Thursday, May 31, 2012

MFT's June Teases Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of MFT's June Teasers. We have two new sentiment sets to share with you today, Complimentary Greetings and Clearly Sentimental about Art.

Be sure to leave comments as you look around for a chance to with some teaser prizes. Each day  two prize vouchers are held by two members of our design team.  You’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts and all winners will be posted on Kim’s blog on Tuesday evening.



I made a few fun tags with the new Complimentary Greeting stamp set, Designer Label 2 STAX Die-namics and the Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics. I love having the tag die in so many sizes!

I added the larger of the doilies in the Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics behind the sentiment. I also added a flower cut with the Pretty Posie Die-namic, a rhinesone, and an eyelet, ribbon, and twine to the top.


On this tag I used the new Star STAX Die-namics and the Notched Border Die-namics.


And on this one I used the Butterflies Die-namics.







Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST: 
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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 June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another June Teaser.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MFT's June Teasers Day 2

Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of MFT'S June Teasers. We have two new stamp sets to share today, Inspired by Travel and Fred Bear and the Pinwheel.

Be sure to leave comments as you look around for a chance to with some teaser prizes. Each day  two prize vouchers are held by two members of our design team.  You’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts and all winners will be posted on Kim’s blog on Tuesday evening.

One of my daughters is leaving on a cruise tomorrow! Lucky girl! I just had to use the boat in Inspired by Travel to make a card I could sneak in her suitcase and I wanted it to be fun and girly! I used the Sunshine, Catch a Wave, By The Letters Die-namics to create my scene. I adhere one of my wave borders under the corrugated paper and one on top to give the card a little dimension. The finishing touch is twine in Pink Sorbet.


I stamped the image in brown ink, colored with Copics, and cut it out with the new Label 2 STAX Die-namics. 


On the inside I used the Label 2 STAX Die-namics again and added a sentiment from the set.





Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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 June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another June Teaser.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MFT's June Teasers Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 MFT's June Release Teasers! I am SO happy to be back stamping again and I am excited to share with you all the wonderful new products being released on June 5th!

Today's teasers start with a new WTG, Godspeed. Be sure to leave comments as you look around for a chance to with some teaser prizes.  Each day  two prize vouchers are held by two members of our design team.  You’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts and all winners will be posted on Kim’s blog on Tuesday evening.


I love the idea behind this stamp set and it includes both a Who's That Girl and a Who's That Guy image making it perfect for so many occasions.


My image is colored with Copics and I used distress ink on the edges fo the paper. I used a Gold glitter pen on the buttons.


I cut the tag with the new Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics and stamped one of the sentiments in the set in red ink. And then added a star cut with the new Star STAX Die-namics.


I covered the inside of my card and added two more sentiments from the set and additional stars. My card size is 6 1/2" by 4" and my papers are from Authentique Glory.


Who's That Girl is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced.



Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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 June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another May Teaser.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Project Life Title Page

Long before I was a cardmaker I was a scrapbooker. I have scrapbooks that go back to high school! But four years ago I discovered cardmaking and my photo albums are way behind! This year I decide to give Project Life a try. I like the idea that my pages go much faster, but I can still add my own style to the pages.


This is my title page for 2012. I included a family photo and a collage with each member of our family.


I used By The Letters and By The Numbers Die-namics to create by title.


I love using my Die-namics to make my own embellishments. I used Behind the Camera Die-namics and Stamp Set to create this cute camera, added a heart button and rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with the start of My Favorite Things June Teasers.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy to be back home!

Hi everyone! If you are wondering where I have been I took a little blogging break to take an amazing vacation! Once my husband and I got our last daughter through college we promised ourselves we would start traveling. When I our daughter Lisa took an internship in Germany we decided to was time to go to Europe. We traveled for 2 1/2 weeks just my husband and I and then met Lisa and our daughter Kayley in Munich for another 10 days of travel. 

I took 1,442 photos! No, I am not going to share all of them! But I thought I would share a few highlights.


We started our adventure in London. My sister Michele lives in London in an flat on the Thames River. We only had a couple of days in London but it was wonderful to have time with my sister. It had been raining for 15 days straight but we did get a peek of blue sky.


Here is picture and my sister and I. We had a nice girls days while my husband went to Liverpool. He is a musician and a huge Beatles fan so he could not go to England without going to Liverpool.


The next part of the trip was spent in Italy. Our first stop was Rome. We saw all the major historical sites, including the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Vatican.



Here we are in front of the Trevi Fountain. I just feel blessed to get to see so much history in person! I really enjoyed all the art museums. Michelangelo and Da Vinci's works of art in person!


Some of the best time was spent wondering wonderful little streets filled with outdoor cafes, flowers, markets and shops.


From Rome we went to Florence. This was my favorite city in Italy, beautiful and romantic! Seeing Michelangelo's David in person was an honor.


We loved our wine tasting tour in the Chianti region of Italian wine country.


Our final city in Italy was Venice. When you get off at the train station in Venice you have to hail your water taxi to take you to the hotel. We took a gondola ride of course!


From Venice we took a train to Munich. My daughter Lisa had been doing a four month internship in Garmisch at the base of the Alps on a military base working with the children there. She meet as in Munich, along with our daughter Kayley.


The girls were so happy to see each other! Munich is a beautiful city, so clean and organized! Believe me you don't want to drive in Italy! We took the tour bus, went to a couple of museums and enjoyed the beer gardens.


Our next city was Prague. I know I have shared with you before that my daughter Kayley spent a semester abroad in Prague during her Junior year of college. She feel in love with the city and now I know why! This a picture from the bridge she walked to go to school. She was so excited to show us the city.


This is where she lived, up on the third floor.


This is a picture from Old Town Square in Prague. Prague was never a city I dreamed of seeing but I just loved it there.


Our final city was Paris! We had three full days but it wasn't enough! There is so much to see you need at least a week. Our favorite day was spent at  the Palace of Versailles. Photos cannot begin to do it justice! The gardens and and fountains at the Palace will be one of favorite memories from the trip.


The last day of our trip was my husband's birthday. That night we went out for an amazing seafood dinner and then went up in the Eiffel Tower at 11:30 pm. The Eiffel Tower is lit up at night and at midnight all the lights twinkle. It was the perfect end to a truly amazing adventure!

So now I need to get over jet lag and get my stamping mojo back! I am really happy to be home and missed my stamps and Copics!! I will be back in a few days with new release projects to share with you. 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MFT April New Product Tour!

Hi all and thanks for stopping by for MFT'S May New Product Tour! All the new MFT Stamps and Die-namics are available now! Stop by Kim's Blog for the links to all the projects the Design Team Members are sharing today!!

I am showcasing the new Vertical Greeting II Die-namics and Stamp Set


I love the sentiments in this set! On this card I added a border with the Squiggly Border Die-namics, flowers with the Mini Royal Roses Die-namics cut from My Favorite Felt in Bubblegum, and leaves with the Leafy Flourish Die-namics.


Here a look at one of the other sentiments. I added another border with the Squiggly Border Die-namics. My papers for both cards are from Echo Park This n' That Graceful. I added machine stitching, lace, twine and a button.





And when you are ready to shop you can find all the new products right HEREDon't forget to head over the MFT Blogfor the list of designer sharing more inspiration with the new products!  

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