Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Shello


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 think this is the cutest turtle set I've seen in a long time.  My first card also gives an example of the Pillowtop Background Technique.  The tutorial for this background is one post down.



My second card for today uses the same layout as the first, but rotated.  I used the other turtle from this set as well as the seaweed.  I found those cute little bubbles on sale at Michaels months ago, hoping that I would eventually be able to use them.  Today is the day!


As a bonus today, I have a card I made with this month's 5th set, Dino News.  Patty Penn had included it in her video this month, but in case you didn't see it there -- here it is.  I stamped, colored, and cut out two of the three whimsical dinosaurs from the set and popped them up on the center panel, on which I had stamped some grass from another MFP set, Scenic Selections.  The two sentiment panels are also popped up.


Make sure you check out the rest of the team members' creations and comment as often as you'd like.  The more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

PattyLois (that's me), JanePatDebbieKathyAngelaThrifty StamperToniJanineSueMarilynnKarenBonnieCathyPamKateShirleyAn'JenicMarks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

25 comments:

Angie said...

Lois, what a gorgeous background! I am getting a kick out of the fact that we both did a sponged background although mine was random and yours is a beautiful geometric design. Love the technique! Your dino card is terrific! I love the diagonal sentiments and the popped up Dinos!

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards, Lois. The pillowtop background looks great. Your turtle colors are so life like. Cute dinosaur card, too.

Karenladd said...

Your cards are so cute and wow do I love that pillowtop background. I'll have to check that out!

Janine said...

Really like the pillow top technique you have shown - need to remember that one!

Tamara D said...

Lois,

Your cards are beautiful as always!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Beautiful cards. I like the wave on your first card and the cute bubbles on your last card. TFS AJ-

Pam said...

Super adorable creations! I love the way you colored the turtle on the first. The bubbles on the second are the perfect touch and your dinosaur card is so awesome with the dimension.

MariLynn said...

Love the coloring on your turtles. I like how the sponged background looks on your first card.

Jane said...

Your cards are so cute!!! Love the pillow look on your first. TFS.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All three are fabulous designs!

kren said...

Being from FL, turtles are close to my heart. I love these images and what you have done with them!

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

Michelle N. said...

All of your cards are so creative-you do such a great job designing and executing all of the elements. Fabulous cards!

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooh these are very cute and beautiful Lois.

greetings karin

Sue D said...

Cute cards and thanks for sharing the pillow top background technique.

Mary Ann said...

Your cards!They are SOOOOOOOOOOO VERY CUTE!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your Shello cards are so adorable and your layouts showcase the images wonderfully. Your Dino card is awesome as well - I saw it on Patty's video too!

Pat Garvin said...

3 great cards. Love those bubbles.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are wonderful! I love the first horizontal one especially. TFS

StampNK said...

This background is really pretty and I saw your tutorial on it. It actually looks simple enough for me to try. Beautiful cards

Ravengirl said...

Those bubbles are wonderful! I like the pillowtop technique too, very interesting!

Stampsnob said...

Both cards are cut I love the bubbles.......Lis

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; love this new technique. Thanks for sharing

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love the dimension and colouring on your dinosaurs - what a great boys card. Love those bubbles on your turtle too.

Beth F. said...

Cute cards! Love the bubbles.

Cindy Groh said...

Very cute cards using the new sets. Thanks for the tutorials on your projects.