Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New MFT Design Teams!!

Today Kim is announcing THREE new design teams for My Favorite Things, the MFT Design Team, the MFT Scrap and Art Team, and the MFT Challenge Team!!

I am very happy to say that I will continue on as a member of the MFT Design Team!! I have throughly enjoy the past six months and feel very fortunate to be included in such a talented group of stampers!!

So be sure to stop by Kim's blog to get all the details!!

I have been trying to make a little stash of Thank You cards, just to be sure I have them on hand. For my card today I used the flower pots that are included in the set, Jolinne - In My Garden. I colored them with Copics and colored pencils, cut them out, and mounted them on some October Afternoon DP. Sewing, lace, buttons, and ribbon finish it off.

On the front and inside of the card, I used the sentiment set, Thanks a Bunch.

Thanks for stopping by. MFT Teaser start on Saturday!!

Melody

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Good Day Sunshine!

The challenge this week in the MFT Stamp Club is to use felt and/or cork on your project. You can stop by MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers to get all the details, including a chance to win a $15 gift voucher! Here is my take on the challenge. The layout is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 144.

I used the new MFT set, Jolinne - In My Garden for my project. She is colored with Copics and Prism Colored Pencils and the background is sponged. I added stitching around the edges. My sun is made with the Die-namic Sunshine and the felt from the Banana Split Collection. For the bottom border I used the MFT sheets of cork and the Jumbo Scallop die.

Her dress is paper pieced, the sentiment is included in the set. I added a few rhinestones for a little bling.
Here is my inside. The cute little flower pot is also included in the set.

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it!

Melody

Dp: October Afternoon

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Book Lovers Birthday

The challenge this week at Just Rite Stampers is to make a bookmark, a perfect challenge for a little birthday gift I need for a friend this weekend. She loves to read, so a new bookmark and gift card will make a perfect present!

I used the Just Rite Stamp set called By the Sea. I got this wonderful set a while back and this was my first chance to ink it up!

The image is colored with Copics and I used a white gel pen to highlight the waves. I stamped the sentiment on Kraft with red ink. The layout for my card is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #74. I added stitching around the edges, added a little lace, and a charm tied on with twine.
On the inside I made a little pocket to hold a Barnes & Noble gift card and used a sentiment from the Just Rite sentiment set, Just a Note.

I mounted my bookmark on a thin piece of chipboard. I used paper to coordinate with the card. I used the lighthouse image from the By the Sea set. I added a little more twine, sewing, and some ribbon at the top.

Hope you are having a good week. Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

DP - Girls Paperie On Holiday


Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Scrapbook Page

Long before I starting making cards, I was a scrapbooker. And since my addiction to making cards started I have not done much scrapbooking. This year I have been trying to scrapbook a little more, but incorporate all the great cardmaking supplies I have purchased.

This is my daughter Lisa's senior picture from high school. For my layout I used the challenge at the PageMaps blog. Hey, just like card making, a great sketch can give you lots of inspiration! My papers are Basic Grey, Wisteria. I added stitching with my sewing machine around the edges and on my border pieces.

I used chipboard letters that I colored with my Copic, E51, so they were not so white. I make the border using MFT Dienamics Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scallop.

The three sentiments are from MFT'S Clearly Sentimental About You. I love these sentiment sets for scrapbooking!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all get to enjoy Father's Day. We are having a barbeque and swim party for all the the fathers in our family.

Melody

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thank You Cards

I have been making a real effort to stock up on Thank You and Birthday cards. It is just nice to know they are there when I need them!

For this Thank You card I used one of my favorite Flourishes stamp sets, From the Garden. The challenge this week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge is to used some type of embossing on your card. The layout if Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for this week. The image is colored with Copics and I did a little shading on the leaves with Prism Pencils. The background is sponged.

I added my embossing to my DP using a Cuttlebug folder and then running distress ink over the top. Some sewing, sponging, pearls, lace and ribbon finish off my card.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using Flourishes Tag Lines. I like to finish off the inside of my card with the scraps I have left over and laying on desk. The my card is ready to go whenever I need it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Melody

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June VIP Blog Hop

It is already the middle of June, summer is here, and it is time for the June VIP Package, which is full of so many wonderful products this month! It is available for only ONE day! If you came here from Barbara's blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at beginning of the hop go on over the Kim's Blog.

This month's package includes:

Who's That Gardening Girl? VIP $36.75
Who's That Gardening Girl? $15.95
Ruffled Ribbon Garden Collection (2 yards each of 3/4" ruffled ribbon in Tomato, Celery, & Sunshine) $7.95
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety $5.95
Garden Button Collection $1.95
Set of 10 White Scalloped A2 Notecards $4.95
Green Thumb mini stamp set (FREE, $9 value)

For my project I make a little gift with a card and a envelope to hold a few seed packets.

I have to say that I LOVE the new WTG! She is stamped on a Cream Perfect Paper Panel, colored in Copics and Prism pencils, and her shirt is paper pieced. The DP is Cosmo Crickett Garden Variety, included in the VIP package. I used the Fresh Cut Grass and Sunshine Dies.

The lace and twine are from the Bakery Blend Ribbons. The sentiment is from the Green Thumb Mini, also included this month package.

On the inside I used the sun die again and the Jumbo Scallop die.

For my seed packet envelope I used a kraft envelope and covered it to coordinate with my card.

Now it is time to hop on over to the very talented and very sweet, Jessie's Blog!!

Thanks,
Melody

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Vintage Alice

Today My Favorite Things is hosting a fun challenge at the Oh, Alice Challenge blog. It is an inspiration challenge based on this beautiful vintage necklace. So how perfect is the MFT stamp set, Costume From Wonderland, for this challenge!!

When I looked at the necklace, I thought, well I want to give Alice a little bit of a vintage look and I had some perfect paper from Webster Pages to get me started.

Alice is colored with Copics and I sponged the background with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Scattered Straw. My bottom border is created with the Die-namics Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scallop dies. Then I added lace, ribbon, a flourish from Pink Paislee, and a little clock I have had in my stash for ages.

Here is the inside with one of the sentiments for the set.

I hope you get a chance to play the challenge. There is a very nice MFT prize you could win!

Thanks for stopping by,

Melody

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MFT Greatest Hits for June

Hi and thanks for stopping by today! This month's MFT Greatest Hits is all about Flopsey! You can check Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing a project with Flopsey today. And Kim is offering $3.00 of any Flopsey stamp today, Thursday, June 10th and Friday, June 11th. Use the code FLOPSEY when you order.

I am using Rainfall Flopsey for my card. He is colored with copics and his umbrella is cut out and popped up. I added some shading with colored pencil and sponged the background.

The layout is Jen's SFYTT. I just got my new Die-namic Jumbo Ric Rac Die and had to use it. It is going to be a favorite! The twill I added at the top is from the MFT Creme Cotton Twill Collection and then I added a clear heart and a button tied with twine.

On the inside I used one of the sentiments in the set and stamped it on the large cloud in the Cloud Trio Die set.

Have a great day!
Melody

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Teacher Thank You

It is hard to believe summer is already here. I am looking forward to being able to enjoy the backyard, having my girls at home, taking a vacation and some time off work.

It also the time of year when we need those little teacher gifts. With that in mind, I sat down and made a thank you card this weekend.

The stamp is MFT's You Make the Grade, and she is colored with Copics and her skirt is paper pieced. I used my Prism Colored Pencils for the floor. The layout is this weeks Mojo Monday 142 sketch challenge. The edges are sponged with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye. I used the Die-namics Scalloped Scallop die for the border.

I stamped "Thanks" with a sentiment for the MFT set, Thanks a Bunch, in white ink.

The sentiment on the inside is also from Thanks a Bunch.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week!

Melody

DP: Cosmo Crickett Material Girl

Sunday, June 6, 2010

CPS Sketch You're Too Sweet

Happy Sunday! I how you all are having a wonderful weekend! The weather is beautiful here in San Diego. I am loving just being at home and enjoying the backyard.

I always love a good sketch as my starting point for inspiration. My card today uses the sketch at Card Positioning Systems and MFT is sponsoring the sketch this week! I hope you get a chance to play along because there is a great MFT prize to win!

I am using one of the PI stamps, Lollipop Girl. She is colored with copics and her dress is paper pieced. I masked her off, and sponged the background. The papers are from Girls Paperie and I used the Die-namic Jumbo Scallop for the border(Back in stock soon). Lace and stitching finish it off. The sentiment is included in the set.

I thought this image could make a cute thank you card when given with a little sweet treat. So on the inside I used a sentiments from the Clearly Sentimental Set, Thanks a Bunch.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Melody

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MFT June Blog Hop and Shop!

Welcome to the June MFT Blog Hop and Shop!! If you came here from Jody's Blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go on over to Kim's Blog.

The new stamp set I am working with is What a Day! It is a little sentiment set that just has lots of words and phrases that come in handy when you are looking for the perfect sentiment.

One of my favorite sentiments in the set is "I only stamp on days that end in y"! It inspired me to make myself a little sketch book for my desk, where I can jot down ideas, sketches, cute embellishment, etc.

I covered the journal in a piece of Graphics 45 DP that I have been saving for some special. I stamped the image, Who's That Digital Girl, colored with Copics and paper pieced her dress. I sewed around the edges and sponged on some distressing ink. Then I added the sentiment.

At the bottom of my book I used the Scalloped Scallops and Jumbo Scallop Dies, for my border. Then I stamped the days of the week, which are included in the set, on Kraft, and added a little more stitching. I love how it came out!

Next up I used another sentiment from the set along with the new PI, A Cart Full of Friends. She is also colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. The sentiment is stamped on the larger cloud in the Cloud Trio Die Cut, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and sponged with distressing ink.

I used the new Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass Die and the MFT Felt to make my grass. I finished the card off with a little lace.

Here the inside. I stamped the days of the week, ran it through my Cuttlebug and sponged the edges. Sewing and another border with the Scalloped Scallop Die finish the inside.

Hope you have enjoyed this month's fun release!!! Now it is time to hop on over to Frances's Blog. I know she will have something wonderful to share!

Melody