Monday, July 8, 2013

MFPS a HC Special Set and Mini for July

Happy Monday!  This is going to be a fun week at Mark's Finest Papers a HC because it's blog hop week!  To kick start our week we have the special set, "Dino News" and the mini "Dragonflies" to showcase today.   To see my teammates inspiration be sure to visit the Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps  blog .

First up for me is "Dino News".  This little guy and hopefully a few more are going to wing their way to Haiti later this month as a friend of mine is going on a mission trip and told met the kids would love them.

For the inside I stamped another dinosaur in this set.

Next up is the  "Dragonflies" min set!  I enjoyed working with this set so you are going to see them from me a lot this week!  

This card almost ended up in the trash, it went through quite a process and ended up looking like this:

Working late at night I stamped and sponged a couple of versions of this.  In the end I felt like I had too much greenery plus you can't see it in the photo below but my hand slipped while stamping the lower dragonfly giving him an unwanted shadow (not the good kind).  I was too tired to even throw it away so I left it just like you see in the photo (lacking the note on the right).   The next morning I saw this note from my husband!  What a sweet note especially considering he wrote it at 4 am before leaving for work.  

Looking at it with new eyes I decided to see if I could salvage some of it and this is what I came up with:  

After photographing it I really wasn't happy with it so I pulled off the top layer and added a new layer and the large dragonfly....

ending up with this:

Thanks for looking!  Hope to see you tomorrow for the first day of the hop with a chance to win the featured stamp set!

Recipe for Dino Card:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Dino News
Paper: K&Co - Hopscotch, Misc. Blue CS
Acces: Staples using TH Tiny Attacher, EK Success - Edger Punch, Die-namics - Monarch Border

Recipe for Dragonfly Dance:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC -Dragonflies
Inks: TH Peeled Paint, Broken China
Acces: Spellbinders Classic Ovals, gems


  1. Awesome creations and the dragonfly one is just stunning.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. How cute. Love the papers and the top boarder on your first card. And how beautiful are your last cards. I love both takes. TFS AJ-

  3. Amazing card! It is so beautiful! I am glad you posted steve's note.
    What a great idea to make cards for haiti!

  4. The dino card is so cute - and I love the beautiful sponging and the layered dragonfly!

  5. Beautiful stamping - you are a real pro!!

  6. I agree with your hubby. Turned out fantastic.

  7. I am so glad your hubby had input - I love that dragonfly card. In future nothing gets binned unless he agrees!!! Dino is cute and so glad he is going on a lovely journey to a good home.

  8. Angie,
    Your Dino card is sooo cute! And, your dragonfly cards are just so lovely and exquisite.

  9. Awesome cards, Angie. I love the dragonflies. How sweet of your husband to leave you that note.

  10. The Dino card is very sweet and so is your hubby for leaving you that note! I think your process with the dragonfly card just supports Sue's claim about no mistakes in stamping, only happy accidents!

  11. Gorgeous! And what a sweet note to wake up to!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  12. Oh, I so enjoyed this post and your DH's sweet note to you! ...and your card turned out STUNNING!!
    Love the idea of making the cards for the kids in Haiti - they are surely going to love it!!


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