Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!
Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***
What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!
I recently joined Technique Junkies, a subscription newsletter, which is chock-full of fun techniques. My first card was made with one of these techniques. As you can see in the second photo, there are a series of messages tucked inside the card. This card set was originally made as a baby shower gift. However, baby had other ideas; and she was born by C-section the day before the baby shower! Inside the little can is a pair of baby socks. There is a tutorial on SCS for this pop top container.
My second card is a little simpler, with a color-blocked background, which I ran through my Cuttlebug using the Lattice Square embossing folder. I found some Colorbok Sticky Stitches somewhere (don't even remember where!) and ran strips along the edges of each of the different color blocks. I thought it sort-of looked like a baby blanket. The cute little giraffe panel is popped up on dimensionals.
In the real world I am a bookkeeper. My son Doug gave me this Emmett Kelly accountant figurine for Christmas one year. I actually have several Emmett Kelly clowns in my collection.
Be sure to visit all the participating blogs today and comment in order to be eligible for the opportunity to be a guest designer next month. And be sure to check out the MFP Swap on Splitcoast. If you have any MFP stamps, you might want to join us.
Lois (that's me)
Guest Designer, Lillian
Mark’s Finest Papers