Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stampin'B Challenge & MFP Blog Hop - Forest Gifts

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

This week's new releases are: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

While I'm not an official member of the Blog Hop today, I am showing two cards from today's set, Forest Gifts. My first card is also for the Stampin' B challenge, which is to have clouds in your card. I found this set fun to color. My card is pretty CAS, with minimal layers, but I added some interest by scoring an additional frame around the image. I added some stratus clouds to fulfill the requirement of the Stampin'B challenge.

Paper: MFP Dark Chocolate Bar, Corn Husk, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, White gel pen, Scor-Pal

My second card was a bit more involved. The front is pretty straight forward. I backed the same image as my first card with some DP from a DCWV Photo paper pad and added a banner with the sentiment.

It's the inside that has all the interest -- it pops out! I attached the chipmonk to a piece of twine and hung him in the opening.

Paper: MFP Naturals Ivory, Hazelnut Tan; DCWV Photo 2 paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distressed Bundled Sage
Accessories: Creators Companion, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners die, Labels Three Nestabilities, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Twine

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set:Forest Gifts? (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 following 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 Forest Gifts. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Mark’s Finest Papers


Kittie said...

I lvoe all three cards, Lois but that third one is so adorable.

Carol Hurlock said...

Wow Lois these are all amazing. You are a very talented card crafter.

Marlena M. said...

I love your CAS card...very classy.

The second card is so cool with the popped out feature. ;)

MariLynn said...

Awesome cards. I especially love how you have the little chipmunk hanging. Now I want to make one like this!!

Anonymous said...

Each and every card is awesome. I love the clouds.....the perfect touch. Do you ever sleep? Do you dream up all these awesome creations in your dreams?

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous cards, Lois!! I love the beautiful coloring on the first and the awesome craftsmanship on the second! What remarkable work!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! You have outdone yourself, Lois! These are all fabulous! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

All three of these are stunning (what? No salt & pepper shakers? - TOTALLY KIDDING!!) I think my favorite is the adorable little chipmunk suspended by the twine - so creative!

Lagene said...

Fantastic cards! The inside of the second makes me think of our little chipmunk circus we had camping... tied a pine cone that had peanut butter squished in it, & suspended it from a pole with string. Those little critters love peanut butter!

Carol Dee said...

Love the sky on card one and the inside of card 2!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, you always amaze me with your gorgeous creations!!!! Fabulous cards!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois.....what fabulous samples you have created with this set....I especially like the framing on the is so crisp, clean, and classy

Chrissy D said...

WOW! Gorgeous coloring and two FABULOUS creations! WEll done!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your STB card has awesome clouds! How did you do that? Love the look