Thursday, January 28, 2010

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club: Alter it!!!

Good evening everyone!  I received my MFT VIP kit yesterday, and could not wait to ink it up!  This weeks challenge was to do an altered project.  Honestly, I'm not positive this counts since I made it from scratch... but crossing my fingers!  This was a good opportunity to use the Bind it All as well.  There's only so many things one can bind :)   I'm super excited about this project because I feel like I'm progressing along nicely as a paper crafter.  It's my favorite project thus far.

The project is a Post-it note holder- created as a Birthday Present for my friend Frederique.  The good news is she doesn't read my blog! (Or I don't think she does).

Stamps: Lovin From the Oven (MFT) 
Paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, Baja Breeze, Hot Fudge 
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics 
Accessories: MFT ribbon, button, dimensionals, bind-it-all
Techniques: EF, Nesties, sponging, paper piecing     

 Here's the inside cover:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mojo 123!

Time for another Mojo Monday sketch!  I got this one done pretty early this time!

Paper: Sands of Time DP by TAC
Stamps: Serenity Now MFT
Ink: Copics, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities, nailheads, mft buttons, stickles

Sunday, January 24, 2010

MFT Challenge Time!

Finally had some time amidst laundry to play in this weeks My Favorite Things challenge.  I chose to use the opportunity to make a birthday card for a friend from high school whom I recently reconnected with!!

Cardstock: SU Pacific Point (or as KJ puts it, Huckleberry Blue ), SU So Saffron, DCWV India Stack.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities, stickles, eyelets, MFT buttons/ribbon.

My coworkers keep telling me I ought to sell my cards, so I'm considering opening an Etsy store.  Do any of you have experience with this?  What do you think?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stamping Day with friends

Sunday a few of us got together for hot cocoa and crafting and dinner.   6 hours later I had 3 cards to show for myself.  All three are projects for work, we have two birthdays coming up, and an out of state contact had a crisis.

Stamps: MFT Thinking of Hoo
Paper: DCWV Green Stack
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics

Stamps: MFT Happy Birthday

Paper: My Minds Eye "Love Nest" DP

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics


Stamps: MFT Girl's Day In.
Paper: MFT Chocolate Kiss Collection
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, copics

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Stamp Camp with The Angel Company!

Good morning! Please join me for 5 projects on January 30th at 11am for a Birthday stamp camp! I am always running out of birthday cards and it's great to have some on hand for use at a moments notice. We will make several types including children's and masculine. Camp to be held in downtown Menasha, WI. Cost is $10. Anyone who places an order at this time receives a gift, and orders above $40 can take home all projects for free! Feel free to bring your own adhesive if you have a favorite.

Featured techniques: stamping on acetate and using spellbinders nestabilities.

Please sign up in the comments section right here on my blog. Include your email address so I can send you the address and directions!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Early Morning Stamping!

I woke up at 4:40 this morning and said, why don't I make a card before work?!   I may be a little bit crazy.  Occasionally coworkers will ask me to make a card for anothers birthday- inevitably the news comes one day in advance.   So, a male birthday card seemed appropriate this morning as they are the most difficult to conjure up at a moments notice.

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy (SU), Kraft (SU), Chocolate (mft)
Stamps: Wanted (SU), Happy Birthday c1257 (CTMH)
Accessories: Eyelets(We R Memory Keepers), Cuttlebug Embossing folders.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mojo Monday 121

I wanted to make a "just because" card for my friend Rachel who lives in Paris.  I used the new Mojo sketch along with the fab new Chick Flick stamp set and accessories from My Favorite Things. You can see that nesties are my new favorite tool! Thanks for looking!

Cardstock and DP: very old and I'm not sure whose it is!
Stamps: Chick Flick- new release from My Favorite Things
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities label dies, cuttlebug embossing folders, baby braddies (MFT) Chick Flick Ribbon Nest (MFT)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mojo Monday 120

Happy Saturday!  I finally got some stamping time this week, and decided to try my very first Mojo Monday sketch.  I'm making cards for my cousins kids (my first attempts at children's cards) and so this is the theme of my sketch.  

Cardstock: Green Stack (DCWV), Kraft (SU)
Stamps: Happy Birthday (CTMH), It's a Jungle Out There (MFT)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics
Accessories: Nestabilities scalloped circle dies, SU oval punches, MFT ribbon

The below card was also made for a little cousin of mine.

Cardstock: Regal Rose (SU), Sweet Stack (DCWV), Summer Sun (SU)
Stamps: Happy Birthday (CTMH)
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories: Eyelets (We R Memory Keepers), cuttlebug embossing folders, Nestabilities scalloped ovals,  MFT ribbon and button.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Year!! Time to begin the posts

My first creation of the new year!  One of my dear friends has a birthday fast approaching, so I took the opportunity to play along in My Favorite Things guest design team challenge.  Who could resist with all the new goodies I recieved at Christmas!!   I started with the main image in "Girls Night Out" by MFT.  I used my new embossing folder to emboss my shimmery white paper before using my nestie label die (also new).  I paper pieced and matted with my (yes new) Love Nest paper by My Mind's Eye.  MFT crystals, a frame out of SU's Hodge Podge hardware, button treatment and some eyelets finished it off!  The reds were perfect for my friend; she loves all things red.

I'm still getting used to this blogging thing. It's a miracle I figured out how to add a photo! 

I wanted to make my very first chipboard album.  I have a Bind-It-All, so I might as well use it!  I created this 4x6 black and creme album to hold photos from my wedding.  This will be mailed off to my aunt very soon.  I used designer paper from a DCWV stack called La Creme.  There are so many amazing prints in this stack!

 One of these days I'll remember to take photos when it's light outside. I haven't quite mastered the art of capturing my work in photos.

I'm already up past my "bedtime" - I guess it's time to say goodnight!