Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friendbots and Autumn Blog Hop Challenge

Hey everyone and welcome to the first day of New Release Blog Hop Challenges from There She Goes!! We are releasing four new stamp sets this month, and I am in LOVE!! Let's get to it!!

Torico brings us the techno savvy stamp set that everyone needs. We are living in an information age on an information planet so why not surprise your Friendbots with some automated cuteness. Let’s make it the age of interfacing with all your B.F.F.s!

Friendbots is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $7.

The seasons are changing and it’s time to add some rich colors and beautiful leaves to our paper crafting projects! Autumn mini set has a bunch of different leaves each with a fun pattern that you are going to love to use!

Autumn is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $7.

For my card tonight...I am LOVING IT!! This new Friendbots set is SO DARN CUTE!! I stamped my image on X-Press It Blending card, and then colored it with my Copics. I then layered it with Sno Cone, So Saffron, and Orange Fizz. My paper is from the MME Six by Six Away We Go pack. I used Honeydew and Caribbean Twine, Michael's brads, and a Creative Express spiral clip. I used my circle nesties for the background, oval nesties for my sentiment, and the MFT Simply Scalloped Medium Die-namics for my scallops.

Would you like to win the new Autumn / Friendbots mini stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!!

October Creative Chat-Patterned Paper

It's time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You'll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum. This month, we were asked the following questions:

How do you store and organize your patterned paper?

I recently moved to a one bedroom apartment, so this first photo is from there. I use the same system at my apartment...except it's tucked away in a closet, and I have to use a flashlight if I want to see anything. It's super sad, but it is what it is. In this holder, which was purchased at Target, I keep all my 12x12 paper. It is mostly from SU, and some loose sheets I have purchased along the way.

I do keep each paper pack in it's on envelope, purchased at Michael's. It has a one button closure on the top, and can expand pretty wide. They are sold 10 in a package, and I slowly collected them by using my 50% off coupons. In this envelope, I keep my packs of paper, and as I get scraps, I throw them in with it. For the few 12x12 pads that I own, I keep them in the vertical slots at the top of the picture.

For my 6x6 pads, which I am mostly leaning towards, I keep them in these nifty little milk crates that I purchased at Wal-mart. They are perfect size for keeping the pads upright and together. I have seeeeveral pads, so they take up about 3 bins, working on 4. Yikes!!

I also purchase sampler packs of paper, from Die Cuts R Us, and those I put into a ziploc baggie when they come. They are usually shipped bundled together, so I put a piece of paper in with them, so I know what company made them, and what they are called. Saves a TON of time searching for names!

How do you store your scrap patterned paper?

I am quite certain you will be seeing some version or another of this method of storing scraps, but Jodi Collins told me, and it works quite well. I take a 6x9 envelope, and cut off the top to fit the back of the paper packs. I then use some form of glue(Helmar, Tombow, Red Line Tape...etc.) to adhere them to the back.

This method allows me to slip the scraps in as I use them, and that way they are all together. Before Jodi told me about her envelope method, I had scraps EVERYWHERE!! Now, with them being right there with the pad, I am much more likely to use them, and not have to search for them.

Well, that is it for me for now! Thanks for taking a look at my storage, and I hope it wasn't too boring for you, lol!!

Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team!