Friday, March 23, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Mother's Magnolias

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's March Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Lighthouses Featured March 20
Flap My Wattles Featured March 21
Wild Horses Featured March 22
Mother's Magnolias Featured March 23

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!) All four winners will be announced on March 24, 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 23, 2012.

My first card features the large magnolia image from today's set. I added some pearl flourishes for a touch of elegance.

I played with another new toy for my second card. I have always wanted to try quilling. My mom did some amazing things using this craft. I found a Cuttlebug quilling kit the other day and thought I might be able to make my own magnolia (even though the kit is called Rose/Carnation). I think it looks close enough!


I hope you enjoyed this month's release. I've seen some really awesome creations this week. Be sure to check out the rest of the team's blogs and comment for the chance to win one of March's sets.

Lois (that's me), Vicky , Anne , Pat G., Karen H., Patty P., Mary, Marilynn , Chrissy , Karen K., Pam , Debbie , Nancy, Bonnie , Harriet , Kathy, Brenda, Toni, Tangii, Anna S, Mark's Finest Papers.

Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the March  New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!
Our March New Release Mini:
Brick Wall

32 comments:

Bonnie aka raduse said...

These are both awesome!! I love your handmade magnolia!!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with the 4 new sets. I love your use of them all.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

WOW! Another beauty, Lois. I love the colors and bg dp.

Kelli Jo said...

what a beautiful card and quilling is just one of those things I will admire from afar... FAR FAR AFAR!!!! tee hee... I think if it went "sproing" I'd cry!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Beautiful cards. The first card with the wonderful pearls is awesome and the center of your magnolia perfect. Your second card with your quilled magnolia is very pretty and the DP is outstanding!

Benzi said...

So, you stepped it up a notch today with some quilling...something I have never tried. Beautiful cards, Lois...BOTH!

Vicky Gould said...

Great little magnolia, Lois. Two beautiful cards as always!

NancyK said...

Both cards are lovely Lois. Nice pearl accents on the first. I've never tried quilling - love how your flower turned out!

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards very pretty. I especially like the matching paper and flower and the second one.

Stampsnob said...

Another day another beauty..Lis

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, love the stamp set. Mary L Schreiber

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards Lois. I love how you showcased this set.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I like the pearl flourishes on the first and your handmade flower on the second.

Chrissy D said...

Both are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I am just crazy about your first creation. Your magnolia is magnificent. The second is lovely, too.

Pam said...

I am anonymous...above. Don't know how that happened!

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards Lois-I just love the elegance of the first-have never tried quilling but I would say this looks close enough to a magnolia

MariLynn said...

Lois, both of these are exceptional beauties. I especially love the pearls on the top one. Great job showcasing all the sets this week.

Karen said...

Wow Lois, both cards are just lovely. The top one is my favorite with all those pearls! So nice.

Janeen said...

beautiful cards Lois. always love your work. ~~~~ waving at you!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--I have quilled for 25+ years and this is one beautiful card. Your first card also a true beauty! Great job with both of these cards! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous samples! I really love the dimensional flower you have on your second card. I think it looks like a magnolia as well.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great cards. That first one really pops and the dp on the second matches so nicely.

Karen L said...

Your card designs are so beauitul! I love the bling on your first card and that lovely paper flower on the second!

Jo4Him said...

Terrific cards; love the elegance of the first card and the colors of the second. Thanks for sharing.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- Two really pretty cards! Beautiful creations!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card, love this stamp!

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful cards.

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois as always you have such beautiful cards. I have something for you on my blog. http://djchrist71.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-blog-award.html

Davi said...

Two totally different cards both quite beautiful! Love you quilled magnolia ;)

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - both are impressive! What great images that are coming out and you made some awesome cards with them.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty! I love this wonderful image!