It's a VIP Hop

There is SO much in store for you tonight, that I don’t even know where to start!  We’ve got the May VIP Kit, Sheltering Tree (a new AMAZING set from Stephanie Fizer) and the Sheltering Tree DIGI Paper Pack.  Let’s explore the VIP Kit and then I’ll show you my project.  Deal?

The Top Shelf May VIP Kit contains:

Top Shelf stamp set (WTG)

Top Shelf ribbons (7/8” grosgrain in White, Black, Wisteria, Grey, Sunflower)

MFT NEW EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT. This is a “BLIND” addition to the kit. You will be one of the FIRST to receive and use this product! It’ll be a happy surprise!
Top Shelf Sentiments FREE ($9 value)

Top Shelf VIP Cost? $34.85

I KNOW curiosity about the new product has you on the edge of your seat, but we will NOT spoil the surprise.  I will say prepare to SQUEAL when you get your package though! :)

Now let’s chat about the other new products, shall we?  Stephanie Fizer created Sheltering Tree and an AMAZING DIGI Paper Pack to go along with it, and that’s what I’ve chosen to use tonight!

One of my very favorite books ever is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  Whether or not you’re a parent, do yourself a favor and give it a read.  Seriously.

So, last night (yes, I wait till the last possible moment sometimes) I’m trying to figure out what to create for tonights hop, and the EUREKA!  A GIVING Tree for my girls! So, with my hubby’s help, here it is!

Now there is much more to this tree than first glance will tell you, BUT the secrets are saved for tomorrows Wednesday Stamp Club!  So check back here Wednesday afternoon for the deets.

Until then, you can console yourself by doing the Who’s That Girl Hop, and next up is BARBARA, who will have you completely forgetting what a tease I am!

Comments { 11 }

It’s a VIP Hop

There is SO much in store for you tonight, that I don’t even know where to start!  We’ve got the May VIP Kit, Sheltering Tree (a new AMAZING set from Stephanie Fizer) and the Sheltering Tree DIGI Paper Pack.  Let’s explore the VIP Kit and then I’ll show you my project.  Deal?

The Top Shelf May VIP Kit contains:

Top Shelf stamp set (WTG)

Top Shelf ribbons (7/8” grosgrain in White, Black, Wisteria, Grey, Sunflower)

MFT NEW EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT. This is a “BLIND” addition to the kit. You will be one of the FIRST to receive and use this product! It’ll be a happy surprise!
Top Shelf Sentiments FREE ($9 value)

Top Shelf VIP Cost? $34.85

I KNOW curiosity about the new product has you on the edge of your seat, but we will NOT spoil the surprise.  I will say prepare to SQUEAL when you get your package though! :)

Now let’s chat about the other new products, shall we?  Stephanie Fizer created Sheltering Tree and an AMAZING DIGI Paper Pack to go along with it, and that’s what I’ve chosen to use tonight!

One of my very favorite books ever is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  Whether or not you’re a parent, do yourself a favor and give it a read.  Seriously.

So, last night (yes, I wait till the last possible moment sometimes) I’m trying to figure out what to create for tonights hop, and the EUREKA!  A GIVING Tree for my girls! So, with my hubby’s help, here it is!

Now there is much more to this tree than first glance will tell you, BUT the secrets are saved for tomorrows Wednesday Stamp Club!  So check back here Wednesday afternoon for the deets.

Until then, you can console yourself by doing the Who’s That Girl Hop, and next up is BARBARA, who will have you completely forgetting what a tease I am!

Comments { 3 }

Our Favorite Finds!

Hello and welcome welcome to another week of Our Favorite Finds!! As always, its been a blast to peruse blogs and galleries on the hunt for your amazing projects! Grab your cup of coffee and lets go check out the sights from this week, okay?

Who’s That Girl got a lot of love this week! Were you all inspired to give yours a good inking after our Greatest Hits hop last week?

  blog it
  blog it
  blog it

Lots of adorable creations for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club – the theme, April Showers. Be sure to visit the MFT Forum on Splitcoast each week to join in the weekly challenge!!

  blog it

Cosmo Girl two ways, Kelli Jo has her Puttin on the Glitz, and Chris has her scooting off on a Joyride!

  blog it

What an adorable, springy Boy and his Dog from Julie Masse!

Comments { 1 }

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!

Comments { 114 }

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

Comments { 2 }

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

Comments { 6 }

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…)

Comments { 0 }

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:

blog it

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?

blog it

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

  blog it

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!

blog it

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!

clipped from northridgemedia.net
blog it

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!

Comments { 30 }

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?

Comments { 15 }

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”!

Comments { 11 }