Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blog Hop Day 1 AUTUMN FUN

Welcome to MFP AUGUST Blog Hop
Autumn Fun
There are some changes to our Blog Hop and we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure to look over the changes before hopping along. Blog Hop guidelines can be found HERE
    Timeline for commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner. There will be prizes given for commenting and for doing the tutorials. Each winner will be chosen by Random.Org. 
Prizes: Large stamp set for commenting.
  Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial and
 EVERYONE doing the tutorials will earn a Tutorial Badge. 

  Now to the HOP!
Join us each day, Aug. 23 - 26, for some 
AUTUMN FUN! Prize for Commenting is

  Big Trees stamp set

You will have until Friday, 3 pm CT, Aug. 26th to comment and do the tutorials.

Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Aug. 27th. BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES FOUND HERE! (Be sure to read)

         1. Layered Embellishment by Gail  2. Window Tent Card by Kren
Prize for doing one of the tutorials is the mini stamp set
  "From The Woods "
MFP Tutorial Badge awarded just for trying one of the tutorials.
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be  inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show  us what you make by Aug. 26, 3pm CT  and don't forget to be commenting! Come back  on Aug. 27th to see if you are a winner!!

I want to tell you a little bit about my projects this month. My daughter just graduated from college and is blessed to have a job teaching and running a high school library. As a way to encourage her students I am making her bookmarks that she can use as "raffle" prizes. So all my projects this month are bookmarks. I also made them all from paint chip samples that had been in my stash of paper for several years. To me art has a personal connection. These bookmarks share a little bit about who I am.

Today my bookmark used MPF set called
Now you might be wondering how chili peppers mean Autumn Fun to me. I was born in New Mexico and grew up in Arizona. There is nothing quite like the taste of a really good green chili. Living here in Iowa, it is hard to get a good green chili, but every fall our grocery store gets Hatch Green Chilies from New Mexico.  

I used Hatch Green Chilies to make turkey enchiladas. YUM!


  1. Marilynn, your tag is so cute. I love the burlap and your little green chilies look so real. It is so sweet of you to make book markers for those students. They will work hard to win them.

  2. Super cute bookmark, MariLynn! And a great week-long project!

  3. Adorable tag, Marilynn. So nice of you to share your talent.

  4. Congratulations to your daughter on her job! I hope she loves it and the kids will definitely love the bookmarks. This one is very cool. Thanks for telling the story behind it!

  5. Love the burlap and I will take some of those turkey enchiladas! hehe

  6. Fall is different across the U.S. and world. I love how you brought in the chilies! Love it.

  7. What a wonderful project! Won't your daughter's students love the bookmarks! TFS!

  8. What a great theme for your blog hop projects and a fun way to support your daughter!! Beautiful bookmark.....I grew up in Iowa, so I know you can't get good chili'es there!!

  9. Love your bookmark MariLynn - the colour and texture are fabulous, and I love the sheen on your peppers.

  10. Well done! this bookmark is fantastic.
    stamping sue

  11. Love the tag...it's fun...and I love the use of burlap :) Hugs...Janie

  12. Love the stamp set you used! Really "hot" bookmark!

  13. The texture that you added with burlap adds so much to your fun and spicy bookmark!