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Friday, September 28, 2012

Got Cookies??? - MFP

Here is a card I made with the brand new set in Mark's Finest Paper store this week called
"Holly Jolly".    This Santa was fun to color and also fun working with this paper.  Last year, I really got into using black with my Christmas cards and I still like it this year.   I have a feeling you will see a lot of this paper on my cards this year.

Have a wonderful weekend.  See you again soon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

All about corners

The challenge for Squigglefly blog this week is all about corners.   I used a corner punch, that has not seen light for a while, to decorate my corners and I added the rose at the corner of the image.  I think I am all legal for this challenge.   ~grin~

This is the inside of the card.    The image is by Squigglefly.  It is called "Broken Inner Peace" by Lynn Stansbery.

Thanks for stopping in to take a peek.

CCEE Stampers-Make designer paper

Sabrina gave the CCEE gals a challenge to create their own designer paper, using any techniques they like.  I pulled out my weathered background stamp to use with this with this Sunflower Barn stamp by Impression Obsession.  I got this stamp a year ago in May when I was in Grass Valley with some of my SCS buddies.   This is the first card that I have made with it.

We would love to have you play along with us.  All you have to do is create a card using the above challenge and upload it with Mr.  Linky.  Use the keywords CCEE1239 on SCS. 

Marker Pop - Color Something 
Crafty Catz - Buttons

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shy Bear Tangoing over at The Outlawz

Shy Bear is tangoing over at the Outlawz challenge.  The challenge over there is to make a card that has to do with song or dance.   I added a flower to Ms. Shy Bear's hair instead of coloring it.   I colored them with copics.  The paper I used is My Mind's Eye, my favorite paper.

I appreciate your taking time out of your busy day to stop by.  I am off to get ready for church.  Have a wonderful day.


The Outlawz -Sing and dance
Marker Pop - Color something
Card Crafter's Circle - Ribbon and Roses

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #126-Tags

Today brings a new challenge over at Speedy Fox & Friends.  The challenge is to make a tag.  You could make a tag for a package or a tag for a card, etc..  I chose to use the  MFP Heinrich Co., Asian Delight stamp set.   This was a fun set to work with and it was perfect to use pink, I like pink.   I chose to use an embossing folder that reminded me of little fans which I thought was perfect for my theme.   We would love to have you join us for this challenge. 

I hope everyone enjoys this weeks challenge! We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and commenting on your beautiful cards. You have until 3PM on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 to post your card. Please remember to link your card back to us or mention Speedy Fox and Friends or Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Company in your blog post. And if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice. Have fun and good luck.

Thanks, for stopping in today.  Have a great day.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mark's Finest Paper Sneak Peek

Here are a couple of cards that I made with Mark's Finest Paper Stamps for a sneak peek at a set that will be available next week.  This set is "I'm going Batty".   Be sure and take a look over at MFP Heinrich Co. next week, there are going to be several stamp sets released.  There will be a blog hop over at Mark's Finest Paper Blog next week.  Be sure and hop along with the design team, you might win a nice prize.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CCEE Stampers - Food

The challenge over at the CCEE Stampers is to make a card that relates to food.  I have several digital images that are in the food category, but lightening also took out my printer so I was unable to print them out.  I had gotten this pre colored image with "Thank you"  written on it in an order from Ellen Hutson so I thought this would work very well for this challenge. 

The CCEE Stampers would love for you to join in our challenge today.  Over at Splitcoast Stampers,
just use the key words CCEE1238.  Stop by our challenge Blog and check out the other team members cards.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Paper Cupcakes- Ahoy Mate

The challenge over at Paper Cupcakes/There's Magic in the Air blog was given by Kathy.
She challenged us to use this recipe: embossing dry or wet, Use ribbon, twine or string, use one button and sparklie's.   We would love for you to join us for this challenge, one lucky winner will win a free digi.

Thanks for stopping in today.

Squigglefly - Halloween

The challenge for Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals Squigglefly team this week was to make a Halloween card.  I was unable to do a Halloween card due to the fact that lightening hit my computer and printer last week so I was unable to print out a Halloween image.   I had this cute image,  For Your Birthday by Fawn Palmer printed  out so I colored her in Halloween colors.   I used this fall designer paper, given to me by Rhonda, to give my card a Halloween flare. 

How about joining the Rascals over at  Squigglefly for this challenge?  If you do, you have a chance to win a free digital image.

Thanks, for stopping by.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #125 - Favorite Technique

It's time for another fun challenge over at Speedy Fox & Friends.   The challenge for this week is to make a card with your favorite technique.   My favorite technique is to sponge clouds for a beautiful scene.   This week I chose to use the MFP Heinrich Co.  stamp set Hello Trucks.  I love yellow trucks and that is the best thing about card making, you can make them any color you want.   Now if only it was that easy to make my white truck in the garage a different color every day.  ~grin~  That would be really fun.  Okay, back to the Speedy Fox challenge, we would love for you to join us for this challenge and show us what your favorite technique is.  I will be watching for your card.

I used Miss Caroline paper and copics to color my image.  The truck was colored with Y02,04,06, and 08.

Thanks for stopping by in and I hope you are having a great day wherever you are and whatever you may be doing.

Speedy Fox & Friends - favorite technique (sponging clouds)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lightening Strikes-be back soon

Lightening took my computer out last Friday night during a thunderstorm.  I am in the process of getting things repaired/replaced.    I will be back soon with regular posting.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends 124 - Red & White

Our Saturday challenge over at  Speedy Fox & Friends is to make a red and white card.  I chose the MFP Heinrich Co. Poppies set to display my red colors.   I got out my very lst embossing folder (swirls) and also used a floral oval spellbinder die to display this beautiful stamp.  I added some red tulle and a pearl brad.  Speedy Fox & Friends would like to have you drop by the blog to check out all of the design team cards, as well as, check out to see what you might win if you decide to play this challenge with us.  Hope to see you there.

Thanks, for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

CCEE-A Bird and a Song

The CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week was given by Sabrina.  She challenged us to  use a bird or something related to music on our cards.  I had just colored this inkadinkadoo image, that has been on my craft table since June, cut it out and layed it aside when I remembered it was Wednesday and I had to finish my card tonight to get it uploaded for the blog.   I am a little late, but my motto is better late than never.   Having a Holiday this week has really thrown me off.  Monday seemed like Sunday to me so I feel like I lost a day.

Thanks for stopping in today. 

CCEE Stampers Challenge - Bird/song
My Mums Craft Shop - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Must use stamp
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Craft your Passion - Floral image
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - Music, Dance or other Art Form
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - Anything with wings

Monday, September 3, 2012

Things with Wings

The Paper Cupcake's - There's Magic in the Air challenge for today is given by Danie.
She has challenged us to use any Paper Cupcake image with a theme of anything with wings.
I chose the Paper Cupcake's  image "Orchid Tea Cup with Bird" to use with my card.   Come on over to There's Magic in the Air blog spot and see the other team members cards.   You can find all the details there, too, if you would care to join us for the challenge.

Wow, this is a brand new month.  Where did August go?  It sure went fast, that is for sure.

Thanks for coming by today.

It's Monochromatic at Squigglefly

Rhonda of Rhonda's Rowdy Rascal's gave a challenge over at Squigglefly blog  to make a monochromatic card.   It just doesn't get any better than to use black and brown together so I thought this was a great challenge to use it in.  The Squigglefly image is "Doggie Pile" by Chrissy Armstrong.  I love this image as it reminds me of a picture of the Boxer family I had. (only have one left) Their picture is on my side bar if you would like to take a look of my most favorite dogs, ever.
The Live ticket was given to me by Rhonda.  Thanks, so much, Rhonda.   It was perfect for this card. We would love for you to join us for this challenge so jump on over to the Squigglefly blog and join us.

Thanks, for stopping by today.
  Crafty Calendar -  browns and creams
Inspire me Friday's - Anything goes
Dilly Beans - Black, white and one other color

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends 123 - Sympathy

Our  Saturday challenge over Speedy Fox & Friends at is to make a sympathy card.  This is my first card as a Speedy Fox & Friends design team member. I chose to use the MFP Heinrich Co. Dogwood Blossom set for this one.  I added a little tag punch with a computer generated  sympathy sentiment.    I added a little butterfly with pearls and colored the image with copics.  If you want, drop  by Speedy Fox & Friends  and check out the other team members cards.  We would also love for you to join us for the challenge and you just might win a free stamp set.  Thanks, for stopping in today.  I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend.

Other Supplies used - Mark's Finest paper white premium Heavy 140 lb. CS, MFP-Heinrich Co. stamp-Dogwood Blossom,  Spellbinder Romantic Rectangle die, MS tag punch,  and copics YG21, 23, 25, R20, 81, 83, 85.

Other challenges entered:
Alphabet challenge blog -  white plus one other color
Polka Doodles - Flowers