November 28, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly December Release!!!!

Happy Monday everyone! I know it's a Monday right after a long weekend for most of you, but there is one thing to be super excited's the December stamp release at My Thoughts Exactly! Also there may be a little something for you at the very end of this post so make sure you read all the way to the end :)

There is not one but two new sets today! Are you ready to see them? Before I show you what they look like there are a few details to go over, hee hee I know I'm a tease.

As always the stamps are made right here in the USA out of 100% clear photo-polymer. Each set will be $15 or you can buy both sets together for $25! Both prices include tax and shipping to the USA. If you are a customer that is outside of the USA we have some big news for you...MTE is now shipping worldwide! There will be a option for you at check out to pick the proper destination to calculate shipping. Isn't that awesome?!? There is also a new cart feature in the store so you can order multiple sets all at one time instead of placing individual orders for each set. Ok are you ready to see them?

Drum roll please...

Introducing Holly Jolly Phrases:

Well, what do you think? I think they rock, but I may be a little biased :) I do want to mention there are some SVGs in the works for the tag set so that all of you with electronic cutters can cut out tags and stamp them! The SVGs are not quite ready but as soon as they are anyone that purchases the tag set will get the SVGs for free by email! Also the Holly Jolly Phrases sets will be pre-order for right now and should be shipping within the next 3-4 days, don't worry you can still order the bundle today!

Ok so are you ready to see what I made? Nothing came out as I planned today, but oh well I just have ideas for later right? :) I made two fairly simple cards for the release, but each card showcases both sets!

The front of the first shows one of the tags and one of the sentiments on the tag set. Then when you open it...
A fun little sentiment from the sentiment set! Here's a little closer look.
The fonts on both of the sets are just perfect! The patterned paper on the front is from October Afternoon and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Now the second card is a little fancier :P
There is again a tag and sentiment from the tag set on the front. Here I used some Martha Stewart paint pens that I picked up at Michael's on Black Friday to color in the spots on the tag (I know, I know, I actually went out on Black Friday, what was I thinking?!? I did get a few good crafty things though!). Twine from the Twinery and paper from Echo Park were perfect matches for the tag. Now I know they are kind of hard to see but all the little snowflakes on the red background...can you see them? Well, those are also on the tag set and I stamped them in Dazzle Versa Mark, it's a sparkly version of Versa Mark ink.
There is another sentiment on the inside form the sentiment set! Here is closer look.
This is by far my favorite sentiment of the set!

Ok here is one last look at the cards and just a few extra tags :)

I hope you like the cards I made. Be sure to stop by the MTE blog to check out all the other design team inspiration then make one last stop at the stamp store and pick up the new sets for yourself. Now I have one last thing for you before you go...Alyssa has given each of the ladies on the design team $5 gift cards to give away! Here is how you can enter:

Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is. Mine is mom's homemade cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven on Christmas morning with a nice mug full of dad's french press coffee (sugar-free peppermint mocha creamer included), with a fire in the fireplace sitting in front of the tree.

That's it, pretty simple huh? You have until Friday at 11:59 pm to enter. Now be on the look out for other posts featuring the new sets this week, if you see one of the stamps pop up leave me a comment on that post telling be you spotted another MTE Holly Jolly Tag or Sentiment for extra chances to win.

One last thing before you go! If you thoroughly enjoy the MTE stamps and you think you'd like to join our fun little group of crafty ladies, gentlemen to not be excluded :), then check out the GLOBAL design team call MTE has open until November 30. All the details can be found here.

Happy Crafting!

November 26, 2011

Birthday Wishes...

Happy Sunday everyone! It has been a very busy weekend for me. Today is SVG Attic Design Team day! I know everyone is in the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving is over, but today I have a birthday gift for you :) oddly enough it uses one of the newer Christmas sets over at SVG Attic. Can you guess what set I used?

Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes! So if you are looking for alternative ways to use your Christmas files here is one idea. We are celebrating a few birthdays while we are all home for Thanksgiving and I needed a little something to put a gift card in.
Isn't it fun? All the paper is from October Afternoon and the twine is from the Twinery.
It's funny how just changing the papers can change the whole feel of a project. I hope you've enjoyed my project today. Happy crafting!

November 24, 2011

Many Thanks on Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! I hope you have a wonderful day full of good food, laughter, and love. Today is Design Team Thursday at My Thoughts Exactly. I am in need of some thank you cards, so today I have just a few that I made with the Many Thanks stamp set. How fitting for Thanksgiving huh? There are a few pictures so I'll get right to them.

The first one shows a fun technique. Instead of stamping the entire words Thank You, the T and Y have been replaced with little embellishments. I used my shape studio to make the T and Y.
Here is a close up of the stamps and embellishments.
All the patterned paper is from October Afternoon as is the blue ribbon. The T and Y embellishments were made from the 12x12 version of the background paper.

The second card is very simple. I got the 'Wild Card' from my October afternoon loot and just had to use it on a card. I thought it went perfectly with the very simple sentiment.
The twine is from the Twinery.

The last card is again pretty simple and very girly :) As you may know I got my new baby Zing this past week and have been learning to use it. So I just had to have at least one cut in my post this week. I have been seeing a lot of negative cuts recently so I thought I'd give it a try.
Twine is from the Twinery and the paper is again from my October Afternoon loot. The little metal plate I think is from Michael's. Here is a close up of the sentiment.
I hate to waste paper so, I couldn't bring myself to throw away the cut out from the front. Yup, I put it on the inside and wrapped a little twine around the top. I was going for the tape measure draped around the mannequin look...

Well that's all I have for you today. Be sure to stop by Jen's blog to see what she made using the My Thoughts Exactly stamps. Also be sure to come back next Monday, the 28th, for the December release of My Thoughts Exactly stamps!! They are so awesome you don't want to miss it. I may have a sneak peak or two this weekend for you as well :)

Happy Turkey Day!

November 13, 2011

SVG Attic Design Team Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone! It's another SVG Attic design team Sunday. Today I have a fun little snowman card for you using the Build a Snowman set.
It's a snowman in a box! Isn't it cute?!?
The Holiday Cheer stamps are from the Holly Jolly Christmas line at Echo Park. All the paper is from the Good Cheer collection at October Afternoon.
I know this is a short post but it's just been one of those weeks. My nerdy snowman is approximately 3 inches tall. I got the idea from the Make The Cut Nutcrackers in November challenges currently going on. I hope you have enjoyed it. Happy crafting!