Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Heart to Heart Spotlight #2---MFT AND a Discount code!

You might know by now that on Sunday I will be posting one of the LARGEST blog candy events EVER! The prizes are in excess of $800, plus many PRICELESS gifts!

As you might also know, I approached a few companies when I first had this idea to see if they wouldn't mind donating a little something to help with the event---and to help celebrate World Alzheimer's Day....So many companies volunteered (going above and BEYOND!) In fact, only two companies I approached said no. Everyone else wholeheartedly volunteered to send a prize, blog about it, spread the word.....and I am sooo grateful. So---each and every company will be spotlighted on my blog (about one a week) for the next few months so I can let them know how much they are appreciated for their generosity!

You will find out all the details about this GINORMOUS prize and how to win it on Sunday. But, for today---I am spotlighting another company.....you may have heard of them---My Favorite Things.

Kim, the owner of My Favorite Things and a dear friend of mine, laughed today when I told her that I really didn't have to spotlight her and Gina K since I already do a lot of work for them since I am on their design teams. Lol! As if I would forget them (rolling eyes!)

I chose to spotlight My Favorite Things today because Kim is holding a special sale at her store. This excerpt was borrowed from her blog post, which you can read in its entirety here.

"From Wednesday September 17 to Sunday September 21----I am offering a 10% discount on ALL stamps on the site. Use the coupon code Cammie at checkout to receive 10% off all the stamps in your shopping cart. (It won’t discount your other merchandise, just stamps.)
2) I will donate 10% of ALL proceeds (including money spent on other items on the site) to the National Alzheimer’s Association. FYI - The discount applies only to retail orders…"

Doesn't she rock?!?! So, I HAD to do her spotlight today!!! (After all, I never had a coupon code with my name on it!!!! Sigh......Small pleasures!) So, if you were eyeing up any MFT---now is your chance to get it on sale!

Here is my HEART TO HEART spotlight on My Favorite Things. I used one of my favorite sets--Boho Blossoms to create this dimensional card. (Now is a good time to purchase this beautiful set---so you can get a discount!)

I white embossed the outline hearts in the background. I used my Scor-Pal to create a ridge and the folds at the top to add the dimension. I love using the Scor-Pal to help align images....the crease is a nice design element but also allowed me to emboss the hearts in the same place on either side!

Here is a photo of the card lying down---you can really see the dimension this way. I created a tucked top fold that makes the card popped up on the top portion---gives it a pretty look! I got this yummy ribbon at Jacksonbelle Embellishments awhile ago---it is one of my favs so I hoard it!!



And here is a look a the way I created the top of this card. The Memory Box designer paper is folded under and attached with Scor-Tape. Super easy and super fun effect!



Materials used: Stamps-Boho Blossoms (My Favorite Things); cardstock-white (Stampin' Up!); Designer paper-Flirt Collection (Memory Box); AC Cardstock-Chestnut (American Crafts); ink-ruby red, bravo burgandy (Stampin' Up!); Gelly Gems-Dazzle Me (Gel-a-tins); ribbon (May Arts); Rub-ons (Stampin' Up!); Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); horizontal punch (Stampin' Up!); Scor-Pal; Scor-Tape; White embossing powder (SU!); Versamark; heat tool; dimensionals (SU!).
Thanks Kim---you are a wonderful person and FRIEND!!! (((KIM)))
Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Kristie said...

This card is simply STUUNING!!! You've got me really excited about your blog candy too!!
What you're doing to raise money for the National Alzheimer's Association is totally awesome and I'm sure your efforts will be an enormous success.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, Wow, WOW girl! This is an amazingly beautiful card! {whistling!}

kim said...

I take after you Camster! {hugs}

Pinky Roth said...

Cammie, this card is amazing! I love everything about it...

Pinky

Maria Levine said...

So awesome of kim and all the other companies! Everyone is the stamping world rocks! Where else can you find such super nice people?
Your card as always is beautiful!!!!

All the very best!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Carolyn~ Love the colors and the design of your pop up card.

How sweet of Kim to offer this discount and give to Alzheimers. What you are doing is a wonderful tribute and know will go a long way to help Alzheimer patients and families. Have a blessed day! Chris

Nancy said...

I LOVE your card! I've been drooling over this set since I found their site. Thank YOU and of course "My Favorite Things" - I just ordered that set (and more!) with the discount! I'm soooooo excited!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOVE it...I"m a sucker for hearts...and MFT is one of my favs too..I think her stamps were some of my very first ones!!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is one of my favorite MFT sets too and I don't use it nearly enough! This is amazing!!!! Wow!!!

Sandy Hill said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Cammie. Kim is a fabulous lady. I had the opportunity to meet her at the Arlington Shoebox swap earlier this year. She is such a delight as I know you are. I am anxious to hear about the blog candy on Sunday and the chance to win. Thanks for all you do Cammie.

Giovana said...

Super pretty card!!!!
God bless
Giovana

dpkennedy said...

Another fantastic creation! Simply gorgeous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

This card is a true treasure from the heart Cammie!!! So delicate and beautiful!! I have this set and may just have to attempt to CASE this!!! LOL And you bring out the best in everyone and I'm so happy for you that this event is just a super amazing one!!!! Hugs!!! I'm all set to be here on Sunday!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful card, I love those hearts. I can't believe its up to 800 whohoo!!! You should get my package by friday. That is cool about the discount code also. :0)

Shirley said...

Two wonderful people, one beautiful card, and a very worthwhile CAUSE!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just STUNNING!!

Samantha said...

What a fantasic cause, Cammie! My grandfather is currently living with Alzheimer's, and it's a very sad thing to see someone suffer through. He's not too bad just yet, though. Maybe they'll find a cure soon.

I love your MFT card! It's just fabulous :)

I'll definitely be visiting more so that I can see which companies so generously donated items for such a worthy cause!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is just so beautiful Carolyn! Thanks for the extra photos that show the wonderful details. You are such a pro!

Rose Ann said...

I love your embossed hearts, and the red with the chocolate is YUM!! Thanks for the code!!

Carolina said...

I love this card and this is set is one of my favs - love what you've done with it!

Elaine said...

Pretty Card! Cool ribbon!

My Paper Adventures said...

OMGoodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! She must be a special friend to receive such a masterpiece!

Cathy said...

Gorgeously done... so elegant!

Cathy B.

Rita said...

OMGosh Carolyn...you have out done yourself girl! I luv, luv, luv this card, it's so elegant & sophisticated, takes my breath away!