Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Take The Lead!

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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 6th December.

Today the Design Team are featuring the WTG May I Have This Dance stamp set which is being released. This is such a fun stamp set. I paper pieced the girls dress.

I have used a number of MFT Die-namics to create this card, these include:

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Here is the inside of the card. I used one of the sentiments from the set. Instead of stamping the word Salsa, I die cut the letters using the MFT Die-namics By the Numbers die to spell it out that way.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th 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 December 6 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 December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: WTG May I Have This Dance – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Pink; Blush DP – My Mind’s Eye
Die-namics; Mini Tabs Foursome; Skyline Border; Fringed Perennial; Leafy Flourish; Clearly Sentimental Label; Oval Open Scallop Doily; By The Letters – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Black Felt; Black Bling Flourish; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thanks, Coach!

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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 Thank You card.

For my card today I used the new Paper Pretties Play Ball stamp set which was released on Monday … the sentiment used on the large baseball is from Paper Pretties Soccer Fun stamp set.

The designer paper I used here is one I purchased years and years ago and forgot about until I recently discovered it when I was cleaning up my paper storage.

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Here is the inside of my card. I stamped the boy again and added the sentiment which is from the Play Ball Stamp set.

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 PWC182.

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: Play Ball; Soccer Fun – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Red; DP – Provo Craft
Other: Black Ink; Old Paper Distress Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creative Chat -

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Hi everyone, 
It's time for our November 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:  

Show us your desk.  How do you have things set up, and why?  

What are your "go-to" tools?  Tell us what you can't live without.

I always look forward to our creative chat's each month. For one thing, it gives me the chance to look at that area we are discussing in my own stamping area and see if there is anyway to improve things. What worked for someone 6 months, a year or whatever ago doesn't always work now ... especially when we are continually purchasing new tools and supplies LOL. I also love see what my MFT Design Team mates use in their work spaces. Some times these ideas can solve a problem I might be having with storage issues.


 I hope you enjoy exploring my desk with me, I have created a video so you can see how everything is set up on my desk.

A look at my stamping desk.

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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A Special Thanksgiving!

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Hi everyone!

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is my turn to host the challenge and as I love Centre Step cards so much I decided to make that the challenge … create a Centre Step Card.

If you haven’t made one of these before you can find the tutorial I created some time ago on how to make a Centre Step card over on Splitcoast Stampers

Now I know Thanksgiving was last Thursday, but I had an idea on using these two cute Pilgrim Riley & Sophie on a card with the Thanksgiving sentiment in the middle that I just had to do it.

I actually made the middle section narrower than I normally do so that my two outer panels were wide enough to fit both the Pilgrim images on comfortably.

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Here is the inside of my card. I used another of the fun sentiments that was released last week.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Cindy Haffner
  • Jovita Torres
  • Joy Stagg
  • Kelly Santi
  • Laurie Clout
  • Margie Cortina
  • Michele L
  • Silke Kittmann

     

    Stamps: Pilgrim Riley & Pilgrim Sophie; Sentiments – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Black; Kraft; Farmhouse DP – Crate Paper
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Leafy Flourish Die; Oval Nestabilities; Flowers; Quickutz Nesting Frame 3; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Bookworm …. it’s a Paper Pretties Blog Hop!

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    Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the Paper Pretties Design Team for our Paper Pretties New Release Blog Hop!!.

    The hop started at Paper Pretties Blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you might like to head back to the Paper Pretties Blog so you can start at the beginning.

    For my card I used the new Bookworm Polly stamp set, this set is available at the Paper Pretties Boutique NOW!

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    This is actually a rocker card which I created using my Spellbinders Grand Circle Nestabilities. If you touch the card it will rock side to side which is why it is called a rocker  card.

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    Here is the inside of my card, I used another of the sentiments that is included in the Bookworm Polly stamp set.

    Well that is about it from me for today, to continue on your journey you need to hop on over to Amber Hillman's blog.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

    Stamps: Bookworm Polly – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Purple; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Grand Circle Nestabilities; Buttons; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics


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    Sunday, November 27, 2011

    Bookworm Polly

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s day 5 of the Paper Pretties sneak peeks in readiness for their release this Monday 28th November. This is actually our December release just a little early to make sure you get your stamps before  Christmas. We will be releasing 6 new sets this time round.

    Today the Paper Pretties Design Team are featuring the Bookworm Polly stamp set that is being released. These polly stamps are just so adorable!!

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    Here is the inside of my card, I used another of the sentiments that come in this set.

    • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Monday 12 AM EST 28th November, starting on the Paper Pretties Blog.
    • New Release Stamps available in the Paper Pretties Boutique from Monday 12 AM EST 28th November.
    • Don’t forget to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see who else is previewing the new stamps today.
    Stamps: Bookworm Polly
    Paper: White; Pink; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Ribbon; Button; Spellbinders Edgeabilities Die; Circle Nestabilties; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Saturday, November 26, 2011

    You’re #1

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s day 4 of the Paper Pretties sneak peeks in readiness for their release this Monday 28th November. This is actually our December release just a little early to make sure you get your stamps before  Christmas. We will be releasing 6 new sets this time round.

    Today the Paper Pretties Design Team are featuring the Soccer Lily stamp set that is being released. This is the female version of the soccer set that I shared on my blog yesterday.

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    Here is the inside of my card, I used another of the sentiments that come in this set.

    • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Monday 12 AM EST 28th November, starting on the Paper Pretties Blog.
    • New Release Stamps available in the Paper Pretties Boutique from Monday 12 AM EST 28th November.
    • Don’t forget to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see who else is previewing the new stamps today.
    Stamps: Soccer Lily – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Dark Pink; Pink; Homemade DP- Jillibean Soup
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; Oval Punches; MS Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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    I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas!

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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 our challenge hostess Joycelyn Turner has one last challenge to finish of the month. 

    Joycelyn’s challenge is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” we had to use some sort of SNOW on our creations. 

    I have a few different types of snow elements on my card this week. First up the snowman which is one of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, the love is another die also from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix line which was added after I cut the snowman.

    I also added some snowflakes in red and white using the MFT Die-namics Let it Snowflake die. My designer papers also have snowflakes & snowmen on them. And finally I used white Flowersoft to mimic snow on the snowman.

    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.

    Paper: White; Red; Jovial DP – Basic Grey
    Other: Snowman Sizzix Die; Love Sizzix Die; MFT Die-namics Let It Snowflake Die; White Flowersoft; Seam Binding Ribbon; Brad; Black Button Brads; Foam Tape;

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    Friday, November 25, 2011

    Just For Kicks!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s day 3 of the Paper Pretties sneak peeks in readiness for their release this Monday 28th November. This is actually our December release just a little early to make sure you get your stamps before  Christmas. We will be releasing 6 new sets this time round.

    Today the Paper Pretties Design Team are featuring the Soccer Fun stamp set that is being released. I am just loving these sports themed sets.

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    Here is the inside of my card, I used another of the sentiments that come in this set.
    • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Monday 12 AM EST 28th November, starting on the Paper Pretties Blog.
    • New Release Stamps available in the Paper Pretties Boutique from Monday 12 AM EST 28th November.
    • Don’t forget to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see who else is previewing the new stamps today.
    Stamps: Soccer Fun – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Brown; Kraft; DP – Dovecraft
    Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Oval Punch; MFT Die-namics Layered Labels Die; Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics
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    Fishing …. 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.

    Since Riley and Company are in the holiday spirit - they are giving away a FREE limited edition MINI Riley stamp with every order in the first 24 hours! And, as an added gift for all of you, we are going to give you Free Domestic shipping Thursday November 24th, until  Sunday night (November 27th) on your entire purchase!!!!!

    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 17 new Riley images and 2 sentiment sets all with a Christmas/Winter theme. We are also introducing a new buddy for Riley …. Percy Penguin which I know you will love!

    For my first project today I created a type of pop up card. For the front of my card I used this cute image of Riley and Percy called Riley and Percy - What a Catch! … look at the boot poor Riley caught LOL! I added white liquid applique to the snow and ground to give it a nice snowy feel.

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    Here is the inside of my card … it is only partly opened at this stage and you can see the image on the back part of my card, Riley and Percy dancing! In front of this image in the very centre of the card are snowflakes which have been attached to strips of acetate which wave in the air when the card is fully opened.

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    Here is my card fully opened … you can now see the snowflakes as they wave in the air and the sentiment that I used on the other panel on the inside of this card, this sentiment is from  Christmas Words 2. The instructions on how to make one of these cards can be found on Valita’s Fresh Folds Blog.

    I have created a short video of this card, so that you can see what the card looks like a little better when it is opened.

                         
    A Closer Look at my Riley and Company Waving Pop Up Card

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    For my second project today I created a Secret Box which was one of the Holiday Tutorial Blitz on Splitcoast Stampers a couple of week’s ago. For my box I used Percy snow angel … I am just loving this new character!

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    Here is another view of my box when it is closed, this time from the top of the box.

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    As you can see the box is opens up diagonally to reveal there drawers. I haven’t put anything in my drawers yet, but I plan on filling these up with a few special gifts to give to a friend at a Christmas breakup we are having today.

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    And here is one more look at my box when it is open. This was pretty easy to make and lots of fun!

    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:  Riley and Perch - What a Catch!; Riley and Percy Dancing; Percy Snow Angel; Christmas Words 1 & 2 - Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red; Blue; Jingle DP – LilyBee Designs; Season’s Greetings DP – Echo Park
    Other: Black Ink; MS Icicle Border Punch; Circle Nestabilties; MFT Die-namics Say What Die; Snowflake Punches; Pearls; Liquid Applique; MFT Die-namics Framed Greeting Die; MFT Die-namics Textile Rectangle Frame; Scor-pal; Foam Tape; Copics

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