Dec 31, 2011

MFTeasers | Day 5!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Hi!  It's á la modes day!  I'd like you to meet á la mode Genie - SO sweet!  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers.  I used some Snickerdoodle Smooch on the lamp to make it look golden and it shimmers too!  The Jumbo Monarch Border Die-namics created the fringe look at the bottom of the image panel and I added Pretty Posies with a wood button and twine.  The layout is this week's MFTWSC52.

Don't forget to stop on by Kim's blog for a list of all the design team members playing along in today's peeks!

 
 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen



recipe - 
stamps: á la mode Genie (mft)
paper: maraschino (bazzill), kraft, choice buttercream (te), odds & ends (cosmo cricket)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, jumbo monarch border/pretty posies/mini tabs foursome die-namics (mft), wood buttons (maya road), red bakers twine, corner rounder, sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Dec 30, 2011

MFTeasers | Day 4!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
It's day FOUR for MFT Teasers and I have 2 cards for you - first up is At the Movies {insert happy dance here}


I have to tell you - this set and die-namics set were SO much fun to work with and I love all the possibilities this set gives you.  Simple stamping on this one - I stamped the sentiment on the At the Movies Die-namics film strip and then cut out another film strip in black so I could layer it.  The ticket is also a die and I just layered a few different stamps on it.  The heart die is from Hearts a Plenty.  There you have it, easy and done!  The layout is a slightly modified MOJO219.

Next I have a fun card using both At the Movies and another new set, Monogram Alphabet


I'm now in birthday season, so I'm getting a jump start on some cards.  I stamped the the letters from Monogram Alphabet in Tempting Turquoise ink and then add the arrow in Memento Canteloupe.  The popcorn box is SO cute and I had to use it, along with the sound clacker thingy (what is that called??) and accented his age again there.  All the little circles around the film strip are part of the Jumbo Monarch Border Die-namic and I added some red rhinestones in the centers to look like lights.  Seriously, this set is SO much fun!

Don't forget to stop on by Kim's blog for a list of all the designers participating in today's Teasers.

 
 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

recipes
true love card -
stamps: at the movies (mft)
paper: raven (bazzill), choice buttercream (te), report card (october afternoon)
ink: memento tuxedo black, real red (su!) 
accessories: at the movies & hearts a plenty die-namics (mft), neutrals buttons (su!), beetle black twine (doodlebug), foam tape

you're nine card - 
stamps: at the movies (mft), monogram alphabet (mft)
paper: so saffron (su!), parakeet (bazzill), raven (bazzill), report card (october afternoon)
ink: memento tuxedo black, memento canteloupe, tempting turquoise (su!), real red (su!)
accessories: at the movies/jumbo monarch border die-namics (mft), red rhinestones (kaisercraft), foam tape

Good and True


Good morning and happy Friday!  I have a card for you using a Taylored Expressions set called Your Ways, which is a really great set to make a card on the fly - the image and sentiment overlay perfectly!  I stamped the flower image in Memento Summer Sky ink on Choice Buttercream cardstock, and then stamped the large sentiment directly over it in Colorbox Dark Brown ink.  I added some Leafy Branches and a flower blossom with Friendship Blooms dies.  I finished the bloom with some Baker's Twine and a wooden button.  The papers are My Mind's Eye - Everyday Flair.







I hope you enjoy your weekend - thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: your ways (taylored expressions)
paper: simon (bazzill), choice buttercream (te), everyday flair (my mind's eye)
ink: memento summer sky, colorbox dark brown
accessories: leafy branch die & friendship blooms dies (te), wooden buttons (maya road), baker's twine, copper pearls (kaisercraft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Dec 29, 2011

MFTeasers | Day 3!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Welcome to MFT teasers - day 3!  Today we're giving you a little sneak peek at Pearls of Wisdom and Clearly Sentimental About Romance, which is this month's Triple Scoop Set.


The Triple Scoop reward is a full-sized stamp set offered to you absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase of $60 or greater (before shipping and tax).  The set changes with each monthly release, and is not yet available for individual purchase, so there is always a good reason to spoil yourself with MFT!
  • Simply add the Triple Scoop product to your cart using the add to cart button, and it will be shipped with your order.
  • The Triple Set set can be combined with our Cherry on Top promotion as well for even greater savings!
  • PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to add Triple Scoop sets to your order once it is placed.  You will not receive it unless it is added to your cart.

My first card is Pearls of Wisdom, which was last month's Triple Scoop set.  I started with Crate Paper - Paper Heart papers and stamped the sentiment on the Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels and added a few Bliss pearls from Kaisercraft.  The flourishes were cut out with the Fancy Flourish Die-namics and then I added a few Fringed Perennial centers around the corner of the Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics


This is Clearly Sentimental About Romance and I've added some fun Valentine's elements to my card.  First, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on one of the Layered Label Die-namics dies.  Then I added a few Rose pearls and the heart and "u" from Hearts a Plenty and By the Letters Die-namics.  The papers are My Mind's Eye - Love Me.

Don't forget to stop on by Kim's blog for a list of all the designers participating in today's teasers.










Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

recipes
pearls of wisdom card -
stamps: pearls of wisdom (mft)
paper: aqua mist (pti), choice buttercream (te), paper hearts (crate paper)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: fringed perennial/fancy flourish/sweet stack labels/clearly sentimental label/open scallop doily duo/little open scallop strip die-namics (mft), bliss pearls (kaisercraft), black brads, foam tape

romance card -
stamps: clearly sentimental about romance (mft)
paper: basic gray (su!), going gray (su!), choice buttercream (te), love me (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: hearts a plenty/by the letters/layered label die die-namics (mft), rose pearls (kaisercraft), subtles buttons (su!), lime twist remember twine (my mind's eye), twill ribbon, foam tape

Dec 28, 2011

MFTeasers | Day 2!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Flopsey is BACK!  Yay!!  He's bringing all the love too - isn't he cute?!  This is Bunch of Hearts Flopsey.  I started by stamping him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic markers.  I popped him up over a new Die-namic for you this month too - Layered Heart, so delish!  The sentiment is stamped on the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namic and the scallops were made with the Simply Scallops Medium Die-namics die.  And of course, I added lots of stitches too.  The papers are from Love Struck by We R Memory Keepers.

Be sure to stop by Kim's blog for more details on Flopsey and a list of all the designers participating in today's Teasers.

 
 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: bunch of hearts flopsey (mft)
paper: regal rose (su!), choice snow white (te), love struck (we r memory keepers)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, first place award ribbon/layered heart/simply scallops medium die-namics, red rhinestones (kaisercraft), sewing machine/thread, foam tape

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club

This is my second post this morning - please scroll down, or click HERE for the TSG sneak peek.

Howdy!  It's time for another fabulous MFT sketch to get that crafty mojo kicking in.  First, here is a look at the sketch:
And here is a peek at the card I made using the Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame Die & Stamp Set.


I love how easily this card came together and it is because all of the Die-namics work so well layered together, don't you think?  I started by cutting out the Vintage Cameo Frame in Basic Gray cardstock, and then stamped the outline stamp on it.  I cut out the frame again in Choice Snow White cardstock and stamped the crackle background and cameo image in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I stamped the cameo two times to make the image much darker and less transparent.  It's easy to line up with the clear stamp.  I also used the Fancy Flourish and First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics for the sentiment and then added the Prima Donna Flower over the top.  A little sewing and done!

I do hope you will join us this week in this fantastic challenge!  Hop on over to Kim's blog for all the challenge details and a list of all the designers participating today.





Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: vintage cameo frame (mft)
paper: going grey (su!), basic gray (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions), victoria gardens (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: vintage cameo frame die/prima donna flower/fancy flourish/first place award die-namics, pearl pearls (kaisercraft), pink brad (su!), sewing machine/thread, foam tape

There She Goes Sneak Peeks | Day TWO

Welcome to day 2 of There She Goes sneak peeks!  Did you enjoy seeing all of the Lovebots projects yesterday?  The Trendsetters have more goodies for you today!



Warm fuzzy moments and life’s little memories are genuinely captured by Torcio in this new Little Moments set. Gazing through the window watching the snow fall, special moments with brothers and sisters or wonderful thoughts of that one special grandmother that make your heart warm are all here. There’s no better way to send a loving card or create a scrapbook page to capture these glorious moments than to use this fabulous new stamp set.

Little Moments is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 12 stamps and will sell for $24.


We're all about the hot cocoa here in the Giron house and that's why I reached for this stamp first - love these sisters sharing a moment.  I stamped the image on Choice Buttercream cardstock and on Love Me papers from My Mind's Eye and then paper pieced the image together.  I liked the stripedy sofa.  The image is colored with Copic markers and the layout is CPS146.

Would you like to win the new Little Moments stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday December 31st with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: little moments (there she goes)
paper: maraschino (bazzill), blossom (bazzill), choice buttercream (taylored expressions), love me (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, hearts a plenty die-namics (my favorite things), circle spellbinders dies, wooden buttons (maya road), rose pearls (kaisercraft), ladybug twine (doodlebug), sewing machine/thread, foam tape

Dec 27, 2011

MFTeasers | Day 1!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
It's the first day for January MFT peeks and we're kicking the week off with a beautiful set in the Who's That Girl collection - meet Who's That Parisian Girl? - Isn't she fabulous?

 
I immediately grabbed my Lost & Found Blush papers - I love those soft colors!  The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I also used 3 new Die-namics - Eiffel Tower, Mini Wavy Pennants (for the sentiment), and the Rolled Scallop Flower.  I cut 2 Rolled Scallop Flowers out of felt and then trimmed the darker pink flower about 1/2 way in the spiral and made 2 smaller rolled flowers out of it.  Kerry showed this technique in her VIP post a couple weeks ago and so I stole it, LOL!  I'm a flower cluster girl too!

Don't forget to stop by Kim's blog for a list of all the designers playing along in today's WTG Teaser!




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fabulous MFT Teaser!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: who's that parisian girl? (mft)
paper: romance (bazzill), basic gray (su!), choice buttercream (taylored expressions), lost & found blush (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, rolled scallop flower/eiffel tower/mini wavy pennants die-namics (mft), silver brads, rose pearls (kaisercraft), rose grosgrain ribbon (su!), sewing machine/thread, foam tape