Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Little Apple Pencil Holder

It's Day 2 of MFTeasers! Today we are showing previews of Fred Bear Goes Camping, Emma With Her Backpack, and Wyatt and his Wagon. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of designers sharing project today.


Summer is flying by and before you know it the kids will be back in school. I used Emma and her Backpack to make a little pencil/treat holder.

I colored Emma with Copics, paper pieced her skirt, and cut her out. I added a MFT Baby Braddies to her backpack and a rhinestone in her hair.

To make the holder I cover two chipboard apples with paper from October Afternoon. Then I made a small box to fit between the chipboard apples. I used Scor-Pal tape to put my container together.

I added buttons tied with Baker's Twine, alphabet twill from my stash, and a sentiment from the stamp set to embellished the front apple.

Here some other important news!

Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on August 4th. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another preview.

Melody

Friday, July 30, 2010

MFT August Teasers Day 1



Welcome to Day 1 of MFTeasers for the month of August! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of designers sharing project today. Previews today include How Does Your Garden Grow and Clearly Sentimental About Gardens.

Also, be sure to go on over the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers to get all the details about this month's Guest Designer Contest. You have a chance to win a Guest Designer spot for next months release and products worth up to $100!

This month's theme is Floral Flair! Here is my card for the challenge, using How Does Your Garden Grow.

Isn't she the cutest! She is colored with Copics and her dress and hat are paper pieced. I also masked her off and sponged the background. The grass with cut with the Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass Die and I used My Favorite Felt. I also made the vertical border with the Open Scalloped Border Die.

Here is a closer look. Notice those adorable felt flowers? This is a new Die-namic Die Cut being released this month, Flower Trio and Leaf. There are flowers in three different sizes and the layer perfectly. I just added a button tied with Baker's Twine to each flower.



This sweet sentiment is included in the set. I used the new flower die and the grass die on the inside too!

Here some other important news!

Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on August 4th. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another preview.

Melody

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vacation Week

Hi All! I am taking a little break this week. All my daughters are home and we are enjoying some family time. We spent part of of the week in Big Bear. My hubby found a great house for all 10 of us to stay in. This is the view from the out the front windows.

This is a picture of the "brave ones" who wanted to zip line! My daughters are one each end, my hubby is the one in the hat and the other two are my brother and his daughter. They LOVED it!
Hope you are having a great week. I will be back this weekend with the start of MFT's August teasers.

Melody

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers

It's Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers! If you're a Fan Club Member this is your chance to play along with Dirty Girls, past and present, in a ton of fun challenges. If you're not a Fan Club Member, this is the perfect time to become one! There a number of benefits to being a Fan Club Member. You can get all the info here. We'd love to have you play with us this week!


There are 33 challenges to choose from - play one or play them all.

I am sharing cards for two different challenges today . My first card is for the challenge hosted by Taylor Van Bruggen and you can see the details here.


I used my new In The Park stamp set from Taylored Expressions. I built my scene, colored with copics, and added mini brads to the park benches. Stitching, lace strung with baker twine and a sentiment for the set finishes it off.

My second card is for a challenged hosted by Tiffany Johnson and you can find all the details here.

I made a card shaped like a crown and added rhinestones to the points on the crown. The image is MFT PI Birthday Princess. She is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. There is glitter on her crown and cake. The black border is done with the Die-namic Open Scallop Border.

Thanks for stopping by!
Melody

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July WTG VIP Package

Welcome to the July WTG VIP Blog Hop! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, go on over to Kim's Blog.

With the VIP Package you get the new WTG two weeks early. This month's package includes:

I love Who's that Harvesting Girl! Her basket is so fun to fill!

For my card I used the strawberries to fill the basket. She is colored with Copics and her shirt is paper pieced. I used cork sheets and my Die-namics Scalloped Scallop die for the bottom border and then added lace, ribbon, and some machine stitching.

To added texture to the basket, I stamped the basket on Kraft and scored it with my Score Pal.

On the inside I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set and stamped the strawberries.

Now it time to hop on over to Jessie's blog to see what wonderful project she has to share.

Thanks,
Melody

Sunday, July 18, 2010

All That Glitters

It's Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers! If you're a Fan Club Member this is your chance to play along with Dirty Girls, past and present, in a ton of fun challenges. If you're not a Fan Club Member, this is the perfect time to become one! There a number of benefits to being a Fan Club Member. You can get all the info here. We'd love to have you play with us this week!


There are 33 challenges to choose from - play one or play them all.

The card I'm sharing today is for a challenges hosted by Carolina Buchting, (craftycaro), and you can see the details here.



My card used A la Modes - Birthday Girl from My Favorite Things. She is colored with Copics and the cupcake bottom is paper pieced. I glittered the cupcake using glue and Sweet Thing Glitzy Glitter.

I added some stitching. The border is made by staggering scallops cut using the Dienamic Jumbo Scallop Die. Rhinestones are the final touch!

Hope you will join in the fun!

Melody

Thursday, July 15, 2010

MFT July Greatest Hits

This months MFT Greatest Hits features stamps by Amanda Baird. Just stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am to see all the designers sharing projects today.

My card uses Dance the Night Away. I have daughters and nieces who are involved in Dance and this card would be perfect for anyone of them!

She is colored with copics and her dress is paper pieced. I added black pearls to the waist line of her dress. My border uses the Die-Namic Scalloped Scallop Die that I used to cut the My Favorite Felt from the Necessary Neutrals and the gingham ruffled ribbon from the High Style Collection.

I added the border again to the inside of my card and stamped the dance steps included in the set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend. One of daughters come homes today and I will have my whole family together! Makes for a happy Mom!

Melody

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Make a Wish!!

Welcome to a SURPRISE MFT Blog Hop, featuring a new line of stamps being released tonight, the a la modes! They are just SO cute! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go on over to Kim's Blog for all the details.

Here is information about the new stamps:
  • a la modes will be available only in rubber
  • Each set is produced in the USA using the higest quality rubber, with the deepest etch possible.
  • Each image and sentiment is backed on cling foam and scroll cut, making it ready for stamping right out of the bag!
  • Packaged in a clear hang bag, we've also provided the ideal storage solution by including a thick laminated header card in each set that can be used to store the stamp set, in its entirety after purchase.
  • $10.95 for the 3 x 4" set.

My card uses Birthday Girl. She is colored with Copics and the cupcake paper is paper pieced. I used a glitter pen on the frosting and candle. I used the Jumbo Scallop and Open Scalloped Border Die-namic Dies. My pretty lace is from the Crochet Lace Collection.

I added distress ink to the edges with a sponge.

The inside sentiment is included in the set. This set have four great birthday sentiments!

Now it time for you to hop on over to Jessie's Blog to see what wonderful creation she has to share!

Thanks!
Melody

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Picture Perfect

Surprise! MFT is continuing to celebrate its 4th anniversary with a month full of surprises! Today I have a preview of a new line of stamps that will be released Wednesday night, the a la modes! Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing samples today.

Here's the details on the new stamps:

a la modes will be available only in rubber
  • Each set is produced in the USA using the higest quality rubber, with the deepest etch possible.
  • Each image and sentiment is backed on cling foam and scroll cut, making it ready for stamping right out of the bag!
  • Packaged in a clear hang bag, we've also provided the ideal storage solution by including a thick laminated header card in each set that can be used to store the stamp set, in its entirety after purchase.
  • $10.95 for the 3 x 4" set.

Today I am using the a la mode "Picture Perfect". She is colored with copics and colored pencils and her skirt and part of the camera is paper pieced.

The camera is cut out and popped up . I used the Jumbo Ric Rac Die, the Garden Variety Ruffled Ribbon Variety, add some machine stitching and a button tied with twine.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the set.

Thanks,
Melody

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to MFT July Blog Hop and Shop! If you have just happened upon the Hop, and want to start at the beginning, go on over to Kim's blog.

My project uses the new Banner Day Alphabet, Die-namic Banner Day Die Cut, and the PI Cheerleader stamp set. I have made a couple of cards this week with the Banner Day Die, but I knew when I saw the die it would be so perfect for scrapbooking too!

I used all three pieces of the Banner Day Die to make my banner, punched small holes in each corner, and strung it on silver cording. I also used the Die-namic Jumbo Scallop and Scalloped Scallop to make my top border. The sketch is from PageMaps Blog. And the picture is of my daughter Kayley, a number of years back, when she was in high school.

I also added buttons to the ends of banner.

I colored the PI Cheerleader with Copics. I colored, cut out, glittered, and popped up the pompoms.
This sentiment is included the PI Cheerleader set.

This is been such a fun release! You can find all the new products HERE.

Now it time to hop on over to the very talented and creative, Jody's Blog.

Melody

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MFTeasers Day FIVE!!

Well, it is the last day of teasers and I hope you will join us at release party at 8:00 pm EST at the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers.

Today's previews include Who's That Gardening Girl, Green Thumb, and Clearly Sentimental about Gardens. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

My card uses a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Gardening. I used an image of fruits and vegetables combined with my October Afternoon Papers and just finished it off with buttons, lace from the Bakery Blend Collection, and twine.

On the inside I stamped an image from Who's that Gardening Girl and colored it with Copics. I also used on the new dies being released, Open Scallop Border.

Hope to see you at the Release Party Tonight!

All the new stamp sets will be available tonight at 10:00 pm EST HERE.

The Blog Hop and Shop goes live at 10:00 pm EST time and starts at Kim's blog.

Melody


Monday, July 5, 2010

MFTeasers Day Four

Today is Day 4 of MFTeasers and we are previewing two new sets, Jolinne - Just for You and Framed Greetings. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

I am using the Framed Greetings set today. This is a new concept for MFT. It is sold in a set that contains the Framed Greeting stamp set and the Framed Greetings Dia-namic Die.

I cut my die shape, stamped the edging, and then stamped the sentiment. I also used the new Open Scallop Border Die around the bottom. I used a vintage image I had in my stash and some pretty lace I have been hoarding. I sponged Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distressing Ink around the edges.
The sentiment on the inside is also included in the set.

I hope you will join the release party is from 8-10pm on July 7, at the Member Company Forum on SCS.

The July Guest Designer contest and all the details can be found HERE. I hope you will play along. The deadline is Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST. You still have one more day to enter!

The July Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm on July 7, with the hop starting at Kim's Blog.

Thanks,

Melody


Saturday, July 3, 2010

MFT Teaser Day 3

Hi and welcome to day three of MFTeasers. It is Pure Innocence day and there will be four new PI Stamps released on Wednesday night, Are We There Yet, Tea Party, Cheerleader, and Boy and His Dog Football Player. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing projects today.

My card uses the new set, Tea Party. All the little accessories are separate in the set, making it just perfect for building your scene. She is colored with Copics and her dress and the tablecloth are paper pieced. I adding stitching and lace and a Melissa Frances embellishment.

I added glitter to the teapot, cup, and cupcakes and added a rhinestone to the top of the teapot.

On the inside I used a sentiment from the WTG Coffee? Tea? set.

Here are some details you should know:

Release party is from 8-10pm on July 7, at the Member Company Forum on SCS.

The July Guest Designer contest and all the details can be found HERE. I hope you will play along. The deadline is Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST.

The July Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm on July 7, with the hop starting at Kim's Blog.

Thanks,

Melody

MFTeasers Day 2 and Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the States. I hope you have a FUN filled day! I am having 40 people to my house for a barbeque and swim party. And then we all sit at the end of my driveway and watch fireworks that go off at the park that is about a mile away.

Today Teasers included Fred Bear Hits the Beach and Clearly Sentimental About Summer Vacation. Stop by Kim's blog at 11 am EST to see all the designers who are posting Teaser today.

My card uses Clearly Sentimental About Vacations and TWO of the new Dienamic Die Cuts, Banner Day and Open Scallop Border. My DP is Webster Pages and the swim suit is a Jolee set I have had in my stash for who knows how long!!

I used my Banner Day Die and the new Banner Day Alphabet for my banner and strung the banners and bathing suit on twine. The banners are popped up. I also used the Sunshine and Scalloped Scallops Dies and MFT Cork Sheets on my card.

Here's a closer look. I added some sewing and a button to my sun.

On the inside I stamped "in the sun" with the Banner Alphabet and another one of the sentiments from Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacation.

Here are some details you should know:

Release party is from 8-10pm on July 7, at the Member Company Forum on SCS.

The July Guest Designer contest and all the details can be found HERE.

The July Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm on July 7, with the hop starting at Kim's Blog.

Have a wonderful 4th! See you tomorrow for the Pure Innocence Previews!

Melody

Friday, July 2, 2010

MFT July Teasers Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the MFT July Teasers! Our first preview includes two new sets, Cruising Cosmo Girl and Banner Day Alphabet. Be sure to stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of all the designers sharing projects today!

Also, I hope will you stop over at MFT Forum at Splitcoast to get all the details on this months Guest Designer Challenge. Megan and I are the hostesses this month!

This month's challenge is a color challenge inspired by Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th. Use any neutral with RED and/or BLUE. I hope you will play along for a chance to win the Guest Designer spot for August and $100 worth of stamps from next months release!

So here is my take on the Color Challenge!

Okay, right off I have to say I loving the new Banner Day die cut! Perfect for cards and I can't wait to use it on a scrapbook page! The die has three shapes, two banners, one slightly bigger and a topper for each banner.

The new dies just go perfect with the new stamp set Banner Day Alphabet! I used a PI called Dog on Cute for my card. He is colored with Copics. I added some sewing and twine to my banner. The stamp set also includes numbers that I used for my sentiment.

Here is a close up look at the banner.

On the inside I just used the number 2 for the set.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Guest Designer Challenge! I will back tomorrow with another teaser.

Melody


Thursday, July 1, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!!

Happy Birthday to Kim (aka The MFT Lady) !! We are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop! Kim's actual birthday is on July 5th, but with the long weekend and MFT July Teasers starting on Saturday, we are starting the celebration a little early.

I first got to know Kim as a customer and big MFT fan in the forums at Splitcoast. I was lucky enough to get to meet and spend time getting to know her in person at the Winter CHA. She is just so sweet, talented, creative, FUN, and supportive! I feel very lucky to be part of her MFT Design Team.

I decided to chose one of my favorite Who's That Girl stamp, maybe not one would think about for a birthday card, On the Pier.

The image is colored with Copics and colored pencils and her shirt is paper pieced. The background is sponged. I used the Die-namics Jumbo Ric Rac Die Cut for my border. The sentiment is wonderful for a birthday I think! And is included in the set. I added lace, sewing, and a button from the Earth Girl Collection tied with twine.

Here is the list of the other designers who wanted to help celebrate Kim's Birthday! I can't wait to see what they all created. And be sure to stop by Kim's Blog to wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
HAVE FUN!

Melody