Oct 31, 2012

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club


Hello!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another fun sketch challenge from MFT!  Here's a look at the sketch:


I made a card using Spider Web Die-namics and Stamps.




Happy Halloween!  I made one last card for Halloween and used some Sweet Tooth Felt for the creepy crawly web.  So fun!  I love the fuzzy texture.  The banner is made from the smallest Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics and I decorated the top of each flag with the Mini Scallop Edge Die-namics in Black Licorice Card Stock.  The spider is cut from Black Licorice Felt and I added a couple of black pearls for his eyes. 

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of all the designers playing along in this week's Stamp Club.

You can find these delicious items in the MFT Boutique -


Thanks for stopping by!








recipe - 
stamps: spider web (mft)
paper: black licorice (mft), tangy orange (mft), it's a boys life 6x6 (echo park)
ink: brilliance graphite black
accessories: spider web die-namics (mft), jumbo fishtail banner stax die-namics (mft), by the letters alphabet die-namics (mft), mini scallop edge die-namics (mft), black licorice felt (mft), sweet tooth felt (mft), black pearls (kaisercraft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape 

Oct 27, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch 169 Winner

Hello!  I'm sneaking away to type this up while the EIGHT 4th grade girls, who have taken over our house for the night, are watching a movie.  Then we'll see how long they stay up and giggle and gossip in their sleeping bags.   I don't know about them, but I'm utterly exhausted!  Haha!

It's time to announce who the next Sweet Sunday Guest Stamper is for SSSC170.  But before I do, here is a peek at 5 of my favorites:

 Kim's brilliant holiday cheer card really pops with the bright greens, reds, and yellows.  I love the sparkle paper!  


 I adore the rose accents Danielle added to her card and look at that shading!


 Eat HAM - so cute!  Shannon created this adorable card for Thanksgiving and the touch of burlap is fab!


 Stephanie created this MONSTER-licious card complete with a heart tatoo on Frankenstein there - haha!  Love it!


 Pam's fabulous fall card is SO adorable.  I love the little leaves under the button and under the trailer.

And the winner is....

Pam!

Congrats, Pam!  I'll be contacting you shortly with the next sketch and your guest stamper badge.
Thanks again to everyone who played along this week.  Don't forget, there is still time to enter your card for SSSC170, which ends Friday night.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 



Oct 23, 2012

Taylored Expressions Studio Challenge - October


It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The theme for October is:
Good things come in small packages!  The holiday season is upon us and between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas there are a ton of opportunities to create and give little treats, gifts, and party favors.  Please show us something you'll be giving this year.

I've been making Halloween treats for my kids' classrooms and these are a snap to make.  I've used a piece of black card stock to make a band around a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.



I used Totally Tags Halloween and Totally Tags Dies for my treats.  To make the band, score a 6-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of card stock at 1-1/2", 2-1/8", 5" and 4-3/8".  Add a little adhesive to one end and then fold it into a band/box shape.  The seam will be on the bottom of the box.  Then you just decorate the top and slide the treat inside and you can glue it down with a Glue Dot.


Please be mindful of allergies in classrooms.  We don't have allergies in one class (hence the peanut butter cups), but this idea will work great with prepackaged Rice Krispies Treats, Peppermint Patties, apple slices, baby carrots, etc. 

You can find these fab products in the TE Store -



Please be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have created for you today -








recipe - 
stamps: totally tags halloween (te)
paper: black licorice (mft), tangy orange (mft), choice snow white (te)
ink: colorbox lime pastel, colorbox candied yam, colorbox charcoal
accessories: totally tags dies (te), reece's peanut butter cups, foam tape   

Oct 22, 2012

Rock ON!

Hello, hello! I have finally photographed my Sweet Sunday card - whew! I apologize for not getting this up for you all before this moment - that's pretty lame when the challenge hostess doesn't have her act together, eh? LOL!  You can see the challenge post HERE.

Yesterday was my rock star husband's birthday.  I won't tell you how OLD he is, but you may be able to figure it out, hehe!  Poor guy had to travel for business on his big day, but thankfully, this is a short trip.  When he's gone, I am lost - seriously.  He is the cook, the grocery shopper, he reads the kids their bedtime stories and pretty much is the most hands-on dad ever.  So when it's time to make dinner, I grab the bachelor dinners - you know, chicken nuggets, Spaghetti-O's, fish sticks.  Yeah.  The kids just roll their eyes and laugh.  Last night it was pizza, so they liked that.  Score one for mom!



Anyway, to show him that he pretty much rocks, I made him a birthday card with Masculine Graphic Tee Die & Stamp Set.  The card base is Black Licorice Card Stock and I layered it with some A Boy's Life 6x6 papers from Echo Park.  I stamped the bolt in Memento Cantaloupe ink and then stamped Rock On over the top of it in Brilliance Graphite Black.  The age pennant award banner is made with the new Accent It Flags & Tags Die-namics and then I added the By the Numbers Die-namics.

Be sure to check out the sketch and all the Sweet Sunday Stampers' samples for SSSC170.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

You can find all these fun items in the MFT Boutique -









recipe - 
stamps: masculine graphic tee (mft)
paper: black licorice (mft), tangy orange (mft), sweet tooth (mft), a boy's life 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento cantaloupe, brilliance graphite black  
accessories: accent it flags & tags die-namics (mft), by the numbers die-namics (mft), masculine graphic tee die-namics (mft),  foam tape

Oct 21, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 170


It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close in two weeks, next Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC170 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

WANT TO BE A GUEST Sweet Sunday Stamper?  I'll be picking my favorite card or project after each challenge and that winner will have a special guest spot as a designer on a future Sweet Sunday Challenge.  I'm SO excited about this!  You can enter as many different cards as you'd like before the following Friday deadline, so get stampy!

I will be announcing the next Guest Sweet Sunday Stamper later this week, so be sure to check back to see if you will be joining the design team for SSSC171!






Ok, so I'm a horrible hostess.  I'll be honest with you - I did NOT manage my time well today and now I'm typing this post while falling asleep.  So I find myself sitting here with a half-completed card and I will have to finish it in the morning and I will just post it separately.  I hope you all will forgive this air-headed hostess and will hop on over to see the Sweet Sunday Stampers, because they rock!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!









Oct 18, 2012

It's a Girl

Good morning!  It has been WINDY lately and it's a perfect excuse to stay inside and keep warm - and stamp, haha!  I walked my daughter to kindergarten yesterday and we had no idea the wind was so bitterly cold.  By the time we got to school, our noses and fingers were red and freezing.  Parent of the year award, right there.  So I came home and made this sweet baby card.  I knew when I saw Retro Sketches RS #33 that the Notched Tag Die-namics would be perfect for it.



I started with a Sweet Tooth Card Stock card base and then cut the little shapes out from various pastel colors and attached a string to them and popped them up with a pop-up dot.  I used a scrap piece of Pink Lemonade Card Stock for the anchor up at the top of the card and added the small Framing Flourishes Die-namics as well as a Sweet Tooth Button.  I used the Pinking Edge Die-namcis to create the fun pinking border along the bottom of the Pink Lemonade card stock.


I stamped another greeting from Airplane Greetings on the inside of the card an added another little Sno Cone butterfly.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - keep warm if you happen to live in one of those chilly places, like me.  Have a fantastic day!

You can find these fabulous products in the MFT Boutique:









recipe - 
stamps: airplane greetings (mft)
paper: sweet tooth (mft), sno cone (mft), banana split (mft), grapesicle (mft), pink lemonade (mft), spearmint (mft)
ink: pretty in pink (su!)
accessories: sweet tooth buttons (mft), white perle thread, foam tape
mft die-namics: notched tag, framing flourishes, pinking edge

Oct 17, 2012

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club


Hello!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another fun sketch challenge from MFT!  Here's a look at the sketch:


I made a card using Pure Innocence Paper Dolls.



I started by stamping her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with Copic markers.  I used Oval STAX Die-namics to cut out the image and then layered her over a Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics.  I added the little Notched Tag Die-namics with the heart in Hot Fudge Card Stock and used a small Tangy Orange Button for another accent. 

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers playing along in this week's Stamp Club.

You can find these fun products waiting for you in the MFT Boutique:









recipe - 
stamps: pi paper dolls (mft), pi all occasion sentiments (mft)
paper: hot fudge (mft), kraft (mft), choice buttercream (te), 9 to 5 (october afternoon)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, tangy orange buttons (mft), polka dots embossing folder (quickutz), ecru perle thread, sewing machine, thread, foam tape
mft die-namics: oval stax sets 1&2, fishtail flags layers stax, mini tabs foursome, notched tag

Oct 16, 2012

MFT New Product Tour


It's time!!  All of the new stamps and Die-namics are now available at the MFT Boutique!  I'm sharing a card using Have Hope Stamps and Support Hope Die-namics.

I absolutely love this set.  It's tough to find someone who has not been touch by cancer, whether it's a friend, loved one, or even yourself.  I chose a softer feel for my card today and picked papers from The Sweetest Thing Lavender 6x6 pack by My Mind's Eye.  



I cut out the bra in Kraft Card Stock and then layered the patterned paper over it - the little bows are also cut out of the same paper pack.  I added some Sunflower Die-namics over the top of some Hemp Cord and Medium Leafy Flourishes.

Here is a detail shot of the sunflowers -


I stamped simply on the inside of the card and used another sentiment from the set.


Be sure to swing by the MFT Blog for a complete list of all the designers playing along in tonight's New Product Tour. 

You can now find all of the new products in the MFT Boutique - hop on over and find all of these amazing goodies:









recipe - 
stamps: have hope (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), pink lemonade (mft), hot fudge (mft), the sweetest thing lavender 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: hemp cord (mft), clear rhinestones (kaisercraft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape
mft die-namics: sunflower, medium leafy flourish, circle stax sets 1&2, open scallop doily, support hope, fishtail flags stax, fishtail flags layers stax, designer labels 3 stax

Oct 15, 2012

MFTeasers | Day 7!


Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT.
But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally!
Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last.
We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique.
And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new?  Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on October 16 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on October 16 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • If you'd like to see all the designers' posts 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 October 16 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Welcome to day SEVEN of MFT Teasers!   Tonight I'm mixing the October Die-namics with Vintage Cameo Frame Stamps.



This card is all about Die-namics - I used the new Sunflower Die-namics in Lemon Drop, Kraft, and Hot Fudge Card Stock and sponged some Memento Rich Cocoa ink around the petals to make the flower not so bright and clean.  I layered it over both sizes of Framing Flourishes Die-namics and then stamped the sentiment on the smallest Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics.  The layout is MOJO261.


I repeated the same sentiment and flower on the inside of the card as well.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of all the designers playing along in today's Teaser.

Here is a look at the new Die-namics I used today:






And you can find these fun items in the MFTBoutique:










recipe - 
stamps: vintage cameo frame (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), hot fudge (mft), jellybean green (mft), the sweetest thing lavender 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: sewing machine, thread, foam tape
mft die-namics: sunflower, fishtail flags stax, fishtail flags layers stax, circle stax sets 1&2, framing flourishes

Oct 14, 2012

MFTeasers | Day 6!

Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on October 16 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on October 16 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • 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 October 16 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Welcome to day SIX of MFT Teasers!  Today, I'm showing a little sneak of Pure Innocence Corn Maze Girl.



I adore this sweet little PI girl - all ready for fall.  I started by stamping her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with Copic markers and then paper pieced her clothing out of some Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks papers.  I cut the image out with an Oval STAX Set 1 Die-namics and then added some Cornstalk Die-namic dies to the side.  I wrapped some Hemp Cord around the middle layer and then used a big Hot Fudge Button to tie it together. The layout is Sweet Stop's SSS180.

I decorated the inside with another Cornstalk Die-namics in patterned paper and then added the Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics with a sentiment from Pure Innocence All Occasion Sentiments.


Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers playing along in today's Teaser.

Here is a peek at the new Die-namics I used today:


And you can find these fabulous products waiting for you in the MFT Boutique:









recipe - 
stamps: pi cornmaze girl (mft), pi all occasion sentiments (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), hot fudge (mft), choice buttercream (te), miss caroline fiddlesticks 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, hot fudge buttons (mft), hemp cord (mft), apples embossing folder (quickutz), sewing machine, thread, foam tape
mft die-namics: little open scallop strip, cornstalk, fishtail flags layers stax, oval stax sets 1&2, rectangle stax sets 1&2, fresh cut grass