Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MFT February Teaser Day 1!

Hi Everyone and welcome to Day 1 of MFT'S February Release Teasers! I have a new Who's That Girl, Let's Chat, and a fun, new Die-namics Die to share with you today. 


The Let's Chat Stamp Set has the best sentiments! I really do have close friendships that started when phones still had cords!!


My papers are from Crate Paper and my border is cut with the Wonky Scallop Border Die-namics in black MFT Favorite Felt.


I paper pieced her shirt and sponged the background.


My sentiment is stamped on a speech bubble cut with the new Chat Bubbles Die-namics. Too cute!


On the inside I stamped another sentiment for the Who's That Girl Let's Chat stamp set.





Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 7th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on February 7th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on February 7th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on February 7th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

MFT and Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Hi all and thanks so much for stopping by! Today I am sharing a card I made with MFT'S Always Time for Tea Die-namics and Stamp Set. I used this week Shabby Tea Room Challenge for inspiration for my colors and shabby chic theme. 


My teapot is cut with the dies in Always Time for Tea and layered on a doily cut with the larger of the two dies in the Dainty Doily Duo. My papers are Echo Park Victoria Gardens


I used lace, added machine stitching and tied a ribbon around the card, added silver twine and a rhinestone button.



Here is the inspiration photo and and the colors you are challenged to use are silver, cream and/or white, and pink.


I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar on the edges. Used some silver cardstock for the accents on the teapot. 


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the set and added a teacup cut with the Die-namic dies.



Thanks for stopping by today!! I have a very exciting weekend to look forward to! On Saturday I am taking the Intermediate Copic Certification Class with Sherrie Siemens and then I get to spend a few days at CHA!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MFTWSC56 Happy 15th Birthday

Hi all and thanks for stopping by today. It's week 56 of our WSC Getting Sketchy. We have another fabulous sketch for you this week! 


So I needed a card for my 15 year old nephew! Male cards are hard, but teenage boy cards are even harder!! I even considered sending him a store bought card! But he knows I make cards for all my nieces so I decided just to go for it!


I kept the card pretty simple. I used papers from Echo Park It's a Boys Life and two different MFT Die-namics and Stamp Sets. My only embellishments are machine stitching and Bakers Twine in Stone.


I used the dies in By the Numbers Die-namics and Stamp Set to cut out the "15" in patterned paper and solid cardstock. The sentiment is also from this set.


Then I used the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics to cut out the cream circle, the navy scalloped circle and the banner Happy Birthday is stamped on.


Using By the Numbers Die-namics and Stamp Set again, I stamped two of the sentiment stamps and added the die cut 15.



You can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog and the MFT forum on SCS (look for the most recent WSC thread).  You'll need to upload your card in the SCS gallery using the keyword shown on the sketch, MFTWSC56. You will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Hope you have a chance to play along!







Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MFT/Scor-Pal Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFT and Scor-Pal Blog Hop. Design Team Members from both teams are sharing projects today made with both company's products. You can stop by the MFT Blog for the complete list of designers.

For my project I made a criss cross card using my Scor-Pal, one of my go to tools for almost every project I make, and a couple of different widths of Scor-Pal tape. You can find all the instructions and a video on making this card in the resource section of Splitcoast Stampers.


Following the instructions I cut the base of my card, my pink matting, and patterned paper.  My papers are from October Afternoon Sidewalks. I used 1/2 inch Scor-Pal tape to adhere by criss cross sections. I made a band to slide on the card, added some machine stitching, and tied a ribbon around the card. 


My sweet image is MFT'S Pure Innocence Birthday Princess. She is colored with Copics, her dress is paper pieced, and I added glitter to her crown. 


On the insert that goes inside my card, I used one the tabs in the Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namic to add my tab with a sentiment from the set. I made a pocket to hold a gift card with 1/4" Scor-pal tape




 Thanks for stopping my! Be sure to stop by the MFT blog or the Scor-Pal blog for  the full list of the designers! You will find lots of inspiration! 

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

CPS Sketch Challenge #252

Hi Everyone! It has been a busy week for me, but I did get a little stamping in! Therapy, if you know what I mean. I worked a business conference all last week and my daughter Lisa left for an internship in Germany! 

How about starting the week off with a fun sketch challenge! Taylored Expressions is sponsoring the CPS Sketch for this week. 


I have been wanting to play with my new Rosey Posey Dies and stamp set and this sketch is perfect!


I stamped the roses for the Rosey Posey Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with Copics, and cut them out with the coordinating Rosey Posey Dies. I used the leaf die to cut out and emboss my leaves and then added a pearl to the center of the rose.


My papers are from October Afternoon Farmhouse. I also added ribbon and lace. 


I layered my roses on two of Taylor's new doily dies, the small and medium Layering Doily. I love these new dies, especially the one with the little hearts. 


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set and added a border with the Large Scallop Border





Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance this week to play along with the sketch.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Seize the Cupcake

Hi All! I have a fun and simple birthday card to share with you today. I am using Taylored Expressions  Build a Treat Stamp Set,  a fun stamp set with endless options. and Build a Treat Tops and Bottoms Dies.


My papers are  from October Sidewalks. I used two of the dies from Build a Treat Tops and Bottoms to cut out my cupcake bottom from patterned paper and my cupcake top that I stamped in brown ink. I added a rhinestone to the top of my cupcake.

I added a bingo card, machine stitching, Cupcake Doodle Twine, and a sweet sentiment from the stamp set. 

For inspiration I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch.


My cupcake is adhered to a doily cut with the Layering Doily Small Die.




Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend. I have been at a business conference all week. I wait to get home!!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MFTWSC55

Hi all and thanks for stopping by today. It's week 55 of our WSC Getting Sketchy. We have another fabulous sketch for you this week! 


For my take on the sketch I am using MFT'S Who's That E-Girl. She is one of my first WTG stamps I feel in love with! 


My coloring is done with Copics and her skirt and the couch are paper pieced. My papers are from Echo Park, Seasons. I added machine stitching, lace, and a wooden button tied with twine.



I used the Perfect Posies Die-namics for my flower. My flower has four layers and I added a pearl brad to the center. 


This is one of the sentiments in the stamp set.




You can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog and the MFT forum on SCS (look for the most recent WSC thread).  You'll need to upload your card in the SCS gallery using the keyword shown on the sketch. You will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Hope you have a chance to play along!




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pure Innocence Classic Kids VIP Collection New Product Tour



Hi and welcome to MFT'S Pure Innocence Classic Kids VIP Collection New Product Tour!


This month's VIP includes:

Pure Innocence Classic Kids VIP Collection $26.50
Pure Innocence Violin Girl stamp set
Pure Innocence Blowing Bubbles stamp set
Classic Kids Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Monarch Border Die-namics Die

The VIP Collection is a LIMITED QUANTITY product that gives you the opportunity to purchase two new stamp sets and a new Die-namics die TWO WEEKS early!!!


My first card uses Blowing Bubbles. She is colored with Copics and her shirt is paper pieced. My papers are from October Afternoon Sidewalks. I used the Wood Grain Fence Die-namics to cut my fence out of corrugated paper and sponged it with distress ink to give it a white wash look. I used the Fresh Cute Grass Die-namic for my grass that is cut out of MFT Favorite Felt in Sour Apple.


I then stamped one of the sentiments in the set and cut each word out to used on the outside and the inside of my card.


I used the rest of the words from the sentiment on the inside of the card and added another border of grass.


Next up is Violin Girl. My papers are from Crate Paper Heart. My border is cut with the new Monarch Border Die-namic that is included in the VIP Collection.


I added machine stitching and Bakers Twine in Pink Sorbet.


I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You to Try for January for inspiration.


She is colored with Copics and her dress in paper pieces.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the set and notes cut with the Musical Notes Die-namics.




Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for the list of the designers sharing project today. Ready to shop? You can find the new VIP Collection right HERE!

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