Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friends and Diamond Fold Cards (02/16/15)

Welcome back friends!  It's time for another Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we have a fun fold for you to try.  This is a Diamond Fold card and it's deceptively simple.  I was inspired to make this card by my daughter's teacher.  He and his wife just had their first child last week.  He's been very excited about the arrival of his son and now he is getting his very first taste of parenting.  I work at the school with him, so I feel comfortable teasing him about his "new job".  I really shouldn't say new job because it really is more like a second job.  All parents know this.

Be sure to join in on the challenge and maybe you can be the Speedy TV Pick of the Week and get yourself a fabulous discount too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Zoo Friends (MFP), Bundle of Joy (MFP); Paper: Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday dp; Ink:  Espresso Truffle, London Fog; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliners.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friends and Die Cuts/Punches


Good Morning!  I'm back with another Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we are using Die Cuts or Punches.  I brought out a load of my circle punches to make my "cheese".  With those circle punches, my Scor-Buddy and some sponge daubers I decorated my cheeses.  Thanks again to my work in Kindergarten, I had an idea about creating this dimensional shape.  You see, we are learning those shape names and practicing drawing them on white boards during math time.  Anyhow, I created my cheese, stamped and colored my mouse and then stamped my sentiment.

I added a few other touches, like embossing the card base and rounding one corner and I was done!

Won't you consider playing along with us?  I know I use die cuts all the time!  If you do and you are selected as the winner, you will earn a lovely discount and a guest designer position.  How fun is that?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Yikes a Mouse (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Barely Banana; Ink: Barely Banana, Espresso Truffle; Accessories: Canvas & Linen impression plate (PTI), circle punches, crop-a-dile, sponge dauber, corner chomper, Copic Markers, Scor-Buddy, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Friends and Romance (02/02/15)

Good Morning!  It's Monday and it's time for the next Friends of Speedy TV challenge!  With Valentine's Day fast approaching, our challenge is all about Romance.  What's more romantic than a rose and the sentiment "I love you"?  I think nothing could be more romantic.  I have topped out here for me.

For my card, I grabbed my stamp set called Roses and went to work.  I opted to use the latest Retro Sketches sketch and then stamped my sentiment across the bottom of the tag in the sketch.  To create a little upward movement in my design, I stamped the stemmed rose partially off the right hand side of my tag.  Some sequins and a burlap twine bow finish the card off for me.

Won't you play along with us?  The prize is quite enticing...a guest designer position and a shopping discount!  I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: Roses (MFP); Paper: MME Heirloom dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Accessories: Copic Markers, Sequins, glue pen, May Arts burlap twine, hole punch.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

More Than One Score - Trifecta!

Hello there Crafty Friends!  It's a good day in my house.  I have a fun and fabulous trifecta today.  It begins with the latest Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge called Hearts A Flutter.  Katie has perfect timing, of course, with Valentine's Day just around the corner.  We have a new design team member on the Scor-Pal team too.  Be sure to check out the work of Lois Bak!  If you visit here often, you will know her wonderful work.  

My project for today is a Valentine's Gable Box, all ready to be filled with a special treat for your loved one! The one thing I love most about this gable box is that you make it from one single sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  I only used a handful of tools to get the job done and it was quick. 
I embellished my gable box with a band of ribbon and a paper trim.  Seriously, Scor-Tape is the best for adhering ribbon to everything.  Then I created a little rosette to showcase my sparkling heart!  

In case you are still hanging on to find out the other two pieces of my trifecta, here it is: Today is Superbowl Sunday with my beloved Seahawks in the running and also my 13th wedding anniversary!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

Details: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU); Paper: Pebbles Fresh Goods dp, Pebbles New Arrivals dp,  Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Real Red, Versarmark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, label punch, hold punch, Crystal Effects, clear embossing powder, heat tool, wide double stitched red grosgrain, baker's twine, red grosgrain, heart to heart punch, glue dots.

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!!