Friday, October 11, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 4 - Fall Apples


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8 - I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9 - Pandas 
Featured Oct 10 - Huge Blooms 
Featured Oct 11 - Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 10 PM EST on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.





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

Works of Art


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

Wise Men
                                               

My first card using today's set is a Side-Step Rocker card.   Side-Step cards are fun to make -- this one has a little bit of a twist to it.  I found that patterned paper at Michaels; it was the perfect DP for this apple-themed card.  I've already mailed this card to one of the nurses in my doctor's office.  I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and she conducts the all-day diabetes education class.  It was very informative, and she made it fun as well.


Both of my cards today wound up being thank-you cards.  One of the sentiment stamps in this fall set is a collage of apple-related phrases.



I hope you found lots of inspiration this week.  Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the design team.  Remember, if you comment on their blogs, you may win one of this month's stamp sets.  

Here's the Design Team:  PattyLois (that's me), JanePamPatMarilynnKarenBonnieKathyAngelaCathyToniSueJanine
An'JenicKate,  ShirleyMarks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

22 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

These cards are adorable Lois!!!! Wonderful cards all week long! TFS

Sue D said...

Great shape on the first one and I like the embossing on the second.

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love that gorgeous rocker card - wonderful colouring. Such a great thankyou .

wannabcre8tive said...

I am loving the sidestep rocker, that is so cute. I like the red basket on the white checked embossed background, it looks great.

Pat Garvin said...

LOve you coloring and shading. Wonderful job.

Janine said...

2 great cards - what a cute rocker

Pam said...

Awesome work! I love both creations and the shading on your apples. I am so sorry about your recent diabetes diagnosis. I pray all goes well.

Beth F. said...

What a great use of the rocker card and I love the embossed background on your second one.
Beth
Beth's Beauties

jimlynn said...

Fantastic cards for fall. Love the shape on that first one and the embossing on the second.
Lynn

Jane said...

Two awesome cards Lois!!! You really did a wonderful job on both of these. I haven't tried the rocker card so I guess I better give it a try. Lovely end to the blog hop!

MariLynn said...

So sorry about your recent diagnosis. I love how your apple cards look. I especially love your rocker side step card.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow both cards is awesome. I love like that you stamped your sentiment on an apple. And the EF is perfect.
TFS AJ-

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful side step card. Not made on like that before. The embossing on the 2nd card complements the theme well.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Buho Scrapper said...

wow! i love the first card so much! it´s so original and full of color!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Very pretty cards! I really like them both, but my fav is the rocker card - wow!

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; love the rocker card. Thanks for sharing

Golda said...

This is so cool, especially with the embossed background!

stamping sue said...

two beautiful thank you cards. that step card is so fun as a half circle.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous cards Lois! This set really worked well for you! I love the side step rocker card!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What fun cards! Love the shape on the first card!

Cathy Clouston said...

Your colouring is amazing and I love the TH folder on the second card. I have this folder, and I would never have thought to use it, but with the context of apples it looks just like basket weave! Love it! :)

nwilliams6 said...

I love when you use the same set and make two totally different cards - super ones at that! Great ways to use this wonderful set. Hugz!