Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Mark’s Finest Papers September Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added two new DT members and have shortened link lists! And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Autumn Fun, Broom Rides, Stinky Situation, and Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs. On Saturday, (September 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

I’m starting off the Hop with two projects for today’s set – Autumn Fun.




For my card, I created the background by cutting small octagonal shapes from K & Company’s Fall Harvest Mat Pad DP and gluing them down on the green panel. I stamped the squirrel from Autumn Fun onto MFP Corn Husk, which is cut using a larger octagonal Nestabilities die and matted twice. I added some twine and an acorn charm at the top.




My second project is a picture frame. Using several of the smaller stamps from this versatile set, I decorated the mat in various fall colors. The basket of leaves is colored using Copic markers. The cute guy in the photo is my two-year old grandson William.



A set of acorn salt and pepper shakers I got at Ruby Falls/Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, where my late husband and I visited during our 25th anniversary trip to Nashville -- 23 years ago. He was a country music fan; I was/am a country music tolerator!

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this set. And remember, you have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released next month.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP for today:

Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

57 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Love both your projects!! The idea of those octagonal shapes looks great!!

Your grandson is soo cute!! Loved the photo frame!!

Liz Williams said...

I love the octagons, and how fun that you are sharing your salt and pepper shaker collection again this month.

Diane said...

Love all those octagons! The twine is a great choice for fall, too!

Connie said...

Love your layout Lois. That frame is nice also and those shakers ROCK!
Connie

Lagene said...

Cute squirrel card...but my favorite is the leaf picture matting!!!!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Neat layout with the octagons, and I LOVE your photo frame (and what a cutie inside!).

Karen said...

I agree...neat layout....

Claudine Poch said...

Great card and picture frame!

Bunny said...

I love that octagon layout...

Vicky Gould said...

Very clever use of designer paper, Lois. Love your picture frame, too!

jovialjudi said...

Love the shapes and dp on your card! But that picture frame is adorable and what a handsome grandson. Fabulous projects Lois!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great bg! The little patutie is a cutie!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous work with this fun autumn set, Lois!! I love both your octagonal design on the card and your autumn leaves frame!! Sensational!!

jdmommy said...

Lois, that card with the squirrel on the octagons is so cheerful and fun! I love the frame.....putting the basket in the corner is fab!!

Nanny's Room said...

Lois you over achiever you! These are wonderful! The framed picture is very cool, and I love your card as well, but those salt and pepper shakers are the best!

MariLynn said...

Love the octogons, and that frame is so pretty.

Rosemary said...

lovely projects!

the zuf (SCS) said...

Beautiful card! Love the twine!!!

Joan said...

Great projects! Love that picture frame.

Emily Keaton said...

Lovely projects, Lois! I love how you used octagons in the layout for your card--so cool! And the picture frame and mat?? Just super!! Your grandson is a cutie :)

Theresa said...

I love your fall projects. Beautiful. TFS! Always like the shakers too.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great card, but I love how you showcased your grandson!

Mary said...

Both projects are adorable; not to mention that grandson of yours!

Karen said...

The punched octagons make such a nice background for the cute squirrel. And your picture frame is really nice too!

Janet said...

Love the picture frame!

Joanne Travis said...

Both samples are so lovely for autumn, Lois!

Kimberly S said...

Wow, what fabulous projects! I especially love the framed image. :)

Marlena M. said...

The first card reminds me of a quilt...I love it! :)

tlgirl353 said...

Lois- Great job on both of your projects! Your grandson is adorable!

Susan said...

I really loved your idea of making a fall picture frame!

Janice M said...

Cute projects! I like the mat you made for your picture frame.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I sure do love seeing your salt and pepper shakers, Lois! TFS

Lindsey said...

Both the card and the frame are terrific!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, I love your squirrel card it looks terrific. But even more, I love that lil' guy of yours in the gorgeous picture frame.

amyschmamy said...

Great projects. What a pretty frame.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois, what great fall projects for this fantastic set! I love them both but the card is my favorite with the octagonal background! So so cute!!! TFS

Carol Dee said...

Great card, sweet frame. Sweeter grandson! Hugs....

SherylH said...

Great idea to use octagons cutouts for the card background. And your grandson is a sweetie.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card and I love that frame with your adorable grandson.

Tanya said...

Beautiful projects, my favorite is the stamped frame. I never got to see Ruby Falls while I lived in north Georgia, I really wanted to .

Sue D said...

I like your octagon background and your gorgeous stamped frame.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card looks great with all those octagons! That's one shape I don't think I ever tried, but it looks so neat with all the little ones acting as the background for the main image panel. The picture frame is so awesome and perfect for those new autumn school photos!

Serena said...

The squirrel card is cute but that frame is gorgeous! Adorable little boy too!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!! Love the frame with your adorable GS.

Virgo5 said...

Love the octagons Lois and your Grandson is a real cutie!

mmwilken said...

Love what you did with the background!! Such pretty colors you used for fall. Really like your other two projects Lois. Great job!!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love what you did with this stamp set.

Anonymous said...

Frame is wonderful!

wiggleshw@yahoo.ca

Erin K said...

Super cute projects! :)

Roxie said...

Nice colorful background for the card and love the frame...what a cute little guy in the photo!

Karen said...

I love the frame you made! Very cute!

Heather said...

Cute squirrel!

Denise said...

Love the octagons for the background, Nice card!
DeniseB

AmandaB said...

love the squirrel

Ola said...

I love all of these.... that picture frame is gorgeous (the little cutie in it helps too of course)!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Laura P. said...

Love all your projects! The picture frame is a great idea (cute grandson).

Benzi said...

What a precious little grandson. Love your card and your acorn shakers.