Thursday, June 13, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Be Proud

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June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th - Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th  - Be Proud
 Featured June 14th- Classic Dad

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 June 15, 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,  June 14, 2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Today's set could be used for several USA holidays -- Memornial Day and Fourth of July in particular.  My first card is a thank-you card to a veteran and would lend itself very well for Memorial Day.  Both my dad and my brother were in the Marines, and I have a soft spot in my heart for veterans.

Here's a card for the 4th of July.  I recently found those QuicKutz dies on clearance on-line.  They are actually supposed to be a cannon blast, but I think they will pass for fireworks!

I do hope you liked my patriotic cards today and plan to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs.  There's sure to be some more red, white, and blue!
Patty P.,  Lois (that's me),  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 

Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Be Proud
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Cherry Slush, Snow Storm Smooth; K & Company Americana DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Star eyelets

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Be Proud
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Dark Night Navy, Cherry Slush, Morning Sun, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Danube Blue
Accessories:  Copic markers, Quickutz Cannon Blast dies, Ribbon, Paper piercing tool, Pop dots


Janine said...

2 lovely cards - great colouring and design for both.

Pat Garvin said...

Love how you colored the eagle and the word strong.

Jane said...

Beautifully done Lois!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, Lois. The ribbon on the second one is perfect for this set. I think the cannon blast looks more like fireworks so I think it will pass.

Pam said...

Just wonderful! I love how you colored the eagle and the sentiment. I did think of fireworks with the second card.

MariLynn said...

Lois, I like both of your cards. I really like your second one with the fireworks!

Michelle N. said...

great coloring and design!

Stampsnob said...

Wonderful cards.....Lis

Kathy Bradley said...

Two very pretty and wonderful cards. I am very partial to all Vets as well. My Dad was in the Navy in WWII, my husband is a 22 year Army veteran and my soon is Air Force.

Sue D said...

Wonderful patriotic cards. I like the dies you used on the second one.

Winnie and Patty said...

What great cards Lois! Especially love the 2nd one! TFS

Ravengirl said...

These are wonderfully patriotic cards Lois! Great work!

Vickie Y said...

Gorgeous cards; love the card layout you used on both.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- these are wonderfully patriotic samples. So nice!

kren said...

Love when bargain purchases can create just the perfect part of a card. That eagle is amazing as well!

Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

Cathy Clouston said...

That fireworks card is amazing! :)

Angie said...

LOVE the coloring on the Eagle! I had to make that photo larger and take a closer look! Gorgeous card! Love the die cuts!!! They work together perfectly as fireworks! Like the shading on your heart too!