Monday, January 31, 2011

Enjoy Every Moment!

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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 two more of the new sets that are to be released by MFT Stamps on Tuesday 1st February.

The sets being shown today are “Enjoy Every Moment” and “Inspired By Butterflies”

For my card today I used the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set, isn’t that little girl a cutie!!! I paper pieced her dress using the designer paper I used for the remainder of my card. As you can see I have been playing with the new Die-namics Butterflies die again … love this die. This time round I die cut them from colored card to match my card and then used an embossing folder to add texture to them, I highlighted the texture by rubbing white ink over the raised areas.

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Here is the inside of my card. I stamped part of the little girl in the right corner of my card as well as one of the sentiments in the set. I also used the new Die-namics Simply Scallops die along the edge of my designer paper. I couldn’t help but also add another of the butterflies over my little girl to add a splash of color to that area.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on Tuesday February 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 February 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Tuesday February 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. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment – MFT  Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Blue; DP from Imagine More Cricut Cartridge
Die-namics: Butterflies Die; Simply Scallops Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Circle Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

February = Primrose

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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 Tuesday 1st February.

Today the MFT Design team are featuring the “Pure Innocence” range, and this month there will be five brand new Pure Innocence sets to be released … you are going to love them!!!!!! The PI’s to be released include: PI Primrose; PI You’re So Tweet; PI Butterfly Kisses; PI Believe In Magic and PI – Out On A Limb.

For my project today I used the PI Primrose set …  this is the second in the series of the flower of the month series that MFT is releasing this year with the PI’s.

For my project today I have the 2nd month of the calendar I am creating using the Flower of the Month PI series sets. I paper pieced the little girls dress using designer paper. I also used the Die-namics Dainty Lace Doily Die which I added to the top left hand corner of my card.

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I will have a few more of the new PI stamp sets to share with you later in the week.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on Tuesday February 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 February 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Tuesday February 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. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: PI Primrose – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; DeLovely DP – Cosmo Cricket
Die-namics: Dainty Lace Doily Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Copics

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Happy Birthday Amber!

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Hi all,

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

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 Paper Pretties Blog blog so if you didn’t come from there hop back now so you don’t miss out on any of the celebrations!

For my card today I used Happy Birthday Lamb, this is such and adorable set.

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Here is the inside of my card, I stamped the lamb image again on the inside of my card. I also added a sentiment from the Make A Wish Sophia stamp set.

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 Cindy Haffner . Don’t forget to wish Amber a Happy Birthday when you reach her blog.

Stamps: Happy Birthday Lamb – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Pink; Green; DeLovely DP – Cosmo Cricket
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Dainty Lace Border Die; Circle Nestabilities; Label Die; Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Capture Each Moment!

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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 Tuesday 1st February.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “Jolinne – Catch A Star”; “Flopsey Smooth Sailing” and Twisted Foursome”.

It’s also challenge time with the Crazies over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Maria Bell who is the challenge hostess for January, has challenged us to create a card with a vintage or shabby chic element eg. distressing, lace, pearls, off white, aged appearance or a vintage image.

For my card today I used the new Jolinne – Catch A Star stamp set. I distressed the edges of each of my layers and also added lace to the bottom portion of my card. So I think I have fulfilled the challenge, hopefully … I also added stitching around all the panels too.

I also added the smallest of the butterflies to the to right hand corner of my card. This is from the new Die-namics Butterflies Die … another fun die!

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Here is the inside of my card. I added some more distressing to the panel here and also more stitching. I stamped part of the sentiment which is also from the Jolinne – Catch A Star stamp set and then added another of the butterflies from the new Die-namics Butterflies die where the word ‘butterfly”  would normally go. The sentiment was layered onto the Die-namics Layered Labels die.

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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.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on Tuesday February 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 February 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Tuesday February 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. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Jolinne Catch A Star – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Grey; Orange; Life’s A Garden DP - Moxxie
Die-namics: Butterflies Die; Layered Labels Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Distressing Tool; Sewing Machine; Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder; Lace; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Howdy!

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Howdy 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 Tuesday 1st February.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamps to be released. These are “ Clearly Sentiment About Time”; “Fred Bear Out West”  and “Die-namics Companion – The Great Outdoors”.

For my card today I used the new Fred Bear Out West set. What a fun set. I stamped my cactus on my white card and then die cut this to an oval shape. I masked my cactus and die cut a few of the small clouds from the Die-namics Cloud Trio Die and used these for masks too. I then used my copic airbrush to airbrush my sky. Fred I stamped and cut out separately and attached him to the left of my oval shape. I also stamped another cactus and cut that out and added it to the lower left hand corner of my card.

I used two more Die-namics on the front of my card these were the Die-namics Stacking Stars die and the Die-namics Star Border die.

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Here is the inside of my card. I added the Die-namics Star Border to the edge of my designer paper panel. I also stamped another cactus and added one of the sentiments which come in the set.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on Tuesday February 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 February 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Tuesday February 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. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Fred Bear Out West – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Rust; Mustard; Wanted DP – Cosmo Cricket
Die-namics: Clouds Trio Die; Stacking Stars Die; Star Border  Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Copper Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Wendy!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Wendy Bond’s birthday and what better way to celebrate then with a virtual birthday party. Happy Birthday Wendy!

The hop started on Karen Motz’ blog so if you did start from there you might want to hop back there now … I will wait for you!

For my card I used a couple of MFT Stamps. The girl is from I’m Sorry Jolinne …. I think she is a cutie and can be used for any occasion including a birthday! The sentiment is from the Polka Dot Greetings stamp set.

I also used a couple of MFT Die-namics on my card, Die-namics 1/4" Rosette die and the Die-namics Dainty Lace Border

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Here is the inside of my card, this time round I used a sentiment from the More Essential Sentiments stamp set.

Well now it is time to leave my blog as you continue along our birthday hop. Your next stop is to the amazing Susan Liles. Don’t forget to pop on over to Wendy’s blog too and wish her a happy birthday!

Stamps: I’m Sorry Jolinne; Polka Dot Greetings; More Essential Sentiments – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; Curio DP - Basic Grey
Die-namics: 1/4” Rosette Die; Dainty Lace Border Die; Stacking Hearts Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Tattered Rose Distress Ink; Circle Punch; Button; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wishing You Happiness!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week it is my turn to host the challenge.

I love the look of white on white cards, that is a card where all the layers are in white. But I only do them when I HAVE to …. so this week I challenged the CCEE gals to create a white on white card. If you are using an image on your card you can add color to that if you would like.

I didn’t have any clear idea what I was doing when I started making mine. I started with a folded piece of white card for the base and just built up from there. I really like how it turned out though.

The second layer I embossed and then added white pearls in the centre of all the flowers around the edge of the card. I used my fleur de lis nestabilities die to create the layers of my sentiment which is from MFT Stamps More Essential Sentiments. Finally I added flowers around the lower edge of my circle.

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: More Essential Sentiments – MFT Stamps
Paper: White
Other: Black Ink; Preserves Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Fleur De Lis Nestabilities; White Pearls; Flowers; Foam Tape

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just Because!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week our challenge is to include Sewing on our cards, it could be regular (hand stitched or machine) or faux.

For my card I used Hang In There, this set always puts a smile on my face. I used my sewing machine to add my stitching to my main image panel and the designer paper on the base of my card.

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Here is the inside of my card. For this I used two more sets …. Elegant Sentiments & Everyday Sentiments

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 PWC138.

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. 

 

Stamps: Hang In There; Elegant Sentiments; Everyday Sentiments– Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Orange; True Blue DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Blue Ribbon; Orange Buttons; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Catch Up On A Latte!

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Hi all,

First up Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie readers out there! I hope you are all having a fun day!

It’s time for another Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS.

This week’s sketch is super easy so I hope you find time to play along with us. For my card I used à la modes - Miss You a Latte, I just love this stamp set even though I am not a coffee drinker. I also used the Die-namics Dainty Lace Doily Die

I paper pieced both of the coffee cups using designer paper.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used one of the sentiments included in the à la modes set and also the Dainty Lace Doily Die again.

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To play along with us this week all you need to do is follow the sketch, upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTWSC4. Join us this week in the MFT forum for lots of chatter and fun! Be sure to check out Kim's Blog, she will have a full list of all the designers participating in today's challenge!

Stamps: à la modes - Miss You a Latte – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Green; DP
Die-namics: Dainty Lace Doily Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Black Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It Moose Be Love!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week it is Laurie Clout’s turn to host the challenge.  Laurie challenged us to add a heart to our card/project this week. Easy ha!

Well I decided to use the new Heart Riley that was released by Riley and Company last week. This is such a sweet stamp and can be used for all sorts of occasions.

I am pretty sure this card fits the challenge, let’s see ….. I have Riley with a heart, Heart designer paper, a Martha Stewart Heart Border punch and finally a heart cuttlebug embossing folder. Yeap that’s plenty of hearts LOL!

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Here is the inside of my card. The sentiment used here is from the Everyday Sayings 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: Heart Riley; Things Riley Might Say Sentiment Set; Everyday Sayings – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Tan; Red; DP
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Twine; Word Window Punch; MS Heart Border Punch; Heart Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Jessica!

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Hi all,

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

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 Paper Pretties Blog blog so if you didn’t come from there hop back now so you don’t miss out on any of the celebrations!

For my card I used Surprise Sophia, isn’t she super cute!

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Here is the inside of my card, I used one of the sentiments from the set.

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 Heather Lee-Reppen. Don’t forget to wish Jessica a Happy Birthday when you reach her blog.

Stamps: Surprise Sophia – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Pink; DeLovely DP – Cosmo Cricket
Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Pink Ribbon; Button; Twine; EK Success Scallop Daisy Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rebus - “N” 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 “N” Words …. each rebused word will start with the letter “N”.

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 my November Rebus which was “Past Melbourne Cup Winners” Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Think Big (1974/1975)
  • Brew (2000)
  • Kiwi (1983)
  • Pharlap (1930)
  • Kingston Rule (1990)
  • Shocking (2009)
  • Arwon (1978)
  • Rain Lover (1968/1969)

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good Friends

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Happy Saturday everyone,

Of course Saturday’s mean challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Maria Bell has given us a fun sketch to play with. I have always been an admirer of Maria’s sketches :)

For my card I pulled out a The Cat’s Pajamas image that I have had for a while now and haven’t used. I do love their images. And have you noticed I seem to be in penguin mode this week, this being the 3rd card I have made that has penguins on it hehe!

I paper pieced the couch and the mat of this image.

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Here is the inside of my card. I stamps the penguin image again in black onto my white card and added one of the sentiments from the set along the bottom right of my card.

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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: Good Friends – The Cat’s Pajamas
Paper: White; Orange; Blue; True Blue DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Lattice Embossing Folder; MS Linked Trim Deep Edge Punch; Orange Ribbon; Orange Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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