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Monday, April 27, 2009

Blog Tour is Today!! - Stop 2 Very Versatile


Welcome to Tewksbury, MA! It is a beautiful day here in the Boston Area!!

These were the cards that I made for our very first blog tour!! Each member of the blog tour prepared samples from one set in the Occasions mini catalog.

I featured 3 great ideas designed with the Very Versatile Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini catalog. Even thought the links from the tour have been removed I am still going to leave my cards posted.


















The first sample is made with Rose Red and Rose Rhapsody Cardstock. The designer paper is Raspberry Tart. I layered twill tape on top of Rose Grosgrain Ribbon. The Happy Birthday is stamped with Stazon onto the twill tape.



Card 2 is made with the Bella Bleu designer paper, bordering blue and not quite navy cardstocks.

Card 3 is a beautiful black and white card that my stampin' friend Cindy Wilford made on Friday night. Cindy used the new eyelet scallop punch along the bottom of the card. She layered two ovals to make the heart behind the oval stamped with the sentiment.

I am offering Blog Candy as a thanks for stopping by my blog. Enter a comment to let me know that you stopped by and which card you like the best. I will draw a name from the comments and send the winner a Free spool of Red Grosgrain Ribbon. Check back on Tuesday to find out if you have won!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

60 comments:

Diana said...

I liked the first card best, I liked the way you layered the patterened and solid cardstock.
akadi14@aol.com

Brandi said...

I just love your cards, expecially Card 2. Thanks - Brandi

kimeepower said...

I love the first one. Love the colors & the way that you "stamped off" I think that is the right term (see I am learning) to make the tree fuller.

Kimee
kimeepower@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing. I like the first one best. Hard to choose really. Mary Campbell jjjcamp@hotmail.com

carolm said...

cute cards. the bella bleu is my favorite one.

cheers ~ carol marbach

jeanne nielsen said...

Hey Marilyn! I love the Bordering blue card best but just because they're my colors! Just stoppin' by to leave a quick comment! (Thanks for a great w/e!)
Your ever grateful downline!, Jeanne

thams said...

I love card two. It was so peaceful and I could think of many people to send it too. It is very beautiful.

Kate Cecil said...

I love Card two's color combo. ALl of the cards are great! Thanks for kicking off the Blog tour.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn...I liked all the cards but the second one was my favorite. It looks very elegant but really gave me a peaceful feeling. You always have great ideas. I am going to go through the other blogs. Thanks for inviting to. pmsicard@yahoo.com

harmonta said...

Hi Marilyn.
I liked the first card best. I especially like the raspberry patterned paper.
Terri H.
HarmonTA@aol.com

jEn paiGe said...

I love your cards! #2 is my favorite! Jen Paige
scrapbugjen@yahoo.com

Lorita said...

Marilyn,
I can't decide which card that I like the best. They are all so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Lorita

Tammy said...

I love this whole blog tour idea! I love seeing all the different samples and ideas of colors and stamps. Thank you for all your time and effort in doing this! It's been fun! I love the first card with rose red and rose rhapsody card stock and raspberry tart paper. I love those colors together!!!
Tammy

Stacy Bennett said...

I love the pink card at the top! It would make a great bridal shower card! Thanks for the great blog and blog candy!

lindsaychase said...

Hi Marilyn!
I'm new to this blog hopping! What a fun idea. This is my first stop on the tour. I really like your second card the best, because of the color combos you used. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay

Also:
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for such a fun and idea inspiring weekend. I had a blast and really look forward to our creative getaways. Thanks for including me! See you soon. Happy Stamping!

Jennifer said...

I am leaving a comment but please do not consider me for your blog candy. I don't need it. I just wanted to say that I loved your cards and thanks for sharing them on the tour. Jennifer

Denise said...

I like card #2. Blue is my favorite color too. Thanks for sharing.

mjjjjtw said...

Love card #2 but then it was a hard choice, I Love them all. Thanks for the tour! Jayne

happy2bscrapper said...

I love both cards (very feminine) but if I have to pick one that I like best I guess that it would be the black and white card....

Carri said...

I love card #1 it is so bright and cheery

Vicki said...

I love all the cards, but I do favor the raspberry tart DP.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Becky T. said...

Love your card samples on your tour! :-)

KellyRae said...

This is such a great set and your projects are wonderful. I especially love the 2nd one!

Tei said...

Hi. Stopping by to say I like the black/white card the best.

Carolyn Miller said...

My favorite is card 1....love the colors!

Carolyn Miller
tchs2nd@yahoo.com

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job showcasing this stamp set!! I too did this one on tour #1
Come by and see me at stop #3!!
Thanks
Tiffany

Lori Stilger said...

Happy Tour Day! You did a great job with your samples! TFS!
Have a wonderful day!

Diane said...

All the cards are beautiful! Great work! Thanks for being a part of the blog tour! (not for candy just wanted to comment :)
Diane

Michele T said...

Hi Marilyn,
I love blue and you did a very nice job on card #2.
TFS

Cindy said...

Oh, so pretty! My fav is the one with the raspberry tart dp. isn't this fun?

Elaine said...

They are all so nice but love the second one the best.

Kathy said...

Very nice cards. I like the way you have managed to use the same floral and yet get 3 different looks all very nice . Not sure what the 3 dots are in the bottom right of the blue card (my fav) looks neat tho. Are they brads or buttons or what? thanks

Tiearra said...

I love the first card...I love pink too!! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us. I am loving this tour!

Connie said...

Very pretty, Marilyn! I bought that set and haven't mounted it...better get on it!

Tea said...

Love this set and your cards are beautiful. The tour is a great idea! Thanks

Loves Paper Crafts said...

I really like your third card. I like the heart with the wide oval punch with the sentiment. Wonderful idea!

Sandy

Margaret R said...

Ooo, what pretty cards Marilyn! I especially love the one with the Bella Blue paper! TFS!

thestampinglady said...

I love the Card 2--the blue one. All your cards are great.

Denise Kay Foor said...

I like the pink card. Love what you did with this stamp set. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

denise_in_pa@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like the bella blue card. So elegant.
Janstamps@frontiernet.net

Jenn D said...

All of your cards are fabulous. I love how you used the bold patterns in the Raspberry tart paper.

~Q~ said...

I love the first card you made as I'm partial to the bold colors in the DSP. I also love the texture you created by using twill ribbon.

Angela said...

All the cards were really nice but I enjoyed the 2nd card. The colors flowed and it was nicely done..not too much...just perfect!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Loved the cards! My fav is the last one, I liked the layering of the oval on the heart.

Barbara said...

Wonderful job, Marilyn! LOVE them all! This blog hopping is fun...but overwhelming!

Anonymous said...

I loved the bella blue card.
Bev Farmer
Inthedell3@zoominternet.net

Heather A said...

Lovely cards Marilyn. My fave is the blue one 'cause blue is my favorite color. TFS.
Heather
gilles dot arsenault2 at sympatico dot ca

Kim's Life said...

Very cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

kchristensen said...

All of your samples were just great! Thanks so much for sharing them with us today.

Julie A. said...

Hello Marilyn-

I like card 2 the best, but all are beautiful.

Thanks so much for sharing your cards and for the chance to win.

Julie A.
thearvins@verizon.net

Catherine said...

Great Job. Love the tour.
Catherine
Irishcpa@sbcglobal.net

Kay said...

Hi- I liked your card #2 the best although they are all wonderful! Thanks for sdharing! Hugs Kay Mespelt (petking@vcn.com)

Joyce Spear said...

My favorite is the first card -- but then I'm a HUGE fan of the Raspberry Tart DSP!

TABray said...

Well, Marilyn, I just knew I like the pink card the best until I saw the black and white. What a clever way to make a heart! Thanks for your hard work and a chance to win!

Mary Davis said...

Hi Marilyn: I loved all of your cars, but the 2nd one is a little bit more my colors and style. Love them. Love the tour.

rush8888 said...

i like the blue one best, and the red comes in at a very close second. i chose blue, because it is my favorite color. that stamp is so delicate, and i must get some of the dsp that you have used.

Soozie4Him said...

I like Card #2 the best - just LOVE the color combo and the Bella Bleu DSP!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
moot96 AT aol DOT com

Stamp/nScrap said...

thanks for sharing with us today

Alicia said...

I LOVE card #2. Love the colors, and the details! Thanks for sharing!
Alicia

Cindy09015 said...

Good Morning Marilyn 1 day late...
I so spaced the tour yesterday.
Love all the cards and love this set.. Love the color combo in # 1 & the way you used the twill, Card # 2 love those colors together & the layout, & Thank you for using # 3 Very Elegant..

As Lindsay said above THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for including me in on this very fun, well needed weekend getaway. I learned so many new ideas & techniques. I had a blast & I hope that I have the chance to join you again.. See you soon..