Friday, September 10, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers September Release . . . Thankful Mums and Pumpkins

Welcome to the MFP September Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added two new DT members and have shortened link lists!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Autumn Fun, Broom Rides, Stinky Situation, and Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (September 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!


I have to apologize that I'm not highlighting more of the set's images but I fell in love with that large mum image and had to see what I could do with it in different colors. I still have a blue one on my stamp table that isn't finished yet but that can wait for another day. I colored all of these in copics including the card on the kraft paper.

The top card is for my husband, our anniversary is approaching and I want to let him know how grateful I am to have him in my life. The sentiment from the set actually says 'forever thankful' but I thought you could make a romantic card just inking up the first word, 'forever.'

The second card is visual proof that I indeed cannot draw a straight line even with a ruler and can you tell its my first attempt at sponging in a bit of white craft ink around a stamped image? Saw it on a blog and couldn't wait to try it myself but i need a bit more practice. But I hope you get the general idea of the look I was trying to show here. It doesn't have to be bold and bright, softer colors work well with this image too.

For the third card I really just chose papers to complement the mum I colored in yellows and oranges. I'm still practicing with my copics and experimenting so I didn't keep careful track of the specific colors I used but I can tell you I used at least four shades on each blossom and three shades of green on each stem. Thanks for looking and happy hopping!

9/10 FRIDAY
Thankful Mums & Pumpkins

Emily- http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com

Karen- http://karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com

Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com

Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com

Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
Liz: http://rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com

Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com

Dawn- http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com

Joanne T- http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com

Nicole - http://nicolesbutterflyears.blogspot.com

Marilynn- http://mississippi-mcgyver.blogspot.com

Debbie- http://www.debbieseyer.com
Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com
Susan – http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com

Judi – http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com

Connie – http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

41 comments:

jovialjudi said...

All are just gorgeous in their own right Peggysue! Love your variation on a theme cards!! Delightful!!

Liz Williams said...

You have mastered these mums. Fabulous cards

Connie said...

I think you did a great job with the copics Peggysue. Also great with the cards themselves..
Connie

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! All three our outright FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Lovely cards! I like that you showed different ways to use the same image!

jdmommy said...

I fell in love with it too! These cards are all so beautiful!!

Lois said...

Beautiful -- each one! I really like the rich colors on that first one.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful examples of how to use the mum. I love the yellow one! It reminds me of the big yellow spider mums that my high school cheerleaders wore on homecoming day!

Helen said...

These cards are gorgeous! Way to go!

ButterflyEars said...

OMWord! Peggysue, all of your cards are too gorgeous for words. I love each one equally.
Excellent work on these.

Helen F. said...

Peggysue, these three are so diverse and each one is simply GORGEOUS!

BrennenB said...

Wow! I can't believe how many very different designs you've all been able to come up with for the same stamps. And you came up with 3 all by yourself. How creative! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Erin K said...

Each of these is truly stunning.

Emily Keaton said...

FANTASTIC collection of gorgeous cards, Peggysue! These truly showcase the versatility of this set. Outstanding work :)

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, three wonderful cards! Love the first card!!

Virgo5 said...

Wow! They're all so different and all so beautiful!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh...love that card in white ink!

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome creations with this gorgeous mum!! Beautiful work, Peggysue!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

All three of your cards are beautiful! I love how you have framed the last one.

Tanya said...

wow! I know why you fell in love with the mum it is beautiful! And you have showcased it fabulously! This is my favorite stop on the hop!

Rosemary said...

oh my gosh, your cards are so beautiful!

Sue D said...

Great examples of mum cards--my fav is the first.

Lindsey said...

You do beautiful things with that mum!

Diane said...

My favorite's the third beauty with the buttons and metal frame for the sentiment!

Carol Dee said...

WOW -WOW -WOW they are all lovely.

tlgirl353 said...

I like all three, but love the first one! Fab colors!!!

Heather D. said...

The first and 3rd cards are my FAVE!

Janet said...

Those are lovely.

Denise said...

Great cards! Gorgeous, rich colors!
DeniseB

Our Little Inspirations said...

You did a fantastic job on all 3 of these cards! Your anniversary card looks so special with the gold edges, LOVE that! The 2nd indeed looks great with those soft tones, and I love your faux stitching on the 3rd which perfectly frames that gorgeous flower! I'm learning with Copics too, and I think you're definitely on the right track with the way you're coloring with them! Nice job!

Sandy said...

You have really showed off the versatility of that Mum stamp. Great cards!!!

Sharron said...

All are so very pretty! Beautiful coloring on all the mums!

Lagene said...

WOW!!!! I started forming my comment when I saw the red mum...elegant!...then I saw the other two & they are all fantastic & elegant!

SueB said...

GREAT cards - and such a nice fall release!

Serena said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning, especially the red one!!

Marinette said...

Magnifiques, j'adore la dernière elle est vraiment extra

Rhonda said...

I can see where you would fall in love with the mum. Great work Peggy Sue

Anonymous said...

Awesome website, I had not noticed www.rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com previously in my searches!
Continue the superb work!

Terri said...

Great job on all of them. Happy Anniversary!

jen said...

very lovely! It looks very different with the change of colors..! :)

Nerina said...

Oh my these are beautiful! I love the first card - and think the sentiment is perfect for your anniversary! What an amazing serving of inspiration you have given here - just gorgeous!