MFT Fabulous Friend Libby Hickson

Happy Monday all!  I know that Monday’s, for us workin’ folk, are not always THE most popular day of the week.  HOWEVER, with the MFT Fabulous Friend Feature on Mondays, I know it’s easing the pain. Right?

This week I am EXCITED to have Libby Hickson joining us!  WOOT!  Now, before I show off her GORGEOUS work, let’s get nosy!


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

I have an uncontrollable obsession with polka dots!!  I cannot seem to make a card without them ending up on there in one form or another.  I’m really not sure how this happened.  But I truly cannot break the habit.  It’s a sickness, I tell ya!

What’s your favorite MFT set and why?
Oh such a hard question!!  I guess the one that was absolute love at first site and I had to buy immediately was Serenity Now.  I actually bought it when it came out and then informed my hubby that HE had just bought it for me for Valentine’s Day!  (Thanks Dear!)  I also love the one I used today, Lovin’ from the Oven.  I love to cook – some friends even call me Libby Crocker.  HA!  And my favorite of your stamps with heads are the Pure Innocence line – they just make my heart melt with their cuteness!!

What do you hoard?
I’m probably answering this the same as many a stamper has before – ribbon!!  I just can’t seem to get enough of it.  And even though I have more ribbon than any one person should own, I STILL cannot find the perfect ribbon for a project all too often. So I must buy MORE!

Here is Libby’s perfect “recipe” using Lovin’ from the Oven:

Sigh.  Isn’t she dreamy???  PLEASE take a moment to stop by Libby’s BLOG and leave her some love!  You MIGHT even get a peek at another MFT creation!

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MFT's Greatest Hits

Today, we’ve got a fun look at some of MFT’s Greatest Hits! Several of the design team members are playing along and this month each one has selected a different “Who’s That Girl” stamp set to work with today. If you’re new to MFT, you might be acquainted with these beauties. If you’re a die hard, you may already have them…but in the rare chance you junkies don’t have them, it’s always a good time to add to you *collection* right? Be sure to check the Bubble Bin, as you’ll find a few specials over there.

You can find the full “Who’s That Girl” collection here in the store.

I hope that this inspires you to reach into your favorites and get some MFT inky this week. Because, after all, you just never know when your creation will be spied and featured next Tuesday as part of Our Favorite Finds!

Be sure to hop around to visit the girls for a little eye candy today!

Joanne
Jessie
Barbara
Christina
Carole
Cindy
Melody
Julie
Frances
Megan
Amy

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MFT’s Greatest Hits

Today, we’ve got a fun look at some of MFT’s Greatest Hits! Several of the design team members are playing along and this month each one has selected a different “Who’s That Girl” stamp set to work with today. If you’re new to MFT, you might be acquainted with these beauties. If you’re a die hard, you may already have them…but in the rare chance you junkies don’t have them, it’s always a good time to add to you *collection* right? Be sure to check the Bubble Bin, as you’ll find a few specials over there.

You can find the full “Who’s That Girl” collection here in the store.

I hope that this inspires you to reach into your favorites and get some MFT inky this week. Because, after all, you just never know when your creation will be spied and featured next Tuesday as part of Our Favorite Finds!

Be sure to hop around to visit the girls for a little eye candy today!

Joanne
Jessie
Barbara
Christina
Carole
Cindy
Melody
Julie
Frances
Megan
Amy

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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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Our Favorite Finds – Two Week Roundup!

We hope you had a wonderful time at last week’s release!  If you missed out on all the fun due to Spring Break, be sure to check out the galleries on Splitcoast here or the Release Rewind post here!

Today, lets settle in to a TWO week roundup of Our Favorite Finds, so much to share, so grab a nice cup of coffee and enjoy all the eye candy that we’ve discovered. Are you ready??

What a hottie is WTG in Leslie’s masculine and metal submission?

This paper pieced and glossy umbrella is to die for!

Adorable grass with this sweet Boy and his Dog as Lori Tecler welcomes a new puppy at home!

Get ready for some summer grilling with Who’s That Guy:

This adorable Jolinne card was created by Wendy’s daughter!  Be sure to give Joely some love on her card submitted for a new Children’s Challenge Blog!

I adore this sweet paper pieced Fizer Owl for a recent Etsy Inspired challenge:

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Love the texture, and extra details on Kelli’s gorgeous Grow Love Plant a Tree:

Luscious bow, and adorable paper choices for Dawn’s Who’s That Girl:

And are you ready, because here is a second week of gorgeous finds!!

Wendy Bond wins the Guest Designer Contest with this adorable PI Boy and his dog, you’ll also spot the tree from Grow Love, Plant a Tree!

How amazing is the sponging on this Flopsey? Is it me, or does this cupcake look good enough to eat?

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Prepare to be amazed by the coloring here by Cindy Lawrence!

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Bond knocks over again with this fun color combination here on the PI Tween!  So adorable!

I want this honey do list for my husband! What a fabulous project from Dawn!

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Just fabulous from Mercy!

WTG is so soft and lovely on this creation.  Isn’t this such a serene color combination?

Check it out!  Pure Innocence is selected for the Cards Blog Challenge twice!

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Cute cute cute! I love the white gel pen dots on PI’s sweet dress here. Such a springy and cheery creation!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see all of Our Favorite Finds. I love adding new blogs to my reader each week, and I hope you get a chance to drop by to visit and leave a little love for these amazing creations! Be sure to stop by next week because you never know when YOU will be our next Favorite Find!

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Calling all Recessionistas!


The Bubble Bin is back, and stocked FULL of amazing sets, ready for the savvy stamper in all of us!

Some are being completely retired, some are seasonal and some are just plain BARGAINS.

The Bin started out with 26 Stamp Sets….how many will be YOURS?

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MFT Fabulous Friend – Carole Burrage

Happy Monday all!!  I am thrilled to have one of my favorite people joining us today as our fabulous friend.  I’m SURE everyone remembers Carole, and her amazing quick wit, not to mention her colorful design style!  So before we unveil her fantastic project, let’s get nosy:

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

My signature move? Wow, Kim, that’s kinda personal… but since you’re so dear to me, I’ll spill the beans:  see, I do a Kegel, then I wink and say “Kachow!” like Lightening McQueen.

What?  You mean signature STAMPING move?!  Oh… how embarrassing!  Well, if there’s anything I’m consistently known for, I think it’s my embrace of *BRIGHT* colors.  In clothes, stamping, and life, I tend to look on the bright side of things.  Glass half-full and all that good stuff. :)

What’s your favorite MFT set and why?

Oh, man, that’s a toughy.  There are so, so many — I have nearly every single MFT set and I adore them all.  I love love love WTG — I tend to create with her in my image; I’m pretty sure that if she were ever to appear with her head, you’d see she has short blonde hair and glasses.  I’m also crazy about the Amanda Baird line, and think she must be genetically talented or something (she’s my niece, you know).  The Twisted Sentiment sets have given voice to many of my own warped thoughts.  But my all-time-#-1-favorite has to be Cuddle Up Carter, inspired by my adorable son, and which for the first six months of its release raised money for EuroPeds (a physical therapy program for kids with cerebral palsy that is near and dear to my heart).  That set is also evidence of what everyone in the stamping community knows: The MFT Lady is a generous, kind, and caring kinda gal.  I love her!

Any funny stamping stories?  Glitter mishaps??  SPILL!

Well, I have been known to make cards that would make Caligula blush, most of them as an… er… um… tribute to my dear friend and former MFT team-mate, Carolyn King (aka Cammie, Camster, and Cammie Toe).  Speaking of Cammie, some of you may have heard the rumors that we’re planning a reunion tour in the future at some point.  I can neither confirm nor deny that.  Further questions regarding MFT’s Madams of Mayhem should be referred my publicist and/or legal counsel.

Stamping, in general, has wreaked more havoc in my life than any other endeavor besides childbirth that I can recall.  I have spent countless hours and heaven knows how much money on this hobby.  It’s destroyed my figure (what dedicated stamper has time to exercise?!) and has caused me to miss flights and pull all-nighters (something I didn’t even do in college or law school).  But it’s also helped me through rough personal patches and found me lifelong friends.  In the end, I’d say that’s more than fair trade!

Carole used Coffee? Tea? this create this fabulous project…

Isn’t this fabulous?  Please make sure you stop by Carole’s BLOG and leave her some love letting her know how much you appreciate all of her “sharing”!

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April Release Rewind

The April Release sets are moving quickly, and there are several that already have low single and double digit quantities!  I am so excited that you love this release as much as I do!

On Release Fridays, we always do a Release Rewind, and this month is no exception AND there’s as usual no shortage of AMAZING, SPECTACULAR Design Team creations!  Check this out:

Bunch of Bots

Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays

Fred Bear in Flight

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Jolinne Sweet Spring

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Birthday Princess

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Make Mine a Double

Clearly Sentimental about Babies (Triple Scoop Set)

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Book in Hand

Jolinne Sitting Pretty

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Baby Bump Additions

Baby Bump

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Clearly Sentimental about Mothers

Boy & His Dog – Tree Swing

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Millie the Mouse

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Fred Bear Graduates

You can find all of our April Releases under the Brand Spankin New category.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe weekend, and I’ll be back Monday with some fun news!

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It's our April Release Hop & Shop

Happy release all!!!  I am so stinkin’ excited about all that we have to offer this month.  I can’t believe how amazing each release is, and since I know what’s in store, I can say for sure that it’s only getting better!

I selected Fred Bear Graduates as my Hop card, cause I simply love this guy!  You can find him here, or along with all of our Brand Spankin’ New Releases.

Just to give you a run down at a glance, here’s what’s new:

Baby Bump

Baby Bump Additions

Clearly Sentimental about Mothers

Jolinne – Sweet Spring

Jolinne – Sitting Pretty

PI – Birthday Princess

PI – Book in Hand

PI – Make Mine a Double

B&D – Tree Swing

CS about Birthdays

Millie the Mouse

A Bunch of Bots

Fred Bear Graduates

Fred Bear in Flight

And a New Triple Scoop Set, Clearly Sentimental about Babies

Baby Bump Diaper Pins

Baby Bump Ribbons

Baby Bump Box Template

Gotta Have all the Stamps

Gotta Have the Whole Package

Next up is Barbara, who is SURE to WOW you with goodness!  Now, go get inspired!

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It’s our April Release Hop & Shop

Happy release all!!!  I am so stinkin’ excited about all that we have to offer this month.  I can’t believe how amazing each release is, and since I know what’s in store, I can say for sure that it’s only getting better!

I selected Fred Bear Graduates as my Hop card, cause I simply love this guy!  You can find him here, or along with all of our Brand Spankin’ New Releases.

Just to give you a run down at a glance, here’s what’s new:

Baby Bump

Baby Bump Additions

Clearly Sentimental about Mothers

Jolinne – Sweet Spring

Jolinne – Sitting Pretty

PI – Birthday Princess

PI – Book in Hand

PI – Make Mine a Double

B&D – Tree Swing

CS about Birthdays

Millie the Mouse

A Bunch of Bots

Fred Bear Graduates

Fred Bear in Flight

And a New Triple Scoop Set, Clearly Sentimental about Babies

Baby Bump Diaper Pins

Baby Bump Ribbons

Baby Bump Box Template

Gotta Have all the Stamps

Gotta Have the Whole Package

Next up is Barbara, who is SURE to WOW you with goodness!  Now, go get inspired!

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