Friday, September 28, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

It's FRIDAY!! Today at TTSTV Kathy has done a  super tutorial
for us on how to make a flap card.  My card was made according to
 Kathy's instructions. The top folds over to form the flap to
 close the card. Using a PTI filegree bornderdie I added the
scalloped sides.The dp was stitched onto the base.
. The top flap was cut with a Spellbinder Label # 21 as was
 the dp. A Spellbinder Fancy Label was
used to cut out the sentiment. 
A button tied with a little bow closes the flap. 
The single Dogwood flower was colored with Copics 
and cut out with the Spellbinder Scalloped Oval
Then matted with another layer and
 dots added.A little scrap of lace was 
attached to the bottom.

My image is from the Dogwood Blossom set found at 

Stamp Set for this weeks Winner
Entering Challenges:
Our Craft Lounge: Buttons & Bows
Totally Paper Crafts: Pretty Pastels

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Happy Tuesday...It's time for a new Challenge today. 

Lots of pics today. Our sponsor is My Grafico 
and our theme is Fall Colors. It was 105 here yesterday so
 using warm fall colors are a bit of a challenge in itself ! 
 My Grafico generously supplied us with this very 
cool set of images called  Magic Meadows.

 I have used 4 of the fun images to make a set of note cards.
Used two rust and two burgandy for the base then colored 
and cut out all my images.Two of the cards I used double
images overlapped.

 The background are Basic Grey
 and some unknow from a friend were stitched on.
 Using a SU basket weave folder I embossed and added
 a little color for the next layer.
I hung the image with a button on the last two.

 The string was wrapped 
around the layers and then tied on with a button. 
Lastly a little lace was added. The sentiments were punched
 with a leaf and oval punch

. My teammates have lots 
of wonderful and fun creations to inspire you.
 Stop by and join the fun!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Good Morning are you all ready to start a new week?
 Not that we have a choice LOL.Our challenge this week
 at FOSTV is a fun one...tags & tickets. I chose to make
 a tag with some images from one of the new 
stamp sets Autumn Splendor. Love these new images
 however it is a bit hard to think fall when its still Hot here in
 the desert. After coloring my images using water colors 
and copics I cut then all out. I liked the dark tag color 
and made the plaid dp to go with it. Some stitiching,
 embossing and ribbons make a quick fun tag. Hope
 you will stop by to see my
 talented teammates wonderful creations.

The winner will receive this stamp set

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CR84FN63 Color Challenge

 Is it just me or does it seems like there are less hours in the 
day LOL! My card was done but I had to work late last
 night and go back this am so just getting
my pic and card posted this afternoon.

Entering this card into Mona's Color Challenge today.
Using some Bo Bunny print dp for the base. Using a fleur de lis die
from Spellbinder to cut the brown and then punched the blue
to put underneath. The ribbon and lace was dyed
with a rolled flower for the center.
I do not remember where I picked up
my image that I mounted on a piece punched with a
MS arches punch. Pearls seemed to
fit perfectly in the little cut outs. The Challenges has
lots of beautiful inspiration so check it out!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tutorial Time Speedy TV

It is my turn to do the tutorial and its about using plant materials. Here in the desert
 it has been a long hot summer and there are few flowers this time of year.
 That means I didnt have much to work with. I used several different
 materials to show different results. You can find the tutorial here.The fun thing
 about this technique is that you  get a wide variety of results!! 
They will all have a soft water colored look to them.
Some will have distinct shapes some will all run together.
Also colors change..these were a pinkish lavender yet they
printed almost a coral color. Thats the fun of this
 technique, always a surprise!
For my card I have used one of the papers I made with
 some little pink snap flowers and potato vine foliage. 
After it dried I ran it thru the dotted swiss folder and then stitched it
 onto the base. The bottom corners werepunched and then another layer 
of white added underneath. The ribbon
was tied on and the sentiment stamped on the Spellbinder tag. 

This is the winners Stamp Set

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

For those of you who live out West did you see the missile contrail 
early on Thursday? I went outside to water about 
5:30 and saw the beautiful trailings so grabbed my camera to snap
a couple pics. They  fired a Patriot Missile from the NM White Sands
 testing grounds and it could be see here in California.
It was just shortly before the sun came up so the sky
 was colorful really showing the contrail.

 Getting to the FOSTV Challenge today
it is a Bingo Board.
Do three in a row any direction

I chose the diagonal flower, ribbon and 3 punches
My image is from the Bring On The Sun Set. All stamp sets are
 found at Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
After coloring my image I added some Stickles to the bee
wings then cut out with a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval.
After punching the corners on the green I embossed it and then
distressed the edges. I like that it looks like burlap. The
next layers was stitched then distressed and added
to the green layer. The raffia was tied on with the yellow
button and then the brown one stitched on.
All was attached to the sunny yellow base.
I stamped another bee and punched out with a little circle
punch and also punched the sentiment.

My team mates have some beautiful inspiration to help 
give you a jump start! Be sure to stop by and join our challenge this 
week. If you aren't registered it easy to do no fees just 
sign up and you are good to go.

 Stamp Set for this weeks Winner

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV #15

 This week our fun Challenge is to make a
shaker card. My card is made using the Black Eyed Susan 
Non of my little holders worked so I finally ended up
using a blister pack that had brads in it. Since it is a garden
theme I used flower seeds for my shaker
  The seed pack is put on with some 
foam tape so it can easily be popped off and used.
 I colored my Susans with copic markers and
foam dotted one on for some added dimension.
 The yellow scalloped strip is cut with a Spellbinder.
 I liked the fun dotted ribbon but since it
was so thin I added it to the wider brown.

Be sure to join us in the new Challenge, the 
team has lots of different fun creations!

The winner will take home this lovely Asian Delights set this week....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Are you ready for a  new Tuesday Throwdown? Our sponsor is 
My Heart Pieces and they have given us these cute images to use.
 Today it is Team B's turn to inspire you with their creations.
 Our theme is totally easy peasy yup and easy...You're a GEM
 I am using  the sweet Oisi image. She reminded me of my daughter
. My daughter had the whitest curliest hair and biggest blue 
eyes you ever saw.

 I combined a checked and a small floral print 
to make a springy fun card. Lots of stitching, a little embossing
and some edges punched with MS arches punch. I stamped a 
second image to put on the inside.

 The little strawberries were 
cut with a spellbinder die.The front is held closed with 
the little strawberry. Finished of with the red jewels
 and the hand dyed ribbon.
The inside is has strawberries and jewel embellies.
My talented teammates have some Great cards to get 
your creative juices flowing so be sure 
to stop by and visit them.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Seems Mondays come too fast don't they! It's a new challenge today 
at FOSTV. The challenge is to case a card. In other words you find 
someones card you like a make one similar to it and be sure to tell
 us who that it. I chose to case a card of Brenda's at Benzi Stamps
. Because my image was more square I had to flip her lo 
but did it pretty similar. I didnt have the snowflake cutout so just
 have the embossed layer. Mine looked pretty dull so I did
 mount it on the green. Be sure to stop by and see the
 teams Great cards.

This is the stamp set for one lucky winner.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge

Do you have those weeks when it all goes awry??
Anyways I started this on Monday and just finally
got it finished up today. We have had quite a few
outages this week and it always seems  to happen a
 night when I was going to work  and then when
 I went to post it today. Since we have electricity right now Im
 going to post it fast!! I needed a little friend gift
so I made this hanging. Started by creating some raised
areas using modeling paste then colored using both paints and stains.
Stamped with a variety of old stamps.
For the framed image I cut a couple layers with an old 
Spellbinder die then cut  the center
out with a square Fleur De Lis. Using an old stamp I cut out 
just the lady to add to the frame. We used to get some of our
orders in the white corrugated sheets so I saved
a big roll of them. I used some green stain
on it then cut out the leaves and used a little modeling
paste on them. I made the flower and attached with
some cheesecloth. Two layers were cut out
with a Cherry Lynn butterfly die and pearls
added to the body. A little cording
for a hanger and its done.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stamps & Fun= Creativity Challenge

This weeks challenge is anything but a card. 
I love making these albums and just started another one, this
 is the cover. Starting with a piece from the Kaiser Kraft 
Sweet Nothing Collection, I distressed the edges. 

 Using modeling paste I
 covered the flowers and some on the birds 
to create dimension then colored them.I also used some
 dimension paint, water colors and stitching
 to enhance areas. The border strip 
down the side is from PTI, colored with some
 Ranger Inks and Stains. Used the same inks and stains on
 the chipboard flourish. I made the big flower with the
 button center. The sentiment was mounted onto one of the 
Spellbinder fancy tags.I didnt have any wide ribbon that 
I liked to tie it shut so will have to wait on that.
When I finish I will show you some of the inside.
Entering Challenges:
Crafts and Me: Add a flower

Monday, September 3, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #36

Happy Labor Day to my US friends and Happy Monday to you all.  
Back to School is our Challenge this week at FOSTV.

 I'm using one of the new August releases...Lesson Learned.
  All of the stamp sets and other scrapbooking goodies can be
 found at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. After stamping the
 desk, chalk board and books I colored then and cut them out. 
I stamped the apple on the checked paper and added the leaf.
 I thought I would give the fun round step card a go.
 After cutting out and making the steps I distressed all the edges
 and added the dots. The dotted dp was cut with the 
Spellbinder Scalloped Oval and all the images added.
Stop over and see all  my talented teamies creations.

Is this not a Fabulous Stamp Set?
Come play with us this week, you could be the winner!

Thinking this would be a fun card to let a teacher know
she is appreciated!