Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 1

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

Our New Sets are: Greet the Day with Gerber, Big Cats, Spring Has Sprung and He is the Lamb. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a BRAND NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!



PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!


All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include March 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the March 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, February 12, 2011.





My first card for this month's hop is an outsized one (4 1/2 inches x 7 1/4 inches) -- made to fit in some envelopes that my daughter gave me. The large gerber daisies were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx on MFP Speedy the Cat's Cream and then colored with Copic markers. I then cut it out using the next-to-the-largest Labels Ten die and sponging with Tim Holtz Distressed Orange Marmalade before removing the die. In order for the mat to be narrow, I traced the same die onto a piece of MFP Florida Peach (the same paper as the card base)and cut it out with scissors. This gives the nice narrow 1/16" border. The sentiment panel was cut with regular Oval Nestabilities, and I added the row of small orange pearls under the sentiment. I added some larger pearls to the image panel, ran some ribbon and made the bow, and then used a corsage pin with some pale green beads.

For my second project I used the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for the 3" x 3" notecard purse.




For the cards I stamped the single gerber daisy and colored each one a different color. I used the cute little mouse for the purse. The handle for the purse was made using a Martha Stewart punch. The DP on the notecards is the same as what I used for my large card -- Rubber Soul Meadow's Edge.



Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop so you are in the running for the prize package.

Nancyruth
Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Neva
Silvia Mabie
Mark’s Finest Papers

39 comments:

Ujjwal said...

beautiful!! love the colors and the set of cards look wonderful!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful creations with these fabulous spring daisies!! Well done, Lois!!

Liz Williams said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Lois.Beautiful spring colors.

Connie said...

Lovely Lois. A nice breath of spring!
Connie

Vicky Gould said...

Love your single card - the colors are marvelous. And that set with the cute little box - excellent work, Lois!

montygonza said...

Oh I love the little card set I think they are gorgeous.
Amanda

Janet said...

This is just a lovely post! I really like how you sponged around the first image and the second set of cards is a great gift idea. Wow!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are just adorable!!! I love the little set with the purse! Great job. TFS!

Ted said...

I love how the image and sentiment share center stage here!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, your cards are magnificent. I love the beautiful gift set that you created. Absolutely lovely.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Like how you used the sponged the distressed orange - beautiful card. Note cards are nice, great colors.

jdmommy said...

That oversized card is so beautiful with the nestie and those fab colors!! Love the little note set.....your projects are ALWAYS the best, Lois!!!

Virgo5 said...

Lois I always enjoy coming here to see what you've created, these are wonderful!

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome job on everything, Lois!

Darla said...

What a great way to give someone some cards!
TFS

Emily Keaton said...

Beauiful projects, Lois! I really love those great note cards and tote. Nicely done!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful job on these projects. Love those notecards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh fabulous as usual! That first card is so striking and your set -- well, its so me! :)

Pat said...

That first card is stunning, Lois! Wonderful job. The sets are great, too. Your coloring is fantastic, too
Hugs, Pat Smith

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow, gf....you rocked this set....beautifull card and gift set

Lillian Child said...

Really great projects, Lois! Love the background paper on your first card. Great coloring!

redwasher1 said...

This is wonderful!!! I love your card and the purse with note cards is breathtaking!!

Nan G said...

Beautiful cards! Love the little note card set with the purse, too!

Connie C said...

Love the coloring you did on the Gerber Daisies! And how creative to draw around the outside of the Spellbinders die and then cut it out for a narrower mat. Such a wonderful suggestion and one I'm sure I'll use soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Crafty Math Chick said...

All of your cards are lovely Lois. I like how the flowers match the floral background dp.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

That card with the green and orange is just stunning, Lois! LOVE it! :)

imastampin said...

Lois, these are all great! I love the set of notecards and the combination of the dies on the top one is fabulous as well.

Carol L said...

I love the colors and sponging on your lovely card! It really brought the daisy to life! Your card set is adorable, especially with that little mouse image on the purse!

Neva said...

Lois these are all fabulous, Love that single regular size card. So lovely. Fabulous showcase job

Claudine Poch said...

Great cards! I really like the little card set and matching tote!

Peggysuez said...

Lois what a great way to showcase this set, the longer card has such wonderful shading and the little notecards make up a great set as a gift!

thinker said...

I love how you sponged the edges of the panel... adds a soft feel which I love!

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Donna said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the spellbinders you used. Very pretty images.

Julye said...

Love them all but do have a soft spot for gerbras and all daisies, these are fab.

Sharon Peele said...

Lois, your card and place cards are gorgeous!! I love the greeting on you card! The stamps are wonderful!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! You know I adore the tote and cards. :0)

MariLynn said...

Love your little notecard purse. Great job with your projects.

Roxie said...

Nice variety of colors on the flowers Lois, I really like the green on the first card's bg.