Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. 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, (November 13, 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!

I’m starting off the Hop with two projects for each of today’s sets – Brick Wall and Bells on Bobtail.




My first project is a flap card, using MFP Groovin’ Grape, Snow Storm Smooth; and Basic Grey Wisteria DP. The images were stamped with Palette Jardin Moss, clear embossed and colored with Copic markers. The bow is not really tied, just folded at strategic points, tied a with a little string, and decorated with a square brad. I wrapped it around the flap and attached with sticky tape.



In looking for a 3-D project for today, I came across the tutorial for the laced luminaria on SCS. Not having the Sizzix scallop circle die, I used my Spellbinders scallop circle die – using cardboard rather than the coaster for the base, and covered it with some MFP Hurricane Gray cardstock, stamped with the Brick Wall image. I stamped the flowering vine on the vellum before running it through the crimper, and then laced up the four pieces with some narrow red and white ribbon.



I found the layout for this card at Page Maps. The small jingle bells from Bells on Bobtail are stamped with ColorBox silver pigment ink and then embossed with silver embossing powder. The two red bows are colored with Copic markers, but the green one is paper-pieced using a scrap of green plaid DP. The various smaller circles are punched from several different papers from Basic Grey Jovial DP.



I have been wanting to do a stage card for quite some time. Following the directions I found online, I cut out several trees and the horse and sleigh; and then I placed them strategically on the “stage.” Because the inside of the card was so “busy,” the front is relatively simple. The only stamping on the front is the sentiment.



I thought this salt & pepper couple might have been out in the woods with that horse and sleigh and cut down a couple of Christmas trees.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this set. And remember, you have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released next month.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP for today, but LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!


Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)
Peggysue (unable to participate today)

43 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Wow!! More absoluetly gorgeous sample for these sets, Lois. Love everything.

Liz Williams said...

Again, you've been a busy gal getting these marvelous samples made for the blog hop. Totally love your coordinating salt and pepper shakers.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! All your projects are amazing! TFS

Ujjwal said...

Amazingly beautiful projects but I love the luminaria and that stunning stage card with the horse the most!!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Wow, what amazing projects. I can't decide if I love the luminary or the stage card the best.

Dawn said...

oh Lois! what Fabuloud samples today!! wow!!!

Susan Raihala said...

Lois, that stage card is AMAZING! All your projects shine!

Markie's Mom said...

FANTASTIC job on these!!!!!!!!!! Wow!

Connie said...

What wonderful samples Lois! You have been a very busy artist.
Connie

Vicky Gould said...

You always amaze me, Lois. All your cards/projects are awesome!

Claudine Poch said...

You have definately outdone yourself today!
Wonderful cards and projects!

jovialjudi said...

WOW! Lois you never cease to amaze and delight. These projects are just awesome!!!!!!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

You have outdone yourself with these remarkable projects, Lois!! What talent and creativity!! Absolutely exquisite!

Emily Keaton said...

These projects are amazing, Lois!! I love your brick wall flap card and the stage card is charming. You make the best 3D projects!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOIS! Excellent projects - that luminary is awesome and your sleigh card - OH YEAH!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- All are lovely, but really love the pop-up card!

Christine from FL said...

Love the pop up card and the luminary!

Virgo5 said...

They are all fabulous Lois, I specially love the luminary and the stage card, what a wonderful scene!

Anonymous said...

Love the flap card ... and the brick wall is great with that layout.

TFS and ...

Happy Crafting!
Tina aka TeeGeeDee

LaNell said...

Wow! Wonderful projects. I just love that brick wall.

Carol Dee said...

WOW, lots of great projects today.

Anonymous said...

great projects, thanks for sharing your work!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! These are all fantastic! How do you have time to create all of this? I am blown away! I hope you win it big on SCS' HYCCT giveaways too!!

ButterflyEars said...

Wow!!! Lois, I cannot beleive the beautiful projests that you've done today. All are gorgeous to look at.
I really love the Luminiere and the Bells on Bobtails stage one is my fav. Way to go my friend.
I LOVE IT ALL.....

Cassie_lu said...

what sweet projects

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Wonderful cards and project!!! I especially love that stage card!!! I will have to try that sometime!!

orangepunkins said...

Too cute TFS!!!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous creations.
Lynn

Pat said...

Those creations are wonderful! You can see the love that went into your work. This stamp set is so nice!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Our Little Inspirations said...

There's so much to see from you today, and your creations are all lovely. BUT.......the stage card is exceptional and looks like it took a long time to make!!!! It's just amazing!!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful projects. And so many to see. TFS. Love these blog hops for inspiration. I always come for the S&P sets too.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are fabulous, but the Bells on Bobtail pop up card is out of this world!!!! What original creativity. Simple lovely! TFS

Sandra said...

wow, what a treat - so much are to share!
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Sandra

Jnett's Place said...

fabulous cards!

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects--I really like the stage card.

Marlena M. said...

I am floored by your stage card. Wow.

Shelley said...

Great projects. I especially like the luminaria.

Roxie said...

Nice cards and 3D projects, you really out did yourself with these Lois.

Joan V said...

Wow, all your cards are so gorgeous.

Laura P. said...

Awesome cards and project. All are beautiful!!

Janeen said...

that stage card is something I am going to learn to do. very pretty and old fashioned

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow...love that pop up card!!

Benzi said...

Lois, of course it is a bit late for the blog hop but I wante to come over and see what I've missed of your salt and pepper shakers. Wow! You really do have a huge collection and I'm loving seeing all of them. You've also made some wonderful cards and projects. I adore those jingle bells.