Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Here at Tuesday Throwdown we are excited about some 
changes that will taking place. Be sure to stop by next week 
to get the scoop! 

For this week we are looking for some doodling on your
project. I took the opportunity to make the cover page 
for a new album I'm making for a friend from church.
 Starting with a blank page  I spritzed and smeared some 
springy colors around. Next started the doodling with some
 fun flowers, a cheery sun and some fun dots. Then
added some more color to them. Stamped a
couple dragonflies and  added a big
lavender flower for some fun. I outlined around
the words a couple times and matted them.
onto the lavender. Some doodling print to elaborate on
 the words. A little dimension paint on the sun and the dots.

 I drew my girl onto a page of
 vintage print. My friend is Latino and she is beautiful,
 feminine and has the most gorgeous hair I have ever seen,
 enough for at least four people and her favorite color is
 purple. The girl I drew has a mop of hair like Monica and
  dressed in her favorite color.  Her infectious laughter and 
constant encouraging words are a real blessing to everyone 
around her so I think this cover reflects her personality.
 I have lots more pages to do. Maybe I will share them
 with you when I have finished.
Sherrod Studios is our Sponsor this week so be sure to join us,
you may be the winner of the $25.00 gift cert.

Entering Challenges:
Victorine Stamps: Summetime
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything but a card

Monday, July 30, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Happy Monday...Time for a new challenge at FOSTV. 

 This weeks we are to use die cuts. I love using dies 
so this was right up my alley! Do you have those pieces
  of paper in your stash you are holding onto with a power
 grip LOL. Well I told my self I must break loose with them, 
so used a piece of Pink Paislee, Webster Pages and a
 piece of  peachy SU solid. I cut a five inch strip and folded
 like a tent card so I could put some of the soaps  I had 
made inside. The flap was cut with a Spellbinder label # 4.
 I cut the sentiment out with a Spellbinder Fancy Tag and
 the attached to the top flap. Both the butterflies are
 Cherry Lynn dies. Isn't this dogwood image beautiful, 
you can find this one along with all your other paper 
 I stamped it twice and water colored
 both them cutting one out, adding the pieces to other image
 to create some extra dimension.The image was cut with
 the Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. Using the Spellbinder
 Floral Ovals I cut out the striped dp and added the image
 to it. The edging is cut from a Paper Trey Ink Fillegree die
Inside I punched a couple holes to pull the hand dyed
 ribbon thru to tie on the bag of soaps. The sentiment is cut
 with a Spellbinder Pennant Die.
Stop by to see all of my talented teammates
wonderful designs. 
One lucky winner will receive this set

Entering Challenges:
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad: Things with Wings

Paper Pretties: Use 2 or more Designer Papers

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

This week our challenge is a Tent Topper Card.
 If you have never made one Pam put together a great tutorial
 Here. I was going for a rather C&S man card. My image is from 
the Big Boys Toys set. I love this old truck, it reminds me
 of one my grampa had! Is it not the coolest~   The scene was
 water colored and cut it out then matted and stitched onto
 the yellow. Using kraft card stock I cut out a piece with the 
Spellbinder Label #2 and added a piece of the Websters 
striped dp then stitched around it. Some more striped dp,
some stitching and a little twine tied with the fun yellow
 button completes my card. Hope you will stop by to see all
the fun tent topper cards my teammates made!


This is the prize for this weeks winner....stop on by!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Our Challenge for today is Tropical Paradise.
 It's certainly not tropical here in the desert but the 
Colorado River runs thru here and when summer hits it 
is the place to be. Flip flops are the perfect shoe for the
 beach so I chose to use the Summer Time 
Sandals image. All our images come from our sponsor
 Meljen's Designs. After water coloring my image I 
cut it with a Spellbinder Label #  I stitched some dp 
onto a pink Bazzill paper then added the image. Made 
some flowers to go with the fun flip flops. My teammates
 have some very fun cards for you today so stop by
 and visit them.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friends of Speedy Tv Challenge #30

Are you all ready for a new week. Isn't this year
speeding by!! Well getting on to the FOSTV challenge. 
It is to make a joy fold card. Now this is my first and 
I found a easy tutorial Here. Using some Gina K,
 Bazzill and BoBunny Country Garden papers, I cut the
 pieces and stitched them together. My Pansy and inside
 butterfly images are from the Today Tomorrow and
 Always Set found at Marks Finest Papers and Stamps
 a Heinrich Co. After water coloring my image I cut it out
 with the Spellbinder scalloped oval. 
 Also cut out piece for

 the inside with the scalloped oval and scalloped square
.My little latch was cut with a Spellbinder Scalloped 
Circle and then the sentiment was cut with a circle punch.

The little lacy border was cut with a Cherry Lynn Die.
 The bow was hand dyed ribbon and tied with a button.
Be sure to join in the fun and you may
be the winner of this lovely set this week.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tutorial Time With Speedy TV # 8

This week our technique tutorial challenge is Spotlighting 
by Kathy Bradley.You can find her tutorial right HERE. 
 My cherry blossom image is from the new Asian Delights Set
 There are four new sets released this month so pop over 
and check them out.
 My card is made from a grey print stitched on black and the
edges distressed. After stamping my image and cutting it out
with the Spellbinder Scalloped rectangle I stamped a second
image.After punching it out with a 1" circle I  water colored
 and mounted the spot lighted flower on a black circle.
 I finished it off with a lavender  hand dyed ribbon.

The team has lots of wonderful inspiration for you so
 hope you will stop by and join the challenge.

Here is the Stamp Set for this weeks Winner.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

It's time for a new challenge and Tuesday Throwdown.  
We are looking for a clear element in your creation.

Our sponsor is Inked Treasures and Ashley have given us 
some fun images to work with. After water coloring my Fun
In The Sun Ellie image I cut it out with the Spellbinder
 looped square. I cut another looped square and then
cut the center out of it to create a frame to put my clear
 acetate on then popped up with foam
 dots to create a dimensional frame for my image. I actually 
stitched my image onto the plaid but the frame covers it up. After
 stitching the two layers on I added some buttons for a little fun.
 A sentiment finishes it off. My talented team mates have lots of 
fun inspiration for you so be sure to stop by and visit them.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Friends of Speedy Tv Challenge # 29

Looking forward to a good week, how about you??
Our new challenge this week at FOSTV is a sketch.
 I don't usually do Asian but one of the new releases for 
July is a Beautiful Asian Delights Set. I have used one of the 
single images of a lovely geisha doing a little water
 coloring and matting her.

 I found some SU Cherry Cobbler
 paper perfect for the mat cut with a Spellbinder Fleur De Lis
. I had this ribbon with an Asian flavor so that is what I used for
  my color inspiration. The Bg paper was created with
 some alcohol inks and stitched on.The Chinese symbols were
 stamped in a row to created one side of the strip and for
 the center circle. I used the Spellbinder Scalloped circle,
 Reverse Scalloped Circle and the Beaded Circle I chose to
add the HB sentiment to the inside of the card since there
was plenty going on on the front already.
to see the Asian set and the other new releases for this month.

Here is the Sketch to use  if you would like to join us.

If you come join us you could be the winner of this lovely set
We do not often get rain here in the desert but boy we did get a
humdinger  Saturday evening and night so I thought I would
share a couple pics. Looked like we were going
to float away  there for a bit lol!  I snapped a couple pics between
 rounds.This is the mountains directly behind my house after
the first round passed thru.
This one is the second round coming in. It is raining so hard
you can barely see the mountains. Many times in the desert it
comes fast and furious instead of softly,
 filling all the washes and roads with turbulent
waters, but never the less a blessing for such dry land.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

 Wohoo it is Friday!! Are you as happy as I am
that this week is over???
It is my turn to do the tutorial. My choice was how
 to do cracked glass.
If you have never tried this
 technique you can find the whole  tutorial Here After 
stamping my lemon image and coloring it I  heat embossed
 and cracked it. Added some stitching
and embossing of the My Minds Eye dp.
The layers were punched with a MS dotted scallop.
 Some hand dyed ribbon to finish it off. My lemon
 image from the Pucker Up set and sentiment from
 the Dogwood Blossoms , they can be found here at 

Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps a Heinrich Co.
Be sure to stop by and join in the fun at
You will have a chance to win the Great Background
stamp set! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

 Todays challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is Hot Colors.
 Our sponsor is Crop Stop. Hot colors to go with the
 Hot temps here. It was 120 yesterday and supposed 
to be hotter today!!Seems that much of the country
 is having a heat wave. We all met at my sisters house from
 the 4th till Sunday. It was so cool and green, just wonderful!
Would have loved to stay for the summer.
 Well getting on to my card, I used antique white for the
base and  stitched on the dotted dp. Used the Spellbinder
 Labels 21 & 18 for the red and print. The sentiment
 was cut with the Spellbinders scalloped circle. 
A little rolled rose and hand dyed ribbon tied with
 a button to finish it off.  Be sure to
 stop by and join us this week.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Its time for a new challenge here at FOSTV. The theme is
 vacation.One of my favorite vacations was a trip my mom,
 sis and I took to the New England states. Light houses are
so stately and have so much history to tell I love to visit them.
 We went to the Portland Head 
and several others so my card is sorta remenicent of that
 vacation. The image and sentiment is from the Island Life set
. After water coloring the image was attached to the stripe
 and blue. The little pennants were attached with the string.
Stop by to see the very fun creations of my teammates.Also
wanted to say sorry I havent been around to visit all your
 wonderful blogs. I have been gone off and on and had
 lots and lots of  crazy obligations. I will be back on
track this week.

The free stamp for the weeks winner....

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Happy Tuesday to you all. Our new challenge is Anything Goes and our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. I used the Shell 4 Sale image. After some water coloring the image was cut out with the Spellbinder romantic rectangle, layered on the stripe with another rectangle rectangle then a stitched on stripe. Cant be on the beach with out a sun right, so I drew and cut out a fun cheery one. The sentiment was mounted on the punched blue with a little shell.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #27

This week our theme at FOSTV is Red White&Blue.
 Digging in my stash I found a pretty piece of  RW&B 
print which I stitched onto a piece of blue gingham and 
then onto the white. They were all cut with the Spellbinder
 label # 1. My image is  from the Black Eyed Susan mini set. 
After water coloring I cut out leaving a white border to help
 it show up a little better and foam dotted on. I cut a tab 
and stitched it together and then attached to front and back
 of the cards in the corner. A little lace, hand dyed ribbon
 bow was tied with the little red button.