November 28, 2012

Gettin' Sketchy with MFT #100!!

Hi there!!  Long time no post!!  I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!  We had a great day celebrating with Frank's family!  Sorry for the lack of posts, but we've been really busy helping my Mom and Dad get ready for a big move. You forget how much work it is!!!'s time to get sketchy with MFT!  We are celebrating the 100th sketch today!!!  And do we have a great sketch for you to play with!

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

I've used Pure Innocence Little SantaRectangle STAX, Rounded Banner STAX, Mini Tab Foursome, Triple Scallop Borders, Wild Cherry ButtonHemp Cord and Wild Cherry ink.  The patterned paper is Echo Park This & That Christmas.

Detail shot of cutie Santa and his fuzzy outfit done with Liquid Applique.

The simple finished inside:

Here's the sketch:

November 21, 2012

Thankful For You {MFTWSC99}

Hi there!  It's time to get sketchy with MFT!  We are at sketch #99!  Can you believe it?  Next week is sketch #100!  Time sure does fly when you're having fun!

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

I LOVE this week's sketch with its tilted panels!  I went pretty shabby with my card and used one of my favorite new sets Thankful Leaves along with the coordinating Fall Leaves Die-namics.  I will be giving this card to my Auntie Pat who hosts Thanksgiving dinner every year.  She puts on quite the spread, too....turkey, ham, lasagna, sausage, mashed potatoes, gravy, tons of appetizers, homemade pies, cookies, cakes........I could go on and on!  I'm salivating already!  But I digress.....

The leaves were stamped in Kraft ink (SU) and the veins were stamped in London Fog (Memento).  The Kraft button was tied with Hemp Cord.  Tons of distressing and some machine stitching finish the card.  Patterned papers are Vintage Finds by Teresa Collins.

A look at the finished inside:

This week's sketch:

To all of my American friends celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow....I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, and I hope the turkey is good, too!!

November 19, 2012

MFT Scrap Sketch #2!

Hi there!  It's time to get scrappy with MFT!  I'll get to my page using the traditional sketch in a second, but here's some info on the new Scrap Sketch from MFT:

Each month we will provide two sketches, our main sketch and a Project Life version for those of you following Project Life. Simply follow the sketch and upload your creation to SCS using the proper keyword.
There will be a random draw each month from all the participants who have uploaded their Scrap Samples to SCS using the proper keyword. Two winners will be chosen each month and the winners will receive a $15 gift voucher. If the winner used MFT stamps, they will receive $ 5 in bonus bucks, for a total of $20. 
Check out the FAQ - MFT Scrapbooking Challenge thread if you need any further info on this challenge or help on how to upload your sample to the gallery.
To play along this month, simply upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTSCRAP2  for a chance to win one of the two monthly prizes (see above). You have until noon Monday, December 19th to play along .

Here's the sketch:


Have I told you lately how much I LOVE Instagram photos?  LOVE the square shape.  So fun.  I printed these photos of my oldest this weekend specifically to use on this layout.  The beautiful papers are Teresa Collins Then and Now.  The base of the layout is Kraft 12x12.

In the photo below I replaced the rectangular shape with the five oval tabs.  The oval tabs are part of the Accent It Flags and Tags Die-namics. Each tab was stamped with a word from First Place Award Ribbon stamp set.  The Plentiful Petals flower was cut from Kraft cardstock and was finished with Whip Cream button tied with Hemp Cord.  The Simply Scallops Large was used for the scallops.  (Please ignore the blue on my daughter's appeared when I took the pic)

I used the High-Rise Uppercase and the High-Rise Lowercase Die-namics for the name.  The flag to the right was made with Accent It Flags and Tags Die-namics.

The sentiment is from Inspired By Flowers Set 4.  It was stamped in Not Quite Navy ink on a Fishtail Flags STAX.  Oh, and another Plentiful Petals flower :)

Here are the Die-namics I used:

I hope you get the chance to play along with this new monthly feature from MFT!!

November 13, 2012

MFT New Product Tour!

Hi there!  It's time for the My Favorite Things New Product Tour!  Everything you've seen teased this week is now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique!

The MFT design team also has some more inspiration for you using all of the new sets!  Make sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win $50.00 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique!!

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

I have a scrapbook page to share with you tonight.  I LOVE taking pictures with my iPhone and using Instagram and Instagram's fun filters, plus I LOVE the square shape of the pictures that Instagram provides.  I am in the midst of taking an online course on how to best use your camera phone and printing photos with Instagram, so I'm sure most of the pictures you'll see on my layouts will from here on out be most Instagrammed photos!

The pictures are of my youngest, Sarah.  I used the Inkwell filter on Instagram and printed them on my 4x6 photo printer.  Photos are 3.5" squares.

I used the new Laina Lamb Design Document It - Days and Dates and Journal It - Calendar Basics for my layout today.  I've also used the following Die-namics:  Accent It Story Starters, Accent It Calendar Components, Accent It Flags and Tags, Decorative Doily, Decorative Doily Duo, Plentiful Petals, High Rise Uppercase, Lowercase and High Rise Numbers.  Phew...that's a lot of Die-namics!

Here's a close up of the High-Rise Uppercase, Lowercase and Numbers, along with a long oval from Accent It Flags and Tags.  The word Fall is from Document It - Days and Dates.  The glitter cardstock was purchased at Joann's and the Decorative Doily was cut from Vellum.  Oh, and I can't forget the beautiful Plentiful Petals Flower!

Here's a close up of the calendar that was made with Journal It - Calendar Basics and the Insert It 3x4 Die-namics.

And here is a close up of the FUN FUN FUN Accent It Story Starters by Laina Lamb.  I stapled them to the layout using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher I got for Christmas last year from my stamping idol, Michele :)

And one more close up of most of the decorative elements and my beautiful daughter :)

Here are the Die-namics I used:

November 12, 2012

MFT Pep Rally

Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT.
But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally!
Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last.
We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique.
And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new?  Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.


Every Christmas I make tags.  I love tags.  I give them to my Mom to put on gifts, I sell them, and I even have a Pinterest Board dedicated to tags.  I love to make tags.  Tags RULE :)

So when the MFT package came with all of the new goodies for this release the very first thing I made was this set of tags.  I L.O.V.E. the new Decorative Circle Tags STAX and I L.O.V.E. the GORGEOUS new Poinsettia Die-namics, so it was only fitting that I pair these two products with my other L.O.V.E.......TAGS.
Here they are in all their tag glory:

I cut the Decorative Circle Tags STAX using Kraft cardstock.  The patterned paper is Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage.  The white floral paper was cut out with Circle STAX.  The patterned paper is a thicker paper so it held the shape of the Poinsettia perfectly.  I added a metal eyelet to the top of each tag and finished it with some Paver Red Grosgrain Ribbon tied with some Hemp Cord.    The sentiments are from Seasonal Sentiments are were stamped on a Fishtail Flags STAX and then layered on a Fishtail Flags Layers STAX.  Each poinsettia was finished with a Sweet Tooth Button and Hemp Cord.

You can see all the dimension from this angle.  Flat is boring, but dimension is fun and adds much more interest!

The Die-namics I used:

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 13 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 13 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • If you'd like to see all the designers' posts 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 November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.