Wednesday, June 8, 2011

MFP June Blog Hop - Day 2

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: Poppies, Poppies, Poppies? (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 the winner has already purchased this set!) Be sure to visit the DT blogs listed below if you want a chance to win this set.

I decided that I would make two cards using Poppies Poppies Poppies, but that they would not be standard A2 cards. Instructions for both cards can be found in the Resources section of Splitcoaststampers. My first card is a Center Step card. I used DP from Cosmo Cricket's Pixie-Licious paper pad, along with some Basic Grey half-pearls.



My second card is a Swinging Z-Fold card. I decided that I wanted red poppies this time, so I used Copic markers R20, R24, R27, R29. The DP is from DCWV Crafty Stack.




This train is a limited edition piece from Trains Gone By, made from Georgia marble.



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 POPPIES, POPPIES, POPPIES. 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

56 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Lois, your poppies POP!! I love them. Love that color combo on the first one!

Rea said...

Nice layout.

redwasher1 said...

Here is another beauty!! Outstanding card!! You so rock!!!

Sharon Peele said...

Lois, These are absolutely gorgeous!!I love your color and DP choices!!
Beautiful work!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

That center step card is AMAZING! Beautiful use of papers with the gorgeous colored image!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards, wonderful colors.

Ujjwal said...

I love how you highlighted the poppies with yellow. love the card!

Lagene said...

Love your poppie cards! Especially the Center step card!

Peggysuez said...

Both are lovely, great job on the center step card!

joycemc57 said...

What a beautiful card! I love the poppies and all the sentiments in this stamp set.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, both of these cards are spectacular! ;)

Kittie said...

B oth of your cards are beautiful, Lois!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- Great designs to show off those beautifully colored poppies!

Connie said...

I love your choice of colors for those poppies Lois! Also like your out-of-the-box designs.
Connie

Carol L said...

I love the creative folds you used on both cards, but those red poppies just popped off the 2nd card! Gorgeous coloring and designs on both cards! I love the tweetsie RR car too!

Sparkly Engineer said...

So old fashioned feeling and elegant.

Vicky Gould said...

Two outstanding beauties, Lois!!

Nancy R Grimes said...

I like your cards. Poppies are a favorite of mine. It was helpful knowing what number Copic markers you used.

karennarelle said...

gorgeous cards.

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty cards. Love the design and the colors

Dawn said...

oh! I love both your different folds, Lois! beautiful!!

jdmommy said...

Lois, these cards are just beautiful!! I love your choice of colors and dp to go with the unusual folds! Great job!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh these is so pretty, Lois! I love the different folds you used! Wonderful work!

imastampin said...

Beautiful beautiful cards Lois. I love the colors you used.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are beautiful...love the different folds too.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful cards, I love poppies, I have a garden full> Mary L Schreiber

Diana said...

All of your cards are great and these poppies just really go well with your papers, etc

I'd love to own this set
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Carol Dee said...

Two lovely examples of another wonderful set. Thanks.

Patricia said...

Lois both of your cards are just gorgeous. I love the selection of DP, they are very vibrant which goes well with this stamp. Great job!

Sue D said...

Great fancy folded cards!

Billie Dee said...

That card and the stampset is gorgeous!

kristyleesworld said...

Lois,
Im totally digging your Poppies step card, the colors are so pretty. You did a wonderful job. I really like the way you folded the other poppies card, and the way you colored it w/ the copics is so beautiful!
Kristy

Barbara Colbert said...

Nice layout..pretty...beautiful coloring!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely cards!!

Donna said...

Lovely cards! Love the color combinations.

Jeanne said...

WOw love the cards... Love he Step cards and the Z fold is new to me... thanks for the creativity and inspiration!!

MariLynn said...

WOW. You are amazing. I love how you used these poppies!!

Emily Keaton said...

Cool folds on your gorgeous cards today, Lois!! Beautiful work with those outstanding poppies. :)

Melissa said...

awesome card...love those poppies!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome crafting on this exquisite designs!! What remarkable work, Lois!

dinosaur said...

I love the center pop up card. Nice colors.

Carolyn (snowmanqueen) said...

Love the Z fold and beautiful poppies!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what wonderful creations....I especially love the step card....I hope to get to play with Frances' tutorial soon

sandi said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois both of these cards are gorgeous, but the first one just takes my breath away. I love the color you used to color those poppies!!! TFS

schmidtrv said...

I love your cards, The Poppies make wonderful cards. Like the train too
Vicky Schmidt

A Walk With Faith said...

Lois your cards are so beautiful! Love the colors you chose and the two different styles.

Pat Jandacek said...

Love those cards, especially the Z-fold! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. TFS

Payne Holler Cards said...

wonderful inspiration - love these folds and your color combos are beautiful!

KAREN said...

Lois, I LOVE what you've done w/ these beautiful poppies. I'd be thrilled to win this set!

Theresa said...

Love the poppies! Great card.

Patricia Garcia said...

Stunning, great card!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Janeen said...

Lois, your work is so pretty. I really like that center pop up card. I have never tried any of those fancy folded cards. One of these days.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!

Dawn Mercedes said...

VERY lovely cards!!

Roxie said...

Two very nice projects, great job with the coloring.