Fabulous Friend Jessica Fick

I am so excited to have Jessica Fick as today’s Fab Friend! I can’t wait to show off the amazing scrapbook page she’s created, but first…let’s get nosy!!!

What is your signature move?  Is there one style or technique that seems to adorn your every creation?
Hmmm… I love to embellish – thus my blog name, “i Embellish!”  White space and I aren’t very comfortable together, so I love to fill my projects with ribbons, buttons, brads,  stamped images, and paper punches, etc.  Lately my ‘go to’ embellishments are buttons and favorite ‘technique’ is sewing, since I finally got a sewing machine that works!  Patterned papers are another weakness – especially anything by October Afternoon or Basic Grey. 

What’s your favorite MFT set and why?
I simply adore the Pure Innocence line of stamps!  They are like trading cards to me and I MUST have them all!  I love anything ‘cute-sy’, so I’ve fallen hard for all the Jolinne and Fred the Bear images as well.  While I love to make cards, I also really enjoy scrapbooking so these adorable images are perfect embellishments for the books that I make for my family and friends! 

What do you hoard?
What do I hoard?  Hmmm… as crazy as it sounds – embellishments!  I have SO MANY containers filled with certain ‘special’  embellishments like charms, decorative brads, eyelets, etc. that are just waiting for me to use on a project, but when it comes time to stamp, I always reach for my ‘stand- by’ favorites such as buttons or plain brads that I never actually get around to using the items from my stash!  Periodically, I like to challenge myself by pulling out a container or two of my neglected supplies and only use those items to embellish a mini scrapbook or a set of cards.  

And, don’t even get me started on my patterned paper stash… yikes!  Let’s face it, some papers are just too pretty to cut and actually use, aren’t they!?

When Jess first emailed this over, she asked if it was OK as it wasn’t a card. I opened it up and after wiping the drool from my chin immediately said “YES!”, it’s more than OK. Seriously.

Jessica used Jolinne Sweet Spring on this page, but the focal point is someone ever more beautiful:

Now, after drooling with me over this gorgeousness, how about stopping by her blog and leaving her some love?

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Release Rewind

Here are some of the amazing creations from our MFT DT from the June Release. You can find all the new sets and products under Brand Spankin’ New, including our new Die-namics!  We’ve had lots of inquiries about when the Jumbo Scallops will be back in stock.  I’m happy to announce they will be back next Wednesday!

We are starting to sell out of our newer items such as the Crochet Ribbon, and new card stock colors, and are running low on the PI’s and a few of the new dies.  All are on re-order, and I will have them back within the next couple of weeks.  If you simply can’t wait that long, then snap up what you’d like to play with now!

Here’s a beauty by Amy featuring the new Sunshine Die-namics die & In the Background.

Barbara made this amazing set using Bath Time.

Christina made this precious Wyatt says Wow card:

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I love the softness and elegant feel of Cindy’s Thanks a Bunch and Take Note card:

Frances created this adorable lollipop fold over treat cover:

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Jessie made this sweet little card using Emma Blowing Kisses:

I love how Joanne combined three different Die-namics to create this:

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Amy Rohl, our June Guest Designer, created this beautiful card using WTG Goes Green:

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And here’s an amazing card from Jody using the same set. I love how versatile it is!

Julie’s card using CS about Summer Vacation is just so cool:

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I love the sweetness and whimsy of Megan’s Baby Makes Three card:

Melody’s All Dressed Up altered purse is so cute!

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I {heart} how Michele combined three different sets to create her Who’s That Geek Guy? card:

Can you name all three?

This card by Sherrie with Fred Bear & the Butterfly, My Favorite Felt & Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics just makes me so happy:

Susan’s Mud Buddies card is so bright and colorful!

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Joanne used In My Garden Jolinne and the new Jumbo Ric Rac die on this beauty:

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And here’s another gorgeous Jolinne from Amy:

Christina used the Jumbo Ric Rac with an older PI, Flower Girl here:

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And here’s a close up of the ribbon she created using the Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board:

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Melody used PI Cart full of Friends, Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass Die and What a Day on this sweet ditty:

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We had some extra special helpers this month, so a big warm thank yous to Wendy Bond:

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And Kerry:

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Well I think that wraps it up! And I trust you are now COMPLETELY and utterly inspired.

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It's a June Release Hop & Shop

Welcome to our June 2010 Release Hop & Shop!  We hope to inspire you and to fill you in on all that’s new at MFT.  It’s my job to go over the breakdown of new sets and products, and there’s so much to share I better stop yapping and start listing!

14 New Sets:

Who’s That Girl Goes Green

Who’s That Geek Guy?

What a Day!

Jolinne – In My Garden

Jolinne – All Dressed Up

Thanks a Bunch

PI – Mud Buddies

PI – Lollipop Girl

PI – A Cart Full of Friends

Emma Blowing Kisses

Wyatt Says WOW

Fred Bear & the Butterfly

Bath Time MINI

A New Triple Scoop, Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacations

New products:

Earth Girl Felt

Earth Girl Buttons

Jellybean Card Stock

Berrylicious Card Stock

Creme Twill Ribbon Collection

Crochet Ribbon Collection

New Die-namics:

Sunshine Die

Fresh Cut Grass Die

Jumbo Ric Rac Die

Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board

ALL of our new products can be found under BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW!

That’s a serious lot of stuff!!!  I’m trusting there’s *something* in there for everyone!

For my Hop card, I followed the WSC Sketch Challenge hosted this week by Cindy & Frances.  I hope you’ll play along as well!

Next up on the Hop & Shop is the amazing and sweet Joanne, and I’m sure she’s been busy creating some adorableness to share with you!!!

Make sure to leave a comment all along the way, because you never know where the candy is hidden!

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It’s a June Release Hop & Shop

Welcome to our June 2010 Release Hop & Shop!  We hope to inspire you and to fill you in on all that’s new at MFT.  It’s my job to go over the breakdown of new sets and products, and there’s so much to share I better stop yapping and start listing!

14 New Sets:

Who’s That Girl Goes Green

Who’s That Geek Guy?

What a Day!

Jolinne – In My Garden

Jolinne – All Dressed Up

Thanks a Bunch

PI – Mud Buddies

PI – Lollipop Girl

PI – A Cart Full of Friends

Emma Blowing Kisses

Wyatt Says WOW

Fred Bear & the Butterfly

Bath Time MINI

A New Triple Scoop, Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacations

New products:

Earth Girl Felt

Earth Girl Buttons

Jellybean Card Stock

Berrylicious Card Stock

Creme Twill Ribbon Collection

Crochet Ribbon Collection

New Die-namics:

Sunshine Die

Fresh Cut Grass Die

Jumbo Ric Rac Die

Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board

ALL of our new products can be found under BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW!

That’s a serious lot of stuff!!!  I’m trusting there’s *something* in there for everyone!

For my Hop card, I followed the WSC Sketch Challenge hosted this week by Cindy & Frances.  I hope you’ll play along as well!

Next up on the Hop & Shop is the amazing and sweet Joanne, and I’m sure she’s been busy creating some adorableness to share with you!!!

Make sure to leave a comment all along the way, because you never know where the candy is hidden!

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It's PARTY TIME!!!

Come join us RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE!

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It’s PARTY TIME!!!

Come join us RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE!

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Important Release Information

Happy June Release Day!  I am so excited to finally show off all the new stuff!  WE have been HARD at work behind the scenes to create the very best sets and products to offer you, and I hope you’ll agree it was worth the effort.

Here is the important info you will need for tonight:

- The Release Party will start at 8pm EST in our SCS FORUM.

- We will be giving away prizes, sharing Teasers and having fun and friendship!  Don’t be afraid to jump in and make some new cyber-friends!

- We will announce the July Guest Designer during the Release Party.

- All the new sets and products will go live at 10pm EST in our Brand Spankin New category.

- For June we are not allowing pre-orders on the Die-namics or the new PI sets.  Once they are sold out, they are sold out.  BUT, we have more of each on order, and should receive them late next week!

- The June Hop & Shop will go live at 10pm EST, and will start right here, on the MFT Blog!

I hope to see you all tonight, and be ready to PARTY!

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WTG Goes Green, WT Geek? & the new Triple Scoop Set

TONIGHT is THE night! Can you believe it???? There is SO much goodness being released tonight that it’s taken us DAYS to get through it all!

- Make sure you set your alarm for 8pm EST so you can join us for the Release Party right HERE.
- Our Release Hop & Shop goes live at 10pm EST June 2nd starting on the MFT Blog.

You probably saw some creative and amazing ideas with Who’s That Girl Goes Green from our VIP Hop last week, but there’s more goodness to come! This set contains TWO main images (it’s a LARGE set) and 7 sentiments. And one little element that works perfectly on the canvas tote she’s carrying in the other main image! I love that people are starting to feel more connected to each other and to the beautiful planet we share. Sorry, it’s the Mom in me…

Next up is Who’s That Geek Guy, and I LOVE this set! Just in time for Father’s Day, and filled with the most fun, creative sentiments EVER for your geek (or not-so-geekish) guy. There are 15 sentiments in this set, all of which perfectly fit on his t-shirt! I am in serious love. When first designing this set, I thought I was going to struggle to find the right sentiments, and emailed my go-to girls, Jody and Joanne for help. But, before they could really even respond, I had the set filled up! It was so much fun! There are a couple of suggestions from the girls included, they were too cute to pass up!

The June Triple Scoop set is Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacations, and it’s one of my favorite ever! There are funny sentiments (Erma Bombeck), scrappy sentiments and serious sentiments, all of which combined make the perfect vacation sentiment set.

Here are the amazing DT Members with projects to share today:

Frances

Barbara

Cindy

Kerry

Wendy

Julie

Jessie

Susan

Megan

Melody

Joanne

Christina

Michele

Jody

Amy

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WTG Goes Green, WT Geek? & the new Triple Scoop Set

TONIGHT is THE night! Can you believe it???? There is SO much goodness being released tonight that it’s taken us DAYS to get through it all!

- Make sure you set your alarm for 8pm EST so you can join us for the Release Party right HERE.
- Our Release Hop & Shop goes live at 10pm EST June 2nd starting on the MFT Blog.

You probably saw some creative and amazing ideas with Who’s That Girl Goes Green from our VIP Hop last week, but there’s more goodness to come! This set contains TWO main images (it’s a LARGE set) and 7 sentiments. And one little element that works perfectly on the canvas tote she’s carrying in the other main image! I love that people are starting to feel more connected to each other and to the beautiful planet we share. Sorry, it’s the Mom in me…

Next up is Who’s That Geek Guy, and I LOVE this set! Just in time for Father’s Day, and filled with the most fun, creative sentiments EVER for your geek (or not-so-geekish) guy. There are 15 sentiments in this set, all of which perfectly fit on his t-shirt! I am in serious love. When first designing this set, I thought I was going to struggle to find the right sentiments, and emailed my go-to girls, Jody and Joanne for help. But, before they could really even respond, I had the set filled up! It was so much fun! There are a couple of suggestions from the girls included, they were too cute to pass up!

The June Triple Scoop set is Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacations, and it’s one of my favorite ever! There are funny sentiments (Erma Bombeck), scrappy sentiments and serious sentiments, all of which combined make the perfect vacation sentiment set.

Here are the amazing DT Members with projects to share today:

Frances

Barbara

Cindy

Kerry

Wendy

Julie

Jessie

Susan

Megan

Melody

Joanne

Christina

Michele

Jody

Amy

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Stress RX

I needed to make a couple of quick gifts to have on hand since my current stash was used as Teachers gifts last week, and the new Bath Time MINI set was the perfect choice!  This set will be released June 2nd, TOMORROW NIGHT, along with many other sets and products.

I used two small plastic jars that I’ve collected and filled them with different bath salts as I wanted to create two different looks.

Here is a picture of the first jar I created.  I used Pink Lemonade card stock as my layering color for both the nestie oval and the top circle.  Then I punched a flower out with a scalloped punch and some Basic Grey PP and bent up the edges to resemble an actual flower petal.  Then I added a large button from the Spring Collection (BTW – Did you SEE the new button pricing??  WOOT!) and stitched it onto my scalloped flower with some thread.

One of the best parts about Bath Time IMO is that it is SO quick and easy to color in.  Seriously, 5 minutes tops and you are good to go!  Once my image was colored in, I added some stickles and called it complete!


Here is my second sample using the same basic recipe, but I changed out the ribbons and PP to better match the color and texture of the bath salts.

Which one is your favorite?

Here’s the 411:

- Teasers are here! Check the MFT Blog at 11am EST daily for links to our Designers previewing that day.
- Our Guest Designer Contest has started! Play along to win OVER $125 in stamps!  CONTEST ENDS TONIGHT!
- The Release Party starts right HERE, at 8pm EST June 2nd.
- Our Release Hop & Shop goes live at 10pm EST June 2nd starting on the MFT Blog.

Here are the amazing DT Members with projects to share today:

Frances

Barbara

Cindy

Wendy

Kerry

Julie

Jessie

Amy

Melody

Christina

Joanne

Michele

Sherrie

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