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Hot Air Balloons - MFP Blog Hop Time

It's time for the September Blog Hop at Mark's Finest Papers! We are very excited about the new images!

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept.23

Hot Air Balloon 

Featured Sept. 24

 Featured Sept. 25

Featured Sept. 26

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 six winners will be announced on 
Sept. 27, 2014 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 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 26, 2014

Here's the Design Team:

The cards on the hop are wonderful so be sure and visit them all! I love the new Hot Air balloon image and have all kinds of ideas swirling around in my head. I was on a hot air balloon team in my 20's back when I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico (hot air balloon capital of the world and home to the International Balloon festival which is a total visual treat). Here is my card:

I sponged clouds on an old dictionary page (one with the definition of balloon on it) and glittered up my balloon with Stickles.

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. I love the vintage feel of this and the stamping on the page. Great work.

  2. Such a Fab Card!! I love glitter and the vintage look!!!

  3. I love your background -- you picked the right page! The sepia tones give this card a real vintage feeling (despite the fun polka dots!) Love it!!!

  4. like your background and mostly because you included the definition of balloonist. very creative.
    stamping sue

  5. A fabulous card. I love how you did it in the vintage brown tones. That takes talent, I just don't do vintage well, but I love it. You did a fab job on your card.

  6. I can think of a whole bunch of GUYS, that would love this one!

  7. So stunning!! Really love the masculine feel with the colors and papers! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  8. Wow, Nancy, what an amazing and beautiful card. I am really, really liking the browns and the very cool idea you used putting it all against an old dictionary page and your clouds are awesome as well!!

  9. This is fabulous Nancy! I remember watching the balloons when I was little. I was born in Albuquerque. Nothing like seeing all of the colorful balloons up in the blue sky. I love the dictionary page. The sparkle on your balloon is wonderful. I love the sponged clouds too.

  10. Wow. Beautifully finished. Love that you made the cloud background on the book page and the old vintage look you gave the card overall.

  11. This is a fabulous card Nancy, such a great idea to use the dictionary paper.

  12. Gorgeous, love how you did the background!

  13. LOVE the vintage hot air balloon image. your card has an old world feel to it. Love it. - Jim

  14. Love the papers you used with the gorgeous image

  15. What a great vintage looking card and I love how you inked the clouds on a book page - fabulous idea!

  16. Pretty vintage card. You really pay attention to detail...and this card proves it!

  17. Oh, I LOVE this sooooo much!!! The sepia look with the dictionary page background is just fabulous!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Eeeeeek!! I just realized the secondary balloon image was actually the one in the dictionary, itself. BRILLIANT!!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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