Thursday, January 29, 2015

Favorites - A Mark's Finest Papers Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 4


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
January 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 January 30, 2015.

Let's get started!!Here is the Design Team: LoisKarenKathy Toni JanineShirley
 Ahhhh, Hydrangea, a set released in August of 2014.  Have I told you that I am a sucker for flowers?  This was my very first card I made with this gorgeous set.  I water colored this lovely image after embossing it first.  My flower centers are filled with liquid pearls.  I made this for the release and the blog hop celebrating it.  
Of course, this is a more recent card.  I made this card for a Friends of Speedy TV challenge of late to make a card with a ribbon and a bow.  This was a fun card to sit and color.  Let me tell you that I colored for a while.  I cheated a bit though, I trimmed out my center and then placed a slightly larger silver mat underneath it.  It may look like I colored two sheets of blooms when I only colored one sheet.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this month's review of fave sets of 2014!


Details - Pink Hydrangea - Details - Stamps: Hydrangea (MFP); Paper: Favorite Natural (MFP), Watercolor paper, Vellum, MME Dolled Up dp, MME Happy Day dp; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Versamark; Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Finial Press embossing folder, Liquid Pearls, paper snips, May Arts burlap twine, glue dot, gold washi tape.  Hydrangea Petals - Stamps: Hydrangea (MFP); Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Brushed Silver;Ink: Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, Copic Markers, Sakura clear star gel pen, glue dot, stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Favorites - A Mark's Finest Papers Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 3


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
January 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 January 30, 2015.



Let's get started!! Here is the Design Team: Lois, Karen, Kathy , Toni , Janine, Shirley, Vickie, Sandy, MFPStampShop
Tiger Lily is a fabulous set that was released in May of 2014.  I adore Stargazer Lilies, so I colored my image just like the flowers that grow in my Mother-in-Law's garden.  These beautiful flowers have a most delicious scent!  This particular card was made for a Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a shaped card.
 This particular card was colored orange like I think Tiger Lilies typically are.  I could be wrong about this, but my theory fit with this Friends of Speedy TV challenge to make a card with Turquoise and Orange.  



Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!!

Details - Stargazer Card - Stamps: Tiger Lily (MFP), Yikes A Mouse (MFP); Paper:  Regal Rose, Choice Snow White; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Star dies, small & large oval punch, stampin' dimensionals, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, Stardust Stickles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, white organdy ribbon.  Tiger Lily Card - Stamps: Tiger Lily (MFP); Paper:  Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT), Razzleberry Lemonade dsp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories:  Finial Press embossing folder, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, stampin' dimensionals, May Arts burlap twine, sanding block, paper snips. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Favorites - A Mark's Finest Papers Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year.  We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
January 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 January 30, 2015.



Let's get started!!  Here's the Design Team: Jane C, Pat,  Marilynn, Nancy, Bonnie , Sue WPam M, An'Jenic, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Favorites - A Mark's Finest Papers Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 1


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year.  We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
January 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 January 30, 2015.



Let's get started!!  Here's the Design Team: Jane C, Pat,  Marilynn, Nancy, Bonnie , Sue WPam M, An'Jenic, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!!

Friends and Black and Red (01/26/15)


Good Morning!  I'm back to day with another Friends of Speedy TV challenge for the week.  This week we are using black and red on our cards.  I stamped this enormous bloom and got to work coloring with a couple of new pens I recently received.  I played with the new to me Chameleon Pens...so much fun!

I used a Copic multiliner to draw a thicker line around the border of my focal image and stamped a sentiment from the same set, called Huge Blooms.  What you can't see in this image is the sparkle from the Sakura Clear Star gel pen that I used to trace all the lines in the image.  A very clean and simple lay out did the trick for me.

Won't you join us this week?  There is a discount and a guest designer spot on the line.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Huge Blooms (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Real Red; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Chameleon Pens (red and black), Sakura Clear Star gel pen, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Friends and Square Cards (01/19/15)

Hello and happy Monday!  It's a holiday here in the States and I am off work in honor of Martin Luther King.  Today's post is about the new Friends of Speedy TV challenge to make a square card.  So my card is square, with square layers and a little bit of distressing!  Have I told you that I love square cards.  My favorite number is four and I love how all the lines and corners are so neat and tidy!

I played with different patterns and textures here and I really like the result.  Not to mention, two discriminating 8 year olds thought my card was "pretty cool" as well!  I really enjoy soliciting my daughters opinion and it's even better when her friends are over.  After they saw my card, they asked for silk flowers and ribbon to embellish their sewing projects that they were working on.  Creativity inspires creativity!

I sort of popped up my sentiment with glue dots.  I contemplated layering the glue dots for more of a lift.  I ended up not doing that and I think I achieved enough separation between my embossed sentiment and the backing patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and won't you play along?  There is a guest designer spot and a discount up for grabs.  Good luck!

Details - Stamps: Chicken Wire (MFP), Lots of Words (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Vellum, MME Adventure dp; Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Accessories: Gold ep, paper snips, MM edge distresser, sponge dauber, Scor-tape, Gold cording, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Friends and Ribbons and Bows (01/12/15)

Good morning and happy Monday to you!  I'm feeling quite refreshed as I bring you today's new Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  You see, I have just come off a productive 3 day weekend.  I took Friday off and stretched my weekend out.  My husband and I did many home projects and we have things looking quite in shape around here.  Today's challenge is about using a ribbon and a bow.  Hopefully, my ribbon and bow did not get too lost in my Hydrangea petals.  This set is a featured set at the MFP Stamp Shop
I started this card by finding a sketch to use.  I found this sketch on the CAS(E) this sketch! blog and off I went.  I repeatedly stamped my petals on one sheet of card stock and then colored them.  Finally, I cut out my center, matted it and popped it up for  this card you see in front of you!
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Won't you play along with us to earn a chance to be a guest designer at Speedy TV?
 
Details - Stamps: Hydrangea (MFP); Paper, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Brushed Silver; Ink: Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, glue dots, Copic Markers, Sakura clear star gel pen, stampin' dimensionals.