Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers Jan Hop Day 3

   January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

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 January 19, 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 January 18,2013.

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013! We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and the months to come. 

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

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Not So Ugly"

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

I like the clock in this set. It made me think of my grandfather. He jokes about people not wanting to visit him because he has ticks. He has several clocks in each room that he has set several mins. apart so that he can enjoy them. As kids we loved hearing the coo-coo clock. The sentiment from this set saying "It's about TIME" and  "Congratulations" was perfect for this project that I am sending to my cousin and her husband. They have been waiting to adopt for over 3 years. They found out this last week that the waiting so long was in part to a person not doing their job and just sticking their paperwork in her drawer. The agency didn't find out until the lady was fired. So my cousin and her husband went to a new agency. They filled out more paperwork and expected to wait a long time again. They got a call Wednesday that said that there was a baby who had been born the previous Sunday and if they wanted him they could take him home on Thursday. It had to be because it was in God's TIME. On their facebook page announcing the birth, one of their friends congratulated them on their "POPCORN" baby. Remember making popcorn the old fashioned way not in the microwave... you would wait and wait and then SUDDENLY - POP.  When I read that about the popcorn baby, I knew right away what I was going to do. I was going to wrap a package of popcorn. I stamped the "CONGRATULATIONS" all over the dp. I sewed my main panel to the dp and wrapped it around the popcorn.

 Sentiment randomly stamped on the dp.

Vicky, this song is for you!


  1. Great news and package to go with it.

  2. This is a very cute idea! Congratulations for your family!

  3. Love your popcorn wrapper, MariLynn....and thanks for the song....LOL!!!

  4. Congratulations to your cousin and her husband on their "popcorn baby!" They're going to love your thoughtfulness. What a cute project!

  5. I love your story about Grandpa and his clocks. That reminds me of my dad and his coo-coo clocks.
    Congratulations go out to the happy couple also.
    Both cards are wonderful and you always have such a sweet meaning to your work.

  6. what a beautiful story to go along with your project. Congratulations popcorn baby!!!!!
    stamping sue

  7. Great story to go with your project!

  8. Oh Marilynn, What a wonderful story and what a FUN gift!!! Awesome use of the "congratulations" stamp on the DP! Cute cute cute!

  9. WOW what a clever idea. Way to showcase this set.

  10. What a beautiful story about patience, faith and it's rewards. The gift is cute and sure to please!

  11. MariLynn--This is a wonderful project! I love the story and am so happy for your cousin. They're going to love this! TFS

  12. Marilynn,
    What a cute story with a fun and adorable idea - big smiles.

  13. Great idea! What a wonderful story, and I am sure that your cousin and her husband are in 7th heaven with their "Popcorn baby!" All in God's time!

  14. What a cool gift idea. like the grandfather clock.

    marg0006 at veriizn dot net

  15. Love the story!Great gift idea.

  16. Great story - thanks for sharing with us! Congratulations to all of them! And very clever gift /card!!!!

  17. What a great idea. Perfect time for a movie. TFS AJ-

  18. Great project. Congratulations to your cousin.

  19. What a beautiful story, MariLynn, and I love your project and the humour in it.

  20. What a great gift and such a fantastic story. cheers Linda

  21. thanks for pposting the song, i remember that from years ago. your cards are very nice. i like the embossing on the ribbons on your CAS card.