Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Blog Hop - Mark's Finest Papers North American Woods

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 eatured 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

My favorite image from today's set is this little grizzly bear. My oldest son turns 16 this month. When he was little we were having a rummage sale at our church. He found a scruffy, rough (scratchy wool) teddy bear. I think I paid less than a dollar for that bear. He loved that bear and carried him everywhere. My son named the bear GRIZZLE FRIZZ. This grizzly bear made me think of the little boy that I used to have. I think I will slip this birthday card into his book bag.

The grizzly bear was colored and cut out. I used hot glue behind him to adhere him, but I let the glue cool a little to add dimension to the bear. He sticks up beyond the background about 1/4 inch.

I felt like sharing this happy feeling song. It makes me tap my feet, and makes me smile. I know you will enjoy! Have a blessed day!!!


  1. OUTSTANDING, MariLynn - what a beautiful manly card!

  2. Your bear is colored splendidly and I loved the story...too sweet.

  3. Absolutely STUNNING. Love the popout idea and your background is gorgeous.

  4. What a great background for your big bear. I can see how he stands out...good job and a sweet story. Your son is sure to love this card.

    That's some good music to start the day...thanks!

  5. Your tribute to Grizzle Frizz looks great. I like the background.

  6. Awesome card. I love the back ground and you colored your bear perfectly.

  7. what a sweet story MariLynn-your son will love this card-I do!!

  8. what sweet story about your son with the stuffed bear. I'm sure he will love the card when he finds it in his book bag.
    terrific card
    stamping sue

  9. BEAUTIFUL card!!!! I guess I am in a sentimental mood today. Your comment about the teddy bear...and the "little boy that I used to have" makes me teary eyed!!! My oldest just turned 15!!! They are young men!!!! (and sometimes...act like that grizzly pictured!!!)

    Fun song and video...TFS!!!

  10. Awesome! Love the BG & how the bear is jumping off the page!

  11. What a fun story you shared, MariLynn. I hope the card reminds your sweet son of Grizzle Frizz! Your card is really wonderful.

  12. Wow - I love this image against the background!!!

  13. OH Your son is going to love this it fabulous! I heat seeing 'stuff' behind an image I love the idea of using hot glue to add dimension instead!! TFS
    Blessings Bernie

  14. Marilynn- this is gorgeous. Beautiful job coloring the Grizzly!!!

  15. What a wonderful story to go with your card! I love the fabulous background you used with your bear!

  16. Your son will enjoy your card. I love the story of his teddy bear when he was little. very cute

  17. MariLynn--what a great bear card! You did a fabulous job of coloroing it! TFS

  18. Awesome, MariLynn - love the way you kept the background simple so that the bear really was the feature.

  19. Love the bear up against the blue background. Fantastic.

  20. Love your card; very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Wonderful card - I love that background!

  22. Wow, that bear looks amazing against your background!

  23. Happy B-day to your son. I loved the story of his bear.

    I love the idea of the hot glue adding dimension. Thank you for sharing. I love the card too. I can't believe I forgot to mention the card. I love the background.

  24. I love the stitching around this! so awesome!!

  25. Your card is adorable. Have a happy day.

  26. Beautiful card - love the background!!

  27. Your coloring on the bear is spot on. What a sweet memory. Happy Birthday to your "little boy".

  28. Oh, outstanding job on the grizzly! You really put a lot of dimension into the image by your coloring alone! The blue that you used for the background just pops the image! Fantastic!

  29. What a great background and card! Wonderful!

  30. What a beautiful bear. The coloring is so realistic. I wish I knew how to do that.