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Oct 20, 2008

Celebrate MFT Day!

Every 20th is Celebrate MFT Day!

What does that mean? Well, grab your MFT stamps and make something. :) If you REALLY want to show your MFT spirit, you can celebrate in MFT signature colors: pink, black and white.
If you want the chance to win a $5 MFT gift certificate, head on over to the MFT Forum and post a link to your "Celebrate MFT Day" creation in your on-line gallery OR on your blog. :) Click HERE to be directed to the thread. You can leave your link as well as view other stampers creations!

This 20th, I am celebrating in STYLE! Shoe style that is! If you know me, you know I am NOT big on shoes! LOL I have a pair of Skecher Flip Flops (adorned with Swarovski crystals heehee) that I wear most of the time. It's me. I am a capris and plain shirt type of girl. I rarely dress up and don't have the most "prestigious" collection of shoes! LMBO! As a matter the fact, I would rather spend my money on shoe STAMPS than shoes themselves. So... when I was stamping with this set I was chuckling to myself and felt like a bit of an imposter! I hope you shoe loving girls will forgive me for it! LOL I wish I could have lined the shelves with flip flops, now THAT would have been me!

Anyway, back to the project... I made the card first and decided I was in a brad mood. LOL I used lots of them. Brads make me happy and when you have a plethora of them laying around, you can use 13 on a card and not even wince! *wink* I colored the image with Copic markers. Afterward, I was figuring out my layout and realized it... I had broken a JODY RULE. I used WHITE card stock with patterned paper that was IVORY! *GASP* Know how I fixed it? I colored every inch of white with a Copic marker (E50) and now it is ivory! *whew* Crisis averted!

After I made the card, I decided to make an altered tin. This tin used to house Pampered Chef fruity tea. Confession: I have about 6 of these tins and I need to use them! Confession #2, I bought so MUCH of this tea that I got tired of it and ended up throwing it away after it sat in my pantry for a couple years! EEK! I wrapped the tin in the same patterned paper I used on the card and then used my Nestabilities to cut some circles for the top of the tin. I added lots of brads (19 to be exact) to keep with the braddy theme. I wanted to tie in the ribbon from the card (no pun intended), but wanted something hanging from the ribbon. Then I remembered... POLYSHRINK! I saw AmyR use it recently so it was fresh on my mind! (BTW, have you seen Amy's new stamp line? She used her new stamps in the blog post I linked to. Go check them out!) I made 3 polyshrink gogo boots (which I would never wear IRL BTW) and attached them with a package of these ball thingies I found in my "silver" embellishment drawer. FUN! :)

Ink: Memento black, versamark

Paper: SU patterned paper (Haiku), artichoke, PTI white, saffron, black

Accessories: polyshrink, brads, dimensional boosters, SU ribbon, jump rings, keychain thingy, black floss, Copic markers


  1. Cute projects and don't you just love the shrink plastic. Every once in a while I remember I have this products in my stash and I put it to good use. As for the tea story you are not alone
    Sistah I have found many a tea stash in the back of my pantry to bad they are not tins filled with TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  2. You are soooo right, this is FABulous! Love those greens!!!

  3. SUPAH cute!! I totally do the same thing with the whole white/vanilla paper matching the DP, that is my big pet peeve with watercolor paper, it's not white, it's not vanilla, what the heck???!!LOL

  4. Hey Jody ~ I love the MFT creation, especially the shoes done in shrinky plastic. How darling they are!
    Your Copic colouring is stunning.

  5. Absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Love all the brads, the ribbon and piercing, and those little boots are awesome!! I really need to try that!!

  6. Jody - love the little shrink art boots!!! I just spent the weekend in classes with Tim Holtz and I learned the best tech with shrink plastic and UTEE... Can't wait to give it a try!

  7. Oh my, I love the Polyshrink boots!!!

  8. The card and gift are wonderful. I love the boot charms. I just love shrink plastic!

  9. Super fun card and tin Jody!! LOL...I'm not much of a shoe person either but I do own quite a few flip flops for summer! Love all the paper piecing and brads!

  10. Cute set!! You always have the perfect little doo-dads for your cards and projects! :)

  11. This is soooo cute, Jody! I love the shrink-plastic boots. I wanted to let you know I (gasp) broke a Jody rule, too. I haven't posted my card yet (it'll go up tomorrow), but I used an image that was pre-stamped for me (on white) with dp that has an ivory base. I couldn't remember which Copic color you used for your fix, so I hopped back over here to check. Don't have the E50 :( Oh well ... just steer clear of Pickled Paper Designs tomorrow - LOL! Love all your "rules," by the way!!

  12. Hi Jody|
    you set is so cute
    bye BA


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