Friday, June 29, 2012

Tutorial Time on Speedy TV # 5

Our Tutorial Time this week is positive and negative masking.
 I have to admit I have never tried this technique before. I
 only have a few inks so I was a little limited to my color
 choice.There are several steps to this technique. You need
 to stamp and cut out positive and negatives masks of the
 image Mine was done using one of  the lovely dogwood
 images from the Dogwood Blossoms Set.You will find this
 set and so many more at 
 Using some pearl embossing powder I stamped and embossed 
several images on the base. Using my masks I first inked my 
image  then masked my flowers to do the background. 
One more flower cut out with a Spellbinder Label # 17
A sheer ribbon tied on and the sentiment added.
Lagene did a fabulous job on the tutorial showing how to
 make her beautiful card, you will find it HERE

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

We have a easy peasy Challenge today....Use gingham 
somewhere on your creation. I went for pink and girly.
 The pretty image is from our sponsor Sweet N Sassy
I water colored the image before cutting our with the
 Spellbinder Scalloped Circle. Using the Spellbinder
 scalloped edge for each end of the card and a little 
rick rack. The white is an old Spellbinder doily that
 I have no clue what the name is and next  the pink
 layer is cut with the Beaded Circles.The sentiment
 was cut out with the scalloped circle and foam dotted on.
A little hand dyed ribbon bow tied with a cute little 
square button.As always our talented group of ladies
 have great inspiration for you.

Entering Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion: Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy: Things with Wings
Craft Your Passion: Things with Wings

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge # 26

Hope you all had a great weekend. It is time for a
new challenge at FOSTV. Since the 4th of July
 is just around the corner that is our challenge this week. 
I chose to use the Lady Liberty Set for my card. I
 started with the in God We Trust stamping in rows
 across the Nina K paper. Next I used a piece of a
 replica vintage paperbag torn for one side. Stitching
 around that and also around my piece of Webster
Pages star dp.After stamping Lady Liberty I cut 
out and distressed the edges. Using the Spellbinder
 stars I cut out several sizes and tied the button onto
 the larger one.Using the Celebrate sentiment from the
 set I mounted onto a scrap of the star dp. The
 Spellbinder pennants were cut from some Webster
 Pages striped dp and the letters added. 

This is the free set for this weeks winner
Entering Challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Scripture Psalm 46:10....Use flag or banner
Crafty Sentiments: Red White & Blue

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV #4

 Happy Friday to you all,  I am doing a HAPPY dance
 because it is Friday, it's has been a very trying week.
This weeks Tutorial Time challenge is heat embossing
Using the pansy image from the Sending Happy Thoughts Set,
 I embossed it with a dk brown embossing powder then
 water colored the image.The image was cut out and 
mounted on a dk purple mat then using the Spellbinder
 romantic rectangles, I made mats for the two opposing 
corners. The purple was cut out with the Spellbinder
 romantic rectangles then a floral print stitched onto it. 
The base was embossing and a hand dyed ribbon added.
  The sentiment is from the Brick Wall mini set.
 Debbie's great tutorial can be found HERE and 
the team has lots of great inspiration you will 
want to check out.
has released 4  fabulous new stamp sets! 
Stop by the store to see them too. 
My favorite is the I'm in Stitches set!

The lucky winner of this week challenge will receive this set

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Good Morning, here at Tuesday Throwdown our 
challenge is a window card.
Our sponsor is My Grafico and my image is Bee,
 imagine that lol. I printed it out in several sizes and 
cut out just the bee to put on the flowers. The wings
 were covered in diamond dust Stickles.I used the 
swirl embossing folder for the card base. Using 
the Spellbinder scalloped oval I cut out the window
then a frame to go around it. The image was cut 
and added to the inside of the card to show
 thru the window.The flowers were made
 with some punches and dies. Adding the bees
to the flowers, making a little card to 
encourage a friend.

Entering Challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad: In the Garden
Stamping Scrapping: Don't bug me...I have bees

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #25

Are you all ready for a new FOSTV challenge today??
 Hope your weekend was a good one. I was trying to
 get my gardens all ready for the higher temps. Summer 
is really here now its going to be at least 113 for the week.
 Our theme this week is a most appropriate one...summer.
  One of the new sets from 
 Where better  place to be in the summer than at the beach!
 After water coloring this image I stitched onto the blue, trying
 to keep it light and beachy in color. A piece of a potato
 bag made a good net with a little float tied on. 
 While my daughter was living on a island in Puget Sound
my grandson and I picked up these tiny shells on the 
beach. Made the card a extra special because 
we made great memories hunting the beaches for treasures! 
So glad you stopped by to visit.

 The Lighthouses Set is the prize for the winner of this weeks challenge.
Come join in the may be the winner!
Entering Challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Summer fun
PanPastel UK : Summertime
Craft a Scene: Beach Scene

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

 Happy Friday to you friends. I for one am so looking
 forward to the weekend how about you? 
It is time for another Tutorial Time with Speedy TV.
Today Lois had done a tutorial on making a train tunnel.
 You can find her detailed tutorial here. The team has 
a fabulous variety of creations using this tutorial. I 
used chalk to create my background then made my tunnel.
 Next I  stamped and water colored my train and then 
cut it out in pieces.I attached by train and then filled in 
the tracks between the cut pieces. The foreground was
 made by tearing some grey paper and darkening the
 torn edges. After stamping the sentiment I layered and
 foam dotted on. I used the train and sentiment from
the Train Talk Set. You can find this and many other
stamp sets plus lots of other products for your
paper crafting needs at Mark's Finest Papers &
Hope you stop by and join in the challenge Here.
Thanks for stopping by today!

TheWinner will receive this Train Talk Set.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

At Tuesday Throwndown we are challenging you to use a critter
 on your creation today. Our sponsor is 
Heart Song Designs and owner Leah supplied us with a 
variety of images. You can stop by her store and find these
 and many more images. I used Ana and Flower. After
 water coloring I cut it out with a Spellbinder
Fleur De Lis Square then mounted onto the green.
 The center was embossed with the Dotted Swiss folder. 
The diagonal striped strips were sewn on then the green
 strips were sewn down the center and the edges
 distressed.The edge
 is punched with the MS dotted scallop. 

The sentiment
 was mounted and tiny rose added to it and then the
 rolled rose in the other corner is a Spellbinder Bitty 
Blossom. Lastly a variety of buttons from the good ole
 button box! Thanks for stopping by today and be
 sure to hop on over and check out the 
rest of the teams fab cards.

Entering Challenges:
Cutie Pie: Real or Faux Stitching
Lolllipop Crafts: Flowers in Bloom 
Always Crafting: Summer

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Good Morning, time for a new challenge at FOSTV!

 I stamped it is a dark grey and really did
 dotted ribbon around and then tied the buttons with
 it also.My sentiment is from the Big Boys Toys set.
So glad you stopped by today!

This is the prize for the winner of this weeks challenge
The Get Reel set....perfect for all kinds of occasions
for a man card So stop by and join the fun.

Entering Challenges:
Dream Valley: For that Special Guy

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

 This is our 2nd Challenge at
  Tutorial Time with Speedy TV . Each 
week we will feature a new technique.
you will find some fabulous stamp sets. I have
 used the lemons from the Pucker Up set and my
sentiments are from the Dogwood Blossom set.
 There will be a tutorial to
 show you and the team will use the technique in their
 creations to inspire you. This week Pat has made a tutorial
and asked us to do masked centers.First masked off the
 center of my card then I used Versamark to stamp my
lemon images, next  heat embossed with white embossing
 powder. After that I used two
 shades of distressed ink to color the masked area

. I wiped the ink off the embossed images. Next I stamped the
 sentiment across several times. Next using brown ink I
 stamped the lemon images some more and cut one out top 
pop up on the bottom. This was all mounted onto some Kraft 
card stock with a string tied around it and a button attached. 
Lots of steps but a pretty simple card. I only had the 
distressed browns but some of the other team members used
 others colors and they are quite pretty. Stop by
 and check them out!

The lucky winner will receive  this lovely set so come
 join us today~~

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Had a little time before work today to play along with Mona's
 color challenge. This is my favorite color combo,
 I love green and purple together!

A simple card with some My Minds Eye papers and a
die cut border from Spellbinder. Both the oval and tag are
Spellbinders also. I made a fun flower  with a glitter center
and there you are a quick little card
to encourage someone!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Aren't the weeks just flying by??? Here we are Tuesday 
again and time for our new Challenge. This weeks 
sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and our theme is Friendship.
  The treasure of a good friendship is beyond measure
 don't you think? For my card I stitched on the dp and .
added a little lace to frill it up a bit
 I chose the teapot image because I
collect them and sharing a spot of tea with a friend
 is always a treat! I colored the teapot
then cut out with the Spellbinder scalloped oval.
The rose is make with the Spellbinder bitty blossom.
The small ones I made myself along with the leaves.
The sentiment was punched out and attached with the
 button. I had printed a tiny teapot, cut out, colored
 and attached to the sentiment.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 23

Hope you all had a good weekend and are staying cool. Here
 in the desert triple digit temps are soaring.
 Makes you want to stay indoors for sure!
At FOSTV our new challenge this week is
 buttons and bows. The team has some
 great inspirational creations you will want to see, so
 stop over and visit. I used some pink Bazzill paper and the
 stripped is some recycle from a package stitched on. Used the
copics instead of water color for the poppies, not so
happy with them but making myself use them.
 You know it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks!!

The poppies were cut out with a Spellbinder
label # 18, distressed and faux stitched.
 Used a MS Arches punch for the edging to attach the 
sentiment to, buttons and dyed ribbon for a bow
 to complete my card. Thanks for stopping by
and I hope you will join our challenge.
 Entering Challenges:
Crafty Calender: Flowers in bloom
The Ribbon Girl: Must use ribbon

The winner will receive this lovely stamp set this week!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tutorial Time with SpeedyTV # 1 Challenge

Happy Friday to you all!! Exciting news here at
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
We have a new challenge: Tutorial Time with Speedy TV!
I am delighted to be a part of this new team.
Each week team members will take turns doing a tutorial on a technique.
 The challenge will be for you to use that technique in your creation.
For our first week it is Coloring on Distressed Inks. 
 For my background I used Tim Holtz Antique
 Linen Distressed ink, and for the flower I used 
Scattered Straw. After distressing  paper for the bg I used the
 Butterfly image from the Spring Joy set. I cut one of the butterflies 
out and then cut some of the wing off to make it smaller
Because there is so much detail on the butterfly the
 distressing doesn't show up to well on the image itself. 
A little stitching, daisy lace and some
 checkered leaves makes for a rather quick and simple card. 

Be sure to stop on over and check out
 Tammylee's tutorial here and give the technique a whirl
 Thanks for stopping by today 
and hope you have a great weekend.

  This weeks winner will receive this beautiful  
  Spring Flowers Set