Wednesday, September 01, 2010

MFT September Blog Hop and Shop

It's time to hop and shop! If you got here from Kim's blog, you're good to go, if not, head on back over there since that's the beginning--I don't want you to miss a thing!

OK, let's get going. Tonight I'm showing you Who's That Girl - Well Read. You may remember her from the VIP Package a couple of weeks ago, but she's available on her own starting NOW!

I've had this adorable little "book" box in my alterables stash for a while just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it--and this is it :)

First I painted it, then covered it with patterned paper. For the cover image, I stamped WTG on a Cream Perfect Paper Panel and, for the most part, paper pieced the entire scene, finishing it off with a little Copic coloring. See the mats it's mounted on? I made them with the brand new Perfect Bracket Edge Die-namics die. I love how this die has multiple "bumps" that allows you to create different size edges--or in this case, mats.

When this box is closed it looks amazingly like a real book, but it actually has a secret drawer that holds a stash of goodies.

Here's the "spine". I embossed the "title" with copper embossing powder and added my initials with the new Wendy Alphabet Set--after all, I "am" the author of *this* book, LOL.

OK, on to the goodies. I used some of MFT's fabulous felt to make a little pouch for a book light. It's finished off with a blanket stitch using embroidery floss and a felt flower cut with the Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics die.

Having seen all the cute corner bookmarks floating around in blogland recently, I decided to do one for my little gifty box. I again used the Perfect Bracket Edge and Flower Trio Die-namics dies.

Of course a matching gift card holder was in order.

Finally, I threw in a couple of book plates for good measure, using the Framed Greetings Stamp and Die-namics. All sentiments are from WTG - Well Read.

Other MFT products I used are Fossil card stock and the Chocolate Kiss Button Collection.

And, last but not least, this month's Triple Scoop Set is Clearly Sentimental About Books--a perfect companion to WTG - Well Read :)

What's the Triple Scoop, you ask? Simply purchase 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) and receive this FREE set from MFT. (You MUST purchase 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) in order to receive the Triple Scoop Set. It will NOT be added to orders unless 3 full sized sets are purchased.) Two (2) $9 MINI sets qualify as 1 full sized set.

I started to make a card to match the gift set but I decided to do something a little different for this set and use some of MFT's digi paper from the School Collection. I thought this stacked book patterned paper was perfect for these book sentiments. And if you could see my house, you'd think it was the model for the paper, LOL!

I used the Perfect Bracket Edge and Framed Greetings dies on this, as well. You may have figured out by now that I LOVE Framed Greetings--well, actually I love ALL of the Die-namics dies! They make it so easy! Other MFT products I'm using on this card are Fossil, Red Hot, and Hot Fudge card stock and the Rolled Flower Die-namics die. The leaves were made with the Flower and Leaf Trio die.

Here's the inside with another sentiment.

Now, I've gabbed enough, but I have one more thing to tell you before I send you along to the next stop on the hop--the fabulously talented Jen! There's blog candy somewhere along the hop--but we're not tellin' where, so to have the best chance of winning it, you might want to leave a comment on every designer's blog :)

WTG - Well Read, Wendy Alphabet, Framed Greetings (MFT)

Fossil card stock, Cream Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Enchanted Evening (PTI); Moravia 12 x 12 stack (SEI)

Memento Rich Cocoa; Veramark

Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Perfect Bracket Edge, Flower and Leaf Trio, Framed Greetings Die-namics dies, buttons (MFT); Double End Tags (Spellbinders); twine (PTI); embroidery floss (DMC); fine detail copper embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool

MFT September Teaser, Day Five

Flopsey is in the house!!!!!!!!!!! I've missed him, how about you? But before I show you my card, here's what you need to know:

  • The October Guest Designer contest is closed. The winner will be announced at the release party.
  • Teasers continue today. Be sure to check Kim's blog at 11:00am for links to designers previewing today. 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.
  • The September Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm September 1st, with the hop starting at Kim's Blog.
Today we're previewing Well Read WTG, Clearly Sentimental About Books (Triple Scoop Set) and Flopsey Flies a Kite. I'm showing you Flopsey Flies a Kite.

Oh, my. Just look at him. Can you say ADORABLE??? I stamped that little sweetheart on a Perfect Paper Panel (temporarily out of stock) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic markers. See the little rock he's leaning against? I had some patterned paper that looked like stone, so I paper pieced it with that paper. The kite was stamped, paper pieced, and cut out, then tethered with a piece of red and white Baker's twine.

Here's the inside. I used the new Notebook Edge Die-namics die here--and on the outside (but it's hard to see in the picture). LOVE it! Kim is just outdoing herself this month--there's so much goodness I tell ya! Other MFT products I used are Whip Cream and Wild Cherry card stock.

Thanks for stopping by! See you tonight at the release party and Hop and Shop!

Stamps: Flopsey Flies a Kite (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream, Wild Cherry card stock, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Togetherness 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket); stone patterned paper (craft store)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Notebook Edge Die-namics die (MFT); twill; baker's twine; 1/1/4" punch (SU!); Pop Dots (craft store)

Page Maps

Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes did the honors and took her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out CardMaps for September, click here and then click on the CardMaps link on the left.

Be sure to check out all the other Flourishes samples!

Christine Okken

Stacy Morgan

Cindy Lawrence

Leslie Miller

Julie Koerber

Danielle Kennedy

Betty Wright

Dawn Burnworth

Maki Jones

I was so honored to be asked to participate with a sample for this quarter's CardMaps! Since this was posting on September 1st, I decided to do Flourishes September flower from A Year In Flowers, Set 3. I'm so ready for FALL (did I say that already, LOL?) and asters certainly say "Fall" for me. I stamped the image on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers with a little Prismacolor shading. The rest should be pretty easy to figure out :)

Thanks for stopping by! Now I'm off to check out the other designers' projects!

Year In Flowers (Flourishes)

Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Pear Pizazz (SU); Wild Raspberry 8 x 8 pad (K & Co,)
Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Paper Distress Ink (Ranger)

Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); border punch (Martha Stewart); oval punch (SU!); twill; flat backed pearls

A good book - CTD #108

Well, can you? LOL, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to at first. Laura chose this week's colors and they were a challenge for me. But after brainstorming a bit and a little trial and error I came up with a card I *really* like.

I'm using an MFT set that's being previewed today and released tonight: Clearly Sentimental About Books. Another FABULOUS set in the Clearly Sentimental line.

I stamped my image on a piece of Basic Grey's Basics: Manilla with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, cut the edge with MFT's soon-to-be-released (as in tonight at 10:00pm EDT!) Notebook Edge Die-namics die and matted it with Chocolate Chip. The base card is a Fossil Scalloped Notecard with a layer of Chocolate Chip and a layer of So Saffron DSP along with a scrap of Basics: Manilla. I'm using Mojo Monday Sketch #154, flipped, so I added that strip of twill and made a flower with the new ROCKIN' Perfect Petal Trio Die-namics die. I am TOTALLY in love with this die set!!! The petals are cut deeper than most so you can get so much dimension with your layers! For the flower, I used Basic Grey's Basics: Kraft and added a glazed brad center. I have a ton of these brads so I thought I should get them out and actually use them--novel idea, right? This one is from Bo Bunny and the colors were perfect. I also added some leaves cut with the leaves from the Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics die (hey, I had to get my green fix, LOL!). Other than that, I did a little distressing and stitching and I love it.

Here's the inside:

And here are the Die-namics dies I used:

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD108 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, amd welcome September's Guest Designer, the fabulous Silke Ledlow!!!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Silke Ledlow - My Life

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Books (MFT)
Paper: Fossil Scalloped Note Cards and card stock (MFY); Chocolate Chip, So Saffron DSP (SU!); Basics: Manilla and Basics: Kraft 6 x 6 pads (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Notebook Edge, Perfect Petal Trio, and Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics dies (MFT); twill, library clip (SU!); foam tape (Scotch); glazed brad (Bo Bunny); sewing machine


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