Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MFT December Teasers Day 5

Today is the last day of MFTeasers for December! We have sneak peeks at two more stamp sets today, From the Bottom of My Heart WTG and Clearly Sentimental about Love. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing project today. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blogevery day for the winners.

The MFT release is tonight at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST. I hope you will join us!

My card today incorporates both the new stamp sets.

The inspiration from my card come from this weeks WSC sketch challenge. You can find all the details right HERE.

I stamped on of the sentiments from Clearly Sentimental About Love and mounted it using the Decorative Doily Die.

I used the new Hearts A Plenty Die for my hearts. Then I wrapped twine around the card and hung a key charm. My pretty papers are by My Mind's Eye.

On the inside I stamped the WTG image and paper pieced the heart. I also stamped a sentiment for the WTG stamp set and added another heart.


Thanks it for me for now. I will back tonight for the December Blog Hop and Shop and I hope to see you at the release party!

Melody

Monday, November 29, 2010

MFT December Teasers Day 4

MFT is preview three more stamp sets today, Inspired By Love, Heartfelt, Jolinne - Friendship is Shelter. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing project today.

My first card today uses Jolinne - Friendship is Shelter.

She is colored with Copics and her jacket and hat are paper pieced. I added glitter to the raindrops and the ground.

I added some stitching, lace and ribbon, added a flower embellishment using the Die-namics Flower Trio and Leaf Trio Duo with a rhinestone in the center.

On inside I used a sentiment from the set and the Die-namics Cloud Trio Die.

My next card used Inspired by Love. I distressed all of the edges, and added stitching, lace, and a heart charm.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment and image from the set.

Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blogevery day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Melody

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MFT December Teasers Day 3

Happy Monday! It is back to work for me after a very nice Thanksgiving break. But the good news is that this Monday means it is time for the Pure Innocence teasers for December! There are four new PI stamps this month, Love You With All My Heart, Sending a Box of Love, Splish Splash, and Hello Cupcake. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing project today.

My gift set used Love You With All My Heart.

For my card I colored the image with Copics and paper pieced her dress. I used the Die-namics Decorative Doily Die to mount the image on. I used "hugs" stamp from the set to make the word strip. I added felt hearts with the new Hearts a Plenty Die and MFT My Favorite Felt. A heart button, sewing, rhinestones, and twine finish it off.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the set.

I used a number of Die-namics dies to decorate the top of my gift box, Hearts A Plenty, Decorative Doily Die, Polka Dot Greeting Frame, and the Rolled Rose Die. I added rhinestones, ribbon tied in a bow, and twine.




Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blogevery day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Melody

Saturday, November 27, 2010

MFT December Teasers Day 2

It's Day 2 of MFT's December Teasers! We are sharing previews for three new stamp set today, Flapper Doodles - Cheers to a New Year, Ice Skating Flopsey, and Flower Silhouettes Stamp Set. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing project today.

My card today uses Ice Skating Flopsey. I just the layout of the sentiments in this set!

Flopsey is colored with Copics and colored pencils and his scarf is paper pieced. Sewing, lace and snowflakes with rhinestones in the center finish off my card.

To make my snowflakes I used the Dienamics Snowflake Trio Die cut from a Perfect Paper Panel. The Perfect Paper Panel is nice and thick and makes a nice snowflake. Then I covered the snowflakes with white glue and covered them with Glitzy Glitter. They are so pretty in person! I also used Glitzy Glitter on the ice.

On the inside I stamped the ice circle and added another sentiment from the set.

Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Melody

Paper: Cosmo Crickett

Friday, November 26, 2010

MFT December Teasers Day 1

It is Day 1 of MFTeasers for December. Today we are sharing projects with three new stamp sets, Clearly Sentimental About Teaching, Tweeny Teen - You Give Me Wings, and Textile Rectangle Frame Stamp Set. Stop by Kim's Blog at 11:00 am EST for the list of all the designers sharing project today.

My first card today uses the new Textile Rectangle Frame Stamp Set.

I used the houndstooth frame, a sentiment from the set, and the new die for my main image. I use the Perfect Edge Bracket Die for my top border and added stitching, ribbon, and a button tied with twine.

I used the same combination on the inside and stamped another sentiment from the set.


For my next card I used Clearly Sentimental About Teaching.

I used the Framed Greeting Die and Stamp Set and then stamped on of the sentiments from Clearly Sentimental About Teaching. I used the Stacking Star Die for my stars and added rhinestones to the centers. Stitching and twill finish off the card.

On the inside I used another sentiment from the stamp set and one more star.



Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 1st at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on December 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 1st at 10 PM EST.

  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 Gift Vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Melody

Paper: Webster Pages Hollywood Vogue, October Afternoon Schoolhouse

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Just stopping in quick to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you all have a wonderful day. I am really looking forward to a day with my family. All my girls have arrived home and we are enjoying some family time. I am taking a break from from blogging this week, but I will be back on Saturday with the start of MFT'S Teasers for the January release.

I am sharing a card today that I made when I was on the Dirty Dozen. It was one of my very favorites, made with MFT'S PI Snow Day.

She is colored with Copics, her hat and scarf are paper pieced, there is Ivory Flower Soft on the top of her boots and hat, and the snow is glittered.

I distressed a doily, pleated ribbon, and added lace and metal corners.

Speaking of MFT, you don't want to miss the Pink and Black Friday!

MFT is celebrating Black Friday, pink & black style. We're bringing you the savings early and extending the sale through Saturday. We like celebrating... what can we say?
From Wednesday, November 24th, through Saturday, November 27th, enjoy the following "Black Friday" specials:
Spend $25 and get a FREE Chocolate Kiss paper pack ($5.95 value, while supplies last). Use the code KISS at checkout. Please note that the $25 purchase is before applicable tax or shipping. To activate the discount, you will add $25 or more in products of your choice to your cart, then add a chocolate kiss paper pack to your cart. At checkout, please enter code and $5.95 will be deducted from your total.
OR
Spend $55 and get a FREE regular-sized stamp set of your choice ($15.95 value). Use the code FREESET at checkout. Please note that the $55 purchase is before applicable tax or shipping (free shipping within the US for orders of $55 or more). To activate the discount, you will add $55 or more in products of your choice to your cart, then add any stamp set priced at $15.95 to your cart. At checkout, please enter code and $15.95 will be deducted from your total.
*only one code may be used per order

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop! This month's theme is Autumn/Thankful. I have a number of close friends that I am so thankful to have in my life! My card today is for one of those friends.

I am using the TE stamp sets Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates and papers from November's Key Ingredients.

I used the sketch for today's hop as my inspiration. The background is sponged and I added rhinestones from my stash to the flowers and hung the birdhouse with twine from the Baker's Twine Sampler. All the papers are from the just released November Key Ingredients, except for the brown cardstock I added from my stash.

I added a sentiment from the set and tied on a little more twine.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment and flower from Branching Out.

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!

Melody


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MFT's November VIP Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's MFT VIP Blog Hop!! If you came here from Barbara'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.

This month's VIP includes:


I used the Curio 6 x 6 paper pack included in the VIP package for my project. It is so pretty!

WTG is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. I used the Die-namic Perfect Bracket Edge for my bottom border. The sentiment is included in the Bottom of My Additions.

On the inside I used more of the Curio paper and added a sentiment from the WTG Bottom of My stamp set. I have to say that I just love this sentiment!!

I used the Cookie Box Template to make a candy box and added a tag. How organized am I going to be when Valentine's Day rolls around!

You can find the VIP Package right HERE! Also releasing tonight are two new a la modes, Take Time and Here's the Story.

Now it is time to hop on over to JESSIE's blog! I know she will have something wonderful to share.

Melody

Monday, November 15, 2010

Take Time

Hi Everyone! I have a sneak peek today of one of the new a la modes that will be released Tuesday night, along with another a la mode, Here's the Story and this month's VIP package. Stop by Kim's blog at 11:00 EST to see all the designers sharing project today.

This cutie is called Take Time. I used this cute stamp to make a card/gift card holder.

She is colored with Copics and I used the Die-namic Little Open Scallop Strip and My Favorite Felt in black for my border. I added one of the sentiments from the set, stitching, twine, and a clock from Graphic 45.

On the inside I added a pocket to hold a gift card, I am thinking a spa or nail salon. I added another sentiment from the set.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tonight for the WTG VIP blog hop and shop.

Melody

Taylored Expressions November Key Ingredients

It is the 15th of the month and the November Taylored Expression Key Ingredients Kit is now available!! I am very excited about this month's kit!! The papers this month are from October Afternoon Modern Homemaker collection and they are the cutest! You can find all the information about the Key Ingredient Kit Subscription right HERE!

There is a modern homemaker in all of us, right? This month Taylor challenged us to create something to spice up our kitchens, or anything featuring kitchen icons or food, food stamps or real food!

For my project I made a grocery list book and matching pen and pencil holder to sit by the phone in my kitchen. I have a busy house, which is about to get busier, as one of daughter's moves home from college to start her job hunt. I like having one place where everyone know to write down what they need or we have run out of.

I used the paper with the kitchen icons as my starting point. I just LOVE this paper!

I covered two pieces of 8" x 4" chipboard with papers from the kit. I added some pretty aqua twill from the kit where the two papers come together. For my place setting I stamped an image for the new Enjoy! stamp set and colored with Copics. Then I used Taylor's Take Note Frame 2 die to cut the image out.

I spelled out Grocery List with the sticker letters included in the kit on red cardstock for the kit. I see the cute oven mitt? This is just one of the chipboard kitchen images included in the kit, that I covered with the red polka paper. I punched a hole in the oven mitt and tied on baker twine from the Baker's Twine Sampler.

I added tabs to book using the Keeping Tabs die and the Keeping Tabs stamp set. There are certain items we always purchase at Costco so I wanted a different section for those items.

The last step is bind the book. The used my new Cinch, so easy!

Then I painted this wooden box I had purchased at Michaels and covered it to match my Grocery List. I used the aqua twill again and tied on a couple more pieces of the chipboard.

Stop by the Key Ingredients Blog for all the details!

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sending A Little Christmas

I have a couple of projects to share with you today. First up, I have a Christmas card made with the cute little PI, Sending You A Little Christmas. I used Mercy's sketch from this week for my inspiration.

She is stamped on a Cream Perfect Paper Panel and colored with Copics. Her scarf and hat are paper pieced. I added stitching, ribbon, and a sentiment from the set. The border is made with the Die-namic Faux Crochet Die. Love this die! The DP is Basic Grey, Jovial.


Sometimes it is the little things that make a card. I added Glitter for snow, stickles to the ornaments on the tree, Fun Flock to her boots and hat, and a little glitter pen to the star.

On the inside is stamped a sentiment from the Merry and Bright stamp set and used the Faux Crochet Die again.

Next up is a scrap page. I have a stack of photos I am slowly getting into scrapbooks. This is a picture from a dance recital of my daughter Lisa. She has kinda a resigned look on her! But I still wanted to get it in her scrapbook.

I used the Jumbo Scallop die for my border and added pearls and some tulle.

I used Jolinne - Sweet Spring and colored her with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.

Melody