Monday, July 11, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers July release . . . Little Birds with Big Mouths





Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Little Birds With Big Mouths? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Little Birds With Big Mouths. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Lois Vicky Dawn Anne *Peggysue*--you are here right now! Connie Emily Karen Patty Roxie Vicki Liz Geri Lynn Mark’s Finest Papers



For the first card I found a challenge blog just this week that calls for "Less is More" or LIM. With me, less is more or a one-layer card is near to impossible for me to create, so I hope to play more often and challenge myself! The challenge this week was to do something with legs, well, birds have legs, so this qualifies. I don't know if ribbons are allowed, I'll wait for someone from that blog to come tell me yes or no.
Supplies:
Vanilla cardstock
Antique Linen, Broken China, Vintage Photo Ranger distress inks
Ribbon, sponging, scor-pal, corner rounder, SU chalks, cinnamon stickles

For the second card I had fun with my prismacolor pencils, it is just a fun image to color.
Supplies: Rose, yellow, aqua, white cardstock, Stella and Rose DSP, retired SU DSP
Black ink
prismacolor pencils, spellbinders nestability, button, ribbon, Fiskars corner punch/embosser, edge punch

64 comments:

Carly said...

they are both very different and I love them both. I love nature ... how special are these images :)

Liz Williams said...

That pink and blue on the second card looks terrific.

Glitterqueen said...

Love the little bird sitting on top of the birdhouse. The flowers are beautiful too!

Becky said...

These are beautiful. I love the second one, gorgeous colors and coloring.

Chrissie said...

Welcome to "Less is More"... I'm so glad you found us... your card is beautiful and I do hope that you'll be joining us again on a regular basis!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
Co-creator
"Less is More"

Аня said...

Your card remains me of spring! Very beautiful!

patty said...

wonderful images on 2 wonderful cards, best wishes, Patty

Bonnie aka raduse said...

What a cute one layer card. You definitely should do more of those. Love the second one too.

Lisa Jane said...

two beautiful cards ... i am scared of birds lol.. but i do love the liitle bird house
Lisa x

Eemeli said...

Love that first card! Blue is my absolute favorite and all the variations of it.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Peggysuez
Welcome to our challenge
Do hope you come back again and again
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Elin said...

Perhaps Less is More I love that one layered card. But the other one was the one I saw first actually. I love the coloured you used for it. Beautiful job!!

Kittie said...

Gorgeous cards.

Neva said...

How pretty this is Peggy, love it.

Marilyn M said...

Beautiful. Love this birdhouse set.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Peggy, both your cards are just darling. Super job!

Lois said...

Good job with that one-layer CAS card.

Carol L said...

I just LOVE the first card, and I've been thinking of playing along with LIM too! I love all the white space, and the text looks great behind the image! The 2nd looks so pretty with that beautifully colored image and I love the design.

Connie said...

Both are very cute cards Peggysue, but I really love the first with the text behind the image.....how DID you do that?
Connie

Dawn said...

wonderful samples!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both cards are totally 'tweet'....espcially love the CAS one

Marlena M. said...

I love your first card, it is wonderful! The second card has such a sweet color combo! ;)

Emily Keaton said...

I love both styles you showcased here. Your one-layer card looks fabulous!

Designing with Debbie said...

Both of your cards are lovely. I like the coloring and the elements

GinaA said...

fantastic composition, fab card stock, texture is wonderful

Lori said...

Hi Peggysue!!! Both of your cards are beautiful!! I love the soft pastel!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh man! LOVE the blue and cream colored card! wow!

Barbara Colbert said...

Very pretty...cute stamp!

larue said...

I love your creations, especially your 2nd card. Just beautiful.

Kathyk said...

Seriously gr8 cards

Kathyk

Miesje said...

Love them both Peggysue! Love the colors and how different they are from each other. Fab showcasing for a cute set.

DebraM said...

i love what you did with both cards but especially love the second one...awesome job and very cute stamp sets.

redwasher1 said...

Awesome cards!! Both are just gorgeous!!

Lena said...

THESE ROCK MY SOCKS!!!! Love the blue and cream together. Looks vintage. Great job!!!

jdmommy said...

I'm a fan of less is more too! I love the blue. The other card is just gorgeous.......you coloring is superb!! Great job!

Carol Dee said...

Really tweet cards, Love the fun set and fresh colors.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the colors you have chosen to use with this sweet bird!! Great cards, Peggysue!!

Theresa said...

Great stamp sets...love your cards!

Kelly said...

WOW - both cards are so very, very pretty. I love them! Great job. TFS

P said...

Love your cards, but esp. the elegant simplicity of the one layer card- beautiful!

VICTORIA said...

Love your card. Good luck.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! Thanks so much!!

Stampersue said...

Shows how versatile these fab stamps are. Both cards are lovely.
Stampersue
X

Vicky Gould said...

Two awesome cards, Peggysue!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What great cards, I just love anything with a bird. Thanks for visiting my blog. ~ Abby

Vicki Dutcher said...

Couple of fabulous cards~

sonyaeverding said...

Great card. Love your site.

szbacn1 said...

Lovely cards... very pretty colors! TFS!!!

Jessica said...

I love robin's egg blue. Pick me!

Adrienne said...

Love the color combo.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

PeggySue- You did a wonderful job on both of your cards! Lovely!

MariLynn said...

These are gorgeous. I love how you have the second bird colored. Congratulations on winning the LOC set!

Janeen said...

Your LIM card is perfect. I've found stamping that particular image in one of the softer neutral colors really helps the detail stand out, too. Love your 2nd card with the lovely colors. Pink paisley is soft and pretty.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, but I am a sucker for the CAS! Great design :)

Vicki said...

Your LIM card turned out just right!

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Marie said...

Great job! Love the simplicity of the first card. I really like the second card too. Tweet or should I say Sweet!

The more I look at everyone's cards, the more I want this set!

Sassy said...

Both are so very nice!

Nancy said...

I'm so glad I don't have to pick a favorite!!! Beautiful cards.

Chrissy D said...

Two great ideas with this set! WONDERFULLY done!

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--these cards are great! The bottom one is lovely! TFS

imastampin said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Carol said...

Fabulous LIM card. Carol x

Roxie said...

Nice cards, great job with the set.