Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 3 of MFP March Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!


All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Thursday, February 10, 2011-Grandma's Boudoir



Dawn L.









Dawn M


Marilynn (You are here now!)





Guest Designer, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers

I love how easy it is to make vintage looking cards with this set. I made this card and can for a friend at Church who has a birthday this week. I printed the frame from my computer onto striped dp that made me think of vintage wall paper. I added the old hymn SOFTLY AND TENDERLY. I choose this hymn because there is a line in it that says, "...Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing..." I was thinking Time = Vintage. The sentiment is from MFP set Just Dandy. The stamp in the corner was from MFP set Spring has sprung. I added pearls and lace and ribbons to add to the vintage look.

I took black fabric paint to add little buttons to the shoe.

This week as I was about to open a can of green beans, I decided to cut the top off, instead of using the pull tab. I covered it with matching paper, lace, ribbon and added a flower. I added pearls to the pull tab. I am going to fill it with chocolate and then I am going to glue the lid down. You can see a little gap now, but it won't be there when I add the glue.

My oldest daughter has a friend who is getting married soon. She was invited to a negligee party. She stamped the corset on the tissue paper to wrap the gift.

This is a card I made last week using this set.


  1. What a cute idea for the can! Love the cards and wrapping paper too!

  2. WOW - such wonderful projects! I love the boot!

  3. Wow, all your projects are just darling. Love this stamp set.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  4. MariLynn, these cards and projects are so beautiful!! You are amazing, GF!!

  5. I love your card!! Excellent idea with the can! and your DD's stamped paper is so perfect for the party!!!

  6. My you have been busy haven't you Marilynn. So many great ideas and such awesome work! I like your can idea and love how you did up that cameo.

  7. Wow, MariLynn! You were one busy chick! I cannot decide what I like best - all are absolutely awesome!

  8. What wonderful projects you created with this set! Love the can!!! Who knew a can of beans could look so pretty?

  9. I think that this just might be your favorite set this month! impressive display!

  10. Beautiful cards! Cool idea for reusing the can. Love the corset tissue paper.

  11. Wow--lots of great projects using this set!

  12. wonderful artwork, best wishes, patty

  13. Fabulous projects, Marilynn. Great idea using the image for gift wrap! Perfect!

  14. Lovely cards! Fabric paint for the buttons on the shoe? I never would have thought of that! Love the way it looks and will definitely be checking out the fabric paint.

  15. Wow, you certainly have been busy! My favorite project is the first card, especially with those liquid pearl buttons you added going up and down the boot. Lovely vintage and elegant card.

  16. Marilynn, this is a wonderful ensemble! I love your details and the cameo charm is fantastic! Lovely card!

  17. So much to like about this card (and the other projects) - details, which you are so good at really make this card outstanding....papers, ribbon, pearls, fabric many things to look at and admire.

  18. Excellent jov with ALL of these samples! Perfect wrapping paper for a bridal shower!

  19. What amazing work, MariLynn!! I love the addition of the musical paper and the fabulous buttons on the shoe!!

  20. Marilynn, I love all of your wonderful projects. The vintage card is what attracted my eye the most. I love the look, how feminine it is and so romantic too.

  21. I love the vintage of the cards and the wrapping paper. Great Job!

  22. WOW!!! You totally blew me away!!! All are totally awesome!!!!

  23. Oh my goodness - you did it again! Incredible!

  24. Hi Marilynn, I love your creations! The vintage card is so pretty with the musical notes and boot! And I do love your bloom too! Thanks for the encouraging comment on my blog.

  25. You have been very busy, and the results are stunning!! Love your 'vintage' card in particular.

  26. Marilynn, Wow you have been busy!! Love the vintage look and you cameo looks so real!! You did a wonderful job on all your project!!

  27. Nice projects, great idea for the party.

  28. Fantastic projects with vintage flair, Marilynn!! I save cans to use as gift packaging, too. Hoarding can be such a good thing, right? :D