Monday, November 24, 2014

Java Time - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
November Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Nov. 25
Java Time
Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter
 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating
Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion
 
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 four winners will be announced on November 29, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 November 28, 2014.
 
Here's the Design Team:  Lois, Kelli Jo, Karen , Kathy, Toni, Janine, Shirley Q, Vickie, Sandy,
Yum, Java Time!  I love this new set!  The coffee stains are perfect and now I don't have to intentionally spill my precious coffee to get the look!  I was super happy that the Need Coffee sentiment fit into the large coffee stain.  I think this will be perfect for the gift card holders.  I can't wait to make some. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come on back tomorrow for more creativity.  Head over to Janine's blog now

Details - Stamps: Java Time (MFP); Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Canvas & Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Recollections rhinestones, Touch Twin Marker, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Create with Pine Boughs - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
October Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Oct. 28
Owls
Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country
Featured Oct. 30
Cardinal
Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs
 
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 four winners will be announced on November 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 October 31, 2014.
Here's the Design Team:  Lois, Kelli Jo, Karen , Kathy, Toni, Janine, Shirley Q, Vickie, Sandy, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Today's card is Christmas-y, once again, with the new set called Create with Pine Boughs.  I grabbed the light bulb and the Happy Christmas sentiment.  I love how my bulb looks stamped in a lighter gray as opposed to a black.  I masked it and then sponged some poppy colored ink around my bulb to imitate a glowing bulb.  I think this would be a really cool effect with a string of lights.  Be sure to head on over to Janine's blog to see what she has in store for you! 

Details - Stamps: Create with Pine Boughs (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Merry Moments dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Poppy Parade; Accessories: Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cardinal - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
October Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Oct. 28
Owls
Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country
Featured Oct. 30
Cardinal
Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs
 
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 four winners will be announced on November 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 October 31, 2014.
As the weather begins to turn, it starts to feel like it might be time to make some Christmas cards.  This Cardinal set is just perfect for some really festive cards.  Even as I write this post, I have more and more ideas about how to use this image!  The beautiful clean lines will make an elegant embossed card.  I can't wait to try it!
 
Here's the Design Team:  Lois, Kelli Jo, Karen , Kathy, Toni, Janine, Shirley Q, Vickie, Sandy, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to head off and see Janine now.  Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Details - Stamps:  Cardinal (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, and whatever green was left on my sponge dauber; Accessories: Copic & Touch Twin Markers, large oval punch, stampin' dimensionals, white gel pen, Copic multiliner.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Polka Dot Country - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company October Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured  Oct. 28
Owls
Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country
 Featured Oct. 30
Cardinal
Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs
 
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 four winners will be announced on November 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 October 31, 2014.
 

I was thinking really rustic here.  I love the country feel and wanted to use kraft as it reminds me of burlap and wood rail fences.  I colored on kraft card stock with my colored pencils.  It's always so surprising when the color shows us really well.  The argyle embossing came from the diamonds in the stamp pattern.  If you read my blog post from yesterday, my kindergarten friends would love to correct me.  "Mrs. Storie!  Those are rhombuses, not diamonds".  Of course, I would happily reply, "What other shapes do you see?".  We are always learning in Kindergarten!
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Come on back tomorrow for more creativity. 
 
Details - Stamps: Polka Dot Country (MFP); Paper: Crumb Cake, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Colored pencils, Argyle embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals.