Thursday, January 19, 2012

MFP Blog Hop - Sending Happy Thoughts


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



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20




Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.


Sending Happy Thoughts, today's featured set, consists of "postage stamps" using several images which are included on other Mark's Finest Papers' sets. This gives a lot of versatility to the stamps. My first card is an example of that versatility. The image on the front is from today's set, whereas the flower and bee images on the insert are from Happy Pansies.



My second card uses just the rosebud postage stamp image colored in three different shades. I cut out the postage stamps and mounted them on a piece of MFP August Greens, with a contrasting layer of Deepest Mahogany. The designer paper that is peeking out from behind is Basic Grey's Cappella -- which has that same soft green color interspersed with a darker brown. The sentiment is cut out using a Spellbinders ribbon die.



Be sure to comment on the following blogs to increase your chance of winning some stamps.

Lois (you are here)
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Harriet
Kathy
Silvia
Brenda
Mark's Finest Papers

30 comments:

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Lois, these are both awesome!

Аня said...

So lovely stamps! Great cards!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Pretty cards love the first one with the stripped envy

Luanne said...

very gorgeous! love the stamp border and the rose are wonderful lovely coloring

Pam said...

Both cards are really great. Love the trio of rosebud stamps!

Benzi said...

Beautiful creations, Lois, and a nice way to use both sets on your first sample. I love that little bee buzzing around.:-)

Vicky Gould said...

Both are awesome, but I really love the coloring on the first!

stamping sue said...

Wonderful cards. the first one is perfect with the postage stamps and the second with the ribbon holder is terrific.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

NancyK said...

Two more wonderful projects for you Lois - love the trio of roses. They are so very pretty!

Pat Garvin said...

I really like the 3 rose stamps together. Great colors

Kim said...

I really love the postage stamps and how you've colored them!! Great job Lois!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Both of your cards are beautiful, as is your coloring on the awesome images. The criss-cross card is my next project!!

Tammylee said...

Both cards are very beautiful.

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Goreous cards. I especially like the pocket card.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful samples Lois -love the criss cross card

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Beautiful flowers. Nice layouts, and I love the crisscross again.

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely Lovely!!! Great colors!!!!

Janine said...

Very pretty

Angie said...

Oh my!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I have really enjoyed your criss cross cards.

Ravengirl said...

These both turned out so nicely. I love the trio of roses all colored differently!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these are beautiful! But I must admit that the pansy card is may favorite because pansies are my favorite flowers! Wonderful job my friend. TFS

Harriet Skelly said...

Lois both of your cards are gorgeous!!

Karen L said...

Oooh, love those postage stamps!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh two absolutely GORGEOUS projects, Lois!!! Love the soft colors on the second card and the pocket is LOVELY!

Suzy800 said...

Beautiful cards! That pansy stamp is so very nice. I also love the rose postage stamp.....hmmm....both are great!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lovely cards- especially like the three different colored buds!

Marsha said...

These are both so beautiful. Lovely coloring and layouts.

Lagene said...

Love your cards, lovely coloring!

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois, These are some great cards. I love the fancy fold you did.