Monday, February 27, 2012


Our challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy TV is to do embossing  I added two types of embossing to this card; I heat embossed the flowers in black and used embossing folders for texture.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
Accessories: Spellbinder dies, seam binding ribbon, embossing folders, Tombow markers, half pearls, black embossing powder, heat gun, foam tape for dimension, distressing tool.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Favorite Things Sketch

I had purchased this beautiful green paper recently from Mark's Finest Papers and decided to use it with the My Favorite Things sketch of the week:
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence
Accessories: My Favorite Things doily, lace edge, flower, leaves,  and swirl dies, Spellbinder circle die, Dew Drops, foam tape, embossing folders, half pearl, copic markers
Paper: Making Memories, Mark's Finest Papers

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I'm really excited about this new Dogwood Blossom set by Mark's Finest Papers.  I colored it up for the SCS color challenge this week found here: I heat embossed the flowers in black and colored with Tombow markers and water pen.
Stamps: Dogwood Blossoms
Accessories: Cheery Lynn lace edge die, My Favorite Things doily die, seam binding ribbon, foam tape for dimension, button, embossing folders, Tombow markers, half pearls

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blue Crocus

There's another fun challenge going on over at Mark's Finest Papers - A Heinrich Co., this week were' using punches!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Winter Crocus
Papers: Mark's Finest Papers, SU
Accessories: Spellbinder dies, copic markers, seam binding ribbon, jewel stickers

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Flower Tutorial

I really enjoyed making this card for the Verve sketch challenge and I thought I'd put a flower tutorial together in case someone might be interested in giving it a try.
This is my first tutorial so it looks a little like something Pigpen would put together, but here it goes.
I selected  two Verve dies to make the flower, Snowflake Tidings and Elegant Leaves, cutting out 3 sets of the flowers (snowflakes) and one of the leaves. I used Melon Mambo and Lucky Limeade paper and Purely Pomegranite and Lucky Limeade ink, all by Stampin Up.

Run the ink pad along the edges of the die cutouts to give color definition.

I don't have the fancy flower making tools yet so I used a other end of a stencil brush to give dimension to the backside of each petal and leaves.

Rough each of the petals up a bit and fold each petal up, then punch holes in the center of each one and stack onto an antique brad, with the smaller ones going on first.

Attach the flowers with leaves on the card, I also added a My Favorite Things swirl die to the background.

Stamps: Verve
Dies: Verve Elegant Leaves and Snowflake Tidings, My Favorite Things Swirl, Spellbinder label
Accessories: embossing folders, foam tape, antique brad
Paper: Stampin Up, My Mind's Eye

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rejoicing Tulips

Today's card is for the Splitcoast Stampers sketch.  I'm in the mood for spring so I brought out this Sweet n Sassy tulip image and colored it up with copic markers.
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy
Paper: We R Memory Makers, Stampin Up
Accessories: embossing folders, Spellbinder dies, My Favorite Things lace doily die, copic markers, foam tape, jewel stickers

Monday, February 6, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

This week's Friends of Speedy TV over at MFP - A Heinrich Co. is to make a Valentine Card, join us here:  I colored this pretty rose with copic markers and added lots of embossing.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers A Heinrich Co. - Love Remains
Accessories: embossing folders, Magnolia lace edge die, seam binding ribbon, jewel stickers, copic markers, foam tape.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Favorite Things Sketch

This is a card I made for this week's My Favorite Things sketch.  I've been looking forward to inking up this cute Pure Innocence image.  I colored him with copic markers, cut him out and gave him dimension with foam tape. I covered the heart with diamond glaze and a touch of glitter.
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Paper: Cosmocricket, Stampin Up
Accessories: My Favorite Things heart dies, brown button, twine, embossing folders, black half pearls, diamond glaze, glitter

Sweet N Sassy Stamps Sketch

I made this card for this week's Sweet n Sassy Stamps sketch, check it out here: Sweet n Sassy makes such beautiful floral stamps and I was excited to ink up these Morning Glories that I got in the mail this week.  I colored them with copic markers and embossed the dps with embossing folders.
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy Stamps - Morning Glory
Paper - Crate Paper, Stampin Up
Accessories - Sweet n Sassy heart dies, jewel sticker, embossing folders, Spellbinders, copic markers, foam tape.