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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!


All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
FRIDAY, March 11, 2011-Fish You Were Here
I sponged my card with SU Bashful Blue. I stamped the fish twice, colored with copic's. and cut it out. On the other stamped fish I just colored the side fins and cut them out. I paper pieced them and used pop-ups for a more 3-D look.I used Desert Sand in Memento for the sea bottom. The coral is made from M.S. branch punch , trimmed to make it look like coral. The bubbles in this card I made using a template, I made with two different sized hole punches. I then sponged with Bashful blue and added a little white gel pen for highlights. The card stock is MFP. The images are clickable for a larger view.

This card is made using pretty much the same just a different look. The bubbles I think are called rain drops. The DP is Basic Grey and card stock is MFP. I used nestabilities for the circle and the shell. Cuttlebug folder is Tiny bubbles.

Hope you can check out the fabulous samples the rest of the team has......







Joanne T.


Nicole -



Connie –

Emily N.-





Guest Desinger, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers

This has been a fabulous hop and hope you all enjoyed it!!! Thank you all so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments!!


Gladys R. said...

Love both of your cards.
Such a beautiful coloring.

Joanne Travis said...

I love your underwater scenes and that seashell on the second one is so awesome!! I may have to case that adorable idea. Beautifully done, Geri!

Judy in St. Louis said...

what cute cards. Great coloring. I love the way you made the shell on the second card.

Becky said...

Geri, these are gorgeous! Beautiful colors and coloring.

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Geri, you did a beautiful job on your cards!! I love both of them, but the second one is really catching my eye!! Maybe because green is my favorite color!!

Vicky Gould said...

Love it, Geri. Fin-tastic coloring!

Olga said...

they just don't get any cuter than that, I love the fish and your coloring just brings him to life, gorgeous!

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome detailing on these underwater beauties, Geri! Thanks for the tip on the bubbles! They are amazing and will be showing up on my fishy cards very soon!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is my very favorite from this months release! Sooooooo adorable, Geri! Both cards rock!

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful artwork!!

Chrissy D said...

Geri - gorgeous gold fish! Love these cards!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers GF! These are adorable! You made that little fish look so real with your wonderful coloring!

ButterflyEars said...

Geri, both of these are equally FANTASTIC!!!
WOW!! on the incredible work you've done. I love the wonderful bg on the first. The gorgeous colored fishes and the CE bubbles looks awesome and so real.

Lena said...

these are so cute!

Lois said...

Awesome work as usual, Geri! Your design work is amazing.

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE your PERFECT coloring of the pretty fishies in both of these cards and how you made scenes with ocean floors and water too - Terrific!

Cowgirlscrapper said...

Wonderful card. Love the bright colors.

Designing with Debbie said...

beautiful card

Roxie said...

Wonderful card Geri, great job with the set.

Emily Keaton said...

Geri, your coloring is always perfect. No exception here! What vibrant colors and great ocean details. :)

Dawn said...

awesome cards Geri... love the bubbles

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are adorable - love em both
have really enjoyed this entire release!