Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Christmas in July - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND 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 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 Christmas 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 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois
I love it when you can take stamps that are not necessarily designed for Christmas and make them work on a Christmas card.  That's exactly what I did here with a set called Big Trees.  It's not a total stretch, but clearly when you look at the set...it's not for Christmas.  The sweet little birds that decorate my tree are from Christmas Selections.  If you have not seen this set, you should.  If you want to talk about bang for your buck, this is it.  There are 30 small images in this set.  Love!  Finally, I chose my sentiment to fit up in that corner.  The Happy Christmas sentiment comes from Poinsettia Blooms.  This particular kind of card, if you are unfamiliar, is called a center step card.  I find it marvelous for showing off solo images, like the big tree.

If you've been hopping along, go on to Vickie.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning.  Here's the Design Team:  JaneKarenKrenLois MarilynnPatSandySueToni

Enjoy the hop and come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Big Trees (MFP), Christmas Selections (MFP), Poinsettia Blooms (MFP); Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Smooth White, Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty paper; Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, paper snips, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, glue dots, Iridescent Ice ep, stampin' dimensionals.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas in July - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND 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 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 Christmas 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 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois
What fun this hop will be!  There are tutorials most days and eye candy every day!  Today, I have prepared for you a lovely tent card featuring images from Please Snow.  I just adore the snowmen and the stylized trees!  My design didn't allow much room for a sentiment, so I went in search of a small one.  I found just what I needed in another set called Crisp Winter.  There are some very cool images in this set too.  Take a peek!  If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to.  

Let's get started!! Here's the Design Team:  JaneKarenKrenLois MarilynnPatSandySueToni

Enjoy the hop and come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps:  Please Snow (MFP), Crisp Winter (MFP); Paper: Smooth White, Baja Breeze, SEI Winter Song dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic & Touch Twin Markers, paper snips, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies, Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals, 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mojo Shoes

Happy Sunday folks!  I had a birthday party to attend yesterday and my six year old friend has a favorite movie.  I'll bet you can guess which movie it is.  Here's a hint:  She went to see Wicked with her parents and her grandmothers.  Yep, she's a big fan of the Wizard of Oz.  Now, you understand my red glittering heels and the use of blue checked patterned paper.  My daughter wrote in a sentiment about her friendship sending her "over the rainbow".  It seems my 9 year old knows a thing or two about the Wizard of Oz as well.


I used the current Mojo Monday sketch to make this card happen in a hurry.  I love personalizing cards and there wasn't anything in my stash that was just right for our friend.  I used the sketch as is and moved the star/heart just a bit to better balance my card for me.

Thanks for stopping by !  I hope your weekend finishes in the most marvelous way.



Details - Stamps: Retail Therapy (Paper Smooches), Birthday Sampler (Paper Smooches); Paper: Smooth White (MFT), Black Licorice (MFT), Graphic 45 Secret Garden dp, Recollections red glitter paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Sissix Heart Framelits, Xmas Red Stickles, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scor-Pal More Than One Score, Summer Fun Edition

Hello Crafty Friends!  We are knee-deep in July and the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge for this month has a summer fun theme.  Katie is our featured hostess and she has a super cute ice cream stand card on the Scor-Pal blog.  It took me a little bit of thinking before I knew what I was going to do for my project.  I finally came up with something that I think you will really like.  I work for a school district and so I am off in the summer and end up doing heaps on canning!  I crafted this little berry box in which to present my homemade jams and butters.
Here you can see my little jar of jam poking out of my berry box and a swirl of red tissue.
I jazzed up the front of my box with some stamped strawberries, a banner and a delicious sentiment!
And just in case you are curious, here is a peek at the inside of my box before tissue and jam.

You have about two more weeks to submit your Scor-Pal Summer Fun project.  Let's see what you come up with.

Details - Stamps: Tart and Tangy (SU), Java Time (MFT); Paper: Real Red, Smooth White, Pebbles Fresh Goods dp; Ink: Real Red, Green Galore; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Up, Up and Away Shapeabilities dies, Copic Multiliner, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pots and Vases 2 - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
A brilliant stamper I know of says, "Angles love curves".  I think this card demonstrates that.  My card also proves that repetition is my friend.  A little card making theory at work today!  I used one itty bitty stamp from this set and ended up with a card I love! 

If you didn't start at the beginning, you will want to!!  Here's the Design Team List:
I hope you enjoyed today's hop.  This is the last day of the June hop.  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Pots and Vases 2 (MFP), Medallion (MFP); Paper: Smooth White (MFT), Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Recollections Rhinestones. 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Background Diamonds and Flowers - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
What a fun background this is!  I opened up my stamp set, conditioned it, inked it up and stamped away.  I had grand plans for a fancy one layer card.  Except, I had stamped my background upside down.  You know what stampers say about mistakes right, there are none...only happy accidents.  I quickly planned to cut off my card front, trim it down and pop up another sentiment.  I basically turned my sketch upside down.  The real bonus is that I like this better with all the lovely purple!

If you haven't been through the beginning of the hop, let's get you started!!  Here's the Design Team links:
I hope you enjoy all of today's hop and be sure to come back tomorrow for more creative fun!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Background Diamonds and Flowers (MFP); Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Smooth White; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Yellow Stickles, Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
Look at Chuck!  He totally cleans up!  Several high school seniors in our community got suits like this for Senior Prom.  I can't remember where they found them (one of my co-workers had a son graduate this year), but the suits have all these wild patterns.  Don't believe me, check out this link.  Chuck is ready for the dance and only needs a partner.  I borrowed the Wow! sentiment from another Paper Doll set called Paper Doll Paige Formal Wear.

Let's finish up the hop!!  If you didn't start at the beginning, you might want to go back and not miss a bit of Chuck.  Here's the Design Team List:
Enjoy today's hop and be sure to come back tomorrow for more creative fun!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Paper Doll Chuck (MFP), Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting (MFP), Paper Doll Paige Formal Wear (MFP); Paper: Shimmery White (SU), Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Happy Day dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray; Accessories: Paper snips, Scor-pal, baby brayer, corner chomper, two way glue pen.