Friday, May 17, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Now Showing

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"

Today's set is all about the movies.  My first card is a triple-feature.  Actually, the background is made with a sheet of three paint chips I picked up at The Home Depot.

Some of the sentiments in this set lend themselves very nicely to a birth announcement.  My grandson William  is already four years old, but he's the newest grandbaby I have.  So I pulled out a photo my son had taken at  the hospital on the day William was born and made a birth announcement.  The background is popped up with pop dots, so the recipient could pull out  the photo and stick it on the 'fridge!  As you could see on my first card, the top image is actually a "happy birthday" image.  So I put a little embellishment over the "clapperboard" that would be more appropriate for a birth announcement and then popped up the small container of popcorn.

I hope you have gotten lots of inspiration during this week's Blog Hop.  Please 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.


Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Now Showing
Paper:  MFP Blue Skies, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Paint chips, Clear embossing powder, Ribbon, markers, Pop dots

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Now Showing
Paper:  MFP Blue Skies, Snow Storm Smooth; Prima Sweet Fairy DP
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Circle nesties, markers, Pop dots, Baby embellishment, Photo


Michelle N. said...

The birth announcement is so freakin' cute! Using the paint chips is a stroke of genius on the first card-great job with both cards!

Ravengirl said...

These are great too! Clever to use this set for a birth announcement!

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards. I really like the one made with the paint chips, I never thought of using blue with the movie theme.

An'Jenic G. said...

Very Cute Card!!! I like the color of the paint chips you picked out. I have some of these in my craft room just have to used them. And wow I love your last card with your grandbaby. TFS AJ-

Janine said...

Nice cards and I like your recycling!

loulou said...

Stunning cards. What a fantastic idea for a birth announcement. I love the paint chips too.

stampingbowd said...

Wow!!! So sweet!!!! Love the baby picture card!!! Truly precious! Great idea covering up the BD sentiment on the movie clacker! LOVE the paint chip idea!!! I picked up a few "fallish" colors last year but still haven't made anything with it! Love this EASY way to create the ombre look!

Pam said...

Awesome idea to make a birth announcement. I hadn't thought of that.

Sue D said...

Very clever to make a birth announcement and I like the use of the paint chips.

MariLynn said...

Love the paint chip card, but I especially love your birth announcement card. What a sweet photo. You did an awesome job this month showcasing the sets!! I enjoyed getting inspiration from your projects.

Kathy Bradley said...

Both cards are adorable. Your second card with the picture of your grandbaby is so very cute - and works perfect with the set!

kReN said...

These images are so festive! The cards end up being so up-beat and colorful. Nice job!


Karenladd said...

wow is this a cute idea! Love the filmstrip!

SHartl said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love all the images on it, especially the popcorn.

Pat said...

The paint chip works wonderfully

Jane said...

Very cute Lois!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are fantastic, but the birth announcement is perfect!!!! Love it! TFS

Janeen said...

great idea, love the paint chip

Cathy Dineen said...

Both of these are really cute! I love the paint chip idea :)

marg0006 said...

Great movie night card. Love this stamp set