Us and Clearly Sentimental About Love. You can stop by Kim's blog to see the list of designers sharing projects today.

My card used the new Flapper Doodles - I Love Us. I wanted to keep my card more on the masculine side, a Valentine for my sweet hubby! The image is colored with copics. I added one the sentiments from the set, and added twill, black twine, sewing, and a stick pin.

I added red glitter to her dress, black gel pen to his buttons, clear gel pen to the hearts, and distressing ink to the edges of the paper.

On the inside I used the new Layered Label Die, a sentiment from the new More Essentials Sentiments and the Hearts A Plenty Die. The papers are Cosmo Crickett.



The release of all the new products will be on January 4th at 10 PM EST. Here are the details you need to know!
  • The MFT release is on January 4th at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes!
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. You can check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Teaser.

Melody


Thursday, December 30, 2010

MFT January Teasers Day 1

I can't hardly believe we are at the end of another year and ready to begin 2011!! Today is Day 1 of MFTeasers for January. I have been on MFT Design Team on one year! I have enjoyed it so much and can't wait to see what 2011 holds!

Today we are sharing previews of More Essential Sentiments and Clearly Sentimental about Time. You can stop by Kim's blog to see the list of designers sharing projects today.

My cards today use the More Essential Sentiments and the new Layered Label Die. I just love the concept of this die! It can be used in so many different combinations. A sentiment, a pretty piece of paper, and this die set makes a quick and easy card!


For my first card I stamped a sentiment and layered all three pieces of the set. If you look at the bottom of my card you will also see a new Die-namic, Dainty Lace Border die, being released this month too. My papers and fabric are Websters Pages. I added lace, sewing, and twine.


On the inside I used the largest die by itself with a sentiment, leaving room to write a little note.
On my second card I used another sentiment from the stamp set and layered the three dies in a different combination. The paper is from Basic Grey Curio and I added ribbon, lace, and sewing. I also used distressing ink around the edges.

I left the inside simple, just using the Die-namic Flower Silhoutte.

The release of all the new products will be on January 4th at 10 PM EST. Here are the details you need to know!
  • The MFT release is on January 4th at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes!
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. You can check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Teaser.

Melody


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

From My Kitchen

Here is a little gift I made for a friend I was visiting after Christmas. I used papers and embellishments from the Taylored Expressions December Key Ingredients Kit.

The Winter themed papers are colors are perfect for post Holiday gifts and thank you notes.

I used stamps for the set From The Heart. The I layered scallops made with the Medium Scallop Border Die and papers from the kit. I added zig zag stitching and rhinestones from the kit to her centers of the snowflakes. Sparkly ribbon from the kit and a heart button finish my card off.
I used a Mini Kraft Bakery Bag, which holds some homemade Almond Roca, and covered the front of the bag to coordinate with my card.

Thanks for stopping by! I am off work the rest of week and looking forward to relaxing and getting a little stamping in!

Melody

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WSC Challenge - Die-namics!

Happy Wednesday!! I am officially off work until after New Years! Today I plan on getting some baking done and finish off some last minute details.

Today I have my very last Christmas card for 2010! I made it for this week's MFT Weekly Stamp Challenge over at the MFT forum at Splitcoast. The challenge this week is Simply Die-namics, create a card or project where Die-namics (dies) are the main component. Don't forget - one lucky participant wins a $15 voucher to the MFT Boutique each week, which will be pretty handy with a new release right only a few weeks away!

First I used the Polka Dot Greetings Die and stamped a sentiment from Merry & Bright. I used the Decorative Doily Die behind the sentiment. I used the Scalloped Scallop die for my bottom border. The paper is Pink Paislee's new Christmas line and I added ribbon and some machine stitching.

The inside sentiment is also from Merry & Bright.


That is it for me!! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and all your sweet and supportive comments!

Melody

Monday, December 20, 2010

One Last Little Gift!

I am putting the finishing touches on Christmas preparations! I actually ahead of schedule this year. I am done shopping and wrapping and on Wednesday my daughters and I are going to do some baking.

Here is one last little gift I made for one of my co-workers. I used materials from my Taylored Expression Key Ingredients December Kit for my project.

The tin is the perfect size for a Starbuck's gift card.

I used images from From the Heart, colored with Copics, and added white Liquid Pearls sprinkled with glitter for my whipped cream. All the papers, snowflake brad, and ribbon are included in the kit. I used a chipboard snowflake, covered with glitter and twine from my stash.

I made my tin with one of Taylor's Small Hinged Tins and her die that makes covering the tin so easy!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week! Merry Christmas!

Melody

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Taylored Expressions December Key Ingredients


It is the 15th of the month and the December Taylored Expression Key Ingredients Kit is now available!! I am very excited about this month's kit!! I just love the color combo and the pretty wintery papers. You can find all the information about the Key Ingredient Kit Subscription right HERE!

December Key Ingredients Challenge: This month Taylor is challenging us to create a set of post-holiday thank you cards! It's always good to work ahead and this challenge should give you a great head start in designing something special to say thank you for the thoughtful gifts you receive this holiday season. Stop by the TE Key Ingredients Blog for all the details.

I made a set of four thank you cards with the materials from the kit and a combination of TE stamps.

My first card uses stamps from From the Heart. I used the frame, cut a circle for the middle and added the heart that I covered with Crystal Effect. I used the Medium Scallop Border Die for the bottom border. The sentiment is from CreativiTEA.

Next I stamped the tree in Holiday Wonder and colored them with Copics. I added the rhinestones in the kit and then colored them with a red Copic marker. I cut out a small hill for under my trees. I used the Medium Scallop Border Die on all my cards. The sentiment is from Branching Out.

Here I used the snowman and snowflakes stamps from Holiday Wonder and added the kit rhinestones to the centers of my snowflake. The sentiment is from Branching out. The twine is from my own stash.

For my last card I used one of the frames from Take Note and the Take Note Die 1 for my center image. The flower is from Friendship Blooms and cut out with a Friendship Blooms Die.

Thanks for stopping by! I really think you will love this month's kits. Be sure to stop by the other designers blogs to see what they have come up with:


Thanks!!
Melody

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December Who's That Girl? Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to Who's That Girl? Blog Hop and Shop! 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 January MFT VIP Package and two new a la modes, Cheers and Key to My Heart are available now. The VIP Package is only available for 24 hours and includes:

For my project I made a spiral notebook that could be used as a food or exercise journal, or just a place to right down thoughts, recipes, websites, etc.

She is colored with copics and her shirt is paper pieced. I stamped the weights and a sentiment from the stamp set and used the Die-namics Layered Label Die to mount the sentiment.

On the inside cover I stamped a sentiment from The Get a Move On mini set.

I just LOVE this new Die-namic Layered Label Die. They can be used in many different combinations and as single dies.

I sponged the background with Memento Summer Sky ink and the DP is Basic Grey Marjolaine.

You can find the VIP package right HERE! Now it is time to hop on over to Jessie's Blog. I am sure she has something wonderful to share.

Melody

Monday, December 13, 2010

Key to My Heart

I have another new a la mode to share with you today. She called Key to My Heart and will be released tonight at 10:00 EST, along with another a la mode - Cheers and this month VIP Package.

Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST time to see all the designers sharing peeks of Key to My Heart today.

She is colored with Copics and then I added stitching and twine. I used the Die-namics Hearts a Plenty to cut out my hearts and added a Tim Holtz keyhole to the heart.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the set and added some additional hearts.
Thanks for stopping by! Stop back by tonight at 10:00 pm EST and will have a project I made with the new VIP Package.

Melody

Card size: 5; 1/2 x 5 1/2
Paper: My Minds Eye

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheers!

I just love the a la mode line of MFT stamps and the two new stamps that will be released on Tuesday night are no exception! Today the design team is sharing projects with a la mode - Cheers. You can stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

Isn't she the cutest with her big glass of bubbly!! Her dress is paper pieced and she is colored with copics. I added glitter pen to the glass. I used the Die-namics Decorative Doily Die in the back ground, added ribbon, and one of the sentiments from the set. I just love this sentiment for a 21st birthday!!

I used the Decorative Doily on the inside too and one of the sentiments from the set.

Thanks for stopping by!! I will be back tomorrow with another new a la mode!

Melody

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Paper: Cosmo Cricket

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club

It is Wednesday and time for another MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge. I am so happy I got a chance to play along this week. The challenge is Winter Wonderland. You can find out all the details on playing along and a chance to win $15 to spend at the My Favorite Things Boutique right HERE!

I used the Pure Innocence Snow Angel for my Winter Wonderland card!

She is colored with copics and her hat and scarf are paper pieced. I added glitter to the snow and snow balls. I stamped a sentiment from the set and used the Die-namics Faux Crochet Lace Border die.

I added twine and a snowflake charm.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Merry & Bright. I am just loving this sentiment set for all my holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to play along!

Melody

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
DP: Cosmo Crickett




Monday, December 6, 2010

MFT'S December Greatest Hits

It is time for this month MFT's Greatest Hits. This month it is all about the a la mode line of stamps. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for all designers sharing projects today.

I don't know about you, but I purchase a number of Starbucks gifts card to give out at the Holidays. Perfect for the people you want to say thank you and Happy Holidays to! The al a mode Miss You A Latte (currently be restocked) is just perfect for my gift set.

She is colored with Copics and I sponged the edges with distress ink. I used the Jumbo Scallop Die and the Scalloped Scallop die for the bottom border. Then added stitching, ribbon, a stick pin, and a felt flower.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment for Merry & Bright.

Next I altered the top of a tin to hold a gift card.

On the inside I added paper and another sentiment from Merry & Bright. Now I just need to pick up my gift card and put it inside!

Christmas Come Early Promotion
MFT loves to spoil our customers and this week is no exception. Christmas has come early for YOU. From December 7 though December 9, our MFT Santa will be slipping a little something extra into your "stocking". With each order of $25 or more (not including tax or shipping) placed during the promotion period, you will receive a FREE surprise gift with your order. We have a ton of gifts under the tree, and we'll pick one out just for you. It could be a stamp set, ribbon, or other crafty product. It'll be a surprise, so please don't send Santa a list. *wink*

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

Saturday, December 4, 2010

TE Key Ingredients

I am having a nice relaxing Saturday morning, finishing off a couple cards and drinking a little coffee. Now I think need to go out and face the mall!

I have two card to share today, both made the Taylored Expression November Key Ingredients Kit. I have to say I just love this month's kit! I made two card with totally different looks to them.

I stamped the tea pot from the CreativTEA Stamp Set and sponged the background. I stamped a sentiment from the set, added some stitching, lace, and ribbon. The lace and black cardstock are from my stash, and all the other ingredients are from the kit.

On the inside I used a little more paper from the kit and image from the stamp set.

Next up I used the Apron die and added the apron from the What's Cookin' stamp set. I used the letters included in the kit for my sentiment. The chipboard spoon and fork are also from the kit. I painted them red and hung them with Baker Twine from my ribbon and added rick rack to the card. I added black cardstock from my stash.

Then I just finished off the inside with the scraps left on my desk.

You can find all the information about Taylored Expression Key Ingredients Kit Subscription right HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Melody