Thursday, February 10, 2011

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

Welcome to the MFP February Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Greet the Day with Gerber, Big Cats, Spring Has Sprung and He is the Lamb. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a BRAND NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!


PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!


All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include March 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the March 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, February 12, 2011

Today's set is called Spring Has Sprung. My first card is not only for the MFP Blog Hop but also doubles as my Stampin'B challenge card. Our hostess this week, Brenda (a/k/a Benzi on SCS) wanted us to use a bird on our card. A duck is a bird -- right!




The cute little duckling is colored with Copic markers and cut out using a circle nestie, matted with the lacey circle. I just bought one of Tim Holtz's Sizzix On the Edge dies and thought it would look good across the bottom -- using both sides of the die.

I've made a couple Tri Shutter cards and found them quite fun.




Using the alternate measurements (5 x 10 1/2 inches) my card folds up to 3 1/2 x 5 inches. I used Basic Grey Urban Prarie DP for all the panels except the center ones. The upper and lower center panels are actually stamped with the basketweave stamp from MFP Background Fun on MFP Desert Sand cardstock. I stamped, colored and cut out the Easter basket on the front and the eggs on the back (stamping the watermark stamp of Speedy the Cat on one of the eggs).
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's blogs and comment on each to enter your name in the random drawing.

Nancyruth
Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Anne
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Claudine
Dawn M
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Neva
Silvia Mabie
Mark’s Finest Papers

34 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

LOVE that second card fold. Both are beautiful, Lois.

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pennykitz said...

oh my I Love this little duck!!!! You did an outstanding job!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! Love that second card - I have YET to even try one of those!! You did great!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Both are just adorable but I love the chicky,,

Ted said...

That's a great tri-shutter card and I need to try my hand at one! :)

jdmommy said...

Both wonderful...the shutter card is over the top!

Janet said...

What beautiful cards....just lovely.

ButterflyEars said...

Awesome work on these two cards, Lois.
I love, love, love the tri-shutter one best.

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous and I love the bow on the first one!

Vicky Gould said...

Two wonderful cards. Great coloring, Lois.

Connie said...

Love 'em both Lois! You do such nice art.
Connie

MariLynn said...

Lois both of your cards are so pretty. That gold ribbon looks so pretty and I love your tri-shutter card is amazing!

Marlena M. said...

Your Tri-shutter card has so many neat elements. I love your fuzzy duck in the first card. I also love the delicate corners.

Emily Keaton said...

What a sweet duck card and a gorgeous + creative tri-shutter card, Lois! Your rocked these projects for this set. :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Both cards are fab - love the details and embellishments on the little duck, but the tri-fold is over the top....a lot of work and great color.

Connie C said...

Lois, Both of your cards are terrific!! Love the coloring you did, and the yellow ribbon with the duck is just perfect. What a great set this is.

Nan G said...

Love the ducky! And your tri-fold card is beautiful.

Pat said...

I really love that little duck! You did a great job with that card.

I wonder if your middle name is Patience? lol I do not have tha patience to do a shutter card, and really admire anyone that does! Great job!

Hugs, Pat Smith

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful!!! Like the fold card...and the first one is sweet!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful projects! I love how the basketweave mimics the image. Very nice!

Carol L said...

Cute Easter cards, both of them! I've never had success with tri-shutter cards, so I'm always in awe of those who make them so well! Love them!!

Claudine Poch said...

Lovely cards!

Sharon Peele said...

Your little duckling card is adorable!! I really love your Tri Shutter card!! Awesome job!!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is beautiful!! The shutter card is over the top gorgeous!! I must try that sometime.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--both of these cards are beautiful! I especially like the first one, it is so sweet! TFS

thinker said...

oh... I really love your 2nd card - love the DP - the sentiment - the whole thing!

imastampin said...

Oh my goodness girl, you outdid yourself. Beautiful creations!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wonderful projects! I have been meaning to try one like your second one- you have inspired me to get it done!

Dawn Mercedes said...

super darling!

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome work with this fun Easter set!! You are so talented, Lois!!

Roxie said...

Wonderful job with the set and card designs.

Joanne (jojot) said...

you truly pulled out all stops for this blog hop and StB's.....incredible creative and wonderful