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I Brake For….Table Top Tree!!!

Hello stampers!  It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps Blog today.  I know we have not yet celebrated Thanksgiving , but I am in full Christmas mode!

This darling stamp is called Table Top Tree and can be found here.  Isn’t it just the cutest thing?  We have our main tree in the living room, but also have a small table top tree on the patio where we spend a lot of time.  I love the rustic and natural feel of this image.

I stamped it with Memento ink and colored it using a mix of copics and prisma pencils.  Then I sponged in some snowy hills in the background to make a wintery scene.

And I have two favorites on this card. First is my use of a stardust gel pen to get a sparkly look – I used it mainly on the tree branches – here is a closer look…

The second thing I love to see on holiday cards is plaid paper!!!!  I just love the look of plaids during the holiday.  It seems this year it was a main décor focus because I’ve seen so many things with plaid in the stores.  I found a great pad of paper at Michaels called Plaid Tidings that had 60 sheets of different plaid designs! I think I am set for many years to come with this pad of paper.

The sentiment is part of another stamp that I used last week called Happy Holidays Ornaments which can be found here. I just used the sentiment part of the stamp.

I hope your holiday season is going well.  Stop by the IBFS store and take a look at all the wintery and holiday stamps they have.  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Mark’s Finest Papers May Release – day 3!

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s                         May Blog Hop!

This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15Get Reel Featured May 16Scenic Selections Featured May 17

Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18

Today’s set – Scenic Selections – was so much fun to work with!  It contains trees, leaves, fences, and other images to help you create mini works of art!
I used one of the tree images and a sentiment from the Oopsy Daisy set.   The tree was stamped with Memento Cocoa ink and then I used some water based markers in red, orange and yellow to create the fall colors.  All I did was dab the brush end of the marker to make little dots – it worked perfectly!   I sponged green and blue ink to get the ground and sky.  A spellbinders die was used to make the postal stamp cutout and an EK Success border punch for the mat.   Seam binding was used for ribbon.  All cardstock is from Marks Finest Papers.
So – what happens when you schedule a post just before you go on vacation?  Something goes wrong of course!!   Last week I had a scheduled post doing a sneek peak for this set and when I got back from vacation I noticed the photo did not show up.   Soooo….here is the belated sneek peek:

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 May 19, 2012 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 May 18, 2012.




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Mark’s Finest Papers

sneak peek – scenic selections

This week the design team at Mark’s Finest Papers is showing some sneak peeks of new sets to be issued next week.   Todays card is made with a few images from the Scenie Selections set and sentiment from a new daisy set.


Scenic Selections is a great set with a variety of small images to help you create little scenes.  I used the tree and fence images on the main panel and some leaf images on the base card.   All cardstock is fr om MFP – I used watercolor paper on the main piece, stamped the images with Memento Rich Cocoa and used water based markers to color them in.

The hill was done by taking a piece of pap