Friday, November 30, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4 - Just a Note



 November Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Big City Featured November 27 
Amaryllis Definition Featured November 28
Mountain Selections Featured November 29
Just a Note Featured November 30

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 December 1, 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 November 30, 2012.


As you all know November is the time to gear up for Christmas shopping. So many sales and crowds, well stick with us we have some great deals for your Holiday Shopping needs.


 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Winter Scenes"




This set is my favorite set this month. I love music and making cards with music, so this set had my name written all over it!! I have 3 samples to show you. On card took 3 hours to make, one took 1 hour and one took 15 mins. (You will have to guess which card is which.)

On my first card. I stamped the background sheet music onto cream dp. I tore around the edges,  cut it it into 3 strips and I cut the three strips into four squares. I then ink distressed each square and sewed them to a cream piece of cardstock. I then took a piece of dp with a flower on it and stamped the two little music notes on it. I also stamped the music notes next to the scripture. I added a tea stained doily, ribbon, pearl beads on gold wire, two brown brads and handmade quilled peace roses.  This is card for a friend who just started a new job. It is really stressful for her. I am hoping that this card will cheer her up.



For this card I picked a piece of dp that had a design that was at an angle. I masked the top and stamped the sheet music over it. I then stamped the greeting from Daffodil Greetings. I stamped the little music notes by the sentiment as well as along the side. I then added ribbon and the pearl stick pins.


 My son said that this next one is his favorite of the three. I was going for a masculine look and I think I achieved that. The top three panels were paint chip samples that someone gave me with a bag of scraps. They were kinda small and I wasn't sure if I would ever use them. I had the striped dp on my desk and they matched pretty close to the paint chips. The paint chips were for a granite paint. They kinda remind me of sand paper. There is a gritty texture, and it has a little sparkle to it.


So did you guess which card was which? The first one took 3 hours the second one 15 mins and the last one 1 hour,

I hope you have enjoyed hopping with us this week.

Pam 
Toni 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Since this set was a music set, I had to share one of my favorite pieces of music. 
 

23 comments:

  1. Love these cards MariLynn - the 15 minute one is the one that really appeals to me :-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. I love all 3 projects. I hope your friend settles into her new job soon and the stress reduces - God will bless your card to her.

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  3. Stunning & elegant!! Can't pick a fave.

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  4. Three totally different looks and all beautiful (even the masculine one).

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  5. Phew! three terrific cards. you were one busy lady.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. Beautiful samples, and I especially love the one with the roses!!! Very Nice!

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  7. No surprise that your son liked the third the best! Great masculine card. Personally, I am crazy about the other two. They have such a wonderful romantic, vintage feel.

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  8. Wow three very beautiful cards!!! I love the shabby feel to the first two!

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  9. Beautiful. The flowers add so much.

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  10. The detail is awesome all three cards are beautiful...Lis

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  11. Lovely cards--I like the vintage look of the first two.

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  12. beautiful card and beautiful music. thanks for sharing

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  13. You always create the most uniquely beautiful cards, MariLynn! P.S. I love this song also.

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  14. Wow! The first two are absolutely gorgeous and I really like the third one, as well.

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  15. wowwwwww stunning cards so beautiful made love it.

    greetings karin

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  16. Gorgeous samples Marilynn! I really like all three!

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  17. Your birthday card is so pretty. Love how you stamped on the DP!!

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  18. Hi Marilyn - that is a lot of hours! The flowers on the first card are time consuming I believe because I have made some in the past and it took me awhile - beautiful cards. This is a great music set! I can see all possibilities. I have enjoyed the hop and looking at all of your lovely projects with the new stamps - thank you for being part of the hop and have a great week! Gail
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/ creations -my favorite set is the mountain set - but this is a lovely set too!

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  19. Oh my MariLynn--totally gorgeous cards!!! Love them all. TFS

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  20. Lovely cards; I like the second one the best. Thanks for sharing

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  21. 2 great looks. Very pretty roses.

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  22. Gorgeous!!!! Wow!!! I love them all but I am drawn to the first because I just can't make that kind of card! I don't seem to be able to figure out how to fill up the space and make it fun to look at!!! They are all stunning! I wouldn't have thought that your 2nd one took only 15 minutes!!! It's kind of crazy how long some cards can take to come together, isn't it?!

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