Monday, April 21, 2014

Hey Crafty Friends!  
I've made an upcycled magazine holder to match the journal I made for you a few weeks ago using the beautiful Tsunami Rose Designs
Petticoat Ephmera
Printable Journal Kit



Close up of front 

Hard to believe this is how it started out

Since this holder was quite old I took it apart rather carefully to avoid damaging it

I added clear Gesso to the inside and outside of the cardboard

Folk Art acryllic paint was used on the outside edges since my original idea was to use this as a border.  Once I placed the printed paper, I really didn't care for it this way - so on to plan "B".

Metal Art from K&Company

Wrights White Hem Facing (1 3/4") was stained with a mix of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains and attached through the front of the holder with floral binding wire

Hand made roses were glittered, but then I decided against adding them to the finished product.  I'll wait until I can get more of the dark pink rosettes to match the journal

Home made embellishment on the center of the bow.  



And here is is with the journal.



I hope you have found some inspiration today and would consider becoming a follower of  my blog.


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Orange, Yellow and Green Challenge



I've use the beautiful Camellia 2014 Stamp set for my Design Team Inspiration card for you today, following the color guidelines set for this challenge.

Color Challenge 19- 4/17/14


This Challenge is  for all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages.  Each week we will have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project, and of course, you must use stamp(s) on the project. 

This week's colors are Orange, Yellow and Green . You may use any neutral colors.

The guidelines for the Color Challenge are...
1.  Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.

2.  You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, black, white, cream, kraft etc) that you wish.  

3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors,  but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors in your project.

4. You must use stamps on your project.   

Remember your can create any type of project you want for this challenge but you must use stamp(s) on your project. They don't have to be Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use MFPaHC stamps,  you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize. 

For this week's Orange, Yellow and Green challenge, one  winner will receive our ATC Card mini stamp set!
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Here is my photo tutorial for this project.

















 To enter this week's challenge, be sure to link your project back to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 19 and mention MFPSpeedyTV Color Challenge and Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  Please do not submit any back linked projects. You have until 9:00 pm on  Wednesday April 23rd to submit your projects.  Good luck everyone!







Designer papers Colorbok (Sunny Days)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Love With Passion


It's a Purple and White Challenge this week at FOSTV (#120)
at Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps





This week we have a lovely colour combination for you - well it is one I love
Purple and White
The design team have some lovely cards to inspire you to join our challenge - they would love some feedback on their blogs if you have time.  MFP stamps would be great if you have them but you can use any you like
Please remember you need a separate project for each MFP challenge - it does not need to be a card but you have to have one item for each challenge.

I've used the new Camellia 2014 Stamp Set for my DT Inspiration Card this week which you can purchase here.





We are looking forward to seeing your entries so please post them up and add your links below.  Someone will win a MFP stamp set Gullible
Please check out the challenge rules and don't forget to link up your cards to Speedy TV and the Friends of Speedy TV challenge.
We have many other challenges here on Speedy TV and you may want to check those out too!
Please link up your FOSTV120 entries by 3pm on Sunday 20th April 2014.
Thank you again to those who played last week's challenge and it is now time to announce the winner. 
The proud new owner of the set Hoppy Easter is Karen Ladd
Congratulations on your win

Thursday, April 10, 2014



 Challenge #18 using Camellia 2014 Stamp Set




Let's have fun with colors. Each week we will pick a color or colors for you to use on a card or other paper craft. Thrifty Stamper and her team will inspire you to use colors you may have not thought about using before.

This Challenge is  for all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages.  Each week we will have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project, and of course, you must use stamp(s) on the project.

This week's colors are Pink, Turquoise and Blue. You may use any neutral colors.

The guidelines for the Color Challenge are...
1.  Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.

2.  You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, black, white, cream, kraft etc) that you wish.

3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors,  but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors in your project.

4. You must use stamps on your project.  

Remember your can create any type of project you want for this challenge but you must use stamp(s) on your project. They don't have to be Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use MFPaHC stamps,  you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.

This is the new Camellia Stamp Set that I used on my DT inspiration card.
                                                      

Monday, April 7, 2014


This is an 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" journal made with the newly released Petticoat Ephemera Journal Kit from Tsunami Rose Designs. "Petticoat Ephemera" is a grungy shabby chic printable journal that is full of vintage feminine elements and of course FULL of flowers! 


Kit include:
-10 pages that will print (20) 5x7 journal pages
-6 pages of sentiments, ephemera, cutouts,tags and envelopes
-Front covers, inside covers and a full lined page for more journaling 


There are endless possibilities on what you can do with this kit, print as many times as you need.
Simply print out the pages and begin assembling your journal - it's that easy




I print out all of the pages, cut and trim everything and organize the cutouts and tags before beginning any layouts.

Then I match them up with my papers.  

These kits are so easy to work with. 
 I absolutely love all the colors and flowers.



Between each of the decorated pages is 2 sheets of lined journaling pages for lots of writing.









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  • Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Easter Blessings



    Monday morning means it's time for a new challenge at FOSTV at Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps





    Somehow again, I've managed not to have any type of Easter Stamps for my DT card so I had to improvise.  I ordered one to use for this challenge, but it hasn't arrived yet so I've used an image from  the Lots of Words set which you can purchase here.  

                                      

    I embossed the image with Recollections Snow embossing powder and colored with water color pencils.  The sentiment was cut from my Cricut using the Easter Blessings digital download.




    Challenge Winner Guidelines
    We encourage you to participate in all of our challenges.
    Please limit your submissions to 5 per challenge, per week.

    Each submission needs to be a new card (no cards that have been posted prior to the challenge date).

    Please do not submit the same card for every challenge, each submission should be a different card for each submission and each  challenge.
    This challenge posts every Monday by 8 AM. (It could be earlier!)

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Concentrating on the Present

    I am loving the sentiments on the new Buddha 2014  set from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps and have chosen it for my DT card for you today for the

    Color Challenge 17- Green, Red and Yellow



    This Challenge is  for all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages.  Each week we will have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project, and of course, you must use stamp(s) on the project.

    This week's colors are Green, Red and Yellow. You may use any neutral colors.

    The guidelines for the Color Challenge are...
    1.  Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.

    2.  You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, black, white, cream, kraft etc) that you wish.

    3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors,  but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors in your project.

    4. You must use stamps on your project.

    Remember your can create any type of project you want for this challenge but you must use stamp(s) on your project. They don't have to be Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use MFPaHC stamps,  you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.


    Buddha 2014