Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MFP- June Blog Hop Day 1 Need a Vacation

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Patty P.
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

 I used the flower from this set. I water colored it and did paper tole technique.

Usually I am intimidated by making bows. 
I watched this video on Youtube that showed how to 
tie a double bow. It was really easy to understand and do
I may be making more bows now.

Here is a card I made last week. I stamped the flower twice.
 One I kept whole and one I cut in half.


  1. Beautiful cards, Marilynn. I love the mulit colored flowers and the paper tole technique on the flowers. That is a great video. TFS.

  2. Beautiful cards Marilyn, and I love your bow - isn't great when we find a way to master something that has intimidated us!!

  3. Gorgeous cards. Now I need to watch the bow tying video!

  4. Two very pretty cards -- nice use of a doily.

  5. Wow! Your hibiscus are outstanding and great dimension. I watched the video and she makes it look sooooo easy. Your bow is beautiful. I love her accent :)

  6. Beautiful cards...very nice. I am from Iowa too, but not near the Mighty Mississippi!

  7. Wow I LOVE your cards!!! I need to learn how to do the paper tole technique. Beautiful cards and now got to watch that video and learn how to tie one of those pretty bows. TFS.

  8. Love the way you did the flowers and the bow turned out perfect!

  9. MariLynn- the colors you chose are perfect- I love these so much!

  10. two very pretty cards. like the dimesion with the paper tole technique.
    stamping sue

  11. Very pretty card, and love the bow tutorial going to give it a try. Kind of the bow easy method without the plastic.

  12. The paper tole technique always looks so good and I just never think of it! Great work!

  13. Marilynn,
    Your cards are just lovely and the bow on your top card is perfect. Your second card is beautifully designed with the partial flower on the right side of the verse - wow! And, thanks for sharing the bow tutorial - it appears to be very easy.

  14. OMG-those are absolutely stunning! Beautiful cards!

  15. MariLynn--you are amazing!!! Those cards are GORGEOUS!!!! And thank you so much for adding the double bow video to you link! I've got to try that! TFS

  16. How pretty , thank you for the bow lesson.....Lis

  17. The flowers are amazing! Love the doily on the first card and the beautiful bow!

  18. Very soft and pretty and great bow.

  19. Beautiful cards, such lovely colour combinations. Your colouring of the hibiscus and layering is gorgeous.

  20. What lovely cards! They are very eye-catching and I love the use of the doily look!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  21. Stunning cards! TFS the bow tutorial!!!!! Gorgeous bow!!!! Can't wait to try it! Both cards are just gorgeous and your flowers are stunning!