Tuesday, July 9, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Lotus Blossoms


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th - Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th - Shello 
Featured July 11th - Be Virtuous 
Featured July 12th - Presents

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 July 13, 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, July 12, 2013.




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

"Dino News"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Dragonflies"
                                                      



I decided to get ambitious during this month's Blog Hop and include a project with a tutorial each day.  My first project is a cute little paperweight, featuring today's set Lotus Blossom.  It's made with a tea light candle/glass holder which I purchased at Michaels for $1.   You can find the tutorial one post down.


I recently attended a stamp show in Orlando, FL and picked up a pack of 10 scored cards to make reverse explosion cards at The Paper Cut booth.    My first card today uses one of those scored card bases.  When closed up, it makes a 5" x 5" card.


Here it is opened all the way.



My second card for today is almost CAS.  After stamping the images, I sponged around them with TH distress ink just enough to tone down the white.  I added the Oriental coin with a glue dot and stamped a few dragonflies in the air.


The dragonflies on my previous card are from this month's mini set, which contains lots of dragonflies in several different sizes, along with two sentiments.  I made this round easel card to show off several of the dragonflies.  I added some Stickles to the wings.


The rest of the team has worked hard to give you some inspiration this month.  Make sure you check out their creations.  Remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

28 comments:

Janine said...

What a gorgeous selection of projects - your paperweight and explosion card are stunning.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--you have been one busy lady!!! All of your cards are lovely! And the tea light paperweight is gorgeous! I especially like the reverse explosion card! TFS

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, what awesome projects you have made. A cute paper weight! The reverse explosion card is gorgeous. I love it. I like the softness of the last card. So peaceful looking Your coloring is just fabulous.

MariLynn said...

I really like how your reverse explosion card looks.

Kate said...

WOW! Such a wonderful creations. I really, really LOVE the dragonfly card.

Tamara D said...

Lois,
Your card is AWESOME!! Love the paper weight, too. You do such beautiful work!!

Jane said...

Wonderful project and cards Lois!!! Your coloring is so pretty!!!

Pam said...

Lois, wow! Every single card is fabulous! Your explosion card is super cool and your coloring a total wow.

kren said...

Lois, I just love these images. They are soon to become classics. Your card is quite stunning. TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

kren said...

Lois, Forgot to mention that you have inspired me to do an explosion card. I have been truly inspired!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

KayC said...

Lovely selection of cards!

Michelle N. said...

Wow, wow, wow. Wow.

Stampsnob said...

OMG That fold is fabulous......Lis

Debbie Moran said...

Gorgeous work. Great job

Angie said...

Lois! So many amazing projects! Stunning coloring on all of them! I scrolled down for the tutorial! I can't wait to try it!!!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous projects. Love the new stamps.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Lois, you always have the best projects and I always learn something on your blog. Each of your cards are beautiful and your candle project is awesome!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous cards Lois, beautiful made.

greetings karin

Ravengirl said...

What wonderful work Lois! I love the paper work and your lovely fancy fold card!

Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness - all three are spectactular. I love how your explosion card turned out - I have never made one - yours is stunning!

KT Fit Kitty
http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow so many beautiful cards. I like them all. The fold car is so cute love the way the green and pinks come together. Great inking of of a sky and that flowered shape card is so cute. Love the black, whites and red. TFS AJ-

Mary Ann said...

Oh MY!!!Beautiful cards!!!Beautiful Designs!!!

Pat Garvin said...

Great projects. All gorgeous. I'm going to try that paper weight idea.

StampNK said...

Wow I am so impressed with the variety of projects and your beautiful work! Love the paperweight and that fancy folded card

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

All your projects are wonderful. I love that explosion card - and the idea of being able to get it pre-scored.

Jo4Him said...

Awesome projects-love the paperweight and the explosion card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing

loulou said...

OMG! You have been very busy - so many gorgeous creations. I especially love the exploding card - fantastic colouring. I love these MFP new releases.

Beth F. said...

Your cards are stunning!