Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - A Trip to Lancaster

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox



Today's set is A Trip to Lancaster. I am originally from Pennsylvania, and one of my close friends when I was young was Mennonite, a Protestant sect similar but not the same as Amish. While sharing basic beliefs, Mennonites are not as outwardly different from other Christian groups as the Amish. (so much for the religious history lesson!) In doing my research for today's card, I came across many sites which listed "Amish Barn Stars." Apparently many Amish barns have stars on them, similar to the "hex signs" or "distelfinks" you find on Amish barns. So I used an embossing folder with stars as the background for my card.




My "cheese container treat box" today does NOT contain candy. While Amish children don't eat candy, the Amish do bake cookies. So my treat box contains cookies. I painted the box black and used MFP Hurricane Gray as the scallop layer. The buggy is popped up on pop dots. Note the "slow moving vehicle" sign on the back of the buggy. These are required to be attached to the buggies to alert other drivers on the road. Some of the stricter orders of Amish refuse to attach these signs because they oppose the use of bright colors.



And here is the box open.




Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

21 comments:

Connie said...

Lovely samples Lois! I enjoyed your history lessons almost as much as your artwork.
Connie

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh wow!! Dibbs! ;) I love your treat boxes and cookies always make better treats than candy.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderful coloring on the first and amazing cutwork on the second...wow

Wifey Cookie said...

Both projects are amazing! And I'll take that cookie any day! :)

Hopping by,
Jenny (Wifey Cookie)
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Michaela said...

Hi Lois
Wonderful card and treat box! The treat box is inspirational to me. I have not done anything like this before. It has been nice visiting again.
Michaela xx

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Hi Lois- the tag on your first card is perfect. I love the way the horse and wagon are popped up on your second card. Both samples are wonderful!Awesome coloring too.

Vicky Gould said...

Love your choice of a background for your card, Lois! Very smart! And, that cookie container - great cutting there, my friend. Awesome treat box!

Theresa said...

Interesting post. Beautiful projects...great job!

Lagene said...

Love your card & box!!!

Pam said...

Super beautiful! And thanks for the history lesson!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful creations. I love those jar covers.

Cindy Lou said...

Wonderful cards, I especially love the barn as it reminds me of my grandpa's place where we first lived. Such wonderful memories. Beautiful job coloring, and those jar covers are great!

MariLynn said...

Love the little cookie box. Thanks for sharing the info about the Amish. I always love learning something new.

Ravengirl said...

Thanks for the lesson Lois! Love your projects today!

Ina Ftacek said...

nice covered bridge scene

Mrs. O said...

Really like your projects!

redwasher1 said...

Love the card and cookie box.Wonderfully colored and designed!!

Cheri said...

Fantastic card and cookie box, Lois. You've taken the extra step to know your subjects and you've given me some unknown information about the Amish, too.

Brenda said...

Lois your card and treat box are wonderful!! Thank you for a bit of history on the Amish, I have always been intrigued by their beliefs.

Sue D said...

Great card and love the cookie box.

Chrissy D said...

These look like such great gifts!!! Wonderful work!