Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers - Blog Hop Day 2

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 This card set was originally made as a baby shower gift.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)

Vicky

Dawn L.

Anne

Peggysue

Connie

Claudine

Dawn M.

Nicole

Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Emily N.

Patricia

Chrissy

Guest Designer, Lillian

Mark’s Finest Papers

33 comments:

Pam said...

Lois, All of the creations are incredible. What a nice little set for the early baby! The color blocked card is fabulously sweet.

Sharon Peele said...

Lois, your projects are so adorable!! What a cute set of stamps!!!

Stampinsilvia said...

Super cute cards and projects! I love them!!! I love this set!!!

Vicky Gould said...

Love your pop top can and card; love the color block card. You can tell you worked hard on these cuties, Lois!

jdmommy said...

Lois, the baby set is wonderful!! The pop top can with socks is the cutest idea!! I love the color block card......embossing it makes it so textural. Fab clown. TFS!

Connie said...

Awww Lois! These are precious! I love the pop top can idea and never saw that embossing folder that way before....I will have to try that one.
Connie

Neva said...

Oh Lois these are just darling. Such a precious stamp set.

Dawn said...

adorable! and I love your quilted bg!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- You did such a nice job with your projects! Very nice!

Pat Garvin said...

That little zebra is adorable and I love your colors.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these projects are adorable!! I love the baby set and the pop top can! But the "quilted" baby card is fabulous!! I love the color blocked bright backgroud! Just wonderful projects (as always). TFS

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love that darling baby set, Lois. The blocking you did on the giraffe card is fabulous, too! Great cards!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely precious! Love the card with the cute little giraffe!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

that zebra is adorable. almost makes it vintage as I remember how stuffed toys from yesteryear used to look

Sherry Kushibab said...

Lovely cards and technique...technique junkie sounds like a good newsletter. TFS

Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness, Lois. What fabulous projects! I'm am definitely going to do one of those gift cans with baby socks for the next shower I go to. How fun is that??!!

Liz Williams said...

Loving all these ideas for baby cards and it is fun you are featuring your clown collection.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational collection of delightful projects, Lois!! So cute with these precious baby animal images!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards, I really love this set. I love the coloring on both of them. great detail

Barbara Colbert said...

Adorable projects! Cute stamps!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, I love all of your wonderful creations. Beautifully done, my friend.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous project and I love that quilted card!!

Elizabeth said...

These are very cute projects, Lois. I really like the pink zebra set. Way cute!

Cheri said...

I've spent so much time looking at your fabulous projects....I love your cards and the can is adorable. I too am a TJ member and love their technique ideas.

MariLynn said...

What a cute baby set. Love the little pop top can!

Sheng said...

Oh golly, super cards!!!

Peggysuez said...

These are very pretty! I love the shape you chose for the zebra card and the papers.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are so adorable Lois! This is easily my favorite set of the release. Love that ellie image and the wonky rectangle shape you used.

Chrissy D said...

Ohh love how you have the pull out on the first card, and your quilt is adorable on the second card! Wonderful!

JD said...

great cards and projects!

Annelies said...

Gorgeous stamps!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love the last card...looks like a baby blanket!

Janeen said...

your patchwork BG is great.