Friday, June 11, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day Four

Mark's Finest Papers Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All four sets are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on June 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th. On Saturday (June 12th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! Four different winners, one winner for each day. THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning! The four Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive one Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

We end the Blog Hop with nothing but empty calories!!!





My first card is rather simple and doesn’t need much of an explanation. The background paper is from DCWV’s The Sweet Stack. The sentiment and cake/cupcakes are stamped onto MFP Snow Storm White and cut out with a Labels Nine die, and matted with a larger diecut from the Sweet Stack. I added the brown checkered ribbon and the birthday cake charm.




The layout for my final card for the Blog Hop was found on Page Maps, a favorite site of mine for layouts. The DP is all from Basic Grey’s Nook & Pantry paper pad. I paper-pieced the icing on the cupcake using one of the same DPs, and colored the rest with Copic markers. The card base is Yum Yum’s Blue Eyes and the matting is Bang-Up Blue.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this fun set and comment on each blog. You have one more chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in July.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:
Lois (that’s me)

30 comments:

Nanny's Room said...

Great job on the paper piecing, and great looking cards!

Bev Gerard said...

Hey Hey!!
"Empty" calories are the bestest ones~!
No workout ... no guilt ...
Only stampin' goodness!
Thanks, Lois!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous, love the paper piecing on this. I must remember to do that :)

Momo S said...

Yummy~Lovly card.Brown makes me thank about chocolate.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love the layout on the 2nd card...so great!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards. Great colors for the first one.

Sandra said...

wow! great cards!
Sandra

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!! Love that paper piecing! And, WOW!!!! FANTASTIC idea to use that die with the border stamp!!!! OMGosh! WOW!

Vicky Gould said...

Both outstanding cards - love the paper piecing, Lois!

Carol Dee said...

Two yummy cards. I really like card #2. hugs...

Lynn McAuley said...

I'm loving that fabulous layout on your second cupcake card!!! Gorgeous piecing, too!

Emily Keaton said...

Yummy cards and great layouts!! This is my favorite set of this release :)

jdmommy said...

These are both terrific, Lois!! I love the simplicity of the first, and the layout of the second along with the paper piecing!! Great work!!

Cheryl said...

Your cards are so sweet! They will make anyones day more cheery!
Hugs Cheryl Those stamps are just wonderful!

Liz Williams said...

Love both of these yummy cards.

Debbie Seyer said...

Just wonderful cards! Both are so yummy!

Susan Raihala said...

Awesome cards! The first one makes me want a piece of chocolate cake RIGHT NOW!

Claudine Poch said...

Fabulous cards! Love the layout of the second one. I defininately like empty calories.

peggysue said...

Nice job paper piecing! Empty calories . . . that's true since these confections are all make of paper!

Yogi said...

both are really nice, but I LOVE the 2nd one. It really pops.

Karen said...

Both of your cards are so cute but I especially love the 2nd one. Fun layout!

Margaret C. said...

Both cards are awesome!! Especially love the paper piecing on the 2nd. Thanks for sharing.
:-)

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Both of these are fabulous......love the cake (paper piecing).....great job.....

jovialjudi said...

These take the cake! Sorry...I could not help myself! Fabulous cards and I so love how you carry it inside and on the envelope!! Yummy cards for sure! TFS

imastampin said...

Oh Lois, these are really really darling!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois - your calibur of cards is just fabulous! That second card ROCKS!!

Laura P. said...

Really like your cards; the second is great!

Virgo5 said...

Two more knock outs Lois! Love them!

marla said...

Adorable cupcakes!!