Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blog Hop Day 3 Butterfly Essence

December Preview Week

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Dec. 3
Lots of Words

Featured Dec. 4
Mini Swallowtail

Featured Dec. 5
Butterfly Essence

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 three winners will be announced on Dec. 14, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Dec.. 13, 2013.

Here's the Design Team:

Guest Designer


Cathy C  

Be sure to check back Dec.10,11 & 12 for the continuation of our Blog Hop. We will be introducing the other 3 new Stamp Sets for December.

I am a butterfly aficionado. So I loved this stamp when I saw it. I stamped it with black stazon ink onto an encyclopedia page. The big butterfly kinda reminded me of a monarch butterfly although the wings are not quite the right shape to be a monarch. For each butterfly on this card I used 2 different colors of markers to watercolor.

I am not a big fan of the life choices Miley Cyrus is making these days, but I really liked her song Butterfly fly Away. That is what  I was hearing in my head as I was making this card.


  1. MariLynn this is gorgeous - love how you have used the stamp and the twine is a stand out accent without detracting from the image.

  2. This is stunning. I like the colors used.

  3. What a wonderful design. I love the watercolouring over the text.

  4. Your card is really nice...I like the idea of stamping on a word page..well done

  5. So pretty, Marilynn. You have colored your butterfly beautifully.

  6. Wow I did lessen to your song
    And yes I to love butterfly
    There a big story for me with them
    And you card is so very beautiful like how you did
    Like the color that you use
    Thank for showing

  7. Beautiful card! Gorgeous colors!!!

  8. Outstanding card. like that you stamped it onto the paper then colorerd over it. great idea
    stamping sue

  9. Loving the design of this card. One word, Beautiful!

  10. Like how you colored the Butterflies wonderfully. I'm fond of Butterflies. Weather colder here in Central TX so no Butterflies now.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. I get excited when I click on your name and for good reason this is beautiful..Lis

  12. Gorgeous job with this set -- your butterflies are beautiful!

  13. That's it! I have to find an old encyclopedia to use in my stamping! Beautiful card! Beautiful colors!

  14. The images look wonderful stamped on the encyclopedia page. Just perfect!

    Come and follow me!

  15. Marilynn,
    Your love of butterflies is shining through your gorgeous card.

  16. OMGoodness MariLynn!!!! This card is truly amazing. Just beautiful! TFS

  17. How pretty. Reminds me of a stained glass window. Very well done!

  18. Marilynn - I like this card very much - you did a great job and I agree with Jean - looks like stained glass window!

  19. So beautiful, amazing colouring!! :)

  20. I have to agree - this is a Beautiful card. love your coloring and how you 'cut' the image into three sections. nicely done.