Thursday, September 9, 2010

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and Stampin'B's Challenge

Welcome to the Mark’s Finest Papers September Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added two new DT members and have shortened link lists! And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released this week: Autumn Fun, Broom Rides, Stinky Situation, and Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs. On Saturday, (September 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

My first project is serving two purposes – the Stampin’B’s challenge for this week and also Day 3 of the Blog Hop.



I was the hostess for this week’s Stampin’B’s challenge – a color challenge (pink, blue, and green). I made this little Post-It note holder using the tutorial on SCS. The papers from Basic Grey’s Euphoria paper pad use the three colors in the challenge. The cute little porcupine from Stinky Situation is stamped in Palette Noir Black and clear embossed. Did you get the connection? Sticky notes . . . porcupine quills. Sorry about that! My late husband always said I had a weird sense of humor!



I love the birch tree image from this set. After stamping the larger of the two skunks in Palette Noir Black (clear embossed), I masked it and stamped the birch trees in Memento Rich Cocoa. One of the leaves from a 4-die Cuttlebug die set looks very much like a birch leaf. It is glued down on just half, with the other half raised up. The brown background (MFP Hazelnut) was embossed using one of the Tim Holtz embossing folders, then stamped with Versamark all over and clear embossed. IRL it almost makes it look like leather.



I have neither porcupine nor skunk salt and pepper shakers, but I thought these armadillos would work with today’s critters.

Don’t forget -- For another chance to win a free stamp set, be sure to visit the blogs of the rest of today’s design team and comment on each.

The Blog Hop line-up is:

Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

41 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Another cute little gift idea, Lois. I love this little note pad and pencil. Takes on a whole new meaning to the "stuck" on you sentiment.

Joanne Travis said...

Sticky notes!! Very cute idea. Love both smples, Lois.
How many s & P shakers do you think you have? They are so pretty and unique. I wanted to start collecting them but my husband had something to say about that. Mainly he is NOT getting a bigger house with all of the stuff I collect already :)

AmandaB said...

cute cute!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

What a good idea for the post it notes!

Vicky Gould said...

Cute as can be, Lois - love your 'stick' post its.

Karen said...

how cute....great idea....

Doris said...

The leaf is a nice touch to a great card!

Dawn Mercedes said...

You do know that I had to look at the salt and pepper shakers before I looked at your project, right? haha.

Great gimmick!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sticky notes! Ha Ha! Love these projects!

Markie's Mom said...

Super cute!!! Love the S&P shackers, too! GREAT and EXTREMELY creative Post It holder!!! YOU ROCK!!

Karen said...

Such a great idea and I love the correlation between the post it notes and the porcupine. That's my sense of humor too! hee hee hee

Janet said...

What a great card. Nice image.

Erin K said...

So clever to use the stuck on you with the post it note holder! Love your salt and pepper shakers too!

tlgirl353 said...

Lois- I enjoyed seeing both of your creations!

jdmommy said...

Those armadillos cracked me up!!
Love your sense of humor and the sticky notes, and the leaf sure does look like birch! Lovely job, great projects!

Carol Dee said...

I am stuck on Sticky Notes ! Cute little gift idea. hugs...

Rosemary said...

what a fun gift idea! your projects are super cute!

jovialjudi said...

I LOVE the post it notes holder! Perfect way to use this stamp set and it looks delightful in those unsxpected colors Lois!! Fun shakers too!! Where do you keep them all?

Lagene said...

Love that birch stamp especially!

Tanya said...

Sweet projects! Love that birch stamp and the sticky notes holder. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my gosh, Lois!! Great minds really *do* think alike LOL. How funny that we both went with "sticky notes" for the porcupine in today's set!! At least we both used different stuck/sticky sentiments with it :). I was *tempted* to go with your Stampin' B's color challenge colors for my sticky notes holder, but finally decided to go with more masculine colors for mine. So glad I did! Anyway, I love your notes holder with the pencil attached, and your adorable skunk card. Super job showcasing this set today!

Nicky said...

Lois, I think both of your cards are gorgeous. I especially love the sponged bg on the first.

Diane said...

I totally get your sense of humor! Great card and note holder!

Claudine Poch said...

Post-it notes, ha ha! Very clever and cute project. Love your card!

Sandy said...

Totally get your humorous connection for the sticky notes. Love it!!! Great card as well!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the sentiment with the post it holder - too perfect! Also, every time I see your S&P shakers I think WOW that women has some serious dusting to do! LOL

Lindsey said...

The _sticky_ note theme is perfect! Great card, too.

Virgo5 said...

What no skunk or porculpine shakers! lol I love your little note holder!

Gail said...

very cute idea!! tfs..loves ya

Payne Holler Cards said...

tooo cute! great idea (-:

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am stuck on you showing us your salt and pepper shakers. lol My grandmother, mother, sister and me for a while use to collect them ourselves. Lots of memories there.

Roxie said...

I'm stuck on you...how cute for the post it notes. Nice card too. Can't believe you don't have skunks shakers!!!

Sue D said...

Very funny with the sticky notes! I like the embossed background on the second.

Ola said...

Your samples are gorgeous.... and I love all your salt & pepper shakers!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Our Little Inspirations said...

Stinky sticky notes! Say that ten times fast! LOL That's really a cute idea Lois, and I love how you tied it all together with that pretty ribbon! Love the card too with the trees and grass!

Denise said...

Great post it note holder idea! Love your projects!
DeniseB

Laura P. said...

What a great idea. Love both projects!

Susan Raihala said...

The postit stuck on you project is inspired!!!!! And your card is adorable.

Karen said...

Love the post-it holder project. And the addition of the green leaf on your card is perfect.

Helen F. said...

Adorable! Love the 'Notes' card!!

Benzi said...

Good job on your Post it Note holder and the card but those armadillos really caught my eye. They are just too cute. What a grand collection you have!