Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Mark's Finest Papers' October Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added TWO MORE STAMP SETS!!!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released today: Seasonal Poinsettias, Time to Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Greetings of the Season, Thankful for You, Snowman Country. For your convenience, all 6 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (October 16, 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 each of today’s sets – Seasonal Poinsettias and Time to Chill.




My first project is a small box, which is made using a Sizzix Bigz XL die. I used some heavy Christmas paper from DCWV for the box, following the directions which I found on-line. The band is another DCWV paper, with the cute little penguin from Time to Chill, colored with Copic markers. I added some Glossy Accents on the icebergs and then cut it out with a circle Nestabilities die. The sentiment is popped up on pop dots. The nuggets inside are wrapped in DP from the same Christmas stack.




The idea for my card came to me at 4:00 a.m.; and, when I finally got up at 6:30, I had to put it together before I forgot. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and then embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder. All of the white pieces are matted in a relatively new blue from Mark’s Finest Papers called Blue Skies. The card measures 6 ½ inches by 3 ¼ inches.




This project was more or less an experiment. I stamped the small poinsettia ornament twice and then colored the images with Copic markers. After cutting both ornaments out, I glued them together and ran them through my Xyron machine, using the double sided laminate cartridge. I made a copy of the stamp and enlarged it to about 175%, taped the laminate onto the copy paper, centering the ornament, taped it down and cut out the larger shape. This gave me a clear border around the ornament. Then I ran some peel-and-stick gold strips around the edge, punched a hole in the top and ran some gold cord through the hole so I could hang it on an ornament stand.




Not a whole lot of explanation for this gatefold card. The poinsettia is colored with Copic markers, and the DP is Basic Grey Jovial. I added some gemstones to the square panel, and popped up the sentiment circle with a jumbo pop-dot.




No poinsettia, snow flake or penguin salt & pepper shakers, but here’s a set of shakers with holly leaves. These actually match my Christmas dinnerware.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with today's sets. 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)

63 comments:

peggysue said...

Oh my word, what elegance! I love what you did with the snowflakes and that luscious blue paper!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, some great cards and projects. Love these peeks at your salt and pepper collection.

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, all these projects are FABULOUS!

Vicky Gould said...

You go girl! What awesome samples!

Connie said...

Lois your ornament production blew me away! Such simple elegance! I love them all but that ornament is awesome!!
Connie

jovialjudi said...

Lois I always know I will have a feast for the eyes when I visit your blog! Fabulous examples! I love the ornament and the simple elegance of the snowflake card. Beautiful work!

jdmommy said...

What incredible projects and cards! Lois, that ornament is inspired!! And your coloring of the poinsettia is gorgeous! TFS these goodies!

Theresa said...

Great projects and cards. Love the new stamps. Great salt and pepper shakers. TFS.

Christine from FL said...

All of your cards and projects are beautiful!

LaNell said...

Wonderful projects. I especially love the snowflake card. Poinsettia cards is beautiful.

Carol said...

Wow Lois you have some incredible projects here. Love that Poinsettia image and the Holly. Beautiful work!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Terri (blindstamper) said...

All I can think is WOW! Four fabulous projects! I love the snowflake card (will try to case it), and the ornament is wonderful (but too involved for ME to case)!

Nanny's Room said...

Lois these are wonderful projects - love the ornament especially!

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous creations with these sensational new MFP images!! Each one a holiday delight, Lois!

jennvonklein said...

What lovely projects! My fave is the penguin box. :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow! Love the ornament idea...you are so creative!

Jen said...

I love them all,but the snowflake is my super fave....love them.
I just became your newest follower on your blog. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. jennyscards.blogspot.com
hugs,jen

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, you really outdid yourself today. I love the candy boxes, the ornament and the gorgeous cards.

Karen said...

Wow, you really have been busy creating! Especially love the poinsettia card.

Claudine Poch said...

Wonderful projects! Love your snowflake card and the poinsettia card. Don't you just love that Jovial paper?

Tiya-B said...

great projects... love all the images

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards and wonderful little box, your cards are just stunning.

Tammie C. said...

I think the ornament is BEAUTYFUL. The Little Penguin boxes are so cute. GREAT PROJECTS!!!!

Chrissy D said...

GREAT PROJECTS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I knew I could count on you for an ABC project! LOVE the box especially in those colors! The coloring of your poinsettia - beautiful - and your hanging ornament - Lois excellent first day!!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, you have so many beautiful projects! The ornament is beautiful, so clever, love the cards and the sweet gift box.

MariLynn said...

Lois, these are fantastic. I especially loved your hanging ornament. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the snowflake card. Great colors.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, all of these projects are just stunning!!! Love that ornament and if you don't mind I would like to try that sometime!!

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome projects, Lois!!

Gailanne said...

My favourite is your beautiful gatefold card...but I like all your projects. Very creative!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Lois - your cards and projects are just fabulous!! I absolutely love what you did with the poinsettia ornament!! WOW!

Janet said...

Totally beautiful work!Wow!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these are all beautiful, however, I must admit that I love the gate fold poinsettia the best! Gatefold cards are one of my favorites, and this card is at the top of the list!!!! Great job on day one of the blog hop! TFS

Becky said...

Lois, these are just fantastic...love everything :)

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful cards. Sweet treat boxes.

Tanya said...

wonderful projects. i love them
thanks for the chance to win

taniwol at yahoo dot com

Cheri said...

What gorgeous works of art you've laid out here, Lois. They're all a feast for the eyes. I love it all.

Kelly G said...

Love all the projects!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! And that penguin is so cute! :)

Lagene said...

Beautiful! I really love the hanging ormanent!!!

Sue D said...

You have been busy--I esp like the ornament and the poinsettia card.

Heather said...

Love your box and the snow card!

Lisa said...

Love the box and the snow card is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Lois! Every creation is fabulous! Kathy

Emily Keaton said...

What an AWESOME collection of projects, Lois. Fabulous work!! Love that ornament :)

Kelly Latevola said...

Very elegant projects, love them!

Janeen said...

Love the way you did the snowflakes. May I stamp lift that for my Christmas Cards. That blue paper is beautiful.

Ola said...

All of your projects are absolutely gorgeous! I too collect salt & pepper shakers and also shot glasses. My youngest son went to a flea market with my parents the other day & brought me home some shakers that look like tobacco pipes.... super cute!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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

montygonza said...

Outstanding!

Susan Raihala said...

Sheesh, Lois! You are totally rocking this release!

stephanie said...

These are simply darling. Love them.

Pat said...

Those are so beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Roxie said...

Lois you outdid yourself with this beautiful projects, top notch cards, cute treat box and lovely ornament.

Scrappy Jackie said...

Your projects are so cute! I love how they are so unique and different!

imastampin said...

Wow! I love that ornament! You are so clever!

Denise said...

Great projects! Love that gorgeous poinsettia!
DeniseB

Sammibug said...

Fantastic creations! The ornament is my favorite.

Stephanie said...

wow,you have been busy, great projects!

Patty said...

I just have to follow your blog and see the beautiful work you do. These are amazing!

Valerie said...

Super cute!

Donna K said...

the ornament is gorgeous!

Benzi said...

What some great projects you've made and the poinsettia card is colored beautifully. Love the holly leaves s&p shakers.