Saturday, January 30, 2010

MFT Teasers Dance the Night Away

Wow, it is hard to believe that January is already almost gone! But with a new month comes a new MFT release! Today the design team is previewing Dance the Night Away, Clearly Sentimental About Emerson, and Twisted Threesome. Be sure to stop my Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the direct links to all today's teasers.

I am using the Dance the Night Away set today. The image is stamped in Memento Black, colored with copics and the skirt is paper pieced. I used a black gel pen on the shoes, added stickles to the top of the dress, and a little glitter around the twirl of her skirt. I added black velvet ribbon, and a pink satin bow around the middle. Black rhinestone flourishes finish off the card.
On the inside I stamped one the sentiments and another image from the set. The edges are sponged with a pink distressing ink and I added glitter to the image.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another teaser!

Melody

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Flowers!

Hi All! I am in a hotel in Anaheim as I write this. I only live an hour and a half from where CHA is being held!! I decided to come up tonight. I am taking a Copic Certification Class in the morning and the weather is so bad here I thought I better play it safe. We don't do weather well in Southern California! With one storm hitting us after another there is a lot of flooding and downed trees!

This is my first CHA and I am very excited to meet all my internet friends in real life!

For my card I used my new Unity set, A Treasure to Me. I love the images in this set. I stamped the black vases and highlighted the dots with a white gel pen. I paper pieced the middle vase. I used the layout from the Friday with Flair

VIP Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to this month's VIP Blog Hop. If you just happened upon by blog and want to start from the beginning just head on over to Kim's blog!

Every month I think "this is my favorite Who's That Girl!! They just keep getting better, and this month's is no exception! I just love the new Lovin' from the Oven"!! With the VIP Package you get this new stamp TWO weeks before February release!! The VIP package is only available for ONE day and this month the package includes:

VIP contents:
Lovin’ from the Oven
Bakery Blend Buttons
Bakery Blend Ribbons
Sugar Glass Glitter
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Plus receive a
FREE Clearly Sentimental about Food stamp set (value $9)



I decided I wanted to go vintage with my card. The papers are from the Basic Grey Nook and Pantry 6x6 pad. Her dress and apron are paper pieced and the rest is colored with copics. I added ribbon, buttons tied with twine, and a little lace. The sentiment is from the set and I added a frame around the word "love". I added some sewing and the edges are distressed with distressing ink.

Here is a closer look.

This is the inside of the card. I used coordinating papers and lace. The measuring cup and spoon are included in the set.

Now hop on over to Cindy's blog! I know she will have something wonderful to share.

TFL,
Melody


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Blessings

I am finally getting a chance to post something new here! But I have busy stamping for the last week, working on the Splitcoast January Fan Club Gallery. The theme is Flirty, Feminine, and Floral this month and there is some really beautiful work in the gallery. If you are a Fan Club member and would like to take a peek you can right HERE!

I had one more PI for the last MFT release that I had not had a chance to ink up, My Basket of Eggs. Isn't she the cutest! The sketch for the card is Mercy's sketch from Tuesday.

She is colored with Copics and there is glitter pen on the eggs. I added a zig zag stitch around the edge of the card. I used my new grass border punch, added lace and a ribbon. I took a glittered chipboard letter I had in my stash and colored it with my copic markers. The sentiment is from the set.

Here is a look at the inside of the card. This sentiment is also included in the set.

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

Stamps - MFT My Basket of Eggs
Ink - Memento black, SU Certainly Celery
Paper- DP Basic Grey Sugar Rush, purple, green
Other - Sewing Machine, Copics, Nestibilities, MS border punch, chipboard, ribbon

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MFT January Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFT January Blog Hop!! If you just happened upon my blog and want to start at the beginning hop on over to Kim's blog.

The set I am showing is Clearly Sentimental About Chocolate! It includes six sentiments all about Chocolate!! This a FUN set, perfect all year round! The sentiments just make you SMILE!

With this set I made a gift set of little note cards, perfect when you need that little thank you! So often when I need a thank you gift I send a little chocolate along with a note. The note card set is going to one of my girlfriends who is known for her love of chocolate!

First up is a picture of the card set in the clear A2 Box. I just tied a pretty ribbon around the box and added an sentiment punched out with an oval punch.

Here is a side view. I made four card and included envelopes.

All the cards are made with coordinating Basic Grey papers. They all have some sewing and some distress ink around the edges. The chocolate candy is from the set " Love At First Sight". There are brown stickles on the chocolate and heart shaped rhinestones.

This card uses a sentiment from the set and another set being released tonight," Who's That Chocoholic" Her dress is paper pieced, I added a border punch up the side, and again, there are stickles on the chocolates.

Another great sentiment on this one! The heart shaped box is also from the set, "Love At First Sight". It is cut out and popped up. Lace and pearls finish this one off.

The final card is all about the sentiment! Isn't it a cute one! Ribbon, lace and flower accent the sentiment. I am loving this set!!

Next up on the hop is one the new and returning member to the MFT design team, the VERY talented Sherrie Siemens!

Thanks,

Melody


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 4 MFTeasers - Chick Flick and Make the Date

Today is the last day of teasers! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog a 11:00 am EST for the full list of designers sharing projects today.

Tonight is the MFT January release party at 8:00 pm EST in the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers. I hope you will join us. It is always fun!!!

Today I have two projects to share. The first one used a new set called Make the Date in combination with ONE of the new digital downloads to help you get organized this year!

I work full time but when you spend most of your time at and office you need to this about all the personal stuff too! I made this To Do List for my office to keep track of my personal to dos!

The title is made for one of many, many words included in the Make the Date Set. The stamp is Who's That Digital Girl. The image is stamped in Memento Black and colored with copics. The dress is paper pieced. I covered two pieces of 8" x 4" chipboard and punched holes at the top for rings.
Here is the a look at the inside. I downloaded the To Do List, printed it a number of times, and cut it to the size I needed. There are a number of downloads available tonight, including calendars in a couple of size options and birthday lists.

My second project uses the Who's That Girl Click Flick.

I decided to make a little birthday gift for my girlfriend with the new Chick Flick set. She loves the movies and this a perfect gift for her!

For my card I made a criss cross card. The image is stamped with Memento Black Ink on a MFT Perfect Paper Panel. After putting my card together I added ribbon, the stamped image, and a felt flower.

On the inside a made a little pocket for a movie gift card, added a tab to the top, and accented with tickets and popcorn included in the set.

I purchased some movie candy, tied it all together with ribbon, and then I made a little gift tag to attach. Here is a close up of the tag. First I stamped the candy, masked if off, and the stamped the popcorn and a drink and added a little flower. This sentiment is another one in the set. I think it is so cute!.

Thanks,
Melody

MFT Chick Flicks, Make the Date
Digital Download - To Do List
DP: Basic Gray

Monday, January 4, 2010

MFTeasers - Day 4

Today we are previewing "Bling 'Bers" and "Make the Date". Bling 'Bers is a numbers set that coordinates with the MFT set Bling 'Bet. Make the Date is a set full of stamps that coordinate with the new digital templates that will help you get organized! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see all the designers who will be posting teasers today.

For my card I used a new Pure Innocence set, Boy and dog - Snow Adorable, and Bling 'Bers. The little boy is colored with copics and the hat, scarf, and sweater are paper pieced. I added a circle behind the image and the sentiment is from the Bling 'Bers set, as is the number three, which I stamped and added rhinestones. A border punch and wide rick rack finishes the card off!

On the inside of the card I stamped to number three to make by background paper. I stamped the little dog and added paper and a border punch that matches the front of the card. The sentiment is from the Make the Date Set.

Thanks for stopping by! I will have another teaser tomorrow. And be sure to join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8 pm EST time in the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers.

Melody

Stamps - MFT PI Boy and Dog, Bling 'Bers, Make the Date
Ink - Memento Black, SU Real Read, Bashful Blue
Paper: DP K&Company
Other: Copics, Nestibilities, punches, rick rack, rhinestones, button, twine

Sunday, January 3, 2010

MFTeasers - Day 3 Pure Innocence!

I fell in love with the MFT Pure Innocence line at first sight! And this release will include FIVE new stamps! I love them ALL! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see all the designers who will be posting teasers today.


My first project uses "My Umbrella". Isn't she the cutest! She is colored with Copics, the umbrella is paper pieced and popped up. The buttons on her jacket are MFT Baby Braddies - Winter Collection. There is a little glitter on the rain.

I added a felt cloud I had in my stash, and two heart buttons. I used a zig zag stitch around the edges and the corners are accented with MFT Glittered Garnishes - Summer Collection.

Here is the inside of the card. This is one of the sentiments included with the set.

For my second project I used "Start the Day with Whee!" I made a little journal for one of my nieces. She is colored with copics and her dress is paper pieced. I covered the journal and added a ribbon to tie the journal closed. The sentiment is included in the set, and I just think it is the cutest!

Thanks for stopping by! I will have another teaser tomorrow and be sure to join us at the Release Party on Wednesday, Jan. 6th, at 8pm EST in the MFT Forum.

Melody

Stamps - MFT My Umbrella, Start the Day with Whee!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

MFTeasers - Day 2

Today the MFT design team is preview two new sets, Who's That Chocoholic and Clearly Sentimental About Chocolate! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for a list of all the designers who will be posting sneak peaks today.

Who's That Girl and a little chocolate! What could be sweeter! The main image is stamped on a MFT Perfect Paper Panel, colored with copics and her dresses is paper pieced. There are Stickles on the chocolate. The sentiment is included in the set. I sewed around the edges, used a border punch up the edges, and then added lace and ribbon.

On the inside of the card I used a sentiment for the Clearly Sentimental about Chocolate set, and added coordinating paper and punches.

To make my little gift set complete, I used a MFT square jar, stamped the image to match the card, and added lace and ribbon. And, of course, filled the jar with some yummy chocolates!

Here is picture of the top of the jar. I used matching paper, added a chipboard heart, and a sentiment for the set!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another MFTeaser!

Thanks,
Melody

MFT Who's That Chocoholic and Clearly Sentimental About Chocolate
Ink - Memento Black and Coffee Bean
DP - Bo Bunny

Friday, January 1, 2010

January MFT Teaser Begin!

What better way to start the new year than with a MFT new release! Today is the first day of MFTeasers, leading up the the release on Wednesday! Today I am previewing the cutest little owl, Thinking of Hoo?. Be sure to stop my Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the full list of designers who will have previews of this cute set.

I stamped the owl and the sentiment on a MFT Perfect Paper Panel, colored with copics, and cut them out. I used a couple of border punches, laid out my DP, and then used MFT gingham ribbon. I placed the owl and the sentiment on the card, and then add some pearl swirls. The pearls were white, but I used my copic marker to color them pink.

Here is a close up of the cute, little owl.

I stamped, colored, and cut out a second owl and added him to the inside of the card. So cute!

Be sure to stop by the MFT forum to see how you could be next month's Guest Designer! This month's challenge is all about bling!

Thanks for stopping by. I will have another teaser tomorrow!

Melody

MFT Thinking of Hoo
Ink - Memento Black and Brown
DP - Bo Bunny
MFT Gingham ribbon, border punches, Zva pearl swirls