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)
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers