Monday, August 12, 2013

TIME for a blog hop- MFP Blog hop day 1 - Pocket Watches

Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th

Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.

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

"Lucky You"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Cathy C
Sue W
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

I think looking at my card samples you will be able to tell that I just love this set. In fact I think it is my favorite of the new releases.I love how it can be used to give a vintage feeling to the card.
I stamped the pocket watches onto floral dp. I then stamped the pocket watch from the TAKE TIME mini set. I embossed the edges with gold ep. The center I used UTEE. I wanted to use the cracked glass technique, because I thought it would make it look old.

Here is a close up of the cracked glass
I have the pocket watch popped up with a giant button underneath. I added quilled roses and a ribbon. I made my card for today, an easel card.

I thought of this scripture as I was making my cards the other day, so I used my computer to print this scripture. I think this easel card will be a great home decoration for my friend.
Here are two cards I made last week.


  1. Love these MariLynn- they are so dramatic in the way you have used the images. Love, love, love, your work with these watches.

  2. Your cards are gorgeous - so creative - I was just stumped with this set and yet you have made it sing!

  3. The top card's pocket watch looks 3D. I love it! The card with the flowers is just absolutely feminine. Beautiful! The card with the multicolor background is very cool!

  4. oh, Marilynn! your easel is easily my favorite besides it being and easel card it has so much going on with the different embossing techniques. Your other two cards are beautiful.
    stamping sue

  5. Beautiful work on all your cards!

  6. Beautiful cards!!!Love the easel card,Great techniques!!!

  7. Amazing! I love what you have done with the embossing powder on the stamp. Fantastic!!

  8. Especially like the crackled glass look & stitching.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Beautiful cards!!! Lots of details on all three. Great job.

  10. Beautiful! I will have to remember to stamp on floral DP next time, I love that look and the floral embellishments are gorgeous!

  11. What a fun way to make the watch look real! Great job on your cards!
    Beth's Beauties

  12. These are wonderful cards MariLynn! Yes, I can tell you LOVE this set! Perfect stamps for so many cards and events!

  13. Love all your ideas. It really makes my mind spin with all the possibilities. I so want this stamp set. I love the timeless friendship part the best.

  14. Marilynn,
    Very pretty cards - and can certainly see how much you nare loving this set!! Perfect song too!

  15. Beautiful cards. I love how you did the stitching and added the roses.

  16. Wow!!!! I don't know what to say other than LOVELY!!!!! Love the added flowers! TFS

  17. Love the texture and the way these cards turned out. Stitching, easel, cracked glass! Amazing!

    Come and see what I've done!
    Life is Good with kren @

  18. Wow MariLynn! Between the gold embossing and the UTEE, your pocket watch looks so real! Clearly, this set speaks through you!

  19. Great cards with this set. I like the cracked glass.

  20. Your projects are just beautiful. Sweet sweet cards ♥

  21. So lovey, and the cracked glass technique is perfect, it reminds me of my Grampy's old watch. It wasn't a pocket watch but I remember the face background kind had those tiny cracks you find in old enamel. I love it!! :)

  22. WOWZA! Both of these are stunning!

  23. What a great idea to use this set for a birthday card!!

  24. I love your cards the dimension is incredible... I am going to have to get myself some of that product!

  25. Super cute cards; thanks for sharing