Friday, August 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Day 4

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on August 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th. On Saturday, August 14th, 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 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on August 14, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

We end the Blog Hop with a cute set, Owl Be There.




My first card for today is a birthday card for my daughter. Guess how old she will be! This set includes individual numbers along with the phrase, so you can make a card for someone who’s one or 101 – or anywhere in between. The owl is stamped in Palette Landscape and cut out with a Labels Nine Nestabilities die. Sponging was done with Palette Toile Pink. The DP is from Basic Grey Sugared paper pad.



My second card is a little more colorful, using Basic Grey’s Green at Heart DP as the background. I love how the frame around this owl coordinates very nicely with the Labels Ten Nestabilities die. I couldn’t resist adding the googlie eyes to my owl. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.




A pair of appropriate salt and pepper shakers from my collection.
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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 August.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:


August Guest Designer- Wendy
Nancyruth
Lois - (that’s me)

36 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Love the owls!! Super job on both cards, Lois!

Benzi said...

Love your daughter's card and the framing on the other one is fabulous. I just knew you would have salt and pepper shakers that were owls. Their little wings are so cute.

wendyp said...

LOL@ the googly eyes! Too cute! Fabulous cards!!!

Liz Williams said...

I do love how this set fits that particular nestabilities. These cards are great, and again I have to say how much I've enjoyed a peak at your salt and pepper collection. They coordinated perfect with each set every day.

Heather said...

Cool, love the framing on the first card, perfect. Heather:)

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic, Lois! I love the color combos you used on both cards. The googly eyes are super :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both cards are great, and I love how you used the labels 10 with the owl! Happy Bday to your daughter!!!

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are very nice! I like how you used your nesties on the first card. The second card is great, as well, especially those eyes.

mmwilken said...

Colors on the cards are fantastic!! Love owls on cards and love this stamp set!! Thanks for sharing!

jdmommy said...

Wonderful job on the owls, and I just love seeing your S & P's!!

Sue D said...

Adorable cards and salt and pepper shakers! I like the sentiment on the first.

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with the owls, Lois!! And I must say how much I enjoy seeing your delightful salt and pepper shaker collection revealed day by day!!

Michelle VP said...

hehe, great idea with the googly eyes! Love the sponging on your birthday card and the pretty paper. :)

Carol Dee said...

Two great cards. love the salt & peppers, too.

karla said...

nice...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such beautiful cards! Good job.

redwasher1 said...

Love the owls!!You did good!!

Chrissy D said...

Such a lovely set! Great cards! TFS!

Connie said...

Love your cards Lois and those cute salt shakers as well!
Connie

Terri (blindstamper) said...

You choose such lovely background papers to go with your cards!

Virgo5 said...

Two more great cards Lois! Great way to use the numbers!

carrie said...

Great cards! Really like the use of the nestabilities to frame these owl. Really like the colors for the second card.

CCC said...

My favorites-owls and Basic Grey. Lovely projects using the owl stamps so creatively.

Theresa said...

Great cards...love the eyes on 2nd one. Love the set of shakers too.

peggysue said...

Oh how cute using the googly eyes on the owl! Very sweet cards.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--this card is too cute. The googly eyes are perfect!!!!! Great job.

Patti P. said...

Love both of these cards...and your salt and pepper shakers are so cute.

ruth said...

i thought the owl card was lovely and you did a fabulous job coloring it.

njgramma said...

Two beatiful cards !

Laura P. said...

Love both cards; they are both beautiful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love 'em both...especially love the deep, rich colors in the second one

Lindsey said...

Great cards... and I love those owl s&p shakers!

Rosemary said...

great cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Couple of great cards! The eyes on the owl are pretty fun! Great S&P shakers!

Roxie said...

Two great cards but I had to laugh when I saw those google eyes!

ALICIA said...

The designer paper is WOW!