Friday, May 1, 2015

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Small Flowers

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
April Blog Hop

Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28
Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29
Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30
Big Trees

Featured May 1
Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below ( 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 winners will be announced on May 2, 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, May 1, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

Here it is, Friday already and the last day of this month's hop.  My first card with today's set, Small Flowers, is a clean and simple, one-layer card.

The masked strip was sponged with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage, my go-to colors for landscapes.  Small Flowers is a mini set with no sentiments, so I used one of the sentiments from another MFP Stamp Shop set, Be Happy.  

My second card is part of a set.  

I made the bag using a pattern I had purchased several years ago.  My 84-year old neighbor is having a rough time at the moment.  Her husband is in a rehab center, and she's been going back and forth almost every day to visit with him.  I thought she needed a lift, so I bought her a cupcake at the local Publix Super Market bakery.  On the card I used a scrap from the 12" x 18" piece of heavyweight paper from which the bag is made.  

I hope you've gotten some inspiration from my projects this week.  Now it's time to visit the blogs of the rest of the team.  Hopefully, you'll get some inspiration from everyone this month.  Be sure to comment so you increase your chances of winning a free MFP Stamp Shop stamp set.

Here's the Design Team


Ravengirl said...

Both beautiful projects Lois! I love the sponged band across the first. The colors are lovely!

pjmackay said...

Love both of your cards so pretty!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are all lovely. The first one is my fav with the pretty blue flower.

stamping sue said...

The first card is stunning! I applaud you for making a single layer card...that is so hard for me to do. Second bag and card is charming with that decorative paper.
stamping sue

Winnie and Patty said...

What beautiful cards and project Lois! Your neighbor will appreciate the cupcake and warm thoughts! TFS

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- Oooh- fabulous work!

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Not only are your projects sweet, but that little gift is super sweet! Love the paper you made the bag with.

Janine said...

Pretty cards and packet. Hope it brought a smile.

Vickie Y said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love the colors you used.

MariLynn said...

Love the masked and sponged strip on your first card. Love the cupcake bag and card too. Great job.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Wow! Just super!! Both are amazing! Well done!

ionabunny said...

Very pretty cards. Love the bright yellow circle background. Hugz

Janis said...

Fabulous sponging!! Beautiful cards!!
<3 J

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