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Thursday, April 25, 2013

TTSTV Challenge 46-Autumn with Vellum Leaves


Our challenge today involves leaf punches....I only have the little one. So I punched 5 and then stamped the beautiful maple leaf from the Autumn Glory stamp set in Staz-on ink. I put chalks all over all of the leaves and then glued them on the the dp from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. The sentiment is from the new mini You May Bow. I added some chalks to the perimeter of the dp as well. Three buttons threaded with yellow embroidery thread.
Head on over to mfpspeedytv to play along and have a chance to win some lovely stamps!
Here is the stamp set you can win this week!

Pam


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DRS Designs Challenge 67-Pastels

The challenge over on the DRS Designs blog for this week is to use pastels on our creation. I discovered I don't normally use only pastels...that is why it's called a challenge, right?  I stamped the dogwood branch and then colored and fussy cut out. The warms my heart sentiment was stamped in sage shadow. The silhouette branch bg and vicki's versatile bg were stamped in sage shadow as well. I layered the ribbons and placed some yellow liquid pearls in the centers of the flowers.
Head on over to their blog and play along to be in the drawing for some free stamps.

Pam

Friday, April 19, 2013

MFP's a HC Blog Hop Day 4-Birds & Trees


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees
A very quick card as I will be traveling tomorrow. This set is darling and there is SO much that can be done with it. I stamped the row of trees and added liquid pearls to them. Head on over to Pat's blog next and I sure hope you've all enjoyed this month's hop!
Pam


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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         


 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

TTSTV Challenge 45-Z fold card

Today, Katie brought us the Z fold card over on mfpspeedytv TTSTV challenge 45! Phew, that was a lot to say. I will continue to say this, I am not a fan of fancy folds because no matter how hard I try, I seem to never score or fold quite right! Having said that, I am super happy with how this turned out and will definitely make more...thanks to Katie!
I chose Welcome Poppies and the sentiment is from Rain Clouds....both sets can be found on marksfinestpapers.com. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the dp but I had fun creating with it! I used a pale pink marker and high lighted with poppy parade and white gel pen. Some embroidery thread and a couple buttons.
Take care,
Pam

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MFP's a HC Blog Hop Day 3-Honor & Glory


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
I had fun making the two cards with this stamp set.  I love to use designer papers and have continued that theme for my hop cards this week. I hope you enjoy them....and hop on over to Pat's blog next!

Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         


 

DRS Designs Challenge 66-Bows

I made this card for DRS Designs Thursday blog challenge 66.....bows. I LOVE bows and I love this turquoise ribbon. I have a second cousin that will get this card. She is expecting. I used the For Your Shower greeting and the umbrella. I stamped it in black and used only orange, tempting turquoise and pink to color it in. I made some paper buttons with an embosslit and added some white embroidery thread to them. A bit of an edge punch for my banner and finished it off with a triple embroidery bow and a satin bow.

Pam

MFP's a HC Blog Hop Day 2-Be a Showoff


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff

Again, trying to stick with my using designer papers for the blog hop. Having fun!
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         


 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MFP's a HC Blog Hop Day 1-Columns & Topiaries


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.


I used primarily dp to make this card...with the exception of the card base. I just bought Everyday Moments dp by Teresa Collins.  LOVE IT. I stamped the images 3 times in black and colored with barely banana and baja breeze. The sentiment was stamped in black. Three silver brads and a bow and we're good to go......I am SO NOT a poet:)

Pam


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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         


 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Double Twisted Easel Card on MFPTV-TTSTV #44


Our challenge over on MFPspeedytv today is to do a double twisted easel card. Brought to us by Lagene.  I will be honest.....I AM SERIOUSLY SCORE CHALLENGED.  Having said that, I am super happy with how this turned out.  I feel it's a bit elemental but it is a beginning. I used Flap My Wattles and Hey, Cowboy. Red, willow and chocolate papers for this card and only one embellie-a button. Here's the stamp set you can win this week: 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Winter Crocus TTSTV 43 anything goes

Good Saturday! We have a free for all over on MFPspeedytv.  We can use any challenge offered on the Thrifty Stamper forum.  I chose the "easy glitter image". Add some shine to your image pain....a person can never have too much sparkle.
I am keeping my blurb short and sweet.  Not feeling well at all...strep:(

Pam

Friday, April 5, 2013

TTSTV 43 Anything Goes...The "wet" look


As I start to do my write up and look at my finish product, I see I have some shadows, but at least I was able to photograph the wet look!
Our TTSTV challenge over on MFPspeedytv this week is "anything goes". I chose to do something I often do, use one coat of UTEE on my image to get a wet or rainy look. I used MFP's a HC Glad, Glads for this challenge.  I colored in the gladiolas with blushing bride and chose the Lost and Found dp from My Mind's Eye.  Some ribbon, a brad and a bit of distressed burlap ink sponged on after the Utee was heat set.
Here are the deets in a nutshell with photos!
First, stamp and color your image as you desire...or paint or whatever you choose!
Put versa mark on image...I usually put the paper image side down on the versa mark pad and put UTEE on top of it.
Heat set your image and with only one coat, here it is.  I chose to add some burlap ink with a sponge to areas that didn't have the UTEE
                                      

Finish your card!




Thanks so much for looking!  Here is the set you can win this week! 
 Come on over to mfpspeedytv to play!

Pam