lundi 27 juin 2011

Thank you MFW!


Have you seen it yet? I have, it arrived in my mail box last Saturday. And I have to say it: it's a WOW issue! I've only started to flip through the pages but I'm WOW-ing on each and every one of them! Yes, I'm talking about the new Stamp it! Cards issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. Here's the cover.

And guess what? I have one card in this one. One only (and I won't tell you how many I've submitted...) but who cares? Since the issue goes on sale tomorrow I guess I can share it here with you. It's a card with my favorite layered embossed resist technique. For details you'll have to get the mag, though! :)

But that's not all. Today this card is featured among some gorgeous ones, coming from my "idols" on Moxie Fab World! It's incredible! I thought it wasn't ever possible... What a beautiful day it was! Thank you MFW!

dimanche 26 juin 2011

Lifting Maile

Hello there! Have you enjoyed our Mystery Box blog hop? You can still join in the fun!

Today I want to show you a project that is a lift. I believe it happens to you to be so much inspired by something you see that you haft to use that inspiration right away. That's what happened to me when I saw a card by Maile Belles in THIS post. Here's my version:

Supplies: cardstock white, kraft, pink; clear stamp myStamp Box; white doily; butterfly punch Martha Stewart; white pearl Hero Arts; dotted ribbon; white ink Clear Snap; pink button; natural twine; black marker

I didn't have the same supplies but used a stamp from THIS set by myStamp Box to create the flowery border. I also decided not to put any sentiment on it, didn't feel right on this card.

Hope your Sunday is great! See you soon!

jeudi 23 juin 2011

Mystery Box Blog Hop

Welcome to the myStamp Box "Mystery Box Hop"!

If you have just happened upon our event today, please begin your journey on the myStamp Box Blog here. All of our wonderful myStamp Box designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational Box creativity.

-->Agata Pfister<-- you are here!

We are giving away an amazing prize package from the myStamp Box shop for our event this weekend and all you have to do is to COMMENT along your journey to WIN.

We have given three of our lovely designers a mystery prize box and you could win the prize inside just by leaving a COMMENT on EVERY designer's blog. Our Mystery Box Blog Hop winner will be announced on the myStamp Box blog on Monday so all comments are due by Sunday June 26th at 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!

And here's what I made with my MYSTERY BOX. In fact there were two of those lovely, kraft boxes. And it was perfect since I wanted to make small gifts for my son's (and mine!) gym teachers (we do a parent/kid gym together). I couldn't resist the call of a simple white embossing on kraft and a splash of colorful embellishments. So first, I created a text block using words and letters from various mSB stamp sets. Most of the words are in English so as the bottom line I created the word MERCI (Thanks in French) using Many Dots set.

When this was ready I could go and stamp repeatedly the block twice on long sides of my boxes and once on the short side. I also stamped and embossed on the top flap.

Here's one finished box with its big bow, a handmade flower, a button and some twine to finish things off.

And what's better to offer to say thanks than homemade goodies? Here's a pic of what's inside my boxes!

And since my text block was still sitting on the acrylic mount, I did two matching cards. I removed the bottom line text though to make thing a bit lighter since the cards are smaller than boxes.

Now it's time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created with their MYSTERY BOX. Your next designer is Rebecca Keppel. Don't forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our MYSTERY BOX giveaways!

mercredi 22 juin 2011


Hi there! So yes, I was sort of missing in action. But guess what? I'm back! Or at least trying to be... And here's a good place to start: tomorrow is a myStamp Box blog hop! A very mysterious one at that! So brace yourselves and be back at 4 pm CES/10 am EST. See you then!

jeudi 9 juin 2011

myStamp Box monthly stroll... :)

Hello blog world! As each month wants it, I have a post on myStamp Box blog. It has something to do with water but if you want to know more, please click HERE! Have a nice stroll! :)

jeudi 2 juin 2011

A challenge on time

Hello! If you're visiting my blog regularly, you know that since last January (because of our *new* family situation) I'm playing less in challenges of all kinds. In fact, I'm having an ongoing challenge at home: how to find time for my favorite hobby! :) And the second one right after it is the blogging. BUT! Once in a while I get to play along something nice. Like this current Embellish Magazine's challenge. Check it out:

Soon after I saw the challenge, this layout's idea was born in my head. Then it had to wait a bit till I had the said time to make it. And finally, here it is.

I've chosen this cardstock's color after seeing DT's interpretations of the challenge and reading Cristina's description as "ocean tides". It was the closest I had in my stash...
The journaling says: "It is Jonatan's expression repeated by Kesja. To name the one that is unique in the whole world. *My dearest Daddy*." AOC* stands for Apellation d'Origine Controlée in French and means something like Name of Controlled Origine and usually is used for names of wines or cheese coming from particular regions.
As the challenge was to use text on the creation, apart from the journaling and title, I stamped a border with a HA Friendship Definition stamp and embossed it in clear.

It was a challenge that came around in a good moment to document this little thing from our life right now. As I always say, an accomplished layout is one more in my scrapbook. So it's always good to take! :)

Thanks for stopping by!