Thursday, May 31, 2012

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 5th June.

Today the Design Team are featuring 2 stamps sets. I am sharing with you a card I created using the Fred Bear and the Pinwheel stamp set.  I just love this new Fred Bear set!

I have used the new MFT Die-namics Tag Stax for the Fred Bear image, and I also used the new Die-namics Designer Labels 2 Stax for the sentiment and for the top piece on the tag. Of course I couldn’t use this pinwheel themed stamp set without using the Die-namics Perfect Pinwheel.

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It’s also challenge time again with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess Charlene Merrick finishes off the month of challenges with a paper piercing challenge. I added paper piercing to the two bottom corners of my tag.

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Here is the inside of my card. For the sentiment I have used the Die-namics Designer Labels 2 Stax and also the Hexagon Border … this is such a fun border.

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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.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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 June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: Fred Bear with Pinwheel – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Blue; Snips & Snails DP – Doodlebug Design Inc
Die-namics: Designer Labels 2; Hexagon Border; Tag Stax; Pinwheel – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Brads; Buttons; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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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 is another fun sketch!

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For my card this week I used MFT Stamps à la modes It Must Be Love, I love this set! The circle underneath the main image was created using the MFT Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 and Die-namics Circle STAX Set 2.   Along the bottom of the card I used the new MFT Die-namics Notched Border. For the sentiment I used the Die-namics Mini Tabs Foursome.

I have also used Grosgrain Ribbon Razzle Berry and Heavyweight Cardstock Razzle Berry both also available from My Favorite Things.

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Here is the inside of my card, I stamped the girl again and included a sentiment from the set. I also added the Die-namics Notched Border.

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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 MFTWSC74. 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 It Must Be Love – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Razzleberry Card – MFT Stamps; Random DP – Crate Paper
Die-namics: Notched Border; Mini Tabs Foursome; Circle Stax 1 & 2 – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Godspeed!

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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 5th June.

Today the Design Team are featuring Who’s That Girl Godspeed stamp set which is being released. This stamp set has two images in the set, the Who’s that Girl and Who’s that Guy.

For my card I decided to use both the images on my card, this was layered using the new MFT Die-namics Designer Labels 2 stax. For the sentiment I used the large ribbon from the Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon. I have also used the new MFT Die-namics Notched Border which you can  see in the centre of the card between the two designer papers.

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Here is the inside of my card, I stamped the Who’s that Guy on the right side of my card. I again used the new Die-namics Designer Labels 2 Stax for my sentiment, and the Die-namics Notched Border along the designer paper.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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 June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: WTG Godspeed – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Of Liberty DP – Bo Bunny
Die-namics: Designer Label 2; First Place Award Ribbon; Notched Border – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Star Brads; Red Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Have Fun!

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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 an Inspiration challenge … we are to use Summer as our inspiration.

For my card this week I have decided to use Paper Pretties Life is Good Cooper, I just love this sweet stamp set.

This will actually be my last card I create for Paper Pretties for the Design Team as I have decided to step down from the team. This was a very hard decision to make, I love the Paper Pretties stamps, and Heather the owner of Paper Pretties is a wonderful person. But I felt I needed to cut down on some of my work load and you have to make decisions that work best for you.

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 PWC208.

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: Life is Good Cooper – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Orange; Blue; DP -  Bo Bunny
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Orange Twine; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Creative Chat–Ink Pad Storage!

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Hi everyone,

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.

Show us how you store your ink pads.

Any tips on organization?

I have been stamping for well over 25 years, and in that time I have seen various different types of ink pads introduced. When I first began stamping you didn’t have much choice it was either dye, pigment or fabric inks …. now we have so many exciting inkpads out there … chalk inks, rainbow inks that don’t all blend together, permanent and archival ink pads, pearlscent inkpads, metalics to name some of them.

Of course as you will see in my video I had to have many of these and I love them all for many different reasons. Of course having so many ink pads I needed to find storage solutions that worked for me. It took many years to get what I really liked and thanks to some friends at a stamp club I have been going to for years I finally found the one right for me some years back.

Check out my video to see how I store all my ink pads

 

May Creative Chat–Ink Pad Storage

 

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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Riley and Sophie!

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Hi everyone!

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week the challenge hostess is Michele L.

Michele has challenged us to create a card or project featuring both Riley and Sophie.

Of course I wanted to keep playing with some of the new stamps that were released by Riley and Company last week, so I used Daisy Chain and Parachute Riley for my card this week to create my scene.

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
  • Michele L
  • Silke Kittmann

     

    Stamps: Parachute Riley; Daisy Chain – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Brown; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; MFT Die-namics Oval Stax; MFT Die-namics Sunshine; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Slide Mini Books

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    Hi everyone,

    Over the past few weeks I have been busy sorting out all my stamping related bits and pieces from the spare bedroom after my DH finished renovating it. I store all my old stamping magazines and samples I used to use for classes which I used to teach years ago.

    While going through all my bits and pieces seeing what I should keep and what should go I found these adorable Slide mini books which I created sometime in 2000 (that was the date I found on an old photo in my files section). As I hadn’t posted these before on my blog, I thought I would share one of them with you today.

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    The books are made using chipboard slides which were popular back then. I used 3 slides for each book and decorated the frame of the slides using inks. I used eyelets on the left side of each slide and then joined all three slides together using ribbons.

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    Now of course slides are fairly small (2 inches square) so you only need tiny images for the centre portion of the book. For this Slide Mini Book I used some cute Pooh stamps that I got years back.

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    Sunday, May 27, 2012

    Rebus–English Kings and Queens

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    Hi all,

    It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This month the theme for my rebus is English Kings and Queens. 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 April Rebus which was ‘S’ Words Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

    • Summer
    • Stink
    • Scarlet
    • Spice
    • Spearmint
    • Seasoning
    • Spent
    • Segmented
    • Spaceman
    • Sandwich
    • Spider
    • Shade

    How did you go?????

    You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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    Saturday, May 26, 2012

    One Layered Happy Birthday

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Barb Anders is back to host the challenge.

    Barb has challenged us to create a One layer card, one layer period. That means your base card is IT! No base card and another layer, that counts as two layers for this challenge's purposes. It's good to go CAS sometimes :)

    I am sure Barb’s ears must have been burning while I was creating my card for this challenge as I hate making one layer cards … I love seeing what other people do but for me I prefer using layers when I make my cards. Of course after I had made my card Barb posted to the group that we could use embellishments etc but it was too late as mine was done, if I had of known that before making mine I would probably have gone a different part.

    My card uses a sweet image from Lili of the Valley – Maisie Two Balloons.

    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: Maisie Two Balloons – Lili of the Valley
    Paper: White
    Other: Black Ink; Copics

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    Friday, May 25, 2012

    …. 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.

    Here are this month’s specials:

    • Buy the entire set and get 10% off until Sunday night at midnight CST.
    • All orders over $25 placed in the first 24 hours get a FREE Riley Card Set!!! (It's a 6.99 value!) Limit ONE per customer please.
    • And, as an added gift for all of you, we are going to give you Free domestic shipping Thursday May 24th , until  Sunday night (May 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!

    For my first card today I used Strike Up The Band … you have Riley and all his friends together in one stamp … Riley, Sophie,  Lulu the Lamb, Buster (the Rabbit) and Percy Penguin aren’t they all adorable!!!!!!!!

    Stamps: Strike Up The Band – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red; Blue; DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; MFT Die-namics Squiggle Border Die; Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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    For my second card I used Blowing Bubbles Riley, another cutie 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: Blowing Bubbles Riley – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Brown; Blue; Snips & Snails DP – Doodlebug Design Inc.
    Other: Black Ink; Brown Ribbon; Flower; Foam Tape; Copics

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