Tuesday, January 27, 2015


It's Tuesday afternoon and I just finished taking a picture of my tag for Finnabair's Blog Hop and Challenge - Sparkle and Shine.  Be sure and check out the amazing and talented projects of the Design Team - you will be in awe!

Tag Recipe:

#8 Tag, Art Basics White Gesso; Art Basics Soft Gel (Transparent); Scrap DP; Prima Flowers; Glitter; Ruff 'n Buff Gold; Flying Unicorn metal leaves - Country Garden; Gold Micro-Beads; Lindsay's Stamp Gang Whale Watch Blue; Black Enamel Dots; The gold metal pieces are from my jar of "shiny things"; Hot Glue and FabriTac

Thanks for stopping by - later gator!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Flying Unicorn - Mojo Monday Challenge

This layout is for the Mojo Monday challenge at The Flying Unicorn.  Following is the beautiful layout that is to be used for this challenge.  The store owner, Alda, creates these oh so amazing layouts.  Check out The Flying Unicorn blog for lots of gorgeousness!  And, you have to check out The Flying Unicorn store - I have spent hours browsing all the wonderful goodies!  And, I have a "really, really need" list that just keeps growing.


Photo - Pinterest
Inks:  Lindy's Stamp Gang
Accessories:  Chipboard - Maya; Flowers-Prima; Art Basics Gesso;
Sentiment: Tim Holtz

Thanks so much for stopping by - later gator!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Squigglefly Challenge 0315 - Snow

Today's Squigglefly challenge is presented to you by Carolyn's Crafters.  Challenge 0315 is centered around "snow".  You can use snowflakes, snow, snowballs, etc., etc., - you get the picture.

Please be sure and check out the projects of the Design Team for some inspiration!

Card Recipe:

Image:  Catching Snow by Cheryl Alger Grant
Ink:  Copics: BG13, 11, 10: E15, 13 and 11; YR04,02 and 01
Accessories:  DP scraps; Self-adhesive pearls and a doily

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you at the challenge - later gator!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 245 - Rainbow of Colors -

Hi all - and welcome to Mark's Finest Stamp's Speedy Fox & Friends challenge - to use a rainbow of colors!!  Please be sure and check out the creations of the Design Team for some inspiration.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Polka Dot Country; Lots of Words by Mark's Finest Stamps
Paper:  MFS Bubblegum Pink CS; Scrap DP
Ink:  Copics

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at the challenge!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Prima's January 2015 Challenge

Prima's challenge for the month of January is shown below - and the colors are so wonderful!  The challenge runs through January 31, 2015.  Sorry about the quality of the picture - - the flash is not working - so I'll be buying a new camera!  Grrr!

I scrapped a picture of my sweet daughter-in-law's family (and my son and grandson are in the pic as well).

Layout Recipe:

Paper:  Prima Botanical DP mounted on a 12x12 piece of heavy cardstock
Ink: Prima Color Bloom Glistening Waves and Ranger Vintage Photo around edges
Accessories:  Prima Flowers Item 557089 (Lady Godiva Ice); Prima Flowers Coffee Break (Item 578466); Prima Flowers Item 577643; Prima leaves (sorry - no item number); and
Art Basic Heavy White Gesso; Art Extravagance White Crackle Texture Paste; Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool; Crafter's Workshop Stencils; Aleene's Tacky Glue/Hot Glue Gun; Rub 'N Buff Gold Leaf

Thanks for stopping by for a peek - later gator!

Inspiration Challenge 87 - Old Barns with Ads

Yesterday was a new challenge at SpeedyTV for the Inspiration Design Team.  I am a day late loading up my card.  The inspiration for this challenge is as follows (and they are awesome):

Be sure and check out the DT's designs also for some extra inspiration.  


Stamp:  Flap My Wattles by Mark's Finest Stamps
Paper:  White CS; Tag
Ink:  Copics: R27, 24; BG13, 11
Accessories: Tag, Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by - later gator!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lindy's Stamp Gang January 2015 Challenge

Happy Monday all!  Well, this post has two firsts for me -- my first mixed media project (a tag) (which was such FUN!); as well as my first time entering Lindy's Stamp Gang blog challenge.

Here is the inspiration picture for this month's challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Just click on this link  Lindy's Stamp Gang and you'll be zapped to Lindy's Stamp Gang blog to check out all the details!

The colors shown in the above graphic are in a Limited Edition set of inks at Lindy's Stamp Gang shop.  If you'd like to go and check out this set of colors, as well as a world of other colors, Magicals, embossing powders, etc. - click on the link in blue to take you to the shop!  I purchased the set and used all the gorgeous colors on my tag and they are:  Lindy's Stamp Gang January Limited Edition Set (Pop Rock Purple, Jazzy Jivin' Purple, Tea Pot Purple, Cape Cod Coral and Don't Eat the Yellow Snow). 
 Aren't they just beautiful. I had such a great time working up my first mixed media project. 

Tag Recipe:

Inks:  Lindy's Stamp Gang January 2015 Limited Edition Set

 Lindy's Stamp Gang Pop Rock Purple

 Lindy's Stamp Gang Tea Pot Purple

 Lindy's Stamp Gang Jazzy Jivin Purple

 Lindy's Stamp Gang Cape Cod Coral

Continued Recipe:
Ranger Vintage Photo (used around edges of tag)
Paper:  Prima's Annabelle DP (retired); #8 Manila Tag
Stamp:  Finnabair's Vintage Vanity stamp
Accessories:  Flowers in my stash;  Resin Window and Corner - Prima's Shabby Chic Treasures from The Flying Unicorn; Art Basic's Heavy White Gesso; Art Extravagance White Texture Crackle Paste; Crafter's World 6x6 Mini Brick Stencil; Rub 'N Buff Gold Leaf; Hot Glue Gun; Amethyst self-adhesive gems from stash

Thanks for taking a peek - later gator!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 244

It's Saturday and time for another Mark's Finest Stamps, Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.  This week, Challenge 244 is to layer your card with dies or punchies and then insert into an embossing folder and run through your Big Shop (or whatever machine you have).  Be sure and check out the creations of the Design Team for some inspiration.  


Stamp:  Mark's Finest Stamps - Java Time
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  SU Border Punch; Sizzix EF; Scissors

Hope to see you at the challenge! Later gator!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge 86

Welcome to a new Inspiration Challenge - and wait until you see the pictures Shirley has selected.  Check these out:

I'll bet you figured out that I chose bed 1 - but the other two are wonderful as well!  Please check out the projects of the DT for some added inspiration and leave a little love on their blogs.

Remember, there is always a prize to the challenge winner!

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Stamp Shop - Oopsy Daisy set
Paper:  MFP White Heavy Premium 140 lb. CS; MFP Hazel Nut Tan CS
Ink:  Copics:  Y17, 15, 13 and 11; YG07, 05, 03 and R27
and Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories:  Sizziz EF; Paper Studio Red gems; SB Matting Basic A Dies

Hope to see you at the challenge - later gator!