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Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 12 of Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily
hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 12 Post-It-Holder Oct 28
Joanne
Debbie M
Pam (that's me)

Our projects today feature altered post-it note holders.  I chose a 3 1/2 x 5" triple acrylic frame that I purchased with my 30% off coupon at Kohls!  I used our new Cardinals in Winter stamp set from MFP's.  I colored the center image with markers and blender pens and used a sponge for the blue sky.  Such fun and reasonable gifts to share with family and friends!

Pam

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 9 of Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

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Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 9 Altered Legal Pad Oct 25

 Dawn M., Patty P., Carol, Pam (me)
Thanks for checking back in today!  My project for today actually turned out to be a composition notebook.  Another fairly easy item to alter.  Choose your papers, stamp set and embellies and you're good to go.  I used MFP's new set this month called Cardinals in Winter.  You can't see in this photo, but there is glitter on the pine boughs on both the jar and the notebook.
Pam

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 8 of Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!

Day 8 Stamped Candle Oct 24
Pam
Debbie M
Lois
Linda




Good morning!  My candles are featuring just a couple of the new releases from MFP's.  I had never tried this before and I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out.  It is REALLY easy to do.  Stamp the image you want on your candle onto tissue paper and color it up (if you desire, but not necessary) with whatever medium you chose.  Cut the image out closely...not leaving much extra tissue.  Next, lay it on the candle where you want the image.  Place a piece of wax paper tightly over the image.  Using your heat gun, burnish the image into the candle.  You can tell when you're done as you won't see the tissue paper anymore.  The wax paper helps to distribute the heat.
For these candles, I used Country ChristmasCountry Thanksgiving and Ginger Cookies.  All new at MFP's this month.
I hope you continue to enjoy the hop and it gets your creative juices flowing for the holidays!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 3

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 3 Decorated Jars Oct 19
Markie
Faith
Geri
Pam (you are here)

Today, we are featuring altered jars.  I couldn't help but make a Christmas one, a Halloween theme and a beach theme as well!  Altered jars are so easy to do...a little measuring and dressing up with some great dp, stamps of choice and you're good to go!  For the holiday jar, I used Cardinals in Winter-a brand new set from MFP's this month.  The second jar, I used Boo to You and I will be putting candy corn in it!  Lastly, the third jar features our set Sand. Surf. Relax.

Don't forget to come back and see what we have in store for tomorrow!

Pam



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday morning sketch blog & DRS sponsorship

Hi there and happy Tuesday to everyone in blogland.
My card today features the new stamp from DRS Designs vertical triple tree and our small merry Christmas greeting.  Also, the red layer was stamped with Vicki's versatile bg and then embossed.  The trees were stamped in noir black and embossed with same folder.  Edges punched for interest and some sponging around the sentiment (which I cut up).  Go on over to Tuesday morning sketch to play and maybe win a gift certificate to DRS Designs!


Take care,

Pam

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New designs at DRS Today!

Happy Saturday to everyone!  My card today features a portion of a new greeting called Richly Blessed Christmas Greeting and is available for purchase at DRS Designs starting today! The full greeting says, "May you be richly blessed at Christmas and throughout the New Year! I also used their triple tree with snow that I stamped in versamark and embossed in black.  Next I stamped the snow background in versamark and embossed with irredescent ice.  I brayered with bermuda bay and added a button, lace and the sentiment is stamped, brayered and punched with the modern label punch.
Come on over and go shopping!

Pam

Friday, October 14, 2011

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.

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

Emily,Nancyruth, Neva, Faith, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam, Joanne, Markie, Carol,
Mark’s Finest Papers

                                                   

 
What a terrific set MFP's has in Ginger Cookies!  Makes me hungry looking at those little cookies!  All of the new sets....6 of them for the month of October are just grand!

Best wishes in the blog hop!

Pam

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MFP's October Release Blog Hop Day 3

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.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter? (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 Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.


Emily, Nancyruth, Neva, Faith, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam, Joanne, Markie, Carol
Mark’s Finest Papers

I am loving these new sets!  The Country Thanksgiving is darling and the Cardinals in Winter remind me so much of my mom.  For the first card, I chose an orange and soft suede theme.  Trying to keep the color at a minimum on my image.  The cardinal was colored with markers and a blender pen.  Unfortunately, the glitter I added to the pine bough didn't photograph well.  It is prettier in IRL!

Best wishes on the hop!

Pam
                                       

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 2 of MFP's October 2011 New Releases Blog Hop

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.

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, Vicky, Dawn, Anne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Liz, Geri, LynnDebbie, Mark’s Finest Papers
I had a grand time creating with these two new sets.  LOTS of possibilities!  I used some Tulip dimensional paint to add snow to my image above and on the snowman below, I used white pearlescent watercolors to color the snowman:) 
Good luck today!
Pam

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 1 of October 2011 MFP's New Releases Blog Hop

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.

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

Lois, Vicky,  DawnAnne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Liz, Geri, Lynn, Claudine, Debbie, Mark’s Finest Papers



I stamped my image on heather cardstock in burnt umber and then colored in with a combo of watercolors pencils and a blender pen.  I put crystal effect on the berries.  Added some ribbon tabs and a strip of ribbon to finish off the card. 
Good luck in the hop  and head on over to MFP's to look at all the beautiful new items for sale!

Pam