Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 53 - A Hat Pin

Vicki Dutcher, our Blog Team Coordinator at Mark's Finest Papers, is stepping down from that position after this challenge.  I am going to miss her!  You can tell by Vicki's comments what a fun-loving, compassionate person she is. 

Patty Penn will be filling Vicki's shoes soon, and we warmly welcome Patty as our leader.  :)  Can't wait to see what you'll do, Patty!

The challenge this week is to use a hat pin.  I have never been a fan of using pins on cards.  They look pretty, but doesn't it put the receiver at risk of getting poked?  ;)


The patterned paper is available through Mark's Finest Papers...it was included in my Design Team package.  I really love the colors!  That was my inspiration for the cardstock colors of Old Olive and Buckaroo Blue.

The hat pin is also available through Mark's Finest Papers.  It IS a pretty one, isn't it?

I love my Spellbinders Fancy Tags, but am getting tired of having only those in my stash.  I noticed that there are some new ones available HERE and HERE and plan to order soon! 

Have any hat pins lying about?  Then make your creation and link it up HERE to play with us!  The deadline is Friday, May 6th at 3 pm EST.  For some inspiration, check out my teammates' creations, too:

Vicki Dutcher -- Joanne Grezlak -- Geri Utterback --

And just a reminder that there are weekly winners once again at Mark's Finest Papers challenge blog.  :)

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Just Dandy by Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue, patterned paper thru MFP, white by PTI
Ink:  Old Olive, Timber Brown Stazon
Other:  green seam binding (recycled), hat pin from MFP, sponge, Big Shot, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, green gems by Queen & Co., dimensionals


20 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Colleen, what a soft and gorgeous and naturally elegant card! That hat pin truly makes it extra special!

~Tammy~ said...

A very soft elegant card. I worry about the same thing about using stick pins. :)

Andrea Ewen said...

I think that the pins are definitely worth the look, and if you don't send them out and keep them in a big box in your closet, no one gets poked, right? LOL!
Love the color combo on this Col, what a lovely mix and that ribbon and pin just sets it off marvelously!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Aww thanks for the nice words -- Your card is stunning -- I adore the hat pin safely tucked horizontal! It's been a fun 3 months with you!! I'll be commenting~

Marisa said...

Love your DP and colour combo - very soothing and the sentiment tag is gorgeous. I have stayed away from those but you are changing my mind you enabler you LOL! Fabulously done and loving the sponging and bling on the sentiment panel. (((hugs)))

Tenia Nelson said...

What a lovely card!!

Cecelia said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and the pin is perfect! Have a great weekend;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the rich colors....the fab layout....the grogeous ribbon...the fancy die....and the leaf hat pin.....fabulous

Paul said...

Hi Colleen - Thx for your very kind comments on my blog recently, they are truly appreciated. You wanted to know the embossing folder I used on a card. It's from Cuttlebug, slightly larger than their usual sizes, 5x7. Here's a link, hope it helps. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Pxx

http://www.provocraft.com/products/detail.php?cl=cuttlebug&scl=embossing&cat=&item=20-00215

Janny said...

What a lovely card, beautiful, Janny

Emily Keaton said...

What a brilliant CAS card, Colleen. Simple, but loaded with color. Your bow is perfect, and I love how you added that terrific hat pin. Great job with the challenge!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Colleen these papers are gorgeous! I love the layout to show it off and great use of the hat pin - I'm with you - I never use them because I think the recipient will stab themselves!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Colleen, I love the pin! I used a couple on my last PDCC card, but cut them down with some wire cutters. The seam binding bow is gorgeous, a lovely card.

redwasher1 said...

beautiful card!! Love the layout, colors and the ribbon.

Benzi said...

Colleen, your card is so pretty and I love the mix of colors you used. The hat pin is beautiful. You know, there are things you can stick on the sharp end of the pin.

http://www.beadingtimes.com/project0304.htm

Ann Schach said...

Simple and gorgeous, Colleen! Love it!

Maria said...

Oh, what a lovely card with soft colors! Beautiful design with wonderful ribbon! And what is that...HUH? A lovely pin indeed! I don't use pins often myself, but when needed I say...go for it! LOL Truly a lovely pin on a beautiful card, Colleen! Take care!:-)

lostinpaper said...

Just love the sentiment panel and the gorgeous mix of colours! I haven't used pins for the same reason... but it looks great!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is gorgeous Collen. Love the color and these papers and cute layout. Fabulously done. Got you card. Thank you so much. I really appreciated it. I will drop you a quick line soon. We are so busy with Prom and Graduation right around the corner.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I am sorry I have not commented on all of theses lovely cards of yours. I thought I had, but I see I did not. Love the greens and blues in this. The three panels and the bow and pin are perfect!

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