Friday, July 1, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly 1st release!!! :-D

                             

This is it!... The moment we have been waiting for... Today My Thoughts Exactly is finally launching their stamps collection and releasing their 2 very 1st sets!  :-)


This is The Birds & the Bees.



This is Under the Sea.


The stamps are acrylic photopolymer (same manufacturer as Papertrey Ink, so you know they're good! ;-)) which enables you to play around with them, like bending them like I did for this card...

The concept behind those stamps sets is a mix and match format enabling you to make all kind of funny sayings or puns. The stamps have been designed so that you can put them all together on one block and stamp in one step, or you can play around and deconstruct the sayings, use a different color for the focus word etc.... Focus words are a different size and/or font for a fun and whimsical effect. A cheat sheet with all the possible sayings is available on the site to help you jumpstart your imagination.

You can see and order the stamps here, and get more details on Alyssa's blog
Now a few words about my project for today... I made a card for my daughter who is vacationing in France and apparently having a "whale of a good time" so the saying was just perfect for me! ;-)  I used the Under the Sea set.



When I thought about using the little whale from lettering delights (the "Something Fishy" set again) I instantly wanted to make the words come out of the whale spout..., which is why I used blue ink to make it more like water, even though a black or grey ink might have brought more contrast.



My whale is of course on foam tape and the saying-spout isn't actually glued to the card, enabling more movement and a little bending away from the card for more dimension.
The wave is from a Cricut cartridge and the top was sanded, and the background paper is digital paper from the Splash collection by Echo Park, it was printed on tracing paper (a much cheaper alternative to vellum, for a very similar effect!... ;-)) The sun is from Lettering Delights.

I'm having lots of fun playing around with those stamps and you will see more projects with them very soon. Next Thursday I will have another project here for sure. If you missed it, my Bird card already uses My Thoughts Exactly stamps (this time the "Birds and Bees" set).

Every 1st of the month MTE will release one or two stamps sets and have a DT group post, meaning we will all post a project and take you on a mini blog hop if you like! The following Thursdays of the month the DT members will take turn posting, Alyssa will have all the details and link to all the projects every Thursday, as well as having projects of her own.

Now here is the line up of the MTE Design Team. To see all the projects for this July release, start with Alyssa's blog and you will then be linked to the following DT members in the order below...

Alyssa:                 My Thoughts Exactly
Bee:                     Dare to bee creative (<- you're here.)
Bee (Belinda):      Bee's Hive o' Drama
Jennifer:               Our change of Art
Jessica:                Crafty Rocket Science
Lenae:                 Sugar Gem
Thienly:               Mod Paperie

I hope you will enjoy seeing all the DT projects today and will be inspired to make your own projects with those wonderfully versatile stamps. :-D  If you have been following our line up from the start your next stop is Bee's blog. :-)



Wishing you all a great 4th of July week-end. :-D

32 comments:

Linda said...

What a cute card. It is jus delightful.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Becki said...

Beautiful card Bee. Your daughter will love it! I am digging the Something Fishy set by LD too.

I also wanted to give you this award because I enjoy your blog so much!
http://happycardfactory.blogspot.com/2011/07/woohoo-i-won-award.html

Tammy said...

What a fabulous card and I love that the sentiment is coming out of the spout! LOL
Tammy
Http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com

Happy Life - Crafty Wife (Tamara) said...

This is so cute!! Love the MTE stamps and ordered some for myself!

SugarGem said...

I just love that little whale. Really creative idea using the stamps on the spout. Looks cool

Bee's hive said...

The bending is so impressive-I never thought that this is a major issue but it really does allow you extended creativity! I love this little whale Bee, I'm so very happy being on this design team with you:) I'm so glad you had faith in me-xoxo

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

Awesome card! I love that the sentiment is on the spout spray! SO cute!

Thienly Azim said...

How cute is this! Love how you curved the stamps to make it look like a water spouting from the whale! Love the card! Excited to be on the same DT as you!

JessicaL said...

OMG I love that you curved the stamps!!! I am so stealing that idea from you ;-)

Tina said...

Love the sentiment on the spout and the paper is PERFECT!!
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Cynthia said...

Such a great idea to bend the stamps that way! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!
www.scrapsandscarves.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love the card. It is soo cute, and the word spout is genius.

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Michelle Sanchez said...

Your card is so cute!! That whale is just adorable!!! Thank you for sharing your creativeness with us! Such inspiration! Love it how the MTE and SVG Attic collections compliment each other so well! Thanks again!!

Ruthie said...

Hi Bee!

Your card is darling! Love that you put the sentiment on the spout of the whale!

Ruthie :)

ScrappyKsue said...

Cute card! I love the words coming out of the spout on top!

Kasi said...

That is really a super cute card. Love the "water" spouting out. Great idea!

Janie said...

Love the card.... I'm sure your daughter will love it too.

Pixichick said...

Adorable card. I love these stamps.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

So so cute, and the curved letters are perfect :)

Jamie said...

Very cute card. I like how you placed the sentiment. Nicely done!

Jamie
Oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com
Oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so cute....I just love being on the DT with you and the rest- everyone is so talented!

Gaylynn said...

Cute whale design and a creative way to showcase the sentiments. New follower.

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

great card...have to get the stamps since I have the LD sets. grrrr more enabling.

alexandra said...

Your card is so beautiful !

Lorie said...

Oh, my gosh! I love the whale so much! Jessica's SVGS are fun too!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a CUTE card!!! :-)

Jacki said...

I love the card! Very cute.

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Theresa said...

Super cute! Love that you put the stamps coming out of his blow hole tooooo cute!
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Stalo said...

Wow! I just love all your creations! And the stamp sets are amazing.....You are so creative!!!!!! Just amazed by the way you use text in different shapes and forms.......
xxx
Stalo

Richelle said...

Beautiful card..very cute...TFS

Donna said...

What a great card!

Cali Creationz said...

That card is just so stinking cute! Love the stamps. I have a small stamp collection and would love to add these to it. Thanks for the chance to win!! ((( hugs ))

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