Thursday, April 2, 2015

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Pirates 2

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop

 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured March 31

Featured April 01

Featured April 02
Pirates 2

Featured April 03
Mushroom Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the design team members' blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 2015,  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 Friday, April 03, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

The background for my first card today is polished stone.  If you've never done this technique, click here for my tutorial on this fun background.  When I was in Joann last week, I picked up a package of nautical embellishments -- specifically for this sailing ship, which I thought would be appropriate for a "pirate" card.

For my second card I actually paper-pieced the bandanna for the skull and cross bones, using a similar scrap of patterned paper as the background.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from another MFP Stamp Shop set, Island Life.

Please visit the rest of the team members' blogs and comment for a chance to win a free stamp set. Here's the Design Team:

Lois  (that's me)
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!


Vickie Y said...

both cards are great! Love the ship behind the first card and love the polka dots for the second card!

ionabunny said...

Fab cards. Going to check out that polished stone technique. Hugz

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Super cards!! I will try that tute as soon as I'm finished hopping today! Thanks for pulling it together for us!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very nice, Lois!

Pat said...

You made the skull cute. LOL

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are really cute. I love the ship you added with the first one and the bandana you put on the second one. Great job.

Jane said...

Two fun and creative cards Lois! Love the way you dolled up that skull.

Sharyn said...

Love the background on the first card. I just love pirates!

Anne said...


Pam MacKay said...

Great pair of cards love the skeletons polka dot head scarf!!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous work, Lois! It's kind of funny that our sketch for the skull and crossbones image is the same.