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Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer MFP's Blog hop day 4

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.



So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Adirondack Summer? (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 Adirondack Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Emily

Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Mark’s Finest Papers


Another beautiful set released by MFP's!  Faith really knows what is "in".  This set reminds me so much of my sister Shelley.  She loves nothing more than to sit in her garden and read.  I used BG's marjolaine dp for this beautiful set.  Some lace, 3 antique brads and the sentiment was stamped and punched out in an oval. 
Good luck to everyone!

Pam

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Have confidence! MFP's blog hop day 3

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Lilacs in the Summer? (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 Lilacs in the Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Emily

Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Mark’s Finest Papers

Isn't this set, Lilacs in the Summer fabulous??? I made it for MFP's blog hop. These sets are available to purchase here. I stamped the main image in noir black and used my trusty ole' pearlescent watercolors to color it.  Next, I sponged on some baja breeze.  The designer paper is from Basic Gray but I don't know from what packs.  I added some lace, a polka dot brad, an edge punch, rounded the corners and placed everything on dimensionals.  Once the card was all assembled, I added liquid pearls to the flowers and then as some half pearls elsewhere.
Good luck today!

Pam

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MFP's blog hop day 2

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Planted With Love? (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 Planted With Love. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

My card today features our new set at MFP's called Planted with Love.  I stamped the main image in black and used pearlescent watercolors to jazz it up.  I thought the main image went quite nicely with the Out of Print dp I just got from MFP's.  I added a big flower pretty and twine which can also be purchased from MFP's.  The sentiment was stamped in burnt umber and I used a couple oval punches.  Though hard to see, there are some teal rhinestones on three corners of the brown dp.  Good luck in the hop!

Pam

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A little birdie told me it is new release time at MFP's-MFP's blog hop day 1

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Little Birds With Big Mouths? (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 Little Birds With Big Mouths. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

I stamped my image from the sweet set over at MFP's called Little Birds with Big Mouths in black and colored in with apricot appeal, barely banana, gray, baja breeze, blushing bride and old olive.  Though you can't tell, I paper pieced the flowers at the bottom of the birdhouse.  I used Sweet fairies dp from Primas which can be found at MFP's.  The main image was punched out with a circle punch and matted on the scallop punched dp.  The buttons are bluish/gray but the color didn't photograph well.  The sentiment was stamped in black, edge in black and layered on the dp using tag punches.  I used embroidery thread on the buttons and some apricot appeal ribbon. 
Have a great day, all!

Pam

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #63

By Pam Stang

Okay, I can't tell a lie.  I made this card for Speedy's challenge and now I go to upload it, only to find that the die cut IS supposed to be a background mat.  So, I am uploading anyway as that is what I had intended until my homemade die cut didn't look right..........and then I used the watering can as my die cut...from a sheet of die cuts that I don't know where I got them:)  My baja breeze that is punched was originally going all the way around the main image, but it didn't look too good.  My dp is from MFP's and is Bo Bunny's Seaside.  I dressed up my watering can with the edge of the sunflower from this awesome set-Planted with Love from MFP's and it will be available early next week. 

Have a great day!

Pam

Summertime!


As I sit here and write this, it is monsooning outside of my house! A couple trees came down in the neighborhood. This is unlike Colorado! My card today made me feel warm and happy and I was able to pretend that there was sunshine outside!
I stamped DRS Designs flip flops in black and colored in with blushing bride, orchid opulence, melon mambo and pear pizazz...I stamped the flower, colored it, cut out, popped up and then put crystal effects on it once the card was complete. The Cool Summertime greeting was stamped in noir black and mounted on melon mambo. Come on over to DRS Designs and have some fun with our new releases!

Monday, July 4, 2011

CAS holiday challenges over on SCS

This card was made for the CASholidayJuly2011B to make a card with the flag AND for Speedy the Cat's friends challenge #62 to make a patriotic card.

This was made for CASholidayJuly2011A challenge which was a sketch.  I took the liberty of tilting the main image and cut the butterfly out and popped up.  This is a sneak peek from a soon to be released set from MFP's called Lilacs in the Summer.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Garden... IC291 SCS


By Pam Stang

My card today is a sneak peek from MFP's called Planted with Love.  Isn't it fabulous?  I did the inspiration challenge over on SCS. I stamped in black and colored flowers in with various shades of yellow and orange.  The gold twine, fence and June Bug dp from BG are all from MFP's.  The white cardstock and dark brown are from MFP's as well

Believe

By Pam Stang


Hooray!  The first Saturday in July!  Summers are a time of relaxation, fun and lots of butterflies.  I love butterflies.  They make me think of my mom!  Wonderful memories.  My card today features DRS Designs feather background image and the silhouette believe butterfly.  Fairly simple card but I am happy with the outcome!  I randomly stamped the feather in noir black. Next, I stamped the butterfly in versamark and embossed it in black.  I used the spiral punch, some embroidery thread and some ribbon to finish the card off.  I used white, pear pizazz and gray white core cardstock. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!