Thursday, June 30, 2011

MFT Teasers - Day One


Hello!
It's time for the MFT Sneak Peeks to begin! Aren't you excited?!
It's one of my favourite times of the month :)

Stop by Kim's blog to see who is sneak peekin' along with me today.

First up is an adorable new Fred Bear - Takes a Hike.
Totally fun eh?
I stamped an coloured Fred with Copics, added a little stitching and some flat bottom clouds.
Next up is Die and Stamp set called You Move Me.
I wanted something masculine that I could leave for my husband in his lunchbox.
You can see the set below my cards....so many possibilities!
See that new Solid Bracket Border too!
Lastly I have another CAS card using the same set. This one is obviously more girly ;)
Love those little scooters! Cute!
Here are the dies I used:






Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 5 at 10 PM EST:



  • The MFT release is on July 5 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available July 5 at 10 PM EST.


  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.


  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.


Kim's Birthday Blog Mobbing

Surprise Kim!
I am so excited to be participating in your birthday blog mobbing!
You are such a sweet person and deserve to be showered with love today!
For those hopping along with us....
I hope you started at Arlene's Blog....if not be sure to start there so you don't miss anyone ;)
If you'd like to join us in the celebration, you can upload your card to the SCS Gallery using keywords HBMFTLADY or if you do Facebook, you can add your card to the MFT FB page.
Don't forget to stop by Kim's Blog or the MFT Facebook page to wish her a Happy Birthday!
I used the super sweet PI called Being Cute Is What I Do. The sentiment comes from the PI Birthday Princess.
Now hop on over to EVA'S BLOG

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wishing You....

Hello!

Today the MFT gang have a wonderful sketch for you to play with!
Stop by Kim's blog to see all the participants and then stop by the MFT forum on SCS to read up on all the details.
For my card I have used the sweet new PI called My Little Firecracker.
I cut some night of navy cardstock using the Open Scallop Doily Dienamic and the ribbon tab was done with the First Place Award Ribbon Dienamic and Stamp Set.
The little itty bitty stars were cut using the Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Dream Big

The mojo 195 sketch was a great CAS layout!
I used some fun Echo Park polka dotted paper along with the pretty Verve set called Dream Big.
A button, twine and ribbon finished the card off.
Stamps: Dream Big; Cardstock: Cream, Saffron, Echo Park Dots and Stripes DP; Inks: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Black; Accessories: Button, Twine, Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 27, 2011

True Friend - Stampin' Up

Good Morning!

This week I am actually glad to be returning to work.
The weekend was super busy and super stressful.
Work will be a nice break.

Sunday I spent the day stamping some MFT sneak peeks that you'll see later this week.

Afterward I checked out Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and came up with this Stampin' Up only card.
I can't recall the name of this designer paper but it was a favourite of mine a few years ago.

Stamps: Simple Friendship; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Shimmery White, SU! dp; Inks: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals, Antique Brads

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summertime

Friday morning I had an extra 20 minutes before work and I took advantage of it....
I stamped a quick 15 minute card for the Free 4 All challenge on SCS.
This week they asked us to use stripes.
Easy right?!
Since my time was limited I reached for one of my favourite SU! sets, Branch Out.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I'm going to spend the day working on my last MFT Sneak Peeks that begin later this week and watch the Nascar race.
Have a FABULOUS day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friends 'Til The End

This is my last week with the Sweet Stop :(
Things have just gotten too busy with work and I'm finding less and less time to stamp these days.
I know I almost always have a card here daily but that's because I sit down one day a week and stamp like mad....ha! Those times may be eliminated soon too....boo hoo!

My card today uses the Sweet Stop Sketch #114.
I wanted something bright and fun!
I reached for the PI You Color My World along with some fun Echo Park designer papers.
A little bit of stitching and some Upsy Daisy Die-namics were used to finish off the card.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Home is Where My Heart Is

Good Friday Morning!
Hope that you've had a great week.
It's been another busy one for me and the weekend doesn't look like it's going to slow down either....lol

This week the TESC141 had nice clean, crisp lines.
For my card I've used the Taylored Expressions set called Love Everywhere.


Let's see what the girl's have come up with this week....I know it'll be GREAT!
Taylor has a special going on right now.....check it out!

Did you know you can get the stamps that I used on my sketch sample for FREE? Taylor has a great deal for new subscribers to the Key Ingredients kit club and you can read all about it below: PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing your subscription DO NOT add the FREE stamp set to your cart. Instead, leave a comment at checkout indicating the stamp set of your choice and we'll make sure it gets included with your first KI shipment. These special offers are only good for new subscribers and they run through June 30th.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thank You MFTWSC25

Hello!
Well Chloe only has another week left of school and I'm stressing that I won't have time to finish up some gifts for the teachers. ACK!
I do have cards made and this is one of them.
I've used the MFT Sketch #25 for this card.
Stop by Kim's blog and also the MFT forum on SCS to see the sketch.
I've used the super sweet Apple For You.
Here are some die-namics I used:




Thanks for stopping by today!

Who's That Girl VIP Hop & Shop

Welcome to this month's MFT Who's That Girl VIP Hop & Shop!!
Did you start at the beginning of the hop....if not please hop on back to Kim's Blog.
Aren't you excited that you can get this fabulous Who's That Mermaid TWO weeks early?!
At the bottom of my post you can see all the awesome details.

I think all Mermaids should sparkle ;)
Art Glitter and glue were used to make her special!

Ready to see what Michele has next?! I know it'll be fantastic!

Butterfly Mojo196

Last night I needed to unwind after a crazy-busy-long day at work!
I decided to take a quick peek at what was on the Mojo Monday blog.
Looked like a quick card.
I used some fun Verve goodness!
Beautiful You stamp set.
Verve Dies in Flutterby, Vintage Oval and Classy Label.
Designer papers are from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Collection.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2011

à la modes - You Are Unrepeatable

Welcome back for day two of the à la modes.
Please stop by Kim's blog to see all the participants today.

Today I'm sharing the fun You Are Unrepeatable.

I am loving the Button Quartet Die-namics too!
I've combined todays sneak peek with the Ribbon Carosel Challenge #8 of Colour Your World.
Show us your favorite colour medium.
I've used COPICS!
Surprised? LOL!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

à la modes - I've Met My Match

It's that time of the month again!
à la modes sneak peeks begin!
Stop by Kim's blog to find out who is sneak peekin' with me.

Tonight I am sharing the super sweet I've Met My Match.
Isn't she darling?
For something different I went with purple!

I've used the fun Button Quartet die-namics along with some twine too!
Thanks for stopping by~

Just Because

Good Sunday Afternoon!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
We're just kicking back this Father's Day watching some tv, playing games and stamping.
The card above was for today's Featured Stamper Tami on SCS.
I chose to case her CAS card HERE.
I've used two Verve sets called Up Up and Away and also Great Friend.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Journey SSS113

This week the Sweet Stop has a fun sketch with a spin....a round card!

Last week I had picked up a really pretty pack of designer paper from Kaiser and was excited to use it again.
The black paper has a little bit of embossed shimmer to it. You can sort of see it in the photo.

For my card today I used some MFT butterfly dies. These are so fun to layer and pop up!
Here is an inside shot where I used the Clearly Sentimental About the Journey which is the triple scoop for June.
Here are the dienamics I used on my card today...


Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Is Good

Today I am sharing a card made using Sankari's Viva La Verve June Sketch Week 3.
You can find it in the Verve Forum on SCS.
A couple of weeks ago I picked up the new Echo Park Paper called Splash.
Such fun papers!!
I used a super fun sentiment from the Verve set called Beautiful You.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Come on Summer

While most of you are enjoying beautiful summer weather we are stuck with wet soggy-crummy-spring like weather still :(
I think I've put shorts on ONCE.
Geez my furnace still comes on every now and then at night...sad eh?!
It's been a little while since I last made a SU! only card and thought it was long overdue.
Stamps: Branch Out; Cardstock: White, Tangerine Tango, Haiku DP(retired); Inks: Choc Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, More Mustard; Accessories: Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
As you can see I kept it very simple as are most of my SU cards. There is something about them that doesn't require too much of anything, kwim?
I stamped the leaves in Old Olive and then stamped again to give it more depth.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Embrace Life - Mojo195

I always enjoy Monday's for the Mojo Sketches. I mean really, what else is there to look forward to on Monday....work???
This week there was a great sketch posted and right after dinner I headed to the basement to stamp!
Here I have used Verve's Dream Big set.
Thanks for stopping today!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A single rose....

Hello!
I'm so glad you stopped by today :)

Last weekend I sat down to do a little "just because" stamping and it felt really good!
I decided to take a peek at what the MFT sketch #24 was for today and I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I used the Clearly Sentimental About Friendship and a few die-namics.

The rose was created with the Strawberry Ice Cream and Sour Apple felts.
Don't forget to check the MFT forum on SCS for the sketch and all the deets on how you could win a little somethin'
Have a GREAT day!

Thinking of You

Good day!
I created this bright and happy card for the Featured Stamper 227 on Sunday.
I cased Mary's card here.

I used some of the fun and new Echo Park Dots & Stripes designer paper.

Sentiment is from A Year of Sweet Sentiments from Taylored Expressions as is the Friendship Blooms Die.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Life is Good

Yes it is!!!
Jeff won yesterday....fantastic!

My card was created using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #121.
I recently picked up this sweet silhouette image called Life is Good from Technique Tuesday.
It's such a peaceful and happy image, isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Birthday Party Across The Miles

Welcome to this Fantasy Birthday Tour for sweet friend Taylor VanBruggen. Since we couldn't all be together today to throw a party we're having a virtual Birthday Party Across the Miles and everyone is invited to come along! And what's a fantasy party without fantasy gifts? If money were no object, this would be my gift to you Taylor...

A total SPA day!
A special pregnancy massage, pedicure and manicure. A day of relaxation to refresh and make you even more beautiful!

Here is my birthday card for you! I hope that you have a WONDERFUL day and are spoiled rotten!
You should have come here from Jackie Pedro's blog, but if you didn't you might want to start this Fantasy Birthday Tour at the beginning on Jami Sibley's blog. Next up is Danielle Lounds.

Happy Birthday Taylor! I hope your day is extra special!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thinking of You - VLV June Week 2

Good afternoon!

I still haven't had any time to stamp after a busy week.
I plan on doing that VERY soon!

This card below was created for the Viva La Verve sketch week #2 by Andrea.
You can find it right here in the Verve forum on SCS.

For my card I used some pretty My Mind's Eye papers and the pretty Verve set called Kind Words.
Stamps: Kind Words; Cardstock: White, Olive, MME DP; Inks: Black, Cameo Coral, Temp Turq, Olive, Summer Sun; Accessories: Corner Chomper, Scallop Edge Die, Nesties, Sewing, Dimensionals, Spica Pens
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 10, 2011

PTI's All Booked Up - SSS112

Hello!
I'm so glad it's the weekend. This has been a REALLY long week. With a couple out of town road trips and Chloe being away....it's seemed longer than normal.

Today the Sweet Stop has a new sketch for you.
I decided to go all Papertrey today :)
I've used the sweet set called All Booked Up along with the matching die.
Papers and ribbon are from the Sweet Blush Collection.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT weekend!

TESC140 - Friends

Good Friday Morning!

Today the Taylor has a fabulous and fun sketch for us!
Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out!

My card measures 3 x 6 and fits in the old SU! open ended envelopes.

I've used the Taylored Expressions set called
Friendship Blooms and co-ordinating dies Friendship Blooms.
For my flower centers I've added a Yellow Pearl.



Here's who is hopping today!
Chloe comes home from her trip today and we are excited to hear all about it!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wishing You a Fabulous 4th

Good Morning!

Today I have a card to share that I made last Sunday for the Featured Stamper Challenge.
I chose to case Taylor's card here.
This sweet new PI girl is called My Little Firecracker.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Verve's Little Things

Good Morning!

It's so quiet in my house. I'm not used to it....lol
Chloe is off on her 4 day teepee trip to the mountains and probably having a blast!

Last weekend I sat down to case a card of Lauren's here.
I loved the colours and how she blocked the colours. I could have totally cased it as I have all the MTME stamps from my DT days there but that wouldn't be right.
So I pulled out my all time favourite set from VERVE!
Petals & Stems was one of my very first sets and one I LOVE very much!
Stamps: Petals & Stems; Cardstock: White, Green, Yellow, Melon, Retired SU dp; Inks: Old Olive, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pink, Black; Accessories: Ribbon, Pompom Trim, Corner Chomper, Sewing, Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MFT Blog Hop & Shop

Hello and welcome to this month's MFT Blog Hop & Shop!
Are you excited? You can now get your hands on all the new goodies we've been showcasing over the last several days.
For tonight's hop you really need to start at the beginning which is Kim's Blog.
I've used the Who's That Guy - Love You Mower.
Such a FUN set!
Ready to keep hopping?! Then you must stop by the amazing and talented Sherrie to see what fabulous creation she has in store for you!

Monday, June 6, 2011

MFT Teasers - Day Five

***This is my second post for today....My Ribbon Carousel Card is below***

Welcome back to the last day of the MFT Teasers!
Tonight at 10pm Eastern you'll be able to get your hands on ALL the new goodies!

Stop by Kim's Blog to see a full list of designers playing along today.

I've got three last cards to show you.

The first one uses the WTG Enjoy The Ride.
Next is Who's That Guy Love You Mower. So many fun and cute sentiments in this set~
Lastly, this is Sentimental About The Journey which is the triple scoop this month.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you have enjoyed the past five days of sneak peeks!!

Ribbon Carousel Sketch Challenge

Hello!
I'm so excited for this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge....a sketch!
My favourite!!
When I started this card I really wanted to make some pom poms with the Cotton Candy Twine BUT after several failed attempts and wasted twine, I had to go to "plan B". LOL!
I used the super cute MFT Pure Innocence Cheerleader.
Stop by the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog and see what the girls have come up with! Play along with us this week!
Thanks for stopping by!!