Saturday, April 28, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 105


Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 105 suggested by Barbara...." Blues".  The winner from last week, (week 104 is #5 Michelle (whirligig)  !!!!!!!! Congratulations Michelle  !!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and we will send you , "Hello Butterflies" a newly released stamp set !!!  Again, Congratulations!!!

This week  we are using all shades of BLUE to make our cards. Your cards should be mainly blue.  It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and great ideas out there.  Thanks for joining us each week. Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......

                                                          Tammylee

                                            Kelli

                                            Barb


                                            Patty


                                            Pat

                                                            Debbie

I 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 May 4, 2012 to post your card. Remember if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice. Have fun and good luck.

Happy Stamping
Pat  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Anne Harmon










Hi my name is Anne Harmon.















I am a wife of 48 years, married to my college sweetheart.  I am a mother to three, and grandma to seven beauties.  I have been stamping since 2005, when my daughter dragged me kicking and screaming to a stamping party.  I love all kinds of images, and you will find the majority of my cards are stamped in my favorite color, RED!! Since I am retired, I get to spend as much time as I want in my addic....um....craft room.  I start out each morning with my 90 year old mother, cutting and stamping.  Hooray!

You can find Anne's tutorial here on SpeedyTV, along with so many other great tutorials

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April Blog Hop Winners & Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 104- Stitching

And the April Blog Hop Winners Are:
Tuesday-PC Stamper wins Fabulous Dogs
Wednesday-Jane wins Daffodil Greetings
Thursday-Lena wins Hey Cowboy
Friday-Marsha wins Train Talk

Congratulations to our winners! Thanks to all this month's participants! Winners, please email your snail mail address to: MarksFinestPapers@comcast.net so that we can send you your free stamp set!

Didn't win? How about participating in one of our challenges? We have the challenge here on this blog AND the one on http://www.mfpspeedytv.ning.com/ each week! That's two more chances to win every week!
Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 104 suggested by Linda...." Stitching/real or faux".  The winner from last week, (week 103 is #10 Jane C !!!!!!!! Congratulations Jane C !!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and we will send you , "Hello Butterflies" a newly released stamp set !!!  Again, Congratulations!!!

This week  we are adding sewing to our cards. Your stitches can be real or faux.  That's up to you.  It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  So much talent and great ideas.  Thanks for joining us each week. Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......


                                                             Barbara

                                             Kelli

                                            Pat

                                            Debbie

                                           Tammylee


I 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 April 27, 2012 to post your card. Remember if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice. Have fun and good luck.

Happy Stamping
Pat  

Friday, April 20, 2012

April Blog Hop Final Day

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                         April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 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!) All four winners will be announced on April 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers

Here's a look at the April Stamp Sets!


This is the Special Release set for April!
 The Concho and bandanna are perfect compliments for these Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company stamp sets:
Wild Horses, Hey Cowboy and Cowgirls Rule

Today's Featured Stamp Set is
Train Talk








Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Blog Hop Day 3

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 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!) All four winners will be announced on April 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers

Here's a look at the April Stamp Sets!


This is the Special Release set for April!
 The Concho and bandanna are perfect compliments for these Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company stamp sets:
Wild Horses, Hey Cowboy and Cowgirls Rulec

Today's Featured Stamp Set is
Hey Cowboy







 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Blog Hop Day 2

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 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!) All four winners will be announced on April 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers

Here's a look at the April Stamp Sets!


This is the Special Release set for April!
 The Concho and bandanna are perfect compliments for these Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company stamp sets:
Wild Horses, Hey Cowboy and Cowgirls Rulec

Today's Featured Stamp Set is
Daffodil Greetings




 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Blog Hop Day 1

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 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!) All four winners will be announced on April 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.


Here's a look at the April Stamp Sets!


This is the Special Release set for April!
 The Concho and bandanna are perfect compliments for these Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company stamp sets:
Wild Horses, Hey Cowboy and Cowgirls Rule


Today's Featured Stamp Set is
Fabulous Dogs!






We would like to introduce you to the newest members to the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Senior Design Team. Make sure to stop by their blogs and give them some love.

  

I am self-taught, although I have taken many classes from some of my favorite artists. I have been teaching rubber stamping around my state for over 10 years and love it. I demo at rubber stamp conventions in the tri-state area whenever possible. At a rubber stamp convention years ago, I was asked to send in a sample for publication while demoing at a convention in New Jersey. I have since had my work published in Vamp Stamp News, The Stamper's Sampler, Somerset Gallery, The Rubber Stamper and Scrap & Stamp Art.

As of April 2012 I will be joining the SR design team of Mark’s Finest Papers. I was on the Creative Crew for the stamp company Lasting Impressions with Panache from June 2005 to 2008 and the design team for Faerie Song Art Stamps in May 2008 to February 2012. Sunday International is another design team I have had the privilege to be associated.

My passion right now is creating unique postcards and hand stamped greeting cards. Other interests are carving my own stamps, bookmaking, beading and discovering new techniques to share.

On a personal note I'm married and live in Connecticut. My art is inspired by the mood I happen to be in at that moment. When it comes to art I like to say what is old is new again and there are no mistakes in rubber stamping just happy accidents.

Stamp It! Use It! Create It!
 

   Kelly Hull, From Olympia, WA

Hello! KelliJo here! I am a stamper since 1992 when I first saw Gold Embossing powder melt and it grabbed my heart! I decided that stamping my own Christmas cards would save me a ton of money, and, well.... here I am! Sound Familiar? I am the mother to two "Bubba" my son who is 20 and "Chuck" my daughter who is 17. Sports take up my non working hours, my daughter is an avid Fast pitch player and we travel all over, so I work Grave yard shift as a Correctional Officer and keep the same hours for my stamping time. I am THRILLED to be a part of the Marks Finest Papers-A Heinrich Company Design Team! Warm, Loving and OH SO AWESOME is what this company is!!!!






Creating cards is my escape from the technical world I live in during the day.I am happily married to Dave who I have known since I was 17. Fortunately he supports me in my creative endeavours by making positive comments when he looks up from the football and by buying me great crafting gifts.


I am an active senior living on the east coast. I stamp because my daughter got me hooked. We stamp together when possible. I have many grandchildren. This one is a sweet little thing. I have her parents' permission to have her photo here.



I am a mom to 3 wonderful kids, and married to the love of my life. My wonderful hubby is very, very good at feigning interest everytime I make something and just have to show him!! lol. I have been blessed with the most wonderful stamping buddies.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Pam S





Hi, my name is Pam Stang and I am originally from Ohio.  I moved to Colorado after marrying Jeff in 1988.  We have two beautiful, smart, talented and athletic girls.  Bailey is almost 21 and MacKenna is 17.  Both of them play soccer.  Bailey is an assistant coach for high school and MacKenna plays center forward.  MacKenna will be playing college soccer on a scholarship.  Soon, we will be empty nesters!

I am passionate about many things and my favorite thing is to watch my girls play soccer.  I also love music, dancing, biking, hiking and camping, too. When not doing something with or for my girls, my biggest passion is paper!  I’ve been making my own greeting cards for as long as I can remember.  I do believe I am a paper hoarder!  I succumbed to stamping in 2006 when I went to a SU! Party and as everyone says, “The rest is history!”

My journey with MFP’s a Heinrich CO. as a design team member began in April of 2011.  I feel very fortunate to have personally met Lois and some other awesome people in the stamping world.  I feel blessed to be a member of this great company and to be able to share my love of stamping and creativity.

I am a big fan of using fun, different techniques.  Today, I will be illustrating the great technique; faux linen.  Just a few fairly simple steps and you have a really beautiful creation.  You can find Pam's tutorial here on SpeedyTV.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 103 - Rainbows

Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 103 suggested by Pat...." Rainbows".  The winner from last week, (week 102 is #16 Linda Carson !!!!!!!! Congratulations Linda!!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and we will send you , "Hello Butterflies" a newly released stamp set !!!  Again, Congratulations!!!


This week show us the RAINBOW!! I can hardly wait to see all the ideas you ladies are going to come up with. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards. Thanks for joining us each week. Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......


                                                   Barbara

                                           Debbie

                                            Pat

                                            Tammylee

                                            Kelli




I 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 April 20, 2012 to post your card. Remember if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice. Have fun and good luck.

Happy Stamping
Pat