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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MFT's Greatest Hits Time!

Well, today's the day some of us DT girls for My Favorite Things celebrate MFT's "Greatest Hits" by dusting off a few of the older sets and giving them some face time. This month, we are focusing on that adorable little girl--Jolinne! I had this one still sitting on my desk from when I would color up images during Eric's chemo treatments (and there are still SO MANY!). The color combo I had used was stumping me a bit, so that's why this little Sitting Pretty Jolinne sat pretty for so long.

When I heard the theme for MFT's Greatest Hits this month would be to use our Jolinnes, I was happy to let this one grow up to be a card (finally!) and I'm sure she was too. Sitting Pretty for too long gives you a backache. Poor girl. The flower has a little "slip" made from lace that a friend of mine gave me. I thought it was a cute touch to mimic the ruffly slip on her dress. (Does anyone even wear slips anymore? My girls didn't even know what they were when we recently saw some in a store.) At least she has cute leggings on instead of pantyhose. I don't own ANY of those, thank goodness. I threw them all away the very day I became a stay at home mom after being in banking for 18 years!

Here's the inside--nice and simple. I sort of cheated and used a newer sentiment for this card. It's from the new Friends Forever Jolinne set. I just had to because it went so well with the front. Cute, no?! Be sure and check out Kim's blog around 11 AM EST. She will have a link list of all the girls showing their Jolinnes a little love. I've seen a few of the cards, and they are simply amazing! It's certainly worth a little break from actually working if ya'll are sneaking a look while before your boss stops by to micro-manage you! LOL!

I love the Jolinnes and she was so fun to play with. Here's the best part about today's post: Today only, Kim is offering a sweet deal on any Jolinne in the store. Just use the shopping code, JOLINNE and save $5 off any set. For some sets, that's more than half off!

SUSIE Q-TIP: The big green button on top of the felt flower had a big ol' shank-- you know, the kind of button with a little "stem" on the back with a hole through it for sewing it on. I needed it gone so that the button would be flat for gluing it down. So I used my craft hammer to knock it off. A couple of whacks and it was gone--as in I don't know where it flew off to, but it did the trick. Safety goggles might be in order if ya'll try this at home. ('You'll poke your eye out!')

Stamps: Sitting Pretty Jolinne and Friends Forever Jolinne (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, New Leaf (PTI), Cream Perfect Panels (MFT), Tea Party (American Crafts), Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Perfect Petal Trio Die-namics, CM Circle Cutter, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Yellow Ribbon and Lace Doily (Pizzazzaplenty), Felt and Button (MFT), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. so sunny and cheery that she made me smile....totally lovely!

  2. Oh my gosh,you crack me up! "You'll poke your eye out!" Hahaha! What a fabulous card!!!! Love the colors, and everything about it! Hope your hubby is on his way to recovery!!! I think about you often! Hugs!!!

  3. Such a pretty card! Love the green and yellows...

  4. Way to end the hop girl with perfection!

  5. Awww this is precious! Love the colors and the cute stamped image......fantastic job!

  6. Fresh, colorful card and very cute to add a flower "slip" to match Jolinne :).

  7. Well, whenever I see one of your awesome designs or read one of your posts, you make ME smile! Have a great day, Sus! :)

  8. great cheerful colors. this is just delightful.

  9. The card is so cute!! She looks so pleased to finally be on a card. She makes my heart smile, too.
    Linda (Mommy)

  10. Your tips crack me up!! LOL!! Gorgeous card girlie!! Love the colors and her leggings!!

  11. LOL @ the flying shank!

    Adorable card -- love this color combo! :)


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