Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 11

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

This week's challenge colors are Red and Blue.  

Today's layout features a photo of my Dad when he was in the Army.  The photo was dated April 1953, so my Dad was 24 years old when it was taken.  I used stamps form the MFP Be Proud and USA Heroes sets.




The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Mother's Magnolia stamp ...



I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 11 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26th to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings to you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 10

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

In honor of Valentine's Day , this week's challenge colors are Red, Pink and Purple.  

Today's layout features a photo of Tim and I, back in our college days in 1980.  We were in Huntsville, Alabama visiting his cousin for Thanksgiving.  I used an image and sentiment stamp from the MFP Medallion set, part of the February release.




The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Oopsy Daisy stamp ...


I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 10 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19th to link up your project.

I've also linked this up to Word Art Wednesday #119 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Take Time for Tea

Those who know me well know that I am a total tea addict.  You rarely find me without a mug or glass of tea in my hand.  I like it hot in the winter and iced in the summer.  But it's not just any tea,  I enjoy loose full leaf teas and herbal blends.  My favorite teas come from adagio teas and Teavana.

I was so excited when Daydream Designs released their Tea Time collection of digis that I decided to do a layout about my current favorite teas.  I say current, because my favs tend to change from month to month. LOL.


I used the Parisian Tea Color Set,  the French Florals Digi Papers and the Tea Time Sentiments Bundle on my page.

In celebration of tea,  I have a little give away.   I have four packages of loose leaf tea to give to four of my fellow tea lovers.  Just leave a comment that you'd like one and send me your e-mail address and I'll send one out to you.

I've also linked this up to Word Art Wednesday #119 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 9

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

This week's challenge colors are Turquoise and Orange.  Feel free to use any shades of these colors.

Today's page features a photo of me with my brother Tony and my God brother Adam taken in August 1967.  I haven't the slightest memory of what was going on at the time, but the expressions on all our faces are priceless.  My stamps are from the MFP Zoo Friends set.



The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Covered Bridge (regular) stamp set...




I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 9 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12th to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 8

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

This week's challenge colors are Yellow, Green and Brown.

I used a photo of my Mom on my page today.  It was taken in the late 50's.  My stamps are from the MFP Huge Blooms set.  To give the flower dimension,  I stamped it 3 times, fussy cut the images and layered the pieces together.





The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Tiger stamp...



I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 8 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday February 5th to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy New Year

I've been working on a lot of heritage layouts lately, so I decided to mix it up and do something current. One of our family traditions is to take photos on New Year's Day.  We don't do any type of planned formal photo shoot, each of us snaps a picture of the other two just as we are.  These photos were taken around 1 AM on New Years Day, after we got home from Watch Night service at church.




I used 2 digis from the Daydream Designs Happy New Year set for my title block.    I used the outline set which has black and white images, so that I could custom color them to match my layout.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you're staying nice and warm. We're in the midst of our second major snowstorm in 2 weeks, which is unheard of in Virginia.

I am linking this up to Word Art Wednesday Challenge 117 - Anything Goes

Blessings!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 7

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.  


This week is a wild card week.  In a wild card, you get to pick your own colors within a specified guideline.  Our wild card is Bright Colors.  You can use any colors you wish for you project as long as they are bright colors.

Today's layout features a  photo of my parents in their younger years. They are on the beach in Atlantic City with my Aunt Janet (my dad's sister-in-law) and her son Billy.  My dad wrote on the back of the photo, so I made a copy of his writing and included it on the page.  I used stamps from the MFP I Need A Vacation stamp set.



The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Spring Flowers stamp...


I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 7 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday January 29th to link yo your project.

I am also linking this up to Word Art Wednesday #116 - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Blessings to you!