Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Keeping An Eye Out and Hopping Around the Block!

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Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for another "Hop Around the Block"

Now if you didn't hop onto my blog from Cindy Haffner's blog then you might want to hop back to Kim's (MFT Lady) blog so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and there is lots to see!

MFT Stamps will be releasing five new stamp sets, Coffee? Tea? WTG; Party Girl; Sow Seeds Of Love; Too Cute To Spook and Ghoulish Labels …. these will all be available on the MFT Stamps store after our MFT Stamps Release party which starts tonight at 8pm EST over on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.!

mft-eyes-wm For my first project for today I used the new Ghoulish Labels set …. oh this set has soooo many possibilities! I originally wanted to get some eye bubble gum which I have seen around the place, but when I went looking I couldn’t find any and not to be defeated I decided to make my own eyes which could be used for a Halloween decoration.

To make the eyes I purchased some ping pong balls and then used the eye stamp from the Ghoulish Label set to stamp on my ping pong balls. You can find my tips on how I did this in this week’s HTDT Forum over on the MFT Member Forum of SCS. I also decorated the jar which is part of MFT Stamps perfect packaging range

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Here is another view so you can see the top of the jar. Here I used the Bling Bet stamp set to create the wording “Eye Balls” instead of using the letter E in the word eye I used the eye stamp from the set again.

I have to say that creating my projects this month for the MFT Stamps release I had the odd feeling of being watched even though no one was home … I wonder why LOL!

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My next two projects today use the new Coffee? Tea? Who’s That Girl Set. This is such a fun set!

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As you can see I paper pieced the girls dress.

mft coffee mug2 After making the card I decided to also decorate a travelling coffee mug using the same designer papers etc. A fun and easy gift to give to a friend. It’s hard to see on the photos and I didn’t want to add to many more as I have tons already … but I have used the cups that are included in the set on either side of the centre image. You can just see them in the top photo.

Well that is enough from me for today … it’s time to continue on the hop. This time you will be heading on over to the amazing Barbara Anders’ Blog so you can continue on your Hop Around The Block. Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

Recipe:

Stamps: Coffee? Tea? WTG; Ghoulish Labels; Bling Bet – MFT Stamps

Paper: White Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Black; Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede & Thoroughly Modern DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Bermuda Bay Grosgrain Ribbon; EK Success Wavy Dots Border Punch; Modern Label Punch; Circle Punches; Circle Nestabilities; Ping Pong Balls Foam Tape; Copics

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72 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin those eyeballs Frances, awesome job on all your projects.

Barbara said...

Those eyeballs crack me up!!! Love that coffee set!

Christina Fischer said...

I love everything you did here! Fantastic, Frances! :)

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh I love the coffee set you did, and of course your eye balls tooo:) How neat:)

Love the colors, and how you made the coffee cup:) Awesome idea!!!!

Thank you hun, and you did an AWESOME job on these!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are so clever and amazing!! Love these both!!

Kerry J. said...

Fab!! I can't believe you made your own eye balls - clever girl! And your travel mug is awesome - I want it!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome projects, Frances! Love how you used the eyeball image! And the colors on the coffee/tea project are scrumptious!

Peggy said...

Those eyeballs are too much!! What a great ideas! Your mug and card are beautiful. Just love this new set!

artfulwhimsies said...

great samples!! thanks for sharing!

texasjodylynn said...

Great projects! I love them both! That mug set has the BEST color combo. Very soothing and pretty!

texasjodylynn said...

Great projects! I love them both! That mug set has the BEST color combo. Very soothing and pretty!

Megan said...

Those eyeballs ARE SO CUTE!!! Love them!

Chris said...

love that jar of eyeballs. the coffee cup is super too.

Jessica V said...

Cute projects! Im loving the coffee cup!

hobbydiva said...

Great job Frances!!!!! Those eyeballs are FREAKY!!!! Love 'em!!! The card and mug are gorgeous!!!!!!

kim.mom said...

Awesome projects - love that teal and brown on the card!

Erin Smetak said...

All I can say is WOW! I am amazed!!! Your creations are just so fantastic! And so creative!!! Who'd have thunk it to use ping pong balls for eyes?! And the coffee mug! Oh my gosh, too cool! I want to set so I can decorate my cup!!!!

Danni said...

Great projects!!

Linda said...

How fun...love the eye balls!!
Beautiful color combo and the card...very lovely!!

Darlene said...

"Eye" think these are great! Hehehe!

Sheri said...

this made me laugh. Love it!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous projects Frances!! Love the eye balls!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful projects!

Lara said...

I LOVE your projects! Especially that travel mug!! Gack!! I might have to get this one!

Darlene L said...

The "eyes" have it! Too much fun. Loving the coffee mug--that's my favorite set.

Cammy said...

how fun & the gift set is very pretty!

patty said...

PERFECT SET TO USE FOR THAT AMAZING MUG AND CARD!! YOUR COLORS ARE GREAT!! I THINK ILL GO GET SOME STARBUCKS!!

raduse said...

Fabulous! Those eyeballs would spook me out a bit too.

Linda said...

love the projects!!

Donna said...

how fun! I love your coffee mug & card!

Melody said...

The eyeballs are so fun and I love the travel mug and the card!

okcapitolgirl said...

Good grief Frances! This is over the top! I love these projects! WOW!

JessicaK said...

Woah! Amazing eyeballs (and how often do you get to say that?). That's so cool. Awesome set overall. And of course, as a coffee-o-phile, I'm totally diggin the altered coffee mug and card. So cute!

scrappintlc said...

Frances, I just love your blog, always something that inspires. Love the eyeballs. I already have that set on my NEED list.

Christine said...

I am so glad you decided not to be defeated because your eyeballs rock! (LOL! I can't believe I just said that!) And you ladies are all making me realize how much I NEED the new WTG set - I want to paper piece my own dress! Great job Frances!

Joan said...

ok, you just gotta love those eyes! How creative!

Nadine said...

What an awesome gift set! Both the card and mug together. Just love the colors and the paper piecing. You rock.

Lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE the coffee gift set.....fabulous!!! the colors are fantastic!!!!

rush8888 said...

when they mess with the eyes..... this is a hoot!!!! the belly band is quite effective! how fun! pretty soon the eyeball candy will be out in full force.

Ironlady said...

Such clever ideas, thanks for sharing.
Maryann

Lisa H. said...

NICE work! love the eye ball jar, too cute! and that coffee mug,um, I want it!

Teri said...

Too funny! Great idea with the ping pong balls. Looks spooky! Love the mug too.

Kim said...

Those are awesome projects and ideas Frances! Fabulous!

Jackie said...

Oh! These eyeballs are just perfect in their cutie matching jar! And the Tea set! I think you outdid yourself, but its lovely!

Susan Rasmussen said...

My son is going to LOVE the eyeballs..OMG! The tea set is delightful as well. Great job.

Gail said...

Love both projects!!! I'm thinking that I may have to have all the sets in this release!!!

Alison said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about it.. great job in inspiring us.. thanks for a chance to win :)

Monkichi said...

Beautiful color combo on the Coffee? Tea? set! I love it!

Priscilla said...

OMG! Love the eyeballs! Both cards are great!

Susan said...

Love those eyeballs! What an awesome idea! Too cute!

Nicole B said...

oh my goodness, your coffee set is awesome!!

Kelly Braund said...

I'm a sucker for Halloween! Love the eyeballs!

silvia said...

MY eyeballs LOVE your eyebalss!!! The coffee set os adorable

Vickie said...

Love those eyeballs!!

Kelly Leo said...

What FUN projects!! :)

Michele Boyer said...

These are both fabulous, Frances, but I LOVE those eyeballs!! lol. They crack me up!

Carolyn King said...

Amazing projects as always frances. LOVE those eyeballs (my son would love those!!!)

Silke said...

Fabulous projects - GF!!! Love them!!! Hugs ~S~

Donna said...

love that teal and brown combo! I'm going to have to remember to use those colors together!

ChrisaBella said...

Love all of your projects. Awesome job.

Tracey said...

Love love love your projects Frances!!

Karen said...

SPOOKY!!!! Love this set!! And I really like the colors you used on the coffee stuff!!

Gigi Escalante said...

Such a creative mind making those ghoulish looking eyeballs :-) Really like the colors for WTG card, too!

Liz Whitty said...

Love the eye balls.

Sara said...

"Eye" think this is all just too creative and cute! :) I love the eyeballs!

Chrissy Kavitz said...

Very creative!!

DB said...

OMG...Love those eyeballs! What a cute idea!

Cat said...

Great idea for the eyeballs and love the colors on your traveling mug/card set:)

LadyLatte said...

What lovely eyes you have-LOL Love the idea you used to make them. I never would have thought of it! And I am taking your coffee cup and card with me on my way to the next blog-because I love them both!

Piali said...

Love the coofee gift set!!! very creative...eyeballs are awesome.

Piali said...

Love the coofee gift set!!! very creative...eyeballs are awesome.

Lynn said...

I love that! where did you get the coffee mugs?