Saturday, December 26, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Monochromatic Blue

 
 
This week's challenge theme at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is monochromatic blue.
 
For my card I used the MFP Stamp Shop Dragonflies stamp set.  I sponged blue ink on the side of the white cardstock panel then stamped the dragonflies and sentiment using blue ink and colored with blue Copic Marker.  Layered the stamped panel onto navy blue cardstock, wrapped twine around and created a multi-looped bow to adhere over the twine.  The finished panel was adhered to the white card base.
 
We hope you'll share your monochromatic projects with us this week.  When you share your projects you are entered to win a stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge - Monochromatic Purple

 
This week's MFP Blog challenge is Monochromatic Purple.
 
For my card I used the MFP Stamp Shop Polka Dot Country stamp set and all the purple cardstock and papers I could muster up!  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, I handmade the spiral "flower" to embellish the ribbon; a Martha Stewart border punch for the bottom of the card.
 
We hope you'll share your purple cards with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Your Favorite Christmas Colors

 
This month's challenge theme, Favorite Christmas Colors, was chosen by Annie.
 
For my card I really enjoy white on white with just a little color.  I used Spellbinders dies for the background and center; embellished using poinsettia die cut and a branch from Tim Holtz dies; added a pearl to the center of the poinsettia; the sentiment is from the MFP Stamp Shop Joyous Season stamp set.
 
This month's Sparkles sponsor is
 
The prize is a bundle of digi stamps from Deedee's Designs
 
We hope you'll share your favorite Christmas colors with us this month.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Today is National Cocoa Day!

 

 
Today is National Cocoa Day and it's being celebrated at the 2015 Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
 
For my card, I used Stampendous Changito Cocoa image; the sentiment is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
 
 
Link up your coffee, cocoa, or tea projects at the 2015 Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.

 
 

2015 Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop




I created a coffee lover's gift card holder using a TP tube (toilet paper tube!) and the free Brentwood Owl digital image offered by JessicaLynnOriginal.com
 
The upper right corner of the photo shows the gift card pulled out from the holder.
 
The Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop info and linky can be found HERE.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Monochromatic Green

 
This week at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge we are using monochromatic green for our cards.
 
For my card I used the MFP Stamp Shop Brrr stamp set; did a little paper piecing for the hat and mittens.  The green striped DP is from my stash, the tilted green panel started out as a piece of white cardstock that I embossed using the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Basket Weave Embossing folder.  After embossing I did a direct to paper using green ink.  The snowman was fussy cut and layered onto a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die cut.  A green gingham bow embellishes the card front.
 
We hope you'll share your green monochromatic cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Sisterhood of Crafters Red, Aqua, and Silver color challenge

 
 
The Sisterhood of Crafters color challenge theme was chosen by Sandi-Lee.  The colors to use on your project are red, aqua, and silver and make it a holiday card or project.
 
For my card, I used white, red, silver, and aqua cardstock.  The poinsettia image is from a set by JessicaLynnOriginal.com, the sentiment is from the MFP Stamp Shop Cardinal stamp set.  The image was colored with different shades of red and green Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  Small adhesive pearls embellish the stamped panel.
 
We hope you'll share your red, silver, and aqua holiday projects with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.


Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #119 - Get Well

 
The Ruby's Rainbow Challenge theme Get Well was chosen by Silvi.
 
For my card I used the Bunch of Tulips stamp set from Rubbernecker.  The sentiment is from MFP Stamp Shop Tiger Lily stamp set.  I used Stampin' Up inks and Ranger Archival Black.  The image was die cut using Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle die; gingham patterned paper is from the Pebbles Basics paper pack.
 
We hope you'll share your get well projects with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge blog.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

OLCCC #23 Reminder

 
The OLCCC #23 optional twist Snowman reminder; can also enter an anything goes as long as it is a one layer Christmas card.
 
For my card I used image and sentiment from the Inkadinkado Holiday Silhouettes stamp set.  The snow embossing folder is from Stampin' Up.
 
We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

CWWC Challenge 109 - Buttons Galore!

 
The sponsor for CWWC Challenge 109 is A Random Fan.  The Challenge theme is Buttons Galore!
 
For my card, I used A Random Fan Snowman & Company image.  The buttons are snowflake buttons that I cut the shank off before adhering to my card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. 
 
We hope you'll share your buttons galore projects with us.  You can find the CWWC challenge HERE.
 
I'm entering my card in the Dragonfly Journeys Challenge Do You Want To Build a Snowman

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Gruffies & Guests Challenge - Snowflakes & Sparkles

 
This month's Gruffies & Guests Challenge theme of Snowflakes & Sparkles was chosen by Suzy.
 
For my card I used the House Mouse Wrapped and Ready woodblock stamp.
 
The snowflakes were die cut from glitter cardstock.  The image was colored using Copic markers.  The scallop panel is a die cut from MFT Blueprints 1.  Cardstock, designer paper, and ribbon from my stash.
 
The sponsor for this month's Gruffies & Guests challenge is Petal Lu
petallu
Prize £10
We hope you'll share your snowflakes and sparkles projects with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
I'm entering my card in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC#208 Anything Christmas NO Red or Green.. 

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #291 - Monochromatic Red

 
This week's challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to create a monochromatic project using the color red.
 
For my card, I used the candy cane image and sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Holiday Tag stamp set.
 
We hope you'll share your monochromatic red cards/projects with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #23 - Snowman

 
The OLCCC is always anything Christmas goes as long as it is one layer.  For challenge #23 the optional twist is Snowman!
 
For my card I used the Penny Black Snowy stamp and the sentiment is from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk stamp set.  I stamped the image and sentiment using Ranger Archival Black ink onto Ranger watercolor 140lb cardstock.  The image was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and water brush.  I added some small adhesive pearls to embellish.
 
We hope you will share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
 

Eclectic Ellapu Pink Team December Challenge - 12 Days of Christmas

 
 
 
 
This month's Eclectic Ellapu Pink Team Challenge theme is 12 Days of Christmas!
 
I found this adorable Penny Black 12 Days of Christmas stamp set a long time ago and this is the first time it's been inked!
 
I created 12 4x4 notecards using index cards as the card base.
 
We hope you'll join in with the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this month.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 

Altered Eclectics December Challenge

 
For this month's Altered Eclectics Challenge I used TP tubes (aka toilet paper tubes!) to create a Yule log and an ornament.  Easy and fun way to recycle these tubes.  Could also use empty paper towel tubes cut to size.
 
The Altered Eclectics challenges are always anything goes as long as it is mixed media, upcycled, recycled, repurposed projects.  Please, no tags, scrapbook pages, cards, or ATCs.
 
We would love to see your altered crafts!  You can enter the challenge HERE.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Simple Grid

 
This week's Speedy Fox & Friends challenge is to create a simple grid background.  The tutorial link is available on the MFP Stamp Shop Speedy Fox & Friends challenge post.
 
For my card I used the card base only for the grid and stamping.  Stamp set used is MFP Stamp Shop Wealthy Fish.  After coloring the fish using copic markers I colored over the image using Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and added some small pearls to mimic bubbles.
 
We hope you'll share your simple grid cards with us.  Be sure to follow the tutorial.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, November 27, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Celebrations Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP






The
CELEBRATIONS
 BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME CELEBRATING. 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 Nov. 27th 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 Celebration 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 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 post. The winners will be announced on Dec. 12, 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 Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Nov. 25- POP UP BOX CARD Card by Lois
Nov. 27- A FUN FOLD by Sandy

Let's get started !!

 
Today's celebration gives congratulations to the recipient.  I used Fabriano watercolor notecard, stamped the image and sentiment using Ranger Archival Black ink and watercolored the image and wash background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  Image is from MFP Stamp Shop Coneflowers stamp set and the sentiment is from the Swans stamp set.
 
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

JessicaLynnOriginal.com Black Friday Sale and Blog Hop - It's All About the Dogs!






The images I used for my cards are from the Herding Dogs stamp set available at JessicaLynnOriginal.com online store.

We hope you enjoy the Herding Dogs blog hop; be sure to leave comments on the design team blogs:


Here's the deal:  Until Monday 10% off everything at www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and Jlmould.etsy.com  use coupon code SAVE10

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Celebrations Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP






The
CELEBRATIONS
 BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME CELEBRATING. 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 Nov. 27th 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 Celebration 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 post. The winners will be announced on Dec. 12, 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 Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Nov. 25- POP UP BOX CARD Card by Lois
Nov. 27- A FUN FOLD by Sandy

Let's get started !!
Today's celebration is to give kudos for an accomplishment!  The Owl is from the MFP Owls stamp set and the sentiment is from the Hello Butterflies stamp set. 
 
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - In The Meadow We Will Build a Snowman!

 
 
I'm happy to be the hostess for "In The Meadow We Will Build a Snowman" challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
 
For my card I used a panel of blue dotted cardstock called embroidery paper.  I embossed the cardstock using a birch tree embossing folder from Stampin Up.  The snowman is from PaperSmooches stamped and die cut, the snow mounds are created using PTI dies cutout using glitter cardstock.  The sentiment is from my stamp "collection!"
 
We hope you'll play along with us and create a card or project using a snowman or snowmen.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
I'm sharing my card with these challenges:
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Christmas with a Metallic Twist

 
The challenge at Ruby's Rainbow is to create a Christmas card/project with a metallic twist!
 
For my card I used brown textured cardstock and brown striped designer paper with ribbon wrapped around the middle.  The poinsettia and sentiment were die cut using DWCW metallic papers.
 
We hope you'll play along with the metallic twist challenge!  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
Just a reminder, there is a design team call going on now with info on the challenge blog.

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Celebrations Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

 




The
CELEBRATIONS
 BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME CELEBRATING. 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 Nov. 27th 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 Celebration 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 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 post. The winners will be announced on Dec. 12, 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 Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Nov. 25- POP UP BOX CARD Card by Lois
Nov. 27- A FUN FOLD by Sandy
 
Let's get started !!

 
Today's celebration is a birthday!  I used lots of die cuts and punched shapes to create a scene for the Owl image and sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Animal Birthdays stamp set.
 
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

OLCCC Silhouette Reminder

 
There is still time to enter your one layer Christmas card in the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge.
 
For my card I used an image from the Inkadinkado Winter Birds stamp set.
 
The OLCCC is always anything one layer Christmas goes with an optional twist...for this challenge the twist is to create a Silhouette.  We hope you'll play along and share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Celebrations Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP

 



The
CELEBRATIONS
 BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME CELEBRATING. 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 Nov. 27th 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 Celebration 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 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 post. The winners will be announced on Dec. 12, 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 Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Nov. 25- POP UP BOX CARD Card by Lois
Nov. 27- A FUN FOLD by Sandy

Let's get started !!

 
My first celebration card for the hop is to celebrate an anniversary!  My wedding colors many years ago were white and peach so that's the color theme I used for this CAS card that includes lace, ribbon, a heart shaped ribbon slider, and sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Out on the Town stamp set.
 
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

CWWC Challengye - Don't Forget the Animals!

 
 
The CWWC Challenge sponsor is PPinkyDolls.  I was provided the PPinkyDolls Unicorn Betsy digital image. 
 
 
For my card I used patterned paper from the DCWV paper pack NanasKids.  I printed the image and used spellbinders circle die to cut it out and the sunburst die to layer a doily and then the image on.  Some bling adorns each side of the image panel.  The center panel was punched using an EK Success border punch.  The image was colored using Copic Markers.
 
We hope you'll share your animal cards with us at CWWC.  The challenge can be found HERE.
 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Vellum

 
This week's challenge is to stamp on vellum, emboss the stamped image using white embossing powder, color it from the backside, cut it out and adhere to your card base. 
 
For my card, I used the MFP Stamp Shop Gardenia stamp set.
 
We hope you'll share your embossed and colored vellum cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

OLCCC #22 - Silhouette Optional Twist

 
 
We are creating Silhouette images (silhouette is the optional twist for OLCCC #22) for the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge!  The OLCCC is always anything goes as long as it is Christmas and one layer.
 
For my card I used a Hampton Art wood block stamp; the sentiment is from MFP Stamp Shop.  I used Ranger Archival Black ink.
 
We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with us!  You can find the OLCC Challenge HERE.
 
 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Anything But a Card

 
The Sparkles Monthly Challenge for November is to create an Anything But a Card project.  DT member Cathy chose this fun theme.
 
For my project I created a 5 x 7 framed art.  I used some scrapbook paper for the background, then layered on a doily then die cut a cat silhouette and layered that image over the doily.  I embellished the frame using MayArts leaves, a zipper flower, and created a tulle bow for the upper corner.
 
We hope you'll share your "anything but a card" projects with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.
 
The sponsor and prize for this month: