Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's Blog Hop Day!!

Hello, and welcome to this month's My Favorite Things Blog Hop!! I am SUPER excited to FINALLY let someone see what I made...I am so proud of myself!! To start out though, you need to go to Kim's blog since she is the first stop on the hop!! Now, if you are back, then you should have come from Jody's blog. Before we get to what is currently my FAVORITE thing I have ever made, EVER, here are all the need to know details about what is going on at MFT!!

Our Release Party Chat will be tomorrow night(Wed. June 3rd) at the MFT member forum on Splitcoaststampers. The party starts at 8pmEST and lasts until 10. We will be announcing the winner of the One Click Collection contest and we will also be announcing the two new Design Team members that will be chosen from the MFT Stamping Idol Final Four!! I can't wait to find out who they are!!
Here is a list of what will be released tonight!!

Let’s Picnic (WTG) $15.95
Who’s That Grillin’ Guy? $15.95
The Poppies $17.95
Clear crystal mix (80-100 crystals total, a mix of 2mm, 3mm and 4mm) $15.95
Checkered ribbon bundle (7/8”, 2 yards of 5 awesome colors: light pink, dark pink, black, yellow and red) $11.95

The One-click collection (all 3 stamp sets): retail $49.85 on sale for $44.95 for the first 48 hours after the release!!
Buy it all bundle (all 3 stamp sets plus new ribbon bundle, and new crystal collection): retail $77.75 on sale for $71.95 for the first 48 hours after the release

Okay, now that that is all settled, lets talk about my projects. I have to say, that this may have been the most time consuming thing I have ever done, but I LOVE it!! I started out with raw wood stars from the craft section at Wal-mart. I then sanded them down(just the rough spots) and painted them with a white Acrylic Paint for crafting. This is the part that took the longest. I put three coats on before I was happy with the coverage, and it took a while for them to dry. After they had dried over night. I used different pieces of Rockabilly DSP from SU to cover them. I just traced the star on the backside and cut them out. I adhered them to the stars using Modge Podge. I then sanded the edges to give it a frayed look. The main images all came from the new Stephanie Fizer set, The Poppies. I stamped each image on a MFT Perfect Panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored them in with my Copics. If you are wondering, I didn't use green on Taylor's because she HATES green. Her favorite color is actually purple so I colored her pants purple, but I wanted them all to match, so I stuck with the Riding Hood Red and Black. The images and their layers were then cut out using my Cuttlebug, Circle Nesties, and Oval Nesties. I stamped all my cutie pie skull images separately and cut them out after coloring them. I added music notes to the main image panels(they are stamps in the set too) and on the stars. I then used some screw hooks that I got in the hardware department at Wal-mart and added them to the tops of the stars, and then two to the bottoms. On the top hook, I added a bow using SU ribbons, and some May Arts ribbon. For the bottom hooks, I decided to add a name plaque. They were made using Black and Riding Hood Red CS. The letters, from the MFT Bling Bet, were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss ink. I then cut them all out and arranged them on the panel. The ribbon that is used to hang them, and as the hanger at the top is from the SU Valet Ribbon Originals. I sure hope my girls will love them as much as I do...if not, I am totally keeping them!! I just hope their mom doesn't let them play with them....YIKES!! If you have any questions about these, just send me an email and I will try to answer them!!

Now, it is time for you to get moving on!! Hop to FRANCES' BLOG to see what she has in store for you!!

Who's That Grillin' Guy Teaser!!

Hey everyone, welcome back, AGAIN!! I don't know about you, but I am LOVING this month's My Favorite Things release. I think the fact that we are releasing another Who's That Guy set is what has me so giddy...and the Who's That Girl, and the new Stephanie Fizer...oiy, I just LOVE them all!! Anywho, today's sample was made using the new Who's That Grillin' Guy? set. I started out by stamping him on a MFT Perfect Panel and then coloring him in with my Copics. I layered him with Pacific Point, and Kiwi Kiss. The DP is from the Muirfield DSP from SU. I stamped all my hamburgers separately and then colored and cut them out. I added some shine to my spatula using a Silver Gel Pen. The ribbons are from SU, and the brads and clips are from Creative Express. I stamped the Kiss The Cook on his apron and then added the sentiment to the bottom DSP panel. The sketch is one from a last week on SCS.
That is it for me for now!! Be sure to be back here tonight for the release day blog hop where I will have, in my opinion, one of the CUTEST SETS EVER made to show you!! Trust me, you don't want to miss it! Thanks and have a great day!