Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thirfty Stamper Paper - Towel Batik

Good Morning, 



Are you a stamper on a budget? Do you want to learn ways to stamp with out spending a lot of money? Check out our Thrifty Stamper column on Thursdays on SpeedyTV.




This week her penny pinching/money saving technique is Paper Towel Batik




Be sure to come back next Thursday for the newest Thrifty money saving/penny pinching technique. Not a member of SpeedyTV, that's ok join today it's FREE!!!!!!

We will see you next week. 

Thrifty Stamper

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Pat G




I have been a Senior Design Team member for Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company as well as the Speedy Fox and Friends Blog Challenge for nearly 2 years - with a 1 1/2 years as the Blog Team Coordinator.  

I have been stamping since 2005, and my specialty is backgrounds. I could make them by the hours. I also love, love, love techniques and trying new ones out. I have been published a few times in Vamp Stamp News and Just Cards. I love the challenge every month when new stamps come in the mail and creating with them is great fun. I have been a crafty person since I was young, taking part in many craft shows doing Toll painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, cross stitch and now rubber stamping. 

On most days I am a Shift Supervisor for Wendys, and I try to spend my days off stamping and designing in between doing laundry and vacuuming. My husband and I live on a small farm in Central Florida. My youngest child is a student at USF in Tampa, and my 3 older children live up north in Ohio where I am from.  You can find Pat's Post It Note tutorial here on SpeedyTV.  Feel free to visit Pat's blog here for more inspiration.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 148

WOW what a great hop this month. We loved seeing you all here. Before we get to the next Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge we need to announce the winners from the hop. So without further ado here are the winners of the February stamp sets from the hop. If you are a winner please email the office marksfinestpapers@comcast.net to claim your prize. Please note that all prizes take 10 days to process out of the warehouse and  US shipments take up to 10 business days to deliver and International shipments can take up to 23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prize.


Lots of Luck: wannabcre8tive
Hum Along: Sarah Biswabic
Rain Clouds: Sherry
All Postal: Sue D


Congratulations to the winners. Be sure to check out March's  Blog hop for some more great stamp sets.

Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 148....."My State".  The winner from last week, (week 147 #3 Lucy Patrick !!!!!!!!  You have won the set **Silly Shells**. Congratulations please email the office at marksfinestpapers@comcast.net with your mailing address and the name of the stamp set you won.

Please note that US shipments take up to 10 business days to process your prize out of the facility and an additional 10 days to deliver and International shipments can take up to additional  23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prizePlease be sure to add the name of the stamp set you won to aid in the shipping process.

Week 148 stamp prize is the set Wild Horses


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



 This week tell us about your state or if you do not live in the US tell us about your region. An example is Florida = Shells, beaches, tropical plants etc.   Can't wait to see your ideas. Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and inspiring ideas out there.  Here is what our Design Team has come up with. Hope we inspire you. 


Please click on the Design Team members name to go to their blogs to read about their card.

Lois --Florida


Kate -- Illinois state bird


Pat -- Florida


Patty -- Virginia state flower


Shirley -- Illinois coal mining


Angela -- Georgia




Gail -- Michigan

Lena -- California wine country



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 March 1, 2013 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, February 22, 2013

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Final Day

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 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 February 23,2013 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 22,2013.






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

 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Big Cupcake"
 


Today we are showcasing the last installment of our February Stamp sets. 

"All Postal"

Let's take a look at what our talented team created for us today. 

Sue W 

 Kathy B 

 

 We thank you for joining us for our blog hop this month.  We look forward to seeing you at the the March Blog Hop will be sure to not disappoint. Be sure to to comment, the more you comment the better chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets. Remember to check out the Speedy Fox challenge tomorrow for the winners. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 3

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 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 February 23,2013 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 22,2013.





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

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Big Cupcake"
 

Our Third Installment of our blog hop this week is a fun and versatile stamp. 

"Rain Clouds"

  

Let's check out what our team as in store for us today. 





  We thank you for joining us for our blog hop this month.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our final installment of our February Blog Hop. Be sure to to comment, the more you comment the better chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets.  

Thrifty Stamper - Punched Holes

Good Morning, 



Are you a stamper on a budget? Do you want to learn ways to stamp with out spending a lot of money? Check out our Thrifty Stamper column on Thursdays on SpeedyTV.




This week her penny pinching/money saving technique is Punched Holes






Be sure to come back next Thursday for the newest Thrifty money saving/penny pinching technique. Not a member of SpeedyTV, that's ok join today it's FREE!!!!!!

We will see you next week. 

Thrifty Stamper

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 2

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 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 February 23,2013 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 22,2013.






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

 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Big Cupcake"
 

Today we are bringing you our second release for the month. This Gorgeous stamp set can be used for just about anything. 

 "Hum Along"




Here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co we are very blessed to have such a talented design team. Here are some samples of this great stamp set for you. 


 


Pam 


 We thank you for joining us for our blog hop this month.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our third installment of our February Blog Hop. Be sure to to comment, the more you comment the better chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co Blog Hop Day 1



February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 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 February 23,2013 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 22,2013.






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

 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"

Today we are showcasing the first of our releases for the month of February called:

"Lots of Luck"
  


As always our very talented designers have some samples for your inspiration. 


Vicky 

Pat G 

Shirley

Angela

Toni 



 We thank you for joining us for our blog hop this month.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our second installment of our February Blog Hop. Be sure to to comment, the more you comment the better chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets. 

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Thrifty Stamper


 I am known as the Thrifty Stamper. I have been with Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co for almost a year now. I love to use everyday household items in my crafting. Thriftys the name saving money is my game. I love to go to rummage sales, I find the best stuff for the best price that works great for crafting. I have a weekly column that I write for Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co over on SpeedyTV. You can access my page here. In my column I like to share my crafting ideas and money saving tips for those on a budget. I love to call myself cheapo, because I love to save money and use those great things around the house.




Thrifty  has created a great tutorial for us this week on Cut Away Frames which can be found here.  Be sure to check out Thrifty's  blog The Thrifty Stamper for some AWESOME inspiration and tips. 

Be sure to come back next week for another article with our Featured Designer Pat Garvin.