Friday, January 20, 2012

MFP Blog Hop - You Are Cherished

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.

The last set for this month's blog hop can be used for Valentine's Day, as both of the images are in the shape of hearts. As you may be aware, these images (like yesterday's) also coordinate with other MFP sets. The front of my criss-cross card uses the wreath of black-eyed susans; whereas the insert uses an image from another set, Black-Eyed Susans for Encouragement. After coloring the wreath, I cut it out and mounted it on a heart-shaped panel and centered it. The designer paper for this set is the same as one from yesterday, Basic Grey's Cappella, which coordinates very nicely with the MFP August Greens cardstock.

I stamped the pansy heart with Versafine Satin Red and clear embossed it,, then colored the pansies using Copic markers. After embossing the white card base with a Sizzix Valentine embossing folder, I attached a piece of Authentique Uncommon designer paper and a thin strip of the same MFP Red Hots cardstock as the Lacey Circle shape behind the heart.

Again, I remind you to comment on the following blogs for your chance to win some stamps. We're so happy you joined us this week for our blog hop. Good luck in the drawings.

Lois (you are here)
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Dawn M.
Karen K.
Mark's Finest Papers


Аня said...

Very beautiful cards!!

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love them both Lois!

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like those red pansies, Lois!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great cards today, Lois! I am impressed with all your criss cross cards!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I love black-eyed susans.

Benzi said...

Great job, Lois. I love how you colored those pansies. And, I really want to do a criss cross card now.

NancyK said...

Your red pansy card is wonderful - love that you went with this color!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful Lois! I really love how your pansies turned out!

stamping sue said...

I like the criss cross card but the second card in red and white is just fabulous!
stamping sue

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful cards Lois..I really like that criss cross!!!

Tammylee said...

Just loving your cards and envelopes this week.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations! I love the look of the pansies.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Beautiful crisscross, and OH! The coloring on the second! WOW!

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, I love both of your cards, they are beautiful. The red one really catches my eye.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Lois, both beautiful cards and I love the DP you've used on your criss-cross card - lovely. Your second card is bright and beautiful - and that newsprint DP makes your beautifully colored heart stand out so well - awesome!

Marsha said...

What great ideas. Lovely.

Lagene said...

Lovely cards!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the way you have the pansies colored on your second card. Have a blessed day.

Mary Marsh said...

2 beautiful cards lois-you got me again with the criss cross cards-I love them-

Karenladd said...

WOW! I love that orange pansy card, so gorgeous!

Pat said...

Great cards. I like the red on those pansies.

Chrissy D said...

These are SOOOO beautiful! Love the flowers stamped in red! Wonderful work!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are fabulous!!! I especially love how you combined the 2 Black Eyed Susan sets!!!! Wonderful job! TFS

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards. Love everything about them.