Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers February Blog Hop Last Day

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 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 February 23,2013 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 February 22,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"


The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"

MariLynn    THIS IS ME
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

My cards for the hop this week for the most part have been fairly CAS. I decided not to go that way with this set. I saw it and immediately thought VINTAGE COLLAGE. I stamped the "stamp" and cancellation onto a piece of brown cardstock. I paired it with a blue and brown dp. I purposely had the post card and the blue dp hang off over the edges of the card. The base is a cream colored cardstock. I then have a dark brown cardstock layer with a layer of vintage rose dp. The doily along with my hand quilled roses made from the pages of an encyclopedia, the pearls and amber jewels on a wire, and repurposed broken hair clip all give it that antique feel.

 Here is a close up of the roses, pearls and amber jewels on the curled wire.

 Here is a close up of the stamps and cancellation mark and the broken and repurposed hair clip. It has been sitting in my drawer of 'Junk' that I might use again someday. Well, today was the day.

 Having an empty nest is harder than I ever imagined it would be. I still have my boys at home, but I miss both of my daughters who have grown and are out on their own. This card could be for either one because I do miss them. This is a photo of me with my daughters taken about a month ago on a rare happening that we were all together. 

 This beautiful song makes me think of them. I know it more about a man-woman love interest, but I imagine my girls when I hear it. Send me a song!!!!


  1. Thanks for the close-ups of portions of the card. It would be easy to miss the beautiful details just looking at the entire card. This is a card that would be fun to see in person.

  2. Gorgeous! Wonderful vintage look & feel to it.

  3. Your card is beautiful. I love all the fab details.

  4. One word BEAUTIFUL!!!! You really made that card your own... Lovely work and thanks for sharing your sweet picture of you and your girls.

  5. Beautiful card!! My oldest is about a year and a half from going to college and I'm sad thinking about it already!

  6. Gorgeous card and love the photo too.

  7. LOVE THIS! This is just beautiful!

  8. Wow! Beautiful work of art on this Victorian looking card! So much detail! Love the stitching, the pearls and the beautiful doily! You sure highlighted this set in such a lovely way!

  9. This is so pretty MariLynn! I love how you have embellished this card!

  10. You have beautiful girls, I can imagine how much you miss not having them at home! Stunning card! Beautiful bead and flower work! Love the design with the post card peeping out!

  11. Marilynn,
    Your daughters are so pretty - and the picture of you three together is awesome! I love your card and the bead work is awesome!!

  12. Great card; thanks for sharing.

  13. Marilynn I like the way you let some of the pieces hang off the edge. Nice to see the pic of you and your girls.
    stamping sue

  14. MariLynn I love the 'off the edge' features of this card and the flowers bead and clip are stunning accents to a beautiful creation.

  15. Your love shows through with this beautiful card, MariLynn! Both your girls have your pretty smile!!!!

  16. Wow..what a stunning card! I just love it, and thank you for sharing that's lovely.


  17. Very vintage looking and pretty.

  18. MariLynn--I don't have the words to tell you how beautiful I think this card is!!! I think it's the prettiest one you've ever done!!! Needless to say, I love it! TFS

  19. Gorgeous card, Marilynn! Your recycled book quilled roses give it an old-world romantic look. Beautiful in every detail!

    I feel for you in missing your grown children. My eldest daughter, wonderful son-in-law and two Grandies are moving this weekend to the other side of the US! I'm happy for them but sad for Nana! Fortunately we're close and my daughter is great about Skyping!
    Cyber hugs!

  20. OMGosh, this is beautiful! I love your embellishments, the tilted panels, the sewing...well, everything, actually.

  21. I always enjoy visiting your blog and joined today. I hope you will follow mine as well. kren @