Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop: Speedy the Cat's Friends

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available TODAY!

My project today features the new set, Speedy the Cat's Friends.  When I saw this cute little frog, I just had to use it to make a project for my 6 year old, Reilly.  He has his own craft table beside mine, and I have a girly version of this post-it holder on my desk that he has been eyeing since I made it back in October for Faith's stamping retreat swap!  These little gifts are sooo easy to make!  All it is is an acrylic frame with designer paper placed inside where the picture should go.  The post-it notes, ribbon and frog image are all on the outside of the frame.  That's it!  I stamped the frog image in Pallette Landscape, and colored him using a combination of sponging and Prisma pencils.  I made his eye black using a black gel pen.

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on February 10th, 11th, and 12th. On Saturday, (February 13), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 9 blogs all three days.

The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog and will receive 2 Stamp Sets that will be released NEXT month. And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers!

Good Luck!

February Guest Designer Joanne- http://inkyoceangazer.blogspot.com/
Nancyruth- http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Nikki- You Are Here!
Lois- http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com
Peggy- www.artfulljourney.com
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com
Jeanne- http://nannys-room.blogspot.com

23 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

how very cute (and practical too)...he will LOVE it

Peggy said...

I love your post it note holders and I bet your young man is loving this one! Beautiful coloring on that frog!

Vicky Gould said...

Doesn't Faith come up with the coolest ideas??? You sure took this one and ran with it. Adorable; bet your son loved it, Nikki!

Claudine Poch said...

Very cute. Nice coloring on the frog.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Love this idea! That little frog is so cute - great coloring!

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute and inspiring. Your coloring is just amazing and love this color combo too. He will love having this on his table.

Sandra said...

cute!
Sandra

evetterice said...

Love the post it holder! It's upright and takes up less space. Great idea!
Colors are beautiful. Love the frog.

Lois said...

I know there are lots of images in this set, but I think the frog is my favorite! What a cute post-it holder!

alicaz said...

this is a great idea! love how you colored the froggy too! Oh, and the green velvet ribbon is perfect for it!

mdog said...

How elegant

Karen said...

Love the use of the acrylic frame and your froggie is perfect!

Cherie said...

Cute project! Love the frog!

Sweet Pea said...

Oh my goodness-I love this! What a great idea, and you coloured the frog perfectly! Great job!

Carol Dee said...

OMG, Love the frog! Looks very real.

Virgo5 said...

Well isn't that perfect for a little boys craft table! I bet he loved it!

Julie said...

What a neat idea....love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love these "usable" projects! - Thanks for the idea!

akagreenhouse said...

I love this frog! He is gorgeous!

Karen said...

very cute! cute stamps

Cheryl said...

Ooooh I love this frog!

Serena said...

Too cute! I love that frog!

Bluemoon said...

Froggie is adorable, very well done. It's one thing I do not have.