Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - In Tents


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th - Marsh Birds
Featured May 15th - In Tents
Featured May 16th - Space Fun
Featured May 17th - Now Showing

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 May 18, 2013 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. May 17, 2013.



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

"Marsh Silhouettes"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lily of the Valley"
                                                      



First off, I have to confess that camping is not my idea of a good time.  Two of my grandchildren were Boy Scouts, and they loved to camp -- so I was trying to channel them while making today's cards.  There are five images in this set, and I thought I would try to use as many as I could on my first (side-step) card.  I succeeded in using four of them, as well as the biggest sentiment stamp.


Still channeling my grandsons, I thought the campfire with the long sentiment encircling it looked like a Boy Scout merit badge for camping.  What do you think?



Be sure to check out the cards made by the rest of the design team and comment, comment, comment.  Remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free stamp set.

Pam 
Toni 


Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers In Tents
Paper:  MFP Greener Green, Super Green, Desert Sand, Snow Storm smooth; scrap of sandy DP
Ink:  Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa; Tim Holtz Distress Peeled Paint
Accessories:  Copic markers, Fiskars grass border punch, Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder, Circle nesties

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers In Tents
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Heavy, Flecked Dirt, Greener Green; DCWV Photo matstack; Paper Pizzazz Brown Leaves DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Labels 21, Circle nesties, 3-D Clear lacquer, Circle punch

27 comments:

Michelle N. said...

WOW-wonderful stair step card and "Merit badge card"-fantastic job!

SHartl said...

Fun and adorable card. That moose just makes me smile.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Both card are just beautiful. I love the use of the sentiment on your first card. I like the stamping angle of the last one. TFS AJ-

Janine said...

Stair step cards seem to be the thing today - great job with it. I also like your campfire very much with your sentiments.

loulou said...

Great cards. I love the step card. That moose is just too cute.

wannabcre8tive said...

Very cute side step card, Lois. You did a great job using the images. I like how you sponged around the sentiment.

Pam said...

That is one darling sidestep creation. Yes, the second card does look like a merit badge...neat.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very cute! I agree with you as I didn't enjoy camping either! I think the "mom" has the most work, packing everything needed!!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonderful cards Lois!!! I especially like the side step card. No one does side step cards like you do! TFS

kren said...

How wonderful these cards are! Love everything about them. TFS!

Come and see what I've done lately! kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Jane said...

Two really fun and great cards Lois!! Love the first one.

Sue D said...

Great camping cards--my 4 sons were all scouts.

MariLynn said...

I think you did a great job with your Merit badge card. I loved both of your cards. So creative.

Vicky Gould said...

I love your step card...knew you'd come up with something cool....the second was a great way to showcase the camp fire...awesome, Lois!

Thrifty Stamper said...

These are great! I love the way you used the grass punch on the first one!

Debbie Moran said...

AWESOME Cards. I love both of them the DP on the second card is soo cool.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your step "camping" card is wonderful and adorable. And, the "merit badge" looks awesome and wouuld make a great card for a boy scout!!

Angie said...

I LIKE how you made dirt for your campfire. I thought when I was creating my scene that it was not a good idea to start a campfire in the grass....but adding dirt didn't come to me! :) Gorgeous step card! LOVE what you did with the campfire sentiment on your second card! Wonderful! I need to do something like this for DH my avid woodsmen and campfire bug!

Ravengirl said...

Nice Lois! I think you have created a perfect merit badge!

Pat Garvin said...

You looking over my shoulder?? Great minds. Wonderrful cards. I like the patch of dirt you made for the fire. I hadn't thought of that.

Joyce Casaldi said...

awesome!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool!

Angela and Bob said...

Summer camp out fun cards! Awesome cards!

Golda said...

What great cards. They look relaxing.

Janeen said...

well done

Cathy Clouston said...

These are amazing!

marg0006 said...

So cute. Love all the wonderful coloring & stamping.