Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Duck Hunting and a Bonus Calendar

Nov. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Nov. 12 - Tigers
Featured Nov. 13 - Duck Hunting
 Featured Nov. 14 - Out on the Town
Featured Nov. 15 - Chill in the Air

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 Nov. 16, 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 Nov. 15, 2013.

If you're like me, guy cards are not easy.  If your guy is a fan of Duck Dynasty, today's set Duck Hunting is the perfect one to use.  I confess I've never seen the show, but it seems to be all the rage.  I used the large scene image for my first card.

My second card is less dramatic, although  I did add some square metal brads.  The birthday sentiment is from another set from this month, Out on the Town.

After seeing Patty's tutorial for her Coaster Calendar using this month's extra set (Calendar) the other day, I decided to try to make a spiral calendar using my Bind-It-All.  My son's mother-in-law is a huge cat fan, and I thought I would give this calendar to her for Christmas.  The kitten picture on the cover is from the internet.  The ones inside (along with the months) are from a little calendar I bought at Michaels for $1.50 (less 40% with the coupon!).  Most of the images are from Calendar, but some of them are from several other MFP sets.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs for more inspiration.  And don't forget to comment when you visit.  You might just win a free stamp set from this month.

Here's the Design Team:
Lois (that's me)

Card #1 
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Duck Hunting
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Deep Olive, Desert Sand, Licorice Whips, Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories:  Copic markers, Die-namics Cloud die for template, Sponge dauber

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Duck Hunting, Out on the Town
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Deep Olive, Desert Sand, Licorice Whips, Natural Vanilla Bean
Accessories:  Copic markers, Ticket Corner punch, Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Metal brads, Sponge applicator

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Calendar, Christmas Selections, Halloween Selections, Silly Shells, Rain Clouds, Mother's Magnolias, Joyous Season
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Nautical Blue, Rich Cocoa; Versafine Crimson Red
Paper:  The Paper Studio - Seasonal Papers; various other DP
Accessories:  $1.50 calendar, Copic markers, Brads, Buttons, Stickers, Rhinestone bling, Prima flowers, Charms, Die-Namics Cloud die, Bind-It-All


Janine said...

Your kitty calendar is adorable and you have nice cards too

loulou said...

Wow! You have been busy. I love your duck hunting card the colouring and the cloud background is fantastic. Your kitty calendar is very sweet too.

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are well done. I especially like how you colored the clouds in the first one.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The clouds gave a look of reality to your card/ Both are excellent. I myself haven't seen DD but they sure are all the rage. Blessings, Carole

wannabcre8tive said...

Great cards, Lois. I love the clouds on the first one. The calendar was a great idea.

Pam said...

Great creations. My fave is your first with that wonderful sky. Love the kitty calendar.

Georgei said...

Wow there a lot of pretty cards that you did

Angie said...

Oh my gracious!!!! So many fabulous projects! Your 1st card is gorgeous with the clouds! Love the CAS design on your second and wow, wow, wow on the calendar! Of course you have me right off with the kitties but each month is just so beautiful!!!!! Awesome project!

Jane said...

OH Lois, I love the cute kitty cat calendar. I just got a new kitten and I am loving her. Your cards are amazing as always!!!

Sue D said...

Great masculine cards--I like the square brads. Cute kitty calendar too!

MariLynn said...

Great job with the duck hunting set. I really love your calendar.

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Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, and wow again! Your cards are beautiful!! The duck blind is wonderful and the second card is very pretty! I am loving that calendar - what an awesome idea - and the gift will be loved!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All of these are fabulous samples, especially the calendar with the cats!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

You have been busy indeed w/ wonderful cards & creations. I hear that Duck Dynasty is quite popular. Not seen an episode of it. Like the coloring on your projects.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--your calendar is just adorable!!!! I love it! And your duck cards are fantastic. I really like them both, but the birthday card with the 3 ducks really jumped out at me for some reason. I think it's the layout. I put your paper in the mail to you today too. Take care & TFS!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are nicely done. Love how you added the clouds in the background. fantastic coloring as well. the second is more simplistic which is nice on occasion. Adorable Kitty Calendar.

Pat G said...

Awesome calendar.

Renee Collier said...

Love all of the projects! Nicely done!

Jo4Him said...

Awesome projects; love the duck cards. Not only are we Duck Dynasty fans, we are duck hunters too, so this set is perfect. Super cute cat calendar too!

Gail said...

Wow Lois - you did a lot of work here - and each creation is lovely - thanks for sharing!

KC said...

I love the clouds in the first one, and the layout of the second! and the calendar is amazing! what a great gift idea!!

Karenladd said...

Loving your wonderful masculine cards!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you were busy. I like the embellishment on your last card. And how cute is your cats calendar. AWESOME!!!

Cathy Clouston said...

The colouring on your cards is amazing, and the calendar is so cute! :)

Ravengirl said...

Amazing work Lois! Your clouds are perfect with the duck blind image. The calendar is quite impressive!