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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