Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Play" Time with Market Street Stamps!

I hope y'all had a chance to check out all the new releases from Market Street.  If you haven't, make sure you check them out here- and if you order before 11:59pm CDT on September 1st, you can 15% off each set, or 25% off the whole bundle.  But what if you already ordered them and are patiently awaiting your happy mail?  Don't fear, because Angelica cooked up a new linky party called the Market Street Block Party, where you can link up a new creation made with MSS stamps you already have for a chance to win a prize pack or even a guest DT spot!  Wowzers! And if that's not enough, Market Street is sponsoring this week's Play Date Cafe challenge:
The challenge colors are mint, ivory and coral.  I combined three new MSS sets to play along:
I started by stamping the cane background onto PTI's Melon Berry using Vintage Cream ink (and it inked up like a dream!).  Then I stamped and embossed the milk bottle from For All It's Worth onto Echo Park Springtime paper and cut it out.  I stamped the sunflowers from Autumn Greetings onto Vintage Cream paper, colored the centers with RV42 Copic, and added just a touch of shading to the petals with E00.  I adhered the stems to the back of the milk bottle, then popped the whole thing up with foam tape, and then decided to cut out another middle flower and pop it up.   I cut the little sentiment banner and stamped "thankful," also from Autumn Greetings, using A Muse Bermuda ink and attached a coral button.  I even remembered to cut a 1/4 inch off of my card so it will fit in an envelope with the tag hanging off the end!   Score one for Meg!

So I know I have been very remiss in blogging and commenting.  School just wipes me out!  Plus I spent all of last weekend reading two very good books (#34 and 35):
Happens Every Day and A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story, both by Isabel Gillies.  I like her style of writing, which was much like reading an email from your best friend.   The first one made me really thankful that I have never had to deal with divorce, and the second one made me really thankful about my first six seconds with Mr Corgi.

Plus Mr Corgi is so nice to me: he made me an early birthday dinner on Friday so I could open my present early.  He got me the pancake lens I've been eyeing for our camera!  I haven't had a chance to take it outside yet, but Addison was a willing model last night to test out the low-light capabilites:
I know what you're thinking, and yes, her eye liner does cost us a fortune every month.  ;)

20 comments:

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card, Meg! Absolutely perfect colouring on the flowers. I wasn't sure about this week's PDCC , but you totally rocked the colours!
Addison is looking very sophisticated in her latest portrait. :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh this GORGEOUS!!!!

Annette said...

wow your blog is awesome... Love your cards..
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment..

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! Happy (early) birthday! That was a great present!

Loving the card. Loving the colors (okay, I know they are PDCC colors, but I'm not usually one to like a lot of pastels--they look fab on your card!). Loving that cane background. Gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

Loving that BG! Nice eyeliner:)

Smilie girl said...

Happy birthday!

Jen W. said...

I think I may finally have to break down and do some shopping at Market Street. That cane background rocks! Gorgeous colouring on the flowers too. And Addison could give Gisele a run for her money!

Angela said...

If you can rock those colors this hard, you must be a genius ;) Like apparently everyone else, I'm so in love with that cane bg...reminds me of the rocking chair my mom had when I was a tot.

Happy almost- birthday! Maybe Addie will get you some of that fab eyeliner...and let Mr. Corgi know that any man who cooks is always welcome in my house, too...!

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful...that BG stamp is so pretty! Hope you had the best of birthdays too!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh - Happy Birthday Meg! I am glad hubby is spoiling you! Your card is so simple and elegant, I just love it, always love pictures of Addi too, she is such a cutie. Cheers!
~Meredith

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - terrific card!
I love that background stamp!!! Those daisy's are beautiful! I love the touch of shadow on the leaves too!!!

Great job embossing the bottle :)

Awww, Addison...........so adorable!!!! Give her a squeeze and a kiss for me!!

:)
Maria
PS: :Happy early birthday!

Trina Georgi said...

I'm loving this card!!

Lisa said...

Love this so much! So sweet and clean! The polka dot bottle is SUPER!!!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Great card, Meg! Love the layered daisies! TFS!

Hugs,
Brandi

onecraftymama said...

The eyeliner expense is TOTALLY worth it for such a glamorous girl :)
I love the beautiful vase & flowers, and the sentiment flag idea is fab. Clever you remembering to cut the card smaller :P

Tenia Nelson said...

So so love this awesome card!!

Jenny said...

Oh wow that cane background has stamped perfectly and looks amazing! Love the milk bottle vase too...Fab card Meg:)
Addison is so sweet..our mutt does a good line in eye liner too !
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

A cane background? OMG! Absolute gorgeousness. Those books sound fantastic, too, and I've never heard of a pancake lens but Addie sure looks amazing!! Happy, happy birthday, Meg! :D

Ruby said...

Beautiful card! I love how symmetrical it is, so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week over at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

So soft and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!