Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Favorite Things January Blog Hop



Tonight's the night that My Favorite Things releases its new January stamps and celebrates with a New Release Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from Jessie's blog, you're in the right place. If you just happened by, you can get all caught up starting HERE with Kim.

Before I get to my project, I want to let you know about an exciting new MFT program - the Cherry on Top reward. This reward is for our most loyal MFT fans! When you purchase 7 full-sized stamp sets ($15.95 or $17.95 price point), on top of earning the Triple Scoop set of the month, you’ll also choose ANY set on the site for FREE. Simply add the Cherry on Top product to your cart and specify the set of your choice in the comments section of your order. Two $9 sets count as one full-sized set, so you can mix and match sets of different price points to reach your desired reward level. If your Cherry on Top reward set is out of stock at the time your order is filled, you will be sent a gift code for the amount of the set you chose WITH your order. This may be redeemed at any time and will not expire. How's that for a sweet deal?!

So, on to my Movie Night project. I have to let you know I had something totally different planned for tonight -- different stamp set, different everything, but, while grocery shopping earlier this week, I saw this "movie night" gift item in a clearance bin next to the check-out aisle. I took one look at it and thought, "surely this is meant to be!" and, of course, brought it home with me. Here's a look at its humble beginnings:



And here it is dressed in its new outfit:



I first covered the box and the labels on the gift items with different designer papers, then added the words "movie" and "night" along the top and bottom using MFT's Alpha Dots set, and last created a focal point label from a cluster of the smaller images in the brand-new Chick Flick set.

I also made a coordinating card using the main image from Chick Flick and a couple of sentiments. On the outside I modified the "Rated BFF" sentiment by stamping only the word "rated" and then replacing "BFF" with Alpha Dot letters:



And on the inside, I included the sweet sentiment, "I give our friendship two thumbs up," but replaced the word "two" with the number 2 from the brand-new Bling 'Bers, because I could not wait one more second to use those awesome numbers :) I can't help it!! I've been wanting this set ever since Bling 'Bet came out last year!



Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop on the hop tonight is the sweet and super talented Christina! Enjoy the rest of the hop!




Stamps: Chick Flick, Alpha Dots, Bling 'Bet, Bling 'Bers (My Favorite Things)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panels, Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock, Papertrey Plum Pudding card stock, DCWV Sorbet designer paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Plum Pudding, Stampin' Up More Mustard, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Copic markers, May Arts burlap string, foam adhesive dots, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle, and labels 5 nestabilities, Papertrey ribbon, Making Memories button, sewing machine, MFT Spring Glittered Garnish, paper piercer
Card Size: 5" square

69 comments:

Christina Fischer said...

ACK!!!! This is amazing, Amy! I LOVE the colors and papers you used!!

StampOwl said...

oh wow this rocks Amy!

Kim said...

Now my keyboard is ruined! I drooled uncontrollably at your projects and my keys are stuck. It's ALL your fault. Amy this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Seriously, I wanna be you when I grow up!! AMAZING work Amy!!

Barbara said...

Out of this WORLD, Amy!!! What an awesome project and, of course, perfectly executed!!! I love it!

Kelli said...

OH MY!!!! Dill pickle flavored popcorn!!! YUMMO!!!! Maybe mail that to Megan!!! LMAO

GREAT Project and I love all the splicing of the sets you did!!!

Wonderful projects ALL WEEK!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

Michelle said...

GF, you TOTALLY ROCK! Awesome job!!!

mekei said...

ok, these are really, really great projects. thanks for sharing the idea.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh man this is gorgeous!!! Those colours! (Your colourING! Amazingness!) That box! What a brilliant idea. And rated BFF that is get outta here brilliant!

Christy Dillman said...

Wow this is a wonderful project, this stamp set is on my list!

Hugs,
Christy

raduse said...

Awesome!! Perfect for DD's sleepover.

Chris said...

This is a big WOW! I was bowled over by the wild and crazy colors of your project. I love them and wish I could combine like that. I can matchy match colors and they look okay but they don't sing like these colors do.

Ola said...

You have done an amazing job on these!!!! TFS

okj83@live.com

Denise said...

OMGosh, this is such a great project!! So pretty, love what you did with each pece in the set.
Aloha,
Denise

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

That went from the $1 bin to up for auction to the highest bidder. Wow another transformation.

Big Mamma's gotta hop.

Melody said...

This is a wonderful set Amy. You have such a knack for picking color schemes! I love this one!

JessicaK said...

Awesome combo here, and I really like the bright, fresh color selection.

June Houck said...

You are a craft Goddess. Seriously. I bow to you!

Genius idea re-covering each item and the box and making them super pretty :) Your replacement of "two" with 2 is so cute and stylish.

Dotty Jo said...

How do you do it Amy - fabulous and gorgeous yet again! Love your new blog heard too, Jo x

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Amy!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

so love this idea, how perfect is this to give a girlfriend love this new release....

Peggy said...

Great idea and wonderful packaging. God bless!

Lisa H. said...

AMY! i don't know how you do it,day after day! wow! this project is amaizng. you have such an eye for great color combos! love it!

maryrose said...

Wow! What a great gift idea! So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kerry J. said...

Wow - just stunning AMy!! I love the colour combo and how you masked the treats together on the movie night package. Your colouring is flat out perfect!

KYCrafter said...

What a great find!! Everything worked so well together! The more I see these stamps, the more I "must" have some!! The colors are great!! Keep it up!

Tricia said...

This is an incredible project!! Wow! Just love it!

Shelly said...

OMGosh! I love this set! The colors you chose are so fun and striking! Absolutely beautiful creations!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my word, this is AMAZING!!!! I just love the way you create!!!! This project is gorgeous!

Megan said...

Cute cute cute! It WAS meant to be. I love the colors of your project. So pretty.

The Stone Family said...

would love the chance to win. TIA
shannon

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow wow wow, you really made an AMAZING gift here, so creative (why don't I ever think of stuff like this lol?!) Beautiful work!!!

J said...

I love it! I have so many ideas right now. So cute!!

veronica said...

your tags with the ribbon is such a cute touch.

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome!!! Love the re-packaging of the movie night set!!
jennik

Krissy said...

love this movie kit! I don't have any MFT stamps, but the more I see the chick stamps, the more I think I need them!

Gotta hop!

Julie Dinn said...

WOW, this is just stunning Amy! I absolutely love it!

Leslie Rodriguez said...

Super cute!! Love the color combo!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WAY FUN! Cute and Clever Amy!! LOVE all your fabulous details girl!! You are AMAZING!!

scrappyjan said...

OH Amy what a FUN PROJECT!!!! Love it!!
hugs, Janiel

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Love this... what a fun project/gift & your card is gorgeous...love the colors!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Stunning! I LOVE these fun colors together and this project is just amazing!

Tracey said...

Oh my! This is incredible Amy! What a gorgeous gift set!

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! This is fabulous, Amy! You sure know how to dress things up!! Love it!

StacyC said...

Great job... I would love to receive this from a friend...

Debs said...

Excellent idea and wonderfully done Bee

annheidel said...

Awesome projects and I love the colors!

Chelsea said...

Amy I love this set of stamps and the stuff you did with them is amazing! Glad you the guest designer for SSD!

Cazzy said...

Another great gift set and that stamp is so perfect for that gift!

Cazzy x

H. said...

What an absolutely fabulous card and project. Now I feel I need this set....

Shannon Kraft said...

I love the colors, love the project, love the details. This is absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joyce said...

wow, your just "hopping" all over the place. I followed your hop the other day. fun

Karinn said...

Wow! What an amazing project to showcase this stamp set!! I love those bold colors, they just pop!!

Cher said...

now this is just too cute! like how your brain works lol....ty ..I follow! cher

Ironlady said...

One word......Cool

Jamie said...

Amy this is an amazing set, and your card is stunning!!

dpkennedy said...

What a great set! I love your color combo! It's so bright and fun...just like your package redesign! Gorgeous!

shellpole said...

The change in look for the packaging is amazing...so much prettier with your touch added.

I do love the girls sitting on the lounge too...the colours are really bright and cheerful!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

I LOVE your blog! You have soooo many amazing things--I sent my blog fans (a whole 10 maybe?!) to visit you today! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

Melissa said...

I love it!! What a fun gift to receive. It's always exciting to see what you have in store for us. Love your blog!

Mama mia said...

Love it! I love the card and the gift idea. It would be such a great gift to give to a friend. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Jackie said...

I simply love the colors you used and the way in which you altered this box of goodies...fabulous!

Denise Young said...

Love your color choice. The idea/design/ project is magnificent!!! TFS

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a totally cool set!!! Love how you've taken a regular packaged product and made it look a million dollars!!!! Awesome card too and love the decorated inside!!! :)

Christi said...

Wow!! What amazing projects!! Everything is wonderful!!

Karen said...

Very CUTE! I realy like the popcorn kit! Great for this time of the year for hostess gifts.

Thanks for sharing with us.

K

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE these Amy! They're terrific (popcorn is my favorite snack too). Terrific card - love the bold color palette you selected.

Laurie Marmon said...

way too fun and a perfect use for this stamp set! thanks for sharing a great project.

Heather said...

I just picked up this paper last night!!! I LOVE what you did with it....dang it now I have to go play. I gues the laundry will have to wait a while longer;0)