Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers October Release! ... A Walk in the Woods and Greetings of the Season

Welcome to the MFP October Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added TWO MORE STAMP SETS!!!
And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released today: Seasonal Poinsettias, Time to Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Greetings of the Season, Thankful for You, Snowman Country
For your convenience, all 6 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, (October 16, 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!

Here are my contributions for todays hop. Enjoy! The link list is below. Best of luck and happy hopping!


For the sympathy card background, use the wrinkle-free distress technique. I chose three shades of Ranger Distress ink, all available through the MFP store. Take a sheet of wax paper, swipe the edges of the ink pads on the wax paper. Spritz them with a bit of water until the colors beads up. Take your cardstcok and press it on the paper, then lift up, turn the paper a bit and press again on the ink. Its okay if the ink runs. I learned this I think, from notimetostamp's blog.

Dry your sheet of cardstock with a heat gun, then you can stamp over it with a nice thick craft ink and emboss or just use it as a background.

Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com
Susan
Judi
Connie
Claudine
Dawn
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

43 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Sympathy cards are the toughest to make, and this one is gorgeous. Love the technique work on the sky.

Becky said...

These are beautiful, love the colors of the sky.

jdmommy said...

What beautiful cards! Your coloring is wonderful, and the layouts are great!!

montygonza said...

Just stunning, I love the effect on the first card.
Amanda

Connie said...

Your sky is a work of art in itself! Love to know how you got that effect?
Connie

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I would love more details on the beautiful background with the trees. Such pretty cards!

Vicky Gould said...

Both are beautiful, but that sympathy card is outstanding!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I like the pinecone card best!

jovialjudi said...

Love the technique on the first and the coloring is gorgeous on the second. Fabulous Peggysue!

LaNell said...

Your sympathy card is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your technique. I would like to give that a try.

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Peggysue - these are beautiful! So happy you shared with us! Very well done, my friend!

Lois said...

The sky on your first card is awesome!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful cards, the sympathy card is stunning.

stephanie said...

Beautiful cards.

Sue D said...

Great cards-thanks for sharing how you did the background on the sympathy card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oooh that first card is just beautiful with that sky going on!

Marlena M. said...

Such beautiful cards...thank you for sharing how you made the colorful background.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the background tech. Great cards. Love the new tree set.

Lindsey said...

Two very different, but great cards. Thanks for explaining how you created the bg for the first card.

Tanya said...

So pretty. Love the colors and the elegant style

orangepunkins said...

Love the pinecone card. Very pretty

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous cards, Peggysue!! What wonderful designs!!

ButterflyEars said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the work that you did on that gorgeous sky, it is so irridescent.

Emily Keaton said...

What lovely projects!! I think that background you created for the first is absolutely beautiful. I'm going to have to check out that technique!!

Nanny's Room said...

Gorgeous cards and thanks for the ink technique!

Heather said...

I love the pinecone card. Beautiful!

Winnie and Patty said...

PeggySue--wow these cards are gorgeous! I love the background you made on the sympathy card! Great job. TFS

Pat said...

You did a wonderful job with these. Great coloring.
Hugs, Pat

Christine from FL said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the sympathy card!

Tanya said...

wow great projects, the cards are lovely.

taniwol at yahoo dot com

Joanne Travis said...

Such beautiful representations of this fabulous set! Love these.

Lisa said...

So gorgeous and thoughtful.

Roxie said...

Beautiful cards, nice use of the trees and I like the simplicity of the pine cone.

Gloria said...

What beauties! Gorgeous work!

DonnaSue said...

Love the coloring technique-both cards are lovely!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Pretty cards! You did a beautiful job!

Claudine Poch said...

Love your inked background of the first card! Great natural feel to the second card! Great job!

imastampin said...

How beautiful. I love ideas for sympathy cards, and your's is great!

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful, PS! I love the sky in the sympathy card...reminds me of the Northern Lights!

Denise said...

Beautiful background on the tree card. Really looks lovely. Both cards are great.
DeniseB

Sammibug said...

Oh my goodness, your sympathy card is absolutely gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

Virgo5 said...

Wow! what a great looking sky with that technique! The pinecone card has a wonderful natural feel, love it!