Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blog Hop day 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
Gardenia

Featured April 01
Pirates

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 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.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 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 is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!



This card is totally Shirley's fault. We got to talking about pirates and dog fur. This is what happened. I added fur from my puppy to make the chest hair on this pirate. I heat embossed the sentiment. I made a treasure map with a brown paper bag. I burned the edges of the bag. I sprayed the black panel with gold shimmer spray. I added gold coins that were at one time a cereal box. I punched circles painted them and embossed them. 


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blog Hop Day 1

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
Gardenia

Featured April 01
Pirates

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 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.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 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 is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

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





I made this card using the grid technique. I printed grid paper onto cardstock. I stamped the gardenia flower onto the grid and watercolored it. Each square is painted a different color. I took crayola markers and scribbled onto. I think it looks like a stained glass window. I sprayed it with gold shimmer paint and splattered white paint onto it.

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more cre
ative fun!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hotdogger Card


My daughter's college roommate just found out that she was chosen as one of the 12 hotdoggers for this next year. What is a hotdogger? Well, you know the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile? Someone has to drive them. About 2000 college seniors apply for the 12 positions. The competition is tough but my daughter's friend made it. So of course I needed to make a card for her. I hand cut the pieces out of cardstock., I painted the face and added a sentiment printed on my computer.

He is Risen



Another card in anticipation of Resurrection Sunday. I used my computer to merge a digital image of the cross with graph paper. I then water colored each square. I sprayed gold shimmer paint over the cross panel. I outlined it using a gold sharpie marker. I heat embossed gold embossing powder at the bottom. The sentiment is from MFP EASTER STAMP SET

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

National Craft Month - Resurrection Day card

We are having a tag-a-friend event at our Facebook Community page.  Head on over to our FB page and be sure to "like" us, then look for the pinned post so you can comment and tag your friends.

The ever-so-generous, Unity Stamp Company is offering not one, but two fabulous prizes!  A grab bag of 25 random stamps will go to one random tagger and their friend.
This event begins at 6:00 am on Monday, Mar.23, 2015 and ends Wed. Mar.25, 2015 at midnight ET.  The 2 winners will be announced on our blog and our Facebook page on Friday.
Due to the high cost of shipping, this is for US residents only, so sorry.  We do offer giveaways on occasion Internationally, so check back.
Be sure you follow all the guidelines on the pinned post to qualify for the giveaway.  Good luck!
Give Unity Stamps a little love while you're at it.  "Like" them here on Facebook and tell them MPC sent you!  Check in Monday through Wednesday to see the fun Easter projects that our design team cooked up with Unity Stamps!

I had to get really creative with my card for this event. I have very few Easter stamps in my stash and none of my Unity Stamps are Easter ones. I'm not into eggs or bunnies or crosses. In fact I don't celebrate Easter, but I definitely celebrate Resurrection Sunday. I am thankful that Christ died for my sins, but what greater celebration, then celebrating that he didn't stay dead. That is why I used the sheet music to CHRIST AROSE, for the base of my card. I printed it on my computer and burned the edges.  These are the Unity stamps that I did use on my card.

I thought it would be neat to wrap roses from my "garden" in newspaper. I stamped the newsprint onto a pale green piece of parchment and made a cone. The flower from well wishes I stamped twice on tan cardstock, same as sheet music and used that as a background to glue my quilled roses to. I stamped the butterfly twice, colored it and cut it in half and layered two of the left sides on top of eachother.
I added pearls, lace, ribbon and a patterned paper card with roses on it to finish it off.

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment it means a lot to me.

Friday, March 6, 2015

3-d butterfly mix110

It was my turn to host the mixability challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com

My challenge was to pop up images on card/project. I decided to do 3-d paper piecing ( a paper tole technique). I stamped the butterfly several times and colored and cut. I layered the top wings more than the bottom wings so they would have more dimension.



 It is really hard to see how shiny this card is. The little circle has wink of stella on it and it is so sparkly in the sunshine. I popped the card up on an easel card so you could see the piano keyboard.

Friday, February 27, 2015

red journal pages with coffee cup

 
Today is the day for the Spring coffee lovers bloghop, I know it is going to be as much fun as the others and filled with so many wonderful coffee projects.

I made some little mini journal pages with red mulberry paper found HERE.


I did the art journal similarly to the mini journal pages. However I started by painting the background with black acrylic paint. Then I added the mulberry ribbon. In between the layers of mulberry ribbon, I added gold thread. I also added tissue paper butterflies and coffee cup and clocks. When the pages were done I added dots made with white acrylic paint in the corners and on the butterflies.

This is for the Mixed Media Mojo February Challenge. Red with wings
I used the coffee cup from MFP set called Java Time.


red with wings


The challenge for Mixed Media Mojo Challenge for the month of February is to make a project with red and with wings. I made two mini journal pages with red and butterflies. I also did a two page spread in my art journal. 

The red on the background was made with red mulberry ribbon. I used shiny finish mod podge to adhere it to the cardstock. I layered it to get texture. I sprayed it with gold shimmer paint because the mulberry ribbon had little gold flecks in it. I thought the gold sprayed paint would look good with it. The butterflies were stamped with black stazon onto white tissue paper. I colored the tissue paper with markers and used more mod podge to adhere them to the journal. After they dried, I outlined them with a gold sharpie marker. The pages still felt like it needed something. So I masked the butterflies and stamped the newspaper print over the background.





Coffee time

 
Today is the day for the Spring coffee lovers bloghop, I know it is going to be as much fun as the others and filled with so many wonderful coffee projects.

I made these two pages in my art journal. I painted the background. I put shiny  mod podge over the background. I stamped a classified newsprint stamp . I also stamped coffee rings from the MFP set called JAVA TIME. I paper pieced the coffee cups from MFP set called OH BEANS. The coffee beans are also from the OH BEANS set. I added highlights to cups and beans with white acrylic paint. I made little scrabble tiles to spell out COFFEE TIME.






Coffee with my crafty sisters

Today is the day for the Spring coffee lovers bloghop, I know it is going to be as much fun as the others and filled with so many wonderful coffee projects.



While a cup of coffee is good, having it with  
friends makes it better. I made some pages for my
mini art journal in honor of my crafting sisters from Mountain Plains Crafters.

I made this cup in honor of my friend Jennifer. 
Can you see the steam? I made the steam by drawing with glue. The block background stamp and cup are from a MFP set called OH BEANS.

This cup of coffee was made in honor of my friend Terri. I used the sketch from Mojo 386   She is musical as well as artsy so I put a panel of sheet music.


This next card is in honor of my friend Pam. I used the splitcoaststampers sketch challenge SC529
but I flipped it on the side. This made me think of Pam, because she is always thinking outside the box. I did the glue steam on this journal page too.

 This cup was made in honor of my friend Paula. She gave me some little tags at Christmas time. I used one of the little tags on this journal page. More glue steam.


This cup is in honor of my friend Sheryl. The colors in the splatter background and cup made me think of Colorado where she lives.

This cup was in honor of my friend Debra. She gave me this wonderful Classified newsprint stamp which has become my favorite mixed media stamp. 

Joy-Music not a straight edge



Today is the day for the Spring coffee lovers bloghop, I know it is going to be as much fun as the others and filled with so many wonderful coffee projects.


The mixability challenge this week was to make a card or project with a decorative edge. When I decided to do my art journal, I knew that I was going to have to do a total of 4 pages  I did a random wavy edge. I used blue, green and turquoise acrylic paint to tie all the pages together. What is hard to see is on the JOY page there is cheesecloth embedded into the paint. I used mod podge to add it to the background. I sprayed the pages with gold shimmer paint as well. My thinking behind this layout was  Thinking about the little things that make me happy. Butterflies, music, cup of coffee, flowers, my favorite colors and reading. I punched a little heart out of the page with the decorative edge. I meant to leave a place on the left side so that both sides of the heart would tie together, but I kinda got carried away, so I had to add a punched out heart. I outlined it with a black marker to make it stand out. You can see a little music note peeking through the heart. I stamped a matching music note on the page so they would tie together. I used a gold marker to outline the wavy page to draw attention to its edges.



This is the second page with the decorative edge. I went with a music theme. I used the same paints to tie them together. You can see the little punched out heart showing through the heart window.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Musical Monarchs

The mixability challenge this week at splitcoaststampers.com is to make a card or project with an edge that isn't straight stamped the music staff flourish and cut around it. I made a little keyboard with word window punches. I added a strip of sheet music. I used it to cover the edge of the keyboard but also to contrast the wavy edge. I added pearls and two monarch butterflies. I stamped the butterflies. I colored them with markers and then mod podged them to make them shiny. I added white dots with acrylic paint. I finished it off with pearl and rhinestone flourishes.