Daily Archives: July 8, 2009

marks paper co. & a few things you don’t want to miss


One of the things that I look forward to doing each month is writing reviews for Craft Critique. It’s been a little while so this month I’m actually writing two reviews. Recently I had the opportunity to play with a new paper line from Marks Paper Company. MPC is a relatively new company and English Garden is their latest, just released line. The unique feature of Marks Paper Company product is the paper looks like fabric. I love it and also the great vintage but trendy look. If you’re interested and have the time…check out the entire article here. Make sure you take the time to stop by as there is an opportunity to win this new line from Marks Paper Company.

While you’re blog hopping…don’t miss the CHF Creative Blog! Becky has Night Before Christmas and her gorgeous Evergreen Holiday up for grabs. It’s too good to miss!

One Happiness


I couldn’t bear to throw away any scraps of this gorgeous paper. I  created this card by adhering strips of paper to a scrap piece of white cardstock. I then ran the panel through my Cuttlebug using a Nestability circle die. It cut through all the layers cleanly and left me a little window for stamping my image and sentiment.

Stamps: Freesia & One Happiness by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: black and purple memento ink byTsukineko

Paper: English Garden by Marks Paper Company

Other: die by Spellbinders, stitching template and floss by Bazzill, tag by Making Memories, ribbon by May Arts



It’s been way too long since I last created a layout and I really had fun getting back to it for this project. This sweet picture is one I took of my lovely niece on her last visit and I’d promised her a layout with it. I actually started a layout a couple months ago but I’m not sure what happened. I just wasn’t feeling the paper. I’m so glad I ditched it and started fresh with this beautiful English Garden paper. Using paper you love makes all the difference! The project seems to just make itself. :)

Quick Tip: Use what you love! If you’re not loving it…find a better home for it, use the paper as gift wrap and on occasion, I’ve even used it as scratch paper to blot ink! LOL

Paper: English Garden line by Marks Paper Company

Other: sewing machine, bling & flower by Prima,  chipboard by Chatterbox

Have a beautiful day!