Friday, May 31, 2013

Blogging with Friends - May - All about Kids!

Hi!!!  Today is the last day of the month so that means it is time for "Blogging with Friends" monthly challenge.  A group of us meet at SCS on a forum thread and challenge each other to create card(s) with a theme and then we have fun visiting each other's blogs or thread post to see what everyone has come up with!  This month's theme is: "All about Kids" and it's brought to us by Patricia at "My Crafty Creations" .

I created this card speedy quick  because I have run out of time and we are leaving on a trip!   At first glance this might not look like it's "all about kids" but I created this for my daughter.  She said she wanted her card to be full of bling and all about lipstick, eyeliner and the like.  I am not sure I am crazy about this so maybe I will get a chance to create another card for her before her birthday gets here but at least this year SHE WILL have a card on her birthday.  Last year she received a VERY belated homemade card from me!  

When I went to work this morning I realized that I don't have any "make-up stamps" or embellishments.  All I could find was this DP so here it is..... 


Thanks for looking....now I am off to pack!!!!  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 161 - Joseph's Coat


Happy Saturday!!!  It's truly a HAPPY Saturday at our house!  School is out!!!  Summer freedom is upon us!!!  I hope it's a Happy Saturday at your house today.  Saturday also means that it's Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.  This week's challenge is to create a card using the "Joseph's Coat" technique.  I had never created a card using this technique before so I used this tutorial : Splitcoaststampers Joseph's Coat Tutorial .  To enter the challenge and see more fabulous inspiration by the design team please visit: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps .


I took Glossy card stock and sponged two different color inks randomly on the sheet.  Next I stamped the cattail stamp with versamark watermark ink then heat embossed with clear EF.  After it cooled I used my brayer and rolled black ink over the top.  The heat embossed image resists the ink and with a wipe of  a paper towel I cleaned off the remaining ink to reveal the bright colors.

The inside is very similar to last week's inside.  This time I added the leaf stamp to the top corner and changed around the bottom elements slightly.



Stamp set used:
Marsh Silhouettes
Supplies: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Marsh Silhouettes.  Paper: Black Licorice, American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Misc Yellow Card Stock. Acces: SNSS - SNSS Bird & Feather Dies

Monday, May 20, 2013

A card in Blue

To view blog candy Post click HERE.


I played around with the SCS mix-ability challenge, Flourishes Timeless Tuesday's color challenge and Simon Says Stamp Flower Power challenge to create this card.

The mix-ability challenge was to place glitter under glass.  I am going to have to do a little more practicing.  The glitter really softened the color on the roses.  




Flourishes Timeless Tuesday's - Blue and Green 

SCS Mix-ability, MIX16 - Glitter under Glass

Blog Candy Give Away

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I am so excited to have my first giveaway!!!  

I get to give away Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC entire May Release!

If you didn't get a chance to stop by last week, scroll down and you can see the samples I created with these fun sets for the blog hop last week.

The Prize Package includes:

Five full size stamp sets - In Tents, Marsh Silhouettes, Marsh Birds, 
Now Showing, Space Fun and the mini set - Lily of the Valley






In order to be eligible to receive the entire May Release please do the following:

 Please be or become a follower of my blog. 

 Please be or become a follower of Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co .

 Please be or become a Member of MFP SpeedyTV 

It's not a requirement but I would love it if you would post my blog candy to your side bar with a link back to my blog.

Leave me one comment to let you me know you have done all of the above!

I will announce the winner June 7th.  Good luck and happy stamping!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 160 - Window


Hello!  It's Saturday so that means Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge!  Our challenge this week is to create a window card.   For more inspiration and all the challenge details please visit  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co blog .

On Monday I shared a card with gesso resist technique, water colors using  water color paper.  For today's card I again played around with gesso resist technique.  For this card though, I painted the background a bit differently.  I lightly sponged water on 100 lb smooth paper and painted with Distress Markers over the top of the dried gesso.  If you look closely at the sky there is a line of gesso where I used the "credit card" method (but not very well, that will take some practice!)


The inside:

One lucky participant in the challenge will receive this mini stamp set:


Thanks for looking and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Supplies used:

Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps a HC - Marsh Silhouettes. Paper: MFP 140 lb Premium White. Acces: Sizzix - Rounded Tags, MFT Fishtail Flags. Gesso, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, stencils.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps HC - Blog Hop Day 4 - Now Showing


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
 
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
 
Featured May 17th

Now Showing

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 May 18,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday May 17,2013.



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

"Marsh Silhouettes"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"
                                                      


Welcome to the last day of Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps May release!  Today we are featuring the set, "Now Showing".  Oh my, did I ever have fun with this one!

First I stamped the film image on vellum.
Next I used alcohol reinkers to drop ink onto the vellum.  (The photo above shows the ink remains from a trial piece of film.) 

All inked up.  This curls up just like the negatives from our non-digital cameras!
I selected four photos, resized them, printed them out and attached them to my film.  A truly one of a kind card to give to someone special!

For my next card I decided to create a movie gift card holder card.  I colored and cut out the fun movie image then popped it up over the top of the GC holder.

Here is the GC holder empty showing the pretty yellow pocket.

The inside:

Thanks so much for spending a bit of your time with me this week.  Tomorrow is Speedy Fox & Friends challenge so I hope you will stop by and play along.  Monday I have my first blog candy giveaway to announce so I hope to see you then!

Now don't forget to stop by and see all the fabulous designs the rest of our team has for you and leave a comment for a chance to win today's release!


Supplies used: Now Showing: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Now Showing.  Paper: K&Co Circus Valentine, Vellum, Crumb Cake and misc. CS.. Acces: Die-Namics Party Banner, Star Stax, Sizzix/Hero Arts Bicycle stamp and die cut.

Happy Birthday: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Now Showing.  Paper: K&Co Circus Valentine and ,misc. CS. Acces: Die-Namics Party Banner, GC holder, Fishtail Flags, and Star Stax.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps HC - Blog Hop Day 3 - Space Fun


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
 
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
 
Featured May 17th

Now Showing

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 May 18,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday May 17,2013.



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

"Marsh Silhouettes"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"
                                                      


Welcome to day three of the hop!  Today we are featuring "Space Fun".  Just as the name suggests it's FUN to play with!   

For my card I thought I would show the rocket leaving the earth and clouds behind!


My daughter came home from school the other day and said she had to make a space game for a school project.  Right off the bat I told her I had something she could use for her game.  How about some space pawns, hand stamped and colored?

I created the pawns and stamped a few board "spaces".  She punched out  more circles and created the board.  She worked with a partner and they made up cards for the game play and at a later time she changed up the design of the board but wouldn't let me photograph it!!! 

Another view of the game.

 Here is a close up view of the Space game pawns and stamped circular "spaces" with images from the stamp set.  The sentiment on the arrow was computer generated.

Thanks so much for going on this little space tour with me today!    Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win today's release!   I hope you will stop by my teammates blogs for some fabulous inspiration!


Out of this World: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Space Fun.  Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC 140 lb Premium White Paper, Jillibean soup -  Blossom Soup.  Acces. Lifestyle Crafts Nesting circles and spellbinders Lacey Circles.

Space Game: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Space Fun. Paper: MFP a HC 140 lb Premium White Paper. Misc. CS. 






 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps HC - Blog Hop Day 2 - In Tents


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
 
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
 
Featured May 17th

Now Showing

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 May 18,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday May 17,2013.



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

"Marsh Silhouettes"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"
                                                      


Today's featured stamp set is such a cute set with loads of possibilities!  I used the "side step" fold to create this little camping scene! Even though I had not tried this fold before it turned out to be easy and fun to create!  I just had to add this sentiment as it cracks me up! I wanted to add the campfire to the scene, so I placed a moon with clouds above the tent instead of a sun although IRL we have had a campfire going on many cold mornings WITH the sun shining!

Next up we have my "Different ways to use a stamp" segment:  
I am still behind in my Christmas/Winter cards so I thought I would create a winter scene with the tree image.  I have left off the sentiment until I know whether this needs to be a  "winter wishes" or "Christmas" card.  I think it would do nicely for either one.


I added a little bling to each tree although it's difficult to see on the tree at the left.  I thought a pop of red would be fun so I added a Cardinal from, "Christmas Selections".

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win today's release!   I hope you will stop by my teammates blogs for some fabulous inspiration!



Camping Card:  Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - In Tents.  Paper: ATD Great Outdoors, Chocolate Chip, images colored on MFP a HC 140 lb Premium White. Acess: MFT Die-namics - Flat Bottom Clouds, Fiskars circle punch.

Winter Card: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - In Tents, Christmas Selections.  Paper DCWV Arctic Wishes.  Access: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles, Paper Studio Spiral. Hobby Lobby Ribbon.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps HC - Blog Hop Day 1 - Marsh Birds


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
 
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
 
Featured May 17th

Now Showing

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 May 18,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday May 17,2013.



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

"Marsh Silhouettes"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"
                                                      


Happy Tuesday!  It's the first day of the hop so I get to share two cards I created with "Marsh Birds". 

I decided for this card to just showcase part of the cattails stamp.  I lightly sponged blue behind the cattails.  Created a window with label dies and added the veneer dragonflies.  I can't quite capture the color correctly but the inner window is a Dark Blue.


I have left off the sentiment on the inside until I know the destination of the card.

To create the Marsh for this fellow, I used the 2 Cattail Stamp from "Marsh Silhouettes".  I masked off pieces of grass or cattails to achieve the look I wanted.  


Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment here and at my talented teammate's blogs for your chance to receive today's new release!


Dragonfly & Cattails: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps - Marsh Birds.  Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC 140 lb Premium White, night shift blue.  Acces: Spellbinders Labels 4, Recollections Embellsihments.

Marsh Bird:  Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps - Marsh Birds, Marsh Silhouettes. Paper: Black Licorice, American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Gray CS. Acces: Sizzix Rounded Tags, Die-namics double scallop, ribbon.


 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps Special Feature!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend and are off to a good start to the week!  This week is Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a Heinrich Co. blog hop week.  I will have a post every day this week so I hope you will stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win a new release!

 The special stamp set this month is: Marsh Silhouettes





The mini stamp set we have for you this month is: Lilly of the Valley


I have been inspired lately by several talented artists that work magic with mixed media as well as the splitcoaststampers mix-ability challenges.  I just had to give it a try when I saw "Marsh Silhouettes" stamps set! This was just a little experiment but it didn't turn out half bad for a first try.  I created the card by using Gesso resist technique, water coloring with reinkers, stamping and distressing.  


The inside:

My second card can be used for wedding or Anniversary.



For more inspiration with the special stamp set and the mini set for this month you can visit Mark's Finest Paper's & Stamps a HC blog right HERE

Sympathy Card: Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Marsh Silhouettes.  Paper: MFP a HC 140 lb Premium White, Nightshift Blue, Watercolor paper.  Access: Spellbinders - Postage Stamps, Classic Squares.


Anniversary Card: Stamp:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Lilly of the Valley. Paper: MFP a HC 140 lb. Access: Sizzix - Textured Impressions - Thank You set #5, Pearls, Dollar Tree Ribbon.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 159 - Glitter

Happy Saturday!  Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend!  We are drawing nearer to our kids getting out of school with just a couple more weeks to go!  We enjoyed an evening's musical entertainment on Tuesday as our daughter sang with her chorus group and this coming week we get to see her receive some awards!  Seems like the end of the school year is a LONG way from Christmas but I am ever mindful of the Christmas cards I want to send so along with "Thank you's" to teachers I also created ....a Christmas card!   Our challenge this week is to use glitter.  

 For more fabulous inspiration and details on the challenge join us HERE .

If you have followed me for any length of time you know I love to use the stamp sets in different ways.  So here we go....


The tree is from the stamp set "In Tents" that will be released next week!!!

A little close up so you can see the glitter...it really is there!!! 

The inside: 

The sentiment on the front of the card is from MFPaHC - Winter Scenes and the inside sentiment is from MFPaHC - Poinsettia Blooms .

I hope you will stop by each day next week as it's blog hop week with Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps a HC.  We have 5 new full sets and a mini set to share with you.  On Friday I will also share a give-away and it's BIG!!!

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend!

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - In Tents, Poinsettia Blooms, Winter Scenes. Paper:       Paper Studio - Cozy Little Christmas, Natural, Garden Green.  Acces: Ribbon from Paper Studio, Flower soft and glitter!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Splitcoaststampers Virtual Stamp Night

I hostessed a challenge this weekend for the mini Virtual Stamp Night over at Splitcoaststampers.  Our theme was "Dog Days of Summer".  The main VSN is June 7th and 8th so stop on by and play along if you have some stamping time!

We have 45 minutes to create each card not counting choosing paper or coloring time...the image can be colored ahead of time.  Here are the cards I created for the challenges:

Scrapperwannabe's challenge was to add fruit to the card.  I used CAS(E) this sketch #26 to create this one.





Margscardcrazy, had us creating BRIGHT Christmas cards.




My challenge was to add circles to your card:



For this card I dipped the bottom of a glass in ink.



Tammie E's challenge was to "Beat the Heat" and with my card I show NOT working is what I like to do to beat the heat!  :)


Thanks for looking! All the details on the cards are on my SCS gallery ( ohmypaper! )if you want to see them!




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