Saturday, April 30, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 18

This is the fifth Saturday so it's Anything Goes Week. I saw a card on Pinterest that used a stamp similar to this one I used.  I really like it. The stamp was embossed with white EP and the color sponged.


 This one I used both Coffee ring stamps in black for the background and added trimmings from the above card to the front. 
Stamps - MFP StampShop - Java Time, Bearded Iris

Friday, April 29, 2016

April Blog Hop Final Day

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP

 Watch out for creepy crawlies !



JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT 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 to the APRIL 29th POST 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 BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES related 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 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the APRIL 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016 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 May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Stamps - MFP Stamp Shop - Lots of Words, Dragonfly Mini, Huge Blooms


This is a technique I have seen many times but it never caught my eye.  It’s called Retiform. I just didn’t care for it. Then I saw a video and loved how it was done. This is a great way to make an awesome background. You need a piece of white card stock cut to size and a scrap piece of card stock. I’m also using Distressed inks. 
We’re going to make 2 areas of color. No right or wrong here. Lay your scrap down and sponge ink on your white card stock along the scrap. 



Turn it and do the other side


Now pick another spot on the card stock and repeat the sponging along the scrap.
Turn it and do the other side.
This is what you will end up with. 

Next  sponge with a lighter color all over filling in everything.


Now  take post it notes and mask off one section.


Using a dark color stamp an image. 

Continue masking off the sections and stamping your images. 

Doesn't this look great. 
Stamps - MFPaHC - Lots of Words, Huge Blooms, Natures Brushstrokes, Dragonfly Mini
Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP

 Watch out for creepy crawlies !



JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT 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 to the APRIL 29th POST 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 BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES related 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 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the APRIL 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016 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 May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Stamps -MFP Stamp Shop - Hello Butterflies,Butterfly Sayings


Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 128


The challenge at Ruby's Rainbow is to make a Rain Themed Card. You do know April Showers bring May Flowers. As a kid playing in the puddles was big time fun.
My images are colored with pencil.  The background is made with 2 of the stamps found in the set.
Stamps - Rain Clouds






April Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP

 Watch out for creepy crawlies !



JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT 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 to the APRIL 29th POST 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 BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES related 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 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the APRIL 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016 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 May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Stamps - MFP Stamp Shop - Tiger Lily, Dragonflies Mini

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP

 Watch out for creepy crawlies !



JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT 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 to the APRIL 29th POST 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 BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES related 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 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the APRIL 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016 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 May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

I've made a Spotlight card and popped up the bug.
Stamps - MFP Stamp Shop - Oopsy Daisy

 
Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 17

Here's a color that I just don't use very often but it this weeks challenge PURPLE. I have stamped and embossed the background with a purple EP. Then added one pansy that I colored with pencil. MY gems are really more purple than they appear in the photo.

Stamps - MFP StampShop - Pansy Riot