Friday, April 18, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop - Day 4



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 


 
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini



 Featured April 17
Lanterns
 
Featured April 18
Camellia

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 
April 19, 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 April 18, 2014

 
The Camellia stamp set is gorgeous!  I stamped the Camellia image onto vellum cardstock using versamark ink and then embossed using white detail embossing powder.  I then fussy cut the image, flipped the embossed side down and colored the backside of the image using Copic markers to give the image a soft look.  The cardstock and designer paper are from the MFP  Sweethearts craft pack.
 

Here's the Design Team:
 
                          Vickie  (you are here!)
Sandy

Daydream Designs - Hug a Tree

This beautiful digital stamp set and paper pack are available at Diane's Daydream Designs online store.  You an find the Good Earth stamp and paper collection HERE.

For the background of my Hug a Tree card I used Paper Mill and Leaves on Water digital paper from the Good Earth Paper Pack.  The sentiment and image are from the Hug a Tree stamp set.  I chose to use a pre-colored tree.

National Arbor Day is April 25 this year.  Take a walk in nature, plant a tree, and enjoy our Good Earth!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop - Day 3



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are





 
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini

 
Featured April 17
Lanterns
 
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 April 19, 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 April 18, 2014
 

My lantern card is very CAS.  I used a watercolor notecard and stamped the images and sentiment from the Lanterns stamp set using Memento Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  Black gems were added to the right corners.
 
Here's the Design Team:
 
                           Vickie (you are here!)
Sandy
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #77

I'm excited to design for Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog!  This is my first DT project for the challenge that begins today.  The theme is "ladies."

 
For my card, I used a digi stamp from A Day For Daisies called How May I Direct Your Call!!  This stamp image is a blast from my past!  I used to be a telephone operator back in the late 1960s!  Technology has certain come a long way!  I used to sit at a switchboard station much like the image, with wires and cords and a headset...direct distance dialing was just coming on the horizon, so all long distance calls had to go through the operator.  And, that is exactly how we would answer each call, "How May I Direct Your Call!!
 
The papers I used are from a KaiserCraft 6x6 paper pad called Lilac Avenue Collection.  A sheer ribbon adhered down the left side, a flower from Recollections and the leaf is from MayArts ribbons.  Image was colored using Copic markers.  The sentiment is a momenta hello stamp.
 
 
We hope you'll play along with the "ladies" challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Simple Salutations Challenge #93 - Easter or Spring Card

 

This week's Simple Salutations Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers is to create an Easter or Spring themed card.  Simple Salutations cards should be CAS and have a sentiment on the front.

For my card, I used the sentiment from the Mark's Finest Papers Easter stamp set.  The die I used is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Filigree Cross.  Such a beautiful and intricate die.  A hint, when using intricate dies use a piece of waxed paper between the die and cardstock before cutting.  It helps the paper release from the die.  After cutting the intricate die I used the solid die to using purple cardstock and placed it behind the intricate cut.

We hope you'll play along with us this week at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge; if you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.

You can find the challenge HERE.

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop - Day 2



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 

 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up & Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini



 Featured April 17
Lanterns
 
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 
April 19, 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 April18, 2014
 
 
 A very cute stamp set called Out of Time will help you let a special someone know that you wish then a happy belated birthday!
 
Here's the Design Team:
 

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop - Day 1



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 

 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up & Her Majesty

Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini

 
Featured April 17
Lanterns

Featured April 18
Camellia
 

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 
April 19, 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 April18, 2014


Meet Paper Doll Frances!  What fun to play with paper dolls a new series of paper dolls this month!
 
I created a 5 x 7 card to showcase paper doll Frances standing in front of a window. 


 Here is Frances showing off an outfit from the Bundled Up stamp set.  Love that Hey Girl sentiment!  The tag could be used on a gift for a special person!
 
 
And, here is Frances showing off her gardening skills in an outfit from the Her Majesty stamp set.  This is a 3x6 card.


Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.