Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MFP Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop Day 2



Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.

Follow along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the Oldie But Good  Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE. One winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning!

April 22- Flowers With Watercolors
April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card
April 24-Holidays Candy Holder

Today's Tutorial is by Sue. You can find it here.
You can find the square Explosion Card Tutorial here.

I created three explosion cards for today's hop!
The first one is a simplified square explosion card with no outer layering; I used only the "explosion" as the card base.
 




For this Oldies But Goodies masculine explosion card, I used the 2012 set called Be Wild and Free!  The designer paper is from DCWV Safari 6x4 paper stack.  I used a map from the paper stack for the front of my card and stamped the solid stamps from the set over the map.  For the inside images, I stamped on white cardstock and cut the squares in half on the diagonal to add to the folds of the explosion card.

The second square explosion card follows Sue's square explosion card tutorial using the bottom and top layers to "sandwich" the explosion between.  I again used the Be Wild and Free stamp set.

 
 
My third explosion card uses the A2 sized card base and explosion fold found in Sue's first tutorial link.
 
 
 
For explosion card #3 I used the 2012 Island Life stamp set.
 

Please hop to these designer's blogs:
 
                       Vickie (you are here!)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MFP Simple Sa;utations Challenge #94 - Lace, Ribbon, or Twine

This week's Simple Salutations Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., is to use lace, ribbon, or twine on your card.

For my card I created a chalkboard background using the Butterfly Essence stamp and the sentiment is from the Hello Butterflies stamp set.  I wrapped twine around the side of the stamped image and then created a double twine bow and placed a button on top of it.  The chalkboard effect was created using versamark ink and Pan Pastels.

We hope you'll play along and enter your card using Lace, Ribbon, or Twine!  If you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.

You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop Day 1





Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.


Follow along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the Oldie But Good  Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE. One winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning!

April 22- Flowers With Watercolors
April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card
April 24-Holidays Candy Holder

 
For my Oldies But Goodies stamp set, I used the 2012 set called Love Remains.  I used spellbinder's scallop and circle dies to create the shaped card.  The Rose image was stamped onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock using versamark ink; black detail embossing powder was heat set.  I colored the image using a water brush and stampin' up re-inkers.
Please hop to these designer's blogs:
                         Vickie (you are here!) 

MFP Sketch With a Twist Challenge #95 - What's in Your Garden?!


It's Tuesday and time for SWAT Challenge #95!  Here is this week's sketch and twist.

 
The TWIST is to create a card with an image of something you find in a garden!
 
For my card, I used the MFP Garden Bunny stamp set.  I stamped the image onto Kraft Cardstock using Memento Black ink, colored the image using Copic markers.  I stamped and fussy cut the carrots image.  The cardbase is Bazzill textured cardstock, the pattern layer is from Webster's Pages.  Also used a Martha Stewart fence border and leaves punches.  Stampin' Up ribbon is wrapped around the base of the image panel.
 
We hope you'll play along with us this week and show us what's in your garden!  If you play along you'll be entered to win a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #33

 

It's Saturday and time for the weekly Oriental Sketch Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  This week's challenge uses this sketch:



For my card, I used patterned paper from DCWV paper stack.  The stamp and sentiment are from the newly released Lanterns stamp set.  I stamped the image onto a square of patterned paper and colored it using Copic markers.

We hope you'll play along and share your Oriental creations with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop - Day 4



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 


 
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini



 Featured April 17
Lanterns
 
Featured April 18
Camellia

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
April 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 10 PM EST on Friday April 18, 2014

 
The Camellia stamp set is gorgeous!  I stamped the Camellia image onto vellum cardstock using versamark ink and then embossed using white detail embossing powder.  I then fussy cut the image, flipped the embossed side down and colored the backside of the image using Copic markers to give the image a soft look.  The cardstock and designer paper are from the MFP  Sweethearts craft pack.
 

Here's the Design Team:
 
                          Vickie  (you are here!)
Sandy

Daydream Designs - Hug a Tree

This beautiful digital stamp set and paper pack are available at Diane's Daydream Designs online store.  You an find the Good Earth stamp and paper collection HERE.

For the background of my Hug a Tree card I used Paper Mill and Leaves on Water digital paper from the Good Earth Paper Pack.  The sentiment and image are from the Hug a Tree stamp set.  I chose to use a pre-colored tree.

National Arbor Day is April 25 this year.  Take a walk in nature, plant a tree, and enjoy our Good Earth!