Monday, November 29, 2010

MFT Teasers Day Three - Pure Innocence

Welcome!  Have you enjoyed all of the eye candy from the designers so far?  For all of you Pure Innocence lovers, MFT is releasing four (4), that's right, four new Pure Innocence sets this month!!  You're going to want them all.

Today I'm going to share with you a few projects using one of my favorite PI sets from this month's release.

My first project uses the Pure Innocence Hello Cupcake set and the Flower Trio & Leaf Trio Die-namic set. I just knew I was saving this Basic Gray Cupcake Designer Paper for a reason.  Don't you think it matches this set perfectly?  Totally cool, huh?

My main image is stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prismacolor markers before popping up my Pure Innocence image on dimensionals and adding some baby brads.  Here's a close-up of the Flower & Leaf Trio Die-namics.

My second project still uses the Pure Innocence Hello Cupcake image but in a scrapbook layout to show you the versatility of the set.  I've been meaning to scrap these photos of my kids forever, and receiving this set got me moving to get it done.

The image is once again stamped in memento tuxedo black and colored with Prismacolor markers.  I decided to use colors that match MFT's signature style.  I'm so pleased with the way this page turned out since the memory is just priceless. 

You see, when my now 18 year old son was just 4-5 years old, he once told me the following: "Mom, I like cake but why do you put so much bread with it?"  His idea of cake was just the frosting and the "bread" was the cake itself.  He continued asking that after his sister was born and for her first few birthdays until he realized the difference.  Now, his dad and I tease him about that every time his birthday comes up.

I have one more project to show you another Pure Innocence set called Splish Splash and a brand new Die-namic called Dainty Dots being released on December 1st.  Remember growing up and just having to find a puddle to jump in as a kid?  This set, part of the Boy And His Dog series, captures that fun again.  I decided to pair my image & die up with some MFT ribbon I've had for awhile and some designer paper I found at the Target $1 spot over the summer.  I just knew there was a reason I bought this paper and never used it. :) 

Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 3rd in the MFT forum at

•The MFT release is on Wednesday December 3rd at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 3rd at 10 PM EST.

•If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 gift vouchers being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Also, if you haven't already entered this month's Guest Designer challenge, you still have a little time.  You can see all of the details in the MFT forum here.

Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Hello Cupcake, Splish Splash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue
Card stock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Going Grey, White, Real Red, Only Orange, Green Galore, Bliss Blue, Target $1 Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Primas, Glue Dots, Stampendous Bling Stickers, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush, Photo Corners, Computer (Wendy Font), Printer, Dainty Dots Die-namic, Making Memories Snaps, Crop-A-Dile, MFT Ribbon, MFT Baby Brads

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MFT Teasers Day Two - Ice Skating Flopsey, Flapper Doodles, Die-Namic Duos Flower Silhouette Die & Stamp Set

Hello again.  First let me start by saying how much I love Flopsey!!!  If you do to, then you're not going to be disappointed by this month's Flopsey release called Ice Skating Flopsey.  When I first saw the set, I immediately thought "what a great Christmas present set".  So....that's what I went with since Christmas is only a few weeks away.  I'm planning on making a CD for my dad and step-dad of my daughters band/colorguard performances since they both live out of town and couldn't make any of them this year or last. 

I started by stamping Flopsey three times on MFT's white Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with prismacolor markers before cutting one out.  Pulling out a CD tin from my stash and some retired Stampin Up! winter designer paper, I put some score tape on top of the CD tin and then turned it over onto the designer paper.  (Thanks Jodi for the tip from your blog)  This way I only had to cut around the sides with my Fiskars finger craft knife instead of trying to "match up" everything.

Here's a close-up of the CD tin.

Since I also wanted Flopsey to have some snow banks behind him, I tore some scrap paper and stippled Stampin Up! bashful blue ink lightly for the two uncut images.  Once I also added the snowflake brads and punched images to the upper right corner, the other three needed something so I punched out my own brads using a hand held circle punch.

This set of four has some fantastic sayings to go along with the Flopsey image.  I've used the Thinking Of You here on the decorated inside.  Only this time, I used a punched out snowflake by the saying instead of a brad.

Now if you haven't entered the Guest Designer contest for a chance to win up to $125 worth of stamps and the chance to post during the teasers with the Design Team, make sure you check out the challenge here in the MFT forum.

Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 3rd:

•The MFT release is on Wednesday December 3rd at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 3rd at 10 PM EST.

•If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 gift vouchers being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Stamps: MFT Ice Skating Flopsey
Cardstock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Bliss Blue, Soft Sky, Winter Designer Paper (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, Bliss Blue
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Martha Stewart Punches, Ice Stickles, Dimensionals, CD Tin, Martha Stewart Glue Pen, Small Circle Punch, Making Memories White Snowflake Brads, Glue Dots, Gem Stickers, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Stipple Brush

Saturday, November 27, 2010

MFT Teasers Day One - Tweeny Teen, Clearly Sentimental About Teaching, Die-Namic Duos Textile Rectangle Frame & Stamp Set

Hello all.  I'm thrilled and honored to have been asked to be on MFT's December Temp Team!  Thank you Kim!  So have you been enjoying the sneaky peaks Kim has shared?  If you haven't seen them, you really need to go back and check her blog for the last few days. 

This month's release is totally fantastic!!  I'm in love with the new Tweeny Teen that's coming out.  These teen stamps so remind me of my daughter minus the attitude. LOL 

I'm showing you Tweeny Teen - You Give Me Wings.  She is just way too cute and the sayings that come with the stamp are fantastic!!  They're perfect for Spring, Thinking Of You, Thank You's, or just any occasion.

Here are some details about the upcoming release on December 3rd at 10 PM EST:

•The MFT release is on Wednesday December 3rd at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on December 3rd at 10 PM EST.

•If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 gift vouchers being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Don't forget to also enter into this month's Guest Designer challenge.  The winner receives almost a $125 in stamps and gets to post with the design team during the teasers and release party.  You don't want to miss out!

Stamps:  MFT Tweeny Teen You Give Me Wings
Cardstock:  MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Rose Red, Sage Shadow, K&Company Designer Paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Michaels Bridal Confetti Flowers, Stampendous Bling Stickers, Dimensionals, MFT Crochet Ribbon, Stampin Up! Rich Regal Mini Brads, Martha Stewart Glue Pen, TCP White Glitzy Glitter

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just wanted to wish all of my friends and readers out there a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving.  A few things I'm thankful for are not only my family, but all of my SCS stamping friends, MFT Junkies, PSF's, and especially for all of our troops and their families. 

For all of our troops and families, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.  I truly appreciate all you do.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

School Days

Hello again. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  Where has this month gone to?  Hopefully you're all prepared for any feasting with family and friends.

I have another My Favorite Things card to share with you today that I stamped and colored over the summer that was just assembled the other day.  As well as the Flopsey stamps, I'm also in love with the Pure Innocence line.  The image is stamped on MFT's cream Perfect Panels and colored with Prismacolor markers before layering.  I added some prima flowers I've had in my stash for over a year, and then some really cool Tim Holtz ruler ribbon.  Easy peasy.

Well, thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence You Make The Grade, Wendy Alphabet
Card stock: MFT Cream Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Vanilla, Black, Ballet Blue, MFT Digital School Days Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon, Stapler, Staples, Prima Embossed Flowers, Making Memories Baby Brads, Glue Dots

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cupcake Flopsey

Have you ever needed a cute shaped card for an event?  Well MFT has some great templates to purchase and download, plus the instructions to go along with them.

Once I downloaded this cupcake template, I printed it out three times; once on white card stock and once on Stampin Up! pretty in pink.  The bottom of one template was cut out and traced onto some designer paper.  After cutting out the "frosted" portion of the cupcake, I stamped a background using Stampin Up! pretty in pink dye ink. 

Then I stamped the Cupcake Flopsey image onto MFT's white Perfect Panels and then colored him with Prismacolor markers before stippling Stampin Up! pretty in pink ink around him to fill in the white spots.  After layering and adding some white Making Memories brads, I popped him up on dimensionals, added some Michaels $1 ribbon and a threaded Papertrey Ink vintage button.

Stamps: MFT Cupcake Flopsey, Stampin Up! Bitty Background
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Pretty In Pink
Card stock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Pretty In Pink, Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Making Memories Brads, Stipple Brush, PTI Vintage Button, Thread

Monday, November 22, 2010

An Elegant Musical Bella

Hi there.  Happy Monday everyone.  Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few days away?  This year is just flying by. 

Today I have a Stamping Bella stamp to share with you called Musicabella.  I've actually had this image stamped and colored for awhile, but just haven't done anything with it until now.  She's stamped on white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and a blender marker with Stampin Up! real red ink stippled around the edges.  Using one of MFT's Jumbo Ric Rac Die-namics, I die cut two scraps of Stampin Up! cardstock, then rolled a Rollergraph musical score over them in Stampin Up! real red ink.  I found the musical brads in my stash and I have no idea where I got them since they've been in the stash for who knows how long.  They may possibly be from Oriental Trading Company.  The flowers are actually Michael's white bridal flower confetti colored with a Prismacolor marker.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Musicabella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Real Red
Cardstock: Stampin Up! Real Red, Black, White, My Minds Eye Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & Markers, Musical Brads, Making Memories Baby Brads, Michael's White Confetti Flowers, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Raindrops On Roses - Wednesday Stamp Club

First, and foremost, I hope this post makes sense.  I'm typing this while on migraine meds for another with some "blown" blood vessels in my left eye.  I can see pretty good, however, the eye hurts like the dickens.

For this week's MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club challenge at we were to take the Sound Of Music song My Favorite Things and make a project from it.  You know just go with what inspires you and then tell what part of the song lyrics were the basis of the inspiration.  I could have just started with the title of the song since my favorite stamps are from My Favorite Things

So I started with typing out the first two lines of the lyrics and then pulling out my Spellbinders dies and MFT Die-namic dies.  I used the flower & leaf trios, jumbo scallop, and rolled flower (which appears to be out of stock at this time) Die-namics.  Since I've never used the rolled flower Die-namic before, I followed the video tutorial to make mine.  After dry embossing my main card, it was time to assemble everything.  Since I wanted matching "brads" and didn't have any, I just made my own using a hand held small hole punch then glued them on with a Martha Stewart glue pen. 

Here's a close up of the lyrics and one of the rolled flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: none
Ink: Stampin Up! Rose Red
Cardstock: Stampin Up! Vanilla, Garden Green, Barely Banana, Rose Red
Accessories: MS Word Wendy Font, Die-namics, Spellbinders, Pop Up Glue Dots, Hand Held Circle Punch, Sponge, Ice Stickles, Martha Stewart Glue Pen, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Farmer's Market WSC

Today I have another MFT creation to share with you using My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Goes Green.  I made this for last week's Wednesday Stamp Club challenge using something relating to food.  MFT has so many great stamps that fit this challenge, I had a hard time deciding which one to use. 

Eventually, I decided to ink up a set that's been sitting awhile.  So, I stamped this my image in memento tuxedo black ink on MFT's white Perfect Panels and colored it with prismacolor markers.  I know a lot of people have switched to Copics, but I love my Prismacolor's and won't be switching any time soon. 

After getting my image colored up and layered, I added some vintage brads then popped it up over the brown/designer strip in the middle before adding some apple brads I've had for forever and a day. :)  Totally simple and only took about 20min to make.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: MFT Who's That Girl Goes Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin Up! More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Basic Gray, MFT White Perfect Panels
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Vintage Brads, Apple Brads, Dimensionals

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jolinne, Flowers And Butterflies

Hello and thanks for stopping by today.  I'm still dealing with my migraines so I'm just assembling some cards I had stamped out and colored on my headache free days during the summer.  Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite Jolinne stamp sets called My Garden Jolinne.  I decided to keep this as simple as I could since I love adding dimension to my cards. 

I started by stamping her on MFT white Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black ink and colored her with prismacolor markers.  Once I had her colored and one of the flower pots cut out from the scrap paper it was stamped on, I stippled Stampin Up! soft sky and bashful blue ink around her to fill in the white spots before layering and adding Making Memories baby brads.  After adding a stippled MFT Jumbo Ric Rac Die-namic strip, I popped up the main image before popping up the cut out flower pot.  The butterfly is actually part of a butterfly ribbon I found at Walmart last spring.  So totally cool!!  The entire ribbon was just these big butterflies so they're easy to separate and add to any project.

That's all I have to share today.  Thanks again for stopping by.

Stamps: MFT My Favorite Garden Jolinne, Stampin Up! Watercolored Flowers Wheel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Lovely Lilac, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Lavender Lace
Cardstock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Butterfly Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush, Pop Up Glue Dots, Gem Stickers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

November Blast From The Past!

It's that time of the month again - Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past blog hop.  I'm thrilled to be able to participate this month after being gone for several thanks to health/severe migraine issues.  As it is, I made both of my entries on migraine meds.

This month's theme is Autumn/Thankful, so I pulled out three sets that I thought would match the theme. 

I started out by stamping the flowers/grass from Discover Your Wings in varying shades of memento ink on MFT creme perfect panels before lightly stippling Stampin Up! bashful blue ink over the main image.  Once everything was layered, I added some brushed copper brads and ribbon to the card before stamping the saying from Beary Special Accessories.  The saying was then punched out with Stampin Up! oval punches and popped up on dimensionals.

For my second card, I used Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates stamping in varying shades of memento ink on MFT creme perfect panels and stippling Stampin Up! bashful blue ink to fill in the white spots then popping up the owl and squirrel.  Since I wanted the twill ribbon to match, I stippled Stampin Up! pumpkin pie dye ink over both sides of the ribbon before tying it in a knot.

Once the knot was tied, I popped up the entire panel over the dyed twill with pop dots.  Here's a side view of the popped up owl and squirrel.

For the inside of the card, I pulled out some of my vintage primas and layered them over the twill on the right before stamping the saying onto the left side in memento tuxedo black ink.

If you want to see more eye candy, please visit all of the hoppers blogs listed below.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings, Beary Special Accessories, Branching Out, Branching Out Coordinates
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rubarb Stalk, Potters Clay, Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: MFT Creme Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Really Rust,DCWV Fall Matt Stack, Debbie Mum Autumn Matt Stack, Stampin Up! Old Olive 
Accessories: Brushed Copper Brads, Primas, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Stampin Up! Oval Punches, Twill Ribbon, MFT Ribbon, Glue Dots

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wednesday Stamp Club

It's MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club time again and this week we were given a sketch to do.  I didn't get a chance to play until today thanks to more migraines and the MFT release.

I decided to ink up a set that hasn't even been used yet and pair it with some Die Cuts With a View glitter stack paper given to me by one of our traveling nuclear med techs at work.  Jennifer was a blast to work with.

I started out by stamping  the main image from Dance The Night Away in memento tuxedo black ink on MFT white Perfect Panels and then color her with Prismacolor pencils and a couple of markers.  Dusting off my coluzzel, I created the matted layers before adding some primas from my stash.

Since I wanted the saying to cover both the front and inside of the card, I cut it in half and stamped it separately before layering and popping up on the front.  Using MFT's Jumbo Scallop Die-namic, I decorated the inside with silver designer paper and some velvet and glitter primas.

I'm really pleased with the way the card turned out; especially since I was on double migraine meds. :(

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you haven't joined us for the Wednesday Stamp Club challenges, you really should.  We would love to see your creations.

Stamps: MFT Dance The Night Away
Cardstock: Stampin Up! Black, MFT White Perfect Panels, Silver Designer Paper, White, Die Cuts With A View Glitter Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Basic Grey
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers & Pencils, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-namic, Primas, Glue Dots, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Oval Colluzel

Friday, November 5, 2010

Digital Family

Did you know when using digital images, size is not a problem? Sounds weird doesn't it? LOL Ok, let me explain.

I'm starting on some of my Christmas presents, especially for my brother and sister-in-law since I have to mail them.  So since they had not seen my family in a couple of years, I thought sending an album with pictures would be a great idea as well as a cute table decoration. Both my brother and sister-in-law are computer programmer's, so the robot theme fits their family perfectly, especially since both of their kids are taking after mom and dad.

I started off by printing all of MFT's digital robots onto white cardstock in different sizes, and then also downloaded and printed off some Stephanie Fizer robot digital paper.  After coloring all of them, and cutting out the smaller ones, I layered the larger images onto Stampin Up! pretty in pink, razzleberry cardstock and designer paper.  I then lightly stippled bashful blue ink around the images to fill in all of the white areas and held everything together with Stampin Up! pretty in pink brads before putting everything into a frame I picked up at Wal-mart.

Next, I took the Stephanie Fizer robot digital paper and covered a Stampin Up! chipboard mini brag book (inside and out), and the holder, that I had in my stash.  Once that was done, I inked the edges with Stampin Up! basic grey dye ink using a stipple brush allowing the brush to "hang over" and stipple the side where the images would be.  Once that was done, I added my cut out images and pictures to the inside.

A quick and simple ensemble that I'm sure my brother and his wife will enjoy.  Of course, I'll probably add something else to the mix as well.

Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Non stamping related post for you today, but I just had to post these pics about our chihuahua dog, Bella.  Now that it's getting a bit cold in the mornings when she wants to go out, and with the rain starting to arrive, my husband and I thought she needed a couple of coats to keep her warm and dry.  I mean this dog shivers like crazy if the temp inside the house gets below 69 degrees, so those really cold mornings starting late November and into the spring are really going to suck.

However, we discovered something.  Bella hates wearing coats, especially her rain coat.  Last week it was pouring outside late at night and she kept trying to back up and out of the raincoat for about five (5) minutes before sitting her bottom on the wet grass (which she hates) until my husband took it off her laughing like crazy. 

The same holds true for her little pink jacket.  She hates wearing it even though she's shivering outside or even inside.  However, she's so cute in them!!  I'm sure someday she'll get used to them, especially if she wants to stay warm and dry.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Get Well Set

I didn't get a chance to do last week's Wednesday Stamp Club challenge - It's In The Bag, so I used the challenge as my guideline for using some of the stuff from my stash. 

I first inked up my MFT Pure Innocence Better Get Better set and stamped it three (3) times on MFT's white Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black ink.  Once I had all three Pure Innocence images colored, I cut two of them all out and layered one image then popped one more up on Stampin Up! dimensionals.  Taking some scrap bashful blue cardstock, I cut it with MFT's Jumbo Ric Rack Die-namic, stippling Tim Holtz old paper dye ink over it.  Then taking some scrap Stampin Up! regal rose and sage shadow cardstock, I cut those with MFT's Flower Trio & Leaf Trio Die-namic before layering on top of each other with bling sticker centers next to the popped up images.

I finally pulled out some Autumn Leaves Thrift Shop designer paper I found on clearance at Target over a year ago, and wrapped a metal band aid container I've had over a year as well.  After adding my cut out Pure Innocence image, I also wrapped some scrap Stampin Up! regal rose grossgrain ribbon around the edge.

I hope you were able to join us for the MFT release party over in the Splitcoast forum last night.  If not, then you missed out on some great fun and free sets! The November release for MFT is fantastic and you can see all of the new stuff here.  Make sure you don't miss the December release either because Kim never disappoints her loyal junkies.

Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Better Get Better
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Old Paper, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue
Cardstock: MFT Perfect Panels, Autumn Leaves Thrift Shop Designer Paper, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, MFT Baby Brads, Stampin Up! Dimensionals, MFT Jumbo Ric Rack Die-namic, MFT Flower Trio & Leaf Trio Die-namic, Stampendous Bling Stickers, Stipple Brush

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Missing Sable

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card for a friend who had to put her 11 year old cat to sleep thanks to cancer.  I wanted to try a different color combo for a sympathy card, so I decided on pinks and purples for the majority of the card.  I used the flowers from Papertrey Ink's Spiral Bouquet to create the background for the layers as well as the main flowers. 

After stamping my flowers, I pulled my saying from Papertrey's With Sympathy and With Sympathy Loss Of Pet to complete my card.

Stamps: PTI With Sympathy, With Sympathy Loss Of Pet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: White, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Prima, Pearl Sticker, Sponge, Brads

Hello Fall

I was playing with this MFT Pure Innocence set Start The Day With Wee and got this idea to pair it up with some silk maple leaves from my stash.  To match the silk leaves, I stamped the background using the flower from a retired MFT set "In The Background" in Stampin Up! more mustard ink then sponged the sides of the card.

Once my leaves were added, I added the cut out Pure Innocence image making sure the swing ropes showed from under the leaves.  A Colorbook button sticker finished off the leaves section.

For my saying, I used the new MFT Banner Die-namic to be released on November 3rd paired with MFT's Banner Alphabet and doubled layered it. 

The MFT release party is on Wednesday, November 3rd at 10:00PM Eastern.  Join us because we have a lot of fun during the party and there are stamp sets given away too.

Stamps: MFT Start The Day With Wee, Banner Alphabet
Ink: Stampin Up! More Mustard, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: White, Stampin Up! More Mustard, Garden Green Scrap
Accessories: Silk Leaves, Prismacolor Markers, Glue Dots, Colorbook Button Sticker, MFT Banner Die-Namic, Sponge

Monday, November 1, 2010

Teachers Pet Note Set

I've always been meaning to make a password book since I have a hard time remembering them.  This month's MFT's Guest Designer Challenge gave me the perfect excuse and motivation to get moving on it.

I decided to start with my card and use the goodies I received in my November VIP kit.  I started out by stamping my images from the new Teacher's Pet Who's That Girl set that will be released on November 3rd on MFT's White Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black in then colored with prismacolor markers.
Once my layering was done for the card, I sanded down the silver brads I was adding in order to match the Crate Paper from the kit.  For a final touch, a scrap of Stampin Up! chocolate chip grossgrain ribbon is stapled to the panels. 

Using MFT's Jumbo Ric Rack Die-Namic to make an embellie stamped in Stampin Up! pumpkin pie dye ink.  I then added a paper clip charm held between two country Prima flowers from my stash by a silver brad that was sanded down again.

For my notepad, I printed out some Stephanie Fizer school digital papers to cover a 99cent notepad I got from the dollar store.  After adding some scrap Crate Paper, and stamping NOTES with MFT's Wendy Alphabet with memento tuxedo black then stippled Tim Holtz old paper ink over it.
I finished it off by dusting off my Stampin Up! hardware kit and using the paper anchors to hold down my scrap chocolate chip grossgrain ribbon.

For my password book, I pulled out a mini composition book from Target and covered it with the Crate Paper from my VIP kit.  Taking the new banner die-namic to be released on November 3rd, I ran it through my Big Shot using Stampin Up! pumpkin pie paper, and then again with ruby red.  For layering, I took the pumpkin pie strip and layered it onto the leftover piece of ruby red.  I then stamped PASSWORDS using the new Banner Day Alphabet and used an apple to separate them. 

Using scrap Crate Paper, I rolled it up and decorated a pen for the final piece of my set.

Stamps: MFT Teacher's Pet, Banner Day Alpha
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Old Paper Dye Ink
Cardstock: MFT Perfect Panels, Crate Paper, Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, White, Stephanie Fizer School Digital Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Making Memories Stapler & Staples, Stipple Brush, Stampin Up! Hodgepodge Hardware, Mini Composition Book, Mini Note Book, Chocolate Chip Grossgrain Ribbon, Joann's Paperclip Charm, Prima Flowers, Glue Dots