8.11.2010

Not a hop...it's a swop!

Since we are swimming through today's hop, let's call it a "swop!" haha  This is my favorite MFP set to date (that I own!!).  So I figured I should make two cards for the hop...er, swop!


I love how this card turned out!

And...number two...


You know you never have enough Thank You cards on hand. 

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!




We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!



For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)



THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Wednesday, August 11- Flourished Sea Creatures


August Guest Designer- Wendy- http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com

Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com

Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com

Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com

Anne- http://inkinginred.blogspot.com/

Debbie- http://www.debbieseyer.com

Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com

Faith - http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com

Susan – http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com

Judi – http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com

Connie – http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com

Emily- http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com

Karen- http://karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com

Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com/

Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com

Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/

Liz: http://rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com

Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com

Dawn- http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!!

Lynn- http://confessionsofaleft-brainedstamper.blogspot.com/

Joanne G - http://inkyoceangazer.blogspot.com/

Geri- http://geriscards.blogspot.com/

Joanne T- http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

45 comments:

Becky said...

So cute, love the sentiment (Pinch) :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the texture on the crab card, really makes the crab pop out. Heather:)

Lois said...

I like the bubbles embossing on your first card.

Lone Pine Designs said...

Both are perfect for the swop! Love the crab!

Lynn McAuley said...

Sensational designs for these fabulous sea creatures, Dawn!! Awesome layouts and detailing!!

Theresa said...

Great Cards...love your layouts and colors. Fun stamp set. TFS!

Vicky Gould said...

Two very adorable swop cards, Dawn!

Emily Keaton said...

Lovely cards, Dawn! You've showcased this set beautifully :)

jovialjudi said...

Swop! Love it! Your cards are just awesome Dawn! Fabulous colors and details!

Tammy said...

Terrific cards! Love your color choices and layouts.

jdmommy said...

I love the shapinig on the first and colors on the second. GReat job on both!!

mmwilken said...

Love the sentiment you used!! Thanks for sharing and giving us gorgeous cards for inspiration!!

Liz Williams said...

Great layouts, Dawn. I just love all the different ideas everyone is making with this set.

Benzi said...

Two spectacular cards for the 'swop'. This is such a great set.

wendyp said...

loving this set too! Both cards are adorable!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WONDERFUL!!

Gale said...

Fun cards! And you are right - you can never have too many Thank You cards.

ALICIA said...

Beautiful layouts! Still loving this set!

Sue D said...

Both cards are wonderful--I like your color choices and the layout of the cards.

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are just beautiful!! Love the layouts!!!!

Patti P. said...

Love the card using the label dies. Beautiful texture. Both of your cards are so nice!!

peggysue said...

So very pretty, love the layouts and the piercing.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your cards! You combine your shapes and layers so well!

njgramma said...

Great cards! Really am liking this set more and more.

Connie said...

Love all the details and texture Dawn!
Connie

Carol Dee said...

Great Cards

Carol said...

How cute!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I really like this set too.....your creations are fab and show your delight in using it

Amanda B said...

cute!! good job!

Winnie and Patty said...

Dawn--these are beautiful cards. I especailly like the top one. But both are beautiful! TFS

Lindsey said...

Two FAB cards! Love the blue layer on the first one.

Rosemary said...

wow, fabulous cards!

Claudine Poch said...

Two great cards that showcase many of the stamps! I really like your textured panel on the first card.

Roxie said...

Two very nice looking cards Dawn, great layouts and colors on both.

Joanne Travis said...

Such beautiful samples, dawn! Love them both.

Karen said...

Love the cards Dawn. They will make someone smile and think happy thoughts.

Brenda said...

fabulous cards!! I can see why you love this set I do to!

FibreJunky said...

A swop? Okay, I can go with that! Great cards!!

MariLynn said...

I love the embossing on the one card. It makes a lovely invronment for the crab.

Michelle VP said...

Fabulous cards as always, Dawn! I love your pretty papers and how you layer elements so creatively! I bought this set b/c of your delightful cards! :)

Virgo5 said...

Love them both, great layouts!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

i LOVE that pinch card...perfect...and happier than Crabby. Same fellow, 2 different sentiments...wise! and yes, we all need TY cards...and then send them. I really need to get started stamping. Why don't you come down and make me stamp.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh such a great card - love these scenes everyone is creating!

carrie said...

Great cards! Really like the crab and his shiny textured background. The layered look on both cards is super.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, these are just darling! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!