Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Let's All Do The Hop!! The MFT Blog Hop That is!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!


Welcome to your last stop of today's MFT blog hop! If you would like to start at the beginning, go here: Kim's Blog


As most of you know, Kim has revamped the What's Up Wednesday and has been picking a MFT Hot to Trot Designer that is featured in the Forum on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. I cannot tell you what a complete shock and honor it was to be chosen!!! Have you seen the MFT gallery on SCS???? There is some serious talent out there ladies!!!


When I received the new stamp set for BC Dzyns called Day Dreamer, I was so excited, because I immediately imagined a journal. I think it was the speech bubble. I mean who doesn't have tons of thoughts running through their head all the time that they need to jot down. I actually keep a little notebook in my car for those random card ideas that pop up when I am headed to the store or taking Izzy to the library. And of course it needs to be cute! I mean, you can't have an ugly journal. So I decided to make a journal cover.

Here is a picture of the inside!



I started this project by stamping the girl, speech bubble and sentiment from the new BC Dzyns stamp set Day Dreamer by MFT on white card stock and several different kinds of DP. I colored them in using my copics and markers and then paper pieced the images together. To create the journal cover itself. I took three pieces of chipboard cut to 6 1/2 long, with 2 of the chipboard pieces cut to 5 inches wide and the third cut to 1 in. wide. I laid them out on a piece of brown card stock that was cut to 12 in. by 7 1/2 in. I folded up the edges, using book corners and then cut a second piece of brown card stock, cut to 11 in. by 6 1/4 in to cover the inside. Before I adhered it to the inside of my journal, I wrapped two pieces of brown card stock on each end to hold the book in place. This was done by cutting brown strips to 7 1/4 in long and 2 inches wide and then adhering the excess to the back. With this step completed, I attached the card stock to the inside of my journal cover. To decorate the front, I layered on brown card stock, blue card stock and DP from Basic Grey's Offbeat Collection. The numbers and letters were cut out of DP and brown card stock with my Cricut machine and adhered to the front using my Xyron machine. I finished the journal by popping off my speech bubble and image. I can't wait to wrap my journal in it and place it in the car!!


I hope that you enjoyed the blog hop as much as I have and a huge thanks to Kim at MFT and the wonderful Guest DT members for their amazing creations!


Don't forget to leave a comment in order to be placed in the drawing to win a MFTreat!!! I will be picking the winner at random later tonight!! Thanks again for stopping by!!!


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This contest is now closed! Thank you to all of those who left comments and participated in the blog hop!! A winner will be chosen randomly and posted shortly!

48 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Love your journal Janna!! So pretty and I adore the colour combo. Now if I could just get my hair to be like hers....

Maren said...

Fabulous idea! She works so well on a journal!!

StampOwl said...

Great idea ... love your journal

Christina Fischer said...

This is fantastic, Janna!! You're definitely Hot-to-Trot! :)

6 wacky women said...

Love your journal, Janna.
These MFT stamps are awesome. I would love to have some in my collection.

Karen x

Heather said...

Hi Janna,

Great Project!!! I do not own any MFT stuff, but I read about it all the time on Lauren's blog and now your blog too!!

Great Journal!

I need one!!

Heather

Mugs said...

Awesome - this stamp set is really versatile :)

Melody said...

The journal is a great idea. Works great with the stamps. Congrats on being chosen!

Jacquie said...

AWESOME journal!! Congrats on being picked!! Of course they picked you!! DUH!! That was a NO-Brainer!! Hehe!! You got talent girl!!! I LOVE visiting here!!! Hope you are well!!! Take care!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

What a wonderfully creative idea! Beautiful journal!

Good Kardma said...

I love your journal and can't wait to get my hands on this new set!

Robyn said...

Love your journal. The stamp set is great. Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay Spencer said...

What a fun blog hop! It was fun seeing all the different points of view from one stamp! Super cute Journal!!

Maria said...

Such a cute journal, Janna! The image is adorable and you did a fabulous job coloring it!! This would make a great gift for a teen!!

Maria

Candice said...

What a fabulous idea, Janna!! She looks beautiful - wonderful job!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the lettering, very cute. Thanks for a chance to win.

jude said...

What agreat blog hop ,Fab idea!
i love your journal........
I have read about the mft collection as yet not invested but gonna have to sooooooon
judex

Kimmie0270 said...

That journal is FABULOUS! What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

Christi Snow said...

this journal is gorgeous! It's been so fun to see the different ways that everyone has used this little cutie! smiles...

Beth said...

What an awesome journal. This stamp set was perfect for it. As always love your blog. You always come up with great ideas.

Tiffaney in VA said...

Very cute. I love how you colored her hair so it looks like big chunky highlights. Such a fun blog hop.

Kim said...

This is awesome Janna!!!! Seriously!

Christine Riley said...

Love your journal idea and I am loving this new stamp set! So cute and perfect for a teenager. TFS!
Hugs, Christine :)

Tink said...

Love your Journal idea!!

Danni said...

Very nice! These new MFT sets are growing on me!

JenMarie said...

Oh WOW, this is AMAZING! LOVE it!

Donna said...

What a fun journal - perfect for a day dreamer, I used to always keep a journal growing up then life got too busy & I stopped!

Joy said...

Janna, congrats on being the hot to trot designer! your work is amazing, and what a fabulous journal!

Karen said...

These is a super cute journal! Love the colors.

Alicia said...

This is the perfect project for speaking your mind! Great way to use this set!

Hugs and Blessings
Alicia

Whimsey said...

OM gosh; ALL the samples are incredible; but with a young lady at our home turning into a teenager in February; your journal is a PERFECT gift idea. Thanks for the incredible inspiration!!

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty project! Great job!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Such a beautiful journal! Very pretty.

JessicaK said...

great altered item - The new chica works so well on the journal.

Jana Weaver said...

Great idea to do a Journal with that little dreamer! Perfect place for someone to record her own dreams.

Lise Roy said...

WOW!
I love it!
Beautiful!

artfulwhimsies said...

what a great new stamp set!!! your journal is beautiful and a wonderful idea~~

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, I love her.

Holly said...

a journal is such a great idea for this set! Your coloring is superb!

Julie said...

Janna your journal is fantastic! Great idea!

my5bratz said...

I LOVE everything about this, well done :0)

Stephanie Smith said...

I just love the girl and her thoughts in this set. I enjoyed the hop!

Tracey said...

A fabulous journal! It is a perfect project for this set!!

craftychick said...

I keep journals all around the house!! LOL too funny. LOVE yours, the hop was lots of fun!! TY

Olena said...

Nice card! Love it!

Nicole said...

What a cool idea! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE this journal - love the stamp, love these colors, and I love how it looks like she's leaning right off the cover!! Soooo cool!!
hugs, Jami

the whimsical butterfly said...

I know the contest is closed, but I'm a little behind in "blurfing" lol and I just HAD to come by and tell you how STINKIN CUTE this journal is!!! How perfect! LOVE it!