Monday, December 17, 2012

Ivy and Blossoms - Marks' Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
                        Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
                                  Oh Beans Featured December 19
                             Recipe Card Featured December 20
                                    Kilt Fun Featured December 21

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 December 22, 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 December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we Scotts some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
" You've Got Style"

Today I am sharing with you the second half of my daughter Christmas present made using Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company newest set called Blossoms and Ivy.  Since my daughter also has health issues and has been asked to keep a health journal by her doctor, I decided to make her a pretty journal that wasn't too girly or garish for a slightly tomboyish 16 year old.
I started out by taking a journal I had bought a year or so ago from the Michael's $1 spot and covering it with some designer paper from my stash.  Then I stamped my images and saying from Blossoms and Ivy in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP white card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers and stippling with Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.  Then I cut out three of the blossom bouquets and adhered them to the journal using glue dots before adding diamond ice stickles and three different colors of organdy ribbon to the journal sides with a double knotted ribbon over the glued bouquets.  I then made a matching pen by stamping the ivy images in sage shadow ink onto white copy paper and trimming so it would fit into a RSVP pen to complete my daughter's gift.  Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do the journal justice. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Blossoms and Ivy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Sage Shadow, Tim Holtz Broken China
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Sage Shadow, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, RSVP Pen, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Ice Stickles.


  1. Love your journal. The DP was the perfect choice to go with the images.

  2. Bonnie what a lovely journal for your daughter.
    stamping sue

  3. Really wonderful work, Bonnie. I am sure she will love it.

  4. Just look at all those ribbons AWESOME.....Lis

  5. What a very thoughful and beautifully done gift! Awesome!!!

  6. Ooo, Bonnie, I like it! :) Janis

  7. Your journal is beautiful!

  8. Bonnie,
    Very pretty set and what a good idea for a little gift set!

  9. That is a great journal idea! I have not made a journal in awhile - I like the idea of buying one and then decorating it - use did a great job with the stamp set on your journal front - thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    (utb01) @ att dot net

  10. Stunning!!! Gorgeous journal!!! You have me thinking for next year's gifts. I am DETERMINED after the craziness of the last few weeks that I am going to start making my Christmas gifts in June!!! I think I will start right now with a "gift idea" notebook and this is going on first thing. Gorgeous journal cover!!!

  11. Bonnie--your daughter is going to LOVE this journal!!! It is sooooo pretty! TFS

  12. The perfect gift! Beautiful jounal.

  13. This is a lovely journal. I love that you went through the extra step to create a matching pen.

  14. I love this journal, what a sweet idea :)

  15. Great looking journal. Like the soft colors.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  16. This journal is awesome. I love it. Sorry that your daughter is having health issues.

  17. What a pretty journal. Great coloring.