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Friday, June 1, 2012

Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV

Good Morning Friends,

Happy Friday! We at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co has some new and exciting news. We have created a new challenge design team that will be featured on SpeedyTV. Our teams name is called Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV.  With this team they will focus solely on tutorials. We have ten very talented members (we will meet in a minute) that one member will create a tutorial each week and then all you have to do to play along is create a card using that tutorial. As it is with all our design teams when you enter a card to the challenge you will be entered to win a free stamp set and if you use a Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamp set your name will be entered twice. Just think of all the cool techniques you could learn. If you join us for our monthly blog hops you might have said to yourself how did they do that card, well here is your chance to learn how. We hope to have lots of fun with this design team and teaching everyone fun, creative, easy to follow, and informative techniques. Our challenges will be every Friday and you can submit as many cards as you would like to the challenges. You do have to be a member of SpeedyTV to play along. But don't fret joining SpeedyTV is FREE!!!!! Not only do you get to play along with the challenges on SpeedyTV, you can join the swaps, learn new techniques, stamping tips and tricks, and so much more. Now lets meet our team:

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 until I met a great woman. Chrissy D, who is very known in the stamping world. 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 am a wife of 48 years, married to my college sweetheart, Mom to 3 grown children, and Grandma to 7 beauties! My passion is stamping, and you will find me in my addicti...ahem...craft room every day. I love to check up on events at SCS daily, and I frequently submit cards to my gallery there. My favorite color is RED, and I make a RED card as often as I can! I am certainly a RedDiva!

 Hi my name is Jane Chambers. I am married to the love of my life and best friend of 32 years.  We have three grown daughters that are married and 5 very handsome grandsons.   My husband and I  live in the state of Utah in a small mining town in the beautiful mountains about 100 miles out of Salt Lake City.  We both retired and moved to Eureka 2 years ago.  It is a quite and lovely community. It's very very rural though with no cell service or stores.  I miss going to my craft stores when I wanted and now they are 50 miles away.  I use the Internet a lot to buy things.  That's how I found Marks Finest Paper.  I love the stamps sets and love to create cards using them.  All the sets are wonderful to make scenes or just to add accents to any design.  I am honored to have been chosen to be on the challenge design team.  I will try and make them proud. I have been crafting most of my life dabbling in one thing or another.  I found card making about 6 years ago when I went to a CTMH party.  After that I was hooked.  My other passion is crochet.  I love to make just about anything and love to try the old vintage patterns.  

Hi, my name is Kathy Bradley and I am a proud member of the Senior Design Team and Tutorial Time Team for Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I live in a small town northeast of Springfield, Illinois and I am happily married to the love of my life.  I have one handsome and charming son, a lovely daughter-in-law and a very cute (almost) 16 year old grandson.  I retired in November of 2009 – organized my closets by color (I know); drawers, etc., etc., In January of 2010, a lawyer friend that I previously worked with - called and asked me if I would like to work 3 hours a day – 3 days a week.  Well, having organized everything I could get my hands on – I said yes.  So, now, I’m still retired from full-time work, but have a little part-time job 8-9 hours each week – I know that’s not much work – but it gets me into Springfield 3 mornings each week and I run my errands, shop, etc.  I began scrapbooking in 2007 and making cards in 2008 and I’ve been on the journey ever since.  I continue to learn from the challenges, techniques and blogs I visit.  I’ve made so many wonderful friends during this journey and hope that I continue on this path for a long time – making friends and learning!

I was raised on a farm in Texas (and I’m still a country girl) & moved to beautiful southern Oregon where I had my 2 sons.  When they were 5 & 6 I married my wonderful husband and suddenly found myself step mom to 2 teenage boys (and yes they all lived with us & I was a little "teenager challenged" at first).  My first grandchild was born in 2000 and shortly after his birth I attended a Creative Memories scrapbooking party at a co-worker’s home.  That was the real beginning of my crafting!  I scrapped grandchildren’s memories very faithfully for about 8 years  (total of 4 grandchildren now).  Then I discovered  CARD MAKING and I have to say I am sooo far behind in scrap booking, because I absolutely LOVE making cards for friends and family! One of my favorite techniques to make a scene using stamps and sponging backgrounds, and  I get a lot of my inspiration from Michelle Zindorf. I discovered "JOY of Blog Challenges"  and entered a very simple card in my first challenge in Dec. 2009.  Through looking at other ladies entries, I followed their links to the other challenges they had entered and WALLA, WHOOPIE I discovered Mark’s Finest Papers & I have been entering challenges here at Mark’s Finest Papers since October of 2010.   I am so happy to become a part of the new Tutorial Time Design Team here at MPF!


I’m Lois, and this is my second go-round demonstrating a tutorial for the MFP Blog and Speedy TV.   I’ve been a member of the Senior Design Team for Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, since Day One, back in 2009.  Like the founder of Mark’s Finest Papers, I live in Florida – although like most Floridians, I was born somewhere else.  I am a transplant from rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, having moved to Florida in 1968.   I’m a widow; my husband of 41 years died in 2003.  I have three grown children and eight grandchildren – ranging in age from 21 down to 3.   I got into this addictive hobby like many others – I attended a Stampin’ Up workshop at my best friend’s house, knowing absolutely nothing about rubber stamping.  I felt rather overwhelmed by the scope of what the demonstrator showed us, so I bought just one stamp set, a couple of ink pads and some paper.  And, as happens to all of us, the rest is history!!!  That was in 2005.  Here I am seven years later, completely absorbed into the craft of stamps and ink!  I do enjoy learning new techniques.   One of my favorites is masking, both regular and reverse.   I also like doing fun folds, creating a 3-dimensional look.


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.

Hi my name is Pat. I live in sunny Central Florida moving here in 2005 from Northeast Ohio. My husband and I live on a small farm. We raise Berkshire pigs. You can also find a couple cows, dogs, a flock of chickens and various wild creatures that roam our pastures. My 4 children have all flown the coop. The youngest is in college hoping to work with Shamu or work in a zoo when she graduates.  I have been on the MFP a HC Sr. DT since january 2012.  I started stamping back in 2004. My daughter wanted to learn to scrap book. The park programs in our county in Ohio were awesome. We spent many hours participating in hikes and crafts of all kinds. This time they were having a scrapbook night. You could make a page or make 3 cards. My daughter made her page and I made 3 cards. Been hooked ever since. I especially love trying techniques and making my own backgrounds to use on my cards instead of designer paper. I truly find this a relaxing hobby.

My name is Tammylee, I have two grown sons and have been married almost 30 years to my best friend. We live in Northern Wisconsin so I have a lot of time to work on my projects in the Winter. The rest of the year I buy out my time. I have loved crafts all my life. I started my first scrapbook when I was in 7th grade. I was the Historian for my OEA club in High school. I design for Mark's Finest Papers A Heinrich Company 


First and foremost I am a Christian. I live in the desert and work for a Optometrist and Ophthalmologist by day and create at night.My sweet husband is my biggest fan. I have two grown daughters and am AMA to four amazing grandbabies. My incredibly talented parents always encouraged us in our creative endeavors so Ive drawn and crafted most of my life.

So here is the new talented team who will bring you tutorials of their favorite projects. Some of them you have seen on other Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co teams and some are new. Please make sure to stop by their blogs and give them some love. If you click on their names and it will bring you to their blogs.  Now be sure to skip on over to SpeedyTV and check out our first tutorial and join the fun. 

Happy Stamping, 
Tutorial Time On SpeedyTV DT


Kate said...

Congrats to all of you! I look forward to seeing what you have to share with us. A little extra inspiration & knowledge is always a good thing!

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

Great group of have awesome products!

stampingbowd said...

I am very excited about this new team!!! I really enjoyed reading everyone's bios! So fun to get to know you a little bit!

Designing with Debbie said...

Welcome to the team everyone, I am so looking forward to working with you all.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, how fun to get to know you girls! Looking forward to your tutorials! Blessings, Angie

Jeanette R. Graves said...

Nice to see everyone. Especially my friend Jane!