Friday, January 28, 2011

MFT February Teaser, Day One and February Guest Designer Challenge


Are you ready? It's time to start MFT February release teasers! If you've been seeing the Freeze Frames over on Kim's blog you might have gotten the idea that this month's release is another fabulous one! I don't know how MFT does it, but every month gets better than the last and this one is no exception. Today we're showing you Clearly Sentimental about Time (previous Triple Scoop set), Fred Bear Out West, and Die-namics Companion - The Great Outdoors. They will all be available for purchase at 10pm EST on February 1st. Before I show you my card, there are a few things you need to know:
  • The February Guest Designer Contest begins today and ends on Monday, January 31st at 10 PM EST. The winner will be announced at the release party. Get the deets here.
  • Teasers begin today and will be daily through Tuesday, February 1st. Head on over to Kim's blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with for today's teasers. 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 :) Check the MFT blog daily for the winners.
  • The February Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm February 1st, with the hop also starting at Kim's Blog.
OK, I'm showing you Die-namics Companion - The Great Outdoors. This set of sentiments is designed to compliment the outdoor elements Die-namics dies, such as the clouds, the sun, the grass, etc. So, I created a little scene--you know how I love to do that :)


You're seeing some different clouds on this card and a kite, right? Well, guess what? They're new dies!!! YES!! Flat Bottom Clouds and Fly a Kite Die-namics dies! LOVE. Pure and simple. And I used the Sunshine and Fresh Cut Grass dies, as well. The sweet little sentiment is from the new set. Other MFT products I used are Sweet Tooth and Fossil card stock, and the blue gingham paper is from the Spring Collection digi paper.




I've also got a card for the Guest Designer Challenge for this month. The challenge is to make a Valentine with a recipe: 1 patterned paper, 2 colors of card stock (base card does not count), and three embellishments. 


I'm using patterned paper from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush collection and blue and Sour Apple card stock. Embellishments are Dew Drops, twill, and baker's twine. I stamped the image from the Polka Dot Greetings Frame Die and Stamp Set with Versamark and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, then I carefully cut out the center with my craft knife to create a frame. Then I stamped the sentiment. from Clearly Sentimental About Love and popped it up behind the frame. I'm using another new die on the bottom of the blue card stock: Simply Scallops Die-namics die. It's a medium sized scallop and is going to become a favorite of mine, I know. So, I hope you'll all join in on the Guest Designer challenge - the winner gets all of the March release sets and will join the design team for the month!


Thanks so much for stopping by! See you  back tomorrow for another teaser!

~Supplies (Up, Up and Away card)~
Stamps: Die-namics Companion - The Great Outdoors (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth and Fossil card stock, Summer Collection digi paper (MFT); English Garden 8 x 8 pad (Memory Makers)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Fly a Kite, Flat Bottom Clouds, Fresh Cut Grass, Sunshine Die-namics dies, button, twill (MFT); twine (PTI)

~Supplies (Forever Love card)~
Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Love, Polka Dot Greeting stamp set (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth and Sour Apple card stock (MFT); Marina Mist (SU!); Sugar Rush 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Versamark
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Simply Scallops and Polka Dot Greetings Frame Die-namics die (MFT); Dew Drops; twill, baker's twine; Clear Detail Embossing powder (Judikins); heat tool

46 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love it. What a pretty outdoor scene you created.

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  2. Ohh my - the kite!! I'm in LOVE!!

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  3. Love the up up and away card with all the fabulous dies, this is so cute, and the colors are great.

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  4. Oh my - that kite die-namic is adorable - beautiful scene!

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  5. OMG - Kite dienamics! Where have you been all my life!

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  6. Barbara, your cards are so stink in cute! I just love the up, up and away card.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Candi

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  7. Love the clouds and kite die-namics! Your cards are awesome!

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  8. LOVE it... and SO excited for the new dies, that card is AWESOME!!!!!

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  9. I feel spring is coming with the beautiful Kite card, love it!

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  10. How brilliant, Barbara! Love that kite die!

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  11. Pretty card! I like the WARM summer feeling it has and the kite!

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  12. aahh...this feels like spring! I love the card, the colors are just fabulous! That kite is to die for! MUST HAVE.

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  13. I feel springtime in the air!

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  14. Love the up, up, and away card! The dp is fantastic and the paper pieced kite is so cheery!

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  15. Wow, LOVE the outdoor card with the kite and those great clouds! All those die-namics are just awesome! Seriously need them all!

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  16. Im really loving that kite die!! Cute card!

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  17. love the kite card..sooooo cute!

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  18. Great card Barbara,really like the paper you chose and the kite is so cool.

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  19. LOVE these both! especially the first one, the sentiment with all those yummy dies.....perfecto!

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  20. Love, love, love the kite die! Absolutely beautiful cards Barbara!

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  21. this is absolutely adorable! love the kite and clouds, those are going to be #1 on my wishlist and it's only teaser day 1!!!

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  22. I loveeeee how you used all those dieanmics! You set a beautiful scene. And the guest designer contest is so much fun!

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  23. LOVE the kite die!!! I wish it were summer already!!

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  24. Cool kite!

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  25. Lovin both of these cards!! The kite die-namic is mine!!! Love how you made the card with all those die-namics....it's perfect!!!

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  26. Oh my WORD Bar! These are AMAZING! The papers on the kite card just totally make me smile!!

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  27. i love the new kite die and clouds you did an amazing job showcasing them! awesome!

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  28. Simply adorable! Love the kite scene with the sun, twill tape and button embellie.

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  29. Love that kite and the little outdoor scene! Can't wait to play along on the Feb Guest challenge!

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  30. I'm so in love with these dies they have I can't stop myself.

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  31. Fabulous cards! Great use of the die-namics.

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  32. Gorgeous card. I love the kite, so sweet. I need that grass die. Guess I am going to be in trouble again this month, lol. Hugs, Anita

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  33. That is like a breath of Spring!! And we could use some of that soon!! TFS

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  34. I am in love with the new die-namics and your kite card is gorgeous. J

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  35. These are GREAT, Barbara! I especially LOVE your scene!!

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  36. that card screams spring, I love it.
    and Jody gave a link to lining up the dies with the stamps that you posted awhile ago. thanks, I just couldn't get my flower and die to line up, I'm gonna try the technique you wrote up. thanks again.

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  37. I love your bright and springy kite card and all the pretty DPs you used Barbara!

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  38. Awesome card. Is it spring yet? LOL

    Thanks for sharing your idea with me.

    Joan
    MN

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  39. Beautiful cards...love the new dies, and such a great recipe challenge, can't wait to get started!!

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  40. All the cards are great, but that card with the kite is wonderful! Make me long for summer days again.

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  41. Love that new kite die and what you did with it.

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  42. Super cute card Barbara, and that kite die is SO clever!

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  43. LOOOOOOVE the scene with the kite! Fabulous mix of papers on that! And the second card is adorable, but I just don't know how you can DARE to limit me to only one designer paper for that challenge! ;)

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