Monday, October 31, 2011

Pure Innocence!

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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 1st November.

Today the MFT Design team are featuring the “Pure Innocence” range, and this month there will be seven brand new Pure Innocence sets to be released … you are going to love them!!!!!! The PI’s to be released include: PI Chrysanthemum; PI Snowboard Boy; PI Ski Girl; PI Stocking Girl; PI Christmas Caroler; PI Holiday Hugs Snowman and PI Precious Little Lamb – Upon A Star.

First up I have my November Calendar … it is hard to believe I only have one more calendar page to make using the Pure Innocence Flowers of the Month sets. This months Flower of the Month set is PI Chrysanthemum, I paper pieced the girls dress using designer paper.

You can see that I have used a number of the new MFT Die-namics on my calendar page, these include:

  • Die-namics Oval Dainty Doily
  • Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame
  • Die-namics Crown Border
  • Die-namics Loopy Bloom (cut in half to create a fringe flower)
  • Die-namics Leafy Flourish (this is a previously released die)

The flower is cut using My Favorite Felt - Strawberry Ice Cream.

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Stamps:  PI – Chrysanthemum – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Sweet Tooth DP – Bo Bunny
Die-namics: Oval Dainty Doily; Vintage Cameo Frame; Crown Border; Loopy Bloom; Leafy Flourish – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; My Favorite Felt Strawberry Ice Cream; Foam Tape; Copics

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For my second card I used the cute PI Precious Little Lamb – Upon A Star stamp set. Again I have paper pieced the little lambs shirt & scarf.

For this card I used the My Favorite Felt - Puff Cloud White to die cut the Die-namics Loopy Bloom die which I again cut in half to create a fringe flower. The strip underneath the lamb image uses the Die-namics Icicle Border die. And finally the Die-namics Leafy Flourish  die to embellish my flower.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used one of the sentiments from the PI Precious Little Lamb – Upon A Star stamp set. I also used the Die-namics Icicles die.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: PI Precious Little Lamb Upon A Star – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Kraft; DP
Die-namics: Loopy Bloom; Icicles Border; Leafy Flourish – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; White Flower Soft; My Favorite Felt - Puff Cloud White; Embossing Folder; Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Knit Happens!

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Hi everyone and happy Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

It’s day 5 of the MFTeasers and I have one more Teaser to share with you! Today the MFT Stamps Design Team are featuring more of the new sets that are to be released by MFT Stamps on Tuesday 1st November.

The sets being shown today are “à la modes Knit Happens” and “à la modes Disco Queen”.

For my card today I decided to use the à la modes Knit Happens stamp set … isn’t this just so much fun! The layout of my card uses a recent Mojo Sketch (Mojo 211). The Die-namics I used on this card are:

I used My Favorite Felt - Cherry on Top to cut out my flower.

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Here is the inside of my card. For the sentiment I used the new Die-namic Clearly Sentiments die…. this is actually a much longer die to suit the size of the Clearly Sentiments sentiments. I trimmed it down but die cutting it normally and then moving it along slightly in the die and re cutting it to get the size I needed.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: à la modes Knit Happens – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Blitzen DP – Bo Bunny
Die-namics: Crown Border; Loopy Bloom; File Tab; Clearly Sentimental Label – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Red Felt; Blue Brad; Seam Binding Ribbon; Button; Corner Brad;Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mother!

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Hi All!

It’s Day 4 of the MFTeasers and I have one more Teaser to share with you! Today the MFT Stamps Design Team are featuring more of the new sets that are to be released by MFT Stamps on Tuesday 1st November.

The sets being featured by the Design Team today are “Christmas Ornaments Die-namics & Stamp Set” and “Vintage Cameo Frame Die-namics & Stamp Set”.

For my card today I used the Vintage Cameo Frame Die-namics & Stamp Set. This stamp set contains 4 solid head stamps (2 male & 2 female), frames and various sentiments including ones for family members. As from Tuesday 1st November you will be able to purchase this set as either a Die-namic & Stamp set combo or just the Die-namic alone.

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Here is the inside of my card. Besides the Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame die, I also used the Die-namics Layered Labels die for my sentiment.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: Vintage Cameo Frame – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Pink; Lost & Found Market Street DP – My Mind’s Eye
Die-namics: Vintage Cameo Frame; Layered Label – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Old Paper Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap Distress Stain; Picket Fence Distress Stain; Spun Sugar Distress Stain; Lace; Seam Binding Ribbon; Stick Pins; Beads; Foam Tape

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Candy is Dandy!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Saturday which means it’s time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Tammy Hershberger finishes off her month as challenge hostess with another fun challenge.

It’s almost time to put on your costume and head out for Trick or Treat! Incorporate CANDY into your card design today!

Well as you can see I didn’t make my card Halloween related (the challenge didn’t say we had to) so as I found this cute bear in my stash sitting on peppermint candy I decided to use this to create a Christmas card. The layout of my card uses a recent Deconstructed Sketch challenge (23). When I was looking for a sentiment to use on this card I found this cute one about Candy rotting your teeth from The Cat’s Pajama’s and figured it suited this card so well so used it.

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Here is the inside of my card. As you can see I kept it pretty simple, just an offcut of designer paper that I used on the outside of my card. And a sentiment.

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: Bear – Darcie Stamps; Candyland Christmas (sentiments) – The Cat’s Pajamas
Paper: White; Red; 12 Days Of Christmas DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Mini Scallop Border; Oval Punches; Buttons; Red Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Clearly Sentimental About …..

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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 1st November.

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

Two I have two cards featuring the Clearly Sentimental About Christmas, these sentiments are a perfect addition to use on all those Christmas cards we are all madly trying to create before Christmas.

For my first card I used the Merry Christmas sentiment from this stamp set. I also used two of the new MFT Die-namics on the front of my card …  the Die-namics Icicle Border and the Die-namics Loopy Bloom which I just love! This time round I cut the die in half once it was die cut and then joined the two pieces together, so I had a long strip & then rolled it to create a fringe flower rather than a loopy flower. I love how this Die-namics has soooo many options on how to use it.  Check out Jody Morrow’s awesome Loopy Bloom Flower tutorial to see all the different ways you can use this die-namic!

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Here is the inside of my card. I used another of the Christmas sentiments from the Clearly Sentimental About Christmas set. The designer paper I used here had Christmas ornaments on them … but I covered them up using the new MFT Die-namics Christmas Ornament dies … these are such fun dies!

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For my second card today I decided to use one of the sentiments from the Clearly Sentimental About Christmas to create a Christmas Tree.

The branches are created using the smallest ribbon from the Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon Die. To create the shorter branches I put the strip back into the die moving it along slightly so that it cut shorter. For the snow I used the new Die-namics WoNkY Scallops Border die. The star on the top of the tree is from the new Die-namics Christmas Ornaments die.

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Here is the inside of m y card …. I used the new Die-namics Icicle Border along the bottom strip on my card. The sentiment uses two Die-namics …. Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame and the Die-namics Layered Labels Die.

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layered label Die-namicsSMALL

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Christmas – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Green; White Glitter Paper; Silly Season DP – Kaisercraft; Noel DP – Dovecraft
Die-namics: Icicles Border; Loopy Bloom; Christmas Ornaments; First Class Award Ribbon; WoNkY Scallops Border; Layered Labels; Vintage Cameo Frame – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Red  Felt; Yellow Brad; Pearl Flourishes; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Haven’t Been Ignoring You!

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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 November.

Today the Design Team are featuring two of the new stamp sets that will be released, these are Inspired By Christmas and Fred Bear Catches Some ZZZ’s

For my card  today I used Fred Bear Catches Some ZZZ’s, isn’t he adorable!!!! The layout of my card uses a recent Sweet  Sunday Sketch challenge (SSSC139).

I used the new Die-namics WoNkY Scallops Border along the bottom edge of my card. I also used the Die-namics Banner Strip  Die to add the ZZZZZ’s to my card. As from Tuesday 1st November you will have the choice to either purchase the Die-namics Banner Strip Die as either a combo set or as the Die alone.

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Here is the inside of my card … I again used the Die-namics WoNkY Scallops Border along the bottom of the horizontal panel on my card. I also used the Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame for my sentiment …. this is another of the new Die-namics which will be released on Tuesday.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: Fred Bear Catches Some ZZZ’s – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Sweet Nectar DP – K&Company
Die-namics: WoNkY Scallops Border; Vintage Cameo Frame; Banner Strip – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Pink Brads; Copics

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Take Two Peanuts!

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Hi all!

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess Shirley Quarry, brings us her last challenge for the month

This week Shirley challenge us to create a funny get well card.

I decided to use this cute elephant from Our Craft Lounge for my card … I think it looks kind of humorous right!!!! I paper pieced the elephant using grey & blue designer papers … I think this poor elephant looks sick with all those white and blue spots hehe … hope it isn’t catching!

I also used a recent sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches (SSSC138), I love doing Karen’s sketches and this one was a fun sketch and would be ideal to use up any scrap pieces of card/designer papers, although mine weren’t scraps.

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Here is the inside of my card. I added the peanut border to the top and bottom of my card and also the get well sentiment from the OCL set.

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: Dr Pea-nut – Our Craft Lounge
Paper: White; Grey; Blue; Journey DP - Authentique
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Say What Die; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

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