Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friendship Is Shelter!

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Hi All!

It’s Day 4 of the MFTeasers and I have one more Teasers 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 December.

The sets being shown today are called Jolinne – “Friendship is Shelter”; “Inspired By Love” and “Heartfelt”.

For my card today I have used Jolinne – Friendship is Shelter, isn’t she a cutie! I have used two of MFT Die-namic dies on my card, these are the Notebook Edge die and the Rolled Rose die. 

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Here is the inside of my card using the sentiment included in the stamp set.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday December 1st at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 sets being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Jolinne Friendship Is Shelter – MFT Stamps
Paper: Cream; Blue; Aqua; DP
Die-namics: Notebook Edge Die; Rolled Rose Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Labels Nestabilities; Bird Punch; Yellow Candy Dot; Foam Tape; Copics

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Merry Christmoose!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week it is my turn to host the challenge and with Christmas less then a month away I decided to have a Christmas theme. You can create anything you like as long as it is Christmas … card, project whatever!

I used the cute Sledding Riley that was released a couple of weeks ago. The sentiment is from the Moose Sayings 1 sentiment set.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge, I am sure they will also be using some of the new stamps that are being released this week.

Stamps: Sledding Riley; Moose Sayings 1 – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Green; Red; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Glitter Glue; MS Woodland Branches Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Love You With All My Heart!

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Hi everyone,

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

Today the MFT Design team are featuring the “Pure Innocence” range, and this month there will be four brand new Pure Innocence sets to be released … you are going to love them!!!!!! The PI’s to be released include: PI Love You with all my heart; PI Hello Cupcake and PI Sending You A Box Of Love; and PI – Splish Splash.

For my card today I used PI Love You with All My Heart. I paper pieced the girls dress and the heart she is holding. This set includes a few sentiments that will fit inside the heart, so you have options to the message you want on your card. This is layered onto the MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily Die.

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I used the same layout for this inside of my card as I used on the outside. The sentiment is another from the PI - Love You With All My Heart stamp set. 

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday December 1st at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 sets being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Stamps: PI Love You With All My Heart – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Bright Pink; DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Decorative Doily Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Twine; Corner Rounder; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ice Skating Flopsey

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Hi everyone,

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 December.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “Ice Skating Flopsey”; “Flapper Doodles – Cheers To A New Year” and Die-namic Duos – Flower Silhouette Die & Stamp Set.

For my card today I used the new Ice Skating Flopsey. This set comes with the cute Ice Skating Flopsey; an Ice Swirl that you see underneath my Flopsey and three sentiments.

I used my copic airbrush to create the blue around the white panel that Flopsey is on.

I have used 2 of the MFT Die-namics on this card. The Snowflake Trio die and the Oval Chain Die.

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Here is the inside of my card. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of my card with Flopsey over the top of the swirl that is to the left of the sentiment. Each of the sentiments has this swirl which makes it look like Flopsey created the sentiment in the ice.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday December 1st at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Ice Skating Flopsey – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Mistletoe Kisses DP – Papermania
Die-namics: Snowflake Trio Die; Oval Chain Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; White Brad; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Remembered Your Birthday!

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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 December.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamps to be released. These are “ Clearly Sentiment About Teaching”; “Pure Innocence – Tweeny Teen – You Give Me Wings” and “Die-namic Duos – Textile Rectangle Frame & Stamp Set”.

For my card I used the new Die-namics Duos – Textile Rectangle Frame & Stamp set. This set includes 3 different frames, 3 large sentiments and 3 smaller sentiments. As I wanted to make a birthday card suitable for a male, I used the birthday sentiments from this set.

To embellish my card I used the MFT Die-namics Stacking Stars die.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used one of the smaller sentiments from this set 0n the bottom of card. I also added more stars created from the Die-namic stacking stars die.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday December 1st at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Stamps: Die-namic Duos Textile Rectangle Frame & Stamp Set – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Dark Blue
Die-namics: Textile Rectangle Frame Die; Stacking Stars Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Divine Twine; Rhinestone; Sizzix Embossing Folders; Foam Tape

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Baby’s First Christmas!

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Hi all!

Happy Saturday! Saturday’s of course means it is time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Our challenge hostess for the month is Cindy Haffner brings us her final challenge for November.

This week Cindy challenged us to use Script Paper or A Script Embossing Folder on our cards.

This Christmas will be my Grandson’s first Christmas and of course I am super excited …. he probably doesn’t care one way or another right now cause he is only 6 months old so doesn’t know what is happening. But I am sure he will have fun anyway! When I saw this Whiff Of Joy stamp a few months ago of course I had to buy it as it reminded me of my adorable Grandson!

I used the Sizzix Bingo embossing folder for the Script Embossing Folder requirement of this challenge …. it seemed to fit the theme of my card better than a normal script embossing folder as the numbers reminded me of an advent calendar.

The layout of my card uses a recent Mojo Monday sketch (Mojo164).

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: Baby – Whiff Of Joy
Paper: White; Blue; Red; Jovial DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Sizzix Bingo Embossing Folder; Green Ribbon; Button; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Password Book!

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Hi everyone,

I have been playing with my Cinch again … I just love that tool! For those who don’t know the cinch is a binding tool and it is so very easy to use.

I needed to make a handmade gift to give as a Christmas gift swap for a group of friends I get together with each month. After a little thought I decided to create a Password book … anyone who uses the internet a lot knows that you tend to amass passwords arghhhhh.

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I have divided this book into 4 different sections so that it is easier to locate the particular password you need rather than having to search through the whole book.

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Here is a pic of the inside pages … it has a section for you to write the website; username; password and any notes you might need.

Now I just need to make one of these for me!

Stamps: Sweet Somethings – SU; Mini Banner Day Alphabet – MFT Stamps
Papers: White; Pink; Purple; Book Board; DP
Other: Black Ink; Purple Ribbon; Button; Twine; Tab Punch; Cinch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Alota Black Friday Sale!

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Hi everyone,

Alota Rubber Stamps is having a Black Friday Sale. Place an order anytime between Friday 26th November to Saturday 27th November and receive 25% off. Just use the code AlotaBlack2010.

 

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Lacy Birthday Card!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Cindy Haffner has one more fun challenge for us to finish off the month.

This week Cindy challenged us to use lace on our cards.

I decided to use another Magnolia stamp that I had purchased recently. This stamp is called Tilda with Wedding Gifts, but of course is suitable for all sorts of occasions including birthday and Christmas. I decided to go with birthday as I have been making so many Christmas cards, that it is nice to take a little break KWIM! Of course I had to use some of my new designer papers I just purchased which came from what themed pack … Christmas of course LOL! Just as well these are non traditional Christmas colors hehe!

I colored my lace using my copic airbrush as I wanted it to be red not cream and also used a few of my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts … love love love their flowers!

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Here is the inside of my card, using a very old Penny Black birthday sentiment.

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: Tilda With Wedding Gifts – Magnolia Stamps; Happy Birthday – Paper Pretties; Inside Sentiment – Penny Black
Paper: White; Blue; Mistletoe Kisses DP – Papermania
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Lace Ribbon; Oval Punch; Flowers; Foam Tape; Copics

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Pink & Black Friday!

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Hi everyone,

First up Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA readers.

MFT is celebrating Black Friday, pink & black style.  We're bringing you the savings early and extending the sale through Saturday.  We like celebrating... what can we say? 

From Wednesday, November 24th, through Saturday, November 27th, enjoy the following "Black Friday" specials:

Spend $25 and get a FREE Chocolate Kiss paper pack ($5.95 value, while supplies last).  Use the code KISS at checkout.  Please note that the $25 purchase is before applicable tax or shipping.  To activate the discount, you will add $25 or more in products of your choice to your cart, then add a chocolate kiss paper pack to your cart.  At checkout, please enter code and $5.95 will be deducted from your total.

OR

Spend $55 and get a FREE regular-sized stamp set of your choice ($15.95 value).  Use the code FREESET at checkout.  Please note that the $55 purchase is before applicable tax or shipping (free shipping within the US for orders of $55 or more).  To activate the discount, you will add $55 or more in products of your choice to your cart, then add any stamp set priced at $15.95 to your cart.  At checkout, please enter code and $15.95 will be deducted from your total.

*only one code may be used per order

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CAS Snowflakes!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week the challenge is to create a CAS card.

Hopefully the card I have above fits that category. CAS cards are ones I always struggle with, but I did try to keep this as minimalistic as possible!

For my card I used Paper Pretties Snowflake Stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto my card using purple ink and then stamped the snowflake in the middle of the sentiment using the same color ink but I had stamped it off on scrap paper once first so it looks lighter.

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 PWC129.

Don’t forget to include a 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 … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

Do You Want To Be A Prettie Girl!

Paper Pretties is looking for Design Team members. If you would like to join the team, check this post on the Paper Pretties blog for details.


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Stamps: Snowflakes – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Kraft; Purple
Other: Purple Ink; EK Success Snowflake Border Punch; Grosgrain Ribbon; White Button; Twine; Foam Tape

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Season’s Greetings!

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Hi everyone,

I have two more Christmas cards to share with you today that I created at a recent shoebox swap with some friends.

These two cards were designed by Diane, thanks Diane!

Those are rhinestones that are shining on the Christmas Tree …. it’s a little hard to get a good photo to show them off properly.

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And another ornament card. I did add the embossing to the white base panel and also added the pearls to the top right hand corner .. but otherwise it is the same card Diane designed.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

For Santa!

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Hi everyone,

Paper Pretties have a few more Monday Whatnot digi images released today. Check out the Paper Pretties blog to see all the new Whatnot digi’s that are being released.

For my card, I used a digi image that was released a few week’s ago. This one is called Rudolph! Isn’t he a cutie, I guess he is checking out what goodies were left for Santa LOL!  

After printing out my image and cutting it into an oval shape using my nestabilities die, I masked the image so I could airbrush around the image.

Stamps: Rudolph Digi Stamp – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Green; DP

Other: Oval Nestabilities; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday ARTish!

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Hi all,

It’s birthday time for one of our Paper Prettie Design Team Members. Today ARTish is a year older, Happy Birthday ARTish!!!

Of course what better way to celebrate than a Birthday Blog Hop Prettie Girl style! As we can't get together to celebrate in person the next best thing is a virtual birthday party .... yahhhhhhhh what fun!

The hop started at Cindy Haffner’s blog so if you didn’t come from there hop back now so you don’t miss out on any of the celebrations!

As ARTish is the illustrator of all our new Paper Pretties Digital stamps, the Design Team decided to each use on of her digital stamps for our birthday hop today.

For my card I used her Lil Stinker digi, isn’t he just super cute!!!! I love him! He was designed as a valentines image, but of course you can use him for birthday’s too.

One of the things I love about digital stamps is that you can print them out any size you want. After printing out my image, I masked the image so that I could airbrush the floor and wall.

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I wanted some skunk type sentiments for my card so I printed a couple out on my computer.

Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the party festivities so far. Now it is time to continue on our birthday blog hop and visit the blog of Jackie Rakoski. Don’t forget to wish ARTish a Happy Birthday when you reach her blog.

Stamps: Lil Stinker Digital Stamp – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Restoration DP – Crate Paper
Other: Oval Nestabilities; Pink Ribbon; Button; Word Window Punch; Label Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Rebus – Past Melbourne Cup Winners

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all.

One of the biggest events to happen in Australia each year is the Melbourne Cup, this horse race even stops the nation it is that big! So this month our theme for our rebus swap was Past Melbourne Cup Winners.

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 “M words” Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Motherhood
  • Megaphone
  • Mai Tai
  • Mat
  • Matchmaker
  • Me
  • Manhattan
  • Marrow
  • Marvellous

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friend Like You!

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Happy Saturday everyone!

The “Crazies” are back today with another challenge over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Cindy Haffner is back this week with another challenge for which was to add circles to our card/project.

This week the Crazy 4 Challenges is sponsored by Wink Wink Ink

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For my card I used one of Wink Wink Ink’s digi stamp sets called Pearl. Isn’t that bear super cute!

I think I have covered the circle part of this challenge pretty well. To start I have my image on nested circles using my spellbinders nestabilities. There are even more circles in the outer circle. My designer paper on the top part of my card is covered with circles both solid and outline ones. And finally I also used a MS border punch that has circles in it.

For good measure I added a pearl (which is also circular) over the top of the pearl in the digi image.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used another of the sentiments that came with the digi stamp which I layered onto circle panels.

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: Pearl Digi Stamp – Wink Wink Ink
Paper: White; Blue; Brown; DP
Other: Circle Nestabilities; MS Scallop Circle Border Punch; Modern Label Tag Punch & Die; Foam Tape; Copics Airbrush; Copics

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