Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bedtime Story

Today is Day 3 of MFT's November Teasers and it all the new Pure Innocence stamps, Bedtime Story, Making a List, and Naptime. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST for the list of designers sharing projects today.

This sweet image is called Bedtime Story. She is colored with Copics and her pillow, comforter, and lamp are paper pieced. The book is cut out and popped up and I added Baby Braddies to the night stand.

I added stitching, ribbon and lace. The border is another new Die-namic Die, Little Open Scallop Strip being released on Wednesday night.



On the inside I used an sentiment for the set that I just love, stamped on the Cloud Trio Die-namic and added stars with the new Stacking Star Die.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forumfor all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

I hope you will join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 EST.

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

Melody

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It is Day 2 of MFT's November Teasers. Today's previews include You Spin Me Additions and Happy Thoughts. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST for the list of designers sharing projects today.

I am using the Spin Me Additions Set today. It coordinates with the Die-namics Game Night Spinner Die released last month. It is a really fun set that includes stamps that work for the holidays, birthdays, and Valentines Day.

I made my card using some of the holiday stamps and added a snowflake with the Die-namic Snowflake die. I used the Jumbo Scallop Die for the bottom border and added ribbon and twine.


Here is close up. The arrow does move and is attached with a Baby Braddie.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment for the set and used the candy stamp.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forum for all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

I hope you will join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 EST.

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

Melody

Card size: 5 x 5
DP : Girls Paperie Twig and Tinsel


Friday, October 29, 2010

Emma Celebrates the Season

Welcome to Day 1 of MFT Teasers for November! It is going to be another fun release full of great new stamps! Today we are sharing projects with three new stamp sets, Emma Celebrates the Season, Wyatt - Just Chillin', and Mini Banner Day Alphabet. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST for the list of designers sharing projects today.


My card used Emma Celebrates the Season. She is colored with Copics, her scarf is paper pieced. I sponged the background with distressing ink. Notice the pretty ivory border? This is a new Die-namics Die called Faux Crochet Die. I also used the Scalloped Scallop Die.


I used white fun flock on the hat, muff, and boots. I added ribbon and tied on one of the sentiments from the set.

I used the new die on the inside too along with another sentiment from the set.

I hope you will join us at the release party on Wednesday night at 8:00 EST.

Be sure to leave comments on the designers blog today. Kim is giving away stamps each day of teasers.

The MFT Guest Designer Challenge is ON! Check the MFT Forum for all the details on how you could be the next Guest Designer and win up to $100 in MFT stamps!

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

Melody

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
DP : Websters Pages

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients

I have a fun and easy project to share with you today that uses Taylored Expression's October Key Ingredients. The kit this month is full of fall colored papers, ribbons, and buttons, making this project quick and easy to put together!

This picture was taken this weekend at a great pumpkin patch in my area. This is my oldest daughter, Nicole, and her husband, and my darling grandson. I used one of the deep red sheets of cardstock in the kit as my base and mounted the picture on DP and ribbon, also from the kit.

Then I stamped one of the trees from the stamp set Branching Out twice, once on cream cardstock and once on the green DP. I cut out the tree top that was stamped on the DP and adhered it to the cream cardstock. The I stamped the trunk of the tree and cut the whole image out. I added buttons and attached it.

Then I just attached chipboard letters to spell "fall". The letters are the only item I used that is not included in the kit and you can find them HERE.

I am really happy with how my project turn out and I know it will look great sitting on my end table throughout the fall season.

You can find all the details about Taylored Expression Kit Ingredients Subscription right HERE.

Thanks,
Melody

Sunday, October 24, 2010

With All My Love

It is a rainy day here! Wish I could just stay home! I hope you had a good weekend. I got a little stamping in and made this card with MFT'S Jolinne - I'm Sorry.

She is stamped on a Cream Perfect Panel and colored with Copics. I added some distressing ink to the edges. I added a border with the Jumbo Scallop Die and the topped it with lace.



I used the Die-namics Button Quartet to make my button embellishments and the threaded the buttons with twine.

On the inside I stamped one of the sentiments from the set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Melody

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop! This month is all about the Holidays! I used the TE set Holiday Wonder for my card! Don't know what it is, but I got a thing for little houses. I have a Christmas Town that I look so forward to getting out each Holiday season.

My card is based on the sketch by the TE Design Team member Sankari Wegman. I flipped the design for my project. The house is colored with Copics and I sprinkled glitter on the snow. I paper pieced the curtains and added a small brad for the door knob.

My paper is by Girls Paperie. I love this paper! It may be my favorite paper this holiday season. The paper is available in Taylor's Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry Kit.

I added stitching, lace, ribbon and a sentiment from the Holiday Wonder stamp set to finish off my card.

On the inside I used a little more of the DP and another image and sentiment from the Holiday Wonder set.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blast from the Past Blog Hop! Here is the list of the all the hoppers joining the hop today. I can't wait to see what they have created!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MFT'S November VIP Blog Hop

Welcome to the November VIP Package Blog Hop. If you came here from Barbara's Blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop go on over to Kim's blog.

This month's VIP includes:

What a great package! Great paper and I can't wait to get my hands on that die! Remember the VIP Package is only available for one day in limited quantities! Also, the two new a la modes will be released tonight!

Here is my card using the new WTG Teacher's Pet. She is colored with Copics and her shirt and the background are paper pieced. I added stitching and twine. I cut the brown border edge with the Die-namic Small Scallop Border Die.


I used the Die-namics Button Quartet and laced the button with twin.

On the inside I stamped one of the many great sentiments in the stamp set. I added a border with Die-namics Jumbo Scallop die.

Now it is time to hop on over to Jessie's Blog! I am sure she will have something wonderful to share!

Thanks,
Melody

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
DP: Websters Pages



Monday, October 18, 2010

What's Cooking!

I am back today with a preview of the second a la mode that will be released on Tuesday night along with the VIP Package. This sweet image is call What's Cooking?. You can stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of designers sharing projects with this cute image today.

She is colored with Copics and her apron is paper pieced. I sponged the background with distressing ink. My bottom border is made with the Dienamics Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scallop dies. Stitching, lace, a chipboard oven mitt and charm tied with twine finish it off.

On the inside is one of the sentiments from the set.

I will be back tonight for the VIP Package Blog Hop!

Melody

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It Must be Love!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. I got to spend a day with some of my crafty friends. We hit four of your local scrapbook and stamping stores! I came home and made a card with one of the new a la modes that will be released on Tuesday night! You can stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 am EST to see the list of the other designers sharing projects today.

This adorable stamp is call It Must Be Love. She is colored with Copics and I sponged the background with distressing ink. I added stitching, one of my new trims, ribbon, and a charm.

I covered the ring with Crystal Effect and sprinked on some glitter. Then I cut it out and popped it up. The sentiment is included in the set.

On the inside I kept it simple since the DP was so pretty. I just added stitching and a sentiment from the set.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with another a la mode stamp!

Melody

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
DP: Webster Pages Hollywood Vogue
Lace from Webster Pages

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Key Ingredients Subscription Kit!!

It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the release of October's Taylored Expression Key Ingredients Subscription Kit. This months kit is full of beautiful fall papers and embellishments and instructions on how to create some of the cards you will see today!! You can find all the details about the kit HERE.

This month Taylor challenged us to make simple cards that can be easily put together. I like to make a set of coordinating cards to have one hand. They make great little gifts!

I made a set of four cards and a cute, little gift box to put them in. I used October's kit and the stamp set Gobble Gobble.

I made a simple gift box and used one of my favorite papers for the kit on the front. I stamped a sentiment and leaves and colored the leaves with copics. Then I added three buttons, tied with twine for my stash. The handle is covered with one of the ribbons in the kit. You can also cover the front of a plain gift bag for a quick card holder.

I love the papers in the kit, especially the ones with all the borders. Like in this card, I cut a portion of the paper with the border I wanted to use, tied a ribbon around the card, and added the sentiment and a button.

Taylor's kits make it so easy to put your card together! Everything is coordinated for you! And if you want you can add other items from supplies you already have at home. For example here I add a little lace and twine to tie on my button.

Isn't this the cutest sentiment! Here all the ingredients are from the kit, except I added pearls from my stash in the corners.

On this card I add a few more extras. I just wanted to show you how you can keep your card simple or fancy it up a little if you have the time with things you make already may have at home. Here you can see I used a border punch, lace and twine. The acorn border is the a strip of one of the borders on the paper included in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by! I really think you will love this month's kits. Be sure to stop by the other designers blogs to see what they have come up with:


Thanks!!
Melody

Monday, October 11, 2010

MFT'S October Greatest Hits WTG

This week, we are celebrating Who's That Girl's greatest hits. Head on over to the MFT blog , at 11:00 am EST, and follow the links for a tour of some of the team's favorite Who's That Girl stamp sets from the past.

As part of the event, we are offering a SALE! From October 12 through October 14, use the code WTG to save 15% on all in-stock Who's That Girl stamp sets. (the newest WTG, Winter in the City is excluded from this promotion)


I chose the WTG's stamp set Lovin' from the Oven to work with today. I am giving the set a holiday twist and made a little homemade gift.

She is colored with Copics and her apron is paper pieced. I used the Die-namic Small Scallop Border on the left edge and added lace, ribbon and a sentiment from the set. My layout is based on Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Winter In The City.

The I covered a kraft gift bag to coordinate with my card. I used cookies from my pantry to give you the idea of the gift, but this bag will be filled with one of my favorite holiday cookies before it leaves my house! The "From Our House to Yours" is computer generated and then I stamped a sentiment from October's VIP Kit and the spoon from Lovin From the Oven.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good week!

Melody

Card size: 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
DP: Basic Grey

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MFT's October Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to MFT's October Blog Hop and Shop. This is such a fun release! If you came here from Megan's blog you are in the right place. To start at the beginning of the hop go on over to Kim's blog.

My projects use one of the new Pure Innocence stamps, Don't Open Until. The sentiments in this set make the stamp set perfect for cards throughout the year!

First up is a birthday card! The sweet image is colored with Copics and attached to a little kraft envelope with a tag inside. I added machine stitching and twine. Notice the cute little button?


I stamped one the sentiments in the set and attached it with one of the buttons from the Die-namics Button Quartet.

On the inside I stamped the Birthday sentiment from the set and added a border using the Scalloped Scallop die.

Next up I made a gift bag for the holidays. She is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. I used the Jumbo Scallop Die for the borders at the bottom of the bag.

I used the "Don't Open Until" sentment again, but this time added "Christmas". I made a tag for my bag and attached it with a small cloths pin. I sponged on some red distress ink on the wooden pin and add a button tied with twine.


My final embellishment is a rose made with the new Die-namics Rolled Rose Die and added leaves cut with the leaf die the comes with the Dienamics Flower Trio and Leaf Trio. I think it is the perfect touch.

Well that is it for me! You can find all the new products HERE!

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

Thanks!
Melody