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Monday, August 31, 2009

Well, this is my second post for today (baby steps, right?), since my little "episode" over the weekend. Am I old enough to call them "episodes"? Let's hope not. Read my second post for today to see what I'm talking about. I'll just say that I'll be glad to get it all worked out. Anyway, onto why ya'll even come and visit me here...I absolutely love this little squirmy wormy guy from the I {heart} Books set from My Favorite Things.
So a while back, I made this adorable little gift card holder. I thought it would be cute to give as a teacher gift or to make for the kids to hold their very own library cards in. Yep, that's my actual library card in there and it gets lovin' every week (for movies and books for the girls--I'm not a big reader). It's similar to one I made HERE and I got the instructions for it HERE.

So now you've seen a bit of the last release from MFT. Wanna see a sneak peek from this month's upcoming release? Here you go! I LOVE how this turned out. I'm a big fan of Melissa Phillips and have been following her creativity on her blog whenever she posts (and I'm so glad she's decided to continue, even if at a slower pace!), even though I'm SURE she doesn't have a clue who I am. I have wanted to try to repeat some of the elements she often uses for some of her projects, and this soon to be released Annie LaPoint image called Plant a Seed of Love seemed to fit the bill perfectly with it's vintage flair. I colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils and blended it with OMS for the most part, but there's still a bit of Copic coloring in there for the lettering. Every bit of every edge was sponged with Tea Dye stain from Ranger and distressed in some way.
Do you see that Damask piece that was zigzag cut around the edges behind the main panel? That was the liner of an envelope someone sent me and I thought it was so pretty that I saved it for a special card. In following a bit more in Melissa's footsteps, I used some sparkly glitter glue from the Creative Cafe that is even sparklier than Stickles in my opinion and just hit random areas and edges with it. I hope to reign in some more of that stuff soon! A big ol' bow and button with a little twine finished it off after I added a few of the new Swarovski Crystals that Kim has in stock right now in the "Spooktacular Collection".

Here's a few details about the upcoming MFT release:

Tomorrow (Tuesday) night the 1st, join us for the MFT blog hop starting on Kim's blog at 10pm EST HERE.

Join us Wednesday night, the 2nd on the SCS forum HERE for the release party to begin at 8pm EST!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Look to your favorite designers for different styles and pull from them different elements of what you like. It may not be everything about them, and you might find them hard to duplicate (like I did with Melissa), but what I did learn from her style and combined with mine works for me as well. Does that make sense, or am I still feeling the effects of the morphine? LOL!

Bookworm Gift Card Holder
Stamps: I {Heart} Books (MFT)
Paper: Barely Banana (SU!), Pure Poppy (PTI), White Perfect Panels (MFT), October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Scor-Pal, New Leaf Satin Ribbon, Twine (PTI), Red Button (MFT), Jody Boosters

Seeds of Love
Stamps: Plant a Seed of Love (MFT)
Paper: White Perfect Panels (MFT), Vintage Cream (PTI), Imaginisce, Basic Grey, Damask Envelope Liner
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Tea Dye (Ranger)
Accessories: Sewing Machine/Tan Thread, Zigzag Scissors, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool, Sponges, Heat Tool, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Copic Markers, Spirit White Glitter Glue (Creative Cafe), Lavender Moon Satin Polkadot Ribbon, Rustic Twine (PTI), Prima Flower, Button, Swarovski Crystals (MFT), Jody Boosters



  2. WOW! These are both FABULOUS! You are totally rockin' these new releases!!!!! TOTALLY!


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