Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thrifty Stamper - Fancy Notebook Paper (Designer Paper)

Good Morning, 

Are you a stamper on a budget? Do you want to learn ways to stamp with out spending a lot of money? Check out our Thrifty Stamper column on Thursdays on SpeedyTV.



This week her penny pinching/money saving technique is Fancy Notebook Paper (Designer Paper)


Be sure to come back next Thursday for the newest Thrifty money saving/penny pinching technique. Not a member of SpeedyTV, that's ok join today it's FREE!!!!!!
We will see you next week. 
Thrifty Stamper

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Sue W






I am self-taught, although I have taken many classes from some of my favorite artists. I have been teaching rubber stamping around my state for over 10 years and love it. I have had my work published in Vamp Stamp News, The Stamper's Sampler, Somerset Gallery, The Rubber Stamper and Scrap & Stamp Art.
In April 2012 I joined the SR design team of Mark’s Finest Papers. Having a blog and being on design teams is a fun and easy way to share my love of rubber stamping.

My passion right now is creating unique postcards and hand stamped greeting cards. Other interests are carving my own stamps, bookmaking, beading and discovering new and improved techniques to share.

On a personal note I'm married and live in Connecticut. My art is inspired by the mood I happen to be in at that moment. When it comes to art I like to say, "What is old is new again! "There are no mistakes in rubber stamping just happy accidents!" 



You can find Sue's tutorial on SpeedyTV  here. Be sure to check out Sue's blog Stamping Sue



 Thanks for stopping by today sorry for the delay in posting. Be sure to come back next week for another great Featured Designer Sue W
 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 144



Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 144....."Doodle a Frame".  The winner from last week, (week 143 #32 Cheryl (shestamps)  !!!!!!!!  You have won the set **Today Tomorrrow and Always**. Congratulations please email the office at marksfinestpapers@comcast.net with your mailing address and the name of the stamp set you won. Please note that US shipments take up to 10 business days to deliver and International shipments can take up to 23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prize.
  

                                                **Today Tomorrow and Always**


          Here is a Winners button for your blog. Just copy and paste. 



  This week just doodle. Make a frame around your image by doodling.  Have fun with it. Can't wait to see your ideas. Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and inspiring ideas out there.  Here is what our Design Team has come up with. Hope we inspire you. 


                                            Shirley

                                          Patty

                                            Lois

                                          Pat

                                         Gail

                                            Wendy

                                         Angela
         
                                           Lena

                                        Kate

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 Feb. 1, 2013 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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrifty Stamper - Faux Clear Embossing

Good Morning, 

Are you a stamper on a budget? Do you want to learn ways to stamp with out spending a lot of money? Check out our Thrifty Stamper column on Thursdays on SpeedyTV.



This week her penny pinching/money saving technique is Thrifty Faux Clear Embossing

Be sure to come back next Thursday for the newest Thrifty money saving/penny pinching technique. Not a member of SpeedyTV, that's ok join today it's FREE!!!!!!
We will see you next week. 
Thrifty Stamper

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Kate Zurresen



Kate Zerrusen is a fairly new member of our SR Design Team & this is her first tutorial as featured designer.
Kate has been crafting for a very long time but began paper crafting about 7 yrs.  ago when she just HAD to figure out how her sister made all of those beautiful cards that she was getting for Christmas & her birthday. An addiction was born!
Kate makes a lot of cards & scrapbooks on occasion,  but her real passion is altered art & anything vintage.
This works out well for her since she lives in central Illinois & has antique shops, flea markets & auctions within easy driving time.



Kate  has created a great tutorial for us this week on Altered Frame which can be found here.  Be sure to check out Kate's  blog Just Another Ink Spot for some AWESOME inspiration and tips. 




Be sure to come back next week for another article with our Featured Designer Sue W.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 143

WOW what a great hop this month. We loved seeing you all here. Before we get to the next Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge we need to announce the winners from the hop. So without further ado here are the winners of the January stamp sets from the hop. If you are a winner please email the office marksfinestpapers@comcast.net to claim your prize. Please note that US shipments take up to 10 business days to deliver and International shipments can take up to 23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prize.


Fantastic Dogs: Mariko
No Sour Grapes: Mary Schreiber
In My Den: Rosy Newlun
Love, Love, Love: Melissa Chesser

Congratulations to the winners. Be sure to check out February's  Blog hop for some more great stamp sets. 


Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 143....."Use twine".  The winner from last week, (week 142 #3 Joyce M !!!!!!!!  You have won the set **Today Tomorrrow and Always**. Congratulations please email the office at marksfinestpapers@comcast.net with your mailing address and the name of the stamp set you won. Please note that US shipments take up to 10 business days to deliver and International shipments can take up to 23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prize.
  

                                                **Today Tomorrow and Always**


          Here is a Winners button for your blog. Just copy and paste. 



  This week let's see how many ways you can come up with to use twine. Lots of different things can be done here and use your choice of twine as you will see the DT did. Can't wait to see your ideas. Thanks so much for joining us each week. It is so much fun looking at all your Challenge cards.  Lots of talent and inspiring ideas out there.  Here is what our Design Team has come up with. Hope we inspire you. 




                                           Patty

                                         Gail

                                        Pat

                                         Lois

                                          Wendy

                                         Shirley

                                      Angela

                                         Kate

                                           Lena

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 Jan.25, 2013 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