Thursday, March 31, 2011

MFT April Teasers Day 1

Wow, April is here! And spring is definitely in the air here in San Diego! And with the start a new month comes the start of MFT's April Teasers. Today's teasers include three new sets, Flapper Doodles - Hold Me Tight, Typewriter Alphabet, and and Own Your Story. You can stop by Kim's blog for the list of all the designers sharing project today.

My project today uses the new Typewriter Alphabet and Own Your Story. I have to say I LOVE LOVE Own Your Story! I have so many ideas for this set, just great for cards and scrapbooking! But for my first project with the set I chose to make a journal. I love giving homemade journal as gifts and I love how this one come out!

First I stamped the notebook paper stamp, cut it out, and distressing the inked the edges. Then I stamped the Own Your Story stamp and cut it out with the new Die-namics Four Point Frame Die. My papers are from Echo Park For the Record and I added some stitching here and there.

The Border is done with the new Simple Scallops Medium Die.

Here is close up of the flower I made with the Perfect Posie Die. I love how it come out. I cut the die out twice so that I had two flowers in each size. I sprayed a little water on each flower and the crumbled it up. Then I layered the flowers by sized and added a brad. My final step was adding ink to the edges.

I bound the journal using my Cinch.

I used the letters in the Typewriter Alphabet to add a place for a name and date.





Here are the details about the upcoming release on April 5th at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on April 5th 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 April 5th 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 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will back tomorrow with another Teaser!!

Melody


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MFTWSC13

It is Wednesday and time for a new MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge! I am just loving the new sketch challenges and am trying to do as many of them as I can!! You can play along for a chance to win a gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. You can find all the details at the MFT forum at SCS right here.
This week's sketch is another great one and I am continuing with my goal to build up my supply of birthday cards. Like last week, I added a pocket to the inside of my card to hold a gift card.

I am using another one of my a la modes, Here's The Story. She is colored with Copics and her book is paper pieced. I used the Hearts A Plenty Die, layered two hearts and stitched down the middle. The sentiment is from the stamp set.

Twill, twine and some stitching finished it off.

On the inside I added a sentiment from the a la mode set, Birthday Girl. I added the pocket to hold a gift card. I am thinking Barnes and Noble or Amazon Kindle!

Thanks for stopping by today. You can go on over to Kim's blog to see all the designers who are sharing projects with the sketch.

Melody

Saturday, March 26, 2011

TESC Sketch Challenge #135

When I first discovered stamping and cardmaking Taylor's Sketch Challenges were one of my mainstays for inspiration and new techniques. Now that Taylor is a member company at Splitcoaststampers she is bring her sketch challenge back!!!

Just create a card using the sketch as inspiration and upload it at SCS for a chance to win a gift certificate to the TE store. You can find all the details HERE.

Here is my card based on the sketch. I used the stamp set, Hangin' Out for the four images in the circles. The papers and ribbon are from the March Key Ingredients Kit. I added lace from my stash.

I added some machine stitching and tiny pearls to the sentiment.

You know I like to finish off the inside of my card with the scraps left on my desk! I just added a sentiment from the stamp set and a teddy bear.

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you will play along in the sketch challenge!

Melody

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop March

Welcome to Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop for the month of March! The Blast from the Past Blog Hop showcases all the great work of Taylor's customers. If you would like to join us next month, stop by Taylor's Blog for all the details.

I used the sketch provided for today's hop as my inspiration.

I love little houses, so I could not resist getting the Cozy Cottages stamp set. My houses are colored with Copics and the background is sponged. All my papers and embellishment are from the March Key Ingredients kit. I used the Picket Fence Border Die for my red fence.

I added a sentiment from the stamp set. I wanted it to look like a sun so I just hand cut the edges.
That is it for me! Now grab a cup of coffee and take a look at all the great projects in the Hop.


Thanks!!
Melody

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

MFTWSC12

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch challenge over at the MFT Forum at Splitcoast. I hope you will play along for a chance to win a MFT gift voucher. You can find all the details right here.

Like I said in my last post I am making an effort to make more birthday cards. Today I am using one of the a la mode stamps, What's Cookin?. Sure it may not be a traditional birthday image, but I thought it would be fun to add a pocket on the inside for a gift card for a new cookbook or cooking gadget.

She is colored with Copics and her sweet, little apron is paper pieced. The paper are October Afternoon, Modern Homemaker. I added stitch, lace, and twine in Charcoal.

I used the Triple Flower Die and added a rhinestone to the center.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment for the Birthday Girl and added the pocket for the gift card using the Jumbo Scallop Die.


There is a sale going on in the MFT Boutique. Here are all the details!!

Spring Cleaning Sale

We've been spring cleaning here at MFT! We found a huge number of products that were limited edition, retired, or are retiring, and we have filled a big box full of our finds.
From Wednesday, March 23 though Friday, March 25, we are having a Spring Cleaning Sale. When you place ANY order that requires shipping, you will receive a freebie with your order. It could be a full spool of ribbon, a patterned paper pack, or any other item out of our Spring Cleaning Sale box. It'll be a suprise... a little extra reason to look forward to receiving your order. You have three days to take advantage of this fun sale, so get your wishlist together and go shop HERE in the MFT Boutique.
*The Spring Cleaning Sale freebie is ONLY good for orders that require shipping. If your order is ONLY for digital products, you will NOT receive a freebie. We're sorry, but the shipping department cannot take requests for the freebie.

Thanks so much,
Melody

Monday, March 21, 2011

WSC Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday!! I got a little stamping done this weekend and finally got a chance to do the sketch challenge over at the My Favorite Things forum at SCS. I have been trying to make more birthday cards, I never seem to have enough!

I am using one of my al a modes, Birthday Girl. She is colored with Copics . I added some stitching, rhinestones, and ribbon from the My Favorite Ribbons - Pink Collection.

I paper pieced the cupcake line and added shadowing around the image.

I finished off the inside with a sentiment from the set.

Hope you stop by the MFT forum and play along for a chance to win a MFT Gift Voucher. You can find all the details here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melody

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Taylor Expression News!!!

***Taylored Expressions News***

Have you heard the latest? Taylored Expressions is now a Member Company at Splitcoaststampers, the largest stamping community on the web! Please come by the TE Forum and say hi! Taylor is hosting a challenge to celebrate the Grand Opening of her Member Company Forum! All you have to do is upload a new card or other creation featuring Taylored Expression images to the SCS gallery using Keyword tayloredexpressions (NO spaces) to be entered into a random drawing. Get all the info and find out what the prizes are by clicking here. Even though TE is all about RUBBER, to make sure everyone has a chance to play, Taylor is giving away several FREE digital images this week! You don't want to miss this!

I have a card to share today that I made with the March Key Ingredients Kit and the Sew Happy Stamp Set.

I stamped the sewing machine and colored it with Copics. I also added a sentiment from Sew Happy. All the papers and embellishments are from the March Key Ingredients Kit. I tied a bow around the bottom of the card and added one of the mini spools wrapped with twine. Quick and easy! I love the way everything in the TE kits go together!

To get more information about Taylor's Key Ingredient Kit you can go right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by the TE forum at SCS and say Hi!

Melody

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

VIP

Welcome to MFT's April VIP Blog Hop and Shop!! If you came here from Barbara's blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, go on over to Kim's blog.

The VIP package is available in limited quantities and includes all these wonderful products:

I used the paper and the flower die from the kit on my card today. Gotta say, I love the look of the new flower die.

WTG is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced and the background is sponged. I made the scalloped border by layering different scalloped border cut with the Simply Scalloped Die.

I cut my flower out of My Favorite Felt in red, layered the three flowers that are part of the die, and added a pearl brad to the center.

On the inside I used a sentiment and a margarita glass from the stamp set.

There are two new a la modes being released tonight too, You Rule and You Mean the World to Me. You can find the VIP Package right here.

Now it is time to hop on over to Jessie's blog to see what she has to share.

Thanks!!

Melody

Monday, March 14, 2011

You Mean the World to Me

Hi! I am back today with a peek at the second new a la mode that will be released on Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST, along with April VIP Package. The second new a la mode is named You Mean the World to Me. How cute is she!!

She is colored with Copics and I sponged around the edges with distress ink. I used Simply Scallop die for my scalloped border and added stitching and some twill ribbon.

To make my flower I layered the three flowers from the Perfect Petal Trio die and added a brad to the middle. The leaves are from the Upsy Daisy Flower Builder Die. The papers are My Mind's Eye.

On the inside I added a sentiment from the set.


You can stop by Kim's blog to see the list of designers sharing projects today!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tonight for the April VIP Package.

Melody

Sunday, March 13, 2011

You Rule!!

Hi All!! It is the middle of the month and time for the release of two new a la modes and this month's VIP Package. Today I am sharing a peek at one of the new a la modes - You Rule. You can stop by Kim's blog to see of list of designers sharing samples today.

I just have to say I really love this line of stamps! She is colored with Copics and I sponged the background. I added a Bingo Card behind the image and stitching around the edges. The paper is October Afternoon.

I used the Stacking Starts Die and added a button tied with Charcoal Twine and I also wrapped the twine around the card. I love new twine is Kim is carrying, so many great colors.

On the inside I used the Notebook Edge Die on one side, added a sentiment from the set, and a few more stars.


Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with another new a la mode. All the new products will be available Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST.

Melody

Friday, March 11, 2011

TE March Key Ingredients

I am sharing a fun project I made with the Taylored Expressions March Key Ingredients Kit today over on the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Blog. The papers in this month's kit are from the My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Gertie collection. I love the rich colors and fun patterns and wait until you see this month's embellishments! Here is a little peek! Hope you will hop on over and take a look!


Thanks,
Melody


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #10

Wow, it has over a week since I have posted on my blog and even longer since I have had any time to stamp. I have been a little overwhelmed in my personal and professional life lately!! Last night I finally got a few minutes to myself and stamped up one of my new PI's that had not seen ink yet. And what better way to help me get started ? MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #10!

My PI is called One Sweet Chick. She is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. I added a couple borders of grass with the Fresh Cut Grass Die. I used ribbon, lace, and Blossom Twine.

My paper is from my new Prima 6x6 pad called Madeline that I got from Michelle at Stampers Dream. I just have to tell you that her customers service is amazing!!

I added a butterfly with the Butterflies die and added rhinestone to the center and popped it up on some form dots.

On the inside I stamped three little chicks and a sentiment from the One Sweet Chick stamp set.


You can find all the detail on the sketch challenge HERE!

Thanks for stopping by,

Melody

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MFT's March Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to MFT'S March Blog Hop and Shop!! If you came here from Joanne's Blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog, hop on over to Kim's Blog.

I am using the new PI Daffodil, the third in the PI calendar series. I stamped the sweet image, colored her with Copics and paper pieced her dress. I used the small calendar template for the March Calendar.

I cut her out and popped her up for some dimension.

I used the Die-namics Sunshine Die and added a button tied with twine. The "March" sentiment is included in the set.

On the bottom I used the Perfect Bracket Border, cutting it twice, once with the DP and once with black. I added some stitching and lace strung with twine.

That is it for me! When you are ready to shop, you can find all the new products right HERE!

Now it is time to hop on over to one of the new members of our design team, the incredibly talented and just so sweet, Eva's Blog!!

Melody

DP: My Mind's Eye