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Nov 4, 2009

Presents are the BEST

Hi everyone! Today is day 5 of MFTeaser Time and RELEASE DAY! Tonight, at 10:00 PM EST all TEN stamp sets, the MFT Kit, AND new products will be unveiled in the store! Today, we are previewing the Who's That Girl? set of the month, Wrapped in Love, and here is my creation:

I was inspired by my daughters when making this book/album. As we ALL know, Christmas is right around the corner and my girls have already started dreaming of all the things they want. Since I am not a fan of shopping for them at the last minute, I had them jot down some ideas about a week ago. They put them on the fridge where all important things go! :) (my son's list is missing, which means he doesn't have a clue what to ask for... LOL)

I started thinking about their Christmas lists and came up with this album that I can use to store their Christmas lists, receipts, notes pertaining to gifts and maybe some of my thoughts about their Christmas lists. I think it would be REALLY fun to jot down their reactions and maybe even add some pictures of the girls with their gifts. :)

I added three, pocket pages, as well as three different sections of card stock pages that I can customize and add to, this Christmas and beyond. The covers were cut from heavy weight chipboard and the entire book was bound with my Bind-it-all machine. The covers are 8 3/4" X 5 3/4". The inner pages are 8 1/2 X 5 1/2.

Who's That Girl was stamped in Memento black and colored with Copic markers. Each gift and bow was stamped separately, colored and then cut out. A Baby Braddie was placed with each bow and the top gift was popped up with red line dimensionals. I drew in the ground with a fine-tipped marker and stitched the panel with my Janome sew mini. The bracket piece under the focal image is a die cut that came in the patterned paper pack by My Mind's Eye. I was inspired to stack the gifts by fellow design team member, Christina Fischer.

The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from the paper pack and I added a paper flower made using my Nestabilities flower dies.

I can't wait to fill these pages with the cute Christmas memories that come with their Christmas lists. Some things they ask for are just... plain weird! LOL For instance, Bailey wants a REAL cash register that spits out receipts and everything. The girls constantly turn their room into a store, where they sell anything from pets (stuffed animals) to medical services (including check ups and illnesses) to a beauty parlor (where they do nails and hair) to a carnival complete with games and prizes. LOL It is REALLY cute. I am going to do my best to find her one. Madeline (9) doesn't have anything strange on her list this year. I am happy to report that this is the FIRST year in about 4 years that she does not have "mini fridge" on her list. LOL Really... mini fridge? I don't even allow them to eat or drink in their room!

For a complete list of design team members with a Teaser on their blog today, head over to Kim's blog!

Make sure to come back at 10:00 PM EST for the blog hop! You'll start at Kim's blog HERE.

Want to join us at the release party where you can chat with design team members and THE MFT Lady herself? Join us in the SCS forum HERE from 8-10 PM EST. There will be chatting, more teasers and prizes! See you there! :)

Stamps: MFT Wrapped in Love (available Nov 4th at 10:00 PM EST)
Ink: Memento black
Paper: black, white, My Mind's Eye (Bloom something... LOL), olive, mustard, saffron, celery, pumpkin
Accessories: Bind it all, Janome sew mini, silver brads, Baby Braddies, Smooch paint in silver, Copic markers, black fine-tipped marker, red line tape, red line dimensionals, heavy weight chipboard, Nestabilities, large scallop edge punch, tab punch SU, Basic Grey sanding tool


  1. peeked this earlier on SCS, it's just lovely, Jody, seriously! you're so organized, must be nice!!!

  2. This is fab! How organized are you!! It's really gorgeous :)

    Leanne x

  3. Gorgeous book, Jody! Love the idea of the pockets on the inside!

  4. Just gorgeous, Jody!! Love those colors and those pockets are a great idea!

  5. So so so cute, and clever! I totally love it!

  6. oh how fun!! you've just reminded me that i need to get another something like this to my mother...and quick!! thank you so much for the inspiration! love the pockets!!

  7. Love this, Jody! Love the different pockets!

  8. What a cool idea. Great for presents throughout the year.

  9. I love notebooks and this one is adorable. Of course I like the stamp too. you know if you packed a few more pounds on her that could be me behind those gifts.

  10. Oh wow! Another totally adorable notebook!! Love it!


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