Sunday, September 14, 2008

Some Big News!!

So, the other day I get this private message over on SCS, and it is from Kim, the MFT lady. She says she has a question about a card that I had made, and wanted to know if she could call me. DUUUHHH, of COURSE you can!! So, naive little me, who has been DESPERATELY trying to get My Favorite Things to notice me and make me a design team member, REALLY thought that she just wanted to know something about my card. That wasn't why she called, she called to invite me to be a design team member- CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!! I am so super excited, and having met a lot of the MFT girls when I went to the swap in Arlington Texas back in May, I am so honored to be a part of such a wonderful and fun group!! So with all that announcement....

Wanna get cozy with the MFT crew? Want excuses to buy more stamps and play with the ones you have? We are changing up our forum to make it tons of fun for the MFT lover in you! On Sept. 15th, we unveil our MFThemed Forum Days!

Play along with Who’s That Girl? Monday
Find out more about MFT crew and fans on Thread Starter Tuesday
Chat it up MFT style on What's Up Wednesday nights at 9pm(est)
Get a little sketchy on Thursday
Hum a little Oldie PLUS Goodie on Friday

What’s in for you? We thought you’d ask! So we decided to offer a $5 store gift certificate to one lucky winner each day! And on top of all that goodness, the daily winners will be thrown into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate! Now that’s a reason to celebrate, don’t you think?

Keep your eyes peeled and be ready to party on Sept 15th. Wanna know a little secret to get you started? You’ll need Rain or Shine for the very first challenge, so from now through Sept 15th, it’s 20% off, just to get you in the mood!

On Friday, you'll be playing with Hearts Galore, which is already on special as it's being retired. Grab it up at $12.75 while supplies last!

Come play along with My Favorite Things at or our SCS Member Company Forum at

So, for my first card as an official MFT design team member, I decided to play along with the first challenge. It is the Who's That Girl challenge, and the challenge was to use the Rain or Shine set along with some bling!! So, I stamped my main image from that set with Black Stazon on watercolor paper. I then colored it with my SU markers. The raincoat, dogs coat, and boots were paper pieced with some Apricot Appeal DP. The image was layered with Celery and Apricot layers cut out with my Nesties. I added some white brads with some sparkle added to them to each corner of the image and of the main card. The panel under the main image is some more AA DP with some glitter dots added to it. I added some spiral clips with ribbon to it too. The smaller circle panel is the separate boot stamp in that set, with the boots paper pieced and the spots colored with my white gel pen then my SU markers. I embossed my white layer with my Swiss Dots folder and added my sentiment. After it was all done, I basically spread some icicle stickles all over the place to make it sparkle!! This card is also for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. The Featured Stamper was Liz(lazy lizard) and she is so super sweet. I chose this card as my inspiration, but added some layers and change the images and colors!! That is it for me now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Hello everyone, hope where ever you are, you and all your loved ones are safe!! Last night, my DH and I went to dinner together, and there getting gas at the three gas stations that surrounded the restaurant we were eating at, were 15 trucks from a power company out of Ohio. I assume they were on their way to help out in Texas, and I gotta tell you, it made my heart happy to see them headed out to help with the terrible situation left after Hurricane Ike ravaged the gulf coast of Texas. Here in Illinois, we are experiencing the leftover effects of Ike and even lost power for a few hours this morning. My mom sent me a picture text showing me the tree that just barely missed her house too. My DH got a little whiny about the loss of power till I pointed out how wrong he was and how it could be SO much worse. He quickly shut up!! So anyway, here is my card for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. This weeks sketch was also part of a challenge being sponsored by Stamping Bella. All you had to do is make your card using a Bella image to be entered into the drawing to win a $15 GC to the Bella store..yay!! I used this super cute Wreathabella image(I guess I was inspired by their holiday cards...Christmas is coming soon...yikes). She was colored with my SU markers. I added some liquid applique to the hat and shoes to make them poufy. The bow on the wreath was stamped twice, colored and then one was cut out to give the bow some dimension. The DP is by Basic Grey and is part of the Fruitcake line. I paired the paper with Cranberry Crisp and Always Artichoke. The buttons are from SU, and I added some silver twine to them. I pierced around the edge of the different squares and added some silver brads to the corners. The sentiment is from the SU set Holidays and Wishes.
Well, that is all for me for now, I am off to stamp now that the power is back on!!
stamps-Wreathabella and SU Holidays and Wishes
paper- Cranberry Crisp, Always Artichoke, White, and Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
ink- Black Stazon
tools- silver brads, SU markers, silver twine, buttons