Thursday, October 25, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 & CCEE1243 - Cracked Hello

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On The Fly Featured October 26

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the DT members' blogs (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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.


My first card today is serving two purposes.  In addition to spotlighting today's MFP set, Cracked Hello, it is also my card for this week's CCEE challenge.  Brenda O'Rear is the CCEE hostess for October, and this is her last week serving in that capacity.  Her challenge actually was the reason for my theme of "tags" for this month's blog hop.  She wanted us to use a tag on our card.  If you'd like to play along with the CCEE team, check out our blog and link your card using Mr. Linky at the end of the post.   

I think blue and brown make such a nice color combo.


Please note that the cracked background will NOT fit a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock.  The image measures 3 7/8" x 4 1/2".  I cut the stamped cardstock in half, glued it on a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of brown cardstock and covered the opening with the horizontal panel.

My second card is pretty simple.  I did add a couple of bling butterflies on the center panel to jazz it up a little bit.


Check out the cards made by the rest of the team and comment on their blogs for a chance to win a free stamp set.    Lois (that's me), VickyJane CPat G.Karen K.Patty P.Angela BMarilynnPamDebbieCathy CBonnieKathyAn'JenicThrifty StamperToniTangiiTammyleeJanis LSueKelliJanineMark's Finest Papers

35 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful cards Lois! I really like this new background and think that it will get used a ton!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lovely cards. I like the use in colors. HUGS AJ-

Janine said...

Very nice cards - like the blue and brown combo for that tag one.

Vicky Gould said...

Great cards as always...love your tag!

loulou said...

I love your blue and brown card its my favourite colour combination, cheers Linda

Gail said...

Your cards are lovely! Love those butterflies very much! Great job Lois! Have a great day! Another great stamp set too!

Pam said...

Very nice cards! The butterflies are so pretty!
Pam

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards, Lois. Good job on my tag card challenge. I'm loving that cracked background.

Jane said...

Two very pretty cards Lois!! I love the bright and cheery colors. I need to see something bright as it is snowing outside as I comment!
Hugs

Pam said...

Pretty, pretty! I have to make a bookmark!

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Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--2 more great cards! I especially like the tag card! TFS

Sabrina said...

A lovely tag, Lois, and indeed blue and brown do look great together. It looks like a wonderful and versatile background stamp, too! I've just done exactly some of that "stretching" with an embossed panel today.

Cindy Haffner said...

Super PRETTY!~

kurtskd said...

Both cards are wonderful! Great use of the images of this set!

Yvonne Morentin said...

the cracked is awesome. new follower.
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MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I love what you did with my favorite set!!! I like how the butterfly looks on the tag.

Angie said...

Awww! So pretty! Look at us...we did have similar ideas!!!! I love your blue and brown together!!!! Gorgeous! I like your strip of crackle on your second card too!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love the pretty colors and the cracked bg. Beautiful, Lois!

Rosie Guiher said...

Great cards. And I like the colors of blue and brown together too. Love the butterfly one.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards. So fun and cheerful.

wannabcre8tive said...

I love these butterflies and how you used the background with the tag. I love the colors you used in the bottom card, so bright and cheerful.

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, Lois, what a beautiful tag card - I love the blue against the brown! Your second card is so happy with the bright colored butterflies!

Lynne said...

Love the butterflies, such pretty colors.

Sue D said...

Great cards--my fave is the blue and brown color combo.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both cards are fab, but I esp. love the CCEE card....what a fab color combo...great layout and wonderful use of the tag

Jo4Him said...

Great cards, especially the 1st one-love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Golda said...

It's funny you had to tell us the stamp wouldn't fit and how you made it look like it would. I totally understand. Great cards and fun butterflies.

Cathy Clouston said...

So pretty, I love the colours you used! :)

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

The crackle bg is so versatile. Thanks for the tip on the size for the cards. That helps a bunch.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Love this stamp set!! Very pretty cards!
Angela

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Nice combination of challenges, Lois. I love that blue and brown together too!

At Paula's Place said...

What a great variety of cards. good job

Rachelle said...

Oh I love this one..its one of my favorites with the butterflies.
Rachelle

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards look great. I like the green on green.