Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MFT February Blog Hop



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!


75 comments:

  1. Amy this set is so adorable!! I love the Twisted sentiments!

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  2. Where was this when I needed it a couple of years ago, LOL! Over the top as usual, Amy! Just gorgeous and a super duper idea!!!

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  3. Wow girl! I am blown away! Great work!

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  4. OMG!!!!! This is the best EVER!!! Fun and gorgeous at the same time, with great details! :)

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  5. What a riot. I love the whole set. You did a fantastic job!

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  6. This set is perfect!! I have a co-worker that is dealing with surgical menopause. I may have to CASE this idea just for her. What a priceless idea.

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  7. very cute idea. hope i don't need that for a few more years.

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  8. I love what you did with this set! Can't wait to case this!!!

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  9. OMgosh...this is the cutest set, Amy...and so creative!! I love everything!! (And now I need to put Twisted Threesome on my list).

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  10. Amy, this is so ultra creative...and so fun!!

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  11. another wonderful project. You never disappoint.

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  12. I love it...this is hilarious!!! Great job!

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  13. OMG! I cracked up all throughout your blog entry...I'm definitely keeping it bookmarked for future gifts. Bahahahahhaah So creative adn brilliant. Thank you for the laughs.

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  14. Great job and very funny projects. I have said it before but I just love your work.

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  15. Great work.... I love this!

    Thanks for Sharing!!

    xoxo Ola

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  16. What a great gift idea! So silly, yet so cute....and functional!LOL

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  17. Oh wow!!! Hilarious set but I LOVE it. I love what you did with everything. The colors are great, the projects are wonderful, everything goes together.

    xoxo hugz

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  18. Funny, make you smile, and beautiful all at the same time! Your creativity amazes me!

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  19. so so funny and brilliantly done! i'm going to need one of these in another couple of years LOL!

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  20. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alena

    http://ovarianpain.net

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  21. YOU ARE A clever/brilliant crafter full of genius! This is super FUN and Funny and Fabulous and beautiful and adorable all at once. LOVE IT!!

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  22. This is just too cute! What a clever idea and your packaging and work is stunning. Great job!

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  23. I dont' even know where to begin! I love the way you picked out "one" of the issues of menopause...heat!! I had surgical menopause years ago and that was a major problem with me. Every item focused on flashes was absolutely adorable! I see right now I'm going to have to get this set and keep this post available. It is just sooooo darn cute!!! Great job!

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  24. That is the FUNNIEST THING I have EVER seen, and its BEAUTIFUL!

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  25. seriously,YOU are amazing! always the right mix of colors and papers! this is fabulous!

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  26. THis is just too funny! What a great idea and job! Blessings, Sharon

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  27. Ha! Love the gag gift idea! It will bring a smile to someone for sure!

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  28. Um, I hate to admit it but I need this set!!! Usually around supper time! Amazing project Amy!

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  29. ARE YOU SERIOUS????? LMAO

    This kit TOTALLY ROCKS!!! How the heck did you get everything straight, I'd be giggling the whole time I was making it and it would be ALL CROOKED!!!!

    Hankie hankey hanky??? Hmmmm... I'll go with yours! :)

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  30. FANTASTIC!!!! I am totally saving this post for future reference!! What a fabulous & funny way to poke fun at a evil part of nature! haha!!

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  31. This is so funny!! I love it! It was executed perfectly and I love all the paper choices!

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  32. As a woman of "that age", I would absolutely LOVE to get a gift like this! Besides cracking me up, it is just so fun and thoughtful!!! I LOVE IT! You are amazingly creative! :D

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  33. oh my this is just to fun and creative, my sis in law is going through this right now and would be neat for her.

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  34. Absolutely perfect! Know just the person to make this for!!! Great set!!!

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  35. Spew!! This is so darn hilarious!! My mom's 50th bday is next week and you just gave me a great idea!

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  36. ROFLMAO!!!! Love everything about this!! If I ever go through Menopause I so want one of these.

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  37. Ack!!! This is OMG amazing!!! LOL!!!

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  38. Love this gift set! The decorating of the inside of your cards are beautiful.

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  39. OMG, you are just too much! How do you come UP w/ this stuff??!!!! Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!

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  40. Holy amazing cuteness.....this is AWESOME!!! I LOVE that MME paper too and am not a red/purple person either but that would def. be fun! This whole kit is genius, my friend. LOVE IT!

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  41. What a fun set! Love the attention to detail in the set. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. What an original and cute idea...and funny too...
    Denise Trottier

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  43. What an amazing job you did! So creative. As a woman "of a certain age"...I would love to receive all these things to help me have a laugh!

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  44. amy this set is TOO much! LOVE it!
    hugs
    M

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  45. As Always...... FAB -U- LOUS!!!!!!! :)

    Most excellent gift set!!!

    jennik

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  46. What a fabulous idea! I love the entire package, and you know that someone will love that! I simply love how you finished everything too, just lovely!

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  47. I have a friend going through menopause and this would be a fun gift to send her. Thanks for the great ideas
    Helen

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  48. What a creative, fun gift! I love it.

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  49. This is very cute! I'm sure we all can relate. Great idea.

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  50. I have to say, this is the first kit of the sort I've ever come across (gag or not), and I LOVE IT! What a great idea - you did a fabulous job. I will definitely lift this idea one day ...

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  51. I love it and can make ful use of it. It's special things for us bisexual, I will try it first for my bisexual gf known from (Bimingle . com), hopefully she will love it.

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  52. The items and sentiments you put together are hilarious!

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  53. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alena

    http://ovarianpain.net

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  54. Wow, this is just so creative.

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  55. You really enjoyed making this. It shows in your style and colours and genuine desire to let us all know we can create magic with stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Hahahahaaa....LOVE this! In fact, I think I NEED this! LOL You are incredible...do you know that?! Love ya! :)

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  57. This is great! I love it!
    Priscilla

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  58. WHat a fabulous gift set. I should make one of these for my Mom!

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  59. LOL you are so funny. This is too good! Thanks for sharing and I love the stamp!!!

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  60. One needs a little humour when this lot strikes let me tell you!!! Jo x

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  61. Oh my gosh... this is brilliant! You are brilliant. What a PERFECT use for this set and I know quite a few friends I could send this to! I may have to borrow the idea sometime. You are amazing... seriously!

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  62. Oh my goodness, what a great gift idea! I LOVE IT!

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  63. Holy crappola Amy...this is flippin' fantastic! Love your take on this set...it speaks to me and made me laugh! Love the fire extinguisher and the entire survival kit concept is so perfectly executed. You are a rock star!!

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  64. Oh, Amy! This is TOOOOOOOOO funny. And so brilliantly put together! The next time I have a friend turning 50, I am SO using this gift idea! {{hugs}}

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  65. You are completely off the radar charts for best stamper on the planet. Seriously, this is AWEsome. Stunning & FUNNY. WOWOWOWOW! Thanks for the incredible inspiration!

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  66. I think I'm going to need this here in a few years. I hope this post will still be around for inspiration. LOL This is incredibly done and the menopause ticket on the card is the real kicker.

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