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Friday, May 30, 2014

Speedy Fox Challenge - Vintage

The Speedy Fox challenge for today is to make a Vintage card or project.    I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamps called "All Postal, Sending Happy Thoughts and Hum Along" for my card.  This card really started out vintage and I think it started going down hill.  I did flick some black paint on it with a toothbrush.  (ofcourse I used my husbands toothbrush, but don't tell him)  ~grinning~  Come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Queen for the Day Card

I was asked to be the guest designer for the Queen for the Day challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  Ann aka Dockside is the new Queen.  I like the layout of the card I cased of Ann's.  I love this yellow and black combo with the mix of dps.  My husband says it is too busy, but I like busy.  :)  I used a stamp set called "Huge Bloom" by Mark's Finest Paper.   The paper I used is Authentique.

Here is the link for Ann's card that I cased.

Squigglefly - Sneak Peek of a New Release

Here is a card I made with a soon to be released image from Squigglefly.    This fireworks  image is by a new artist, Sandra Caldwell.   This image and many other will be released at the Squigglefly store on June 7th.  Be sure and check them out.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Speedy TV Inspiration challenge - Niagara Falls

The Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge for this week has some awesome pictures of Niagara Falls.  
I used  Marks Finest Paper stamps called "Friends".   I chose the picture with the blue fireworks for my inspiration.    The paper I used is Stampin' Up.  This card was also for the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast.  The challenge was to make a building blocks card.  I definitely felt challenged when I was cutting the card stock and hoping it was right.

Here are the Inspiration Pictures:



If you can find some spare time, come over to Speedy TV and join us for this challenge.  I would love to see you there.

Thanks, for stopping by.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Squigglefly challenge - Make a square card

Making a square card for the Squigglefly challenge today is a treat because I love square cards.  I chose to use this image by Lynne Stansbery called "Girls Night Out".   It is definitely a fun one to work with and Lynne draws the best images.   The birthday sentiment is not a Squigglefly image.
Caldwell,  debuting this month.  Be sure to go to the Squigglefly store the first of June to see her work.  They also will have have some new images posted in June.  I can't wait to see them all.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Speedy Fox - Magic Masking

This weeks challenge at Speedy Fox is Magic Masking which is one of my favorite techniques.
I used tangerine tango, crushed curry, pool party and baked brown sugar inks.  The stamps are from Mark's Finest Paper. (Hum Along)  Be sure and come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.

Loving this Artistic Outpost stamp set

Wow, I have not used this Artistic Outpost  stamp set very much and it has been sitting on the shelf for a year.  I have made two cards with it in the last two days.  I have to put it back on the shelf or everyone will get tired of me using it everyday.  ~grin~  This card  was made for the Free 4 All challenge at Splitcoast.   I am so happy they gave this color challenge.  I would never have thought to use this set in these colors.  I added some twine and the netting from a ham as my embellishments.

I made this card for a Splitcoast challenge, too.   I am really enjoying being back to doing the challenges there.

Thanks, for looking and I hope you will come back soon.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #64 - Bicycles and Bouquets

The Speedy TV Inspiration challenge #64 is all about bicycles and bouquets.  I made a pop up box card for this challenge, with the help of a friend.  I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamps "Pansy Riot".  I used the Silhouette to cut out the purple bicycle.

Here are the inspiration pictures:







I sure hope you will join us this week.












Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mixed Media - Faux Metal

I made this card for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast on Saturday.  I used duct tape and black paint to achieve this look.  Thanks, for  coming by today.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Speedy Fox - No Designer Paper

The Speedy Fox challenge is to use no designer paper.    No designer paper, how do I make a card without it?   I decided using Mark's Finest Paper "Tiger Lilly" stamps would be a start.  I then picked my papers with colors that would go with my colored image.   Now it gets tough, trying to figure out a background without using designer paper.  I decided to use a stencil and sponge with the colors of the card stock.  I really am pleased with the background.   This is a good technique to use when we do not have any matching designer paper, too.   I run into that  problem quite often.   I will do this technique again.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mark's Finest Paper May Blog Hop Day Four - Bearded Iris



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  May 13
Kiss Me & Plywood

Featured May 14
Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15
Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May16
Bearded Iris

Here is the card I made with this set:





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 six winners will be announced on 
May 17, 2014 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 May 16, 2014


Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mark's Finest Paper May Blog Hop Day Three - Tiger Lily and Tree Frogs



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  May 13
Kiss Me & Plywood

Featured May 14
Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15
Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May16
Bearded Iris


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 six winners will be announced on 
May 17, 2014 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 May 16, 2014

Here are the cards I made with these sets:






Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.