January 31, 2012

MFTeasers: Day One!

Hi there!  It's the first day of teasers from My Favorite Things!  I'm so excited for you to see all of the fabulous new sets and Die-namics that will be released next week!  You're going to love all of it!

Today we are introducing the newest Who's That Girl:  Let's Chat!

Head on over to the MFT Blog for a link to each designer!

For my teaser, I made a card and a tag.  I paired her with some patterned paper from the Happy Travels 6x6 pad by Glitz Designs.  She was colored with Copics and her shirt was paper pieced.  The senitment was cut out with the new Die-namics Chat Bubbles die.  I used Joanne's "Tab Trick" to shorten the die so it fit the shorter sentiment.  See the gorgeous layered flower?  That was made using the new Die-namics Botanical Beauty dies.  OMG....awesome die!  The flower on the card was finished with an adhesive gem.  Some lace trim and machine stitching finish the front.  

The tag was cut with my favorite Die-namics Tag You're It die.  The senitment was cut using the Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon die.  Some machine stitching and twill ribbon tied with a button and linen thread finish the tag.

Here is a close up of the card:

and a close up of the tag:

and the finished inside of the card:

Here are the Die-namics that I used:

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.

Well, that's all from me!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cards listed in my Etsy Shop!

Hi there everyone!  Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I listed several cards for sale in my Etsy Shop.  It's been a long time since I've done this, but my craft area is overflowing with cards.  If you're interested you can click here or you can find the link at the top of my sidebar on the right ------------>

I'm gearing up for the MFTeasers that start tonight!  You won't want to miss a thing!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're all having a great week!

January 25, 2012

Lucy the Birthday Girl! {MFTWSC56}

Hi there!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  We have another FABULOUS sketch this week so I hope you can play along!

Head on over to the MFT Blog for a link to each designer!

I made my card for my neighbor's daughter, Lucy, who will be celebrating her 5th birthday next week.  So woohoo for me having it done in advance! 

I used the Pure Innocence image, Believe in Magic and paired her with some MME Lost & Found Two Blush Papers (6x6).  She was colored with Copics and I finished her skirt, wings and wand with a mixture of Glossy Accents and Irridescent Ice Glitter that I brushed on with a small paint brush.  She was layered on an Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics die cut from Fossil cardstock.  The sentiment on the front of the card is from another Pure Innocence set, My Balloon.  It was cut out using the Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon die.  Some machine stitching finishes the front.

Here is a close up of all the glitter:

And the finished inside......

And here are the Die-namics I used:

That's all from me today!  I hope you have a great day!

January 24, 2012

MFT~Scor-Pal Blog Hop~

Hi there and welcome to the My Favorite Things/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!  I am thrilled to be a part of this hop because I love my Scor-Pal as much as I love my MFT stamps and die-namics!

To see the complete list of participating designers from MFT and Scor-Pal, head on over to the MFT Blog!

I have a rather long post for you today that includes a tutorial....so grab a cuppa, sit back and relax!

When the original Scor-Pal was introduced, I purchased it immediately and when the newest version came out I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!  My Scor-Pal sits on my desk and is used EVERY time I make a project....even if it is to just score a card fold.  It is an essential tool in my stamping arsenal.

I made a card using the newest Flopsey, Bunches of Hearts.  Flopsey was colored with Copics, was cut out and then popped up for dimension.  He was layered on a heart cut using one of the Layered Hearts Die-namics that was cut from corrugated cardboard.  I also swiped some Vintage Cream ink across the heart to give it some more interest.  The sentiments are from the same set and were cut out with the Mini Tab and First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics.  

Do you see the scored diamond pattern on the denim colored panel?  That was done with my Scor-Pal.  I have a problem with "plain" cardstock on a card so adding a diamond pattern for interest is something I do often.  I took a few pictures as I scored the paper and will have a tutorial at the end of this post.

This picture shows the dimension I LOVE on a card front......

And here is the finished inside.....


Now onto the Scored Diamond Pattern Tutorial:  (it's my first ever tutorial so go easy on me :)

I started with a piece of patterned paper cut into a 5" square.  I lined my paper up corner to corner at the 5" mark.  Make sure the bottom corner is on the same line to ensure a perfect pattern.  The point of the corner fits perfectly in the little notch at the top.

Score down the center from corner to corner.....

Then score from edge to edge every 1/2".  For some reason I go to the right and then to the left.  Habit....but do what works for you.  

This is what it looks like when you're done with the first half.....

Now turn your patterned paper so the original score lines are horizontal making sure to keep each corner on the same line.  Again, I chose the 5" score line......(6 is actually the middle)

And repeat the scoring again, every 1/2".

And here it is finished!  Now all you have to do is add it to your card!

Well, if you're still with me, you're done!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day!

Stamps:  Bunches of Hearts Flopsey (MFT)
Paper:  Fossil, Vintage Cream, Crate Paper Random (6x6)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Layered Heart, Mini Tab and First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics (MFT), Lace Trim, Sewing Machine, Corrugated Cardboard, Foam Tape

January 18, 2012

Happy Day! {MFTWSC55}

Hi there!  It's Wednesday and it's time for another Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch from My Favorite Things!  I am IN LOVE with this week's sketch so I hope you'll play along!

Head on over to Kim's Blog for a link to each designer!

My card today uses the Feeling Froggy Pure Innocence image, paired with the the following Die-namics:  Fringed Perrenial, Mini Wavy Pennants, Mini Pennants and Simply Scallops Medium on the inside.  The patterned papers are LOVE by Fancy Pants (6x6).

Here is a close up of the gorgeous Fringed Perrenial.....It was finished with an adhesive pearl.

And the inside.....

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Well, that's all from me today!  I hope you have a great day!

January 17, 2012

January MFT VIP New Product Tour!

Hi there!  It's time for the January VIP New Product Tour from My Favorite Things!  This month's kit is the Classic Kids Pure Innocence Collection and it is AWESOME!

Here is the kit:

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 Kit is a LIMITED QUANTITY product that gives you the opportunity to purchase upcoming stamp sets and a new Die-namics die THREE WEEKS early.  The mini set that is included in the VIP kit for free will be EXCLUSIVE to the VIP kit and will never be available for purchase.

I used the new and ADORABLE, Blowing Bubbles for my card.  The The Monarch Border Die-namics was also used.  The image was colored with Copics and was cut out and popped up for dimension.  The layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  The Die-namics Dainty Doily Duo was used behind the main image and the Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon die was used for the sentiment.  Some machine stitching finishes the front.

Here is the inside.......

Head on over to the Kim's Blog for a link to each designer!

Thanks for stopping by!