Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hello! I have TWO posts today! Please go HERE when you are done looking at this!

Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!  This is day TWO of the Blog Hop! You can see DAY ONE HERE.

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Christmas in the Country and Snowball? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

On my first card, I was inspired by this design and  I used the following things...
Stamp Sets: Christmas in the Country from MFP...
( the background uses Open Plaid, Woven PlaidLarge Original Plaid background from Drs Designs)
Cardstock: Neutrals Premium Pack Corn Husk Premium, Riding Hood Red, 
Accesories: Cuttlebug folder, Big Shot Artichoke Twill, Riding Hood Red button, Viva Pearl Pen, Spellbinders Label,  Grand Calibur, Paper Snips

On my Second card - I participated in the BELLI CHALLENGE. This week we have a 1234 challenge (example: 1 piece of dp, 2 flowers, 3 colors, 4 brads, whatever combo you wish but it must be 1234) The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments! Everyone is welcome to play along! Challenge a stamping friend! Just follow the theme! When you are done with the MFP Hop - check out the Belli Challenge girl blogs! 

I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Double Emboss and Cut technique from the October/ November 2011 Issue.

Here are some more details: 
Stamp Set:  Snowball? from MFP
Cardstock:  Neutrals Premium Pack, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle Punches, Black grosgrain, Felt Snowflakes, Spellbinders, Grand Calibur,  White Gel Pen, Copics, Glue Dots

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Christmas in the Country and Snowball?. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Hop along to see what everyone has created with these great sets! They will definitely INSPIRE you!!!

Mark’s Finest Papers

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D


Karen W said...

Wow I love the Christmas in the country, wonderful DP with that and it really sets this off.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Chrissy your cards are just darling. Super job with the stamp sets.

Bear Hugs,

Dawn Mercedes said...

I have that bottom nestie and I never get it to look good on a card. Nice job on yours!

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with these sensational holiday images, Chrissy!! Awesome detailing on these wonderful cards!!

Neva said...

Chris these are both so gorgeous, love the dp on the top one and the coloring on the bottom one.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

These are both stunning- even if they are WINTER

Robin Parker said...

Chrissy, what a fabulous creation. Love everything about this cute little penguin. The felt snowflake is the perfect touch for our Challenge of Flower Soft, felt or Chunky Glitter.

Pam said...

Beautiful work, gf! I love the plaid bg on the first creation!

Lois said...

Christmas in the Country is a great set -- your coloring on the moose scene is wonderful. I like the plaid DP you used for a background. And I like the way you used the white gel pen on the second card. Good job on both!

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are wonderful, the new stamp and rich colors on the first and your little penguin on the second card is just tooo cute!!!

maryr917 said...

this penguin image is so cute Chrissy-great coloring-love the felt snowflake-perfect touch

MariLynn said...

I love the plaid dp that you used. It really gives your card a country feel.

Designing with Debbie said...

Too cute. Love them both.