Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's March Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Lighthouses Featured March 20
Flap My Wattles Featured March 21
Wild Horses Featured March 22
Mother's Magnolias Featured March 23

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 24, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 23, 2012.

I really love lighthouse images so this set is one of my favorites. I kept it fairly simple by stamping the image with Barn Door ink onto a white panel. I don't know why lighthouses also make me think of picket fences, but they do, so I added one I cut with a die. I popped it up with foam tape to add dimension. I then stamped the sentiment using red onto a small piece of white card stock and popped that up over the fence. The white panel is framed with a red piece of card stock and then adhered onto the white card front.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy the other designer's creations by hopping along the blogs listed below.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Karen K.
Anna S
Mark's Finest Papers

Our big promotion  this month! With the purchase of the March New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our March New Release Mini:

Brick Wall


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Woo-Hoo! How gorgeous in RED!

Benzi said...

Very pretty in red and white. Love the fence. If I hadn't known better, I would have thought this was Anne's...you know, with the red. :-)

Pam said...

This really pops Karen! I like the picket fence with it.

NancyK said...

Oh - I LOVE what you have done here. The mark of a well drawn image is that it looks good stamped and not colored You;ve proved that here is this great card!

maryr917 said...

This is a great cas card made with this set Karen- love the picket fence -I wanted to use one on my card just couldn't make it work

Pat Garvin said...

Love the addition of the fence.

Margaret said...

Very pretty CAS card.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Nice card, love the color red. TFS

Just A Pac Rat

Sherry said...

beautiful. love it in the red and white

Sue D said...

I like it stamped in red and the picket fence.

itzamitzi said...

Red and lighthouses just seem to go together, and I agree with you about the picket fence. Lovely, simplistic card.

Kathy Bradley said...

I really like the red/white image - it looks very pretty!!

Anne said...

Very elegant in that restricted colour palette, great card

Donna said...

Karen, wonderful CAS approach using this stamp set, Great card.

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--this is gorgeous in red & white. Gonna' have to CASE this one!!!! Wow!!! TFS--Patty

Donna Nuce said...

I love your Clean and Simple look to your cards.

Anna S said...

Your monochromatic card is beautiful!

Jo4Him said...

Great card; love the red and white. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card. Your fence die cut is perfect.

Ravengirl said...

This is wonderful! I love the picket fence you added. The card looks great in the red monochromatic style you chose.

Karen L said...

That picket fence die is so perfect with this and love the red and white image!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

I love this CAS design. Great way to use the fence in front of the lighthouse.

Anonymous said...

Love the red/white!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love the way you added a picket fence to your scene! Very nice card!!!

Lagene said...

Love the lighthouse behind the fence!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is LOVELY!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

What a great card. I love the red stamping and the white picket fence. Very effective

MariLynn said...

Love the picket fence with your simple lighthouse!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

It looks soooo different in red! Love what you did with it.