Thursday, May 31, 2012

MTC Challenge going on right now!

I used my Tent card & Lettering Delights Balloon Craze

If you've joined me from the Make the Cut forum- Welcome and 
thank you for visiting! I cannot wait to see what you create:)

If your curious about the stamps, I used My Thoughts Exactly Acrylic stamps

My very first Challenge...

We have a FreeBee! AND a's what I would like you to do, download this file, use it in a project. Send me a picture to be entered in a contest and you could win the "Under the Sea" stamp set from MTE 

To pick up your file please click here...You will be rerouted to the MTE page where your file link is.

Please check out my page for details:)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

MTE Design Team Post

This was a very sad card to make...when you do paper crafts these are the saddest projects you'll do, but probably the most important, don't you agree? 

I used the More Big Thoughts with some MME paper and some scraps from my stash. A cute little butterfly punch, and spellbinders. Lately I'm liking stamping on patterns. I used to ALWAYS scrap on solid light colors but now I'm breaking out:) 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Thoughts Exactly May Stamp Release

Welcome to the May Stamp Release for My Thoughts Exactly!

So Happy you MAYd it (pun! get it?)! So this is a great month to buy your MTE can get 12% off your order when you use the code GRAD12! Alyssa is graduating from college in a few short days so she's happy! We are all so very proud of her. Also with each comment you leave on the blogs within this hop you'll be entered into the drawing for a gift card for $10. So let's start is the line up

DT Blog -

Here are the sets I used

Pick a 'Stache

Father's Day Mini set
Aren't they great! My husband used to have a 'stache. I hated it but it sure is fun looking at pics of him with that giant broom in his nose:)

Please know that I did this card super late last night after the school carnival, it was a exhausting but FUN event that some amazing ladies worked hard at putting together! So I did my civic duty and thoroughly enjoyed myself and ate all the amazing baked goods these goddesses made...heaven.
So here's my card that was the result of a crashing sugar rush...

See that cute ribbon? Thienly gave it to me when I met her at Disneyland:)

Now off you go to Benedicte'

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Alyssa!

Thank you for stopping by Alyssa's surprise birthday hop...I'm sure you've seen her picture but here she is just in case you haven't..

THAT is the young, BRILLIANT, beautiful woman who comes up with all the ideas for these amazing stamps. Having met her I know she's a very kind girl that is deathly afraid of chickens...hehehe...sorry....hehehe...sorry.

Here's our line up in case you jumped ahead because you saw me and just had to see what I did...Go back to the beginning at our Design Team blog and hop on! Oh and a huge Thank you to Jessica for such a great way to give kudo's to our boss:)

8. Benedicte' @
9. Bee ME
10. Becki @

I know she like Teal..that's a tough ink color to find...

Thank you Alyssa for giving me the opportunity to craft with your amazing products, I'm so grateful and proud. Happy Birthday Sweet girl! Left handed pistol fingers at ya:)

Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered to win a giftcard to MTE...Now on to Becki!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hello Muddah!

Happy Mother's Day

I'm still trying to make cards for the important people in my life, I wanted to do a few more but ran out of time. I did however get a little lifted when I saw the crowd of people at the card aisle of Target yesterday. I used to manage a Hallmark store SO long ago and I remember the men that would forget about this holiday and Valentine's day, the night before, they would come rushing in 10 minutes before closing time, frantic and plain desperate. It still makes me giggle at the difference between men and women in planning for holidays. Ahhh  good times good times!
I made three cards so bear with me...

I used the Garden Shower's Collection from Lettering Delights &
 my Loopy Layered Frame for the Captions with Sky Twine.
I used K&Co brad and just cut a strip of the MME pad quite contrary 
I just cut it in a banner shape, and my spellbinders. No electronic cutter, just
scissors and the big shot.(If you look close you'll see that there's two layers to the banner- I screwed up and just placed another one on top!
I used my tent card, banner, clouds and insets(coming soon) &
 lettering delights Balloon Craze enhanced with my I-rock tool

The Stamps I used are MTE, My Thoughts Exactly, the Big Thoughts and Mini Thoughts, I have used them non stop. You have the major events covered in each set.

When I make one card there is inevitably paper left over, if I have multiple cards to make I will use that paper that is left on the rest, do you do this? It tends to simplify things for me. Okay, so everyone knows I use so many different papers, but primarily for printed papers I use K& Company, My Minds Eye and Basic Grey....I use Recollections in solid colors mostly. These brands work marvelous with my electronic cutters. DCWV is a tough one because it's so uneven I have yet to be able to cut through that stuff, however the solid blue paper I used is the chalk paper and it cut great...I used a 4 setting on my Cameo for this paper, the rest was on 3. Lately the only ink I want to use is Tsukineko ink, I just love the colors and the texture is so silky. I added a tiny bit of Stickles with one of those picks that people use for their teeth...don't worry it never touched anyones mouth!
I hope you have a wonderful rest of your evening and Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More Mini Thoughts or I keep seeing the Mini me dude with the pinky thing

Hi MTE addicts- Belinda's in da house! (Don't worry I won't judge you, because I too, am a MTE addict, and I'm not shameful about it). I hope you've visited me at my blog Bee's Hive of Drama, if not come on over, I'd love to hear from you :)

I used Alyssa's super cute Svg for this little card, I welded the solid background to make the card portion and that darling lattice pop dotted to the top all with Make the Cut. I made the sunshine svg a couple days before and I think it's to go with it wonderfully. Using the "More Mini Thoughts" stamp set in Tsukineko versamagic  ink in Aegan Blue on a standard tag shape found in MTC, and Trendy Twine in Blueberry.  Can I get an aaaaahhhh?

(the More Mini Thoughts is sold out at the moment, but will be back in stock soon. Remember to order these as quickly as you can at pre-release that way we won't have any tears...I understand the dreaded "out of stock" tag!).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MTE Blind Hop or Can you find the NEW Design Team Members?

Now pay attention I am NOT the new member of the MTE Design Team..I'm what you call an find the new and incredibly talented Design Team members... Look for the Purple "Next Stop on the MTE party line" in this post and click there (If you haven't been to the MTE blog  you will want to go back and follow her instructions. Don't post them here...more chances for you to win a gift card to MTE!).

No  THAT wasn't it! You have to see my little project that I made for my buddy that left our dt. She's not rid of us though...

This card I didn't want to fight with the Zing..I just did the good ole spellbinders, which my evil twin turned me onto and my border punches, and of course my MTE mini thoughts stamps.

punch me

Now check this next stop on the MTE party line to see if you've found the new member(s) :)