Wednesday, October 06, 2010

MFT October Blog Hop and Shop!!

It's here! What we've been waiting for! MFT's October Hop and Shop! If you got here from Sherrie's blog then you're right on track. If not, double back to Kim's blog and the beginning--I'm tellin' you, you won't want to miss a thing!

I have the very distinct honor of showing you the first set in a new line for MFT--Inspired By. This line is a departure in style for MFT--it's vintage and elegant and totally classy. This first set is called Inspired By...Caged Bird and is inspired by the Maya Angelou poem, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. As soon as I laid eyes on this new set I fell in love with it and I know you will, too.

I decided to create a mini album using this Maya Road chipboard album that obviously was made for this set, don't you think? I have lots of pictures and won't bore you with lots of words, but I do want to point out a few things along the way.

Here's the finished album.

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The front, using the new Rolled Rose Die-namics die, along with the Sheltering Tree Leaf Trio, the Perfect Bracket Edge, and the Framed Greetings die. I used three stamps from the set: the sentiment, the bird silhouette, and the diamond background that I used on the chipboard bird. Other MFT products used here are Sno Cone card stock, Perfect Paper Panels, and the Summer Collection of Glittered Garnishes.


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This page uses the new Button Quartet, Clouds, and Perfect Petal Trio Die-namics dies and Black Licorice and Fossil card stock. The bird in flight is from the new set.

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This page uses the new Polka Dot Greetings Die-namics die, along with the Banner Day die. The sentiment is from the new set and the banner letters are from Wendy Alphabet.

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On this page I used another sentiment and stamped the bird silhouette in blue, cut it out, and popped it up on a branch.

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The bird cage on this page is from the set, and I stamped one of the sentiments on the little chipboard bird.

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Another sentiment from the set, along with the Button Quartet Die-namics die and Polka Dot Greetings dies.

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And last, this bird is from the set, stamped on Fossil card stock and colored with Copic markers. I love it. I also used the Button Quartet Die-namics die again.

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I really love how this project turned out. My brother is a photographer and a birder--this may end up being his Christmas present. I think it would be a great coffee table piece, don't you?

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Now, you MUST head on over to the amazing Christina's blog to see what goodness she has for you. I happen to know you won't be disappointed :) And go shop!!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Inspired By...Caged Bird (MFT)
Paper: Sno Cone, Black Licorice, Fossil card stock, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Chateau 6 x 6 pad (Kaiser Craft)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Button Quartet, Polka Dot Greetings, Framed Greetings, Rolled Rose, Sheltering Tree Leaf Trio, Banner Day, Perfect Petal Trio, Clouds, Perfect Bracket Edge Die-namics dies, Summer Glittered Garnishes, Twill Ribbon collection (MFT); Copic markers; twine (PTI); Soft Sky ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch (SU!); black ribbon Pop Dots, light blue and black craft paint (craft store); branch punch (Martha Stewart); chip board bird cage album (Maya Road)

31 comments:

  1. Great job on this stamp set Barbara and a fabulous project creation here too!

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  2. This is wonderful. I love your book. I just saw the Dienamics game set. Wow! So many new idea. How do you all come up with these great idea?

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  3. This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! Love ever little detail!

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  4. How very clever! Thanks for all the eye candy!!

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  5. this is the perfect project for this set!

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  6. Oh my! This is amazing Barbara! Beautifully done! :D

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  7. So creative... where do you get your ideas? I love your artwork and this set.

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  8. Oh Barb this is AMAZING! I love it!

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  9. A-Maz-Ing! This is Spectacular and Brilliant! Fabulous, just Fabulous :)

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  10. A whole album!!! what a wealth of inspiration with this beautiful set and your beautiful style!! Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful bird cage project!

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  12. Hi Barbara. This is sooo cute. I would never think to make this, but your is over the top wonderful Hugs, Lisa G

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  13. Love your choice of papers and colors. Thanks for sharing the pages of the album too. Beautiful job!

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  14. Breathtaking! So beautiful and full of wonderful details.

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  15. Such a lot of beautiful work on this, Barbara, and it's all amazing -- just like you!

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  16. Just a wonderful project Barbara! The stamp set is perfect for this and love your use of color and embellishments!

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  17. Would LOVE to post a comment on this blog however since I fell out of my chair bonked my head and am still laying here on this cold hard concrete floor where who know WHAT has been on it in all these years... I am at a loss for words...

    Barbara Seriously, WHAT am I supposed to say to seeing THAT???? Gee, Great project? Ummm, HARDLY Adequate my Friend...all I know is that you SO know how to use ANY STYLE OF STAMP THAT TOUCHES YOUR HANDS!!!!! You got that Midas Touch! LOL

    If those SCS "sistahs" dont make you a DIRTY DOZEN SOON I'm gonna SCREAM!!!!!!

    This project.... UGH... I am at the BABBLE STAGE... going now....

    PS I have a coffee table too!!!! 8)

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  18. ditto what Kellijo said! wow, Bar....this is beyond fantastic!

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  19. This is just fabulous, Barbara! There are so many wonderful details!! It sounds like this album would definitely by perfect for your brother!

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  20. {speech-less}
    It's just so beautiful.... Sigh.

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  21. Fabulous album--love the colors.

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  22. WOW Barbara! You truly create the most incredible things - I still remember your "SNOW" project from many months ago. I am... just... speechless...

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  23. Your album is absolutely, amazingly gorgeous (I know that makes no sense, but that's everything that came to mind when it loaded)!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  24. WOW! This is jaw dropping GORGEOUS! I LOVE your bold color palette and every page is vintage and pretty!! Great idea to make the book...I LOVE every element!!!

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  25. I KNEW you would do something AMAZING with this set, but I had NO IDEA how AMAZING!!

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