Monday, February 2, 2009

The Bling Bet Bounce!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Well today is the day! The MFT Bling Bet Bounce and you have now reached the end of the blog hop! If you accidentally wound up here without making the rounds, please start back at Kim's blog to see all the wonderful creations the Design Team has in store for you!

It has been such an honor to be a guest designer for MFT this month and I have a really great project to show you with one of the new releases called Bling' Bet. This stamp set is not just any old alphabet set, but one specially designed to hold 4 mm crystal's or pearls. I have actually used both on my project.

Okay, so I am kind of an obvious person and when I saw this set, I immediately thought the holes looked like polka dots and the polka dots reminded me of babies. So, I created a baby card and a couple of little treat boxes for a baby shower. I used this week's Sketch For You To Try by Jen Del Muro for the layout of the card.

Invitation Card:

Front view of blocks:
Top view of blocks:

Obviously this shower is being thrown for a woman expecting a boy, but the colors could be easily swapped out for a girl! I started this card by stamping the letters from Bling' Bet by MFT on white card stock using barely banana and bashful blue ink. I then cut them out using my nesties and layered them on blue and yellow card stock. I popped them off my background that I created using Jen's sketch and yellow and blue card stock along with some DP from American Craft. I then tied on some yellow ribbon, popped off my letters and added lots of little pearls onto the holes. For the alphabet blocks, I created little square treat boxes out of yellow and blue card stock, stamped my letters again and placed them on the front. I then stamped the sheep, onesie, baby sign and diaper pen from Baby First using my barely banana and bashful blue ink and attached them to the sides. To finish the blocks, I added blue and yellow crystals. I thought it would make a nice little thank you gift!

Now onto the good stuff! It is my privilege to be able to offer up some MFT blog candy! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win! I will be picking a winner Wednesday Night at the start of the MFT Release Party.

Speaking of the release party here are the deets:

My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday night (February 4th) 9-10pm EST EASTERN time. Wed morning will start with a blog hop full of teasers and of course a pot of photopolymer gold at the end!

Then join us Wed night at 9pm EST for a quick chat, as the sets will go live this month at 10pm EST! This month there are THREE new sets being released!

Digital Girl (Who's That Girl set for Feb)
Bling' Bet
Tea For Two

Stop by the release party to win prizes, see some MFTeasers of the new sets and find out how you can become MFT’s next Guest Designer! Thanks everyone for stopping by and I hope to see you there!

95 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

You are so talented! I LOVE LOVE that card and those little blocks are SO cute! You know I love my bling!!! The pearls are perfect for this alphabet! Congrats on your Guest DT...MFT is lucky to have you!!! Hugs!!!

Jen del Muro said...

these are such adorable projects! love the pearls with the alpha!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just perfect with those pearls! And the blocks are just adorable! Awesome job, girl!

JessicaK said...

There's going to be one happy new mama out there when she opens these at her baby shower. Awesome!

Jessie/knightrone said...

COMPLETELY adorable Janna!!! I love it!! What a lucky mom to be!! Great job!!

Susan White said...

WOW!! This card and blocks are fabulous.

nsansoni said...

Wow! Your project is absolutely fantastic. I just love seeing what everyone did with the new alphabet set. It has endless possibilities!!

~Natasha

Joy said...

what a cute cute cute project! congrats on being the designer for the month!

StampOwl said...

oh wow this is so perfect for these stamps ... love your projects

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

such a sweet card Janna

Dana White said...

These are all such great samples I am looking forward to the releases tomorrow night!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! That is REALLY REALLY cute! I LOVE what you did with them. I need some pearls now! :)

You did an awesome job!

NancyS said...

This blog hop was SUCH FUN because at each stop there was a new idea and a new way to use Bling 'Bet. What an adorable alphabet! Can't wait for the release party on Thursday, which happens to be my darling hubby and my 30th wedding anniversary!

Thanks for inviting us and thanks for the blog candy! Congratulations and best wishes for an excellent release.

Warmest regards,
NancyS

Sandi in FL said...

WOW!!! Just SO sweet and SO beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Jenn said...

Those blocks are ADORABLE!!!!!! too cute

Jackie Pedro said...

This is an adorable shower set! Love the pearls and those blocks are so stinkin' cute!!

Linda said...

ADORABLE!! love the colors u used!

Cathy said...

Janna, this is just adorable!! I love the card with the bling and pearls and the blocks are adorable!! Love it!! Congrats on your guest DT position!! You deserve it! Hugs, Cathy.

Katie said...

Wow, your projects are wonderful! Love the pearls! This set looks amazingly versatile! TFS and for the chance to win! Katie

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the card & blocks! Love the pearls on the letters. VERY cute!!

Cindy Vernon said...

Wow, what a fun alphabet. I would love to win!

Kelli said...

I havent' thought about baby stuff for a LOOOONG time, but yes, you hit this one on the head, look how VERSATILE this set is, you gals have my head spinning...like my kids say to me... ARE WE THERE YET???? Is it TIME TO PARTAY YET????

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card and blocks. Love the pearls, so pretty. Great alphabet set.

Karen x

Maureen said...

Great card and LOVE the blocks - such a sweet idea!!

Go Canucks Go said...

Those blocks are so adorable! I love all these ideas. Keep up the amazing work =)

Rachel said...

Your blocks are adorable! I just love the pearls. Thanks for the chance to win!

jules said...

i love the baby card and the blocks. what a cute idea for a baby shower. thanks for sharing.

kngwd89 said...

OMG absolutely love what you've created! Almost makes a girl want to have another baby! Ha!

Carolina said...

Oh Janna - this is by far one of my favorite projects of the blog hop! Love the little cubes and the card is just precious!

Laura and Angela said...

the blocks showcase this set perfectly.. great job!! :)

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is just adorable. I just love your creative style and so inspiring. Thanks for this awesome eye candy.

cats whiskers said...

Awesome, those boxes are just brilliant and the card is so cute. Love the alphabet and how you he added the pearls and the colours you have chosen are just so soft and sweet, a fabulous project TFS
Hugs Jacqui x

Terri E. said...

Thanks so much!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your cards and treat boxes are fabulous Janna, So pretty and I just love the design and gorgeous colours, Big Hugs, Nikki x

goodkardma said...

OMG - those boxes are SO cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great baby card and blocks. Love the colors and the pearls on the letters. TFS!

Sunday Girl said...

Soo cute! These new stamps are so versatile, they work really well with all the cards and altered items i have seen. Well done.

Kimmie0270 said...

beautiful work girlfriend!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, super job.

Angel said...

such great projects from everyone! and i just love those blocks!!! so darling!

Shannon said...

These are great projects. I'll have to add them to the memory banks for future use. TFS! This bounce has been a ton of fun!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Card and I just adore those blocks. Everyone did such an amazing job on their projects.

debb said...

Such a cute card and blocks! This alphabet set is so amazing- so many options! debb

Dawn said...

The blocks are so adorable! I can't wait to get this set now!

Donna said...

congrats! you did an awesome job as MFT guest designer! love your sweet card & blocks, so cute! 'see' ya at the party tomorrow!

Whimsey said...

Oh those baby blocks are ADORABLE!! Great projects; can't wait for the release!

Lisa Graves said...

Your projects are so cute!

Teresa said...

Love your baby projects! That alpha is just too cute!!!

Kim said...

Awesome Janna!!!!!!!!! WOW!

JenMarie said...

Oh wow...adorable creations!!

Vickilyn said...

Love the baby idea! And the blocks are SUPER CUTE!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

kellygrl27 said...

This blog hop was so fun! I loved all the creations. Great work everybody, so creative.

Irene Lenihan said...

wow. That blog hop was fun. So many great ideas. I may have to go back and see them all again.

Lisa H. said...

such a WOW! project. I love it, the card is especially sweet. TFS!

Danni said...

So super, duper cute and sweet! Great job!

Callie Michelle said...

What a creative group of ladies! Awesome blog hop! I LOVE your blocks. I wouldn't have thought of something like that! Cute!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your fun baby project!

Anita C said...

Your projects are beautiful. The pearls on the card add a nice soft touch, and the blocks are such a terrific idea!

Stephanie Smith said...

These projects are adorable. I know anyone would be honored to receive these. Thanks for a chance to win.

Shel9999 said...

Those letters with little pearls are perfect for a baby card!!! SO cute! I love the blocks too!

Reality Show Reject said...

Love the projects! I know of some baby rooms that need some bling! Thanks for sharing

PaperJunkie said...

Okay, you've done it! I loved the Bet set already, but your sweet baby card put me over the edge! Gorgeous, sweet, subtle, yet BLING!

Kerry J. said...

Super cute and adorable Janna! Fabulous job!

Cassie said...

i'm speechless!
this is soooo wonderful janna. definitely my favorite project of the whole bounce/hop/tour! and i'm not just saying that 'cuz you're my friend!!

great job girl!! man, i hope my luck continues!!

Melody said...

Congratulations on being this month guest designer! Such a cute, creative project! Have to have this set!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww how cute is your baby set! The new alpha was just perfect for it!

Carolyn King said...

how awesome...I love that you did a baby set with these letters. I didnt even think of that but LOVEEEE how it looks..great job girl!

BloomingPink said...
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BloomingPink said...

This was my first Blog Bounce. How fun and lots of pretty things to look at along the way.

Found lots of different ways to use the alphabet...but my fav is the Going Ditigal set.

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card and boxes...love using the little pearls with this set - such a great idea!

Have a great day!
-Jana

Heather said...

Janna,

You already know I love this project you did a great job with the stamp set even though it scared you to use the set!!!

I love your blocks!!!

Heather

KanataNewf said...

The baby blocks are just too adorable!

Donna said...

Wow...All of these projects were sooo cute. It was a lot of fun seeing how each of you used the bling!! I can't possibly start to pick a fav. Look forward to logging on tomorrow night.

Christine said...

YAY for you! Congrats on being chosen to be a guest designer - you did them proud! I love your card and treat boxes and that the first thing you thought of with polka dots was babies! Awesome! Your color combo is gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing! - Christine aka Stampin' Ninja

Megan said...

What a *FUN* project. This alphabet is so great!!

Karen Motz said...

Great projects. Love the idea of using them on blocks!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Janna! What a cute baby card! Looks like you are rocking as the MFT Guest Designer! Thanks for the chance to win also.

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! I love your project! And those letters look like so much to work with!! Oh the possibilities!! Thanks for a chance to win some candy!
~Lacey

Marge Sexton said...

OMGosh, this is so Adorable!!! I love the pastels, and the little pearls, so soft and pretty! Thanks so Much, this has been fun!

greenc said...

What an adorable project! I love how it turned out! So cute! Thanks for sharing it with us. Cathy

Jodi said...

Very cute baby card and blocks (too bad I don't have any babies to make anything for)! The letters remind me of polka dots as well. I love all the different ways I've seen these letters used so far ~ so much versatility with this alphabet. Thanks for the chance to win this great set! :)

Candice said...

Oh my word - this is SO precious, Janna!! I am so happy you're one of the guest designers - you are SO talented - congrats!!!!

Tracey said...

WOW!! These are adorable! Love your idea!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super sweet projects!!!

Melissa said...

Simply adorable! Very cute projects!

Amy Sheffer said...

Sooooo adorable! Love the pearls and pastel colors!

Traci said...

Adorable projects! I love the blocks you created and the colors on the card go so well with the pearls!

cathygalloway89 said...

I love your baby projects!!

John and Jessica said...

This set is great! I love your baby ideas.

Stacey said...

I am new to the stamping and card making scene but I am TOTALLY hooked now! I just got some tiny crystals that would work great with this. I love the baby blocks idea too. You are so creative! All the projects are giving me nice scraplifting ideas! lol

annheidel said...

This is such a cool new alphabet! Your baby projects are adorable. :)

Beth M said...

Your projects are just adorable (as are everyones)! This has been a really fun blog bounce filled with so many great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Aunt T said...

WOWZA! I love your card and the baby blocks. How stinkin' creative! Great job - I'll be ordering this set after the release party tonight. See you there!

Teresa

Mariska said...

I just love these letters Janna, so clever to make a set that is especially made to hold gems or pearls or whatever. Your project is just amazing!! Love the little treat boxes, I would have never thought of those and the matching card is just gorgeous. Great project... as always :).

xxx
Mariska

Maria said...

Wow, awesome that you're a guest dt at MFT!!! How fun!! Your project is so darn CUTE with a capital "C". Sheesh, Janna . . .you've been cranking out so many cards and projects, you're making my head spin!! LOL!!

Your cards and projects are always awe inspiring and this baby card and boxes are no exception, that's for sure. I love the soft colors and those beads!!

Maria