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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Speedy Fox & Friends challenge 96 and DRS Designs Easter Blessings

Good Saturday!  I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend.  My card today features DRS Designs new releases: Daffodil Butterfly Circle and the greeting Easter Blessings.  I stamped the image in noir black and used pearlescent watercolors to color the entire image.  I embossed the blue, pink and olive with a dotted ef, added some daffodil ribbon and we'll call it finished!


My second card is for Speedy Fox's challenge to use lace on our creations.  I LOVE MFP's a Heinrich Co.'s lace!  This is just one of the many kinds that they have.  I stamped the teapot from the February release, Relax a bit and cut out and put on dimensionals.  It is colored with watercolor crayons.  I thought this flower from MFP's went very well with this image.  A spiral notebook punch and the word window punch were used as well.  I love this dp from My Mind's Eye called Miss Caroline.  It goes great with this stamp set!

Take care,

Pam

Thursday, February 23, 2012

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge & SCS WT363

Happy Thursday....so close to the weekend!
My card today was done for two challenges...DRS Designs Thursday challenge is to use tags in our creations and the ways to use is (WT363) over on SCS  is to bring on the buttons....I brought one! I used the fun new polka dot flower image, polka dot bg and As another year flies by greeting.  All available for purchase over at DRS Designs. I punched the tag and then stamped the image in black and used smooch paints to color it.  I added some lime green smooch around the edge of the sentiment, too.
Head on over to DRS Designs and play!

Pam

Friday, February 17, 2012

MFP's A Heinrich Co. Blog Hop day 4!

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich
Company's February Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured
February 15

Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17


My card features a single dogwood blossom on a branch today and the sentiment is from this set as well. I could play with coloring/painting up these flowers all day!  I used some bright yellow smooch paint to high light the petals, bright green smooch on the leaves...I cut and popped up the blossom.  The center was filled with gold domes...so hard to photograph.  BG dp-Lime rickey.  All papers and embellies from MFP's a Heinrich Co.
Here's a card I posted for the ways to use it challenge on SCS yesterday to use border punches.  Again, all papers and ribbon from MFP's...though hard to see, the center of the flowers is brown glitter.
Good luck!

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 four winners will be
announced on February 18, 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The
deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17,
2012.



Our new promotion begins
this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will
receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release
Mini:
Spring
Joy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

MFP's a Heinrich Co. Blog Hop day 3 and DRS Designs Thursday Challenge

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich
Company's February Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured
February 15

Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February
17

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 four winners will be
announced on February 18, 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The
deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17,
2012.



Our new promotion begins
this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will
receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release
Mini:
Spring
Joy

My card today features this fun bunny and I decided to minimally color the image...I added sage shadow to the soft suede stamped image and then some glitter that matches the sage.  It is hard to see.  A touch of cameo coral on his nose. The papers are from MFP's a Heinrich Co. and are Bo bunny Gabrielle Collection, snow storm smooth, hazel nut tan and then cameo coral.  Some beautiful lace and a stick pin from MFP's.  The "blessings" is stamped right on the dp.
Good luck this week!
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DRS DESIGNS Challenge 12
Happy Thursday!!!!  The challenge over at DRS Designs is to concentrate on the sentiment only....I chose to showcase DRS Designs Apache Blessing.  I stamped it in black on vanilla cardstock and then using a sticky note, I masked off the sand and sun.  I sponged bashful blue on for the water/sky, used a marker to edge the water from sand and sponged night of navy around the edge.  The sand was sponged in with crumb cake.  Using craft cardstock, I embossed it with a night of navy inked lattice ef.  Sponging around the edge of embossed piece as well and some bashful blue ribbon to finish it off.  I am also submitting this to the color challenge-CC362 on Splitcoaststampers.
Have fun!

Pam

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. blog Hop, Day 2-North American Woods

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich
Company's February Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured
February 15

Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17

My card today features this regal wolf.  I stamped him in soft suede and dragged the cream paper through sage shadow...dusty durango, some old dp and a few (I hope) manly embellishments.  I find guy cards so hard to do and am super happy with this set as it is quite masculine.

Good luck!

Pam
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 four winners will be
announced on February 18, 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The
deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17,
2012.


Our new promotion begins
this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will
receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release
Mini:
Spring
Joy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich
Company's February Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured
February 15

Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February
17

My card today features the teacup from Relax a Bit.  I cut and paper pieced the cup and then the rose.  I used Basic Grey Urban Prairie and added some butterflies with  a MS punch. Some gold gems and pleated ribbon help to finish it off.
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 four winners will be
announced on February 18, 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The
deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17,
2012.


Our new promotion begins
this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will
receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release
Mini:
Spring
Joy







Saturday, February 11, 2012

With Faith...And a shaped card for MFP's a Heinrich Co.

Good morning to everyone in blogland!  Guess what?  Colorado got more snow......Now all of the old stuff looks new again!
My card today features DRS Designs Daffodil Butterfly Circle and the beautiful Impossible Faith Greeting.  The background was done with the large original plaid background.  I decided to go bright and colored the main image with blender pen and a daffodil delight marker, wild wasabi for the green and the butterfly was done with purple and wild wasabi.  The plaid was stamped with daffodil delight and only orange.  A pretty ribbon for the finishing touch!  Hop on over to the store for some terrific new images.


My second card was made for Speedy Fox and friends challenge 94 over on MFP's a Heinrich Co. blog. Our challenge for this week is to make a shaped card.  Okay, I admit, this isn't something I normally do but I DID have fun doing it.  I started with a 4 1/4" square card and cut a flower shape with the fold at the top.  I sneaked MFP's a Heinrich Co. Dogwood Blossoms.  The sentiment is from that set as well.  The blossom was water colored with pearlescent water colors.  Green embroidery thread was used to attach the tag and the blossom is popped on dimensionals.  The pool party card was sponged with baja breeze and then laid directly onto the stamp pad. 
Have a great weekend!
I am going with my family to Cirque du Soleil's show Drallion tonight!

Take care,

Pam

Thursday, February 9, 2012

DRS Designs, Thurs. Challenge #11-make your own paper

The challenge over at DRS Designs today is to make your own patterned paper.  This worked well as I need to make some boy-type Valentine's creations for some neighbors.  I stamped the star in versamark and embossed in white.  The image and sentiment were stamped in chocolate chip and a bit of crumb cake was added to the rocket.  The rocket was layered on kraft and popped up.  Some embroidery thread added to finish it off.

Have a great day and come on over to play....at DRS Designs Blog.  You might win!

Pam

Thursday, February 2, 2012

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #10-birthdays

My card today is for the Thursday challenge over at DRS Designs.  This week we are to make a birthday card.  I used a soon to be released image....flowers and butterflies and a portion of the Sunny Days birthday greeting.  The remainder of the sentiment is inside..."for sunny days and happy times! Have a wonderful day!"  In addition, I used Vicki's versatile bg on the bottom of the image.  The lavendar layer was stamped with the silhouette butterfly background and I stamped the little bitsy bumble bee for fun.  The images were stamped in noir black and painted with pearlescent watercolors.  I added a few marina mist MS punched butterflies and a couple of square rhinestones at the bottom of the image and used the spiral notebook punch on one side for interest.
Have a lovely day and head on over to DRS Designs to submit your creation and you just might win!

Pam