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Friday, August 30, 2013

Speedy Fox - Frame It


The challenge for Speedy Fox and Friends for this week is to Frame It.  I decided to frame the Mark's Finest Paper Stamp set - Covered Bridges.  I sponged the background, added liquid appliqué to the trees and colored the bridge with copics.  Come on over to the blog and join us for our challenge.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Wreaths

Today over at the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge we are getting inspiration from wreaths/door decorations.   I got my inspiration from the the one with the sunflowers,  just incase you won't be able to guess from looking at the pictures below.  ~grin~   The little branches with the berries do not show up too well in the picture.

Here are the pictures we have to choose from:



Come on down to Speedy TV and join us for the Inspiration challenge.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Twisted Easel Card

The challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends today is to make an easel card.  This is my first time making a  twisted easel card.   I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set Shello and made it a belated birthday card as I am always late mailing out cards.  That is what happens when you are busy making the cards.
That sounds like as good an excuse as any.  ~grin~  Be sure and check out the other team members cards on the blog.    We would love to have you join us for the challenge.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #25 -

This week for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge we are drawing our inspiration from
lodge pictures.   I chose the first picture with the pinecones and the trees.   I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set called, "On the Fly" for my image. The sentiment is Bring on the Sun,
another Mark's Finest Paper stamp.

Here are the Lodge  inspiration pictures:

 


Please come on over to Speedy TV and play along with us.  We would love to see your cards.  Which picture are you going to be inspired by?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CCEE Stampers - Angel


The CCEE Stampers challenge for today was to put an angel on our cards.  I used the Mark's FDinest Paper "wings" mini stamp set for my card.  I hope that angel wings are close enough to the challenge guidelines as I don't want the challenge police knocking on my door.  I really wanted to put my picture with the wings, but I knew I would get binged on that one, for sure.  ~chuckling~  Drop on by the blog and join us for the challenge.  Hope to see your card uploaded to Mr. Linky.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge - Use Twine, Ribbon or Floss

The Squigglefly challenge for today is to use twine, ribbon or floss.   I decided to use twine. I used the Squigglefly digital image "Fairy Fun" by Fawn Palmer.   This is one of the Squigglefly new releases.
The paper I used is BoBunny.  This was a nice surprise I found in my mailbox a couple days ago from a really sweet friend.  Thank you, my friend.

I hope you will come over to the blog and enter your card in the challenge.  Thanks, for stopping by.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends-House Challenge

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge for today is to make a card that relates in some way to a house.  I had several ideas, but I kept thinking about how a house is not a home to me with out a best friend and we all know that dogs know how to be a bestie better than anyone.   I love this cute little Scottie dog and I never look at it without thinking of Yaddi, (a Scotty) that is my friend Beckys'  bestie.

Please note that this is a computer generated sentiment and is not a Mark's Finest Paper stamp.

I hope you  all will join us for this challenge.  It is always fun to see everyone else's card and see what they come up with. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper August Blog Hop Final Day - Wealthy Fish


Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
 
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
 
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.




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

"Lucky You"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"
                                                      


Below are the cards I made with the Wealthy Fish stamp set.



 
Today is the last day of the blog hop.  I hope you have liked the cards we have made with all the new sets this month.  Thanks, for coming by and hopping with us.



Inspiration Challenge #24 - Dinnerware

Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.
This week we are heading to the kitchen to get our inspiration.  The topic is dinnerware.  I am so amazed at how many different patterns there are.  I chose the western dinnerware for my inspiration.
I had fun trying to replicate them.  I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamps called "Hey Cowboy" and "Wild Horses".  Below you will find all three of the inspiration pictures that we had to work from.



Thanks, for stopping by today and I do hope you will come over to Speedy TV and join me for this challenge.  It sure would make my day.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper August Blog Hop Day Three - Country Charm


Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
 
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
 
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.




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

"Lucky You"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"
                                                      



Here are my cards with the new  Country Charm set.  On the first card
I used another Mark's Finest Paper set called Flaps My Wattles.








CCEE Stampers - Brick Wall Technique

The challenge over at The CCEE Stampers is to make a brick wall card.    I think I finally got this correct.  The last two weeks I had to admit to my CCEE team mates that my cards were not legal because I forgot something on both of them.  They were all understanding and did not call the challenge police.   This is the first brick technique that I have ever done. There sure was a lot of cutting and sponging to do.

 Come on over to the CCEE Stampers blog and join us for the challenge.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper August Blog Hop Day 2 - Joyous Season


Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
 
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
 
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.




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

"Lucky You"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"
                                                      





Below are the cards I made with the Joyous Season set, I really like black and red colors for Christmas cards.





Monday, August 12, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper Day One-Pocket Watches


Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
 
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
 
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.




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

"Lucky You"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"
                                                      



Here are the cards that I made with this set, one in gold and black and the other is Navy and silver.
I had a hard time getting these to photograph so you could tell the actual colors.









Mark's Finest Paper Sneak Peek


Take Time Mini 

  Lucky You                                       


Pocket Watches


Today I am sneak peeking some of the new sets that are new in the Mark's Finest Paper Store today.
Come back tomorrow for the first day of the August blog hop.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends #172-Make it Plaid

Saturday has rolled around once again and we have another challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends.   The challenge is Plaid.  I searched for some plaid paper and I discovered all of these scrap pieces cut in triangular shapes.   I took the matching paper and cut some more pieces.  None of these are the same size since I chose to use the pieces already cut.   I added some jute ribbon with brads to make a border.  I used the sets Wild Horses and Hey Cowboy for this card.

I hope you will come on over to Speedy Fox and Friends and join us for the challenge.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge-Western Decor

A big YEE HAW to you all  and welcome to another Speedy TV inspiration challenge .  Today we are heading out west for our inspiration .    Maybe we will  see a few handsome cowboys,  a real roundup in progress really stirring up the dust or find beautiful mustangs running wild.  Now I am not anticipating that we will see any gun slinging so we should be safe on this journey especially with the Sheriff and his #1 deputy riding with us,  so don't be "skeered".   Let's get saddled up and get started.   I think we might just have a heap of fun out here in the Wild West. 

Remember there is never a mistake in an inspiration challenge.  It is all about what inspires you.  It may be a shape, a color or just something the picture reminds you of like a piece of paper or embellishment.  (or a handsome cowboy) ~grin~

 I had fun inking up myMark's Finest Paper stamps for this challenge.  (Wild Horses and Hey Cowboy)  They were perfect for this challenge.

Come on over to Speedy TV and join me for the fun.  Take a look at my design team's cards, too.
I can't wait to see your card.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

CCEE Stampers-Make embellishments

The CCEE Stampers challenge for this week was to make our own embellishments, use 2 dp's and use ef.   Oh, no, the challenge police are coming to take me away.   No embossing folder used and I hope my background paper can be a substitute for the dp's.  The flip flops and the starfish  were cut with the silhouette.  The background paper was something I did a long time ago.   I ironed wrinkled wax paper onto glossy card stock.  At least that is how I think I did it, it has been a long time.  The blue made me think of water which was perfect for this Ms. Piggy.  The image was a Paper Cupcakes by Nina May. 

This card is also for the Twisted Sister challenge.  Tater gave the challenge and ask us to do a beach theme card and specifically asked us not to use pink.  Hee Hee.   She knew I was going to use pink.  (I always do when she says that)  Really pink is the only color for this little piggy.  ~grin~

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Squigglefly - Make it masculine


The Squigglefly challenge today is to make a card that is masculine.   I chose this Squigglefly image called "Pickles" by Lynne Stansbery.   The inside sentiment says, " A Big Dill.  Happy Birthday".
Squigglefly  just released several new images on Saturday.   Be sure and take a stroll through the store and check them out.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Speedy Fox Challenge - Cooking

Today's Speedy Fox challenge is to make a card that relates to cooking.   I decided to make a recipe card with my favorite recipe.    I  love Chicken and Dumplings, but I sure do hate the mess of making them.   I decided to share my recipe and I guarantee you won't have to wipe flour off your face or your kitchen counters.   Chicken and Dumplings at the lodge are the best and better yet, they have all the mess to clean up.  Picking up the phone and calling for reservations is just the best recipe I have found. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have.  ~grin~

For my recipe card, I used two of Mark's Finest Paper Stamp sets.   One is Recipe Starter and the other is Flaps my wattles.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #22-Hawaiian Shirts

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge-Hawaiian Shirts


This week over at Speedy TV's Inspiration challenge,  I have picked out  Hawaiian shirts for us to get our inspiration from.  My sunset colors look a little different than the sunset in the first shirt which I chose for my inspiration.   I used more orange than yellow.   I used two different Mark' Finest Paper stamp sets.  One is "I need a vacation" and the other is "Flamingo on vacation". 





Here are the inspiration pictures:


I hope you will come over to Speedy Tv and join us for the challenge.  You could win a prize, if you do.