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2 Corinthians 5:17

THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATION; THE OLD HAS GONE THE NEW HAS COME!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #114 - Use Metal

Good Morning Speedy Fox Friends,


Welcome to a new week of challenges with Speedy Fox and Friends. This weeks challenge is to make a card using metal on your card. For my card, I used  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co June release "Welcome Poppies" for my card.




I hope you enjoyed my card this week. We hope everyone enjoys this weeks challenge! We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and commenting on your beautiful cards. You have until 3PM on Friday July 6th to post your card. Please remember to link your card back to us or mention Speedy Fox and Friends or Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Company in your blog post. And if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice. Have fun and good luck.



Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. Have a blessed day. 


Thanks

Friday, June 29, 2012

Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV #5 - Postive/Negative Masking

Happy Friday,

I don't know about you but the past couple of days have been so hot I feel like I am on the sun. (Yes I know the sun is hotter) I hope those who are dealing with the same heat are enduring it.

Welcome to another episode with Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV. This week Lagene created our tutorial Positive/Negative Masking. This was a hard one for me. I really struggled making this card. I didn't have all the supplies that you needed so I had to improvise. I created my card using Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co "Silly Shells" stamp set and my brand new I just got in the mail "Sand Dollar" stamp set I got from the card swap on SpeedyTV.







This weeks free stamp set that one lucky winner will get is an oldie but a goodie. This is a very versatile stamp set that you can use for so many different things.

"A Walk In The Woods"





I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. 


Now it is your turn to show us what you can create with this great tutorial. You have until 07/05/12  at 11:00 pm. Remember if you use a Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamp set your submission will be entered twice.

Wow think of all the possibilities you now have to win a free stamp set, You have Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge, Friends of SpeedyTVchallenge, the monthly blog hop and now Tutorial Time On SpeedyTV Challenges.


On Tuesday 07/03/12 we will have a new sketch with a twist challenge and Wednesday 07/04/12 we will have a new Simple Salutations Challenge which means more chances to win a free stamp set. Make sure to tell your friends.

Thanks
 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friends of SpeedyTV challenge 26 - 4th of July

Good Morning,

Welcome to another fun filled challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV. This week we are challenging you to create a card or project for the 4th of July. Since it is just around the corner, what a better time than now to create something in honor of our Country's Birthday.



I created a Patriotic Birthday card to our country. I am using Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co "Spring Flowers" stamp set. I colored my flowers red, white and blue with colored pencils. I added star buttons to the center of the flowers. I also added some star eyelets.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

Now it is your turn to show us your 4th of July cards that you created for us. Let your partiotism fly.  You can use any stamp set that you would like, but if you use a Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamp set your name will be entered twice. Can't wait to see all the fabulous creations. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday July 1st to submit your cards. Good Luck everyone. Have a blessed day. 

Thanks

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #113 - Score Lines

Hello Speedy Fox Friends,

Welcome to another fun challenge with Speedy Fox and Friends. This weeks challenge is to make a card that has score lines on it. If you don't have a scoring tool, you can use your paper cutter and a bone folder, or a ruler and a bone folder.



For my card I used Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co "Train Talk" stamp set. I used an olive card stock for the base. I took Chocolate Chip card stock and mounted designer paper to it then stamped my image onto that. I added a banner with my sentiment and then finished the card off with Viva Pearl Pen brown dots.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

You have until 3PM on Friday June 29, 2012 to post your card. Please remember to link your card back to us or mention Speedy Fox and Friends or Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Company in your blog post. And if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice. Have fun and good luck.

Wow think of all the possibilities you now have to win a free stamp set, You have Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge, Friends of SpeedyTVchallenge, the monthly blog hop and now Tutorial Time On SpeedyTV Challenges. Make sure to tell your friends. Have a blessed day. 


Thanks

Friday, June 22, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Final Day

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
           June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22

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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Tammylee
Janis L.
Mark's Finest 


Today's Featured Stamp Set today is

"Silly Shells"


Can you believe it, it is that last day of the hop. It went by so fast. Today we are showcasing our final stamp set for this months release, it is called " Silly Shells".   I absolutely love this stamp set, the possibilities are endless. 

I created this card using a technique from Technique Junkies called "Cut Borders" this a fun and easy technique. 


I also created this card for the May card swap on SpeedyTV. We have a great new stamp set to give away to those who participate in the June/July Swap.  Head on over to SpeedyTV and check it out. Membership is FREE! I used another technique from Technique Junkies on this card as well called "Dotty Edges"


I hope you enjoyed my cards today and the hop this week. Make sure you comment so that you can qualify to win one of the FABULOUS stamp sets we showcased this week. Be sure to check the Speedy Fox Challenge out to see who are the winners and play for another chance to win a great stamp set from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. Have a blessed day.

Thanks


Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV #4 - Heat Embossing

Happy Friday,


Welcome to another episode with Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV. What a great week we had last week. Great tutorial Lois. This week our tutorial is simple and easy and anyone can participate. We are doing a Heat Embossing card. I know you are probably saying "Seriously everyone knows how to do that!" Well the office at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co has had several calls from beginner stampers wanting to know how to do it, so here we go. Here is the tutorial I created for you as a base to go by. Those of you who have been stamping for ages I know you know what to do. 

Embossing Tutorial


Supplies:
Paper Trimmer (not pictured)
Stamps
Card stock (White and Color)
Heat Gun
Embossing Powder
Ink
Embellishments (not pictured)
VersaMark
Embossing Buddy (optional)
Embossing Tray


Step One:

Take your white card stock and brush it with your embossing buddy (optional) to prevent static. If you don’t have an embossing buddy there are many other options. You can use a dryer sheet, an artist’s resin bag, I personally used my bowling resin bag.




Step Two:

Ink your image with VersaMark ink, and stamp onto your card stock.


Step Three:
Place your white card stock with your image on it into your embossing tray and add your embossing powder.  Remove the excess powder. (don’t forget to put the excess back into the jar)


Step Four:
Take your heat gun and heat set your image. (let cool before handling)


Step Five:
Cut base of card stock to the size you wish.



Step Six:
Finish card to your liking.



 Be sure to swing on over to SpeedyTV to join the challenge and a chance to win this great stamp set. 

"Tweet Blessing"


I hope you liked my card and enjoyed my tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I hope to see you again next week. For more chances to win stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co check out the Speedy Fox challenges and Friends of SpeedyTV challenges.  Check out SpeedyTV for all the fun, new and exciting things going on over there. Membership is FREE and we are having a membership contest as well. 

Thanks


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co Blop Hop Day 3

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
              June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22

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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Tammylee
Janis L.
Mark's Finest 

Today's Featured Stamp Set today is

"Island Life"


Welcome to day three of our June blog hop. We have another Fantastic stamp set to show you today. This stamp set is called "Island Life". The versatility of this stamp set is amazing. 

For my first card today I created something a little different. I used an every day legal envelope for the base of my card instead of card stock. 


Here is the back

This is the side flap

Here is the insert

 The front of the card

For my second card I made a little more CAS and with a patriotic theme, since yesterday was the first day of summer. 


I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Thank you for stopping and commenting. I hope you come back soon. Remember to comment so that you can qualify to win this or one of the other stamp sets we are showcasing this week. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the last installment of our June releases, trust me you will not be disappointed. 

Thanks

Envelope Card

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I got a lot of comments and questions about this card so I thought I would put a tutorial together for you. Enjoy.


Envelope Card
By: Debbie Moran

Supplies:
Legal size envelope (ones with a flat tab works best)
Card Stock
Adhesive
Coloring tools
Ink
Paper cutter
Pen
Ruler
Designer Paper















Step One:
Draw a line on the flap fold of your envelope using your ruler and pen.  This will help you see better when you need to cut it.















Step Two:
Take your ruler and mark dots at 2 ¼ and 7 ¼.















Step Three:
Put Envelope in cutter and cut along envelope fold to your marks. Then cut off the rest of the flap.















Step Four:
Fold the bottom part of your envelope toward the center. The ends will not meet in the center.















Step Five:
Stamp background images onto the flaps and back of envelope, but not on the inside of the flaps.

    

 
 Step Six:
Cut your base card stock 4 ½ x 4. Layer to your liking.
















Step Seven:
Tear bottoms of the two card stock. Do not tear the DP. Mount all three pieces together.
















Step Eight:
Stamp and color your image onto white card stock and adhere to your layered base.















Step Nine:
Adhere your base to the flap of your envelope.
















Step Ten (optional):
Stamp a sentiment on the inside of the flaps.
















Step Eleven:
Cut from your layered cardstock 1 piece of 4 ¼, one 3 ¾ and one pice of white 3 ¾ x10/8. This will make the inside of your card. Mount all the pieces together.
















Step Twelve:
Stamp sentiment or image on insert and color.  Finish card to liking.























 I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today, this is a very simple and easy card to do and different from others. Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. Have a blessed day. 

Thanks
 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
            June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22

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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Tammylee
Janis L.
Mark's Finest 

Today's Featured Stamp Set today is


"I'm In Stitches"
 


Wow what a great first day. But wait there is still more to come. Today we are showcasing our second stamp set for the month and it is called "I'm In Stitches".  This set is perfect for that seamstress in your life. I created two cards for you today. Please forgive the photo of the first one I could not get a clear picture no matter how hard I tried. 



On my second card I tried out a new technique from Technique Junkies, and it is called "Copic Outlines" 



I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for our third stamp set release. Remember to comment in order to be entered for a chance to win one of these fabulous June Releases. Have a blessed day. 

Thanks

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
  June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22

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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Tammylee
Janis L.
Mark's Finest 

Today's Featured Stamp Set today is

"Welcome Poppies



Welcome to Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co June blog hop. Boy do we have some good ones for you this month. We are starting out with "Welcome Poppies". Gorgeous stamp set, you are going to love it. Here are a couple of cards I created using this stamp set.



I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. Be sure to come back tomorrow and check out our second stamp set we are showcasing this month. Make sure you stop by all the blogs and show some love for a chance to win this fabulous stamp set.  Have a blessed day, see you tomorrow.

Thanks