Friday, January 28, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges-Vintage/Shabby Chic

Okay, now seriously, be kind to me....BE KIND. I am NOT a Vintage-y, Shabby Chic, kinda all. I LOVE the look of it, and admire people that can pull it off, but I HATE it when I do it. It never looks right to me....egad!! Unfortunately for me, this week's challenge over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog is to make a one of "those" kind of cards...and not being one to back down from a challenge, I struggled through.

I literally pulled out all my tricks for this card. I even used flowers, PRIMA flowers, and my old Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware kit from SU. Wow. I started by stamping my Cupid image from the My Favorite Things Inspired by Love set, in Pale Plum ink. I then stamped my sentiment over that with Perfect Plum. I then layerd the image with those two colors of card stock, and some Mellow Moss. The edges were lightly sponged with Pale Plum ink, as well. My crochet trim came from MFT, and I used the MFT Faux Crochet Border Die-namics.

Well, that is it for me for now. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!! Be sure to hop around and check out my other crazies!! LOVE these girls!!

You Spin My Spurs

WOOHOO!! It is time for this month's My Favorite Things new release teasers to start, and I for one, and SUPER excited!! Aren't you??!! Tonight, we have three new sets to show you, as well as a peek at a new companion line for the Die-namics!! I have made a card using the new Fred Bear Out West....cause I love me some Fred Bear!!

Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of two sets being given away today. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away TEN new release sets this week! As always, you can find the master list of participating designers HERE on Kim's blog.

I won't bore you with a ton of details, but I will say that Fred was stamped on an MFT Perfect Panel, and then colored with my Copics. I then layered him with Really Rust, Sage Shadow, and Hot Fudge. My DP is an OLD SU pack. My border was made using the Star Border Die-namic, and my stars were made using the Stacking Stars Die-namic. The ribbon is one I got from an MFT pack from a long while long, I don't remember which one, LOL!

For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, and I stamped the cactus from the set onto my DP.
Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by!! Before you go, here is all the need to know info!!

* All the new stamp sets, Die-namics, and new products are available February 1st at 10 PM EST HERE in the MFT Boutique

* The release party is on Tuesday, February 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the SCS, MFT Forum

* Check in on Kim's blog daily (January 28th to February 1st) at 12 AM EST for the complete list of designers participating in today's teasers

* Participate in the guest designer contest in the MFT Forum for your chance to win over $100 in stamps!