Sunday, July 31, 2011

MFTeasers Day 3

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Hi everyone,

I have another couple of MFTeasers to share with you all today in readiness of the MFT Stamps new release, this coming Tuesday 2nd August.

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 Poppy; PI Caramel Apple; PI Karate Boy; PI Karate Girl and PI Sunflower Girl.

For my first project today I used the PI Poppy set to create my August page of my calendar, that is now 8 months done and 4 to go. It is getting closer to being finished Smile. I used four of the new die-namic dies which are  being released on Tuesday, which are Die-namics Tag You’re It; Die-namics Retro Flower; Die-namics Fancy Flourish; Die-namics Bracket Tab.

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For my second card today I used PI Sunflower Girl, isn’t she a cutie. My layout for this card is the Mojo Sketch Mojo 200. I used the Die-namics Tag You’re It again as well as two  more new Die-namics …. Die-namics Just the Ticket and Die-namics Open Scallop Doily Duo. Oh and one more die the Die-namics Open Bracket Border along the right side of my card.

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Here is the inside of my card. I used one of the sentiments from the set and the Die-namics Tag You’re It die.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on August 2 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on August 2 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 August 2 at 10 PM EST.
  • 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 NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: PI Poppy; PI Sunflower Girl – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Brown; Teal; Hello Luscious DP – Basic Grey; DP - Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Tag You’re It; Bracket Tab; Rolled Retro Flower; Fancy Flourish; Just the Ticket; Open Scallop Doily Duo; Open Bracket Border – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Black Brad; Ribbon; Button; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

MFTeaser Day 2

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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 2nd August.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “à la modes I Spy”; “à la modes Bundle of Baby” and “Just the Ticket Die-namics and Stamp Set”.

For my card today I used two of the new sets, à la modes Bundle of Baby and the Just the Ticket Die-namics and Stamp Set.

Besides the Just the Ticket Die-namics, I used to other of the new Die-namics dies on this card. These are the Rolled Retro Flower and Fancy Flourish Die.

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It is also time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Cindy Haffner has challenged us to create a Tent card.  You can find a tutorial on how to create these here.

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 on August 2 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on August 2 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 August 2 at 10 PM EST.
  • 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 NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: à la modes Bundle of Baby; Just the Ticket – MFT  Stamps
Paper: White; Orange; Itsy Bitsy DP – K &Co
Die-namics: Just the Ticket; Rolled Retro Flower; Fancy Flourish – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Blue Felt; Blue Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, July 29, 2011

MFTeaser Day 1!

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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 Tuesday 2nd August.

Today the Design Team are featuring two of the new stamps to be released. These are “ By The Numbers Die-namics and Stamp Set” and “Clearly Sentimental About Sympathy”.

For my card today I decided to use Clearly Sentiment About Sympathy. Sympathy cards are cards that none of us really enjoy making, but we all need to at one time or other unfortunately and it helps if we have a stamp set that we can turn to to use. The sentiments in this set are just awesome, I am in love with this set.

I used the Die-namics Well Worn Greetings for my sentiment. Along the bottom edge of my card the border is created using the Die-namics Double Scallop Border. I also used two of the new Die-namics being released on Tuesday, these are the Rolled Retro Flower and the Fancy Flourish dies. I am just loving these two new dies as you will see as the teasers progress.

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Here is the inside of my card using another of the sentiments from the set. I also used the Die-namics Well Worn Greetings and the Die-namics Double Scallop Border again.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on August 2 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on August 2 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 August 2 at 10 PM EST.
  • 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 NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Clearly Sentiment About Sympathy – MFT  Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blae & Ivy DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Well Worn Greetings; Double Open Scallop Border; Fancy Flourish; Rolled Retro Flower
Other: Black Ink; White Felt; Brads; Foam Tape

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Summer Holiday …. …. It’s A Riley 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 journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! 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 giving away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

This month we have 15 new Riley images and a Travel Sticker Accessory set all with a vacation theme. All are NOW available from the Riley and Company Store.

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING (USA) on any new orders until Sunday night! (Use coupon code FREESHIP)
All orders placed within the first 24 hours will receive a FREE Swimmer Riley!
Purchase the entire set - get a FREE Surfer Riley!

For my first card today I decided to use Mermaid Sophie and Scuba Riley, those two stamps work so well together. I stamped both the images and them masked them so I could airbrush my water and sand.

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For my second card today I decided to create a Suitcase card so I could use a number of the fun images from the Travel Sticker Accessory set. Aren’t they so darn cute! This set features countries including USA; London (England); Italy; Switzerland; China and Australia. I just love the Aussie with the kangaroo, actually for the Aussies out there, there are two Aussie themed stamps in this set.

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Here is the inside of my suitcase card, looks like Riley is off on a cruise now … wow he is having such a fun vacation, don’t you think.

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Kelly Santi and see what stunning creations 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: Mermaid Sophie; Scuba Riley; Travel Sticker Accessory Set; Summer Fun Sentiment- Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Brown; Barefoot & Bliss DP – Bo Bunny; Little Toot DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Orange Ribbon; Orange Twine; Button; Oval Punch; Brads; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don’t Moose Out!

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Hi everyone,

It’s day 6 of our sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be released by Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 28th July.

Doesn’t Riley look like he is having fun today! Of course it’s summer which means it’s time to do fun things like playing on the water slides.

The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar) We also have our Guest Designer Stephanie Hill who will also be sharing her creations on her blog.

I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 28th July starting at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Waterslide Riley; Summer Fun – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Green; Barefoot & Bliss DP – Bo Bunny
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Green Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Have A Sunny Day!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess finishes off the month with a choice for us today.

Members of our team are either enjoying the warmth of summer or the cold of winter. Make a card that shows one of these seasons.

Well I am the only one who is enjoying as Joanne calls it the cold of winter, now I don’t like cold LOL. But I won’t complain too much cause it hasn’t been too bad so far and we only have one month to go yaaaaaaa! Anyway as you can see I didn’t create a winter theme card but a summer one as I wanted to play with new stamps and designer papers. This is another sweet image from Lili of the Valley and is called Summer Days so I think it fits the theme right Winking smile

The layout of this card is from a recent Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge (SSSC116).

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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: Summer Days – Lili of The Valley; Sentiment - MFT
Paper: White; Purple; Happy Go Lucky DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Pink Twine; Button; Flowers; MFT Die-namics Leafy Flourish Die; MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops  Border; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No Markers!

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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 a No marker challenge...color with pencils, inks, crayons...anything but markers.

Aaaaargh!!!!!! no markers, I decided a long long time ago that I prefer to color my images with my copic markers! For me nothing else gives me the results that I prefer when I color … I know other people love some of these other options but we all have to use what works for us and Copics is what works for me! So this was a challenge I wasn’t looking forward to … I did think maybe I could be sick, but Heather knows I work ahead of time so I wouldn’t have gotten away with that LOL Winking smile.

Anyway back to  my card, I used Paper Pretties Holy Mackerel this week! I thought that was appropriate for a non marker challenge … it might have been something I said when I first read the challenge hehe! I used Prismacolor pencils and baby oil to color in my image.

The layout of my card is a recent Card Patterns sketch #123.

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 PWC164.

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: Holy Mackerel – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Splash DP – Echo Park
Other: Black Ink; Black Ribbon; Black Twine; Orange Button; Prismacolor Pencils; Baby Oil

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You Really Are Sew Special!

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Hi everyone!

I am back again today with another MFT card to share with you. It’s time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS.

For my card I used MFT Stamps Sew Nifty Die-namics & Stamp Set, this is such a fun set! The scallop panels down the bottom of my card were created using the Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium that I used to cut cream and green felt. I wrapped some Lemondrop Yellow Twine around the cotton real cut out I created using both the stamp & the die from the set.

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Here is the inside of my card. I added one of the sentiments and the dress form from the Sew Nifty Die-namics & Stamp Set.

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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 MFTWSC30. 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: Sew Nifty – MFT Stamps
Paper: Cream; Black; Material Girl DP – Cosmo Cricket
Die-namics: Sew Nifty; Simply Scallops Medium – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Lemonade Twine; Needle; Circle Nestabilities; Cream & Green Felt; Foam Tape

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Hang In There Riley!

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Hi everyone,

It’s day 5 of our sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be released by Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 28th July.

Look what Riley is doing today …. he’s hang gliding! The sentiment is from the Circus words set that was released in May, some of the sentiments work with things other then just the circus.

The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar) We also have our Guest Designer Stephanie Hill who will also be sharing her creations on her blog.

I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 28th July starting at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Hang Gliding Riley; Circus Words – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics First Place Ribbon Die; Taylored Expressions Cloud Border; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Welcome To Las Vegas!

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Hi everyone,

It is day 4 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the release of 15 new Riley's this coming Thursday 28th July!

It is also challenge time over on the Riley and Company blog. This week Sarah Gough has given us a fun challenge! R is for a Riley Recipe - create a card or project incorporating the following - Riley, Red (along with any other colors you like) Ribbon, and Rhinestones!

This time round Riley has vacationing at Las Vegas! It looks like he has met up with his good friend Sophie too! For the challenge I include a red rhinestone in the middle of the star on the sign and also added some black rhinestones on the red panels at the side of the main image. The ribbon was hard to fit on my card so I placed it around my card under the black star border.

The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar) We also have our Guest Designer Stephanie Hill who will also be sharing her creations on her blog.

I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 28th July starting at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Welcome To Las Vegas – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Red; Little Toot DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Rhinestones; Taylored Expressions Star Border Die; Red Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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