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Nov 4, 2009

Love Birds on the Hop!

Welcome to our November Release Party Blog hop! If you didn't start up at Kim's blog, you'll want to jump up to the top so you don't miss a thing!

You might remember that we've been promoting all week that there are eleven stamp sets being released tonight from My Favorite Things. And so far, you've seen ten of them on the mini blog hops we've been having all week.

Lucky ME, I'm the one that has the eleventh stamp set! It is part of this month's MFT Kit called "Love Birds"

I contains these two sweet images, the little love birds and this beautiful tree image. Aren't those nuzzling little birdies so cute?

Now, I took a little creative liberty with my sentiment on the first card. You see the sentiment actually reads "Spring is in the Air" but, um where I live right now, not so much. SO - I gave the stamp what my friend Frances calls a "rubberectomy" *giggle* doesn't that sound gross?

But seriously, I very carefully snipped the part that says "spring" off the sentiment and snipped the "love" off the sentiment reading "love birds" and now I have two interchangeable elements.
So my card reads "love is in the air" and I can now also make the sentiment "spring birds"

If you're not feeling up to the task of dicing your sentiments, you can also selectively ink portions of the sentiments to make YOUR own combinations. You'll also see that I stamped the sentiment "chirp, chirp, chirp" bent to fit the curvature of my main circular panel.

This sweet little kit for your love bird, also contains Chocolate Kiss patterned papers, scalloped notecards with envelopes as well as a sweet assortment of embellishments containing two colors of buttons (swoon!) chocolate bling, and glitter brads. (I did of course, add few tidbits from my stash that are not included in the kit - kraft cardstock and jute twine.)

Now, I know those birdies would probably love a home up in that tree, but really, I happen to have a "thing" for tree stamps. I love them. I love that this could be an early spring tree, a fall free loosing its leaves, or really, even an all iced up tree (note to self, grab some diamond glaze and glitter and make a frosty tree!!) But for this card, I chose to make one of those pretty pink flowering tress that I always wish I had growing in my yard!

I played around with my papers including lots of sponging with distress inks, I love the soft, romantic feel it gives to the papers - goes with the "loving theme" eh? I'm always nervous to do this, and sort of hold in my breath a little afraid I'm going to ruin my project. I've learned to rub a little of the ink off onto scratch paper before working from the edges of my card on inward.... I gave the same treatment to the edges of my main image panel as well. I still need some practice with that dauber, but overall I liked the softness it gave to the papers.

I truly hope you'll add these sweet little Love Birds to your collection this month! And now.. on to the HOP!

I'm BEYOND excited to share this next bit of news. My Favorite Things has added a new design team member - and I'm over the moon. For months now, I've simply been taken with her work, and I've drooled over every luscious detail she puts into her creations. Her style is just polished, elegant, over the top, and just perfectly embellished. I am not even going to give you her name, I'll let her enjoy the moment. Please meet and give a warm welcome to our newest design team member HERE

44 Comments    Post a Comment:

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh, I LOVE this!! Too CUTE!!

Chelle said...

oooh, I love the birds! Damn, should've added the kit to my order... eek...

Barbara said...

Love those little birds!!! Too cute, Joanne!

Michele Boyer said...

This kit is ADORABLE!! I wasn't sure I wanted it....hmmm... thanks. :)

JenMarie said...

Oh what cuteness!!

Heather said...

Love the kits...those birds are adorable!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such cute little love birds.

Christina Fischer said...

ACK!!! I LOVE what you've done with this kit! What a great idea to snip the rubber -- clever girl!! ;)

Amy Sheffer said...

Too cute, Joanne! LOVE the kit and love what you've done with it even more!

Donna said...

what a cute card!

StampOwl said...

Cute cute cute ... funny about the "rubberectomy" LOL

Lynn said...

So Sweet! Wonderful project!
TFS

Joy said...

loooove these so cute!

Harriet Skelly said...

Those love birds are so cute!! Great idea regarding the sentiments!

Kathy Daume' said...

These are SO sweet! Great job! I especially LOVVVVVE the tree one!

scrappintlc said...

So cute, love the birdies

Dana White said...

Joanne this is so sweet, and I know someone who will love the birds

Chris said...

thanks for all the tips, but I gotta get back and hop to see who the new DT is, I bet she's from California...

raduse said...

Love those birdies my friend. So glad I wanted this set even before I saw it.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

SO cute! Love this set, your creation is fabulous!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card. Love the birds!

Melody said...

That kit is is so cute! You certainly showed it off well!

Rita said...

amazing release projects...thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica V said...

I love the birds! Cute colors!

Christine said...

Ohhhhh! (squealing) This is just TOO cute! I love the little birds! Thanks for sharing!

Mia said...

These little birdies are super cute! Wow - I can't wait to go shopping!!!! Very cute!!! :-)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so so sweet.

JessicaK said...

Awwwwww, they're so sweet. I don't think I'm up to rubberectomizing my stamp sets yet :), but I love what you did!

Lynne Phelps said...

Cute kit - I love tree stamps too!

andrea m said...

love them!!!!

Laurie Marmon said...

what a cute little set for the kit. very lovely projects!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Joanne!!! Love yoru cards!! Those birds are too cute!

Lisa H. said...

FABBBBULOUS!!! man, when I get some more crafting funds, I'm getting this for sure. cute stuff.

Karen Motz said...

Talk about SWEET!!! LOVE these little birds!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful! I love the birds!

hugs
Mary

Trish D said...

These are both super cute - and I love the term "rubberectomy" (good for a much-needed giggle this morning)

Mendi M said...

You are sooo funny! I loved what you said about the surgery on your sentiment stamps!!

Megan said...

I love the tree and the sentiments!! Such cuteness. :)

bluepoohbear75 said...

Wow, how fun. I love it.

Catherine said...

Soooo sweet & cute! I love how easy it is to mix & match sentiments with the MFT sets! Great job!

Amy said...

Adorable, J!

Love your painter card and story from today's post as well, lol!

Darla said...

Super cute love birds. Good idea dissecting the sentiment.

AShu93 said...

I like how you made the banner dimensional.

Teri said...

Love the birds!

 
 

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