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Wanna join the MFTeam in March?

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Each month Michelle hosts our Guest Designer contest for the coming month.  Here is her info on how YOU can join MFT for the month of March!

All you have to do is complete the challenge below and include “MFTGD15” in the keywords and link your card back to this thread. You have until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday night ( 2/08/09 ) to complete this challenge. The winner will be selected from the entries and posted on Monday.

COLOR CHALLENGE:
Pink
Black
White
Grey
Brown

You may use any combination of the above listed colors for your card or project.

We’re looking for original and unique projects, something that makes us say “Wow – that’s so cool!!” Please make sure the project you submit is a new one and not something already in your gallery.

As a My Favorite Guest Designer, the winner will receive ALL of the new releases for March before anyone else AND will be able to post early with the design team. We will also choose 2 “Ambassadors” who will receive $15.00 MFT “cash”, PLUS they are invited to host a challenge during the next MFT Release Party!

Don’t forget to put MFTGD15 in the keyword section and make sure your project is uploaded before 10:00 pm Eastern time on Sunday.

If you have any MFT stamps, please use them on your design if you can. If you don’t have any (yet!), feel free to play along. The judging will not be based on stamps used, rather on your execution of the challenge!

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February One-Click Collection

Here it is!  The February One-Click Collection!  For those that receive the newsletter, you’ll be getting individual set pics in your inbox shortly.

For those of you who aren’t in the know, each month MFT gathers all of the new sets into a One-Click Collection option on the site, and always offers an *reward* for those who faithfully order the new sets within the first 48 hours of release.

This month, the *reward* is an Annie LaPoint image (our choice) added FREE of charge to your One-Click Collection order, IF placed before midnight Friday night EST.

I don’t normally post pics of the new releases on my blog, but have been thinking it might be fun to start!  What do you think?

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The Feb Hop Around the Block!

Let’s Hop Around the Block tonight…doesn’t it make you feel like singing???  Yes ma’am, it’s that time of the month again!  February is going to be so filled with new sets, and new products, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I am the first stop on the Hop Around the Block, and then from here you will head over to Amy’s blog.  I’m a bit embarrassed to come before Amy given her INSANE talent, but better before than after, huh?

Anyhoo…the card above features the newest MFT Presents Stephanie Fizer set, Tea for Two, and I am totally smitten with this bunny butt!!

I printed the patterned paper from the new Chocolate Kiss Digi Paper Collection, my favorite one yet.  I then added some of our Summer Ribbon Bundle grosgrain as well.  Even though it doesn’t 100% follow the MFT Sketch, it is my attempt.  I hope you’ll check out some of the past (and present) sketches for inspiration, Cindy and Frances always come up with such clever ideas!

My Favorite Things (www.mftstamps.com) is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, Februray 4th from 9-10 p.m. EST. This month there are THREE new sets being released including a Who’s that Girl set that is GOING DIGITAL!

Head over to the MFT forum on www.splitcoaststampers.com to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night.

Keep singin’ and hoppin’, and have a great day!

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Bling 'Bet Bounce

Hi all!  As I mentioned in the post below, one of our new February releases is SO unique, we decided to devote a whole day to demonstrate just some of the many ways you can use it.  Jen Del Muro conceptualized this set MANY months ago, and it’s taken quite a bit of work to take it from concept to finished product.  It had to be sized perfectly, with no margin for error, and each revision had to be carefully hand tested to see how the letters actually *worked* in function, not just in theory.

It was Jody’s brainchild to have the Bling ‘Bet Bounce, to really demonstrate the unique possibilities this set has to offer.  When the set goes live Wednesday night, (or shortly thereafter) we will have a pdf downloadable tip sheet with pics and details of the uses featured in the Bounce.

I’m up first, and then you’ll mosey on over to Camster’s blog (my favorite Craphead…ask her to post a pic of the LOVELY and tasteful bracelet we made her…)

I thought it would be fun to create Valentine’s signature books for the girls that they can take to school and have all their friends sign as a longer term keepsake than a box full of Valentine’s.  Also, since B is in high school, they don’t really do a Valentine exchange, so Ithought this would gve her a chance to celebrate the holiday in a more adult way.

I am demonstrating how to use the Professional Touch HotFix Crystal Applicator along with the Adornaments Summer Collection of Crystals.  Be prepared…this is a LONG post!

The pic above shows a 6 x 6 Zutter Bind it All Cover that I have covered with glue.

This pic shows how I smeared the glue to avoid funky glue lines.

I adhered two 6 x 6 papers onto the Zutter fronts. (Note: 6 x 6 papers…stay tuned…)

Here are the covers after binding.

Here is a close up pic of the Adornments packaging, isn’t it sweet? :)

This is the Professional Touch HotFix tool we will carry in the store.

The cool thing about this tool is the on/off switch.  I love that I don’t have to unplug it!

Here is my stamped out *e* and the crystals I’ve laid out to apply.  I prefer to have them all laid out heads up before I begin.

I couldn’t seem to get a pic of how to actually pick up the crystal with the tool, but basically, you pick up the top of the crystal with the 4mm sized barrel, and allow the HotFix glue to heat up for a few seconds before placing the crystal where you want it.  I also keep a pin handy, just in case it gets stuck!

Here is a pic of the finished book for Emma!  Emma’s book uses Spring paper, crystals and ribbons.

Here is Brianna’s finished book!  Brianna’s uses Summer paper, crystals and ribbons.

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Bling ‘Bet Bounce

Hi all!  As I mentioned in the post below, one of our new February releases is SO unique, we decided to devote a whole day to demonstrate just some of the many ways you can use it.  Jen Del Muro conceptualized this set MANY months ago, and it’s taken quite a bit of work to take it from concept to finished product.  It had to be sized perfectly, with no margin for error, and each revision had to be carefully hand tested to see how the letters actually *worked* in function, not just in theory.

It was Jody’s brainchild to have the Bling ‘Bet Bounce, to really demonstrate the unique possibilities this set has to offer.  When the set goes live Wednesday night, (or shortly thereafter) we will have a pdf downloadable tip sheet with pics and details of the uses featured in the Bounce.

I’m up first, and then you’ll mosey on over to Camster’s blog (my favorite Craphead…ask her to post a pic of the LOVELY and tasteful bracelet we made her…)

I thought it would be fun to create Valentine’s signature books for the girls that they can take to school and have all their friends sign as a longer term keepsake than a box full of Valentine’s.  Also, since B is in high school, they don’t really do a Valentine exchange, so Ithought this would gve her a chance to celebrate the holiday in a more adult way.

I am demonstrating how to use the Professional Touch HotFix Crystal Applicator along with the Adornaments Summer Collection of Crystals.  Be prepared…this is a LONG post!

The pic above shows a 6 x 6 Zutter Bind it All Cover that I have covered with glue.

This pic shows how I smeared the glue to avoid funky glue lines.

I adhered two 6 x 6 papers onto the Zutter fronts. (Note: 6 x 6 papers…stay tuned…)

Here are the covers after binding.

Here is a close up pic of the Adornments packaging, isn’t it sweet? :)

This is the Professional Touch HotFix tool we will carry in the store.

The cool thing about this tool is the on/off switch.  I love that I don’t have to unplug it!

Here is my stamped out *e* and the crystals I’ve laid out to apply.  I prefer to have them all laid out heads up before I begin.

I couldn’t seem to get a pic of how to actually pick up the crystal with the tool, but basically, you pick up the top of the crystal with the 4mm sized barrel, and allow the HotFix glue to heat up for a few seconds before placing the crystal where you want it.  I also keep a pin handy, just in case it gets stuck!

Here is a pic of the finished book for Emma!  Emma’s book uses Spring paper, crystals and ribbons.

Here is Brianna’s finished book!  Brianna’s uses Summer paper, crystals and ribbons.

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Let's BOUNCE!

Tonight at midnight Eastern, we are going to do the Bling ‘Bet Bounce!  One of our February releases is an alphabet that is so unlike any other, we’ve devoted a whole day of tips and techniques on all the many ways to use it!

The Bounce starts on my blog at midnight, so see you soon!!

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Let’s BOUNCE!

Tonight at midnight Eastern, we are going to do the Bling ‘Bet Bounce!  One of our February releases is an alphabet that is so unlike any other, we’ve devoted a whole day of tips and techniques on all the many ways to use it!

The Bounce starts on my blog at midnight, so see you soon!!

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CHA Hangover…

Hi all!  I am back home, without a voice, hoping with some rest it will come back soon!

We had a great time at CHA, and found many new things we will bring in as soon as they arrive.

The card above uses Hoppy Easter, and some of the Spring Paper Pack.  I cut a strip of the green striped paper and mounted it to a white 4 x 4 card front.

I then stamped several of the peeps and tulips along the bottom, I cut apart the trio of flowers to make it all work like I envisioned.  I have to admit I am most proud of the sun, which I created by stamping a portion of the scalloped frame in Punch a Bunch.  Isn’t that cool??  Simple minds have simple pleasures….

I then tied the Saddlestitch ribbon from the Spring Ribbon Bundle to complete the card.

I love it when a simple design works, and I was so excited how this turned out!

Tomorrow will be a new Who’s That Girl? challenge, so I am going to try and play along.  One of my NY intentions is to actually stamp more!

Have a great Sunday!

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Wednesday…

What’s an MFT VIP?  She’s the Who’s That Girl? that wants what’s new before anyone else gets a chance to have it.

And that’s exactly why we’re starting the MFT VIP package!

Starting now, the last Wednesday of each month, MFT will release its VIP Package.

It will always contain unreleased sets, and products that are either unreleased or Brand Spankin’ New.

AND…it will always contain PERKS not available to ANYONE else!

So, not only do you get stuff before anyone else, you also get extra stuff that no one else gets! How cool is that?

There are a limited number of the VIP Packages, and they are available for ONE DAY. When the clock strikes midnight, they are gone, gone, gone.

This month, the MFT VIP Package contains:

Digital Girl the February Who’s That Girl? set
Summer Ribbon Bundle (unreleased) 5 yards each of 5 yummy colors, for a total of 25 yards!
MFT Adornments Summer Crystal Collection (unreleased) Approx. 25 each of 4 incredible colors, for a total of 100, 4mm Swarovski Crystals!
For $43.85, you will receive your MFT goodies a week early, with free US shipping AND a perks flyer that will be in your order!

It will knock off your socks! I promise!

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Tuesday…

Tuesday is a Who’s That Girl? love fest!

I’ll be getting to hang out with some of my favorite MFT sisters, so what better way to celebrate our good times than offer ALL of my MFT sisters a special deal.

TUESDAY only, buy any 3 Who’s That Girl? full sized ($15.95 or higher) sets, and get a FREE Who’s That Girl? MINI set!

List your set choice in the comments section, and we will add it with your order. Should your selection be out of stock, we will contact you for a new choice.

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