Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts; Nature’s Postage; Hello, Sunshine; and Take a Peek. 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (December 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!

Again I have created two projects with today’s set – Nature’s Postage.




My first card is a collage, using all three of the postage stamp images, which I placed on the DP from 7Gypsies Avagnon pad, which was torn and distressed around the edges. I added two copper diecuts from Spellbinders Timeless Heritage Shapeabilities set, along with the oval sentiment panel.



My second card uses only one of the postage stamp images, stamped to look like a sheet – with one stamp ripped off. The black background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade folder. To create a "perforated" line between the stamps, I used the Scor-Bug Embosser.



I love this funky little bee/flower set. A woman I work with gave it to me for my birthday.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this beautiful set and comment on each blog. 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, but LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

46 comments:

Sally said...

Not sure if I'm doing this right, but am posting my comment on your blog for the chance to win the Nature's Postage stamp set.
I really like the card you made using just the one stamp and changing the colors. Very nice. Really like your cool bee/flower set too. What a nice birthday gift for you. Onto the other blogs. Thanks for the chance.

Sue said...

Great card Lois.
Smiles :)

Becky said...

I love these Lois. I especially love the black and how you did those in different colors, that is just awesome girl :).

Neva said...

OMGosh Lois both of these are darling, Really love the 2nd one.

Frea said...

Hi Lois, love these cards, they do show how different you can use those stamps! Frea

Vicky Gould said...

As usual, Lois, two outstanding projects!!!

jdmommy said...

I love that you used these stamp images as STAMPS!

garnett said...

Love the copper .Makes the card pop.

Patti said...

So very pretty! Love the second... stunning!

Connie said...

Love how you think out of the box Lois! Your second card is my favorite.
Connie

Olga said...

Love em both but the 2nd is my faovrite!!!

LaNell said...

Two very beautiful cards. I really like the 2nd one best.

searchingfortruth said...

wonderful Card!

Gloria Westerman said...

Both of these area gorgeous....love this set....tfs

Liz Williams said...

I love them both, Lois and I don't feel like a have to pick a favorite!!LOL. Enjoying those cute salt and pepper shakers too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lois, both cards are great! I think I like the second one best, with the one stamp "torn" off from the others. And always love to see your salt and peppers. :)

Terria said...

Such a awesome set of cards I love the 1st card:)

Claudine Poch said...

Both are lovely! I especially like the second card!

Emily Keaton said...

These are terrific, Lois! I just love that collage for the first one, and how clever of you to think of making a sheet of postage for the second!! You had your thinking cap on for these. :)

MariLynn said...

Both of your cards are so inspiring. I love the collage look of your first one. I love how you have the one stamp "torn" off. Great coloring.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois - rocking job - I think both are terrific! The angled one...LOVE IT!

Joanne Travis said...

They look like real postage!! Gorgeous samples as always, Lois!

Janet said...

I love what you did with these images.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Nice variety - a vintagey looing card first followed by a bright colorful card second, and how do you keep finding such adorable S/P shalers to match?!! LOL!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, both of your cards are beautiful. I love the collage, very creative.

carrie said...

Great cards! Really like the first card the best.

Deloris said...

Fabulous card!

Yogi said...

very pretty. They look like a nice bunch of stamps to play with

Tiya-B said...

I love both cards... great use of great stamps.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! I do so love both cards!! Both are stunning and very artistic!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are fabulous Lois - I especially love the postage sheet one!

Jnett's Place said...

These look like they will be fun to work with.

Pat said...

Wonderful job on all. Can't believe you popped up with a S & P set with bee's. Too cute! Love the Collage approach.

Hugs, Pat Smith

Dawn said...

ooh, so pretty! love the sheet of stamps!!!

Laura P. said...

Love all your creations! Your work is beautiful!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

you do know that I pay close attention to salt and pepper shakes now! haha..great job on today's designs!

Carol Dee said...

Great cards and cute S&P set.

Kimberly Rendino said...

I LOVE the second one! The perforated detail - so cool!

Roxie said...

Nice job with the images on both card, nice examples.

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous Lois! Love the collage and the torn stamp is brilliant!

Sue D said...

Great cards--my fav is the second where one is torn off.

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous creations with these wonderful postage stamps, Lois!! So very pretty!!

Tini said...

Wonderful cards! Hugs Tini

Peggysuez said...

These are both terrific, I like the vintage look of the first and the stamp sheet look on the second, making them different colors, they look great!

Lisa Lynne said...

Very nice - I like those postage images!

Pat Jandacek said...

Great cards, both very well done!