Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the MFP January Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


And…LOOK for the WINNERS of the Blog Hop on Saturday!

Our New Sets are: In the Forest, Happy Pansies, Sew What, and Floral Tea.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 following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, 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.

Today's set is Happy Pansies. Whenever I see pansies, I always think of my grandmother, who had beds of pansies all around her house. In addition to the pansies, she also had small flowers called Johnny Jump Ups. I'm not even sure they are related to the pansy, but they look very similar -- only smaller.

One of my favorite sites for card layouts is Page Maps, and that's where I found the layout for my first card.



The background paper on the right side of the card was created by stamping the single pansy from this set several times and coloring the images with a pale purple. I also added the bee, another image from the set. The other DP is from Basic Grey's Wisteria paper pad. For the focal panel I stamped the larger image and popping up the yellow petals on two of the pansies.



The MFP team has decided it would be fun to send birthday cards to each other, so I decided to keep all the addresses in a little book, which I covered using some Basic Grey Cappella DP. The three pansies were stamped using the single image and masking. After coloring with Copic markers, I cut them out and mounted them on top of the oval shapes.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team.

Nancyruth
Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Susan
Connie
Claudine
Dawn
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Mark’s Finest Papers

61 comments:

P said...

Love your card- so many interesting details to look at!

Liz Williams said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!!

Jen_B said...

I LOVE your card. The bee charm added the perfect touch to it.

Alicia (aka Bunny) said...

I am totally going to bookmark that layout site. And I want a book like that!

Anonymous said...

I love both your pansy cards, but I really like your design of the cardstock. I must get out my pansy stamps again!

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

Pat said...

I love both of those, but the top one with the charm is just wonderful! Love the coloring.
Hugs, Pat Smith

youiesmom said...

Love the card and address book. That bee charm on the card is the perfect touch. Beautiful projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kris said...

I love pansies and I love your projects!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tini said...

OMG - what for fabulous works! Great coloring for a fantastic effect. Hugs Tini

Miesje said...

These are beautiful! Love the layout and the coloring.

Debc06 said...

Love the gatefold card idea and the note book is too cute.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Vicky Gould said...

Two absolute beauties, Lois. I really like the first one, but that notebook is pretty cool too.

Connie said...

Amazing work Lois!!! I totally LOVE your first card and your handmade dp!
Connie

Ted said...

Lois, both of these projects are wonderful!

Dawn Mercedes said...

The bee is a great accent! Esp. for that bkg. paper!

Emily Keaton said...

What fabulous layouts for both projects, Lois. Your coloring is exquisite.

Dawn said...

fabulous samples!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards and layouts!

LaNell said...

How Cute are your projects. Really like the layout.

Judy said...

Wonderful projects!

Janeen said...

ahh, i love the gatefold card with rounded corners. I really like this set.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent - love that notebook!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your sensational creations always stand out in a crowd, Lois!! What exquisite designs with these gorgeous pansies!

Susan Raihala said...

Lois, both the card and the book are over-the-top pretty!!!! Love how you can coordinate so many different elements and patterns into perfect harmony!

Neva said...

OMGosh Lois, I need that charm, how did I miss ordering some? I need to place another order.

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful -- looks like the kind I like to plant. Will have to try this folded card.

Judy Tuck

jdmommy said...

These are so lovely, Lois!! Brava!

Virgo5 said...

Gorgeous!

ButterflyEars said...

WOW!!Lois, I love both of your projects for today.
I love the fold of your beautiful card and that you added this cute matching note pad.

Joanne Travis said...

Beautifully done, love both a lot!

Ratty Hugs said...

Both projects are so inspiring.
Thank you for sharing.
~C8>

Auntie Em said...

Love your card and the stamped panel is perfect. Great idea to keep organized with the sweet little journal. Love your pansy colours.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

mariko said...

This is such a lovely card! Thank you also for sharing "page maps"!

MDHART said...

Beautiful coloring! LOve the layout.

carrie said...

Fabulous card! Fantastic layout and coloring.

Jnett's Place said...

Love pansies and these look like they will be really fun to work with. Great card.

Lagene said...

I absolutely LOVE your card!!! Gorgeous!

Jnett's Place said...

Beautiful card, love the unusual opening.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, I adore these!! The address book is awesome and that card is absolutely beautiful!!

Kristin said...

The bee charm adds a nice touch to the pansies.

Sharon Peele said...

Lois, I just love your coloring, and you do a beautiful job on your cards and project. The pansies look like a wonderful stamp set!! Thanks for inspiration!

Sherry Kushibab said...

A beautiful card - love the bee on the first one!!

Cheri said...

Your details are gorgeous. My grandmother loved pansies too (and Johnny Jump-ups) This set brings back so many memories. I love the birthday book you created with them too. Perfect idea.

montygonza said...

wonderful job on those project, the pansies are so beautiful.
Amanda

Deb H. said...

Both cards a gorgeous. I loove how you made them pop.

Pat Jandacek said...

Love the layout and colors on your card! The yellow is absolutely striking. Your address book is great, too.

Sue D said...

Great card and notebook--love the bee charm.

Carol Dee said...

Very Pretty, I love pansies.

Peggysuez said...

That birthday book is so pretty with the pansies on the cover, the perfect choice! Beautiful projects, both of them!

Maggie Crawford said...

i love the card!

JJH said...

What a fun little book. So creative.

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh I do love those pansies! Beautiful job!

Tania said...

These are spectacular.

Jack said...

Fabulous card and notebook. Love this set of stamps. xx

Roxie said...

Beautiful job with the pansies, I really like that layout for the card, I've seen that layout used from page maps a few times and have to try it myself, thanks for sharing.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have colored these pansies to perfection, Lois!

Lillian Child said...

The sentiments alone have me sold on this set, and your creativity is fabulous!

Lynne said...

Just love the pansies and used so well on your card and notebook

E. Marie said...

You knew exactly how to use this set. Both items are very pretty.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I just love the altered notebook. Your pansies just look so lovely.

Davisiugu said...

Love the card and address book. That bee charm on the card is the perfect touch. Beautiful projects. Thanks for a chance to win. Babe youiesmom@att.net