Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Happy Tuesday Friends, can you believe it's the
last day of March already...days are flying by aren't they!!

 Today Team B is being sponsored by Meljen's Designs. We are also
 saddened to say Meljen's Designs is closing its doors, but we wish Melissa 
blessings in her new adventures on Etsy.
But for this month they are still opened and gave us these sweet images 
 to use for our Challenge. The CHALLENGE this week is a 
Easter themed recipe...use
 1 design dp, 1 image and at least one egg plus the pastel color palette.
 You will need to stop by the TT Blog to see the colors. I"m using the sweet 
little Easter Bunny Image. I printed it twice and colored it.
 After coloring I cut out the head of the second one and added for a little dimension.
 Then cut the image out with a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. The lavender was 
embossed  and  some lace stitched on, then the whole thing 
was stitched onto a piece of dp. Finally a bit
 Bakers String wrapped  and tied
 on with a button. The little Easter Sentiment finishes it up.

Monday, March 30, 2015

What can you find


 That is our new challenge at Friends of Speedy TV today! This is a wide open theme, 
creatures, mermaids, treasures, plant life, sunken ships and what ever else you can think of, 
So that means you all can join in the fun this week!!

 I started with a piece of water color paper and inks to create the underwater background. 
Combining two MFP Stamp Sets, Oh Crab & Shello. The crab and fish came from the 
Oh Crab set and the sentiment and sea weed came from the Shello.
I stamped all the images then colored them and cut them all out. They were attached
to the under sea background. The sentiment was stamped mounted on
the black and added. After finishing the scene it just ran into
the card base so decided to add a touch of black to separate it. Really it was
a pretty quick and simple card after I got started.
I had been concerned about getting all the pieces to come together to
 make a scene for nothing!I think I like
 the touch of black to break up all the aqua, kinda of
ties it all together... What do you think?

Please stop by to see my talented teamies creations, 
we  did different things with the theme and got great inspirational results!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Good Morning Friends!

Hoping you all had a Great weekend and are ready for the new week! 

Today at Friends of Speedy TV we are challenging you to make and use handmade flowers. 
As much as I love making flowers I made several different projects before settling
 on this one. A LO using a pic of my sweet blue eyed blondie granddaughter 
from a couple years ago.I took the pic just as she was turning so
 it was a sweet partial profile I have has sitting waiting to use
 in the right project. I cut and matted and stitched the pic onto several layers first.
The lavender background was chosen as the black shows nicely on it.
The orchid and purple flowers were cut with the Spellbinder Rose die and then I molded them. 
The dark purple small roses are from the Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms and the
 white poms are just plain handmade. The regular leaves I cut and molded 
 and the fern ones are cut with a Marvy punch.

 Next I using modeling past and a Crafters Workshop Mini Flutterby stencil 
my friend Martha gave me I randomly 
scattered the butterflies around. If you look closely you will see I also cut a butterfly
 from vellum and added it. I just wanted it to be subtly
 nested in with the raised ones.

A Spellbinder border was used for the side and stitched on. I also added lavender jewels
 to the flowers centers for a bit of sparkle

The Sentiment if from the Huge Flowers Set and matted onto a Spellbinder Fancy Label.
The it was foam dotted on.
All Stamp Sets and large selection of Papercrafting supplies are available at

 There are myriads of different ways to make HANDMADE flowers so join the fun and 
show us what kinds you like to make best for
this weeks Challenge

Im entering this into the Following Challenges....

7 Dots Studio:  Nature
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge:  Beautiful Blossoms
Fairytale Stampers : Things with Wings 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More than one fold

That is the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge for today!
 You can do a project or card either one. Our sponsor is   

Creations by AR and she has generously given us each
one of her awesome patterns to use today. Be sure to
 check out her store.I am using the tennis shoe pattern, how fun it that! Her patterns are well marked and she also has a great color guide for assembly.

Tuesday Throwdown Team B has lots of great inspiration for you today so be sure to stop by and join us!!   Adela has given each of us a different pattern to use so there is a fun variety of awesome creations to check out!!

I decided to do the tennis shoe as I have 4 grandchildren I wanted to send a little something. Since 3 are boys thought this would be perfect for them. I have a purple print one for my little granddaughter but its not done yet. Thought I would start with a traditional look one. I used a textured black paper for the shoe itself. I didnt get the pic right but there is even the tongue in the shoe.  The assemble was easy and all the little touches like the little black stripe and label make it special. I punched the holes as labeled on the pattern and laced him up! I wanted to used a different ribbon for the laces but all the cute striped, dots and checks were either too short or to wide! Whats a girl to do, just be thankful I had a white that would work lol!!  Made a cute little gift holder dont you think??

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16th...

Can you believe how this year is speeding by!!
Seems like yesterday was Jan 1.
 They say the older you get the faster it goes, must be getting really old LOL.  
So are you curious what the FOSTV challenge is is week?
 It is a triangle card and we all seem to have a little different take on it!
 I've never made one and don't know if 
 there is a particular  instruction, I just cut the triangle and
turned it on end, so not sure what category
 in falls into, obtuse or acute triangle but it's somewhere in the ball park.
I stitched a scrap piece of sweet pink gingham I had.
Next came a little MS punched border and distressing.The flowers
 are from two of the Coneflower Set images, colored and cut out. I love
these flowers dont you!! The Just A Note Set  was used
 to add random touches of musical bars and notes plus the sentiment.
The sentiment was stamped and then cut out with
 a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval and embossed with a Dotted Swiss folder.
 The butterfly is from Cherry Lynn with a little jewel added to give
 a little sparkle to its body. This was a quick fun card
to make, easy with lots of different possibilities.

Be sure to take time to come join in the fun and show us 
your triangle card!!

So do any of you garden?? Here in the desert southwest it is heating up quickly and the winter garden is fading fast. It was 93 yesterday. Our small garden is in full swing and harvesting  just about daily now. Yesterday I made a second batch of Kimchi from the Napa Cabbage soaking in the bowl, sauteed all the mushrooms to freeze and also sauteed all the sugar snap peas to freeze for future stir fries.This is our 4th cutting of broccoli so used all the small side shoots to make a couple pans of Chicken Divan.Its a  work putting everything up but its a nice relaxing break from the daily grind of work plus no poisons and pestisides in this garden, totally organic!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Numbers Numbers...

Friends Of Speedy TV is challenging you to use numbers
 on your card or creation this week. My husband's birthday is this coming Saturday, one of the big ones.. Since he doesnt do computers Im safe to post it here! It is an
 easel card of sorts but I made it so it would open up. I have used a striped dp,
 solid blue and some burlap on different parts.

All the border pieces were cut with Spellbinders Edgebilities. I drew little random white circles onto the kraft paper. I cut out the 65 and added little paint dots to them before attaching onto the embossed base. It was foam dotted on for some dimension. 
 The card then lifts up to reveal the inside
The parrot come from the  Buried Treasure Set, Enjoy today is from the Friends Set and the HB is from the Great Flowers Set.
All of the Stamp Sets can be found at MFP Stamp Store.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A new Month already!!

Can you believe its already March?? And.... that also brings a new Challenge at FOSTV!! 
This week we are looking for Easter projects. My card starts with embossed base and 
a little dotted scrap of dp stitched on. I blotted on some watercolors  to coordinate 
with the dotted dp then I stamped the egg and butterfly image from the 
Spring Joy Mini Set. The butterfly was colored with pencils and cut out 
with a Spellbinder die. The piece was foam dotted on. A little fun of 
flower boarder added and the Sentiment from the same set.
You can find all the Stamp Sets and other items at the 

My teammates have some very pretty cards to inspire you 
and we would be delighted to have you stop by and join our Challenge this week!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Challenge...

Is it just me or does it seem as if the weekend goes twice as fast as any week day!! 
We have had such beautiful weather here, its been in the 80's the past 2 weeks and 
you want to be outside every minute of the day. Very hard
to go to work and be indoors all day.! Today a little front is going thru so 
the temp has dropped down in the low 60's and we are supposed to get 
a little bit of rain and of course wind..
So enough about weather, FOSTV has a new challenge today and it is to use
 brown and pink. You can make a card or any type of project just so you use the 
colors. I started with a pink dotted dp and added dotted embossing to it before 
stitching it on. The brown was cut with a Spellbinder die as was  the doily also. 
The flower was cut with a Spellbinder Bitty Blossom die and a pearl center added.
 I cut out the leaves with a pair of decorative scissors. The sentiment is from the 
Today Tomorrow and Always Stamp Set stamped onto some Washi tape and
added to the brown flag.You can find all the stamp sets and other paper 
crafting needs at MFP Stamp Store.Come check out all the girls lovely
cards and join us in this weeks Challenge!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Team B's turn

Tuesday Throwdown is sponsored by Sweet n Sassy this week and they provided the image.
 The challenge is to use metal..First I embossed a piece of navy blue then stitched it onto
 to white.  After coloring my image I cut her with a Spellbinder die and foam dotted onto
 the navy blue piece.I used some very thin metal sheeting and cut out a sprocket then 
attached with my cool screw brad. Then sentiment was also attached to the metal. 
The whole time I was making this card I was chuckling to myself. My dad built 
houses and businesses  in our community for 40 years. I learned at 
an early age to form, frame, hang doors, sheetrock and mud etc. There is 
this picture in my head of showing up at a work site dressed like this
 and my Dads reaction!! LOL it would be something like 
Oh My Gosh Girl whatever are you thinking, you get 
home and get some clothes on right NOW!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Friends of Speedy Tv new Challenge

Our new CHALLENGE today is to make a diamond fold card. Its a new one to me 
but  with a Utube tutorial it was quite easy. I love dots
 so chose a dotted dp for the base of my card.Stitched on some white borders and used
 a Martha Stewart punch to add the decorative borders.The White mat
 for the diamond was cut with a Spellbinders die and a little flag 
tucked behind. The love flower is from the  Great Flowers Set colored cut out and foam dotted 
on.The Sentiments are from the Chrysanthemum and Dogwood Flower Sets,  punched, 
distressed and added to the peachy bases. The butterfly is cut from with a 
Cherry Lynn die. In person the peach is much softer, not
 so guady! Really pretty quick and a fun fold that lays 
flat to go into an envelope!
My teammates all went different directions with this one, 
lots a beautiful inspiration. Check them out and come join in the fun!!

Here are the rules....
Challenge Rules and Information
  • Please join in the Speedy TV Challenges (  FOSTV and Oriental Sketch )
  • You could be part of our Weekly Top Pick and be featured right here on Speedy TV. You will get a ONE time 25% off shopping trip at MFP Stamp Shop.
  • When your name has been announced as the Weekly Pick the MFP office will be notified automatically who will receive a discount. Email Cora at for ordering instructions.
  • Please remember you need a separate project for each MFP challenge and it needs to be a new project.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Monday to you all!

Hope you had a great weekend. I'v had the creeping crud for the past 10 days
 so it was a blessing not to have to get up and go to work..
That is why I havent been around visiting much but 
happy to say starting to feel a little better! So onto this weeks theme at 
Friends Of Speedy TV. 
 This week is pretty easy it is to use a die or punch or both! I have used
 two different Spellbinder dies and a punch.
  I started by stamping a Coneflower image onto the scrap dp. Next I punched 
the top and bottom edges with a Martha Stewart Arches Punch and added to the dp.
 Stitched it all on to the card base. The sentiment is from the Seed Packet Set.
 After stamping and cutting out I faom dotted it on. I cut several layers
 of the flower and put together with a brad. Adding a little paint to 
the flower edges to soften them. Cut out a couple
leaves and added a piece of tea stained scrim.
MRP Stamp Store has the image and sentiment that I have used
for sale along with lots of others, plus papers etc. Stop by the store and browse.

  My teammates have some very cool inspiration you will want to check out Here.....