Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the MFT July release Blog Hop! If you're catching this mid-stream, then make sure that you click on THIS LINK to start from the beginning! You won't want to miss anything!

I usually have a Flopsey for my Hop card, but since there isn't one for this release, I figured that a cutie kitty would work. They "hop", right!? :)

This is a little label set, called Purrfect Treats, that is meant to fit the adorable MFT squared jars, found HERE. I thought that I would make it a bit more versatile on this card. I used the "purrfect" sentiment from this set, but I also grabbed the "you made my day" sentiment, from the Essential Sentiments set.

The paper is from K&Company, buttons are from MFT, ribbon is unknown, and the flower is a Prima. Copics were used to color the kitty, and her collar was made with Platinum Stickles. Did you notice the little paw prints on the PP? I thought that they were cute. :)

So, now it's time to fly on over to Miss Susie Q, to see what she has for you. I'm sure that you'll love it! Click HERE to head to her blog! But before you go, here's some important info about tomorrow's release...

***New Product: Polka Dot Ribbon Nest in perfect for summer colors! (5/8” grosgrain, swiss dot ribbon in bright pink, red, navy, emerald green and yellow) 5 yards each of the 5 different ribbons for a total of 25 yards. $11.95

***This week's Spotlight Savings: 10% off Glittered Dots and Flowers 7/1-7/7

***The first 50 will receive a FREE Memento Dew Drop in Angel Pink with their order.

***Hook up: One Click Collection (all 4 stamp sets) retail $51.90 on sale for $46 for the first 48 hours after the release.

***Buy It All Bundle: all 4 stamp sets, plus the polka dot ribbon nest retail $63.85 on sale for $57 for the first 48 hours after the release.

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow, I have the coordinating doggie set for you in the form of a little giftie! And tomorrow night is the release party, too, so hopefully I'll see you there! Till later...


Sunday, June 28, 2009

When I Get Stuck

This is a Father's Day card that I made for my Dad last week with some PTI stamps, Forest Friends and Fresh Alphabet. The PP is from SU, buttons are from MFT, and ribbon is from PTI. Corner punch is from SU, as well.

And for a close-up of the image... I love this little hedgie!
Welp, that's about it! I'm off to get a shower. TTYL!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Teachers Rule Giftie

This is a cutie little jar from MFT that I altered with the newer MFT set, Teacher, Teacher. Both can be found at this LINK. These little 16oz jars are sold in sets of 4 for about $14. They make the CUTEST little gifts, and these MFT stamp sets fit perfectly on the front of the jar!! Can't beat that with a stick!!

I filled mine wtih Jolly Ranchers, as you can see. I personalized this one for Wyatt's future Kindergarten teacher. :) (Never too early to start buttering her up! LOL) The blackboard was colored with Copics and embellished with little images from the set. The button is from SU, as is the PP. Ribbon and twine is from PTI.

I just used my Nesties for the scallop circles.
Well, that's about it! Hope you have a good week! We've got some fun things planned. Hopefully, I can also find some time to do some stamping!
Till later...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Enjoy Life!

This is a little giftie that I made for my girl, Amy. She's my chocoholic buddy, so I knew that she'd appreciate these pirouettes. I thought that they'd make a nice addition to a bowl of ice cream! :)

I used LAD's Sweets and Treats stamp set and altered the can. My fave is the topper below...

I just love these little ice cream cones!
And now I'm off! Gots lots to do! Till later...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

One in a Million

This is a little Sweets and Treats card that I made for Lizzie Anne Designs. I used some BG paper and some PTI ribbon. Hope you like it!

Sorry to make this short and sweet, but I'm in a rush. Have a good one!!


Friday, June 19, 2009

BBQ Time!

This is a 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 LAD card that I made with their cutie Chillin' and Grillin' set. I used some BG PP and a couple of the smaller images, and had fun with the pretty colors! I thought that this made a cute and simple BBQ invite that would be fairly easy to duplicate.

The edge was punched with my Fiscars Threading Water punch. Images were, of course, colored with Copics.

I'll be back with some more LAD soon. Till then!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Eat More Cake!

This is the last of the cards that I made for TCP (and one that I meant to post last month!). I really enjoyed making this card and did so for my Hubby. Then I thought that it would work better for a friend of mine who LOVES cake (cough, Amy, cough). BUT, I didn't give it to EITHER one. I'm so stinking bad at sending (or even giving) cards out!! Isn't that terrible! I actually ended up selling it to one of my friends here in Ohio! Bad stamper.

Anywho, I used some BG PP and PTI ribbon. I paper pieced the balloon and colored with Copics the rest of the image. The button is also BG and the star is Heidi Swapp.

Well that's about it for this card. I SO loved playing with all of the TCP stamps, and I know that I will play more later with them. Alma is so wonderful and I love her images. Thanks so much, Alma, for asking me to play along with the team and be SWANKY!!! :)

Till later...


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Moveable Feast

This is a little diddy that I made with one of the June MFT releases, Let's Picnic! I LOVE the little ants in this set! How cute are they!!

I paper pieced the main image with some K&Company PP and colored the rest with my Copics. Ribbon is from PTI and buttons are BG. I love all of the summery colors!

I think I'm finally getting my groove back! I spent a day this weekend and made THREE projects! I haven't done that for months! It felt SO good.

Well, I don't have time to chat. I'm off to help with the kids! TTYL!! :)


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June Blog Hop!

Welcome to the June Blog Hop! If you haven't started from the beginning, then click HERE to do that. There ARE a couple of surprises along the way! (wink, wink) You'll also get to check out the two brand new MFT Sweet Sixteen members, Barbara and Kathy. Oh, and remember that both of the sets that you will see/have seen on this Hop will be available at midnight tonight!

This is a Starbucks coffee thermos that I recovered from a garage sale this weekend. They are made to be "altered" and that is exactly what I did! I found this Around the Block PP in my stash that is all about traveling and "enjoying the journey" and I thought that it would be perfect for this! I just slipped the PP inside the thermos where it will be kept dry from washing and then set to the Flopsey on the outside!

I tried to get the Flopsey on the inside, but with the flowers on the dimensional ears, there was 4 layers of CS there, and it just wouldn't fit! I figure that the recipient (or myself ;)) could either wash carefully, or remove the outer layers when it's time to clean out the coffee.

This is I Need Coffee Flopsey. Ain't she cute!? I cut off her fuzzy slippers because I didn't figure it fit with the travel theme, but they are quite cute, too!

Here's a pic of the whole mug. I really like these things! I may have to get more for Father's Day gifts!!

And here's a pic of the little sentiment tag. I used some SU! ribbon and a Creative Cafe tag. For the flowers on Flopsey's ears, I used a Fiscars punch and added some A Muse Twinkle Stickers.
Well, that's about it for my part of the Hop. To continue on, click HERE and go check out Susie! I know that you're gonna LOVE what she has in store for you!
I have another card for you for later that I made with one of the other June sets. Till then!

MFTeaser: Rainy Day Friends

Ain't she just cute in her little Chatterbox raincoat!? I'm also very partial to frogs, so this new set is a winner for me! It's called Rainy Day Friends, and it will be available through MFT tonight at midnight (or tomorrow morning - however you want to look at it!), along with a cutie new Flopsey!

I've colored her with Copics and paper pieced the rest. I added some details to the images with my white gel pen, and finished off the card with some BG buttons and some PTI ribbon.

Make sure that you tune in tonight for the mid-month Blog Hop! I'll be featuring a Flopsey project that you'll just BOUNCE over. :) You should start the Hop HERE, and then continue along through the blogs, for 2 chances to win some Blog Candy!! It starts at 10pm EST, so be there or be square! ;)

On a personal note - I'm feeling much more like my crafty self because I found a memory card adapter for my computer, so uploading is WAY easier!! Yay!!

Okedoke! I'll be back later! Till then...


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Birthdays ROCK!

This is a jumbo paperclip that I altered to be a gift card holder. I love these new images from MFT! This set is called The Poppies, and it's this month's release from Stephanie Fizer. When I saw it, I immediately thought iTunes gift card!!

Well, I had this paperclip just sitting around, so I thought that I could alter it for a cutie little gift. The paper is some MME, and I also added some velvet scallop ribbon from Creative Cafe, that I glitzed up with some Stickles.

Below is the close-up of the image...

I colored it with Copics, and added some embellies from Stamping Bella and some Primas. I also added some silver cord and a BG button to the flowers.

Again, this set is available now on the website at the ink above!

Now for a personal update....

I've been slacking on my stamping responsibilities lately, and here's why - we're SO stinking busy AND I can't for the life of me find the one and only cord that enables my computer to connect to my camera! I treasure that thing, because I'm not able to use anything else - it's not just an ordinary USB cord, and my computer doesn't have slots for memory cards. SO, today I had to use Dave's computer to upload the pix by jimmying my memory card into one of the slots (and to get it out, I had to use tweezers!!), and then email them to myself! Ack!

In addition to that, I can't find my photo box!

So, I have to figure out another way that delivers some decent pix, but that doesn't require MONDO amounts of TIME!

In other news, I've passed my test to be hired for the agency, so that I can work as the school nurse at Wyatt's school! That's good news! LOL Dave's still working on our new bathroom, and we're having a blast playing with the horses and kids! I'm currently watching the kiddies play on the Slip and Slide. Good times.

Till later...