Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lovebots Blog Hop Challenge!!

Welcome to day one of our sneak peeks and Blog Hop Challenges! Today we have an amazing set illustrated by Torico !!

If you loved Friendbots, you’re going to love Lovebots. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Torico has created an adorable set that will have your heart bursting with joy.

This adorable mini set will have your creating cards and gift tags that carry your message of love and friendship to all your special Valentines.

Lovebots is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 7 stamps $10.


Would you like to win the new Lovebots stamp set? 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.

For my card tonight, I started by coloring my image from the Lovebots set with my Copics. I then cut it out and layered it with Cotton Candy, Wild Cherry, and Black Licorice card stock. My paper is from the Echo Park Yours Truly pad. I also used Black Twill ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel, and some yummy Maraschino Twine. My spiral clips is from creative express, and my brads are from Michael's. I also used the MFT Simply Scalloped Medium Die-namics for my scallops.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Reminder:

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 December 31st with the winner being announced during the release party chat. Follow the links below so that you don't miss out on your chance to win!!

December Creative Chat- Embellishments

Oh My Word....this is embarrassing. LOL!!

When I saw that we were doing embellishments, I thought...sure, NO problem. Wow. I have a TON of stuff. I am almost ashamed of the sheer volume of stuff I own, but don't use.


Anywho, welcome to this months Creative Chat!!

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:

Show us how you store your embellishments.

Well, the answer to that is.....a lot of different ways, LOL!! First of all, I found these super cute containers at Michael's. They are clear, which I love, and hold lots of goodies with a screw on lid.

In these I keep my FAVORITEST thing EVER, SPIRAL CLIPS!!!

I also keep random buttons, brads, tags...just whatever I want that doesn't have another home.

For all my buttons that I had purchased at MFT at one point, and all my SU goodies(see picture below), I used these long white trays. They hold the clear round containers that they come in perfectly. You can usually pick these up at any Dollar Store, or Office Supply store in packs of two or three pretty cheap....I have...a few of them, lol.

As I said above, I also have this on my stamp table. It holds all my SU embellishments: brads, corduroy buttons, eyelets, buttons, you name it!

In some MORE of the white trays, I keep all my Stickles, Smooches, Flock, Dew Drops, Glimmer Mist, and random other things in jars.

Behind my desk on the shelf, I have a table top three drawer chest( I couldn't' find a white one, but it would be like this one). In the top drawer, I have all my extra silver brads, spiral clips, and other miscellaneous brads.

In the second drawer, LOTS of googlie eyes, wood buttons, and all my bling/stickers!!

In the bottom drawer, I have some flowers....see those cute crocheted ones? Yep, Danielle Lounds LOVES me!!

The rest of my flowers are in a plastic storage container, like the one I had my buttons jars in before. It also has bags of buttons, and some dew drops.

See, I told you...LOTS OF STUFF!!

What are your absolute favorite embellishments?

Well, as I ALREADY said before, and if you are familiar with my work at all, any one of you can guess the answer to this, lol!! I LOVE SPIRAL CLIPS AND SILVER BRADS!! I do, I actually get panicky when the drawer starts to get semi empty....nerve wrecking it is!!

Any tips or tricks on how to use embellishments on stamped creations?

What I try to do when using embellishments is decide on EVERYTHING else first. I decide on image, colors, layout...and then, the magic happens. If I use a brads, they are always in the corner, or in threes...just a thing I have. I also try to keep some balance. If I put a bow on one side, I put the spiral clip on the other to balance it out. I also have a corners rule. If the bow is in the bottom corner, the spiral clip must go opposite in the top corner. It's all about balance. Some people subscribe to the less is more idea...but not me. I like MORE!!

Well, that is it for me for now!! Sorry if I scared you with all my stuff!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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.