Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP




CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following 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.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner.  

MFP has so many great Christmas sets, it is hard choose which to use for this hop. The card I'm showing you today used this set:









Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas in July blog hop day 3

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP




CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following 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.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner.  

MFP has so many great Christmas sets, it is hard choose which to use for this hop. The card I'm showing you today used this set:













Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP




CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following 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.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner.  

MFP has so many great Christmas sets, it is hard choose which to use for this hop. The card I'm showing you today used this set:




Poinsettia Blooms stamp set 

 I used faux barn wood for the background. Does it look like a cereal box to you? Well that is how it started. I cut the barn wood into panels. I added ribbon and cheesecloth. The candle holder was stamped cut out and popped up on buttons to make it stand out. I added white paint and glitter to add the dimension and look of snow. There is gold acrylic paint on the fire of the candle and gold beads and paint in the center of the poinsettia.



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MFP Christmas in July blog hop Day 1

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following 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.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner.  

MFP has so many great Christmas sets, it was hard choose which one to use for this hop. The card I'm sharing today uses the sentiment from this set:
 Joyeous Season



I embossed with gold ep to add an elegant touch. I used to heat emboss all the time when I started stamping and I had gotten away from it. I think it is time I started heat embossing again, because it is so much fun.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cathedral windows- Thinking of you...



My friend Sabrina, shared a really fun technique for TLC544 on Splitcoaststampers 
I knew I was going to have to give it a try. It was a really fun and easy technique. I used a 1" circle and I used a 6/8" square to fold my circles around.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Sing to Him


 I started this card with a cereal box.


I covered the back of the cereal box with distress inks.


I put school glue over the top. 

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I spread the glue out.


I put drops of white and gold paint over the glue.


I used my fingers to spread the paint drops over the glue.


How my cereal box looked when the glue and paint dried, My faux barn board background only needed gold embossing powder and music notes to make the perfect backdrop for my card.




My card has lace, burlap, cheesecloth, brads, and encyclopedia die cut letters spelling "SING". It has fussy cut cone flowers and a butterfly.  This verse from 1 Chronicles 16:9 was the perfect match for this card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafts 4 Eternity R#236 MUSIC
CAS-ual-Chic- CCC01 EMBOSSING
Just Add Ink- BUTTERFLIES

HOPE

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness seems to hide His face,
(Edward Mote, cir­ca 1834)

There are times in life that the world says "There is no hope", but my heart HOPES in Jesus. I made this card for a friend of mine from church who has been diagnosed with ALS. I know God will heal her. Either in this life or in the next one. Praying that this card encourages her and helps her in the tough days ahead.

I am entering this card in the JUST ADD INK challenge to just add butterflies. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sunflower transfer


I love taking photos of flowers, and sunflowers are my favorite flower. So when I saw that this week's challenge was to make a photo or print transfer, I took one of my sunflower photos. I printed it with a gray scale, onto just plain printer paper.. Then I took a piece of cardboard that I had put gesso on. I covered over the gesso with Mod Podge and then placed the photo face down onto the Mod Podge. When it dried I sprayed the back of the paper with water and rubbed away the paper leaving the image. I then added color with water coloring and gold shimmer spray and gold acrylic paint and distress inks.  Because "direction" didn't matter, I didn't flip the photo before printing, but if the photo had had words, I would have flipped it before printing.