Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bugs and Butterflies MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP
 Watch out for creepy crawlies !

Join us each day, April 26th through April 29th for a "butterfly-kisses" good time.  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 APRIL 29th post for us to see, so there is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please hop along with us.  You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop bugs and butterflies related 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 as 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 April 29th post. The winners will be announced on May 14, 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 will have to win.  Comments left on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat
I really love how this technique turned out.  I did have to try it a couple of times before I got it right and even then, I think I may have made too many little sections.  I used a couple of sets to create my card and you can very obviously see my dragonflies as my bugs.  I couldn't resist using the other featured set on my last card of the hop.  With 10 different dragonflies, it's an incredible deal!

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to do so.  Let's get started!  Here are the links for the rest of the Design Team: BonnieGail, KarenKrenLoisMariLynnPatPam
That brings us to the end of this month's hop.  We hope to you will complete your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th.  Then, check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner.

Details - Stamps: Chicken Wire, Dragonflies (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Pool Party, Vellum; Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, London Fog, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Sakura Clear Star gel pen, paper snips, post its, stampin' sponge, Copic Markers.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bugs and Butterflies MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP
 Watch out for creepy crawlies !

Join us each day, April 26th through April 29th for a "butterfly-kisses" good time.  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 APRIL 29th post for us to see, so there is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please hop along with us.  You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop bugs and butterflies related 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 as 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 April 29th post. The winners will be announced on May 14, 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 will have to win.  Comments left on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat
Do you ever find that after making a particular kind of card, your crafting area is just wrecked?  Well...my craft room is a disaster!  And look at this beauty of a card.  I only wish you could also see the layer under the embossed vellum overlay.  It's really tough to see, but there are pink and blue butterflies amidst the orange.  I relied heavily upon Butterfly Essence for this gem!  It's an amazing background for multiple techniques.  It's featured at the top of the post.

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to do so.  Let's get started!  Here are the links for the rest of the Design Team: BonnieGail, KarenKrenLoisMariLynnPatPam
I hope you have enjoyed today's hop.  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration. We hope to you will complete your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th.  Then, check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner.

Details - Stamps: Butterfly Essence, Welcome Poppies (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Soft Suede, Vellum; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Groovy Guava, Crushed Olive; Accessories: Heat tool, embossing powder, Scor-Tape, Chameleon Markers (Seville Orange, Crimson Red & Royal Blue), 1/8th inch sheer ribbon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bugs and Butterflies MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP
 Watch out for creepy crawlies !

Join us each day, April 26th through April 29th for a "butterfly-kisses" good time.  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 APRIL 29th post for us to see, so there is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please hop along with us.  You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop bugs and butterflies related 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 as 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 April 29th post. The winners will be announced on May 14, 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 will have to win.  Comments left on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat
Sandy's tutorial was very easy to follow and made such a cute focal point for my card.  I really like the added dimension of the technique.  I borrowed the little inchworm from Spring Things to compliment my potted tulips.  He's crawling along the edge of my pot.  I also used the smaller pot from Pots and Vases.  I just wanted it to fit on my invitation sized card.  

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to do so.  Let's get started!  Here are the links for the rest of the Design Team: BonnieGail, KarenKrenLoisMariLynnPatPam
I hope you have enjoyed today's hop.  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration. We hope to you will complete your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th.  Then, check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner.

Details - Stamps: Spring Things, Pots and Vases, Butterfly Sayings (MFP); Paper: Bazzill Coconut, Early Espresso; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, paper snips, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-Pal. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bugs and Butterflies MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP
 Watch out for creepy crawlies !

Join us each day, April 26th through April 29th for a "butterfly-kisses" good time.  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 APRIL 29th post for us to see, so there is no excuse not to join in the fun.  

Please hop along with us.  You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop bugs and butterflies related 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 as 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 April 29th post. The winners will be announced on May 14, 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 will have to win.  Comments left on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pictures of your projects is Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat
Oh boy, you just have to love some butterflies.  I think you are going to see a lot of them.  MFP Stamp Shop has oodles of butterflies to meet your needs.  I used a couple of butterflies from Daffodil Greetings and Scenic Selections.  I paired them with some unlikely coffee stains from Java Time and a beautiful scripty sentiment from Welcome Poppies.  I resurrected my spritzer tool and added color with a distress marker and a gold paint pen!  I like the resulting effect!  

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to do so.  Let's get started! Here are the links for the rest of the Design TeamBonnieGail, KarenKrenLoisMariLynnPatPam
I hope you have enjoyed today's hop.  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration. We hope to you will complete your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th.  Then, check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner.

Details - Stamps: Daffodil Greetings, Scenic Selections, Java Time, Welcome Poppies (MFP); Paper: Black, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive; Accessories: Copic Markers, Gold Zig Painty pen, scor-tape; 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wild Animals MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY!!



Join us each day, March 22nd through March 25th for a roaring good time.  We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration.  There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team member's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your projects to the March 25th 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 Wild Animal related 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 March 25 post. The winners will be announced on April 9, 2016 right here 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, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
March 23-- DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy
March 25-- Long Easel Card by Gail
How about this for a sassy sentiment?  Of course, I have my wild animal here, but I wanted the sentiment to really stand out.  I can't think of a better way to do that other than using a clean and simple design.  I stamped my sentiment first, of course and then embossed the wood grain pattern over the top.  My copper colored brads were a touch to bright, so I dulled them down a bit with the darkest Copic Markers I used to color my buffalo.

If you haven't already started the hop, let's do it!  Here's the Design Team:  BonnieGail, KarenKrenLois MariLynnPatPamSandy ShirleyToniVickieMFP Stamp Shop.  

This completes the blog hop for March.  I hope you enjoyed today's featured projects.  hop. Be sure to get to finish up your projects based on the tutorials.  Show us what you made by April 8th and then check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Buffalo Spring (MFP); Paper: Bazzill Coconut, Early Espresso; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso; Accessories: Wood Grain embossing folder, Copper brads, Copic Markers. stampin' dimensionals.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wild Animals MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY!!



Join us each day, March 22nd through March 25th for a roaring good time.  We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration.  There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team member's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your projects to the March 25th 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 Wild Animal related 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 March 25 post. The winners will be announced on April 9, 2016 right here 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, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
March 23-- DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy
March 25-- Long Easel Card by Gail
You know you have too many stamps when you have had this idea rolling around your head for about four years.  The Be Wild set was released about that long ago, but really is timeless.  I love silhouette images and this set has many.  I used 6 stamps from the set on this tiny little card.  The globe is created with several "wild animal" images.  Moving clockwise from Africa, you will see the top of the lion, the bottom of the rhinoceros, the top of the giraffe and an encore appearance of the rhino.  Not only is the a card, but it's also a rebus puzzle.  Can you figure it out?  (I will send a brand new MFP stamp set to one person who posts the correct answer.  I'll randomly select the winner from all correct answers.)

The card isn't too terribly difficult to make.  It does involve quite a bit of embossing resist.  All the animals were stamped in pear tart and then embossed over.  After that I sponged over the embossed images with the tempting turquoise.  For my elephant, I stamped the peace sentiment first and embossed over it.  Then I stamped my elephant in basic gray over the sentiment.  I embossed my elephant and sponged tempting turquoise over the whole circle.

If you haven't already started the hop, let's do it!  Here's the Design Team:  BonnieGail, KarenKrenLois MariLynnPatPamSandy ShirleyToniVickieMFP Stamp Shop.  

I hope you enjoy today's hop. Come back each day for more inspiration.  Be sure to get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and then check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Be Wild (MFP); Paper: Smooth White, Basic Gray, MME Chalk Studio; Ink: Pear Tart, Versamark, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, circle punch, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wild Animals MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY!!



Join us each day, March 22nd through March 25th for a roaring good time.  We'll have tutorials and Design Team inspiration.  There will be prizes for leaving comments on the Design Team member's blogs and prizes for trying our tutorials.  You will have 2 weeks to add your projects to the March 25th 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 Wild Animal related 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 March 25 post. The winners will be announced on April 9, 2016 right here 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, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
March 23-- DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy
March 25-- Long Easel Card by Gail
After yesterday's sweet little wild animal, I did go with one of the predators today.  It would be quite something to see this guy stalking you wouldn't it?  I tried to soften him up with a plaid and some burlap. What do you think?  Did it do the trick?  I find myself tending toward masculine card with these wild animal images.  This works for me because my stash is always notoriously low on masculine cards.

If you haven't already started the hop, let's do it!  Here's the Design Team:  BonnieGail, KarenKrenLois MariLynnPatPamSandy ShirleyToniVickieMFP Stamp Shop.  

I hope you enjoy today's hop. Come back each day for more inspiration.  Be sure to get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and then check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: North American Woods (MFP), Big Trees (MFP), Be Happy mini (MFP); Paper: Bazzill Coconut, Soft Suede, DCWV Little Boy dp, CTMH denim paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede; Accessories: Spellbinders oval dies, 7 gypsies burlap, brads, Scor-tape, woodgrain embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers.