Thursday, January 28, 2016

Island Living - MFP Stamp Shop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP





I WANNA GO TO THE BEACH
 BLOG HOP


JOIN US EACH DAY, Jan. 26-29 FOR SOME SAND CASTLE SHELL FINDING FUN. 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 Jan. 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 Beach 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 post. The winners will be announced on Feb. 13, 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 Feb. 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Jan. 27- Finger Paint Book Marker by Sandy
Jan. 28- Water Background by Pat

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
MFP Stamp Shop 

Today for the final day of the hop I went back to my favorite type of stamping - scenic stamping using the following sets: Island LifeScenic SelectionsSilly Shells.  After stamping my images in memento black and coloring using watercolor pencils with a blender marker, I stippled Tim Holtz distress inks around the edges before adding ribbon and pearl stickers to finish the card off.



Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

No Internet!! - MFP Stamp Shop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP





I WANNA GO TO THE BEACH
 BLOG HOP


JOIN US EACH DAY, Jan. 26-29 FOR SOME SAND CASTLE SHELL FINDING FUN. 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 Jan. 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 Beach 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 post. The winners will be announced on Feb. 13, 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 Feb. 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Jan. 27- Finger Paint Book Marker by Sandy
Jan. 28- Water Background by Pat

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
MFP Stamp Shop 

Hmmm, no internet...that sounds soooooo good right now with the way things have been the last several months for me.  Ugh!  But enough of that.  Today I am sharing a homemade vacation journal using a dollar store book, card stock, and a few stamp sets: I Need A VacationSilly GooseFlamingos On Vacation.  After stamping my images on white card stock and coloring with prismacolor pencils, I then layered everything, stippled some Tim Holtz distress inks for sand/ocean/sky and then added brads and ribbon to finish it off.



Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sea I Told You - MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP





I WANNA GO TO THE BEACH
 BLOG HOP


JOIN US EACH DAY, Jan. 26-29 FOR SOME SAND CASTLE SHELL FINDING FUN. 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 Jan. 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 Beach 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 post. The winners will be announced on Feb. 13, 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 Feb. 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Jan. 27- Finger Paint Book Marker by Sandy
Jan. 28- Water Background by Pat

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
MFP Stamp Shop 

Today I  went off the beach and under the water to share a card that can be used for any age using the following sets: Oh Crab!, and Shello colored using prismacolor pencils.  After stamping my images and coloring them, I cut out two of the images from scrap card stock, popped up on dimensionals, stippled Tim Holtz distress ink around the edges, before adding brads, punched starfish/sand dollars and pearls for bubbles to finish things off.




Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Day At The Beach - MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP





I WANNA GO TO THE BEACH
 BLOG HOP


JOIN US EACH DAY, Jan. 26-29 FOR SOME SAND CASTLE SHELL FINDING FUN. 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 Jan. 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 Beach 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 post. The winners will be announced on Feb. 13, 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 Feb. 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Jan. 27- Finger Paint Book Marker by Sandy
Jan. 28- Water Background by Pat

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

MFP Stamp Shop 


Today I am showcasing a cute little "brag book".  Yes, I know, everyone has cell phones these days, however, NOT everyone likes to carry their pictures in their phones.  My dad was like this.  So in memory of my dad who passed away suddenly 2 weeks ago, this book is for him and for my step-mom since she always took the photo albums I made away to keep in her purse anyways. ;)

After stamping my images from several different sets, Island LifeLight My Way HomeSilly ShellsScenic SelectionsSand Dollar Mini and Big Trees then colored using prismacolor pencils before stippling Tim Holtz distress inks over and around the images.  I put the lighthouse with saying for the brag book front and then the shells for the back.  The only embellishments added were the ribbon, and flowers with ice stickles centers for my step-mom.





Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Reflection


I was so glad to see 2015 go and try to start the new year fresh.  With all of my own health issues from the migraines in 2015 that several people didn't believe, or thought I was using them to take advantage of to get out of doing things; then my brand new 21 year old daughter in law being diagnosed with aggressive Stage 2 Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma two months after marrying my son and having to give up her dream of attending USC as a student to instead attend USC's Cancer Treatment Center to try and save her life; several hospital admissions for her due to obliterated white counts from the aggressive chemotherapy; to me being tested for possible stroke due to the migraines only to find out it's something else that's migraine induced; I was really looking forward to a clean fresh start in the new year.

That optimism continued until 11:30 pm on January 7th when I got a call from my step-brother saying my dad had had a massive heart attack at Costco earlier, the medics had done CPR and it didn't look good for him at the ER.  How soon could I make it down there?  After getting my daughter to drive home in the middle of the foggy night from school, and going to and from the hospital for the next two days, we finally had to face the decision to take dad off the ventilator - too much brain damage from lack of oxygen waiting to first responders to arrive even though CPR was tried manually.

I thought the hardest thing I had ever done was saying goodbye to my mom right after she died from breast cancer, and dealing with my two miscarriages, but holding my dad's hand as he passed away has by far been the hardest.

The only good thing, if there can be one, is dad was an organ donor so in a way he's living on.  If you haven't considered being an organ donor, consider it.  www.dnwest.org



Thursday, November 26, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Celebration Hop Day 4

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TO MFP STAMP SHOP



The
CELEBRATIONS
 BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME CELEBRATING. 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 Nov. 27th 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 Child 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 post. The winners will be announced on Dec. 12, 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Dec. 25- POP UP BOX CARD Card by Lois
Dec. 27- A FUN FOLD by Sandy

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
MFP Stamp Shop 

Welcome to the last day of the celebration hop!  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and will have safe travels as you journey home from the holiday.  Today I am again sharing a version of an "over the hill" celebration card, but with an elegant twist.  I really love this stamp set especially since I grew up in a firefighting household.  

After I stamped my images from the Celebrate Mini and colored them using prismacolor markers, I added only some prima flowers with a dew drop center along with some brads as the only embellishments before stamping the inside saying. 





Enjoy the Hop. We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Giving Thanks



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!



Thank you to all who are serving for our country (USA), your own, or have served & to their families for supporting them.  "Freedom is not free" - Colonel Walter Hitchcock U.S. Air Force.