Thursday, March 10, 2011

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and Stampin'Bs Challenge

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


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!

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 April 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 April 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, March 12, 2011.

My first card using today's set, Grandma's Boudoir, is for both the MFP Blog Hop and the Stampin'B Challenge to use bling on your card. As you can see, my bling is the pearl and rose flourish. I'm glad I didn't live in the era of wearing corsets. That looks sooo uncomfortable. But, as the sentiment implies, the corset made you look marvelous!




My second card is a little plainer. I stamped the cameo twice -- once in silver pigment ink and then embossed with Detail Silver embossing powder; and again with VersaMagic Aegean Blue chalk. After cutting out that portion of the blue cameo that would be the stone, I pressed Versafine on it and embossed with clear embossing powder -- twice, to give it a nice shine. Then I glued it down onto the silver image.



The layouts for both of my cards were found on Page Maps.
Make sure you visit the rest of the team members' blogs to see what they did with this lovely set.

Lois (you are here)

Vicky

Dawn L.

Anne

Emily

Karen

Patty

Roxie

Vicki

Liz

Claudine

Dawn M

Nicole

Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Neva

Silvia

Guest Desinger, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers

42 comments:

Elaine said...

Beautiful job Lois, love them both!

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Tanya said...

These are beautiful. Simple and elegant.

Carol said...

Both of your cards are delicious. I just adore this stamp set.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

jdmommy said...

These are both so beautiful and feminine, Lois. So pretty!

Neva said...

Lois these are both just fabulous, love the details. Great job with this set.

Vicky Gould said...

Oh la la on the first one, Lois! The second just reminds me of my mom back in the day - two beauties!

Dawn said...

nice job on both cards Lois!!

Liz Williams said...

Lois, these are fabulous. Great layouts for both of them.

Connie said...

Absolutely out of the park Lois!! I love the elegant simplicity. You do such nice work.
Connie

Dawn Mercedes said...

OH! I like all the pearls you used. Very "instyle" with the style of the stamp!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and great layouts.

Nan G said...

Both cards are very elegant!

Patti P. said...

Lois, what beauties....I wouldn't want to wear one of those corsets either, but it sure made for small waists. Your creativity surely shows in these. Tfs

patty said...

wonderful card, best wishes, patty

Lillian Child said...

These are gorgeous, Lois!

Lena said...

wow these cards are fantastic!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Lois - I love how vintagey and elegant these fell. Love the DP in the first card and th3e second card looks like actual jewelry!

Angel said...

Both of these are just gorgeous!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this set - your cards are elegant vintage!

MariLynn said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. I love the pearls on the first one!

Designing with Debbie said...

very nice i like the colors

Nana Connie said...

Both of these are stunning! I relly like what you did wth the blue and silver on the silouette. Wonderful, just wonderful.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Cards both so vintage looking...like that first one with the background paper - both so lovely.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, I love both cards!!The one with cameo really is awesome!! I really like the silver embossing on it and read how you did it three times. Now I've got to try this!!

Carol L said...

your cards are fabulous! you went to great lengths to create that cameo and it shows! Lovely work Lois!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh both are so pretty!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful job on your cards!

Lynn McAuley said...

Great layouts for these wonderful vintage images, Lois!! What lovely cards!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, both of these cards are incredibly beautiful.
I love the colors of the second and the femininity of the first.
My fav. is the first one, I love the pretty flowered bg, the pearl flourish, the sponging and the overall look is very attractive.

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Both cards are wonderful. I especial love the cameo card and the spellinder die you used to compliment it with.

angelwhispers said...

Just so beautiful and each DT is so individual Love them chanelle xxx

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these are both beautiful, however I really really like the blinged first card with the corsett! It is wonderful! TFS

Miesje said...

Beautiful cards The colors are so soft and pretty.

Chrissy D said...

SO elegant and pretty!

Emily Keaton said...

Both are gorgeous, Lois!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Lois, very elegant looking!! Wonderful choice in color and the peals are a perfect embellishment

Auntie Em said...

Wow, I love both of your cards! They are so pretty and feminine. The cameo is awesome!
Thank you for sharing! :)

PaperAddictJenn said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the corset card. The pearl accents are gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois...these are both gorgeous....wowza....wonderful use of the pearls/flourish....so vintage glam

imastampin said...

These are both so lovely Lois. I really like the colors you selected for your cards.

Roxie said...

Very pretty cards!

Emily Keaton said...

Such elegant cards, Lois!! These are beautiful. :)