Friday, April 18, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Camellia

Speedy TV Tutorial Time challenge - one post down


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up and Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini

 Featured April 17
Lanterns

Featured April 18
Camellia


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 six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014
on the Mark's Finest Papers 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, April 18, 2014.

I can't believe it's Friday already.  Here are my cards for today.  BTW, today's set is my favorite of the release.  I used a honeycomb stencil for the background of my standard card . . .


. . . and some bright and cheery patterned paper for my Joy Fold card.



As I said earlier, today's set is my favorite one this month.  So I have made a bonus card with it and will enter this card in Scor-Pal's More Than One Score challenge for April, which is to make a monochromatic card.



Thanks for taking the time to join us for our Blog Hop this month.  I hope you have gotten lots of inspiration.  Be sure to check out the rest of the team.

Speedy TV Tutorial Time - Medallion

This week's Tutorial Time challenge on Speedy TV is Medallions.  Lis provided a tutorial, which you can check out here.

And here's my card:


We'd love for you to stop over at Speedy TV and see what the rest of the team has created.  If you'd like to play along, you might win a free stamp set.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Lanterns

CCEE Stampers - one post down

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up and Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini

 Featured April 17
Lanterns

Featured April 18
Camellia


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 six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014
on the Mark's Finest Papers 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, April 18, 2014.

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I've made two cards for today's set -- a standard one and a Joy Fold one.  My standard one is rather clean and simple.  I did pop up the lantern and the sentiment.


Here's the Joy Fold card.



Check out the creations from the rest of the team for lots of creativity.

Here's today's Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

CCEE1416 - Favorite Movie or Movie Star

Kathy's challenge this week over on the CCEE Stampers Blog was to make a card that reflects your very favorite movie or movie star.  My very favorite movie series (and books) is the Lord of the Rings series.  I've read all three books in the trilogy at least three times (not having discovered it until I was 60 years old in 2001 when the first movie was released).  And I can't count the number of times I have watched the movies.  In fact, my BFF and I went to an all-day Lord of the Rings Marathon at our local movie theater last year.  Even though my favorite character in the books/movies is Aragorn, the only stamp I had that would work for this challenge was a wizard, which we can pretend is Gandalf.  BTW, I have a framed photograph of Aragorn, Legolas, and Gandalf -- signed by Sir Ian McKellan!  My former boss brought it back from Comic-Con for me about six years ago.   Anyway, here's my card:


What's your favorite movie?  Would you like to make a card depicting it?  Then join us over on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Out of Time mini


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up and Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini

 Featured April 17
Lanterns

Featured April 18
Camellia


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 six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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, April 18, 2014.

Again, I'm not a part of the official Blog Hop; but thanks for visiting my blog today.   For the rest of the Blog Hop I have made a standard card and a Joy Fold card for each set.  For my standard card, I used a stencil for the background and popped up my cute little clock as well as the sentiment panel.


The Joy Fold card is done in just black and white, with a bit of gray patterned paper.


Here's the inside:


I'm sure the rest of the team has lots of inspiration for you; be sure to check them out.

Here's the Design Team for today:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.