Saturday, December 31, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week #88~~Use a Snowflake



This week for Speedy's Challenge Brenda challenged us to use a snowflake on our card.  I used an embossing folder of snowflakes, then stamped just one single snowflake in night of navy for contrast.  It was raining when I took this photo and the colors look very dark, almost black, but the CS is Dark Night Navy by MFP, and the ink is night of navy.    This was a fun and quick card to make.  I hope you will play along with us this week!

Stamps:  Ice and Snow
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Dark Night Navy
Ink:  night of navy
Misc:  embossing folder, ribbon, straight ticket corner punch, twine

Happy Stamping!

Patty & Winnie


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Walk in the Sparkly Woods




This card did not turn out like I had it in my mind's eye.  I thought the rhinestones on the trees would look more sparkly and snow like.  Oh well.  The trees are from the stmap set "A Walk in the Woods" by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company.  There are a total of 4 trees in the set, and I rarely use these trees, but I really like them together,so I think I may try to use these trees to come up with some masculine birthday cards.....we'll  see.

Stamps:  A Walk in the Woods
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, China Blue Eyes
Ink:  Versa Mark, garden green, night of navy
Misc:  rhinestones, MS snowflake border punch

Have a wonderful evening.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week #87~~Anything Goes


This card is from the new stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company called "Pucker Up".  I think this sentiment is hilarious!!!!  I don't know who I'm going to send this to, but it will be someone with a sense of humor!!! 

Stamps:  Pucker Up
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Bubblegum Pink, always artichoke
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, Regal Rose
Misc:  Copics, hat pin, pearls, ribbon

I hope you will play along with us for Speedy's challenge this week.  Since it's anything goes, you can upload anything you stamp. 

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 86~~Make a Christmas Card

This week for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge I challenged everyone to make a Christmas card.  I like the more non-traditional colors of this card.  The designer paper is from the Premium Paper Craft Pack Victorian Christmas.  I think it really coordinates well with the pinecones that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Stamps:  New Pines, Bells on Bobtail (sentiment)
Ink:  Versa Mark, pear pizzaz, early espresso
Paper:  Deep Olive, Corn Husk, designer paper
Misc:  MFP Gold Embossing Powder, ribbon, charm, nesties

I hope you can join us this week for Speedy's challenge.   You could be the lucky winner of  the new stamp set "Ice and Snow"!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop Day 3






Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

This photo is really washed out.  I'm having to use my small camera rather than our nice Nikon one becasue the battery won't charge on the Nikon and we haven't had a chance to get a new one.  It just went out all of the sudden on Friday.  I am so frustrated!!!!!  This card is so much more stricking IRL than in the photo!!!!

Stamps:  New Pines
Paper:  Christmas Pooinsettia Paper Craft Pack from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company
Ink:  always artichoke
Misc:  stickles

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P. --You're Here
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers

I hope you have enjoyed the hop this month!  We have really enjoyed bringing it to you!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop Day 2






Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.


My top card is the card made with the stamp set Pussy Willow.  I really like the little chickadee sitting there.  I took artistic liberty and made him a dull mustard yellow because I thought it went well with my BG paper. 

Stamps:  Pussy Willow
Ink:  soft suede, pear pizzaz
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, 7 Gypsies "Conservatory" paper pad
Misc:  Copics

My second card does not show up the irridescent smooch I used on the trees to make them look like they had ice glittering on them.  IRL it is very pretty.

Stamps:  Ice and Snow
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, bashful blue
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Speedy the Cat Black Linen, China Blue Eyes Linen
Misc:  smooch

Now hop on over to Geri's blog from here.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P. --You're Here
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop Day 1~~Pucker Up






Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Details for my card:

Stamps:  Pucker Up
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Lemon Yellow, Bubblegum Pink Annalee paper pad by Prima
Ink:  Palette Noir Black
Misc:  Copics, pearls

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.--You're here
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers

I hope you enjoy our hop this week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 85~~Thank You Card






I always need thank you cards, but I decided to make this one a Christmas/Winter theme one.  I used the new set "New Pines" by Marks Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company for the pine cones, and the sentiment is from the set "A Walk in the Woods".  I made this a center step card (still my favorite style of card). 

Stamps:  New Pines and A Walk in the Woods
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Smashed Peas by MFP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Misc:  stickles, rhinestones, copics

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 84~~Use Your Favorite Embellie


Brenda challenged us to use our favorite embellishment on our cards this week for the Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.  Well, I couldn't settle on just ONE favorite embellishment, so I had to use 3! LOL.  I used a charm, of course, ribbone and a brad.  I'm going to send this card to a good friend of mine.  The inside says, "Let's enjoy a cup together soon". 

Stamps:  Floral Tea by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company
Ink:  Marina Mist
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Marina Mist, Annalee Paper pack by Basic Grey
Misc:  copics, charm, ribbon, brad, pop dots

I hope you'll play along with us on the challenge this week!  You will have the chance to win the stamp set "Snow & Ice" being released this month!

Happy Stamping!

Patty & Winnie

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and Technique Junkies Newsletter joint blog hop





Hello and welcome to The Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company and Technique Junkie Newsletter joint Blog Hop! The Technique Junkie Newsletter is excited to show case their new 3D and Fun Folds Cd.  My card is the "Fancy Fold Out Card". 
 
“The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit www.techniquejunkies.com for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.”
A fantastic group of design team members from both The Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company and the Technique Junkie Newsletter, have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off the 3D and Fun Folds Cd.
We have a Blog Hop happening each day with an opportunity for you to win many prizes from some of our wonderful advertising companies! Please stop through EVERY DAY and take your time visiting each blog! You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can to win the Grand Prize.
Thursday – Joint Blog Hop with Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company
On Saturday, December 3, Pat from Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses.
If you have been following along already you should have come from Chris Dickingson's blog. If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and go from there. You won't want to miss any stops along the way – in order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon’s Blog. There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in her Blog Hop!

This Fancy Fold Out card was so much fun to make!!!  I hope you will try it!  I used MS glitter on Santa's hat and cuffs, and put stickles on his beard.  He's really glittery IRL, but it doesn't really show up in the photo.

Stamps:  Snow What? Mini from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door
Papers:  Snow Storm Smooth, garden green 12x12, Recollections Christmas Paper Stack
Misc:  ribbon, MS Snowflake PATP, copics, MS glitter, stickles

Here's the hop list:
The Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog 
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company Blog
Geri Utterback
Lois Bak
Chris Dickinson--you should have come from here
Patty Penn--You're here now
Pat Huntoon

Good luck and have fun with the joint blog hop!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie









Monday, November 28, 2011

Foxy Birthday

This is another masculine birthday card I made for one of my clients for his December birthday.  I hope he likes it.  I used the stamp set Autumn from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company for the image and the sentiment is from Happy Pansies.

Stamps:  Autumn Glory, Happy Pansies
Paper:  Kraft, Corn Husk, Basic Grey "Capella" paper pad
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Misc:  Copics

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Golden Wreath of Poinsettias

Today's Featured Stamper was Stacy over on SCS.  She has such a lovely gallery.   I chose a Christmas card to CASE and had a lot of fun doing it!

Stamps:  Christmas Wreath mini stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company
Paper:  Corn Husk, Cherry Slush by MFP, Authentique "Wonder" 6x6 paper pad BG paper
Ink:  Versa Mark
Misc:  MFP gold embossing powder, lace

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another new card and again on Thrusday for the joint blog hop with Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and Technique Junkies Newsletter!!! 

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #83~~Make it Masculine

This week for Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge, Linda challenged us to make a masculine card.  I love this pheasant from the Autumn Glory stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company.  I think I'm going to make 8-10 more of these to use for my Dec birthdays.  This is also one of my favorite background papers from MFP called Aged Marigold.  I love the mottled look of it.  You can't really tell it too much in the photo, but IRL it is beautiful!

Stamps:  Autumn Glory
Ink:  early espresso
Papers:  Aged Marigold, Corn Husk
Misc:  Copics, ribbon, charm

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We'll be eating the leftover Turkucken til Christmas!! LOL  In case you don't know what a Turducken is, it's a chicken stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey.  It is all boneless except for the turkey wings and legs.  It is stuffed with cajun sausage and cornbread stuffing.  Yummy!!!!!

Please join us for Speedy's challenge this week.  You may even be the lucky winner of "Snow and Ice" which is a soon to be released stamp set for December. 

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop Day 3



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Welcome to the last day of our blog hop this month!  We hope you have enjoyed the hop and have gotten some great ideas for cards, etc.

My card today did not photograph well at all.  One of my light box lights burned out, well actually, Geordi the cat knocked it off the table and broke the bulb!!!  So it makes it had to photograph my cards.  I'll have to go to Lowes or Home Depot and see if I can find a bulb to fit it.  Ugh.......

Stamps:  What a Fox
Ink:  Versa Fine Smokey Grey
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush, Smashed Peas and Recollections paper pad DSP
Misc:  ribbon, flower soft, glossy glaze, MS glitter, copics

Now, please hop over to Geri's blog next.......

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.--you're here
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop Day 2




Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

I hope you are enjoying our hop this month!  My card today is from the new stamp set "A Trip to Lancaster".  I kept it very simple, as I thought that was appropriate for the Amish way of life. 

Stamps:  A Trip to Lancaster
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, Early Espresso
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth
Misc:  copics, bakers twine, flower soft

Please hop on over to Geri's blog next
Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P. --you are here
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers





Monday, November 21, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop Day 1



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

My card today is from the newly released set called "Peaceful Nuthatch".  It is very very sparkly in real life, although it didn't photograph very well.  I used MS glitter on the rails of the fence and stickled on all 3 trees.

Stamps:  Peaceful Nuthatch
Ink:  Versa Fine Smokey Grey
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush
Misc:  Stickles, MS glitter, MS snowflake border punch

Now please hop along to our next designer Geri......
Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P. --you are here
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Lancaster Birthday

I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over on SCS today.  I really like the colors of this card.  This is a new set that will be realased by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company tomorrow called "A Trip to Lancaster".   Tomorrow also starts our blog hop, so I hope you will check back tomorrow and hop along with us.  You might even win one of the newly released stamp sets.

Stamps:  A Trip to Lancaster
Ink:  marina mist, Versa Mark
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, marina mist
Misc:  nesties small circles, word window punch, modern punch

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 82 Black, White & One other color

This week for Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge, Harriet challenged us to use black, white and one other color.  I chose red as my third color.  This is a sneak peak of a new set being released on Monday by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company called "A Trip to Lancaster".  I used flower soft on the tree to make it look like a a fall maple tree.  I really like the simplicity of this card.  I may have to make a few more to use for birthday cards next month. 

Stamps:  A Trip to Lancaster
Ink:  VersaFine Charcoal
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush, Speedy the Cat black linen by MFP, A Heinrich Company
Mist:  Flower Soft, punches, brads

I hope you will play along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge for your chance to win the stamp set "A Trip to Lancaster".

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 81~~Your Favorite Technique

For this weeks Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge, I challenged everyone to use their favorite technique, and of course I HAD to make a center step card!!!  LOL  I absolutely love making them!  I used the mini stamp set Snowball Fun by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company.  I used some Martha Stewart glitter for the fur on Sant's hat and cuffs, and stickles on his beard and mustache.  I colored him with copics.  This was a really fun card to make.

Stamps:  Snowball Fun mini
Ink:  Palette Noir Black
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush by MFP, A Heinrich Company, Authentique "Wonder" DP
Misc:  Copics, MS glitter, lace, stickles

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and will play along with us this week.  You may even win 2 mini stamp sets if you're the lucky winner!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 80~~Fall/Winter Theme


This week at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Brenda asked us to make a fall or winter themed card.  I used the fall mini stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company.  I just love this little scarecrow head.  He's so cute IMHO.  LOL

Stamps:  Fall Mini
Ink:  soft suede, always artichoke
Paper:  Corn Husk, Aged Marigold by MFP, always artichoke
Misc:  copics, ribbon, charm

I hope everyone will have a very relaxing weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Yes, It Snowed in Northern Virginia Yesterday!!!

Yes indeed, it snowed here in Northern Virginia (right outside of Washington DC)!!!  So I had to make this card to "celebrate" snow in October! LOL   I used the snowman image from the stamp set "Snowball?" by Mark's Finest Papers  I made it a center step card, my favorite card style.  It was a lot of fun to make yesterday!

Stamps:  Snowball?
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Aged Berry, China Blue Eyes by MFP, October Afternoon "Good Cheer" paper pad
Ink:  Palette Noir, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Misc:  Copics, brads

The snow didn't stay around because the ground was too warm, but if it had, we would probably have had 2-3 inches of it!  It was beautiful coming down.  Great big flakes most of the time. 

I hope everyone has a restful Sunday!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge Week 79~~Use Your Scraps

Oops, I forgot to have this post at midnight last night!!!!  Just caught it and it's already 10am on Saturday morning!  LOL

Linda challenged us to use only scraps for our card this week.  I used Speedy the Cat's black linen for my base and then chose 3 scraps from my big basket of scraps.  I used the Cardinal from the stamp set "Cardinals in Winter" by Mark's Finest Papers

Stamps:  Cardinals in Winter
Ink:  always artichoke
Paper:  Speedy the Cat black linen, Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush by MFP, always artichoke
Misc:  copics, ribbon, Christmas Tree hat pin

I hope you will play along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Challenge  It will be a lot of fun to use you some of those scraps that we all have laying around!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Scarecrow

This little scarecrow from the stamp set "Country Thanksgiving" by Mark's Finest Papers isn't really scaring off the crows around him is he?  LOL  He's just adorable IMHO!!!  He's a lot of fun to color too! 

Stamps:  Country Thanksgiving
Paper:  Corn Husk, Snow Storm Smooth, Orangie smooth by MFP, Authentique "Glowing" DSP
Ink:  early espresso
Misc:  copics, nestie leaves

I hope you will join us for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge over at MFP!  It's going to be a fun one.

Have a wonderful evening.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Daffodil and hat pin

I love to color this daffodil from the stamp set "Daffodil and Anise" from Mark's Finest Papers  It is so easy to color either with copics or prismas and baby oil.  I need to make a few more of these to have on hand. 

Stamps:  Daffodil and Anise
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, always artichoke, unknown DSP
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayer Burlap
Misc:  copics, ribbon, hat pin, nesties

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 9~~Altered Legal Pad

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, Oct 17-28! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!



I really like making these mini altered legal pads.  The cover is 1/2 of a report cover.  You can make these for any season of the year by changing the image on the front.  I used the stamp set "Cardinals in Winter" and colored with my copics. 

Here's where you need to hop to next:


Pam
Patty--you're here
Carol
Dawn M

Don't forget to start at Mark's Finest Papers blogspot tomorrow for day 10 of the hop.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stamped Candles


These candles were so much fun to do!!!!  Today was stamped candle day for our 12 Days of Christmas mini blog hop at Mark's Finest Papers.  Click HERE for the start of the hop today.  I used the stamp set "Boo to You" by Mark's Finest Papers and colored them with copics.  The small candle with Speedy riding on the broom is from "Broom Rides" from last Halloweeen.  The edges are punched with Martha Stewart edge punches.  I made the moon by punching out a circle with a circle punch and using it as a mask and used a dauber to use various colors of yellows from Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color in the circle.  These are sitting on my bar at home for my Halloween decoration.

I hope you will join us tomorrow for the 9th day of the mini 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. 

Have a wonderful evening!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week #78~~Altered Photo Album

Since we've been having the 12 Days of Christmas mini blog hop this week, Faith challenged us to make one of the projects that have already been shown during the blog hop.  I decided to make an altered frame with a sticky note pad attached and an altered Pentel pen.  This frame is 5x7.  I ususally use 4x6, but couldn't find the smaller size.  However, had I had a larger post it note it would have fit nicely.  I used the new stamp set "Snowball?" from Mark's Finest Papers 

I hope you have been joining us for the 12 Days of Christmas.  We have really been having fun with it!  I can't wait to see your altered/3-d projects over on Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge blog 

Stamps:  Snowball?
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush, Corn Husk by MFP, October Afternoon "Good Cheer" paper pad
Ink:  Palette Noir Black
Misc:  copics, stickles, Pentel pen

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, October 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 5~~Acetate Boxes

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, Oct 17-28!  Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!

These little acetate boxes are so addictive to make!!!  You can put small gifts in them, candy, or anything else that is small.  I made a tutorial to show you how to make them.  You can access the tutorial from here, or from Speedy the Cat TV





Hop on to the next blog here:

Lois
Joanne
Patty--you're here
MariLynn

I hope you're enjoying our 12 Days of Christmas blog hop!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow and start at Mark's Finest Papers Blog

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Snowy Owl Votive Holder

I'm not in the mini blog hop today, but I wanted to make a votive holder.  I used the stamp set "Holly Greetings" by Mark's Finest Papers  I used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped ovals.  This was a very quick and fun project.  I may have to do some more for my neighbors for Christmas.

Stamps:  Holly Greetings
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush
Ink:  Versa Fine Smokey Grey
Misc:  copics, Cricut, Storybook cartridge

If you want to join the hop start HERE

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Christmas Card and a Birthday Card

My first card tonight is from the sketch challenge over on SCS.  I usually make my owl white, like a snowy owl, but since I stamped it on Corn Husk CS by MFP I decdided he would look better as a brown owl.  I really like this image from the stamp set "Holly Greetings" by Mark's Finest Papers  You will see it again later in the week.  I used a small holly sticker that I've had in my stash for a while.  I thought it finished off the card nicely.  I ususally don't use stickers on my cards, just my scrapbook layouts, but this just seemed to work.

Stamps:  Holly Greetings
Paper:  Corn Husk, Cherry Sluch, garden green, DCWV glitter pad, Authentique "Wonder" paper pad
Ink:  soft suede, garden green
Misc:  copics, sticker

This card is for Monday's CAS challenge.  I am just now getting it finished and loaded.

Stamps:  Birthday Mini by MFP
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Bubblegum, Lily Pad by MFP, lavendar lace
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark
Misc:  copics, MS glitter, Cricut expression, Storybook cartridge

I hope you have a wonderful evening.  Don't forget about the 12 Days of Christmas mini blog hop that continues tomorrow at Mark's Finest Papers blogspot.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pink Dandylions

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEXT POST FOR TODAY'S 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS POST.......THANKS!

This is my card for today's color challenge to use light pink, rose pink and limeade.  I really had a hard time coming up with a card!  I'm not really too pleased with this one, but I guess it's OK. 

Stamps:  Just Dandy by Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  Lime Squeeze by MFP, blushing bride, rose red
Ink:  Regal Rose
Misc:  McGill butterfly punch, ribbon, hat pin, Prima pearls, Prima rhinestones, Cricut expression, Storybook cartridge

Have a great week, and don't forget to check Mark's Finest Papers blog tomorrow for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas mini blog hop.  You won't be disappointed!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 2~~Coasters

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, Oct 17-28! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!


Today's project is coasters.  I bought these glass photo coasters at M's on sale.  I used my copics to color them and put gold stickles in the middle of each poinsettia.  I used the stamp set "Seasonal Poinsettias.  Since you can easily slide the stamped images in and out, you could make beautiful coasters for every season of the year!

Here's where you need to hop to next:

Patty
Lois
Geri
Connie

Please join us tomorrow and remember to start at Mark's Finest Papers Blog for the 4 blog you will be directed to.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, October 17, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1~~Bind it All

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, Oct 17-28! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

This is my Bind it All project closed.  I covered chip board with designer paper from my stash and used "Little Birds with Big Mouths" as my focal image. 

This is the inside of my project.  I bought a calendar and notepad from the dollar bin at M's and put it on the inside.  Since I used chip board, I can keep this in my purse and it won't get all dog eared. 

My second Bind it All project is a Christmas theme



This is a small note pad that I stamped with Versa Mark ink using the Stamp set "Cardinals in Winter" and heat embossed in Silver. I used 4x4 inch coasters and covered them inside and out in Dark Night Navy by Mark's Finest Papers.  I stamped each of the inside pages with the small cardinal in night of navy ink.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!

Here's the rest of the days blogs to hop over to:

Patty
Lois
Markie
Faith

We hope you visit us every day of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop!  We've worked very hard to bring you some very cute and fun projects!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Not so scarey Scarecrow

This little scarecrow sure doesn't seem to be scaring any crows away, but he sure is cute.  He's from the newly released set called "Country Thanksgiving" by Mark's Finest Papers  There are so many cute images and saying in this set!  I hope you'll pop over to Mark's Finest Papers and check out all the new stamp sets.

Stamps:  Country Thanksgiving
Paper:  Corn Husk, Dark Chocolate Bark, Aged Marigold by MFP, river rock
Ink:  early espresso, river rock
Misc:  Copics, ribbon, charm, pop dots, embossing folder

Have a wonderful Sunday!  I'm off to a cricut class.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Week 77--Seeing Double

This week for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Carol challenged us to "see double" and use the same image at least twice on our cards,  I love this image from "Country Thanksgiving" by Marks Finest Papers  I used my copics to color the image.

Stamps:  Country Thanksgiving
Paper:  Aged Marigold, Corn Husk by MFP
Ink:  Palette Noir Black, early espresso
Misc:  copics, charm, ribbon

I hope you'll join us for Speedy's challenge this week.  You may even win the set "Greet the Day with Gerber"!  And starting Monday, we're having our 12 Days of Christmas mini blog hop.  It starts each day at Mark's Finest Papers Blog  and then has 4 other blogs to visit.  We have wonderful projects planned for each day, so please join us!

Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4~~Ginger Cookies

I  hope you have enjoyed our blog  hop this month!!!  Today is the last day of the hop and the stamp set that we are featuring is called "Ginger Cookies". 

Stamps:  Ginger Cookies by MFP
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush, Lily Pad by MFP
Ink:  Palette Noir
Misc:  ribbon, nesties, hat pin


Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Ginger Cookies? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Ginger Cookies. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
Faith
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Markie
Carol
Mark’s Finest Papers

We have really enjoyed bringing you the blog hop this month!  I hope you have enjoyed it also.  Have a great weekend.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3~~

My first card today is from the new set "Cardinals in Winter".   It's a great set!!!!

Stamps:  Cardinals in Winter by MFP
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush, Lily Pad by MFP, Authentique "Wonder" paper pad
Ink:  Palette Noir
Misc:  MS PATP snow flakes, copics, ribbon

My second card is from the new stamp set Country Thanksgiving.  Isn't it the cutest????

Stamps:  Country Thanksgiving
Paper:  Corn Husk, Dark Chocolate Bark, Aged Marigold by MFP, river rock
Ink: early espresso, river rock
Misc: copics, ribbon, charm, embossing folder, pop dots
Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
Faith
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Markie
Carol
Mark’s Finest Papers

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2~~Snowball? and Chirstmas in the Country

My first card today is "Christmas in the Country".  I love this red & white card.  The stickles don't show up very well in the photo, but in real life this card is very sparkley!  I just love it!

Stamps:  Christmas in the Country by MFP
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush by MFP
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door, Palette Noir
Misc:  stickles

My second card is a center step card highlighting the "Snowball?" set.  It is such a cute set.  It has a snowman (shown), santa and penguin, along with a lot of cute sayings! 

Stamps:  Snowball?  by MFP
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Aged Berry by MFP, October Afternoon "Good Cheer" paper pad
Ink:  Palette Charcoal, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Misc:  nesties, copics

Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Christmas in the Country and Snowball? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Christmas in the Country and Snowball?. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Claudine
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

Good luck today with the drawing!

Happy Stamping!

Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1~~Holly Greetings

Welcome to this month's Mark's Finest Papers blog!!!  I hope you will join us each day this week!

Stamps:  Holly Greetings by MFP
Ink:  Palette Charcoal, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush
Misc:  nesties, copics

Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Holly Greetings? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Holly Greetings. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Claudine
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

Make sure to comment on each of the blogs for your chance to win the stamp set "Holly Greetings!"

Happy Stamping!

Patty & Winnie

Monday, October 10, 2011

Another Sneak Peak~~Cardinals in Winter

This is another image from the "Cardinals in Winter" stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers  You can't really tell it, but I put  "snow" flower soft on the image, but it doesn't show up real well.

Stamps:  Cardinals in Winter
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush by MFP, "Christmas Cheer" by K & Co
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Misc:  Copics, flowersoft, ribbon, charm

Remember, tomorrow starts are blog hop, so stop on over and see all the great carads the team have made for you to get your creative juices flowing!

Have a great evening!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie