Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MFT July VIP Blog Hop



It's VIP day at My Favorite Things - your chance to pick up the July Who's That Girl set, Who's That Gardening Girl, a whole three weeks early. The July VIP kit also includes a free mini set, some white scalloped notecards, and a sweet paper, ribbon, and button bundle. Hurry, the VIP kit is available for one day only.

VIP day also means its blog hop time! It's an especially exciting blog hop because we're announcing three new design team members!! You won't miss a single project or announcement if you start at the beginning with Kim and work your way through to the end.

I plant a modest vegetable garden every year, and would really love a place to record information and photos during the growing season and even from year to year. I can never remember from one year to the next which tomato variety I like best, which cucumbers did the best, and all sorts of other info that would be useful. Who's That Gardening Girl was perfect for my garden album/journal!



This album was originally a mini scrapbook album, so it has clear photo/layout sleeves inside, but I'm excited to add all sorts of other goodies using my bind-it-all ... envelopes to hold seed packets, pages for journaling, canning and freezing how-to, and so on. Having a pretty book should motivate me to keep better records, right?




I love to share the comical observations and commentary I get from my 6-year-old daughter, who loves crafting every bit as much as her mama. When she saw this book, she looked very quietly for some time and seemed puzzled. Finally, in a shy little voice, she asked, "Why isn't she wearing any pants?" LOL - I was going for khaki. Be honest, friends, does it look like khaki or a bare bottom? Instead of skin-tone arms, I gave her a pair of long green (and very snug) garden gloves. Coloring is with Copics. The red and green ric rac strips are cut with MFT's new Jumbo Ric Rac Die-namics out of MFT's felt . The ric rac piece at the top is cut from canvas fabric. Behind the image is a square of burlap.

Your next stop on the hop is Sherrie. Get ready to see all kinds of gorgeousness! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

39 comments:

  1. Fantastic Idea Amy and what a pretty book! Love your coloring (as per usual) and especially love that ric rac die in the background!

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  2. Sigh!! This is gorgeous Amy!! Love it!!

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  3. Fabulous idea... I have a small garden too and this is my first one in 20 years. I should try to do this too... LOVE this new set.. Great job Amy.

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  4. P.S... forgot to say it looks like khaki to me...LOL

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  5. Fabulous idea and project, Amy! LOL about your little girl!

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  6. Gorgeous book Amy! I love all the ric rac! Your daughter's comment is too sweet! Quick question, do you normally garden without pants? LOL

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  7. tooo cute! love the book and I see khaki ;) thanks for sharing the sweet story from your daughter.

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  8. the ricrac twill!!! oh my heart skipped a beat! and i think you did khaki perfectly!

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  9. Great little gardening book Amy. Love your coloring and the way you used the rick rack die!

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  10. Beautifully done ... I thought it was khaki until you mentioned your daughter's comment and I can see why she asked :)

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  11. What a fantastic book, Amy! I definitely see khaki! :)

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  12. gorgeous project Amy & what a fabulous idea! i too see khaki, but what a funny story!

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  13. Pants, of course. Silly girly. :) What a great project!!! FABULOUS!!
    jennik

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  14. Love it Amy!! I'm going with khaki! Love all that ric rac!

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  15. I totally thought khaki's, but if you're six years old I can see bare bottom, too! LOL! Darling book!

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  16. If only a pretty book would keep me motivated to keep better records! Love yours.

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  17. Now that's really getting to be "at one" with nature...au natural. I'm with your daughter. It must have been a really hot day out.

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  18. Bare bottom! And not only that - my first thought was: why does a Black woman have white legs? LOL
    Well, I got little sleep today. OR I need to change my monitor ;-))

    Oh my, Amy, WHEN do you get time to do gardening?! Now you've put me to shame not only as a crafter, but as a housewife too! This garden album is simply fantastic!

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  19. Hey, I love the bare bum idea! I think you would get people to help in your garden for sure lol! Great project Amy!

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  20. lol! I actually hadn't thought anything was odd but I can see how a six yr old would...they have such good imaginations! Love the green glove idea!!

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  21. LOL, I love the child commentary. My son agrees with her, but I see the Khaki. I guess it's all in perspective. Lovely project!

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  22. Love the book, Amy! I'm kind of with your daughter.....but I also see it as a really light khaki! Love when you share her comments!

    Stephanie Doan

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  23. I see khaki, but I could see how she would think otherwise! I thought about making her hands gloves too! I figured I couldn't get them to look like gloves, but you did awesome! Darling little book.

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  24. OMG, I bet you laughed until you cried with your daughter's comment! I can just hear my own saying the same thing! Too funny- Naked Gardening! Love your little book, BTW, what a fun idea. I need one of those with my notes of where I want to move things when they stop blooming and what things are called that I can never remember!!

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  25. Darling mini book Amy. Your ideas and placement of embellishments are always perfectly tailored. And,(laughing) isn't wonderful what children see through their eyes? She has a trained eye already (laughing). What color Copics did you use? This is a summer project for sure!

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  26. I saw butt (or buck) naked! Loved it! Love the way your child thinks. It is a great idea.

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  27. Love this Amy! What a great idea! Your coloring is awesome! Oh, and my vote is for Khaki!

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  28. what a riot, I didn't think nakey until you said it now I can't not see it.
    the journal looks beautiful.

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  29. Perfect in every way, Amy! LOL about your perplexed DD!

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  30. So very adorable! I am amazed at your coloring. I don't have Outlook on my computer, and that's the only way I can email you from your site. I was wondering what kind of white paper you stamp your images on? I'm struggling to use my watercolors and markers on the paper I use. Thanks! Robin at: rgillet1@rochester.rr.com

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  31. Children always tell the truth, what they see is what it is, I love your daughter, is very detailed.
    Nice work Amy and brilliant idea.
    Besitos

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  32. sweet mini. love those papers.

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  33. Love the altered books! And no, she isn't gardening naked!!! LOL Love the kids hey!

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  34. This is so sweet! What a great book!

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  35. Oh My, Amy I love this book - but your daughter's response had me rolling on the floor!!!! Kids! They can say THE FUNNIEST things at times!!!

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