Monday, September 22, 2014

Hot Air Balloon - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
September Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Sept.23
Hot Air Balloon 
Featured Sept. 24
Witchie
Featured Sept. 25
Chrysanthemum
Featured Sept. 26
Nutcrackers
 
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 Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 26, 2014.
 



 

I love this new hot air balloon set.  How fun is this?  The set comes with a load of fun sentiments.  I used  a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to create this card.  Off you go to Janine for more inspiration.  Come on back tomorrow for more creativity!
 
Details - Stamps: Hot Air Balloon (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, watercolor paper, MME Dolled Up dp, BG Mellow dp; Ink: Versamark, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango; Accessories: Gold ep, heat tool, corner chomper, aqua painter, Fancy Fan ef.

Friends and Circular Cards (09/15/14)

Happy Monday!  We have one more week left for this fun Friends of Speedy TV challenge to make a circular card.  I used a tank top of my daughter's as inspiration for this card.  She wore it in this year's back to school parade.  Her class theme was Third Grade is Just Another Day In Paradise.  A grass skirt and plumeria hair clip completed her outfit.  We got lucky and had decent weather for the parade.  I didn't get to see her, but my sister-in-law took pictures.  You see, I was walking with our darling Kindergarten students. 
Don't forget that Mark's Finest Papers offers a stamp set to one lucky participant.  For this challenge, the prize is called Out On The Town.  Here's a peek:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!  Don't forget, this is a blog hop week.  There will be lots and lots of eye candy!
Details - Stamps: I Need A Vacation (MFP); Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Black Licorice (MFT), Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, washi tape (mask), Yellow Stickles, Green Stickles, Stardust Stickles; stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber.
 


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friends and Eyelets (8/25/14)

I'm catching up just a little bit more. This is a card from the last August Friends of Speedy TV challenge to use eyelets on a card.  I took this image on vacation with me and colored it up during a rainstorm in the camper.  I finished it off my stamping a sentiment across the bottom of the card and using my Spritzing Tool to create some interest on the card base.
 
Thanks for looking!
 
Details - Stamps: Roses (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Dusty Durango; Accessories: Corner Chomper, Spritzing Tool, Crop-a-dile, MM black eyelets.

Friends and Cards for Children (9/1/14)

Time to do a little catching up again!  There is one my day to play in the Friends of Speedy TV challenge where you create a card for a child.  I had some fun with this one.  I nabbed some paper from a paper pack that worked perfectly with my parrot image from Buried Treasure!  I had to wrinkle and sand my "treasure map" to make it look just a bit more authentic!  At first I thought I might give this to a 5 year old whose birthday party we were to attend today.  However, we caught the first cold of the school year and now can't attend for fear of sharing it. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Details - Stamps: Buried Treasure (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, DCWV dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso; Accessories: Copic & Touch Twin Markers, paper snips, sanding block, MM edge distresser, stampin' dimesionals. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Scor-Pal Back To School Pencil Box

Hello Crafty Friends!  We are getting back to school with Scor-Pal this week and you do not want to miss a single bit of it.  Today, I have a fun little pencil box for you!  With a handful of scores, a snip here and there and the ever essential Scor-Tape, you will have a happy little container for pencils!  Let's get started:
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • 4" x 9" piece of card stock
  • 7" x 7" piece of card stock
  • Paper snips
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Embellishments
Place the 4" x 9" piece of card stock into the Scor-Pal with the 4" side against the top fence.  Score at 1" and score again at 3". 
Turn the card stock 180 degrees so that your 9" side of the card stock is against the top fence.  Score at 1" and score again at 8".
Crease all of the scores and then trim tabs in 1" on the long side of the card stock.  The cuts will be on the 1" and 8" score lines.  Trimming a slight triangle makes for a clean edge.  
Turn card stock over and adhere Scor-Tape to each tab. 
Remove adhesive backing and fold tabs in to create the box. 
If you will be stamping on your box cover, you may want to do that now with your 7" x 7" piece of card stock.  If not, place the card stock into the Scor-Pal and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/4", 4 1/4" and 5 1/4". 
Crease all of scores on your box cover.
With the panels of the box cover defined clearly with the score lines, I stamped on the front of the box cover.
Turn the cover over and apply Scor-Tape to the first 1 1/4" panel, shown on the far right.
Remove adhesive backing and adhere box cover around the box base.  
Here is one more view of the finished pencil box, all closed up.
I'm so glad you made it all the way through the tutorial.  I hope it has been helpful.  Have a wonderfully creative day!
 
Details - Stamps: Teachers Count (Verve); Paper: Early Espresso, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear embossing powder, heat tool, May Arts burlap twine, glue dots.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friends and Joy Fold (08/18/14)

Good Monday morning!  Here we have the next edition of the Friends of Speedy TV challenge and it is to create a Joy Fold card!  I will admit that this particular fold is tough for me.  I just never know how to decorate it.  Today's closure is the heart up left that is popped up on dimensionals so I could tuck the front flap underneath.  I took my cutie-patootie birds from Birds and Trees.  The sentiment comes from Coneflowers.  Have you seen all the great sentiments coming along with the florals that Mark's Finest Papers has been releasing????  If you haven't, you need to check it out.
 
Don't forget, Mark's Finest Papers offers a complimentary set to one lucky participant in this weekly challenge.  The set being offered today is Halloween Selections.  The timing is absolutely perfect to make a few fun Halloween cards.  I love this set for all the bats in it!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
 
Details - Stamps: Birds and Trees (MFP), Coneflowers (MFP); Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Happier; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, Heart to Heart punch, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dear Santa & Brrrr - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
Featured Aug. 14
Keys
Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr
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 Aug. 16, 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 Aug. 15, 2014. 

It must be Christmas in August!  It's the only way that I can explain today's two sets.  I used Dear Santa today on a simple Christmas card.  I relied on my Copic Markers and some fun patterned paper.  I scored and sanded a simple frame for Santa and his classic statement! 
This little guy comes from a set named "Brrrr".  He has a couple other friends in the set with him, but he looked so sweet I had to use him first.  I doodled a bunch on this card.  I drew in my snow, snowflakes and the bottom of his sweater.  I die cut a doily and glued it down and then taped down a double layer of ribbon.  Fun stuff today!  I hope it puts you in the mood for Winter!
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to Janine's blog for more creativity.

Details - Santa Framed - Stamps: Dear Santa (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Webster's Page dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Magnolia Doohickey die, paper snips, Scor-Pal, sanding block, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliner, Sakura clear star gel pen, Sakura glaze pen; Chilly Flake Friend - Stamps: Brrrr (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Taken With Teal, Pool Party; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Sissix Doily die, Scor-tape, White organza ribbon, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Copic multiliner, Sakura clear star gel pen, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, corner chomper, stampin' dimensionals, Sakura glaze pen.