Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Oldies But Goodies - Be Wild & Free


Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.

Follow along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the Oldie But Good  Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE. One winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning!

April 22- Flowers With Watercolors
April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card
April 24-Holidays Candy Holder

 
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I chose the Oldie But Goodie stamp set, Be Wild & Free for this masculine explosion card!  I created an African scene on the front of my card with loads of sponging.  I added a sentiment and a zebra strip behind on my white card base.   
My card opens up (pardon my hand and my daughter's hand, but these things are sometimes difficult to photograph) to show a few more animals and the rest of my sentiment.  I think these cards are great because there is so much room to write.  This card impressed my man and his two band mates.  One of his buddies asked where I got it...to which I replied, "Upstairs in my craft room".  His wife is crafty in a different sort of way so he could really appreciate the effort.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to head on over to Mark's Finest Papers tomorrow for links to the third day of the Oldies but Goodies Blog Hop!
 
Details - Stamps: Be Wild & Free (MFP), All Postal (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT), copy paper; Ink: Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky; Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Eight, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips, sponge dauber, post-its.  


Monday, April 21, 2014

Oldies But Goodies - Daffodil Greetings


Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.

Follow along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the Oldie But Good  Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE. One winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning!

April 22- Flowers With Watercolors
April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card
April 24-Holidays Candy Holder

Please hop to these designer's blogs:
 
Welcome to the first day of the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop!  I resurrected Daffodil Greetings for this watercolor extravaganza.  I had a hoot just sitting at the dining room table with my water brush while my hubby ate candy and my daughter freehand cut construction paper to make a globe for Earth Day!  It was quite relaxing as the rain began to pitter patter outside and the wood stove began to warm the house.
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Details - Stamps: Daffodil Greetings (MFP), Works of Art (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Brushed Gold, Watercolor paper; Ink: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky; Accessories: Gold ep, heat tool, sponge dauber, aquapainter, stampin' dimensionals.
 

Friends and Waterfalls

Good Monday Morning, crafty friends!  It's the Monday following Easter and I always associate this day with the birth of my sister.  She was born the day after Easter 41 years ago.  This year her birthday is this Wednesday, so it is close.  However, you didn't come for the birthday report.  You can because it's Monday and time for another Friends of Speedy TV challenge!  Waterfall cards are the order of the day.  Here is mine:
Interactive cards are extremely hard to capture, in my opinion.  I edited four photos to show you the look of this card.  If you move from the top left of the photo collage in a clockwise manner, this will show you the card in action.  I did shoot a video of the card in action, but I am not so tech savvy as to be able to include it here yet!  I'll keep trying!
 
Mark's Finest Papers always offers a free stamp set to one lucky participant and today's stamp set is Year of the Horse.  Check it out:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Details - Stamps: Space Fun (MFP); Paper: Black Licorice, Amuse Black, Brushed Silver; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Silver ep, heat tool, Scor-Pal, black satin ribbon, Scor-tape, MM black eyelets, crop-o-dile, stampin' dimensionals, circle punch.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Camellia - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
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 April 19, 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 April 18, 2014.
 
It's the final day of the April release and we are finishing off with a bang.  I just love florals and Camellia is fabulous set!  I used the medium sized camellia for my focal image and one of the sentiments with such a beautiful font under my focal image.  I used a border image from Love, Love, Love to run the length of the card base. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to Janine's blog for another look at Camellia.

Details - Stamps: Camellia (MFP), Love Love Love (MFP); Paper: Crumb Cake, Unknown Burgundy; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Bravo Burgundy; Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, stampin' dimensionals. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lanterns - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured April 15
Paper Doll Frances 
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
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 April 19, 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 April 18, 2014.

 
Here's the Design Team: Lois, Kelli Jo, Karen , Kathy, Toni, Janine, Shirley Q, Vickie, Sandy, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
For today's card, I played with one round lantern in a repeated way.  I stamped it six times and cut three of them out, after I colored them.  I drew in some string or twine that they might be held up by.  I drew in a thin border and stamped a simple sentiment.  I matted my image panel with a purple layer and then popped it up off the card base. 

That's it for me today.  Head on over to Janine's blog and come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Details - Stamps: Lanterns (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Orchid Opulence; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic multiliner, paper snips. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Out of Time Mini - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
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 April 19, 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 April 18, 2014.
 
 
 
My first thought was to use primary colors on this image.  I grabbed the wrong marker and ended up with a pastel blue to combine with my red and yellow.  I loved it and it reminded me of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess.  I felt like it really worked with this cutesy alarm clock image.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come on back tomorrow for more creativity.
 
Details - Stamps: Out Of Time (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliner.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Paper Doll Frances, Bundle Up & Her Majesty - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  April 15
Paper Doll Frances
Bundle Up & Her Majesty
Featured April 16
Out of Time Mini
Featured April 17
Lanterns
Featured April 18
Camellia
 
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 April 19, 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 April18, 2014.
 
 
My new friend, Frances has joined us in a couple of different configurations!  First up with see Frances in her cocktail dress.  I just took up the hem a bit for her!  She's ready to celebrate!
Next up, Frances grew her hair out a bit and lightened it.  She's very casual today as gives a neighborly wave over the fence!  Frances waited patiently as I masked and masked and masked to get this one just right.
Frances was just so busy (check her out on my teammies blogs), so I just borrowed her mini shovel and her basket of greens to create just the right card for my gardening girlfriends. 

Thanks for stopping by, come on back tomorrow for more creativity!
 
Details - Cocktail Frances - Stamps: Paper Doll Frances (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), American Crafts dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers; paper snips, Copic multiliner, Canvas & Linen impression plate (PTI), corner chomper.  Hey Girl Frances - Stamps: Paper Doll Frances, Bundle Up, Spring Things (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Melon Mambo; Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Touch Twins Markers, decorative tape.  Garden Girl Birthday - Stamps: Paper Doll Frances Her Majesty (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Cajun Craze; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Certainly Celery twill tape, paper snips, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals.