Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thanks a Bunch - MFT June Teaser, Day One and C4C #39

I've got lots to tell you today in this post!

First of all, it's the first day of MFT stamp sneak peeks. You saw the dies yesterday, but today you'll be seeing three new sets as you visit the DT. I'm showing you Thanks a Bunch, which was a previous Triple Scoop set and now will be available on it's own. So, be sure to check out Kim's blog at 11:am EDT 'cause she'll have a list of the DT members that are going to WOW you today!

Second, the uber-talented Michele Boyer and I are hosting the MFT Guest Designer Challenge this month. The theme is Some Like It Hot. All the deets will be up at the MFT Member Company forum at SCS at about 7am this morning, so be sure to check it out. The winner will receive all of the new stamp sets for the July release plus join the MFT Design Team for that month's release! Fun!!

And third, it's Crazy 4 Challenges day! Frances is our host today and she's challenging us to make a tent card. Well, I had never made one of these but they're super easy! And Frances is right--they're fun! She has a link to some directions on the C4C blog so check it out and play along with us!

OK, now for my Some Like It Hot/Crazy 4 Challenges project! I found this adorable tea towel in my travels and it became the inspiration for a cute little gift set. Loved the bright colors--just so cheerful and happy, don't you think? Here's the complete set.

In addition to the sentiment on the card, which is from Thanks a Bunch, I'm using In the Background for the tea kettle...

Coffee? Tea? for the paper pierced mug, and Hot Stuff for the tea bag cover sentiment.

Inside of the tea bag holder.

Other MFT products that I'm using are: Sour Apple card stock and Spring and Summer button collections.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C39.

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Can't wait to see your tent cards!

And don't forget to check out Kim's blog at 11:am and the Guest Designer Challenge at 7:00am! See you back tomorrow for another sneak!

Stamps: Thanks a Bunch, In the Background, Hot Stuff, Coffee? Tea? (MFT)
Paper: Sour Apple (MFT); Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (SU!); Lime Rickey 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders); twill, Velcro (craft store); sewing machine; buttons (MFT); Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape


  1. Wonderful cards!! You did a LOT of detail work cutting those images out!

  2. So pretty Barbara, love the papers... Happy weekend...HUGS

  3. Very Nice! I Love anything Tea and this is just cute!

  4. This is REALLY cute, Barbara! I just love those little tea bag holders!

  5. I was up bright and early and no thread yet...

    Love the project Barbara!

  6. I love love love this project, Bar! SO fun! :)

  7. cute tea bag holders!!! cute everything!!

  8. super cute! amazing colors and lovely details!

  9. Love your set! That tea towel is so cute and perfect inspiration! Love the bright colours!

  10. Very sweet Barbara! What a fun bright set!

  11. This tea project is sooo cute!!! Love those little tea bag holders! This will make such a fantastic gift!! Can't wait to see the rest of the sneak far I'm loving it!

  12. a bea'tea' ful card and project....any recipient will be pleased to receive such a creative ensemble

  13. WOW...cute that tea bag holder!!! Love it!

  14. Fabulous gift set, Bar! I LOVE those little tea bag holders, and the piece of twill to hold them shut! Awesome colors!


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