Well, instead of packing this afternoon, I took some time to make a card for someone very special to me that I’ll be seeing TOMORROW!!!!  I won’t spoil the surprise in case she’s watching…

I am off to Chicago for the summer CHA show, where I’ll be connecting with a whole BUNCH of people I can’t wait to see again, and even a few I will get to meet for the first time!  I am BEYOND excited!  Not to name drop or anything, but I am very excited to meet Gina K. and Nichole Heady, as well as Natalie Dever (dougnat).  I am thrilled beyond belief to spend more time with Em and Nicky from Stamping Bella, especially w/o having to work the booth!  There are a bunch MFT’ers going, and the usual suspects I can’t wait to see, but of course have not packed a stitch as of this post….sigh.

I will check in soon with lots of fun pics of all the gang, and fill you in on all the stuff that we will HAVE to have as soon as it’s released!

Hugs,

Kim

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Be Calm Journal

Hi all!  I have a little project to share today!  I picked up a couple of clearance journals  (seriously, $1.00!) at my local book store because I thought they’d be cute to alter.  My niece and I both journal, (of, so I’m a wanna be journaler…but with something this nice, I’m sure to stick with it!) so I thought to surprise her with a custom journal for her birthday.  I made the two journals identical with only the initial changed, and think it turned out splendidly.  This was such an easy project!  I was surprised!  The one thing I did that I thought was quite clever was to create the altering aspect as a band that could slide off and be used with other journals as this one ran out of pages.  The rest is pretty straightforward…

Don’t forget!  There’s still time to cash in on the MFT BDAY savings…you have till July 15th!  Make sure to ENTER THE CODE MFT2BDAY to receive your discount!

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Sherri Wilson….come on down!

You are the winner of the MFTreat!  Send your addy to kim@mftstamps.com and I will get em out the door!

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Gardener Flopsey!

Here he is!!!  You might recognize him from such sets as Hare for the Holidays, Eggstra Special Easter and Hoppy Easter, but now FLOPSEY has more of a starring role in the MFT line-up!  Like I mentioned in my post below, in March, Alma and I were in downtown Boston and stumbled into a tea shop.  There on the shelf sat a trio of bunnies; one on rollerskates, another on a skateboard and one bicycling and then I literally slapped my forehead and yelled “DUH!”!  I am pretty sure the cashier thought I was *special needs* but I just laughed out loud that the character I’d long sought after was right there under my nose!  Well, ain’t that the way life works?

This is the card we used for the make-n-take this weekend at Stampfest Orlando.  It was much busier this year than last, and I was amazed by how many people walked up excited to see us and already knew who we were!  A lot has changed in a year!

I had an amazing Demo artist, Kim Smith, and my oldest daughter Brianna is a total natural when it comes to demo-ing and selling products.  Truly gifted!  Kirsten (ked) drove up Sat to help us teach the class, which was sold-out, and we really had a blast catching up and watching our children *flirt*!

Don’t forget there’s time to enter for blog candy below, and especially don’t forget to join us Wed night for our July release party and BIRTHDAY BASH!

Meanwhile, I’m off to squeeze in my last few days in my thirties….hopefully I’ll remember you all next week!

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Hhhhheeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeee's ??

FIrst things first - #47  Lauralynn… You win the prize package!!!!  Send your addy to kim@mftstamps.com, and I will get them out asap!!!

Now, what’s up with the title you ask???  Well, July 2nd marks our new release AND our 2nd BIRTHDAY!!!!  We’ll be announcing all kinds of fun birthday stuff in our Member Company forum on SCS, so stay tuned!

One of the cool things that July will bring is a CHARACTER!  Uh huh!  Some one/body/bunny new!!! 

I have wanted to introduce a character for soooooooo long, and the development of this one was truly one of those head-slappin’ DUH moments.  

I started thinking about it late last year, since as most of you know I am in love with Sprinkle and Poochie from TCP.  Think, think, think….It had to be something no one else had……it had to have personality and be able to be in different situations/acting in different roles…had to be something Christy Beckwith would enjoy drawing….think, think, think…then in March, while Alma and I were touring Boston we wandered into a tea shop and BAM!  Just like lightening!  The idea was there!

I won’t spoil the surprise just yet, especially since MFTeasers will begin on Monday! 

But, to start the celebration RIGHT, let’s have another round of blog candy, playing for ALL the July releases!!!!  And if you liked June’s, I promise you will LOVE July’s!!!!!

Leave a comment below and I will select a winner next Wed. morning!

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Hhhhheeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeee’s ??

FIrst things first - #47  Lauralynn… You win the prize package!!!!  Send your addy to kim@mftstamps.com, and I will get them out asap!!!

Now, what’s up with the title you ask???  Well, July 2nd marks our new release AND our 2nd BIRTHDAY!!!!  We’ll be announcing all kinds of fun birthday stuff in our Member Company forum on SCS, so stay tuned!

One of the cool things that July will bring is a CHARACTER!  Uh huh!  Some one/body/bunny new!!! 

I have wanted to introduce a character for soooooooo long, and the development of this one was truly one of those head-slappin’ DUH moments.  

I started thinking about it late last year, since as most of you know I am in love with Sprinkle and Poochie from TCP.  Think, think, think….It had to be something no one else had……it had to have personality and be able to be in different situations/acting in different roles…had to be something Christy Beckwith would enjoy drawing….think, think, think…then in March, while Alma and I were touring Boston we wandered into a tea shop and BAM!  Just like lightening!  The idea was there!

I won’t spoil the surprise just yet, especially since MFTeasers will begin on Monday! 

But, to start the celebration RIGHT, let’s have another round of blog candy, playing for ALL the July releases!!!!  And if you liked June’s, I promise you will LOVE July’s!!!!!

Leave a comment below and I will select a winner next Wed. morning!

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Destination Unknown, an MFTreat and a Flowery SALE!

Last night I stole some time to create!  I followed one of Cindy’s sketch challenges, well, loosely, and this is what came about!  I intentionally left the destination area blank so I could fill it in as needed.  This was my first time inking up the Who’s That Girl? image from Goin’ Places, and I have to say she was super fun to color!  I think this is one of the better cards I’ve made in quite a while.  My mojo was apparently traveling!

I spent a good part of the day inventorying Petaloo products.  Petaloo will be introducing some new items next month at CHA, so I thought it might be a good time for a Petaloo sale!  How about 20% off any Petaloo item in stock?  Nice, huh???

The sale runs through Sunday, June 22nd, and you must use coupon code Petaloo to receive the discount.

Then I thought I would offer a little treat to get things going!  I have a package containing:

*Crop ‘N Glue Ribbon Adhesive

*Petaloo Daisy Box Blend in Fall Colors

*Petaloo Fancy Foam Flowers in Sunken Treasure

*Memory Box Christmas Brights collection 6 x 6 paper pack

*Yasutomo 21 color Pearlescent Watercolor Palette

How’s that for a treat??  Leave a comment, sans number, and I will pick a winner on Monday, the 23rd.

Happy stamping!!!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday, and spent lots of well earned time pampering for the men folk.  I made this card for the girls to give to Martin, they of course also prepared some handmade paper love!  I used the Gina K. *King of the Grill* set I bought a few weeks back and broke into the Koh*I*Noor colored pencils she also carries.  GOOD STUFF!

I am planning some stamping time this week, so stay tuned!! (and keep your fingers crossed)

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Hi all!  It’s been a busy week packing up all of the orders that came in from the release, so I thought I’d take a minute to post a card I made a few weeks back!  This one features one of the new Annie LaPoint images, Take a Break.  The card is pretty straightforward, so I doubt you need any explanation, but I wanted to point out that it uses the Springtime digital paper collection.  I’m surprised by how many people have downloaded the digital paper packs, and am always happy to see them in the order queue and see the projects created with them afterward.  It’s the ultimate in instant gratification!  Download and start printing in 10 mins flat! 

I will be back Thursday with a Father’s Day card using my new set from Gina K. and her woodless colored pencils I received as yesterdays happy mail! 

I will also be posting a pic this week of the most lovely handmade happy mail in the form of a handmade watch, so stay tuned!

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MFT Presents…a winner!

My Favorite Things is pleased and proud to introduce you to our brand-spankin’ new line, My Favorite Things Presents!

 

My Favorite Things Presents opens the door for us to work with new Illustrators and continue to offer images that are “Fresh, Fun and Completely Distinctive!”

 

This spin-off brand will begin by offering images from artist Annie LaPoint, being introduced over the next few months.  Other Illustrators, as *need* arises, will be added as we find artists and styles we feel would translate well into the stamp world and as we see a niche we can uniquely fill. 

 

My Favorite Things original brand will continue to be drawn by the irreplaceable Christy Beckwith, whose style has so completely captured our hearts.

 

I hope you enjoy all of our new releases, and I thank all of YOU who’ve made My Favorite Things your favorite too!

 

 

WHOO HOO!  We are SO STINKIN’ excited to show you some of what’s in the works for MFT, beginning with the formation of a new line and images from a new Illustrator.  As of now, there are 10 images  we will be introducing from this artist over the next four months, and we hope you enjoy the whimsy these sweet florals bring to the line!  I hope you’ll join us TONIGHT for the big release, there’s lot of good stuff and give-away’s.  We are trying to make it worth joining us each release and also say thanks to our loyal *gang* who makes time the first Wed of each month.

 

And now for the winner…will Donna Baker please email me with an addy??  YOU’VE won out BIggest Blog Candy EVER!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!!!!

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