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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge Masquerade Masks

Today over at Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge, we have some masquerade mask pictures for our inspiration.  I used a Mark's Finest Paper stamp set called "Be a Showoff".  I know, my card is a little wild, but that is okay.  ~grin~  My DH thought it was a whole lot wild and  also weird.  I used fun fur with the peacock feather and  feathered ribbon under the butterfly.

Here is the picture I cased for my card:


Now you can see there is a butterfly on the side of the mask, the peacock feathers, etc.   I was
wishing that I had some black sequins, but I didn't find any in my stash.

I hope you will come over to Speedy TV to join us for the challenge.

Thanks, for coming by today.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CCEE Stampers Challenge 1344 - Adopt a Dog Month


The month of October  is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month so the challenge is to make a card with a dog on it.   I am using an older stamp set by Craft Lounge today for this challenge.  I always loved this set and have not used it for a very long time.   The card was in a boxed set by We R Memory Keepers-Boho design.  I bought it on a trip to Pennsylvania when  I met Vicky Gould several years ago before we were design team sisters.  The box of cards was one of my finds on our shopping trip. That was certainly a fun day.

Thanks for coming by today to view my card.  I hope you will come over to the CCEE Stampers Blog and join us for the challenge.



Monday, October 28, 2013

Squigglefly - Thankful for you

The Squigglefly challenge this week is to make a card with the theme-thankful for you.  I chose to use the Squigglefly image "Hugs" by Angela Donato.   Isn't  this little gal cute?   I can visualize her in a red outfit on a Valentine card  being a little shy, which was actually my thought when I purchased her.

Stop by the blog and check out the other team members cards and play along with us.    Thanks, for coming by today.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Farm Scene

Today's challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a Farm scene.  I chose to use the
Mark's Finest Paper stamp set called "Flaps my Wattles".  I used raffia to make it look like straw, sponged clouds and dirt, and  I added some flowers to give it a little extra zip.

I hope you can find some time to join us for the challenge.  Thanks, for coming by today.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Inspiration challenge #34 - Halloween Costumes

This week over at Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge we are getting our inspiration from Halloween costumes.  Here are the pictures that I chose for the challenge:




















I bet you can't figure out which picture I chose.  ~smile~  I thought they were all just adorable.

Come on over to Speedy TV and join us, there is a prize every week.    This is the free stamp this week:

Thanks, for stopping by and I will be looking for you to link up your card for our challenge.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CCEE-Non Traditional Halloween card #1343Anne

Anne over at the CCEE Stampers gave the challenge for this week.  We were to make a Halloween card using NO orange, black, purple or green.   I noticed that I did make her shoes black, but I will pretend not to see that.   Sage shadow is surely not green, is it?  LOL  I did really good until it came to picking out paper to go with my colored image and this was the perfect dp for this little gal.  I am already preparing my case for  when the challenge police arrive at my door. ~grin~ Maybe I should make them cookies, too.

I hope you will come on over to the blog and join us for the challenge.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Zoo Scene



The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge today is to make a zoo scene.  I chose to use the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set "Zoo Friends".  I used the Stephanie Barnard "Sizzix" flip it die to make my card.  It is really an awesome die.  Thanks, to my sister, for bringing it for me to play with.

I hope you will join us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  There is always a prize for one lucky winner.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Inspiration Challenge - Beautiful Leaves


The inspiration challenge over at Speedy TV is all about the beautiful leaves.  I used Mark's Finest Paper Stamps "Autumn Glory" and "Autumn Splendor".  This picture of my card does not show the embossing on the acorns real well.  In real life they really shine with the gold embossing.  I created the leaves by rubbing ink pads over them, then I used versa mark and clear embossed them.  I was really pleased with the out come.  We have chosen some really pretty leaves for the inspiration challenge, I hope you will head on over to Speedy TV.   Kathy, Nancy and I would love to have you join us. 

Here are the pictures:





Thanks, for stopping by today.








CCEE Stampers Challenge - You don't bring me flowers

The challenge this week over at the CCEE Stampers is to make a card with flowers.  The theme is "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" which is an old song.   I chose to use Rubbernecker stamps today that I picked up at the stamp convention this year and which had not seen ink yet.  I think they were feeling very unloved.  ~grin~  I hope you will head on over to the Blog and see what the other girls have made and join us for the challenge.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Squigglefly-A Good Little Witch

Today over at Squigglefly, Rhonda has challenged us to use a Halloween themed card.   I love this cute  Squigglefly image "A good little witch" by Lynne Stansbery.  My sentiment is computer generated.  I hope you will come on over to the Squigglefly blog and join us for the challenge.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Fall Scene

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge this week is to make a fall scene.   I love orange and turquoise together so I thought they would make a pretty fall card.  I chose to use  the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set called "Autumn Friendship" for my card.  I really like this image.  I hope you will head over to the blog and join us for the challenge. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper October Blog Hop - Day 4 - Apples


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful

Featured Oct 9
Pandas
 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms
 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.





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

Works of Art


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

Wise Men
                                                      



Here is the card I made with the Fall Apples set.




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper October Blog Hop - Day 3 - Huge Blooms


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful

Featured Oct 9
Pandas
 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms
 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.






 


Here is the card I made with the Huge Blooms set.





Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Let's Play Football

Today over at Speedy TV Inspiration challenge  we are playing football.   We are having some great football weather.  The nights here are just a little crisp and that is definitely good weather for football.  Also good for sitting on the patio with some logs in the fire pit.

This is also for the CCEE Stampers challenge.  The challenge there is to make a football card.


 Here are the three football pictures that I chose for our inspiration for this challenge:




I hope you will join us for this challenge. It would make our day.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper October Blog Hop - Day 2 - Pandas


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful

Featured Oct 9
Pandas
 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms
 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.






Here is the card I made with the Panda's set.  The paper I used is origami and the charm 
is from Mark's Finest Paper.




Monday, October 7, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper October Blog Hop - Day One - I Am Thankful


Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8
I Am Thankful

Featured Oct 9
Pandas
 
Featured Oct 10 
Huge Blooms
 
Featured Oct 11

Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.






For my I am Thankful card  I used a Stampin' Up Thinlit die to make my card. 

Card closed

Card open





Mark's Finest Paper - 5th and Mini set


Here is a card I made with the new Mark's Finest Paper mini set called "Wisemen".  
 I love this with the gold embossing.  Below you will see one I made in green with silver embossing.




Here is the card I made with the new Mark's stamps called Works of Art.

Squigglefly - Orange Bliss Challenge

Today, Holley, over at Squigglefly gave a challenge called orange bliss.  I used a  brand new Squigglefly image called "What's Up Turkey?" by Cheryl Alger.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Snow Scene

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge for today is to make a card with a snow scene.
I used Mark's Finest Paper Stamps "Trip to Lancaster".   I sponged in snow and clouds to make it look like a snow storm, not sure I succeeded in that look.  ~grin~  I did, however, succeed to make another Christmas card.   It won't be long before we are needing lots of them.  I hope you will be able to join us for the challenge.

Squigglefly Sneak Peek - Baby Bump

Here is a card I made with a new image that will be coming to the Squigglefly store, soon.  It is called
"Love Baby" by Fawn Palmer.

I made this card for the Free 4 All challenge over at Splitcoast stampers.  This is a newly released image by Pam Lehto called Pam's pumpkins.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Popcorn

I am really having fun with the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.  This week I have chose 3 images with popcorn for us to get our inspiration from.  I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamps called "Now Showing".   I did the magic masking to get the stripes on the card.   To finish my card, I tied it up with some fun fur.

Here are the inspiration pictures for this week:


 Who would have ever thought that Popcorn could look so cute?

Here is the stamp that one lucky person will win for entering their card in the challenge:

I hope you will come on over to the challenge and join us.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

CCEE Stampers Challenge - Ovals

Here is a card I made for the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Susie this week and it is also for the CCEE Stampers challenge. Anne is the CCEE Hostess this week and sinceOctober's gem stone is the Opal and it is oval in shape, she wants us to make an oval card or a card with an oval on it.   I chose so use this cute Squigglefly image "Snowy Card" by Marla Shega.  I am still in love with the red/black color combo for Christmas cards so I have made another one.  Come on over to the CCEE blog
and join us for the challenge.