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Thursday, February 21, 2008

MFT Day and I got to Play!!

Well, MFT Day was actually the 20th, but I wasn't able to publish it on that day, so here it is a little later. MFT Day is a day for everyone to use their newest stuff from My Favorite Things (or any of their stamps sets you already have) and shower the galleries and blogs with the creations you make using their stuff. I've never gotten the chance to play before, as I only had one set from them and couldn't come up with anything else other than what I had seen before (do ya'll do that? and then just quit using your sets because of it? Weird, I know). But NOW I have the newest sets just released in February and to make life even sweeter, my new friend, Nancy, otherwise known as Phantom on SCS sent me some wonderful images from a few other sets that I didn't have to play with. These cows are from the Punny Farm set, which is so stinkin' cute, it may have to find it's way to the suburbs and "e-i-e-i-o" on down to my house! I really enjoyed coloring it with my Prisma Pencils and Mineral Spirits from Michael's--I know, I used to not like coloring, but it is SO FUN NOW!! I colored and cut the purple one out and popped her up on dimensionals for a little, uh, dimension, yeah. (Where's my thesaurus?) I know some of you may not understand the purple cow end of it, but there is (or there used to be, I haven't been in a long time) a little "soda shop/hamburger joint" in Fort Worth called the Purple Cow! If you are near Little Rock, Arkansas (there's 2 locations there), you should go and try a Purple Cow shake--it's fun and well oriented for kids! So I just knew purple was it!! Maybe next, I should play off the "How now, brown cow!" phrase. Don't know where that came from, but I am pretty sure it's like Laverne used to drink on Laverne and Shirley--Milk and Pepsi--yumm-O!! Anyway, Audrie and I had a fun day today, going to the Scrapbook Pad in Colleyville with Jen and Shannan and then lunching at McAllister's Deli (another GREAT place. Jen said since it was Thursday, I could fudge on my diet. I still was pretty good, but not on plan. Tomorrow....)! I saw Angie there, too, scrapbooking the day away, trying out "As Seen on TV" scrapbook products--never knew there were such things! (waves!) Tomorrow (today for you if you are reading this on Friday), is panning out to be a relaxing stamping day for me, doing MORE laundry in between--wooHOOooOOO!!!

Hey, and I am going to "poll the audience" here--I am getting overwhelmed with cards and objects I have made but want to keep. How do YOU store/display your cards? Maybe I just need to "let go" and part with them. Answer this question for me and I will randomly pick a comment and RAK you a nice card!

TIP: Use multiple scallop square punches overlapping to create a scalloped mat under your main panel.

Stamps: MFT Punny Farm, True Friend
Ink: Stazon Black, Palette Noir
Paper: Basic Black, GP White, Purple DP from Deja Views, Green DP (?)
Other: B/W Polka Ribbon from May Arts, Dimensionals, CM Black Fine tip pen, Prismacolor Pencils, Artist Grade Mineral Spirits, Stump, Stampamajig, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, Giga Scallop Square Punch

ETA--I almost forgot and meant to post it---Several of you wondered what stamp set I used for the letters on the Journal from my last post. It's called Cowboy's Ransom by Marah Johnson, Limited Edition (now known as Hampton Arts, but I couldn't find it on their website). I got it at Michael's for about 11.00. I think it's on sale right now, too! Go Git It!!


  1. ADORABLE card, Susan -- love love love the purple cow! I used to have a cow thing years ago, so this is CTMH! And I'm so sad I live so far from you, Jen and Shannan -- I should have been at that lunch with you today!!! : ( But I'm glad you guys had a great time. HUGS!!!

  2. Cute Purple cow card. I have that set, and GASP haven't had a moment to use it yet.

    I actually offered up a ton of my older samples a few weeks ago on my blog and was surprised at how many people were honestly SO excited to have them. Made my heart happy that someone else would appreciate them, and left me more room to create NEW things!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Adorable!! I love your purple cow! :)

  4. This is so cute, Susan! I love the colors and layout! Sounds like you had a great day McAlisters is my favorite! :)

    I usually take my cards and put them together for a gift basket or a silent auction donation!

  5. What an cute, cute card! Love the purple cow!

  6. I love this card! What a great idea to do a colorful cow. I give away most of my cards (to the women in my life) for them to use. I package up about 10 cards with 10 envelopes in a clear cello bag. For my favorites that I just can't give up, I put them in clear envelopes and display them until I can part with them.

  7. I've been trying to figure out what to do with all my cards also. So I decided, all the paper projects I make I will take a picture of them. That way it's a little easier to let them go if I choose to. But, there are some cards that I just CAN'T let go. So I am trying to find some clear plastic sleaves that I can put in a 3 ring binder to store my cards in. Then I can flip through them for inspiration easily. I know there are some sleaves out there somewhere... BUT then I run into the issue with oddly shaped cards, so I think those will have to go in page protectors instead of sleeves. ALSO, when I get cards from other people I can't seem to let those go, so I will keep those in their own 3 ring binder. Hope that helps with your dilemma!

  8. HI SUSAN! I love your blog. I have a card orginizer that I keep all my cards in, it is labeled with birthday, just because, etc.... it keeps me organized ( at least with the cards!) ~Mandee


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