Thursday, February 16, 2012

I am Thankful for cupcakes or my butt is NOT thankful for cupcakes

The many thanks set from My Thoughts Exactly
So I had been seeing ALL this Washi tape everywhere, and I really want some REAL Washi tape, and when my budget permits I will be going to "Love my tapes". When I went to CHA in Anaheim with Alyssa.....(dropping CHA and Alyssa...a YOU lucky DOG Bee is what you should be saying-hehehe), we went to the Love my tapes booth to peruse and talk to fellow DT member Ashley. I fell in love with these idiot proof ribbons and tapes. Not having any I did the quasi washi tape technique, this time I just stamped on a strip of tissue, cut the area that I wanted, applied tape to the card then stuck it on. Pretty and simple however I want the real stuff. The Tsukineko london fog ink, my classy stamps, my spellbinder dies, a couple of punches, stickles and twinery twine in blossom makes for a pretty subtle and sweet thank you card.

The many thanks stamp set

Everyone that made something for your little ones for Valentine's day- RAISE your hands....everyone?! Yes I know, you're thinking it's like putting out the fire with gasoline right? Giving so much refined sugar to the wee ones RIGHT before school is let out. I'm thinking the teacher is preeeetttty dang smart! So in order to deliver the sugar to the classmates of my sugar junkies I used the print and cut option in  Make the Cut. I used the Monster love graphics and my zing to whip these out in 10 minutes. Another 20 minutes of fun stamping with the Valentines stamps the Ultimate candy heart bundle, Candy Heart Bundle, and the Love label. I cannot begin to tell you how I love REAL Print and Cut, if you don't have a machine or a program that allows this, you are seriously missing out on easy fun card and favor making. Now before you say that I might have delusions of grandeur- thinking I'm an overachiever that is mentioned in this blog , (bad word alert for the lily eared) know this...the elf is above me and I'm never making a leprechaun trap...ever. But I will make scratch cupcakes, because they're just good in my belly....and subsequently my butt, which is not so good.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I heart Hoppin' Hearts or MTE Valentine's Stamp Extravaganza

I used that sweet little label from MTE in girly colors with my
"little notebook" svg.

Welcome to the My Thoughts Exactly Stamp release, if you haven't seen these stamps yet, you are going to be in for some fun!
My favorite day of the month has arrived...MTE stamp release! These amazing sets have been so much fun to work with, she's designed these sets with something for everyone. 

You should have come from my evil twins blog,  if not, have fun and start from the beginning at the MTE webpage, you don't want to miss a chance to win. We have a special guest designer Kim to finish it all up! Now in order to win the "I want it All"  when you comment on each post you will get ONE entry into the contest- So after you've commented on Kim's post you will be entered ELEVEN times...And any stamp purchase you make on this day you'll get the Love Lable stamp for FREE! MTE heaven! You are such a lucky bunch just like we're lucky to have you....So get on it!

You may think it's only for Valentines Day but there are just so many uses beyond that. 
  Here's pics of some of the non Vday uses. My daughter has always loved hearts so this came at the perfect time. I had a lapse in sanity and I acquiesced to a slumber party- I know! It was all fun and games for the first 5 hours but then when 1:30 am rolled around and those sugar junkies were still up and yelling. I made the vow- never EVER again- EVER will I host a slumber party of 9 girls. Needless to say I was in need of a nap the next day. 
I made these cute little notebooks for the little favor bags
I used lettering delights files Something Fishy and Good Luck Gnomes along
with K&Company Daydream paper pack.

I normally don't get lucky at Big Lots but this time I did, I got a pack of this
uber girly paper pad by Colorbok for 2.00! 

The next time I do these little doodle pads in the number I did, I will use ONE pattern, and not customize them all. I used some Trendy Twine and Twinery twine to match the colors.You can grab this file to make your very own notebooks as a gift with any purchase at my shop.

Here are some little cards I made up just for Valentines day for my little ones. I normally don't like to make cards for my kids because it bothers me to see them laying on the floor, left on the counter, in the dog bed, etc. - you get the idea. My boy is pretty secure in his manliness so he'll be ok with a pink card from Mommy. I made my quasi washi tapes with packing material sheets and tissue paper...
I used a $1 background stamp and the little hearts from MTE  Candy hearts set on packing
sheets and white tissue paper with regular old mounting tape.

The little folder is from quickcutz, I got it from but can't find it anywhere now. I used
my spellbinders die for the insert. Of course the stamps are from MTE.
Don't forget to comment on all the release blog posts!

You're next stop is the amazing Benedicte'

Benedicte' blog is in French so use your Google translate get her take on using these great stamps