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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper August Blog Hop Day 2 - Joyous Season

Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 Aug 16, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Lucky You"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"

Below are the cards I made with the Joyous Season set, I really like black and red colors for Christmas cards.


  1. Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!!

  2. Nice vibrant colours - two nice cards.

  3. These are so beautiful Shirley ! Love the colours ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Fab image Shirley! This is such a great Christmas card for the people in my family! Very pretty card. Hugz!!!

  5. Wow Shirley--what lovely cards!!! I really like all the layers and the die cut on the first one, but the second one with the cute bow is just adorable! Can't choose a favorite. TFS

  6. Very pretty bright and lovely cards!!! Love the little bow on the second one!!! Great job on both.

  7. Both cards are stunning! I have that label die, I will have to remember that for future use with this set. I never thought of Keeping the card square. What a fabulous idea. It really draws the focus to the image! I am with you, the red and black are stunning together!!!

  8. Very pretty, Shirley. The red and black color combo creates a very dramatic look. I like the frame on the first one and the black/white gingham bow on the second.

  9. These are terrific cards for Christmas giving. Both are super examples!

  10. I think your red and black combo are striking cards.
    stamping sue

  11. Lovely and peaceful scene with the cardinal and the deer on both cards - love the white birch trees in the background - looks like you are getting ready with Christmas cards!! Good for you!!

  12. Beautiful cards!!!Awesome coloring!!!

  13. Two beautiful and elegant cards! Your coloring is awesome on both. I really love the second card with the darker sky - wow!!

  14. Especially like the red die cut background.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. I love that you have shown how this image can work as a Christmas image and not (with the gingham bow)!

  16. This set is a must have for me... LOVE it!

  17. I love the red on your cards. It really makes the cardinal pop!
    Beth's Beauties

  18. Sweet scene! Love the vibrant colors!!