Thursday, October 14, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day Three and Stampin'B's Challenge

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!

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



The hostess for this week’s Stampin’B’s challenge was NancyRuth, who wanted us to use fall colors on our cards. Today’s MFP set, Thankful for You, was perfect. I decided to make a side-step card, using cardstock from the MFP Harvest Premium Paper Combo. I stamped the cute little pilgrim girl, colored her with Copic markers, and then cut her out. I also stamped and cut out the wheat, pumpkins and corn shock. I added some wire to the pumpkins to look like vines. The fence across the front was punched with a Martha Stewart punch.



The cute little pilgrim girl is making a repeat appearance in my second card. After stamping and masking her, I stamped the corn shock behind her and then sponged in the sky, using a template made from a scalloped circle punch. I cut another pumpkin and popped it up with pop-dots. I think I mentioned earlier in the week that I like plaid, and I found another plaid pattern in the Recollections Autumn pad.




These pilgrim salt & pepper shakers were purchased at my local Publix super market. They appear as part of a TV commercial series each year around Thanksgiving. Those of you who are familiar with Publix have probably seen the commercials.


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)

37 comments:

Julie said...

The crispness you achieved with your stamping is terrific. It makes the design really pop!

Liz Williams said...

These are both masterpieces, Lois, and that cute little pilgrim salt and pepper shaker set is a real hit too.

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the little salt and pepper shakers.

jdmommy said...

Lois, your cards are wonderful, but that side-step is a real beauty!!

Claudine Poch said...

Great cards! You've created a great fall scene with your side step card! Cute little s & p shakers..

Stephanie said...

Fantastic cards!

Nanny's Room said...

Awesome work Lois! great s&p shakers;-)

Becky said...

Both of these are awesome..

Dawn Mercedes said...

You are such a smartie pants with that step card. super great!!

Christine from FL said...

Love both of your cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So cute! And I see your terrific clouds were used!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Lovely cards...again!

orangepunkins said...

Oh WOW!!!! I LOVE these cards.

Lisa said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, I love, love, love both of the gorgeous card. Everything is simply perfect. Really love the fluffy clouds on your second card.

Pat said...

What a beautifully layout you did on both cards! I am really in love with these stamps!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are wonderful!!! But I especially like the fancy fold first card. Great job!!! TFS

Heather said...

Cute!

Karen said...

I love the dimension on your card...cute too.

Denise said...

Great cards! Love the dimension of the side-step card!
DeniseB

Scrappy Jackie said...

I think both of your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the dimentional look of your first card and the details and coloring are perfect on the other. I always love seeing what you come up with!

Emily Keaton said...

Your pilgrim girl looks terrific in both of these, Lois!! Lovely work. Your side step card is amazing :)

Lindsey said...

Very cute cards!

Diane said...

Love the side step card. I've never seen one like it before. Just awesome!

Sue D said...

The pilgrim girl is adorable and so are both of your cards.

Gail said...

i love love the step card..o my tfs..loves ya

Carol Dee said...

WOw, two Wonderful cards. Love the fence in card 1.

Virgo5 said...

Lois you did a fabulous job with both of these!

Patty said...

I love this stamp, she is the sweetest little thing. I also love the colors you used! Fanstatic!

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

Sandy said...

Great cards! Really like your side step card.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the POP up. So cool!

Donna K said...

Beautiful cards!

Jinny said...

Wow! These are great!

peggysue said...

What a great idea, that set was perfect for a stair step card. I have yet to try one of those, thanks for the inspiration!

Benzi said...

Splendid creation...love the stair step card and , of course, the s&p.

Gramagro said...

I loved the laced luinaria. Inspired me.