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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another for Jan

This is part of a small collection I am making to give to my friend.  I used another favorite combination - teal with a bit of white.  The larger panel is Recollections, and the dots from DCWV.  The verse is from Verve, and the die cut a border die from Couture.  The circles are from Spellbinders.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Any/monochromatic:  Ikes World
 Fave color combo:    Die Cuttin Divas
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies

A gift for Jan

This will be included in a little packet of cards to give to a friend who just had surgery.
Image - freebie from Pattie - thank you!; colored with Prismas; butterfly punch, embossing folders - Cuttlebug Swiss dots; hearts by Darice; sheer ribbon; Spellbinder oval dies.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Summer colors:   Dream Valley 
Colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Favorite color (white with another):   Die Cuttin Divas
Flowers, with Pattie's image:   Patties Creations  
Embossed Background:   Rubbernecker
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
            Digi Choosday
 


Saturday, May 19, 2018

For Barb

This goes to a friend who is facing a long recovery from a broken hip.  If you have seen recent posts you know I have had too many cards like this to send!  You will also notice I get in a routine using similar items - often they are still on my desk and just handy to grab!  The stencil is one of a set I purchased years ago at a local store (long since gone).  The owner cut larger sheets of a type of very thin plastic into 3x6 pieces.  There are small circles, larger circles, tiny stars, hexagons and a couple of others.  I tend to forget about them, but they are handy to use.  IRL the color of the chalk is a better match than it appears on the screen.  I added sequins, Washi tape, and the Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut.  The TLC pre colored image has been in my folder for a while.
Sketch   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Stencil:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
                 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Inspiration (photo made me think of sequins):   Give a Crafter a Cookie
 Any:  Scrapyland

For Bill and Kay

Another in a series of cards going to members of our church in need of encouragement.
Image - a colored one in my files from TLC; DP also in my stash.  The stencil is one of a set I purchased years ago at a local store (long since gone).  The owner cut larger sheets of a type of very thin plastic into 3x6 pieces.  There are these circles, larger circles, tiny stars, hexagons and a couple of others.  I tend to forget about them, but they are handy to use.  I used SU chalk with the stencil.  I completed the card with a bit of ribbon and a Cheery Lynn die cut.
Sketch:   VLV sketches.
Stencil:    Simon Says Stamp Nonday
Wings:    Incy Wincy 
                Crafty calendar
Stencil:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:    Scrapy Land 
 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Graduation Time! DT card for Challenge #296 - QKR Stampede - Anything goes

I will need a few graduation cards - this year I think they are all in June - seems like west coast graduations are later than those in the rest of the country!  I find cards for college graduations are more difficult than for high school - some how the cutesy ones do not work for me!  I used the image from QKR Stampede ("Cap") and printed it twice, once on white and once on dark grey.  I fussy cut both, but only did the hat in grey,  I adhered it to the white one - instant dimension.  This was pretty easy to cut.  I slit the threads in the tassel - good enough for a paper one!  The Congratulations is also a QKR digi - I just roughly cut it out and edged it with a bit of ink. I found some adhesive stars so it was not too plain.  The background is Cuttlebug's congratulations folder - I embossed from the side, and did the Congrats a second time, along the right hand side. This is a card that would work well for a young man.
Please join us this week for another Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times.  There will be 2 winners of QKR digis - one for using their product, and another for any brand.  The deadline is 6 p.m. EDT, on Thursday.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:  
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
For a man/boy:   Pink Gem 
Any:   Crafters Castle 
           Angies Digital Stamps
           Lemon Shortbread
           A Bit More Time to Craft
           Morgans Artworld

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

For Scott's recovery

Stamp - LightHouse Scene by Hero Arts; misc. DP, dry embossing, Cheery Lynn bird dies, QKR sentiment; water colors; edging with ink pad.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any, with Cheery Lynn die:   Scrapyland
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
Wings:    Incy Wincy
                Crafty Calendar 
Birds:      Dies r Us           
Any:     Penny Black at Allsorts
             Cards Galore
 
 

To support a friend

Here is another card to show support for a friend who is ill.  The verse is from Word Art.  I used purple accents and an embossed background.
Sketch:   StellaSaysSketch
Any:    Polkadoodle 
            Word Art Wednesday
             Angies Digital Stamps 
Support & purple ribbon:   Mod Squad
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2 cards for Crafter's Cafe DT - Beach Bear by


For this challenge #196  at the Crafter's Cafe I created 2 cards.  The theme is  All Creatures Great and Small - this Pearl - Beach Bear certainly fits - and is adorable, as well.  The set, from Wink Wink Ink,  comes with a black and white drawing to color, and a pre-colored image as well.  Since I could not decide which to use - I made 2 cards.

Hand colored image


Coloring with chalk pencils; sea shore papers by Debbie Mumm; Washi Tape; Spellbinder dies.
Challenges entered:
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
2 or more DP:  Star Stampz
Cute & Sentiment:   Aud Sentiments
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
Birthday:     C.R.A.F.T.  
                      Crafting-with-dragonflies
 Any:    Lemon Shortbread


pre-colored image
This Wink, Wink, Ink image, Pearl - Beach Bear, is pre-colored.  I used Debbie Mumm papers that reminded me of a beach scene, and tied it together with a bit of twine.
Challenges entered:   
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
2 or more DP:    Star Stampz
Scraps: (bits of dp left from other card!)    Hiding in my Craft Room


Sunday, May 13, 2018

for a friend

I need several cards for friends - this is to praise God for successful surgery and a good prognosis.  Image - Word Art, Aug,2014; DP -paper Pizazz; bleu ribbon, misc. flower and gem center.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Any:  Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Birds and a Bow

Pre-colored image and BG panel from TLC; DaisyDee DP; Cheery Lynn sentiment; CuttleBug border die; gold metallic cord.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Bow:   Craft-deebowz
Wings:    Incy Wincy
Outdoors:    Fabnfunky
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft 
            Pile it On 
            Word Art 
            Scrapyland  (Cheery Lynn die) 

Friday, May 11, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge #295 - Anything Goes

This will go to a special member of our church who is having some health issues.  The QKR Stampede digital image is called "At the park"; the sentiment is from their sister company - Eureka stamps.  We invite you to participate in our weekly anything goes challenge - you have until Thursday at 6 p.m. to submit up to 3 items.  You may win images in either category - QKR / Eureka or "other".  I hope to see your creations there.
The image is colored with Prismas. I tore the image and edged it directly from an ink pad for a shabby look - a favorite technique for distressing.   The top layer is a freebie digital from TLC, and the coral mat is dry embossed. For more texture I used an acrylic dot for the center of the Prima flowers.  Sheer ribbon and a bow complete the card.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:  
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
For a special lady:   Di's Digi Designs
Flowers:   Sasayaki Glitter
Hand made bow:   Craft-Dee Bowz
3D element:    Quick Quotes 
Any:  Crafters Castle
           A Bit More Time
           A Perfect Time to Craft 
 
 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get well

Vintage colored (free) image from TLC;  Basic Grey cs, Prima flowers, Hot off the Press sentiment sticker.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Inspiration (color/flowers):   Sum More Fun
1-image; 2 words; 3 panels:  Unstampabelles
Get Well:  Pink Gem
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack
            Polkadoodle

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Song birds

This pre-colored image, from TLC, has been in my files for a while - and it is one that will work well for a thinking of you card.  We have too many friends in need of a lift. I used Spellbinder circle dies and a Cheery Lynn sentiment die, as well a a bit of washi tape and a spatter of glitter.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Critters (birds):   Tuesday Throwdown
Animal  Magic:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Brand of dies sold in their store:  Scrapyland-
Things with wings:   Crafty Calendar
Any:   Crafty Gals Corner
            Word Art Wednesday

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bird House - DT card for QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge #294

Please join us again this week for the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may submit up to 3 entries by 6 p.m. Thursday, and have an opportunity to win some new images.  There is a category for Eureka/QKR stampede images, and another for others.  (Hint - use your cute QKR's!)  This time I selected an image called Bird House & Vines, and a verse to go with it.  I colored with Twinkling H2O's and some watercolors.  The panel with the cute trees is cs from WeRMemory Keepers, and the other is from my stash.  The larger bird is a Cheery Lynn die cut, and the tiny birds are punched.  I added a Cuttlebug border die cut with some metallic cord and a button.
Sketch, with some orange:   Cuttlebug Mania
May Flowers:   Die-cut-divas
Flowers:    Dies R Us 
Winged things:   Art Impressions
Hand colored image:   Star Stampz
Patterned Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterne Paper
Any:    Crafty Gals Corner
              Word Art Wednesday
             Jo's Scrapshack
 
 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sympathy

Unfortunately, my supply of sympathy cards is very low, so I need to add to the selection.  This precolored digi has been in my file for quite a while - from Luna girl.  I used a golden yellow for mats, and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and edging embossing folder for backing.   The butterfly is from C Designs, and the half pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Tic Tac Toe - left column:  House That Stamps Built
Sympathy:   Pink Gem

Center step card - Unicorns - DT card for Crafter's Cafe

The new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to create a gatefold or step card.  I have shown two views of my center step card. You have two weeks to enter the challenge.   I enjoy cards with different folds, but I seldom make them.  For me, one of the challenges is to figure out what to use on each of the sections.  This time I used some papers from a Debbie Mumm collection -  including the word Dream, which I cut out from one of the papers.  The die cuts are a part of a Couture die, and I added a bit of Washi tape to the section above the image.  Oh, yes - the image is Lets be Unicorns by Scrap N; Dipity, one of the sponsors of our challenge.
Critter (& die cut):    Cut it up
Pattern paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Colors:   House that Stamps Built
Any:     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sympathy card for Janine

This card will go to a friend from church whose mother passed away this week.  Until recently, her 88 year old mother joined our quilting group to help as she was able, so this loss has touched us all.
Image - Lily Cross digi by QKR Stampede;  WeRMemoryKeepers leafy embossing folder;  Darice Sympathy embossing folder; C.C. Designs butterfly die; Spellbinder oval diesdenim blue cs; coloring of image and edging of oval and sympathy panel - water color pencils and aqua pen;  corner rounder punch; pale blue sheer ribbon.
Sketch (shapes were changed):    VLV Sketches.blogspot.com
Water color; blue; kindness:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
D - denim blue, die, digi & butterfly:   Butterfly Spot
Hand colored image:   Star Stampz
Sympathy:   Pink Gem 
Any (die, punch optional):  Creatalicious
Any:  House that Stamps Built
           Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
           Word Art Wednesday
           

Friday, April 27, 2018

Life is Sweeter - DT card for QKR Stampede ATG challenge #293

 

It is Friday, and time for another challenge at QKR Stampede - once again, anything goes.  You may enter as many as 3 times.  There is one category for using QKR/Eureka images, and another for any stamp.  We hope to see you!  Stop by and check out the inspiration by all the team members.
I dug into my stash and found some cute papers to back up this adorable image.  The tiny flowers are cut with Cheery Lynn dies, and I added a bit of Washi tape and a shiny gold strip.  Both the image and sentiment are from Eureka, a division of QKR.  IRL the backing is more orange than it appears on the screen.
Sketch, with orange:    Cuttlebug Mania   
Flowers:   Simon Says Stamp Monday 
                  Whoopsi Daisy
Small flowers:    Pile it On  
Colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Colors:    Cupcake Inspiration
                 Give a Crafter a Cookie 
Any:     Paper Nest Dolls
              Die-cut- Divas 
              Polkadoodle
              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
               Word Art
             

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A jewelled birthday

This is one of my favorite jewel tones - I have used shades of shiny teal CS.  I dug out some matching Robin drops - they have been gathering dust and I need to do something with them!  I sanded the embossing folder, and distressed the edges.  The die cut is from Couture Creations - a set I have had a while and neglected to use. much   I added punched flowers.
Sketch:  Stick it Down
Elegant jewels:   Frilly and Funkie
Mood board (lower right photo):   Sum More Fun
Shiny:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Monday, April 23, 2018

Through the kitchen window


 


I did not seem to have many supplies to create a kitchen scene, so I decided we could look through the kitchen window to see what has been baked - lo and behold,  there are some yummy looking cakes, and there are some  flowers in the window box.  I used a diagonal stripe embossing folder but turned it to create siding for the house.  There are some butterflies fluttering around (Washi tape).and pearls and gems to add a bit of bling.   The window die is by Poppycraft.
Baking/kitchen scene:   Cuttlebug Mania
Sketch:   VLV Sketches.
Cupcake inspiration:    Cupcake Inspirations
Any, with SL die brand:   Scrapyland
Any:   Pinspirational
           ttcrd
  


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Experimenting with monogram

This is my first time using a monogram stamp - at a yard sale my neighbor gave me such a good deal I could not resist - now I need to use them.  I thought I could add a sentiment later - maybe for a thank you, or just a note.  The label says PSX.  The dies are Labels Five, and I used watercolors on the image.   The butterflies are punched.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Black and white, one color:    Penny Black at Allsorts
B&W, one color - inspired by yellow and shape of "arrangement"   Artasticchallenge
D = Die:    Butterfly Spot Challenge
 Any:   Pammies
             Pinspirational 
             Creates and Makes. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pink flower - DT card for QKR Stampede #292 - ATG

I hope you are ready for another anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may have up to 3 entries - deadline is Thursday, 6 pm EDT.  The winner can select 2 digis - and there are 3 images for a winner using QKR/Eureka images.  Check out the inspiration by my fellow team members at the QKR Stampede blog
 This image is called "flowers"; the sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  I used watercolors, Washi tape, sheer ribbon, a small butterfly punch, circle dies, and paper from my stash.
Challenges:   
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Hand colored image:  Di's Digi Designs
                                      My Creative Scoop
Small butterflies:  House that Stamps Built
Small:   Pile it On
Spots/Dots:   Incy Wincy
Flowers:   Allsorts 
                  Love to Scrap
                  Rubber Buggy
                  Whoopsi Daisy 
Flower Power:   A2Z Scrapbooking 
Dies and punches:   Creatalicious
Pastel:    Star Stampz 
Die cut, Digi, Dimension:     Butterfly Spot
Any:     A Bit More Time
             Artistic Inspiration
             Crafting-with-Friends
             Digichoosday. 
             Paper Nest Dolls
             Pammies
             Crafters Castle
             Pinspirational
             Through the Craft Room Door  

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Guest DT for DS4J "Dropping in"

It is my honor to be the guest designer for the mid-month inspiration post at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  The challenge is Anything Goes - with the option of bright colors.  I selected this image - "dropping in" - so I could use bright colors for the parachute. The details are here.  I wanted to make a card for our granddaughter.  She is a member of Wings of Blue at the US Air Force Academy.  At last count she had some 450 jumps.  Of course, her parachute is much more subdued!
The bright stars DP is Recollections.  I chose the darker bg paper to look like a night sky - but the details do not show up on the photo!  It is embossed with my new cloud embossing folder.  Dotted ribbon, red gems, and the die cut greeting (Cuttlebug) complete the look.
Challenges entered:

Sketch (reversed):    Feeling-Sketchy
ATG - opt. "me time":   Creative Moments 
ATG with a critter:    2 Crafty Critter Crazies
All creatures:    House that Stamps Built
Inspiration - colorful transportation:   Give a Crafter a Cookie
Any:   Crafters Castle
 




Surprise Kitty DT card for Crafter's Cafe World Art Day

This  is my DT card for the new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  We are recognizing World Art Day by creating works of art or using artistic techniques. That sounds like just about anything card makers would do - so be sure to get your entries in!    Take a look at the blog to see the artistic creations done by my fellow DT members as well as to check out the details of he challenge.
 Here is my framed portrait of Surprise Kitty by Knitty Kitty Digis.  You can buy this cute image at their store here.  I colored her with Prismas and Twinkling H20's- to add a bit of shimmer to the cake.  The words on the bg paper include "I love my kitty" and Purrrrrrrr....
Challenges entered
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Critter:    2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Any cat:    Show us your Pussies
Any:   Creative Moments
            Crafters Castle. 
            Angies Digital Stamps
 





Friday, April 13, 2018

DT card for ATG at QKR Stampede - Gone Fishing - HB, Ethan

Spring time and fishing - they go hand in hand in my family - especially for our son, son-in-law and our grandsons.  I have used this image from QKR Stampede called Gone Fishing.  We hope you will join us at the QKR Stampede weekly challenge - you may add up to 3 entries by 3pm EDT Thursday.  You have a chance to win this or any QKR image. If you use a digi from QKR or Eureka you have another chance to win - 3 images for that!  Take a look here to see what my DT teammates have made to inspire you this week.
This is for my grandson's birthday.  He is a hot shot fireman and spending the summer in Alaska - looking forward to fishing if he ever gets a day off!  I colored the image with Prismas, and used a computer generated sentiment.   I used some fishing DP for the bg and added twine and tiny fish stickers - I am sure he hopes for something bigger!!!
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Hand colored image:    Di's Digi Designs
                                        My Creative Scoop
"Me time (for grandson!!!)"  Creative Moments 
Critter:     2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
Spring:    Hiding in my Craft Room 
Think Small:   Pile it On 
Nature:   Incy Wincy \
Twine:   Double D Challenge
Masculine birthday:   Paper Girls
Birthday sentiment:    Aud Sentiments
Add texture (twine, stickers)   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:   Artistic Inspirations 
           Crafting-with-Friends
           A Bit More Iime 
           Paper Nest Dolls





 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tea Party - MMTPT506 for Libby

Here is another TeaPot Party  card - this time for 3 year old, Libby, in need of some cheer.  (I posted the card for her twin earlier.)   The superstar pre-colored digi is by Dearie Dolls.  Some washi tape, a sentiment by Cuttlebug and DP from my stash complete the card.
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Encouragement:   Calling all Sistahs
Girl Power:    Paper Shelter
Any:   A Bit More Time to Craft 
           Through the Craft Room Door
           Inspiration Destination 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

TeaPot party for Jackson - MMTPT504

I am finally having a bit of time to catch up on some challenges.  This TeaPot party (SplitCoastStampers) is for Jackson.  He is an 8 year old with health issues and other problems - and is in need of some smiles.  I thought this smiley bouquet from QKR stampede would work.  I colored in watercolor pencil - and am not sure why the photo looks so bad!  IRL the pots and flower centers are not at all blotchy!  Oh, well...
The card is finished with Washi tape, some twine, and a sentiment die cut from Cuttlebug.  The DP is Recollections.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Trio (of flowers):   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Twine:     Double D
Any:    Inspiration Destination
            Crafty Sentiments  
            Crafty Gals Corner

TeaPot Party for Miles

Miles is a 3 year old twin who likes super heroes and is in need of some encouragement.  THis pre-colored digi by Dearie Dolls is perfect!  The Washi tape is really a pretty bright yellow and white.  I added a Cuttlebug sentiment.
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches

Friday, April 6, 2018

Re-do of Cuttlebug Mania DT card


I finally had a chance to do a few additional challenges.  This week Cuttlebug Mania featured cards from their first blog post 5 years ago.  I chose to do my version of Rachel's card.
I followed her layout, and used a large butterfly, but used dark brown, gold and cream. I like the layout, and the large butterfly - which I seldom have a chance to use!  I used my Platinum6 machine and a Cuttlebug die to do the floral strip just below the butterfly. All other elements are from a Kanban kit I have had for a few years - except the Hot Off the Press birthday sticker and a strip of Washi  tape.   IRL the sticker is gold, and the butterfly has more gold than appears here.
5th anniversary:  Cuttlebug Mania
Beauty of Nature:   Incy Wincy 
Wings:    Make my Monday
Any (10 CH max):   Polkadoodle.
                                  Paper Nest Dolls

Gatefold engagement card for grandson



 I don't make many cards with multiple folds  -  but our grandson's engagement is an event worth commemorating with a special card.  I used Spellbinder's Labels 4 die to cut the image and to create a window for it. I used my ScorPal to create the folds.   My "surprise" includes images of a firefighter and nurse (Dearie Dolls pre-colored) which I cut out and placed on the inner panels.  Our grandson is a hot shot firefighter - in Alaska this summer.  His fiancee is a travel nurse.  Both really enjoy the outdoors - fishing is a high priority - and I had enough of this paper for the front of the card.
The photos do not show this, but the base is double sided cs - I cut the mat and the letters from the side which also forms the back of the card.
I most likely will not make many of these cards - for me, very time consuming!  I realize the delicate image does not quite go with the outdoorsy DP - but I wanted to incorporate the heart theme as well as references to the interests of the couple.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Trio (3 visible Labels 4; 3 words):  Simon Says Stamp Monday
More than one score, with a surprise:   Scor-Pal
Gate fold card:   Art Impressions
Things that make me happy (family):   Cut it Up
Anything but square:   Delicious Doodles
Hand made bow:    Craft-dee Bowz  
Hero (hot shot firefighter, nurse):  Cardz4guyz
Any:  Digichoosday 

QKR Stampede Dt Card - ATG

I saw this image in the QKR shop and decided it would be a wonderful image to use - although I am not sure of what the occasion would be.  I think I will save it and give it to hubby for some non-occasion!  I am not into making home decor items, but it would be great for a poster.  My cup truly runneth over  -- sometimes, when the day is not going quite right, I need a reminder to thank God for all the blessings every day.
At any rate, this is my card for the challenge at QKR Stampede this week.  You may have a maximum of 3 entries.  The deadline is Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT. You may use any image, but show us your QKR/Eureka stamps and you have a chance to win in that category. 
I completed the card with ribbon, washi tape, a die cut button (with twine) from Hot off the Press, and DP from my stash.
Sketch (#357, April 18):   Sketch Saturday.
Bow:     Craft-dee Bowz
Twine:    Double D
Any:    Jo's Scrapshack.
              Creative Fingers
             Creates and Makes
             Crafty Gals Corner 
             crafting-with-friends
             Lemon Shortbread
             Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
             Polkadoodle
             Word Art Wednesday 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Have a Blessed Easter

I am a bit late with the greeting - just not time to add to the blog!  We are having a good day - hubby's pain has eased a bit over the past couple of weeks and he is feeling more like getting out a little.  We attended the youth breakfast at church before services.  Otherwise it is a quiet day.  It is good to share with you the joy of the resurrection. 
Image and sentiment by QKR Stampede; Cuttlebug border die.
Sketch:    Your Next Stamp
Easter:     Cut it Up
                 Aud Sentiments
                 Deep Ocean
                 Die Cuttin Divas
Die Cuts (10 Ch Max):    Southern Girls
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  
            Die-cut- Divas

DT card for challenge #193 at the Crafter's Cafe: sketch and/or colors




This time the challenge at the Crafter's Cafe offers an option - follow the sketch or use the colors blue, green and yellow - or combine them.  I have opted to use both.  This image, Birthday Crocodile from Lia Stamps, is perfect for the green - colored with water color pencils, Twinkling H2O, and an aqua pen.. I would not have thought of using blue, but I like the combo a lot - and the touches of yellow work well.  This spotty embossing folder, some Washi tape, and a plastic clip are finishing touches.  The sentiment is computer generated.
Stop by the Crafter's Cafe blog to see the inspiration by the DT, and to see details on how to win some great prizes!  You may enter as often as you wish, with unlimited challenges.  The deadline is Friday April 13.
Sketch -   Crafter's Cafe
Digi, using cool colors:   Paper Shelter. 
Any:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
           Pammies 
           Cute Daisy May 
           Crafty Sentiments 
           Crafty Gals Corner 
           The Crafty Addicts 
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter 2018

This is another Easter card using digis from QKR Stampede.    I used green and shades of brown and orange.  The circles were cut with Spellbinder dies.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
No more than 3 colors:   Incy Wincy
Easter:    Die Cuttin Divas
                Fab n Funky
Any:   A2Z Srapbooking

Easter Blessings to you

This is my wish that all of you will have a blessed Easter.  We rejoice in the news of the Resurrection of Jesus.  Our plans are to have Easter breakfast served by the youth of our church and attend the festive services.  Hubby is not able to travel, but his pain has eased some what so he should be able to take part in these activities - we are so grateful for these blessings.  Our family is scattered, but we have enjoyed many family visits over the past couple of months. 
This card (and one similar) is already in the mail.  I used the image a couple of years ago, but am happy to use it again.  Both the image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  I embossed the teal background, and added a bowBrown and green complete the image.  The DP strip is DCWV Garden Party.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
3 colors:  Incy Wincy
Bow:  Craft- Dee Bowz
Easter:    Aud Sentiments  
Spring colors:  Dream Valley (10 Ch. max)
Faith:    Rubbernecker 

DT card - ATG for QKR Stampede Challenge #289 - Butterfly

We hope you will join us for this week"s anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times to win some images - the deadline is 6 pm EDT Thursday.  I used the QKR image called Butterfly.  To me, the butterfly and DP look like spring.  I cut the butterfly wish scissors - actually, there are two of them.  For the one on the bottom, which is also colored, I left a tiny white border and outlined in black.  I also curled it a bit for a dimensional effect.  The flowers are from a Stampin Up punch, with jewel centers.  The scalloped borders and sentiment are Hot off the Press stickers.
Sketch:   Rubber Buggy
Favorite color:   Dare2bartzy 
Two identical items (borders, butterflies):   Butterfly Spot Challenge
Pattern paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Spring:    Animal Friends
Any:    A2Z Scrapbooking
             Cards galore 
             Morgans Artworld
             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Word Art Wednesday



Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Blessings 2018

This card will be late - just have not had time until today!  Image and sentiment from QKR Stampede; papers from an old stack called Garden Party (DCWV). I used teal, brown, and green in addition to the base white and black ink.
Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Bow:   Craft-dee Bowz
3 colors:    Incy Wincy
Holiday:    Hiding in my Craft Room 
Easter/Spring:   Aud Sentiments 
                             Deep Ocean
Any:    House That Stamps Built 


Saturday, March 24, 2018

deb's 60th b'day - Oh NO!

Sorry for the very bad photo - am not sure why the flowers have such a washed out look.  This card is already on its way, so I can't re-do it!  I wanted to make a very special card for our daughter's 60th birthday.  (No, I can't believe it!  And, yes it does make me feel a bit older - but she hasn't stopped having another birthday each year!)  This is a front-step card - I was inspired when I saw this beauty - Cheribdesigns.  However, I am sure I did not correctly follow her instructions.  The stamp is one by Northwoods - a yard sale purchase for 25 cents!  The sentiment die is by Sizzix, and the bunnies, butterfly  and flowers from a selection of no-name dies.  I made the base so it opens from the right side, with a computer generated verse inside. This card could illustrate a pastime of gardening - or is it sitting by the mailbox waiting for my latest stamp order?
More than one fold:   Scor-Pal
Spring:    Cuttlebug Mania:
                 Mod Squad
Pastime:    Art Impressions
Rabbit:    Delicious Doodles
Wings:   Double D
Creatures:   Penny Black at Allsorts.
Bingo (DP, stamp, color):  Aud Sentiments
L=layers, letters:   Butterfly Spot
Birthday:   Star Stampz
Colors:   House that Stamps Built  
Floral:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
  


Friday, March 23, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede - "Basket of Eggs" ; Easter Blessings

The new anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede begins today and lasts until 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 29.  You may enter up to 3 times and have the opportunity to win QKR images.
I used the image called Basket of Eggs, and had a bit of DP with more eggs!  I used vintage rick rack for the borders and added several premade flowers by SandyLion.
Sketch:  The Rubber Buggy Challenge
Circles:     Pile it on
Floral Frenzy   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Easter:  Pink Gem
             C.R.A.F.T.
             Make my Monday
             Crafting-with-Dragonflies
Bunnies, chicks, ducks:   Dragonfly Journey
Any (option - not square):   Cute Daisy May
Any:     Crafters Castle 
              Angies 
              Corrosive Challenges 
              A Perfect Time to Craft 
              Cards Galore 
              Paper Nest Dolls
              Pammies
               
             

Monday, March 19, 2018

"New" birdhouse stamp

I stopped by a yard sale on Saturday - and really had to restrain myself.  They were selling stamps (even sets) for a quarter or fifty cents!  I selected several I thought I might use - now I am kicking myself for not just getting them all and then giving them away.  This is called Neighbor Birds by Stampington.  I colored with Twinkling H2O's and watercolor pencils.  The sentiment is from SU Year Round Cheer - a set that had not even been mounted.
Sketch:   Feeling Sketchy
Animals:   C.R,A,F,T.
Feature creatures:   Penny Black at Allsorts 
Wooden birdhouses:   Frilly and Funkie
Tic tac toe diagonal (DP, fav color, stamp): Aud Sentiments 
Any/not square:    Cute Daisy May
                                Fab n Funky 
Use DP:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
 Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Friday, March 16, 2018

Tea Pot Party #503

These delicate blossoms, together with shades of purple, remind me of spring and Easter.  The stamps are by Verve;  Washi tape, a glittery purple flower, some gems, twine and DP by the Paper Studio complete the card. The mats for the card and the circle are also purple.   I used Spelbinder circle dies.  This week the SplitCoastStampers Tea Potters will send cards to a 16 year old special needs girl who is battling major illnesses, and needs some encouragement.  If you are interested in sending cards to individuals in need of cheer, you are welcome to join us here.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Spring:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
                 Cuttlebug Mania.
Ultra violet:   Incy Wincy Designs
Monochromatic:    Die-cut-Divas
Circles:    Pile it On 
Easter inspired:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
                

QKR Stampede DT card - ATG #287

Today marks the beginning of a new weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.  Take a look at the challenge blog to see what all the DT members have created to inspire you, and join us for the chance to win some images.  You can win with any image or with QKR/Eureka images, and you are allowed 3 entries.  The deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT. 
The digital image I selected this week is Checkered Cow.  What a fun sentiment to go with it!  The borders are stickers from Hot off the Press.  I added some flowers and die cut buttons with twine.
Sketch (reversed):   The Rubber Buggy
Nursery rhyme - The cow jumped over the moon:   Allsorts
Digital image:   Cut it Up
Fave colors:  Dare2bartzy 
Silly animal:   Rubbernecker
Buttons:    Tuesday Throwdown
Any:   Crafters Castle
            2craftycrittercrazies 
            A Bit More Time to Craft
            Angies
            Lil Patch
            Corrosive