April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured April 16 - Columns & Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff
Featured April 18 - Honor & Glory
Featured April 19 - Birds & Trees
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 April 20, 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 April 19, 2013.
The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
My first card with today's set, Honor and Glory, is serving double duty. Kathy Bradley (another MFP DT member, by the way) is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers for the month of April, and she gave the team a color challenge. We were to use only gray, pink, and white or ivory. My sister just recently sold her house and is looking for a new one. I think I will send her this card when she finds her new "castle." IRL the pink elements are not as dark as they appear in the photo. I'm afraid the CCEE challenge police might cite me for using the wrong color. Honest, ladies, it's pink!
If you want to play along with the CCEE stampers, check out our blog.
For my second card I had to use an old SU tool (Layer Ease) to make the shield on which I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black and then clear embossed it. The sentiments are stamped on silver-edged ribbon and glued down.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members' blogs to see their creativity with today's set. Remember, you have a chance to win a free set if you comment. Patty, Lois (that's me), Vicky, Jane, Debbie, Pam, Pat, Thrifty Stamper, MariLynn, Karen, Bonnie, Kathy, Angela, Cathy, Toni, Sue, Janine, An'jenic,
Kate, Shirley, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Honor & Glory
Paper: MFP Fresh Cream, Licorice Whips, Oven Clean Gray, Strawberry Freeze
Ink: Palette Charcoal, Tim Holtz Distressed Weathered Wood
Accessories: Copic Markers, Nested Pennants, Sizzix Bricked embossing folder
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Honor & Glory
Paper: MFP Licorice Whips, Silver, DCWV Once Upon a Time DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Layer Ease, Pop dots, Clear embossing powder