Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 4 of Mark's Finest Papers 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.

FRIDAY, March 11, 2011-Fish You Were Here








Joanne T.


Nicole -

Marilynn- (You are here now)


Connie –

Emily N.-





Guest Desinger, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers

I used the gel card tutorial from scs to make my first card. I knew as soon as I saw this set that I wanted to make a gel card. I am cheap though. No one in my family uses hair gel, and I couldn't see spending money, even a couple of dollars on hair gel that would only have a tablespoon used for the card. Then I found this shampoo from Suave. It worked great for the card and my family uses shampoo. LOL. When I finished this card, all my kids had a blast playing with it. I did too. It was fun to squish the "GEL"

My second card I posted Wednesday at SCS for the sketch challenge. I repurposed an embellishment container to be my fish tank. SEE THERE IS A REASON I HOARD!!!!


  1. Wonderful job on both cards!! I really like the idea on the Gel card!! I'm going to have to try that out!!

  2. Hi MariLynn,

    thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. Thats the way i found your blog and the fantastic worshipradio. I placed it on my blog to and also added it to my favorite's. Normaly i am listining to praise 106.5. But i realy love this praiseradio. great songs and non stop songs.


  3. I am in the water with that have sooo inspired me to try different things...this is too stinking cute!

  4. What a great masculine card, Marilynn! Love the second one.

  5. Cool card Marilynn! Like me, you use whatever works. Love the second one as well.

  6. I have never seen this technique before - amazing results. Both cards are so creative!

  7. CUTE card - love that technique!

  8. So many cute ideas - very creative as usual.

  9. Both of these cards are so creative, Marilynn.
    Love the way you created some water on both of your wonderful creations.

  10. Great minds were thinking the same thing about the gel card for these wonderful fish! I too knew they would make a great gel card. And your idea of the embellishment container was brilliant.

  11. These are really terrific Marilynn - I am so impressed how much time and effort you put into creating such wonderful projects for us during the hops, thank you! I too love squishing the gel on the gel cards (blushing). That tile is such a cool affect too, giving it the appearance of water.

  12. Great cards MariLynn - love the fish stamps, and The results of your hoarding! I must look at that gel card tutorial.

  13. What cool cards! Lovin the effects!

  14. Great job with the fish set!

    LOL, I almost had a heart attach when the music started playing, don't scare old people like that! :)

  15. Great idea to use the clear shampoo and I like your fish tank.

  16. Both of these are lovely MariLynn.

  17. I know what you mean about the gel. I made one of these cards before and ended up throwing away a whole bottle of gel. Love your projects. Nice work!

  18. Nice job on both of them, I've never been brave enough to try a gel card, too afraid of it exploding all over my workplace I guess. Great idea, turned out fab.

  19. What awesome fish bowl/tank cards, Marilynn! These are so colorful and fun. :)