Showing posts with label Marks Finest Papers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marks Finest Papers. Show all posts

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Wonderful Time with a Feather

I have a list of 2-3 challenges a day that I like to check out and then create cards for if I'm inspired and have the time - and it's funny how often the challenges are similar - which has to be pure coincidence - but what are the odds???!!  Such is the case this week with the two challenges I made this card for:
I sponged the green and blue onto the bottom of the panel with Ranger Distress Inks (so nice and juicy!) - masking each section as I sponged.  Then I stamped the Waltzingmouse sentiment from Join US and the feather from Marks Finest Papers set -Bold and Free (retired) in black.  I tried to place the feather as if it was a feather pen - and the writer had just finished writing this note to the host!

And here are the two challenges:

Feathers are so trendy right now!

Stamps:  sentiment from Join Us - Waltzingmouse, feather from Bold and Free - Marks Finest Papers.
Paper:  white - PTI, Pacific Point - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean
Accessories - Eclipse Tape, blending tool - Ranger.



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Embrace Your Dreams in Color!

Karen Barber was our fearless Color Challenge hostess this week over on Split Coast and boy - did she pick 'challenging' colors! Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and the kicker - Not Quite Navy. I had a lot of trouble working the dark color into my design!

After tearing up several attempts (!) I finally got to something I ending up liking - a very CAS design using a single frond that I stamped three times in two of the challenge colors (orange and yellow) I used Scattered Straw to sponge all the edges.

I got the blue into my card with the ribbon (which also covers the dessert option even though it's not WIDE ribbon!) as well as the framing panel.

I adhered a strip of pretty lace under the beribboned sentiment.

I find color challenges to be the hardest for me - I'll take a sketch challenge any day!

Stamps: Rubbernecker: Floral Silhouettes #467
Paper: White - PTI, Blue - Coordinations
Ink: Ranger Distress - Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Chipped Sapphire, Scattered Straw.
Accessories: Lace - Mark's Finest Papers, Wrinkled Seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam tape, ribbon tag trio - Spellbinders, Blending tool & non stick craft mat - Ranger

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

You're in My Thoughts with Blessings

Hello dear friends! I have a couple of SCS challenge cards to share today -

First for Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Split Coast - this week it was Krischir - I cased her Thinking of You Card

I made a 3x3 tag rather than a card to slip in a note or attach to a gift - I used a basket instead of a vase and a bee instead of birds! My stamps are all from Rubbernecker

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Create a Garden Set #512, Petite Word set #2000
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Tea dye, peeled paint, antique linen, wild honey, faded jeans, worn lipstick,
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels Three, gold stickles, copics - E00, E19, E34, Y13, circle punches, glue dots

Next I have an ornament shaped card with a kitty on it for 2 SCS challenges. First the Teapot Tuesday challenge was inspired by a teapot with a finch on it - that turned into a story about birds, cats, and bungy jumping (you know how these stories go!)

Second for the color challenge I used the required red, old olive and river rock and got extra credit for making it Christmas!

I'll be back on Saturday with my card for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch - and there's something exciting starting on Monday 12/6 - I'll have more details on Saturday!!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings
Paper: Naturals Ivory - SU, Text Style Rustic Snowflake - PTI
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red - SU, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, gold stickles, oval punch - SU, glue dots, vintage ornaments - Nestabilities, wrinkled seam tape - http://www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #18 - Friendship

Good morning everyone! It's Saturday and time for another Speedy the Cats Friend's Challenge. This week Vicki has challenged us to make a Friendship card!

And here's mine!


I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for my card and some pretty DP's from Cosmo Cricket. I just love this bird don't you?!


Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your friendship card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

This is my last week as a Friends of Speedy DT member - I've had such a blast using these wonderful MFP stamps these last 3 months! Thanks for having me ladies!

Hope you have something fun planned for your weekend - summer's almost over!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Bird/Tweet Blessings, Sentiment/Pears & Hollyhock
Paper: Red - MFP, white - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Togetherness
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Barn Door
Accessories: Flower die - PTI, narrow silk ribbon - PTI, Foam dimensionals, Scotch quick dry adhesive.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - #17 Harvest Theme

Well, it's Saturday and that means it's time for another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - this week Geri challenged us to make a card with a harvest theme - colors, fruit or flowers!

The Apples & Camellia set by Marks Finest Papers is just perfect for this challenge today. I inked the large apple in this set using Memento Dew drop ink pads which allowed me to color each section as I wanted - brown stem, green vine and red apple. There is actually a little butterfly on the stamp that I inked in peach - but then decided to put a punched butterfly there for a little dimension.
I sponged all my edges with Ranger Tea Dye and Mustard Seed inks. I embossed the frame on the card and adhered a piece of ribbon around the center of it. I stamped the image on a piece of CS, cut it out with a square Nestability die, sponged it and layered it over the embossed frame using foam dimensionals. Then I popped the little charm under the corner.

How will you use the harvest theme on a card this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Apples & Camellia

Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Peach - MFP

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa

Accessories: Ribbon & Charm - MFP, glue dots, square nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #16 - Think Flowers!

Welcome to Speedy the Cats Friends challenge #16! This week Joanne G challenged us to 'Think Flowers'!


The stamps, card stock, ribbon and Ranger inks are all from Marks' Finest Papers. The stamps are from two MFP sets - the branch with the bird and the flower are from Tweet Blessings and the sentiment is from Apples and Camellia.

I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch for my card today.

How will you use flowers on a card this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks so much for dropping by today! I hope you're weekend is full of fun (and stamping!)!!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings, Apples & Camellia
Paper: White, Kraft - MFP, DP Basic Grey Paper Pad -
Ink: Ranger Distress - Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick
Accessories: Large gems - Michaels, tiny gems - Taylored Expressions, foam dimensionals, sponge and applicator Inksentials/Ranger, Quickie glue pen.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MFP New Release Blog Hop - Day 3 - Regal & Proud

Welcome to Day 3 of Mark's Finest Papers Design Team New Release Blog Hop! Today we are all highlighting the wonderful new set - Regal & Proud.Isn't this eagle's head stunning!? I stamped the wonderful hillside silouette stamp on a Top Note die cut and then sponged it with blue and green. All the panels are popped up on foam dimensionals.

Now for all the details on how you can win:

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010.
On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISS A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
So hop off to these blogs and leave a comment at each one for a chance to win!

August Guest Designer- Wendy

Julia - ME!

Stamps: MFP - Regal & Proud
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Rundled Sage, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: Top note die - SU, Lots of Tags Label 1 - SU, tiny gems - Taylored Expressions, ribbon - MFP, foam dimensionals, Copics - BG10, Y17, Y21, Inksentials - Sponge & Applicator Ranger.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MFP New Release Blog Hop - Day 1 - Tweet Blessings

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers' Design team Blog hop for the August Release! Today we are highlighting Tweet Blessings.

Kent and I love to go hiking and bird watching and I needed a little notebook to record where we go and what birds we see. This new stamp set is perfect for my project.

I started with a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Composition Notebook. I cut panels to fit the covers, stamped on them and attached them to the notebook. Before adhereing the front cover - I made a book mark by ataching the hummingbird charm to 10" of gold cord with a knot. I taped the end on the front cover before attaching the piece of stamped designer paper so it comes out at the top and loops into the notebook.

I did a little stamping on the inside covers and on the pages.
And here's the back.

I used my Brother P-Touch Label Maker for the "Bird Sightings" title on my little notebook.

And now for all the deets about our blog hop - be sure to read how you can win new MFP Stamps!

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010.
On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISS A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
August Guest Designer- Wendy
Julia - Me!

Stamps: MFP - Tweet Blessings
Paper: White - MFP, DP Dream Street Papers/Sam-Change is Good
Ink: Ranger Distress - Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky, Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Composition book, pink Zutter 1/2" corner rounder, gold cord - MFP, Hummingbird charm - MFP, Sponge and applicator - Ranger, Brother P-Touch Label Maker, scor tape.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #15 - Make Your Own Embellies!

This week's Speedy the Cats' challenge comes from Joanne and she has asked us to make our own embellishments!

I made my own flowers and leaves using mulberry paper (see my flower tutorial here), I used a Sizzix die to make my sentiment tag and Martha Stewart's lace edge punch to make my lacey panel. I sewed around the edges with my sewing machine (is that making my own embellie??!)

The stamps, the blue card stock, the ribbon and the Ranger ink are all from Marks' Finest Papers. The stamps are from a new set called Tweet Blessings that will be released on Aug 10th!

What kind of embellishments will you make this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for coming by today! Hope you have a great weekend my friends!
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings (to be released 8/10/10)
Paper: Blue - MFP, Kraft - PTI, Mulberry paper pack - AC Moore
Ink: Ranger Distress ink - stormy sky, whisper white craft - SU
Accessories: Ribbon - MFP, tag - sizzix die, sewing machine, distresser, Martha Stewart lacey punch, glue dots, white gel pen.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #14 - Thank you!

Welcome to another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge! This week Vicki challenged us to make a 'thank you' card.

I chose to use the sentiment 'Blessings' to convey my thanks on my card. These pretty stamps are from a new set being released mid-August by Marks' Finest Papers called Tweet Blessings.

I thought this Basic Grey DP matched the flowered bird perfectly! I colored the flowers on the bird with Copics, cut it out and layered it over the DP. I sponged all the edges 9on bird, sentiment and DP) with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink and curled up the corners a little bit on the DP.

The sentiment is cut with a small oval punch and framed in a Labels 10 Nestability die cut. I added a few black gems on the bird, the corner and the sentiment.

The stamps, the lime and pink card stock, the ribbon and charm are all from Marks' Finest Papers.

So come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your Thank You card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for stopping by today on your busy Saturday - I really appreciate it!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings (to be released mid-August)
Paper: Pink, Lime - MFP, white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Passion - SU, Ranger Distress - Tea Dye
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, copics - FV02, YG13, Charm & Ribbon - MFP, small oval punch - SU, Labels 10 Nestabilities.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #13 - Make it Masculine!

Happy Saturday everyone! It's time for another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - Claudine challenged us all to make a masculine card this week -

I'm sneak peaking a new stamp set that will be released in Mid August - it's called Regal and Proud and is just perfect for masculine cards don't you think? Nothing like the good old out-of-doors scenes!


This is a real clean and simple design - no layers accept the framings - I stamped the images in black on white card stock - masked different areas with torn pieces of Eclipse tape and sponged on the colors to sort of coincide with the levels of the image. This could be a congratulations card - a good luck card or a birthday card right?

Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your masculine card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Regal & Proud (to be released in August)
Paper: White - PTI, Black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Sage Shadow & Baja Breeze - SU
Accessories: sponge, Eclipse tape

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge #12

It's Saturday - and time for another Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge!




This week it's a color challenge - to use yellow, orange and red - bright summertime colors!

So what do I make??? A Fall Back to School card! LOL!! One student has brought an apple for the teacher - and another student has brought in a frog!



So what kind of card will you make using yellow, orange and red? Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: MFP - Apples and Camellia

Paper: red & cream - MFP, Orange Zest - PTI, Barely Banana - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket/Girl Friday/Monday

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Barn Door, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Buterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Spiral punch - SU, frog charm - MFP, Sponge & wood applicator - Ranger, glue dots, Tim Holtz Cracked Sizzix embossing folder.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Marks Finest Papers July Release Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of Marks Finest Papers July Release blog hop! There are 4 New Stamp Sets available today! Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia.

Today we are highlighting Southwest Cowboys!

I used the three galloping horses stamp to make my own designer paper. I cut out the big cactus and popped it up on the sentiment panel using foam dimensionals. I distressed and sponged all the edges.

All supplies for this card are from Marks Finest Papers.

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs.

On Saturday, (7/17) a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY of the blog hop from those participants who commented on all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day, Tues - Fri)

SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISS A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners won't be chosen until Saturday morning!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf- http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com/

Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/

Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com/

Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com/

Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com/

Anne- http://inkinginred.blogspot.com/

Debbie- http://www.debbieseyer.com/

Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com/

Faith - http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/
Susan- http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com/
Judi- http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com/
Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://www.karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com/
Connie- http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com/
Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com/

Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
Joanne: http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/
Julia (me!) - http://ariellebistro.com/

Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Southwest Cowboy
Paper: Marks Finest Papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Bundled Sage, Tea Dye
Accessories: Distresser, sponge applicator - Ranger, Long rectangle nestabilities, foam dimensionals.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspired by the Blue Carrot Shop

There were so many fun nostalgic items on The Blue Carrot Shop , (the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast this past Saturday) I was inspired to make two projects!

First I saw these cute peanut treat bags and thought it would be fun to make some of my own.I used a new label stamp from Rescue Remedies by Waltzingmouse Stamps for my bags. I just stamped right on the bag using Blazing Red Stazon Ink (other inks will smear on these waxy bags - How do I know that??!)Then I die cut a little Sizzix tag and stamped it with Get Well from Fancy Phrases and threaded a ribbon through it.
These will make nice little treats to drop off to a friend or relative that's not feeling well don't you think?? And they are quick and simple to create!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Rescue Remedies, Fancy Phrases
Paper: glassine bags - PTI
Ink: Blazing red Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sizzix tag die/Tag Scallop Combo, satin ribbon - PTI
Then I came upon these fun Arizona beverage glasses.



Which inspired me to make this little tag!

My stamps are a sneak peek of Southwest Cowboy by Mark's Finest Papers that will be released July 13th.

The tag is cut with a Sizzix die. I punched a circle on a piece of Eclipse masking tape - layed it on the card and sponged the sun/moon over the top of the cactus.

I spritzed the tag with gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water in a mini mister - it has a shimmer IRL that doesn't show at all here!

The sentiment is just a portion of the sentiment included in the set - but I just inked up this part, punched it out and layered it over the cactus with foam dimensionals.

I hope you like my inspired projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Soutwest Cowboy - July release
Paper: rustic white PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Blue Bayou - SU
Accessories: tag - Sizzix die/tag scallop combo, modern label punch - SU, ribbon - MFP, gold perfect pearls, mini mister - Ranger, foam dimensionals, Eclipse masking tape, hemp - SU

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hello to the 100th Color Throwdown!!

Can you believe there have been 100 Color Throwdown Challenges???! Me neither!

Well, to celebrate their 100th challenge they are having lots of prizes from lots of sponsors!!

Mark's Finest Papers is one of the sponsors and since I'm on Speedys' Friends DT I thought I'd join in the festivities! You will find the challenge and all the deets here.

The colors are rose, celery, red and blue. I water colored the holyhock, pierced the corners and drew dots around the edge of the card with my Micron 01 black pen. I sponged the edges with distress inks.

All the supplies for my card are available at Marks Finest Papers. The stamp set is Pears & Holyhocks.

See my post below for my 2nd card for the Color Throwdown!

Stamps: Pears & Holyhocks - Marks Finest Papers

Paper: Marks Finest Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Bundled Sage & Mustard Seed, Rose Red - SU
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, aqua pen waterbrush, paper piercer, charm & Ribbon - Marks Finest Papers, black micron pen, copic Y17

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #7

Welcome to Speedy the Cats' Friends Saturday challenge! This week our challenge is to make your own designer paper using stamps.

I stamped this fun sentiment (A Fine Pear) repeatedly across my white card stock to create my DP. I first drew lines in pencil so I would stamp straight!!

Then I just added the sentiment popped up on foam dimensionals and the ribbon and charm. This card could be either a wedding or anniversary card.

The stamp set is a Mark's Finest Papers June release called Pears & Hollyhocks. The pretty gingham ribbon , gold thread and pear charm are also from Faith's store.

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your card there. You could win a free stamp set!

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Pears & Hollyhocks

Paper: White, spring moss - PTI

Ink: Spring Moss -PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Ribbon, gold thread, pear charm - Marks Finest Papers, key tag punch, curly label punch- SU, foam dimensionals.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Marks Finest Papers - Pears & Hollyhocks Blog Hop


Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All 4 sets are available TODAY!

Today we are all using the pretty new set Pears & Hollyhocks

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs

On Saturday, (June 12, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! (4 different winners, one winner for each day.) (THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!)

The 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month!

Here are the DT blogs that are participating in the hop today - so check them all out and leave a comment on each one!

June Guest Designer- Samantha- http://www.taylorstamped.blogspot.com/

Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/

Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com/

Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com/

Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com/

Faith - http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/

Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
Joanne: http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/
Julia (Me!)- http://ariellebistro.com/
Cathleen- http://crookedcardcreations.com/
Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/

and here is where you can purchase all the new June releases! - Marks Finest Papers

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Pears & Hollyhocks

Paper: textured blue, textured green, black - Marks Finest Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: EK success edge punch, black pearl - Amuse, Copics: G00, G21, G40, BG10, Vo6, V12, R32, R35, Y17

Monday, June 7, 2010

Be Happy Together - Forever

The CAS challenge over at Split Coast was to create a card using a greeting as your main focal point. For my card - I embossed a Labels 12 nestie frame using two sizes of the die. Then I just stamped the greeting inside the frame and added a leaf frond charm tied with a knot of gold cord.

The greeting is from the stamp set Pears and Hollyhocks by Mark's Finest Papers and will be available to purchase tomorrow (6/8)! The paper, charm and cord are also MFP. I think this card would be great for either a wedding or anniversary card don't you?
I'll be participating in the MFP DT blog hop on Wednesday using other stamps from this set so I hope you can come back to check that out!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Pears & Hollyhocks (available 6/8)
Paper: textured cream - Marks Finest Papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: charm & gold cord - Marks Finest Papers, Labels 12 Nestabilities, cuttlebug, glue dot

The technique challenge at Split Coast was to create a card that is personal and also uses a favorite technique.

I printed this photo of my husband's parents, Marjorie and Charlie onto cream cardstock.
Marjorie just passed away a week ago at the age of 94 and Charlie passed away 7 years ago at the age of 89. As they both wished to be cremated - we will be having a joint burial next week and a little party celebrating the love they had for each other and the love they gave to their family and friends.

This is a picture of them about 20 years ago when they took a long anticipated trip to Hawaii. They are dressed in their matching Hawaiian print outfits! In recent years, Marjorie would wear Charlie's shirt in her assisted living apartment.

One of my favorite techniques is to stamp a sentiment directly on a printed photograph and that is what I did here. This lovely sympathy verse is from a set called Irish Blessings by Waltzingmouse Stamps

I'm going to make two of these and send them to my DH's sister and brother -I think they will appreciate them!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Irish Blessings
Paper: white, vintage cream - PTI, Pacific Blue - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart corner punch, sticky pearls

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #6

I'm so excited to share the news with you that I have been invited to be a Blog Team Member for Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge every Saturday for the next three months!! Whoo Hoo!!!

This weeks challenge is to use Buttons and Bows! This cute dog theme stamp set is called More of Speedy the Cats' Friends and will be available on June 8th!!I dragged my ink pad across the card stock to give it a little texture and I paper pierced just a portion of the top right and bottom left corners. The dog and sentiment are up on foam dimensionals.
Here's what I stamped on the inside of my card.

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your card there. Every week one lucky entry will win a free MFP stamp set! How cool is that?!?

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - More of Speedy the Cat's Friends
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Dark Chocolate - PTI, Close to Cocoa - SU
Accessories: circle punch, key tag punch - SU, foam dimensionals, glue dots, Vintage Buttons - PTI, Ribbon - Mark's Finest Papers, paper piercer.