Friday, September 30, 2011

Surrounded by Family!

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to 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 Tuesday 4th October.

Today the Design Team are featuring two of the new stamp sets that will be released, these are: Clearly Sentimental About Family  and Clearly Sentiment About Abundance (which will be October’s Triple Scoop set).

I used the Clearly Sentimental About Family set for my card today. The word “family” comes in two different fonts in this set and are individual stamps rather than part of the sentiment so that you can stamp the main part of the sentiment in one color and then stamp whichever family stamp you want in the space provided. You are going to love this sentiment set!

I used the Die-namics Layered Label Die to use for my sentiment.

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Here is the inside of my card. I used another of the sentiments from the Clearly Sentimental About Family stamp set. I also used the Die-namics Small Scallop Border along the bottom of my card.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on October 4 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on October 4 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 October 4 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 Sentimental About Family – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Pink; Blissful DP - Authentique
Die-namics: Layered Labels; Die-namics Small Scallop Border – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Pink Ribbon; Yellow Button; Pink Twine; Foam Tape

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To The Movies …. 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 18 new Riley images all with a movies theme.


FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on any new orders until Sunday night! (Use coupon code FREESHIP)

All orders placed within the first 24 hours will receive a FREE NEVER RELEASED limited edition - Witch with Broom for Halloween!!

Purchase the entire set - get 10% off!

For my first card today I used the two Grease themed Riley's …… Riley as Danny & Sophie as Sandy! I can’t get over how like the real characters these stamps look! I used the Grand Labels 4 to create my card, cutting off the point at the bottom so that the card would sit flat.

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For my second card I used Moose Kong …. wow Riley is now terrorising the city LOL! I added the Moose again sentiment which is from the Moose Sayings 1 set. I figured this could have a few different meanings … Riley missing catching the plane or the plane stopping Riley. Or just plane I moosed your birthday! Whatever you wish it to mean it can mean. The layout of this card is a recent Sweet Sunday Sketch (SSSC133).

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Juliet Huang 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: Riley as Danny; Sophie as Sandy; Moose Kong – Riley and Company
Papers: White; Black; Red; Blue; DP – My Mind’s Eye; Wander DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Spellbinders Grand Labels 4; Oval Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; Pearl Flourishes; Ribbon; Button; Twine; MFT Die-namics Ticket Border Die; Red Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hello? Hello? Is This Thing On?

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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 4th October.

Today the Design Team are featuring two of the new stamp sets that will be released, these are Inspired By Autumn and Fred Bear and the Megaphone!

For my card I decided to use Fred Bear and the Megaphone … isn’t he the cutest!!!! I am sure most of us have heard someone say the sentence in my title when they are using a megaphone … hehe!

I have used 3 MFT Die-namics on this card. First up the newest die to make an appearance is the Oval Tab … I am loving these Tab dies! The other two dies here are the Die-namics Open Scallop Doily and the Die-namics Say What Die. After coloring Fred Bear with my copic markers, I placed a little blender fluid onto a scrap of towelling and pounced this over the bear to give his fur a little texture. 

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on October 4 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on October 4 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 October 4 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: Fred Bear and the Megaphone – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Out of Print DP – Basic Grey
Die-namics: Open Scallop Doily; Say What; Oval Tab – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Buttons; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Spidermoose!

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Spidermoose, Spidermoose does whatever a spider can!

Hi everyone,

You caught me singing! It’s day 6 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the release of 18 new Movie Themed Riley images this coming this Thursday 29th September by Riley and Company.

For my card today I decided to play with Spidermoose … what little boy wouldn’t love getting a card with this on it! As you can see I kept with the red and blue theme that Spidermoose is on my card as well. The sentiment used here is from Everyday Sentiments.

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For the inside of my card I found a spider web in my stash of stamps and stamped it in the top left hand corner. The sentiment in the lower right hand corner is from the Moose Sayings 2 set.

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 a Guest Designer this release who is Gina Lindsay so check out her blog too!

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 29th September starting at 10 PM EST.

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on any new orders until Sunday night! (Use coupon code FREESHIP)
All orders placed within the first 24 hours will receive a FREE NEVER RELEASED limited edition - Witch with Broom for Halloween!!
Purchase the entire set - get 10% off!

Stamps: Spidermoose; Everyday Sentiments; Moose Sayings 2 – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Red; DP – Bo Bunny
Other: Black Ink; Spider Punch; MS Web Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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On Baby’s Christening!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess Cindy Haffner,finishes off her month of challenges by challenging us to include a postage stamp, postage card, postage edge on our card. We could pick just one or do them all.

As my daughter needed a Christening card for the Christening of one of her nieces, I decided to combine the challenge with the Christening card. I had already designed a postage shaped card on my gypsy some time ago so I used that design to cut out my card using my cricut machine. The baby used on this is from Lili of the Valley, I so love this image!

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Here is the inside of my card, I used a sentiment that I have had for sometime which I stamped in pink.

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: Baby -  Lili of the Valley; Baby’s Christening Sentiment – Lucy’s Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Dwell DP – My Mind’s Eye; Baby Mine DP – Fancy Pants
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ribbon; Pink Button; Pink Twine; Pink & White Flowers; MFT Die-namics Fancy Flourish Die; MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Border; Cricut; Crazy Critters Cartridge; Oval Nestabilities; Foam Tape; Copics

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Happy Thoughts!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS. This week we are up to sketch #37 which I am sure you will love.

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For my card this week I used MFT Stamps All Smiles stamp set. I love all the sentiments in this set, and what could bring Happy Thoughts but another Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge. I used two MFT Die-namics on this card which are Die-namics Framed Greetings Die and the Die-namics Button Quartet Die.

I also used Cappucino Twine & Lemondrop Yellow Twine where the two designer papers meet on the top layer.

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Here is the inside of my card with another sentiment from the All Smiles stamp set. The border over the top of the designer paper is the Die-namics Open Bracket Border die.

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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 MFTWSC39. 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: All Smiles – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Orange; Apple Cheddar DP – Jillibean Soup
Die-namics: Framed Greeting; Button Quartet; Open Bracket Border – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Cappucino Twine; Lemondrop Yellow Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Earth Has No Sorrow ….

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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 use a sentiment as the focal point on our card.

I used one of the sentiments from the Paper Pretties Sympathy stamp set. I used a recent sketch challenge from Splitcoast Stampers (SC350), it is similar to a Paper Pretties sketch I created a few months back.

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Here is the inside of my card. I used some of the scrap paper after cutting out my centre panel on the outside of my card to decorate the inside of my card.

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 PWC173.

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: Sympathy – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Blue; Pink; Happier DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Well Worn Greetings; MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals; MFT Die-namics Mini Scallop Border; Pearl; Pearl Flourishes; Foam Tape; Copics

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Once You Choose Hope!

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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 4th October.

Today the Design Team are featuring the WTG Chooses Hope stamp set which is being released. I used 4 MFT Die-namics on the front of my card. These are Die-namics Dainty Doily DUO  and three of the new to be released dies … Rolled Gardenia Die; Vintage Flourish Die and Oval Tab! I paper pieced the girls dress using designer paper.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used another of the sentiments from the WTG Chooses Hope stamp set.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on October 4 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on October 4 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 October 4 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: WTG Chooses Hope – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Green; Happier DP – My Mind’s Eye
Die-namics: Dainty Doily Duo; Oval Tab; Rolled Gardenia; Vintage Flourish – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Rhinestone Brad; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Marilyn Mooseroe!

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Hi everyone,

It is day 5 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the release of 18 new Movie Themed Riley images this coming this Thursday 29th September by Riley and Company.

This time round I am featuring Marilyn Mooseroe …. isn’t she a cutie! I am just loving these new stamps this month.

A couple of week’s ago I finally succumbed and purchased the Grand Calibur die cutting machine by Spellbinders. I have been umming and ahhing about whether to purchase this for most of this year and finally decided to go for it. I like the idea of being able to use the bigger dies to create cards, boxes, baskets etc. At the time there was only one die I could purchase with it which was the Grand Labels 4 so while I was waiting for others that I ordered to arrive I played with this one.

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I ended up creating two projects using this die, the basket above and a card which I will share with you during the Riley release blog hop. Creating the basket was really easy. I die cut the largest of the labels 4 dies and then centred it on my scorpal and scored at 1 inch on either side of the centre. Then I created an open box to go in the centre and attached the handle.

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 a Guest Designer this release who is Gina Lindsay so check out her blog too!

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 29th September starting at 10 PM EST.

 

Stamps: Marilyn Mooseroe – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Pink; DP - Magenta
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Spellbinders Grand Labels 4; MS Border Punch; MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Rose; Bird Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Chat …. Cardstock!

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It's time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You'll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum. This month, we were asked the following questions:

How do you store and organize your card stock?

How do you store your scrap card stock?

I have put together a video so you can see how I do this … it’s only my second video so I hope it isn’t too bad.




I also promised a link to a pdf file I created of a chart that you can use to keep track of your MFT card stock which you can find here if you would like it.


Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team!

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If The Broom Fits!

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Hi everyone,

It is day 4 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the release of 18 new Movie Themed Riley images this coming this Thursday 29th September by Riley and Company.

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a Harry Potter fan … so I was super excited to see Riley Pottermoose make an appearance for this release …. I think someone has been drinking too much Polyjuice potion LOL!

I just love this sentiment from the Moose Sayings 1 stamp set and it works so well with this image, don’t you think! The layout of this card is a recent Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge (SSS125).

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For the inside of my card I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments set. I was going to make this a Halloween card, but then decided that this would work for birthdays as well … and I need more birthday cards then Halloween ones.

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 a Guest Designer this release who is Gina Lindsay so check out her blog too!

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 29th September starting at 10 PM EST.

 

Stamps: Riley Pottermoose; Everyday Sentiments; Moose Sayings 1 – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Mischievous DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Black Twine; Button; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Batmoose & Popcorn!

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It is day 3 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the release of 18 new Movie Themed Riley images this coming this Thursday 29th September by Riley and Company.

Having a daughter who likes anything Batman/Nightwing/DC Comics related, I was excited when I saw that one of the Movie themed Riley’s that were going to be released this month was Batmoose! Isn’t he just adorable!! I know my daughter will approve.

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Now you can’t really enjoy a movie without eating popcorn, so another of our movie themed stamps being released this week is Popcorn Riley …. isn’t he a cutie!!!!!!

For my card today I decided to create a popcorn shaped card. I found this template in a carnival themed set over on SVG Cuts.com and had purchased the set just before the circus theme Riley’s were released and then didn’t get around to using any of the templates in the set. So it was good to be able to use one of them this release.

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Here is the inside of my card. I used one of the sentiments from the Circus Words set and also stamped the popcorn box from the Circus Accessories on the bottom of my card.

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 a Guest Designer this release who is Gina Lindsay so check out her blog too!

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 29th September starting at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Batmoose; Popcorn Riley; Circus Words; Circus Accessories – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Red; Wander DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Black Brads; Popcorn Template – SVGCuts.com; Foam Tape; Copics

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