Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Pam





Hi, my name is Pam and I am originally from Ohio.  I moved to Colorado after marrying Jeff in 1988.  We
have two beautiful, smart, talented and athletic girls; Bailey and MacKenna.  Both of my daughters play soccer.  Bailey is an assistant coach for high school and MacKenna plays center forward on a college soccer scholarship.

I am passionate about many things and my favorite thing is to watch my girls play soccer.  I also love music, dancing, biking, hiking and camping, too. When not doing something with or for my girls, my biggest passion is paper!  I’ve been making my own greeting cards for as long as I can remember.  I do believe I am a paper hoarder!  I succumbed to stamping in 2006 when I went to a SU! Party and as everyone says, “The rest is history!

My journey with Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company as a design team member began in April of 2011.  I feel very fortunate to have personally met Lois and some other awesome people in the stamping world.  I feel blessed to be a member of this great company and to be able to share my love of stamping and creativity.

I am a big fan of using fun, different techniques.  Today, I will be illustrating the great technique; homemade chevrons.  Just a few fairly simple steps and you have a really beautiful creation.

You can view Pam's latest tutorial here on SpeedyTV or her blog here for more inspiration.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 161


Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 161. 

Did you enjoy last weeks new fold? Hope you did. It was new one for me. 

This week the theme is a technique "Jacob's Coat".  Here is a great tutorial for you to follow.   Can't wait to see what you come up with.  I bet you'll have some great 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. 

Week 160 stamp prize is the set Celebrate Mini




Here is what the ladies have come up with.

Please click on the Design Team members name to go to their blogs to read about their card.
















The winner from last week, (week 160 ) is #7 Ellie!!!!!!!! 
 You have won the set  ** Big Cupcake Mini Mini**.
 Congratulations on your win. Please email Debbie Moran @ djchrist01221971@gmail.com with your mailing address and the name of the stamp set you won.  





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





Please note that US shipments take up to 10 business days to process your prize out of the facility and an additional 10 days to deliver and International shipments can take up to additional  23 business days for delivery. You have 14 days to claim your prizePlease be sure to add the name of the stamp set you won to aid in the shipping process.



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 31 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  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Speedy Fox Featured Designer - Lois B




I’m Lois, and 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.  

You can find Lois' latest tutorial Faux Leather An Embossing Folder on SpeedyTV here and her blog here for more inspiration.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 160

Before we get to the current Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge we would like to announce the winners of the Blog Hop.  We sure hope you enjoyed the hop. Don't forget to come back next month for our June Stamp release. It is sure to be a great one. 
Now for the winners: Drum Roll Please
 
1.Marsh Birds: LouLou
2. In Tents: Joyce Casaldi
3. Space Fun: Jean Bullock
4. Now Showing: Luanna
Congratulations on your win. Please email Debbie Moran @ djchrist01221971@gmail.com 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 process your prize out of the facility and an additional 10 days to deliver and International shipments can take up to additional  23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prizePlease be sure to add the name of the stamp set you won to aid in the shipping process.

And now for the fun. 



Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 160. 

We had so much fun last week being Glitter Queens. Hope you did too. 

This week the theme is "Window". Have a window somewhere on your card front. Can't wait to see what you come up with.  I bet you'll have some great 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. 

Week 160 stamp prize is the set Big Cupcake Mini



Here is what the ladies have come up with.

Please click on the Design Team members name to go to their blogs to read about their card.











The winner from last week, (week 159 ) is #22 Anita M !!!!!!!! 
 You have won the set  ** Autumn Friends Mini**.
 Congratulations on your win. Please email Debbie Moran @ djchrist01221971@gmail.com with your mailing address and the name of the stamp set you won.  



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



Please note that US shipments take up to 10 business days to process your prize out of the facility and an additional 10 days to deliver and International shipments can take up to additional  23 business days for delivery. You have 30 days to claim your prizePlease be sure to add the name of the stamp set you won to aid in the shipping process.



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 24, 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