Thursday, July 19, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and CCEE1229 - Garden Art

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                       July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Asian Delights Featured July 17
Wild & Free Featured July 18
Garden Art Featured July 19
Hot & Spicy Featured July 20

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on July 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 20, 2012.

My first card today is for both the MFP Blog Hop and the CCEE stampers challenge.  I am the CCEE challenge hostess for the month of July and asked the team to make a card using two different border punches on their cards.  


This little garden gnome is adorable, don't you think?  

I may be stretching the definition of "clean and simple" on my second card. 



Although there is a lot of "white" space, it wasn't so simple to make.  I did cut out the frog and pop him up on those mushrooms -- adding the googlie eyes.  The butterfly was stamped twice, once on the card and once on a piece of scrap paper.  I cut out the second butterfly and popped him on top of the the first one.  Both of my cards also included images from another MFP set called Scenic Selections -- the birds in the first card and the rock and grass in the second one.

Be sure to check out the following blogs and comment for a chance to win a free stamp set.

32 comments:

kurtskd said...

Cute cards. They made me smile!

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Very cute cards. Great colors and love the frog image and mushrooms. Thank you for sharing these.

Ravengirl said...

These are great! Not only do they show off this great new set, but they value of Scenic Selections too!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Nope, no stretches on CAS to me. I would have stretched it further. Love both of these.

Lagene said...

What cute gnome & frog cards!

Janine said...

Cute cards and I love the scenic additions

Karenladd said...

Absolutely adorable cards! Love the gnome!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh my your little garden gnome is so cute and I love the boarder. I thin C&S depends on the artist. I love the clean look you. I love the butter fly and frog popped up. TFS AJ~

Vicky Gould said...

Two cute cards, Lois!

Benzi said...

Love your cards, Lois. I think the frog is especially cute atop the mushroom.

Tammylee said...

Two very nice cards! Love the use of the mushroom!

Theresa said...

Great cards, Lois.

maryr917 said...

2 really cute cards Lois-love your gnome card-your coloring is wonderful and the other added touches make for a great card

Pam said...

Both cards are soooo "cute"-yep, that word is gonna be used a lot today! I like the froggy on the second card with the awesome butterfly.

Jammie said...

I'd love to get gnomie! Lol! Super cute set and great cards!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your paper piecing on the 2nd card. Stamping the Butterfly twice & popping up the frog on the mushrooms gives it a wonderful 3D scene look. When I think of gnomes I think of the statue one a friend painted for me & gave to me when I was younger and I still have it.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards. Great stamp set.

Kelli Hull said...

Both are perfect and I love the "sky" feeling I get on the Gnome!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the coloring & whimsy to this stamp set. When I think of gnomes I think of the statue one a friend painted for me & gave to me when I was younger and I still have it. Enjoyed day 3 of the hop.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jane said...

Really cute cards Lois!!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

wonderful.....and cobined with ccee too.

MariLynn said...

Awesome cards Lois. I really like how you used the two different edges on one card!! Great job showcasing this set.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What cute cards!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your cards are awesome - as always. I really like the second one with the sweet frog on the mushrooms - adorable!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--these cards are just wonderful!! I love the gnome card card, but the little frog with the googlie eyes on the mushrooms is just too darn cute!!! TFS

Jo4Him said...

Fun cards; cutie pie gnome. Thanks for sharing

kurtskd said...

So cute!

Sabrina said...

The gnome is, indeed, sweet - but I must admit I'd prefer a frog in my garden any day!!

Pat Jandacek said...

I like the background/sky treatment in the gnome card...different but effective. The second card is really cute/nice. TFS

Golda said...

So cute! Love the wiggle eyes on the frog.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderfully CAS, Lois....cute too

wannabcre8tive said...

This is sure a cute one.