My stamping adventures

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Island Life - MFP blog hop

                 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                              June Blog Hop!
                        This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
                             Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22

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 23, 2012 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 22, 2012.
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Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Thrifty Stamper
Janis L.
Mark's Finest

Island Life is one of my favorites because there is a lighthouse image (which have a soft spot in my heart) plus all the sayings to go along with the images.  I always like to have matching sayings. 
My first card uses the scene with the boat tied to the dock.  I stamped it over my oil pastel background and isn't that a great saying. 
Instead of doing a card for my next sample I stamped a tumbled tile coaster.  It's easy to do and you can make a set of four for almost nothing.  I pick them up at Lowes' when they go on sale for 10 cents to 25 cents.

Please leave comment here and on my fellow design team members' blogs for a chance to win this stamp set from
Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps! a Heinrich Company.  Check back tomorrow for the last day of our hop to see samples with the stamp set Silly Seashells. 


  1. Gorgeous card & tile! They look like watercolors!

  2. Great backgrounds on both your card and the tile. I have a couple of those tiles in my craft room.

  3. Love the tiles and the colors on the card and tile are outstanding.

  4. oh I would love to know the technique for the tumbled did you do it...tfs..

  5. 2 lovely card Sue-and I love the stamping on the tile-a great gift idea

  6. Love your card and that tile is so cool!

  7. Wonderful card and project!! Great color choices!

  8. Love the tile! What a fun project!

  9. Like the nautical feel of these creations. Not heard of a tumbled tile coaster. Go to Home Depot alot and there is a Lowes so I'll ck it out. I like all things Lighthouse. Just entered the Summer challenge again since I so want to win the Lighthouse stamp set being offered to challenge winner. Have visited several Lighthouses. One time when visiting the Lighthouse on TyBee Island off the coast of Savannah, GA the power went out while we were walking up the steps of the lighthouse. They did not charge us admission since they had no power to run our credit card thru and considered the no power a free day.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Pretty cards Sue, Love the technique on the second one.

  11. very pretty card
    and your tile well done

  12. Sue, I love the colors on your card. Just gorgeous!! Your tumbled tile is amazing. WOW!! I have those tiles in my stash, but always forget them!! Yours is definitely and inspiration!! I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day!

  13. Love the warm yellows you used.....Lis

  14. I see a tile tutorial coming up - I would like to know about this too. Lovely projects.

  15. Pretty card and a neat coaster. Nary L Schreiber

  16. Sue,
    Beautiful card and what an awesome coaster with this wonderful set! I love that!!

  17. Sue--what a beautiful card and tile coaster! I really like the coaster and the background you created. And your sewing cards from yesterday are fabulous! I especially like the green one with the scissors and ruler! But the CAS one with the pin cushion was really nice also. Sorry that I didn't get to comment yesterday, but my BFF's dog is very sick and she was really upset last night. TFS

  18. Love your card and fab colors and the stamped tile - I haven't done that is ages - thanks for the inspiration on that one.

  19. Beautiful card and coaster!

  20. Great projects; love the card and the tile is fabulous. Thanks for sharing

  21. The tile is really great. I really love the background on the card. Beautiful. Thank You

  22. Wow, I love the bg color of the card. Great tile as well.

  23. Beautiful work! The tile coaster looks awesome!

  24. Love your coaster!!! It's awesome!!!! I tried making a coaster set using DP last October...but they didn't really turn out. What did you glaze yours with? Mine streaked!!!!

  25. Wow I love the coaster, a technique I'd like to try.


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