Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge 112 - What's Your Favorite Subject in School

 
This week's Simple Salutations Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., is to create a card that depicts your favorite subject in school!
 
I used the Lesson Learned stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers.  I can't really say that math (AKA Arithmetic back in the day!) was my favorite subject, but ironically, I worked with numbers as a grant administrator for 11 school districts!  Thankfully, I'm retired now and the only numbers I work with are fun....figuring out homemade card measurements (and, balancing my checkbook!)
 
I also instructed  adult ed classes for a community college for a few years and enjoyed the interaction with students eager to learn; my math skills were used to calculate their GPA at the end of the quarter!
 
We hope you'll share with us what your favorite subject was or is by entering your card in the Simple Salutations Challenge.  If you do, you'll be entered to win a free stamp set.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MFP Sketch With a Twist Challenge 113 - Faux or Real Stitching!

 
This week's SWAT Challenge is to use the following sketch and the TWIST is to use faux or real stitching on your card.  (I cannot do a single real stitch and my faux stitching looks a lot like what my real stitching would look!)
 
 
For my card, I flipped the sketch.  I used a Spellbinder Piercablilities die on the bottom to create a decorative edge.  I used Kraft Cardstock.  I stamped the image panel using the stamp and sentiment from the MFP Medallion stamp set using Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the image im black from Nature's Brushstrokes over the Medallion.  I used a ruler to add dots using a black pen down the side and corners of the stamped panel, then I used the pen to connect the dots with the hope of making it look like stitching (looked much better before I connected the dots!)  The buttons are from my stash.
 
We hope you'll play along with our SWAT Challenge #113 this week.  If you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers!
 
You can find the challenge HERE
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #51

 
It's Saturday and time for the Oriental Sketch Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
 
This week's sketch uses a tutorial found on MFP!
 
 
Here is the tutorial for the Oriental Screen Card:
 
 
For my card, I used several Oriental stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers:
Birds of the Orient
Dragonflies
Umbrellas & Fans
Lanterns
Branch of Blossoms
 
We hope you'll play along with our Oriental Sketch Challenge and share your Oriental Screen card with us; if you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers.
 
You can find the challenge HERE
 
If you aren't a member of MFP SpeedyTV, it's easy to register and begin joining in the fun!  Just click HERE to join the site!

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Brentwood Owl (c) Digital Image Freebie!

 
I am so excited to join the JessicaLynnOriginal Design Team!  My term begins September 1 but I wanted to use the freebie Brentwood Owl (c) image provided on the JessicaLynnOriginal website to create a birthday card!  One of the fun things about this image is you get it free and can then design Brentwood's T-shirt to fit whatever occasion you have in mind!
 
You can find the free image HERE.
 
For my card, I included the letters HB on Brentwood's T-shirt and then printed the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra White cardstock.  The designer paper is from my stash; the cardstock is Stampin Up.  I found a "limb" for Brentwood to sit on (it's cut from a PaperSmooches die) and added some foliage using a Martha Stewart branch punch.  I colored the image using Copic markers.
 
Once you create your project using the free image, remember to include it HERE using the blue frog Inlinkz button to be entered into a free drawing as described on the JessicaLynnOriginal website! 
 
 Can't wait to see how you use your Brentwood Owl (c) free image!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge - Bear or Bears

 
The MFP Simple Salutations Challenge is to create a card and include a bear or bears.  I chose to use a sentiment from the MFP Bundle of Joy stamp set and create a punch art bear holding the sentiment!  I used various sized circle punches and an oval punch to create the bear.  I drew the line and lips; a white gel pen was used to create eyes and lashes were drawn using a small mm black pen.
 
We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week; if you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. 
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #86 - Back to School

 
 
It is back to school at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog.
 
For my card, I used image and sentiment from the Mark's Finest Papers Lesson Learned stamp set.  I stamped the apple onto watercolor paper and smooshed some ink onto an acrylic block and picked it up with a waterbrush to color the apple.  I used Stampin' Up Circle framelits to create the round card.  I used a 3D Jolee's pencil sticker as an embellishment along with green ribbon and a red gem.
 
We hope you'll play along with our Back to School challenge. 
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Chevrons and Ribbon

 
I have been so blessed to be part of the Twisted Tuesday Challenges and feeling a bit sad that this is the last challenge post for the Twisted Tuesday Challenges blog.
 
For my card, I used Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, polka dot patterned paper from my stash, ribbon from my stash, the chevron is a die cut from My Favorite Things.  the pumpkins are 3D stickers found in my stash!  The Autumn sentiment is from a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Autumn Splendor.
 
We hope you'll play along the final Twisted Tuesday Challenge!  You can find the challenge HERE.