Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's a Hike...I Mean HOP!!

By now, you probably already know that TONIGHT is this month's release from My Favorite Things, and if you didn't...well, you do now!! Since it is release night, it's time for our new release blog hop!! Tonight's hop started at Kim's Blog, so be sure to head on over there to get started!!

For my card tonight, I am THRILLED to get to showcase my FAVORITE bear, Fred!! Fred Bear Takes a Hike is this month's new set featuring him, and sells for $9. I just love Fred...I truly do!! I know I just used this paper pack a few nights ago, but I couldn't stop myself!! It's just too perfect with his cute little bootie....do you SEE that SUPER CUTE snail??!! I started by stamping Fred on X-Press It Blending card, and then colored him with my Copics. I then layered him with Snow Cone, Jelly Bean Green, and Fossil. My paper is from the Basic Grey Archaic pack. I used the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics for my sentiment, and the super cute new You Move Me Die-namics for my clouds. My brads are from Michael's, my twine is Cappuccino(purchased from MFT), and my library clip is from SU. I followed this month's SFYTT, as well.

For the inside, I used another sentiment from the set, a few more clouds, and the Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics. I also stamped a cute little trail of footprints across the bottom...so fun!!

Well, that is it for me for tonight!! Next stop on the hop is the SUPER talented, and always FABULOUS, Barbara's Blog!! Have fun on your hike...I mean hop!!

Seas the Day!!

Today is our FINAL day of teasers for My Favorite Things, and tonight we have two sets to show off! One is the new Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy, and the other is June's VIP set, Who's That Mermaid. Before we get to my card, here is all the need to know info!
  • The MFT release is on July 5 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available July 5 at 10 PM EST.

  • Be sure to check in on the guest designer contest to see who is crowned the winner. The announcement is made in the release party thread, AND on the guest designer contest thread in the MFT forum on SCS. The winner will receive over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team next month.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) The final 2 winners will be announced at the release party, and will also be contacted by e-mail.

For my card today, I started by stamping my Mermaid on X-Press It blending card. I also stamped her on some Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper. What wasn't paper pieced, was then colored with Copics. For my coral, I stamped one separately, and cut it out. I also used the Sunshine Die-namics, with my Lime Rickey paper. I used the Catch a Wave Die-namics, as well. For my sentiment, I used the new File Tab Die-namics. I also used the new Dizzy Doily Die-namics, as well. My ribbons are from MFT and SU, and my brads are from Michael's. My card stock colors are Night of Navy, Blu Raspberry, and Lemon Drop.

For the inside of my card, I used the same supplies, and Die-namics. I also used another sentiment from this SUPER CUTE set.

My card is ALSO for this week's Ribbon Carousel Crew challenge, to use Paper Piecing. It is being hosted by me, so head on over there to see what AWESOME samples my crew mates have made!!

Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head to Kim's Blog a full list of designer's participating tonight!