Thursday, November 13, 2014

MPC November blog hop

 November is the one month out of the year that many of us take the time to reflect on what we are thankful for.  Mountain Plains Crafters is so thankful to have The Unity Stamp Company and Tombow USA Adhesives as sponsors. One lucky fan will win the big prize from both Unity Stamps and Tombow!

I'd personally like to thank Angela @ Unity Stamp Company for emptying my spending money more often than not! I have a wonderfully large Unity Stamp collection. Give them a shoutout on their Facebook page here and visit their website here to see their amazing line of products,and thank them for sponsoring the giveaway at MPC!

Also, since being on the MPC Design Team, I have a new found love of Tombow USA... great adhesive products! Check out the Tombow Facebook page (give them a shout-out & thanks them for sponsoring the giveaway on MCP) and visit their website too.  There's lots of creating and inspiration going on over there.

Giveaway details are located on the Mountain Plains Crafters blog,
it is AWESOME!

Blog Hop Day 2 - Nov. 14th - THAT's TODAY!

Christina Ramon

Debra Davison

MariLynn DeGroot

Paula McClane - -me!

Blog Hop Day 1 - Nov. 13th - just in case you missed it yesterday!

Terri Burson

Sheryl Kemper

Pam Stang

Jennifer Loftfield

And now for my project, I chose to make a piece for my fall wreath (I made the wreath a couple of weeks ago but it was kinda meh). I decided to do a monogram embellishment for it. Here's a little photo tutorial for you:

Step One:
You will need a plain, unfinished Letter
my last name starts with an 'M'

Step Two:
Choose your paint color
(I used acrylic paints)
and slap on a couple of coats.
My wreath will be on the front porch
under the roof, so I am not making
it weather or water proof

Allow to dry completely before proceeding.

Step Three:
Choose your accent paint color
and smear a very thin coat on
a craft mat or similar product

Step Four:
Using your selected image
{I used Unity Stamp Company Kit of the Month
love & joy for the holidays - October 2014
pinecone & leaf}
I stamped onto the paint
then did a sample image stamp on
my craft mat before stamping on my wood letter.
Luckily with acrylic paint, if you mess up
you can just use your base color again &
take another try at it. I got it right the first time!

Since this is a very thin layer of paint, the dry time should be fairly short.

Step Five:
Apply the Bling
I chose to use Stickles in Cinnamon
to really make the pinecone POP.

Step Six:
Using Tombow USA Aqua Liquid Glue,
I placed three brown dew drops along the bottom
of the 'M'

Step Seven:
Next up, Liquid Pearls in Avocado...
These I used to detail a few of the sprigs of leaves.
Be careful to stay away from the
Stickles as mine hadn't completely finished drying yet.

Step Eight:
Tie it on!
I found this great burlap ribbon at
CloseToMyHeart a while back and
don't use it nearly as often as I would like to

Finished Project

I hope you've enjoyed our blog hop!


  1. The 3D effect is awesome. Thank you for showing how you created it.

  2. Your M is the perfect addition to your wreath. I love how you added bling with the stickles and liquid pearls. I bet it is going to look wonderful on your door.

  3. Beautiful wreath you made Paula ! Love that M with the glitter

  4. LOVE it, Paula.. That M is so bold and perfect with that ribbon !!!

  5. This turned out so great. Except it needs a B and should be mailed to me pronto! Love it!

  6. Love that pretty pinecone and leaf stamp you used! Pretty wreath to decorate your front porch!

  7. You really upped the looks of the wreath. it was pretty to start but became much more after you added the letter
    thanks for sharing a beautiful project

  8. M is for Marvelous. I just love the wreathy ribbon as well. Dew Drops became a new passion of mine. I actually bought a package of Dew Drops from the woman who made them before they became big. I had no idea who or what they were or would become.

  9. Love this- so very cute!!! Thanks for sharing

  10. Love it! And that is my initial :)

  11. Love this and think my pre-school kids would love to decorate the letters!