Friday, August 31, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

Happy Friday!! A three day weekend for me and Im doing a 
happy dance... Our Tutorial Time Challenge  is using
 Chalks and blender pens.

 I embossed the bg then went over
 it several times with yellow, brown and green chalk
. The sunflower is from our new Bring on The Sun Set
. Don't Sunflowers always make you smile with 
their cheery faces? Not a lot of shading since I have
limited colors. I stamped and colored
 two images, then cut out the flower itself and foam dotted
 it on for added dimension. The sentiment is also from
 the same set and I stamped the two little bees on it and tied it
 on with a double strand of ribbon.Image is mounted on a
 piece of B&W diamond check that I salvaged from a 
box of Sees candy then mounted that all on black.
 My talented teammates have lots of Wonderful inspiration
 so stop by to join us this week.

The winner will take home this Beautiful set!
Entering Challenges:
Southern Girls: All about flora

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown #113

Our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is brought to you by Team B 
this week. Our Challenge is Color Crazy and our sponsor is
 Digital Delights. This is colors you don't ordinarily use. I
don't often use yellows and oranges. The plaid
dp contributed to my choices of color combo to use.
 You may need blinders as I have used some very 
bright colors this week.
I have used the Haystacks the Scarecrow. After coloring I cut him
 out with the Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. I cut my card front in
 half and attached the plaid dp then using two ovals I
 attached one to each side. The plaid is punched with
 the MS daisy punch. 

On the inside I made a pocket and 
stitched on the whole thing. This card is for my grandson
 and the pocket had some money tucked
 into it for him.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #

Isn't is amazing how the weekends speed by!! So our
 new  FOSTV challenge is a Labor Day theme.
Labor Day was founded to celebrate the economic and social 
contributions of workers. It is usually a day of enjoying your 
favorite pastime or just resting. Using an image
 from the Island Life Set, looks like where
I would like to spend my labor day!
Things have been quite hectic lately and
I struggled with what to do sooo I decided to
  make a real C&S card. 
After scoring the 3 lines I stamped,  water
 colored the image and made some clouds,,, Done!  My sentiment 
is from the Today, Tomorrow and Always set.

My card is not curved But all my pics always look like they
are. Anyone have any advice??

Entering Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Seaside
Oh La LA Creations: All at Sea
This is the winners prize this week.

Check out all the stamp sets and other paper crafting needs at 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop

Verve is featuring their new stamps this week and the designers
 have some dynamite creations. You have a chance at winning their
 fabulous collection by commenting on one of the lucky blogs.
 You can also enter using one of your Verve stamp sets. I have 
used the  Love's Flowers Set. After stamping my flowers on
 several papers I cut them out and layered them
back together. The ribbon was dyed to match then some
stitching and distressing  to finish it off. 
Do stop by all the Verve Divas Blogs today see all
 their fantastic creations!!

If you are looking for my Tutorial Time post it is next


Tutorial Time with Speedy TV #13

This week Lois Bak made a tutorial for a criss cross card.
 You can find her detailed tutorial Here.
LOTS of pics today...enjoy
My criss cross card is actually a pocket to hold 4 recipe
cards. I love love to cook and am always game for trying
out new recipes. I like to make fun recipe cards
 for gifts. For this project I have used the
  fabulous new Hot & Spicy Set, perfect for my recipe
 cards. I  colored and cut out lots of the chili images, and
the sentiment for the belly band.
Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.has a
wonderful selection of stamp sets and New Releases
each month. You are sure to find a set for every need!
Chilies and Spicy food is native here in the Southwest
and my personal favorite to cook and eat!
I made my criss cross card according to Lois's
directions. Adding a piece of  Southwest
cooking dp to the front. My sewing machine is
making me crazy,,,stitching all messed up so had
to do faux stitching on the project. The little
belly band holds it together.
As you can see I used different Spellbinder dies
to cut out the recipes, for the belly band and
a couple to make the tabs. Do you like Salsa?
I can eat bowls of it!  Lately the trend is to make 
Salsas with fruits other than tomatoes. I have made some
 recipe cards with a few of my favs.

I think you can see the recipes well enough to give
them a try, the peach is really delightful These recipes
 are mild for those who don't want much heat but  if
you like it really spicy you can
 amp it up with more chiles...

 These recipes are fun because you can
change them up a bit by adding other fruits and you
 can use them on meats, rice, tortillas, breads,
fruits, even cheesecake.

I should have colored some of the chilies yellow
 and orange but don't you think they were the perfect 
embellies for these recipe cards?

 The criss cross pocket with recipes 
will go into one of the  recipe books 
I am making for my girls.

This weeks winner will take home
this lovely stamp set!
Entering Challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio: Food Theme

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Today is  Tuesday Throwdown Team A's week to post 
but since I had chose the image I am joining them 
The theme is Hip to be Square...use squares. Our sponsor 
Stamping Boutique gave us these cute images to use. I have used
 I love you this much Cynthia. After coloring her and adding 
Stickles to her wings I cut her out with
 a Spellbinder Fleur De Lis die. The lined dp forms lots of squares.
 I cut it up into squares and covered the base. After attaching the 
image and jeweled sentiment  I added a little lace 
and a bow tied with a button.

The team has lots of fabulous inspiration so hop over 
and join the easy peasy challenge!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Hope you all had a great weekend!  Our FOSTV 
challenge this week is a Beach Theme.  Don't you think kraft
 paper looks like sand? A little embossing  to look
 like waves and then touched it with a little
blue chalk.The Sentiment is from the Island Life Set,
 stamped and cut with a Spellbinder label # Mega 21.
 After weaving the twine in the bottom holes I foam dotted 
it all on the base. The Sea Horses were stamped and spritzed 
with water to make them run a bit. then cut out and foam 
dotted on.
 The  Sea Horses are from this months new release
 Oh Crab set. You can see these and all the new released at
Stop by a join the challenge this week.

 The lucky winner will receive this Stamp Set.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

 It is time for a new Challenge today. Pat Garvin has put
together a Great tutorial on Faux Patina. If you haven't
 already tried this technique stop on over and check out
her step by step tutorial. It is  new technique to me
but I had fun and pretty happy with how it turned out.
 After doing the faux patina on my card stock
 I cut it out and added the brads then foam dotted it
 onto the creme base. My bird image is from the
 Pussy Willow Set cut out with a Spellbinder
 Scalloped Oval.The wire trim was cut with a
 Spellbinder Scalloped die.
You can find this image and many other Great sets at
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.  They
 also have a large variety of paper crafting products for
your every need.

 The team has a Fabulous variety of creations using
this technique. Stop over and give it a try!
The weeks winner will receive  this stamp set.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tueaday Throwdown

We have crazy fires raging all along the
river. It is very dry and has been very hot for the past
 week averaging about 117 degrees. It is monsoon
time and beside the humidity the monsoons bring lots
of  lightening. They say this fire was started
 by lightening.The whole sky is lit up red tonight
 When I went to look early this am it is now
 several miles long. Not sure about any
property damage.
UPDATE: fire is controlled just Lots of smoke

 So onto this weeks challenge..  Team B's  theme is
 Sweet Treats.Our sponsor is My Grafico. 
The variety of cute cupcakes made it easy to make a sweet
 card. After water coloring my cupcake I cut it out. Using 
the Spellbinder Beaded Circle I punched a star in each bead 
and foam dotted on my cupcake. 
The dp was scraps so no names. I reduced the little
cupcakes, colored and attached to the stars pennants.A little lace
and ribbon to dress it up a bit. I hope you will stop by and say
 hi to the new ladies on the team.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Good Morning friends~~ Today  Friends of Speedy TV
 has a color challenge...Pink, Green and Creme or Grey.
 I really like this springy combo. Used a perky little check
 and a leaf and floral print for the base.  A center strip was
embossed and then cut with a MS daisy punch. I stamped the
pretty Dogwood flower and then masked adding the other
two. Colored with the Copics and cut out with the
Spellbinder large labels and matted.
to purchase the stamp sets and for all you other needs.

I used the MS daisy punch for the edging then
ran the hand dyed ribbon around and tied a bow. 
The tag was attached with the brad then the image
was foam dotted on.

Hope you stop by and join in the Challenge this week.
This weeks winner will take this lovely set home

Friday, August 10, 2012

#11 Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

This weeks Tutorial Time is coloring on Velllum
I started out stamping my little gnome image on the vellum.
 I used some copics and some SU markers to color him.
 I also colored some vellum with the yellow and brown
 alcohol inks. After coloring the image he was cut out with 
a Spellbinder Label # 22 Next I punched out some flower, 
I embossed the brown and cut out to make sunflowers.
 A little MS punched garden fence, some fun checks from 
Memory Makers with a little paper rick rack embellie to finish
it off. My image is from the Newly Released Garden Art Set 
and the sentiment is from the Today Tomorrow and Always Set.
  All stamp sets and your other paper crafting needs can be found
. Hope you  will join us this week.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Joining in Mona's CR84FN60 color challenge. 

Using up some of my stashed dps. So for the base
I've used a piece of Webster's Pages.My flower and
sentiment  are made with Gina K pure luxury. The purple
felt was cut with a Spellbinder Lacy Squares
and stitched on.
The blue was embossed with SU hearts edged with a
MS looped border punch and smeared with some cream 
paint and a lace strip added down the center.
 The bow is made with some hand dyed ribbon.
The leaves are made with SU old olive paper.
My heart was cut out of some recycled paper.
The sentiment was computer generated and cut it out 
with a Spellbinder tag.

Tuesday Throwdown

Good Morning Friends, I do not have a card today
 but wanted to let you all know that
 Tuesday Throwdown  is pleased to announce our new
changes. We now have two teams with lots of
new talented ladies. 
The teams will be alternating weeks. Many of your favorite
 designers are returning along with a super group of new
ladies. I am on the B Team and will be posting next week.
 You all can join the challenges weekly as usual.  
The new challenge  is Moving Along
 sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. Stop on over and leave some
love for the team and let the new ladies know you are
 as glad to have them aboard as we are!!
I'll be back next week with my new card.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #32

It's Monday already and a new challenge at FOSTV,
Very simple theme, use chalk. After embossing the base
I used chalk to highlight the embossed areas. Coloring the image
 with chalk was a little more difficult since I dont have many 
colors to do the shading and highlighting.

 My image is from the
 Cut out with a Spellbinder label #18. I cut and layered the
 fish tail flags, embossed and added the little metal word. Stitched 
on the red dotted dp and foam dotted on the image. Our 
team has lots of  great inspiration to your creativity going.

Be sure to stop by and join us this week. 
This is the Stamp Set one lucky winner will receive.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy Tv # 10

Wohoo its Friday, I so love  weekends!! I have time to
 garden, to create and my husband and I can work
together on projects around the house. 
This is a bit of a long post with several pics.

 Today the talented Jane Chambers has done a super tutorial
for our challenge, Double Diagonal Pocket Card. I 
have never done one  but with the Jane's easy tutorial I was
 able to whip it up rather quickly! For the base of the
card I cut and folded the double sided dp acording to the
 turtorial. I added the striped pieces to edge the two
pockets. For the front I cut the stamped sentiment,
cut out with the Spellbinder Square Fleur Di Lis
them mounted on the embossed pink. That was
all added to the grey piece cut with the
Spellbinder Floral Oval. Next I punched the pink
with a MS arches punch adding the striped edges to
that as well then ran the ribbon down the center
and wrapped around the card tying up with the bow.

 Using the delightful Relax A Bit stamp set,
I stamped the tea cup, teapot. teabag and several of the
sentiments for my tags. After water coloring I cut them
 all out. In my stash I found the Fabscraps High Tea dp,
 just perfect to go with my images!! Using the Spellbinder
 Label# 16 I cut the top of the tags then stitched 
on each of them. 

On the first one I  punched the bottom with a 
MS zig zag punch then cut a flower out with a
 Tim Holtz die my niece just gave me, adding a big button 
center then mounted onto a grey piece cut with a Spellbinder
 Beaded Circle. Used some cheesecloth behind the teacup 
and added the teabag. Finishing it off with the sentiment,
 buttons and ribbons.

  On the second one I punched the 
edge,used some of the striped portion of the dp then
 added some fun doodle dots, the teapot and the torn out
 sentiment mounted on a grey piece cut with a Spellbinder 
Fancy Tag. The little rolled flower was cut with a Spellbinder
 die and then finished embellishing with a little lace, 
buttons and ribbons. I will tuck in a few packages of
my favorite herbal teas when I give this card 
to go with some homemade cookies. 
 All the images and sentiments can be
The team has done a great job on creating lots of 
inspiring creations, so you will want to stop by to see them!

If you come join in the fun you could be the winner of
this beautiful stamp set.