Thursday, December 25, 2014


Dear Friends, Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a day celebrating the birth of our Savior! Hope you get to spend it with Family and or Friends!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


It's time for team B's Challenge this week. The theme for this weeks
 challenge is Family Christmas
 Our generous Sponsor is Stamping Boutique and I have used their Birds and Stockings Image.
Doesnt this cute little image make you think of family all hanging out together!! 
After coloring I added some background and plenty of sparkle on the stocking
 cuffs and the ground around the poles. After cutting out I used some 
SU Kraft to mat it on. The pretty sparkly dp is from my friend Martha. 
Matted the MFP sentiment on a darker brown and added to star
 button for a bit of a homespun look.
 Lots of pretty inspiration from my teammates this week so stop 
over and join our challenge this week.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Good Morning Friends....

Today at Friends of Speedy TV we are challenging you to
 use Blue & Silver. 
 Get you mojo stirring and come join the fun. I needed a few more Christmas Cards 
so I have two  simple ones to share with you today. I tell you I took a bucket load 
of photos and just couldnt get the silver to show up right and the
 blues look totally different in person, better that is! Oh well you will
 get the general idea!! The Snowflake and Joy
 were embossed with silver. The image is from the Snowflake Set 2014 and 
Joy from the Presents Set. The dark blue is stitched in silver and a silver ribbon 
added. How about that embossed border, I love it!!
. My sweet friend Martha sent
 me a Huge box full of all kinds of paper and papercrafting goodies for
 my birthday, and this was one of the folders!

The second card uses the Poinsettia from the Poinsettia Blooms Set
 stamped twice on vellum, embossed with silver and cut out. I then colored 
the poinsettias blue which doesnt show! The layers are foam dotted onto the
 Spellbinder cut base. The dp is edged with silver Stickles.
 Merry Christmas from the same set is embossed also.

Be sure to stop by and see all the lovely creations my teams have made!!

Friday, November 28, 2014


Hope you all had a Super Thanksgiving! 
We enjoyed ours with some of our family. Today starts a new TTSTV Challenge
 and it is water coloring with Gelatos.This is my first time using them.
 My small starter set only had 8 colors and purple isnt one of them so
 had to mix some up. I used them for the background swirling purples
 and aquas together on water color paper. It was stitched onto some
 Stampin Up purple. I love the lantern image from the Poinsettia Set. Colored 
with the Gelatos, cut out and foam dotted on the base. 
The Sentiment  is also from the Poinsettia Set added and a
 simple Christmas card is done!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Friends of Speedy TV

has a fun challenge this week, a Double Dutch card.
 I'v never made one, how about you?
You can find easy instructions on the internet.

 Since Christmas is just around the corner I made a Christmas card.
 I used several different images. The snowflake images are from the Snowflakes Set, the 
snowmen are from the Set and the sentiments are three different sets. I stamped 
and embossed the snowflakes and snow inside and out. Although it doesnt show the
 snowflakes are shimmery from the glitter I added.  Next I stamped, colored and 
cut out the snowmen.
 The snowflake is two layers foam dotted on and a button added.
 The Sentiment from the Your're An Angel Set 
stamped and was embossed with a snowflake folder.

The scene when you lift the top door is made with some torn some paper 
to create the snow to put my little snowman  and tree on.The sentiment and snowmen are from the Please Let It Snow Set.
The sentiment was embossed along with the sprinkling of snow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Please Snow Set and cut the edge with a Martha Stewart 
Snowflake punch.Inside the doors the snowflake was embossed and the little 
snowman from the Christmas Selection Set was stamped colored and embossed with a Dotted Swiss
 folder. The Sentiment if from the  You're An Angel Set also embossed with the Dotted Swiss folder.

My FOSTV teamies have Really cool cards, 
you will want to stop by and check them out!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday is here...

And that means it is time for Tutorial Time with Speedy TV. 
Today our tutorial is brought to us by Lois Bak. We are making wreaths 
from punched pieces. I decided to stray a bit from using leaves or branches and 
used different snowflakes and stars for mine. After using a couple different 
Marvy, Martha Stewart and Punch Bunch punches I punched my pieces fromt
non traditional colors of peach and aqua and
 then added some glimmer to them with Stickles.
 A couple buttons, crystals and a bow finish my wreath off. 
The background was embossed with snowflakes
 and the wreath attached. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Blooms Set. 
All was matted onto a piece of peach SU card stock.
My teammates have lots of beautiful ideas for you, so stop by and join out Challenge.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Today....

Team B's turn and we are challenging you to used Swirls and Pearls. Our Sponsor is Sweet & Sassy and they have generously supplied us with images.

I have used Sweet Cocoa colored and cut out! Isn't just the cutest little image, perfect for Christmas. Decided I had better get started on Christmas cards since it is just around the corner LOL!! I embossed my background with a  Swirls folder and added pearls to some of the swirls. In the pic the pearls look almost like a bead but really they are pearls!! The dp was a scrap that I wacked on an angle and stitched on. The perfect mat for my sweet little image. I actually used foam dots for the top part of the cup so as to give it more of a cup like dimension. Decided I would leave to front clean and add the sentiment on the inside.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friends of Speedy TV

Happy Monday, hope you all enjoyed your weekend
. Here in the desert southwest the weather has been amazingly beautiful!! 
Warm days cool nights perfect for spending the weekend outdoors.
 Today at FOSTV we have a new challenge and it is Red Green & Gold. 
I used a couple of pieces of Basic Grey dps and SU red for my card. The
 sentiment is from the  Joyous Season Set cut with a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval and
 matted on a embossed piece cut with a Spellbinder. The evergreen stem was cut with a Spellbinder
 embossed with gold, some chunky glitter snow and Stickles berries added.

 My teammates have some beautiful creations to inspire you for the Challenge. 
Stop over and join us, you have two weeks to enter.

Friday, October 31, 2014

My Favorite Day is FRIDAY!!

And can you believe  it is the last day of October! This month has flown by and it will be Thanksgiving in a blink of the eye!! So it's also time for a new Challenge at Tutorial Time with Speedy TV. This week is a fun Challenge,  we are doing Quilling.
I didnt have any tools for it so I just cut some very thin strips of paper and rolled on a pair of tweezers and it worked just fine. You will have to stop over and visit our blog. The girls all did different things so you will get some great ideas to join in the challenge.
I wasn't terribly creative I went for easy so flowers were the ticket. I had some soft floral dp for a background to stitch onto the aqua and then added a little piece of embossed picket fencing. The sentiment is from the Today Tomorrow and Always Set.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown team B

have a new Challenge this week. It is a image wearing a costume. Our Sponsor is Chi Chi Memories Designs. I have used the Candace the Ladybug image.After coloring it I cut it out and attached to the layers. The base was embossed and the back edge cut with a MS punch and ribbon woven thru..
My teamies have lots of awesome inspiration to give you a jump start. Come over and join us!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friends of Speedy TV

Hope you all had a great weekend! Its starting to cool off here so we finished getting out garden in this weekend.
 So on to our is to use have a moving part. I started several different things and I just didnt like any of it SO my moving part is a bit of fudging LOL!!
I have used the Fairy images cut out and colored.
I used a couple pieces of Lost & Found dp, a little stitching and the sentiment from the same Fairy Set. The edge was added using a MS Arches punch. The stamped postage is from the All Postal Set.

For the inside I had a piece of dp with fairies on it to use. The top and bottom was added using the MS Arches punch again. A Spellbinder Scalloped Oval punch out so you are able to see the postal dp and the sentiment stamped from the Bring On The Sun Set. I stamped out the small fairy in brown, cut out and perched on the top and the larger one on the other side. I took a little liberty and added long hair to each of the fairies and a little floral garland on this one also. The moving part is when you open the card the center pops out!!

A little closer up to see the sweet fairy.
We would be delighted for you to stop by and join our Challenge this week!! My talented teammates all have different ideas for you to use for the moving parts.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

This week our Challenge is brought to us by Lis. Our fun tutorial is making bugs using punches, dies and scrap papers. I used a couple punches for my lady bugs. A round red cut in half layered over a black oval and then two different hole punches for the dots.I used white paint for the eyes A few Spellbinder layered flowers and viola there you go. The dotted dp makes it a little wild and crazy for the eye, but the idea is to be fun. This was quick and easy. Each of my teamies did different things. Check out all their clever ideas!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Today our B team is challenging you to make a card representing Awarenss! I work for and Optometrist/Ophthalmologist and October is Eye Care Awareness  so my card is representative of that.
Our Sponsor is BUGABOO and my image is Knobby Knees Vacation Girl. 
I just returned Sunday night from a trip to Hawaii to visit my daughter and family. This card was for them before I got there, AND Im so thankful that I was able to see them and all the beauty Hawaii had to offer.
 Just a little plug for the importance of regular eye exams! It isnt all about if you need glasses or not. A good eye health check can detect vision/ health issues because your eyes are truly a window that can find other heath issues. My doctor has found indicators of tumors, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholestrol, etc in Many patients who didnt know they had problems. It has literally saves two childrens lives who turned out to have cancer, several who were on the verge of a stroke or didnt know they had diabetes!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Do you have Autumn colors yet?

It is still warm in my neck of the woods. Today at FOSTV our challenge is to use Autumn Colors. I have used a Martha Steward punch for the bottom and lined it with black to show up. The burgandy was cut with a Spellbinder Fancy Oval and the sentiment cut with a Spellbinder Fancy Tag. The large leaves were punched with a Marvy Maple Leaf and embossed with a Stampin Up folder. The small leaves were cut with Spellbinder and embossed also. A quick simple card but I like the colors. Hope you all pop over to join the fun this week.

 My early birthday/ Christmas gift was a ticket to visit my youngest daughter and family so and I  just returned a few hours ago from a Fabulous visit. It has been a long three years since I have seen them so this was a real treat and added to that, they live in Hawaii so I was double blessed!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Friday to you all!

Today is our Tutorial Time with Speedy TV Challenge. The challenge is brought to us by  Barbie and the tutorial is about making backgrounds or dp with Alcohol Splatter. This was easy and made some nice dp. I did a springy on and a fall colored one using them for backgrounds. They give the feel of being in a garden or forest with light dancing on the leaves and petals.

I used the Tim Holtz   Lettuce,  Eggplant and blue Alcohol Inks for this one.
The top border was cut with the Spellbinder out of SU paper. The sentiment if from the SET and cut and layered on the Spellbinder Ovals. The butterfly is from Cherry Lynn.

I used the Tim Holtz  Raisin, Butterscotch and Pesto Alcohol Inks On this one. Leaves were punched with a Marvy Maple leaf , fern leaf and Spellbinder maple.

We all used this one differently, be sure to stop by and check all my teammates Inspiring Creations!

Over the moon with excitement!! Leaving tonight to go to Hawaii to visit my youngest daughter and family, can hardly wait!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge....

Come join the fun with Team B this week, Challenge is Opposites Attract. Use opposing colors on the color wheel.. We are being sponsored by Craft Classes Online.I chose Violet and Yellow. Starting with a dark color and added a embossed lighter shade next. The pale yellow frame was cut with a Spellbinder die. Next I cut a Spellbinder heart and them made my flower adding a yellow center. A little stitching and SU punched sentiment. All my teammates have beautiful examples of different opposites. Come by and check them out and share your creations with us!.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tags Tags Tags

Yup that is our Challenge this week at Friends of Speedy TV.  So whip up a tag or two and stop on over and share them with us. I have made a couple using different images.Both are using the New September Releases. The first on is using the new Chrysanthemum Set. I stamped colored and cut out the two for the tag. The striped mat is cut with a Spellbinder oval. The tag top was cut using a Spellbinder then embossed with the lattice folder .folder.The sentiment is cut with a Marvy punch and the butterfly is a Cherry Lynn die.Some dyed ribbon tops it off.

The second tag is using a image from the Nutcracker Set. The star is cut with a Spellbinder and the snowflakes are MS and the lacey one I do not know the maker. The tag top was cut with a Spellbinder and the creme embossed with the dotted swiss folder. Although it doesnt really show the snowflakes and parts of the nutcracker are glittered up with Stickles.

 My teamies have a variety of very cool tags so stop by and visit them for some inspiration!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tutorial Time Speedy TV

This week our tutorial is brought to us by Jane. It is to make weathered wood. 
This is a nice technique, stop over and visit the tutorial HERE. After making my
 weathered wood background I added a embossed brown to
 mat my image on. I used a image from the Big Boy Toys Set colored 
and cut out with a Spellbinder Scalloped Square. A scalloped circular
 punch was used for the sentiment. Pretty simple, just didnt have
 any man embellies to go with it lol.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Come join Team B this week....

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is Butterflies & Bows.
 Our sponsor is Dee's Digis. She has a great selection you will want to visit her store.
I have used three of the images from the Spring Blocks  To be able to use three of the 
blocks I made a long narrow card. I used a Spellbinder border die for the top of the card
 and embossed the base before attaching the top layer. After colorings, \
adding background sky and matting they 
were added to the next layer and a ribbon added. We all have lots of great ideas for
 the image so stop over and join in this week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ready for a new week??

Hope you all had a great weekend. Today our challenge at FOSTV is a round card.
I love round cards, a circular shape is always captivating to me!
  I started with a doily and stitched a couple layers together. The Spellbinder scalloped
 circle was embossed and added. The floral images are from the Coneflower Set colored
 and cut out. The sentiment is also from the same set and cut out with a Spellbinder
 fancy label and then bradded to another one. A Cherry Lynn butterfly 
finishes it off. Stop over and look at my teamies beautiful cards! 
You have two weeks to join in this challenge.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Friday

Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. is making some changes starting this month. Our Friends of Speedy TV Challenge will now be biweekly. This will give you all a little more time to participate. Our tutorial is on the Spotlight Technique brought to us by Barbie and you can find it here. I have used one of the floral image from the Friends Set.After stamping I outlined it with a gel pen and colored the area to be spotlighted. Some stitching, embossing and a MS arches punched edge finish it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown

Team B is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish today and Little Ones is our Challenge. I have used the image Lucy. After colored it was cut with a Scalloped Spellbinder Circle and added to an embossed pink mat. That was foam dotted onto the Spellbinder Square. The dp has raised textured stars, looks pretty girly. The sentiment was topped with a border negative and a little embossed star added. My teamies has some beautiful examples for you this week. Stop by and join us.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sept 1st

Is it just me or is this year racing by?? Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. is making some changes. Starting this week the Friends of Speedy TV is going to become a Biweekly challenge giving you more time to participate. This week the challenge is to make a Childs Card.  I have used the Dino News Set for this one. Using one of the cute little dinos colored in green. A simple card for a little one. The Lawn Fawn Dp is stitched to the base along with the embossed tab. The yellow was also embossed and then foam dotted on. A little roar and Birthday sentiment finish it off. Stop by to join us, you will have two weeks!

Friday, August 29, 2014


One of my favorite things to make. This week at TTSTV it's my turn to bring the tutorial. I call them fan fold albums and you can find the instructions here. The fun part about these albums is the fan attachment allows them to be chunky and still lay pretty flat
You can make as many pages as you want, just making sure to adjust the amount of folds.

UGH...Having trouble with lighting!! It really looks much better in person with the true colors. Does need a few more embellies but I ran out of steam, will work on it some more later lol!!

The cover was made using a Spellbinder die for the shape with a little dp lace, pearls and stitching. I love the new Roses image, beautiful and fun to color! I stamped and cut two of the larger and one small, then nestled them together and popped two up for some dimension.
I embellished each page with dps, stamps, paste, ink, lace etc.

For the inside cover I used the  flowers from the Coneflower Set, sentiment from the Huge Blossom Set and under the flap I used the peacock image from the Be A ShowOff Set and sentiment from the Family Set.

Pg 1  Used the image and sentiment from the Tiger Lily Set

Pg 2 Used images from the Friends Set and sentiment from the Today Tomorrow and Always Set

Pg 3   Used the the Hydrangea Set Image Set and the sentiment from the Welcome Poppies Set

Pg 4 Used the Keys Set and sentiment from the Coneflower Set

Pg 5 Used the Great Flowers Set and sentiment from the Today Tomorrow and Always Set

Pg 6 Used the Pocket Watches Set and Take The Time Set.

Pg 7  Used the image and sentiment from the Bring On The Sun Set and Cracked Hello Set,

Pg 8  Used images from the Camellia Set and sentiment from Wild & Free Set

Back Cover used the  sentiment from the  Butterfly Essence  Set

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Friday Challenge

Here at Tutorial Time on Speedy TV our tutorial is brought to us BARB by this week. It is distressed Stains. Its quick and easy and gives a  nice background to use instead of dps.After using a couple Tim Holtz stains I also used the same folder to emboss for some added dimension. I love the new rose image and Sterling Silver Roses are one of my favorites, so I colored it the lavender and cut it out. A couple of foam dots to pop it up and help it look a little more dimensional too. A different color combo but I like the contrast. So pop over and check out Barb's tutorial and give this one a try!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friends of Speedy TV

Our new Challenge is to make a Joy Fold Card.
 There are lots of tutorials out there if you dont know how to make one.
 They are easy and so versatile. For mine I went with the aqua/turquoise
 colors for my dps. I also used a SU embossing folder for the white inside 
pieces. I used the flowers from the Camellia Set through out the card.
  The hummer is from the Hum Along Set.
A couple stacked buttons for the closure and its done.
Easy and fun to do!

Here what it looks like opened up.
My teammates have some beautiful examples for you this week,
come by for a visit and join us in 
the challenge.