Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MFT September Blog Hop & Shop!!

It's FINALLY time for this month's My Favorite Things release blog hop and SHOP, and I KNOW you HAVE to be just as excited as we are!! Tonight's hop started at Kim's blog, and by now I am sure you are DYING from see all the GORGEOUS creations from my teammates, but don't forget to comment....there is blog candy a foot!! LOL!!

My job tonight is to show you the new à la mode, Talk Nerdy to Me...and I am in LOVE WITH IT!! This set sells for $9, and is so super CUTE!

To start, I stamped her on X-Press It Blending card, and then colored her with my Copics. I paper pieced parts of her outfit, as well. I then layered her with So Saffron, Black Licorice, and Fossil. I added a Sweet Tooth scallop from the Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics, to the bottom, see VERSATILE!!! LOL!! My scallops were made with the Simply Scalloped Medium Die-namics, and I used some MME Lost and Found Sunshine paper. My twine is from MFT, and my brads are from Michael's. My sentiment was stamped on the new Dog Tag Die-namics, and then attached with a brad.

For the inside, I used more of the same paper, another sentiment from this set, and some more of my Simply Scallops Medium Die-namics.

Well, that is it for me for now! The next stop on tonight's hop is the FABULOUS, Karen!! Have fun and happy hopping!

Three Cheers for Die-namics!! Hip Hip HOORAY!!

Why all the enthusiasm, you ask? Well, it is our FINAL day of teaser posts...and a NEW feature to My Favorite Things!! It's PEP RALLY time!! Tonight, the girls and I are showing off one of YOUR favorite things, and mine..DIE-NAMICS!!! The purpose of tonight is to not only get the party started a little early, but to show you new, fun ways to use the newest die-namics being released, as well as giving you some tips and tricks!! Sometimes, they aren't JUST what they seem, or are they??!! Before we get to all that....let's talk details, just so there isn't any confusion!!

"Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to grab all of your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT.

But first…it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release PEP Rally!

Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last.

Here is an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, with an opportunity to revisit the amazing sets being released tonight at 10pm EST RIGHT HERE.

And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on September 6 at 10 PM EST:

  • The MFT release is on September 6 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 September 6 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.

When I first saw the new Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics, I'm not going to lie, but, it just wasn't for me. I LOVE the die, I just don't normally make cards that I can't color on, so I couldn't see myself using it for much....until I really looked at it. Once I realized that it DIDN'T ONLY have to be used as a Birdhouse, I had a BLAST with this Die-namic!!

First off, I saw the bottom of the house and thought: What a cute border? Wouldn't that work as clouds? What if someone was ON the clouds?? FUN! So that is exactly what I did! I cut the base of the house out, and used it as a cloud base.

Next, I thought...look at those fun bird wings...what can I do with those? My answer: EVERYTHING!! Here, I have added wings to my SUPER CUTE Feeling Froggy Pure Innocence set, but they could be added to MANY stamps to give them all their own "wings"!! Imagine using them with OTHER Pure Innocence sets like: Little Angel, or Princess to make her a Fairy Princess??!! SO AWESOME!! I will say, that I cut my wings out of MFT Puff Cloud White, that way you don't have to worry about the edges being wonky(I hope you know what I mean, but basically so it doesn't LOOK like you are using the wrong side of the die cut).

Next, I used the heart and the circle from this die to add some interest to my card. The circles are PERFECT size to use as button backers, brad backers, funky design elements....the sky's the limit!! And really, who DOESN'T need another size circle die?? I know I do!! The hearts could get some wings, be balloons, and be added as a design element , as well.

I guess my point is....don't judge a Die-namic by it's cover, it may be WAY cooler than you expected!!!

Now, would you LIKE to see my card....isn't she CUTE!!!

I think that I am in LOVE with this CUTIE pie little girl! I adore her, and I gave her wings, and put her on a cloud because I can totally see her as a day dreamer...someone who has no limits to her imagination. :)
I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card and then colored her with my Copics. I then layered her with Sno Cone, Sour Apple, and Tangy Orange. My paper is from the Fly a Kite MME Lime Twist pack. I added some large Michael's brads, to my circles at the bottom...fun, right??!! My ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel, and my twine is from MFT, Mandarin Orange.
My sentiment was stamped on the new Dog Tag Die-namics. It is my NEW go to sentiment die...LOVE IT!!

For the inside, I used more of the same supplies....and did you see that I added twine to my circle?? Told you the sky was the limit! I, of course, could NOT forget another froggy...it's just too cute!

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out Kim's blog for a full list of designers participating in today's teasers!! Have a great day!