Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers August Blog Hop . . . Black Eyed Susans




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

This week's new releases are:Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm .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: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement? (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 Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers



For the first card, I used prismacolor pencils in a wide variety of yellows and oranges. The second card shows below it the copics I used on the flower alone, on the butterfly I used a variety of blues and purples, then overlaid the butterfly with a bit of twinkling H20s for some shimmer. The butterfly actually is from a set being introduced tomorrow, Butterflies and Wisteria. I used the butterfly from that set on a post on Sunday as well.

Please note that I will be out of town for almost three weeks. I have preposts scheduled but will be unable to visit other blogs or comment during this time. I won't be stamping either, so I'll be in withdrawal, both from missing my ink and paper and missing all of your lovely creations. Happy stamping!

57 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

what beauties....especially love the punch work and the layouts

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are works of art! Your coloring is outstanding!

Vicky said...

2 gorgeous cards hun....

hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful flowers - so pretty
Lisa x

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Marilyn M said...

Love both cards. Very Pretty.

Lois said...

Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the "cheerful" look of the first one.

Colleen said...

2 very pretty cards.
ColleenB.

Beth Ann said...

What beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How lovely these are!! I particularly like the card with the embossed daisies!

Sue said...

Both stunning cards Luv Sue x

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful work, Peggy!Love your coloring and designs!

Theresa said...

Great cards and coloring...love the designs. Great Black eyed Susans stamp.

Evette K. said...

Wow, wow, wow....you really used those images to their best!! Great job. As a cancer survivor I would love to use this in the color peach for my type of caner, uterine, and make some cool cards. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the coloring on the first and the pretty embossing goes perfectly with it!

Kim said...

Both cards are beautiful!! I like your soft style. The sponging along the edges of the first one is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Beautiful, soft creations!

Lorraine said...

these are stunning huni x

Liz Williams said...

Love the embossing on the first one and both are so elegant and lovely.

Embellished Paper Boutique said...

I LOVE the colors, embossing, coloring, everything. Such a soothing beautiful card. Kathy P.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful. It would be difficult to pick a favorite.
Carol G

imastampin said...

Wow, what beautiful cards. I love the top one with all that yellow. It's such a happy color.

Becky said...

Both of these are gorgeous PeggySue.. Love how you embossed the side, and using pencils look just as fabulous as copics.

Eemeli said...

Great cards and your coloring is just awesome! ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Lynn McAuley said...

Two fabulous beauties, Peggysue!! Wonderful embossing and framing of these gorgeous black-eyed susans!

Mickie said...

Very lovely, both of them.

Kathy O said...

Lovely!!

Anny90 said...

Wow!! Great cards!

Lynn B. said...

Love the embossing that so nearly matches the stamp image. Lovely!

Jo4Him said...

Love your cards-fabulous, especially the embossing to match the stamps. Thanks for sharing.
Love the new stamps sets!

Cheri said...

Your cards are exquisite Peggysue! Your coloring is so gorgeous!

NancyK said...

OMG - what a stunning card - love it!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very lovely cards! I really like these new stamps!

MariLynn said...

WOW! Both of your cards are stunning. I love the embossing of the first one. It looks so elegant!!! Praying for safe travels. HUGS!!!

Sharon said...

Such a Beautiful Card. Love the Matching Embossing on the side.

Sharon
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Denimo said...

Oh my... what beautiful cards!!! I love them both!! The embossing on your first card is just perfect for this set. Great job!
Hugs,
Denise

Carol Dee said...

Ohhhh Both cards are wonderful, I especially like the embossing on the side of the 1st card.

Janelli said...

I love the colors you chose and every detail on both cards! I need this set!!!

Billie Dee said...

Very nicely done, Peggysue. Thank you!

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are totally gorgeous!!!

Neva said...

both of these are fabulous Peggy, love them

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous! Great job on both! TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job on both cards! Love the "window" photos too!

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty cards. I love how you incorporated the two new stamp sets.

Janeen said...

perfect little cb folder for this pretty image.

sandi said...

WOW! Thank you for sharing.

Carol L said...

both cards are amazing, but the first one just stole my heart! The embossing and deckled edges are perfect compliments to your beautifully colored image!! SOOOO pretty!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Well, Peggysue, about all I can say is WOW!!!! because my mouth is still on the floor. What elegantly, beautiful cards!!!! I want to create like that :o). Thank you, thank you for sharing!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Serena said...

Wow! Both cards are gorgeous but that first one is really a stunner for me!

Dell said...

Awesome cards and beautiful coloring!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both of these are terrific, but I especially like the colors and the design of the first one! Great job!

Kittie said...

Peggy, Both of your cards are gorgeous but I especially love the first card with the deckled edge and popped up layer.

Connie said...

These are both perfect Peggy!!
Connie

Roxie said...

Very nice cards, love that yellow one.

Sharon34 said...

Wonderful job showing off the set, your cards look so nice.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely stunning work! LOVE! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the embossing detail on the edge and your pretty sunflowers in the vase.