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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Butterflies & Bugs Blog Hop Day 2


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 !!

Continuing with my theme of ink backgrounds, today my background technique is Ombre.   The Mirriam-Webster dictionary describes Ombre as having colors or tones that shade into each other — used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.  I achieved this effect by sponging three shades of blue on the area between two masks. 


The MFP Stamp Shop sets I used for this card were Garden Art, Hello Butterflies, and Hydrangea.




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. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Butterflies & Bugs Blog Hop Day 1

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 !!

In addition to the butterflies and bugs, my theme for this month's blog hop will be different ink backgrounds.  Today I'm showing the Bokeh background.  Bokeh is actually a photographic technique described as the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.  Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light."  It is produced on a card by using sponge daubers of different sizes in different colors. 


The MFP Stamp Shop sets I used on this card were Swallowtail and Oopsy Daisy.




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. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CCEE1616 Scenic Cards

Anne challenged us to make scenic cards for the CCEE Stampers challenge this week.  There was one proviso -- include some red.  This was a fun card to make.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more paper scenery.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CCEE1615 - One Layer Card with Watercolor Background

Anne was not kind to me this week.  She chose as her CCEE Stampers challenge a one-layer card with a watercolor background.  Please know that watercolor is the technique I feel least comfortable using.  I'm not really happy with my card; but, as they say, it is what it is.  At least I gave it another shot!


I'm sure the rest of the team had more success with this challenge.  Pop over to the CCEE Stampers blog to find out.