Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MFP Blog Hop -- Planted With Love

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: Planted With Love? (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 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 Planted With Love. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

I was in Michaels a couple of weeks ago and spied some items in their clearance section I thought I could use for this week's blog hop. They are the "props" with my cards today -- the seed box and the garden gloves. ($3 a piece!)

My first card uses the watermelon seeds image from Planted With Love. I tried to make my card carry that theme -- green cardbase, pale green and white matting, and the unknown red DP even has little black circles (watermelon seeds?) in it. I used the "ink the embossing folder" technique for the horizontal panel in the center. I stamped the image again and cut out the watermelon to glue to the front of the seed box.



I tried to get a country look for my Sunflower card. I thought the layout might look like a quilt -- using two pieces of DP from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl pad. Not a whole lot of additional explanation is needed for this card.



Don't forget to visit the following DT members' blogs for your chance to win today's stamp set.

Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

44 comments:

jdmommy said...

Lois, these cards are just adorable! I am in love with the images!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Lois!!!

sonyaeverding said...

tooooo cute

Ink n' knit up said...

So adorable! I love the sunflowers!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Cute! Love the garden additions too.

Аня said...

Love this garden theme!))

Eemeli said...

Fab cards and that sunflowered one made my day ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Kittie said...

Lois, both of your cards are precious but I especially love all the sweet details of the red watermelon seed card. It pops right off the screen.

Marion said...

Fabulous cards and the sunflowers are so happy looking.
Marion

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Lois these are adorable. They have such an appealing country folkart feel to them that I love.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love the rich colors in your beautiful designs, Lois!! Two beauties!!

Vicki said...

Too cute and fun!


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Connie said...

Love the country Lois! Like your seed box best though they are both very nice.
Connie

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh what a great collection of cards - love the papers and these images!

Dawn said...

wonderful samples, Lois! love the garden gloves shot!

Erin said...

Wow, beautiful cards! The coloring is amazing!

Theresa said...

Love your cards...great designs and use of the stamps. Like the quilt look...great papers.

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these are super sweet, Lois!

Pam said...

Fantastic! The richness of the colors on both creations is great.

Carol Dee said...

These are fabulous. Great papers and colors used with this set.

Glenda Damm said...

Just love your country look - the colors were perfect! Thanks.

Rosie said...

Love the cards!and the papers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh such terrific project and card! Well done~

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh...love the color combo for these projects!

Peggysuez said...

Really sweet Lois, love what you've created!

Lori said...

Adorable!!!

Newbie said...

Nice cards! The second one with the sunflowers and faces is absolutely ADORABLE!!! Cute as a button!

Cheri said...

Just adorable, Lois!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are adorable. I love the 2nd one that looks like it's a quilt!! So very cute! TFS

DebraM said...

Absolutely adoreable....love them!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, I adore both cards!!! Especially the watermelon one!! So striking!!!!

DebraM said...

Lois your cards are so beautiful...absolutely adoreable. You did an amazing job.

Elin said...

Wonderful gardencard! :) Sunny and bright

scrapalajen said...

Lois, these are fabulous! So creative lady:-)TFS!

ashjoy said...

So pretty, love the little box with set.

Vicky Gould said...

Two totally different, outstanding cards, Lois. Love your coloring and papers!

Barbara Colbert said...

Fabulous job!!! LOVE the PLanted with Love...and the other sets are adorable ALSO!!!! NICE!

Designing with Debbie said...

They are both so fun and adorable. i love them.

Joanne (jojot) said...

you captured a real country feel with your cards and truly showcased this stamp set beautifully, Lois...wonderful

Neva said...

Lois both of these are just fantastic, love the dp choices

SueB said...

SWEET cards, Lois - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

Janeen said...

and your DP paper matches the gloves, both creations are wonderful, i love your work, Lois

imastampin said...

You achieved a great country look on both of these Lois. I love 'em.

Roxie said...

Nice job with the garden images!