Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Fabulous Pets

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March. 9
Hoppy Easter

Featured March. 10

 Featured March. 11
Fabulous Pets

Featured March. 12

Featured March. 13

Featured March. 14
Bundle of Joy

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating 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 six winners will be announced on 
March 15, 2014, 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, March 14, 2014.

My first card today is an easel card.  I combined a few MFP sets on this card.  Of course, the boxer and the sentiment are from Fabulous Pets, today's set; but the birch trees are from News from the Woods, and the sentiment is from Lots of Words.  I'm experimenting with different ways to make clouds in the sky.  I actually used two methods on this card.  I bought a cloud stencil from Inky Antics a couple of years ago and used it by sponging some blue ink against it.  Then I popped up a die cut cloud with the sentiment stamped on it.

My second card sort of reminds me of my sister's house (except that she has dogs, not cats, as well as parrots).  While they are not exactly friends, they at least tolerate each other.  I made the parrot stand using a strip of card stock and a punched oval.  The wallpaper and wood floor are patterned paper.

Please continue along on our blog hop and check out all the fantastic work of the rest of the team.  And make sure you comment often in order to have a chance at winning a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Fabulous Pets, News from the Woods, Lots of Words
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Fresh Cream, Snow Storm Smooth; Paper Cellar Holographic Gold Glitter paper; unknown grass DP
Ink:  Memento Espresso Truffle, SU Soft Sky, TH Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Copic markers, Inky Antics cloud stencil, Die-Namics Cloud Trio die, Corner rounder, Foam pop dots

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Fabulous Pets
Paper:  Mark's Finest Paper Snow Storm Smooth, Flecked Chocolate Cake; MME Dolled Up DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Scor-Buddy (for baseboard scoring), Small oval punch, Die-Namics Say What? die, Word Window punch


Georgei said...

Very beautiful card that you did
Thank for showing

Anne said...

I am always amazed at your expert designs and techniques! Both cards are fantastic and the colouring, use of paper etc is nothing short of astounding!Love and inspired by them both! TFS!

Janine said...

Great cards - especially love the parrot, cat "story" unfolding on your card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the scenes you've created for your pet cards. Especially like the way you created the clouds & added the sentiment on the cloud. Had a Parakeet when growing up named Perry for Perry Como. Have a dog as a pet now. 1st dog, mix breed German Shepherd, was like my 1st child and ever so friendly & loving. RIP Sasha. 2nd dog that I have now is a mixed breed Hound that thinks he is part Cougar. He likes me to take him for walks.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue D said...

I like the scenes you created. Great job on the parrot stand.

Vickie Y said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the scenes you've created!

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are totally awesome. You did a fabulous job with this set.

Pat said...

Great idea on the parrot stand.

Renee Collier said...

Both of these cards made me SMILE!

Kathy Bradley said...

Both of your cards are adorable and wonderful. I love the bird stand you created!!

MariLynn said...

Love the parrot stand. Cute idea.

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous cards. I am an animal lover and would find many uses for this stamp set.

Gail said...

both cards a very nicely created Lois - I like the clouds you created very much

terrie said...

Great looking cards for such great pet lovers...
Well done Lois

VanessaB said...

WOW. your cards are amazing! I really want that pet set as I have a boxer and I just love that image. :)

stamping sue said...

two great cards!
stamping sue

StampNK said...

Wow what fun cards! I love that scene with the cat and parrot!

Jane said...

Cute cards Lois!

Thrifty Stamper said...

these cards are great! I love the easels!

DIANA L. said...

Super cute pet dog and cat cards thanks for the fun hop Have a great day

SHartl said...

Love these cute cards! The one with the dog by the tree trunk is especially fun.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a wonderful card! Loved that you made the bird's stand!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving these cards- esp the 2nd scene where you made wood floors, baseboard and DP walls! Brilliant!

Beth F. said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards!
Beth's Beauties

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards-they make me smile. TFS

loulou said...

I love your totally cute pet scenes, especially the kitty and parrot - love the wallpaper, skirting board and great timber floor.

Sandy Hentzel said...

Both are great! I am always trying different ways to make clouds too.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
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