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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CCEE -Fairy challenge

The challenge over at the CCEE Stampers is to make a card with a fairy on it.   I did not have an a fairy image so I used a fairy silhouette.    I always like to put silhouettes with a white/black or a pink/black combo.  I used paper scraps, a embossing folder, button, gems and ribbon.   I do hope you will join us over at the CCEE stampers for our challenge.  Thanks, for stopping in today.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sock Monkey and Circles


I started coloring Bugaboo sock monkey's yesterday and couldn't quit.  Now I have a few images colored and waiting to go on cards.  The Technique  challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers today is to use circles.  I used a circle nestie to cut out my sock monkey.  I decided to cut out some buttons to carry on the circle theme.   I think this would make a perfect card for my grand-baby that will be born this week.  They have decorated the room with monkeys.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mr. Socks, Rides Again, saq

The Twisted Sister Challenge this week is to make a card for a child or a card with a child on it.
Either way I have it covered because this sock monkey thinks he is a child.    The image is a digi from Bugaboo.  I went there to get one digi and guess what?  Yes, I ended up with 3 sock monkey digi's.
I have a friend who loves sock monkeys so she will be thrilled to see the cards made with them.

Thanks, for stopping by today,


Challenges:
Marker Pop - Buttons

Friday, February 22, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - My State

The Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge for today is to make a card with something about your state on it.   I am from Illinois.  Most people think of West Virginia and Kentucky as coal mining states, but in my little corner of Illinois we have several coal mines.  They ship it out by train. You can't see it, but  on this train from the Mark's Finest Paper Train stamp set, it does say coal on the part of the train I colored red.  How about playing along with us this week and telling us something about your corner (state) of the world.   Be sure and check out the other team members cards over at Speedy Fox to see what their state is known for.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blog Hop Day 4 - All Postal





February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 22,2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"


The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"





Here we are at day 4 of Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop.   I really like this set,  it was so much fun to play with.   The first card I paired the  MFP set Flamingo's on Vacation.  The second card I stamped on a piece of Paper Studio paper and added a lace border.  That is what I call an easy peasy card.   The last card was in my mind a little different than this.  Ever had that happen?  I visualized it with real lip prints, but my lip blots didn't look so hot so I had to use some lips that were cut out and then crimped to try to give it the look of the natural creases in the lips.  I had one I sponged to make it look old, but it did not photograph very good so I went back to no sponging.   Can you tell I really like this set?   Surely it doesn't show. Be sure and hop along to everyone's blog today, leave them a comment to be entered in the drawing to win the free set.  Today is the final day of the hop, I hope you enjoyed it.  Good luck on winning a free stamp set.


Pam 
Toni 

Blog Hop Day 3 - Rain Clouds





February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 22,2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"


The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"



Welcome to Day 3 of Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop.  Today the new set  Rain Clouds is the set we are showing.  I couldn't resist making my frog a girl so she could have some Belly button bling and pink animal print boots with a matching umbrella.   She is all ready to go out and play in the puddles.  No worries about getting her webby feet wet.  ~grin~    I had so much paper piecing on the first card that I paper pieced on my second one, too.   I stamped two sets of boots and cut out two of them to show the boots more.    Be sure and go over to the blog to start the blog hop.  Be sure and comment on the blogs so you have a chance to win the free stamp set today.

Pam 
Toni 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CCEE Stampers - Letter C

The challenge over at the CCEE Stampers this week is to make a card with something that starts with the letter C.  I chose to use this hero arts stamps with Children marching in a parade.   I have had this stamp for quite a while and this is the first time it has been inked.  I suppose I was waiting for the perfect challenge for it.

Be sure and join us for this challenge, let us see your card with a C word.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blog Hop Day 2 - Hum Along





February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 22,2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"


The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"
 


Today we are showing the new set at Mark's Finest Paper called "Hum Along".    The first card I stamped my image, colored and  cut it out with a spellbinders die.   Then I sponged around the image while it was still in the die.  The second card I used two different dies to make it a little different.   
Be sure and hop along with us today over at Mark's Finest Paper blog, the more comments you leave on the hop, the more chances you have to win a free stamp set.



Pam 
Toni 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Hop Day 1 - Lots of Luck



 
February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 22,2013.






 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"

 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"


 Here is the cards I made with the Lots of Luck stamp set.     On the first card,  I colored
my clovers with copics and then embossed them with a swiss dot embossing folder to give it some texture.   The second card  I stamped the leprechaun  and the pot of shamrocks on another piece of paper so I could cut them out and pop them up on the card.   Check out the new sets over at Mark's Finest Paper.  Be sure to hop a long on the blog hop leaving comments for a chance to win one of the new sets.


Pam 
Toni 

Squigglefly Sentiment

Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals over at the Squigglefly blog is giving a challenge this week to use a Squigglefly sentiment.    I chose this cute  NEW image called "Warm Feet"  by Lynne Stansbery of this sweet little dog and the sentiment that goes with it.  Those of us who have dogs certainly know that  Love is a 4-legged word.  Be sure and come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.

Thanks, for coming by today, hope you enjoyed my doggie card.  Be sure and make your own card with a Squigglefly image, upload it to the Squigglefly blog so you get a chance to win a free digi.

Sneak Peek of two new stamp sets - Mark's Finest Paper


Today Mark's Finest Paper is giving a sneak peek of two of it's new sets that will be in the Mark's Finest Paper Store.  The first card is made with the Love Script set.   I did a triple stamping technique on it and added a embellishment.   The second card was made with the Big Cupcakes set.    The paper cupcake lining is paper pieced.    Be sure and head over to the Mark's Finest Paper blog tomorrow to hop a long with the blog hop.  The more blogs you visit and leave comments, the more chances you have to win one of the new sets.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Pink, brown and white

Here it is, another Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  We are making pink, brown and white cards.
I used two of Mark's Finest Paper sets on my card.   I used Sand Dollar mini and Silly Shells.  I didn't plan my card with the stamp set that Mark's is giving away this week, but I when I put my card up for the blog, I noticed that Silly Shells is the free set that someone who enters the challenge this week, will win.

I am so ready for spring, but probably not as much as the people on the east coast who had huge amounts of snow dumped on them.  I think that warm weather is on my mind more than I think since I have made two cards the last week that has to do with the ocean.  Maybe, just maybe it is my sub conscience telling me it is time for me to take a little vacation.    That's right, to the beach.   I know when my sister sees this post she will say I just told you to come and visit me.   She was here this week from California and just returned home on Thursday.

Thanks, for stopping by today.   See you soon.

Sneak Peak of All Postal Stamp set

Mark's Finest Paper will be releasing six new stamp sets next week.   Today I am sneek peaking the All Postal set. I made this card a couple of weeks ago so it was the first card made with this set.  Each card I have made with it since,  makes me like this set more with each card.   I used  a post card embossing folder then I used some distress inks to make it look old.  Be sure and join us next week for the blog hop.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CCEE1307 - Flat Box Treat Box

The challenge over at the CCEE Stampers is to make a flat box treat box.   I have to tell you I am horrible at figuring these things out, but Beate over at Splitcoast Stampers has a great video tutorial on making this box.   I have never liked making boxes, but this one was fun, maybe because there was a lot of room to decorate it.  The stamp set I used is by Mark's Finest Paper called Lots of Luck.  It is a new release and will be in the Mark's Finest Paper store next week.

Please join us for our challenge, we would love to see the boxes you make.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Speedy Fox - Love

Today the challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a card that has to do with Love. I hope you will stop by the blog and check out the other team members cards.   I chose to use the Love, Love, Love  set over at Mark's Finest Paper.  I really like the checkered heart in that set, but I did not have a die that would work for a shadow.   I decided to do something a little different and used a punch on the checkered heart then layered them with the scalloped heart.  To tie those hearts together and to add in a little love,  I stamped love (also from the Love, Love, Love set) on a red heart.  I was glad I decided to punch out the heart from the checked heart, that made me think that there are many other ways to use those checks when it is not Valentine's Day.  I call that versatility.

Please join us for our challenge so we can see your Love card.   The free stamp set that one lucky winner will receive is Fabulous dogs.  Thanks, for stopping in today.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CCEE Stampers #1306 - Weather

Frances is our CCEE stampers challenge hostess this week and since February 5th was "Weather person's day,  she challenged us to create a card that features some sort of weather.  I think that summer weather sounds good.  I chose to use Simple Stories July
Calendar Selection.  I love this vintage image of these gals having a good time at the beach during the "Good Ole' Summer Time".

We hope you will play along with us this week.  You can upload your card to the CCEE Stampers blog using Mr. Linky or you can upload to the SCS gallery and add CCEE1306 to the keywords.

Challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes 
Unstampables - Use no stamps


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another Graphic 45 Card - Vintage photo album

Here is another Graphic 45 card  - I made it for a challenge over at Splitcoast.  Talk about easy peasy, it was.   The twine that looks like it is on a photo album is on the paper and not twine.  It sure does look real to me.  I have to say I really like the Graphic 45 paper.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sweets to the Sweet - Squigglefly recipe

The Squigglefly challenge for this week is to use a recipe  consisting of  a circle, a button and a flower.    I forgot the flower so I had to go back and add one.   I am terrible about leaving things out and not realizing it until the card is done.  I made two circles and only used part of them so I hope that qualifies for the using a circle.   I chose to use this sweet  Squigglefly image called "Sweet to the sweet" by Lynne Stansbery.    Isn't the look on her face cute?   It is like she is thinking I can't wait until they finish singing Happy Birthday so I can eat this yummy cupcake.  Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals would love for you to come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.  If you haven't been to the Squigglefly store today, you might want to go and check out the fabulous new images.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Paper Piecing

It is time for another Speedy Fox and Friends Saturday challenge.    We are suppose to do paper piecing.  I really like the way paper piecing looks, but rarely do that technique.    I think that I will start doing it more.    I chose to use the Mark's Finest Paper  "Welcome Poppies" set for my card.
Below is the stamp set that Mark's Finest Paper will be giving one lucky winner who participates in the challenge this week.  I hope to see your card linked to the gallery.  Good luck.


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