Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop-Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals In Winter

Cardinals in Winter


Country Thanksgiving


Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

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: Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter? (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!)

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 Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily, Nancyruth, Neva, Faith, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam, Joanne, Markie, Carol, Mark’s Finest Papers


Wow, I love Cardinals on Christmas Cards. This one is going to my Brother-In-Law-my husband's brother and my kids favorite Uncle. He is a "Cardinals" fan and collects Cardinals. He will love and appreciate this one for sure-It has lots of Cardinals on it...lol The products used on this card is as follow:

Spellbinders: Lace Doily Motif and Lace Doily Accents
Paper- K & Company
Rhinestones, Ribbon, Stickles, and a Prima Poinsettia with brad

Here are some cute baskets I made to give away during Thanksgiving. I have always loved to give away little things like this to people I work with, the tellers at the bank, the man at the post office, my favorite grocery store clerk-people I want to touch that I see almost everyday and want to thank them. God has blessed me recently with the ability to do these little things again. After losing my job three years ago, I had to stop doing what I love. But recently things have changed for me with my new job and I am able to pass my blessings on to others.
I just made these up on my own from memory from when I did my Easter Baskets. This is made with the following items.

Spellbinders: Pumpkin Nestabilities, Fancy Tags 3, Oval Nestabilities
Punch- Marvey Medium Daisy (This was for my sunflowers)
Sizzix: Leaf die
Ribbon, stickles, Martha Stewart Micro Beads, Ranger tea dye distress ink, Cell bags, ribbon, and candy to fill the baskets.

Thanks for stopping by. We have one more day, so I will see you tomorrow with my last creation. Stayed tuned for Saturday when our new Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge begins and next week we will bring to you the "12 Days of Christmas" projects. It is sure to be fun and inspirational and in time for you to get your Christmas crafting done in time for the gift giving season!
Challenges Entered
ABC Christmas Challenge - "U" is for unused stash. I used some of last years K& Company Paper in my card and the Poinsettia flower is older than that!
The House that Stamps Built - Fall/Halloween
For Fun Challenges - Pumpkins No Faces
More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday Bags or Treat Boxes
Whimsical Wednesday - Treat Bags or Boxes

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Carol. these are spectacular. Love all that gorgeous diecutting on the cardinal card and those Thanksgiving baskets will be a hit for whoever receives them. Liz Williams

Marisa said...

Fabulous punch to frame the gorgeous cardinal and well done with the fussy cutting! Your goodie bags are beyond wonderful and I love the yellow flowers with the vine. Great projects!

Marianne said...

These creations are absolutely stunning!! What a great colours! And so much details. It's really fantastic!!! wauw. xxx Marianne MW

Neha Jain said...

loved that basket its awesome

Anonymous said...

These projects are awesome, Carol!! I consider the cardinals card a project as well as the adoraable baskets. How happy the people who receive them will be! I am amazed at your ability to create such artistic pieces!! WOW!Anne (jdmommy)

Georgei said...

like very much your project and a beautiful card thank for showing

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh, I am so wishing I was on your "gift list!" Those baskets are amazing!

Theresa said...

Carol, your projects are outstanding...so much work in both projects. Those gift baskets are spectacular and love the Cardinal card!!!

Dawn said...

Fabulous samples! love the extra Cardinals along the bottom of the card...and those treat baskets are just awesome!

Pat Garvin said...

Your projects are so packed full of work. Awesome job.

Connie said...

Wow Carol!! You have made some super samples this time for sure!!
I love all the diecutting and those doily dies are gorgeous...I have to check them out...thanks for the supply list.
Connie

Love crafts forever said...

Woo-Hoo! What a gorgeous gifts you made here, i don't even know, what i like more, card or gifts. They are all gorgeous.
Hugs Nataliya

Valarie (vampme3) said...

OMG! The projects are amazing! I especially LOVE the little baskets!!! Wish I was one of your neighbors!!!!! ~.~

Nichole Bryant said...

Absolutely Beautiful! By far my favorite so far :)

Cindy said...

WOW your projects are FANTASTIC!I LOVE all the great details,Just GORGEOUS!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

Carol Dee said...

WOW, these are OVER THE TOP lovely! Great job. :)

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS card & projects!!!!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh my love Cardinals are by far my most favorite bird. I love their distinct bird song and the vibrant colors can be spotted from far. I am very fortunate to have plenty that visit my feeders and bath.
Beautifully done card!
OK WhooWah check out those awesome baskets to simply die for!!!! I am so glad things are better with your new job and you can do these wonderful things for people that touch your life. You are one of the sweetest, kindest friends that I have.
Hugs Bonnie

Emily Keaton said...

You are SO crafty, Carol!! Folks must be clambering all over you to help, knowing that a fabulous gift like one of these might end up in their hands. :)

Anonymous said...

love your use of the doilies on the cardinal stampings...yum!!!Hugs,Ina

Nancy Guse said...

Carol this is amazing, such detail!!! How do you find the time and because it is so beautiful you want to give it away? I am signing up to be one of your followers. Thanks for your lovely comment.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful. Cannot decide which I like better since they are both spectacular.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Carol L said...

Everything is magnificent today! The details are all amazing and pure eye candy! I LOVE the cardinals card and your BIL will really love it since he collects cardinals! Beautiful projects!!

Angie said...

Oh wow!!! Beautiful projects!!!! Just lovely!!!!

*Star said...

Beautiful projects! Tfs and for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

Neva said...

Both of these are FABULOUS, love the baskets of goodies

redwasher1 said...

Carol, wow you just blow me away with your creativity!!! They all belong in a boutique shop!!!! Beautiful every one!!

orrjj said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks you for sharing your ideas!

Jeanette

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

CAROL! These are AMAZING! SERIOUSLY! That card is just... spectacaulr! And those ADORABLE crow baskets? I WANT ONE! LOL!

Lorraine said...

wow your work is awesome hun i love it xx

Lynn McAuley said...

Your amazing projects look like a party unto themselves, Carol!! Absolute awesomeness at every turn!!

Glennis said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards

KC said...

these are all so beautiful! I love your projects!!

joni said...

Gorgeous projects!!! Wow...really stunning! And I'm sure that those who receive them will feel just as blessed! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!
hugs,
joni

Pauline said...
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Pauline said...

Wow Carol... those baskets are just gorgeous! Love them! Thank you for sharing them with us at For Fun Challenges... I hope you'll join us often! (sorry about the deletion above - I forgot who's blog I was on!)
hugs and blessings,
Pauline

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What gorgeous baskets and I just love your post about how you're using them to bless others. What a fantastic idea. I like to do that at Christmas but Thanksgiving is the perfect time to let people know how much we appreciate them. Thank you for the wonderful idea! I'm so glad you joined us this week at For Fun Challenges. Hope you'll play again next week.

Kate said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Creations Carol. Thank you so much for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesday . Hope to see you again.

Hugs,
Kate GDT

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow carol this looks stunning what a lott of work you did here.
fabulous card and basketsthey are looking fantastic.

greetings karin

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is such cools projects!

Designing with Debbie said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!! Your projects are amazing. I love your work.

shelly said...

carol these are amazing i especially love the thanksgiving baskets! thanks for sharing your awesome projects with us at whimwednesdays.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wow! Fabulous projects Carol. You are so creative... the punches you used, the colors... the new images are so pretty! :o)

Benzi said...

Oh, those cardinals are just awesome. I love to see them in my back yard...winter and summer.
I can just imagine the happiness you give people with these wonderful baskets, Carol. Your local newspaper needs to do a write-up on you and your creativity and sharing.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Amazing projects! Great idea for Thanksgiving baskets!

Helen Dooley said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along on For Fun.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and creations :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

p.s the Wild Rose Studio have a blog hop, details are on my blog if you are interested

Kathy D. said...

How awesome that you are passing on your blessings! Those baskets are beautiful and will make anyone who receives them feel special and smile all day!

Thanks for playing "pumpkins but NO jack-o-lanterns" at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted!

Barbara said...

Love the cardinals card! But all those other creations are amazing, too.

Glora said...

WOW!!!! Look at the intricate details on these projects! Amazing job on these! Thanks for joining the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Jessica said...

Gorgeous creations hun. I just love Cardinals..they happen to be our state bird (Ohio). You have added wonderful festive appeal to this creation!
Thanks for joining the ABC "U" challenge!
:O)
Jessica
GDT

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, I'm your 53rd comment on this post. :) THe die cut/ punching behind the main cardinal is phenomenal. And what a perfect amazing card to give a cardinals fan!!

Those little baskets are so sweet, and it pleases me to hear that you are able to share you love and gratitude with others, due to your new job. Did you get that banking job you wanted?

Darlene 'Dee' Bishop said...

I have to agree with the others, these are AMAZING! I love cardinals, anyway, and these are the best. Great job!

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Stephanie said...

All I can say is WOW! So much inspiration here. I love the little baskets, so pretty. The images are colored beautifully too. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays. ;)

Whimcees said...

Wow!

Your projects are amazing! So beautiful! Love everything about them!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane