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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MFP September Blog Hop - Day 1 - Koi Fish

Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured Sept 10 - Koi Fish 
Featured Sept 11 - Primitive Farm
Featured Sept 12 - What a Scream
Featured Sept 13 - Tailgate Party
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 Sept. 14, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is: "Holiday Tag"
The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Nature's Brushstrokes"

My first card today uses the new set and also the lovely dragonflies set from MFP.  Images were coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Zest.  Inks are from Memento and some silver embossing powder was added to the dragonflies.  We saw some beauties whizzing around at Trillion Lake near Mount Hood so I wanted to add some to my card.

My second card is a Joy Fold (reversed!) with the flower from Lotus Blossoms as the "closure element" which was coloured with Copics.  Memento inks were used and the papers are from Papermania.

My last card uses the Nature's Brushstrokes, the mini set this month, simply with Versamark and Perfect Pearls and then two corners punched with a lovely punch I suddenly remembered I had.

Here's the Design Team:


  1. All three cards are so lovely. I like that you stamped the dragonfly on the first, quite fitting.

  2. Great work, Janine. I like the addition of the dragonflies on the first card and that cool corner punch on the third.

  3. Lovely cards as always. I always like to see what you have been up to. I am a "dragonfly girl" and seem to collect images with them.

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  4. Lovely cards. The second one is my favorite. Very pretty papers and love the touch of the lotus blossom.

  5. All your cards are lovely!!!

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  7. Wow! So many pretty cards today! Don't you just love those dragonflies? I use them all the time! Love how you created the water! I love your use of DP and the mix the stamp sets on your second! Wow! What a fun punch on your third card! Love it on black!!!!

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  9. three wonderful cards. yes, those dragonflies are great and make a wonderful addition to your card. BTW what is Zest????
    stamping sue

    1. Sue, Zest is a pencil blending solution that has a lemony smell.

  10. Pretty cards. Especially like the one w/ the Dragonflies. When I was walking my dog a couple wks ago a field next to an elementary school was filled with Dragonflies buzzing around. Had not seen that many Dragonflies in one area. I photographed some.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. All three cards are beautiful. I love the scene of the first one, the colors on the second one and I am loving the image on the 3rd one. Great job.

  12. Beautiful cards. Love the joy fold card.

  13. Such pretty cards! Love the paper you used on the second card!

  14. Wow, Janine, all of your cards are gorgeous and elegant and I love them all!! Stunning!

  15. Lovely work! The addition of the dragonflies work perfectly!

  16. Lovely cards. I love the sentiment on this months mini set.

  17. Fantastic cards. Love the water in the first one. It looks so really.

  18. Oh- that pond card is amazing! They are all terrific samples to enjoy !

  19. Fantasitic cards! Beautifully designed and all so elegant!

  20. Gorgeous cards! They are so serene.


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