Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the MFP October Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added TWO MORE STAMP SETS!!!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released this month: Seasonal Poinsettias, Time to Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Greetings of the Season, Thankful for You, Snowman Country. For your convenience, all 6 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (October 16, 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!

Again I have created two projects with today’s sets – A Walk in the Woods and Greetings of the Season.



My first card for A Walk in the Woods is a pretty simple one that needs very little explanation. I stamped the leafless tree four times and sponged the backgrounds. Then I put some Flower Soft on three of them to depict spring, summer, and fall. The fourth one I left alone. Because of the size of the four tree panels, I needed to make a larger than A2 card. My card measures 5 inches by 6 ½ inches.




Another rather simple card – this time one for Christmas. I love plaids, and Basic Grey’s new Christmas pad, Jovial, had this really pretty diagonal plaid which I wanted to show off. I cut the oval using my Creative Memories cutting system and then cut the solid red frame. I temporarily placed it onto the card base so that I would know exactly where to stamp the tree, which I then decorated with some bling. Finally I popped up the plaid layer with pop dots and mounted it on the card base.




My card for Greetings of the Season could encompass the entire Thanksgiving/Christmas season, but is probably closer to Thanksgiving than Christmas. The design is pretty self-explanatory, but the colors may be a little bit non-traditional. I like the blue/brown combination.




My second project is a calendar/note paper holder. I must confess that I have used ideas from several other stampers (Vicki Dutcher and DandI93 in particular) for this, making some subtle changes. After following DandI93’s instructions for making the box, I added the Basic Grey Indian Summer DP and mounted the cardinal panel, which is colored with Copic markers. I bought a calendar/note pad on sale for 50 cents at Michaels and separated the two parts. The calendar I glued to a Labels Four die-cut and mounted to the easel. The note pad I put into the drawer with a pen.




I have many “state” salt and pepper shakers. These shakers with the state bird of North Carolina seemed appropriate for today.


Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with these beautiful sets and comment on each blog. You have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released next month.

Here is today’s Blog Hop LINE UP:

Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

48 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, so pretty!! You have really showed the versatility of the new sets! Beautiful work, Lois.

Liz Williams said...

Lois, you have done some wonderful projects with these new sets.

jdmommy said...

I love what you did with making the tree four seasons, Lois! Your cards are simply beautiful, and the Cardinal note holder is fabulous! You are amazing!!

Connie said...

Love your season tree Lois. Your cardinal is colored so authentically.
Connie

montygonza said...

Wow I love the projects with the stamps set. I love the first card with the trees, its very beautiful.
Amanda

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I really like the idea of the flower soft and bling on the trees!

Vicky Gould said...

I love all your cards, Lois, but that calendar/notepad holder is awesome!

Susan Raihala said...

Good grief, Lois. I don't even know where to start! All the cards and the cardinal project are AMAZING!!! Never ever would have thought to use the Indian Summer paper with the cardinal, yet it is absolutely perfect.

jovialjudi said...

Fabulous work Lois! You rock!! And I love the NC cardinal shakers. :-)

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow...great job on those tree cards!

LaNell said...

Lois, these are beautiful cards and projects. I especially love the Basic Grey background paper of the tree.

Carol Dee said...

lovely cards, great note box.

Anonymous said...

i really love the notepad/pen holder box. what a great gift!

Tammie C. said...

The cards are very beautyful. I love the cardinal calendar.

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects! I like the use of flower soft and your cardinal calendar/notepad holder.

stephanie said...

These are gorgeous, love the cardinal box.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois I love seeing the awesome creations you make during the hop! That calendar stand- I AM SO THERE!!! CASEing to the max I LOVE that!!! Excellent job today - can't wait for tomorrow!

Marlena M. said...

You are so talented. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. I appreciate the details you share so we can do it too (or try :) ).

MariLynn said...

These are so pretty. I love the box with the cardinal. I am going to have to try this project. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

You are one busy lady! I love the cards and can't tell you how much I adore the cardinal note pad holder, love it!

Karen McAlpine said...

I am so loving this tree set. Love how you did the four images with the sky background.

Lindsey said...

These are all great, but I especially like your four seasons card.

Lynn McAuley said...

What remarkable work with these fabulous images, Lois!! I love the four season trees!! How awesome!!

Becky said...

My favorite is the plaid...gorgeous of course, all are phenomenal but I lean towards the plaid, lol!

ButterflyEars said...

Beautiful work, Lois. I think these are all quite fabulous, if I had to pick a favorite it would be your incredible 4 Seasons card...how genius is that!!

Emily Keaton said...

Lois, your projects are spectacular!! I don't know how you find the time to do it. I LOVE your four seasons card--so creative!! And that note paper holder is outstanding. Awesome work here!! :)

Pat said...

What a lovely way to do all the stamps! You gave me some idea's with them. Love the seasons you did with the first one!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Pat smith

Heather said...

Your creations are great!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--these projects and cards are FABULOUS!!! I love the cardinal notepad set! Thanks for giving us a link to the instructions on how to make it. You did a great job on all of these!!!! TFS

Christine from FL said...

Your cards are great, I love the notepad set!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! These are just awesome!! Beautifully done and love the DP you used!!

Tanya said...

wow wonderful projects.

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Lisa said...

Love the Walk in the Woods card!

Gloria said...

Your samples are all beautiful. I love the Walk in the woods set!

DonnaSue said...

Great cards. Love the seasonal trees with the flower soft.

Scrappy Jackie said...

THat tree card is absolutely gorgeous!

Claudine Poch said...

You've outdone yourself again! All wonderful projects! I really love that card with 4 trees! Should have known you had cardinal salt n pepper shakers.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Lois - all the cards and projects are awesome! I love that plaid dp on the Christmas card and that layout and I also love the trees for all seasons card! Beautiful work!

imastampin said...

Beautiful creations Lois. I love your 4 season trees.

peggysue said...

What fabulous projects you made Lois, that box is something I am going to be copying for sure!

Denise said...

Great cards and projects! Thanks for sharing with us!
DeniseB

Sammibug said...

Such wonderful projects. The cardinal box is so pretty!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, great projects!

Virgo5 said...

Ok my jaw was on the floor after seeing these, specially the flower soft trees and the cardinal box! Absolutely fabulous!

Patty said...

I am in awe of your postings! WOW! I love the note box...so cue and with the calendar so practical. The Christmas tree is beautiful!

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

Donna K said...

I love the notepad holder!

Benzi said...

Lois, you really did some fantastic work for the blog hop...too bad I couldn't participate. The note holder/calendar is fantastic. Love the s&p, too.