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Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Welcome to the Final Day of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Thursday August 1, 2013

HO,HO, HO!! WELCOME TO MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Coís CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  DURING THIS FUN CHRISTMAS HOP, MANY OF THE CHRISTMAS SETS IN MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Co.ís ON-LINE SHOP WILL BE FEATURED BY MFPíS VARIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS.  WE HOPE YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH US ON THE HOP  - AND MAYBE GET A JUMP START ON SOME OF THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PROJECTS!












Today's special blog hop project is Christmas Cards using Non-Traditional colors.


Here is the card I made with non traditional colors.  Santa
may not visit me this year for putting him in his pink Santa suit and his purple gloves.





 

Thanks for Joining us today, be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the announcement of the winner of this great stamp set for our Christmas in July Hop.

CCEE Stampers and Squigglefly Challenge


The CCEE Stampers challenge this week is to make a masculine birthday card using green, tan and brown.  I combined this with the Squigglefly challenge which was to make a card using either paper piecing or piercing.    I am showcasing a new Squigglefly image,  Max is flying high by Cheryl Grant Alger,  that will be in the store on Saturday with lots of other fabulous images.   The hexagon stamps are from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Welcome to Day 3 of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

HO,HO, HO!! WELCOME TO MARK'S FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Coís CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  DURING THIS FUN CHRISTMAS HOP, MANY OF THE CHRISTMAS SETS IN MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Co.ís ON-LINE SHOP WILL BE FEATURED BY MFPíS VARIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS.  WE HOPE YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH US ON THE HOP  - AND MAYBE GET A JUMP START ON SOME OF THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PROJECTS!








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Today's special blog hop creations are Christmas Candy Kisses Sleeves  and Cookie Boxes! 
Sample Made by Kathy B.
Sample made by Kathy B




Here are the kisses sleeves that I made.




 

Thanks for Joining us today, be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the final day of our Christmas in July Hop.

Monday, July 29, 2013

MFP Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Tuesday July 30, 2013

HO,HO, HO!! WELCOME TO MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Coís CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  DURING THIS FUN CHRISTMAS HOP, MANY OF THE CHRISTMAS SETS IN MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Co.ís ON-LINE SHOP WILL BE FEATURED BY MFPíS VARIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS.  WE HOPE YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH US ON THE HOP  - AND MAYBE GET A JUMP START ON SOME OF THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PROJECTS!








Today's special blog hop creation is a Rocker Card 
You can find a tutorial for this creation here




Here is the rocker  card I made for the hop today, I love these cute and easy cards.
I used the Christmas cardinal and the Christmas selections stamp sets.





 

Thanks for Joining us today, be sure to stop back by tomorrow for Day 3 of our Christmas in July Hop.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day one of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 1 of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Monday July 29, 2013

HO,HO, HO!! WELCOME TO MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Coís CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  DURING THIS FUN CHRISTMAS HOP, MANY OF THE CHRISTMAS SETS IN MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Co.ís ON-LINE SHOP WILL BE FEATURED BY MFPíS VARIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS.  WE HOPE YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH US ON THE HOP  - AND MAYBE GET A JUMP START ON SOME OF THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PROJECTS!









Today's special blog hop creations we have created is a Wine Tote
You can find a tutorial for this creation here




This was not my day to participate in the hop, but here is the  wine tote I  made using
the Mark's Finest Paper set "Your an Angel".




 

Thanks for Joining us today, be sure to stop back by tomorrow for Day 2 of our Christmas in

Friday, July 26, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Tie it up

Today's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to tie it up.   My idea of tying it up is tying a ribbon in the corner.   I did not want to take away from the poppies and the embossing so I decided to tie a little bow.
The stamps I used today is Mark's Finest paper "Welcome Poppies".  

Come over to Speedy Fox and join us for the challenge.  Thanks, for stopping by.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #21-Boxers are the best

The Speedy Tv Inspiration challenge today is all about boxers.  Yes, Boxer dogs, that is.
I have picked some cute boxer pictures for the inspiration.   I can see all kinds of possibilities for getting inspiration from these pics.  It could be a birthday hat,  a Santa hat,  a coffee cup,  any kind of dog breed, a Christmas tree, a baby bib, the colors and the list could go on and on.  There is never a mistake in an inspiration challenge, it is how you personally perceive it.   You can see I chose "Santa Paws" for my inspiration from the pictures below.  The packages under the tree are blue, but it does not show well in my picture.  I used liquid applique for the swirly snow on my tree.  The Santa is from a Mark's Finest Paper Mini stamp set called "Snow Balls".


Here are the inspiration Pictures.


 

 Here is the stamp one lucky person will win for entering into this challenge.

The sign on the truck says "Two Boxers Trucking".   Is this not perfect with the boxer theme this week?

I sure hope you will hop over to Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge and join us for this challenge.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CCEE Stampers #1330 - Old School Color Blocking

This week the challenge over at the CCEE Stampers blog is to make a card doing "Old
School" color blocking.   Guess who did not read the full directions of this challenge.
Correct, it was me.  I color blocked with magical masking tape, put my card together and
realized I had not done the challenge correct.  I took the card apart and cut it into pieces
and put it back together again.  I think I am now in compliance with the rules of this
challenge.  I hate it when I hear the sirens of the challenge police coming my way.  :)

I used a stamp set from Artistic Outpost called "Boardwalk".  I use SU inks-gumball green, midnight muse and pool party.

Make our day and join us for the challenge.  Thanks, for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

On the Boardwalk

I love this stamp set by Artistic Outpost  called "Boardwalk".     It makes me want to go
back to the boardwalk in Atlantic City.    That was a great vacation.   Okay, back to my card.
I used the magical masking tape technique and made the blue, brown and green strips.  In between those stripes,  I sponged in other colors.   I used Stazon to stamp my images. 

Thanks, for coming by and taking a look.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Squigglefly- Baby Blue or Pretty Pink

Wow, it is time for another Squigglefly challenge.   The week's are rolling by so fast.  Won't be long and the summer will be gone.  ~And hopefully the heat we have had this week~  It has not been enjoyable.   Getting back to the challenge, Rhonda has challenged everyone to make a card in Baby Blue or Pretty Pink.  When I thought of pretty pink, I thought of this pretty rose paper, then I thought of this beautiful pre-colored Digi by Inger Harding.  This came from a package of digi paper and pre colored digi's called Winter Wonderland.   I  gave the digi a spring look instead of winter.  If you love pre colored and images that have a vintage look, you will want to check these out over at the Squigglefly store.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges:

The Craft Place Blog - Girlie
A Simple Five Inspire me Friday - Anything goes

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends #169 - Weaving

This week at Speedy Fox and Friends, the challenge is weaving.   I weaved ribbon on the bottom panel of my card.  I really like the stamp set that I used, it is called US Hero's by Mark's Finest Paper.
I hope you will join us for the challenge this week.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Speedy Fox Inspiration Challenge - Luscious cakes

Today's Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge is all about "luscious cakes".    I love the pictures of the cakes,  I would be tickled to have any of them, they look mighty tasty.  Here are the pictures I chose for  the inspiration piece:



                  I chose the black and white cake for my inspiration.           Here is my card:

When I choose my inspiration pictures, I do not give it a thought as to what I will make with them.  I just choose ones that look interesting.   I started out using the bright colored cake for my inspiration and began to search for paper.    I happened to think of the Mark's Finest Paper Stamp set called
"Welcome Poppies" and how they would match the flowers on the black and white cake so that is the moment I switched cakes for my inspiration.

I hope you will come over to Speedy TV -  Check out the other team members cards and join us for the challenge.  I am so excited to see what everyone will make.

Here is the prize that one lucky person will get for participating.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CCEE Challenge - Sing, Sing a song

The challenge theme for the CCEE Stampers this week is "Sing, Sing a Song".   I always love
doing the challenges with a song title.  For this one, I chose the song "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner.  The stamp I used is a Mark's Finest Paper stamp called Train Talk.  I am pleased to have another masculine card added to my stash, I seem to do more girly cards so they are needed.  Thank you for coming by today and I do hope you might join us for the challenge.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Squigglefly - Emboss it

Holley's team at Squigglefly are giving the challenge this week.  The challenge is to emboss it.  I embossed the yellow panel on my card.  I used the Squigglefly image by Cheryl Grant Alger called
"Come here often?"     I paired it up with Carta Bella paper (from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store) which was perfect for this image.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Favorite Technique

Hi everyone.  I hope you are off to a good start on the weekend.   Here at  Speedy Fox and Friends,
we are starting our Saturday off by showing you our favorite techniques.   I usually choose clouds as my fav, but this week, I think I have discovered a new favorite technique.   I used masking tape for my stripes.  I took a piece of the tape and ran it across my red ink pad.  I laid the tape on my card, took a piece of paper (keeps ink off the fingers) and rubbed over the tape to leave the red stripe.   I cased this card and technique from this card on Splitcoast stampers. The Mark's Finest Stamp set I used today is USA Hero's.   Be sure and check out the blog to see what techniques the other team members have used.   Thanks, for stopping by today.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop Day Four - Presents


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms

Featured July 10th
Shello
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th

Presents

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on July 13, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.











 For my cards with this set, I chose to make Christmas cards.  The presents could be made for birthdays or any occasion.  This completes our July Blog Hop, I sure hope you enjoyed it.