Saturday, December 28, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~New Year's Card





It's almost 2014, and Pat challenged us to make a New Year's card for this week's Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.  We have the perfect new stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co called "New Year".  Of course, I had to use it!  LOL

Stamps:  New Year
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery
Misc:  Spectrum Noir Pens, MS star border punch, washi tape, eyelet

I hope everyone has a happy and prosperous New Year!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Paper Doll Journal and Bookmark


 
 
 
We are introducing/sneak peaking a brand new set that will be released by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co in January.  It's called "Paper Doll", and this set is ADORABLE!!!!!  I had so much fun making this journal and bookmark today!!!  Here is a video on how I created this journal and bookmark.  I'm sorry it is such a long video, but I created the entire thing on video, so you see how I "create" my projects.
 

 
Here's my card recipe:
 
Stamps:  Paper Doll
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth 80 lb & 140 lb, Recollections designer paper
Misc:  Spectrum Noir Pens
 
I may go back & add pears around the neckline of her dress. I think that would be a great addition!  She would really look like a career gal then!
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like the new sets!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie
 
 
 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~Make a Christmasy Birthday Card



This week Pat challenged use to make a "Christmasy" birthday card.  I used the stamp set "Holly Jolly Greetings" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co and stamped the holly 3 times and fussy cut them out after coloring them with my Spectrum Noir pens.  I used a MS border punch to make the decorative strips down the side of the card. 

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Read Red, Garden Green, Santa DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Spectrum Noir pens, MS border punch

I hope you'll join us this week for this fun blog challenge!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~Use 3 different Christmas designer papers

 

At first, I thought this was a hard challenge, until I decided to make a center step card.  Then it was quite easy to use 3 different Christmas designer papers.  The Santa image is from the stamp set "Holly Jolly Greetings" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I hope you'll join us for our blog challenge this week. I stickled the "fur" on Santa's hat & suit, and used Smooch on his beard to give it some sparkle.  I used gold Smooch on his belt buckle.

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Real Red, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Stickles, Smooch, Spectrum Noir Pens

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Family Portrait

 

When I saw this new set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., I immediately thought of old portraits and how they used to hang them with ribbon or cording.  That is what I tried to convey with this card.  I tried 6 different colors of ink before I settled on Soft Suede for the portrait.  I wanted a vintage feel to the image.  The floral background paper reminds me of old wallpaper.  This is a very very CAS card, but I like the way it turned out.  I hope you do too.

Stamps:  Family
Paper:  Corn Husk, Summer Starfruit, Crate Paper "Random" stack
Ink:  Soft Suede
Misc:  ribbon, button

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and the new format this month!  I hope you'll join us again in the New Year! 

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Deer in the Forest



The name of this stamp set is "Bow Hunting" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  However, I decided I wanted to make a CAS Christmas card, and this is what I came up with.  I love the tree in this set, and thought it looked so pretty with the white tail deer.  When we lived in Texas we had a lot of deer, and one morning I counted 13 deer in my front yard.  We kept a salt lick and cracked corn for them, and always found it magical to watch them! 

I stipple the "snow" with 2 light colors of blue ink and colored the deer with my Spectrum Noir Pens.

Stamps:  Bow Hunting
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Misc:  Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Spectrum Noir Pens

Thanks for stopping by again today!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Calm and Wisdom


Today is the first day of the 2nd week of our blog hop for Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  We are featuring "Calm and Wisdom".  I kept this card very CAS and stamped the image with Versa Mark and heat embossed her in Speedy the Cat Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  I used a piece of gold paper behind my coin that I attached with gold cord.  My sweet neighbor gave me some of the pretty Japanese fancy papers that I used for the background. 

Stamps:  Calm and Wisdom
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Blushing Bride, Fancy Paper
Ink:  Versa Mark
Misc:  gold cord, gold EP, Chinese coin

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~Blue Christmas


As soon as I saw today's challenge, I immediately thought of a snowman because blue to me means cold!  LOL  So I used the snowman from "Holly Jolly Greetings" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I found 3 little snowman buttons to put down in the corner of my card. 

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Marina Mist, Polka Dot DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Stickles, buttons, ribbon, Spectrum Noir pen

I hope you'll join us for the challenge this week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blog Hop Preview Day 3



December Preview Week

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Dec. 3
Lots of Words

Featured Dec. 4
Mini Swallowtail

Featured Dec. 5
Butterfly Essence


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! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All three winners will be announced on Dec. 14, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Dec.. 13, 2013.




 
This large stamp is so beautiful!  I really love butterflies, and this image is so pretty I didn't feel like it needed to be colored or anything. 
 
Stamps:  Butterfly Essence
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding
Misc:  Candy Dots




Here's the Design Team:


Guest Designer

Patty--you're here

 Jane C--hop here next
Cathy C  



Be sure to check back Dec.10,11 & 12 for the continuation of our Blog Hop. We will be introducing the other 3 new Stamp Sets for December.

 
I hope you have enjoyed the first half of our blog hop.  I hope you'll just the other half of the team next week!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Blog Hop Preview Day 2



December Preview Week

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Dec. 3
Lots of Words

Featured Dec. 4
Mini Swallowtail

Featured Dec. 5
Butterfly Essence


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! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All three winners will be announced on Dec. 14, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Dec.. 13, 2013.







This was such an easy card to make.  I stamped the Swallowtail with Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Spectrum Noir pens in two different shades of yellow--although you can't really tell it's two shades in the photo.  I stamped the butterfly sentiment and voila', my card was done.  I may make more of these and use for my December birthday cards.  I need something simple this month since I'm already behind!  LOL
 
 
Stamps:  Swallowtail mini
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Spectrum Noir Pens



Here's the Design Team:


Guest Designer

Patty--you're here

 Jane C--hop here next
Cathy C  



Be sure to check back Dec.10,11 & 12 for the continuation of our Blog Hop. We will be introducing the other 3 new Stamp Sets for December.

 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013



December Preview Week

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Dec. 3
Lots of Words

Featured Dec. 4
Mini Swallowtail

Featured Dec. 5
Butterfly Essence


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! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All three winners will be announced on Dec. 14, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Dec.. 13, 2013.






This might be my favorite stamp set this month, I'm not sure.  I love all the different sentiments that come in the set.  Plus it has these pretty flowers and a butterfly image. 
 
Stamps:  Lots of Words
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Pixie Pink, Pistachio Pudding, Crate Paper Little Bo Peep
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Pixie Pink
Misc:  ribbon, Spectrum Noir Pen

Here's the Design Team:


Guest Designer

Patty--you're here
 Jane C--hop here next
Cathy C  


Be sure to check back Dec.10,11 & 12 for the continuation of our Blog Hop. We will be introducing the other 3 new Stamp Sets for December.
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by for our new blog hop format!  I hope you like it!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~Purple Christmas


At first, I thought this was going to be a "challenging" challenge, then I thought why not a purple Santa?  I got out my "Holly Jolly Greetings" stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co and this is what I came up with.  I hope you like my non-traditional Santa!  :-)

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Lavender Lace
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Lavender Lace
Misc:  nesties, holly EF

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Christmas Card Challenge cards


I can't believe we started this challenge in January and it's already November!!!!  Where has the year gone?  Thursday will be Thanksgiving. 

I made these cards using my Anna Griffin "Winter Wonderland" Cricut cartridge and the stamp set "Holly Jolly" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  The "Holly Jolly" stamp sets is one of my very favorite sets, and I've used it a lot in the past few weeks. 

I kept these cards very CAS because I had to make 45 of them.  I'm using them as the invitations for our Holiday Open House that we host every year.  I also wanted to kept the postage down, so there is no extra bows or anything that cost more to mail. 

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper:  Corn Husk, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red, Recollections DSP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Cricut, Anna Griffin "Winter Wonderland" cartridge


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful week, and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

   

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challege~~Green Chirstmas


Pat challenged us to make a green Christmas card for this week's Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.  I used the mini stamp set "Tis the Season" that we got for participating in the November card swap on Speedy TV.  I heat embossed the ornament.

Stamps:  Tis the Season
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Handsome Hunter, DCWV Christmas and Winter stack
Ink:  Handsome Hunter, VersaMark
Misc:  Green EP, ribbon

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~Red Christmas


Our challenge this week is "Red Christmas".  Of course I immediately thought of the cardinal on top of the present in the "Presents" stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  Even though you really can't tell it, there's a scalloped oval behind the image.  I embossed the background with a holly berry embossing folder.  This was a fun challenge!  I hope you'll play along with us this week!

Stamps:  Presents
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler
Misc:  Spectrum Noir Pen, EF

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Hop Day 4~~Chill in the Air



Nov. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Nov. 12
Tigers

Featured Nov. 13
Duck Hunting

 Featured Nov. 14 
Out on the Town

Featured Nov. 15

Chill in the Air

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! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Nov. 16, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Nov. 15, 2013.













 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

Calendar












 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

Mini New Year
                                                 






 
 
 
After I heat embossed the tree and sentiment with black embossing powder, I used Smooch Illuminate on the branches of the tree, but you can't see it in the photo.  In real life, it give the tree a nice shimmer. 
 
 
Stamps:  Chill in the Air
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Speedy Cat Black Linen by MFP
Ink:  VersaMark
Misc:  ribbon, black embossing powder, Smooch Illuminate
 
 
Thanks for hopping along with us this week.  I hope you enjoyed it and found some wonderful inspiration.
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie