Monday, March 2, 2015

Friends and Easter (03/02/15)

Hello and happy Monday!  It's about time....for Easter, that is.  I had this whimsical idea in my head and just couldn't get it out.  This week's Friends of Speedy TV challenge is to create an Easter card.  I hope that you will play along so that you can be the "pick of the week" and claim your 25% discount!

For my card, I grabbed four different pastels and heat embossed the small bunny from Hoppy Easter.  I colored my bunnies with a Versamark pen to get them a shade darker than my card stock.   Then I used a square punch to punch out all of my bunnies.  I matted them on slightly larger squares and popped them off of my card base.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment on my card base.  Inside, I have stamped another sentiment, Happy Easter.

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Hoppy Easter (MFP), In  My Den (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel; Ink: Versamark Ink, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: White embossing powder, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

More Than One Score - Organization

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's March 1st already and I am not even sure where the year has gone.  This month, the More Than One Score challenge is all about organization.  Janice is our hostess and she created a pretty cool accordion file.  You will want to be sure and check it out.  When it comes to organization (which is not my forte), I am a list maker!  So I created a covered note pad.  Lists are so much nicer to look at when they come all prettied up like this.  
I had a little fun with some pretty Graphic 45 papers, ribbon and a banner from my stash.  The sentiment comes from a Flourishes set called Tulips For Friends.  I just trimmed out a piece of the patterned paper and matted it a couple of times.  
Here's a peek at the inside of the note pad.  It's all ready to be written on and has a little pocket for anything you need to keep a hold of.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Tulips For Friends (Flourishes); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Graphic 45 Secret Garden dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, White organza ribbon, junior legal pad, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friends and Pink and Brown

Hello friends!  It is the weekend and the perfect time to play along with the current Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week's challenge is to use pink and brown on your project.  At first it stumped me a little bit, so I turned to my inspiration source, Pinterest.  I found loads of ideas and my card came very quickly.  I nabbed the cherry blossom and the print for the background from Works of Art.  I took my sentiment from Calm and Wisdom.  I'm not sure where my design came from, but it certainly fits with my clean and simple style.  It needed a bit more punch after I had it all assembled, so I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centers.

I'm off to see what others have done with this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Works of Art (MFP), Calm and Wisdom (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Blush Blossom; Ink: Espresso Truffle, Creamy Caramel;  Accessories: Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilites, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, two way glue pen.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friends and Diamond Fold Cards (02/16/15)

Welcome back friends!  It's time for another Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we have a fun fold for you to try.  This is a Diamond Fold card and it's deceptively simple.  I was inspired to make this card by my daughter's teacher.  He and his wife just had their first child last week.  He's been very excited about the arrival of his son and now he is getting his very first taste of parenting.  I work at the school with him, so I feel comfortable teasing him about his "new job".  I really shouldn't say new job because it really is more like a second job.  All parents know this.

Be sure to join in on the challenge and maybe you can be the Speedy TV Pick of the Week and get yourself a fabulous discount too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Zoo Friends (MFP), Bundle of Joy (MFP); Paper: Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday dp; Ink:  Espresso Truffle, London Fog; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliners.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friends and Die Cuts/Punches

Good Morning!  I'm back with another Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we are using Die Cuts or Punches.  I brought out a load of my circle punches to make my "cheese".  With those circle punches, my Scor-Buddy and some sponge daubers I decorated my cheeses.  Thanks again to my work in Kindergarten, I had an idea about creating this dimensional shape.  You see, we are learning those shape names and practicing drawing them on white boards during math time.  Anyhow, I created my cheese, stamped and colored my mouse and then stamped my sentiment.

I added a few other touches, like embossing the card base and rounding one corner and I was done!

Won't you consider playing along with us?  I know I use die cuts all the time!  If you do and you are selected as the winner, you will earn a lovely discount and a guest designer position.  How fun is that?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Yikes a Mouse (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Barely Banana; Ink: Barely Banana, Espresso Truffle; Accessories: Canvas & Linen impression plate (PTI), circle punches, crop-a-dile, sponge dauber, corner chomper, Copic Markers, Scor-Buddy, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Friends and Romance (02/02/15)

Good Morning!  It's Monday and it's time for the next Friends of Speedy TV challenge!  With Valentine's Day fast approaching, our challenge is all about Romance.  What's more romantic than a rose and the sentiment "I love you"?  I think nothing could be more romantic.  I have topped out here for me.

For my card, I grabbed my stamp set called Roses and went to work.  I opted to use the latest Retro Sketches sketch and then stamped my sentiment across the bottom of the tag in the sketch.  To create a little upward movement in my design, I stamped the stemmed rose partially off the right hand side of my tag.  Some sequins and a burlap twine bow finish the card off for me.

Won't you play along with us?  The prize is quite enticing...a guest designer position and a shopping discount!  I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: Roses (MFP); Paper: MME Heirloom dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Accessories: Copic Markers, Sequins, glue pen, May Arts burlap twine, hole punch.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

More Than One Score - Trifecta!

Hello there Crafty Friends!  It's a good day in my house.  I have a fun and fabulous trifecta today.  It begins with the latest Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge called Hearts A Flutter.  Katie has perfect timing, of course, with Valentine's Day just around the corner.  We have a new design team member on the Scor-Pal team too.  Be sure to check out the work of Lois Bak!  If you visit here often, you will know her wonderful work.  

My project for today is a Valentine's Gable Box, all ready to be filled with a special treat for your loved one! The one thing I love most about this gable box is that you make it from one single sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  I only used a handful of tools to get the job done and it was quick. 
I embellished my gable box with a band of ribbon and a paper trim.  Seriously, Scor-Tape is the best for adhering ribbon to everything.  Then I created a little rosette to showcase my sparkling heart!  

In case you are still hanging on to find out the other two pieces of my trifecta, here it is: Today is Superbowl Sunday with my beloved Seahawks in the running and also my 13th wedding anniversary!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

Details: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU); Paper: Pebbles Fresh Goods dp, Pebbles New Arrivals dp,  Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Real Red, Versarmark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, label punch, hold punch, Crystal Effects, clear embossing powder, heat tool, wide double stitched red grosgrain, baker's twine, red grosgrain, heart to heart punch, glue dots.