Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MFT Challenges and Cake Boss

Today was my day to catch up on challenges after a busy weeks of fun. Friday we spent our last official day at the beach for the summer. The weather was perfect and the water was wonderful. The kids loved boogie boarding and digging in the sand. We did not leave the beach until almost 6pm. Saturday we had a swim party. Sunday we got to relax a bit. Yesterday we got up early and took a drive up to Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. Yep that's right, the home of Cake Boss. The pastries were totally yummy and we even got to see Buddy. This is a picture I took of him across the counter from me. He even shook my son's hand, which Jaymes thought was totally cool.

Today I got to complete the Wednesday Stamp Club challenge from last Wednesday, as well as the September Guest Designer Challenge from MFT.

First up is the Wednesday Stamp Club challenge. This week's theme was Floral Fantasy. I broke out a bunch of my Die-namics and got to work. I used the Die-namics tree, flowers, and sun. The stamp is from the "Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays" set.

Next up is this month's MFT Guest Designer Challenge. This month's challenge was to "Get Sentimental." I used one of the sentiments from the "Framed Greetings" set and a ton of buttons. The flowers and leaves are from Prima.

Well that's it for today. See you again soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wednesday Stamp Club 8/18/10

Finally got a chance to stamp today so I decided to do the Wednesday Stamp Club challenge. This week's challenge was "Hit the Books." Being the mom of boys, this was a tough one since most of the back to school stamps I have are girls, which would not go over well here. My little alpha males do not like "girl stuff." I searched through my MFT stamps and came up with Ben Paper Dolls and paired it with the suitcase from "Are We There Yet?" since it looked the most like a rolling backpack. I also got a chance to use some of the goodies from the September VIP kit like the yet to be released Die-namics Notebook die and the Basic Grey Neutrals paper.

The new Wednesday Stamp Club challenge will be posted tomorrow, so stay tuned. Hopefully I will get it done before the last minute.

Monday, August 2, 2010

MFT August Guest Designer Challenge

Below is a journal I made for this month's guest designer challenge on SCS. Each month MFT hosts a guest designer challenge where the winner receives all of the following month's stamp release along with the opportunity to participate in all of the Sneak Peeks during the release. It is quite a huge prize worth over $100.00.

This month's Guest Designer challenge from MFT has the theme of Floral Frenzy. I just love flowers and nothing says flower to me more than the cute Pure Innocence stamps from MFT. I used three sets to complete my journal. The main image is "Are We There Yet?" I used the bare tree stamp from the "Grow Love, Plant a Tree" set to make the twigs behind the large flower. Finally I used "Make the Date" to added the tag which says My Journal.

Below is a close-up of the flower and image. The design paper is from Basic Grey.

Well that's it for today. Wish me luck!