Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Wild, Wild West Blog Hop - Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
The Wild Wild West BLOG HOP
Ride 'em, Cow Boys
and Girls!





JOIN US EACH DAY, May 24-27 FOR SOME HORSE-RIDING FUN. 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 TWO WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the May 27th MFP STAMP SHOP BLOG 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 WESTERN-THEMED STAMP SETS. Just comment on the participating 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 May 27 post. The winners will be announced on
June 11, 2016, 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, June 10, 2016, at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
May 25-- Faux Wood Technique by Marilynn
May 27-- Rocker Card by Sandy

Let's get started !!

The theme of this month's blog hop lends itself well to guy cards.  My first card this week is a relatively clean-and-simple one -- with just a bit of dress-up (the beads and feathers).


The MFP Stamp Shop set that I used for this card is Buffalo Spring.


Be sure to check out the rest of the cards in today's hop.  Here's the Design Team:
 Karen
Kren
Lois   (that's me)
Marilynn
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Cowboy Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by June 10th and 
check back on June 11, 2016, to see if you are a winner.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CCEE1620 - Four-Way Card

Maryann gave the CCEE Stampers a Technique Challenge this week -- a Four-Way card.  I've actually made a couple of these cards in the past, and they are quite challenging.   There is a tutorial for the Four Way Card in the Resources section of Splitcoaststampers -


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to how challenging the rest of the team found this technique.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

CCEE1619 - National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

According to the National Calendar, today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  Maryann reminds the CCEE Stampers that it is a chronic disease from which she suffers and for which there is no cure.  We all hope that maybe some day there will be one.  She asks us to make a Get Well card and add a purple ribbon.  I have several friends who suffer from this debilitating disease.  This card is for them as well as Maryann.



Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more wishes.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

CCEE1618 - Let There Be Light

Maryann starts her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with an easy challenge -- Add a Lighthouse to your card.

I decided to try a pop-up card for today's challenge.  While the front does not have a lighthouse, it is very nautical-looking.



The lighthouse is on the inside.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more lighthouses.

Friday, April 29, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Butterflies & Bugs 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 participating 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 MFP Stamp Shop post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016, 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 !!

Because the tutorial for today is Retiform, I decided to use that background technique for my last card of the blog hop.  Retiform is described in the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary as "composed of crossing lines and interstices."  You can see that description in my card.


The MFP Stamp Shop set used on this card is Bring on the Sun.


Here's the Design Team:
 Karen
Kren
Lois   (that's me)
Marilynn
We hope you have enjoyed the Hop and that we have inspired you to start your own Butterflies and Bugs 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 Stamp Shop Butterflies & Bugs 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 participating 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 MFP Stamp Shop post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016, 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 ink background was a new one for me - Alcohol Marker Marbling.  I found the instructions for Alcohol Marker Marbling in a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  It is a relatively simple technique, the results of which create a very pretty background.


The MFP Stamp Shop sets used on this card were Dragonflies and Bring on the Sun.



Here's the Design Team:
 Karen
Kren
Lois   (that's me)
Marilynn
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Butterflies and Bugs 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. 

CCEE1617 - Baseball Season

For her last CCEE Stampers challenge this month, Anne is celebrating baseball season.  We were to promote our favorite team, their colors, or just baseball in general.  I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, so naturally we were Phillies fans.  My dad was such a fan that he actually named one of our dogs Richie Ashburn, after an outfielder for the Phillies.  Here is a logo for the Phillies:


I used their colors on my birthday card.



So . . . who are the other team members supporting this week?  Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to find out.