Monday, June 30, 2014


 Today's creations for FOSTV at mfpSpeedyTV is to create a set of note cards. This Pretty Pear stamp set from Mark's Finest papers, a Heinrich Co. is perfect for this design. Just a simple Hello is all you need to send a note. The cards are perfect to give to someone as a gift. Sometimes, I think we do too much electronically that we have forgotten how to write to people. What better way then is to get people started again.
I created a box for my note set and all you need is a bow to tie around the box.
Here are the other views of my project:

My supplies: Pretty Pear Stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. , Cryogen White cardstock, Spectrum Noir High Gloss cardstock, Crafter's Companion Boxer scoreboard ( for gift box) VersaMark, Picked Raspberry Distressed ink, Brilliance ink : Sunflower Yellow, Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Sky Blue, and Rocket Red, Clear embossing powder, and ribbon from Reasonable Ribbon.

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Happy Kreating !!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Pocket Greetings

I designed a Pocket Greeting card today at mfpSpeedyTV . The Tutorial can be found here. For this challenged I made a card to give to my good friend. We always give cards for special occasion. For once, I wanted to give a card just because. I believe little random acts of kindness can change anyone's feeling. The simple act of just letting someone know you care is important. This card is perfect to fit a gift card to a coffee shop.  So remember that the little things do matter.
Here are some other views of my project:

My recipe: Pretty Pears Stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., Gina K cardstock, JilliBean soup " Coconut Lime Soup" patterned paper, Gina K Black Onyx Inkpad, Memento Teal Zeal Inkpad, Spectrum Noir Colored pencils with Gamsol and blending stump, Reasonable Ribbon, and Making Memories brads.
 Come and join us in the challenge, You can win this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers:

Happy Kreating

Monday, June 23, 2014

Embellish with buttons

This week's challenge at FOSTV is the create using buttons. The challenge can be found here. My stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. are Gears to You and Gear Up sets.
  I wanted to make a masculine card with this set. My Father in Law's Birthday is coming up and I thought these sets were perfect. My Father in Law is a "gearhead". He loves his cars and garage, What better way to honor him by using these sets. He will love it!!
     I used gelatos on the background stamp and then misted with water and stamped. The sentiment is colored with Tombow  markers and then "huffed" on. A few buttons and Viola!! Card is done.
  Come join us at mfpSpeedyTV for this challenge. This is the prize from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.:
   Happy Kreating!!

Friday, June 20, 2014


Today's challenge at Tutorial Time, we have to use an old picture in the project. I enjoyed this challenge because it brings back old times. My photo is from Corpus Christi in the 1970s. We would vacation in Texas. My uncle lived in San Antonio and as a treat, he would bring us to Corpus Christi. I love the beach and this card is perfect.

 My supplies for this card:
       Sand Dollar stamp set from Mark's Finest papers,  Gina K cardstock, Anna Griffin cardstock, Spellbinder's Loopy Loops dies, Distressed markers, E6000 spray adhesive to adhere the loops, and popdots
  My stamped image is diecut from the inside of Spellbinder's Loopy Loop die.
    My card is pretty simple but whimsical. Join the challenge here at mfpSpeedyTV. You can win this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. :

       Happy Kreating!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Snow, Snow, Snow!!

WOW!! I can't believe I am talking about snow after this past winter. I really don't want to think about next winter but I couldn't resist this card. My card has a Christmas theme. When I started the card, it called for a Christmas theme. This week at mfpSpeedyTV, our challenge is to create a Sidestep card. I decided I wanted to try a circular sidestep card. It took me a couple of tries to get the card the way I wanted it. I love the way it turned out. This might be my card for Christmas.

    My Supplies:
     Please Snow stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers , Gina K cardstock, Crafter's Companion Luxury Centura Pearl cardstock, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Carta Bella patterned paper " So This is Christmas", Twinkling H2Os, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk, Stampin' Up! Always Arrtichoke Ink, Washi tape, Popdots,  Bling for CTMH, Spellbinder's Dies: Doily, Snowflake Pendant, Fancy Frame Tag 1, Heirloom Ornaments, and Standard Large Circle. I used my Silhouette to cut the card base.

Come and show off your creations. Join the  FOSTV challenge here for a chance to win this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

                              Happy Kreating!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Mini Album Kreation


For this challenge at mfp SpeedyTV, we created a mini album. This challenge was a challenge for me. I am a cardmaker not a scrapbooker. Albums and scrapbooks are outside of my comfort zone. Every once in awhile we need to step out of our comfort zone. Tutorial Time is a great place to come and do that. I did enjoy making this mini album and I am proud of it. I was able to use an array of different supplies from my stash.
I left 2 tags unstamped for personalization. I used several different stamps sets from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I love the way the different fibers look together.
  Here are other views of my project:

                                                        These are all the pieces.


                                                                    Open View

                                                                  Front View

    My Supplies:
    Stamp set from Mark's Finest Paper:
         Oriental Joy, Bearded Iris, Dragonflies, Camellia, and Great Flowers.
 Other supplies: Gina K cardstock, Core Couture Glitter paper, Stampin' Up! card stock, Memento ink pads in Tangelo, Summer Sky, and Tuxedo Black, Spellbinder's Belly Band 1 Die and On the Edge Die, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals ( used to color images with water and paintbrush)  Misc Fibers, Tags made from a tag punch by Creative Memories, and eyelets.

Come and play along here to win a great stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers.

 Happy Kreating

Monday, June 9, 2014

Red, White, and Blue.

Nothing is more patriotic than Red, White, and Blue. This week's challenge at mfp SpeedyTV is create something Red, White, and Blue. For this challenge, I used USA Heroes stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.   I am always thankful for what our troops do for us. Without them, we would not be able to celebrate this beautiful country. This card is a tribute to all who serve our country,.
   Thank you for all you do!!!

  My supplies for this card:
      Gina K cardstock, Distress Watercolor cardstock, Distress cardstock by Core'dinations, USA Heroes stamp set, Archival ink in black, Memento Nautical Blue ink, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Cuttlebug Star folder, Distress markers: Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Barn Door, and Faded Jeans.

Come and join our challenge here at FOSTV. You have a chance to win this stamp set:
This is a perfect set for this challenge.

    Happy Kreating

Friday, June 6, 2014

It's time for some alcohol !!

No not that kind of alcohol. The kind you can create with: Alcohol Inks.
For this challenge at mfpSpeedy TV, we created a card using alcohol inks and cling wrap. This technique is great for backgrounds. What I like is that you get a different look with each piece. I tried this techcnique with a few different alcohol inks. When I finished, I knew that this one was perfect for my stamp and colors. I used Oriental Joy stamp set and Bearded Iris stamp set ( for the sentiment). These sets can be found at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
I used my Sizzix Circle FlipIt #2 die to make the card base and the other dies for the designer paper.
I have included a few other images of my card.
I hope you come and play with us at Tutorial Time.

My supplies are: Stampin' Up! cardstock, Spectrum Noir High Gloss cardstock, Bo Bunny "Serenade Collection" Designer paper, Sizzix Flip It #2 Die, Gina K Black Onyx Ink, Rangers Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper,Butterscotch, and Oregano.
Stamp sets: Oriental Joy and Bearded Iris.
This is the great stamp set you can win by playing with us at mfp SpeedyTV:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Almost Summertime!!!

What would summer be without the beach. I love the sand, sun, and water. What better then a great sunny day playing in the water. This week's challenge at FOSTV is create a "Beach Theme". For this challenge is used the stamp set "Sand Dollar" from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  My cardstock is Gina K, Bo Bunny "Country Garden Collection", and miscellaneous cardstock stash.
I stamped the sand dollar in Memento Espresso Truffle and colored using Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shot in Clam Bake Beige and Cape Cod Coral. The edge was colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical in Cowabunga Copper. The saying was stamped in Memento Peanut Butter ink. I used Fancy Floss from Sew Easy in Goldilocks color.  I love the way this card came together, makes me want to hear the sound of the ocean.
       Come and play along with us here for a chance to win this stamp set:

       Happy Kreating!!