MFP SpeedyTV Challenges

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Current Weekly Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

CURRENT WEEKLY SPEEDY FOX AND FRIENDS CHALLENGE HERE

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Lois Bak






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. Check out my blog Clown Mom Creations for more projects and information about me. Today's Tutorial is Reverse Masking found here.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 109


 Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 109 suggested by Barb...." Heat emboss your main image".  The winner from last week, (week 108 is #6 Katie Tate !!!!!!!! Congratulations Katie !!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and we will send you , "Relax a Bit" a newly released stamp set !!!  Again, Congratulations!!!



A big thank you to Tammylee who is leaving our little DT and moving to the Senior Team . This will be her last challenge with us. We have enjoyed your inspirational cards you have shared with us during your time on the Speedy Fox and Friends Design Team. 
 This week  we are getting out our heat guns and embossing powders and embossing the main image.  You may use any color of Embossing powder you like. Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and great ideas out there.   Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......





                                              Angela

                                            Patty

                                           Pat

                                            Tammylee

                                            Kate

                                             Kelli

                                                     Theresa

                                                 Debbie

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 June 1, 2012 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  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Bonnie R





Hi.  I'm Bonnie and I am married to my husband Ken, and mother of 2 children; John & Sarah. My love of lighthouses began when my mom used to take my brother and I to the beach by the Pacific Grove lighthouse and has continued after she lost her battle to breast cancer. My love of stamping is a release from the stresses of life, but also a continuation of all my mother taught me about painting, watercoloring, and crafting. I was blessed to have a loving and talented mother growing up and I'm blessed to have a talent that I can use to bless others with a smile, a hug, or just to say thanks.

When I first started stamping over 17years ago, I had thought it would be a great way to personalize Christmas cards and save on money at the same time.  Little did I know how addicting this hobby can be.  Over the last 17 years, I have not only learned a lot of different techniques, but have made many fantastic friends along the way.  I started on the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company Friends of SpeedyTV Design Team in October 2011,  then moved up to the Senior Design Team in November 2011.  Currently I am the coordinator for the Speedy Fox Featured Designer tutorial series and new design team member recruiter.

Although my favorite, and most frequently used, technique is stippling, today I am going to show you one of my other favorite techniques - scenic stamping.  It's really easy to do once you get over the "hang of it" and can be a great way to dust off those older sets we all seem to have.  You can see Bonnie's tutorial here on SpeedyTV and check out her blog here.



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blog Hop Winners & SpeedyFox and Friends Challenge 108


Thank you to all the Blog Hop participants and Hoppers!  Our winners are:
Oopsy Daisy- Jo4Him
Get Reel- KC
Scenic Selections-Lena
Flamingos on Vacation-Sunshine Honeybee
***Winners, please email us at MarksFinestPapers@comcast.net with your snail mail address so that we can get your Free Stamp Set to you! (Please put the set you won in the email!)

Didn't win a stamp set? You have the chance to win one of 2 stamp sets given away each week! All you have to do is participate in our challenges here on the blog OR HERE on SpeedyTV! Talk about an easy way to WIN and have FUN! Good Luck!

 Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 108 suggested by Pat...." Fathers Day".  The winner from last week, (week 107 is #5 E. Marie !!!!!!!! Congratulations E. Marie !!!!!!!!  Please send your mailing address to marksfinestpapers@comcast.net and we will send you , "Relax a Bit" a newly released stamp set !!!  Again, Congratulations!!!



 This week  we are getting a head start on our Fathers Day cards. Lots of Fathers, Brothers, Sons and Friends we can send a Fathers Day card to.  Last month we made Mothers Day cards and I sent mine to my Sister who is adopting her first child.  So I am sending my BIL one to celebrate his first Fathers Day. Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and great ideas out there.   Here's the Design Teams samples to get your juices flowing......

                                                          Kate


                                                          Angela

                                                           Theresa

                                                          Pat

                                                          Tammylee

                                                          Patty
  
                                                
                                                         Debbie


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 May 25, 2012 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, May 18, 2012

May Blog Hop Final Day

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        May Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18
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 May 19, 2012 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 May 18, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers




Here is a look at May's Gorgeous Stamp Sets.



This is the Special Release set for May!
Pansy Riot
This is a wonderful background stamp and sentiment
set that will go great with any of the  stamp sets
that have the pansies in them. 
 



Today's Featured Stamp Set is
"Flamingos On Vacation"

 
This is another fun and silly set like our Chicken set
a couple of months ago. Let's see what silliness our team 
has for us today.

Lois 







 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        May Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18
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 May 19, 2012 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 May 18, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers




Here is a look at May's Gorgeous Stamp Sets.




This is the Special Release set for May!
Pansy Riot
This is a wonderful background stamp and sentiment
set that will go great with any of the  stamp sets
that have the pansies in them. 
 



Today's Featured Stamp Set is
"Scenic Selections"






This is a pretty cool stamp set that will compliment any stamp set you have. 
Let's see what our design team has for inspiration today. 





Toni 
 


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        May Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18
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 May 19, 2012 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 May 18, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers




Here is a look at May's Gorgeous Stamp Sets.




This is the Special Release set for May!
Pansy Riot
This is a wonderful background stamp and sentiment
set that will go great with any of the  stamp sets
that have the pansies in them. 
 



Today's Featured Stamp Set is
"Get Reel"
Let's check out some the creative work from a few of our talented design team.






Pam 



Anne 




For a tutorial on how to make Anna's Altered Cheese Box
Check out SpeedyTV here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Blog Hop Day 1

      Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
  May Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18
 
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 May 19, 2012 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 May 18, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers




Here is a look at May's Gorgeous Stamp Sets.



This is the Special Release set for May!
Pansy Riot
This is a wonderful background stamp and sentiment
set that will go great with any of the  stamp sets
that have the pansies in them. 
 



Today's Featured Stamp Set is
 "Oopsy Daisy".



Lets check out some of inspiration from a few of our design team members.