Happy Occasions and an MFTreat!

Yes…I realize Mother’s Day was weeks ago, but I am now getting around to uploading the card I made for my MIL!  It would even be fair to say I am getting around to MAKING the Mother’s Day card for my MIL.  Sigh.  There you have it…procrastination at its finest.  Well, not procrastination really, I just am the kind of person who has to have her *chores* done before she plays, even when that playing is actually necessary!  So, enough about my paper indiscretions, and onto card #1: I used Happy Occasions since it is SO stinkin’ easy to create with.  I added the scalloped background with Setting the Stage and the sentiment from Essential Sentiments. 

For card #2, I am cleaning up my act and getting my FIL’s card out early!!  HA!  Since they live in Holland, we don’t get around to mailing things as often as we should, and the only chance I have for this to arrive in time is to send it with the Mother’s Day card.  Some happy mail for all!  I again used Happy Occasions for this card and It’s Elemental for the background image.  This ALSO follows this weeks sketch challenge on SCS!  Whoo hoo! 

Now, since I will be prepping for the release next Wed….I thought it would be fun to offer a little Treat.  Well, scratch that…a BIG TREAT! How about ALL the JUNE RELEASES!  Yep…that’s worth almost $60!  Leave a numbred comment, with your email attached, and I will pick a winner Wed morning before the release.  It’s my biggest blog candy ever, so I hope you’ll play along!

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Cupcakes ALWAYS!

Well good afternoon!  I don’t know about you, but I am WAY looking forward to having Monday off from work!  WHOO HOO! 

Let’s get the business at hand out of the way and then we can discuss the card… Will  Monica  come on down!  She is number 20 and the winner of the What’s Up Cupcake set!

She said: #20 WOW.. I would so love to win this!!!  Monica~ riverviewstamper at gmail dot com

The info for the card above is pretty straightforward.  I used the Going to the Chapel set, and I love this set.  I think it’s under-used, and hasn’t been shown in its full glory yet.  I’ve seen a couple cards made with the set that left me drooling, but I think there’s room for more.  Have any of you seen a card with this set you loved?  If os, leave a link!

The things I’d like to point out about the card are: 1) the way cute Rubber Soul patterned paper and 2) the shimmery watercolors on her dress.

1) Rubber Soul has delightful 8 x 8 paper packs that are on their way to me and will be in the store very soon!  I love the whimsy of the paper, and it is quite a nice weight as well.  We’ve ordered several of the 8 x 8 double sided patterned paper that I feel would work well with our stamps, so be on lookout!

2) We are in process of loading two Pearlescent Watercolor options in the store, both by Yasutomo.  One is a 16 color palette and the other a 21 color palette and they are CHEAP!  A complete bargain, seriously!  They both are self-contained plastic palettes, kind of like Twinkling H2O’s that are portable.  The 16 color will retail for $3.95 and the 21 color (which has larger amounts of the colors as well) retails for $5.95!  Do you believe it!  I kid you not they are the bargain of the month!

Speaking of months…June will bring HUGE news, changes and FUN at the release party and beyond, so stay tuned!

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Going Somewhere??

I made this for the MFT Sketch Challenge #31.  Hopefully you’ll find some time to play along soon, CIndy does a great job each week of creating new sketches and of course, it’s always a pleasure to see how everyone takes it and makes it their own. 

This card features the Goin’ Places set, and ALMOST follows the sketch!  I cut a large circle out of light blue paper and stamped the cityscape at the bottom, coating the building with Glaze pen and adding glitter in the windows.  I stamped the banner, the sentiment inside the banner and the plane on white cs and cut everything out.  I used markers on the plane and then coated it with Glaze pen as well. 

I punched out a pale yellow circle and used it for the moon, the coated it with a light layer of glitter to make it sparkle.  I then hand drew in some stars with my Stardust pen and there you have it!  The card is much more sparkly IRL, sometimes pics don’t do them justice!  Especially, when taking them is not your strength!

Don’t forget, there’s an MFTreat below!  Check it out!

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MFTSC30 Happy Birthday Cupcakes!

I finally made time over the w/e to do this weeks sketch challenge on our SCS forum only to realize that I had done it with an unreleased set!  This is a super secret MFTeaser of our June MINI set, What’s Up Cupcake?!  What do you think????  I really love this set!  The cupcake tier is one stamp, then the tower of cupcakes in another and then the icing top stamp is another.  The cool thing (to me anyway) is that the icing caps is one single stamp, as is the sprinkle stamp also included in the set.  Then there’s a single cherry, candle and heart you can use to to top your cupcakes!  Neat, huh?  I really liked how well the icing caps turned out on this card, I used Chocolate Brilliance ink which covered quite nicely. 

Seems I’m always a week behind with these things, so the MFTST31 is already posted, so hope you can play this week too!

Since an MFTeaser without an MFTreat hardly seems fair, how about leaving a numbered comment below and YOU can win a What’s Up Cupcake? set of your very own!  I will select a winner on Friday, May 23rd, so post from now until then, but make sure it’s numbered and your email addy is listed!

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Finally…a project!

Imagine that!  I am actually posting a project!  WHOO HOO!  (And SNORT ‘specially for Carole)  I made this using a little mailbox I’d picked up at Target before Valentine’s Day, and then never made time to do anything with it.  I cased a mailbox tin Joanne Basile made for me, and gave to me at CHA (along with some Hot Tamales!  See why she’s a keeper?).  I put my own spin on it of course, using Hearts Galore and oodles of Heidi Swapp pink jewels.  I wonder how long they’ll stay on there?? 

Here is the pic I promised of Todd and me at the benefit for he and the boys.  The night was truly a celebration and we had a great time.  Todd was very surprised when I handed him his check!  There were beautiful pictures of Tish and the boys are so big now I hardly recognized them.  There was a point during the night that I was watching the boys playing with some friends and was struck by how hard it must’ve been for Tish to let go knowing there was so much in their lives she would miss.  Yes, her presence will no doubt be felt by all, but here are two young boys that will never have their foreheads kissed again, or their hair swept out of their eyes by their Mom.  I pray for them and I pray that I will never know that kind of pain.  I will stay in touch and keep everyone posted on how they are doing.  They are blessed with an amazing support system and now can include all of you in it!  Now I’m off to kiss my own little foreheads and freeze the memory into my head and my heart since they’re only young for such a short time…

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Gone to the Dogs goes to…

  • Jennifer Welter Says:
    #50 – can’t wait for the dogs!!
  • Email me with your addy and I will get it out in the mail!!!!

    I hope you’ll join us tonight, from 9-11pm EST, for the release party on SCS.  It is always an absolute hoot!  We will also host the next Guest Designer challenge, and trust me, you’ll want to be in the loop for June.  There are some BIG things coming!!

    Later this week I will have a pic I took of Todd and I at the benefit for Tish, and maybe will be able to squeek a project in as well.

    Also, did you see this???? Is she not the sweetest ever?!  In addition to being gorgeous, having gorgeous, talented kids, offering great products, being a marketing genius, she probably even has thin thighs.  Yeah, I’m not liking her much right now either.  HA!  Seriously, what a great friend.  I was talking with someone over the w/e at the Arlington Shoebox Swap about the industry and about how many manufacturers really band together and form friendships, and she commented that this kind of support would never be seen if the industry were run by men.  I think she’s completely right.  Girls RULE!

    Off to check on the Curried Chicken with Apples delight currently in the crockpot and get everyone cared for so I can settle in for a night of laughter with all of YOU!

    Hugs!

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    #159 Kelli P., come on down!

    Kelli P. Says:

    #159, I think it would be great to have a magical set (slightly different from your Princess Birthday). Dragon, fairy, princess hat, star(s), Prince on his horse, castle. With the dragon and prince it would work for a boy as well. Words that could go with it would be: believe, imagine, pretend, or something like that.

    Congratulations Kelli!!!!!  Please email me so we can get started!

    kim@mftstamps.com

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    And the MINI's go to….

    Kimmie0270!!!!!!  Email me with your addy and I will get the first one in the mail asap!

    This card was made using a scalloped notecard that will someday be listed on the site (as soon as I am back in town for more than 48 hours!) and a tease from one of the new sets that will be released next Wed night, May 7th.  So what if you don’t like poodles you say????  Works for me since there are 11 other breeds to play with!  Everyone’s bound to be Gone to the Dogs!

    I got home late last night, and will leave again very early Friday morning for the Arlington swap.  I’m really going just to hang with my girls and make some new friends, but nonetheless, since I am gone again, let’s play another game!  In honor of one of the sets we will be releasing next Wed night in our member company forum on SCS, let’s play for a brand spankin’ new set of Gone to the Dogs!

    Leave a numbered comment below and I will pull a winner next Tuesday when I return!

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    And the MINI’s go to….

    Kimmie0270!!!!!!  Email me with your addy and I will get the first one in the mail asap!

    This card was made using a scalloped notecard that will someday be listed on the site (as soon as I am back in town for more than 48 hours!) and a tease from one of the new sets that will be released next Wed night, May 7th.  So what if you don’t like poodles you say????  Works for me since there are 11 other breeds to play with!  Everyone’s bound to be Gone to the Dogs!

    I got home late last night, and will leave again very early Friday morning for the Arlington swap.  I’m really going just to hang with my girls and make some new friends, but nonetheless, since I am gone again, let’s play another game!  In honor of one of the sets we will be releasing next Wed night in our member company forum on SCS, let’s play for a brand spankin’ new set of Gone to the Dogs!

    Leave a numbered comment below and I will pull a winner next Tuesday when I return!

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    It's a Mod World After All

    I had to find some time before I left for my next Rep Show to make a little card, and I had yet to ink up this swanky set from The Cat’s Pajamas!  The card is quite simple, but I kind of like how bold it is!  The set name is Mod, Mod World and it was released a week or so ago.  It’s a HUGE set and filled with fun! 

    And speaking of names…how did you get yours?  Your username of course!  I always wonder how people create their usernames, and I thought it would be a fun little contest to hold in my absense!  How about the random winner receiving the next TWO mini sets, both for June and July!  You can’t beat that with a stick!  Number your posts and I will pick a winner when I return on Wednesday, April 30th!  And don’t forget, there is still time to post a comment to help me design the August (or September, depending on how long it takes) MINI set!

    I’ll soak up some sun in CA for ya’!

    Hugs,

    Kim

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