Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Favorite Things VIP Mini Blog Hop!

Did you miss My Favorite Things' VIP kit last month? Well, it's b-a-a-a-a-ck! And earlier than ever! You get to SEE it two weeks before it's released, AND if you're one of the first 45 lucky shoppers, you get to HAVE it in your hot little hands way before anyone else!

So, you ask what it looks like? Well, we're going to show you--all you have to do is HOP! If you didn't get here from the FABULOUS Amy's blog, you really NEED to get on over to Kim's blog 'cause that's where it all begins.

OK, are you back? Good. I really {heart} this WTG! Yeah, yeah, I {heart} them all but this one is especially sweet because I really HATE to vacuum. I mean I REALLY hate to vacuum. So, my sweet husband does all the vacuuming at our house. And, with nine (yeah, 9!) cats, there's a good deal of vacuuming to be done, LOL. I think this will be his birthday card--it's coming up just before Christmas. I know him, and he'll see the humor in it :)

Enough gabbing, here's my card using Maid For WTG.

I thought it was appropriate to use Basic Grey's Boxer 6 x 6 pad for my patterned paper ;-) The fact that there are lots of small prints made for easier paper piecing, too. The entire image is paper pieced, with the exception of a few small areas that are colored with Copic markers, on a Perfect Paper Panel. Here's a shot to hopefully show you the dimension of the layers I used to avoid cutting around all those little legs, etc.

I put some Clear Star Sakura glitter pen on the laptop, the wine glass, and the vacuum handle to add some sparkle to those surfaces.

Then I put the sentiment in this cute little copper frame. It originally had a loop at the top but I snipped that off and just popped it up on 3M foam squares.

Now the deets:

VIP Contents

Maid for WTG? $15.95
Princess Ribbon Collection $9.95 (Contains 5 yards each of 5/8” Sheer Ribbon in Silver, Antique White, White, Black, Lt. Pink)
Princess Pearls Adornments $15.95 (Contains 20-25 of: 3mm White Pearls, 4mm White Pearls, 4mm Jet Pearls, 4mm Cream Pearls
VIP COST: $41.85
VIP Perk: When you purchase this month’s VIP, you’ll get a coupon good for 5% off your December release purchase. Coupon will be valid for 5% off your purchase between 12/2 and 12/4 only.

So, hop on over to the uber-talented Joanne's blog and see what she's got for you--I know you won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Maid For WTG (MFT)

Night Of Navy, Very Vanilla (SU!); Boxer 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT)

Memento Tuxedo Black

3M foam squares, ribbon, brads (craft store); button (stash); twine (PTI); copper frame (Flourishes); Copic markers; Sakura glitter pen


  1. Very Funky Card Barbara! I Love all your paper piecing here!



  2. Love this, Barbara! Just look at all that paper piecing - looks fabuous! Love your ribbon treatment and the way you did the sentiment, too.

  3. I love your card Bar, love all the details. Nine cats!! WOW!!!!

  4. Such a great image, and the paper piecing is really a wonderful touch! :)

  5. There are so many gorgeous details on this card! I love the loud shirt he is wearing. :) Cute. :)

  6. Fabulous color/paper combo on this one Barbara! Just awesome!

  7. Very cool card. I love all the paper and that cute little frame...oh it is just perfect.

  8. Love all the paper piecing and the great papers Barbara.

  9. Das ist ja mal eine super Karte gefällt mir sehr gut.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland


  10. I love your card, especially the paper piecing on the chair, it looks great.

  11. Great paper-piecing, Barbara! And I love the sparkly computer!

  12. oh, yeah! love it! those papers are so rich looking and yes, perfect with this set!

  13. Fantastic paper piecing and layout, and I love the framed sentiment!

  14. Excellent card and concept!! Love the man maid!!!

  15. HAHA, I love it and the paper piecing is fabulous.

  16. This is SO gorgeous-love the vintage feel to it! Such a pretty, pretty card!!!

  17. So cute! Love the bling on the computer.

  18. Ooh, that's my fantasy played out right here on your card! I love the couch pattern! Wonderful fun card!

    And my hubby complains about one puppy?! I am showing him this!!

  19. this is FABULOUS! LOVE the sparkly laptop and all that paper piecing!

  20. Barbara... this card is FULL of eye candy... and I HAVE to laugh at that shirt he's wearing... it's TOTALLY 70's and reminiscent of the 70's and WOMEN's LIB!!!! HAHAHAHAH

    That frame is a GREAT accent... YOU ROCK, always......

  21. OMGosh, I knew you had cats, but 9? I don't think I knew that! LOL

    This is really awesome, Bar! LOVE all the paper-piecing! The Boxer paper is perfect for it, especially on his shirt and the chair! Fabulous job!

  22. Love the papers you used - love this set - got mine ordered!!!
    I only have 3 cats but 2 of them are huge hellions, lucky my 19 yr. old sweetie keeps them in line...

  23. Barbara, I just love this! The paper and the ribbon treatment you choose are just stunning!


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