Tuesday, September 1, 2015

More Than One Score, Back To School Edition


Hello Crafty Friends!  We are not into September and this month's theme is Back To School!  The timing couldn't be more perfect, as my daughter and I start school tomorrow.  I used this opportunity to make a teacher gift for my daughter's fourth grade teacher (where did the time go?), who happens to be my co-worker.  I made a "Back To School" Caddy.  This month's hostess is Janis and she has treated us to a sweet and simple sleeve card on the Scor-Pal blog.  
This caddy is super versatile and easier to make than you might think.  You can see a tutorial that I wrote about how to make this project.  I added an apropos sentiment and some gorgeous ribbon!  With four compartment, you can fit loads of stuff into this caddy.  I filled my caddy with school supplies.  As you know, teachers spend tons of their own money on supplies and it might be nice to have just a little extra in a drawer.  
Here it is all filled up!  You have all month to create a wonderful back to school project with "more than one score".  Be sure to link it up with the original post on the Scor-Pal blog.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Details - Stamps: Lesson Learned (MFP); Paper: Melon Mambo, Going Gray, Black Licorice, Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilties Ovals, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Corner chomper, May Arts ribbon, stampin' dimensionals.  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Scor-Pal More Than One Score, Birthday Edition

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's a new month and that means a new Scor-Pal challenge.  This month is all about birthday celebrations.  I opted for a straight up birthday card.  But Katie, our challenge hostess, treated us to a glamorous gift box.  Check it out on the Scor-Pal blog!
Yes, I did say straight up birthday card, but there is some cool Scor-Pal magic going on here!  First off, you will notice the scored diamond background behind my confetti and envelope.  Then you might notice that little vellum envelope.  That was a breeze with the help of my Scor-Envi!  Four scores, eight tiny snips and two small strips of Scor-Tape and I had a cutie patootie envelope.  Finally, you won't see the wide strip of Scor-Tape I placed in the bottom of the envelope before adding my confetti.  Trust me when I say that the confetti in the envelope is there to stay.

You have all month to create a fabulous birthday creation with "more than one score".  Be sure to link it up with the original post on the Scor-Pal blog.

Details - Stamps: Chevron Love (Verve); Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Smooth White, SU pattern packs; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Hole punch, glue dots, Scor-Pal, Scor-Envi, Scor-Tape.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas in July - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 4

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 hope you won't mind terribly that I am repeating a couple of stamp sets today.  My design is nothing like the cards I used them on before.  You can likely imagine what my desk looks like in the midst of crafting.  Inks are piled here and stamp sets are piled there.  Well, since MFP Stamp Shop sets are made of clear photopolymer, you can see the images on top of one another.  This works especially well while they are adhered to the plastic sheeting they come in.  Christmas Selections was piled on top of Joyous Season and an idea was born.  Heat embossing is something that always feels right when I make Christmas cards, so that came into play as well.  I nabbed a third MFP set called You're An Angel for my sentiment.  

If you have been hopping along, head on to Vickie's blog.  If not, you will want to go back to the beginning. Here's the Design Team:  JaneKarenKrenLois MarilynnPatSandySueToni

I hope you enjoyed the hop. Be sure to look at each of the last four days for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  You still have time to work on the tutorials, show us what you made.  Check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Christmas Selections (MFP), Joyous Season (MFP), You're An Angel (MFP); Paper: Smooth White, vellum; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Silver embossing powder, gold embossing powder, heat tool, glue dots, corner punch, stampin' dimensionals.

Christmas in July - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 3

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
Ah, I do love creating for the holidays!  It's been a joy to make holiday cards, even though when I finally reach my craft room the air is quite stuffy.  I used the Plywood set and a bunch of sponging to create the fence upon which I hung my wreath.  Then I stamped and colored loads of little holly clusters from Holly Jolly Greetings.  Finally, I finished off my card with a sentiment in the snow.  This particular sentiment comes from Joyous Season.  

I recently (don't laugh if you have already been using this great resource) found books on CD and have been listening to a story as I create in my craft room.  I find that it helps to alleviate the stuck points at times when I am crafting.  I'm currently listening to The Hobbit.  Of course, I know the story and have read it.  Maybe that is why everything is flowing so naturally up there.  

If you started from the beginning, you will want to move on to Vickie.  If not, head back to 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: Plywood (MFP), Holly Jolly Greetings (MFP), Joyous Season (MFP); Paper: Real Red, Smooth White, Crumb Cake, SEI Wintersong dp; Ink: Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black, Real Red; Accessories: Spellbinders Curved Borders One, thin red satin ribbon, glue dot, paper snips.

Using Space

Hello again!  Two posts on a Thursday...what a surprise!  It's because I am the hostess for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers today.  My theme for this week's challenge is Space.  I'm a pretty easy going hostess...I've never called the challenge police.  Some things that might inspire you for this challenge are...the sun, the moon, stars, rockets, aliens and planets.  One another plane, you could chose to work with "white" space or "negative" space.

For my card, I chose this fun rocket and stamped a planet in white.  I used a CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch to make my card.  I love simple designs.  And this one was perfect.  I pulled my rocket off the edge because it needed some movement.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!



Details - Stamps: Space Fun (MFP); Paper: Basic Gray, Black Licorice (MFT) Smooth White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Craft White; Accessories: Touch Twin Markers, Copic Markers, white embossing powder, heat tool, Seeing Spots embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals.

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,