Feb 29, 2012

MFTeasers | Day 2!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 6th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

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Flopsey Goes Camping!  How perfect is Flopsey for summer?  Love that he's roasting marshmallows!!  I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copic Markers.  The marshmallows are colored in with Marshmallow Smooch (so perfect!).  See any new Die-namics here?  Teehee!  I used the new Photo Corners Die-namics in the upper corner of the image panel (so darling, in my opinion) and also the new Royal Rose Die-namics


I added a little Latte Pearl in the center and then cut out the sentiment flag with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics


The inside is stamped again with Flopsey by the fire and then I added some more stitching and fabulous Kraft Funday Happy Days papers from My Mind's Eye.  The layout is Sweet Stop's SSS146.

Don't forget to stop on by Kim's blog for a list of all the fantastic designers participating in today's Teasers.

Here are the Die-namics I used today:







Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: flopsey goes camping (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), hot fudge (mft), choice snow white (taylored expressions), kraft funday happy days (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, simply scallops medium/royal rose/photo corners/first place award ribbon die-namics, latte pearl (kaisercraft), marshmallow smooch, sewing machine, brown thread, foam tape

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks | Day 3

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March Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 2/29 at 7pm PST.
First up for me today is Faith in Bloom, which is a new set illustrated by Emily Burger for the Embracing Grace line of stamps.  

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The flowers in this image are actually 2 stamps - the two flowers on the left are one stamp and then I added the flower on the right.  They are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  

Next up is another fabulous Word a la Carte illustrated by Taylor - Faith.

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I'm using Taylor's TESC152 for the layout on this card.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black on both Choice Snow White cardstock and a sheet of Miss Caroline Dolled Up patterned paper from My Mind's Eye so I could paper piece the letters.  Somehow I can't let a flower just be a flower, I have to add a button and bow to it too.

There is plenty more to see today!  Please stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up for you.
Here is the Taylored Die I used today:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
pray hope love card
stamps: faith in bloom (taylored expressions)
paper: simon (bazzill), choice snow white (te)
ink: memento tuxedo black, memento canteloupe
accessories: copic markers, circle/scallop spellbinders dies, black rhinstone flourish (want 2 scrap), blue grosgrain ribbon (su!), subtles buttons (su!), embroidery thread, foam tape

faith card
stamps: faith a la carte (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (te), miss caroline dolled up 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: medium scallop border die (te), oval spellbinders die, yellow grosgrain ribbon, brights buttons (su!), embroidery thread, foam tape

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club


Good morning!  It's time for another fabulous MFT sketch for your mid-week pick-me-up.  We have a super fun sketch for you this week!


I made a card using PI Sending You a Little Christmas, which has been un-inked until today.  That's criminal!!  I bought her a while ago and then Christmas was over, so she was put aside.  Poor girl.


I started by stamping here in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with Copic markers.  Her hat has some Sugar Sparkly Fluff on the white fluffy parts and I added lots of stitching around the borders.  The papers are all Winter Park 6x6 from Echo Park.


I added some clear rhinestones for the little ornaments on the tree


The inside is stamped simply with more stitching and a little Wonky Scallop Border Die-namics for some Puff Cloud White My Favorite Felt snow.  Now that I look at this, it's kind of white and blizzardy looking, eh?

Don't forget to stop on by Kim's blog for a list of all the designers playing along in this weeks sketch challenge!

Here is the Die-namics die and Copic markers I used today:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: pi sending you a little christmas (mft)
paper: night of navy (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions), winter park 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, wonky scallop border die-namics (mft), blue rhinestones (kaisercraft), clear twinkles (taylored expressions), puff cloud white my favorite felt (mft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Feb 28, 2012

MFTeaser | Day 1!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 6th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

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We're starting this fabulous Teaser week with Who's That Girl Puddle Jumper.  I decided to paper piece her clothes, so I stamped image once on Choice Snow White cardstock and then several times on different sheets of On the Bright Side One paper from My Mind's Eye.  After coloring the separate pieces with Copic markers, I went ahead and paper pieced her together.  I also used the Mini Monarch Border Die-namics underneath the yellow ribbon.

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You can see the various layers to her.  I added a couple of blue rhinestones to her cute rain coat.

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The inside uses the same patterned papers and I added some Flat-Bottom Cloud Die-namics in Rain Cloud My Favorite Felt.

Don't forget to swing over to Kim's blog for a complete list of all the designers participating in today's Who's That Girl teaser!

Here are the Die-namics and Copic markers I used today:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: who's that girl puddle jumper (mft)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, on the bright side one 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, flat-bottom clouds die-namics (mft), mini monarch border die-namics (mft), circle scallop spellbinders die, ice blue rhinestones (kaisercraft), so saffron grosgrain ribbon (su!), rain cloud felt (mft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks | Day 2


March Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 2/29 at 7pm PST.
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It's Moka day and Sir Henry is one of the latest to join the collection.  Nancy McKinney has illustrated another fabulous set for the boys.  I stamped Sir Henry and royal crest in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored him with Copic markers.  I used the Majestic Border Die again for today's card, but this time gave it a more masculine feel by adding brass brads.  I may have gone a little brad crazy today. The layout is based on this scrapbook page layout from Got Sketch.

Don't forget to grab this FREE Moka Hair coloring chart from the TE store.  It's been a lifesaver for me and it's made me branch out to coloring black hair and red hair - and you just can't beat the price!

There is plenty more to see today!  Please stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up for you.
Here is the Taylored Die I used on today's card:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: moka sir henry (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (te), miss caroline dolled up (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, majestic border die (te), brass brads, foam tape

Feb 27, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks | Day 1


March Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 2/29 at 7pm PST.

I have a little sneak peek at a new set called Royal Digs, which is the next Adorable Adobe set illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Appledoodle Ink line of stamps.  All of the Taylored Expressions stamps are made of cling mount rubber and each set is stored on its own full color inspiration panel and 4 sets will fit in the Mini Binder Box for easy storage and accessibility.  
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I decided to make a cute little wedding or anniversary card and used this Got Sketch layout for my 5x5 card.  The castle and sentiment are both stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and I decided to keep the image simple and just have it sort of in the background on a sheet of Miss Caroline Dolled Up paper.  I added some dreamy clouds using the Cloud Duo Die and the big puffy cloud the castle sits on is made from the Clouds Border Die, so very Jack and the Beanstalk.  I also used some new dies - the crowns are from the Royal Treatment Dies, which is a set of 5 different crown dies, and then the fun crown border is the Majestic Border Die.  The twinkling stars in the sky are actually the star cut-outs from the Majestic Border Die.

There is plenty more to see today!  Please stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up for you.
Here are the Taylored Dies I used on today's project:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: royal digs (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, blossom (bazzill), choice snow white (taylored expressions), miss caroline dolled up (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: majestic border die (te), royal treatment dies (te), cloud duo dies (te), cloud border die (te), crystal twinkles (te), foam tape

Feb 26, 2012

TSG145 | Sketch Challenge

This week's There She Goes Challenge is brought to us by the Junior Trendsetters! They have challenged us to make a card or project using the sketch as inspiration.

  • To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using the sketch as inspiration and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (March 5th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
  • By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
  • You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG145 so we can check out your beautiful work!
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When I was looking for a stamp set to use with this sketch, I noticed the packaging for Get Your Thong On was arranged with all the little flip-flops in a vertical row, which is perfect for this tall, skinny panel in the sketch.  It's amazing where I find inspiration sometimes, haha!  I stamped the flip-flops in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them with Copic Markers.  I added some Kaisercraft Rose Pearls just to give them a little punch and then added the sentiment along the side instead of the scallops.

Be sure to stop over at the TSG Blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Trendsetter gang.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: get your thong on (tsg)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions), miss caroline dolled up 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, rose pearls (kaisercraft), pink crinkle ribbon, file tab die-namics (mft), jumbo monarch border die-namics (mft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 153

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Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close in two weeks, next Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC153 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

WANT TO BE A GUEST Sweet Sunday Stamper?  I'll be picking my favorite card or project after each challenge and that winner will have a special guest spot as a designer on a future Sweet Sunday Challenge.  I'm SO excited about this!  You can enter as many different cards as you'd like before the following Friday deadline, so get stampy!

I will be announcing the next Guest Sweet Sunday Stamper later this week, so be sure to check back to see if you will be joining the design team for SSS154!





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Today I made a card using Friendship Blooms from Taylored Expressions.  I'm very much ready for spring to arrive and add a little color to our dry, brown, dusty surroundings.  I started by stamping the stems in Olive Pastel chalk ink and then stamped the sentiment right over the top of it in Memento Tuxedo Black.  That's it for the stamping on this one.  The rest of the details are all from Taylored Dies.  The three blossoms are Friendship Blooms Dies and then I layered the Small Scallop Border, Picket Fence, and Leafy Branch dies underneath the main image.


Here is a close-up of the layered flowers.  I added a button in each center.  The papers are the new Miss Caroline Dolled Up 6x6 paper pack from My Mind's Eye.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Here are the Taylored Dies I used for this card:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: friendship blooms (taylored expressions)
paper: lagoon (bazzill), flamingo (bazzill), kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, miss caroline dolled up 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black, colorbox olive pastel
accessories: neutrals buttons (su!), pearl pearls (kaisercraft), taylored dies: leafy branch, picket fence, small scallop border, butterflies & friendship blooms, white cotton thread, sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Feb 23, 2012

There She Goes Sneak Peeks | Day THREE

Good Morning!!  It's the final day of sneak peeks for the March release of There She Goes Clear Stamps - Be sure to read the details at the end of this post for a chance to win one of the new sets.



A-tisket a-tasket a green and yellow basket…Melyssa has created the most darling Easter stamp set! This mini-set will be sure to please that egg-stra special person. The sentiment fonts are so whimsically fun and you’ll enjoy coloring these Easter eggs. This is a must have set.

Egg-stra Special is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 9 stamps and will sell for $7.00.




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I started by stamping this super cute little girl in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored her with Copic markers - the sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black as well and then I curled up the edges of the banner just a bit.  I used some white felt with the Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics from MFT and added little Bliss pearls, from Kaisercraft, to the centers and on the image panel.  The layout is actually a scrapbook page sketch from Swirlydoos.

Would you like to win the new Egg-stra Special stamp sets? Here is what you need to do - visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday February 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: egg-stra special (tsg)
paper: aqua mist (pti), choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, miss caroline howdy doody 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, bliss pearls (kaisercraft), circle/scallop/rectangle spellbinders dies, first place award ribbon die-namics (mft), fancy flourish die-namics (mft), foam tape