My stamping adventures

Friday, April 19, 2013

MFP April blog hop - Birds & Trees


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AprilBlog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
FeaturedApril 16 Columns& amp;Topiaries
FeaturedApril 17 Be a Showoff
Featured April 18 Honor& amp; Glory
FeaturedApril 19 Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday April 19,2013.

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

"Zoo Friends"

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"

This month I decided to create spotlight cards...this is a fun technique that has been around for years. Basically what you do is stamp image twice then punch out sections and mount them onto second stamped image. clear as mudd, right? lol! For our last day I decided to fall back to a familar idea...bookmarks. You know what they say a picture is worth a thousand words so please check out my samples then check out what the rest of our design team has to offer this month. Hope you enjoyed all our samples for this month and remember you have to comment to be included in our drawing for free stamp set!  Next check out what Janine has done with this stamp set.

PattyP. LoisVicky
Thrifty StamperMariLynnKaren KBonnie
Kathy BAngela BCathy CToni
Sue WJanine BAn'jenicKate Z
Shirley QMarks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co


  1. Sue,
    As always, wonderful projects and your spotlighting has been awesome.

  2. Wonderful! What a great theme this month!

  3. Spotlighting works well with this set - great cards.

  4. Your spotlight cards have been wonderful. This is another great addition to the technique. TFS!

  5. The spotlight technique is an oldie, but goodie. I like what you did with it.

  6. Unique and fun creations! The spotlighting technique was a great thing to high light this week.

  7. Very nice bookmarks and spotlighting them again...well done

  8. I've enjoyed your spotlight cards this week, Sue. You may have inspired me to use this technique again.

  9. Love your bookmarks! I need to make some for myself-I will give the spotlighting a try!

  10. Great way to use this new stamp set!

  11. Sue- Very nice spotlight cards! Lovely!

  12. Great spotlight bookmarks! What a great idea when giving a gift of a book! To enclose a personalized bookmark!

  13. Wonderful bookmarks Sue! Great use of the spotlighting technique for this hop! TFS

  14. Wonderful bookmarks!!! Really enjoying your "theme a month"!

  15. I love the spotlighting technique and your sweet card!

  16. Great stamping. Like the long card design.

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  17. Your bookmarks are beautiful!


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