Saturday, August 27, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 35

Hi there!  I'll back with another challenge from the MFP Stamp Challenge Team. This week's challenge is to use orange on your card.  It doesn't have to be monochromatic, but it should be obvious that the theme is orange.  I had to do some thinking about what I wanted to create in orange.  I had a long sit down with my stampy stash and came up with the little fox fellow from Animal Birthdays
I was almost done and felt like my card was a little unbalanced.  I called in my consultant!  She's ten and super sassy.  However, when I confide my design dilemmas to her, she feels pretty important.  Together, we fixed up the little fox fellow with some strategically placed epoxy stickers.

There are multiple ways to win with the MFP Stamp Challenge.    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: Animal Birthdays (MFP); Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, BG Lime Rickey dp; Ink: Espresso Truffle; Accessories: Copic Markers, white gel pen, Copic Multiliner, Paper Snips, Scor-tape, Stampin' dimensionals, Recollection epoxy stickers, Branches with Leaves #2 embossing folder, sanding block.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Autumn Fun - MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop, Day 4

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
For my last card of the hop, I wanted to stretch a bit and try some water coloring.  I have seen some really beautiful water colored cards out in blog land and felt quite inspired.  I created a background and then embossed my mum over the top. I water colored the mum, distressed the edges and stamped my sentiment. Finally, I worked in some navy seam binding!

I hope that you have enjoyed this month's hop. Make sure 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: Chrysanthemum (MFP); Paper: Confetti White, Black Licorice (MFT), Watercolor paper; Ink: Versamark Ink, Espresso Truffle; Accessories: water colors, navy seam binding, glue dots, MM edge distresser, stampin' dimensionals.


Using X's and O's

I'm today's hostess for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I picked the theme today of using X's and O's on your project because it's National Kiss and Make Up day.  Hugs and kisses equals X's and O's.  

To make my card, I combed through my stash of stamps and found a hodgepodge of stamps to combine and make this design.  That's right, I made the background myself.  It's not designer paper.  I will however share my inspiration for this card.  
I apologize for the coffee on the lip of the cup in the photo, but I rarely start my day without a hot cup of coffee.  If I am blogging, you know I am drinking coffee.  I picked up this gem of a cup at Michael's.  It was darling and I couldn't just leave it there even though I have dozens of coffee cups at home.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Love Notes (Verve), Borderline (Verve), Fun Year Round (GKD), Merriest Wishes (Hero Arts), Daisies4You (TSOL); Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White; Ink: Rich Cocoa, Melon Mambo; Accessories: sponge dauber, liquid pearls, large oval punch, Shapeabilities Fancy Tags, stampin' dimensionals, white gel pen.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Autumn Fun - MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop, Day 3

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
For today's card, I played around with Kren's Window Tent card tutorial and made mine about football! Fall means football around here and tonight is another preseason game.  Pretty soon, there will be high school games and bright lights and chilly nights.  The talk in the staff room will be all about the Seahawks and their record.  It should be interesting!  A masculine card felt right for my football card and some patterned paper really helped me here.  

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: Tailgate Party (MFP), Plywood (MFP); Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice (MFT), DCWV The Boyhood Stack dp, MME Boy Crazy; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Dies, paper snips, thin black satin ribbon, glue dots, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, two-way glue pen, white gel pen.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Autumn Fun - MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop, Day 2

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 day 2 and I'm beginning to feel the Fall vibe now.  When I began this card, I had a bit of a different plan.  I was going to make a card using Gail's Layered Embellishment tutorial.  But then my card took a turn, so I will just say this this card was inspired by the tutorial.  Just so you know, none of my paper is designer paper.  I was able to delve into my MFP Stamp Shop stamps and create background for all three layers that you see stamped there.

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: Background Fun (MFP), Fall Apples (MFP), Chicken Wire (MFP); Paper: Riding Hood Red, Black Licorice, Very Vanilla; Ink: Ink: Espresso Truffle, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Ruby Red; Accessories: Paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, sponge dauber.


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.