Monday, January 16, 2012

Love Remains - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20


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!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 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!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.
Mary 

Hello and welcome.  I hope you're enjoying the blog hop so far.  Today I have two projects to share with you featuring today's set Love Remains.  This is a beautiful Valentine's set, anniversary set, birthday, or just because you want to say I Love You to someone.  When I first saw this stamp set it reminded me of my great aunt Aggie's prize rose garden she had in front of my grandparents house in San Fernando, California.  Every summer while growing up I'd get to spend a week or two at grandma & grandpa's down south and aunt Aggie would let me help tend her roses.  That was really a treat since she didn't let many people touch those roses since they were her "babies".  After she and grandma died, grandpa tore the rose garden out since he didn't have the health to take care of them.  However, every time I look at the roses in this set, I keep seeing Aggie's rose garden and it's aunt Aggie's red and pink roses I let be my inspiration for both of the projects I'm sharing with you today.

My first project is, of course, framed art.  I love making framed projects that can be used as gifts or placed around the house.  I decided to pair my framed roses with my favorite song, Bette Midler's The Rose, so I hunted down the lyrics online, and pasted them into a MS Word document and copied/pasted the lyrics until I had an entire page covered when printed landscape.  I then cut down the page to fit the open part of the frame before removing the glass and then replacing the glass behind the lyrics for added support.  Once that was done, I took the large rose, and smaller rosebuds, and stamped them in memento tuxedo black onto Mark's Finest Papers Snow Storm Smooth premium paper before coloring all of them with prismacolor markers and cutting out the rosebuds and leaves.  I then took all of the cut out images and started adhering them on top of the lyrics using glue dots, pop dots, and pop up glue dots as needed to achieve varying layers of dimension.  Once that was done, I pulled out my sentiment, stamped it onto scrap card stock, added some faux brads, and adhered it to the top right corner before adding ice stickles to the roses for a little sparkle.

My second project uses the rosebud stamped on the card itself with the Happy Valentine's Day saying as the background to the larger rose as the centerpiece.  Again two roses are stamped on Mark's Finest Papers  Snow Storm Smooth premium paper and colored with prismacolor markers, with one of the roses cut out and popped up for dimension.  Stampin Up! poppy ink is lightly stippled around the edges of the layered image before some adding pearl heart brads I picked up at Michael's during the Christmas holiday's. 

Once my layered image was added, I pulled out some Ripened Tomato Luxury Satin ribbon and adorned the knot I tied with a white heart hat pin threaded through a pewter heart charm from my stash.  My final embellishment is some mini magenta roses adhered with glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to stop by all of the designers blogs and leave some love for a chance to win today's stamp set.  Have a great day.


Stamps: MFP Love Remains
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Poppy, Real Red
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Speedy The Cat Black, Cherry Slush Premium Papers
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dollar Store Frame, Hat Pin, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Pop Up Glue Dots, Heart Charm, Pearl Heart Brads, Magenta Roses, Ribbon, MS Word, Computer, Printer, Ice Stickles
The Rose Lyrics © Bette Midler

33 comments:

  1. Both are beautiful projects! I love the frame, the roses are very effective standing out on it. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Your project and your card are beautiful

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  3. the car and the frame are fantastic! Love the intense of the colors!

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  4. How perfect to frame The Rose and use this awesome set to decorate it. Your card is gorgeous!

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  5. Bonnie, both are so beautiful and what great memories of visiting your grandparent's home and working in the rose garden with your aunt.
    Oh, The Rose by Bette Midler...love that song and did a card challenge once based on it. Now, I want to listen to it. :-)

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  6. Beautiful projects. Love this stamp.

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  7. Bonnie - both are just gorgeous - and I love that frame!

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  8. Both projects are delightful!

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  9. The ribbon with the charms attached is a real eye catcher.

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  10. beautiful proyect and beautifull card¡¡¡¡

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  11. Bonnie,
    All that I can get out right now is "wow and awesome." Holy cow - what gorgeous projects - and I love, love that frame - and what a grand idea for gifts - it looks so lovely. Your card is so pretty and elegant!!!

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  12. Oh wow, your creations are just awesome. I love the red and black, it has such a pop.

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  13. a beautiul project and card-love all the embellies on your card-they are a perfect touch to an awesome card

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  14. Wonderful projects. I love the little charm and pin on your card. Your rose frame brought back memories. I remember singing "The Rose" in choir in Jr. High. Now I have it running through my head!! Every time I am going to use this set in the future, I am sure I am going to hear it too and think of you!!!

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  15. Nice use of the roses on the frame. Your card is very pretty!

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  16. Beautiful RED card, and I have to say your frames are always BEAUTIFUL!!

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  17. Beautiful frames and projects you ahve created!

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  18. Gorgeous card and altered frame Bonnie. Love the coloring.

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  19. Two great projects, love the card.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your projects - they are lovely.

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  21. Wow Bonnie the roses on the frame are gorgeous - love how you colored them. Your card is beautiful too!

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  22. What a great idea to use the words from Bette Midler's song on that beautiful frame. And I love your card -- the charm/pin/ribbon treatment is just the perfect embellishment!

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  23. Very beautiful works,....love your frame!!!

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  24. Fabulous projects! How clever to frame the song lyrics and then accents with the roses.

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  25. WOW Bonnie!!!!! Gorgeous projects!!! Love them! Hope all is well with you! hugs--Patty

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  26. Both are super projects! Love the frame and card. Fantastic colors and design.


    Luanne
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  27. Beautiful framed piece and card!

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  28. Those red roses are just gorgeous!

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  29. Well Aunt Aggie left one heckuva impression on you because these are GORGEOUS Bonnie!!! I LOVE them both... and that pewter charm dangling from the red ribbon on #2 is PERFECTION!

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  30. Beautiful designs and love that red gorgeous rose design.A...mazing!!!Inkjet Paper

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