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.