Friday, June 22, 2012

Final Day of MFP June blog hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22
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 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Marilynn This is me.
Thrifty Stamper
Janis L.
Mark's Finest

I was inspired to make a tag album after
seeing this amazing one by my friend Michelle.
I stamped the lighthouse from yesterday's set called
Island Life. I stamped the shells from Silly Shells. I painted the shells
with watercolors and the big pink one has champagne paint over the
top of it.

This close up view is a little blurry but 
it does kinda show the shimmer of the paint on
the shell.

I took several scriptures from the Bible about the sea and printed them on my computer.
I then stitched them to the alternating dp.  
I also stamped the shells over the printed scriptures with brown ink.

This one is Revelation 5:13

This one is Nehemiah 9:6
 This one is from the set Island Life  -  Job 9:8

Psalm 96:10-13
 This shows them spread out.
I left the backs empty, so you could see the paper, but left
the opportunity to add more scriptures if I choose to.

These are the following winners of my comment challenge yesterday. They each will win a pretzel knot.

 #6 Mary917

#15Designing with Debbie

#19 Elizabeth Hart

#21 Janis.

I have not ever heard a shark or a starfish or an octopus sing praise to God, but Revelation 5:13 says that all those creatures along with many others will all Praise Him. I love this song called Praise Him. We sang this last Sunday and it blessed me, and I hope it blesses you too. I also hope you had a great time with this month's blog hop.


  1. What a beautiful tag album MariLynn - not only is it a stunning idea, but the whole is just so elegant. What a fabulous way to keep scriptures close to you.

  2. What a wonderful tag album! I love how the shells flow throughout the album!

  3. Oh how I wished I had seen this last week. We are off to a 25th wedding anniversary party this weekend and this would have been a wonderful "gift" - no real gifts allowed just donations to a charity.

  4. Amazing project! Very inspirational

  5. MariLynn, this is a super tag album. What a great gift this would be. I do love the shimmer on the shell. Lots of thought and time put into this and I'm thinking you enjoyed every minute of this wonderful creation.

  6. Awesome job; love all the different scriptures with variations of the stamp set. Thanks for sharing

  7. what a great tag book!
    stamping sue

  8. what a pretty how you added scripture to them...

  9. What a marvelous project, MariLynn! Very creative.

  10. Love this tag album, I think you will have encouraged a lot of us to do one as well! I love that this is such a set that works well with the scriptures!

  11. Your tag is beautiful. And that know! Have to give it a try. kk

  12. Wow! This is really something. Great job.

  13. Wonderful tags with inspiration. Congrats to the winners of the pretzel knots. I like all things sea shell. Have a sea shell collection in my master bathroom. Wallpaper theme of master bathroom is beach/sand castles/sea shells.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Love your tag album! How cute using knots with your image!!!

  15. This scriptural tag album is such a beautiful project, MariLynn. TFS!

  16. Wonderful project. The shells are beautiful.

  17. I love the idea of your tag album MariLynn-the front cover looks awesome with the lighthouse and the shells-I saw I won the comment challenge-whoo-hoo!!

  18. This tag mini book is fabulous. I love minis like this. I just love it! :) Janis

  19. love this alot very pretty tag album
    thank you for showing

  20. This is lovely with the scripture verses.

  21. Marilynn this is amazing. I love this. You need to do a tutorial. HE HE. Thanks for the Pretzel knot. I didn't know you did something like this.

  22. Very pretty tag book, Marilynn! What an awesome idea and the verses certainly make it extra special. Congrats to the ladies that won the knots - I'm so jealous!! LOL!

  23. Beautiful tag album. I love the tag cover, and all the scripture you used. In my dentists office there is a picture of Jesus sitting on the grass with a boy running towards Him, and animals all around. Your album is really a testament to your faith. Blessings!

  24. MariLynn--this tag album is gorgeous! I love how you showcased the shells in front of the lighthouse!!! What a great project! TFS

  25. What a great little tag book. Love how you added the verses.

  26. Now this is gorgeous! Love the idea of using this as a scripture booklet. Very creative - and thanks for the knot - so excited about that!

  27. Marlynn -

    I love this project! I love how you stamped the shells over the scriptures. It looks great. And the knots on the front are wonderful! Did you tie them? I really like how that looks! You have my brain thinking now. I had instructions years ago on making those Chinese knots..... hmmm..... Maybe I'll be adding some to a project soon ;)
    Oh yeah, thanks for the link to my blog. That was so sweet.

  28. Fantastic tag album! Love your knots!

  29. I love this Marilynn! What a blessing to have another entry from you in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. It makes me SO happy, and I give God all the glory for our growing blog. Thanks for being part of it, and I just prayed for you that God will bless you for your participation.
    I just ordered myself the I'm in Stitches Stamp Set - I'm so in love with that set!
    Thanks for sharing your work, and have a great week, my friend.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  30. Hi! Just wanted you to know that I am really enjoying the knots you sent me. I'll be featuring one of them on a card I'm posting this Sat, July 14th, and linking to your blog as the one who created it. Have a great day! :) Janis

  31. Oh... one more thing... would you like to sponsor one of my challenges with a prize of a couple of knots you create? I don't know if you sell them or not, but if you don't, I think people would buy them. You can email me at I have accidentally deleted your emails about winning the knots. :( Smiles! :) Janis