Monday, September 30, 2013


Those weekends come and go way to fast dont they! 
The weather has cooled in our part of the world, it gorgeous, 
the days are in the low 90s and nights in the 60s. I do not want
 to go to work I want to garden and play outdoors, but alas no 
work no roof so hi ho hi ho off to work I go!As you probably know
Monday means a new FOSTV Challenge and this week it is
using your favorite colors. Mine are greens and purples. 

I have used  one
of the lotus images from the Lotus Blossom Set. After coloring
I cut out with a Spellbinder and foam dotted onto the embossed
 lavender. The little side embellie was cut from a Spellbinder label
 and a little flourish of jewels added.The butterfly was
cut with a Cherry Lynn die and Stickles added. The top layers were cut with
 Spellbinder scallops and all was stitched on. All the dps used 
were from SU pads. Hope you stop by and show us your
 favorite colors. You have all week to join the fun.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Reunion LO

You might have seen other posts about how a group of us girls who
went to school and graduated together have been meeting up in Sedona for several years now.
Each time we have a little celebration on Saturday night, a nice dinner and
part of that includes a gift exchange. We all play the white elephant game and that brings on a lot of craziness as you can image when they dont want to part with their gift!
 The first year I made an album with a page devoted to each girl. I used their favorite colors and did a theme depicting their job and or hobbies. I added lots of other goodies and pics of Sedona etc. It was such a hit that since then most of the gals have started making gifts which makes them all the more special.This year I made a recipe book, wooden spoons, oven mitt and this LO.
I didnt take a pic of the recipe book but thought I would share the LO
 with you. I did in it browns with the idea that it would be pretty
 neutral for whomever got it. The sepia looks red here in the pic but
in person it matches perfectly!I stitched on the brown after
distressing it then added some stenciling using paste and inks.
I made hands for the metal clock using embossing powder and
attached with a brad. The chipboard is a piece I received from
Erin Blegan so not sure who makes it. The fleur de lis are cut from
Spellbinder die. I also used the Spellbinder rolled flower die and  made two from paper and the larger one is made from some screening that I aged.
  I like that its dark and blends in yet the see thru element keeps it from being too blob looking or at least in person its that way. The corner of the pic shows my sweet beautiful red headed friend Judy. The pocket watch is from one of MFP a Heinrich Co. the Take Time Set and the piece peaking out of the bottom pic is a stamped with the Pocket Watch Set then torn and stuck under the pic.I added glossy accents to the pocket watch to make it look a little more real. The corner needed something and the webbed ribbon seems to fit the bill. I also used some musical dp under the top pic. All the edges were distressed. This sentiment from the Take Time  Set was totally perfect for this LO. We have been friends from early childhood till now, sixty years, pretty special  dont you think!

This year we all wore long skirts and hats and were going to take  pics in the creek but due to all the rains it was raging and way to dangerous to try to get in so we did lots of pics around the property including this one in the tree.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween/ Harvest Blog Hop & Tutorial Time with Speedy TV


Welcome to the Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. Halloween/Harvest Hop. We have some great tutorials for you to make some fun and easy projects for this Halloween/Harvest Season. We will be giving away two stamps sets during this hop, so two lucky people will go home with both of these fabulous stamp sets. Be sure to comment on all the designers’ blogs. Our hop will run from September 24th-27th. Our two winners will be announced on September 28th. 


September 24th - Treat Holders

September 25th - Polished Stone

September 26th - Treat Bags

September 27th - Holiday Table Setting


All our tutorials along with many more are available on MFP SpeedyTV.  The company blog has direct links to the tutorials!


Be sure to check out all of our designers who participated in our hop. The more you comment the more chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets.



Thanks for stopping by! We hope we were able to inspire you with ideas for your Halloween/Harvest season.

Happy Friday, I hope you have checked out all the tutorials and the ladies Fabulous creations!
If not be sure to stop by for all the tips and ideas. You may be one of the lucky winner! For my table setting I started with the beautiful images from the new Fall Apples Set.
After coloring them I cut them all out to adhere to my napkin holders and place cards. Using some SU Red for the base I matted some scrap striped dp to the cream and stitched them all together. As you will see the tutorial shows to attach ribbons and tie them together.
I really like the idea because I can untie them and store them flat to be used again.The place cards were made same papers and stitching and a little fishtail tab to put the name onto. Im going to used the place cards for a get together so I pop dotted the names on and can take them off after ward to possibly be used for Thanksgiving.
Today is also TTSTV Challenge. Out tutorial brought to us by Pam Stang is Faux Silk. Made using tissue paper. I was not able to capture the silk texture in my photos but it really is a very nice look. You can hop over to HERE to find the tutorial,
easy and quick to do with great results. My card was made with SU papers and the SU basket weave embossing folder. The image is from the Pussy Willows Set and cut with a Spellbinder scalloped oval and pop dotted on.The flourish is a MFT die. Plenty of stitching and a little button for embellie.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Today we have our new Monday challenges at FOSTV. 
It is an Animal, show us animals on your creations this week my
cow is from the one of the new Sept. Releases, The Primitive Farm.
Using dots and stripes to show off my cute cow matted on the embossed red
mat. I have cut out the black mat with a Spellbinder Rectangles and tied
a ribbon round it.Some stitching for embellishment along with the
cut with a  Spellbinder Label and a tiny jewel. The sentiment
is from guessed it Just A Note set.

Friday, September 20, 2013


Good Morning friends, our TTSTV Challenge at Marks
Finest Papers a Henirich Co. is high and low lights. 
A very fun project! We have a great tutorial to show you the how to. My first 
card is the low lights using the Dragonfly set on some aqua paper cut with a 
Spellbinder. It is mounted on a dry embossed base with some striped
 dp stitched on. Sentiment popped up.

The second one is the high light one using the Dogwood image on black and 
cut with a Spellbinder. The bottom was dry embossed and the checked part stitched 
on. A sheer bow and pretty paper butterfly for a little bit of embellishment.I 
love how this technique turned out. 

 Be sure to stop on over and check out the tutorial and all my talented teamies creations!

I spent the past Fri- Mon with 9 of my school classmates.We have met in Sedona 
every other year for the past 6 years. We all went to school and graduated together.
 As the years go by its amazing how the bond grows stronger. We  had an 
incredibly wonderful time together. One of the girls has a interior design 
business and is uber talented. She made  fabulous headdresses for each of us. 
We wore them to our dinner and to the luncheon  in Jerome on Sunday. 
Thought I would share  pics with you all. Everyone was wanting to know what
 we celebrating and where we got the hatsThese were'nt actually hats they 
were headdresses  made on head bands.The pics dont really do them justice.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tutorial Time With Speedy TV #

Happy Friday, today its my turn to do TUTORIAL TIME  tutorial. Ive done a dimensional shoe. 
Warning there are a lot of photos in this post! I have scheduled this post and hope
that goes off okay as I'm out of town.
I wanted to thank you all for stopping by and say
 Sorry I havent been by to visit you all but there has been so
much going on  the past two weeks I barely have time to sleep. I
will be back visiting when I get home!!
This is the year Im meeting up with some of my old classmates in Sedona. Since
 the last time I have reconnected with on of my best friends in high school and 
she is coming. She is driving and will pick me up on the way. I will post 
some pics when we get back. Really excited to be gettting out of 
dodge and meeting up with the girls!

These shoes make fun little  favors and or a special little girly gift for 
some one. You can fill it with whatever you want. You can find the tutorial HERE. 
I did a flat shoe and a little heel. After cutting out and assembling the shoes I decorated the aqua one with some lace, a big handmade flower and black sequins. A matching tag used some of the same dp, a little striped oval, a fleur de lis, little handmade flower, cheesecloth bow.

I made a little heel for the second one. After assembly I added some flat glitter
in a  matching peach to the toe area, made a flower from some scrim
 and colored itto match adding a black center out of
some thread and a pearl.

I also added so lace across the top and then a
layer of some peach colored braid and a 
strand of pearls.

The matching tag was made with some matchings SU dps and bottom punched with a MS punch. A couple of
Spellbinder die cuts layered for some dimension. A little flower with pearl center
and several strands of thin matching ribbon finish it off. The sentiments are from the

 Hope you will come join our challenge this week and show us your take on the dimensional shoe!
My teamies have lots of fun examples to inspire you so stop by.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Good Morning Friends, are you ready for our new FOSTV Challenge
This week it is to make one of those " masculine cards"! Seems those guy 
cards dont come quite as easy as the rest for me. how about you? I'm getting 
a jump on upcoming birthdays and this is going to be for my sweet Dad. 
He will be 91 in about 7 weeks. I used the fun 
antique car image as he will really appreciate it since as a 
young boy he drove cars like this one.As a
 little girl my grampa still drove a very old car and I was always intrigued
 by it.After coloring my image I cut it with a scalloped Spellbinder and 
popped it up on the black mat.The zig zag strip was also cut with a 
Spellbinder and stitched onto the black. 
 The green dp is from my scrap box and stitched 
onto the embossed base. A little twine and button for a embellie,
 simple but he will like it. My talented teammates got very creative
with their cards so stop by and check out their inspiration!
The winner will receive a stamp set so why not stop over and
join in the fun this week!

Friday, September 6, 2013


So happy to see Friday how about you? 
Today our TTSTV Challenge is to alter a clipboard. I used my clipboard
 so didnt want to get to dimensional with it. I dont use it to write on but I 
use it to clip up my due work etc. I started by painting it first and adding a
 layer of several colors of tissue paper. Then I began dabbing paints and
 inks onto it. I stamped with several different stamps and more dabbing
. I chose to use the three images from the Se,ding Happy Thoughts set.
 After coloring them I cut them all out. The mats are Spellbinder 
Floral Ovals. I used some free shaped chipboards embossed
 with a variety of powders.Adheared them all on and 
covered with mod podge. Not exactly thrilled with the
results but after I got everything on I couldnt
get them back off so decided to call it good.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Our Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and my image is called...Best Friends!
Have you ever spaced off your card that was due? I had my other cards for this week
done and turned it but since we post alternating weeks I somehow got it in my mind mine
 was due next week and thought I would do it mid week. Wow what was
 I thinking, or rather obviously not thinking! This was a rush job for sure.!
 Some dp stitched on and a Spellbinder mat for my 
image. The border was cut with a Spellbinder and a string died 
to match and tied with the button. A computer generated
 sentiment matted on the banner, but it seemed so plain
so I added a little rolled flower. Quickest card I've made 
in a while! Stop by and join in, you may be the
winner and receive some free images.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day to those of you 
in the US. I'm loving having a day off today!
 I went a bit crazy today, lots of texture, patterns and color.
Starting with a blue embossed base I folded up the bottom edge
 and punched it with a MS butterfly punch but the blue on blue 
didnt show up to well so I added a second layer of white 
slightly off set along with a Spellbinder die cut edge. 

I made a chipboard frame using a Spellbinder die and 
embossed with a variety of powders and then
 some black ink was added. The hummingbird Happy Birthday is from
the flower I added a couple pieces of greenery made using a
Spellbinder foliage die. So many ways to use the frame
it theme so Hope you will stop by and join our
 challenge this week. My talented teammates have 
lots of inspiration for you