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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends - Use Two Border punches

The challenge for Speedy Fox and Friends this week is to use two border punches.   I used the MFP Stamps Lighthouses.  I hope you will come over and join us for the challenge.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop January Blog Hop - Favorites of 2014

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Jan. 30, 2014

Let's get started!!

Here is my Card

I used the Hydrangea stamp set

Here is the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Colorful Hot Air Balloons - Last Challenge

While much of the East Coast is getting heavy snowfall and while we are just having cold temps, I am dreaming of sunshine and hot air balloons.  A PINK  hot air balloon at that.  ~smile~  Anyone who knows me very well, knows I do like my pink.  I made my card for this challenge and for the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast this week.  I really liked the technique and it was a new one for me.  We white embossed our images on white card stock.  I will do this technique again.

This will be my last post for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.  I have been the challenge hostess for about a year and a half.  I notified MFP of my decision to step down as the hostess.   They decided to discontinue this challenge.  There are other fun challenges at Speedy TV so please check them out. 

Have a good week.  If you are on the East coast with all the snow, stay safe.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Classy Cards N Such - Use Letters

It's time for another challenge at the Classy Cards N Such blog.  Today we are putting letters on our cards.   Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I decided to make an Easel Valentine card.    This was fun to make because I love the red foil that I used and the ornate bird cage.  For all the details on how I made this card and the products used,  you can find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.


Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Valentine 
Simon Says Stamp - Hearts

Squigglefly Put A Little Love In Your Heart

This is a very sad day.  This will be my last posting for the Squigglefly Blog.   Squigglefly will be closing at the end of the month.  If there is any images you want from the store,  be sure and get them before they close.  

Today I am using an image from my favorite Squigglefly artist, Lynne Stansbery.  Lynne's images are always cute and so easy to color.   The image I used on my card is called Pinky Swear and it comes with three sentiments. 

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

Thanks, for coming by today.  See you again soon.


Brown Sugar Craft Blog - Valentine 
Eureka Stamps - Hearts 
Simon Says Stamp - Hearts 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes

Friday, January 23, 2015

Speedy Fox And Friends - All White Card

The Speedy Fox Challenge for this week is to make an all white card.   I used a couple embossing folders on my layers to give them some texture, added white pearls  and embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment I used is from MFP Stamp Shop and it is called "
Love, Love, Love".   It is a perfect stamp set to use for Valentine's Day.

Thanks, for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Challenge entered:

Eureka Stamps - Hearts

Classy Cards N Such - Beautiful Blooms

The gloomy cold weather has really been getting to me so I made this ray of sunshine card for the Classy Cards N Such blog.   I really love yellow and black together so I knew that had to be the colors of my card.    I chose a stamp set by Sweet N Sassy called Flowers in Bloom and it can be found here.   For more information on my card, go over to the Classy Cards N Such blog.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First Christmas card of 2015

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, I used the SU
Ornamental pine stamp set.  I had gotten this way before Christmas and it had not seen ink yet.
I really like the silver embossed pine.

Thank you  for stopping by today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Speedy TV - Inspiration Challenge - Zentangle

I found some really cool zentangle pictures for the Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge this week.    A lot of zentangle I have seen is just done in black and white.  The pictures for our challenge are in color.  I  hope you will go check them out at Speedy TV.

I used the MFP Stamp Shop stamp set called "Roses".   The sentiment is from the "Hydrangea" Stamp set.  I like to have enough space in the image to do the zentangle.  This was my second attempt to tangle and I like my first one the best.   I hope you will join us for the challenge and try your hand at Tangling.  Be sure and take a look at the other team members cards.   They made awesome cards for the challenge. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Classy Cards N Such - Snow Birds

The inspiration picture for the challenge at Classy Cards N Such is Birds.  I decided to re-create the picture with my dies.  Can you see the resemblance?

The dies that I used are :

For more information on my card please visit the Classy Cards N Such blog.   When visiting the Classy Cards N Such store, feel free to use the Shirley-10 discount code.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends - Rainbow of Color

The Speedy Fox challenge for this week is to use all the colors in the rainbow.  This was a fun card to make.  I just sponged an array of colors over my stencil to make the background.  The sentiment and the flowers are from the MFP Stamp Shop called Lotus Blossoms.

I hope you will head on over to the challenge and join us.  We would love to see your rainbow of colors.

Classy Cards ~ Vintage Bicycle

I made this masculine card for Classy Cards N Such.    Seems like I do not make enough male cards to keep in my stash.  I really like this old Vintage Bicycle Die by Memory Box.  I thought the kraft and the black paper would really be perfect with it.

For more details of my card check it out on the Classy Cards Blog.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Old Barns with Ads

The Speedy TV  Inspiration Challenge this week is to be inspired by Old Barns.  Do you remember the old barns from long ago that had the ads on them?  Those are the barns I am talking about.  They had coffee ads, soda ads, Rock City ads, etc..  I can remember taking vacations as a child and I loved watching for those barns to see what was going to be advertised next.  For my card today, the barn I chose had a coffee ad so I used the MFP Stamp Shop "Java Time" stamp set. 

I hope you will go over to the challenge and check out the nostalgic barns and join us for the challenge.  Don't forget to take a peek at the challenge teams cards while you are there.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Squigglefly Challenge - Anything Goes

Wow, this week rolled around really fast.  Seems like I cannot get back into the swing of things in the New Year.  I have got to get things back on schedule.  

The Squigglefly challenge this week is anything goes.  I am showing a Happy New Year card.  I used the image Here's to Anything by Lynne Stansbery and added this cool Squigglefly sentiment.  I really like the way the countdown is done.    Not only would this be good for the New Year, but it could be a countdown to any occasion.

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my card.

Classy Cards N Such - Pretty In Pink

Hello, Stamping Friends.   This week the challenge over at Classy Cards is all about Polka Dots.  I used Graphic 45 polka dot paper and also dry embossed dots on my pink layer to comply with the challenge.  The image I used is  Sweet N Sassy  Flowers In Bloom.   The dies used were Romantic Rectangle and Sue Wilson Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bow.  All of the supplies I listed may be found in the Classy Cards N Such store. 

For more information on my card check out the Classy Cards N Such Blog.

Squigglefly Challenge - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year

The challenge over at Squigglefly Blog this week is Anything Goes.  I am sharing a New Year card that I made.   The image I used is "Here's To Anything" by Lynne Stansbery.   You may find the  Squigglefly New Year  Count Down Sentiment HERE.

Come on over to the Blog and join us for the challenge.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends - Use Punches and Emboss

The Speedy Fox challenge for today is to use punches and then dry emboss over them after you have put them on your card.  Since Valentine's Day is not that far off, I decided to make a Valentine card.
I chose the MFP Stamp Shop stamps called "Love, Love, Love" and "Love Script".    I hope you will join us for our challenge.

Challenges entered:

Color Throw Down - Red, black and white
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - No Circles

Friday, January 9, 2015

Squigglefly Happy New Year -Classy Cards Dies

Here is a New Year card that I made with a Squigglefly sentiment.  This card was published in Complete Cardmaking  magazine with several other Squigglefly cards.  I really like this sentiment, it is a great wish because we sure know how long New Year's Resolutions last. 

The dies that I used on this card are by Sue Wilson and can be found in the Classy Cards N Such store.  I love these dies, they really can give a card Pizzazz.

For more details on this card,  go to Classy Cards N Such Blog to read about each detail.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card today.

Challenge entered:

Aud Sentiment Challenge - Use the word NEW
Simon Says Stamp - NEW

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Classy Cards - Can You Say Brrrrrrrrrr?

Well,  I can say Brrrrrr really loud with the near zero temps that we are having this week.   Not only is it cold, but there is a little wind that goes with it that makes it even worse.  I might be complaining, but this little snow family is very happy with no worries of melting.

The challenge at Classy Cards N Such this week is all about teal snowflakes.  I hope you will be able to join us.  

Products Used:


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Shabby Chic Bedrooms

The Speedy TV Inspiration challenge this week is all about beautiful Shabby Chic bedrooms.  I love all three of the pictures that were posted for us to get our inspiration from.    I finally decided to
use this one:

I used the MFP stamps called Vintage Fashion, a set that was just released last month.  I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Classy Cards N Such - Is it Spring yet?

Brrrrrr, it sure is cold outside today and we are suppose to have some really chilling weather this week.  I think we are going to be saying this a lot in the next couple of months, "Is it Spring Yet?"
For full details on my card please go to the Classy Cards Blog.

Thank you,  for coming by today.

Classy Card Products used:

Matelasse Embossing Folder

Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Dies

A2 Divine Eloquence Die

Asters and Poppies Dies

Impression Obsession Greeting Set Die

Friday, January 2, 2015

Speedy Fox - Patchwork Design

For the Speedy Fox Challenge today I made a patchwork quilt card.  I used the MFP stamp set called Vintage Fashion and colored it with copics.  The sentiment I used is from the MFP Hydrangea stamp set.  I did a little doodling around the frame because I thought it would give it a little pizzazz.

Be sure and join us for our challenge.  We would like to see your patchwork design.

Classy Cards - All that Glitters

For the New Year challenge for Classy Cards N Such we were to make a card using glitter and something new.    I had new glitter paper in my stash  and this new die "Tall Chloe Stems" that I purchased from Classy Cards N Such.  I really like the way it turned out,  but was rather hard to get a picture that really showed its beauty.  I didn't have the right light, I suppose.  For more information on this card, please look Here on the Classy Cards N Such blog.    You can find all of the challenges we have up until March posted on the blog so you can get a head start to join us for the challenges.

Thanks, so much, for looking at my card today.