Monday, November 30, 2009

Love And Sweepstakes!

How many times have you needed an alphabet set that wasn't too big, or too small? I know that has been my predicament more than once. Well, this month MFT has taken care of the problem for all of us, AND in MFT's special font we have all been dying to get a hold of. I have two projects to show you great ways to use this versatile alphabet set.

Since every year for Christmas I scrap two calendars for presents, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase the new alphabet set, and what a better way than to celebrate my daughter's first band review....and the band won the sweepstakes award!! Yahoo!

Since, Sarah's birthday falls in November, so I did a fall theme by using some Walmart designer paper I've had in my stash for years and used my Stampin Up! color coach to make sure those colors would match the band's uniforms as well. After stamping the letters in memento blue and cutting them out, I used my trusty fingernail to slightly distress the outsides a bit, then did the same with the punched out caramel layers to match. The typed journaling is a MS Word font I chose to get as close as possible to MFT's alphabet font.

My second project showcases not only the alpha set, but also pairs it up with one of the cute Pure Innocence girls coming out this month. Once again I stamped the alpha in memento blue, then cut them out this time layering over punched out snowflakes using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. So not only can they be used to scrapbook with, but also used on cards as a saying. You are definitely going to have to have this set!

For a list of DT and December Temp DT previewing this set, see Kim's blog and leave these talented ladies some love.

Stamps: MFT Alphadots, Pure Innocence Merry Kissmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blue, Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Walmart Designer Paper, DCWV Winter Mat Stack, Stampin Up! Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise, MFT Perfect Panels
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Circle Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Martha Stewart Ribbon Bow, Glue Dots, Calender, Gem Stickers, MFT Santa Baby Braddies, Sponge


  1. perfectly sweet, Bonnie! love your title on that page and your darling little blue snow, Love card is A-dorable!

  2. Gorgeous Bonnie!! I love your page - the diagonal title is fabulous and your card is too sweet!

  3. Bonnie I love the calendar page and the card is too cute!!

  4. I love both of your projects Bonnie! Great use of the alphadots!

  5. oh these are wonderful! that calendar page is gorgeous & the card is adorable!! the layering of the alphas over the snowflakes is brilliant- i love how they look!

  6. LOVE IT MISS THANG!!!!! I SO have to get this set... I really need an alpha set as you said, they are never JUST right.... :(

  7. Wonderful projects, Bonnie! I agree--these are a great size!

  8. How wonderful!!! These are just awesome!!!!

  9. I love both projects and isn't using the fingernail a great and freeing move.