Friday, June 10, 2011

MFP June Blog Hop - Day 4

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: Floating Along? (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 part of the Blog Hop today. But I'm thankful that you stopped by to see what I did with today's set. To get the chance to win Floating Along, be sure to comment on the blogs of the team members listed below.

Some time ago I saw a tutorial for a recessed window card and thought that the large water lily would look pretty in that setting. I made the card base using MFP Lily Pad and Prima Sweet Fairy DP. The background for the water lily is a mottled cardstock called Aged Berry. After stamping and coloring the water lily, I cut it out and popped it up in the center of the "window." Then I decorated it with some pearls and the punched butterfly.

For my second card I used a layout I found on Page Maps, using DPs from the Prima Fairy Flora paper pad.

For my final look into my late husband's train memorabilia, I chose a few of the Hallmark ornaments from a set of tin trains. I hope you enjoyed that I shared some of his passion with you.

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 Floating Along. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers


Beverly said...

Love that recessed window for the water lily! It looks great in pink!

Kittie said...

Both cards are lovely, Lois but I especially love the popped up flower.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love these two beauties, Lois!! Gorgeous colors and papers for these wonderful images!

Designing with Debbie said...

What beautiful cards. I love visiting your site, you have so many fun things. Thanks for sharing

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lois!

Roxie said...

Real pretty cards Lois, that first one with the pearls is a real eye catcher and I like the BG paper on the second.

Janeen said...

lois, your cards are lovely. the recessed window is a perfect technique for this image. thanks for the link.

Chrissy D said...

Two beauties, Lois! Love the colors on these!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what beauties, Lois.....and love your little trains

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! It looks like it should be hung on the wall!