Monday, December 30, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s Paper Dolls







Oh my gosh, check out these totally adorable paper doll sets that Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. is releasing this month!!  The possibilities are endless - and the Design Team members from MFP will be showing you how they have used this wonderful set over the next several days!

Please check out the MFP challenge blog daily for ideas how to use this fun set!!  One of the things I will be doing is stamping off the images and dropping them off at the Pediatric Unit at one of the hospitals in Springfield for the kids to color and play with.

For my examples, I made a shopping diary with just a few of the outfits.  Let your imagination take over!

Thanks for stopping by!!



Saturday, December 28, 2013

MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 192 - New Years





Welcome to another Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge. This week, Pat has given us the theme of "New Years"!  Well, we know that next week is New Years - so we can all use a card or two.  And, remember, there is always a prize to the weekly winner!

Be sure and check out the cards/projects of the Speedy Fox Design Team for some inspiration!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  MFP New Year
Paper:  MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; MFP Cherry Slush CS
Ink:  Copics:   R85, 83, 81, 27, 24 and 22; YG05, 03 and 01; Y06, 04 and 02; BG0000
Accessories:  SB Matting Basic Dies A&B; Red rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

MFP's SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge 43 - Cookie Jars



I hope everyone had a happy and blessed Christmas yesterday!  Wow, for today's Inspiration Challenge, Shirley has selected some very, very adorable cookie jars for your inspiration!!  Check these out!




 
 
 

Each of these just make me smile!  I chose the adorable snowman cookie jar for my inspiration and used the set Snow Gifts by MFP! 
Be sure and hop over to SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge 43.  Not a member of SpeedyTV - no problem, it's free and easy to join.  Use the hot link to get to the challenge.  Click on Challenge 43 and there  you are!  Check out the work of the Design Team for even more inspiration.  And, remember, there is always a prize to the winner!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Snow Gift by MFP
Paper: MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; MFP Cherry Crush CS; SU Tempting Turquoise CS
Ink:  Copics: R29, 27, 24, 22; E15, YR04, E43; W7, 5, 3: BG23, 13, 11 and 10
Accessories:  SB Matting Basics Dies A&B; Rhinestones

Hope to see you at the challenge!



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 191 - Christmasy Birthday Card





Welcome to a new challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!  This week, we are making Christmasy Birthday cards!  Be sure and check out the cards and projects that the DT has presented for your inspiration.

Remember, there is always a prize to the weekly winner!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Christmas Cardinals  and Lots of Words by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; MFP Cherry Slush CS; Echo Park Seasons Greetings DP
Ink:  Copics:  Cardinal:  R39, 37, 35 and E43, 41; Holly Stem: E15; Holly Leaves: G19, 17 and 16; Holly Berries:  R27
Accessories: SB Matting Basics A&B Dies; SB Fancy Tags 1; SB Large Circle Dies; SB Lacey Circles Dies

Sure hope to see your card or project at the challenge this week!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge 42 - Glamper Interiors


Welcome to a new Inspiration Challenge at SpeedyTV.  Last week, we had glamper exteriors and this week, we have glamper interiors.  I chose the beautiful blue/black combo. Check out these wonderful and fun interiors that Shirley has selected for your inspiration!








Wouldn't it be fun to have a retro camper just to fix up for fun!!  Sure hope that you can join us for the challenge this week - and remember - there is always an awesome prize to the weekly winner.
If you aren't a member of SpeedyTV - no problem - it's free and easy to join.  Just use the hot link above, go to the challenges tab and then click on Challenge 42 - and  you'll find us there!

Card Recipe:

Image:  Chill in the Air by Mark's Finest Papers, a  Heinrich Co.
Paper:  SU Bashful Blue CS; MFP Black CS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo
Accessories: SB A&B Matting Basics Dies; Black pearls

Looking forward to seeing your card or project!!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 190 - Use 3 DPs

 
 
Today is a new challenge for Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.  Today's challenge theme is to use 3 different Christmas designer papers on your card.  I chose 3 DPs from Basic Grey's Jovial Christmas.  Be sure to join us - as there is always an awesome prize to the weekly winner!

Check out what the Speedy Fox & Friends Design Team has for you - just use the hot link above - and be sure and leave some love on their blogs!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Poinsettia Blooms by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; MFP Black CS; MFP Cherry Slush CS; Basic Grey Jovial DP
Ink:  Copics:  Lantern: W7, 5, 3; Poinsettia: R27, 24, 22 and YR21; Candle: G24, 21, Y06, YR04; Pine cone: E15, 13; Holly Leaves: G19,16
Accessories: SB A&B Matting Basic Dies; SB Large Oval Dies; SB Lacey Oval Dies

Hope to see you at the challenge!!  Thanks for stopping by - later gator!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mark's FInest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s December Blog Hop, Week 2 - Day 3



Dec. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Dec. 10
Calm and Wisdom

Featured Dec. 11
Bow Hunting


 Featured Dec. 12 
Family


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






Alas, today is the last hop day for the month of December 2013 for Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  Watch for us in January 2014 with some really awesome new sets!  Today, the Senior DT is featuring the new set Family.  This beautiful set has vintage photos in the set - and some really awesome sentiments!

Remember, the more comments you leave on the blogs of the Senior Design Team members - the more chances you'll have to win one of the newly released stamp sets!

Good luck on the hop!
 

Here's the Design Team:

 
   
Lois
Kathy (you are here)



CCEE Stampers Challenge 1350 - O' Christmas Tree



Welcome to a new weekly challenge at the CCEE Stampers Challenge blog!  This week, Frances, our hostess, has asked us to make a card using the song O' Christmas Tree as a theme for our card.  You can use Christmas trees, pine branches, whatever inspires you from the song! 

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
In beauty green will always grow
Through summer sun and winter snow.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!


 If you are uploading from a gallery, be sure and use the phrase (CCEE 1350) and hope you all can make it!  Please check out the wonderful creations by the CCEE DT - and perhaps you could leave them a little love on their blogs!  This will be CCEE's last challenge for the year - but we will return the first Thursday in January 2014!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  World Christmas by Stampendous
Paper:  SU Midnight Muse
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Very Fine Silver Embossing Powder; SU gems; MFP Silver twine.

Thanks for stopping by.



MFP's SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge 41 - Glamers



You are going to love this week's new Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge 41!  The inspiration Shirley has provided is totally awesome and adorable!  So, check this out:
 


 

These adorable retro glamorous campers (glampers) are awesome - wouldn't it be fun to take one and redo it!!

I love them all, but my fav is the pink one!

Just use the hot link above and pop over to SpeedyTV, select the Challenges tab and next select Inspirations Challenge and Challenge 41.  Be sure and check out the projects from the wonderful DT!  Not a member of SpeedyTV - not a problem - it's free and easy to join.  And, remember, there is always a prize to the weekly winner.

Card Recipe:

Image:  Holly Jolly from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; Melton and Co. Christmas DP
Ink:  Copics:  R85, 85, 93 and 81; E15 and 13 and BG10
Accessories:  Pop Dots; SB Matting Basics A&B Dies; SB Labels 20

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at the challenge!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s Blog Hop Week 2 - Day 2 Bow Hunting



Dec. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Dec. 10
Calm and Wisdom

Featured Dec. 11
Bow Hunting


 Featured Dec. 12 
Family


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









 Welcome to Week 2, Day 2 of Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s blog challenge!  The Senior Design Team is featuring the new set Bow Hunting.  What an awesome set to make a card for your favorite bow hunter, nature lover - it has a beautiful deer and a beautiful pine tree!

Be sure and leave a comment on all the blogs each day of the hop - because the more comments you leave, the better your chances are to win one of the newly released stamp sets!

 

Here's the Design Team:


   
Lois
Kathy (You are here)


Thanks for stopping by - and good luck on the hop!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers December 2013 Blog Hop Week 2 - Day 1



Dec. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Dec. 10
Calm and Wisdom

Featured Dec. 11
Bow Hunting


 Featured Dec. 12 
Family


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



 
 
Here's the Design Team:

 
   
Lois
Kathy (You are here)
Shirley Q
Gail



Remember, the more comments you leave on the blogs of the Senior Design Team - the more chances you have toward winning one of the newly released stamp sets.  Good luck on the hop!!



Monday, December 9, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge 4913 Christmas Spirit


Welcome to a new challenge at Squigglefly.  This week, Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals are bringing you the challenge of "Christmas Spirit."  So, make a card showing your Christmas spirit and load it up to the challenge blog - and, remember, there is a prize to the weekly winner!

Card Recipe:

Image:  Home for the Holidays by Marla Shega for Squigglefly
Paper:  Ivory CS; MME All is Bright DP
Ink: Cardinal: R39, 37 and 32; Poinsettias:  R29, 27, 24 and 22; Lights/Wreath: G19 and R27; House: E19, 18, 17, 1, 13; Roof: E47, 44, 43 and 42; Large Snowflakes: BG11; Small snowflakes: BG10
Accessories: SB Matting Basics A&B Dies; Pop Dots; Glamour Dust Glitter

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at the challenge!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 189 - Blue Christmas


It's Saturday - and time for a new challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s Speedy Fox & Friends!  Today, Pat has asked us to make a card or project with a blue Christmas theme.  I used the MFP set titled Poinsettia Blooms.  While I've never actually seen a real blue poinsettia - for this challenge - mine is blue!  I hope you can join us - because there is always a prize to the weekly winner!

Card Recipe:

Image:  Poinsettia Blooms by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper: MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; Bo Bunny Midnight Frost DP; MME Lost & Found Christmas DP (inside)
Ink:  Copics:  B97, 95, 93 and 91; YR 24
Accessories:  Ranger Gold Stickles; SB B Matting Basic Dies; Pop Dots

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and check out what the DT has for you on the MFP blog (hot linked above).


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers Preview Week 1 - Day 3 - Butterfly Essence




Here we are at Week 1 - Day 3 (final day for the preview week) (second week starts Tuesday, December 10th and runs through December 12th) at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.'s hop.  Today, the Senior Design Team is featuring the new set Butterfly Essence.




Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Butterfly Essence by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; SU Midnight Muse CS


Be sure and hop over the MFP challenge blog (hot linked above) and check out what the Team has for your inspiration and please leave them some love on their blogs!

Thanks for stopping by - later gator!