Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Sorry I don't know how to do a post that stays at the top so just 
putting this on top of each post to remind everyone that Marks Finest 
daily prizes plus a Grand Prize of 20 Stamp Sets of your Choice!!


Is Witch way to the candy. Out sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. Be sure to visit their 
store for a huge supply of images for every occasion.
I have used the Mimi Halloween 1 image.
 I had a little piece of paper that gave inspiration for coloring her. She is cut 
out and mounted on the purple. The Sentiment was cut with a Spellbinder 
banner die  and attached with a button. The dp and yellow were stitched 
on and the little row of suckers added. The ribbon is a salvage off a
 wedding invite I received a couple weeks ago, and the perfect color!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Its a Halloween Challenge at

Be sure to stop by and join the Challenges
there is a daily drawing and a Grand Prize Drawing for 20 Stamp Sets of your choice!!

Friends of Speedy TV. I don't celebrate Halloween so this isnt my favorite challenge.
 I tried to make it bright and lighthearted with the colors. I used several sets for this 
one. The image and Happy Halloween are from Im Going Batty Set, the boos and
 cat are from the What A Scream Set. I cut out a dp in a half circle and embossed 
and then stamped the black all over with the boo sentiments. The stars and purple
 were cut out with Spellbinders. The cat was stamped with white then cut out 
and foam dotted on. The bat is from a little set my friend sent me stamped in the
 grey and cut out. The the silver stars are cut out of metal..

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Challenge

The Grand Prize is 20 Stamp Sets plus daily gifts also

for Tutorial Time With Speedy TV is Fruit Background. 
 Using fruit to create dp was fun!!

 I had a lime on hand so used it to
 create my background First 
mixed a dusty blue, seafoam,
 olive and a bit of lavender ink 
together then dipped the lime slice in them and 
pounced on the paper. I did use a little pressure to get all the ink on the paper so the fruit isnt real defined but I do like it Actually the color looks mostly grey in the pic but in person is more aqua looking..It did make for an interesting look.
Used a soft aqua SU paper for the 
scalloped circle, sentiment and little border strip. A little aqua striped 
dp was punched with a Dotted Scallop MS punch.My pretty peacock
 is from the Be A Showoff Set. After coloring and cutting out the
 peacock I added some Stickles for a little shimmer to show off his
 majestic feathers. Some dots added to the scallop circle and a little 
flourish for Mr Peacock to perch upon. He was pop dotted on. 
The sentiment is from the Ivy and Blossom Set  with a couple little jewels to sparkle it up a bit.  We all used 
different things for this technique and got lots of very cool
 results so be sure to stop by and check out all my
 teammies fabulous creations!!

Just had to share my wonderful gift from my sweet jewel of a friend Martha! She
 sent me a early birthday gift and it is quite the gift, a cool 12x12 storage box FULL of 
paper! Check this out EVERYcolor and design you can imagine plus some
 Washi tape, cute little stamp sets and the foam dots that I used all the time!

Monday, October 21, 2013


 I used the harvest theme for my card, using the basket of apples and the
 multi square sentiment from the  new Fall Apple Stamp Set.
 You really need to stop over at MFP a Heinrich Co.
and see this beautiful Set, it is a must have along with the
other wonderful new October releases!
I heat embossed the sentiment and after coloring my apples I cut them out
 and layered with the gold and black.I used a piece of SU dp for the
 fishtail and topped it with a piece made with a MS checkerboard punch.
 All was mounted on a piece of kraft base. It is simple
 and focused on the wonderful apple harvest. We would 
love to have you join in the challenge this week so
 be sure to stop over. We have plenty of
great inspiration for you and the winner will receive a
stamp set!

Friday, October 18, 2013


Happy Friday to you all. Today the challenge at TTSTV IS Paper Clay. 
 I have a lot of upcoming Birthdays so this is one will be for my BIL.
 He is a avid fisherman, team fishes and wins quite often! I used 4 
different papers with a little stitching and used the big bass from the 
 On The Fly Set set to emboss in the clay. Added some color, some 
fishing line and a hook for a easy peasy man card.My week has
 been over the top busy, today is surgeon day so a very long 
day and I have a wedding cake due tomorrow so off to 
finish all the details. Hope you all have a great weekend :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tags and Banners

make for lots of fun creations! 
Friends of Speedy TV are challenging you to  use tags and banners  on your creations this week.I decided to do a little of both. I stated out to make a tag with some  little banners but just didnt go that way. I spent a lot of time creating a background with
 ink, sprays, paints,stencils and embossing to cover it
all up lol.  I dont know where I got this image but I
liked the funky look to it so that started the ball rolling. Used a Spellbinder floral oval to attach her to after cutting out.The hearts were also cut with a Spellbinder die. I made some flowers with punch and dies then added the little clear butterfly. then some leaves. Added a partial piece of a doily and dotted then strung some pearls and attached to the button.The sentiments come from two sets,         Dyed some ribbon to finish it up.In person the blues match much better and it has a softer look!

Since I have several upcoming birthdays these were made with specific gals in mind. This one is made on  a canvas.First I stitched pocket at the top by which to hang it, then added several rows of meandering stitching to the edges. The black side border was cut several Spellbinder dies then embossed with dotted swiss folder..  The  background was then covered with inks,dyes and texture added with stencils and paste. I made an assortment of flowers with punches, dies.and the new October Release Big Blossom. I stamped it four times on some striped dp, cut it out and layered for better dimension.Also cut a little metal key and added it among the flowers.I love old Keys, they always speak to me about, new adventures and treasures.Using a MFT die I cut several flourishes and cut out some leaves to go with them. After making the two groupings I used a Cherry Lynn die for the butterfly adding little pearl drops for his body.

   You know when you start on these canvases they consume you. The inks and dyes go on so nicely and blend easily I could make backgrounds all day long. Kind of reminds me of years ago when I used to do a lot of oil painting.

The bird was a chipboard cut out that I added color to then mounted on cardstock.  The dress form is cut from a PTI die, embossed and some pearls, stickles and ribbon added to.The time piece has a button and brad added to it instead of hands. I used the      set and          sets for part of the sentiment. I love the banner and how it turned out. It is made from pieces cut of thin metal with a Spellbinder die, embossed and inks added for color. They remind me of clothes on a close line lol! Using a long piece of wire I punched holes and strung them adding little coils between each little banner to drape. They are sort of fluttering about freely just like the butterfly. Here is my finished little hanger although it doesnt show I used a old wire clothes hanger and made some curly cues on the ends to hang it by.

Lots of fun things you can do with this theme so hop over to the challenge and join in the fun this week. You could be the winner of the

Friday, October 11, 2013

A New Tutorial today

Our Tutorial at TTSTV is brought to us by  Ginny  and it  is faux cloisonne
This is a quick and easy technique with nice results.  I have used the
 Dogwood image for my technique. After embossing it with gold powder
 I started the coloring process. I acutally think I need a gold stamp
 pad so the embossing looks more solid. 

The only pearl I had was some
 powder I added some water to and it was a little hard to work with 
but it gave okay results.There is a little white showing
 along the embossing but the first one I did the pearl was so 
thick and covered the embossing so I thinned them the second time and this is the results.I cut out and attached to a embossed distressed piece. The pink  is cut with a Spellbinder Floral Oval. 
The dp is a piece left over from a project with no name. Stitched 
all on and added some Washi tape my friend Martha sent me 
to a distressed strip and then some pearls.The sentiment was stamped 
from the  new Big Blossoms Set and added to some striped Washi tape. 
Be sure to stop by MFP a Heinrich Co 
 and check out the Beautiful new October Releases!

Monday, October 7, 2013


Happy Anniversary is our new challenge this week at FOSTV This was one of those crazy
 busy weekends with some unexpected things. We celebrated our anniversary so even
 though its kinda girly this was my husbands card.Now its that time of the
 month and time for the new  October Releases and you will love them!! 
Today Im using the beautiful new  Big Blossoms. 
After stamping and coloring two of each of them I have 
cut them out and layers them for more dimension.
 Can't you see so many possibilities with these flowers.
My plaid dp was stitched on and then I cut a frame out
 from a Spellbinder and embossed it. The white behind the
 frame was also embossed. A few jewels and 
the sentiment finishes off the card.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Paper Bag....

Fridays, love them!! It is time for a new Tutorial Time With Speedy TV 
and Jane has challenged us to make a gift bag.
She has a great tutorial with fun suggestions for decorating
a paper bag to use as a gift bag, so stop over to check it out.
 This was fun and easy. I keep lunch bags on hand so the decision
 was to use brown or white. I decided to go with a brown bag.
 I went with Jane's suggestion to emboss it using a lattice folder 
and then the top with a cuttle bug border folder After
embossing I used a little ink to highlight the raised areas..Next I
cut the top with a MS daisy punch. I used a pretty oval cut out 
my niece gave me. It was cut with a Spellbinder die. 

The sunflowers
 seemed to be a good choice with the brown oval and brown bag.
 After coloring them I cut them out and stickled the bees wings.
 I cut the sentiment out with a couple Spellbinder Scalloped Ovals
and attached with a ribbon and brad. A little Fleur De Lis border on the
 bottom to fill in space. This was a fun one, thinking I willl 
do a couple larger bags and have them made up to go with
 some upcoming birthdays gifts. Be sure to check out my 
teammates blogs too. My sentiment is from the 
Cowgirls Rule Set and the sunflowers are from
 the Bring on the Sun Set.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


This weeks Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is fall colors.
 Our Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and we have some GREAT images 
to use for our projects.

  Be sure to stop by their store to see all
the images they have available!
 I have used the Cornucopia Image for my recipe card.I make 
recipe books for my girls and the 7X8 size fits the bags just right.
 After coloring my image I cut it  out and matted it on some orange.
I computer generated my recipe then cut out and faux stitched it. 
The orange was punched with a MS Daisy punch and then embossed.
 The plaid dp is from Lawn Fawn. The yellow was embossed and then
 I made a little pumpkin with a 1/2 circle punch and embossed it.
 All was stitched together and little dots added to the daisy 
centers. My teammates have lots of GREAT inspiration for
 you, so be sure to stop by and see them.

Althought it doesnt fit the fall colors bill I did make a second page
 using the lovely Stew Pot image perfect for a recipe card 
I love these images!
I thought I would share anyways.