Friday, August 30, 2013


Today our  TTSTV CHALLENGE  is to make a Magic Slider Card. 
The tutorial is brought to us by Lagene. This one is a little involved but makes 
a very cool card. I couldnt get my video to work and thats really what you
 need to get the full effect of the "magic".
When the stamped image is pulled up it turns to color. I used the
pansies Today Tomorrow and Always Set.
After stamping and coloring my images I did the assembly, which
you can find HERE. It seemed so plain so I added the strips
and pearls down the sides and on the pull tab.

The sentiment was punched dotted with tiny pearls
and the sentiment from the what else but Just A Note Set!
Here you can see it as you start to pull and the color begins
to appear.

Now you can see the image in full color. This was a fun card
to make, so stop by and check out Lagenes very detailed
Tutorial. We would love to have you join the fun this week!

Monday, August 26, 2013


Our Monday FOSTV Challenge is to use metal...and the challenge was what metal 
and how to use it! I decided to make a flower using metal screening and brad 
center.My sweet friend Martha sends me care packages every few months
 and this time it was filled with a whole stack of embossed papers, some 
folders, jewels, stamps, a copic marker and a few other goodies. This is one 
of the pretty embossed folders I added some yellow and orange chalk to.
 The creme is a cut with a Spellbinder as is the brown border.
 The teacup from the Relax A Bit set was stamped on some dotted dp and then 
colored and cut out. All the edges were distressed.
The sentiment is  also from the Relax A Bit set.
All the Stamp Sets and other stamping goodies are
available at MFP a Heinrich Co. Store. Lots of
 possibilities with the metal so stop by and join the fun!

This is off the subject but after such a wonderful weekend Just had to share this pic of my mom she turned 85 on Sat and my little sis, niece and my oldest daughter were able to come home for it . My middle sis and her daughter live here. We took mom up river to shop and then surprised her with dinner at the Samurai Steak House where they cook at the table. She tried all kinds of sushi,
 was treated like a queen thru out the meal  including
 a birthday cheesecake and had so much fun! 

We all spent the entire weekend together just being girls, laughing till
 our stomachs hurt, ate too much, slept very little but what a treat it was to all be together! 
The only thing that could have made it better was for my youngest daughter 
 to have been able to come, but not so easy to come all the way 
from Virginia for a weekend!

Friday, August 23, 2013


Today the TTSTV Challenge is brought to us by Ginny and it is
 a Stained Glass Technique. I had planned to use some yellow
 and red, a different image  but just couldnt make it work. I finally
 threw it all away and started over, do you ever do that.The vellum
really does mute the colors so you need to start with something 
that is quite colorful then see how it looks with the vellum over it. 
 I decided to use a more open image and the
  Dogwood Image seemed to be the ticket. I 
stamped it on vellum with some Momento Ink.
 After it dried I cut it with a Spellbinder Label 8.
I used to do a lot of stained glass work, mostly windows and doors.
I wanted to make it look more real so I
added came lines around the image.I found a dp that  had
 a nice tie dyed look, worked pretty well for the stained glass 
effect. I also cut it with a Spellbinder Label 8. Matted on black,
 lavender black. I cut out some decorative corners with a 
little die I'm not sure who makes it.You know how stained
 glass windows sometimes have wrought iron 
decorations  around them. That was my intent with the corners.
.Stop on over and join our Challenge this week, Winner takes home a great stamp set.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Good Morning, Happy Tuesday to you all!  Today is the day for another TT Challenge 
. This week it is to use your scraps. If you are like me I have a giant box of scraps
 but I had a struggle trying to do this one, how crazy it that!! It seemed nothing
 quite fit together as I wanted it to lol. Our sponsor is Digital Delights and 
my image is called Flower Power Daffy. So I had two pieces of bright pink
 I put together and embossed them for the base. I had a little strip of
 stripped dp, really can you believe I saved that little strip! Well it became
 the perfect piece to cover the seam on the pink. I had a little scrap of 
lavender not big enough to cut a whole square because of the way it 
was angled but could get two halves. I used a Spellbinder decorative 
square to cut those out with a piece of green and that was enough to 
decorate the corners. I added a little string of pearls to finish the 
edges and the sentiment was punched with SU punches. 
Viola its done. We would be delighted to see you stop
 by and join out team in the challenge this week!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Happy Monday to you all. Are you ready for our  FSTV Challenge?  It is to use a sentiment 
only, no stamping. I have used the sentiment from the Pussy Wilow Set
and cut it out with a Spellbinder Fancy Label.
 I have used a dp from the Mariposa stack. A Spellbinder Floral Oval,
 Scalloped Oval  and a Script embossing folder for the little side piece.
 I made a little rolled flower and a little stitching for a quick 
and simple card. The team has lots
 of beautiful inspiration for you so hope you will stop
 over and join our Challenge.
 While you are out and about be sure to stop by the MFP a Heinrich Co.
 Store and check out the newly released 
August Stamp Sets, they are available now.

Friday, August 16, 2013


For our TTSTV Challenge this week Lis has these cute little tip holders. 
Quick easy and a fun way to thank your server. I was thinking if 
you frequent your favorite eatery and have a favorite server
 or for  your hairdresser you 
could even include a gift card from Starbucks etc.
I used the image from the Amaryllis Definition Set.
The striped dp is SU and the corner punch is EK Success.
The sentiments was stamped from the Welcome Poppiesset and inserted.
The little pocket will hold your tip and anything else you
would want to add.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Happy Monday, time for a new challenge at FOSTV today.
 We are looking for glitter, just stop on by and show us how you like 
to use glitter. I  have used the mermaid from MFP a Heinrich Co, Oh Crab set.
 After coloring I cut her out and added glitter. There are little glitter dots
 on the mat she is added to. Using a Spellbinder Scalloped Border die 
I cut three layers and glittered the tops for waves. The angel fish is also
 from the same OH Crab set, colored, glittered and cut out.
The background was embossed and extra fine glitter added to it also.
The bow is tied from cheesecloth.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Oh yes it Friday!! That mean a new challenge at TTSTV. Today its brought
 to us by Pat and it called Block It... stop by the challenge to check out 
the quick tutorial. I used the one of the cute little dinos from the 
new release. After coloring my little guy I did the block it technique 
and added the roar to give it the chalkboard look. A little punched 
border , faux stitching and my quick and easy card was done. Stop by
and join our challenge this week, we have a great stamp
 set for the winner. Happy weekend to you all!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


 Tuesday Throwdown's Team B has a fun challenge this week!
  ANYTHING but a SQUARE! I have used a Spellbinder Oval that my niece gave me. 
I  stitched on some pink gingham cut with a
 Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. 

Our Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and
 I just love this sweet basket of yummy apples they supplied me with.
 I had fun coloring image and then cutting it out with 
a Spellbinder. The sentiment is from MFP a Heinrich co.
punched out with SU punched and foam dotted on. I was out of
small red ribbon and haven't been up river in a few weeks so had
to use a piece of cording, its to bulky so will replace it
when I get some ribbon but
you can get the gist anyways.
Shaped cards are always fun so stop on by and join us this week!!

Monday, August 5, 2013


Our new Monday FOSTV Challenge iFood For Thought. 
 I have made another recipe page. 
In case you havent been by before I make 
paperbag recipe albums with our family recipes for my daughters. I am using
the carrots image from the  Garden Bunny Set.  
 MFP  a Henirich Co. hasa fabulous collection of stamp sets 
and many other items for you stamping needs,
 do stop by and visit the store HERE  My base is a Bazzill  light orange, 
the dps are Stampin UP and Lawn Fawn. After stitching it all together I printed 
out my recipe and layered it. 
 The little scalloped border is cut with a Spellbinder.
The carrots were colored with copics and
cut out  before attaching. I stamped the carrots word 
and mounted it. I was going to put it with the 
carrots but just didnt look right so replaced it in the the recipe
 for some extra color and fun.
 My teamies have lots of Great creations, be sure to visit them!
 Hope you will join in the challenge 
and show us your creations!

Friday, August 2, 2013


Todays TTSTV Challenge is brought to us by Thrifty Stamper!
It is make your own snow. It is made by shredding styrofoam. I used 
the type of styrofoam that is compressed beads and trust me you will
 make lots of beads but most of them will be stuck on you instead 
of the card. I did try the dryer sheets to help cut down on the
 stickiness but honestly it didnt seems to be to effective.
I shredded mine in a large plastic bag and it did help to keep 
it contained.Once you get them on the card they do make some cool 
snow.I was determined to use the beautiful cardinal but the snow
 doesnt show very well. I should have used the image so the snow 
would shown on the ground cutting my image out with the
Spellbinder Scalloped circle I colored it and then applied the 
"snow" with glue, and matted on the plaid.
The little tabs were cut out of a SU Christmas print and stitched on.
The little red strip was the negative left from a Spellbinder
border die.The sentiment was cut with a SU punch and
foam dotted on. You will find my
 Christmas Cardinal  image at MFP a Heinrich Co.