Friday, July 31, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July 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

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team



Today's non-traditional card was created using images from the MFP Stamp Shop Flaps My Wattles stamp set and the sentiment is from the Create with Pine Boughs stamp set.



Enjoy the Hop. 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. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July 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

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team


And, here is today's non-traditional image card:
 
I used the coffee circles from the MFP Stamp Shop Java Time stamp set to create the snowman!  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set.  Black gems were used to create the eyes, mouth, and buttons.  A sliver of orange cardstock for the nose and a square punch for the hat with some twine wrapped around to create the hat band.


Enjoy the Hop. 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. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July 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

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team


This is the project created using today's tutorial

Supplies:
Paper Cutter
2 Sheets of your favorite Holiday Patterned Paper (12 x 12)
Red and White cardstock
Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle dies
Holiday Stamps – I used images from MFP Stamp Shop Dear Santa and Holiday Tag sets
Adhesive
Individual Microwave Popcorn package
Ink and favorite coloring medium



 Cut one sheet of the pattern paper to 6 x 12 inches (this will be the wrap)
 
Cut the other complimentary sheet of patterned paper to 3 x 10 inches (this will be the band)


Place the 6 x 12 piece facedown and lay the popcorn package in the center of it and wrap both ends of the paper around the popcorn pack and adhere, making sure it is a little loose so that the popcorn pack can easily be inserted and removed
 
Place the 3 x 10 piece of paper facedown and lay the seam side of the wrapped packet in the center and wrap around, keeping it loose and secure/adhere the ends together in the center
 
Using white cardstock stamp and color your image and die cut using the circle die
Die cut a red scallop to layer the image onto
Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and die cut using a smaller circle die
Die cut a small scallop to layer the sentiment onto

Refer to finished project picture for placement
 
 
 
Enjoy the Hop. 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. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OLCCC #14 Inspiration - Optional Twist Candles

 
There is still time to enter the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge!  The OLCCC is always anything CAS Anything Goes with an optional twist.  For this challenge the twist is Candles.
 
For my card I used the MFP Stamp Shop Poinsettia Blooms stamp set. I colored the image using Pearlescent Pastel Chalks.
 
We hope you'll enter the OLCC Challenge and share your CAS Christmas cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July Blog Hop

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

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team


For the hop I'll be showcasing Christmas cards using non-traditional stamps paired with traditional Christmas sentiments.

 
Black and white with a hint of green!  I used the MFP Stamp Shop Crows stamp set and the sentiment is from the Tis' The Season stamp set.

Enjoy the Hop. 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. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com New Release - Egyptian Cat Princess

 
Sanura Egyptian Cat Princess is a new JessicaLynnOriginal.com stamp release.  The image is based on the works of and in cooperation with Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
 
Fo my card, I used SU Bashful Blue cardstock and Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth 100 lb White cardstock for the image.  Image stamped using black memento ink and colored using Copic markers.  The small butterflies are punched from a Martha Stewart punch.  The image was die cut using Lil Inkers stitched rectangles die and layered onto a die cut from Spellbinders Labels 47 Decorative Elements dies.
 
You can find this image and many more at the online store of JessicaLynnOriginal.com

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Becca's Birthday Card

 
Becca (The Damsel of Distressed Cards) is having a fun birthday bash on her blog!  Help Becca celebrate her birthday by using this mood board and linking up a card on her blog.  She has some prizes to offer, too!  Here's some info from Becca's Blog:
 
In order to win one of the prizes, I'm asking you artists to link up a card that's inspired by one of my favorite things.

Let me break it on down for you. Here are a few 
of my favorite things:
>Purple and teal color combos
>Watercolor washes
>Fun, bright, eclectic clean and simple cards 
>Polka Dots
>PUNS!! :)
>Typography
>Distressed, vintage cards full of texture

...You can use one, two, all of these things... 
Whatever inspires you!
 
For my card, I used the sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Animal Birthdays stamp set and the designer paper is from My Minds Eye On Trend paper pack.  The Gold Metallic is from Hobby Lobby Fine Touch Poster Board Assorted Pack.
 
Head on over to Becca's blog, The Damsel of Distressed Cards and wish her a Happy Birthday!

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Doodle a Frame

 
This week's challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to doodle a frame!
 
For my card, I used white, green, and black cardstock.  I used a border punch on the bottom of the Wild Wasabi green cardstock, then layered a panel of black cardstock.  The butterfly image and sentiment are from the MFP Stamp Shop Hello Butterflies stamp set.  I stamped the butterfly on the white cardstock panel, colored it and then stamp the butterfly on a scrap of white cardstock, colored it using Copic markers and fussy cut it out and layered it on top of the stamped image on the white card stock panel, then stamped the sentiment.  The doodles were created using Faber-Castell fine line ink pen.  I colored inside the doodle scribbles using Copic markers.  The stamped panel was adhered using dimensionals and the image was embellished using adhesive pearls.
 
We hope you'll doodle a frame and share your card with us at the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com Toy Dogs

 
This adorable image is from the JessicaLynnOriginal.com Toy Dogs stamp set.
 
I stamped the image onto a watercolor paper and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I used Hero Arts Black ink to color a small canvas and then adhered the image panel to the canvas and displayed on a small easel.
 
You can find the Toy Dogs stamp set at www.jessicalynnoriginal.com
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Summer Heat!

 
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to create a "Summer Heat" project....colors and/or theme!  And, this is my first time to host a challenge at the Sisterhood!
 
For my card, to me, flip-flops are definitely summer gear!  I used a real flip flop to embellish the front of my mini album!  Lots of ribbon, a rosette, some chipboard flip flops and some bright green and orange cardstock!
 
Here's the open view:
 
Lots of summer-time die cuts embellishments carry the Summer Heat theme along with the sentiments from the MFP Stamp Shop Island Life stamp set - Cool Breeze and The Beach Life!  The seagulls and fence are IO die cuts and the flamingo is a die from Pretty Pink Posh.
 
We hope you'll share your Summer Heat projects with us over at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  The challenge can be found HERE.
 
I'm entering my card in
 
Crafting By Designs - Summer Holiday
Decorate to Celebrate! - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - At the Beach
 

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 109 - Vacation

 
This fun vacation challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge was chosen by Valou.
 
For my card, I used a stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop and an Indiana vintage post card I found on the internet.  The tag and sumglasses are stickers from my stash.
 
We hope you'll share your vacation projects with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.  The challenge can be found HERE.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

OLCCC - Optional Twist: Candles

 
The OLCC Challenge is to create a one layer Christmas card.  It is always anything goes with an optional twist.  The twist for this challenge is Candles.
 
For my card, I used the Stampin' Up Canvas background stamp on vanilla cardstock.  The candle is Penny Black Xmas Light.  I colored the image direct to stamp using waterbased markers and then stamping the image onto the card base.  The edges were sponged using distress ink and the candle glow was sponged using SU So Saffron ink.
 
We hope you will share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  You can find the OLCC challenge HERE.
 
 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CWWC Challenge #99 - Sketch Challenge

 
For the new CWWC Challenge we are using this sketch:
 
 
The design team is using digital images from our sponsor, Inky Impressions
 
 
For my card, I'm using Wishing Well Fairy.
 
We hope you'll share your projects with us at CWWC Challenge #99 using this fun sketch.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Beach Scene

 
The challenge this week at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to create a Beach Scene.
 
For my card, I used an acrylic block and markers to create the background.  I first spritzed a little water on the block and then swiped the tip of shades of blue and brown across the water droplets and the spritzed again before "stamping" the block onto the cardstock.  Let it dry and then I stamped an image and sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Island Life stamp set in black ink.
 
We hope you'll share your Beach Scene cards with us this week!  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
I'm entering my card in:
 
Less Is More ... Life's a Beach

Thursday, July 16, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.Com Toy Dogs - Shaker Card

 
This adorable image is from the Toy Dogs stamp set found at JessicaLynnOriginal.com online store.
 
It's fun to see craft techniques making a comeback!  I remember creating shaker cards several years ago and now the trend is back!  For my card, I stamped the image onto white cardstock, colored it using brown pearlescent chalk pastels, fussy cut it out, then sponged some walnut distress ink to give it some depth.  I searched for a shaker tutorial and decided to use a very simple shaker layout for my card.  The sequins are from Walmart!  The sentiment stamp is wood block and has been in my stash for a long time.  The designer paper is from my scrap bin.
 
You can find the Toy Dog stamp set at www.jessicalynnoriginal.com
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Sun, Sea, and Sand

 
This month's challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge is Sun, Sea, and Sand.  The theme was chosen by Caz.
 
For my card I made a soft background using a watercolor wash of yellow and blue.  I then stamped the lighthouse image from the MFP Stamp Shop Island Life stamp set and colored it using Copic markers.  Then, used versamark ink on the sand area and sprinkled with and heat set using sand embossing powder  Embellished the card using a piece of fisherman's net.
 
This month's sponsors are:
 
Dry Gulch - $10 gift voucher
 
and
 
 
We hope you'll share your Sun, Sea, and Sand projects with us.  When you do, you'll be entered to win a prize from one of this month's sponsors.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

It's a Birthday Blog Hop



We wanted to wish

Darlene a  very HAPPBIRTHDAY today in a special way! 


Hope you will join in the fun and get some amazing birthday card ideas along the way.  

We also hope you will stop over to Darlene's blog and wish her a 

Happy Birthday !

Let the party begin!!!!

 


 
                       Vickie  you are here!
 





 
Darlene....our birthday girl!
 
Here's my card.....

 
 
Next stop is Cindy ....or you can start all over!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Challenge - White Emboss and Color

 
This week's challenge at MFP Stamp Shop Blog is to use white embossing on colored cardstock and then color in the image using the same color as the cardstock.
 
For my card, I used the Love Remains stamp set and stamped/embossed it on Pink cardstock and colored it using a pink Copic marker.  I embellished my card using pink twine and a pearl.
 
We hope you'll try this fun challenge at MFP Blog.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

JessicaLynnOriginal.com New Stamp Launch - Toy and Working Dogs sets

 
I used one of the adorable images from the JessicaLynnOriginal.com new Toy Dogs stamp set that is being released today.  I kept my card CAS using my favorite color scheme, Black and White.
 
Be sure to visit the JessicaLynnOriginal.com online store.  This stamp set and so many more are available for your crafting projects.  Here is a link to the JLO online store:  JessicaLynnOriginal.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Birthday

 
There's a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!  Glenda chose Birthday as the theme!
 
For my card, I used the MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14 dies and the sentiment is a die from Tessler Crafts.  I used all cardstock and no designer paper or stamps!  Cardstock is black, white, artichoke, and blushing bride.  The blueprints dies make for an easy card design!
 
We hope you'll share your Birthday cards and/or projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
I'm sharing my card with:
 
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
 
Seize the Birthday - anything goes
 
 
Creative Card Crew #91 - Use Die Cuts
 
Inky Impressions - Use Die Cuts

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Asian

 
There is a new challenge starting today at Ruby's Rainbow.  The theme is Asian and was chosen by Neva.
 
For my card I used an image and sentiment from the MFP Asian Delights stamp set.  The background paper and cardstock from my stash.  The flower and stem were pulled from a silk floral arrangement.
 
We hope you'll share your Asian themed cards with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #13 - Optional Theme is Gift

 
It's time for a new one layer Christmas card challenge!
 
The OLCC challenges are always Anything One Layer
 
Christmas Goes, but those whose cards have the optional twist get
 
an entry to our monthly random drawing for a prize. So 1 card with
 
the twist = 1 entry to the monthly drawing. You can enter as many
 
one layer Christmas cards as you like.

For my card I used the House Mouse Gifts to Tie stamp and colored
it using Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I used a scoreboard to
create decorative lines on each side of the image along with a few
adhesive pearls.
 
We hope you'll share your One Layer Christmas Cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenge - Summer Fun

 
The CWWC Challenge is to create a Summer Fun project.
 
Our sponsor is A Random Fan
 
I used the Hanging On digi stamp. 
 
The tree image is a Darice embossing folder; I colored it using Copic markers.  The grass is from a Martha Stewart border punch and the butterflies are also from a Martha Stewart punch.  I sponged the background.
 
We hope you'll share your Summer Fun projects with us at CWWC.  You can find the challenge HERE.