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It’s a Hop Around the Block

Happy Wednesday all!  Tonight marks the MFT March Release, and as you’ve grown to love, our Wednesday morning Hop Around the Block!  Next up is one of our March Guest Designers, Shannon (Mrs. Mac), and she will direct you from there!

This card features Nite Nite Ellie, (set concept suggested by Jen Del Muro) which is also a new charity set benefiting St. Judes Children Hospital.  ($2 from each retail set will be donated for the first 6 months)

Our release *party* will start here on Wednesday night at 9pm EST. We’ll chat, show teasers and have PRIZES to boot, so be there or be square! The new sets will release at 10pm EST (or one hour prior for TLC Members)

The March One-Click Collection is $65.85, and if you purchase it BEFORE Friday night at midnight (EST) you will receive:

***One FREE stamp set (Our Stock Manager will choose the set)

***AND….as an additional PERK, if you SUPERSIZE your order (by adding additional items to your order so that the total exceeds $100 or more) you’ll receive TWO free stamp sets (our Stock Manager will choose the sets).

PLEASE NOTE: 1) Both of these specials require ordering the full One-Click Collection March Release bundle before Friday night at midnight EST. 2) We will choose the free set(s) added to your order. 3) This offer can not be used in conjunction with gift vouchers.

Enjoy your hop, and join us tonight for some serious stamping fun and friendship!

Supplies Used:

Nite Nite Ellie (unreleased)

Brilliance Chocolate Ink Pad

Spring Crystal Collection

Copic Markers

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A Winner, a Teaser and an IDOL?

Hooga Booga, Chooga Looga, Hooga Booga, Hooga BoogaLoog….  I know this might sound like a bunch of jibberish, but it’s a little song I made up LONG ago for Emma.  I call her Hooga Booga, and so when Stephanie Fizer created these sweet little creatures for this set, that’s what we decided to name it!  Hooga Booga!  (Actually it was at Jody’s prompting, who said “What’s that nickname you always call Emma?”)

This Wednesday, we will be releasing our March sets, you can find out all the deets on THIS thread.  We will also have our Hop Around the Block starting Tuesday night at Midnight EST, so check it out!

The WINNER for our Good Samaritan Treat is….Dawn B.!!!  Please email me at kim@mftstamps.com!

Who wants to be the next MFT Idol?  Why you of course!  Check out this thread for lots of info and chatter, and when you’re ready to AUDITION, link your project HERE!

Supplies used:

Hooga Booga (unreleased)

Spring Paper Pack

Summer Ribbon Pack

Summer Glitter Dot Adornments (unreleased)

Brilliance Black Ink

Peerless Watercolors

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A Good Samaritan MFTreat

At a recent church service, our Minister relayed the tale of the Good Samaritan, and although I’d heard the story before, I found myself quite touched.

I’ve also been thinking about a group of people in my life who were there for me in immeasurable ways during one of the roughest weeks of my recent life.

And on top of all of that, we’ve created a charity set that will be released next Wed with the March release.

So, with all of these things in combination, I wanted to do something to put a smile on someone’s face!

As stampers, there are TONS of people whose warmheartedness is demonstrated every day in some small and many not-so-small ways.

And while a little splurge and a few stamps won’t necessarily change the world, it can change a day, and sometimes a life.

We all know someone in the stamping community that could use a little perk right now.  Either through loss of income, family crisis, health challenge or any stressful situation.

Here’s what I am going to do – leave a numbered comment and nominate someone (no names are needed, only initials please) that you know is in *need* of a little photopolymer love, and on Monday I will choose one of the people you’ve listed as a random winner (I will email you for their contact info).  The person you nominated will receive a $50 MFT Stamp Shopping Spree OR the March Class in a BOX kit mentioned in the post below.

I will also give the person who left the comment (you) a pre-released Nite Nite Ellie set that will be released next Wednesday, March 4th!

‘Cause we can all use a little help…

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March Class in a BOX kit

Hi all!  We are starting something new for all of you who love to take classes, or learn using a hands-on approach, but don’t have a LSS nearby.  It’s called our Class in a BOX kit!

For March, the Class in a BOX kit has all the paper and stamps needed to make three cards.

The Class in a BOX contains:

Going Places

Congrats All Around

Let’s Go for a Walk

Gone to the Dogs

Summer Paper Pack

Summer Ribbon Bundle

Actual Retail Value for the package is $85.70, and our Class in a BOX kits will generally be offered at a savings of 20-25% from retail pricing, but since this is our debut, we are offering it for $59.99!  A 30% savings!

Happy stamping!

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It's MFT VIP Day!

It’s the last Wed of the month, and you know what that means? It’s the MFT VIP day! As a VIP, you get one of our March releases a whole week early, so you can play along with the in all the challenges for the release next week, as well as have sets before anyone else.

This month, the MFT VIP Package contains:

Hangin’ with My Peeps, the March Who’s That Girl? set – $15.95

Spring or Summer 6 x 6 Paper Pack – $5.95 (Please list selection in comments section)

Spring or Summer Ribbon Bundle – $11.95 (we will coordinate with your paper choice)

4mm Jeweled Brad Adornments Collection – $7.50

Please note your VIP Perks for March include:

VIP perk #1: Bonus Ribbon Surprise

VIP perk #2: May switch out Hangin’ with my Peeps with any other set on the site when purchasing March collection.

VIP Perk #3: Get a free full sized stamp set AND a bonus mini set with March collection purchase. (Within the first 48 hours of the March release)

It’s one day only, through midnight EST tonight!

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It’s MFT VIP Day!

It’s the last Wed of the month, and you know what that means? It’s the MFT VIP day! As a VIP, you get one of our March releases a whole week early, so you can play along with the in all the challenges for the release next week, as well as have sets before anyone else.

This month, the MFT VIP Package contains:

Hangin’ with My Peeps, the March Who’s That Girl? set – $15.95

Spring or Summer 6 x 6 Paper Pack – $5.95 (Please list selection in comments section)

Spring or Summer Ribbon Bundle – $11.95 (we will coordinate with your paper choice)

4mm Jeweled Brad Adornments Collection – $7.50

Please note your VIP Perks for March include:

VIP perk #1: Bonus Ribbon Surprise

VIP perk #2: May switch out Hangin’ with my Peeps with any other set on the site when purchasing March collection.

VIP Perk #3: Get a free full sized stamp set AND a bonus mini set with March collection purchase. (Within the first 48 hours of the March release)

It’s one day only, through midnight EST tonight!

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The Essentials

Happy Monday all!  Today’s Weekly Spotlight is “The Essentials” stamp sets, and your spotlight savings is either a FREE Behind the Scenes OR Setting the Stage stamp set with every order over $50 from now until Friday of this week.  And don’t forget the new MFT VIP package comes out this Wednesday, so there’s a perfect excuse for bumping up your order!

Michele has posted a really cool card for today, and I thought I’d show you some other great ideas made wth this set as well so you can see all the possibilities!

This was made by Cindy Haffner, and I love the inventive use as the main image.

Jen created this sweet and simple Hot Stuff card.

Sherrie created one of the coolest She’s Having a Baby cards ever.

Donna Baker created this super cute ATC using the frame from Setting the Stage.

Natalie Dever created this SWEET scrapbook page!

Hope this gives you some eye candy to enjoy, and have a great day!

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Honorable Mentions…

Hi all!  I’m FINALLY posting all the honorable mentions to the March Guest Designer contest!

JuliaDream posted this yummy shopping card using Window Shopping and Meet Me at the Cafe, and altho you can’t see if from this angle, there is acetate where her hand is, making this like a real window!!  How cool is this???

deborahmegan posted this super cool adjustable display board!   You can move the “I’m” to the beginning of any of the items listed.  SO creative!

dlounds made this PRECIOUS Mermaid food box using Isabelle!  EEK, she’s too cute for words!

kerryj106 made this AMAZING birthday party assortment!  WOWSERS!

All of these gals are going to receive a little something from MFT to say thanks and congrats on a job well done!

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Inspired Coloring

Hi all!  Before I begin with the deets on this little ditty, take a look to your right.  No, your other right.  Just kidding! There is now an area where (as I make time) all of our weekly How’d They Do That?’s will be posted for easy reference!  Isn’t that the coolest???  This week, Candice had a FAB Copic tutorial, which of course inspired me to color up a storm.  Well, maybe not a storm, but at least one image!  Since tomorrow is Celebrate MFT Day, I had to party, and this is what party looks like to me.

In unrelated, but very important news, stay tuned to find out about how you can become an MFT TLC Member.  Here’s a thread that will fill you in on some deets.  Robert, our web guru, came up with a fabulous idea that I think you’ll love!

Happy stamping!

Supplies Used:

Let’s Go for a Walk

Congrats All Around

Copic Markers

Summer Paper Pack

Summer Ribbon Bundle

Brilliance Black Ink

Perfect Palette

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Happy Birthday Craphead!

I have only one true Craphead in my life, (she swears Craphead is an affectionate term of endearment, but sometimes I wonder…) Cammie.  This will most certainly be her birthday card this year, as it is fitting. (You should ALL ask her for a pic of the lovely and tasteful bracelet we gave her)

Here is a look at the inside sentiment…part of which came from You Take the Cake, and the other part from Twisted Too!  Surprise!  That’s what we are releasing tonight at midnight, and why you are hopping along the blog trail right now!

Next up on your hop is Tammy Nichols, a friend I made while on the stamping cruise in October, and a HOOT to spend time with!  She and her mom totally made the cruise for Alma and me.  We had such a great time with both of them, and I am so glad we met!

I had a little contest running the past few days to see who could tell me the set we were releasing tonight, and also the two new exclusive MFT products. There were a handful of correct guesses, and they all went in a pool to win.  Emma randomly chose the winner, and without further delay…..Theresa Momber, it’s YOU!

Theresa correctly guessed that we were releasing Twisted Too, and that the new products were….pause for effect….6 x 6 Paper Packs!!!

Yes!  Actual Paper Packs, in the same Spring and Summer patterns as our digi papers.  The patterns have been made smaller, specifically for card making, and I am THRILLED beyond belief to have them!

Here is a thumbnail of the Spring

and here is the Summer.

Each pack contains 5 sheets each of 5 different patterns, for a total of 25 sheets.  They are conveniently bagged instead of bound. No ripped papers or sticky residue, all for $5.95 a pack.

I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to be able to offer something no one else has, and something I am overjoyed to get to play with.  It’s like giving birth, only without the pain and screaming infant!

Happy hopping…and there’s another, even more colorful, surprise at the end….hop at your own risk.

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