Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mountain Plains Crafters Christmas in July Blog Hop


Happy Friday. Welcome to the MPC Christmas in July Blog hop. Make sure you check out the MPC blog for more details about this hop.

How would you like to win some prizes from
Smooch Spritz- Cashmere
Smooch- Spruce
Color Box - Saddle
 
All of the designers have used the above products in their Christmas creations.

Rules:  They are actually quite simple, really.  Just comment on each designers page under their Christmas in July project(s) b
y 7/26 midnight EST. Winner will be selected by a random drawing.
Ready, set, go!!!!

Click on the links below to go to each blog

Good Luck,



 When it was decided to do a Christmas in July hop, I was excited because I love Christmas time. I love thinking about how God loves us so much that he would come to earth to be one of us, and die in order to save us. It doesn't get any better than that.

I did have some challenges making my card.

Challenge #1  It was hard to think of making a Christmas card when it hot outside. I listened to some Christmas music to get me in the mood. This song sung by Audrey Assad is one of my favorite Christmas songs.


Challenge #2 My second challenge was trying to make a card using all these products. I love all of them, but they didn't just speak "Christmas" to me.

After a lot of thought, I decided to go for a romantic-vintage Christmas look. I used the Color Box - Saddle  ink with a retired Mark's Finest Paper set called Musical Holiday to create the Silent Night sheet music panel.After I stamped it I did a light pink water color wash over it. When it dried I sprayed it with the Smooch Spritz - Cashmere. When that dried I used a retired SU set called Itty Bitty Background and white acrylic paint to add white paint splatters. (You can see the white splatters in this close up photo.)



I made quilled roses and dyed them pink When they were quilled I sprayed them with the Smooch Spritz.

2 products used one more to go. The Smooch- Spruce... how to use it. After talking with fellow design team member Pam, and one of my dearest friends, she suggested I apply the smooch to a stamp and stamp with it. So I applied the Spruce Smooch to a flourish stamp. These next two photos will show the glimpses of my spruce flourishes.

I made sure I washed my stamp right after stamping with the Smooch- Spruce and it washed up no problems.



To finish my card off, I added ribbon, and pearls on a wire. I added silver dots around the edges.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Blog Hop Day 4



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  July 15
Chinese Take Out

Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

 Featured July 17
Snowflakes

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
July19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 July 18, 2014


Here's the Design Team:


I thought of making a sun card with a sundial. I like how the plaid looks with the copper.






 For my second card I turned the sun/moon into a sunflower. I put copper inka gold on the center and glued beads to the center. I then added more inka gold to the beads after the glue dried.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

blog hop day 3



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  July 15
Chinese Take Out

Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

 Featured July 17
Snowflakes

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
July19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 July 18, 2014


Here's the Design Team:




When I saw the snowflakes, I was thinking that they would make really pretty leaves. I stamped the medium flower from great flowers set and stamped 2 snowflakes in green. i added a quilled rose to the center. My card sure feels like one of a kind. I had a lot of fun with this card. I like looking at the world just a little differently.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July blog hop day 2



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured July 15
Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

 Featured July 17
Snowflakes

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
July 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 July 18, 2014


Here's the Design Team:

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.




I stamped the coneflowers and then masked them with a post-it notes. I then finger painted behind them. I had these border stickers that I had in my stash. I added them and silver dots and a silver line around the edge. I embellished with square rhinestones and a metal charm that says faith.






I used a diamond oragami base for my rose card. I did paper tole on the rose.





Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.