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Monday, April 29, 2013

Squigglefly Odd number

Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals are hosting the Squigglefly challenge today.    The challenge is to make a card using an odd number of elements which could be buttons, flowers, images, papers, etc..  I used three different papers.  I chose to use a image by the talented Deena Perault called "Cottage Window".
Be sure and come on over to the blog and join us for the the challenge.

Thanks for coming by today.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends-Easel card

Another Saturday has rolled around and it is time for a new Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  Today we are making Easel cards.    I used a Mark's Finest Paper stamp called "Be Wild and Free".  I sponged the back ground with colors that was in my DCWV paper.    Why don't you make an easel card and come over to the blog and upload your card for us to see?    You might just win a prize, too.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CCEE- Kitchen challenge

The CCEE challenge is given by our hostess Kathy Bradley.  She has challenged us to make a card using whatever we might find in our kitchens.   I chose the Stampin' Up Tea Shop stamp set  and SU Doily to make mine.  I hope you will make a card for our challenge and upload it to our blog.

Thanks, so much for coming by today.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Showers

The Squigglefly challenge today has a theme, April Showers bring May flowers.  I chose to use this squigglefly image called "puffy flower" by Angela Donato.  I colored it in blues because it is for a friends birthday that loves blue.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Quick and Easy

Here is a card that I made for  Teapot Tuesday over at Splitcoast.  It was for a gentleman who loves to golf.  This card took me about 20 minutes to make.  That is so rare for me.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends Border Challenge

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge today is to punch a border.   There is nothing that adds to a card, in my opinion, than adding a border and embossing.    I am still having fun with the stamp set called "Be A Showoff" that just became available in Mark's Finest Paper Store this week.  I had gotten this paper in a huge pack of paper and had forgotten about it.  I ran across it this week so I colored up my peacock to match it.  Be sure and make a card with your favorite border or any border you want and upload to Mr. Linky on our blog.  We would love to see your card.  Thanks, for coming by today and taking a peek at my challenge card.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blog hop day 4 - Birds and Trees


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

Today at Mark's Finest Papers, we are showing the new set called "Birds and Trees".  On my first card, I chose to make my trees brown and blue to match the paper.  On the second card,  I wanted to do something a little different with this set to show you the  versatility of this set.  I used the trees to make flowers.  I had also thought of making a wreath with them, as well.  Today brings to the end of our blog hop.  I sure hope you enjoyed and that you might have been one of the lucky winners.  Thanks, so much, for joining us.  
Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 

Blog Hop Day 3 - Honor and Glory


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         





This was a fun card to make.  I love this castle and I love making the clouds.   Castle + Clouds = Fun.
The little dragon looks like a happy chap.  We all know someone who this sentiment would be perfect for, everyone is so busy these days and dragging or is that "Dragon"?  ~grin~
Be sure and check out  the Mark's Finest Paper team's card on the Blog.   The more you comment on the blogs, the better chance you have of winning.  Be sure and come back tomorrow to see another new set showcased.
Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CCEE Color Challenge - We Work For Peanuts

Kathy is the hostess this month for the CCEE Stampers challenge.  She has challenged us to use pink, gray and white.  I like this color combo, it reminds me of a favorite dress in these colors that I had a long time ago.   I used a cute little elephant from  Mark's Finest Paper "Zoo Friends".   I love paper piecing so this little elephant is perfect for it.  This is one of the new sets that became available in Mark's Finest Paper store this week.  Thanks, for stopping by and I hope to see you over at the CCEE Stampers blog, be sure to come over and take a look at the other team members cards.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blog Hop Day 2 - Be a Showoff


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         



Welcome to day two of Mark's Finest Paper Blog hop.  Today we are showcasing the new set "Be A Show Off".  I have had a fun time with this set,  I just love these peacocks.    I hope you are hopping along to all the blogs and commenting today.  Remember the more you comment, the better chance you have of winning.  Good luck.   See you tomorrow with another new set and another day of hopping.
Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Hop Day 1 - Columns and Topiaries


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         


Welcome to Day One of Mark's Finest Paper Blog hop.  Today we are showcasing the columns and topiary stamps.   On this card I colored my image with Copic Markers and did a little sponging around the edge of the image.  This set could be used for many occasions, birthday, sympathy, get well, wedding, etc..  Be sure to hop a long with us today so you can get your name in the drawing to win one of the new sets.

Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 

Mark's Finest Paper Sneak Peek of the 5th and Mini set


                      This set is just so cute, I love all the little" Zoo Friends" and the sentiments.

This is the "You May Bow" set.  The crown is embossed with silver embossing powder although it does look white in the picture.

Tomorrow the our blog hop begins so be sure and stop by and check out the stamps that will be showcased tomorrow.  Also be sure and go to the Mark's Finest Paper Store and look at all the new sets.

Challenges:

http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com- animals

Squigglefly - Mother's Day Card


The Squigglefly challenge for today was given by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascal's and we were challenge to make a Mother's Day card.  I chose to make my Mother's Day Card with a Squgglefly image by Lynne Stansbery called "Time for the Spa".  This image was just released on Saturday. What mother wouldn't want to receive this card with a gift certificate for a massage on her special day?   Please come over to Squigglefly's blog and join us for the challenge.

Squigglefly has a lot of new images added to their site and they have just added more Dianna Garrison images that was not in the store on Saturday.  

Thanks, for coming by today.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - White Embossing

Good morning, it is time for another Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  The new challenge is to use white embossing on your cards.  Today I have chose to showcase this brand new set by Mark's Finest Paper called "You May Bow".   This set will be available in the store next week along with five other sets.  Our blog hop starts on Tuesday so please don't miss it.  You have a chance to win free stamp sets.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

MFP Sneek Peak of Birds and Trees

Here is a sneek peak at a new stamp set that will available in Mark's Finest Paper store next week.
It is called Birds and Trees.  There will be 5 other new sets there as well.   Our blog hop starts next week so be sure and hop with us.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Let's follow a recipe - CCEE

Today the CCEE Stampers have a new challenge posted and it is to follow a recipe of 1 square, 1 circle and 2 designer papers.   Once you use those ingredients, the sky is the limit, add anything you like.  I used, a soon to be released, image from Mark's Finest Paper called "Show Off".  I happened to see this paper at Hobby Lobby and was not particularly fond of it, but thought it might work with this new set.
Once I got my peacock and the blue/black designer paper with it, I really like it.   I was afraid it would be another one of those papers in my collection that would never be used.  I bet there isn't anyone else in blog land that does that.  ~grin~

The blue spiral piece was some thick wire that was on my grandson's prom butoniere a couple of years ago.   Sometimes when you keep something long enough you find a way to use it.

Thanks, for stopping in today and I hope you will join us at the CCEE blog for this challenge.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - make a bookmark

The challenge for Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a book mark.   I chose to make a corner bookmark and used the Hummin' Along set by Mark's Finest Paper.    I hope you will join us this week.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CCEE - Wings

The CCEE Stampers challenge this week is given by Kathy Bradley.  She has challenged us to make a card with wings, real or imaginary.  I chose to use this Squigglefly image "Big Butterfly" by Diana Garrison.  This image will be released on Saturday at the Squigglefly store.

Thanks, for stopping in today.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Squigglefly Bush Shack - Use Liquids


Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals over at Squigglefly are doing the challenge this week.   Rhonda challenged us to use some type of liquid on our cards.   Wow, I have struggled with this one for  about four days.
I water colored a image and it was a no go.   I got out my Tim Holtz  alcohol inks and I sponged about 6 sheets of glossary paper before I got one I liked.   Then to find just the right image to go on it was a little challenge, but I decided on this Squigglefly  image by Gayle Seach.  I colored it with blue and gray copics and added my Cottage Cutz trees.  Now that it is done, it was worth the effort and thanks, Rhonda, for this encouragement to use my inks again.  Kathy and I played with them over the weekend so I got to have more fun with them.

 Don't you just love this image?  I sure do.

Thanks, for stopping by today.  I hope you will stop in at the blog to see what the other gals have done and we would love to have you join us for this challenge.   Happy April Fool's day everyone.

Challenges:

Squigglefly - liquids
Marker Pop - Anything goes