Monday, October 10, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers October release . . . Holly Greetings



Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.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: Holly Greetings? (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 Holly Greetings. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.
Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Claudine
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

I chose similar color schemes for my cards but in the second one I chose to focus solely on the sentiment. There are a lot of great sentiments with neat fonts in the sets from Mark's Finest Papers and you don't always have to have an image to highlight it, they can stand on their own. I associate the phrase 'holly jolly Christmas' with jingle bells, so I chose jingle bells to accent the bow. Highlighting the sentiment gives you a great outlet to use some patterned paper too. Thanks so much for looking and good luck on the hop.

46 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Both of these cards are so lovely. I really like those rich colors on the wreath.

Dianne Guilinger said...

what an elegant set of cards. Love the colors!

Lagene said...

Beautiful, I love the vintage colors!

Katharina said...

Gorgeous cards!

Аня said...

so stunning!

Scrappin Thread said...

Gorgeous cards!

Vicky Gould said...

What beautiful examples - love your coloring on the wreath!

Marianne said...

What a lovely cards!! Love the colors and the sentiments. Very very nice!! xx Marianne MW

Georgei said...

very pretty cards like very much the color that you use

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

PeggySue this is some outstanding work. The little Jingle Bells just tickle me. Beautifully done!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Lois said...

I love the rich red color on the wreath card -- and those jingle bells on your secord card are perfect!

richardbreaks said...

Love that wreath, and thae font on the sentiment is so terrific! Great job on these!!

Connie said...

Pretty cards Peggusue! My fave is your second one with the wreath, but love the papers on both.
Connie

Pam said...

Great creations. I like to let sentiments be the main focus, too.

Dawn said...

oh, your wreath is just beautiful!! wonderful samples!

Laura Love said...

OMGosh! ALL the new stamp sets are ADORABLE! I think I need them all - LOL! Your samples are beautiful!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Beautiful cards! Love your colors!

Angie said...

Beautiful cards! I love the 1st oe especially! Love the bow at an angle on the side!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

PeggySue- Love, love the vintage look to your cards! Beautiful!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love these rich colors in your beautiful holiday designs, Peggysue!! What wonderful Christmas cards!!

Newbie said...

Beautiful cards and great inspirations! Love the colors!!

Geraldine said...

The colors chosen for that wreath are yummy. Card could be used for fall or winter. Great ideas!

Carol L said...

I love seeing how everyone does their cards so differently using the same images! The rich, warm tones of these cards spells elegance, and the fonts are gorgeous! Both cards are VERY pretty!!

Rosie Guiher said...

Love the look of both cards! I really like the way you put the bow on the second one.

Geraldine said...

Don't know if I already made a comment, but, here goes....
Love the colors of your wreath card. Could be used for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely...great choice of colors!

Designing with Debbie said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the color combos that you used.

dinosaur said...

Nice cards. Makes me want to get started on my xmas cards!

Miesje said...

I love both of these Peggysue! Could not choose a fav, both are awesome!

cjsteiger said...

Both cards are so elegant. I love the second card the best!

redwasher1 said...

peggysue, wow both cards are beautiful! sure the colors you used on the first one!

Neva said...

PeggySue, I love both of these, love the fall colors

Nichole Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards - love the elegant colors!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fabulous...great designs and dps

Pat Garvin said...

Beautifully done.

Dawn Mercedes said...

such a classy layout in #1...and i love the bells on #2!

Lorraine said...

beautifully elegant xx

Karen said...

Such beautiful creations. I love your coloring on that wreath!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love that one of your cards focuses on the sentiment! These are wonderful!

KC said...

these are great! they look so vintage!

Deborah345 said...

Such pretty cards!

beadz said...

These are just beautiful!

Anniebee said...

Oh, my! I am drooling over these gorgeous Christmas images! I LOVE the wreath and the sentiment stamo is awesome too. I want them all!

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--both of these are beautiful! But I think I would have to vote for the bottom one as my favorite! Great job! TFS

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous coloring on your wreath!!! Two fabulous cards!

Traci M said...

Both of these are gorgeous and elegant...great job with the design team, Peggysue!! You do amazing stuff with these stamps!!