As my loyal blog readers will know by now, I am an equal opportunity stamper. Although I am a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator, I am also a huge fan of several other stamp companies. For example, I am a member of Starving Artistamps Guest Design Team. I am a member of the Papertrey Ink forums and regularly participate in their contests and challenges. I also love to hang out over at the My Favorite Things forum on SCS, especially for their super fun release parties. I have also participated in both of the *official* MFT swaps to date. Today I am sharing with you my contributions to the recent ATC swap. For the first group I used the Ride 'Em Cowgirl stamp set. I wanted a girly girl cowgirl - I envisioned her in pinks and browns! I chose to use my Berry Bliss ds paper from SU! both as the background (which looks like wallpaper to me!) and her skirt. Lots of paper piecing here, which is quickly becoming my favorite technique. I thought it needed something, so I added the jumbo brass eyelet at the top and looped some chocolate grosgrain ribbon through it. I think this cute little number would make a great bookmark or luggage tag, don't you???
For the next group we were limited to only using the MFT colors - pink, black and white. I chose the Hot Stuff stamp set for this one. More paper piecing here! I first stamped the coffee cups in a row on the white cs, then again onto some PTI Sweet Blush cs. I colored some of the details with a black marker, cut them out, and popped them up with dimensionals. The ribbon is Luxe Satin Ribbon (also in Sweet Blush) from PTI, however I used the back side of the ribbon for a more subtle look. I hear the swaps are on their way back to us and that they are all stellar. I *can't wait* to see them!!! Tonight is the MFT release - there are three new sets and the sneak peeks are adorable! Make sure you come by the MFT Member Forum on SCS for the party!!! In other news, I did a little stamping last night - so check back soon . . . *wink*