Thursday, October 30, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Cardinal



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

October Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured Oct. 28
Owls

Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country

 Featured Oct. 30
Cardinal

Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
November 1, 2014, 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 is 10 PM EST on Friday October 31, 2014

Today I AM part of the official blog hop team, and I'm continuing my pattern of using a layout from Page Maps for the first card each day.  Here is today's layout:


And here's my card:


For my second card, I used my new Sizzix Stand-Up framelits die



I encourage you to visit all the blogs from today's participating team and comment often to increase your chance of winning a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

CCEE1444 -- Let's Make a Scene

Today the CCEE Stampers were asked by Liz and Lynn to make a scene, and I took the opportunity to try a technique I saw on Splitcoaststampers called a Bendi Frame, for which Kittie Caracciolo wrote a great tutorial, shown here.  My card is supposed to be a depiction of my back yard, and it's pretty close.



Here's an actual photo of my yard, so you can be the judge:


I live in a townhouse development, and you can see that my fence is actually a privacy fence rather than a picket fence; but I do have a palm tree back there.   I don't have cats, but my neighbor's cat has made my backyard his second home!  BTW,  we dug up the grass soon after we moved in 27 years ago and put down mulch.  I don't have much of a green thumb, and mulch seemed to be the better choice -- and the crotons give me some color back there.  Out of camera range is a small patio that has a bistro table and two chairs as well as a rocker.  I can go back there (when it's not too hot or rainy) and read.  And, when it's in bloom, my hibiscus is beautiful!

Be sure to check out the rest of team's scenery over on the CCEE Stampers blog.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Polka Dot Country



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Oct.  Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Oct. 28
Owls

Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country

 Featured Oct. 30
Cardinal

Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 1, 2014 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 is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 31, 2014

Again I'm not part of the official blog hop team, but I did make two cards using today's set Polka Dot Country.  Continuing with my "theme" of using layouts from Page Maps, here is another one of October's layouts:


And here is my card using this layout as a starting point:


Because of the shape of the images in today's set, I used squares instead of circles for my elements.

And here's my second card for today, sort of an old-fashioned country sampler:


I hope you visit the official blog hop team and comment on their cards for a chance to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.