Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Kiss Me and Plywood

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 13 - Kiss Me & Plywood 

Featured  May 14 - Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15 - Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May 16 - Bearded Iris

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 
May 17, 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, May 16, 2014.

As in previous Blog Hops, I've chosen a theme for my cards this week.  My theme this month is a little different.  I've chosen one of the weekly Speedy TV Sketch Challenge with a Twist challenges for each day and will make a card using that sketch.   My first card uses challenge 48 -- and the twist for that challenge was to make a Miss You card.  (I'm afraid I "missed" the mark on this one!)   Here's the sketch and my card:

I did move the circles to appear on top of the cross piece, which in my case was the stamped cattails.  Aren't those frogs adorable?

My second card was made with the Karen Burniston Accordion Fancy Label die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  With the exception of the little frog on the front (which is from another new set we'll feature later this week called Tree Frogs), all of the images and sentiments are from today's mini set.

Here's the card opened to reveal all three panels.

Also featured today is a new background stamp called Plywood.  Sketch Challenge with a Twist 45 is the layout I used.  The Twist was that the base color should be Kraft.  (I hit the mark on this one!)

I stamped the Plywood image and then cut it into the three tall narrow panels and adhered it to the dark brown square.  Then I used another masculine set, Buffalo Spring, for the focal image.  The sentiments on the banner are both from today's set.

My second card using Plywood also uses another masculine set from Mark's Finest Papers, Duck Hunting. I send cards to Operation Write Home, so I used the sentiment from MFP I Need a Vacation on it and will include it in my next box of cards.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Kiss Me, Marsh Silhouettes
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Lily Pad, Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth; Recollections green polka dot DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories:  Copic markers, Circle punches, Foam pop dots, Die-Namics Cloud Trio die for cloud template, Sponge applicator

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Kiss Me, Tree Frogs
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Spring Leaf, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Photo 2 DP (sky)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Fancy Label die, Copic markers, Sponge applicator

Card #3
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Plywood, Buffalo Spring
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Desert Sand, Flecked Chocolate Cake, Cream Linen
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Tea Dye; Versamark
Accessories:  Copic markers, Detail White embossing powder, Twine, Foam pop dots

Card #4
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Plywood, Duck Hunting, I Need a Vacation
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Flecked Chocolate Cake, Desert Sand, Cream Linen
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Copic markers, Foam pop dots


Nikki said...

Fantastic collection of cards love how your plywood turned out and that frog is adorable

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are really cute. The first one is my fav, I love the beautiful clouds you have made. The plywood is perfect with the bull.

Janine said...

Great collection of cards using new stamps with others from the MFP collection.

Stampsnob. said...

Glad I don't have to pick these are all nice................Lis

Sandy Hentzel said...

Wonderful cards, lovin' this plywood stamp set.

Unknown said...

Wow there a lot of pretty card
Like how you did them all
Thank for showing

MariLynn said...

I love how you used the frogs on your first card. The cattails look great with them. I like the design of your second frog card. It really shows off the little frog. The plywood looks great on both of your plywood cards. I don't think I would have thought to pair it with the images that you did. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Wow you have been busy! Amazing cards one and all and I particularly love your frog accordian card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois, these are wonderful examples.
You did a great job on them!

terrie said...

Wow Lois all of your cards are just wonderful...
each one is unique...
well done

Pam MacKay said...

Hi Lois love all the your wonderful designs! And I especiall love the 3 panel card! Fabulous!! Your DT sister Pam

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

WOW. On all 4 cards you have shown us. The frogs are cute. Love your coloring on them. Lovin' the wood grain stamp as well.

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, Lois, I can't pick a fav - I love them all. The first one using the die cut - just hit my "must have" list - the card is lovely.

KC said...

oh wow! all 4 rock! I love frogs so the first two are my fave!

Pat said...

Great looking cards. Love that accordion fold.

Pat said...

Great looking cards. Love that accordion fold.

An'Jenic G. said...

Wow great job with both sets. I just love your Croak card!

Vickie Y said...

Awesome cards; love the buffalo card with the plywood background!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Someone has been super busy stamping! Your cards are all wonderful- love your sponged sky, the accordian fold card and the great wood BG!

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome cards. I do love the scene of the first one. the frogs in circles look like they are popping right out of your card. Cool!

stamping sue said...

Oh Lois! what great cards! that accordion fold card is Fantastic! you know me I like cards that don't just stand there.
stamping sue

Jane said...

Really pretty and fun cards Lois.

Beth F. said...

Your cards are so amazing...you are a very talented woman. I love all of your froggy cards, especially the first one and the plywood stamp is very awesome.

Karen said...

Love those frogs, the duck and the wood background - gorgeous creations and thank you for the hop Karen x

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, that flip card is amazing!! Beautiful designs and coloring!

StampNK said...

Your cards are so unique and beautiful! I love that cute one with the frogs all in a row!

Sue D said...

Adorable frogs and folds and woodgrain is always great for masculine cards.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wonderful variety of cards! Thanks for sharing!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards Lois. I love these new frogs and the fun sentiments great colouring. That plywood background is definitely on my wish list.

Renee Collier said...

You have been a busy little bee! Great job on everything.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful flip card, and adorable frog!! TFS

Michelle N. said...

Great job on all these different cards!

scrappymo! said...

You have made such a great selection of cards! I love that wood stamp and it looks fab on your wood background cards. The wee frog is a cutie pie!!!