MFT Teaser Day 5 – Sentimental about Sympathy

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
~ Winnie the Pooh

MFT Sentimental about Sympathy Bow


It's day 5 of the My Favorite Things Teaser reveals of the July releases, which is incredibly exciting but also a little sad. It's exciting because the big reveal party is tonight (from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST here in the forum). It's a little sad because my gig as as guest designer is almost coming to a close. I can't begin to tell you how much fun I've had. The design team is so easy and fun to work with and I have loved meeting all you new visitors to Catered Crop. I promise, someday when I'm not busily putting together Teaser projects, I will get to visit all of you who have been so sweet to comment.

So, on such a fun day as today, it's a little melancholy sharing a sympathy card. I hope none of you has an occasion to use it soon, but if you do, this new Sentimental about Sympathy Triple Scoop Set is lovely – it has so many comforting words set in lovely typefaces.

MFT Sentimental about Sympathy


All too often I have to say, "the engine's running, but nobody's driving." When i created this I thought I would use it to lend support to the Guest Designer challenge, which is all about texture. I just realized that by the time I can post this, the contest will be over. Yep, no one's driving. And, of course, I can't put together a card like this without thinking about all my treasures – memories of the sweet people who have left this Earth before me. That said, there's a lot to touch and feel in this card (yes, it's turning me into a touchy-feely, blubbery mess.)

The inside says it all when there's nothing else you can say.

MFT Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy Inside


Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 5 at 10 PM EST (TONIGHT!):

  • You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available July 5 at 10 PM EST.
  • Be sure to check in on the guest designer contest to see who is crowned the winner.  The announcement is made in the release party thread, AND on the guest designer contest thread in the MFT forum on SCS.  The winner will receive over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team next month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. The final two winners will be announced at the release party, and will also be contacted by e-mail.


Catered Crop Recipe

All that touchie-feely texture demands a lot of ingredients.

  • Stamps – MFT Triple Scoop set, Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy
  • Paper – My Mind's Eye Stella Rose, Stampin' Up! cardstock
  • Color Mediums – Memento ink
  • Fibers – Stampin' Up! satin ribbon, DMC embroidery floss, felt
  • Embellishments – KaiserCraft Pearl Flourishes, Foof-a-la clear button, Pink Paisely Butterfly Garden
  • Tools – MFT Die-namics: First Place Award, Leafy Flourish, Mini Rolled Roses, You Move Me
  • Miscellaneous – Ranger Distress Stickles
  • Sketch – Mojo Monday Week 198 (Mojo198)

MFT You Move My

DieNamics Leafy Flourish


I will see you all tonight. Good luck to all of you who had your engines running and a driver to enter the Guest Designer contest.



Sweet Comments

  1. Gorgeous Linda!

  2. Aww, love your cards. The colours are fantastic and I love the butterflies too! Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful. I love the sentiment and the butterflies are so pretty. :)

  4. Beautiful card, Linda!! It’s cheerful and yet so appropriate for sending thoughts to someone who had a loss.

    You’ve done really well for this release. So happy for you!

  5. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    These are so beautiful! I hope to see you in the “new permanent designer” spotlight soon, you made so many wonderful cards this month, I have really enjoyed your cards and projects. Plus I like the bell that rings when I click on your blog and the funny little sayings you have, lol.

  6. Starqueen says:

    Hi Linda,
    Beautiful cards!

  7. Such a beautiful card! Love your paper/color selection. Rose, ribbon, pearls and butterfly are such a wonderful touch.

  8. Candi Cissel says:

    Gorgeous card Linda, you have done such a fab job for the release…all of your projects have been beautiful!


  9. Beth Norman says:

    Wow, what a beautiful card. I’m so sorry to hear your term is up. They will miss you big time.

  10. Susan M. says:

    Beautiful card and great job as guest designer. You’ve rocked the entire month!!!

  11. Stunning Linda! Gorgeous colors!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  12. I love the rose and the butterflies on your beautiful symphathy card.

  13. Dawn B. says:

    Beautiful card! Great job as Guest DT this month!

  14. Great cards. I love the butterfly- the perfect touch.


  15. You have made so many awesome cards all month and this is another one!! Love your softness in admitting you were getting teary – we all know what that is like!! Will keep looking to see what you make :)

  16. Christine S. says:

    Such a lovely card!! The pink felt rose just pops against the white ribbon – it really makes the card!! Great job!

  17. Great card and those butterflies are gorgeous!

  18. OOOOOOOHHHH! It’s so beautiful!! Love the pink and green and the beautiful butterfly!!

  19. What an absolutely GORGEOUS creation Linda! This is SO up my alley…I adore this!

  20. Lisa Henke says:

    your cards are beautiful! I looove everything you’ve done this month. It’s been great having you create with us!

  21. I love your card, Its so pretty.

  22. Very pretty card…reminds me of yummy summer watermelon! Fab butterfly too :)

  23. Wow, wow, wow…STUNNING!!

  24. Such a beautiful card! Every detail is eyecatching! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  25. What a beautiful card. Such exquisite detail and lovely cards. Congrats on your win!

  26. oops, I meant to write colours!

  27. Stunning card – love it! Congratulations on being one of the Mojo 198 winners – so well deserved for such a beautiful card.


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