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Wednesday Stamp Club

Okay everyone, it’s Wednesday, so it is time for a new sketch! If you’ve been following along week to week, then you’ve created forty five cards with us so far this year. If you haven’t been joining us week for the Wednesday Stamp Club be sure to add this to your weekly to do list. After all, one lucky participant will win a prize each week – a gift voucher to the MFT Boutique, just for playing along!

Remember that the sketch is simply a jumping off point, so, if you don’t have these particular shapes, feel free to substitute.

Get inspired by this amazing sample from Inge using Pure Innocence: Christmas Caroler

do you simply love her crumpled Pretty Posies Die-namics and her Say What sentiment treatment….

 

 

Julie

Karen

Jody

Frances

Sarah

Jessie

Karen G.

Barbara

Angel Rivera – this month’s Guest Designer

Michele

Wendy

Inge

Melody

Lisa

 

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November VIP: New Product Tour

Welcome to the New Product Tour for this month’s VIP Kit! This month we’ve switched things up a bit, and we have a fun surprise.

You’ll find the newest VIP Kit HERE - this month it is the Winter Cuties VIP Collection. As always, our VIP Kits are available in limited quantities, so if you fall in love with this kit, you’ll want to add it to your shopping cart right away!
After all, the VIP Collections have been known to sell out of stock very quickly!

You have a chance to get these two adorable little Pure Innocence sweethearts two weeks before they’re available as part of the December release! You’ll also see that this kit includes the latest Die-namics – the Oval Open Scallop Doily.  Just look, it is a perfect match for these two sweet little Pure Innocence images.  As I’m sure you’ll see in today’s New Product Tour from our amazing Design Team.  And as a bonus, the VIP Kit will include this exclusive sentiment set, never to be offered again.

You’ll find samples today from:

Karen G

Inge

Sarah

Lisa

Eva

Megan

Frances

Wendy

Jody

Michele

Kerry

Sherrie

Barbara

Melody

Jessie

Jackie

Joanne

Julie

Karen M

 

Enjoy all the samples from our designers today and I hope to see you over at the MFT Boutique!

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Our Favorite Find: October

As you know, our Design Team is always on the lookout for amazing customer samples, which we showcase to you as part of Our Favorite Finds.  After several customer requests, we’re going to move the feature back to the blog this week.    Today however, I wanted to share our very Favorite Project from the month of October with you!

Tara inked up Pure Innocence: Feeling Froggy and I love every bit of it, including her beautiful coloring and highlighting, as well as the use of the Say What Die-namics, and the tiny stamped frog on the twill ribbon, and the denim Simply Scallop Die-namics.

 


Please be sure to stop by and congratulate Tara on this beautiful project.  After all, she’s winning a little prize today for being named our Favorite in the month of October!  Be sure to check back on Thursday to see if perhaps one of your projects has been named a Favorite Find.

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Welcoming our November Guest Designer

Each month, as part of our New Release Preparations, we hold a guest designer contest. The winner receives a prize package valued at over $200 containing merchandise from the following month’s release. Our guest also joins us for the Wednesday Stamp Club sketch each week. The real fun begins when our guest joins us for Teaser Time for our next release.

This month, the challenge was to Bling It On. We are pleased to welcome Angela Rivera, a repeat winner of this contest! We look forward to Angela joining us this month, beginning with next week’s Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge.

You can find Angela’s winning creation here:

Congratulations Angela!!

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Wednesday Stamp Club – Forty Four!

Okay folks, now that you’ve had time to shop our New Release, why not pass the time waiting for your goodies to arrive by joining us for the Wednesday Stamp Club!  We’ve had such a fun time week after week with this sketch, and hope you have too!

Can you believe we’re up to our 44th sketch!  (Forty four! Wow, is it me, or is this year just flying by?)  Whether you’ve been with us week after week, or if this is your first Wednesday Stamp Club, be sure to give this sketch a whirl for your chance at our weekly prize.  You’ll add your sample to the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery using the keyword MFTWSC44.  Entries are due by Tuesday, November 8th at noon EST.

Today’s sample is from Barbara with the new Pure Innocence: Christmas Caroler

While you’re at it, be sure to join us over on the MFT Forum  on Splitcoast Stampers.  You’ll find samples today from:

Julie

Karen M. 

Jody

Frances

Jodi

Jessie

Debbie Carriere  - this month’s Guest Designer

Lisa

Michele

Barbara

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Teaser Time Prizes!

At long last, we’re about to give out fourteen prizes!  Two for each day of Teasers! Remember that YOU have a chance at winning one of these prizes next month… to maximize your chances at winning, be sure to leave a comment on each of the participating Design Team posts each day! You’ll find links to DT members with samples each day here on the MFT Blog. Okay, ready to see who has won?

Day One:

From Kerry’s Blog: Tenny Kusuma

From Julie’s Blog: Kary Lim

Day Two:

From Frances’s Blog: Lea L

From Wendy’s Blog: Steph Herbert

Day Three: 

From Joanne’s Blog: Becky Carafa

From Sarah’s Blog: Zehra

Day Four: 

From Jessie’s Blog: Amy Johnson

From Lisa’s Blog: Savannah O’Gwynn

Day Five:

From Karen G’s blog: Jeanne Girl

From Jody’s blog: CraftyMomof2

Day Six:

From Melody’s blog: Karen Day

From Michele’s Blog: Elle

Day Seven: 

From Barbara’s blog: Angie

From Karen Motz’s blog: MissScrapAlot

Congratulations to all of the winners, your prizes are coming via email in just a moment!

See you at 8pm for our New Release Cocktail Party at Splitcoast Stampers!

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MD Anderson Donation Update

Hi all and happy Halloween!

I wanted to update you on our MD Anderson Cancer Center donation.  It was truly my pleasure to make the donation this morning on behalf of all of those who’ve supported MFT throughout the years, and in honor of those continuing their fight against cancer.  I know that every story will not have the happy ending we all hope and pray for, but I also know that each dollar can and will make a difference in finding new treatments and cures for those suffering.

Below is the donation confirmation from MD Anderson:

Dear Friend:

Thank you for your gift to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We are grateful for your support for Making Cancer History®. An acknowledgment letter, which can be used for income tax purposes, will be mailed to you soon.

In the meantime, below is a summary of your donation.

Gift is from: MFT Stamps
                  Kim Vandersanden
                  214 Hall St
                  Eustis, FL 32726 USA

Gift Amount: $1,600.00
Date of Gift: 10/31/2011
Gift to Support: Research (General)

With love and gratitude to all of YOU who make it possible for us to give,

Kim

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November Teaser Time Begins!

Okay people, it’s time to get excited!  We’re about to kick off the New Release preparations for My Favorite Things November Release.  For the next seven days, we’re going to share the newest stamps and Die-namics dies.  I’m sure you haven’t forgotten…there will be prizes!  Fourteen of them to be exact, and all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the Design Team previews.  You’ll find links to the participating designers here on the MFT Blog each and every day!

Be sure to mark our November Release on your calendar for Tuesday, November 1st from 8-10pm EST.  First we’ll meet you over on the MFT Forum for the monthly New Release Party from 8-10pm EST.  Join MFT’s Designers, as well as fellow MFT Fans for lots of chatter about the new release, as well as even more prizes! Be sure to brush up on your new release details to maximize your chances at winning!

The Guest Designer Contest is ON!

Each month, as part of our New Release preparations, we invite MFT Fans everywhere to participate in our monthly search for a guest designer.  The winner will join us in the weekly Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge, will participate in daily teasers for the December release and will win a prize package valued at over $200 loaded with product from the December release!  You’ll find all the details of the Guest Designer Contest on this thread.

Full Set Reveals:

The first set that we’re sharing with you might look familiar…..  It was briefly available as part of our VIP Kit in Mid-November. The set sold out within a few short hours, so my guess is that several of you will be eagerly awaiting its return on Tuesday, November 1st!

Our friend Who’s That Girl is a dream to color, or paper piece.  You’ll have a bevvy of creative options with the six companion sentiments.  You can use the secondary image, the oversized cup of cocoa either as an inside and outside treatment, or you can even use it as a stand alone image. With those long winter months ahead, I’m sure you’ll find lots of reasons to send cozy cards….

Die-namics Preview:

In early January Jody approached me with an idea for another new and revolutionary die, and I thought I’d offer a glimpse into both her mind, and our creative process!

Jody came up with an idea for the Loopy Bloom die, and then created several samples of various sizes to see which worked, and looked, best.  Anyone who knows Jody knows that every angle is always WELL explored!  And we love her for that…

Once the samples were created, she sent over a picture of how she wanted the die constructed.

Again you’ll notice her thoroughness in action as everything is precisely measured and drawn.  I love that chick… <3

You’ll also notice little red lines down the center of the die, representing score lines.  Why is this feature so important?  Without those score lines, you can’t easily manufacture paper Loopy Bloom flowers.  And who wants to be limited?

Jody and I work very hard to bring you THE most original and well thought out products available on the market, and I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our creative process!

Just below, you’ll find a video from Jody showing several ways to assemble the Loopy Bloom!

Design Team Links:

Jody

Julie

Joanne

Karen M.

Frances

Jessie

Jackie

Karen G.

Jodi

Melody

Inge

Barbara

Lisa

Debbie Carriere – This Month’s Guest Designer

Kerry

Michele

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Stamping A-Z at 2Peas!

Our friends at 2 Peas in a Bucket have a fun program going on this month, Stamping A-Z. Each day features a different manufacturer, and a different technique!  Today we’re thrilled to be the letter M and Michele is featuring the Masking Technique. You can find the Letter M feature here on the 2 Peas Blog.  And you can find step by step photos from Michele showing how to create this effect HERE

Before you go, I have a few more masking examples from Michele to share with you… How about this one where she’s combined a single image, and some Post It notes to create a pair of side by side Who’s That Girls….

or from two individual images, she’s created this Pure Innocence combination here…..

Have fun visiting on the 2 Peas Blog today, and be sure to enter YOUR masking sample in the Stamping A-Z because there is a sweet prize package! (Note: You’ll find the contest information by scrolling to the bottom of the post on 2 Peas!)

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Our Favorite Finds – Moves to Facebook

Hello everyone!  Starting this week, we’re moving Our Favorite Finds to Facebook!  Not a fan of MFT on Facebook? Well you can follow us HERE!

My Favorite Things – Just Delightful Clear Stamps

Promote Your Page Too

Who knows, maybe you’ll find a link to YOUR card, page or project over on the MFT Facebook page!   You’ll also find that we have a photo album filled with the Wednesday Stamp Club sketches when you need a little inspiration.  The MFT Facebook page will also have links to YouTube videos from our designers, as well as updates when those hot products are put back in stock! What’s not to love?

Hope to see you there!

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