Friday, January 18, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 -- Love, Love, Love


   January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed (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 January 19, 2013, 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 11 PM EST on Friday January 18, 2013.


Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013! We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and the months to come. 



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
" OH Baby"
 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Not So Ugly"
 

I have to admit that the design of my first card today was not my own.  I saw a card on Splitcoaststampers last week made by Mary (jandjccc) which I just loved.  I immediately put it into My Favorites, vowing to CASE it at some time.  Today is the day for the CASE.


Mary's card used a Spellbinders die -- I just cut out the heart.  I stamped the image on a piece of white card stock and then carefully cut it out using a craft knife.  I then drew the line around the edge (in 1/4") and embossed the panel with a Sizzix heart die.  To emphasize the opening, I went around the heart with a black marker, and then glued the script DP to the back.  The rose heart and sentiment shape are popped up on dimensionals.

For my second card I stamped the base with the large rose using Versamark.  I then stamped it again three times with black ink, coloring it and then cutting it out in three sizes, so that I could layer the pieces.


I mounted the tole rose onto a circle, backing it with some leaves.

Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop, commenting as many times as you want.  Today is the last day of the hop; so, if you missed anything this week, you can always go back and comment.  Maybe you'll win one of the free sets.   Patty P.Lois (that's me), Vicky, Jane C,  Debbie,  Pam,  Pat G,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen K,  Bonnie,  Kathy B,  Angela B,  Cathy C,  Toni,  Sue W,  Janine B,  Tammylee,  An'jenic,  Kate Z,  Shirley Q,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

19 comments:

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards, love your colouring of the stamps and especially love how you made the subtle background paper with the versamark and layered the rose on the second card. cheers Linda

Janine said...

Both are just gorgeous.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful!
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Pam said...

Both super pretty creations.....I love the shading of the rose on the second card.

Vicky Gould said...

Two beauties, Lois!!!

Jane said...

Two lovely cards Lois!!!

MariLynn said...

Lois, these are two of the prettiest cards I have seen in a long time. I especially love your second one. Something about the frame and the paper tole rose that is so stunning. Great job my friend!!!

Stampsnob said...

Oh that is very nice........Lis

KC said...

these are both beautiful! love the background paper on the 2nd

Janeen said...

Lois, this is so lovely. i love the die you chose and your tole rose is a beauty. you always do nice work.

mariko said...

Beautiful coloring of the images. Your 2nd card is so lovely. I love the doily effect using the heart die!

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, the first one if my favorite.

Tammylee said...

Love both of your cards, just beautiful!

Melissa Chesser said...

Great cards. Love the embossing of the first and the layered rose of the second.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--what beautiful cards. They are so different from each other that it's hard to choose a fav, but if I had to, it would probably be the bottom card. Your coloring is gorgeous on both! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Both of your cards look marvelous! Great minds think alike when it comes to the second card!

Kate said...

Both of these cards ar simply STUNNING!! Couldn't pick a fave if I had to.

Angie said...

Lois, Gorgeous cards! Wow, you really made the heart come alive with your coloring!!!! Your second card is stunning too. Love that gorgeous Rose and the heart die cut is lovely!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Lois, gorgeous cards. I love the second card with the rose popped up!