Wednesday, November 10, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 2

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!

Again I have created two projects with today’s sets – Christmas Postage Due and Bold & Free.



My first card for Christmas Postage Due is a paper-pieced project using the nutcracker stamp. Not a lot of explanation needed for this one. The DP is from Basic Grey’s Marrakech paper pad. I used some Flower Soft on his hair and beard – and a Martha Stewart punch topped with a strip of DP to make the “ribbon.”






My second card is an accordion card, using all three of the postage stamp images from today’s set, along with several images and sentiments from various other MFP sets. The poinsettia is from a 12” Spellbinders border die, and the reindeer and tree are from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday diecut set. I know you can't see it, but I couldn’t resist putting a red nose on that reindeer.



This buffalo head in the laurel wreath from Bold and Free is very dramatic, so I didn’t want to have too much more activity on my card to take away from his “awesomeness.” I made a frame using some DP from 7Gypsies Avagnon pad and an oval of brown. After coloring the buffalo with Copic markers, I added a little Nut Brown Flower Soft on his forehead to give him that shaggy look of buffaloes. I added the sentiment and the two small feathers as a subtle embellishment.

I am giving this stationery set to my best friend for Christmas. She loves anything Southwest.


Following the SCS tutorial, I made this stationery box using some heavy two-sided patterned paper from my stash. Inside the box are six A2 notecards, four 3x3 notecards, and some tags – along with a little booklet of lined paper, some postage stamps, and a pen.



These are the cards and tags included.



While the Indians on these salt and pepper shakers are not Southwestern (as you can see, the shakers are souvenirs of Pennsylvania), they were the closest ones I could find in my collection that seemed appropriate.


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

Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

39 comments:

peggysue said...

Um . . wow! Look at that stationery box! And such fabulous cards to go inside of it, I really like the embossed square around the double feathers, all of the cards really, a gorgeous set.

nancyruth said...

holy guacamole, these projects are OVER THE MOON! I love evrything you have created here!!! AMAZING!

Vicky Gould said...

What outstanding projects, Lois! Your friend is gonna love that set!!!

Dawn said...

OMGoodness Lois!! what AWESOME projects!!! just fantabulous girl!!!
hey, congrats again on your scs winnings!! whoop!

Barbara said...

Great creativity with the new sets

Claudine Poch said...

Another great set of cards and projects!! Love the nutcracker card and how you paper pieced him!

Connie said...

Don't be so good Lois....it makes me look bad and lazy. Wow! You went over the top this month girl! Love all your projects.
Connie

Ujjwal said...

beautiful projects!! loved your stationary sets and those tags are adorable. I love those CAS cards too.

Susan Raihala said...

THUD! Lois, you totally rock! Piecing, CAS, big paper project, you do it all perfectly!

Liz Williams said...

You have been one creative and busy lady. These projects are all fabulous. Again I love your matching s/p set.

jovialjudi said...

LOIS! Oh my!! Outstanding projects!! Love the accordian card and that stationery box is awesome, You totally rock gf!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!

Marlena M. said...

I don't know which to comment on...they are all so awesome in their own way. I have to say, though, you really made the buffalo head work. That was wise to keep it simple.

Lynn McAuley said...

You just knock my socks off with your amazing work, Lois!!

Each of these amazing creations is exquisite!

Thanks for the awesome inspiration of your designs!

Carol Dee said...

Great projects. Love the card box.

Anonymous said...

wow, i am blown away by your projects, what talent, and thanks for sharing it!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Joanne Travis said...

Gorgeous projects, Lois!! I love the accordion card. Awesome!

Tina aka TeeGeeDee said...

Awesome creations! I think I might adapt the accordion tag holder as a mini album with oix of my FIL's 5 great-grandchildren.

TFS and ...

Happy Crafting!
Tina aka TeeGeeDee

Virgo5 said...

Over the top fabulous! Love the Nutcrackers patterened coat, and what a thoughtful gift for your friend!

orangepunkins said...

Your cards are so BEAUTYFUL. TFS!!!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, you've outdone yourself once again my friend.
I cannot believe all of the BEAUTIFUL! workS that you've presented for us today.
I love absolutely EVERYTHING!!
YOU GO GIRL!!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL projects, Lois!! I just love your stationery holder and that accordion card filled with awesome tags. I know that there are some lucky gift recipients in your future :)

Sue D said...

Wow--I am amazed at all your projects! I like how you stamped the feathers and the accordion card is so cute.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! I am blown away by the volume and beauty of all of your projects! WOW! I especially love that Santa stamp card - your colors are so pretty and I love that DP. Congrats on all of your SCS winnings as well! Enjoy!

MariLynn said...

I love all the projects that you made. Awesome job!!!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, I'm speechless!! These all so stunning!! I love them !! Your talent is amazing!!

Pat said...

Lois, those are amazing! The feathers are so very elegant! Great job, lady!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Karen said...

Great looking cards, I love the designer paper you used for the first card "nutcracker".

Christine from FL said...

Wow! I love them all, you sure have been busy!

Our Little Inspirations said...

GASP! THUD!! Oh my word woman, you've really taken stamping to a new level with all of these amazing projects!! They're all awesome!!! I really REALLY love the western-themed stationary collection w/box! WOW!!!!

Shelley said...

Wow. Love all these projects. I think the stationary set is my favorite though.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh wow Lois!!!! You have been BUSY!!!! What wonderful projects!!! Don't know which I like best because there is so much to choose from! Great job on all of them! TFS

Laura P. said...

Wow, all projects are awesome; love the stationary set!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Wonderful creations. So much inspiration. Love the clean and simple "feather" cards.
Lynn

Roxie said...

Super projects, great job with them all!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Wow, you were so busy. I just love that accordian card with the the tags. It's just amazing.

Joan V said...

Wow, have you got your mojo. These projects are so great. I really love the feathers.

Janeen said...

what a beautiful job with the native american symbols.

Dawn Mercedes said...

what an impressive set using the Bold and Free! wow,...the simplicity really shows off the images!

Benzi said...

You have really put on a show with these new images. Everything you have made is great. I love those tags, especially. And, you had the perfect s&p shakers.