Saturday, May 31, 2014

Beachy Tropical card

Who's ready for a summer beach trip?  Me!  Am I going?  I wish......(sigh).  But...we are taking a mini trip in July to visit family and there will be swimming involved, so guess this card is the closest I'll get to a beach experience anytime soon.  Happy jumpstart to vacation everyone!    Terri

(Unity Stamp Co Lil Happy birdie stamp,  May Arts Ribbon)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Twinkling Love card

I got to put my new shimmering watercolors to use last night.  Gotta say, I love when Dad takes the boy to baseball practice and I have time to get crafty!  The watercolors are Twinkling H20's by Luminarts, and the stamped images are from the Unity Stamp Company, Twinkle Twinkle and a Phyllis Harris sentiment.  That luscious polka dot paper is from Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiment collection.  Enjoy your weekend and don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to enter our May Challenge Giveaway.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lawn Fawn Smores card

Look at this sweet lil squirrel trying to roast himself a marshmallow.  That stick is bigger than him but he's not giving up!  Haha.

Check out the new products at Lawn Fawn where you can find this stamp and die set called "love you s'more".

Come visit Mountain Plains Crafters on Facebook and the blog for more crafty inspiration!  While you're at it, feel free to perform a random act of kindness by, liking, following and sharing.  Thanks!
Suppies: Lawn Fawn "love you s'more" stamp and die set, Pentel watercolor art brushes in green and yellow, Stickles glitter glue in Tropical Tangerine and Yellow, Graphic 45 blue/dot paper from the Sweet Sentiment collection, Martha Stewart gold ink, Inkadinkadoo blue ink, Memento black luxe ink, white gel pen, Tim Holt distressed ink in Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz distress markers

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Flash giveaway at Mountain Plains Crafters!! Ends 5/26/14

Who wants to win some crafty red, white and blue??  We are thankful for our armed forces and the sacrifices they have made every day to protect our freedom. So, to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend and time of reflection,  MPC will be sending one lucky crafter a small crafty package of patriotic goodies.  What kind of goodies, you say?  Well, how about some bakers twine from May Arts Ribbon?  And a patriotic stamp from the Unity Stamp Company?  Plus some other crafty goodness thrown in for good measure...

You have 3 chances to win:
1) Leave a blog comment here, then go to the Unity Stamp Co Facebook and May Arts Ribbon Facebook page and thank them for sponsoring.
2) Like our Facebook page and leave a comment on our accompanying FB post.
3) Share the Facebook post and leave another comment stating you did.

Easy!  Good luck.... (ends 11:59 pm ET, 5/26/14)

Feel like being crafty this holiday weekend?  Well here are some patriotic craftiness from all of us to inspire you.  Happy Crafting and God Bless you this Memorial Day.






Jennifer unity stamp half my heart at home simon says stamp feathers


Friday, May 16, 2014

Lawn Fawn Challenge ~ WIN Stamp Set AND Paper!!!

Have you ever had a fawn on your lawn?  How about a deer?  I've had a deer on mine.  They are such beautiful creatures.  So peaceful and innocent.  Have you ever sprawled out on your lawn and stared at the sky and watched the clouds float by?  Or try to make shapes of them?  It's almost like a tranquil meditation moment for me.

Anyway...DID YOU KNOW:

  • The first lawn mower was invented by an Englishman, Edwin Beard Budding. Patented in 1830, Budding got the original idea from watching a cutting cylinder at a local cloth mill. 
  • Of the roughly 50 million acres of grass in the United States, roughly 21 million of those acres are private lawns.
  • Lawns are great at producing oxygen. A 50-foot by 50-foot lawn can release enough oxygen throughout the day for the needs of one person.
  • Fawns average about 300 white spots.
  • Except for nursing two to four times a day, a fawn spends the first four weeks of life in hiding, separated from the doe.
  • Healthy fawns can outrun a man when only a few days old, but it generally takes three to six weeks before they can elude most predators.
So why all this useless trivia?  Or maybe not-so useless...who knows.  I find stuff like this entertaining.  Anyway...

Our next challenge is brought to you by our donating sponsor

 Lawn Fawn.  They have generously offered a wonderful prize of a 6x6 Paper Pad and a stamp set of your choosing.

So here are the details:

Create a project that has to do with a Lawn...(not blades of grass or wisps of it....but a lawn) and/or a Fawn/deer.  You can do either...or combine them both.  As long as you have a Lawn or a Fawn.  Winner will be chosen at RANDOM by a number generator. This is a two week not too much time.  Hurry hurry.  And please tell your friends to play too.  The more the merrier :) Deadline is May 31st at 11:59pm Mountain Time. Projects must be current.  No backlinking, please.

Here are some examples from our FABULOUS design team to get you motivated and help inspire you.

Good luck and HAPPY CRAFTING!!








Limit of 2 entries please

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Watercolor flower card

Here's wishing you a very happy Friday and a wonderful long weekend! 

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Well Wishes and Feel the Joy, May Arts Ribbon natural jute and minipink raffia bow rribbon, Lil Inkers Design stitched frame and tag, enamel dots, Tim Holtz distress markers

Father's Day inspiration

Hey crafty friends.  Terri here, with a reminder that Father's Day is just around the corner.  Get crack-a-lackin on those guy cards.  Here's one to get you inspired!

SUPPLIES:  May Arts Ribbon natural jute, Unity Stamp Co Tattered chicken wire All about Dad and Triple Tree Line, Basic Grey candy buttons Tim Holtz distress markers, Pentel watercolor brushes

Friday, May 9, 2014

This makes me glad

This morning Pam and I decided to use the same technique, same sketch and same stamps (the gladiolus) 
It was fun to see how different they turned out. 


Thanks for taking a look.

A Mix of Gladiolus

Wow! I have never done this many challenges at one time. I did it with MariLynn's encouragement. We decided to use the same stamp set....we'll see how hers comes out as she makes some rocking pieces of artwork. This was made for the sketch challenge, for the ways to use it which was to use our birth flower...mine is gladiolus. Also done for the free for all which is delightfully rumpled...I am always a fan of distressing and our MIX today is to take it away. This part I struggled with a bit and I have paint up to my elbows to prove it! About my 6th attempt, I was happy. I finally decided to paint a piece of gumball card stock, emboss it and then sand the black away...I like how it came out. I heated the ribbon up to give it a "rumpled" look, too. I also splattered some thinned white acrylic paint with a toothbrush and added black stickler to the flowers.
I miss crafting...where do the hours in the day go?


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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Have A Winner!!!

WINNER WINNER....Chicken Dinner. Well, not really. But something just as YUMMY...Graphic 45 French Country 6x6 Pad of Design Paper and Graphic 45 Tag Album....

and they go to Christa Coleman Hoffman!!!! She won our FIRST Inspiration Challenge Contest. Thank you to everyone who played along. It was really fun. The next challenges will be posted soon and will be just as fun and with GREAT prizes. Make sure you hop over to Graphic 45 and thank them for sponsoring Mountain Plains Crafters and for the AWESOME prizes. Congrats Christa.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Choose Hope

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.Here's a peaceful card with a wonderful quote from Christopher Reeves and Unity Stamps Insightful Meadows set with lovely May Arts Ribbon.  Have a blessed day!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Pillow inspired dragonfly

I did this for the mix challenge from Friday on Split Coast Stampers which was to incorporate a flying object and their inspiration challenge today is the World Market. I chose this throw pillow
I stamped my image in versa mark on mixed media paper and then embossed in olive. Using a combination of watercolors and markers, I colored in my dragonfly. Next, I colored the bg with the starfruit marker...then using my wet finger, blended the starfruit a bit. Some gold glimmer mist was added and purposely dripping a few spots. The encyclopedia page was randomly sponged, crumbled and then dragged through the tempting turquoise pad, ripped and put on layer of card stock using modpodge. Once that was dry, I added the twine after it was dragged through turquoise pad and then sprayed some more glimmer mist. Ribbon, handquilled roses, a shimmered up chipboard heart, button, embroidery thread help to finish it off!
Have a beautiful Saturday everyone!!!!!

Read more:

Stamper's Anonymous dragonfly, Unity sentiment, Ink: tempting turquoise, black, melon mambo, only orange, summer sun, modpodge, handquilled flowers, ribbon, glimmer mist, burlap, leaf 
embosslit, button, embroidery thread

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Thursday!

One more day until Friday....have a sunshine weekend, filled with laughter.


Stamps by Unity Stamp Co, Real shared Happiness and Sentiment