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

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 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.