Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Let The Teasers Begin!

Hey everyone, and welcome to day one of this month's My Favorite Things teasers!! Tonight we are revealing the very first stamp set from Lisa Johnson's new line-Circus Spectactular, as well as this month's Who's That Girls set, Who's That Girl Gets Down to Business.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on August 7 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on August 7 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.


For my first card, I used the new Who's That Girl Gets Down to Business set. I LOVE the sentiments in this set, they are PERFECT for me! I stamped my girl on X-Press It Blending card, and then colored parts of her with my Copics. I then paper pieced her suit and under shirt with some MME Rosy paper. She was then layered with Celery, Banana Split, and Black Licorice cardstock. I used the new Retro Squares Die-namics to create my background...boy was that a labor of love, LOL! I love the way it turned out though!! My ribbon is Black Silky Crushed ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel.


For the inside, I used more of the same supplies.



For my next card, I used Lisa's new set, Circus Spectacular. I cut out my elephant and ball with the Circus Spectacular Die-namics, and then stamped on them with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed them with Clear Embossing powder. I stamped my sentiment with Spring Rain ink, and then layered it all with Spring Rain(PTI), Sage Shadow(SU), and Fossil(MFT) cardstock. For my background, I used the Decorative Doily Die-namics to cut out my circle from some MME Portobello Road paper. My embellishments are White Silky Crushed Ribbon, Michael's brads, and Shore Twine


For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, including the new Ticket Strip Die-namics. I cut it out of more of the MME paper, and clear embossed my sentiment on it. 

Here are the Die-namics I have used:







Well, that is it for me for now! Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see who all is participating today, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win!!


51 comments:

Annie Rose said...

These are so great! I love how you used the retro squares and I love the soft colors on the circus card. :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

StampOwl said...

Love how you used the retro square border

Karen Giron said...

Loving that retro squares border - yum!! Your cards are just so super fab!

Amy said...

Love the retro squares border as a background! Great idea!

Jill Norwood said...

I just love how you made your background with the retro squares border dies and the beautiful soft colors of your circus card! Gorgeous!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Both cards are great but love how you used borders as your background on card 1.

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful cards, Jessie, especially the first one!

Mary J said...

Fabulous! These newbies are so great!

Kim O'Connell said...

You are one talented Meatball. That is all.

Pamela Harrington said...

Your cards are always so colorful ~ You have a great sense for what looks good!!

zehra said...

Awesome cards, I am in love with the retro squares, great look, the second card is nice and soft, love that look

Elle said...

Cool use of the background dies on the first card and I love the soft sweetness of the second card.

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the retro squares on the first one and the colors on the second are so sweet!

Kristy Hansen said...

Great cards. The new retro border die is a great accent for the background. Love how you used it. Your paper piecing is great. Love the bow-really is a great accent on your card. 2nd card is really sweet with the softness of the colors you chose to use. ksh

Melissa M said...

Love the colour combo on the first card, and the retro squares. The second card is very sweet, lovely soft colours.

wendy said...

wow great cards Jessie, lovin this new release and that YUMMY new Retro square die-namic is a must have!

Alyce said...

These are great Jessie! Love all of the details and fun themes :)

Susan said...

Super fun! Love the "bow-tie."

scrappingnana said...

Love both cards. Very creative way to use the border die on your first card. Love the soft colors on the 2nd card.

Lisa H. said...

two fantastic cards, Jessie! I love the soft subtle colors on the circus card, unexpected and gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

Love the background you created with the new retro die and the colors in the second are lovely.

Queen Mary said...

I just gotta say -- LOVE the new WTG!! I love the animals from Lisa's set, and these new die-namics are really cool! Just when I think it can't get any better, it does!

Caroline said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you created your own patterned paper with the retro squares die-namics. This just makes your whole card pop!

Tina M. said...

MMM.. those retro squares die-namics looks great! On to my wish-list with them :)
/Tina M.

jan farnworth said...

both cards are outstanding jessi totally love that circus one.

Stacy said...

These cards are awesome. Looks like this release is going to be a good one. Love the circus animals and the WTG is great. Can't wait to see what else is in store for us.

elizabeth said...

These are gorgeous. Love how you added buttons to her suit, so cute. And the softer color palette on the second card is so pretty.

Shari said...

Jessie - wow you have outdone yourself! THe first card is just stunning! LOVE THE COLOURS you used!! THe second card, oh so cute - could also make a perfect baby card too! Loving these new dies and stamp sets!

Hugs;
Shari

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are fabulous! Love the background with the new die-namics and the dp you used for the dress....fabulous!

Kim said...

Both cards are awesome Jessie!

Tracey said...

Loving those retro squares!! Both amazing cards!!

Barbara said...

Love them both, Jessie!

Flo S. said...

Both cards are great, but the elephant one is so pretty.

Amber Milone said...

Both of these cards are just spectacular! I really like the bright colors with the contrasting black ribbon on the first. The elephant card is just adorable as well with the pastels.

Michele L. said...

Jessie,
Love both cards, but absolutely adore the retro background you created in the first. looks very cool

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous cards! Looks like another fabulous release.

Kimberly S. said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!! I also love both ribbons so much!! The papers you used, the layouts...everything is very pretty on both of these cards!!

Erika's Cupboard said...

Totally in love with Circus and I really love your cards!

Kelly Braund said...

Love the background you made!

Inge said...

Gorgeous cards Jessie, love the bright look on the first and the more soft look on the second card.

Angie said...

Wow! LOVE the yellow green and black!!!!! Those retro squares are fabulous!!!! They do kind of look 70's ish!!! How's that for an adjective!!!! Both cards are beautiful!

Angel said...

Awesome cards! That background was definitely worth it!

Megan McDonald said...

Love the retro design of the card.

Regan said...

Both of them are phenomenal! Love the retro squares and the tickets! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Jan Garber said...

That retro card is terrific! Reminds me of movies from the 60's!

Tonya said...

The bow on the first card is gorgeous. I love the ticket dies and the image is sonderful. Fabulous sentiment.
The colors on the second card are so pretty. I am loving the circus set and the doily die is beautiful.

postalorphan said...

Both cards are fabulous, but I really love how you used the diecuts for the background on the first card - such a great idea!

Alina said...

Great cards! This release is awesome!

Lisa Johnson said...

Wonderful cards!!! Thank you for creating something so beautiful with Circus Spectacular!

Wendy said...

HKR!!!! This one is freakin' brilliant!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are FANTASTIC Jess! LOVE how you used the Retro Squares in the background...it;s such an awesome look!