Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Hop Day 3 and Stampin' B Challenge

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Lilacs in the Summer? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the listed below Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Lilacs in the Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

I'm not an "official" blog hop participant today, but I appreciate your stopping by my blog today. Actually, my first card was also made for this week's Stampin'Bs DT Blog challenge. Our hostess Pam wanted us to use lots of bling and embellishments on our card. I recently attended StampFest Orlando, and in one of the booths I found lots of bling that match Spellbinders Labels dies. How cool is that!!! The Labels die I used on my card is Eleven. I stamped the smaller bunch of lilacs and colored them with Copic markers. Please note that the sentiments above and below the lilacs are actually one stamp. I cut it in half for the purpose of this card.



Other embellishments on my card are the punched butterflies with darker pink pearl bodies. The colors in the Basic Grey Porcelain DP complement the colors of the lilacs.

My second card is somewhat simpler. I embossed the white cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder and colored the butterflies with the palest shade of Copics -- R0000, YR0000, and V0000 -- just enough to make them show.



Be sure to comment on all of the following DT members' blogs to be eligible to win today's set.

Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Mark’s Finest Papers

20 comments:

sandi said...

I love this stamp set. The cards you have created are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Pendra said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Smiles from Minnesota, visit me sometime, pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Evette K. said...

You have used this stamp set in such a beautiful way. Really great job. I can almost smell those lilacs. ekc

Carol Dee said...

Lovely cards.

imastampin said...

Such beautiful creations - unofficially Lois! lol I love all your work.

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful job...you really showcased this stamp set well!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What beautiful things you do with colors and pearls!

Emily Keaton said...

These are beautiful, Lois!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. I love the coloring.

pam124 said...

Lois, what a soft and delicate card filled with beautiful pearls this week. I used that same b/fly on my card. Your framed pearls and image are so STUNNING. WOW, I'm in love!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are so elegant and classy.....admire your patience in placing all those pearls so perfectly

redwasher1 said...

Lois, both of your cards are gorgeous and I love the added bling!!

Dawn said...

beautiful samples!!

Neva said...

How pretty both of these are Lois

Liz Williams said...

Both of these are wonderfully done.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring - love that purple one!

Roxie said...

Very nice card Lois!

Jill said...

You did a lovely job with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Stunning cards, Lois! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love how you framed your pink lilacs with pearls and the purple lilacs are a classic beauty.