Monday, October 7, 2013

I Am Thankful - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8 - I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9 - Pandas
 Featured Oct 10 - Huge Blooms
 Featured Oct 11 - Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.

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

Works of Art

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

Wise Men

Here's the Design Team:

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

I love the fall season and today's featured set helps to celebrate the beautiful colors of the season.  I started out by stamping my images from I Am Thankful and the Pumpkins and Sunflowers mini in memento tuxedo black before coloring with prismacolor markers, then cutting out for popping up later.  Once the coloring and cutting was finished, I stamped a background and border in summer sun and mustard inks using the sunflowers from the Pumpkins and Sunflowers mini before popping up my cut out images.

My second project is made using the turkey from the I Am Thankful set and the scenic stamping KISS (keep it simple stamper) method.  After stamping the main image onto some scrap white card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz distress inks for both the ground and sky before adding my saying.  Once I added my layers, and brads, it was time to add some birds and grass from Scenic Selections before popping the entire panel up over a stamped border from the Pumpkins and Sunflowers mini.

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 I Am Thankful, Scenic Selections, Pumpkins & Sunflowers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Summer Sun, Mustard, Artichoke, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Scraps, Recollections Designer Paper, PTI Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Oval Punch


  1. Awesome cards. The first one is my fav. I love the scarecrow with the pumpkins and sunflowers. A brilliant idea.

  2. very cute and beautiful cards.

    greetings karin

  3. Very very pretty cards love them all
    Very pretty stamp set
    Thank for showing

  4. Wow! Your cards are to bright and beautiful!

  5. Both cards are fantastic but the turkey one makes me laugh!

  6. Wow!!! Beautiful pairing of stamps on your first card!!!! Just gorgeous! Love your colorful turkey on the second!

  7. Great idea with using the sunflowers!!! Two darling cards!

  8. Darling! I love all the sunflowers and pumpkins around the little scarecrow!

  9. Absolutely darling work! I love how the little scarecrow is blending in with the pumpkins and your turkey is colored so sweetly.

  10. Fab cards- love the scene on the 1st one and your coloring on both is lovely- I so love fall colors!

  11. Bonnie,
    Your I Am Thankful card is adorable paired with the swap set - so cute!!! And, your turkey card made me smile - love that sentiment.

  12. CUTE cards, the first scene card is FANTASTIC!

  13. Your first card is a home run. I love the sunflowers and pumpkins with the scarecrow. I am going to have to keep that in mind next time I use this set. I love the plaid background behind your turkey. You did such a great job coloring him and I love the added scenic touches. I hope you are having a wonderful, headache free day!

  14. Like the dimension you gave your card with the cutting out of the pumpkins.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Lovely cards. That pumpkin patch you have created is gorgeous.

  16. Both of your cards are fabulous! I really like the complete border of pumpkins and sunflowers on the first one. I love the DP you used on the second one. It compliments your image perfectly!!
    Beth's Beauties

  17. I love the combination of the mini set with today's set. Your scarecrow looks so "at home" in that pumpkin patch! And I love the DP on your second card.

  18. Bonnie--these cards are amazing!!! They are beautifully colored and the layouts are phenomenal! Just wonderful!!!! TFS

  19. oh, I love the big sunflowers behind the scarecrow! Your card is so cute and colorful.

  20. Both cards are cute and colorful!

  21. Two wonderful cards for fall!

  22. What wonderful and colorful cards!

  23. What a fun card. I love him in front of the other stamp. They look awesome together.

  24. Beautiful coloring Bonnie! As usual, you created a darling scene for your turkey.

  25. These are two super cute cards...

  26. Bonnie I always say you are the queen of scenic have not lost your crown!
    stamping sue

  27. Wow these are amazing. I love the color and you picked out some great papers.

    TFS AJ-

  28. Super cute cards-love the turkey card. Thanks for sharing