Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Country Charm - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th - Pocket Watches
 Featured Aug 14th - Joyous Season
 Featured Aug 15th  - Country Charm
 Featured Aug 16th - Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.

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

"Lucky You"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Cathy C
Sue W
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

I tried my hand at making cute tags during the recent Splitcoast Dare To Get Dirty challenges and today's featured set is perfect for them; so that's what I'm going to show you how to do.  It's actually easier than you think and can be added to a card for a little extra flair, given as a gift by itself, or used as a bookmark.

After stamping the pig Country Charm on a pre-cut tag, then masking it, I then stamped the fence, birds and grass from Scenic Selections before stippling distress inks for dirt and some of the sky edges.  Then I made my own bottle of "mist" using a mini mister, water, and two drops of Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.  Once the "mist" was mixed well by shaking the bottle, I sprayed the sky area of the tag over the bathroom sink to make sure no extra spray got anywhere I didn't want.  My final touch was to add some old Paper Pizazz fibers I've had for years in my stash.

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 Country Charm, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Pre Cut Tag
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Broken China Re-Inker, Mini Mister, Water, Fibers


  1. Bonnie, I love this cute scene, you did a great job on it.

  2. Really nice scene for that little pig - he looks most happy.

  3. Too cute! What a wonderful scenic tag! Hope all is well with you! TFS

  4. Great little scene on your tag!

  5. Bonnie, you are the queen of the scenery cards or this time the tags! your composition is perfect.
    stamping sue

  6. A beautiful tag! I love your beautiful scene on the bookmark! Wasn't DTGD a lot of fun?!!!

  7. Such an adorable tag! Love the coloring.

  8. Cute tag and lots of details too!!!

  9. One word... AWESOME! I love how your tag looks. The scene for this little guy is fantastic. Going to have to keep this in mind to try myself sometime. Great job showcasing this set.

  10. Like the Tag. Makes me think of Charlotte's Web story.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Very cute little scene on your tag.

  12. Bonnie,
    What a darling tag - this piggy is just the cutest! Your coloring looks awesome.

  13. Adorable tag! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

  14. Fantastic! Made me smile!!!!

  15. Adorable tag; thanks for sharing

  16. Your country charm is totally charming!

  17. Super cute! I love the pig in his pen!