Friday, February 17, 2012

February Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop- Last Day- DOGWOOD BLOSSOMS

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured February 15
Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17

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 February 18, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday February 17, 2012.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Dawn M.
Marilynn THIS IS ME!!!
Karen K.
Mark's Finest Papers

Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release Mini:

Spring Joy

I think you will be able, with the 4 projects that I am sharing today, to figure out that this set is my favorite one of this months released sets. I love dogwood flowers. When I lived in Georgia, springtime meant Magnolias, Azaleas and Dogwoods. I love doing paper tole with flower images. The first project on the origami box, shows how I would typically do paper tole with cutting out each petal and layering them. I thought when I saw the set that with only 4 petals a flower that it was going to be the easiest flowers yet that I have used the paper tole on... WRONG!!! This spray of flowers took me almost 2 hours and I still didn't really like the results. I added hot glue centers and colored the glue green. Don't get me wrong, I do like this project it just wasn't matching what I had in my head.

So my next attempts were to have 2 layers of the full flower with the top layer shaped. I added hot glue between the layers and shaped the top petals down over the glue. That gave the dimension that I was looking for with a lot less work. Still the flowers on this book mark took me about 45 mins each. I had this scrap of dp that was designed for a scrapbook where you didn't do anything but put the pictures in the provided squares. It sat in my stash forever because I hadn't found a way to use it... until this project.

The next two cards I love how they turned out. I love the sentiment. I am going to give these cards to my daughters. I want them to know I love them and support them. The flowers on these two cards were done like the bookmark, except I added a huge drop of hot glue to the centers and I took pearl fingernail polish and painted the centers.

This is one of my favorite sketches and just screamed out to me to be used as I was making my projects this week.

I love this song and thought I would share it with you today. Have a blessed day. I hope you have been inspired by my projects today!


  1. WOW-awesome projects. Love all the details and creativity. Thanks for sharing. This is a great stamp set!

  2. You never cease to wow me with you creativity - love all the way s you have used this image.

  3. LOVE your orgami box, tag & cards!

  4. What a beautiful bunch of projects!!!

  5. You outdid yourself today! I love ALL of today's projects. Fantastic!!

  6. Wow MariLynn your projects are all awesome!

  7. Each project just gets better and better. I take it this was your fav set this month!!! I love that box, the bookmark, the lace effect on the third and the layout on the fourth. Beautiful work, MariLynn!

  8. Wonder projects. Love your layering and color choices. This dogwood is a gorgeous set.

  9. Super work with the set today, MariLynn. I sure love the box and the blooms look fabulous.

  10. Marilynn! I think you out did yourself with your dogwood cards. Terrific!
    stamping sue

  11. Beautiful creations. You have even busy this week.

  12. These projects are wonderful, but that box with the CE blossoms blows me away!

  13. Gorgeous cards!!!! I think I recognize the sketch!!!! Yours turned out prettier then the one I did using that sketch!!! Love your tag too!!!

  14. WOW Marilyn!!! You've created some beauties here! I love the box and love how you did all the centers .

  15. I love all the ways you used the dogwood blossoms. Very creative.

  16. You were very creative with this set, MariLynn -- my favorite, by the way. The box is lovely and what a cute bookmark! I like the layout on your second card!

  17. Wow, you were busy getting these beautiful projects ready - they are all gorgeous, MariLynn. And, I loved reading your stories about the bunnies yesterday!!

  18. Fantastic projects but I especially like your 2 cards. You have far more patience than I do.

  19. i can see how versatile this set is! Your creations are just beautfiul!

  20. MariLynn--all of these projects are fantastic! You really are amazing with your talent! Great job! TFS

  21. your paper tole work is just beautiful MariLynn-love all your projects today

  22. Projects are amazing; thanks for sharing.

  23. Wow- Marilynn- all fabulous projects! You did a great job on all of them!

  24. Wow, amazing projects you have shared today. I would have gone crazy trying to get that paper tole flower topped box done!

  25. wonderful creations. I love how you showcased the Dogwood in so many different ways.

  26. I too love the dogwood blossoms, so this set is such fun. All your creations with the blossoms are so great.