Thursday, October 13, 2011

MFP Blog Hop Day Three & StampinB Challenge

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

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers. I'm not an official member of the Blog Hop today, but I'm glad you stopped by to see what I've created with today's two sets.

My first two cards are not only for the MPF Blog Hop but also for the Stampin'B challenge of Birds, Birds, Birds. I used the forest scene from Cardinals in Winter for my tri-shutter card.

My second card uses the larger single cardinal as the focal point -- surrounded by a Spellbinders window diecut.

The images from Country Thanksgiving are just delightful. And the crows from Planted with Love match the crows in this new set, as you can see on the long narrow panels of my tri-shutter card. It's always nice when you can combine sets that coordinate so nicely.

My second card is relatively simple -- a blocked background and vertical focal panel.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter? (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 Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Mark’s Finest Papers


Liz Williams said...

You take the prize with these winning fancy fold cards. I have just loved how well they use so many of the stamps included in the sets. You just blow me away every month on these hops, Lois.

dawnmercedes said...

NIcely done fancy folds!

Anonymous said...

Do you ever sleep? These are truly awesome, perfectly measured creations! Lessons please?

Lagene said...

WOW! They are all Gorgeous!

Ina Good said...

I loved the folding and winter cards set the most...though they were all beautiful...hugs,Ina

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lois! I love how you incorporated your birds--in all of these, actually! :)

Carol Hurlock said...

Lois these turned out darling with the MRP stamps. Don't these size images fit perfectly with a lot of different concepts! Your card are so cute and crafted to perfection.

Bear Hugs,

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The tri-fold cards are spectacular. Bee-utiful creations.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lynn McAuley said...

Such gorgeous cards, Lois!! What amazing work with these beautiful papers and sensational holiday images!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh you are on a roll! GORGEOUS WORK!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. I can't wait to try this tri-shutter card.