Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A ROCKIN' MFT Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to another ROCKIN' MFT Blog Hop!! So have you spied those little MFT rockers "The Poppies" yet?? Aren't they just adorable!!?? If you've just happened onto my blog - then hop back over to Kim's blog and start the hop from there - I'll be waiting for you when you get back!! For my project that I am sharing with you today - I have chosen to use the new Who's That Grillin' Guy? set - this set is PERFECT for my family - my hubby grills year round - seriously - he'd stand out in freezing weather just to grill - hee hee...I wanted to use the set to make something for my youngest DS - he's 4 and wants to be just like his Daddy (of course) - so I made him a little "Grillmaster" set for him to play with!! I got the idea while perusing the kids $1 bins at Michael's recently - see - I used to teach parent/child art classes at Gymboree and this is the kind of stuff we used to have to come up with - crafts that not only kids can make - but that they can take home and play with too. I'll show you the individual pieces of the set and explain how I did each one...

Here's the apron I altered - I got the apron for a $1 - can't beat that!! And to make it match my little set I made - I stamped the Grillin' Guy onto a piece of craft fabric and then colored it in with Copics (for more about coloring on fabric - see today's HTDT? here). Once I had my grillin' guy colored - I trimmed it down and matted it onto some red fabric and then machine stitched it onto the apron. I even found a little plastic spatula to put in the pocket of the apron.

Here's the little tote bag that holds all the food in the set - it's another little $1 bin find - it's just a plain old white mini tote bag that I've stamped on. I stamped the image directly onto the tote bag using Memento ink - then once again colored the image in with Copics.

I made all the play food too - I started with sheets of the adhesive backed Fun Foam. I die cut the various shapes I needed of the foods using my nesties - the nesties cut the fun foam like a dream - I only had to run it thru once. Each food has a double layer of foam on it - so for like the hamburger - I die cut 2 circles of the same size - then peeled off the backing and stuck the 2 sitcky sides together. Also - I wanted to give the hamburgers some texture - so before I stuck the two circles together - I ran them thru my Cuttlebug in the "Mesh" embossing folder and again - the folders emboss the foam just perfectly. Also pictured here are the cheese slices (just cut the foam into squares) and the sesame seed bun - hee hee...the seeds are just some mini circles I punched from the white fun foam.

Here are our veggie fixin's for our cheeseburger - I used the scallop circle nesties to cut the lettuce - red circles with bigger seeds for tomatoes - little circles with small seeds for pickles. The yellow ovals are mini corn on the cob ears (as suggested by my kiddos - we LOVE to grill good ol' Indiana corn on the cob) - the corn was embossed with the "Bubbles" embossing folder to give it some texure. And finally - here is my little "Grillmaster" himself - enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of our labor...this is my youngest DS, Calvin...

So what all is being released this Wednesday night from MFT?? Well - we are releasing 3 brand spankin' new sets along with a couple of new goodies...the sets being released are "The Poppies" (MFT Presents), "Who's That Grillin' Guy?", and "Let's Picnic" (the new Who's That Girl?) set - the sets will be released at 10 PM EST Wednesday night (9 PM for TLC'ers) and be sure to watch out for a special one click collection price which will be good for 48 hours following the release!! Also being released is a Clear Crystal Collection and a Checkered Ribbon Bundle (perfect for our new summer images!). MFT is hosting a new release Cocktail Party on Wednesday from 8-10 PM EST over on the MFT forum at SCS - during which a couple of BIG annoucements will be made - our 2 new designers from the MFT Idol contest will be annouced as well as the winner of the June One Click Collection challege so be sure to get your entry uploaded!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - your next stop on the hop is the UBER-talented Susan - I know she's got some fabulous eye candy for you - enjoy!!!!

39 comments:

Joanne B. said...

Candice! This is fantastic and look what a happy camper he is!

StampOwl said...

This looks like super fun Candice

Christina Fischer said...

SHUT UP!!! This is SO great! It's adorable and just too creative! :)

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

this is so cute--how did you think of it? genius!! i bet he loves it!

paula said...

Too freakin' ADORABLE sister!!!!!
Dang, you get the mom of the summer award!! LUV it!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How ADORABLE!!! What a CUTIE PIE and this set is AWESOME!!

Callie said...

awww... how cute! I love it. So creative

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, Candice, this is amazing!!! I LOVE what you have done w/ this set! And how cool is that play food!!!!! Your son is going to LOVE it!

JessicaK said...

Very cool - looks like he loved it, Candice.

Amy Sheffer said...

This is so amazing, Candice!!! So creative!

Donna Baker said...

oh my gosh - too cute! I so will make one of these for my niece & nephew some day! TFS!

Karen said...

Oh wow! This is just too cute!

Barbara said...

OMGosh! How freakin' cute is that? And how creative!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is the cutest...so is your son!!

Shannon said...

O....M....G....this is amazing!!!!

Melody said...

What a cute, creative idea! Love it!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Absolutely adorable and fantastic!

butterfly843 said...

Love the apron!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh just perfect.

Gabby said...

OMG WOMAN...what's in your water because I want a tiny sip!!! I swear your talent is beyond AMAZING! Love your work chica! Looks like your little BBQer liked it too...lol!

Tanya Atkisson said...

Wow, what a creative and talented lady you are! I seriously thought the food was store bought, I would never have guessed you made it!

Tracey said...

Holy cow, this is fantastic Candice!! Love this!!!

Michele Boyer said...

How TOTALLY adorable is THIS??? Holy cow! I love it!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

THis is so awesome. Love that idea and your little guy looks like he loves it too:)

Megan said...

That is such a CREATIVE project!!! I can't even stand how cute that little boy is---ADORABLE!!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is just amazing and so creative. That little man looks awesome and ready to cook. I just love how you used the foam for the food. This totally rocks.

Leigh OBrien said...

OMG...this is just the cutest little project. You ARE AWESOME!

texasjodylynn said...

O M G! Your project is AMAZING! I AM IN LOVE with it! How creative and wonderful and your son looks SO cute! :) Awwwwwwwwwwww!

Mimi said...

Awesome.

raduse said...

This is just too freakin cute!!!! What a fantastic idea!

Carolyn King said...

Totally fun---i love that pic of your son--what a clever set!

hobbydiva said...

This is AWESOME!!!! He is such a cutie!!!!

Virgo5 said...

Great picture of your handsome Grillmaster! and that burger & fixings are just too clever!!!! Looks fantastic & the Grillmaster looks so proud!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG! So super creative Candice!! I LOVE THIS!!

scrappinfox said...

OMGoodness, Candice. That is sooo clever. And cute. But I must say Calvin is cuter. :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Were your ears burning yesterday? Because Jody and I were doing our 'blog hop post mortem' and oohing and aahing over this FABULOUS creation!!! Gotta know: what kind of fabric did you do that on (the apron panel)? What aisle/store?

Amber (bambi64) said...

Too cute. Food looks so real, thought it was a play set that we have. Great idea on all of it.

kadie said...

This Grill Master Play Set is AMAZING!!! You continually knock my socks off, Candice!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cute!!! Love the pic of your little guy as well!