Today's My Favorite Things' Wednesday Stamp Club challenge is definitely my favorite so far: base a project on the lyrics to "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. I'm going to say it loud and say it proud: I LOVE THE SOUND OF MUSIC! It was such a 'gather 'round the TV' moment each year when I was growing up and The Sound of Music would come on; one of the few shows that my mother, my sister (who is 10 years older than me), and I would all watch together. I know the entire soundtrack backwards and forwards, and have been known to break out in one or another of those wonderful songs appropos of nothing, to the great chagrin of my children. In fact, I love The Sound of Music so much, "Maria" was on my shortlist of names for potential daughters. One more reason to love The Sound of Music: can you think of another musical that uses the term 'flibbertigibbet' in a song? Me neither.
I have several lyrics that have inspired my project today:
-- warm woolen mittens,
-- snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, and
-- silver white winters that melt into spring.
So here's my tribute to the Von Trapp Family Singers:
I made a little snow globe card using my sweet friend Libby's tutorial that you can find in the resource section on Splitcoast. Snow globes are one of my personal favorite things, but I also tend to think of them as deadly weapons now, after having seen Unfaithful. But nevermind that... Here's a look at the inside of the card:
I used the new Pure Innocence - Wyatt - Just Chillin' set (which appears to be sold out at the moment but I'm sure will be back in stock shortly); isn't he a cutie full of charm? The snowflake I stamped in Opague White Staz-On ink onto the acetate 'globe' part is from the Snowflake Flopsey set. I also used a couple of Die-namics: the Small Scallop Border for the trim on the front, and the Polka Dots Greeting Frame die for the note panel on the interior. Wyatt and his frosty friend were colored with Copics and highlighted with Stardust Stickles. The patterned paper is "Flurry" from Echo Park's Wintertime line.
This really is a fun challenge; I hope you'll play along! Just take a look at the lyrics and I know you'll get inspired. For some amazing examples, be sure to check Kim's blog after 11 a.m. EST today for links to the other MFT designers playing along in this weeks challenge. When you upload your project to your Splitcoast gallery, be sure to use the keyword MFTWSC11172010 to be eligible to win a $15 voucher to the MFT boutique.
I'm sure you're just dying to know what my favorite Sound of Music song is, aren't you? Well, since you asked nicely...
Ode lay hee, ode lay hee hee...