Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers- Blog Hop Day 1

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. ( There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Today we are featuring the Background Fun stamp set:

For my card, I wanted to highlight one of the sentiment stamps along with the basketweave stamp from the Background Fun stamp set.  I punched out 9-1 inch squares, then stamped each of them in black with the basketweave stamp.  I mounted the squares on punched scallop squares.  Nestabilities dies were used to make the layers for the sentiment.  I used Speedy the Cat's Black and Bang Up Blue papers from Mark's Finest papers.  To complete the card, I added a coordinating layered Prima flower.

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf- http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com/
Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/  (you are here)

Join us tomorrow for day 2 of the blog hop!  We will be featuring the Southwest Cowboy stamp set.

34 comments:

  1. Wow Claudine, I love this! The tri-color flower really is a great touch.

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  2. wonderful layout and colors.

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  3. Beautiful layout and card, Claudine!

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  4. You used one of my favorite layouts for your beautiful card.

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  5. WOW! Love, love, love the grid background you used! Beautiful card!

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  6. very pretty...and I love the picture of "Snowball"

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  7. i just love this sort of layout!

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  8. Not only are the colors sensational, this design works perfectly with that basketweave background stamp! Awesome!!

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  9. I like the sentiment taking center stage over the squares, very nice card Claudine.

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  10. Cute! Love the way you used the background!

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  11. Great sentiment placement and lovely colour scheme!

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  12. Fabulous lo and colors! Loving that blue!! TFS Hugs, Judi

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  13. Love the black accents. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  14. Love how you show off the basketweave stamp.

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  15. Gorgeous display of the basketweave stamp.

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  16. Great layout and use of the featured image. Love your color combo as well.
    Connie

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  17. Great way to use the wovem BG image.

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  18. Fabulous, I love the boldness!

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  19. Love the card. Very striking colors.

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  20. Great layout for that background stamp.

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  21. The black with the bright blue is just stunning! Awesome way to use the background stamp!

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  22. I love this layout, Claudine!!

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  23. Love these blues - very striking looking card - combo of patchwork/mosaic look - great eye-catcher!

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  24. Very dramatic color combo--fantastic!

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  25. I love your layout and how you used the background stamp!!

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  26. Claudine--love the bright blue, black & white card. Beautiful!!! TFS

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  27. Your card is gorgeous! Love it!!

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  28. Gorgeous, Claudine! I love your layout and how you used the new background stamps :)

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  29. I Love the bules and whites with that layout!

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  30. Love they layout, it really shows off that background stamp. Hev

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