Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nov 2011 Blog hop for MFP day 2




Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


Peaceful Nuthatch


A Trip to Lancaster


What a Fox


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! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.


Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn This is me *****
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers

Clean and Simple (CAS) is not my usual style, but I felt like I really needed to make a CAS card using this set. I really admire the Amish society in their goal for shutting out the distractions of the world so that they can focus on God. I know I have way too many distractions. I make life more difficult than it needs to be. So this card was a reminder to myself to take time to enjoy the simple things and be thankful for them. This card has no layers. I stamped the buggy image on white cardstock. I took a ruler and a black pen and drew the lines. I made a matching envelope using the watermark image with Speedy driving the buggy! :)


The card at the top of this post was done last week for a SCS challenge. I was thinking amish quilts when I made it.

22 comments:

  1. Loving both of these. That quilt background is perfect.

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  2. Hi MariLynn - I recognised the buggy straight away and I love how you have presented it on both cards. I am a great fan of Amish books, and have learnt a lot about them, and like you I admire their way of life.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. What great cards! :)

    Hopping by,
    Jenny (Wifey Cookie)
    http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Marilynn
    Both of your cards are fantastic! Your first card has an amazing background and I love the simplicity of the second one.
    It has been nice visiting again.
    Michaela xx

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  5. The quilt bg on your first card is stunning- fab idea! The CAS look of your second is wonderful.
    Super job on both of these!

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  6. Great cards. You have used these stamps very well!

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  7. like, like, like this black and white card. True - that's how it seems to me. Right - a good choice for the stamp subject. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Two outstanding works of art, MariLynn!!!

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  9. Marilynn, you have done a really job capturing the simplicity of their lives!

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  10. Love the CAS in B&W and the Quilted background is so perfect with the horse & buggy!

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  11. Wonderful quilt, love the white on the CAS card! Hugs. Anne (jdmommy)

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  12. Beautiful cards. I love the first card the most. That DP is stunning.

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  13. Extreme ends of the spectrum for both of these cards, but you did a knock out job on each! Although I admire your quilt back ground on the first card, the premise of simplicity for focus makes the second card wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow, these are amazing! I love your clean and simple card with no distractions!

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  15. I really like both of these cards, Marilyn. The quilt is lovely, and the CAS definitely speaks to the Amish way of life.

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  16. Ina Good says The quilt look amish patch with this card is lovely

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  17. Both of your cards are beautiful!!! Your creations always amaze me!!!

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  18. Your quilt card is a beauty BUT I fell in love with the simplicity of the buggy one. Wonderful!
    Connie

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  19. Love love love this CAS card MariLynn!!!! TFS

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  20. Great quilt card and CAS card!

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  21. MariLynn two stunning cards you have here!!!! I love them both.

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  22. I love the quilt pattern on the first one! But the clean and simple is just as fabulous Maxine.

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