Monday, August 22, 2016

Autumn Fun - MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop, Day 1

Welcome to MFP  AUGUST Blog Hop Autumn Fun

There are some changes to our Blog Hop and  we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure to look over the changes before hopping along. Blog Hop guidelines can be found  HERE. Commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner. There will be prizes given for commenting and for doing the tutorials. Each winner will be chosen by Random.Org., receiving a large stamp set for commenting. Mini stamp sets will be given for doing the tutorial and everyone doing the tutorials will  earn a Tutorial Badge.  

Now to the HOP!
Join us each day, Aug. 23 - 26, for some AUTUMN FUN! The prize for commenting is the Big Trees set.   

Big Trees stamp set
You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Aug. 26th to comment and do the tutorials. Prizes and badge winners will be announced on Sat. Aug. 27th. BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES FOUND HERE! (Be sure to read)
Tutorials
         1. Layered Embellishment by Gail  
2. Window Tent Card by Kren
Prize for doing one of the tutorials is the mini stamp set "From The Woods "
MFP Tutorial Badge awarded just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team:BonnieGail KarenKrenLoisMariLynnPamSandy
It's time for another MFP Stamp Shop blog hop and clearly this month is all about Fall.  I don't know about you, but I am not ready for fall.  Fall means I have to go back to work and I still have a long list of projects I want to complete around the house.  However, time waits for no one.  My fall card for today emulates the pumpkins I have growing in my garden.  I got tricky with my Pots and Vases set to create this "pumpkin".  

I hope that you have enjoyed today's hop. Come back each day to be  inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show us what you have made by August 26, 3pm CT and don't forget to comment! Come back on August 27th to see if you are a winner!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Pots and Vases (MFP), Chrysanthemum (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Recollections Autumn dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle, Versamarker pen; Accessories: Paper snips, Copic Multiliner, Copic Markers, two way glue pen, stampin' dimensionals, Spellbinders Fall Foliage dies.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 34

Hi there!  I'll be blogging a bit on the weekends now that I am filling in on the MFP Stamp Challenge Team. This week's challenge is to use the Double Diagonal Pocket Card.  I'm pretty sure that I have never made one of these cards and I can reassure you that it's not too difficult to try.  It's really just a couple scores, cuts and folds.  Then, you are off to decorating some tags and the fun really begins.
I pulled my tags out here so that you could get a good look at them.  I also trimmed up some of the leftover designer paper to adorn my tags.  
There are multiple ways to win with the MFP Stamp Challenge.  You can make a Double Diagonal Pocket card, you can follow the Collage Stamping Tutorial or you can make a card for the Anything Goes category.  Be sure to check out the blog for rules and guidelines.  Link up your project HERE, so we can see your amazing work!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Details - Stamps: Cracked Hello (MFP), Animal Birthdays (MFP), Celebrate Big (MFP), Big Cupcake (MFP); Paper: Unknown CTMH dp, Whisper White, Black Licorice; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Almost Amethyst; Accessories: Copic Markers, Paper Snips, Scor-tape, MM eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Corner Chomper, Stampin' dimensionals, Offray satin ribbon, tag punch, double sided ribbon punch.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August "More Than One Score" Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's August 1st and time for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge.  Our theme for this month is "All About Birthdays".  The timing of this challenge is perfect for me because I have so many friends and family members with July birthdays that my stash is wiped out!  Let's get started with my Scored Circle Birthday card.  
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"" piece of card stock
  • One 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" piece of card stock
  • One 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" piece of card stock
  • One 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" piece of card stock
  • Three kinds of double sided patterned paper
  • One 1 5/8" circle die or punch
  • Heart die or punch
  • Paper snips
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Embellishments as desired
After die-cutting or punching three circles from each pattern, place a circle in your Scor-Pal as shown. Score at 1/4". Rotate 90 degrees and score at 1/4" again. Do this two more times so that you have a scored square inside your circle. (Tip: Be sure to place the pattern face down that you want to peek out of the circle.)
Burnish the folds on all four sides. Repeat the previous step and this step for the remaining pattern paper circles.
Line the 3 3/8" by 3 3/8" piece of card stock with Scor-Tape.  
Remove the adhesive backing on the Scor-Tape and adhere the scored circles to the card stock. Make sure that the sides are touching.  
Continue to remove adhesive backing and line up scored circles until card stock is filled. Mat this layer on top of the 3 5/8" by 3 5/8" piece of card stock.  
Continue with mats and embellish as desired.  This card is matted one more time with a 3 7/8' by 3 7/8" piece of card stock and then mounted on a 4 1/4" square card base. The heart was punched from some card stock and stamped with a delicate pattern. The sentiment was stamped on a 3/8" strip of card stock. The strip was adhered to the back of the heart and the opposite end was forked with paper snips. A small bow of baker's twine was tied and attached to the top of the heart. Finally, the heart and sentiment strip were attached with dimensional adhesive to the scored circle layer.
This concludes my tutorial for the August More Than One Score Challenge.  

Details: Stamps: Happy Banner (MFT), Bubble Talk (PTI); Paper: Whisper White, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Hopscotch Fancy Pants Designer Paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Circle dies, heart punch, paper snips, baker's twine, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Flowers Everywhere MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JULY BLOG HOP
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)

Join us each day, July 26th-29th for some flowery fun. We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration. There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your project to the July 29th post for us to see.  There is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please Hop along with us!! You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Flower-themed stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly. Try one of the tutorials shown during the hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. Comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday August 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki
More flowers!  You just have to love them.  Vicki brought us a nifty tutorial on DIY washi tape.  I used the Chicken Wire set to make my own washi tape and then topped it with some thin washi tape I had in my stash.  My abstract type flowers come from Nature's Brushstrokes and my sentiment comes from Dogwood Blossoms.  

If you didn't start at the beginning, you will want to.  Follow the list in the next sentence. Ready, set, go!! Here's the Design Team: BonnieGailKarenKrenLoisMariLynnPamSandyShirley,
ToniVickie and MFP Stamp Shop

I hope that you have enjoyed this month's hop. We hope we have inspired you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Finish up your projects and show us what you made by August 12th and check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Details - Stamps: Chicken Wire (MFP), Nature's Brushstrokes (MFP) Dogwood Blossoms (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Black Licorice, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade; Accessories: PTI Tin Type Impression Plate, drafting tape, washi tape, corner chomper, stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Flowers Everywhere MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JULY BLOG HOP
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)

Join us each day, July 26th-29th for some flowery fun. We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration. There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your project to the July 29th post for us to see.  There is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please Hop along with us!! You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Flower-themed stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly. Try one of the tutorials shown during the hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. Comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday August 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki
Remember yesterday when I said that those paper scraps were coming to a card near you?  Here it is - another bit of that One Sheet Wonder that Sandy introduced us to.  I paired my fun designer paper with some gladiolas this time.  I took a bit more inspiration from my garden and flowers again.  I have some glads growing on the west side of my house that are this color.  I think they are lovely...if my hubby doesn't mow them down when they are young!  

If you didn't start at the beginning, you will want to.  Follow this list in the next sentence. Ready, set, go!! Here's the Design Team: BonnieGailKarenKrenLoisMariLynnPamSandyShirley,Toni,

I hope that you have enjoyed todays' hop. Come back each day for more fabulous flowers. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by August 12th and check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Details - Stamps: Glad Glads (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Black Licorice, OA Cherry Hill dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: MAMBI rhinetstones, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips, Gelly roll white gel pen. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Flowers Everywhere MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JULY BLOG HOP
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)

Join us each day, July 26th-29th for some flowery fun. We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration. There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your project to the July 29th post for us to see.  There is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please Hop along with us!! You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Flower-themed stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly. Try one of the tutorials shown during the hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. Comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday August 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki
You can see all those paper scraps in the bottom of the photo...those are coming to a card near you. Sandy's tutorial is a great one, be sure to check it out.  I just made one of the six featured sketches from the One Sheet Wonder.  I snagged a hibiscus from a set called I Need a Vacation.  The sentiment comes from another set called Friends, featuring some flowers that I think resemble Calla Lilies.  

If you didn't start at the beginning, you will want to.  Follow this list in the next sentence. Ready, set, go!! Here's the Design Team: BonnieGailKarenKrenLoisMariLynnPamSandyShirley,Toni,

I hope that you have enjoyed todays' hop. Come back each day for more fabulous flowers. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by August 12th and check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Details - Stamps: I Need a Vacation (MFP), Friends (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Black Licorice, OA Cherry Hill dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: TE Twinkles, quickie glue pen, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Flowers Everywhere MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JULY BLOG HOP
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)

Join us each day, July 26th-29th for some flowery fun. We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration.  There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your project to the July 29th post for us to see.  There is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please Hop along with us!! You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Flower-themed stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly. Try one of the tutorials shown during the hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. Comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday August 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki



I love flower stamps!  Flower stamps are the best and MFP's are no exception.  Did I mention that I love flower stamps?  I decided to start off with some flowers that are blooming in my garden at the present moment.  My sunflowers are in my corn and are just beginning to bloom.  I stamped and colored three of these cuties for my clean and simple card.  A wee bit of scoring accents the top and bottom.

If you didn't start at the beginning, you will want to.  Follow this list in the next sentence.  Ready, set, go!! Here's the Design Team: BonnieGailKarenKrenLoisMariLynnPamSandyShirley,Toni,

I hope that you have enjoyed todays' hop. Come back each day for more fabulous flowers. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by August 12th and check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Details - Stamps: Calendar (MFP), Pussy Willows (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Snow Storm Smooth, MME Adventure dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle; Accessories: Scor-Pal, square punches, paper snips, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals.