Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Be Proud - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th - Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
 Featured June 13th  - Be Proud
 Featured June 14th - Classic Dad

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 June 15, 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 June 14, 2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



Today's featured set is just awesome, in my opinion.  Since I have two nephews currently serving in the military as well as some friends serving, this set is a great way to say thank you for their service to our country.  It's also a great way to say thanks for the families who sacrifice so much while their loved ones are deployed.

My first card uses the eagle stamp in the Be Proud set.  After stamping the image in memento black and coloring with prismacolor markers, I layered the panel alternately between card stock and some designer paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby a year ago before adding some baby star brads.  Once my saying was stamped out, layered, and added, I adhered some patriotic dew drops using micro glue dots, navy ribbon along with a flag charm attached with some thread.

My second card uses the heart stamp and different saying from the same set.  Once the images were stamped and colored, they were cut out and popped up using dimensionals over a die cut scalloped border.  I kept the embellishments fairly simple and used only the dew drops, baby star brads, and ice stickles for the stars on the heart.

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: Be Proud
Ink: Memento Black
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Navy, Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ribbon, Brads, Charm, Dimensionals, Dew Drops, Micro Glue Dots, Ice Stickles


  1. Bonnie - 2 wonderful cards with lots of careful detail and thought. I hope they are well received.

  2. Two very patriotic cards, Bonnie! And very nice.

  3. Great paper behind the eagle.

  4. Two wonderfully done cards and lots of beautiful detail!!!

  5. Absolutely fabulous work. Makes me want to break out in "God bless America"!

  6. Awesome cards and I like all the details you added to them.

  7. Fantastic cards with a ton of detail-great job!

  8. Great cards. I really like how you colored the eagle. The scallops on your second one made me think of the scalloped banners that I have seen people use to decorate at 4th of July. Awesome job!!

  9. Bonnie,
    Two pretty cards. I especially like the second card with the scalloped borders. There is a large older home in the town in which I live and they have beautiful banners across their porches (upper and lower) - it looks awesome!

  10. Love both of these cards Bonnie! Gonna have to CASE them! TFS

  11. These are great cards and this set is perfect for service members.

  12. I was just about going to salute!! So patriotic!

  13. Bonnie, good job/art! like all your detail with the papers and embellishments.
    stamping sue

  14. Love your use of dp with these images. TFS!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  15. The stamps and coloring work seamlessly with your DP! Terrific cards! Fun embellishments!