Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop: Day Four: Musical Holiday

Day 4

November 12 FRIDAY Musical Holiday

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 6 NEW SETS!
We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. For your convenience, all 6 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (November 13, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

My sample is below:

All stamps, papers, charms and Smooch inks by Mark's
Finest Papers
Gold Leafing Pen
Versamark ink
Gold detail EP by Ranger

To make the pretty background paper I dribbled several drops of 2 colors of Smooch inks
on top of one inch of water in a bowl and stirred gently with a toothpick.
Then I laid the paper on top of the mixture and lifted it off. The inks float
on top of the water and make a lovely swirly design as you can see.
*the charm is to hide an "oops" when my leafing pen made an
unexpected blob.....*

I will be giving away an unmounted stamp of my choice to someone who
signs up as a follower on my blog during this blog hop. You will
have 4 days to sign up. Please send your email info to me at:
so I can get ahold of you to send your prize.
I will be picking the name of a follower on Saturday Nov 13
who signed up here on any of the 4 days of this blog hop .








Joanne T-

Nicole -

Susan –

Judi –

Connie –

Mark’s Finest Papers -


Liz Williams said...

I am going to have to try out this Smooch idea. Great card.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Cool technique for the background. I will have to try that...

Becky said...

Love the background, awesome card.

Christine from FL said...

I like the background! Pretty card!

Theresa said...

I have to get some Smooch. Thanks for sharing this technique for the background. Looks kind of like the shaving cream technique. Lovely card! Like the touches of gold.

Claudine Poch said...

Very nice with all of the gold accents!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your awesome smooch background is sensational!! So pretty with this gorgeous French horn!! Fabulous work, Connie!

Carol Dee said...

This is great , I love hte BG paper you created. And no one would ever know there was an Ooops!

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the background....pretty awesome!!!

Roxie said...

Nice use of the smooch for your holiday card.

Sue D said...

Great background and I like the charm.

ButterflyEars said...

I love the technique that you've used on your bg, it really compliments the gorgeous embossed horn and sentiment.

Emily Keaton said...

Connie, that swirled Smooch background is DYN-O-MITE!!! Wow, I really must give that a try. All of your gold accents here are stunning :)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful and love the non-tradional colors. So pretty.

Joanne Travis said...

Connie, this is so gorgeous and elegant with the gold embossing.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the background and the gold!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So elegant with the gold embossing!

Pat said...

Great card, Connie! I love the BG paper you made!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Dawn Mercedes said...

gorgeous background!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty, I like that embossing and the background DP you created - I figured you used shaving cream, but this looks so delicate.

Janeen said...

Lovin' the blog hop, thank you for you pretty creation. Here's what I did with this set if you care to take a look. Thanks.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your background is stunning! It's such a fabulous backdrop for your french horn image! And don't those charms come in handy?! LOL

Judy said...

Very beautiful! Love the background paper you created1

Shelley said...

Very pretty. Love the background.

CCC said...

Love the french horn. It is so Christmas.

Winnie and Patty said...

Connie--this is gorgeous. I love the marbled background paper that you made!!! So very creative! TFS