Thursday, June 30, 2011

MFT July Teaser Day 1

It's July! And time for the MFT July Teasers to begin!! Today's previews include Fred Bear Takes a Hike, You Move Me, and Clearly Sentimental about the Journey. You can stop by Kim's Blog to see the list of designers sharing project today.

I am using the fun new stamp and die set You Move Me. The possibilities are endless!!


My papers are My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite. I used the frame die, included in the set, to cut out the cloud paper and a strip of the green paper. Then I stamped the scooter in red and cut it out with the coordinated die. So cute!! Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the set.

My bottom border is made with the new Solid Bracket Border die. I added Bakers Twine in Honeydew and a button.


I just love the little scooter!


On the inside I used the frame again and used stamps from the set.




Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 5 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on July 5 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 July 5 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 be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!!

Melody

Taylored Expression July Release - Day 2

PLEASE CLICK HERE OR SCROLL DOWN FOR MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM AKA THE MFT LADY POST!  THANKS!!

 July Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

I am back today with two more sneak peaks to share with you. First up is Hello A la Carte. The stamp is illustrated by Nancy McKinney. 


I stamped "HELLO" with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics. I cut the sentiment out  and added a strip of DP to the bottom.

Then I cut four scalloped borders out four different papers using the Medium Scallop Border Die. I staggered the scallops. I added machine stitching, twine, and a button to finish off the card.


I also added a rhinestone the the center of the phone. My papers are My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party

My second card features Birds of a Feather, a full sized set that includes 21 images and sentiments. The set is illustrated by Nancy McKinney as part of the Whimsical Wishes line. My card also used the Birds & Branch Taylored Die Set. I am so excited about a branch die! It can be used with the stamp, or on its own, and can be used with many other TE stamps sets.


First I stamped the bird card on my DP in Lady Bug Memento Ink. Then I stamped the branch in Memento Rich Cocoa and used the branch die to cut it out. I cut two birds from red cardstock.

I used the Medium Scallop Die for the border that goes down the side. I added a sentiment from the stamp set, ribbon, stitching, and lace.


I stamped four red flowers with one of the stamps in the set and added red rhinestones to the center of the flowers. Then I glued the birds to each side of the cage. My papers are from Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends.





Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll pop around to all of the  amazing Baker's Dozen blogs and check out all of the sneak peeks with the new stamp sets! All the new products will be available tomorrow at 8 am PST and I will be back to share one more project from the new release!!





Happy Birthday Kim!!

We are celebrating Kim's birthday today with a BIRTHDAY BLOG  HOP!! Kim (the MFT Lady) is the BEST! She is so sweet, generous, and fun and we want to wish her the very best!! I am so excited to be getting to see Kim in person in a few weeks at CHA!

If you'd like to join the celebration, we'd LOVE you to participate! You can add a card to the Splitcoast Galleries using the keyword "HBMFTLADY" or, if you're a Facebook lovin' girl you can add your project to the MFT Fan Facebook page!  Not yet a fan of MFT on Facebook? You can "like" it here:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Favorite-Things-Just-Delightful-Clear-Stamps/364057405371 and add your post!  Don't have time to stamp?  Just stop by the MFT Facebook page and wish the MFT Lady a happy birthday.  Let's MOB her on her special day!




It am using a stamp set I LOVE for Kim's Birthday Bash today, the Just My Type Die & Stamp Set and a MFT Doily Die, the Dizzy Doily.



I used the Typewriter Alphabet to spell out Kim.

Hope you have a wonderful day KIM! Now hop on over to Michele's blog!!

Melody 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taylored Expression July Release - Day 1

 

July Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.
I am very excited to be here today with my first post as a member of the Bakers Dozen! My first card uses the new In The Clouds stamp set , the Cloud Border Die, and the Blimps & Banner Dies.  This stamp set is just so cute and fun and all Taylor's stamps are from top quality deeply etched rubber in a cute shade of pink and come on EZ Mount already trimmed and ready to use with your acrylic blocks.



In the Clouds is illustrated by Nancy McKinney as part of the Whimsical Wishes line. For my card I stamped the blimps , colored them with Copics and cut them out with the blimp dies. I used one of the banner dies that I cut from my DP and stamped one of the sentiments included in the set. 

For my clouds I cut out two borders with the Cloud Border Die, ran them though my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, and then I sponged ink on the edges of the clouds.


 I stamped the hearts from the stamp set behind the smaller blimp. My papers are from Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite. I added some machine stitching and twine to finish off my card.



My next card uses Life is Circus and the Star Border Die. Life is a Circus is illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line. Life is a Circus is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and  includes 17 images.


I colored my lion with Copics and cut him out. I stamped the tent and then paper pieced the it. The inside of the tent is colored with Copics and I sponged the background. .


My lion is popped up with dimensional dots. I stamped the ticket stamp from the set and cut it out.


I added one of the sentiments from the set, colored it with Copics and cut it out with a circle punch. The sentiments in this set  give you lots of options for both kid and adult cards. My paper area from Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Collection.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll pop around to all of the  amazing Baker's Dozen blogs and check out all of the sneak peeks with the new stamp sets! I will be back tomorrow with more previews of July's stamp sets.

     Danielle Lounds 
     Jami Sibley 
     Jodi Collins 
     Karen Giron 
     Karen Motz 
     Melissa Sauls 
     Melody Rupple 
     Nancy McKinney 
     Regina Mangum 
     Sankari Wegman 
     Tori Wild
     Wanda Guess


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time to Share my TE News!!

Today is the day I finally get to share some news that I am really excited about!! This is the new badge I will be adding to my blog! Taylor has asked to me to join the Bakers Dozen Design Team!!


I am excited and honored to be joining this talented team!! And to have to opportunity to work with Taylor's  awesome stamps and dies!

I have been big fan of Taylored Expressions stamps for a while now. My very first TE stamp set I purchased was Branching Out and this the one of the cards I made with my first set!


Stop back by tomorrow! I will sharing my TE July sneak peeks and my first post as a Bakers Dozen Design Team Member!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

July MFT VIP Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to MFT's July VIP Blog Hop and Shop!!  This month's WTG stamp is just so fun!!  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:




The Mermaid is colored with Copics. The bottom rock is cut out and popped up on dimensional dots to add some dimension. My papers are from Websters Pages. I used the larger of the Decorative Doily Duo Die behind the image. I finished off with burlap, twine, and a starfish charm. I added one of sentiments from the stamp set in the corner.


I covered her tail in glitter. I used my copic blender pen to add a little texture, and I used a glitter pen on the bubbles.


I added another sentiment from the stamp set on the inside, along with a wave cut with the Catch a Wave Die-namic.


Ready to shop!! You can find the VIP Package, along with the two new à la modes being released, right here


Now it is time to hop on over to Jessie's Blog! I know she has something wonderful to share!


Melody

Monday, June 20, 2011

à la modes - You Are Unrepeatable

I have the second brand new  à la mode to share with you today!! The two new à la modes and the this month's VIP Package will release Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST.  You can stop by Kim's blog to see all the designers sharing sneak peeks today.



This new à la modes is called You Are Unrepeatable. She is colored with Copics and her shirt is paper pieced. I added a bingo card behind the stamped image, yellow ribbon, and I used the Scallop Ribbon die for my bottom border. I added a strip of DP down the middle.


I added a sentiment from the set. The papers are Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho Soup.


On the inside I added another sentiment for the stamp set and a little, kraft envelope to hold a itunes gift card.


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tonight for the WTG VIP Blog Hop and Shop.

Melody

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New à la modes - I've Met My Match

I have a brand new stamp to share with you today!! It is the middle of June and time for two new MFT à la modes and this month's VIP package! You can stop by Kim's blog to see all the designers sharing sneak peeks today.


This cute, new à la modes is call I've Met My Match. She is colored with Copics. The papers are from Lily Bee Design, This & That. I used the Sunshine die and the Simple Scallop Medium die. I added machine stitching and a bow tied with Bakers Twine in Charcoal.


I added grass at her feet and some shading around the image.


On the inside I stamped the image again and added a sentiment from the stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with a look at the second à la mode being released on Tuesday.

Melody

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Taylored Expressions June Key Ingredients - A Gift For You

I have a fun birthday set to share with you today that I made with this month's Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit. I also want to share the details on a great promotion Taylor is running through the end of the month!

If you are not a current Key Ingredients Subscriber, now is a great time to join the monthly kit club!  You will have so much fun creating with all the coordinating elements right at your fingertips! Perhaps you've been sitting on the fence thinking about it for awhile. And if all the regular subscriber benefits aren't enough, we might have just the Special Offer you need to take the plunge! 



Here is what is included in this month's kit!


With the kit I made this sweet little birthday gift for my daughter to give one of her friends.


For my card I used one of the new Moka stamps, Olivia. She is pretty darn cute! She is colored with Copics and I added black gel pen to the black dots on her gift bag. For my Happy Birthday sentiment I used the It's a Banner Day 1 stamp set and the Banner Day 1 die.

Then I cut three rows of scallops with the Medium Scallop Die for my bottom border and staggered the scallops.


I used one of Taylor's Clear Purse Boxes to hold the birthday gift. It is hard to get a great picture of the purse since it is clear but it is just so cute in person!

To make my tag I cut out the shape of the tag in cardstock and then covered it with some of the DP in the kit. I added a few more scallops and then used the It's In the Bag stamp set and the Shopping Bag and Labels die set to make the gift bag that I attached to my bag.


Thanks for stopping by!

Melody

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MFTWSC24

It is Wednesday and time for another My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge! You can play along for a chance to win a MFT Gift Voucher. You can find all the details here at SCS in the MFT Forum. If you want to see the list of all the designers sharing samples of the sketch you can go on over to Kim's Blog.


I have to say I love this sketch! I will be definitely be using it again. 


I am using Pure Innocence - Rose. She is colored in Copics and her dress is paper pieced. The background is sponged. The scalloped border is made with the Simply Scalloped Medium Die.


I cut out the rose and popped it up to give a little dimension.


In the corner I used the smaller of the two dies in the Dainty Doily Duo. I cut leaves out of felt with the leaves dies from Upsy Daisy Die and used the Pretty Posies Dies for my flower. Then I added pearl swirls.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set.




Hope you get a chance to play along with the sketch challenge! It's a fun one!

Melody