Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Celebrating My Favorite Things Day

First, let me thank all of you for your wonderful e-mails and comments in regards to yesterday's post. I am so grateful for the support you've all given me--some of you in all aspects of my life and others in this little hobby of mine. You really know how to make a gal feel special and I'm truly blessed--that I know.

The 20th of each month is a day set aside for fans of My Favorite Things to share a project they have completed using stamps from MFT. Even though I didn't purchase anything from the last release {insert shocked face here}, I still wanted to participate. I know I just used this set (Serenity Now), but I had to use it again for this card. After my exciting news yesterday, I decided to make a card for ME! Ha! Well, come on--you know this sentiment is just the perfect one to describe the ecstatic state I was in so I had to do it. The sentiment is from a MFT's set called Twisted Sentiments. I used some new paper from American Crafts which I picked up at The Keepsake Element recently. It was a possible print for the invitation I submitted for publication--this print did not get chosen but since the overall design of the card is so close to what was chosen, I don't think I'll share that sample quite yet. I digress. You know how much I love American Crafts and this paper is no exception--the parts of the pattern that are in brown have a glossy coating on them and it really brings the paper to life. At first, I had that print as the whole background but it was a little overwhelming so I narrowed the print down to just that strip on the side. I relied on my trusty paper-piecing technique to pull in some of the print on the stamped image and then I used the back side of the printed paper to piece the yoga pants in. What wasn't paper-pieced was colored in using my Copics. Speaking of Copics, don't forget that MFT has the Copic Spica Glitter Pens I've used a couple of times and now is the perfect time to get them if you've been considering. I know most of you got this in an e-mail from me already, but in case you didn't here is some information on a special that is going on TODAY. The coupon code expires at midnight tonight! My gosh, you'd think I was working on commission with all the enabling I'm doing here!
With all of the work I've been doing on this invitation order, I haven't had much 'free' time for stamping so it was fun to make a card just for me. I've been missing a lot of the challenges so perhaps I'll just have to cut out some time to participate in a couple. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Serenity Now and Twisted Sentiments
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, American Crafts
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: Copics


erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Great job with the paper piecing! Love the colors!

Kim said...

I'm really loving the paper piecing technique!

Carolyn King said...

how fun is this!? Great job!

JoLynn said...

I love this, and I had this paper in my hands TODAY. It's awesome. Love the paper piecing, my friend. You have found a niche. It is becoming your "dots," if you know what I mean.