Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Hi Ladies, Just a quick post to let you all know my computer is totally out of commission and my sis is gone so no access. Im not supposed to use my work computer for personal but quickly wanted you all to know why I have not been around or posted. Will hopefully be up and running sometime next week  Blessings

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Isn't this year speeding by Thanksgiving in just a few days and that is 
my birthday too so Im going to have a Great birthday dinner! 
Our FOSTVchallenge this week is a Thanksgiving card. I have used
 the pumpkin, leaf and acorn images from the Autumn Splendor set.
 My computer is toast so Im having to go to my sisters or use
 works which they don't really like me to do.After coloring the pumpkins
I attached them to the brown and stitched on. The checked is really
a very rich brown check Lost & Found print. The orange was embossed
and sanded. The acorns were stamped in brown and lastly a ribbon
and bow added. The leaves were used on the inside but I didnt take
a pic. I cant access my photo program so hard to get good pics.
For those of you in the U.S. celebrating Thanksgiving, wishing you
a wonderful day pondering on all the things we
 have to be thankful for.            Blessings

Sunday, November 18, 2012


CR84FN67 has a lovely color combo
 Plum and gold such a royal color combo....
. The gold is pretty shimmery
here is a close up to see it a little better.I made these tags
last Sunday but
 because of continuing computer issues I couldnt post until I went to my sisters today.
  I used tan paper and sponged on gold and purple for the base
 The  first fish tails were stitched on and the second fish tails 
were embossed and edged with gold stickles.
The Spellbinder pearl circles were punched with a little star punch.
 The poinsettias were heat embossed and popped up.
 The sentiment was also edged with gold and the ribbons
 dyed to match and tied on.
Stop over and check out
 the beautiful team inaspirations.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

It has been one of those*~#^+%;> weeks!!
 Sorry my post is up late but couldnt get my pics to load last night and has 
taken two hours this am...NOTHING is working!! About ready to take
 a sledge to this computer!! The challenge  is to use 
Perfect Pearls with different techniques. Painting with them, making rain 
drops and using as decorating pearls.
You will find the tutorial for them here.
Truthfully I only had one bottle of Perfect Pearls but I did
have a couple bottles of irredecent paint which worked
the same. I watered down the paint and used it to paint 
bird and dotted each section on the embossing.

I used the pearls on the water and to make the
rain drops on this one
This one just used the pearls as a embellie.
I have made a little note card using each technique.
 Using the different images from the  Tweet That set.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge

Are you ready to start the new week? FOSTV have a  fun new challenge for you today.
  We want to see your Scrapbook Pages.

My granddaughter Skylar's dad was gone for training for 6 weeks
 and when he got home last Saturday they went to the park so my daughter
sent me lots of pics, perfect timing too! For my LO I used a couple
 of the pics of her and  I thought  the Sunflowers from the
 fun image.After coloring and cutting lots of them into pieces I layered them
 to give them more dimension, then added glitter to the bees wings

. The border was made
by tearing and rolling strips
. Using some modeling paste and acrylics I added
 a little more color and texture to the corners.The butterfly on the to
 corner was cut out of vellum.

  Raffia always comes to mind with sunflowers so I wove some 
around the oval and tied the bow. The fence was made by running some
 brown thru a woodgrain texture folder and then cut in strips and 
glued together. Just added my little princesses name and mine is
 complete. Now pop over and join our Challenge with your LO.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

YES, I finally got my computer back up and its running this morning.
Some major hair pulling as they removed 3 years worth
 of saved favorites, and a few of my programs
 but I will prevail and be back to 
visiting you all by tomorrow :)

Onto this weeks Tutorial Time Challenge  its quite fun...using bubble wrap.
Using some lavender, blue and touch of green paint I did the
background and let it dry. Once it was dry I dabbed the
bubble wrap in white and rolled it randomly
over my background.
I stitched  this onto some lavender, it really does
match in  person but you sure couldnt prove it by this pic!
I like the cold snowy look, so of course had
to use our sweet snowmen image from the Holly Jolly Greetings set.
Be sue to check out all the sets at Marks Finest Papers
a Heinrich Co. You will certainly want to check out
new ones coming soon!!
After coloring my snowman I cut him out.The snowflake is two layers
 of vellum attached to the button. I dyed my ribbon in lavender and blues
 to match the bg and tied a simple bow
popped on the little snowman. Voila a fun and pretty quick card.
Be sure to pop over to join us...Debbie has some really 
GREAT tips for using this technique.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Are you all ready for the new Tuesday Throwdown Challenge??

Our sponsor for the week is Robyn's Fetish and our theme is Autumn Leaves.
 The Apple Cider image was perfect for the invitations to my upcoming party.
 After printing I water colored my image and attached to the sanded
 coredination base. The Lost & Found dp was stitched on and the
 orange border was punched with a MS punch, sorry do not know
 the name. I made my leaves with kraft paper, wet, scrunched
 and colored with stains. 

For the inside I used a row of miniature images
  attached to the dp and stitched on. The invite was cut out with a 
Spellbinder Fancy Label and attached to the
embossed and stitched on base.
More leaves added to finish up the fall theme!
My talented team mates all have some Great inspiration so stop over and join in the fall fun.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #45

Good Morning Friends, hope you had a great weekend!
 Still no computer but hoping it will be fixed by tomorrow so I can come visit you all.
It not easy to go to my sisters as I have to work around my work schedule and
 do it when its convenient for her and her family.

Our FOSTV has an easy challenge this week....Anything Goes.
 I am making settings for our Thanksgiving Dinner. I started
 using the leaves and pumpkin from 
the Autumn Splendor set for the napkin, napkin holder and the 
silverware holder. This set is found at Marks Finest Paper a Heinrich Co.
You will find they also are able to fill all your stamping needs
with their wonderful variety of products.

 I go with Dr. to one of our satellite offices on Wednesdays. 
A couple weeks ago the office was purging old charts and I got several hundred
 manilla folders. These were the perfect  thing to use for these
 sets since I have to make 22 of them.
After cutting the scalloped edge and top I stitched around them then made
 the sleeve from the checks to go around it. The pumpkins
 and leaves were water colored. After cutting out the leaves I wrapped raffia
 around the little turn down and then attached 
the leaves. The napkin ring started with a paper towel roll cut
 in 1 1/2 strips then the scalloped piece wrapped around. 

One of the leaf image and raffia decorating it. I stamped the napkin 
with Staz On and used fabric paints on the leave, stitching 
around each one and there you are a fun little set
 to spiff up the table a bit.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV #22

Happy Friday, love those weekends!! 
 Our challenge at Tutorial Time this week is a Tri Fold Card.

Lois has given us a great how to tutorial! It was still a bit of a 
challenge for me as my cutter is just a chopper so I had to hand cut 
all the inside pieces with a razor knife
  I used one of our beautiful
 new sets,  Poinsettia Blooms.

 I colored 2 poinsettias cut them out and layered.
 Be sure to check out
 Marks Finest Paper a Heinrich Co. for this set and for all your

 paper crafting needs.   After cutting the card base I cut the 
cream and two dps to mat each section. The images were colored
 with water colors and copics some greens cut to go around the big
 poinsettia and its done.

 The card folds up to fit nicely in an envelope

 A little time consuming but what a cool
 card when they are finished! Be sure to give this 
one a whirl and join the challenge.
You open the card and it free stands because of the folds.

My computer is still down so Im at my sweet sisters using her
 computer so unable do to much.
 You can find the free set at the Challenge site.