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Jan 31, 2013

Clearly Sentimental

We're moving up to the third day of Teasers for the upcoming release over at My Favorite Things. Before I get to my projects for today, here's the scoop on this month's release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on February 4 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on February 4 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on February 4 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
I'm taking a little online card making class right now because I'm so seriously challenged when it comes to "Clean and Simple" stamping. That is not simple for me at all.  So, I've tried to put my new learning to use with this month's new Triple Scoop Set: Western Sentiments.  (If you read here a lot, you know I'm a patterned paper, more is more type girl, so it was hard for me to just embrace the white space.  I had to fight the urge to add a zillion layers to this card.)

Instead of adding a bajillion layers and embellishments,  I went heavy on the distress inking, and did some light stitching, and then crumpled the edges - for a worn, rugged feel.  And then I grabbed for my air tool - you might have one lurking in your stamp room too - it's a little hand pump that blows air across the tip of your marker to make a light splatter.    I'm a sort of neat freak, so I had to hold my breath on this one....


The flag style sentiment was stamped and then heat embossed, the woodgrain element is from Lisa Johnson Designs Western Backgrounds.

Remember that the new Western Sentiments will be free with your qualifying purchase of $60 or more (exclusive of tax and shipping.)

Here's a peek at the Western Sentiments stamp set:



Last month's Triple Scoop: You Make My Day will be available for individual purchase as of this month's release.  Since I went clean and simple with my first sample, I went into a girly, layered frenzy with this next card. *giggle*

I folded over my Fishtail Flags to make small, pennant style embellies here.  I think this sentiment is so sweet!  Don't you just love friends that bring out the very BEST in you.  Lucky me, I have a few of those... they make my heart happy.  I'd cut Pretty Posies from some grid paper the other day and had this tiniest one leftover.  The small Pink Lemonade Button was a perfect little fit.  The sentiment sits on a Circle STAX which nestles perfectly onto an Open Scallop Doily.


Goodness, it's only January and I'm already itchy for spring....can you tell with my color palette? This pretty neutral paper I'm using is called Natural.  I am loving it, it's a little bit softer than Kraft with a gentle yellow tone.

Here's a peek at all the sentiments included in You Make My Day.


I hope you'll stop by the MFT Blog for a full list of designers with samples to share today!

28 Comments    Post a Comment:

Lori said...

I love your CAS card and your "spring" card also has me itching for spring and warmer temps!! TFS!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful cards, Jo! Awesome job on the CAS. Looks terrific!!

Gypsy 2 said...

Love your pretty spring card Joanne and the CAS says it all without a fuss.Well done.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are fabulous!

Larissa Heskett said...

Beautiful cards for today!! ;)

jonim52 said...

Lovely cards!

Tracey said...

I absolutely love your cards!! That first one is fantastic - great design!! And the second one is so pretty!!

elizabeth said...

Such different styles. Both very pretty.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love the spattered ink and the distressed background on the first.

Heather Jensen said...

Both are fabulous Joanne. I am a patterned paper kind of gal too. I have always lived by the more is better rule. :)

Jill Norwood said...

Joanne these are both so lovely and fun! Love the edges on the first card with the die cut circle! And I love that sentiment and the way you tied the twine on your pink button on the second! I will have to remember this! I love the bow peaking out from the back!
:) Jill

Lisa H. said...

gorgoeus! and you totally rocked the CAS card. LOVE that layout and your double flags. The touch of woodgrain is perfecto!

zehra said...

Oh my so pretty loving it the second card just grabbed my heart love it

wendy said...

2 terrific cards, different styles but oh so lovely

Liz said...

Both are so dufferent and fun

Katie Skiff said...

Both are beautiful - love the distressing on the first one tho!!

CASTOWNE said...

Clean and simple or layered and frilly, both cards are wonderful. The new release can't come soon enough!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE both your cards!!
Have a GREAT day!

scrappingnana said...

Love the different style of each card. Great new stamps & dies. TFS

Angie said...

Both cards are fun but I have to say that when I scrolled down I did say "ah" on your 2nd! I am a pink girl so that one pushes my buttons! Love the little flags! Fun Design!

Elle said...

Love the sentiments!

Christina Fischer said...

Loving these cards! CAS and girly -- you rocked 'em both!

Sarah said...

I'm with you, the more layers the better. But you totally rocked your clean and simple card!
God's blessings on your weekend, Sarah :)

Diana said...

Love how you showcased two totally different ideas. Beautiful cards!!

Wendy said...

Jo, I love these! I need to really work on my CAS cards so I don't have to pay extra shipping on mine as they have so many layers! :)

Angel said...

Fabulously simple and sweet!

Karen Letchworth said...

LOVE seeing your sweet work, Joanne. You always inspire me. I wanted to share this endorsement program with you just in case you're interested. I can't wait to see more of your wonderful art.

http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2013/01/endorsement-program-at-kraft-outlet.html

Blessings,
Karen

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards! Loving all the new releases!

 
 

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