Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Big City



 November Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
Big City Featured November 27 
Amaryllis Definition Featured November 28
Mountain Selections Featured November 29
Just a Note Featured November 30

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (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 December 1, 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 11 PM EST on Friday November 30, 2012.


As you all know, November is the time to gear up for Christmas shopping.  So many sales and crowds!   Well, stick with us; we have some great deals for your Holiday Shopping needs.


 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Winter Scenes"



Today's set is a little outside my comfort zone, but I dove right in.  My card is a rather straight-forward CAS one.


I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black on Snow Storm Smooth and added the pennant at the top. The word "City" is actually a very small part of the sentiment, as you can see if you look at the stamp set above.   I masked off all but one "City" with post-it notes and inked it up.  After removing the post-it notes, I stamped it on a scrap of white cardstock, lined up the word "Big" -- then cut it out with a pennant die.

I've decided that I'm going to have a 3-D project each day this week.  My project for today is a photo album.  Even though the title of the album is "Our Vacation in New York City," this was a total virtual "trip."  I've not been to New York City in over 40 years!  All the photos are from the internet.


The cover was made with some cardstock and two 4" x 4" coasters.


This is the album opened, showing two "stacks" of photos tied in ribbons.


And this is the album with all the ribbons untied.  I found the tutorial for this little album on-line.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations. Each time you comment on a blog, you have another chance to win a free stamp set.
Patty P.Lois (that's me), Vicky, Jane C,  Debbie,  Pam,  Pat G,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen K,  Bonnie,  Kathy B,  Angela B,  Cathy C,  Toni,  Sue W,  Kelli H,  Janine B,  Tammylee,  Janis L,  An'jenic,  Kate Z,  Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co

30 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Looks marvelous Lois! Love the virtual tour idea as I don't get to travel like I used to. Fabulous CAS card as well!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Fantastic Lois!!!

Janine said...

Great job with that album - please post a link to the tutorial.

Kelli Hull said...

What do you mean " out of your comfort zone"????? You NAILED it!!!!! Love the virtual tour idea! Lord knows I cant travel anymore! LOL

Vicky Gould said...

One beautiful CAS card and one awesome album...I'd say you weren't too uncomfortable!!!

Pam said...

Your CAS card is perfect with the banner sentiment. Your photo album is so neat. Geat job.

Stampsnob said...

Feels like a travel log Great.......Lis

Angie said...

Lois your art is gorgeous!!!! I am always in awe!!! Love your clean graphic style on the first one and your album...oh my...HOW CUTE!!!

MariLynn said...

Great card. I really like your photo album of your virtual trip. A couple of years ago my sisters and I took a virtual trip to Hawaii.

Pat Garvin said...

This set is perfect for your New York album..

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Very pretty card, but I love your coaster creation - it's wonderful. I can always count on you for something awesome to CASE! I love them both!

marg0006 said...

All your projects are awesome. Perfect stamp for a city girl like me.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Gail said...

Lois that is a pretty nifty album you made - thanks for sharing and being in the hop - enjoy your week - I like the building stamps very much - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

I love the album you made Lois! Your card is nice too. I am looking forward to all your 3d's this week!

Winnie and Patty said...

OMGoodness Lois!!! I LOVE the cas black & white card!!!! And your "virtual trip to NYC" album is fantastic! Have very creative of you! TFS

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards. Love the mini album

Melissa said...

Lois, ever since seeing your wonderfully fun card in the SCS gallery this afternoon, I had to come see your blog! That Big City set is really beginning to call my name! :)

Tammylee said...

What great ideas! Love all your projects!

naneruth said...

Great ideas.

Kate said...

Love the idea of a virtual vacation! Great project. And going outside of your comfort zone worked. ;)

Cathy Clouston said...

Lois, you are always creative with your projects - I love that album! :)

Sue D said...

Great card and cool album.

Jo4Him said...

Great projects; love the virtual album-great idea! Thanks for sharing

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Fun project. Love how you used the coasters.

scrappymo! said...

Another great idea. I missed visiting you yesterday and I'm just catching up!
OHhhh, I can't wait to see tomorrow!

Lagene said...

Love your mini album!

Golda said...

The card is great, but the photo album is fantastic! Love the ribbon you used, too.

Pam said...

Fantastic album! Great card too!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

SusieQ said...

Great gifts. Love them all. Thank You

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow love the card! But that album is perfect. Great way to use the stamp. AJ-