Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 1

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th

Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
Featured May 17th

Now Showing
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 18,2013 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 May 17,2013.

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

"Marsh Silhouettes"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"

I'm excited about this stamp set. I love seeing the different birds and the sentiments are perfect. I am entering this into a challenge over at Retro Sketches. They have a fun sketch for use to play with this week. You can find this fun sketch over at Retro Sketches

Mark's Fienst Papers & Stamps:

Basic Grey:
Card Stock

Marks, Pearls, Inks
Memento: Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Nori Markers
Liquid Pearls: White Opal

Embossing Fold:
Sizzix: Christmas Elegance

For  my next card I used the other two birds. I also followed a sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday I am entering this card into a challenge over at Clearly iStamp The challenge is all about celebrations. And I thought this was the perfect card for a Birthday Celebration. 

Mark's Finest Paper: Marsh Birds Stamp

Basic Grey: Marjolanie
Basic Card Stock

Close To My Heart:

Spectrum Nori markers

Blog Hop Line Up:
Happy Hopping An'Jenic


wannabcre8tive said…
A.J., I am loving your card, that paper is so pretty with the herons. Perfect embossing fold for the paper, too.
Classygirl said…
Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a little love on my blog.
Anonymous said…
Your cards made me smile. The texture on the first is really awesome and what a great layout.
stampingbowd said…
Wow!!! Stunning cards!!! LOVE the colors! The DP is amazing with these cards! You really rocked the set today!
stamping sue said…
AJ!!! you rock! two perfectly wonderful cards.
stamping sue
I really like the colors you used for your sample! Fabulous!
kReN said…
Great papers and embossing folder background. Very elegant effect. TFS!

Jane said…
Really pretty cards! Love the first one!!!
Michelle N. said…
What lovely cards-just beautiful.
Sue D said…
Great papers and coloring and love the embossing on the first one.
Hi AJ - love your bird cards - I love birds in general! Hugs, Cornelia
Vicky Gould said…
I'm a bird card fan too and your cards are awesome!!!
Golda said…
I absolutely love your first card! The layout really makes the birds stand out, yet draws it all together. The second one is quite nice, as well.
terrie said…
Both card turned out so nice...
Great job on them.
Beautiful cards AJ!!! Can't choose a favorite from these! TFS
Pat said…
Great colors.
Kathy Bradley said…
Both of your cards are so pretty! I especially like the second card, along with the sentiment - perfect.
Beautiful cards. I love the fun images.
Nancy Guest Designer Clearly iStamp
Kim B said…
Beautiful card
Karenladd said…
Oooh, I really love the colors you've chosen. They would work wonderfully for a masculine card or feminine. Very striking!
Janine said…
Wow - great cards, love the colours, layout, papers, in fact everything!
loulou said…
I love the natural colour combinations of your beautiful cards. I love how the Christmas embossing folder works so well on the first card.
Kathy D. said…
That paper is perfect! Thank you so much for coming over and playing with us!!

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly iStamp Challenge - Celebrations! Hope to see you on the 24th when the next special challenge will be posted!
The CDS store was delayed from opening but try back tomorrow or Friday
Thanks Again,
Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT

P.S. - I was relaxing and spending time with husband. I was helping him play video games....which means he plays and I tell him what to do!! :) works well for me!!
I crafted so much in last two weeks going to try to take today off and just have a day off. Wish me luck. Waiting to hear on a graduation order I have coming in but hopefully it can wait till the weekend!
Jean Bullock said…
Two really fabulous cards. Shows mastery of design.
Ravengirl said…
These are really cool! I love all the blues and browns and greens!
Janeen said…
great paper with this
marg0006 said…
Great coloring & paper.

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