Saturday, December 31, 2011

Speedy the Cat #88

Saying Good-bye
snowflake mfp
Our challenge this week is to use a snowflake.  The image and sentiment are from one of the new releases in Dec. called ice and snow.  It was fun to try a card with a bit of a different size.  This one finished measures 3” by 6 1/4”  The twill ribbon was easy to stamp with the sentiment customizing it for the project.  I used two square punches for the snowflakes and border. A scrap of BG paper sets off the squares nicely, don’t you think?  And then my Bow Easy, my friend I found I can’t live without.  Smile
Today I reluctantly say good-bye to my term with MFP.  It has been a wonderful experience and I have learned so much.  It’s opened up a whole new arena of friendships and fun sharing with many many newfound friends and connected me to old friends. I will still be posting so be sure to stop in frequently and leave me comments so I know you dropped by.  My special thanks and appreciation to Patty Penn for her patience with showing me the ropes.
Come visit me on my other blog. We are helping people drop their cholesterol, change their blood sugars and reduce their insulin with their doctors permission and lose weight.  All quickly, safely and naturally.  Helping people with these issues has taken the place of a major part of my craft room time  If I can help you or someone you know, please call.  With that I Wish you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year and bid you adieu’.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Speedy's Challenge #87

Wishing you all a peaceful and loving time of the year.
Happy Holidays from me and all the Design Team members
at Mark's Finest Papers. Speedy the Cat wishes you
a wonderful Holiday season.   The H on Speedy can stand for Happy Holidays this time.  :)

Friday, December 16, 2011



Patty challenged us to make a Holiday Card which fits right in with this time of the year for most of us. There is nothing prettier than nature and I really liked these diffused tree stamps from the New Pines set at Mark’s Finest Papers.  I used my scor-buddy to create the double lines across the bottom and anchor the trees.  In real life, the words show up with a nice gloss that didn’t pick up well by the camera.  A gold Viva Pearl Pen accented the greeting beginning and ending. A ticket punch notched the corners. Thanks for looking and remember to S-L-O-W D-O-W-N and BREATHE this holiday season. Flirt female


Friday, December 9, 2011

Speedy’s Weekly Challenge

Create a Thank You Card

This was easy to do with the cutest stamp set ever from MFP.  What a Fox set.    The image you see is two different stamps from the set.  That’s what I love about clear acrylic stamps.  You can put them on a block and actually see how they are positioned to give you lots of possibilities to create a new look.  I sent this to my mom for giving up her bed to us for the week of Thanksgiving.  She slept on the hide a bed and gave us her room.  I think she’ll like it, don’t you?


All papers, ribbons and embellishments are from Mark’s Finest Papers.  They are offering a 15% discount this week and you might want to check them out. I used a Martha Stewart fence punch, a cuttlebug swiss dots folder, a sizzix wood grain folder, a corner punch and a stencil for the word THANKS.  It came together nicely and I really liked the way the flowers and brad topped it off.

Thanks for looking. I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful week.  Be sure to take some time for you!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Speedys Challenge #84

Your favorite technique. dec3 favembly church

I like clean and simple.  This card for our favorite technique encompasses my three favorites.  Using a pearl pen, embossing and die cuts. I always enjoy the peaceful simplicity of a country church in the winter. This image is from the new set Christmas in the Country. Remember to check into Friends of Speedy TV and check out our challenges there too.  They are fun and you get to win a stamp set.  We have two challenges going on every week.  Speedy the Cat challenge and FOST.  So you  have a couple of ways to win.  The more that play the more fun it is. Thanks for looking.