Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Owls

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Oct.  Blog Hop! 

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 Featured  Oct. 28

Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country

 Featured Oct. 30

Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs

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November 1, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 October 31, 2014.

I'm not an official part of today's blog hop, but I do have a couple of cards for you today. Several years ago I discovered a website, Page Maps, which for the most part is for scrapbook layouts. But they have a quarterly section with layouts for greeting cards also. So each day this week, I'm going to use one of the layouts from the current (October 2014) section. This is the layout for my first card:

And here is my card loosely using this layout:

I eliminated some of the elements and moved the sentiment to the top.

This set has two owl images in it, and I used the other (larger) one on another card.

I cut the W H O O letters out of the same "wood" paper that I used for the background on my first card. And I don't know if you can see them, but I put some circular "dew drops" on his eyes to make them bulge a little bit more.

Be sure to visit the member of the official blog hop team for today and comment often for a chance to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


nwilliams6 said...

Great cards Lois - love how different they look and how well you colored each one. Really great work. Hugz

stamping sue said...

two delightful owl cards.
stamping sue

Jane said...

Two really cute cards Lois!

Janine said...

Great cards Lois. Like the sentiment on the 2nd one

MariLynn said...

Cute cards Lois. I really like the layout on your first one. I love the sky behind the sentiment. I like how you added dimension to your little owl's eyes on your second one. Just adorable.

Kathy Bradley said...

Two really adorable cards! The layout you followed is awesome. My fav, though, is the second card - and the sentiment is wonderful!

Vickie Y said...

Both cards are adorable; love the sketch used for the first card.

wannabcre8tive said...

Cute cards and great coloring, Lois.

Barbara Washburn said...

Too cute! Love the set and your use of it :)

sweet art designs said...

Love both cards...