Monday, May 31, 2010

You’re TOO Sweet!

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Hi everyone,

I have another MFTeaser to share with you all today in readiness of the MFT Stamps new release to be held this coming Wednesday 2nd June.

Today the MFT Design team are featuring the “Pure Innocence” range, there will actually be three brand new Pure Innocence girls to be released … you are going to love them!!!!!!

I have used the new “PI – Lollypop Girl” and as the little girl is holding a lollypop I decided to do something different today and create a Lollypop Holder/Cover. I figured this would be a fun way to present one of those large lollypops if you wanted to give it as a gift!

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Here is the inside of my Lollypop Holder/Cover … I added one of the sentiments included in the set.The ribbon holds the lollypop in place and to close it I just pull the ribbon through the holes you can see at the top of the cover.

Would you like to see more of the new Pure Innocence sets. Then hop on over to Kim’s (MFT) blog to see the list of which design team members will be featuring a card/project on their blog today. Kim will have the list posted to her blog at 11am EST.

I will be back tomorrow with more MFTeaser’s to share with you all!

 

Stamps: PI – Lollypop Girl – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Orange; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wow, What's Up!

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Hi everybody,

It’s day 3 of the MFTeasers, in preparation of the release of the new stamp sets which are all due to be released by MFT Stamps this coming Wednesday 2nd June.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “Fred Bear has a Butterfly”; "Emma Blowing Kisses" and "Wyatt Says WOW"

For my first card I am sharing with you all today, I have used “Wyatt Says WOW”. Isn’t he just a cutie! I used a recent SFYTT sketch challenge for the layout of my card. I used the Die-namics Cloud Trio Die for the sentiments on the front and inside of this card.

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Here is the inside of my card. Besides the sentiment I used two of MFT Stamps Die-namics Dies, the Cloud Trio and the Jumbo Scallop Die.

Stamps: Wyatt Says Wow – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Dark Blue; Jungle Bug DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Long Oval Nestabilities; MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio Die; MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die; String; Foam Tape; Copics

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For my second card I used “Emma Blowing Kisses”, another cutie!!!! The little tags under the bow spell “SWAK” & “MWAH”, unfortunately you can’t see the last letters in the photo but you can in real life. I used the MFT Die-namic Jumbo Scallop Die to create my scallop border at the top. The dress and jacket are both paper pieced using the designer paper I used on the card.

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And here is the inside of my card. I stamps Emma again in the lower right corner of my card and created a scallop border using my Die-namics Scallop Jumbo Die. The sentiments and tiny heart are also included in the set.

Before you go .... don't forget this month's MFT Stamps Guest Designer Challenge. Challenge entries will be due Tuesday, 1st June, by 10 pm EST. To be considered, upload to SCS using keyword: MFTGUESTDT0610. The winner will be announced in the release party thread on 2nd June.

Want to see even more MFTeasers using the three sets that the Design Team are featuring today, then hop on over to Kim’s (MFT Lady) blog to see the list of which design team members will be featuring a card/project on their blog today. Kim will have the list posted to her blog at 11am EST.

Stamps: Emma Blowing Kisses – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Peach; Dark Blue; Tea at Elsie’s DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Long Oval Nestabilities; MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die; Word Window Punch; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Bling; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baby Makes Three!

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Hi everyone,

It’s that time again when then MFT Stamps designs team begins showing our MFTeasers in preparation of the new stamps which will be released by MFT Stamps this coming Wednesday 2nd June.

Today the MFT Stamps Design Team are featuring 3 of the new stamp sets on their blog. These include “Baby Makes Three”; “Thanks A Bunch” and “What A Day!”.

Being Saturday it is also time for another challenge over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week it is my turn to host the challenge. I have been having fun creating tent cards lately, so I thought this might make a fun challenge. You can find a tutorial on how to create these on the Just Magnolia Blog.

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For my tent card I used MFT Stamps new “Baby Makes Three” set … this is such an adorable set and just in time for the birth of my first Grandchild .... William! I colored in the chicks to match the designer paper I used on my card.

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Here is another view of my tent card … these are such fun and easy to make.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

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I also created a match bag to go with my card so that I could use it to give a small gift for the new baby.

Before you go .... don't forget this month's MFT Stamps Guest Designer Challenge. This month the challenge theme is "Some Like It Hot", you can use a hot new item, heat tool, hot colors…. etc! Challenge entries will be due Tuesday, June 1st, by 10 pm EST. To be considered, upload to SCS using keyword: MFTGUESTDT0610. The winner will be announced in the release party thread on June 2nd by 8:45 p.m. EST.

Want to see more projects created using the stamp sets we are featuring today??? Then don’t forget to visit Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring this set on their blogs today.

Stamps: Baby Makes Three – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Orange; Blue; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Labels Nestabilities; Orange Button; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Fancy Tags Die; Blue Brads; Circle Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, May 28, 2010

A Very Merry Un-Birthday To You!

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Hi all,

Today starts the beginning of the MFTeasers of the new stamps and products that are to be released by MFT Stamps next Wednesday 2nd June.

The MFT Stamps Design Team are sharing with you all today the new Die-namic Dies that are to be released.

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Unfortunately being that my dies have a little longer to travel then most of the Design Team I haven’t been able to use the new ones on my card today, however I did use two from last months release which are MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio Die & MFT Die-namics Scalloped Scallop Die. I used My Favorite Felt - Outdoor Essentials felt pack to die cut both the grass area and the clouds to create my scene.

I have wanted to create an circle easel card for sometime now and finally got around to making one. These are so much fun to make, the stamp set used here is from the new Costumes of Wonderland stamp set that was released a couple of weeks ago.

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Here is a close up for the outside of my card. I used the green felt from the My Favorite Felt - Outdoor Essentials to create the grass. I first cut the size I wanted using my circle nestabilities and then die cut the top of the piece I cut with the Scalloped Scallop die.

The clouds were cut using the white felt which is also included in the My Favorite Felt - Outdoor Essentials pack.

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Here is a better view of what the inside of my card looks like. This sentiment is perfect for all sorts of occasions!

So are you ready to see which dies are being released on Wednesday ….. I know I am excited with them all!

DieNamicsReCreationsGrosgrain Die-namics Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board

Our revolutionary Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board is designed to exactly mimic grosgrain ribbon. When used after cutting a Jumbo Ric Rac Shape, your paper project will look as if you’ve adorned it with expensive jumbo ric rac! The effect is subtle, but feels and looks just like fabric ribbon!

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Jumbo Ric Rac is 6" long and 1 ½" wide and is the first 1 ½" ric rac die on the market.

DieNamicsSunshine Die-namics Sunshine

Sunshine is a two piece die, with an outer sunray die (2") and an inner circle (.875") for layering if desired.

DieNamicsFreshCutGrass Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass

Fresh Cut Grass measures 6" long and ¾" high at the tallest grass blade. There are several small poke holes on the bottom of the die which is designed to allow for easy removal of paper once it’s cut. You simply poke the hole with a toothpick, and your paper magically pops out. I would hesitate to use a pin as it might pierce through the paper.

If you would like to see what the other Design Team members have created then hop on over to Kim’s (MFT Lady) blog to see the list of which design team members will be featuring a card/project on their blog today. Kim will have the list posted to her blog at 11am EST. Also check out the Die-namic Gallery over on SCS throughout the week for more inspiration.

I will be back tomorrow with another MFTeaser for you all!

 

Stamps: Costumes of Wonderland – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Yellow; Peachy Keen DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MFT Die-namics Scalloped Scallop Die; MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio Die; My Favorite Felt - Outdoor Essentials; Modern Label Tag Punch & Die; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet My Grandson!

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Those of you who follow my blog, have heard how excited I have been on the birth of my first Grandchild!

Well it is now official I am a Grandma and this is my Grandson!!!William Robert Philip Sisson arrived this at 3.50 pm this afternoon Thursday 27th May. He is a bouncing 4.294kg (that’s 9.46 pounds)

Isn’t he just gorgeous!!!!!! These were taken tonight on our first visit to the hospital when he was about 3 hours old!

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And yes I got to hold him …. it has been a long time since I have held a newborn!

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You Go Girl!

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Hi all,

It is challenge time over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week is my final challenge as hostess and we are continuing on with the “Celebrating Mother’s & Babies” theme we have been following all month.

This week the challenge is a sketch challenge …. but to tie it into the theme for the month I have added a twist. The twist is that Babies are cute as a button so you need to include a button/s on your card.

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Here is the sketch if you want to play along.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Chibi Grocery Digi Stamps – The Greeting Farm
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; Nook & Pantry DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Label Tag Die; MS Optic Dot Border Punch; Ribbon; Pink Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cool Coffee!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Jackie Rakoski's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman blog.

This week the challenge is hosted by Jackie Rakoski, who challenged us to a color challenge …  the colors being red, kraft & green.

The stamps the design team are using on our card/projects this week are “Right On Par” and “Coffee Cool” . Both these stamps sets are available for sale this week at 35% off the normal price.

My card today uses the “Coffee Cool” stamp set. I stamped the image onto kraft card, then used a white colored pencil to color the top portion of the circle and the ice cubes, then colored the rest of the image with copics.

Want to play along with us

How to Enter: Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC105.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

 

Stamps: Coffee Cool – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Green; Kraft; DP
Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Sizzix Embossing Folder; MS Optic Dots Border Punch; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grandpa Rocks!

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Hi all,

I just couldn’t resist buying Grandparents set recently from The Greeting Farm seeing that is what my DH and I are about to become. And of course I had to play with one of the stamps from the set.

I used the sketch from Eat, Sleep, Stamp (ESS82) for the layout of my card.

I think Grandpa rocks!!!!!!!!

Stamps: Grandparents Set – The Greeting Farm
Paper: White; Brown; Orange; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; MS Layered Arches Border Punch; Long Oval Nestabilities; Brown Brads; Word Window Punch; Modern Label Tag Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Quilting Bee!

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Hi everyone,

My card today uses one of the new stamps that was released by Alota Rubber Stamps last week. This stamp is called “Quilting Bee” … I know a few quilting friends who would enjoy this card *smile*

After stamping my image onto my card, I colored the quilt in pink & red and then went back over the red panels and added dots using a white gel pen. I also added paper piercing to the top corners of my image panel.

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Here is the inside of my card, this “Sew… What’s New?” sentiment used here is actually an older stamp from Alota Rubber stamps but I thought it was so right to go with this card.

Stamps: Quilting Bee; Dress Up Words; Sew … What’s New – Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Red; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Pink Brads; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Oval Punches; MS Optic Dot Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scherenschnitte Silhouette Technique

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Hi everyone and happy Sunday!

My card today is a card I created for a project at a club I attend with a few friends each month. This is a technique based project using the “Scherenschnitte Silhouette Stamping” technique. You can find a tutorial on this over on the Resource section of SCS.

To create my card I stamped the image onto black paper using clear embossing ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder. You can use any color powder because you won’t see it but gold helps you to see the image that you need to cut out more clearly.

Once I had embossed my image, I then cut out my design cutting close to the edge …. again it doesn’t matter if you cut into the embossing powder because you won’t see it.

To attach your image to your card you apply adhesive to the embossed part of the image and attach it to your card embossed side down. My first attempt at this I actually applied my glue to the black side as we are so used to adhering to the back of the image not the front … so of course I had to stamp and cut out another flower … arghhhhhhhh! Oh well lesson learnt and I made sure I did it correctly the second time, even asking the girl next to me to watch me and yell if I started applying glue to the wrong part hehe!

Stamps: Inspired By Nature; Upsy Daisy – SU
Paper: White; Black; Red
Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; Gold EP; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Black Button

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Crazy Sketch Challenge!

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Hi all!

Are you ready for another challenge with my “Crazy” friends over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week the challenge is a sketch challenge given to us by Cindy Haffner.

Tracey-ButtonA My card today uses two digital stamps from this week’s sponsor The Stamping Boutique. I masked the tree & fence of the main image so I could airbrush on the sky and grass area. I cut out the girl and mounted her to the fence using foam tape.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Valentine Background Digi & Sitting Audrey 2 Digi – The Stamping Boutique
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Light Pink; Hey Birdie DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Rectangle Nestabilities; MS Woodland Branches Border Punch; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Olive Button; Spring Green Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Riley and Company Blog Candy Winners!

Hi everyone,

I am so glad you all loved the new Riley in Oz Stamps yesterday in our Riley and Company Blog Hop. I have now selected the winners.

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The winner of the sentiments is ……………..

Kathy H said...

FUN and awesome!!!

The winner of the Riley stamp is ……….

Sally said...

I love Wizard of Oz. It brings back childhood memories watching Oz over and over again. All of these new stamps are so cute! I have to get them all. Thank u for the blog hop and sharing your designs with the new stamps.

Please contact me with your postal details so Tanya can send you your stamps. You can find the email link on my side bar. Sally you also need to let me know which of the new Riley in Oz stamps you would like …. Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, Good Witch or Bad Witch. It doesn’t include the Yellow Brick Road Stamp.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Follow The Yellow Brick Road Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a join along the yellow brick road! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be given away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

Throughout the hop you will get to meet the whole cast of Riley in Oz character which include Sophie as Dorothy, Riley as the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow. Also available will the the Good Witch and Bad Witch, new word sets and some flying monkeys! You are going to LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I have said a few times this week, but it bears saying again … the Riley in Oz stamps are my favorite Riley’s yet! And the stamp I used for my first card I have to share with you all today … has to be my favorite Riley stamp ever! I just love the Riley in Oz gang all together here as they “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”.

I had so much fun coloring this cute little scene. After I stamped the image I stamped another on scrap paper which I used for a mask so I could use my copic airbrush to add the grass and sky.

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But wait there are more give aways ..... another lucky person will get to select one of the new individual Riley UM stamp from the release - their choice, except the yellow brick road.

Stamps: Follow the Yellow Brick Road; Riley Oz Words; Any Journey – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Olive; Kioshi DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Black Candy Dot;s Modern Label Tag Punch & Die; MS Modern Garland Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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For my second card today I used the Riley Oz – Good Witch. Isn’t she a cutie! The layout of my card here is this week’s Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC74).

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the fabulous Silke Kittmann and see what awesome creation she has install for you today.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

Stamps: Good Witch Sophie – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Red; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; MS Crown Border Punch; Circle Nestabilities; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baby Boy!

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Hi everyone,

Over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog we are continuing our celebration of Mothers & Babies! We have already celebrated Mothers earlier in the month by creating Mother's Day cards ... so now it is time to celebrate Babies!

The challenge today is to create a Baby card ..... easy enough!

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I fell in love with this “New Baby” digi image from KLM Designs as soon as I saw it. I have been wanting to use it on a card for sometime now, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity to use it.

The layout of my card is based on Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC73) from last week.

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As you can see, I turned my card into an Easel card. It has been a while since I made one of these and I love that you can see both the inside and outside of the card at the one time. Most of the Easel cards I have made so far seemed to have turned out to be square so this is the first non square one I have made …. not sure why it took me so long but there you go.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: New Baby Digi Stamp – KLM Designs; Baby Boy – Fiskars; Sentiment – Fern Gully Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Sage; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Long Rectangles Nestabilities; Brown Candy Dots; Button; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Oval Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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