Thursday, April 17, 2014

Camellia - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! 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!) All six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 April 18, 2014.
 
It's the final day of the April release and we are finishing off with a bang.  I just love florals and Camellia is fabulous set!  I used the medium sized camellia for my focal image and one of the sentiments with such a beautiful font under my focal image.  I used a border image from Love, Love, Love to run the length of the card base. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to Janine's blog for another look at Camellia.

Details - Stamps: Camellia (MFP), Love Love Love (MFP); Paper: Crumb Cake, Unknown Burgundy; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Bravo Burgundy; Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, stampin' dimensionals. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lanterns - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! 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!) All six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 April 18, 2014.

 
Here's the Design Team: Lois, Kelli Jo, Karen , Kathy, Toni, Janine, Shirley Q, Vickie, Sandy, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
For today's card, I played with one round lantern in a repeated way.  I stamped it six times and cut three of them out, after I colored them.  I drew in some string or twine that they might be held up by.  I drew in a thin border and stamped a simple sentiment.  I matted my image panel with a purple layer and then popped it up off the card base. 

That's it for me today.  Head on over to Janine's blog and come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Details - Stamps: Lanterns (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Orchid Opulence; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic multiliner, paper snips. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Out of Time Mini - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! 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!) All six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 April 18, 2014.
 
 
 
My first thought was to use primary colors on this image.  I grabbed the wrong marker and ended up with a pastel blue to combine with my red and yellow.  I loved it and it reminded me of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess.  I felt like it really worked with this cutesy alarm clock image.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come on back tomorrow for more creativity.
 
Details - Stamps: Out Of Time (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliner.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Paper Doll Frances, Bundle Up & Her Majesty - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! 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!) All six winners will be announced on April 19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 April18, 2014.
 
 
My new friend, Frances has joined us in a couple of different configurations!  First up with see Frances in her cocktail dress.  I just took up the hem a bit for her!  She's ready to celebrate!
Next up, Frances grew her hair out a bit and lightened it.  She's very casual today as gives a neighborly wave over the fence!  Frances waited patiently as I masked and masked and masked to get this one just right.
Frances was just so busy (check her out on my teammies blogs), so I just borrowed her mini shovel and her basket of greens to create just the right card for my gardening girlfriends. 

Thanks for stopping by, come on back tomorrow for more creativity!
 
Details - Cocktail Frances - Stamps: Paper Doll Frances (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), American Crafts dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers; paper snips, Copic multiliner, Canvas & Linen impression plate (PTI), corner chomper.  Hey Girl Frances - Stamps: Paper Doll Frances, Bundle Up, Spring Things (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Melon Mambo; Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Touch Twins Markers, decorative tape.  Garden Girl Birthday - Stamps: Paper Doll Frances Her Majesty (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Cajun Craze; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Certainly Celery twill tape, paper snips, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals.

Friends and Purple and White

Hello and Happy Monday Friends!  I was home from work today and felt terrible most of the day.  One of the hazards of working in an elementary school is that I run the risk of all kinds of sickness.  Usually, I don't get many of them.  However, on Thursday I started to feel strange and by Saturday morning I had a certain sore throat.  The sore throat morphed into a raging headache with body aches and low energy, accented by waves of nausea.  I think I am over the worst now and will return to work tomorrow.  I'm late posting because I finally have enough energy!  This card is for the Friends of Speedy TV challenge to use purple and white.  I don't know of many purple elephants, but I really like this one.  My card critic, (7 year old daughter) insisted that I use ribbon and I tried but couldn't make it work.  When I pulled out the purple rhinestones, things just felt right!  My critic liked the result too!
 
Mark's Finest Papers offers up a free set with each challenge and today the set is Gullible.  Check it out:
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get a chance to play along.
 
Details: Stamps: Zoo Friends (MFP), Fall Apples (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE); Orchid Opulence; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Orchid Opulence; Accessories: Nestabilities Star dies; paper snips, Kaiserkraft purple rhinestones, Candy Cane Stripes embossing folder, Canvas & Linen impression plate (PTI), stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, corner rounder.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friends and Easter (04/07/14)

Good morning!  I'm back today with a Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create an Easter card.  I pulled these fun little bunnies from the new mini set called Hoppy Easter.  I stamped them both and colored this just a tiny bit.  I embossed a background and then went over it lightly with an inked brayer.  Then I die cut a few strips of grass and layered them beneath my bunnies.  A banner across the top of my card wishes the recipient a very Happy Easter! 
As always, Mark's Finest Papers offers up a free set to one lucky participant and this week I was right in line.  This week's mini set up for grabs is Hoppy Easter.  Check it out, do you see my bunnies?
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
 
Details - Stamps: Hoppy Easter (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade; Ink: Kaleidacolor pad, London Fog, Versamark; Accessories: Fresh Cut Grass die (MFT), white ep, heat tool, square punch. paper snips, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, seeing spots embossing folder. 



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

More Than One Score #3 - Monochromatic

 
It's time again for another fun Scor-Pal challenge.  This month's More Than Once Score challenge theme is to create a monochromatic project, with more than one score.  Of course, my clean and simple mind kicked into overdrive with this 21 score project.
I love white space and there is always a good reason to use your Scor-Pal.  I pulled out some fabulous Core'dinations Card Stock for this project.  Twenty-one horizontal scores and the Core'dinations sanding tool created a fun background for my sentiment and arrow strip!
 
I'm hoping you will play along this month. Please be sure to link up your project and tell us how you used your Scor-Pal!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Details - Stamps: Borderline (Verve), Doodled Occasions (Verve); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Core'dinations Pink Paislee Modern Prints; Ink: Certainly Celery, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Nestabilities, sponge dauber, MAMBI rhinestones, stampin' dimensionals, corner chomper.