Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spooky Halloween Happiness or MTE Halloweenie sneeky peak :)

Here's a Sneaky Peaky of the Halloween happiness to come! Check back for the stamp release blog hop on September 2nd to purchase yours and enter the giveaway!

Now truly, this was an easy card to make, the only hitch was my giant man hands trying to glue the wire coil to the wiggle THANG. BUT here's a clue for you, do the coil nice and even (cough- ya right remember it's ME!) and it will lay flat on your circle so you won't pop a blood vessel from the stress of trying to hold it while the glue dries...extra hint Zip Dry dries quickly so you will be popping less blood vessels. I used Ms.Becki's technique on making the wiggle mechanism

Here's what I used MTE "Fright Night Friends" Stamp set along with the svgs (squeal), Lettering Delights Cutie Patootie Svgs (use the kissme coupon code for happy saving- you have till August 31st),Smash Tape, Inkssentials Enamel Accent in black, Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper pad, Make the Cut, My silhouette Cameo,and pop dots because I can.

Remember to tune back in on September 2nd, Alyssa always has a great giveaway with each release, and you will definitely want in on the action.

This is a video of the wobble in it's throes of spookiness..sorry for the blurry, but you get the idea

I know this is silly but I've been waiting for this tiny little stamp for a long time...I love these stamps and want to share the love.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunshine in a box or MTE Design Team post

Sunshine on my shoulder

Yesssss! Considering the heat and the amount of sunshine,  I feel it's appropriate to share the sunshine with you all since I'm basking in it...we've had a very busy and hot week here in Southern California we went to California Adventure in 95 degree weather then off to Mammoth this week to enjoy some hiking, lakes, fishing, horseback riding with my Mom & Aunt.

But here is a little card that just tickles me, I really am not one to toot my own own horn but this one really made me smile when it all came together. You see my Grandma doesn't like fog (I don't mind it because it's the closest thing we have to an actual season here in So Cali) and we were steeped in fog the month of April. So I made her Sunshine in a box...wellll a tent card but definitely in a box per se. Here's another link to the freebee banners 
I use the Mini Thoughts Stamp set from MTE  on my little banner and my little sunshine with clouds and hung it from some pale yellow ribbon, and I used making memories paper, and MME paper...isn't it great? I cut all of this out with my Silhouette Cameo...it makes me SO happy:)

Tent Card with Inserts
Banner 
both in SVG and DXF format
Have a wonderful rest of your summer! If you haven't entered the challenge for this month at MTE- please do so! We love all of the entries and you for entering. Plus your chances of winning are really good-so go ahead the only thing you have to lose is your fear.
Make sure you tune back in at the end of August to the MTE website..We'll be sneaky peeking a certain holiday that begins with the letter H and ends with the letter N :) And a quick note to you all- the all time favorite stamp sets Big Thoughts and More Big Thoughts, Many Thanks including the Mini Sets 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

MTE Design Team Post/Happy Hula Freebee day!

MTE Design Team Post
or 
a  Hawaii Hula Wobble Card always makes me happy so here's 
a FREEBEE!

Aloha! I hope everyone is well and happy this fine Summer! I am enjoying the not overly oppressive heat here in Southern California, I'm not a heat loving person so as long as I can wear shorts and not feel like I'm in a sauna I'm happy.

I made this card for a little girl that belongs to one of my favorite family's to hang out with, it's just a plus because our kids get along famously. The family is a lovely mix of Caucasian and Hawaiian blood, hence the sweet hula girl which this little girl IS through and through. 

I used Becki's wiggle wobble tutorial at the Happy Card Factory to make the wobble for my girl here, it gave me the effect that I was hoping for. The only change I did make was the adhesive, I knew this would get alot of 'play' so I knew I needed a hardy adhesive so I used Zip Dry Paper Glue which I managed to get ALL over me. (Did you know that the right adhesive can ruin your pretty manicure? I do now.)

I used Lettering Delights Mahalo Cut it Set, MTE Mini Thoughts, DCWV Playtime stack for the surfboard front, and Making Memories paper pack, Stickles and pop dots because I can ;). I used a banner that I've used previously and today it's yours for Free. It's available in SVG and DXF formats. To make it curved I used the conical warp tool in MTC to get that curved effect.

Here's the video of my hula girl in action...here's one suggestion though, make sure your card behind your wobble is larger than the svg in front...I had to make the back of the card a little heavier to withstand the weight of the svg.



I hope you enjoyed my post today, I had a great time making this card. 

* To Download the file left click on the word file and a drop down menu will appear scroll down to the bottom portion and you'll see a 'download' button, click this your computer should ask you where you want to put it, click on your location and Save. You will need to UNZIP this file before you use it in your cutting programs
 Enjoy!