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WSC – Watercoloring Tutorial Video

Happy Wednesday Stamp Club everyone!  And Happy VIP Day!

This week, I wanted to play around with watercolors.  The DT Members and customers who’ve tried the Watercolor Wonder cardstock just rave about it, so it was time I broke it out and gave it a whirl.  I must say THEY WERE RIGHT!  It’s good stuff!

Here’s my completed project…

And here’s the Watercoloring Tutorial I created!  Be aware, you only get 10 mins on You Tube, so there’s a bunch of fancy footwork to make it fit and cover the important parts!

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WSC – Customizing Accents to Perfect Your Project

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

First up, I want to thank everyone for the most amazing MFT Release EVER.  It has been a blast, and we are happy to report that there is more cork, felt, PI sets and DIE-NAMICS already on the way!

Second, there are several sets that are back in stock, including:
WHO’S THAT CHOCOHOLIC
WRAPPED IN LOVE
LOVIN’ FROM THE OVEN
CHICK FLICK
MISS YOU MUCH JOLINNE
FAIRY GIRL
JOY RIDE
LOVE MACHINE
BEST MEDICINE
BEACH BUM
LATHER RINSE REPEAT
4 LEAF CLOVER
START THE DAY WITH WHEE

All backorders on these items have been shipped, and the rest are ready to order!

Third, since we all need a little fun this hump day, how about a FREEBIE added to each order today! Yep, each order today will receive something free added, at no extra charge!

For this weeks WSC I wanted to play around with some ways of customizing your accents to match the overall feel of the project you are creating.  It can mess up a whole project when you don’t have just the right shade of paper or ribbon, huh?  Oh, the horror.

Here is a picture of all my components.

And here is how I customized them, in video form just for you!

Here’s a pic of my completed card.

See how much the extra steps really added to the overall feel of the card?  How fun!

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WSC – K.I.S.S. (4.28.10)

This week we are Keeping It Super Simple with the Wednesday Stamp Club, are you on board?

So often I get wrapped up in creating the biggest and best, most elaborate production of a card I never quite get it made.  Am I the only one?  I hope not!

This week, I’ve created a SUPER SIMPLE card featuring Happy Mail.

And I’ve decided to offer something FUN today. Today ONLY, everyone who purchases Happy Mail will receive the paper to create their very own super simple card!

A fossil notecard, a paper panel, bubblegum panel and chocolate kiss hearts panel, all cut to size and ready to glue.

If you’d like to chat along with the MFT bunch, join us in our Member Company Forum right HERE.

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WSC – Earth Day Fun (04.21.10)

Hi all!  I’m back with all the deets and a million pictures for Wednesday Stamp Club, are you ready?

Excellent!  I love an enthusiastic crowd!

This week I wanted to use our newest Stephanie Fizer set, Sheltering Tree, and since Earth Day is right around the corner, I thought I could combine the two.  I really struggled all week long for inspiration, but literally as I was lying in bed it came to me!  I thought about one of my favorite childrens books of all time, The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, and then an idea started to form.

I LOVE the premise of The Giving Tree, and decided I could take the lovely sentiment and tweak it a bit and create something for my daughters.

Hubby helped me find a perfect branch in the yard, and then he nailed it to a small piece of wood so it would stand upright.

Using the Sheltering Tree DIGI Paper Pack & the new Template, I printed the bottom box and bottom box liner onto the backs of my green striped DIGI papers.  That’s the coolest thing about DIGI Papers!  Patterned Papers don’t generally come in 8.5 X 11 sizes, so with DIGI’s I can have patterned papers for template use!

After my box bottom is complete and lined, I wanted to add a little something to the sides to finish it, so I cut four pieces of the brwon striped DIGI papers and then scored them so that they’d fold over the edges on my box nicely.

Here’s a close up of the scalloped edges glued on the box side.

Here’s my completed box bottom.

We put the branch in a small gusset bag and added some dirt so you wouldn’t see the wood stabilizing the branch.

I put the tree in the box, tied it with some brown suede from our Coffee and Cream ribbon collection, and added some shred to the top to completely cover the bag.

Then using the green striped paper from the DIGI pack and my 1 3/8″ punch, I punched out about a dozen circles.

I folded all the circles in half.

Then I trimmed around the edge to create…

LEAVES!  I am SO proud of myself for this idea.  I’m sure it’s been done a million times before, but it was my first time, and I’m excited!

Here’s my completed pile of leaves.

On the back of each leaf I wrote little love notes to the girls!

Then I punched small holes in the bottom of each leaf and tied them to the branches using the twine from the Bakery Blend Ribbon collection.

I created a little panel to complete the back of the project.  I embossed my large tree circle on the green striped DIGI paper, stamped the tree on my brown striped paper (look Ma, no coloring!) and then mounted it on the sky paper panel.  I colored the owls and popped them on the tree.

I then mounted the panel to the back of my tree box.

They have a tree filled with love notes from a mom who loves them dearly!

Don’t you want to play along?

Once your project is created, upload it to the SCS Gallery using keyword MFTWSC042110 OR upload it to your blog, and then link it below!

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WSC – April Showers

Happy Wednesday!!!  Today I am back with a new Wednesday Stamp Club, and this weeks theme is April Showers.

Here is my card featuring Rainy Day Friends.

For my card I kept everything summery by using the Summer Color Collection:

Paper Pack, Glittered Garnishes, Skinny Ribbon and Fossil cardstock.  I also used a piece of Spring paper to create this fancy little flower from a technique I learned from Joanne, so stop by her blog and ask her for a tutorial!

Ready for a Scoop Special?

Today, Wednesday, April 14th only:

ALL orders will receive a FREEBIE

ALL orders OVER $75 will receive a FREE Rainy Day Friends set!

Want some good news?

Most of the Pure Innocence sets are back in stock!!  WOOT!!!

To play along with our Wednesday Stamp Club, you can upload your card to the SCS Gallery using keyword WSC041410, or simply sign the slide Guestbook below! (Mr. Linky and I are having a really rocky relationship…)

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WSC – Patchwork Easter (03.31.10)

Happy Wednesday all! I’m back with another edition of Wednesday Stamp Club, and today we are making good use of all those bits and scraps of paper lying on our (or maybe just mine?) desk top!

Here is my completed patchwork Easter card featuring What’s Crackin:

To create the patchwork panel, I punched 8 squares from the Spring Paper Pack and glued them onto my Sour Apple panel. I didn’t glue anything in the center because I knew my main image would go on top.

Then, I ran the patchwork panel through my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. It really made it look complete, and pulled it all together!

Your WSC Challenge this week is:
1) Create your own patchwork panel and incorporate it into your project

2) Create a card using my layout

When you’ve finished your project, post it to your blog or the gallery on SCS using keyword MFTWSC033110. Then pop back over to the MFT Blog and leave a link on our Mr. Linky! (If you don’t have a blog, you can use the URL of your gallery post as your Mr. Linky link.)

Come play along with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the MFT Store.

Supplies Used:
What’s Crackin’?
Glitzy Glitter
Spring Paper Pack
Sour Apple Cardstock
Perfect Paper Panels
Bakery Blend Ribbons
Spring Ribbon Nest
Spring Buttons

Who’s ready for a Scoop Special?

Today through Friday, we’ve got tons of fun for you!

Orders over $60 will receive a FREE Stamp Set.  Choose your favorite from:

Tote-ally Fantastic

In the Background

What a Girl Wants

Hanging With My Peeps

Simply write your set choice in the comments section of your order, and we will add it at no cost!

-Valid March 31st – April 2nd only

-One offer per person, per order

-You must write the promotion name in the comments section or it will not be added

-Retail customers only

And the winner is………KELLI JO! She was randomly selected as this weeks winner, and her voucher has been emailed!

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WSC – Glitzy Glitter (03.24.10)

Hi all! I’m back with a new Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge, creating unique and fun embellishments with Glitzy Glitter.

We all know how to add “snow” to a rooftop, or “icing” on a cake or cupcake, but this week let’s think a little more creatively and see what uses we can find for Glitzy Glitter.

Here is the card I created:

I decided to create a glittery sun and some glittery grass for my project. I basically I cut a small white panel, coated it in Diamond Glaze and covered it in the Spring Glitzy Glitter. I allowed it to dry thoroughly, then snipped the paper to create little blades of grass.

Here’s a close up of the grass:

For my second example, I have to admit I am tickled pink over this one, I used a foam dot as my flower center, and then added glitter on top of the foam dot (after exposing the adhesive) to create a glittery flower center. I can’t show you the whole card because the image won’t be released until April 7th, but I can “bear-ly” wait until I get to introduce you to this sweet fellow!

Supplies Used:
An Apple for You
Spring Paper Pack
Skinny Spring Ribbon
Spring Glittered Garnishes
Perfect Paper Panels
Spring Glitzy Glitter
Glitzy Glitter

Your WSC challenge this week is:

1) Create a custom embellishment using Glitzy Glitter (or glitter of your choosing)

2) Create a card or project featuring hand snipped grass

3) Create a card using my layout
When you’ve finished your project, post it to your blog or the gallery on SCS using keyword MFTWSC032410. Then pop back over here and leave a link on our Mr. Linky! (If you don’t have a blog, you can use the URL of your gallery post as your Mr. Linky link.)

Come play along with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the MFT Store!

Now, who’s ready for a for a Scoop Special?

Today through Friday, we’ve got lots of goodness for you:

Spring Ribbon Nest is $6.95

Spring Paper Packs are $3.95

*Orders over $50 will receive a FREE Spring Paper Pack!  Simply write SPRING PAPER PACK in the comments section of your order, and we will include it at no additional cost.

*Orders over $100 will receive a Spring Paper Pack AND a Spring Ribbon Nest!  Simply write SPRING PAPERS AND RIBBONS in the comments section of your order, and we will add them both!

-Valid March 24th – 26th only

-One offer per person, per order

-You must write the promotion name in the comments section or it will not be added

And would you like to know who won last weeks challenge???? Southernscraps with THIS beautiful card!

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WSC – Go GREEN

For this weeks Wednesday Stamp Club, we are going green!  But maybe not in the way you are thinking…what with St, Patrick’s Day right NOW.  I am using the term in the reduce, recycle, reuse category.

You might remember the card I posted in yesterday’s VIP WTG Hop, but what I didn’t mention is the fact that I’d used a page from Emma’s Hello Kitty coloring book!  Can you see it??

Can you see it now???  Yes, Emma had colored away, but on this side, the page was this interesting grid that I thought would work on this shabby baby card.  Clever huh?  And you thought all that artwork was for naught?  LOL!

So your challenge this week is:

1) Reuse or recycle anything you can find that would work on your project

2) Use green or anything with a St. Patrick’s Day theme

When you’ve finished your project, post it to your blog or the gallery on SCS using keyword MFTWSC031710.  Then pop back over here, to the MFT Blog and leave a link on our Mr. Linky!  (If you don’t have a blog, you can use the URL of your gallery post as your Mr. Linky link.)

Come play along with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the MFT Store.

And would you like to know who won this week? It’s Sonja with this beautiful creation!

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WSC – An Apple for You

Kathy Daume created an amazing sample and Caramel Apple Template for My Favorite Things featuring An Apple for You.

Since Kathy was generous enough to share her Caramel Apple template with MFT, and therefore ALL of you, free of charge, I thought it would be quite perfect to celebrate this fun template this week!

This weeks WSC Challenge is:

*Use any Template

*Use any Pure Innocence image

Isn’t that simple?  Remember, Wednesday Stamp Club is about inspiring your creativity, and should be used as a jumping off point, not as a “should”.

When you’ve finished your project, post it to your blog or the gallery on SCS using keyword MFTWSC031010.  Then pop back over here, to the MFT Blog and leave a link on our Mr. Linky!  (If you don’t have a blog, you can use the URL of your gallery post as your Mr. Linky link.)

Come play along with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the MFT Store.

And who wants a SUPER Scoop Special?

For today ONLY (03.10.10) receive a FREE set with any order over $50!

Choose your favorite from:
AlphaDOTS
Love at First Sight
Heartbreaker
Let’s Go for a Walk
Say Charge
Tea for Two

List your selection in the COMMENTS section of your order, and we’ll take care of adding it to your order!

Special applies only to orders that require shipping.  Limit 1 free set per person, retail customers only.

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WSC – Flopsey Unfinished

Happy Wednesday to all!  This week I wanted to focus on our favorite bunny, Flopsey, but to take it a bit further and challenge you to leave him UNIFINISHED!  Yep, uncolored, unfinished, as is.  Now I know this is striking panic in the hearts of all of us coloring, paper piecing girls, BUT, the purpose of WSC is to Learn. Grow. Know., so I’m confident we CAN do this!  I will give you one little cheat…you CAN paper piece him!

I found some amazing examples from Joanne and Michele to get you started, and I believe Julie has something she’s working on as well!

This weeks WSC Challenge is:

*Use any Flopsey (DIGI’s count too!) image

*Use any main image and leave it completely colorless or paper pieced

Upload your creation to SCS using keyword MFTWSC02242010 or to your blog, and then link it back here (you can use your gallery url if you don’t have a blog) to our fabulous Mr. Linky for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate! You have until midnight Tuesday, March 2nd to play along.

Who’s ready for a SWEET TREAT? In celebration of Flopsey, you can select your favorite Flopsey set today through Friday and save $2.50!!!  (Only one per order, maximum of two orders) Enter code FLOPSEY at checkout to save on your favorite bunny.  You’ll need to add him to your cart in order for the code to work.

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