Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Feeling a little lost...

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and now gearing for the New Year! I have been busy with preparing with the holidays and then the Noreaster rolled in. We were to head to FL the day after Christmas but my hubby and I decided that perhaps we should try to beat the storm and leave Christmas night. We did! It was crazy but we drove all night and made it! The worst part about this holiday is that my camera broke and we have not gotten a new one yet. We haven't decided on which one and of course it can be pretty pricey. With that said, I hope you will continue being patient until then for my projects to be posted. I will have a back log for sure!

I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year and all the best in 2011!!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tag!

It's Thursday! Just one more day til Friday.... I hope you all have been having a great week so far! Mine has been busy with holiday party plannings and a holiday ball I am attending tonight.  I will be happy when this week is over. Then it will be back to the "norm."

Today, I want to show you a tag I made with the new MFT Die-namic stamp and die combo set called Textile Rectangles.  I love this shape die that I thought it would make a cute tag.


I used my Pure Innocence set called Merry Wishes and colored her in with Copics and Prisma pencils.  I used Basic Grey's Wassail dp for the background and the small strip along the bottom.  I popped up the image and sentiment while the back says To: and From:  I added a large eyelet and ribbon for the ties and finished off the tag with some crochet ribbon along the bottom.


That about sums it up!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MFT WSC- Bottom of my heart

Hello!! First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who stopped by last week and left me some love here during the MFT release and sneak peeks! It is appreciated!
I don't know about you, but this Christmas season is sneaking up pretty fast on me!!  It's just over 2 weeks away and my 'To Do' list is getting longer...

Today I am sharing with you a card made with MFT's new release of WTG called Bottom of my heart using this week's WSC sketch.  It's a great sketch so we hope you play along!



I used some dp and cs from Paper Studio while stamping and coloring the image on MFT's Perfect Panels.  I ran the top panel through the CB and the scallop and circle are my Nesties.  I colored in the image using Copics and used some twine as my long panel on the side.  For an added look, I used my MFT Die-namic Chain die for the bottom and popped up the image and sentiment.  I finished the look with some metal embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Release MFT Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog!! You should have arrived here from Jen's blog.  If not, start at Kim's Blog here and work your way through the list because you sure don't want to miss any amazing projects! Thank you Kim and Jody for asking me to play along this month.  I had the BEST time!!


I am going to show you a card made with Acetate.  Remember those?! I know it has been a long time since I have made one of these and I had so much fun doing it! They are just so  neat to look at! LOL!!  This one features Splish Splash from the Pure Innocence line.



Isn't he just so darn cute?!  I stamped him on MFT Perfect Panels with Momento Ink and colored him with Copics.  I then added some rub on's from Imaginise for the raindrops and sentiment.  I also added some glaze on the water and drops with my Sakura Glaze pen and lightly added some crystal stickles along the top part of the puddle.  



This is the inside of the card.  Like the front, I used my nesties to cut out all the circles and eyelet circles while stamping the dog on one side and the sentiment on the other.  I then finished it off with some blue gingham ribbon.  Such a great card to make!!  

Up next is KERRY Be sure to stop by check out her awesome creation, and when you are done hopping, be sure to stop by MFT and shop for your favorites this release!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving all your kind comments! I had so much fun playing along with the MFT gals!!

Day 5 MFT Sneek Peaks- Love

Happy December! And do you know what that means?! It's MFT release day!! WHOO HOO!! I know you are all itching to do a little shopping, so be sure to join us in the Member Forum tonight for all the fun, chatter, and more sneaky peeks! Here are some deets:

* Release party is from 8-10pm on December 1st, on this thread in the MFT Splitcoast Member Company Forum.
* The December Guest Designer Contest is still open, but entries will close TOMORROW on Tuesday, November 30th at 10 PM EST. The winner will be announced at the release party.
* Teasers will run daily through Wednesday, December 1st. Be sure to check my blog at 11:00am for links to designers previewing each day. Every day there will be a prize hidden on two of the Creative Team’s blog posts. Leaving a comment on every designer’s blog post will give you the best chance of winning every day :) This month, each day, 2 winners (one from each prize blog) will be sent a $10 gift voucher! Be sure to check back on Kim's blog each day to see if you are one of the lucky winners!




Today  I am going to show you a card made with Clearly Sentimental about Love.  These are perfect for everyday when you want to drop a little love to someone.  



For this, I used Kraft cs for my base and some Basic Grey Sultry and Two Scoops for the dp.  The green was some scrap I had while the sentiment was stamped on MFT's Perfect Panels. I sponged around the edges to give it a softer look.  I used the new MFT Die-namic Die called Hearts a plenty for the heart at the top finished off with a button from the MFT Scoop-o-Button's collection and some twine. 

I completed the card with some ribbon and self adhesive pearls.  I hope you have enjoyed these 5 days of sneek peeks and we look forward to seeing you in the Forum tonight!! You sure don't want to miss it! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving all your kind comments!! Have a fantastic day and be sure to check out the rest of the design teams projects!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 4 MFT Sneak Peeks- Heartfelt



It's Day 4 of Sneak Peeks for MFT! The Design Team has been rocking them this week and we hope you have been able to peek at them all! Here are a few tidbits about this release:


* Release party is from 8-10pm on December 1st, on this thread in the MFT Splitcoast Member Company Forum.
* The December Guest Designer Contest is still open, but entries will close TOMORROW on Tuesday, November 30th at 10 PM EST. The winner will be announced at the release party.
* Teasers will run daily through Wednesday, December 1st. Be sure to check my blog at 11:00am for links to designers previewing each day. Every day there will be a prize hidden on two of the Creative Team’s blog posts. Leaving a comment on every designer’s blog post will give you the best chance of winning every day :) This month, each day, 2 winners (one from each prize blog) will be sent a $10 gift voucher! Be sure to check back on Kim's blog to see if you have won!


Today, I am showing you a card made with Heartfelt.  She is darling and I really wanted to keep her the focus. So this is a white card with a hint of color.  I really like making cards like this every once in a while.


I started with stamping the image on MFT White Perfect Panels with Black Momento ink.  I colored her in using Copics and I cut out and popped up the heart she is holding. (It's hard to tell in the picture) I used my Nestie die to cut out the image while using the awesome new MFT Hearts a plenty Die-namic die for an accent on the bottom which is also popped up.  LOVE this new die!!

 I added some green crystals, popped up the sentiment, and placed some gingham ribbon to finish off the card.  I did draw in a little "xox" along the bottom corners to match her cute little jacket.

Be sure to check out Kim's Blog for the awesome list of designer blogs to take a peek at!! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 3 of MFT Sneak Peeks- Pure Innocence

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today is Day 3 of the MFT Sneaky Peeks and you are going to love it! It's Pure Innocence!! Whoo hoo!! I just adore this line...

First, here are a few things to know about our sneak peeks...


* Release party is from 8-10pm on December 1st, at the Member Company Forum on SCS.

* The December Guest Designer Contest begins today and ends on Tuesday, November 30nd at 10 PM EST. The winner will be announced at the release party.

* Teasers will run daily through Wednesday, December 1st. Be sure to check my blog at 11:00am for links to designers previewing each day. Every day there will be a prize hidden on two of the Creative Team’s blog posts. Leaving a comment on every designer’s blog post will give you the best chance of winning every day :) This month, each day, 2 winners (one from each prize blog) will be sent a $10 gift voucher!  Be sure to check back on Kim's blog each day to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!



There are 4 new sets being released in the Pure Innocence line.  With all my heart,  Splish Splash, Hello Cupcake, and Box of Love.  I am going to show you a card I made with  'With all my heart.'  I really wanted to also have a card done with Splish Splash, but DH hurt his back which gave him a trip to the ER, so my day was cut short yesterday.  He fine now-luckily only strained his lower back with no injuries to his spine.  SO... I will be sure to have one done for the release party that I know you ALL will attend in the SCS MFT Member Forum! ; )


On to the card...






Isn't she cute?! For this card, I used some dp from Kaiser Craft, my labels nestie to cut out the image, and my MS loop border punch.  For the image, I colored her in using Copics and actually used my purples for her dress!! lol!! I don't normally use that color, but it worked wonderfully with the dp.  I wanted to give her dress a "marbled" look to match the marbled heart look the dp had.  I think it looks better IRL!! : ) The rose was made using the MFT Die-namics rolled rose die and I added a pearl in the center to match the feel of the border.  The lace ribbon is from HL while I finished off the card by popping up the image. 


I did finish the inside of the card with the sentiment placed there instead of the outside. 




I used the same dp and lace with the coordinating cs.  That about sums it up for me today, but be sure to continue your tour of the fabulous creations the rest of the MFT Design Team has to show!! And don't forget to leave them some love for your chance to win!! Have a fabulous day!!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 2 MFT Sneak Peeks- Flapper Doodles and Flopsey

It's day 2 of some fabulous sneak peeks of the upcoming MFT release on December 1!! You don't want to miss it!







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.


I have two sneaky peek's to share with you.  This firtst one is a new image from Flapper Doodles.  These stamps are just the bees knees!! I love these stamps for the simplicity and the clean lines it showcases and I just know that this set will be the one I will grab to send out my New Year's cards!  This set comes with 3 sentiments and the image.



I wanted to keep the card a little Art Deco like with the straight lines and clean look.  These girls needed to be on "stage" so I stamped them on the large Labels 2 Nestie and added some side panels for curtains. I trimmed off the top and used my MFT Die-namic open scallop border for the top curtains.  What flapper girl would not be sparkly on New's Years? I added some glitter on each dress to coordinate the colors.  I used ribbon from MFT's ribbon collection which I then used some crystal accents for the top and bottom.





The DP used is from American Crafts and I finished off the card by popping up the image and adding more crystals to the top curtain and curtain "tie backs." 




For my second card, a new Flopsey!! This little guy is too cute!! I love this new set with the fun sentiment images that come with it! He skates out what he wants to say! : )






Included with this card is a lot of stitching! But that is the Guest Designer Challenge in the MFT Forum at SCS; to get all stitched up!  I colored in Flopsey with my Copics and cut him out.  Basic Grey's dp Jovial was used while I used some MFT Twill ribbon and awesome Snowflake Die-namics to complete the look. The image is popped up and the bottom portion is a MS punch.  




I have been having so much fun playing along with this group of talented ladies! Please be sure to check out the creations of the rest of the Design Team! If you are not sure who, check out Kim's blog for the list of gals participating!! I will be back tomorrow with more peeks!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's time for December MFT Sneak Peeks!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have found some great deals! But don't shop til you drop just yet, as MFT has its December release coming up soon!! The next few days I will show you, along with the talented Design Team, what darling stamps are going to be released!

To show you a little of what is in store, I am starting the peeks off with a new set called, You give me wings.  Isn't she just adorable?!  I stamped her with Momento black and colored her in with Copics.  I stamped her wings off twice, cut it out, and then popped it up for some dimension. To finish the image, I added some sparkle by placing Stickles on the wings and using my yellow Copic Spica pen, outlined her hair for a little glitz!


I cut out the image using my square scalloped nesties, layered on some Kraft cs to match the base. The dp is from Lizzie Anne.  I cut out the flowers using MFT's Die-namic flower trio which I added an eyelet through the middle and then tied a bow with some bakers twine.  To finish off the card, I added some self adhesive rhinestones on the corners of the image and under the sentiment, popped up the image, and placed some lace ribbon from The Ribbon Store (notimetostamp) across.  The sentiment is stamped directly on the dp.

Well that about sums up my card today! Be sure to check out the Design Team's creations and stay tuned for all the wonderful sneak peeks from all of us!!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Merry Wishes!

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a week away! I am always amazed at all the things that need to get done before the holidays.  You are going to blink and then it will be Christmas!! Crazy...

I have a card today to share using MFT's Pure Innocence line.  These are just the CUTEST! This one I used is called Presents for you. 


I colored in the image with my Copics, paper pieced her coat to match, and used my Nesties for the eyelet circle that is popped up.  The paper is Basic Grey's Jovial which I stitched all around using my sewing machine.  The snowflake is MFT's Die-namics while the ribbon is from No Time to Stamp? Ribbon Store.  My MS border punch was used for the bottom punch.  I couldn't resist using some Our Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff for her hat and my Sakura Glaze pen for her boots.  So fun!! Here is a closer look at that:



That is about it for me today!! I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!! Your love is appreaciated! : )

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh Fudge! What a weekend!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! We had a wonderful family weekend with a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte, NC and then an overnight to Asheville, NC. The drive was beautiful with the changing of the leaves and the views from the Pisgah National Forest.   Here is a picture from that drive- the coloring was definitely much more vibrant in person than in this picture! : )



I was able to make a card for MFT's WSC on SCS for last week.  The theme is Cooking Up Some Love-make something with food on it.  



For this card I used an old set by MFT that I can't remember the name of! I think it may be called Here's the Scoop, but I am not sure.  I had taken it out of the package into a CD case and I didn't label it! (smack forehead here....)  I used some SU! Pixie Pink cs and some unknown dp that was given to me for the back panels.  I used my MS punch and SU! scallop punch for the edges.  I colored in the image with Copics and cut it out to be popped up on a green oval punched out with my SU! Large oval punch.  For a little texture fun, I used some mini white pom pom's I had and glued them along the side over a scrap piece of SU! Baja Breeze and finished it off with some ric rac ribbon along the bottom.  The sentiment is is also popped up.  That about wraps up this easy peasy card! Thanks so much for stopping by! It is appreciated!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Veterans

Thank you to all the Veterans currently serving, have served, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrafice.  Please do not forget them and we hope you take the time to remember them!

I would like to leave you with my favorite picture of my husband and kids on his recent return from overseas...






Monday, November 8, 2010

Tag me with Elegance

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and did something wonderful! I had mentioned that the family and I were going to head to the mountains of NC, but we had to scratch that die to weather conditions.  However, we did end up heading down to the beach and had our family photos taken. (Finally!! After 4 years... LOL!)  It turned out to be a great weekend anyways!

Today, I have a quick project that I whipped up this morning.  I had to head out early and thought I could post this via mobile, but was having some technical difficulties, so I am posting this now.


I have always loved the Peace set from Flourishes they released a few years ago.  It is just so simple and elegant.   In this set, the main image comes in both a large stamp and a smaller one.  I used the smaller one for the tag.  I stamped it in Momento Cocoa, then outlined it with my Quickie Glue pen.  I then added some Antique Gold ep for sparkle.  I used my long rectangle scallop Nesties for the back panel and cut to size some SU! Blush Blossom and VV for the main panels.  I finished the tag off with some Prima Pointsetta flowers/leaf and a crystal brad in the center.  For the tie, I used some cream sheer ribbon and gold beaded ribbon.  Super simple and a touch of elegance!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Accordian to me...

TGIF!

I hope you all are gearing up for a great weekend- I know I am! The family and I are going to explore a little more of NC heading up to the mountains to hopefully see some beautiful changing of the leaves.  It may be late for the peak time, but there is still plenty more to see!

Today I want to share with you a mini accordian file that I case'd from Maria Bell on her blog.  I altered the size to fit what I wanted and add a couple of things to it.  I have been needing something to hold coupons, reciepts, and odd-n-ends that keep piling up in my pockets of my purse.  I knew what I wanted but wasn't sure how I wanted it. Maria had just the ticket and I adjusted the measurements to to fit my needs.  The best part is how EASY it is to make!  Here is the front:


For this, I used some beautiful white embossed paper by Paper Studio that I had and just sponged a little color onto the flowers for a pop of color.  I wanted to keep this very simple with not a lot going on since this was going to be something that will be in my purse.  The embossed paper covered some light chipboard which made the front and back of the file and I completed the closure by doing the same thing, although covering cardstock.  The closure on Maria's blog tucks into the file, but I chose to use some velcro instead.



Here is the inside.  Again, Maria used #10 envelopes cut in half, while I used some 4 Bar envelopes to make this entire file smaller.    Now, I wanted to add some paper and a pen holder as those are some things I always need handy. (My memory is not as sharp as it used to be! Kids will do that to you!)



I added some ribbon for a pen holder to accomodate a mini pen which you can find everywhere these days.  I made the size to accomodate the fatter barrel pens such as RSVP's or something comparable.  The paper is some post it notes which I cut in half to fit perfectly into this space.  It is not a complete pad of Post its, but maybe an 1/8th of it.  I secured it with some removable double sided tape.   I finshed the project off by adding some tabs which I punched out using my SU! Tab punch and I will label them later. After I organize a bit!

This was a fun project to do and I hope you enjoyed it!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fabulous Birthday- Mojo Monday 163

Happy  November!! I can't believe October came and went with a blink of an eye and now we are weeks away from Thanksgiving and, {gasp!} Christmas!! I am running to keep up!! With that said, I am finally back from trips, seeing family, and dh is adjusting nicely back to home life.  Well, for the most part... : )

To start off my return, I would like to share a card using some stamps from The Cat's Pajamas.  I just adore them and this new artist.... fabulous!  I also used this week's Mojo Monday's sketch 163.






I used SU! Kraft and Real Red as my base and Basic Grey's Cupcake dp collection.  I colored in the main image with Copics.  Instead of a bow and ribbon, I used some oversized ric rack ribbon and some buttons laced in with both some basic cotton twine and brown bakers twine.  I popped up the image and sentiment. Once again, I did not take a picture of the inside, but I did finish that and added the sentiment from this set that says, "Hope your birthday is as fabulous as me!" LOL!! I just love it!

Well, that about wraps today's creation up! I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by!! It is always appreciated!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Harvest Wreath - Amate Studios

WOW!! It has been so long since my last post! But it has also been so crazy at my house! Between my dh's return home, family in town, and then I left out of town, makes for a long time of not being crafty!!  I have much catching up to do!

Today I want to show you a creation for Amate Studios called Autumn Wreath.


Here is a closer look:



To make it, I used Amate Studios large gold round pendant and some gold wire to create the wreath.  While wrapping around the wreath, I intertwined some Swarovski Crystals and small silk flowers throughout.  Once the wreath was complete, I finished off some wire by curling them.  I put a Nunn Design decal of a bird on the on the component so that it will show through the center.  To complete it, I added some Lisa Pavelka resin and cured the wreath into the resin using my UV light.   For the finished look, I added some fun fiber ribbon as the necklace which I finished off by wire wrapping the ends around the toggle to secure.

I hope you enjoyed this fun little project! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!! Have a great Wednesday!!

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