Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Favorite Things Teaser Time - a la modes!!

Hi and Very Happy New Year to you!!!  I'm so excited to be here with you celebrating 2012 as well as the two new gorgeous A La Mode sets being shown today!  I know that this week of teasers has been overwhelmingly gorgeous and I'm in awe, as usual, of the amazing creations that are being displayed by all the artists at MFT. 

Today I'm previewing A La Mode - Genie.  I was a HUGE Barbara Eden - I Dream Of Genie fan when I was a little girl and that was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this new set.  I started by stamping her on Xpress white cardstock and coloring her with my Copics.  I then paper pieced her outfit - using red velum for her sheer pants and hair wrap.  I used white gel pen on her hair to create the illusion of where shine would be on her gorgeous blonde locks.  I pieced her magic lamp using gold cardstock.  After I stamped and trimmed it out, I ran it through my Xyron with the front facing toward the sticky, and then coated it heavily with yellow glitter.  I then pieced her arms on the outside of the lamp to ensure the proper dimension. 

I layered and stitched, added a bow and then sat back and looked at it. needed a bit of something. 
I then had an "ah-ha" moment.  I pulled out my flat bottomed clouds, snipped apart my sentiment and stamped it onto my white cardstock clouds as if the words were floating out of the lamp!  And I was happy.  (wink)
I kept my interior simple and bold.  I used the new Jumbo Monarch Border, some stitching and another one of the sentiments that come with the pack and the interior was done.  
I want to thank you all for popping by today to check out my creation!  Don't forget to come by tomorrow as I'll have something entirely new to share with you!!  
OK friends and MFT fans, that's all for me today!!  Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see a full list of designers participating in teasers today!

And, as always, here are the important administrative bits and bobs!!  Thanks so much for popping by today!  I hope you were inspired, as I always am by the amazing MFT products!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Holiday Hugs!


Kelli Hull said...

I ALWAYS watched I dream of Genie... and Baboo on the cartoon version... LMAO Cracked me up!!!! tee hee

Crystal R said...

I love how you added glitter. Anything that sparkles is gorgeous.

StampOwl said...

Love your glittered lamp

Darlene L said...

Love your bright colors and all the detail...gorgeous.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute

Anonymous said...

Love how you did her hair and that shiny lamp!

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

Super cute card and love the colors!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! I loved I Dream of Genie, too!!!

Janet said...

I love it! Those clouds are great!

Maria C said...

awesome it.

Kristy Hansen said...

love the layers and the use of the clouds to put the title! ksh

Lisa H. said...

another beauty, Meredith! loooove the glittery genie bottle and your sentiments on the clouds....LOVE!

stampingbowd said...

Love your glittery lamp!!! What a WONDERFUL thing to do with the cloud die!!!! Gorgeous card!

zehra said...

I love the red pants, pretty, lovely lamp and the clouds are just perfect. Beautiful card

Tanya said...

Soooo cute! Love the clouds, how clever!

Dana L Cheney said...

I love how the clouds look like they are coming out of the lamp. Very clever!

Dawn said...

So cute Meredith!

Fiona said...

fab colour combo!!


Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the large scallops on the border and how you stamped the sentiment in the clouds. Thanks!

Joan V said...

Cute card. I just love the colors your chose and her pants are great! Thanks for sharing.

Queen Mary said...

Fan of I Dream of Jeannie too! What a great stamp and you've made her irresistible -- love the lamp!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a fabulous card - LOVE the colors of your cardstock and that FAB lamp!

Jan Garber said...

Great bright colors! Happy New Year!

Trisha said...

Very cool card!! Love the sentiments in the clouds.

KWaltemathDesigns said...

Fun! I love all the glitter on the lamp... super cute!



Lisa said...

SOOOO SOOOO Cute!!! Thanks for Sharing!

Angel said...

cute! love the super sparkly lamp!

postalorphan said...

Darling card - love the sparkle!

Michele Boyer said...

So cute! I love the glittery lamp and layered clouds! (I never thought to do that...) :)

jan farnworth said...

love the clouds you added to this adorable card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

You are doing such a wonderful job as guest designer Meredith! This card is adorable! Love the glittered lamp! :D

Shannon said...

Love the sparkle on the lamp and the clouds as a sentiment map!

scrapfancy said...

I really like how you did the hair and used the clouds. Keep sharing.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Beautifully done, inside & out. Love the touch of sparkle. Happy New Year from one Meredith to another! ;)

Jenni said...

love the sparkly lamp!! :) great card!!


Jennifer said...


You must be having so much fun this month!!!!!! You're doing a great job showcasing all that MFT goodness!!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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Gabby said...

Cute card! Like your bright colors and the sparkly pot. :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

You should be happy--this card is delightful! I love that sparkly lamp!

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Teresa said...

That color combo is YUMMY and so is the card! I love the Barbara Eden reference...One of my favorite shows!

Karen Giron said...

WOWZER!!! I love this genie and her sparkly lamp - holy cow! Perfection!

JessicaK said...

How cute!

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