Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MFP April Blog Hop day 2

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
 Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
 Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19 
Train Talk Featured April 20
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 April 21, 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 April 20, 2012.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Marilynn This is me
Anna S
Mark's Finest Papers

Daffodil Greetings is my favorite of this month's released sets. Everyone knows that I love butterflies. This butterfly I think is going to be my favorite go to butterfly.

This first card was a sneak peak card that I made last week using the SCS sketch.

This card was another sneak peek card that I made for last week's SCS color combo challenge.
This next card was the last of the sneak peek cards. This was for the SCS F4A challenge to use twinches.
Now on to the new projects. Here is a close up of the butterfly
I wanted to make a tall long card so that I could showcase the butterfly trail which is bling from want 2 scrap. I think it works so well for butterfly trails. I colored the butterfly with yellow orange, green, turquoise and blue.
I used the porcelain paper technique to make this butterfly cluster pin. It is very hard and shiny.
The pin turned out so well I decided to try a pair of earrings. No one will guess that these are just glue and paper..
I know a lot of people, especially my kids make fun of Miley Cyrus songs, but this one is especially pretty and I like it. Hope you like it. If today you are still a caterpillar hang on your time is coming. If you are a butterfly, be thankful for your blessings and fly, fly away.


  1. You used this set in wonderful way, MariLynn. Love the pin and earrings. Yes, the bling is great for the trail and your embossed cards are just so pretty...great job!!!

  2. an awesome display of cards and projects today MariLynn-I just love this stamp set

  3. Great projects...especially like the Creative!!!

  4. Wow - what fabulous things you have created with this set! Love them all!

  5. Wow! Great cards and super earrings.

  6. You've gone above and beyond! Each and every creation is so delightful. I would love to know exactly how you did the necklace and earring. I'd like to make them for a neighbor.

  7. All your cards look wonderful. That was a good sketch. I didn't get to try it yet but will. Great job.

  8. Great work on all your projects!!! Thanks for sharing the video too. Beautiful!!!!

  9. How gorgeous! You have made that butterfly come to life!

  10. What an amazing set of projects. The butterfly looks so real.

  11. Lovely projects! I really like the butterfly jewelry you made.
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  12. Wow, MariLynn, glad I came were working overtime, your pin and earrings are spectacular; as are your cards. You certainly did like this set best!

  13. love these! I own a butterfly farm ( we sell live butterflies for wedding, funeral grads etc.) so anything butterfly jewelry is right up my alley.

  14. All your cards are fabulous. Your pin and earrings are awesome. I have pierce ears...hint...hint. lol!
    stamping sue

  15. Wow, Marilynn, you have been busy as a bee! And, what beautiful cards and projects and your jewelry is lovely - they sure don't resemble glue/paper! Gorgeous - all!

  16. I knew you'd go crazy with the butterfly.and you did! How gorgeous, each and every one!! TFS!

  17. WOWZERS!!!! So many pretty butterfly cards!!!! Love the jewelry!!!!!

  18. Wow, great projects, love those butterflys and daffodils!

  19. Absolutely beautiful work. Those butterfly earrings are to die for.

  20. What super projects-all the cards and pin/earrings were fabulous.

  21. Wow you really went to town with this set. I would love to know more about the porcelain paper technique. How is it done? It looks brilliant.