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!
Today's featured set is Southwest Cowboy. Now before I sat down to use it I wasn't sure about it, I don't have great luck with guy cards. But I absolutely think this is going to be one of my favorites. The images are really versatile and make it easy to create a card.
For the first one I decided to go with a long version of a card to fit into a business sized envelope. The accent stamps, like the little line of cactus, make a great border.
I loved the colors on the rocks we've seen when I've traveled west with the kids; I have a poster from Zion National Park hanging in my family room and the colors are soooo bright! I thought polished stone could help highlight some of that dramatic beauty you find only in the west. The chiffon flower this time has no stickles on its edges, just seemed to fit the card a bit better.
Here is the blog hop order. Have fun and happy hopping!
July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf
Peggysue- That's me!
Mark’s Finest Papers
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Southwest Cowboy
Ink: black craft, versamark
Paper: kraft, ocean tides, cream, black
Other: nestabilities, border punch, clear EP
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes and Frame
Ink: reinkers in razzleberry, melon mambo, dusty durango, black craft ink, gold craft ink pad
Paper: glossy white, kraft, orange
OTher: rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, chiffon, buttons, cuttlebug folder