Friday, August 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers August Release: Owl Be There

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 to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. 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 August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 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.)

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

Now for my projects. The owl image in this set made me think of camping trips we made when we were younger . . . of girl scout camp in those musty cabins, of sleeping bags with plaid lining . . . anyone else remember going to a pine lodge in Wisconsin? Anyway, I so wanted to make a luminary the minute I saw the owl and I found a piece of plaid paper in my stash that reminds me of the lining in a sleeping bag we once owned. I had tons of fun with it. First shot is in the daytime and I took a picture of it lit up in the dark.




Next I wanted to try my hand at a CAS card. Now here is where I have to thank my children for being so very helpful . . . we have our house for sale and when we have a showing they all run around and 'put things away.' The problem is, they just stuff things into any nook and cranny they can find. I've lost the electric bill and found out later someone put it in the Betty Crocker cookbook, the phone bill, my address book . . .and someone mislaid this stamp set that I had out. I inTENDED to use that cute little swirly owl stamp on this card but poof! Someone has put the stamp set away who knows where. You know when I'll find the stamps . . . some time next week long after the hop is over! Anyway, I had washed this stamp after making the luminary and still had it, thank goodness, so I used it on this card, which took almost no time to make. Just a little pop of color, a sentiment, and I have something ready to put in the mail. Thanks for looking. Happy hopping and good luck!


Here then is the hop order. Friday, August 13-Owl Be There
August Guest Designer ~ Wendy
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue . . . that's me!
Faith
Susan
Judi
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Julia
Claudine
Joanne T
Joanne G
Mark’s Finest Papers

45 comments:

Jaya Christina said...

wow stunning. And what an idea!! beautiful!

Benzi said...

Beautiful luminary and a very sweet CAS card, also. Good luck with the house selling.

Lois said...

Cool luminary. I've been wanting to try this at some point, maybe you've spurred me into it! Enjoyed your "moving" story. I remember once when we were trying to sell our house, we'd stuff things in the oven!

wendyp said...

Beautiful samples! That luminary is so pretty lit up!!!

Liz Williams said...

Wow that luminary is awesome. TFS

Heather said...

Wow, what an amazing project. Stunning. Heather:)

Aimes said...

OK you totally knocked the ball outta the park with that luminary!!! Oh it's just amazing!!!!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Emily Keaton said...

Awesome projects!! Love that luminary :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your luminary is just gorgeous and I love that idea! Your little card is cute too, and I hope you soon find the missing stamp that the gremlins put away for you :)

Claudine Poch said...

That luminary is fabulous! Works great with the owl image. Nice card, also.

jdmommy said...

fabulous!! I love that luminary and the card is wonderful with the punching!!

Sue D said...

Awesome luminary! I love the woodsy look. Great CAS card too!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love the rich tones of your fabulous owl luminary!! What a beautifully designed project, Peggysue!!

Carol Dee said...

Love the luminary.

Michelle VP said...

What a pretty luminary - love the plaid paper! I really like the CAS card too. Good luck finding your stamp and selling the house. :)

karla said...

gorgeous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful creations!!

mmwilken said...

Thanks for the wonderful idea with the stamp set on the candle!! I do candles and cards and love your colors!! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh great lantern and pretty card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my goodness, that lantern is FANTASTIC!!!

redwasher1 said...

Both card and luminary are just fabulous!!!

Connie said...

What a grand idea using the owl on the luminary!!
The perfect image for a perfect project.
Connie

Terri (blindstamper) said...

The luminary is spectacular! The cas card is fabulous too...even without the intended stamps! Hope you find them soon!

Virgo5 said...

WOWZA! I love your luminary, it does remind me of the great outdoors and the inside of a sleeping bag! Also love the colours on the second card.
Good luck with the selling and moving and I hope your stamp set shows up soon!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful luminary! And I do remember going to Wisconsin and staying in log cabins for girl scouts!!! They are great memories but I hated the bugs and walking down to the outhouses at night!

carrie said...

Beautiful luminary and I liked have both a day and night picture. The card was so stunning with the muted colors.

CCC said...

Wow! Love the light! Beautiful.

Theresa said...

Great projects. Love this owl stamp set. TFS

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Rhonda said...

Hi Peggysue! I'm behind of your many posts. Lovin all the new stamps.

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--these are great. Love your card, but the candle is amazing!!! Wow!!! Great job. TFS!

Joanne Travis said...

Love your luminaria!! Very creative and beautiful.

Patti P. said...

Wow...love the luminary and your cas card is elegant. Great job in the middle of all your neatness! TFS

njgramma said...

I am sooo agreeing with all the other posters.... love the luminary!

Laura P. said...

Awesome project and card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

great card, but that lantern was truly unique and wonderful

Lindsey said...

Your luminary is gorgeous!

jonim52 said...

Love the luminary and the card.

Rosemary said...

great projects!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The luminary is perfect for camping!!

Roxie said...

The luminary looks wonderful and I like the card too.

ALICIA said...

I want to make a luminary now! How beautiful!

Cammie said...

Beautiful luminary! Love your moving story. I spent 30 minutes yesterday looking for my misplaced Cutterbee scissors.

katiesniche said...

Love it!! How gorgeous is this!! I have missed blog hopping and seeing your blog...your work always catches my breath!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Love the light. Hope the house sells soon.