Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In My Den - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

   January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

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 January 19, 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 January 18, 2013.

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013! We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and the months to come. 

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

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Not So Ugly"



Today's featured set is great for those masculine cards that as stampers we always seem to have trouble making from time to time.  I have a few projects to share today to showcase both masculine and feminine uses for this set; yet each with a delightfully vintage feel as well.
My first project uses some DCWV Timeless Treasure designer paper, vintage brads and chocolate ribbon paired with MFP whitemahogany and blue card stocks.  Once all of my images, and saying, were stamped in memento tuxedo black ink, I stippled Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink to "age" the card stock before layering.
The second card uses some Costco designer paper I've had in my stash for a few years now along with MFP mahogany and chipboard card stocks along with some twine and vintage brads.  Once my images were stamped on MFP white card stock in memento black ink, I colored them with prismacolor markers before layering and stippling Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink over and around the images.
My final project showcases a slightly feminine use of this set while still using the same card stocks I had sitting on my stamp desk along with some scrap Costco designer paper from my stash.  After stamping my images in memento black ink on corn husk card stock then coloring with prismacolor markers, I spritzed some chocolate marker over the image in order to distress it a bit more.  Then taking some vanilla prima flowers and cocoa ink, I stamped my own background onto the flowers before adding them to the card along with ribbon and a bling center.
I hope I've been able to help provide some inspiration for you today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  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 In My Den
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress
Card Stock: MFP, DCWV Timeless Treasure Designer Paper, Costco Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Small Hole Punch, MS 2-Way Glue Pen, Primas, Bling, Brads, Color Spritzer Tool, Stipple Brush, Twine


  1. I love these! This set is so fun! :)

  2. Great inspiration - wonderful job.

  3. Your projects are beautiful!

  4. Three awesome samples, Bonnie. That last chair matches my couch!!!

  5. all the detail you put into these cards show. Outstanding!!!
    stamping sue

  6. Three extra great cards!!! I love all the rich colors you chose. The last chair makes you want to jump in and touch it!!!

  7. Wonderful cards using these stamps!

  8. 3 great cards. These images are perfect for vintage and distressing.

  9. Three awesome cards. The last one is my favorite, I like how you added the flowers.

  10. Beautiful cards!!! I love the bright burst of colored books on your second card! All three are fabulous!

  11. Wonderful cards, gorgeous coloring

  12. Pretty cards. I really like they layout on your middle card!

  13. The coloring and aging on the card is perfect! I think it enhances the masculine feel a bit.

  14. Bonnie--I think you like this set! These cards are great! I love how you stamped on the flowers on the bottom one. TFS

  15. Bonnie,
    Each card is lovely and each card has such a comfy feel to it!!

  16. Wow! I love the blue frame around your first card. That really contrasts well with the darker background! I like the composition in your second card and the stippling background. The third is my favorite because of the cute flowers on the bottom. Really lovely cards! Thank you!

  17. You did such a wonderful job showcasing these stamps!All 3 projects are fantastic!

  18. Great card ideas! And I had no idea Costco ever had designer papers (ours sure doesn't) :D

  19. These are so beautiful. I love the little stamp detail on the flowers.

  20. Gorgeous cards, love the stippling and the blue on the that great background paper on the first card looks absolutely stunning. cheers Linda