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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Speedy fox challenge 92 & SCS QFTD97

Happy Sunday!
My card today was made for two challenges.  The SCS QFTD97 challenge and it is none other than a fellow designer Toni...aka ravengirl on SCS.  What a great gallery she has over there!  Also, I made this for Speedy Fox's challenge #92 over on MFP's blog to make a 4 layer card.  I used the beautiful stamp set A Trip to Lancaster and Cosmo Cricket's Wanted dp.  The base of the card is aged sunflower. I ran the dp through the cuttlebug with the vintage wallpaper dp.  All papers from MFP's a Heinrich Co.  A couple ribbon tabs, a hat charm sewn to the ribbon tab and a brad finish it off.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #9-hearts

I had fun creating this card.  I did a 4 1/4 x 9" card for something different and once all was said and done, I opted not to put any embellies on it.  I stamped DRS Designs  fly away hearts and flowers in versamark and embossed them in black.  Next, I used some new smooch paints to color them.  The flower centers are green but difficult to see here.  I stamped the silhouette believe butterfly on white and cut it out (which you can't tell either!).  Lastly, I used a spritzer tool and tempting turqouise marker to add some color and then a sponge around the edges.
Come on over to DRS Designs blog and play in their challenge this week which is to use hearts on your creation. 
Best of luck!

Pam

Friday, January 20, 2012

You are Cherished: MFP's a Heinrich Co.'s Jan. Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
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!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 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!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.

I stamped my black eyed susan heart randomly and used pearlescent watercolors for flowers and the white space. Cropped the corners and added this gorgeous lace from MFP's a Heinrich Co., covered a kraft tag in going gray ink and stamped the sentiment in craft white ink.  I distressed the gray layer and popped up on dimensionals.  Head on over to Debbie's blog next and best wishes for the drawing on Friday!

Pam

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sending Happy Thoughts: MFP's a Heinrich Co.'s Jan. Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
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!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 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!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.

My card today is showcasing the black eyed susan image from this fun set.  Yes, I am a rebel and didn't use tradional colors!  These are two of my most favorite colors.  I used Basic Grey sweet threads dp....I started with the image and then chose my colors....which in turn, led to the color of the flower which I painted with pearlescent watercolors and added glitter for flower center.  I glued the two pieces of dp together and then ran through cuttlebug.  Some lace, gems by the sentiment and a stick pin with the addition of beads finish it off.
Good luck!  Head on over to Debbie's blog.
Pam

A Snowman Valentine

My card today was made for DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #8-to make a card with a snowman.  I am on a Valentine roll and I think this sweet Heart Swag Snowman is the perfect match for a Snowman Valentine.  For the sentiment, I used the Stacked Love and cut the letters out so they could be side by side and fit on the card (5.25 square).  I colored with markers in lovely lilac, light lilac, bashful blue, pretty in pink, red smooch for the hat and scarf.  The background was done with the Interlocking heart bg and then dry embossed with the lattice folder.  Some red ribbon and we'll call it good!
Take care and head on over to DRS to show off your snowman/men and have a chance to win by playing.

Pam

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cowgirls Rule: MFP's a Heinrich Co.'s Jan. Blog Hop!


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
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!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 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!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.


My card today features the Cowgirls Rule set............love it:)  So happy and with great sentiments.  I stamped the image on white with burnt umber and watercolored with aqua painter.  A ribbon slide, seam binding , tag and some fun star brads add interest!
I hope you win!

Pam

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love Remains MFP's a Heinrich Co.'s Jan Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
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!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 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!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.
My card today features Love Remains and I had such fun creating this.  I stamped the roses on 180 LB cardstock from MFP's a Heinrich Co. and then watercolored with ink and an aquapainter in ruby red, going gray and basic gray.  I added some red smooch for high-lighting.  Next, I cut them out, punced the big rose to match up with the gray scalloped circle I punched and then popped the two single roses up on dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped in basic gray.  This Authentique paper pad-Uncommon was the perfect choice!  The ribbon was added for interest....all supplies from MFP's a Heinrich Co. 
Play along and you may win!
Good Luck!
Pam


Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Treat For you!

My card today just makes me smile! Leonard is so cute, isn't he? All stamps are from DRS Designs and includes Leonard Pig rose offering, interlocking heart bg and A treat for you greeting. I stamped Leonard on white cardstock and colored him with pretty in pink and rose red.  The flowers were painted with red smooch.  Next, I punched him out with a scallop circle punch and added a black and rose red one as well. Using grandma's lightest pink, I used markers to color the interlocking heart bg in pretty in pink, rose red and real red. Seam binding, a courduroy button, embroidery thread, a tag with the sentiment and one paper pieced heart at bottom of Leonard were added.  I using the pinking shears heart punch for the edge.
Take care!

Pam

Thursday, January 12, 2012

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #7

Paper Piecing

Almost the weekend!  Yippee.  This has been a long week and I am looking forward to the weekend.  My card today was made for the Thursday challenge over at DRS Designs-today it is paper piecing.  I stamped their cute picnic basket and paper pieced the bread, leaf and towel.  I stamped Vicki's versatile bg vertically and horizontally on the sage layer.  I decided to use the funny "Don't make me unfriend you" as I will put inside............so come to dinner with me.  Some twill tape and black brads finish it off.
Ink: burnt umber, more mustard, cherry cobbler, poppy parade, gray, river rock, crumb cake, not quite  navy (sponged on)
Papers: poppy parade, sage, black, hazel nut tan, vanilla
Embellies:  brads, oval punch, twill tape, dimensionals

Have a lovely day and an even better weekend!

Pam

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 89

Good day!  The challenge this week with Speedy Fox is to use brads or eyelets.  I decided on some brushed silver brads for the "rope" and to place by the sentiment.  This is a sneak peek of a great set Cowgirls Rule by MFP's a Heinrich Co.  It will be released next week.  I stamped the image in burnt umber and colored with pacific point, crumb cake, close to cocoa, sage shadow and some sponging done as well.  I don't recall the dp as it was given to me by a friend.  The base card is hazel nut tan.  Thanks for stopping by!

Pam

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Challenge #6 at DRS Designs: Spotlighting

Good morning and Happy New Year! My post today is for DRS Designs challenge #6 which is to do spotlighting.  I thought it might be interesting to use a silhouette stamp so I used DRS Designs slow moving moose stamped in noir black and then high-lighted with burnt umber.....the moose was punched with a 1 3/8" circle punch and put on a dimensional.  The metallic copper layer was dry embossed.  The hazel nut tan layer was stamped with Vicki's versatile bg and the sentiment was also lightly stamped with it.  The one line greeting sending you happy thoughts was stamped in black and cut funky on purposed and dragged edges through burnt umber pad. Some twine and an aged looking charcoal button finish it off.  Come on over to DRS Designs blog and play for your chance to win!

Pam

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #88

The challenge over on MFP's blog for Speedy fox & Friends challenge #88 is to use a snowflake on our card.  I also submitted this for the color challenge on SCS-island indigo, lucky limeade and gray.  I used MFP's a Heinrich Co. set Ice and Snow.  Lots of fun things to do with it!
Have a great day!
Pam