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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Put A Spring In Your HOP!!

We are blog hoppin' again with MFT!! If you haven't already, you should start at the beginning over on Kim's (The MFT Lady's) blog. Otherwise, you just hopped on over from Amber's blog and I'm sure you loved what you saw there! Today, 2 new sets from My Favorite Things are being debuted and they have special significance for MEEEE!! Some of you may know who my sister, Sara is (she's done a few awesome blog makeovers here and there--starting with mine). Well, Kim contacted her about illustrating some stamps for her a while back and THESE ARE THEM!! I can't tell you how excited and proud I am for her! She is amazing and has always been a talented and artsy girl. I'm the oldest by nine years and I've watched her grow into one of the most wonderful women I know. She is down to earth, a great mom of two and very dedicated to whatever she sets her mind to. I am honored to call her my sister. So when I was making this card, this sentiment from the Spring Sprouts set was SO appropriate! The flowers and vase come from her other set called Funky Flowers. I actually did a little masking on this card--both regular and reverse masking. In fact, I did the How'd They Do That tutorial on masking over on the MFT forum AND I'm hosting a challenge in the What's Up Wednesday forum to use masking! I hope you'll get to play. I used this cool stuff I had only heard a little about called Eclipse Masking Tape. OH MY GOSH!! I'll never go back to Post-it notes! It's got the same sticky stuff on the entire back side of it and it couldn't be any more easier to use. You've GOT to check it out. Kim's including it in the "Hook-up Bundle" (a whole shabang of some great stuff including these two flower sets!) for this release in the perfect A2 size over on the MFT website! Anyway, I hope you love these sets and I truly can't wait to see what ya'll come up with using them. I know you will love them as much as I do. I'm so lucky to have such a talented family! Now, on to more hopping! Put a spring in your hop and get on over to Michelle's (flaxychick's) blog for some more fabulosity!!

SUSIE Q-TIP: When using the masking technique, always remember to just save the masks you cut out with that stamp set. They are totally reuseable and that will save you all kinds of time.

Stamps: Funky Flowers, Spring Sprouts (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Barely Banana, Old Olive (SU!), Papertrey White, Chloe's Closet (MM)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Helmar Acid Free Glue, Prismacolor Pencils/OMS, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Eclipse Masking Tape, Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine, Orange Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Twill Tape (Taylored Expressions)

29 comments:

  1. What fun to color with stamps from your sisters heart... SO neat!!!!

    UGH!!! And here I thought I'd ignore the masking stuff as I use thin copy paper so no lines are there... **sigh** ok, next trip I already checked out... LOL

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  2. Oh Susan...here I am blog hopping, checking out all of the TOTALLY AWESOME designs made with my sets and I come to yours!!! "Can you SAY AWESOME BLOSSOM?!?!?!?" (sorry a little reference from "The Office"..I can't help it...I totally kick booty at that game BTW...anyway) I just LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the card you created and, as you PROBABLY know, I have tears streaming down my face because I am Mom re-incarnate!! Yes, I have cried watching cartoons!!! But really I LOVE you Susan and I was truly touched by the card you posted with my stamp design...sentiment and all!!!!! And you did add you're little twist as I was so looking forward to seeing!!!! I'M IN LOVE...ribbon, sewing, scallops, polka dots, stripes...this card has it all just like I like!!!!!! BIG-BIG HUGS and see you manana!!!!!

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  3. I just saw the tutorial...AWESOME!!! Masking ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Such a cute card! I just love the colour combo. I'm touched reading about how you feel about your sister. Awesome tutorial too!

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  5. how cool to stamp with your sister's creation! I love your card, great colors.

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  6. This is gorgeous!!! I love love love this set!!!

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  7. I really like the colors you used...pretty card!

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  8. Congrats on having your sister design these new sets. There is certainly lots of creative talent in your family - awesome. I love your card. Thanks for inspiring (and enabling) me to purchase the bundle. I NEED both of these sets!

    Teresa

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  9. This is so so pretty! Great coloring and embellishing!

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  10. Wow! This is gorgeous SUsan! The colours are so pretty!!

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  11. So cute!!! Love all the DP and the stitching.

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  12. This is so sweet, Susan! So springy!

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  13. Too cute! And love the new challenge & tutorial. I can't wait to break out my new card with this technique.

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  14. What a cute card. Looks like pastel candies.

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  15. Susan, I LOVE this card -- the colors, the masking, all of it! This has to be so exciting for you -- how fun that you get to share this ride together!

    I just got teary reading Sara's comment! I'm just so happy for you both! :)

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  16. This card is just gorgeous, Susan!! You guys are such a talented family!!!!

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  17. Just a very gorgeous card and very gorgeous colors!!

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  18. Love this, Susan! Wonderful papers, great job with the masking, and I really, really love the reverse masking with the stamped image on the vase. I've gotta try that!

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  19. Awww... what a wonderful tribute to Sara! You guys are such a wonderful pair, and I'm sure it's just so special and exciting to be able to make a card using your sister's sets!!! You're card has that same fresh look and feel as your blog header. Hmmmm.... coincidence?!?! Thanks for an awesome tutorial, too. You're one of my favorite peeps ever! {{{{{Sus!}}}}}

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  20. Another gorgeous creation! Great tutorial...never heard of that tape before but will check it out! God Bless!
    Angella

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  21. I need to make a little box to keep all my masks in - because I totally just lose them. :)

    Fun card!

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  22. Beautiful colors! Beautiful card! TFS! Jeanne

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  23. Gorgeous card! I love the soft colors!

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