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Monday, September 30, 2013

Squigglefly Christmas card challenge

Today the Squigglefly challenge is to make a Christmas card.  I chose this image by Inger Harding
called Old Fashioned Skates.   It won't be long we will be getting our Christmas cards ready to mail so I hope you will come and join us so you have one more card for your stash.

Squigglefly will have two new artists that will be added in October.  They are Carmen and Graham Gamble, a husband and wife team.  I can't wait to see their images.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Speedy Fox - Back to School

It is time for another Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  We have been challenged to make a back to school card.  School time means the students must be ready for the reddin', ritin', and ritmatic'.  Right? We all know that those teachers have the blackboards scrubbed and ready write on.  Now the students have to bring their nice teacher an apple to make up for anything bad they might do on this day as well as have their school accessories ready to use.   Do you see that eraser in the top corner?   Don't repeat this, but I think my mom must have had to buy these by the case with all the mistakes I made.  ~grin~
I thought this idea of the blackboard was a great idea.  I can't claim credit for it as  I saw one my Stampin' Up demo made.  The stamps I used today are Mark's Finest Paper "Lesson Learned".

The eraser, scissors and pencil are not stamped images, they are clip art.

Come on down to the Speedy Fox blog and join us for our challenge.  Thanks, for dropping by to visit today.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Inspiration Challenge #30 - Milkshakes


Another Thursday has rolled around and it is time for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.   Today we are getting our inspiration from Milkshakes.  Don't worry we took all the calories out of them.   I used the Mark's Finest Paper Stamp set "Lotus Blossoms" for my card.  Below you will see the pictures of the milkshakes.  I chose the first picture.




I hope you will cruise on over to the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge and join us for the challenge.

Here is the prize that will go to one lucky winner.



Challenges:

ART Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CCEE Stampers Challenge - Fruit



The CCEE Stamper's Challenge for this week is to make a card with fruit on it and if we use apples, for Johnny Appleseed Day,  we get extra credit.  I would love to say this card has apples, but it doesn't.  I suppose I will get no extra credit this week.  ~grin~  I did, however, have the perfect opportunity to use the Graphic 45 paper with fruit on the paper.  The stamp I used is by Mark's Finest Paper - Bring on the Sun.

Thanks, for stopping by today and I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes


Friday, September 20, 2013

Speedy Fox # 178 - It's a recipe

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to follow a recipe.  The recipe consists of using one die, 3 colors and 2 images.     I used the Mark's Finest Paper Stamp set called "Marsh Silhouettes".  The paper is by My Mind's Eye.  Come on by the blog and join us for this challenge.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Inspiration Challenge Cupcakes - There is a shoe in my cupcake

Today over at Speedy TV, the Inspiration challenge is all about cupcakes.  We have some cute cupcake pictures for the inspiration.  It looks like I was in the mood for dots, doesn't it?  When you look at the pictures below, you will see why there is a shoe in the cupcake.  For the shoe, I used Mark's Finest paper stamps called "you've got style".  I added some dots on the shoe to make it go with my dot theme. The cupcake is a Mark's Finest Paper stamp "Celebrate Big".    The icing on the cupcake is sculpting paste with a drop of reinker in it.  

Here are the Inspiration pictures for this week:







Thanks, for stopping by today.  I hope to see you over at Speedy TV joining us for the challenge.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CCEE Stampers - One Layer


The challenge for the CCEE Stampers today is to make a one layer card.   I absolutely love this
Mark's Finest Paper stamp set US Heroes.   Today I wanted to do something different with it so I turned it into a Christmas card.  I started out doing the masking tape magic technique by rubbing masking tape over the stamp pad and then rubbed the tape on the card to make the stripes.  I inked my stamp with a marker instead of a pad so I could leave the USA off of the stamp and then stamp in the peace sentiment.  I also used  the Mark's Finest Paper stamps "Christmas Cardinal" and "Presents".    So what do you think of this Heroes stamp set being used on a Christmas card?

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge - Down on the Farm

The challenge over at the Squigglefly blog is to make a card that pertains to down on the farm.  I chose to use the  Squigglefly Llama Mama image by Lynne Stansbery.     Is this not the cutest face?   My husband tells me the Llama is not a farm animal, but according to the U.S. Agriculture Association, it is.  Any way,  I love this image and I am calling it a farm animal.  ~grin~   Be sure and come on over to the blog and join us for this challenge.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Speedy Fox #177 - Letter G


The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge today is to make a card that relates to the letter G.
Can you guess what word that starts with a G that I chose to use?   Your exactly right - Grunge.
G is for Grunge.  Now don't ask me why Grunge came to my mind because I do not do Grunge well.
It took me forever to figure out what I was going to do with my card for a Grungy look.   I decided to use the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set called Train Talk. I used drywall tape and sponged over it with navy ink, pumpkin pie and vintage photo inks.  I had a piece of burlap on my craft table from a card I had made the week before.  I decided it had the same pattern as the tape so I thought it would be good to add it to my card.  Then it needed something else to make it complete so out came the buttons from my button tin.  I hope you enjoyed seeing the card, I enjoyed doing it once I figured out how to grunge up my card.  Come on down to the Mark's Finest Paper Blog, take a look at the other team members cards and join us for this challenge.  There is always a prize.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper September Blog Hop Day 4 - Tailgate Party



Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10
Koi Fish

Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm
 
Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
Featured Sept 13

Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 Sept. 13, 2013.




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

"Holiday Tag"


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

"Nature's Brushstrokes"
                                                      



Here is the card I made with the Tailgate Party stamps






Inspiration Challenge #28 - Fun Cookies

This week for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge, I chose some really cute cookies for the inspiration.
For the rest of this month we are using food for inspiration.  This week I used the Mark's Finest Paper
stamp sets - Country Charm, Recipe Completer and Holly Jolly Greetings.  I don't know if you can tell, but the gray card stock is suppose to be a cookie sheet with little cookies on it.  These cookies are making me hungry.

Here are the inspiration pictures:


Aren't these just the cutest cookies ever?   I hope you will come on over to Speedy TV and join us for this fun Inspiration challenge.  I want to see what you do with these yummy cookies.

Other challenges:  Loves Rubberstamps - use a sentiment on the front of the card









Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper September Blog Hop - Day 3 -What a Scream



Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10
Koi Fish

Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm
 
Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
Featured Sept 13

Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 Sept. 13, 2013.




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

"Holiday Tag"


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

"Nature's Brushstrokes"
                                                      



Here is my card made with What a Scream.




Be sure and hop along with us, you will find the the  design team list below.

CCEE Stampers #1337- Fancy Fold Challenge



Lois over at the CCEE Stampers Challenge blog has challenged us to make a fancy fold card.  My card is a double accordion gate fold card.   I love this new Mark's Finest Paper mini set "Natures Brushstrokes"  that is debuting in the Store this week.  I thought this image looked so much like this MME paper so I chose to put them together.  The image on the inside of the card was stamped off to make it lighter so the greeting would show through.  The greeting is a Mark's Finest Paper stamp and it is from the stamp set called "Daffodil Greetings".

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you over at the CCEE Stampers blog to join in our challenge.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper - Blog Hop Day 2 - Primitive Farm



Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10
Koi Fish

Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm
 
Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
Featured Sept 13

Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 Sept. 13, 2013.




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

"Holiday Tag"


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

"Nature's Brushstrokes"
                                                      




Here is my card:





Monday, September 9, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper Sept. Blog Hop - Day 1 - Koi Fish


Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10
Koi Fish

Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm
 
Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
 
Featured Sept 13

Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 Sept. 13, 2013.




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

"Holiday Tag"


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

"Nature's Brushstrokes"
                                                      



Here is my card made with the new Koi Fish
stamp set




Friday, September 6, 2013

Speedy Fox - Mask It

This week over at Speedy Fox and Friends, the challenge is to mask it.    I decided to do something a little different.  Instead of masking the image,  I masked the card.   I sectioned it off with tape, stamped the images then stippled with distress inks.  I didn't like the monochromatic colors, at first, but it grew on me.   The Mark's Finest Paper stamps that I used are "Mountain Selections" and "In Tents".
Please join us for the challenge today and show us your masking skills.

Thanks, for coming by today.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge

This month over at the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge we are using fun foods to inspire our
card making.   The pictures we have this week are really cute and fun.  For those of you with little children, you might find something cute and nutritious to make for them.   I chose the puppy inspiration piece.  I used the Mark's Finest Paper Fantastic Dogs stamp set.  I used a circle punch to make a template to use to daub the inked circles.  I had forgot all about this ribbon, but it sure did match the dots on my card.

Here are the pictures that we are using this week for inspiration:



 I hope you will join us for the challenge this week.

Thanks, for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CCEE Stampers - Birthday

The CCEE Stampers challenge this week is to make a birthday card.  One never has enough
birthday cards so I am happy to see this challenge.  I used a Stampin Up Sale-a-bration stamp set
called "feeling sentimental".  I love this set, it has vintage images.   Be sure and join us for this challenge,  I bet you might need a few birthday cards for your stash, too.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge - Use a flower

The challenge over at Squigglefly this week is to make a card with a flower on it.   The flower can be on the image or the paper or can be an embellishment.    I had both.    I am sneak peeking a new image called Baby Girl Booties by Pam Lehto.   Aren't they cute?   Please come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.

Sneak Peak - Christmas tag

Here is a sneak peek of a new set that will be in the Mark's Finest Paper store this week.
It is called Christmas tags.   We will be having a blog hop this week, I do hope you will join us.

Challenges:
Cards for Men - tag

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What A Scream Sneak Peek with Tombow Markers

Here is a card I made with Mark's Finest Paper Stamps, "What a Scream", that will debut in the store tomorrow.  I used crystal effects, colored the images with Tombow Markers and used Tombow adhesive.


 I'm also participating in the "100 Days of Tombow" !!!
 

With each participating blog using Tombow products, Tombow will donate $100.00 in product to the Council for Arts Education.   A National nonprofit dedicating to promoting and supporting art education and quality art programs nationwide.