Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MFT's March Shop & Hop!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to MFT's Shop & Hop! Did you have as much fun as I did seeing all the wonderful teasers from MFT's design team showcasing this month's newest products? Well guess what?! You don't have to wait anymore, because these products are available NOW on the MFT Boutique! Click HERE to start shopping.

Oh but wait
!! Before you start shopping from your list, you might want to join our hop and check out what the MFT design team has to share with you today using more of these new yummy products. Also, we are giving away some blog candy -- a $15 voucher to the MFT Boutique! Be sure to comment as you hop because the candy is hidden with one of our design team members! The winner will be chosen from the comments! :-)

If you landed here on my blog from the ever-so-talented Jody, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start off on Kim's blog so you don't miss out on any information or any of the awesome creations the ladies have prepared to share with you tonight. :-)

Now onto my super fun project featuring MFT's new Inspired by Flowers stamp set! First... the pictures... :-)

I had a blast altering this dollar spot balsa box from Michael's! Here's what it used to look like:

MFT's new Inspired by Flowers stamp set went perfectly with the Basic Grey Curio papers that I used. My Mom LOVES to garden. It's her #1 hobby. She's passionate about it and she's so GREAT at it! She has a nursery in her backyard for all her Orchids and grows all her veggies and fruits from seeds! I have to say, this is one trait I did NOT pick up from my Mom... LOL! I can't grow a weed even if I wanted to. LMAO! I created this box with mini album for her to put the pictures of her flowers and plants, which she LOVES to show off to friends and family.

If you'd like to view the video tutorial of how I altered this box, click HERE.

Now I'd like to direct you over to our guest designer for this past month, the creatively talented TAMMY. I'm sure she's got some amazing eye candy to share with us tonight!

Thanks for peeping by and have an awesome rest of the week!


My recipe for altering this box and creating the mini album:

The Box:
-Unfinished Balsa box from Michael's
-Basic Grey Curio Papers
-MFT Die-namics: Butterflies, Perfect Petal Trio, Mini Rolled Roses, Rolled Flower
-Iamroses flowersand leaves
-Maya Road mini rosette trim in brown
-Prima velvet elastic trim (closure)
-Prima Say it in Pearls bling
-Pearls & beads
-Aluminum roses & findings from Canterbury Lane on Etsy
-Lindy Stamp Gang Creme Brulee Cream & Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst Stains
-Mod Podge
-Basics Acrylic Paint in Burnt Umber
-Versafine Ink in black
-Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
-Glossy Accents

The Mini Album:
-Basic Grey Curio Papers
-Medium Weight chipboard
-MFT's Inspired By Flowers stamp set
-Butterfly & Hearts a-Plenty MFT Die-namics
-Charm and findings
-Prima Say it in Pearls bling
-Seam Binding
-Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays in Ponderosa Pine Olive and Cotton Candy Pink

Here are some of the Die-namics I used:


Sarah Gough said...

Oh Arlene, this is just amazing. I love the muted colours - stunning!

Barbara said...

Simply STUNNING, Arlene! Such rich colors!

Lisa H. said...

wow! great details (always!). this is sooooo so pretty!

Leilanie said...

Gorgeous as always Arlene! Love ur work!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...


Patti said...

Beautiful as always! Love those rolled flower dies!

StampOwl said...

what an awesome project

merry said...

This really is an amazing project! Just beautiful!

Nancy Thomas said...

Amazing - a really beautiful project. Love this.

Melody said...

Wow Arlene, what you did with that box is just amazing. I LOVE those roses! Really great project!

bernshwag said...

Arlene, I'm currently picking my jaw off the floor. Girlfriend this is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful way for your mom to showcase her pictures!

Leslie said...

This is amazing! What a gorgeous project. I can't find enough words to tell you what a great job you did here.

qchickie said...

Stunning, beautiful work as always...I'll have to pick up some of those Michael's boxes and more of the MFT stamps!

Janneke said...

Wow this is realy amazing ;o)

Alli Miles said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration too.

Christina Fischer said...

You are an AMAZING artist, Arlene! I could stare at this ALL day! :)

g said...

so amazing- i LOVE the box & sweet little mini! your Mom is going to love it too-every detail is so pretty! hope our local store has some of those boxes too!

Cathy P in AZ said...

What an amazing creation, Arlene! Fabulous!!!

Naomi said...

I have this same exact box to alter. I will have to check your tutorial for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Shock and awe... that's what I feel every time I see one of your projects, Arlene... shock and awe! This is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Stunning creation - amazing!

Jodi Collins said...

This is OUT of this world Arlene! WOW WOW WOW girlie! OUT of the park awesome!!

Inge Groot said...

OMG Arlene, what an absolutely stunning box you've made...WOW!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful box and mini Arlene!! I really enjoyed watching your video on how you made it!! You are really talented, and it'll go perfect with pictures from your mom's garden! Your mom will love it!! Thanks for sharing.


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marie =) said...

Your work just continues to amaze me!! You by far have truely inspire me to do so much! From watching everything you do I have learned so much!!! I love all that you do and always look forward to your next projects!! You're the best!! =)

=) wiltshiremarie@yahoo.com

Anne Tussing said...


mplsbetty said...

Arlene, another gorgeous project. I love the way you used the Curio papers with the MFT products. So pretty!

Dawn said...

Wow! A work of art! Great job!

Tanja said...

Lovely project! Wish we had Michael's stores in Australia!

Are You A Mom said...

I am your newest follower...please stop by and say hi and follow me too :)
I love your blog!

Cheryle said...

You are amazing--to take this form a plain box to what it is now. I am in awe!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Pretty papers and the new stamps are just beautiful. I love any kind of flower stamp and they never go out of style either. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Have a great week.