Can you believe it's been a year since My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence line hit the market? In some ways, it seems like yesterday that I squealed as I saw those ADORABLE little girls for the first time. But when you consider how many images are in the line, and how often they pop up on blogs and in galleries all across the world, it's difficult to believe they haven't been around forever. Those cherubic little ones are certainly popular, and a ton of MFT designers are celebrating them as the focus of this month's MFT's Greatest Hits.
I chose to work with the oh-so-sweet Tea Party set, which I've had for a while, but had yet to get inky.
Isn't she precious? I created this for a dear, tea-loving friend of mine whose birthday I'm celebrating later this week (even though it was in the beginning of September...). The sentiment was stamped on a partial piece of cardstock cut using the Framed Greetings Die-namic and formed by piecing together a couple of words from other sentiments in addition to the 'Tea Party' sentiment that comes with the set. The belated-birthday-girl is a big lefty like me, so my plan is to decorate the inside of the card with a sentiment that says "Not THAT kind of Tea Party! Happy Birthday, anyway..." I don't think I've EVER decorated the inside of a card before, so I'll be sure to take pic and show you if I do.
The sketch is actually a flipped version this week's TCP Tuesday sketch -- I couldn't resist it! You'll see me use it again later in the week, as I SNEAKY PEEK an upcoming TCP set. My big corner embellishment is a sweet felt rose created with MFT's Rolled Rose Die-namic and the leaves from MFT's Sheltering Tree & Leaf Trio Die-namic. I centered the flower with one of Martha's adhesive pearls from Michael's. Miss PI was colored with Copic Markers and her dress was paper-pieced, as was her tablecloth. Her socks were hand-drawn by me. I seem to always draw socks on my PI girls. I guess it's because I think little girls look so sweet in bobby socks and Mary Janes. And since I don't have any little girls in 'real life' to dress up, these PI gals are as close as I get. All the patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses 6"x6" paper pad.
Be sure to head over to MFT Lady Kim's blog today after 11 a.m. EST for a full list of all of the designers participating in today's Greatest Hits. There's sure to be so much sweetness, you're probably going to have to make an appointment with your dentist afterward. But I promise -- it will be worth it!
See you tomorrow with my MFT Wednesday Stamp Club post. I should also have a definitive report on the state of my foot by then. (The MRIs went fine, by the way, but did you know that to do two MRIs it takes about AN HOUR?! And the room that big machine is in is FREEZING! Brrrr... I have a follow-up appointment with the orthopedist later this a.m. so I'll have the scoop in my next post.)
BUY THE WAY: There's a Pure Innocence promotion going on in conjunction with today's Greatest Hits celebration!