Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cheers, Chick!

Cheers everyone! It's a happenin' day at My Favorite Things today. To start, we're down to only FIVE contestants in the MFT Idol competition. Voting for this week's challenge closes tonight (Wednesday, April 29) at 10pm EST. Go HERE to see the entries, and HERE to cast your vote. Feel like playing along? You can! There is a Judges' Challenge each week as well, where you can play along with the same theme as the finalists. This week's theme: Frame It! An MFT Panel of three serves as judges, and each picks a winner and describes what she likes best about the chosen card. Each winner gets $10 in MFT Stamp bucks. Doesn't that sound like fun?! You can read all the details HERE.

Next is this week's Weekly Spotlight, the May VIP bundle, which includes some awesome not-yet-released MFT goodies. Check out all the details on the MFT blog. Michele has a GORGEOUS peek at the bundle contents posted on her blog today, too. Hurry, the VIP package is available today only, and quantities are limited.

Since it's Wednesday, you'll also find the regular What's Up Wednesday tutorial and challenge, too. Christina demonstrates cutting out of the box in this week's How'd They Do That tutorial (and she has some peeks of a not-yet-released Flopsey, too!). When you're ready to give it a try, play along in the What's Up Wednesday "Out of the Box" Challenge.

Wanna find out all the fun MFT news as soon as it's announced? Sign up for MFT's Brand Spankin' News newsletter. The sign-up box is at the bottom of the store's home page.

Now, about today's card ... I used Girls Night Out, one of the new April sets. I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black, clear embossed, and then colored with a combo of Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers. The papers are from my beloved K&Co Retro Florals Cardstock Pad. The die-cut shape behind the stamped image was cut with Spellbinders Labels 4 Nestabilities. I love the curvy, feminine feel this shape adds to cards. I finished off with Dew Drops, some piercing, and a ribbon/button accent.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Girls Night Out (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream, K&Co Retro Florals Cardstock Pad
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: Prismacolors, gamsol, blending stump, Copic markers, SU large oval punch, corner rounder, paper piercer, and clear embossing powder, Dew Drops, Labels 4 Nestabilities, ribbon (unknown); Papertrey button, burlap string


Tiffany said...

Cheers to you Amy! This is beautiful. Great coloring and I love the positioning of your paper piercing. Just lovely!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy this card is awesome!

Becky said...

gorgeous card, you always put your cards together so lovely.

~Lori Roop said...

Oh Yea!!! I love that labels 4 too!! It's gorgeous!!

You've done a fabulous job showcasing this image!! Awesome!!

Emily said...

Wow Amy! I'm lovin' that background DP and the way you did the paper piercing! I really have to get that labels 4 nestabilities set. I love the look of it. Just gorgeous!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Amy, this layout and your papers are stunning! Absolutely gorgeous card GF!!!

LorettaL said...

Amy, I love this layout! What a perfectly stunning card!

Jane Wetzel said...

TOTALLY COOL LAYOUT AMY! I think I gotta get this set! Have I said that before?? he he he

AlienAnessa said...

Good golly, this is a beautiful card!! Your coloring on this is exquisite!! And the colors...jeepers, they're so perfectly complementary!! =)