FREEZE Frame Day 2 – Millie the Mouse and Fred Bear

Hi all!  I’m back with today’s FREEZE Frames!  This month we are introducing two new characters, Millie the Mouse and Fred Bear.

Millie is the creation of Christy Beckwith, our WTG and Flopsey character, and Fred Bear is from a brand new, and quite famous Illustrator in the UK.  I am in LOVE with this guy.  Seriously.  We are releasing two Fred Bear sets April 7th (10pm EST) but I’m only FREEZE Frame-ing one set today.  You’ll just have to wait until teasers to see the second one…  I know, my meaness is completely uncalled for.

Pure sweetness, huh???  See you tomorrow…. :)

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MFT Fabulous Friend Debbie Olson

This week I am honored to have a Debbie Olson join us as MFT’s Fabulous Friend!

As an interesting bit of MFT Trivia, Debbie was the very first ever MFT Guest Designer.

I have long been a huge fan of this stamping legend, and am always inspired by amazing artistry.

Before we get to her lovely creation, let’s get nosy!

What is your signature move?  Is there one style or technique that seems to adorn your every creation?

I can’t stay away from my sewing machine. Somebody needs to lock it up! Buttons are a close second. If I had no buttons or sewing machine, I think I might need to quit stamping.

What’s your favorite MFT set and why?

Right now, I love the charm of the Pure Innocence line in general, but a favorite? Hmmmm–perhaps the Better Get Better girl and teddy bear. She’s such a darling image for get well cards!

What do you hoard?

I tend to hoard certain embellishments–chipboard, flowers, lace. I use ribbon and buttons, but save the other things–weird, I know. I’m not as bad about hoarding as I used to be, mostly because I have begun to learn that it’s better to use something when you still love it and when it’s fresh and trendy, than to wait until you don’t love it any more and it’s old hat to everyone.

Here is her sweet Happy Mail card…

Debbie was even kind enough to list her Copic color choices for us!

Please make sure you stop by Debbie’s BLOG to leave her some love and thank her for sharing her wonderful work with all of us!  She MIGHT even have more eye candy…

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FREEZE Frame Day 1 – Bunch of Bots and CS about Birthdays

Hi all!  Can you believe it’s that time again???  I KNOW!  Sigh.  Where does each month go?  It’s a rhetorical question BTW…

I’m back today with our first set of FREEZE Frames, Bunch of Bots and Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays.

Our April Release is fan-flippin-tastic if I do say so myself.  A new Illustrator, two new characters, a new Triple Scoop and 14 NEW sets!  Seriously.  Just wait until you start seeing what the Design Team has done with this months sets!  I know, I’m teasing you, but in all fairness, they have completely raised the bar this month.

See you tomorrow with more FREEZE Frames!

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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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Our Favorite Finds – March 22

There were so many sweet cards this past week for Saint Patrick’s Day. Here are some of our favorites….

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Its beginning to feel very springy in blog land! Just peek at these cute samples – I’m starting to feel Easter!!

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How about a little altered art? Check out these fun projects, loaded with details!

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Both of these cards were made for our Design Team Member Susan Liles using the same sketch, and two different Pure Innocence stamps.

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My sweet friend Flopsey got some inky love this week too! How sweet is this fluffy, sugary goodness?

And this one! Aaarrgh! I am completely speechless. Check out this gorgeous technique!!

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Thanks so much for visiting today! We’ll be back next Tuesday with another 10 gorgeous projects for you, as well as our Favorite Find of the Month which will be unveiled on Wednesday the 31st!!

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MFT Fabulous Friend – Dawn Easton

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing and relaxing weekend and are ready to take on a SUPERCHARGED week!

I’m back today with a new Fabulous Friend, and one I had the pleasure of meeting over the winter at the CHA Supershow in CA. She is ADORABLE. I wish I’d had time to just hang out and chat with her more because I just loved her!

Let’s learn a bit more about Dawn before I show off her incredible samples!

What is your signature move? Is there one style or technique that seems to adorn your every creation?
It’s funny when people ask what my style is and I’m never quite sure what to say. Although I do get comments saying that they knew it was my card immediately in the SCS gallery! LOL! If I had to pick something, I’d say it’s that I make cards that contain many layers. I used to paper pierce a lot and still do but I’ve started to move to sewing now. It’s all the rage and I thought it was time I hopped on that bandwagon ;) Just don’t look too closely at my stitches, they need work! Ha!

What’s your favorite MFT set and why?
You seriously, want me to pick just one? Do you know that I just went on a roadtrip with some girlfriends to a scrapbooking store (1.5 hours away) just so I could get new MFT stamps?! I love them all! I’ve always loved the Who’s That Girl line though. There is something about her that we can all relate to. Everyone that I’ve given a card to using those images, just loves them! The new Pure Innocence line is fast becoming a fave of mine too! She’s just adorable and so fun to colour with copics!

Any funny stamping stories? Glitter mishaps?? SPILL!
Well I’m not known for having the tidiest stamping space. Just ask my daughter! LOL! I call her down to the basement to help me find my tape, foam dots, ink pads or whatever it is that I happen to be missing at that time. She almost always finds it right in front of me…ha! I don’t think I can stamp a card without making a mess. It’s amazing that I don’t spend more than 30 minutes with all my issues…lol

Dawn created three beautiful samples using Wrapped in Love, Miss You Much Jolinne and Love Birds.

Please take a moment and hop over to Dawn’s BLOG and let her know just how much we appreciate her sharing her tie and talen with all of us!

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Friday Feature – Tote-ally Fantastic

Happy Friday to all! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend in store, and just in case you need to stamping “inkspiration” I am back with another Friday Feature.

This week, I am featuring Tote-ally Fantastic, which is available for $11.95 now through Monday. In case I haven’t mentioned it recently, I am a purse-a-holic. I LOVE real, designer purses, especially those found in shops named Chanel, Gucci and Dior. It’s the one item that I truly covet. If only my budget were as limitless as my imagination…

Well. once again I will live vicariously through Who’s That Girl! Here are some amazing “pretend” purse shopping samples that we can all afford!

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Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

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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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It's a VIP Who's That Girl HOP

Hi all!  We are back with this months VIP Kit THREE weeks early!  Are you smiling yet?  We thought you’d like that!

We’ve got an extra special “addition” to the MFT family, both in stamp sets AND in people.  Our very own WTG Illustrator has given birth to a beautiful, handsome, loved baby boy!  So what better timing to introduce our latest WTG set, Baby Bump!

This months VIP Kit includes:

Baby Bump (The upcoming Who’s That Girl? set)

Baby Bump Ribbons (Contains 2 yards each of 5 gorgeous Satin ribbons in creme, pale pink, rose pink, sage green and antique blue. 7/8″ Width)

Baby Bump Diaper Pins (Approx. 10-12 diaper pins each of 4 colors, baby blue, baby pink, baby green, chocolate brown)

Package of 10 Fossil Scalloped note cards with envelopes

Baby Bump Additions Sentiment Set FREE!

$32.50

Now who’s ready to see this gorgeous, and trendy WTG??  ME!!!!

For my card I used several of the elements in the VIP Kit, including the Fossil note cards, the chocolate brown diaper pins and the antique blue satin ribbon.  I love how the colors can work for babies, but are so versatile you aren’t limited to only baby cards.  The shabby chic colors in this Kit are AMAZING.

Next up, prepared to be WOWED by Barbara.  Seriously.

Remember, the VIP Kit will is live right now, at 10pm EST and is available through tomorrow ONLY or as long as quantities last!  If you can’t find it by clicking the link above, it will also be listed in the Brand Spankin’ New category!

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It’s a VIP Who’s That Girl HOP

Hi all!  We are back with this months VIP Kit THREE weeks early!  Are you smiling yet?  We thought you’d like that!

We’ve got an extra special “addition” to the MFT family, both in stamp sets AND in people.  Our very own WTG Illustrator has given birth to a beautiful, handsome, loved baby boy!  So what better timing to introduce our latest WTG set, Baby Bump!

This months VIP Kit includes:

Baby Bump (The upcoming Who’s That Girl? set)

Baby Bump Ribbons (Contains 2 yards each of 5 gorgeous Satin ribbons in creme, pale pink, rose pink, sage green and antique blue. 7/8″ Width)

Baby Bump Diaper Pins (Approx. 10-12 diaper pins each of 4 colors, baby blue, baby pink, baby green, chocolate brown)

Package of 10 Fossil Scalloped note cards with envelopes

Baby Bump Additions Sentiment Set FREE!

$32.50

Now who’s ready to see this gorgeous, and trendy WTG??  ME!!!!

For my card I used several of the elements in the VIP Kit, including the Fossil note cards, the chocolate brown diaper pins and the antique blue satin ribbon.  I love how the colors can work for babies, but are so versatile you aren’t limited to only baby cards.  The shabby chic colors in this Kit are AMAZING.

Next up, prepared to be WOWED by Barbara.  Seriously.

Remember, the VIP Kit will is live right now, at 10pm EST and is available through tomorrow ONLY or as long as quantities last!  If you can’t find it by clicking the link above, it will also be listed in the Brand Spankin’ New category!

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