Thursday, August 16, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Tree Greetings & CCEE1233

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 17

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 August 18, 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 August 17, 2012.

My first card is not only to show off the new MFP stamps, it is also for the CCEE challenge.  Anne Harmon (a member of the MFP design team) is the hostess for August.  Her challenge today was to use markers directly on the stamp.  I love the big oak tree from today's set.  I used several shades of Memento markers on my tree and stamped it on white cardstock.  Then I colored in with one of the paler shades.  I stamped a couple of images from the MFP Scenic Selections set in my little backyard scene.



My second card is another CAS one.  I used a piece of photographic designer paper for the background and did a little doodling around my palm trees.  I have a tree just like this one in my back yard.  It may look like three trees, but in reality they all come from the same root -- the two smaller ones are offshoots of the main tree.


Thanks again for visiting my blog.  I hope you have been getting some inspiration this week.  Be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations.

Lois (that's me), VickyPat G.Patty P.MarilynnPamDebbieBonnieKathyBrendaToniTangiiThrifty StamperSueKelliJanineTammyleeJanis L.Mark's Finest Papers .


27 comments:

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh how beautiful! I love your window card and the sweet hello. And you used the perfect paper for your second card. TFS AJ-

Janine said...

2 lovely cards - thanks for the tree lesson too

Karenladd said...

What fabulous cards...love the tree images! The window card is just awesome!

Vicky Gould said...

Love your scene card and those palm trees look so real! Cool CAS!

loulou said...

Your window scene card is great and I love the doodled border on the palmtree card, cheers Linda

Benzi said...

What a great scene on your first card using different sets. Love the second CAS card and that doodling looks great for a frame.

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are great. Love the scenic view out the window, it is beautiful. I like the doodling around your palm trees. Great job.

Tammylee said...

Love both of your cards, I love the hello sentiment in this set.

Pam said...

Great cards, Lois! I feel like I am looking out of my sister's window! Love the frame around the palms.

Sue D said...

Very pretty tree cards--I really like the window scene.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love that tree too! Pretty cards, love the window!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the idea of the window and looking out at the tree - great idea and the background paper on the palm tree card was perfect!

MariLynn said...

Very pretty cards. I like how you have the one OUTSIDE your window!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Tree-mendous cards. Like your coloring of markers directly on the stamp. I need more practice at doing that.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
I love both of your cards, but the palm tree is my fav. Your DP is awesome and perfect for this pretty card.

Susan Martin said...

Love your scene out the window.. that is really fantastic!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonderful cards Lois!!! I love the CAS one especially! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards. Love the doodling.

Stampsnob said...

Great cards . Good job....Lis

Jo4Him said...

Two terrific cards, especially love the 1st one "looking out the window". Thanks for sharing

Sarah Mae said...

Thats an awesome idea from the first card! Both are beautiful!!

kurtskd said...

Love that window card especially! Great work!

Janis said...

Both of your cards are pretty. I especially like the window card. :) Janis

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very cute cards!!

Sabrina said...

What a lovely view through the window - that tree is gorgeous. We were looking after my aunt's dogs for the weekend, and when I pulled the curtain back this morning to see a blue sky and sunshine outside, there was a lovely green tree there too :D.

Joanne (jojot) said...

these are fabulous, but I esp. like the palm tree ones...that bkgd just makes the trees pop

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.