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:
 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Stamp a Background

 
This week's challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to stamp a background and use clear embossing powder.  The MFP Blog has a link to a tutorial for creating the stamped background.
 
For my card, I used the MFP Stamp Shop Oh Beans stamp set.  The coffee beans were stamped on brown cardstock using versamark ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped on crumb cake cardstock using Hero Arts Black ink.
 
We hope you'll share your stamped background cards with us this week; be sure to follow the challenge tutorial.  The challenge and tutorial can be found HERE.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

 
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme was chosen by Darlene, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas." 
 
For my card, I used traditional Christmas colors.  The Merry Christmas was die cut from a Simon Says Stamp die, the snowflakes and candle are from my "already die cut" bag.  I used a snowflake embossing folder to give some texture to the background.
 
We hope you'll share your "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" projects with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #117 - Red, White, & Blue

 
 
The theme for Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #117 was chosen by Shaz and is to use Red, White, and Blue.
 
Today is Veterans Day here in the states, a time to honor all of our past and present military.
 
For my red, white, and blue card I went with a patriotic red, white, and blue theme.  I used papers from my stash for the background, created a "bunting" using the Martha Stewart lace border punch, and die cut stars using glitter cardstock from the Stampin Up Stars die set.  The sentiment is a Hampton Arts stamp.
 
We hope you'll share your red, white, and blue projects with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.  You can use any theme as long as you use red, white, and blue!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

OLCCC #21 Reminder

 
It's not too late to share your one layer Christmas cards with us at  OLCCC!  The optional twist is reindeer!
 
For my card, I used Stampin Up Dasher stamp and the sentiment is from PTI Faux Ribbon stamp set.  I created the background using Sepia Color Burst watercolor powder and water.  Dasher's antlers are embellished using adhesive pearls; image stamped using Ranger Archival Black ink and a bit of splatter using white distress paint.
 
We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

CWWC Challenge - Pink & Lime Green

 
The Crafting When We Can (CWWC) Challenge is to use pink and lime green.  The CWWC Challenge sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and I'm using Bubbles Jolly Elf image provided by the sponsor.
 
 
For my card, I used Spellbinders scallop and circle dies to create a circle shaped card.  The image was colored using copic markers and a multi-looped bow embellishes the card.
 
We hope you'll share your pink and lime green cards with us at CWWC.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Gruffies & Guests Challenge - Use Red or Green or Both!

 
This month's challenge at Gruffies & Guests is to use  the colors red or green or both!  Gruffies & Guests Challenges are for projects/cards using House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies images only.
 
For my red and green card I used the House Mouse stamp Whee Flight.  The image fit perfectly with a sentiment from the MFT stamp set "start each day with whee!" 
 
When you participate in the Gruffies & Guests challenge you are entered to win a $10 prize from our sponsor Dis Digi Stamps.
 
 
You can find the Gruffies & Guests Challenge HERE.
 
Be sure to check out the Design Team call at the Gruffies & Guests Challenge blog!

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Water & Stencil

 
 
The challenge this week at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is create a background using ink, stencil, and water!  The blog will have a link to a tutorial for this fun background.
 
For my card, I used distress inks  to sponge color on my white cardstock panel, then used a stencil from Michael's Recollections on top of the sponged color and spritzed with water.  Removed the stencil to a "water bleached" image.  Once dry, I used a butterfly and sentiment from the Hello Butterflies stamp set.
 
We hope you'll use the tutorial found on the MFP Blog and share your creations with us.  You can find the tutorial and challenge HERE.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OLCCC #21 - optional twist Reindeer

 
The One Layer Christmas Card Challenge (OLCCC) is always anything Christmas goes as long as it is one layer.  There is an optional twist with each challenge and the twist for this challenge is reindeer.
 
For my card I used the Penny Black Gathering stamp and the sentiment is from the Stampin Up Bright Christmas set.
 
We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.
 
 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Altered Eclectics November Challenge

 
For the November altered project I created an altered spool.  I wrapped woodgrain patterned paper around the middle of the spool and embellished it using lace, feathered flower, and the butterfly was punched out using a Martha Stewart punch and embellished with pearls.
 
We hope you will share your altered, recycled, upcycled, or mixed media art with us.  Please, no tags, ATCs, cards, scrapbook pages, etc.  Only altered or mixed media art. 
 
You can find the Altered Eclectics Challenge HERE.

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Balloons, Banners, or Bows

 
The November Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu is to create a project using balloons, banners, or bows!
 
For my card I used all three!  The woodgrain patterned paper is from my stash, I used 4 different sizes of circle punches and adhered to the patterned paper and then used an embossing folder to give it texture.  I embellished the circles using balloon crystals, wrapped some twine around the panel and created a multi-looped bow to adhere to the wrapped twine.  I used MFT Big Greetings stamp for the sentiment and punched a small banner for the corner.
 
We hope you'll share your balloons, banners, or bows projects with us at Eclectic Ellapu this month.  You can find the challenge HERE.