Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer. 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: Planted With Love? (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!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the listed 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 Planted With Love. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.
I was in Michaels a couple of weeks ago and spied some items in their clearance section I thought I could use for this week's blog hop. They are the "props" with my cards today -- the seed box and the garden gloves. ($3 a piece!)
My first card uses the watermelon seeds image from Planted With Love. I tried to make my card carry that theme -- green cardbase, pale green and white matting, and the unknown red DP even has little black circles (watermelon seeds?) in it. I used the "ink the embossing folder" technique for the horizontal panel in the center. I stamped the image again and cut out the watermelon to glue to the front of the seed box.
I tried to get a country look for my Sunflower card. I thought the layout might look like a quilt -- using two pieces of DP from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl pad. Not a whole lot of additional explanation is needed for this card.
Don't forget to visit the following DT members' blogs for your chance to win today's stamp set.
Lois (that's me)
Mark’s Finest Papers