Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co.-June Blog Hop-Day 2

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


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


Welcome Poppies Featured June 19

I'm In Stitches Featured June 20

Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

I found a tutorial on making a chest online at ehow.com and took a look at the photo and made just a front with my cardstock. I had to set my sewing machine somewhere and thought this was perfect. I made a 'fabric' cloth for the top of the chest by cutting the shape and embossing. The chest was distressed for an old look. My sentiment was hand cut.

Recipe:
Stamps-I'm in Stitches
Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampabilities white
Paper: MFP Old World Gold, Bo Bunny Press-Velvet Floral dp, The Paper Studio brads for the chest

I also made this extra card for the blog hop using this same set. I went vintage with my card, something I don't do a lot. And, I had fun with it.

I have collected a few scissors over the years and my sis made me a beautiful  box that had some gorgeous gold metallic stitching on the scissors at the top of the box. That was for keeping my scissors inside. It was on my blog quite a while back. So, this set is really a lovely one for me.

Recipe:
Stamps-I'm in Stitches
Paper- MFP, A Heinrich Co.-Cherry Slush 100 lb. premium cover cardstock
Ink: Memento Desert Sand (sponging), SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories- ColorBok Victorian Parlour Doily, EK Success victorian corner punch, Recollections floral embellishments, Spellbinders oval nestabilitie, VersaMark Dazzle, Stampendous embossing powder (Jeweled Gold)


Lois

Vicky

Anne

Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.

Mary

Marilynn

Pam

Debbie

Nancy

Bonnie

Kathy

Brenda

Toni

Tangii

Thrifty Stamper

Sue

Kelli

Janine

Tammylee

Janis L.

Mark's Finest

40 comments:

Hussena said...

Oh i love both your cards..i like those drawers in the first card they look so real and the tape measure in the second one is Awesome!!!beautiful cards!!!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Both of these are awesome. Love the dresser you made.

Vicky Gould said...

You never disappoint, Brenda! I love your little sewing "cabinet" and the second card is terrific too! You are one talented lady!

Lois said...

I love your sewing cabinet, Brenda! It looks perfect, down to the little piece of fabric peeking out from under the sewing machine. Very creative!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Love that chest!!! The sewing machine looks like the one my great-grandma had. Such a wonderful look to that card. The other is cute too. Don't you collect old sissors? I may be remembering that wrong...when you get to be in your 90s like we are things don't stay too well in there - LOL! Yesterday I was late to a meeting in the morning and I left my car running until lunch time (I have one of those keyless start cars). You know, it hardly used any gas over those 4.5 hours, but I think I need to slow down some! Don't tell Pamzi - I will never hear the end of it!!!! Love your creations - Well done! Hugz!!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice!!!

Basslady said...

hun, you are so awesome!

i am so struck by the gorgeous style of your cards! wonderful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Janis said...

You are SEW creative. I love the sewing desk. How clever! And I love the flowers on the 2nd card. Very nice! :) Janis

Katie said...

very nice cards...love the chest you made...

Pat Garvin said...

The little chest is very creative.

Tammylee said...

Oh cute! Love that the sewing machine has a place of its own! Great idea on both cards!

Marisa said...

A seamstresses set of cards :) Darling work on both and loving the chest the sewing machine is on.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards Benzi-I am so lovin' your first card-it is so creative

Lagene said...

Great cards, love the "chest" and the 2nd card is Beautiful!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sew nice. Especially like the chest idea. Wish I knew how to sew. My mother was a wonderful seamstress. I took Home Ec sewing in high school.
Had jury duty summons today. 25 people were selected. I was left in remaining 28 group and after waiting for some time we were told we were not needed & could leave.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the chest you made on the first one and the doily and flowers are so pretty on the second.

MariLynn said...

Awesome cards. I especially love the chest that you made to put your sewing machine on. How creative.

Ellen said...

How fabulous is this Benz!!Love the chest for your antique sewing machine. So incredibly creative!! Both cards are terrific! Have a wonderful day!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Brenda, FABULOUS Cards. The dresser one is the favorite.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

these are fab.........and the dresser is way cool!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Brenda,
What gorgeous and wonderful cards. I love the chest you created to hold the sewing machine and the second card is so adorable. Wow!!

Janine said...

So creative - lovely cards.

Georgei said...

very pretty card like the one with the dresser that very cute

Carol L said...

These are both so cute! That old singer reminds me of my grandma's machine, only hers had a treadle! Great cards, both are beautifully detailed and embellished!

Emily Keaton said...

I love your sewing machine scene, Benzi! And your scissors card made me giggle. :) So fun!

kurtskd said...

Oh, that little chest was a nifty idea. Very cool idea and very nice card!

Lynne in NI said...

Love your sewing themed cards Brenda! My gran had a machine like that - my mum's a great seamstress too, but unfortunately that gene didn't come to me!

Thrifty Stamper said...

The chest for the sewing machine is very creative! I wonder how it was done! Both cards are A+

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the totally different looks on both these cards. But, that chest of drawers is a fab idea!!

Teresa Sue Jones said...

I love both of these cards. The use of fabric and the chest of drawers was great. I like the tape measure and the Lace doily on the 2nd card. Great cards....Thank You

Kate said...

That dresser is adorable! Great cards.

Pam~ said...

Fabulous cards! I have one of those old sewing machines in my attic ... my great aunts. I love the chest that you made ... very creative!

Jo4Him said...

Adorable cards; love the first one. Very creative with the chest and piece of "cloth". Thanks for sharing

Cynthia said...

Both designs are lovely, Brenda. I have this set on my "Wish List"!

NancyK said...

Love the creative take on your first card - great way to show this image!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Benzi, this sewing machine takes me back to watching my mother & grandmother sew on one very similar. Love that chest it sits on and the 'fabric' cloth looks like fabric. Amazing scene! Love those pretty scissors too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the sewing theme.....fab cards

Ravengirl said...

Wow, great cards! I love the chest you made for your sewing machine and the beautiful collage of sewing items on your second card!

JennyH said...

Cute cards, the chest in the first one is great. I love that sewing machine stamp : )

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ha! Love that chest of drawers the sewing machine sits upon! I love to see cards like this. There's so much ingenuity poured in, Benzi. Great work!