Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers-April Blog Hop-Day 1

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 20

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 April 21, 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 April 20, 2012.

I have a pink poodle to show you today. It was fun to make this card. I'm using the Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company stamp set called Fabulous Dogs. This set is great for dog lovers, masculine cards, fun cards, or just whatever you wish.

I used a sketch challenge from Splitcoaststampers, #358.

Stamps listed above
Paper: MFP, A Heinrich Company premium white cardstock, unknown pink cardstock, and Hobby Lobby black cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Spellbinder circle and circle, scallop nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Textile embossing folders, corner rounder, Offray ribbon, and rhinestones for the collar

Here I am using another dog from the same set, Fabulous Dogs.

Isn't he a handsome thing? He looks as if he has been to obedient school. I'm using sketch #369 from Splitcoaststampers for my card. The paper is Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co.-Old World Gold premium cover cardstock and  black scraps. I paper pieced the dog and collar.
My hubby's birthday was this month and this is the card he received. He liked it!!!!!

O.K., it is now time to hop along to the rest of the team. Good luck on being a winner.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Brenda (you're here)
Anna S
Mark's Finest Papers


Bonnie Lynn said...

Love the pink poodles and your boxer is awesome too.

Vicky Gould said...

Two awesome cards, Brenda; great layouts!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Wonderful layouts, Brenda!

Anonymous said...

Brenda, both are fabulous. I am partial to the pink pooch!

Carla S. said...

Both cards are fantastic, Brenda! Great designs!

NancyK said...

LOL - looks like pink poodles are the rage today! Love your poodle card and the boxer card has a fantastic masculine feel.

Pat said...

Your colors and textures match the dogs perfectly.

Mary Marsh said...

2 fab cards Benzi-love your pink poodle (too cute) and all the texture on this one-great layout on your boxer card-perfect for a guy

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a happy poodle (all in pink) and that boxer is really just dying to jump up and run around! lol Fab cards, both of them, Benzi!

MariLynn said...

Great layouts, but I think the second one is stunning with that big guy!!!

Marisa said...

Perfect EF for the first one and such a classic colour combo - perfect for the "fru-fru" dog lover :) Great layout on the second card and colour combo to match the dog's personality.

Jane said...

Very cute doggie cards!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

I love both of your cards, Benz! The pink poodle is adorable and your layout awesome - beautiful card. Your boxer is wonderful as well - colored perfectly. P.S. Growing up, I remember it was a fad to color the poodles pink at the doggie salons. Poor puppies - but on the card they are sweet!

Bernie said...

Oh My Brenda, that pink poddle takes me back to the days of poodle skirts, yep I'm that old. LOL! Love the boxer he looks so regal. Great cards!

Janine said...

Another pink poodle - cute and yes the big dog does look well behaved!

Ravengirl said...

Cute, love the pink poodle! The sketch reminds me of a cake, which I think would be perfect for her. I also like how you paper pieced the boxer!

Lena95469 said...

love these cards! Great job with these adorable stamps :)

Carol L said...

What great cards today, especially since I'm so fond of horses and dogs :) The first one reminds me of my chihuahua who always assumed that position when it was time to play! They're both cute cute cute!!

Priscilla said...

Love both your cards! The poodle card looks so elegant and the boxer is stunning simplicity! TFS.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards Brenda, I love the pink poodle. Reminds me of Grease and the Pink ladies. LOL

Karen said...

These two cards are so different, but both are fantastic. Love them both!

Lagene said...

WOW! This is sooo CUTE!

Theresa's Studio said...

Awesome cards...love them both.

Bonnie said...

What great dog images! I love the girlyness of the 1st one and the second dog reminds me of the dog our daughter had. He rarely sat that still though. The colors and layout with him are great for a guy. The sentiment too.

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love dogs and these are cute!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love that pink poodle! I think you went with the right color choice for that lady. :) ANd I'm glad hubby liked his handsome boxer card. WHat pride that dog has!

Luanna said...

Both cards are great, but I especially liked the textures and layout of the first one.

Sue D said...

Fabulous dog cards--love the pink poodle.
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Carol Hurlock said...

Isn't that dog stamp cute! The poodle one makes me think of the 50's because of the black pink and white color-I love it. The boxer is adorable. What fun cards-a treat for me to view this morning.

Bear Hugs,

Joanne (jojot) said...

LOVE your layouts...wow

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards; very fun. Thanks for sharing

Julie said...

These doggies are adorable! Super cute cards! I love the fancy embossing on the first one and the fun layout on the second one! They're both adorable!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Two wonderful cards, Brenda. One is so masculine and the other in contrast is so feminine. Both wonderful.

Ellen Taylor said...

Both are fantastic! Love the sentiment on the second one! I'd be afraid to see how one would celebrate like a big dog!~LOL