Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Give A Hoot!

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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 to use your favorite stamp set.

It is very hard to pick just one Paper Pretties stamp set which I would call my favorite! I have lots of favorites and all for various reasons. In the end I decided to go with the Paper Pretties Give a Hoot stamp set for obvious reasons as I love owls and I was so excited when this set was released as we finally had an owl stamp set! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Instead of creating a card this week I decided play some more with my Sizzix Eclips and the Albums, Bags and Boxes cartridge and create this bag with handle. I am really loving this bag and this cartridge!


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Here is another view of my bag so you can see the side of the bag.

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 PWC195.

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: Give A Hoot – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Tan; Year-o-Graphy DP – Simple Stories
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Eclips; Sizzix Eclips Albums, Bags & Boxes Cartridge; Spellbinders Scallop Oval Dies; Tag Die; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics


Look On The Bright Side!

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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 March.

Today the Design Team are featuring Puddle Jumper (Who’s That Girl) stamp set which is being released. This is such an awesome set! The raindrops stamp is a separate stamp so that you have the option whether you have them on your image or not. I paper pieced the girls dress and raincoat using designer paper and I added mini brads on the coat for buttons.

I used two MFT Die-namics on the front of my card Die-namics Open Scallop Doily DUO for the main image and the ribbon from the Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon set for the sentiment. The buttons are threaded with Lemondrop Yellow Twine also available from MFT Stamps.

The layout is a recent sketch used on the I Spy Sketches blog, love this sketch and will definitely be using it again!



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Here is the inside of my card, as you can see I used the new Die-namics Umbrella which is one of the die-namics being released next Tuesday, this goes so well with this stamp set don’t you think. The sentiment is one from the Puddle Jumper WTG stamp set.



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

  • You can at tend the New Release Party on March 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 March 6th 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 March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: Puddle Jumper WTG – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Citronella DP – K & Company
Die-namics: Open Scallop Doily Duo; First Place Award Ribbon; Umbrella – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Buttons; Twine; Mini Brads; Foam Tape; Copics


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Creative Chat–Ribbon!

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 ribbon.

What are your favorite types of ribbon?

Any tips or tricks on how to use ribbon on stamped creations?

There was a time, many years ago when I didn’t like ribbon on cards … well that sure has changed. Now I use ribbon a lot! Maybe not on every card I make but a big percentage of them have ribbon.

As with previous Creative Chats, I have again created a video to share my ribbon storage etc with you.

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.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Hoo Hoo!

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Hi everyone,

As most of you who follow my blog know, I love owls. These two owl boxes were made using the Albums, Bags &  Boxes 2 cartridge for the Sizzix Eclipse. As I purchased this machine recently of course I had to also get this cartridge so I could make a couple of these cute owl boxes, they are so much fun!

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Here you can see how the head of the owl comes off so you can put things in and out of the box.

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Here is a close up of one of the owl boxes.

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With the head/lid off the box.

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And finally one more photo of the other owl box … what fun!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rebus–Songs from the 80’s

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This month we are continuing our journey the decades of music with Songs from the 80’s. 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 January Rebus which was “R” Words Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Regenerate
  • Rebus – (of course I had to rebus this one Winking smile)
  • Reindeer
  • Regressive
  • Racing
  • Rebate
  • Ratepayer
  • Rain Forest

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Two Layers!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Lynda Benden has one last challenge for us to finish of her month as challenge hostess.

Lynda has challenged us to make a two layer card!! Lynda says she finds 2 layers are harder than one layer cards! She also told us No cheating!!!

Well personally I have difficulty doing both One Layer or Two Layer cards, arghhhhhhhh! This isn’t particularly my favorite card I have made (it isn’t the worst either LOL!) It I could have used more layers I am sure I would have come up with something better but as I couldn’t this is what I came up with.

I wanted to use this Hero Arts/Sizzix Leafy Fern set, this comprises of a large leafy stamp and an embossing folder so I could emboss over the stamped image. I inked the stamp using a couple of colors of Distress stains and then stamped it onto kraft card. Once the ink was dry I embossed the image using the embossing folder provided.

I am not sure if I cheated by using twine and a button, but Lynda didn’t say we couldn’t (or we could for that matter) so I did! I might have liked to add a tag with a sentiment, but that might be another layer so I left it off Winking smile.

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: Artistic Fern – Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft; Green
Other: Peel Paint Distress Stain; Wild Honey Distress Stain; Artistic Fern Embossing Folder; Yellow & Green Twine; Button; Foam Tape.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Have A Wonderful Day!

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Hi everyone!

Today I am playing with a couple of La-La Land Crafts stamps which I purchased recently during a shopping trip with a friend. I love making scenes but don’t make them all that often anymore, so I had lots of fun creating this indoor scene.

The window is the small Madison Window I purchased a few month’s back. Once my card was finished (well almost finished), I decided it needed something else so looked through my The Greeting Farm stamps and discovered two stamps which had the dog & cat images which I thought would work with the La-La Land images so I added them.

The floor is actually thin wood paper that I found in my stash.

Stamps: Ruffles Marci; Heart Chair – La-La Land Crafts; Dog & Cat from The Greeting Farm
Paper: White; Pink; Bright Pink; Kissing Booth DP – Basic Grey;
Other: Black Ink; Small Madison Window; Banner Die – Spellbinders; Foam Tape; Copics



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cheeky Monkey!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our February challenge hostess Shirley Quarry brings us her last challenge for the month!

It’s time to get wild and make a card with one of your favorite zoo animals on it. 

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As I recently received the Sizzix Peekaboo Frames Die I decided I wanted to use that some how on my card this week. When I was looking for stamps that would fit inside this particular frame I discovered this cheeky monkey from Kanban Stamps.

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As two of the CCEE challenges this year have given me an opportunity to use a Monkey on my card and I didn’t take advantage of that in the previous challenge, it stands to reason I would use one today hehe! Especially as someone I know doesn’t like monkeys!!!!!!!!! she knows who she is Winking smile

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Here is the inside of my card, I stamped the monkey again and added a sentiment.

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: Monkey & Cheeky Monkey Sentiment – Kanban Stamps; Monkey Around Sentiment – High Hopes Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Yellow; Sweetness DP – Pink Paislee
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Peekaboo Frame; Modern Label Tab; Scallop Oval Punch; Brown Ribbon; Janome Sewing Machine; Brads; Foam Tape; Copics