Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year News! (And some nutty stamp-geek-ness) ;o)

MFT robot nuts & bolts SENTIMENT mel stampz

What's this nut been up to? ;o)

Well it feels like a million things are new this year,

...from...
finding out that I'm allergic to most of the foods I eat:
wheat, eggs, milk & milk stuffs, beef, and so on...
(Which is good since it may mean "buh-bye" to the migraines!) :-D
....to...
my Sweetie getting a full 3 sessions to teach at SFU for the spring semester
(Yay Honey!)

But by far the most exciting thing, is that I get to join the
My Favorite Things Design Team. What a fun bunch of gals they are!
It's a star-studded set of stampers and words can't say how thrilled I am!

So, without further ado.... here's my first MFT project:

It's a Valentine's gift set made with
My Favorite Things digital image Robots2...

MFT robot nuts & bolts mel stampz

Those robots are such a delight to colour & add little things to.

MFT robot nuts & bolts CARD mel stampz

I added a print out that gave me the giggles (in a stamp-geek kind of way!)
It says "You sizzle my circuits." It's embossed on vellum cardstock
(from the printer with clear e.p.) and then added to the image by
slicing a line with a hobby blade & inserting it.

There's a lot of chain on this project, from the heart border which
is chain stitched on) to the hangy bits on the lid of the altered pistachio nut box:

MFT robot nuts & bolts PISTACHIO BOX (altered) mel stampz

They're strung along hole punched in the bottom of the lid,
so the pistachios don't go stale.

The MFT Robots on the box are made by:

A) Embossing the digital image onto patterned paper (painted with Golden Matte Medium)
B) Colouring with Copic markers & cutting them out.
C) Adhering them to patterned paper that was distressed with Gesso & beaded.
D) Adding a band of patterned paper, pink organza ribbon, & more chain...and...

E) Adding a top bit of patterned paper to hide the pistachio label:

MFT robot nuts & bolts LID mel stampz

(The papers are Basic Grey Sultry Dressy SUL-1154 & Heidi Swapp crazy love)

Last but not least,
You won't wanna miss the sweet 2010
line up of fab MFT Designers on Kim's blog here:

What a talented crowd!

They've made some gorgeous things this week!


Thank You ever so much for taking time to visit.
Hope you have a crafty kind of day!



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36 comments:

Joanne B. said...

Mel, these are GORGEOUS! That sentiment made me laugh out loud! I'm so looking forward to working with you!

Erin K said...

Mel, you know right? That you are like the coolest stamper/blogger going right now? Your stuff is ALL so over the top!

This is super funny and perfectly done. You ROCK.

Holly said...

What fun! I love all of the chain and that fun "sizzle my circuits" sentiment is so cute! Congratulations on your new design team!

Maggie said...

congrats to both U & C!
Auntie in Ontario

Pattyjo said...

You make such wonderful cards and I have to get that set. My 4 yr. old grandson loves robots and his Birthday is coming soon. How he would love a card like that, from Grandma. If you don't mind, I love the little circuits sentiment coming from the one robot. How wonderfully clever you are! I would love to make that part. How excited he would be. Thank you Mel!
Pattyjo

pescbrico said...

Your project is simply extraordinaray!!! I'm sorry to read that you are allergic to all that stuff... I have to avoid milk, beef, eggs and soy and it's a lot of trouble but as you said... in the bright side no more sickness... I have to avoid that for my kids... I did find some tricks along the way... I would be happy to share some with you! :)
Happy New Year! :)

Juls said...

stunning collection!! Just Love it! Fab concept! Love it!!

Tricia said...

these made me giggle too! How in the world do you come up with this stuff anyway? Fantabulous projects!

Dawn said...

Congrats C on the teaching!!
Sooooo glad you're getting to the bottom of your "M" woes! Hope you start feeling bettah real soon!!

and WOOHOOOO... congrats on the MFT gig!! a wise choice on their part, *snicker*... the card is too cute (as always!)

xoxo

Yellow Pineapple said...

Congrats on finding out about your allergies and the classes!
These robot creations are OUT OF THIS WORLD! I am such a computer geek...and you rarely see such a cute match of machine and cards! I LOVE THEM! So are sooo creative!

Margreet said...

Mel, congrats on your new DT membership......you made stunning projects with that fab image!!!
xxx Margreet

Agata said...

Congrats to you! And these creations rock!

StampOwl said...

fabulous project, love the ticker tape coming out of the robot.

Courtney Baker said...

Way cute! And congrats on your design team!

Lisa H. said...

just wonderful! love what you did here.

Kim said...

Be still my heart! I LOVE the ticker tape coming out of the robot, oh my heavens!!!! And unfortunately, I'm with you on several of the food allergies, so will happily groan along with you. MFT is thrilled to have you join the family!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my goodness!!! This could NOT get any cuter! What an awesome gift set to receive!

PS: my address is....LOL!!

Christina Fischer said...

Totally fantastic, Mel!! The sentiment on the tape is so great! I'm thrilled that you're joining us!! :)

Cheryl Walker said...

super cute giftset!!! love it!!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl Walker

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh these robot projects are so fabulous!!! Congrats on the DT news, yay!

Leslie Hanna said...

Yay! Cute lil robots ... And congrats on your new gig!

Meda said...

Congrats on your MFT DT! When do you have time for all this? I had torn down evry DT offer I got last month due to overcrowded schedule.

Wow! Those robots are so cute! I just watched Wally again this afternoon so your card is a perfect addition.

Becky said...

Mel, these are so cute. You put so much into your projects and they are like little master pieces.

Sherrie said...

I am so excited that I get to work with you Mel...you are a fantastic "out of the box" thinker....which I LOVE! This cutie project is no exception!

Katarina said...

I got such a laugh from that sweet little 'sizzle my circuits' sentiment! Love it! And I love how you made it into a printout coming from his 'heart'.

Anonymous said...

a lot of comments today ...i love your blog , love lady

WickedPixie said...

Congrats!! Your work is so extraordinary!! And I know we all like to compliment each other and I know I use "amazing" and "wonderful" and "fantastic" a lot and I always mean it, but really, your work is so above and beyond. I hope you know how much it is appreciated! And this card has to be the best Valentine I have ever seen (maybe it's the Geek girl in me, but Robot Love = Perfection!!) :-)Traci

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Perfection! I absolutely love the stamps and what you made with them. The chain is a great touch. Way too much fun!

Kim Etherington said...

Too adorable! Love the printout coming out of the robot... too darling! Congrats on the MFT design team, they are lucky to have you! Can't wait to see what you make this year!

Allison said...

Oh yeesh...another star leaving my orbit...sigh! Super fab...those robots are too cute! Congrats to your honey! As a form sessional instructor, I know what an accomplishment that is!

Barbara said...

Oh, MY! This could *not* be any cuter!!! I love everything about it!!! I'm so looking forward to working with you!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness...You are on fire girl! I am so excited for you!Looking forward to many fun MFT creations!
Thanks for stopping by the other day too!

Melody said...

Wow! I can't tell you how much I love your project. The sentiments are so creative and I love how you used the chain! I can tell you will providing lots of inspiration!

texasjodylynn said...

OMG that is TOO precious. Your sentiments are HILARIOUS! I need them! :) You ROCK, girlie! Serious talent in that brain of yours! :)

Michele Boyer said...

Holy moly, is this ever a CUTE set!! I love all the metal and that little message coming out the dude's chest....creative genius!!

I'm really looking forward to "working" with you, Mel, and getting to know you! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Mel your talent always blows me away.