Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Doxie With Moxie Blog Hop Challenge

Here we are at our first day of FOUR blog hop challenges for January, and we are SO excited about this month's sets, and we hope you will be too! Ready to get started? Let's GO!

It’s no secret, we are DEFINITELY in love with everything Torico does here are There She Goes, and we know you are, too. This month she has honored us by creating a set that we have been begging for…meet The Doxie with Moxie!! SUPER cute dachshunds, along with several sentiments, outfits, and even a city scene for our more “elegant” pups, this set is just TOO much fun.

The Doxie with Moxie is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 32 stamps and will sell for $18.00.
When brainstorming The Doxie with Moxie set, there was a lot of chatter about sentiments…and some of them took a turn for the funny, but…risqué, lol! We couldn’t live without them, so we decided to create the Size Matters set. It’s not for everyone, but it’s definitely funny!!

Size Matters is a 3x4 set that includes 7 stamps for $9.00.

I made this card for yesterday's challenge, but in case you missed it :)

Would you like to win the new The Doxie with Moxie and Size Matters stamp sets? Here is what you need to do-visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, January 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Creative Challenge-Circle Stax Die-namics

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create with our Circle STAX.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

For my cards today, I used the new Homespun Hearts set from the Lisa Johnson Designs line. On the first card, I paired it with the Echo Park Truly Yours paper pad. I used the Circle Stax Die-namics to cut out my main image, which was created using the Homespun Hearts set, and the new Rustic Hearts Die-namics. I used  Black Licorice ink for my stems, and layered my main image with the Circle Stax Die-namics, and some Black Licorice cardstock. I LOVE the way you can use the Circle Stax Die-namics for layering, and even more for background buliding. Using circles as the background creates visual interest..and I LOVE the effect it creates when using patterened paper. For my card, I used Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth, Cotton Candy, and Wild Cherry cardstock. It was paired with buttons from the Black Licorice, Cotton Candy, and Wild Cherry button sampler from MFT, and I used some black hemp. My ribbon is Black Licorice, and I used Michael's brads as well.

My second card uses the MME Love Me line, which I paired with some Fossil, Sweet Tooth, and Bubblegum cardstock. I used the Circle Stax Die-namics to cut out my circles of all different shapes. I layered them in a line, and popped a couple up to add visual interest. My sentiment was stamped on some more of the Love Me paper with Kraft ink, and then cut out with the Framed Greetings die-namics. I added some Cotton Candy ribbon, and used Hemp Cord to attach a Rustic Heart Die-namics to it. 

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Well that is it for me for now! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!! Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things blog to see a full list of designers participating in today's challenge!