Thursday, May 16, 2013

Now Showing - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

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"


When I first saw the new Now Showing set, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it - scrap my son's Shakespeare play A Winter's Tale using the Graphic 45 film canister accordion album I had picked up on clearance a couple of years ago.  After downloading, and printing off, some vintage movie digital paper, I started working on printing the pictures from the play I had downloaded that he was in.  Unfortunately, my printer for some reason didn't want to cooperate with me on printing the pictures, so I apologize ahead of time for them being slightly blurry.

I wanted to make sure each page had it's own header, popcorn and film strip borders so I pulled out my Tim Holtz film strip die through the big shot and die cut several sets of strips to use.  Once that was done, I stamped all of my images in memento tuxedo black onto white card stock then colored with prismacolor markers making sure to completely color in the "take sign" in black so I could write the name of the play on it using a white signo gel pen.  Once all of the coloring was finished and the images cut out, I started adhering them to the accordion album while stamping "feature presentation" inside the film strip borders, then my layered pictures.  The only other embellishments added to the album was brads on the front cover with the plays name & "now showing" and my ticket.

Below are the completed pages for viewing.  I placed close-up's in my gallery on SpeedyTV.

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 Now Showing
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire
Card Stock: White, MTME Pop Some Fun Digital Paper, TLC Creations Digital Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Brads, Graphic 45 Film Cannister Accordion Album, Tim Holtz Film Strip Die, Big Shot, Printer, Computer


  1. This set was perfect for making your fabulous scrapbook pages.

  2. Wow this is truly amazing. I love everything you created with this stamp set and I just know your son will love this. TFS AJ-

  3. You have been busy - what a great project and it is wonderful when you get an idea easily.

  4. Bonnie, fabulous book in a tin!
    stamping sue

  5. What a great project. These stamps were definitely perfect for the job.

  6. What a wonderful way to tell a story.

  7. perfect stamps for this fantastic album!

  8. What a wonderful project! Something that will be treasured for a long time!

  9. Nice job! Such great photos for your project! TFS!


  10. Wonderful project-your son will treasure this.

  11. Wow!!!! Perfect stamp set for this amazing gift!!! Fabulous album!!!! A memory keeper!!

  12. What a fun mini album and this set goes perfectly with the theme!

  13. Best project ever! Love it! What a way to showcase this set!

  14. Bonnie,
    Very cool idea! The layouts and pics look awesome - very pretty!

  15. What an awesome keepsake for your son.

  16. Really fun idea! Love what you have created with this set.

  17. Oh Bonnie--what a fabulous project!!! Love it! TFS

  18. Great idea for LO. Like the pics set up.