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!
My first card for today's set, In My Mother's Garden, is for both the MFP Blog Hop and the Stampin'Bs challenge. I was the hostess for this week's challenge -- my challenge was to use a square, a circle and an oval somewhere on your card. My square is obvious -- it's a square card. In addition, I used the lacey square Nestabilities die to make a border around the image panel. The circle also is pretty obvious -- the sentiment is on a circle nestie. The oval is a little less obvious. If you take a look at the top of the watering can, you will see it is an oval-shaped can. I hope that's not cheating. Of course, it's not cheating -- the hostess of the challenge would NEVER cheat!
I actually stamped the watering can twice, popping up the second (colored) image and adding some stickles to the flowers. The background paper is from Basic Grey's Green at Heart paper pad.
My second card needs very little explanation. After stamping the trellis I cut the top to go around the trellis and matted it with MFP Dark Chocolate Bar. All coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. There are also stickles on the flowers of this card.
Like the clown on Tuesday's post, this clown was also made by my mother. (Crafting is in my genes, you see.) She knew I loved Elvis, so she found some material with Elvis' image all over it and made the stuffed clown. This trapeze is hanging in a corner of my dining room.
Be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations using In My Mother's Garden. Comment on each post to be in the running for a guest designer position with Mark's Finest Papers. 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