Monday, December 21, 2015

Winner Winner

We have a winner from our Graphic 45 giveaway!!! 
As per
 we say Congratulations to Mary Holshouser.  She comments:

Please email us at and leave us your mailing address.  Again...congratulations!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

MPC Graphic 45 Giveaway

HEY EVERYONE!!!  Welcome to Mountain Plains Crafters Graphic 45 Giveaway.  We at MPC have crafted up some yummy G45 goodie ideas for you using whatever G45 papers/embellishments we had on hand.  The challenge was that we had to create at least 2 projects using Graphic 45 paper, at least one die cut, and a metal embellishment on our project(s).  Everyone has cooked up some awesome projects for your viewing pleasure LOL.

And here we have a sweet little giveaway package for you to win.  A 6x6 pack of G45 French Country double sided paper and G45 Ornate Metal Keyholes.  And how do you win these?  All you have to do is comment below and tell us which is your favorite and what you think you might make.  Hop over to Graphic45's Facebook Page and tell them Mountain Plains Crafters sent you. 

The giveaway will go from December 18th thru December 20th.  A winner will be picked on Monday the 21st and announced later that evening.  Share this event with your friends...  :)   Good Luck!!

dEb here to show you what I came up with using some fabulous Graphic 45 papers ... . My first is a Christmas / Friendship card using my favorite G45 paper EVER !! It is called Christmas Rose. I also have my metal embellishment on this project - check out my blog post to see where I got the cute metal snowflake !! I also couldn't resist putting my Limoges Gingerbread House box in the picture...

My second project uses an amazing page of perforated G45 Christmas tags.. I used a Spellbinders die for the main sentiment and inked the lacy edges which you can see peeking out from behind all those gorgeous tags. Check out my blog post HERE  to read about all of the supplies I used on both projects.and leave a comment -- I will choose 1 person to win samples of some of my favorite G45 papers.


I already have my winter chill and am dreaming of thawing out in the Spring so I channeled warmer weather using Graphic45 Time to Flourish. And since Flourish is in the papers name, I chose Fancy Flourish from Die-namics to pair up for that delicate touch along with some time metal flower brads from Making Memories. This tag makes me just a tiny bit warmer.

For my second act, I have a Christmas gift I'll be giving to a friend. I did channel thoughts of her while making it and it reminds me of her in so many ways, it's very busy which she is! Although I have a hard time cutting the papers (they're just so pretty), G45 Typography Collection is one of my top favorites. I have SO many items on this one that I'm going to send you to my blog for the complete list of products & putting it together. The die-cut flower I cut on my Circut a while back & don't know exactly which cartridge it came from. The metal pieces, well I'll just tell you my favorite one is the Flair which is from UmWow Studio!
visit my blog: ScrapAddictsAttic

Sheryl here to show you two projects of mine:

My first one is a nice card I made using two sheets from G45.  The background I bought loosely from someone but is from the 12x12 French Country Collection and is titled Rendezvous.  The tag and sentiment box die cuts were cut out from my own set of 6x6 French Country paper, as well as the holly leaves.  The tree stamp and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company. Adding my MayArts velvet and crochet lace ribbon gives the card a nice vintage/victorian feel.  My bling washi tape and red pearl in the holly adds additional sparkle with the glitter background paper of the tag and gold glitter bow along with the gold snowflake washi tape.  Then I placed a christmas tree button in the corner for a little charm, and of course a metal bronze snowflake for the final pizazz.

Next...I wanted to created something for Christmas decor so I bought a cone-shaped styrofoam and wrapped it with snowflake garland that I had purchased after Christmas last year.  I hot/cool glued it every now and then to make sure it stayed in place and didn't come undone or drop or droop.  Using the same paper as above, I cut it out using my Sizzix chain die and added Candy Cane Stickles and Stardust Stickles to it.  Once it was dry, I attached it to the tree as shown but kinda puffed it up every 6 links and stuck a pin with a sequin and hot/cool glue in to keep it in.  However, taking this pic it looks like I only have two "ornaments" on my tree, but there are actually small sequins in there and large silver ones that you can't see.  And for the top of my tree, I placed a metal vintage jewel piece.


Terri here with two projects.  First up......
I made a pretty card in the style of Simply G45 which is Graphic 45's answer to quick and easy projects.  You can sign up for their newsletter at and get the Simply G45 projects via email.  
You can get all the details on my project at my blog post listed below, plus shopping links if you'd like to purchase this paper.  I'm featuring G45's, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" collection.

For my 2nd project, I've created a little treat box using my Cricut Explore and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  I needed to use a die cut and metal so guess what?  I created a metal die cut!  Boom.  A two for one.  I used Spellbinders metal foil sheets and flower dies to mix the two.  I've also used some of my G45 border and snowflakes punched out from my paper collection.  

Visit my blog here for all the details:

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

MariLynn here. The projects that I made are going to be Christmas gifts for my daughter.
I used Graphic45 ABC Primer Deluxe Edition on my projects.

More details on these projects are on my blog.


Pam here with my two projects using Once Upon a Springtime Classic Collection and ABC Primer Deluxe Collection
Check out my blog for the details here

Jen here, late to the party...LOL I love Graphic 45 paper so much that I never seem to have much on hand when I need it! No Christmas here, but how about some scrapbook pages to remind you of warmer weather?

I used By The Sea and the matching die cuts to pull together some beach pages. We go to one every year so there's lots of photos to be used! More details on my blog.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Coloring Book Blog Hop With Adornit and MPC!

It's time for another blog hop with Adornit and the design team from Mountain Plains Crafters!  Starting today at 9:00 am ET, head on over to  The girls are showcasing the brand new coloring books from Adornit, eight to be exact!

So many beautiful images on heavy artist paper; perfect for watercolors, paint, colored pencils and more.  These would make terrific Christmas presents for anyone!  I have a friend battling cancer and she bought another brand coloring book to color and help her relax while at her numerous doctor appointments. 

She was disappointed that the tiny zen-style images made her hand cramp.  I'm serious.  You won't have that problem with Adornit.  Beautiful designs, open space for added embellishments and so much fun wrapped up in these beautiful books.  I travel with mine a lot.

In addition, someone is going to win a coloring book as well.  Exciting!  It all begins at .  Go!

#artplayaday #adornit #mpc #mountainplainscrafters #coloringbooks#coloring #art #craft #Christmas #cre8time

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Blog Hop with Adornit and Mountain Plains Crafters

Welcome to the Adornit blog hop with the Mountain Plains Crafters Design Team.  We've created a multitude of projects featuring the brand new collection of Adornit Art Play Paintables, designed by artists Carolee McMullins, Lindsday Ostrom, Stephanie Ackerman and Michele Hamilton.  

The new 12x12 Art Play Paintable sheets come in a variety of designs and themes; Halloween, Christmas, Faith based, Adventure, Critters, Folk Art and more.  

The hop begins at 8:00 am CT and is taking place at so head on over there now.  Be sure and follow the instructions to be entered to win a fabulous prize from Adornit.  Good luck and enjoy the journey!

Be sure to "like" and follow us on our Community Facebook Page to stay regularly updated on events, giveaways, crafty deals and inspiration from our design team.

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#adornit #artplayaday #artplay #mountainplainscrafters #mpc #paintables #watercolor #coloredpencils #crayons #coloringbooks #relaxation #tombow #cre8time

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Upcoming hop with Adornit and MPC!

Mark your calendars for Oct. 22nd, this Thursday.  Mountain Plains Crafters is joining Adornit for a fun blog hop, featuring the brand new Art Play Paintables created by designers, Carolee McMullins, Lindsay Ostrom, Stephanie Ackerman and Michele Hamilton.

Our design team is coloring their hearts out and hope to inspire you with their wonderful creations. 

Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Scripture, Critters... just a few of the fun images we'll be showcasing.  It's all happening at the Adornit blog, plus, you'll have a chance to win!  Stay tuned.....

Sunday, August 2, 2015

National Coloring Book Day with Mountain Plains Crafters

 August 2nd is celebrated as National Coloring Book Day.  Dover publications claims in 1970, they released the first adult coloring book.    Adult coloring books are hot, hot, hot right now.  They are purported to be stress reducers, particularly due to the fast paced, technology induced world in which we live.  Coloring is relaxing.  Give it a try!  You can find coloring books just about anywhere these days.  Most craft stores and even some book stores carry a wide selection.

Today, our design team is coloring with ADORNit Art Play Paintables.  These beauties can be colored with coloring pencils, watercolors, markers... just about any coloring medium will do.

We're all a little excited that ADORNit will soon be coming out with their own coloring books, featuring several well known artists.  We'll have more about that in coming days.  For now, enjoy the coloring inspiration from our design team and get coloring!

Be sure you're following us in our Facebook Community page for fun and giveaways!

 I've colored up this pretty girl, using an ADORNit Art Play Paintables image from the Ladybug collection, designed by artist Lindsay Ostrom.  Click on my name to get all the details and more photos.  I've used Zig Clean Color pens and love the bold, brilliant color that gives this fun image such a colorful boost.

I put this fun image/sentiment on an 8 1/2 by 11 canvas. I used SU! markers and occasionally added the color using an acrylic block to put the ink on and then picking up the color with an aqua painter. I painted the canvas with purple acrylic paint and used mat mod podge to adhere to canvas and then painted the mod podge over it as well...I wanted it to look a wee bit distressedso I let some of ink and paint run intentionally. I added a pretty and a glitter brad. My MacKenna will take this back to school.

Here's a quick peek at one of my projects I created with Adornit's Artplay.  These images are so cute and fun to color.  And adding embellishments makes it even more fun, as I did with the sequins in the tree. :) Click on my name to see my other coloring projects I did

I altered a FLOW Weekly to use as my planner for the rest of the year. The Adornit Artplay image of "What's Happening?" was the perfect one. Check out my blog post by clicking on my name--you will  see some other coloring projects of mine as well as some of the images inside my FLOW Weekly...

#artplayaday #nationalcoloringbookday #nationalcoloringbookday2015 #coloring #adornit #artplay

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Winner of the MPC Summer Challenge!

Thanks so much to all the participants for joining the Mountain Plains Crafters Summer Challenge.  We were so inspired by all of your projects!  Of all the eligible entries, we submitted via and came up with lucky #8. InLinkz also randomly picked a winner and that lucky person was #10.

Congratulations to ......

Lori's Creations
Tsuruta Designs

Lori & Amy, you will receive a sampling of patriotic and nautical ribbons, courtesy of May Arts Ribbon
Please send us your contact info to mountainplainscrafters@gmail dot com.  You have 7 days to respond, or forfeit your prize.

#challenge #giveaway #winner #mountainplainscrafters #mpc #cre8time #mayartsribbon #summer #patriotic #nautical #redwhiteandblue #independanceday #4thofjuly

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MPC Summer Challenge Nautical/Patriotic + a Prize!

Welcome to the Mountain Plains Crafters Summer Challenge!  You have not one, but two choices; go nautical or go patriotic with your creation.  It's that time of season and we want you to choose whichever theme strikes your fancy.   Create a craft project (card, layout, DIY, etc.) and scroll to the bottom of this post for the InLinkz to link up.  We do have a few house rules, so read those at the bottom as well.

Before you read further, please visit May Arts Ribbon on Facebook and tell them "thanks for sponsoring the challenge at MPC!"  You might wish to follow them as well.  There's always something fun going on over there and lots of crafty inspiration as well.

**Please leave comments on all the design team creations.  It's very much appreciated!  They work hard and all they get are dog biscuits!  Well, that and ribbon.    

This challenge will require a url which means you need to link your project up using a blog, a photo hosting site, whatever contains a direct http link to your creation.  If using a Facebook link, your page will need to be on public settings.  We need to be able to see that it was created new.  Backlinking is not allowed.  What does that mean?  That means if you are linking a project you published 2 days ago, a week ago, a year ago...that's backlinking.  We strive to be fair to everyone.

The prize?  A sampling of brand new patriotic/nautical ribbon from some of May Arts Ribbons new releases.  Plus, we just might throw in a few little extra crafty items as well.

Challenge begins 6/25/15 at 1:00 am ET and ends 7/4/15 at 1:00 am ET (Limit of 2 entries).  
Winner will be announced late on July 4th.  Happy Independence Day! 

Bookmark us on FB: MPC Facebook Community Page

Now check out the Design Team's creations and visit their blogs to be inspired and leave some love.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Father's Day Inspiration + Upcoming Events

The Design Team, here at Mountain Plains Crafters, has created some projects to inspire you for Father's Day.  We are happy to celebrate the special men in our lives; husbands, sons, fathers, teachers, soldiers.....the list goes on. 
How do you celebrate the men in your life on this special day?  We'd love for you to share a special memory that stands out.  In the meantime, check out the creations below, and visit the DT's links to get all the details on their projects.  Then, check back on June 25th for a new challenge and giveaway.  The theme?  Nautical or Patriotic.  Prize sponsored by May Arts Ribbon.

While you're at it, be sure you like/follow us on Twitter and our Facebook Community Page to keep up with all the happenings.  

#cre8time #fathersday #military #armedforces #mayartsribbon #tombow

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thanks so much for celebrating National Scrapbooking Day with us this weekend.  We had 190 correct responses to our weekend long trivia contest event.  For each correct response, commenters received one entry.  We tallied all the entries, giving each person a number in the order they were received, entered into and came up with:


#21 Denise Bryant

Congratulations Denise!  Please visit and choose the stamp set you want, then email us your choice at , along with your mailing address and we will forward that to Lawn Fawn.
Please respond within 7 days or another entrant will be chosen.

Thanks everyone for playing along!

#nsd2015 #winner #nationalscrapbookday

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day With Mountain Plains Crafters!

We're so excited to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day at Mountain Plains Crafters.  All the action is happening on our Community Facebook page here:

We have a wonderful prize sponsored by Lawn Fawn, a stamp set of your choosing!  How awesome is that?  You get to pick the prize!  So what do you have to do to qualify?  First, be sure you "like" us on our Facebook page, then head over to Lawn Fawn on FB and tell them MPC sent you (not required but they'd love to hear from you!)

Be sure and comment on one or all of our trivia questions throughout the weekend.  Please only comment once per question, however each question you answer, earns you an entry!  Our design team has chosen the theme, "Creating with Paper Bags".  Yes, we're doing a little upcycling and making fun things with paper bags.  Be sure and visit their blogs below and show a little love.
 Check in throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, answer the questions and we'll announce a winner on Monday.  The contest ends Sunday, May 3rd at midnight ET.   OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL! YES! 


Happy NSD!  I've made a set of ATC cards for those of you who scrapbook "Project Life" style with pocket scrapping.  My theme is Garden and each one is different, but they are all made using paper bags (even the quilled flowers!)  So check out my blog if you'd like more details, by clicking on my name:


Happy National Scrapbooking Day to everyone !! I have been wanting to start journaling, so what better time than NOW !!  Small lunch sacks were the perfect paper for me to use because it gives me a great medium to emboss, distress, color on, paint etc.without adding too much thickness to a journal... One of my favorite papers is Kraft so this was a great theme for me. Check out my BLOG for some of the other pages I made..

I made assorted paper bag flowers! Check it out on my blog!

I made a paper bag album. It was a lot more work than I expected but I love how it turned out.

I made a paper bag album for my nephew.  These take such a long time but are so much fun to make.  Come check out my blog to see more pages.  Happy National Scrapbooking Day!