Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Welcome to the My Favorite Things February blog hop! If you've come here by way of Joanne, you're in the right place. If you've just happened by, then you'll definitely want to get caught up by starting with Kim. I'd hate for you to miss a single thing!
Tonight, we're celebrating MFT's biggest and best release ever! Among all the fantastic stamp sets is the third annual Twisted release, Twisted Threesome, a collection of sometimes snarky, sometimes a bit off-color, and always hilarious sentiments that go along with many of your favorite MFT images.
I decided to create a fun menopause-themed gag gift ensemble. For the card, I combined the toasting duo from Girls Night Out with "Welcome to Menopause," which is part of one of the Twisted Threesome sentiments. For the first time ever, I was wishing for heads on these gals, so that I could give them some gray hair. Maybe I should have added some age spots and wrinkles to their hands and necks?? (My layout is the Mojo Monday Sketch #124 turned on its side.)
The inside holds a second sentiment, "Aged Perfectly" from Girls Night Out. Such a nice way to say "old" - LOL!
Then I created a Menopause Survival Kit tin, which includes various hot flash remedies and a wearable pin for the gift recipient. Most of these ideas were gleaned from different commercially available gag gifts, but why purchase this kind of thing when it's so much more fun to make your own. Here's a look at the Survival Kit contents:
First, a "Hot Flash Hankie" - a handkerchief slipped down into a decorated glassine bag. (Yikes, did I spell hankie right?) Text is computer-generated.
Second, one of those disposable, instant cold compresses that you find in first aid kits. I wrapped it with a simple sleeve and included the sentiment "You're SO Hot," which is the first half of the "Welcome to Menopause" sentiment that I used on the card front.
Third, a water spritzer, wrapped in a band of dp and labeled "Fire Extinguisher" (text computer-generated):
And last, an "I'm SO Hot" button that the recipient can wear proudly - teehehe. I hand-cut and glittered the flames. "SO Hot" is from Twisted Threesome and the word "I'm" can be found in other MFT sets - Who's That e-Girl and Window Shopping, to name two. (The warning text is computer-generated.)
All of the survival items fit nicely into an altered tin. I used some fun MFT Adornments on the tin - Spring Glittered Garnishes along the bottom just below the blue-ish band, and Crystal Clear Swarovski Crystals on the half-label die-cut (applied with the Professional Touch HotFix Crystal Applicator).
Coloring throughout is done with Copics. Designer papers and coordinating die-cuts are from the My Mind's Eye Ooo-La-La For Him collection. Believe me, I considered the whole red hat society color scheme, but I am sooooo NOT a red and purple kind of gal - just couldn't do it! But wouldn't that be fun?
Whew! That's it for me! Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Susan Liles! Enjoy the rest of the hop!