Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MFP June Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: All Aboard? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!) In order to win, be sure to visit the blogs of the rest of the DT listed at the end of this post.

When I first saw today's set, I got a lump in my throat because my late husband was a train enthusiast. One of the sentiments in this set is "Choo Choo," which is the name our grandkids called him. He would definitely have loved this stamp set.

My first project is actually a little box I made using the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. After making the box, I covered it with some harlequin DP I had in my stash -- it matches the design on that cute little locomotive.



For my card I stamped the train station scene and then colored it using Copic markers. I thought the map DP was rather appropriate behind the focal image.



As I mentioned above, my husband loved trains and had lots of train memorabilia in his "train room." I'd love to share some of that with you during the Blog Hop. You probably noticed the pewter trains I included in the photos of my projects. They are part of a set I bought him from the Franklin Mint -- birthday and Christmas presents for several years. Below are three more locomotives from that set.



For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win ALL ABOARD. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Lois (that's me)
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

60 comments:

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, beautiful job Lois, your card is wonderful with the map background!! Love your coloring too!!

Liz Williams said...

Love the box, and that card is wonderful with the red engine. You did an awesome job and I love the map paper.

Becky said...

Great card with the map in the background, and cute box.

Patricia said...

what a wonderful gift idea with the box. I love the backgroud map paper with the train stamp. Great job Lois on both your projects.

Lagene said...

Love the box & your card is Gorgeous!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Such a beautiful box and card. The colours on the box are stunning. I love red, white and black together. The map on the card is perfect. Such great projects!

jdmommy said...

Great minds, right? Love the map bg! LOL! Fab card, and wonderful three colored box. Thanks for sharing the trains as well.

Vicky Gould said...

Lois, your cards just get better and better - and that little box is just adorable. Miss ya!

Dawn said...

Fab projects Lois and I love your little trains!!! (or DH's...lol)

Connie said...

I love your coloring Lois and the map is perfect!! I couldn't get a good impression no matter how I tried, but obviously it was operator error as your card proves nothing wrong with the stamp....
Great job!!
Connie

Carol L said...

Isn't it a good feeling when you get to use a stamp set that relates to your personal life like this one?! The box is so neat, but your card looks perfect with the map used as a background! The way you colored the image is just fabulous, and TFS a little history about your late husband's love for trains!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- Awesome coloring on both the box and the card! Super projects!

Marlena M. said...

This is awesome! I love the box, and love the card. ;)

Kelly said...

Oh my. I love these stamps. I'm also a train lover. There is just something about them. Wonderful projects Lois. Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

ahhh your hubby would be so pleased this is beautiful lois..i also have always loved trains..tfs..loves ya

Lynn McAuley said...

Great designs, Lois!! Fabulous designer papers for both the box and the card!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards. these are prefect for any man in you life no matter the age

Judy Rozema said...

Love the map! Great card Lois, and what fun trains!

Mo Moss said...

What a nice message with your great little box. Love the colors you used.

Miesje said...

Oh I love it! What a great set and what fun stamps!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great look with the map!! Excellent coloring and like the little box too!! NICE job!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card my son loves train and so does hubby so this a must have set for me love it.

MariLynn said...

Lois, your box is exquisite. I love the paper that you used. I love the map on your card. Hope you have a blessed day today!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very lovely card and box. What a great new stamp set.

imastampin said...

So fabulous Lois.

Sherry said...

I have a couple friends whose husbands collect trains also! your card is gorgeous!

jcushingtoo said...

Really nice masculine stamp set.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, LOVE that cute!!!!!!!!!!! box!!
Gorgeous coloring on both the card and the train!!

Gailanne said...

Love the pretty box and the fabulous train station card. This is one stamp set I NEED to own!

Pam said...

Now this is some beautiful art work! Stunning, my friend!

Dawn Frost said...

Wow gorgeous train card, love the background paper, its perfect for your image!

Dani said...

I really like the use of the map d/p with this set. Your coloring is absolutely wonderful. Great card!!

Darlene said...

My husband would love to get a card with these stamps!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are so fabulous...and that box....well it is da bomb

Jeanne said...

Wow I love the box... soooo cute. And the card is gorgeous... love the map dp behind it. Great choice. thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful set.

kristyleesworld said...

Oh my Lois, you did a wonderful job on the train box and card! I truly love it, & that new stamp set. I agree w/ you that the map DP is rather appropriate behind the focal image. Great job, but all your stuff is wonderful!
Happy Stamping,
Kristy
(Stampingfordummies)

Donna said...

Beautiful box. Bet your husband loves it!

Wendy said...

Lois you did a great job on the train box and I love the card this would be wonderful for a male card.

Theresa said...

Great card and love your post about your husband's collecting trains. My GF was a railroader and I was around trains in my youth. Great BG with the map. Great details.

Vicki Dutcher said...

That box is killer! The checks and the little train...perfect together!

Sue D said...

Great card and box. I like the map paper on the card.

Bonnie said...

Love your box and card, Lois! Beautiful colors and really nice layout on the card. Thank you for sharing!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--what a great job on both of these projects!!! I love the box, but the card is fabulous!!!! You did such a wonderful job of coloring the image!!! Wish I had your coloring talents!!!! TFS

Mary Ann Daugherty said...

I just love the box and card it brings back of the days of the train stations that I used to go and visit when I was a child.

dinosaur said...

What a great box! I'll have to check out that tutorial. I love your train card, too.

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful job on both projects Lois! Love both of them!

karen adams said...

very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

karen adams

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful box - I need to go see that tutorial! I love the set and how cool that your DH collects trains. You can make him all kinds of fun cards and things to go with his trains now. Fun!!!!

Peggie said...

Wonderful cards. I would love this set because my dad worked for the Norfolk & Western RR. Would have lots of fun with these.Peggie
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Emily Keaton said...

Cool box, Lois, and I love the map DP on your card!! Great projects for this set. :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

your map dp was perfect touch! and love that box - beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Lois, The box is great & I like the cardtoo. My father was a train collecter too.
Vicky Schmidt

Lisa R. said...

Great set. Love the card and box! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Pat Garvin said...

The map is a nice touch. It is colored wonderfully.

Rea said...

Great image and project.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love this image and what you did with it.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous cards - I love how you colored the second train and the first box has such CUTE cuts! Love it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Awesome card and gift box, Lois! :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

Neat!

Roxie said...

I like the box with the fancy edges and love your train station card with the map background.