Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Lois Bak







I’m Lois, and I’ve been a member of the Senior Design Team for Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, since Day One, back in 2009.  I hope I’m getting better at these tutorials now that I’ve done several of them over the past few months.  I recently tried to retire from my full-time bookkeeping job, but they won’t let me.  Actually, I’m now working two 6-hour days.   That gives me more time to spend on my avocation (translation:  passion) – stamping and paper-crafting.  My mom lives in an assisted living facility, and the residents are recipients of a lot of my cards.  I have also sent many packages of cards to Operation Write Home, a project which provides cards to servicemen and women overseas – for them to use in writing back to their families.  That reminds me that I should get another box out to them.  



 Be sure to check out Lois' blog Clownmom Creations for some great inspiration and beautiful creations. This week Lois our very talented design team member created the coolest Kitchen Cabinet Step card. You can find it on SpeedyTV. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries join today it is FREE!!!!

Be sure to come back next week for another great tutorial from our Featured Designer MariLynn DeGroot.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 122


Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 122....."Try a Different Fold".  The winner from last week, (week 121 is #10 Caro !!!!!!!! Congratulations Caro !!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to the MFP a HC Office at marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and let them know you have won the stamp set  North American Woods. Again, Congratulations!!!


               Here is a Winners button for your blog. Just copy and paste. 





This week I want you to try a fold you have never done before. Do something different.   Let's see what you come up with.   Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and great ideas out there.   Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......





                                          Pat- outside Double Dutch Fold

                                          Inside

                                         Angela - Rocking Side-step

                                          KelliJo-  Tunnel Card

                                           Patty - Center-step card

                                          Theresa - Side-step card

                                           Kate - Gate fold

                                            Inside

                                          Lena - Easel card



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 Aug. 31, 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.

Happy Stamping
Pat  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Desinger - Debbie Moran







I live in Kenosha, WI I have been a part of the Mark’s Finest Papers family since August of 2011
I started stamping in 2004. I took a 5 year hiatus where I became the mother of 3 beautiful girls. Then  I met a great woman. Chrissy D, who was on this design team. She got me back into stamping and even helped me set up my blog. I began stamping when a group of ladies took me to a stamp camp for another stamping company back in 2004. I enjoyed myself so much I was hooked. I stamped for awhile and then along came my three beautiful girls (5,4and 2), which put stamping in the backseat along with so many other things. Now that they are getting a little older I have found my love for stamping again. I also enjoy scrapbooking which I don’t seem to have as much time for.  I am married to a wonderful man that I met when I was working for Domino’s Pizza. I always joked with my drivers (which he was one of) that I was going to marry Liam, and 3 years later we were married. Since I have been back into the stamping scene I have been striving to step it up a bit so I am always wanting to learn new techniques and folds. You will be seeing all that I learn not only on the blog hops but on my blog as well.  I also handle a lot of the administration duties for the MFPaHC blog and challenges and wear many hats for this company. I love working for Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co and think of all the people I work with part of my family.

 Be sure to check out Debbie's blog Designing with Debbie for some great inspiration and beautiful creations. This week Debbie created the coolest technique On how to create Coasters  tutorial for us. You can find it on SpeedyTV. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries join today it is FREE!!!!

Be sure to come back next week for another great tutorial from our Featured Designer Lois Bak.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tribute to Barb Colbert

All of us at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co are saddened to announce that we have lost one of our designers.

Barb Colbert

Barb served on our Speedy Fox and Friends and Friends of SpeedyTV design teams. She will be greatly missed. 

Please pray for her family. 

Barb Rest in Peace 
We Will Miss You!!!!!

Love, 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 121

Wow what a great blog hop. We hope that everyone enjoyed the new stamp sets we released and all the great inspiration from the design team. Without Further ado, here are the winners of these great stamp sets.

Lesson Learned - Sarah Biswabic
Bring on the Sun - Sarah Mae
Tree Greetings - LouLou
Oh Crab - KC

Congratulations ladies, we hope you enjoy these great stamp sets. Be sure to email the office  marksfinestpapers@comcast.net with your mailing address and don't forget to tell them what stamp set you won. Be sure to come back next month for some new stamp sets and a lot more fun.  Now for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 121....."Friendship".  The winner from last week, (week 120 is #44 Joyce  !!!!!!!! Congratulations Joyce !!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to the MFP a HC Office at marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and let them know you have won the stamp set  North American Woods. Again, Congratulations!!!


               Here is a Winners button for your blog. Just copy and paste. 





This week it's all about our friends. Nice friendly cards to warm the heart of a friend.  Let's see what you come up with.   Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and great ideas out there.   Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......



                                           Kelli Jo


                                           Pat


                                           Theresa

                                                  Patty

                                                Lena

                                              Angela

                                             Debbie


    

                                            Kate


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 Aug.24, 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.

Happy Stamping
Pat  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Final Day

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 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 August 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 August 17, 2012.


We are cooking up some great stamp sets and deals this month. Get your aprons out and let's get cooking. 


The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Celebrate Big"



For our last day of the  Blog Hop with our final stamp set for
 August called

"Oh Crab"

We have some exciting samples from our talented design team to show you to get your creative juices flowing. 

Bonnie




Brenda


We hope that we have inspired with our projects with these great stamp sets. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the winners of these great releases. Don't forget to comment and give our designers some love. 

  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 3

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 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 August 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 August 17, 2012.


We are cooking up some great stamp sets and deals this month. Get your aprons out and let's get cooking. 


The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Celebrate Big"


Today we are showcasing on the  Blog Hop our third  stamp set for August called
"Tree Greetings"

We have some exciting samples from our talented design team to show you to get your creative juices flowing. 



Pam



We hope that we have inspired your back to school projects with this great stamp set. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our Fourth stamp set release of the month. Don't forget to comment and give our designers some love. 

  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 2

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 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 August 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 August 17, 2012.


We are cooking up some great stamp sets and deals this month. Get your aprons out and let's get cooking. 


The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Celebrate Big"



We are showcasing on the Blog Hop our second stamp set for 
August called
"Bring on the Sun"



We have some exciting samples from our talented design team to show you to get your creative juices flowing. 


 MariLynn


Kathy

Kelli Jo


We hope that we have inspired your back to school projects with this great stamp set. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our second stamp set release of the month. Don't forget to comment and give our designers some love. 

  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 1

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 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 August 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 August 17, 2012.


We are cooking up some great stamp sets and deals this month. Get your aprons out and let's get cooking. 


The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Celebrate Big"



With School just around the corner we are starting our Blog Hop with our first stamp set for August called

"Lesson Learned"

We have some exciting samples from our talented design team to show you to get your creative juices flowing. 

Vicky 



Janis




Sue W





We hope that we have inspired your back to school projects with this great stamp set. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our second stamp set release of the month. Don't forget to comment and give our designers some love.