Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
The church in Christmas in the Country reminds me of the little mission church I attended in the Pennsylvania town I grew up in. Coloring is done with Copic and Prismacolor markers -- with sponging on the sky with Tim Holtz Distress inks. I added some Flower Soft to look like snow.
My second card is pretty simple. It's difficult to see, but I put crystal glaze inside the fenced area to make it look like an ice pond.
I love the fun images in our second set. That snowman has a twinkle in his eye -- just looking for someone at whom he can throw that snowball! I used a brand-new Spellbinders Star Circle die to coordinate with the stars on his hatband.
Don't you love the eyebrows on that penquin? Makes him look a little bit like Groucho Marx!
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Christmas in the Country and Snowball? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Christmas in the Country and Snowball?. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.
Lois (that's me)
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