My stamping adventures

Friday, August 17, 2012

MFP Oh Crab! blog hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 17

Oh Crab watermark   We are cooking up some great stamp sets and deals this month. Get your aprons out and let's get cooking.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is
"Celebrate Big"
Celebrate Big watermark

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 August 18, 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 August 17, 2012.

Pat G.
Patty P.
Thrifty Stamper
Sue ----- you are here
Kelli - next stop
Janis L.
Mark's Finest 

O.K. the day of the hop you have all been waiting!  maybe the day I've been waiting for to show you a first for me!!! A GEL card!!!  can you believe with all the years I've been stamping I've never made a gel card so without further ado here is my very first gel card!  I am so proud.  I did the gel part as a layer so this is a heavy card but I do like it. Used some pirate pattern paper for background and embossed copper cardstock with swirl texture fade folder.  I got a big bottle of gel at the dollar store so have a lot of the stuff to do more gel cards. Another fun card is a tilt card which is a variation on the spinner card.  You can find instructions here on Splitcoaststampers. 

Here's another card I made with our 5th new stamp set called Celebrate Big stamp set.  Having fun with the chef and all the images that go with him.  Can you tell what everyday thing you can find in your kitchen I used to make this card?  A white paper lunch bag!  Just folded it to make a pocket for the card insert. 

Hope you enjoyed our blog hop here at Mark's Finest Papers blog this month.  I know I had fun doing it and showing you all my projects.  Always remember to comment to be included in our random drawing to win one of the new sets showcased this week.


  1. Wow, so many wonderful ideas and lovely details on all your projects, cheers Linda

  2. Three great cards - like the colours on your last one - very cheerful.

  3. Wow, Sue, you outdid yourself. I did a gel card years ago...ya made one beautiful card there ... and your other two cards are wonderful too!

  4. Good job on the gel card, Sue. They're all great...that cupcake looks yummy.

  5. I haven't made a gel card in years! You did a great job -- and this set was just perfect for it. The card you made with the white bag really turned out well!

  6. Wow, Sue, beautiful cards! I have not tried a gel card either - but this looks wonderful. Your extra cards are adorable as well.

  7. Can't believe you hadn't done a gel card--aren't they fun? Great job, and the chef is terrific, too.

    1. true. this is my first gel card. so much fun! stamping sue

  8. YOU have been busy! I love all of them. The mermaid with her pal, the gel card is awesome and I love the Celebrate Big cards. Great work!!!

  9. nice pocket card...well done...tfs

  10. The Captain Jack Sparrow fan I am likes the Pirate paper. The embossed waves is a wonderful addition. My Daughter headed back to college to begin her Junior yr this morn & I'm already missing her. Need to go do some more crafting/stamping.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. adorable work Sue. Lovely sets from Marcos. I must say I have been stamping a long time myself and also haven't made many gel cards. Your blog inspires me. Cheers, Holley

  12. Great cards--the gel is perfect for the fish and I like your use of the lunch bag.

  13. Well I've never heard of a gel card and will have to do some more research on it. I do love your cards. And the cute pocket is perfect. TFS AJ-

  14. Love your cards. Great job showcasing this set. I love your gel card. I made my first one about a year ago with a retired MFP set. I used shampoo that had a slight blue tint to it. I got it at the dollar store. I figured if I didn't make any more gel cards, I could at least have clean hair with the rest of the supplies. LOL!!

  15. I love your opening. I always decide to have that cup of tea but never seem to get to it ....Lis

  16. Oh Sue--what wonderful cards!!! Can't choose a fav as they are all awesome!!!! TFS

  17. Wow - such a fabulous look on these cards and love the added texture.

  18. Great projects. Love the moving fish tail.

  19. Adorable cards, especiallly love the tilt card. I have never heard of a gel card; will have to research further. Thanks for sharing


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