Friday, July 16, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers July Release: Apples and Camellia

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 20101, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

For both cards I focused on the white camellia, as I used the apple earlier in the hop. I like the elegance but also the friendly nature of that flower. For the first card I used light gray copics and a bit of yellow in the center with some matching DP and nice, wide ribbon from Mark's Finest Papers to accent the flower.

For this next one I was going for a folksy/elegant look if you can achieve that, which is why I mixed the gingham paper with the woven basket background on the linen backdrop. The sentiment is from the Background Fun set but the focus is on the camellia, accented with two shades of ink, watercolored on with an aquapainter. Thanks for looking.


This is the complete hop order, if you go all the way to the end, you will find yourself at Mark's Finest Papers store front. Happy hopping!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue<-----This is me!
Faith
Vicki
Susan
Judi
Patty
Karen
Connie
Roxie
Liz
Claudine
Mark’s Finest Papers

42 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--these cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one with the background made of the camellia! Wonderful job. TFS

Jess said...

Love the camellias!!

Heather said...

I love the way you've created the background on the first card - it looks amazing. Heather

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both of your cards are heavenly! Perfect colors and placement.

Sarah A said...

Love all you cards but am in love with the top one, the background and the cut out camelia works perfectly!

Sarah x

Lois said...

Who would have thought that gray flowers could be so pretty! Apparently you did -- and you were so right!

Our Little Inspirations said...

You've achieved two completely different styled cards with the same stamp and that's great! I think the first has a vintage appeal, while the 2nd is very summery, and I love how you combined the basketweave background with the woven sentiment! They're both fabulous cards!

jovialjudi said...

Both are lovely PeggySue but that first one stole my heart. It is sooooooo elegant and romantic!! Love it!! Hugs, Judi

Debbie said...

I love the second card. I just love how you tied the ribbon, so chic.

Liz Williams said...

These are such gorgeous cards. I just LOVE this stamp.

Susan said...

love the shabby chic look....

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are great! That first one is stunning! Great use of both sets.

marilync said...

Hi! love the use of gingham - great card

Becky said...

how beautiful, love how you did the background

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are very pretty. Very differant from each other and both lovely.

Super Jen said...

Love both cards. I like that you made vanilla look so different between the two.

jdmommy said...

What beautiful cards!! I love the RED, but the monochromatic card really caught my eye!!

Lillian said...

Two nice card, nice use of the flower image.

Roxie said...

Nice use of the flower image here, very pretty card.

marilynprestonn said...

Beautiful cards. Well done with this pretty image. The dps are gorgeous.

Bev E said...

Both of these are wonderful cards. I can't decide which I like best.

Virgo5 said...

Wow these are beautiful! I love the top one, it has a vintage feel!

Heather B said...

Gorgeous cards. You over achieved with these stamps!

Jennifer S. said...

Both of these are just fantastic. Very different looks with the same focal stamp. Great job.

Anika said...

Great cards, Peggysue! The first one is especially gorgeous!

Holly said...

these are both so beautiful, love how you popped up the flower and the colors you used.

Joan said...

Outstanding! Love that background on the first card.

Laura said...

These are 2 lovely but very different looks using the same stamp. My favourite is the top one the way you have used the camellia stamp has given the card a very sophisticated look!

Theresa said...

Cards are beautiful. Especially like the first with the camellia background and Basic Grey patterned paper. You made a grey card look so elegant!! TFS

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic camellia projects!! I love how you used it as the background and focal point in the first card :)

mmwilken said...

Am just loving these stamps and like what you did with background on the flower! Great job!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are LOVELY, I especially adore that first card!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards--I like how you made the background with the camelia and knotted the ribbon on either side on the second card.

Amanda B said...

like them both!! very unique!

Karen said...

Both of your camellia cards are so pretty. Love the background on the first one.

GreenScrap said...

Love these paper and classic theme :)

Terri said...

These are both great too! I especially like the first one.

Connie said...

Two so very different cards and I cannot choose 'cuz I love them both!!
Connie

Linda said...

Beautiful cards! I have tried to peek at them all. You are so talented!

Traci M said...

I haven't done the blog hop, but sure am enjoying your take with all these beautiful stamps, Peggysue!! The Camellia is so pretty, love the way you've paired it with the dp in the first, and it's so pretty with gingham in the second!

Sharron said...

Peggysue--these are really fabulous! Great job on both but I especially like the second. I love that sentiment and cool way to do the ribbon.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

BOTH of these cards are gorgeous! So elegant & classy! Love the embossing!