Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Pocket Watches

Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th - Pocket Watches
Featured Aug 14th - Joyous Season
 Featured Aug 15th  - Country Charm
 Featured Aug 16th - Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.

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

"Lucky You"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"

At the end of June I attended StampFest Orlando and purchased several technique CDs from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  One of them, called Move It, had some really cool ideas; so each day during this month's hop, I am going to present a different technique I took from this CD.  My first card today, which uses both today's set (Pocket Watches) and this month's mini set (Take Time) is made using the directions for an Upright Diamond Fold Card.  I love fun fold cards!

My second card is made with this month's extra set (Lucky You) and is made with the directions for a Peek-A-Boo Card.  BTW, it took me three times to get this one right.  If nothing else, I am persistent!

And here's where it gets the name "Peek-A-Boo."  Notice that the circle up in the corner has changed from the "Lucky You" sentiment seen through the round opening on the front to an oriental coin.

Be sure to check out all the cards in today's hop.  The rest of the Senior DT has been working hard to present some inspiration to you.   Here's the Design Team:

PattyLois (that's me), JaneDebbiePamPatThrfity StamperMarilynnKarenBonnieKathyAngela, CathyToniSueJanineAn'JenicShirleyMarks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.


stamping sue said...

I like to make folded or moveable cards, too. your two cards are Fold-a-riffic!!!
stamping sue

Janine said...

Great cards - the fold with the clocks looks really impressive.

Thrifty Stamper said...

The special fold clocks look great! I love that card with the lucky cat and dragon!

Angie said...

Very pretty!!!! I like how you colored the cat and I like the coin stamped on black! Stands out better than mine did! Very nice!!! The inside is fabulous too! Beautiful fold on your "time" card!

Mary Ann said...

Love your cards!!!All are Very Pretty!!!Love the fold card,AWESOME!!!

Tamara D said...

Love the upright diamond fold card!!

Patti L said...

I love both cards and your coloring is fantastic! I adore fancy fold cards and you have nailed it.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the unique style of the diamond fold card. Not made one like that before.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jane said...

Two very creative and lovely cards Lois!

MariLynn said...

Love the fold on your first card. Really pretty. I love how you colored your cat on your second card.

Beth F. said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love them all!
Beth's Beauties

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- these samples are amazing! You do such beautiful work!

Kathy Bradley said...

Two gorgeous cards! The first card is really cool! My fav is the second card and your dragon is oolored wonderfully and looks awesome against the DP!

wannabcre8tive said...

All of your cards are fabulous. I love the Move it card, a great design. I like how you colored the cat and the dragon on the other two cards.

Stampsnob said...

Love the coloring the dragon is perfect.......Lis

Sue D said...

Very clever card folds!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--2 fantastic cards!!!! Love them both! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

2 cute cards. I like that fold.

Ravengirl said...

Love the cool folds and techniques you are showing today!

kReN said...

Upright Diamond Card! This is awesome! I love it and love how you used the images!

Come and see what I've done!
Life is Good with kren @

Cathy Clouston said...

Beautiful cards as always! I don't think I could pick a favourite! :)

Anne said...

Okay, HOW did you make the good luck change into the coin? I'm stumped! LOVE the concept would keep children(and some grown-ups....ahem!) engaged for ages!!!!
Your colouring is so beautiful and the clock?...Wow!

Dorothy S said...

Hi, Lois.
So many cute things - I especially like that kitty!

Carmen Mitchell said...

That diamond card is incredible... Wow I am going to have to look that technique up.

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards, especially the 2nd one-love it. Thanks for sharing

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