Wednesday, March 25, 2009
A cup of tea, a shady tree ...
Lots of fun My Favorite Things happenings to share with you before I get to today's card details. First, have you been following along with the MFT Idol contest? The Top 9 contestants have uploaded their fabulous creations, and now, America, it's time to VOTE. The eight contestants with the most votes move on to the next round. The poll closes tonight (Wednesday, 3/25) at 10 pm EST. And don't worry if you can't pick just one favorite. You can vote only once, but during that one vote, you can choose as many contestants as you want. Does that make sense?
Next comes the weekly "What's Up Wednesday" fun. Michele has shared instructions for a fabulous removeable bookmark card in this week's How'd They Do That tutorial. We'd love to see your bookmark cards, so that's our What's Up Wednesday Challenge for the week.
Have you seen MFT's new Bubble Bin feature? Here's an amazing chance to pick up some of your favorite MFT stamps at a fraction of the cost! But you have to act fast. Each Monday new sets are added to the Bubble Bin and the current ones will be removed. Some will rejoin the store at their regular price and some will disappear forever. One of my all-time favorite MFT images, Annie La Point's Chamomile is in there right now for a mere $2.75, as well as a handful of other sets.
And last, the current Weekly Spotlight is Flopsey! From now through Friday, March 27, you'll find all Flopsey sets on sale for only $8 each. The card above is one I made using the new Tea With Flopsey. I think this is my favorite Flopsey ever. The sentiment is just so perfect for a "just because" or "I miss you" card. I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black, clear embossed, then colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The leaves are a mixture of Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke craft inks. For the sky, I used Ila's mop brush technique. The papers are from the Sweetbay collection by Memory Box.
Before I go, I posted this little number on SCS yesterday for the color challenge. I'll share it here, too:
It's a quick 4 1/4" notecard using Sara Williams's Spring Sprouts by My Favorite Things. I resisted the urge to pair this sentiment with prego belly shots on a scrapbook page, aren't you glad? In this context, I think it would make an adorable birthday card for a little girl. In those early years, they change so much between birthdays. The flower center is popped up and topped with a green button, and the grass is just some Kiwi Kiss paper that I cut into a fringe and tucked behind the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Tea With Flopsey (My Favorite Things)
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI white, Memory Box Sweetbay dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, and Old Olive craft inks
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, SU clear button and Soft Sky stitched ribbon, burlap string (Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts), distressing tool, Labels 1 Nestabilities, corner rounder
Stamps: Sara Williams - Spring Sprouts (My Favorite Things)
Paper: PTI white, SU Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Making Memories button, SU linen thread, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, scallop border punch, Baja Breeze ribbon, circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, SU Pretty In Pink marker
Size: 4 1/4" square