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: Sand Surf Relax? (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!) I'm not an official member of the Blog Hop today, but I'm glad you stopped by to see my projects. To get a chance to win today's set, be sure to visit the Design Team Blogs listed below.
My first card is serving double-duty: MFP Blog Hop and Stampin'Bs challenge. I was the hostess this week. One of the things I'm trying to force myself to do is making more CAS cards. I'm not really comfortable leaving lots of "white" space. So this was actually a challenge more to myself than to the rest of the team. 1-2-3 was my challenge (one layer, two stamps, three colors). One of the things I like to do with CAS cards is embossing a frame around the focal image using Nestabilities. So after I stamped the large conch shell, I embossed the Labels One nestie around it and then sponged in the blue.
Another thing I like to do is create cards that are not standard A2 cards. I joined Technique Junkies some time ago, and one of the techniques in the June/July 2011 newsletter was a Telescoping Card. What a clever idea!
In my former life, I was a cross-stitcher. I had joined a group of stitchers who would do round-robin projects. Each person started a project and then sent it along to the next person, who sent it along to the next person, etc. One of my projects was this train, which is hanging in my upstairs hallway.
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 Sand, Surf, Relax. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
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