Monday, January 31, 2011

MFT February Teasers Day 5

It's Day 5 and the final sneak peek of the February MFT release! Today's project use My How You've Grown and Clearly Sentimental About Parenting.

I have used a combination of both the sets for my card today.

I stamped one of my favorite sentiments in Clearly Sentimental About Parenting in brown ink and highlighted the words "wings" on pink cardstock. I built the rest of my card using a number of different Die-namics. I have to say I come to really rely on my dies when I build my cards!

The Simply Scallops Border Die and the Butterflies Die will be released tonight. I also used the Dainty Doily Die and the Layered Label Dies. I added stitiching, ribbon, and rhinestones.

On the inside I used the WTG My How You've Grown stamp and then colored the baby. The sentiment is included in the WTG stamp set.

I think this has to be one of my very favorite WTG stamp set. The sentiments are perfect for new babies, new mom's, grandmother's, and in my case for my daughters who have grown into wonderful young women.


Here are the details about the tonights release, February 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • 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.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog NOW! 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. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tonight at the release party and I will be back tonight with my Shop and Hop Project.

Melody

Sunday, January 30, 2011

MFT February Teasers Day 4

Hi!! Today's sneak peeks include Inspired by Butterflies and Enjoy Every Moment!

My card today uses Inspired by Butterflies.

I stamped the Butterfly with SU Brown Craft Ink and then embossed it with clear embossing ink. I colored the wings with Copics. I added stitching, ribbon, and scalloped borders using the new Simply Scallops die. I distressed the edges and sponged with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye.

I added a little glitter to my wings. The papers are Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime.

On the inside I stamped one the pretty sentiments included in the stamp set and butterflies uses the new Butterflies Die.


Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • 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.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog NOW! 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. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser.

Melody

Saturday, January 29, 2011

MFT February Teasers Day 3

It's day 3 of MFT'S February Teasers and it all about the new Pure Innocence Stamps! There are five new PI's being released on Tuesday, Primrose, You're So Tweet, Butterfly Kisses, Believe in Magic and Out on a Limb.

My project uses Primrose, the second in a year long calendar series.

I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her dress. I used a red glaze pen on her shoes and a glitter pen on the center of the flowers. I added lace and ribbon to the bottom of my calendar page, which is mounted on an 8"x 8" piece of chipboard.

I added a rhinestone heart to February 14th.

I used the Dainty Doily Die and stamped the month "February", which is included in the stamp set.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • 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.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog NOW! 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. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser.

Melody

Friday, January 28, 2011

MFT February Teasers Day 2

It's Day 2 of MFT's February Teasers and today peeks include Jolinne - Catch a Star, Flopsey - Smooth Sailing, and Twisted Foursome.

Today I am sharing Jolinne - Catch a Star with you. The set includes a group of stars and a group of butterflies.

Jolinne is colored with Copics and the background is sponged. I added grass with the Fresh Cut Grass die and MFT felt in green. I added lace, a sun with the Sunshine Die-namics, a scalloped border using the new Die-namics Simple Scallops.

Notice my pretty butterflies! They are another new Die-namics Butterflies. I added a strip of 1/8" Score-pal tape to the back center to glue down the butterfly and then folded up the wings and added rhinestones to the center of the butterfly.

On the inside I added a sentiment from the set, more Simply Scallops borders and more Butterflies.


Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • 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.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog NOW! 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. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser.

Melody


Thursday, January 27, 2011

MFT February Teasers Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of MFT's February Teasers! It's going to another fun release with great stamps and wonderful new Die-namic Dies!

Today the designer teams is sharing projects that use Clearly Sentimental About Time, Fred Bear Out West, and the Die-namics Companion - The Great Outdoors.

I used Fred Bear Goes West for my card, although I am sure you figured that out! Isn't he cute! He is colored with Copics, I added glitter pen to his spurs, and used a navy blue glaze pen for the dots on his scarf. I sponged the background.

I embossed the red cardstock with a cuttlebug folder and used papers from October Afternoon Campfire. I used three Die-namics - Jumbo Ric Rac, Star Border, and Stacking Stars. The sentiment is from the set.

I added a cactus to the inside. The stamp set comes with GREAT sentiments, but I think Fred Bear Goes West would make a great boy birthday card too, so I used the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Fred Bear Has a Birthday.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • 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.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! 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. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser.

Melody



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Wendy!!!

We are doing a little Birthday Hop to celebrate Wendy Bond's Birthday!! I hope I get a chance to meet Wendy in person one day! But I am happy to say she is one of my on-line friends! She is just so sweet and thoughtful!! But sure to stop by Wendy's Blog and leave her some birthday wishes!

If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop go on over the Karen's Blog.

I used the MFT a la mode, Time to Celebrate. She is colored with Copics and the frosting paper pieced. I used the Dainty Doily Die-namic Die for the circle. I added sewing, ribbon, a sentiment.

My sentiment uses the Layered Label Die. And Wendy, I hope all your wishes do come true!

Next up on the Birthday Hop is my friend Julie.

Thanks for stopping by,

Melody

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday. I recently changed to a four day work week and I am off today. I am so excited to have a little more time in my life! I made a little Valentine's gift with my January Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit. These papers are so cute. It is hard to tell in the photo, but the paper is embossed and glittered.

My set included a small, 4 x 4 card and a Double Candy Tube Holder I made using this template.

My card uses the Taylored Expression stamp set, A Little Love. all the ribbons and papers are included in the kit.

I used the lavender paper for the base of my template and covered it with the candy paper. The sentiment is also from A Little Love and I added a button and heart for the kit.

Taylor is offering the following special for NEW 6-month subscribers (you've never been a subscriber before):

NEW SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL

During each month of your 6-month subscription, we'll send you a FREE GIFT with your kit! And we're even telling you what it is so if you want to be surprised then try to forget before these arrive on your doorstep! *grin*

JANUARY: Free Animals in Love A la Carte Stamp (of our choice)
FEBRUARY: Free Multi-colored Tiny Twinkles
MARCH: Free package of Choice Cardstock (10 sheets)
APRIL: Free jar of glitter (color of our choice)
MAY: Free package of cardstock that coordinates with the March kit (10 sheets)
JUNE: Free Perfect Package Card Box

This comes to over $20.00 in free products during the length of your subscription! What do you need to do to get these goodies? Just purchase a 6-month subscription from the TE Store before January 31st and we'll automatically send your gifts each month of your subscription!

RENEW OR EXTEND YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Are you a previous or current subscriber to the Key Ingredients kits? We appreciate your business and we want to pass along some freebies to you as well! If you renew or extend your subscription for 6 months by January 31st, you'll receive the following free goodies for the next three months:

FEBRUARY: Free Multi-colored Tiny Twinkles
MARCH: Free package of Choice Cardstock (10 sheets)
APRIL: Free jar of glitter (color of our choice)

What do you need to do to get these goodies? If you're renewing your subscription (i.e. you've been a subscriber before, but not currently), just purchase a 6-month subscription at the TE Store and your free goodies will be automatically shipped to you! If you're a current subscriber and would like to extend your subscription for an additional 6 months, send an email to kits@tayloredexpressions.com and we'll update your profile and make sure the freebies are automatically shipped to you!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Melody


Thursday, January 20, 2011

For the Love of Cupcakes

I have a couple of sweet birthday cards to share today that I made with with my January Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit. This month kit is filled with cute papers that are perfect for birthday and Valentine's Day, and lot of fun embellishments.

I used the Taylored Expressions stamp set For the Love of Cupcakes.

The cupcake is colored with Copics. I added ribbon, a heart and button from the kit. The sentiment is from the stamp set, and I used the Medium Scalloped Border Die for my scalloped border.

On my second card I used another image and sentiment from the same stamp set. I used a glitter pen and glitter to add a little sparkle to my cupcakes. I used the Medium Scalloped Border Die again and ribbon and buttons from the kit.

Here is a picture of all the wonderful items in this month's kit:

Taylor is offering the following special for NEW 6-month subscribers (you've never been a subscriber before):

NEW SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL

During each month of your 6-month subscription, we'll send you a FREE GIFT with your kit! And we're even telling you what it is so if you want to be surprised then try to forget before these arrive on your doorstep! *grin*

JANUARY: Free Animals in Love A la Carte Stamp (of our choice)
FEBRUARY: Free Multi-colored Tiny Twinkles
MARCH: Free package of Choice Cardstock (10 sheets)
APRIL: Free jar of glitter (color of our choice)
MAY: Free package of cardstock that coordinates with the March kit (10 sheets)
JUNE: Free Perfect Package Card Box

This comes to over $20.00 in free products during the length of your subscription! What do you need to do to get these goodies? Just purchase a 6-month subscription from the TE Store before January 31st and we'll automatically send your gifts each month of your subscription!

RENEW OR EXTEND YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Are you a previous or current subscriber to the Key Ingredients kits? We appreciate your business and we want to pass along some freebies to you as well! If you renew or extend your subscription for 6 months by January 31st, you'll receive the following free goodies for the next three months:

FEBRUARY: Free Multi-colored Tiny Twinkles
MARCH: Free package of Choice Cardstock (10 sheets)
APRIL: Free jar of glitter (color of our choice)

What do you need to do to get these goodies? If you're renewing your subscription (i.e. you've been a subscriber before, but not currently), just purchase a 6-month subscription at the TE Store and your free goodies will be automatically shipped to you! If you're a current subscriber and would like to extend your subscription for an additional 6 months, send an email to kits@tayloredexpressions.com and we'll update your profile and make sure the freebies are automatically shipped to you!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Melody


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January's 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 MFT VIP Package and two new a la modes, Oh Baby and Something's Fishy are available now. The VIP Package is only available for 24 hours and includes:
I just love the size of the scallops on the new Simply Scallop die. I have used paper from the My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink paper pad included in the kit on my card today. The papers are a mixture of sweet pastels and fun brights!

She is colored with Copics and her shirt is paper pieced. Behind the image I added a sentiment from the kit. It is stamped on notebook paper from the paper pad and I used the Die-namic Notebook die for the edging.

I used the new Simple Scallop Die to make my scallop borders, layering rows of scallops and staggering them.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment for My How You've Grown.


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, January 17, 2011

Something's Fishy

I have the second a la mode that will be released Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST to share with you today. She is called Something's Fishy. You can stop by Kim's blog to see all the designers sharing projects today.

The layout of my card is inspired by Jen's Sketch Challenge for January. She is colored with Copics and the background is sponged. I added stitching, lace, and twine. I used the Little Open Scallop Strip for the bottom border and the Sunshine die for the sun.

On the inside I used the Small Open Scallop Strip Die again and added a sentiment from the stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tonight with the WTG VIP Blog Hop!

Melody

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Papers: October Afternoon Campfire

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Oh Baby!

Hi All! I am here today with a sneak peek of a new a la mode that will be released on Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST.

This cutie is called Oh Baby! You can stop by Kim's blog to see all the designers sharing samples today.

I wanted a card that would work well for a boy or a girl. My nephew's wife is expecting and they are not finding out the sex of the baby. They want to be surprised!

She is colored with Copics, the bow is paper pieced, and the background is sponged. I added some sewing, lace, ribbon and I used the Dainty Lace Border Die for my border. The sentiment is from the set.

My papers are from Webster's Pages. I used a pretty sheet on the inside and another sentiment from the set.

Thanks! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek of the second a la mode!

Melody

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Papers: Webster's Pages

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taylored Expressions January Key Ingredients

Have you had a chance to check out the new Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Blog? Here is a sneak peek at the project I am sharing on the blog today! Hop on over to the blog to see more photos and all the details!

This month's kit is so fun, perfect for Valentines and Birthday cards!

Be sure to check out the specials Taylor has going on this month! New subscribers will receive a free gift during each month of the six month subscription. Current Subscribers - Renew or extend your subscription for 6 months by January 31st and receive 3 months of free gifts. You can read all about it here on the KI blog.

Thanks!

Melody