Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day Two

Mark's Finest Papers Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All 4 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! 4 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 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

Again I have created two cards with today’s set – Pears and Hollyhocks (one for the pear and one for the hollyhocks).




Let me tell you up front, I just love this pear. I did a simple card -- similar, but not identical, to one we had made at Faith’s technique retreat in May. I scored in 1/2 inch on all four sides of the card and then centered the Labels One nestability diecut. The pear and diecut are sponged with Memento Dandelion and Pear Tart. The orange ribbon matches the flowers on the pear, and the pear charm was my final touch.



The layout for my second card was an old sketch challenge (#135) on SCS. It’s pretty self-explanatory – stamped in black, colored with Copics, and a few rhinestones. I added some sponging with Memento Pear Tart. The hummingbird is popped up on a pop dot. The hardest part was getting the corners lined up right.

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

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

38 comments:

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Vicky Gould said...

I would be hard-pressed to choose one card over the other. Fabulous coloring on both; great layiouts - two beauties, Lois!

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, these are GORGEOUS!!!!

Chrisd said...

What lovely cards...Bravo!

Susie said...

Both of these are stunning and very unique.

Carol Dee said...

Lovely cards. The scoring on card one is perfect and I like the layout of card 2. Hugs...

jdmommy said...

These are both beautiful, Lois! I love the scoring and ribbon on the first, and the colors of the 2nd! Great job!

craftymom205 said...

Both cards are lovely

Liz Williams said...

Your coloring is just beautiful on these cards. Like how you stamped the envelope as well.

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful cards Lois! love that popped up pear and the lovely DP's on the Hollyhocks card!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning! I love everything about both cards!

Debbie Seyer said...

These cards are beautiful! Wonderful ribbon and great layouts!

Emily Keaton said...

Super gorgeous cards, Lois!

imastampin said...

Both cards are gorgeous Lois.

Samantha T. said...

These are beautiful. Your shading of the pear is amazing.

Joanne Travis said...

Wow!! Such gorgeous samples, Lois. You've showcased this set beautifully.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards, nice layouts, great colors....love the set

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, my! Both cards are lovely. The colors and the level of detail are wonderful. The first card, though, took my breath away!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful Lois, wonderful coloring and layouts.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring of your pear. I am liking the envie too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW- I missed the 2nd card - beautiful bird!!

peggysue said...

They are both so pretty! I cannot choose a favorite either, wonderful!

Margaret C. said...

I love this pear stamp also. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :-)

mmwilken said...

Just love the flowers on the pear and circle!! Very pretty and gets me inspired!!

Claudine Poch said...

Very nice! I love the colors and ribbon on the first card.

Virgo5 said...

Lois these are beautiful! and I love the matching envies!

Janet said...

Gorgeous!

mitz said...

... simply Elegant..WTG.. thanks for the opportunity ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

jovialjudi said...

Lois these are both so gorgeous!!!!!!! I love you carried it to the inside and envelope. Your detailing makes these extra special!! TFS

Grace said...

Oh wow Lois!!!Both these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love these new images and your layouts are fabulous! All your details are perfect!

Gloria Westerman said...

Awesome.....I love these stamps.....and your card is absolutely gorgeous......awesome job....

marla said...

Gorgeous flower and pear card!!

Cheryl said...

Love your cards. The matting with the spellbinders makes the beautiful colors just jump. Beautiful! Hugs Cheryl

Lynn McAuley said...

Stunningly beautiful work, Lois!!

Yogi said...

gorgeous. That pear is a must have
The blossom card is a beauty too.

One Picky Family said...

The coloring is fabulous and all the details are superb.

Sandra said...

WOW! Love these!
Sandra