Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement

Hello! Welcome to the August 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

I've made two cards using today's set, Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. I recently discovered Nestablings -- strips of pearls/rhinestones in the shape of Nestabilities. What a find! I added white pearls to the Diamond-shaped diecut, and does it ever dress it up!



Paper: MFP Fresh Cream
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabling, Copic markers, Prima pearl flourishes, Ribbon, Stickpin


My new favorite type of card is the center-step card. I framed the image with a Fleur de Lis rectangle shape and mounted that on the center section and added some Basic Grey DP to the other strips.



Paper: MFP Morning Sun, Dark Chocolate Bar, Snow Storm Smooth; Basic Grey Cappella DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die, Copic markers, Flower Soft, Rhinestones, Pop dots


So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement? (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 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 Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

56 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning work, Lois....both are fabulous

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG Lois both of these cards are gorgeous - I especially love the mostly white one!

Marilyn M said...

Both are gorgeous, but I love the cream one. TFS

Karen Barber said...

Lois- one is more stunning then the other, but I can't decide which one is more stunning!! These are both showstoppers my friend....I usually don't stray from SU cuz I don't feel the "need" but I am feeling the need for these black eyed susans....awesome!!

Colleen said...

2 Beautiful cards. Both a work of art.
ColleenB.

Beth Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love this card. Thanks for sharing.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Gorgeous work! Lois, your cards and projects are ALWAYS fab!! I especially love the cream and pearls, and that wonderful nestie!

Sue said...

Both these cards are stunning my favorite is the white one its so beautifull Luv Sue x

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS creations - the white one is so elegant. The frame on the second really makes it stand out. Well Done!

Theresa said...

Great cards...love the center step card. Great Black-eyed Susan stamp.

Evette K. said...

Such a great card gf. Simple but elegant. Would love to win this image. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! The first one is so elegant and can be used for a more formal occasion, and the second one is so pretty with the black frame around it. Awesome job Lois!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the coloring and design of your second card!

Pam said...

Both cards are so fabulous!

Anny90 said...

Great works!

Lorraine said...

ab fab huni love the step card too x

Liz Williams said...

You have showcased these black eyed susans gloriously. Great work, Lois!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful. Kathy P

carolmg said...

Both cards are beautiful. I cannot believe the creativity!
Carol G

imastampin said...

Oh Lois, both cards are just divine, but that mostly white one is over the top! Love the nestablings on it.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I really like your style.

Becky said...

Both of these are just stunning Lois.

Eemeli said...

Such a beautiful cards. Especially the first one rocks my world ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Lynn McAuley said...

Two elegant and sophisticated beauties!! What remarked work, Lois, with these gorgeous black-eyed susans!!

Mickie said...

Oooo, Oooo, Oooo I love both your cards.

Kathy O said...

Lovely!! Like the encouraging sentiments.

nixarita said...

very beautiful, what a talent you

Janelli said...

Lovely work! Anyone would be touched by receiving a card like these!

Lynn B. said...

Love them both! Thanks for the tip about Nestablings.

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards; love the Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement set!
TFS Jo4Him

Cheri said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning, Lois. I love the accents you used to showcase this fantastic stamp set.

NancyK said...

I love these flowers - and I love what you have created!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow! Your cards are just beautiful!! I love the first one but that second one makes me want to make some step cards. For some reason they are my favorite kind of cards and I haven't made any in a while.

MariLynn said...

Both of these are fantastic, but I really love the cream one. So elegant looking!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful. Love the color of the papers to match the flower.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Denimo said...

WOW Lois... what great cards!! Love them both but the ivory one really jumps out at me. Lovely!!
Hugs,
Denise

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are beautiful. Simply lovely.

Billie Dee said...

Those cards are very lovely, Lois.

Billie Dee said...

Those cards are very lovely, Lois.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, both cards are totally gorgeous!! I just love the way you did the sentiment on the bottom card.
So awesome, wish I had done that!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--these are both beautiful!!! I don't know which one I like best, and you know how much I love center step cards LOL! But the whie card witht the pearls is just lovely. Let's call it a tie! TFS

Neva said...

WOW Lois, both of these are awesome. Fabulous job with this new set

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your first card is just elegance at its best! Love the hat pins~

Designing with Debbie said...

What gorgeous cards. I love them both.

sandi said...

Love both cards. My garden is full of black-eyed-suans, one of the most beautiful flowers.

Janeen said...

your work is always so lovely Lois. I need to learn about making a center step card.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh my, Lois, your cards are stunning!!!! Nestablings??? have to check that out, looks outstanding on your card. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Carol L said...

Oh MY goodness, your first card is magnificent!! I LOVE how you created it, and your 2nd card is so elegant with those beautiful borders and wonderfully colored flowers!! GORGEOUS!

Serena said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love them both!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- both are fabulous! Love all the pearls on your first one- the monochromatic look is stunning!

Kittie said...

Lois, both cards are stunning. I especially love all the elements of the center step card. The first card is so perfect elegant.

Connie said...

Wowser Lois! Both are fantastic! I was gone yesterday so this is late....
Connie

Peggysuez said...

Lois these are outstanding!

Roxie said...

Lovely cards, nice white and great design on the second.

Sharon34 said...

The white card is a beauty, look at all that bling!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Out of this world, AMAZING, cards, Lois! :)