Saturday, April 30, 2016

Eclectic Ellapu May Challenge - Anything Goes!

 
This month's Eclectic Ellapu Challenge is Anything Goes!
For my card, I used Heartfelt Creations Winking Frog Collection including paper, the leaping frogs stamp and matching die, and sentiment.  I embellished using some sequins.  My card is an easel card fold.
 
We hope you'll share your anything goes cards and/or projects with us this month.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Altered Eclectics May Challenge

 
For this month's Altered Eclectics Challenge I created a mixed media canvas.  It is a very simple canvas (I do struggle with mixed media, so thought the best way to get into it is to begin simple!)  I watered down some acrylic paints and brushed the colors across the 5x7 inch canvas, then using white acrylic paint created some clouds and then edged the canvas using the white paint  I used archival black ink to stamp the images and sentiment and added a black butterfly punch out.
 
The Altered Eclectics Challenges are always anything goes as long as it is mixed media projects, upcycled, recycled, or altered art.  No cards or ATCs.
 
You can share your altered art with us at the Altered Eclectics Challenge HERE.

MFP Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes!

 
This week's challenge at MFP Stamps blog is Anything Goes.
 
For my card I used the MFP Stamp Shop Hydrangea stamp set.  I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  The bottom of the card was die cut using Spellbinders borders dies.
 
We hope you'll share your anything goes cards with us this week.  You'll find the challenge HERE.

Friday, April 29, 2016

MFP Stamps April Blog Hop - Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

 


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP


 Watch out for creepy crawlies !

 

JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT 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! 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 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics 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

 
Let's get started !!

I couldn't resist using the coffee rings from the MFP Stamp Shop Java Time stamp set!  Each circle holds a butterflies from the Spring Things and Glad Glads stamp sets.  The small butterfly and sentiment are from the MFP Stamp Shop Cracked Hello stamp set.
 

Here's the Design Team








Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner.  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

MFP Stamps April Blog Hop - Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

 


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP


 Watch out for creepy crawlies !

 

JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT 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! 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 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 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. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics 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

 
Let's get started !!

Today's card is CAS using MFP Stamp Shop Dragonflies and Mushroom Selections stamp sets.
 

Here's the Design Team








Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Create a Birthday Project

 
 
The theme for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is Birthday!
 
I had so much fun creating this card in a box!  I used two new Spellbinders die sets to create my card.  Spellbinders Scalloped Pop Up box die set and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Flower Bundle dies.  Also used CheeryLynn Butterflies dies,  a set o banner dies, and the sentiment is from a MFP Stamp Shop stamp set.  Used pearls to embellish the flowers and butterflies and nestled a little pink ladybug onto one of the leaves.
 
We hope you'll share your birthday projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #128 - April Showers!

 
The April Showers theme for Ruby's Rainbow Challenge was chosen by Pat.
 
For my card, I used the Umbrella Brentwood digi stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal.com  I printed the image onto Bristol Cardstock and colored it using an aqua brush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I also used the Ryn water droplets stamp to lightly stamp the rain in the background.
 
We hope you'll share your April Showers projects with us.  You can find the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge HERE.