Daily Archives: August 4, 2010

MFT’s August Blog Hop & Shop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to this month’s release hop with My Favorite Things!  If you’ve just popped in here, you might want to go back to the beginning with Kim.  If you’ve just come from Sherrie, then you’re right on track.

We have lots of fun new sets available tonight as well as four new Die-namics dies, four new templates, a digi-paper pack and new colors of felt!  Whew!  Lots of fun stuff.   :)

Sometimes You Pick Your Friends…


Here I’ve used one of the three new Pure Innocence sets, Bunches of Flowers.  I paper-pieced the girl’s dress, added grass/ground with Prismacolor pencils and popped up the butterfly’s wings.   Oh, and I drew in the little socks.

I split the first line of the sentiment into three lines and clear-embossed over the ink to help the words stand out better on the patterned paper.

Along the top and bottom of the sentiment panel, I used our new Small Scallop Die-namics border die, placing a double layer along the bottom.


As tempting as it was to change the remainder of the sentiment , I behaved and kept things nice and sweet.  (**adjusting halo**)  


All of the new sets and products are available right here, right now, but FIRST, please continue on with the hop to see what sweetness CINDY has for you.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Happy hopping and shopping!  :)

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Bunches of Flowers” (Pure InnocenceInk: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Adirondack Aqua  Cardstock:  Prism Intense Teal, MFT cream Perfect Paper Panel   Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop  Accessories: Copic markers (E000, E00, E50, Y21, R27, YG03, YG05, R81, R83, R85, BG0000, BG01, Y0000, W3, W5), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Small Scallop Die-namics border die, clear embossing powder, buttons, string.  Finished size:  5 ¼” x 5 ¼”.

MFT Teasers, Day 5

It’s the last day of teasers with My Favorite Things!  I hope you’ve been leaving comments along the way as two new sets will be given away today!  You can find direct links to more samples HERE on Kim’s blog after 11 a.m. EST.

Today we’re previewing (or reviewing) Who’s That Harvest Girl, Garden Goodness and Clearly Sentimental about Harvest.    My harvest girl’s children had sleepovers (as in ‘more than one’) at her house last night.  So when she went to the market, she had more than fruit on her mind (which you can’t see because this morning she lost her head).

Hand Picked


I decided to keep the layout simple since there was a bit of work in the image.  

I stamped the image onto an MFT cream Perfect Paper Panel then masked in the wine bottle from MFT’s Time for Bubbly (currently out of MFTHPCU2stock).  Next I masked the strawberries then paper-pieced the shirt and basket.  I omitted the line at the bottom of the basket (as I did here) because I like that corner extending past the border.  After stamping the basket portion onto the “patterned” paper (which I ended up covering with marker), I drew in that bottom corner and then cut around it.

Along the bottom of my card, I used one of my favorite of MFT’s Die-namics die-cuts, Jumbo Scallops.


After coloring the strawberries, I used a clear glaze pen to add lots of shine and a bit of dimension.


On the inside of my card, I added a bit to the sentiment.  The top line is from Garden Goodness and the second line was computer generated.

Important reminders:

  • Check Kim’s blog after 11 a.m. EST today for direct links to designer samples of today’s featured sets and products. Leave comments for your chance to win one of the new sets!  Don’t forget to check back on Kim’s blog to see if you’ve won!
  • Join us for our pre-release party TONIGHT  from 8-10 p.m. EST in the MFT Member Forum for fun chatter, more  prizes and the announcement of our next Guest Designer!
  • The Blog Hop and Shop will take place tonight immediately following the release party at 10 p.m. EST.  Don’t forget to leave comments along the hop as there’s always a prize hidden somewhere along the way!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you tonight!  :)

Stamps:  MFT “Who’s That Harvest Girl,” “Time for Bubbly” and “Garden Goodness”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Ruby Red,  MFT cream Perfect Paper Panel  Patterned Paper:  Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen 6×6 paper pad  Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, E31, E43, R22, R27, R29, YG03, YG05, W1, W3), MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-namics border die, MFT Creme Cotton Twill, Hero Arts Hero Hues, Wendy font/computer, clear Sakura 3-d glaze pen, sewing machine, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 4 1/4″  x 5 1/2”.