Friday, August 17, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Oh, Crab

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 17

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 August 18, 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 August 17, 2012.

On my first card today I used a fun product called Mudd Puddles, which I found in a local stamp store near where my sister lives.  I added some sparkly bubbles and a few rocks (from Scenic Selections).


I don't often make long cards, but I thought a little parade of tropical fish would look cute.


As a bonus to end the week, I made a card using a fifth MFP stamp set for August called Celebrate Big.  I had seen a tutorial on Jackie Topa's blog some time ago for making a Side Step Dresser card, which I thought was so very clever.  When I saw Celebrate Big, I thought I might try to do a variation of this "dresser card" to make a kitchen cabinet.  Here is what I came up with:


I hope you've enjoyed all the cards created by the design team this month.  Be sure to comment often to increase your chances of winning a free set.

Lois (that's me), VickyPat G.Patty P.MarilynnPamDebbieBonnieKathyBrendaToniTangiiThrifty StamperSueKelliJanineTammyleeJanis L.Mark's Finest Papers .


25 comments:

loulou said...

So much inspiration, some very clever designs and I love the colouring on your crab, cheers Linda

Janine said...

Wow,wow,wow - 3 great cards again.

Vicky Gould said...

Boy, Lois, you sure aced this set! I love all your cards, but that Celebrate Big Chef with his "fridge" is outstanding!

Benzi said...

Lois, super cards with the Oh Crab set and love the cabinet and chef on the last one...you're a very creative crafter.

wannabcre8tive said...

The crab really makes a fun card. All your cards are great. I especially like your side step card with the chef.

Kathy Bradley said...

I love alll of your cards - as usual! The first card with cutie crab is really lovely - the bubbles, sand and extra rocks. The second card is beautiful with all the lovely colored tropical fish, but the third card is my favorite - adorable with the kitchen cabinet!!

Pam said...

I adore every single one of these cards. Your first card looks like a real scene under the sea! Love the coloring and the sand. Your trio of fish with the polka dotted ribbon...sweet. Your chef....super cool.

MariLynn said...

Fabulous projects today Lois. You really did a spectacular job showcasing this set. I love the little sidestep cabinet card.

Davi said...

Awesome card Lois,,each one shows off the new sets perfectly!!

Katie said...

OMG so darn cute...I love your ideas...I might have to remember the fridge on the side of the side step card...great work...wonderful hop

James Fillion said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I really enjoyed reading everything you had to write. I especially enjoyed the chef and cupcake card. Do you ever display these beauties on a Lazy susan ? You are doing great work, keep it up!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The ribbon is wonderful for the long card of fish. Especially like the side step card. Need to learn to make one of those. My Daughter headed back to college to begin her Junior yr this morn & I'm already missing her. Need to go do some more crafting/stamping.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

kurtskd said...

Love all the cards. That crab is a cutie, isn't he?

Sarah Mae said...

I love all of them!!

Janis said...

All of these are beautiful! I love the sand on the first one, the double ribbon on the 2nd and the awesome card style with the chef. :) Janis

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

LOL I love your crab. Look at his teeth. So cute! 3's the charm lovely tropical fish. And wow I love your dresser. So many pretty creations. TFS AJ-

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the Mudd Puddles and the scene you created for the crab.

Stampsnob said...

Great cards . such cute stamps......Lis

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--these cards are wonderful!!! I really like the added rocks to the first card, the parade of fish on the 2nd one and the cupcake on the last one. OK, now I'm hungry LOL!!! TFS

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a great job you did on these cards!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh my - the creativity has been flowing at you house! Love all these card from the rock on the crab card to the trio of fish (very cute) to the darling chef card. These are just truly fabulous.

Pat Garvin said...

3 great cards. Your sand looks real.

Jo4Him said...

Adorable cards-love them all, especially the parade of tropical fish. Thanks for sharing

Winnie said...

They are all great Lois. I love the crab one, and then my eye went to the chef and how you made a cabinet! So very creative!

Joanne (jojot) said...

just love those sea based cards...and that step card is pretty incredible