Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MFTWSC22 Sketch Challenge

It's Wednesday and time for a new MFT sketch challenge! You can find all the details at SCS in the MFT Forum. Play along for a chance to win a MFT gift voucher to the MFT boutique! You can stop by Kim's blog for the list of all the designers sharing projects with this week's sketch!


I am using the Fresh From the Oven Pure Innocence stamp set.  I used the Medium Scallop Border 
Die for my bottom border and stitched the edges.


She is colored with Copics and her hat and apron are paper pieced. The edges are sponged with distressing ink and the papers are from October Afternoon.


I used the Notched Tag Die-namics and Stamp Set for my little tag. This has to one of favorite sets right now! It is just the perfect size.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set.



Thanks for stopping by! I will back on Friday with the start of the MFT June Release Sneak Peeks! Another fun release!

Melody

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friendship Blooms

You gotta love three day weekends! Allows me to sneak in a little extra stamping!! Today I have a card to share that I made with Taylored Expression Key Ingredients Kit for March and some TE dies.

I love starting with a sketch challenge! I used last week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, but Taylor just posted a new sketch challenge HERE at the Taylored Expressions Forum at SCS. You can play along for a chance to win a TE gift certificate.


I used the TE Friendship Blooms Dies, stamping my flowers from the Friendship Blooms Stamp Set and then cutting them out. I added ribbon from the kit and stitching with my sewing machine. I sentiment is from the stamp set.


I added buttons from the kit to the center of the flowers.


If you would like to find out more about Taylor's Key Ingredients Kit, click here to learn more about subscribing or click here for our FAQ page! You can also stop by the Key Ingredients Gallery for more inspiration!



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

Melody

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MFTWSC21

It is Wednesday and time for another My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge! You can play along for a chance to win a MFT Gift Voucher. You can find all the details here at SCS in the MFT Forum.

If you want to see the list of all the designers sharing samples of the sketch you can go on over to Kim's Blog.


For my sentiment I used the Thanks A Bunch stamp set and mounted in on DP cut out with the Four Point Frame Die. The edges are sponged with distressing ink and the paper is from My Minds Eye. The bottom border is cut with the Open Zig Zag Border Die.


I added stitching, lace, a binder clip, and a embellishment from My Minds Eye.


On the inside I add another sentiment from the Thanks A Bunch stamp set.



Thanks for stopping by!!

Melody


Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Friday! I have a fun, simple card to share with you today that I made with the May Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit. This month's kit is full of bright, fun colors and patterns!



I am using the stamp set Cozy Cottages. I love this stamp set! I have to admit I love images of houses for some reason!


The image is colored with Copics and then mounted on DP from the kit. I used a sentiment for the Cozy Cottages stamp set and added ribbon and a button from the kit.


I used the Picket Fence Die to make the fence, cut from the white cardstock included in the kit.



If you would like to find out more about Taylor's Key Ingredients Kit, click here to learn more about subscribing or click here for our FAQ page! You can also stop by the Key Ingredients Gallery for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by,

Melody

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MFT's June Who's That Girl VIP Blog Hop and Shop!!

Welcome to MFT'S Who's That Girl Blog Hop and Shop! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop just go on over to Kim's Blog!


This month's VIP Package includes: 




Who's that Girl - Enjoy the Ride stamp set

Enjoy the Ride Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Simply Scallops Large Die-namics Die
Lily Bee Design Happily Lost 6 X 6 patterned paper pad




My image is colored with Copics and her shirt is paper pieced. The sentiment is included in the stamp set and my scalloped borders were cut with the Simply Scallops Large Die-namics die included in this month's package.


My sun is made with the Sunshine Die. I cut the sun and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot Folder. I used my glitter pen on the handlebars and a black glaze pen on the tire.


On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Enjoy the Ride stamp set and used the Large Scallop Border die again.


Ready to shop! You can find the VIP Package right here! And don't forget about about the two new à la modes, I Treasure Your Friendship and I Need Some Face Time!

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

Melody

Monday, May 16, 2011

I Treasure Our Friendship

It is mid May and time for the release of two new MFT à la modes and this month's Who's That Girl VIP Package. I have a sneak peek today of the second new à la modes, I Treasure Our Friendship. You can stop by Kim's blog of the list of designers sharing project today.

In the past, we've released our à la modes images in cling rubber, however, this month, we're releasing both of our à la modes in clear photopolymer, just like the rest of our stamps.  This means that we can bring them to you a slightly lower price point than usual - $9.00 each!  How fabulous is that?!  Since our clear stamps are made in the USA, they are of the highest quality, so you'll have the same great image quality that you're accustomed to with any of our other clear stamps!  Sweet deal right?


Isn't she cute!! She is colored with Copics and add Crystal Glitter Ritz to the treasure.

For my scalloped border I layered the Jumbo Scallop Border and the Scalloped Scallops Border dies. I also added stitching around the edges.


For my hearts I used two wooden hearts from Studio Calico and stained them with Tim Holtz's Distress Stain in Fired Brick. The sentiment is from the stamp set.


On the inside I used papers and dies to coordinate with the front of the card. The sentiment is also included in the stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tonight with my Who's That Girl VIP Package project.

Melody


Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Need Some Face Time!!

It is mid May and time for the release of two new MFT à la modes and this month's Who's That Girl VIP Package. We are starting the sneak peeks off with a look at one of the new à la modes, I Need Some Face Time. You can stop by Kim's blog of the list of designers sharing project today.

In the past, we've released our à la modes images in cling rubber, however, this month, we're releasing both of our à la modes in clear photopolymer, just like the rest of our stamps.  This means that we can bring them to you a slightly lower price point than usual - $9.00 each!  How fabulous is that?!  Since our clear stamps are made in the USA, they are of the highest quality, so you'll have the same great image quality that you're accustomed to with any of our other clear stamps!  Sweet deal right?


She is colored with Copics and I used colored pencils for the shading. My papers are from My Mind's Eye. I added stitching to the edges, twill, Caribbean Teal Bakers Twine, and the scalloped border is made with the new Die-manic Stacked Open Scallop Die


The sentiment is included in the set. I used a little Tim Holtz Distressing Dye in Antique Linen on the edges of the paper.


On the inside I used the scraps of paper left on my desk, added another Stacked Open Scallop border, and stamped another sentiment included in the stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another new, and oh so cute, à la mode!!

Melody

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Taylored Expression May Key Ingredients Kit Day 3

 I am sharing a fun project I made with the Taylored Expressions May Key Ingredients Kit today over on the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Blog. It is a fun, bright, and cheery kit this month! Here is a little peek! Hope you will hop on over and take a look!


Thanks for stopping by!

Melody


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge MFTWSC19

Well my blog has been quiet for a week!! One of my daughters graduates from college this weekend and I am just BUSY! I did manage to fit in a card using this week MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge. Want to play along? You can find all the details right HERE.


I think this sketch was a bit of a challenge!! I stamped the sentiment from Own Your Story, used the Four Point Frame Die to cut it out,  and then used the leaf from the set around the edges. The papers are from Girls Paperie Kitch Collection.


To make my banner I used the Fishtail Banner Die. After I cut it all out and put it together I added a flower, using the little flower included in the Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set. I then added a rhinestone to the center of the flower and strung the banner on Bakers Twine in Maraschino Red.


On the inside a used the Four Point Frame Die again and stamped a sentiment fro Framed Greetings.



Have a good rest of the week! I will be back after my daughter's graduation!

Melody

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MFT May Blog Hop and Shop

Welcome to MFT'S May Blog Hop and Shop!! If you came here from my friend Megan's Blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, just go on over to Kim's Blog.

I am sharing cards I made using the new Notched Tag Die-namics and Stamp Set. I just have to say how much I love this little tag!!! It is just the perfect size and the perfect touch for my cards!


My first card is for a new baby girl with the tag as my focal point. I cut the tag out in kraft, stamped the stitching and the sentiment and use a die to add to add the clothing. The tag is mounted on the new Decorative Doily Duo Die. My bottom scalloped border is made with the Simple Scallop Medium Die.


I attached the tag to the center of my bow.


On the inside I used the tag again and stamped the sentiment on my border. My papers are from Girls Paperie, Vintage Whimsey.


Next up is a card I made using a combination of dies. To make my scene I used the Flat Bottom Clouds, Sunshine, and Teardrop Tree Dies.


And then I made my darling little tag with the Notched Die-namics Die and Stamp set. I cut the tag out of my DP, stamped the sentiment and the bird's feet and the used the die to cut out the bird.


On the inside I added another tag and a few more birds.



That is it for me!! You can find all the new products right here!

Now it time to hop on over to Lisa's Blog to see what wonderful project she has to share!!

Melody

Monday, May 2, 2011

MFT MAY Teasers Day 5!!

It is the final day of MFT'S  May Teasers! I hope you will join us tonight at the release party in the MFT forum at SCS at 8:00 EST.

Today's teasers include  Who's That Girl - Girls Rule and Clearly Sentimental about Friendship.You can stop by Kim's Blog for the list of designers sharing post today.

I am using Clearly Sentimental About Friendship along with the Well Worn Die-namics. I cut my sentiment and the two layer beneath it with the new die set. The bottom layer is cut out of My Favorite Cork. The papers are from Webster's Pages.

I used the new Notched Tag Stamp and Die for my tag. I stamped the polka dot background and then cut out the tag. The heart is a die included in the die set. My tag is strung on Baker's Twine.


On the inside I used the dies again and stamped another sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Friendship.


Here are the details about the release tonight 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.
  • 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! Hope to see you at the release party tonight. I will be back tonight with my May Blog Hop and Shop project.

Melody