Tuesday, August 31, 2010

All Dolled Up!

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Hi All!

I have another MFTeaser to share with you! Today the MFT Stamps Design Team are featuring three more of the new sets that are to be released by MFT Stamps on Wednesday 1st September.

The sets being shown today are called Flapper Doodle – All Dolled Up; Flapper Doodle – Get A Wiggle On and Jolinne – Friends Forever.

For my card today I used the Flapper Doodle -  All Dolled Up set. Doesn’t she look pretty in her fancy dress!

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Here is the inside of my card. I added a sentiment from the Clearly Sentimental About You stamp set. I also added a border on the left side of my card using the Die-namics Oval Chain Die.

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Ready for some TOP-SECRET news? Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on September 1st. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week! As always, you can find the master list of participating designers HERE on Kim's blog.

Here are the Deets you need to know about the Release:

  • Check out Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST each day to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.
  • The Guest Designer Contest will be posted on Saturday, August 28th. You'll have until Tuesday, August 31st to enter for your chance to win OVER $125 worth of stamps from the upcoming release and play alongside the MFT Creative Team the following month.
  • Join us for the release party on Wednesday, September 1st from 8-10 PM EST on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.
  • All new products go live Wednesday at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
Stamps: Flapper Doodles All Dolled Up; Clearly Sentimental About You – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Light Pink; Olivia DP – Basic Grey
Die-namics: Oval Chain Border
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Ribbon; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Buzz Buzz!

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Hi everyone,

I have a couple more MFTeaser’s to share with you all today in readiness of the MFT Stamps new release, this coming Wednesday 1st September.

Today the MFT Design team are featuring the “Pure Innocence” range, and this month there will be three brand new Pure Innocence girls & boy stamps to be released … you are going to love them!!!!!! The PI’s to be released include: PI – Super Boy; PI – Honey Bee and PI – Princess.

For my teasers today I decided to play with the PI – Honey Bee set. As soon as I saw this cute girl who is dressed up as a bee, I though bee hives. So I opened my Make the Cut program and started playing …. first I created the card and then decided that it would be also fun to use this template to create a box as well. After a bit of playing this is what I came up with! This is the hardest template I have created so far and I am quiet pleased with the results!!!!!

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To create my beehive card I cut out the base beehive that folds in half and then the five layers for my hive so I could ink around each layer to give the beehive more dimension. I also added the door which was also created using Make the Cut.

To finish off my beehive card I added the cute PI – Honey Bee on the left side and also used the following Die-namic dies:

  • Flower Trio & Leaf Trio
  • Grass Border

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Here is the inside of my card, here I added the sentiment which was stamped onto one of the clouds from the clouds Die-namics die set.

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The beehive box is created the same was as the card except that the beehive bases are two separate pieces and are joined by a box in the middle.

Ready for some TOP-SECRET news? Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on September 1st. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week! As always, you can find the master list of participating designers HERE on Kim's blog.

Here are the Deets you need to know about the Release:

  • Check out Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST each day to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.
  • The Guest Designer Contest will be posted on Saturday, August 28th. You'll have until Tuesday, August 31st to enter for your chance to win OVER $125 worth of stamps from the upcoming release and play alongside the MFT Creative Team the following month.
  • Join us for the release party on Wednesday, September 1st from 8-10 PM EST on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.
  • All new products go live Wednesday at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday at10 PM EST on Kim's blog

Stamps: PI – Honey Bee
Paper: White; Yellow; Orange; Green
Die-namics: Grass Border; Flower Trio; Leaf Trio; Cloud Trio
Other: Black Ink; Yellow Ink; Orange Ink; Cricut; Make The Cut; Felt; Swarovski Crystals; Glitter Garnish; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hi Little Lady!

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Hi everybody,

It’s day 2 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 1st September.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “Fred Bear Goes Fishing”; "Emma Playing Mommy” and “Wyatt the Conductor”.

For my card today I decided to use “Emma Playing Mommy”, isn’t she just super duper cute!!!!!!!! To create my card I decided to create a card using my cricut and the wild card cartridge …. this is the first card in the book called scallop which is actually a gatefold card.

To help create my scene I used two of MFT Die-namic dies, the cloud trio and the grass border.

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Here is another photo of my card this time with the ribbon removed so you can see where the card opens.

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And the inside … the sentiment is another of the sentiments included in the set. I also used the Framed Greeting MFT Die-namic dies to stamp the sentiment on. To create my layers I cut two more of the framed greeting dies on purple card and layered them behind so that one was overlapping at the top and the other at the bottom.

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Ready for some TOP-SECRET news? Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on September 1st. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week! As always, you can find the master list of participating designers HERE on Kim's blog.

Here are the Deets you need to know about the Release:

  • Check out Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST each day to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.
  • The Guest Designer Contest will be posted on Saturday, August 28th. You'll have until Tuesday, August 31st to enter for your chance to win OVER $125 worth of stamps from the upcoming release and play alongside the MFT Creative Team the following month.
  • Join us for the release party on Wednesday, September 1st from 8-10 PM EST on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.
  • All new products go live Wednesday at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday at10 PM EST on Kim's blog
Stamps: Emma Playing Mommy – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Purple; DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Cloud Trio; Grass Border; Framed Greeting
Other: Black Ink; Cricut Wild Card Cartridge; Circle Punches; Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Rebus - ‘L’ Words!

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This month the theme of my rebus is “L” Words …. all the answers will start with the Letter “L”.

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for last month’s “Songs from the 40’s” Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • When You Wish Upon A Star
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • This Land Is My Land
  • Swinging On A Star

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Striving For Success!

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Hi everyone,

It’s that time again when the MFT Stamps designs team begins showing our MFTeasers in preparation of the new stamps which will be released by MFT Stamps after the release party this coming Wednesday 1st September.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamps to be released. These are “Tiny Town Halloween”; “Wendy Uppercase Alphabet”  and “Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting”.

For my teaser today I used the Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting set.  I used the MFT Die-namics Framed Greeting Die to stamp my sentiment on and also cut two more in red which I used to create the layers underneath.

The flowers are cut from My Favorite Felt - Veggie Garden Collection  using the new MFT Die-namics Perfect Petal Trio Die. And of course the ric rac border was created using the MFT Die-namics Ric Rac border die and the Creations Grosgrain Texture Board.

My card is also a sample for September’s Guest Designer challenge which is hosted by Cindy Haffner and I. Click HERE to find all the details about becoming MFT’s next Guest Designer!  :) 

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For the inside of my card I stamped another of the sentiments from the Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting stamp set and also added the ric rac border again.

Ready for some TOP-SECRET news? Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on September 1st. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week! As always, you can find the master list of participating designers HERE on Kim's blog.

Here are the Deets you need to know about the Release:

  • Check out Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST each day to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.
  • The Guest Designer Contest will be posted on Saturday, August 28th. You'll have until Tuesday, August 31st to enter for your chance to win OVER $125 worth of stamps from the upcoming release and play alongside the MFT Creative Team the following month.
  • Join us for the release party on Wednesday, September 1st from 8-10 PM EST on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.
  • All new products go live Wednesday at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday at10 PM EST on Kim's blog
Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Harvesting – MFT Stamps
Paper: Cream; Red; Green; Garden Variety DP – Cosmo Cricket
Die-namics: Perfect Petal Trio Die; Framed Greetings Die; Ric Rac Border Die; Creations Grosgrain Texture Board
Other: Black Ink; Yellow Ink; White Ink; My Favorite Felt; Red Button; Bird Punch; Divine Twine; Red Crystals; Foam Tape; Copics

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Summer Fun!

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Hi all!

My card today combines two challenges. First up being Saturday it is time to play with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

This week the challenge was to include Lattice in some form on our cards/projects. Here are a few ideas to get you started …. lattice using your cricut machine, dies, embossed lattice using scorpal etc, designer paper that has a lattice pattern, lattice background stamps or image stamps that include lattice on them … I am sure I missed a few options but you get the idea!

For my card I decided to pull out my cricut Wild Card cartridge which I discovered thanks to my friend Cindy that it has a lattice design on it. I measured the size of the panel I had on the side and cut my lattice piece to suit that and then added some pearls to the crossover pieces.

The second challenge this week is the challenge on the Oh Alice challenge blog. This week Paper Pretties is the sponsor for the challenge and the challenge was a little girl theme. I decided to use one of Paper Pretties newest release sets … Swing By Sometime Sophia. I stamped Sophia on my white card and then masked her and added in the cloud pieces and then used my copic airbrush to create the sky.

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Here is the inside of my card, I added a piece of lattice over the designer paper on the inside of my card as well.

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: Swing On By Sophia – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Purple; Blue; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Cricut Wild Card Cartridge; MFT Die-namics Sun Die; MFT Die-namics Clouds Trio Die; Crochet Ribbon; Button; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Floral Modern Grid

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Hi all,

I created the front panel for this card sometime last year and it has been sitting in a container on my desk all that time waiting for me to turn it into a card. Well I finally found some time to layer it up and do just that.

This technique is called the Modern Grid Technique, and is easy to do … stamp your images all over your card first … solid or outline images both work. and then once you have all your images on your panel you then rule lines in both directions stopping when you come to an image. You can also add dots/dashes or other decorations in some of the panels and if you want to color some of the panels.

Stamps:
Paper: White; Pink; Green; DP
Other: Pink Ink; Green Ink; Foam Tape

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hippo Birthday!

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Hi all!

It’s challenge time again over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This is the last sketch from our August hostess with the mostess Tosh Leyendekker. I have had fun this month working with Tosh’s sketches although this last one for some reason was tougher then  the rest for me … no idea why!

I decided to play with another of my new The Cat’s Pyjama stamp sets that I got recently so selected this cute And Baby Makes Three set which can make cute baby cards or even Birthday cards like I have here … don’t you just love that sentiment!!!!!!

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Here is the inside of my card, I added the little hippo to the corner of my card.

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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: And Baby Makes Three – The Cat’s Pyjama
Paper: White; Pink; Grey; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Pink Brads; Sizzix Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back To School!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog.

This week we are to use “Back To School” as the inspiration for our cards/project.

Paper Pretties does has two fun school themed sets in the Boutique … Back to School Sophia and Look Out World Cooper. As much as I love these two sets … I wanted to play with the new release stamps which I hadn’t used as yet and one of them was this cute Dragon from the Imagine set …. all I had to do was figure out how I could make a dragon relate to back to school LOL.

Now I guess if you were Harry Potter this wouldn’t be much of a problem LOL … cause dragons would fit in … and after some thought I decided that I would create some bookplates which could be placed on or inside books. Here’s what I came up with.

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First up I measured the size of the nestabilities die which I would be using and then create a box about that size in my Photoshop program. and then I typed in the text…. This book belongs to I printed these out on a piece of card and then die cut the shape and finally stamped on my image.

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Here are the bookplates all packaged up ready to give away.

Want to play along with us:

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC116.

Don’t forget to include link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … seeing the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

Stamps: Imagine – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Purple
Other: Black Ink; Labels Nestabilities; Copics

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Summer Fun With Riley!

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Hi Riley Fans!

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week the challenge is hosted by Cathy Edgar who challenged us to create a scene!

I originally created this card for the previous challenge hosted by Laurie which was to turn a household item into a stamp to create a background for your card. I had my card all made and went to blog it and went to the site to find the wording for the challenge and big OOOPS! I read the challenge wrong and thought I just had to use a household item on my card. My household item I had used here was a napkin which is that bright background that you see!!!!!!!!. Anyway all was not lost as I had also created a scene using two of the new Riley stamps I decided to keep it for this week's challenge instead ... phew!

I used two of the new release Riley's for my card, Under The Tree Riley and Picnic Riley.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Stamps: Under The Tree Riley; Picnic Riley – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Pink; Napkin
Other: Black Ink; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Thanks A Melon … Alota Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Alota Rubber Stamps blog hop.

The hop started at Helene’s Alota Rubber Stamps Blog, so if you didn’t start from there you may want to head over there now so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and believe me there is lots to see!

Today the Design Team are featuring stamps from our August release, all of which are available to purchase from Alota Rubber Stamps NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For my card today I used the cute Watermelon Fun Bugs … aren’t they darling!!!!! I love shaped cards so I decided to create a watermelon shaped card which I designed using SCAL and then used my cricut to cut it all out. The water melon seed shape is cut out of the top red card so that the black layer underneath shows though … so much easier than attaching all those seeds by hand hehe.

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Here is the inside of my card, which is the same as the outside other then the sentiment.

I have uploaded the files of my template if anyone would like it ... this is the first time I have done this so I hope I did it correctly. Please let me know if you have any problems.

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August Coupon

Want to receive 20% discount from your entire Alota Rubber Stamps order …. then enter the code ALOTAAUG10 when you place your order between 22nd August to 27th August.

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to Marie Carlsson’s blog

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs as you travel along … one design team member is secretly given away blog candy!

Stamps: Watermelon Fun Bugs – Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Green; Red
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; Cricut; SCAL; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Alota Sneak Peek!

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Happy Sunday everyone,

I have another Alota Rubber Stamps sneak peek to share with you all today …. this stamp along with 4 others will be released on Monday 23rd August.

This little cutie is called Magic Spell Bugs.

Don’t forget to join us over on the Alota Rubber Stamps Blog for Alota Release blog hop Sunday night 22nd August 10 PM EST, for your chance to win all the stamps from this release.

Stamps: Magic Spell Bugs - Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Purple; DP
Other: Black Ink; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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