Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MFT March Blog Hop



Here we are on the first Wednesday of the month already! That means it's time for an MFT blog hop!!! Yaaay, I love these things! If you haven't come here from Jessie's blog, backtrack to the very beginning, which is at Kim's blog. Hop on down the line and I'll see you back here in a few.

Tonight at 9pm, My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party in the MFT Member Company Forum on Splitcoast. Please join us! You'll see loads of fun MFTeasers of the FIVE new sets and have a chance to win prizes. Plus you find out how you could become MFT's next guest designer. Hope you can make it!

This darling little girl in her pajamas is from a set called Night, Night Ellie. There's lots for me to love about this adorable set. First, the idea for this set came from Jen del Muro and it's named after her adorable daughter, Ellie. Second, it's a charity set, so for the next six months, $2 from each set sold will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Third, I have a 5-year-old daughter who looks just like this! (Well, sort of ...) She loves having sleepovers, so I thought this set would make a perfect slumber party invitation. It's hard to see, but the celery background is stamped with white stars, and the Cameo Coral strip is stamped repeatedly with "sweet dreams." Her pajamas are paper-pieced and shaded with Prismacolors, and the rest is colored with Copic markers. I hand-wrote the "you're invited" sentiment. I haven't done a "no dp" card in a while - this was fun! [Please pardon my sagging flower "ribbon" ... I've fixed 'er up now, but a new pic will have to wait until daylight. Why didn't I see that before? Grrrr...]

Next is a teaser of Hooga Booga, a collection of the most adorable little characters! Take a look at just one of them:



Her outstretched arms looked just perfect for holding a string of hearts. All I did was stamp and trim the hearts, adhere them with foam dots, and then hand-draw the black string. I gave her some sleeves and shoes, too! Again, I paper-pieced the outfit and colored everything else with either Copic markers or a blender pen and SU re-inkers.

Hope you're enjoying the blog hop. Next stop is Carole!




You're Invited
Stamps: Night Night Ellie (My Favorite Things Presents)
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Basic Grey; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white pigment ink, SU Cameo Coral
Accessories: yellow flower ribbon and yellow elastic cord (Making Memories); gray taffeta ribbon, paper piercer, distressing tool, dimensionals, hardware (SU), tag die (Spellbinders), Prismacolors, Gamsol, blending stumps, Copic markers

I Love You This Much
Stamps: Hooga Booga (My Favorite Things Presents)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Kiwi Kiss and Pink Passion
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, SU ribbon and flower punches, Spellbinders circle nestabilities, foam adhesive, white brads

47 comments:

Jenny said...

"Practically perfect in every way!"

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are both just TOTALLY CUTE!!

StampOwl said...

these are adorable Amy

Jenny said...

These are both gorgeous :)

Karen Motz said...

Just darling! I love your colour combos. :)

Christina Fischer said...

SO SO cute, Amy!!! :)

JessicaK said...

Great invite and love love love the Hooga Bugga card - no scary monsters here.

texasjodylynn said...

Um WOW! Can I start with that? LOL Your cards are both amazing! I love the strung hearts, the dainty trim, the coloring... need I go on? I love them both. You are amazing!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

stunning!

Kelli said...

For the Love of Good Grief.... These cards are amazing the ONLY thing that saves you from me totally crying is the sagging flower! LOL SO glad you ARE human! :)

Stampin Cats said...

The hooga Booga card is just adorable.

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!

Michelle Giraud said...

Love the clean background and the awesome layout of the first card and the pretty bow placement on your second. Fantastic cards!

Kim said...

Those are fantastic Amy! The hearts tied together are simply stunning!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Amy!!!!!

Megan said...

I *love* your work. I love how flirty and original it is. You know I'm going to blog stalk you now! ;) I have been putting it off for long enough....

StampinCathy said...

WoW! Your cards are just breath taking. I just love the colors and all the details you added.

Aunt T said...

Stunning! I can't wait to get this set. I will be having a stamping party with my nine year old niece :)

Teresa

cadnileb said...

Amy - Love how you did the cute little slumber party invitation (what a great idea) and love the way you strung the hearts for the second card!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

You never cease to amaze me, Amy!! Love your layouts and your cute little Boogas....hmmm...not sure that sounds right. haha

Stephanie Fizer said...

that string of hearts is just too cute and absolutely brilliant!

paula said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I love both of your cards...the hearts are so cool, too cool! Clever and so AWESOME! The Nite Nite Ellie invite is STUNNING!

Shannon said...

WOW!!!!! just WOW!!!!

Dell Richards said...

These are awesome!

BloomingPink said...

Beautiful cards.

Carolyn King said...

Amazing as always!!!

Wendi Hayes said...

What great cards. Love the string of hearts. Just too cute.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

so sweet! i love how your handwriting matches the font, too!!

wendy said...

all i can say is stunning!

Tracy's Corner said...

Great colours , great layouts,..............they're.........GREAT !

Michelle said...

So so so pretty. Love the colors!

Justine said...

uuuu WOW comes to mind quit often when I visit your blog and these are amazing.
Such Talent, thanks for sharing

shel9999 said...

These are both adorable, but that little Hooga Booga with the string of hearts is over-the-top!

Kerry J. said...

How over the top cute!!! Love Ellie and her pj's and your monster is beyond cute!

Candice said...

OMG, Amy - these are just FABULOUS!! Just look at her strung out hearts - TOO creative!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are SOOOOO adorable!!!

Cori Rovang said...

Amy- Thank you so much for getting the grammar corrent in "You're invited." I can't tell you how many times I've seen "Your invited."
~Your English teacher friend, Cori : )

Silke said...

Super duper cute cards - Amy!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both amazing Amy!! Love them. That Night Ellie stampset is just adorable though!! One for my wishlist for sure!!!
hugs,
Chris

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, both cards are totally adorable! Love the pj girl and what a fun invite!!!
Love the ribbon treatment on both cards too!!!

Wendy said...

Both are outstanding, love the PJ girl stamp, she is adorable.

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are so totally adorable Amy!

Denise said...

These cards are just perfect!! Little Ellie looks so comfy, cozy in her jammies and bunny slippers, and I totally LOVE this Hooga Booga!! :)

Kimberly Crawford said...

Another oh WOW! All your layers and detail amaze me!! You always inspire me!!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful cards! Your layouts are wonderful!

BurningRubber said...

Those are so cute!!

LORI said...

He is a Cutie Patootie!!