MFT Fabulous Friend – Leigh O’Brien

Many of you know Leigh by her gorgeous work, and crazy attention to detail, making her creations truly come to life.  Having spent time with her IRL, I can attest that she is just as beautiful in person, as on PAPER and I am thrilled that she agreed to join us as a Fabulous Friend!

Here’s what Leigh has to say when asked what she secretly hoards…

A better question  for me would be, “What do I NOT hoard?”  I hoard everything!  I think  it all stems from all of these items that are available in a multitude of  colors.  What girl doesn’t need ALL of the colors for whatever it is?   So, in the past, I’ve collected {also known as hoarding!} Prima flowers.   I’ve got oodles and oodles of American Crafts ribbon spools.  I  have every color Stickles glitter glue known to man.  Oooh, I also have a  box load of Luminarte Twinkling H2Os watercolor paints.  Those are just a  few of the things crammed into the corners of my craft room.  I am just  in love with all things crafty and in all the colors of the rainbow.   BUT, my main guilt ridden “hoard” would have to be the cards that I  make.  I know….the shame of it all!  I tell myself that there  aren’t many people worthy of a handmade card creation with ribbon and glitter  and buttons…oh my.  The problem really is that I just can’t bear to  part with my little treasures.  You see…if you actually get a card from  me that must mean that I REALLY, REALLY like you!

Yup, I  do have issues…I know that the cards just must be sent.  What’s the  point in making them if you don’t give them away, right?!  Well that  would mean that I’d actually have to give up one of those hoarded envelopes as  well, now, wouldn’t it?!

She chose to work with some Pure Innocence images, and her’s what she created!

I am in LOVE with how she masked 3 sets to create this beauty!

Could this get any cuter???  Now, hop on over the Leigh’s BLOG and tell her how much you enjoyed her visit, and just how fabulous she is!

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Friday Feature

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has an amazing weekend planned!  I am heading to a Zumba class at the Y in the morning with our neighbor, and am excited and NERVOUS about it.  Not nervous about going, but about how out of shape I am right now.  Ugh.  UGH.  Then, we are meeting some dear friends and their daughters at the Skating Rink!  WOOT!  How about you?  Whatcha doin’??

I’m back with a new Friday Feature, and today it’s all about Maid for WTG.  I can not begin to tell you how much I want to be her today.  Seriously.  It’s one of those days where there is too much to do and nowhere near enough time, ykwim?

Well, at least I can live vicariously through WTG, right?  I checked out the SCS Gallery, and here’s what I found:

For this weekend, Maid for WTG is availabe for $12.50!

Happy weekend!!!

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WSC – A Tisket, a Tasket, a Sweet Little Basket

For this weeks WSC, I’ve created an Easter Basket using our new Basket Template designed by Mel McCarthy, but this could easily be a treat basket (and many other things as you’ll soon learn!) as well.

I printed out my Easter Basket Template, and the Liner and Handle Templates (included) on the Easter DIGI Paper Pack.

Here is the bottom of the basket; cut, scored and glued.

Here are the inner liner pieces and handle cut and ready to add to the inside of my basket.

Here is my empty basket once all the pieces and parts are added together.

And a view from the side.

Using a nestie tag die, and some Spring Ribbon, I added a sentiment tie around the basket so that both the front and back sides are decorated.  I secured the ribbon using some Baby Braddies.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment.

Here is the front of my Easter Basket.  I used the One Sheet Wonder white cardstock as my base and colored in my bunny in very soft, pastel colors fitting for Spring.

I added Glitzy Glitter to the eggshell for extra texture and sparkle!

Then I loaded it up with Truffles!  How long do you think they will last?  I’ll give you a hint…they didn’t!

This weeks WSC Challenge is:

*Use either the Easter Basket Template, or another MFT Template

*Create something for Easter or Spring

*Use any MFT DIGI Paper Pack

Upload your creation to SCS using keyword MFTWSC02172010 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, February 23rd to play along.

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VIP & What's Crackin' HOP

Happy Wednesday!! Do you know what day it is???  It’s VIP Day!  WOOT!  And this month, there is even more in store as we release our latest Easter/Spring set, What’s Crackin’, along with new DIGI Papers and a new template.

First things first…  This month’s VIP Kit contains:

Who’s That Birthday Girl (the unreleased March WTG set)

Birthday Blast Baby Braddies

Birthday Blast Satin Ribbons

Birthday Blast Buttons

Cotton Candy Sparkly Fluff

FREE unreleased Invitation Only set

$32.75

That is serious cause for celebration.  :0)

The VIP Kit is available for ONE DAY ONLY, while supplies last.  The past couple of months the Kits have sold out by mid-afternoon, so check it out quickly!

Now, let’s talk about Spring.  I am seriously needing some spring weather right now, because apparently no one got the memo that I live in FLORIDA and FLORIDA is not supposed to be cold.  In my world, 40 degrees IS cold.  I am not pleased.

BUT, we’ve got a new Easter/Spring set, What’s Crackin’, new DIGI Papers and a new Easter Basket Template.  You can find the set and papers under Brand Spankin’ New.  And THAT makes me happy!

I made a birthday card for my SIL using the VIP Kit contents and our new One Sheet Wonder cardstock, and LOVE the Sparkly Fluff dress!  It reminds me of wool, and right now I would really love a pink wool dress. ;)

Next up on the HOP is the amazingly fabulous Barbara, who will blow you away with her fabulousness!

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VIP & What’s Crackin’ HOP

Happy Wednesday!! Do you know what day it is???  It’s VIP Day!  WOOT!  And this month, there is even more in store as we release our latest Easter/Spring set, What’s Crackin’, along with new DIGI Papers and a new template.

First things first…  This month’s VIP Kit contains:

Who’s That Birthday Girl (the unreleased March WTG set)

Birthday Blast Baby Braddies

Birthday Blast Satin Ribbons

Birthday Blast Buttons

Cotton Candy Sparkly Fluff

FREE unreleased Invitation Only set

$32.75

That is serious cause for celebration.  :0)

The VIP Kit is available for ONE DAY ONLY, while supplies last.  The past couple of months the Kits have sold out by mid-afternoon, so check it out quickly!

Now, let’s talk about Spring.  I am seriously needing some spring weather right now, because apparently no one got the memo that I live in FLORIDA and FLORIDA is not supposed to be cold.  In my world, 40 degrees IS cold.  I am not pleased.

BUT, we’ve got a new Easter/Spring set, What’s Crackin’, new DIGI Papers and a new Easter Basket Template.  You can find the set and papers under Brand Spankin’ New.  And THAT makes me happy!

I made a birthday card for my SIL using the VIP Kit contents and our new One Sheet Wonder cardstock, and LOVE the Sparkly Fluff dress!  It reminds me of wool, and right now I would really love a pink wool dress. ;)

Next up on the HOP is the amazingly fabulous Barbara, who will blow you away with her fabulousness!

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Our Favorite Finds – 2/16/10

We’re here with our second week of Our Favorite Finds! Its been so much fun to be on the hunt for all your amazing projects.  And there are always SO many beautiful creations out there….you’re making it hard to only pick ten!

Please be sure to check out each of these gorgeous samples below, and remember that each photo will actually link you directly to the creators gallery or blog.  Keep stamping, posting and of course check back next week, because you never know when YOUR project will land right here on Our Favorite Finds!

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MFT's Fabulous Friends – Carolyn King

Happy Monday to all!  I hope some of you are enjoying a LONG weekend!  Today I have a fun feature to share called MFT’s Fabulous Friends.  Our first Fabulous Friend is Carolyn King, aka Cammie aka Camster aka Craphead.  All spoken most lovingly of course!

I thought it would fun to ask a few questions of our Fabulous Friends and pick their brains a bit, so here’s what I came up with.

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

Cammie:  Honestly, I am not sure I have one.  I tend to tire of one style of card so I change mine up a lot, depending on my mood.  I love CAS, detailed coloring and really detailed creations.  If I had to pick one thing that adorns MOST of my creations, I would have to say scallops.  Love em!

Q:  What’s your favorite MFT set and why?

Cammie:  My favorite MFT set has always been Boho Blossoms because it is very versatile and you can use it with so many other sets.  I love the Twisted Sentiments because they are craptacular!  But, I am really digging the new PI images too. Sigh! Indecision.

Q:  Any funny stamping stories?  Glitter mishaps??  SPILL!

Cammie:  Who me?  That stuff doesn’t happen to me.  I can assure you my every stamping experience has been a neat and tidy success (roll eyes!).  However, I will share that in my “early” days, I did walk around for the bulk of a day with a flower adorning my bum.  I must have sat on it in the morning and it STUCK with me all day. Gotta love good adhesive (wink!)

Now who’s ready to see what Cammie created?  I am!!!

Featuring You Make the Grade and AlphaDOTS Cammie created this SWEET little pail.  Don’t ya LOVE those gingham hearts??

Isn’t that delightful???  Sigh.  I can just imagine this pail filled with pencils and erasers and sharpeners and markers.  OR, filled with candies (especially truffles) or bath & body pampering items, the options are just endless!

Next up Cammie created this super sweet card using Grow Love and our Easter set, What’s Crackin’, that will be released Wednesday, Feb 17th (along with our VIP Kit).  I LOVE how she combined these two sets to create a spring card that is so fresh and fun!

You can visit Cammie on her BLOG and I hope you’ll pop over and leave some love for her, letting her know you think her Fabulous Friend projects are precious!

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MFT’s Fabulous Friends – Carolyn King

Happy Monday to all!  I hope some of you are enjoying a LONG weekend!  Today I have a fun feature to share called MFT’s Fabulous Friends.  Our first Fabulous Friend is Carolyn King, aka Cammie aka Camster aka Craphead.  All spoken most lovingly of course!

I thought it would fun to ask a few questions of our Fabulous Friends and pick their brains a bit, so here’s what I came up with.

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

Cammie:  Honestly, I am not sure I have one.  I tend to tire of one style of card so I change mine up a lot, depending on my mood.  I love CAS, detailed coloring and really detailed creations.  If I had to pick one thing that adorns MOST of my creations, I would have to say scallops.  Love em!

Q:  What’s your favorite MFT set and why?

Cammie:  My favorite MFT set has always been Boho Blossoms because it is very versatile and you can use it with so many other sets.  I love the Twisted Sentiments because they are craptacular!  But, I am really digging the new PI images too. Sigh! Indecision.

Q:  Any funny stamping stories?  Glitter mishaps??  SPILL!

Cammie:  Who me?  That stuff doesn’t happen to me.  I can assure you my every stamping experience has been a neat and tidy success (roll eyes!).  However, I will share that in my “early” days, I did walk around for the bulk of a day with a flower adorning my bum.  I must have sat on it in the morning and it STUCK with me all day. Gotta love good adhesive (wink!)

Now who’s ready to see what Cammie created?  I am!!!

Featuring You Make the Grade and AlphaDOTS Cammie created this SWEET little pail.  Don’t ya LOVE those gingham hearts??

Isn’t that delightful???  Sigh.  I can just imagine this pail filled with pencils and erasers and sharpeners and markers.  OR, filled with candies (especially truffles) or bath & body pampering items, the options are just endless!

Next up Cammie created this super sweet card using Grow Love and our Easter set, What’s Crackin’, that will be released Wednesday, Feb 17th (along with our VIP Kit).  I LOVE how she combined these two sets to create a spring card that is so fresh and fun!

You can visit Cammie on her BLOG and I hope you’ll pop over and leave some love for her, letting her know you think her Fabulous Friend projects are precious!

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Feature Friday – AlphaDOTS

Howdy all and happy Friday!  Today I wanted to show some love to one of my personal favorite sets, AlphaDOTS.  I don’t know about you, but alphabet sets (even those as amazing as the ones MFT offers) are often overlooked when I am shopping for stamps, but the first I end up looking for when I am creating!  What a dichotomy! So feast your eyes on this goodness, and have a wonderful weekend!

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WSC – Love Birds – 3 Different Looks (02.10.10)

This week on Wednesday Stamp Club, we are all about L*O*V*E. We’ve got 3 cards, all created with Love Birds and featuring the Chocolate Kiss Collection of Papers, Ribbons, & Crystals.

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

Starting simply, I stamped my bird couple (don’t ya LOVE her foot up in the air!) and tree in Chocolate Brilliance.  I made a three layer flower using Nesties and then added some Sweet Thing Glitzy Glitter on the hearts.

Here’s a close up of my flower with a tiny Chocolate Kiss Button!  You can kinda see some of the Glitzy Glitter too.

Stepping it up slightly, with this card I used just the tree image, and punched tiny flowers out of Chocolate Kiss papers and attached them to my tree.

Here’s a close up of the tree so you can see the dimension of the flowers I popped up.  I also added some Chocolate Kiss Crystals to dot the “i’s” in the sentiment.

For this card, I stepped it up a bit and added some felt clouds using the Labels #6 Nestie Dies, some larger Chocolate Kiss Buttons and some Chocolate Kiss Baby Braddies.

Your WSC Mission…

Doesn’t that sound so “official”?  There are many ways you can play this week, and here are a few starters:

  • Use Love Birds
  • Use any products from the Chocolate Kiss Collection
  • Create Valentine cards
  • Use one of the layouts from these 3 cards

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 MFTWSC021010.  Then pop over the to 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!

Scoop Specials – TODAY Only

Have you noticed there’s a bit of a theme going on with this weeks WSC?  Can you guess what it is?  Yep!  Chocolate Kiss!  Today only, most of the products in the Chocolate Kiss Collection are on sale!

Need more reasons to Shop MFT today?

*All orders over $25 will receive a FREE Love Machine set.  Leave a comment that says LOVE MACHINE on your order, and we will take care of the rest

*All orders over $60 will receive Love Machine AND a FREE Chocolate Kiss Paper Pack!  Leave a comment that says CHOC KISS LOVE MACHINE and we will make sure it’s added to your order.

These specials apply only to orders that require shipping.  Valid on February 10, 2010 only.

One Sheet Wonder is HERE

The one thing I found at CHA that I was truly impressed with is One Sheet Wonder Cardstock.  It’s a super smooth, slightly coated cardstock developed JUST for use with Copic Markers, so you KNOW I was ALL over it!  It has finally arrived in the MFT Store, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you!

And guess what?  They even have Watercolor Cardstock too!

Don’t worry, we will continue to carry our famous Paper Panels (and have more on the way!) but want to offer YOU every goodness we can find!

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