Thursday, November 29, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and CCEE1248 -- Mountain Selections



 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"




My first project/card for today is serving two purposes.  In addition to being the third card for the blog hop, it is also my card for the CCEE Stampers.  This is the last week that Vicky Gould is the challenge hostess.   Her challenge was to "lace your ribbon."   


Using a Martha Stewart border punch, I punched the holes across the top and bottom of my embossed cardstock and then laced the grosgraine ribbon through the holes.  I used six different stamps from Mountain Selections to make my little mountain scene.  The sentiment is from another MFP set called On the Fly (which was featured last month).  If you'd like to play along with the CCEE stampers, link your card up using Mr. Linky on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

My second project is going to be a Christmas gift to my best friend and stamping buddy.  Using a tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers and my Sizzix matchbox die, I created this little embellishment dresser.



There are a total of 24 little matchboxes in this dresser.  The knobs were made with wooden beads and brads.    I put an assortment of embellishments in some of the drawers.


Here is a close-up photo of the top of the dresser.


As you can see, this is where I used the stamps from today's set.  Again there are six separate stamps used on this image (the mountains, the rocks in front, the trees, the cabin, the pier, the boat/fisherman). The sentiment is from another one of last month's sets, Enjoy the View.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members' blogs for more creations using today's set.  Every comment you make gives you another chance to win a free stamp set.

33 comments:

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Sure wish I was that buddy! lol Lois this embellie box is just out of the park fantastic!!! Your first card is so relaxing with the stamped scene.

StampOwl said...

Gorgeous cards Lois

Janine said...

Gorgeous box. Why do my 3d projects never look that good!

Vicky Gould said...

Good, Better, Best!!! Wow, Lois. Beautiful cards and your friend is gonna love that little dresser full of goodies. Good job!!!

Kelli Hull said...

NICE Lois!!!! That is a TON of work Holy Cow!!!!

Pam said...

Okay, I am completely blown away by your talent and creativity. Great work!

Benzi said...

Lois, I came to see your CCEE card, which is a delight. Love your ribbon running through that woodgrain folder. Beautiful scene, too.
But, I have also been treated to this wonderful dresser. Wow! Great job...how fun it will be for your friend to get the surprises in the drawers.

Jane said...

Oh Lois it's a treat to stop by your blog and see what you have to showcase every day!!! I love the card and wow what a sweet little dresser filled with treats! Lovely work!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards and box!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Pat Garvin said...

Great project there!! I love the background on the first card.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love the embossing folder you used behind your magnificent mountain scene, Lois! Your cards are beautiful, and your embellishment dresser is magnificent!!! What a beautiful gift for your stamping buddy full of stamping goodies.

MariLynn said...

WOW Lois, you really invested some time in that embellishment dresser. What a great way to showcase this set!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

The double threaded ribbon is wonderful (and that gift is to die for!!) TFS!

Gail said...

Lois - I love that project - I have some matchboxes and I was going to make a project similar to that - it is on my bucket list! LOL - Your card is so peaceful too - nice coloring job! Thanks for the hop and enjoy your week! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

naneruth said...

Wonderful ideas!

Maria said...

great card and project you made

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards and stunning box you have made.

greetings karin

Stampsnob said...

Wonderful as always....Lis

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Pretty card! Now that dresser is WONDERFUL!! Your best friend will love this awesome creation - you did an amazing job!

Sabrina said...

Lois!! What a fabulous gift of love that is. I remember Lydia talking about that matchbox drawers way back, so I spotted the tutorial. But without a die, no way do I have the time to make all the matchboxes up myself. It started me wondering how, in a family of non-smokers, we ever had enough real matchboxes for crafts when we were growing up!
I love your peaceful scene, too - wish I were there just now. The woodgrain adds a lovely rural touch to it.

Ravengirl said...

These are wonderful! Your scenes are impeccably created!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois!!!! Another knockout project and beautiful card! Just wonderful! TFS

Golda said...

Both projects are lovely. I really like how you wove the ribbon through the card.

Sue D said...

Great sentiment on the card and wonderful dresser!

Cathy Clouston said...

The first card is so pretty, and the dresser is amazing!!

Jo4Him said...

Awesome projects; love the little dresser! Thanks for sharing

Kate said...

What a beautiful scene! And your bow is perfect. Absolutely LOVE the little dresser.

Angie said...

Lois! Stunning projects!!!! Your dresser is A-MAZING! I LOVE how perfect your scene is for the dresser and your first card is beautiful the fun technique using ribbon!!

SusieQ said...

Thank you for showing us these creative projects. Love the little dresser....so cute! And the card was wonderful.

Lagene said...

Great cards and amazing goodie chest!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Love love how you created your image and the stitching is perfect. Wow and that dresser is so cute and your stamping buddy will love it. I love it. AJ-

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois....Your CCEE card has such a softness to it....the tranquility needed in this busy season...well done

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, awesome projects. Love the way you laced the ribbon through the CCEE card.