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Friday, September 28, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #17 Flap Card

This week Kathy Bradley is giving us a Tutorial on making a Flap Card on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV.

Here is my card following her tutorialPapers a Heinrich’s Co. called Tweet That.

I just changed a tiny bit by making my focal circle bigger & over hanging on the top of card. I used the newly released stamp set called Tweet That.

Now it’s YOUR TURN!  Make a Flap Card & enter into this week’s challenge on  Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV  for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:


Friday, September 21, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #16 Plant Material

This week  we have a new tutorial by Davi Reid on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV.  Davi's tutorial is showing us how to use Plant Material to make homemade papers.  This is a GREAT technique!  I had never used this technique before and I am now addicted!

 For my background paper I used fresh Pink Petunias and Tomato Leaves to make my images on watercolor paper and then I photographed the papers & saved to my computer so that I could print them.  I know that the originals will change colors and fade with time, so that's why I chose to save and print!

I know you were thinking I'd lost my marbles when I said I used PINK petunias, well here is a photo with the smashed flowers  and you can see that I got 2 different  layouts with each smashing because I sandwiched the flowers between 2 pieces of watercolor paper  The first px is after smashing before I brushed off the actual flowers.

On the second picture I added an original flower next to it, crazy what the natural dies turn out like! 

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Make a shaker card & enter into this week's challenge on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:

This week I Cased Rosy Newlun's card for the sketch.   Just click her name to see her card.

Challenges I Entered:
PaperPrettiesBlog: PPMC57 - Use a Ribbon
TammysScrapinCorner: Ch #28 - Anything Goes

Friday, September 14, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #15 Shaker Card by Lagene

OK kids This week's tutorial on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV is brought to you by yours truely. I'll show you how to make a Shaker Card.
To see all the Design Team members' samples for this week's tutorial click on Tutorial Time Ch. #15 at SpeedyTV .

Here is my tutorial:

To start I used my Cuttlebug with Spellbinder’s Classic Scallop Circles Large and the
Classic Circles Large to cut out my frames and the clear plastic. (My plastic was recycled
From the lid of a box of cherry tomatoes from COSTCO.)
Lacy scallops die are pictured to the right, but I changed my mind because I didn’t feel they were sturdy enough on the edges for the frame & used Classic scallops like the one used on the base.

For the frames I used heavy weight paper from MFP a Heinrich’s Co. and then glued my colored cardstock on top of it.  Gluing the 2 layers together gives the shaker box more support. The dark green scallop for the base is a solid scalloped circle with the stamped image glued to it.

The stack for the shaker goes like this:
1) Cut 2 large shapes for base & then glue them together. (mine is dark green dp on top of heavy weight MFP paper)
2) Cut out your stamped image the same size of your top frame.  Center and glue it onto the base.
3) Cut out craft foam frames the size of your top shape & glue 2 or 3 together to get enough depth for your items to shake. As you can see in the picture below.  I taped circle dies together to cut the foam and that gave me 3 different size spacer frames for different projects.  I did the same thing again and then glued the same size spacer frames together for my shaker box.

The px on right shows How I glued 3 rings together to accommodate thicker shakers.

4)  Glue this spacer frame stack on top of your base & give it time to dry before adding beads or confetti etc.

5) Cut out 2  shapes for the top window frame & glue together, give time to dry before next step.

6) Cut out the center of the top window frame shape you made in step 5...(since it is 2 thicknesses you may have to run through your Cuttlebug once then flip it over & you can see the indention of the cut on the back side, just line up your die & run it through again, or you can use an exacto knife to finish cutting through)

7) Cut your acetate or plastic the same size & shape of your top window frame.

8) Glue the acetate or plastic shape to the back side of the top window frame you just made. (I used E 6000 glue for the plastic, give time to dry)

9) After securely glued, place your shaker pieces inside the well on your base shape  inside the foam spacer frame and add glue to the top of your foam spacer frame & place the framed plastic on top.  (I carefully place a weight on top, carefully balanced so nothing slides & give ample time to dry)

WALA there you have your shaker box to add to any type card you like.
I added mine to a circular side step card.

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Make a shaker card & enter into this week's challenge on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:

Challenges Entered:
PaperPlayChallenges: 12-Week12 - Fancy Folds 
MilkCoffieChallenge:  Use at least 2 different Shapes

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(2012 c49)MFP Aug & Sept Birthday Swap

At Mark's Finest Papers SpeedyTV, click on SWAPS and you can join in on making 4 cards to conform to the current SWAP and you will receive a free stamp set!  What a DEAL!!!!

Aug/Sept SWAP has Birthdays for the Theme. and the free stamp set is:

Now if you want to join in, make 4 cards to swap (You will receive 3 cards from other Swappers, you'll submit 1 extra for the co-ordinator of the swap & you will receive the free mini stamp set seen on the right!)

Just click on:  AUG/SEPT Birthday Swap for the details!

For my card I sponged background and then stamped "ghost" boat & Sentiment from Silly Shells from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich's CO.
Challenges Entered:
StampinSistersInChrist:   Ch #156 - Romans 3:23-24 - Create with Bright Colors Only!
CraftyBloggersNetwork: Ch #3 - color Purple

Saturday, September 8, 2012

(2012 c48) Shabby Chic Butterfly

Hello friends,
I was so excited when I won a stamp set at The Craft's Meow last month!  I chose Beautiful Spring by Nina B.  It has such a sweet butterfly & flower stamp.  So here is my first project using my new stamps!

I colored with Copics and stitched around my DP & around the inside die from Spellbinders called Labels 6.  I popped the butterfly up on a piece of craft foam that I traced with my butterfly & then cut out & glued to back of butterfly with Crafter's Choice Glue.

Today's card is inspired by THE CRAFT'S MEOW
September Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch at The Craft's Meow:

 Challenges Entered:
TheCraftsMeow:  Sketch (Pictured on right)
OurDailyBreadODBDSLC121 -You leave me in STITCHES
SimonSaysPut a Stamp on it & Blog Hop
MoxieFabWorld:  Focal Point Challenge in Moxie Fab World
PaperTakeWeekly: Anything Goes 
NoMatterWhichChallenges:  Ch #2 - Die Cuts & or Punches

Friday, August 31, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #14 Color with Chalk & Blender Pen

This week  we have a new tutorial by Debbie Moran on Tutorial Tlime on SpeedyTV.
We are extending the challenge for another week due to internet posting issues which caused this Tutorial to be delayed.You will have until Sept. 13, 2012 to enter your creation.

Challenge 14's tutorial is Coloring with Chalks & Blender pens.

I stamped  with MFP's Pussy Willows with Memento ink., cut out with Labels 18 by Spellbinders  I then colored with chalks applied with a blender pen.  I also colored the raised leaves on my background after I embossed the background with Cuttlebug's Leafy Branches embossing folder.

Now it's your turn go over to SpeedyTV  & click on Tutorial Time then on Challenge 14 ---2012

If you enter a card into the challenge this week, with the extension, you have until Sept 13, 2012 to enter... you will be entered into the drawing for  a chance to win this MFP stamp set seen here.

Challenges I Entered:
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #154 Isiah 64:8 - Use punches, dies or shapes
SimonSays:  Anything goes 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

(2012 c45) ODB With Wings as Eagles

I used stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs called On Eagle's Wings. I'm afraid this particular stamp may be discontinued, but they have many wonderful Scripture & Scripture inspired stamps to choose from.
I used core'dinations "Sand it, Tear it, Emboss it" cardstock for the base. Layered blue DP from my stash and the sentiment is stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with embossing powder onto "Summer's End" cardstock with coordinating sand color on the back found at
I then cut out with Labels Eighteen by Sizzix.  I added bling by Darice.

Challenges Entered:
OurDailyBread:  ODBDSLC120 - Sketch
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #153 Prov 30:5 - Use sentiment only
StampTV:  STV12MON31 - Use Turquois Sea, Ocean Mist, Soft Sand

Friday, August 24, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #13 Criss Cross Card

Welcome to the 13th Ch. on Tutorial Time at Speedy TV.  This week our wonderful Lois Bak has our tutorial for the "Criss Cross Card"  technique. Check out our DTs cards following this Tutorial at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV Challenge #13.

For my card I made the insert by layering clear recycled heavy packaging (to make the top firm so that the laminating machine wouldn't Curl & Eat the top portion of insert that didn't have cardstock to the end)  BUT FIRST I stamped the fruit bowl and chef on white CS & colored with Copics, Then I  made a reverse image by stamping on my Stampa-a-ma-jig and transfering onto white CS by placing stamped side onto the paper & pressing firmly with a brayer (I did have to go over my image outline with a sharpie pen).  I colored both with Copics also & cut both images out and glued together so both sides were colored, I stamped Celebrate BIG! on both sides of yellow CS & heat embossed with black. Then I inserted into laminating sheets & sent through the heat laminator.  See the back of my card with the insert to the right. I used ribbon for my belly band with  the sentiment cut out with Sizzix  "Have a great Day"  Framelits (arrow).

Now its your turn,  follow the Criss Cross Tutorial at SpeedyTV and you could win this stamp set:

Challenges I Entered: 
NoMatterWhichChallenges:  Ch#1- Anything Goes

Friday, August 17, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #12 Faux Patina

WOW! It's already Ch # 12  at Tutorial Time!
This week's tutorial  at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV is called Faux Patina by Pat Garvin.  This is a really fun technique!

For my card I used 2 different embossing folders Rays by Sizzix and Forrest Branches by Cuttlebug.  My stamp set is Be Wild and Free by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrichs Co.  I stamped on yellow vellum and heat embossed with black EP.

So, now it's your turn to try this technique at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV, just enter and you will have the chance to win this stamp set:

Challenges Entered:
SimonSaysAnimal Antics
CraftAScene: August - Anything in Great Outdoors
NoMatterWhichChallenges: Ch #1 - Anything Goes & Blog Hop 
ColorfulCreations:  Technique for August - Dry Emboss

Friday, August 10, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #11 "Stamping & Coloring Vellum

This is week 11 on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV.   This week's tutorial is "Stamping & Coloring on Vellum"
by Tammylee.  Click on the link above to see this week's challenge & wonderful samples by the Design Team.

For my card I used  the stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrichs Co. called Silly Shells
 I used white vellum & framed it with the blue CS to hold it onto the page.  I love the way the color shows through the vellum & how the background DP has a muted look.
The blue CS is from the DCWV "Summer Dream" cardstock stack which has regular cs & blue, red, white & off white glittered sheets (only 1 each of the glittered)

So now it's your turn to try this technique for the chance to win this stampset pictured below:
 Challenges Entered:
TotallyPaperCrafts: Ch #120 - Frame It   
STV12FRI23:   Birthday & multiples of a shape
ThePoodlesParlour:  Use Die Cuts 
PaperCraftingJourney:  Anything Goes

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Em's Bday card for her Mom

Em (7 1/2 Year Old)   heat embossed 2 dragonflies with black EP & colored dragonfly with Sharpie pens.  After a little help from Mema for cutting them out, she then glued string in between the 2.  She cut out holes in card base with Spellbinders Scalloped ovals & glued the string on each side so the dragonfly floats in the hole.

We are entering this in:
SimonSays:  Children's Summer Holiday Challenge

Grandaughter's Bday card for her Mom

10 1/2 year old Katie heat embossed her butterfly with black EP & colored with Sharpie colors.  It was cut out & glued to her background that she sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink using a circle mask for sun & scalloped circle mask for the clouds.  She loves doing crafts at Mema's house.

We are entering her card on
SimonSays:  Children's Summer Holiday Challenge

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

(2012 c42) I'm In Stitches

For this card I used I'm In Stitches 2012  stamp set foaund at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich's Co.
I mounted the images on a Side Step card base.  You can see a tutorial at Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV
The sentiment is stamped on vellum & heat embossed and framed with triple layers of DP for strength to hold the vellum.   I used Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Classic Circles & Labels 18.

Challenges Entered:
ThePlayDateCafe: PDCC143 - Use Cherry, Mint Julep & Jade
CraftsAndMeChallenges:  Ch #95 - Green with envy - Use green (Mine is jade & mint julep)
NoMatterWhichChallengesCh #1 - Anything Goes & Blog Hop
CCEEStampers:  CCEE1231 - Use Red 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

(2012 c41) Use 1 Stamp for Focal and Background GinaK Designs

The  rose stamp is from A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger.  You can find the stamp set at GinaK Designs at StampTV.
The sentiment is from Friendship's Garden by Asela Hopkins also at GKD.

I started by stamping the rose with a light pink  on the pink background paper, then I took cherry red & stamped the same rose on the yellow background.  I stamped the focal rose 3 times on watercolor paper in red & then colored with 3 shades of red with Copic Markers.  Then I cut out sections of petals and curled them & added dimensional glue to layer on top of each other.  I also gave the leaves dimension by rubbing the back side with a large tipped embossing tool. (this is how I "curled" the rose petals too)
I'm editing on Thursday Aug 9
Challenges Entered:
StampTV: STV12MON28 - Make it Double, use 1 stamp for focal and background
TheCraftsMeowShop:  August Sketch Challenge 
NoMatterWhichChallenges: Ch #1 - Anything Goes- & Blog HOP

(2012 c40) Be Wild Torn Edges, MFP

I love this stamp set Be Wild and Free from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrichs Co.

I stamped the tree on watercolor paper with Versamark and heat embossed with black EP.  Then tore out & inked around edges and sponged around tree and the sentiment with  Powder Puff Chalking Inks from
I then tore my blue & green strips and stamped the animal silhouetes with Versamark.
Jute string to tie it all together.

Challenges Entered:
OurDailyBreadDesigns: ODBDSLC117 - Sketch
SimonSays:  Kristina's Inspiration - I used the green, blue, red, pink, black, white
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch #50 Matt. 27:51 - Use torn paper
TammysScrappinCorner: Ch #21 - Anything Goes

Friday, August 3, 2012

(2012 c35) MFP Tutorial Time Ch #10 "Diagonal Double Pockets"

Welcome to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV
Challenge #10
"Diagonal Double Pockets"
This week on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV we have Jane Chambers with her tutorial for a "Diagonal Double Pockets" card, its Challenge #10.
For my card I used the camel colored cardstock that had a lighter color on the back (you can see in the center pocket) Just to change it up a bit I just cut out a strip of the animal print DP to cover the front panel, otherwise the front would have looked the same as the 2nd pocket.  For my images I used the new stamp set  Be Wild and Free.   I simply stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with black EP.

 Dogwood Blossoms stampset is the prize this week!
So now it's your turn, head on over to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV and click on the link to the Tutorial and follow the instructions to make your Double Diagonal card for a chance to win this great stamp set!

Challenges Entered:
StampTV: STV12FRI22 - Case fellow member's card
I cased Joy Hadden's card found here 

Friday, July 27, 2012

(2012 c34) MFP Tutorial Time Ch# 9 "Tent Topper card"

Welcome to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV
for Challenge #9 "Tent Topper"

  For mine I used Greetings of the Season found at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich's Co.  I also used Spellbinders dies:  Labels Two  and Ribbon Tag Trio.  I looped the big wide gold ribbon  through the tag loops & formed a bow of sorts.  Stamped image & greeting were stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with gold EP.

Now it's your turn go follow  Tutorial #9  and enter your card for a chance to win this stamp set:

Challenges I entered:
STV12MON27: Go for Gold (Use gold)
CraftsAndMeChallenges Ch #94 - Anything Goes
CraftyBloggersNetwork: Monday Ch #1- Anything Goes
CraftspotKimberlyCh #63 Christmas in July
SimonSays: Anything Goes

Thursday, July 26, 2012

(2012 c37) Summer Garden

Stamps: Hope Grows by Theresa Momber and Spring Florals by GinaK found at GinaK Designs, Wild & Free 2012  (Miss You) found at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich's Co.

Spellbinders dies: Nested Pennants, Petite Large Scalloped Ovals, Ovals Large   Martha Stewart boarder Punch: Garden Trellis

Flowers stamped with Memento black & colored with Sharpie Pens.  Butterfly   Stamped on vellum & colored on back side with sharpie pens. sponged grass & sky with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Challenges Entered:
PaperPlaytime: Ch #79 - Sentiment "Miss You"
STVOLDIES3: Use 2 colors of bling (i used Pink & green)
VoStamps: Ch #39 - Summertime
CraftASceneA Garden Scene 
TheCraftsMeow: July - Sketch 
SimonSays: Anything Goes 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

(2012 c36) Round EASEL card "Miracles Blossom"

For my easel card today I used
Theresa Momber's Hope Grows
stamp set found at GinaK Designs

I cut shape with Spellbinders dies: Lacy Circles and focal circle with Standard Circles Large.

I stamped butterflies & flowers & colored with Copics, then used Versamark  pen & heat embossed with clear EP.

I sponged center with Tim Holtz Distress inks, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans.

Challenges Entered:
  scene and I did a flower scene)
EspeciallyMadeChallenge: Create an easel card
MilkCoffieChallengeCircles Challenge
CraftsAndMeChallenge: Ch94 Anything Goes
CraftyBloggersNetwork: Mon Ch1 -Anything Goes
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch #149 Matt 11:30 - CAS
SimonSays: Anything Goes 

Friday, July 20, 2012

(2012 c33) MFP Tutorial #8 - Spotlighting with Kathy Bradley on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV

WOW! I can't believe it is
Week 8 on Tutorial Time
at SpeedyTV

Here us my card for the Spotlighting Tutorial #8 by Kathy Bradley on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV.  I used the What a Fox 2011 stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers a Henrich's Co. I Heat embossed with black EP, colored "spotlight" with Copics & put Rock Candy Stickles by Ranger on the snow in the "spotlight".

Go to Tutorial Time #8 at SpeedyTV. There you can follow the tutorial to make a card to enter in this week's challenge for the opportunity to win
 this MFP stamp set:

Now it's your turn, you can use any stamps, but if you use a MFP stamp set on your entry, you will get 2 entries into the drawing!

Friday, July 13, 2012

(2012 c32) MFP Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV, Cracked Glass with Davi & Sneek Peek

Welcome to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV's 
Challenge #7  featuring Davi Reid
with her tutorial for 
Cracked Glass 
First, this is a sneek peek of one of 5 stamp sets to be released next week at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrichs Co.

This is my card following the Cracked Glass Tutorial method found on the Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV's tutorial challenge this week.
      (Actually this is the second one I made, the 1st production was wonderful until adhearing to my cardbase....See the post below this one  with some DO'S & DON'TS for this method with pictures to show the difference!)

To see this week's Tutorial, Go to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV
Double Click on Tutorial Time Challenges  then click on the dropdown that says Tutorial Time #7 2012. There you will see all the samples from our wonderful Design Team.   For the actual tutorial here is the link Challenge 7 - Cracked Glass.

There you can follow the tutorial to make a card to enter in this week's challenge for the opportunity to win
 this MFP stamp set:

Now it's your turn, follow the tutorial and show us your cracked glass project!

Cracked Glass Technique, What not to do!

First, this is a sneek peek of one of 5 stamp sets to be released next week at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrichs Co.

This week on Mark's Finest Papers SpeedyTV we had a Tutorial on making Cracked glass.
You can see the tutorial at
When you get there click on  Challenge #7 - 2012   Oh yes and don't forget to join in on the Challenge & you could win the stamp set that is in my post above this one!
  This is my second attempt at this technique (I Love this technique!)
So my first card looked just like this one except for a few things I discovered I shouldn't do, I'll show you my
 Dos & Don'ts.

As they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so look at the picture of the comparison below.
Do use heavy cardstock                          If you use lighter weight cardstock then
Do use dye ink for crisp image                     Don't use quick dry clear glues.
                                                                               Don't heat emboss the images                                                                                                   before doing the Cracked Glass Technique.

Here is a picture of another project using Mark's Finest Papers 140 pound premium cardstock and I used Helmar's 450 clear glue.  As you can see there was not an issue with bleeding through the paper.
One more hint: After going over your "cracked heat embossed image with die ink to get into the cracks, to take off the excess ink from the surface: first swipe the surface with a dry paper towel or soft cloth & then swipe with a soft cloth that has alcohol on it, that will remove the excess ink from the embossed surface.  (my pepper image was quite pink all over before the alcohol cleaning)
Good luck in your endeavors.

Friday, July 6, 2012

TTSTV: MFP Tutorial Time July 6, 2012 with Ann H.

Welcome to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV's 
Challenge #6  featuring Ann Harmon
with her tutorial for Side Step Card

Here is my patriotic card.
Go to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV (you can click any links below)
Hover on Tutorial Time Challenges  then click on the drop down that says 
Tutorial Time #6 2012.  There you can see this week's challenge and see all the samples by the Design Team. While on the Challenge page you can click the highlighted Positive and Negative Masking to take you to the actual tutorial.
There you can follow the tutorial to make a card to enter in this weeks challenge for the opportunity to win this MFP stamp set:

This was my thank you card for our hostess for our 4th of July gathering.
4th of July was great this year, we spent the day with 3 other couples and played
ladder golf, snacked, Bar B Q'd & had a great day celebrating our freedoms as
a country, giving God the glory for His blessings to our country and asking His
guidance for our leaders and for ourselves.  May God Bless America!

CraftyBloggersNetwork: Monday Clhallenge #1 - Anything Goes (end 7/31)
IncyWincyDesignsChallenge:  Patriotism - Use only colors or items from your country (ends 7/8)
Tammy'sScrapinCorner:  Weekly Ch#17 Celebrations/4th of July (ends 7/8)
PaperPlayTime:  Ch#78 - Die Cuts - Red, White & Blue (ends 7/13)
CraftSpotByKimberly:  Monday Ch#62 - 4th of July & Canada Day (ends 7/9)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Tutorial Time with SpeedyTV June 29th Chal. 5 with Lagene

We are so excited this week to have a new tutorial for SpeedyTV @ Mark's Finest Papers A Heinrich Co.  It is found at SpeedyTV under

This is my card using my Masking Positive & Negative method found on the Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV's tutorial challenge this week.

Go to Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV
Click on Tutorial Time Challenges  then click on the dropdown that says
Tutorial Time #5 2012.  There you can follow the tutorial to make a card to enter in this weeks challenge for the opportunity to win
 this MFP stamp set:

A Walk In The Woods
     Challenges Entered:
EspeciallyMade:  Heat Embossing

        Now get stamping, enter you project & good luck!
            Thanks so much for visiting I love hearing your comments!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

(2012 c30) GKD Hot Air Balloon

Stamps: Ecclectic Summer  and  Inside Out by Gina K at GinaKDesigns
Die: Nesting Lace Circles by LifestylesCrafts

I cut white cardstock with the Nesting Lace Circles die using my Cuttlebug.  I then took the frame that was left and used it for a mask to sponge the clouds.

For the Hot Air Balloon I stamped GinaK's Ecclectic Summer with versamark & heat embossed with pink on polka dot dp.  I used a versamark pen to heat emboss every other strip with "Shamrock" green EP.  I used pop dots to adhere to another piece of cardstock that I stamped the balloon on then used Versamark pen to outline & heat embossed with bold pink to create a larger balloon frame.
Challenges Entered:
VoStamps: Happy/Birthday/Everything
 StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #145- Ps 46:10 - Use flags or Banners
PaperPlaytime:  Ch #77 -m Say it with Sentiments _ Anything Goes 
PaperPlayChallenges:  12-WK25-Use A Die
EspeciallyMade:  Heat Embossing