Saturday, April 30, 2011

MFT MAY Teasers Day 3!!

It is Day 3 of MFT's May Teaser and it is all the new Pure Innocence stamps! There are five new PI's releasing, Lily of the Valley, Roll With It, Skater Boy, Pucker Up, and Fresh From the Oven. You can stop by Kim's Blog to see all the designers sharing projects today.

This sweet image is Pucker Up. She is colored with Copics and colored pencils and the table and sign are paper pieced. The background is sponged and the papers are Jillibean Blossom Soup.

The bottom border is made with the new Scallop Ribbon Die-namic. I added a strip of paper to the middle of the border.

I used glitter pen on the pitcher and cups.

My sweet, little tag is made with the new Notched Tag stamp and die.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the set and added the scallop ribbon die again.


Here are the details about the upcoming release on May 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on May 3 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 May 3 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 NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 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

Friday, April 29, 2011

MFT MAY Teasers Day 2!!

It is Day 2 of MFT'S May Teasers!! Today's previews include Jolinne - Perfect Harmony, Clearly Sentimental about Success, and the Notch Tag stamp set. You can stop by Kim's blog for the list of designers sharing projects today.

I am using Jolinne - Perfect Harmony and the new Notch Tag Stamp and Die-namics for my card. I love, love the new notched tag stamp and die set! The tag is the just the perfect size for cards!

I colored Jolinne with Copics and Prism colored pencils. My papers are from Girls Paperie, Vintage Whimsy. I added stitching and ribbon.

I cut out my tag from DP, stamped the stitching, and added the die cut heart. I attached the tag with bakers twine in Blossom.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment for the stamp set, added a scalloped border with the Simply Scallop Medium Die and added notes with the Musical Notes Die.



Here are the details about the upcoming release on May 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on May 3 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 May 3 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 NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

MFT MAY Teasers Day 1!!

Hi Everyone!! It is time the MFT May Teasers to begin! It is going to be another wonderful, fun release and I can't wait to share all the new products with you!

Today's sneak peeks include Flapper Doodles - SS Flapper, Well-Worn Greetings, and Fred Bear Plays Indian. You can stop by Kim's Blog to see the list of designers sharing project today.

I am using the Well Worn Greeting and Well Worn Die-namics. The stamp set includes a denim background stamp. Doesn't it really look like denim! I used two of the dies for my denim pieces and then the third die for my sentiment.

My paper are from October Afternoon, 5 & Dime. I added stitching, lace, and ribbon.

I talked one of my daughters into giving up an old pair of jeans and added a strip of jeans under my ribbon. I covered a chipboard house and added a rhinestone heart to the center.

My card also serves as an example for this month's Guest Designer Contest. This month's challenge is Blue Jeans & Bling. You can interpret this anyway you wish. You can find all the details here.

On the inside I used the dies again and one of the sentiments from the set.



Here are the details about the upcoming release on May 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on May 3 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 May 3 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 NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 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


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thanks a Bunch

I have another card to share with you today that I made with Taylor's Key Ingredients Kit for April. This month's kit contains the Girls Paperie Kitch Collection which is just so fresh and fun!



I am using the Hello Spring stamp set. I stamped the flowers with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copics. I added pearls for the kit to the center of the flowers. The background is sponged. The sentiment is from the stamp set.

All the papers I used are from this month's kit. I love how everything goes together. I added ribbon with a flower in the center. I used the Pennant A la Crate stamp and Pennant Border Die for my top banner. Love it!!



You can check out the Key Ingredients Gallery for additional project ideas from the Design Team using this month's kit! You can find out all about the Key Ingredients Kit right here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge #17

It is time for another sketch challenge over the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers! I just love a sketch challenge and you can play along for a chance to win a gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. You can find all the details at the MFT forum at SCS right here. If you stop by Kim's blog you can see the list of designers sharing projects with this week's sketch.

I am using one of favorite Who's That Girl stamp set, Harvesting for the sketch challenge. She is colored with Copics and her shirt and basket are paper pieced. The paper, lace, and ribbon are all from Websters Pages, Spring Market.

I used the Pretty Posies Die for my flower. The sentiment is from the set.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the set and I colored and paper pieced the basket.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with the sketch challenge. MFT May release sneak peeks start on Friday!

Melody

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Sunday and Happy Easter! I have had a crazy busy week and and very busy weekend but I did manage to to sneak in one card! This sweet image is a Claire Keay stamp, Just Bee Yourself. The layout of my card is based on this week's MFT Sketch Challenge. You can find all the information on how you can play along right here.

She is colored with Copics and Prism Colored Pencils. She is mounted a doily cut with the Die-namic Dainty Doily Die. The papers are Lily Bee Design, This & That. I machine stitched around the edges and added ribbon, Charcoal Twine, and button.

I added glitter to her wings and black pearls to her antennas.

On the inside I used a sentiment for a set and a border cut with the Dainty Lace Border die.

Thanks for stopping my! Have a wonderful day. I am having brunch for 20 and a big Easter Egg Hunt!!

Melody

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

May WTG VIP Package Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFT WTG VIP May 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 the Kim's blog.

The VIP Package is a LIMITED QUANTITY product, that gives you the opportunity to purchase the WTG set TWO WEEKS early. May's VIP package include:

Girls Rule Who's that Girl? stamp set
Girls Rule MINI stamp set (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Scalloped Ribbon Die-namics die
Lilly Bee Picket Fence 6 x 6 Paper Pack
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Shapes in either Butterflies, Buttons OR Hearts


For my card I am using the paper that come in this month's kit, Picket Fence, a fun mix of patterns and colors! She is colored with Copics and colored pencils and her dress is paper pieced.

I used the Upsy Daisy Flower Builder Die for my flower. Love it! It really looks like a daisy! The sentiment is included in the set. I also added lace and pearls.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the mini stamp set included in the kit and a few more daises.

The new a la modes, Grad Girl and Dream Big, are also available for purchase.

That is it for me!! Now it is time to hop on over to Jessie's Blog!!

Thanks so much,
Melody

Monday, April 18, 2011

Grad Girl

I am back today with the preview of the second a la mode being released on Tuesday night! Meet Grad Girl!!

This stamp is perfect timing for me! One of my daughters will graduate for college in May.

She is colored with Copics and Prism colored pencils. I drew in the floor and then added chipboard numbers that I colored with a black Copic marker. The papers are Crate Paper Portrait Collection.

I made the doily behind her with the High Tea Doily Die. I added rhinestone swirls and some stitching.


My flower is made with the Pretty Posies die. I added a sentiment from the set and a button tied with Charcoal Twine.

On the inside I left a place to write a not, a sentiment from the stamp set and the piece of the doily I had left over from the front of the card.


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tonight with my WTG VIP project!

Melody

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dream Big

It is the middle of the month and time for the release of two new MFT a la modes and the WTG VIP Package. They will release on Tuesday night at 10:00 pm EST.

I get so excited to see what the a la modes look like each month! Today my card uses Dream Big and I just think she is beyond cute!!

I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her PJ bottoms. I added with shading with Prism Colored Pencils. I used my glue pen on the the moon and added glitter. I used the Simply Scallops Medium die for my layered scallops. The clouds are cut with the Flat Bottom Clouds Die and I inked around the edges. The papers are October Afternoon Campfire.

I added rhinestone hearts and dots for some bling! I colored them a little with a yellow Copic marker.

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

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another CUTE, CUTE a la mode!

Melody

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TESC Sketch Challenge #136

I am so happy it is the weekend!! Last weekend I was out of town and I had something to do every night this week! I was just carving a little time at my desk! My first project was the new new sketch challenge at the Taylor Expression in the forum at Splitcoaststampers. You can find all the detail right here.

I am using the April Key Ingredients Kit to make my Birthday Card. All the papers, ribbon, and embellishments are from the kit.

I am using the stamp set CreativTEA. I stamped an image and a sentiment from the set. The image is colored with Copics. I used the TE Medium Scallop Border Die for my scalloped border. I tied a ribbon around the card and added a rose from the kit to the center.

Here's a close up. You can see how I added pearls from the kit to my project.

Want to find out more about Taylored Expression Key Ingredient Kit? You can find all the details right HERE. Don't forget to check out the Key Ingredients Gallery for April for more ideas in using this months kit!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to get a little more stamping done before the weekend is over!!

Melody

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Key Ingredients - Day 3

I am sharing a fun project I made with the Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit today over on the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Blog. The papers in this month's kit are from the Girls Paperie Kitch collection. And this month's embellishments are oh so pretty!! Here is a little peek! Hope you will hop on over and take a look!

Thanks,
Melody


Monday, April 11, 2011

April Design Team Challenge: For the Kids

It is time for April's Design Team Challenge. This month's theme is For The Kids and the challenge is to create a children's gift item! You can stop by Kim's Blog to see all the designers who are participating in the challenge.

For my gift item I created an altered chipboard and pencil holder. The clipboard is from the dollar bin at Staples and the wooden pencil box if from Michael's.

To cover the wooden box I traced the shape of the box on my DP, which is from Crate Paper, Emma's Shoppe. I used the Simply Scallop Die for the border and the Pretty Posies Die for my flower. I layered all three flowers and added a button and Caribbean Teal Twine.

I used the Typewriter Alphabet stamp set to spell out "Paige". The letters are stamped in black on pink paper and I added clear pebbles to the top of each letter.

My little PI is called Making a List. She is colored with Copics and then I cut her out.

Before I covered the clipboard I painter the top pink. Then I layered the paper and scalloped border and added three more Pretty Posies using the die for the flowers and the centers.

At the top of my clipboard I added a layered Pretty Posies and added a button and twine to the center. I am including a small yellow paper pad in my gift set. I covered the top with matching DP.


This was a fun challenge. I can't wait to give my gift to the sweet little girl I had in mind!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Melody