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Friday, June 23, 2017

Speedy Recovery, Dennis

This is for Dennis, a deacon at our church, who is recovering from surgery.
Image - pre-colored Dearie Doll; misc. DP from my stash, sequins; clip art school bell.
(There is an inside joke for the bell.  My hubby has had very limited mobility for a year and a half due to severe back pain.  He sometimes needs some assistance, and I may have trouble hearing him.  He can use one of my school bells to call me.  Dennis gives us a great deal of grief about this!!!  So we offered to lend one to him.)
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
Animal:    C.R.A.F.T.
For the boys:    Creative Knockouts  (8 Challenge max)

Inspiration - small nautical items:   Give a Crafter a Cookie
Pattern Paper:     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Colorful:     Mod Squad
Colors (blues, greens):     Your Next Stamp

DT card fpr QKR Stampede #249, Anything GOes - option Paper Piecing

This week the optional theme for the Anything Goes challenge #249 at QKR Stampede is paper piecing.  This QKR Stampede image, Best Friends, is a favorite for that - those girls look great in pink print!
Recipe:  Best Friends - QKR Stampede; Friend - sticker; SandyLion flowers; Prisma colors; Rick rack; white lace, Darice hearts  embossing folder - highlighted with shiny gold gilding wax;  Fiskars border punch; Spellbinders circle dies.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:  
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Make your mark:    Addicted to Stamps 
Hearts:    Country View 
Shine:     Incy Wincy Designs
Paper Piecing:   Dragonfly Journeys 
Pattern Paper:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Feminine:     Hiding in my Craft Room
Any:    Angies 
            Crafty Creations 
            Crafting with an Attitude 
            Cards Galore
            Lemon Shortbread
            Inspiration Destination
            Morgans Art World 
            Paper Nest Dolls 
            Pammies Inky Pinkies
            Digi Choosday
            
 
           
 
 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Shabby chic Fathers Day

Stamp by SU; DP from a pad called Heritage (DCWV); ribbon, washi tape

Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Masculine:   Star Stampz
Vintage:   Crafty Gals Corner
Any:    Incy Wincy
 

Happy 50th, Walter and Joan

I am using this card from my stash for my brother and sister-in-law.  I am posting it here as my reminder of what I sent LOL!

Friday, June 16, 2017

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge ~ ATG/option - quilting or stitching

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is for all you quilters!  You may do quilting or stitching, and of course you always have the possibility of anything goes without the option.  The deadline for up to 3 entries is 6 pm EDT Thursday. You could win2 images like this cute one - 3 images if you use an image from QKR or Eureka.  This digi image is called "friends".  When I was little I always enjoyed going to visit my aunt and uncle - she had a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls I could play with.  That was a long time ago, and so I consider this a vintage look!
I hope you can see the embossed stitching (glitter added), and the stitched quilting of the heart.
 I am not a quilter so my arrangement of the "squares" will most certainly not meet quilter standards!  The coloring is with Prismas.  The sentiment is from Eureka (sister company of QKR Stampede).
 I cut the words apart to put them on the circle die cut.  For more dimension the image and sentiment are mounted on pop dots,  A shiny lavender sheer ribbon bow completes the look.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Touchy Feely:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Vintage:    Crafty Gals Corner
                   Fab n Funky
Emboss It:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Hearts (do you see the heart on her cheek?):    Country View
Tie a bow:     Paper Shelter
Lavender ribbon:    Creative Craft Cottage
Bingo (center column):    Aud Sentiments
Sparkle:   Dragonfly Dreams
Any:     Angies Digital Stamps 
              Crafting With an Attitude
              Crafty Girlz
              Cards Galore
              Creative Fingers
              Classic Design Team 
              Morgans Art World
              Incy Wincy Designs  
              Polkadoodle
              World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Vintage golf, HB Walter


 This is for my brother.  He enjoys golf, but also likes history, so I thought this vintage style image - an oldie from Stampin' Up - would be suitable.
Chalk sponging on image; distressed edges; Washi tape; Grass die by Die-namics; DP from my stash.


Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Chalk:    Chalk n Stock
Let's Distress:   Art Impressions 
Any, with dies:   Happy Little Stampers
Summer fun:     Die-cut-divas 
Masculine:     Dies r Us
Boyz Rule:      Love to Scrap
Any:     Penny Black at Allsorts 






Mia Nicole's baptism

This is to honor baby Nicole who was baptized at our church today.  I have had the Expressed Petals DP for a long time.  The Blessings die is by Cheery Lynn, and the other letters are also die cuts.  I added a bit of ribbon and some gold paper from a gift bag.  I included some gold gems as it seemed to me there was too much white at the top of the main  panel!
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, June 10, 2017

HB to my husband

Yesterday I posted the card for hubby's twin brother - now here is hubby's.  He has a lot of back pain, so, as he says, he is getting good at doing nothing, sitting in his chair LOL!.  This AI stamp (one of the first in my collection) works pretty well for him! It is colored with Prismas. and cut with a Spellbinder die.   The DP is stonewashed Denim by Provo Craft.  The numbers are from the Olivia alpha set by Cuttlebug  (double layered with white and blue), and the personalized greeting is computer generated.  I sponged the edges of the white, and distressed some of the other layers.  There is a bit of ribbon added.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Let's Distress:    Art Impressions
Masculine:   Simon Says Stamp Monday 
                      Simon Says Stampblog Wednesday
                      Dies r us 
                      Star Stampz 
For the Boys:   Cute as a Button
                          Patties Creations 
Two+ dies:    Allsorts
Frame:       Cuttlebug Mania
Use dies:     Happy Little Stampers
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
Any (with stamp):   Penny Black at Allsorts
 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Special birthday - QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge #247 ~ option: for the guys

This is for hubby's twin brother - their birthday is Saturday.  (Yup, that means hubby will be 85 as well- and he is the older of the two.)  My BIL has no special  hobbies, so I thought this digi from QKR Stampede is pretty appropriate.  We hope you will join us for the new challenge this week - Anything Goes, with the option - for the guys.  You may enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. EDT Thursday.  The winner receives an image from QKR Stampede, and there is a special category if you use a QKR image.
Image and sentiment - QKR stampede; script and birthday folders - Cuttlebug; numbers - Cuttlebug; letters are die cuts but I forget the origin.  The card is about 5x8 - I forgot to measure and it is already in the mail!
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Black and white with a splash of color:   Crafting by Designs
                                                                     Crafting When we Can 
For the boys:     Patties Creations
Boys will be boys:   Crafty Calendar
For a special man:     Sweet Stampin
Masculine:     Simon says Stamp Monday 
                        Simon says Stamp Wednesday               
                        Dies r us
Any:     Angies
              Crafting-with-dragonflies
              Crafty Creations
              Incy Wincy
              Come and get It
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Classic Design Team
              Digi Choosday
              Lemon Shortbread 
              Pammies
              Paper Nest Dolls
              Crafty Sentiments
               Through the Craft room Door

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sympathy in floral and white

I saved this freebie from Imagine That DigiStamp, fully intending to make a card or two for my stash.  Well, I made the card, but it will not go to my stash, as we had word that a family member of our sister-in-law has passed away, after a long struggle with several cancers. 
I wanted to have another entry for the last of the Mojo challenges.  This image is not the greatest fit, but I hope it is close enough.  The image is pre-colored, but I added a bit more metallic (shiny) green, and some silver highlights (on the flowers) using Martha Stewart Glitter finish.  The Sympathy embossing folder is by Darice, and the floral border is by Cuttlebug.  I added plain purple ribbon and bits of Washi tape.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
White space:     Art Impressions
3 items on list (digi, flower, ribbon):   Star Stampz
Any:    Imagine That Digistamp
            Crafty Catz
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Pammies Inky Pinkies

Monday, June 5, 2017

Special thanks to Julee and Mojo

This is a bittersweet Monday.  Julee Tilman has produced Mojo Monday sketches for nearly 10 years - this is sketch #500!  WOW!  She has decided to end the challenge in order to have more time for her family, including 5 year old twins.  Sad for us,, but great for all of you!  Thanks for all you have given.
Sometimes various elements just seem to come together - certainly makes me feel good when that happens.  I selected the freebie from TLC - I like to have encouraging cards on hand.  Then I found a strip of DP (bottom panel)  that was part of a terrific yard sale bonanza.  Unfortunately. there is only anough left for one more card.  No labels so I have no idea of the origin.  The top panel was in that same purchase.  I added some Washi tape, metallic cord, and a bit of ribbon trim - also a yard sale find. 
Sketch:   Mojo Monday.
Any:    Incy Wincy
             Pammies Inky Pinkies
              Come and Get It 
              TLC

Friday, June 2, 2017

Double Blessing - QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #246 - Anything Goes

I was so happy to see this sentiment in the QKR Stampede digi catalog.  Friends from church have waited a long time, and when they learned twins were on the way, she said that they had prayed for a child, and now they are blessed with twins.  I even have a great inside verse stored on my computer!  I hope this is not too much blue - I probably should have used white for the solid color embossed layer.  Oh, well, it is done now!  The DP is some I have had in my stash for a long time.  The zebras are also from QKR Stampede.  I decided to fussy cut them.  The brads were part of a super deal I got at a yard sale.  Please join us for the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede - no extra option this week.  You have until Thursday at 6pm EDT to complete as many as three entries.  Winners receive QKR Stampede images - more if you use one of their images - including Eureka.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   House that Stamps Built
Masculine:     Pink Gem
Animal:    Pile it on Challenge
Any:      Through the Craft Room Door
               Pammies
               Lemon Shortbread

               Jo's Scrapshack  
               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
               Word Art Wednesday
               

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy 60th Annniversary DH

I did not make anything fancy, but DH really likes this card - celebrating 60 years together, today.  We have been so blessed.  have had more physical challenges the past couple of years but over all we certainly have been most fortunate.    I used the "You" embossing folder - so many of those words fit this wonderful guy.  Have I said how wonderful he is?  The image is a freebie from Dearie Dolls  (pre colored)  -  Thanks, Mary Ellen.  I used Cuttlebug dies for the hearts, and numbers, and Spellbinders for the ovals.  Oh, yes... when I gave him the card, DH  asked if he in turn could give it to me - he has no opportunity to shop!  The ultimate re-gifting!
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Colors (blues, grey):   Your Next Stamp
Masculine:  DLArt
                     Pink Gem Challenge 
                     Dies 'r Us
 Any:            Through the craft Room Door
                      Pammies Inky Pinkies 
                      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
                      Word Art Wednesday
\                     Jo's Scrapshack

Friday, May 26, 2017

QKR Stampede Anything Goes Challenge - Option, birthday


I think I have a friend or two I can "honor" with this card!  I struggle to use fairly large images and sentiments on the same card, so I decided to make a tag for the sentiment.  Thus is my design team card for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede.  The challenge is always anything goes.  This week the optional theme is a birthday card.    We would encourage you to enter - you may have as many as 3 entries.  The winner receives a digi from QKR Stampede - more than one if you use one of their images (Eureka images count as well.)  The deadline is 3 pm EDT on Thursday.  Check out the blog for some fun ideas from the rest of the team.
Image and sentiment - QKR stampede ("Old goat" and "No kid"); bg paper is called "Haystack" by Colorbok; button dies with metallic thread ties. The inside verse includes a birthday greeting.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:  
Sketch:   CCC Digi Creations
Birthday:    Crafters Cafe
                     Allsorts
                     Mod Squad
Masculine:     Hiding in my Craftroom
Animal:       Pile it On
                     Kitty Bee
                     Crafting-with-Dragonflies 
Critter:     Simon Says Stamp Monday
Buttons:    Addicted-to-Stamps 
Tag:      Cuttlebug Mania.
Any:     Crafting-with-Friends 
              Angies
              Aud Sentiments
              Crafting with an Attitude
              Cards Galore
              Making Memories
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Polkadoodle 
              Paper Nest Dolls
              A Perfect Time to Craft

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Friendship

This is meant for a friend - now, who else could you send it to???
Image - Rubbernecker, with water colors, her robe is paper pieced; scraps of DP and Washi tape behind the ribbon; Spellbinder dies; computer generated sentiment.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Friendship:    Rubbernecker Blog
Washi tape:     Brown Sugar
Inspiration (poppy red and other colors):  Penny Black At Allsorts
Any:    Digi Choosday
            Lemon Shortbread

Friday, May 19, 2017

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge #244 - ATG: option- Things with Wings


The challenge this week at QKR Stampede is the usual Anything Goes.  The option this week is "Things with Wings".  You may enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24.  If you are a winner you might be the owner of this snazzy gal, or one of the other great QKR digis.  You may win even more images if you use a QKR stamp.  This image is called "Looking Pretty" - guess that depends on your point of view!  I dressed her up in pink, and used scraps of DP, Spellbinder dies, an embossing folder and gems to complete the look.  The top layer of each flower uses the corresponding DP.  It does not show on the screen, but I used a new-to-me product to enhance the flowers and the lady's feathery parts.  I need to explain... at a yard sale, I purchased a jar of what I thought was silver glitter.  When I opened the jar, it was a silvery paint - rather thin and full of glitter.  It is called Glitter Specialty finish by Martha Living.  I used a fine paint brush to cover the selected parts, and I really like the result IRL.  Bonus - it dries very quickly.   Anyone familiar with this product - do you know how it is meant to be used?
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Critter:     2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Animal:    Crafty Animals
                  Pile it on Challenge
Things With wings:   Dream Valley  
Furry/Feathered Friends:   Deep Ocean
Color Inspiration:    Cupcake Inspirations
Monochrome:    Dragonfly Dreams
Feminine:   Great Impressions Stamps  
For the Girls:    Patties Creations
One for the Ladies:   Glitter n Sparkle
Scraps:   Hiding in my Craftroom
Three of a kind (gems):  Creative Craft Cottage
Colored image:  Crafting Circle
Patterned Paper:   Jo's Scrapshack
Pink w/ bling:   In the Pink
Tic Tac Toe (top row -digi, senti, emboss):  Cute Daisy May
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
             A Perfect Time to Craft
             Angies Digital Stamps
             Crafting with an Attitude
             Cards Galore
             Making Memories
             Pammies Inky Pinkies 
             Stamping With Dragon


Friday, May 12, 2017

Graduating Bear - QKR Anything Goes Challenge 243 - DT card

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of Graduation.  Some years I have had quite a few graduation cards to send - not so many this year.  I think there is a relative graduating from the U. of Minn. so I used dark burgundy and gold for that school.  The image is Graduating Bear, from the QKR Stampede digi store - colored with an aqua pen and water color pencils.  I used a piece of DP for the sentiment, and backed those pieces with black cs.  The background DP is from a pad called Heirloom by DCWV.  A touch of black ribbon, gold mesh, and gold gems complete the card. (Tic-tac-toe /diagonal/ ribbon, bling, colored pemcils.)
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Animal:     Pile it on
Tic-tac-toe  House that Stamps Built
Any:   Angies Digital Stamps 
            Digital Delights 
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Lemon Shortbread
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Morgan's Artworld
            Pammies Inky Pinkies

Friday, May 5, 2017

Leah's Graduation

 A few days ago I posted the card I made for our grandson.  His sister also graduates this year - in fact, in a couple of days - so this card is already in the mail. 
The folded card is 4.25x6.5.  I added another fold to be able to include more images. 
Bottom view:open card - embossed bg, her name and school (logo from the website); panel 2 - she has a job as assistant manager in charge of training on American Cruise line ships - she will be doing a lot of traveling!  Main panel - Dearie Doll graduate, and a special verse;  right panel - embossed bg with a strip from DP (believe in your Dreams) and a key sticker.
Folds:  I started with a piece of cs 11x6.5.  I made one valley fold at the right of about 2 in.  I then folded from the left so the edge met the score line at the right.  I then made a fold dividing this left panel in half.  View 2 shows this left panel folded back, and view 3 shows the left panel open.  Besides providing space for more images, this card can easily stand for display.  I also dug into my photo boxes and made a little brag book of photos from years past.   This  is a good way to give young people pictures they may not own themselves - and often provides a
smile or two!

CHALLENGES:
Embossing - Pink Gem
                      Allsorts 
Any:    Jo's scrapshack

QKR Stampede Challenge #242 - Anything goes: Option - feminine (Mother's Day)

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of doing a feminine/Mother's Day card.  My mother passed away a few years ago, but I made a card suitable for any one who has had a great influence,  You may enter the QKR Stampede challenge up to 3 times through 6 pm EDT on Thursday.  Win this digi or another from their store!  This is called tulips and Pansies.    I colored with Prismas, and fussy cut the image to mount it on a deep purple mat dry embossed with Swiss Dots.  I added a strip of lace and a bit of glittery lacy fabric for some glitz.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:    Mojo Monday
Embossing:    Allsorts
                        Pink Gem Challenge digi
Special lady:    The House that Stamps Built
Special lady/mother:    Victorine Stamps
Flowers & Sentiment:   Aud Sentiments 
Use something Digital:   Di's Digi Designs
April showers bring May flowers:   Great Impressions
Tic Tac Toe (Top row  -Digi, sentiment, embossing):  Whoopsi Daisy 
Any:    Crafty Friends
            Crafting with an Attitude 
            Hiding in my Craftroom
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Lemon Shortbread
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. 
            Classic Design Team   

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Some cheer for Anthony

Some of you may have seen previous posts for the SplitCoastStampers Tuesday TeaPot party. Our cards may be sent to a recipient in need of cheer.  I have not been a regular participant of late, but this week I wanted to be sure to join in.  The cards go to Anthony, a 16 yer old undergoing his second heart surgery.  Side effects have caused him to lose his voice and have difficulty swallowing.  I have "known" his mother for some time through SCS. We sent cards a couple of years ago, and she said he has kept them in a memory box - I think all cardmakers are happy to know that their cards really do make an impact.   One of Anthony's interests is basketball.  I am pleased to have a chance to use some of the materials left from when our granddaughter played HS basketball! The basket is a Brad Buddy from Hot off the Press.  The sentiment is from QKR Stampede, and that backing strip is duct tape. 
Here is a link to the TeaPot party.  You are more than welcome to join us!
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Sentiment, but no image :   Brown Sugar

Graduation, Hal


              Two of our grandkids graduate this month.      They are brother and sister - fortunately, the ceremonies are a week apart - easier for the parents!  Unfortunately, hubbys severe back pain is preventing any travel, so we will miss the big events.
I recently saw an example of what I call a double fold card - I am sure it has a name.  Both the designer and name of the card escape me, but I wanted to try it.  I think it makes for a great special occasion card and also one that allows a few extra elements - when I do graduation cards I like t include some pertinent images!  In this case - the name, the year, a college logo   - this is the Jayhawk from the Univ. of Kansas for those not from around here!  Hal has been accepted at a vet school - hence the vet (dearie Dolls) and a scientific (!) magnifying glass sticker.  I added  a bit of Designer paper with   appropriate words, and a computer generated verse.  The almost invisible graduate is from Dearie Dolls.
This was put in the mail earlier today, and I have no other photos of the process.  The base started as 4.5x11.  At the right, I made a mountain fold at about 1.75.  I then folded from the left, to meet the fold line at the right.  the left hand section was then folded at the half way point with a mountain fold. (The section with the vet and magnifying glass fold under the section with his name (left photo)  When closed, it covers half of the inner part.  the embossed panel folds back and is behind the main panel when closed)  The advantage is that it stands easily as a display card - and looks a bit more impressive than a regular card.  Sorry I am not good at directions or photos..   
Challenges:  
Embossing:   Pink Gem
                       Allsorts 
Masculine:    Inspiration Destination
Any:   House that Stamps Built
            Simon Says Stampblog Wednesday
                                                                     

Friday, April 28, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge #241 - ATG: option - wheels; DT card

This week the Anything Goes challenge at the QKR Stampede has the option of "wheels".  This may not be your first thought, but there is a wheel!   You may enter up to 3 times by 6pm Thursday.  If you use a QKR/Eureka image you may win 3 images; other entries receive 1 digi as the prize.
 I colored the Gathering Eggs digi with Prismas.  The words of the sentiment were randomly cut.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Cute:   Incy Wincy
Critter:    2Crafty Critter Crazies
Animal:    Crafty Animals
Food:   Whimsie Doodles
Any:    Angies
            CraftyFriends
            Crafting with an Attitude
            Crafty Creations
            Cards Galore
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Lemon Shortbread
            Pammies Inky Pinkies

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hello, Art and Mary

I am sending this to friends who recently moved to a retirement community in another city.  We often had coffee together at church, so I thought this was appropriate to send as a "miss you" card.  The images are from a freebie set from Verve.  Most of the coloring is with regular markers - a change for me as I usually use Prismas or gel pens.  The die cut is part of a flourish by Die-namics.  I snipped bits to use as "steam" from the cups.  The words are the top layer of a napkin.  I did not do anything but attach it with glue.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
"B"- brown, brew:   Allsorts
Inspiration:   Cupcake Inspirations
Not square:   Addicted-to-Stamps 
Coffee:     Verve Stamps blogspot
Any:    Crafty Friends

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sympathy - in memory of Laverne

We just heard that our friend Laverne has lost her struggle with cancer.  She has lived a long, full life and we are thankful to know she will spend eternity with her Lord.  Nevertheless, it is difficult for her husband.  Laverne regularly attended a Bible class, and often played the piano for services - so the items on the card reflect her life.  The image is from Sweet 'n Sassy, and the papers are from my stash. The circle dies are by Spellbinder,
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Music:    Cut it Up 
"B" - (Bible):      Allsorts
Any:  Crafty Friends

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hello from AZ

Image - The Stamping boutique (digi), colored with Prismas and metallic gel pens.  Sentiment  - digi by Dragonfly Dreams;  Embossing folder - basket weave by LifeStyle Crafts; Washi tape; gems
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Wheels:   Mod Squad
Color Inspiration:  The House that Stamps Built 
"B" - blue, basket weave:  Allsorts
Garden:   Fabnfunky





Flower cart for Jo and Royal


Image by The stamping Boutique, colored with Prismas and metallic gel pens; Labels Five die (Spellbinders); Washi tape; Victoria embossing folder.  I fussy cut the umbrella to make the image fit the smaller die.  Inside verse from Word Art - January 2015.  The strip of Washi tape runs around the back of the card as well.

Sketch and colors (2 green, orange, golden yellow, and a wee bit of blue on the butterfly):  Your Next Stamp
Wheels:  Mod Squad
Garden:    Fab n Funky
Flowers:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

 
inside of card

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sympathy #1

I am making a series of sympathy cards using this tree from "Lovely as a Tree" by Stampin' Up.  It is an older set but a favorite.  Since these cards all go to guys in their 50s, and who live in in a wooded area, I thought this would be appropriate.  The bg is dry embossed with Cuttlebug's vine folder. The sentiment is by Paper Inspirations.
CASE - (inspired by the layout and  muted tones, which I used in the stamping): City Crafter
CASE layout:   Case This Sketch
Masculine:    Crafty Sentiments
Stamped Sentiment:   Aud Sentiments 
CAS:    Stamplorations

DT card for QKR Stampede Challenge #240 ~ ATG with an option of Feathered Friends

This image from QKR Stampede is just so cute - and this is one of several great sentiments to go with it!  Please join us for challenge #240 at QKR Stampede - Anything Goes with the optional twist of "Feathered Friends".  You may enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday.  The weekly winner receives a QKR image - 3 images if you use a QKR image for your entry.
I colored the image with Prismas - blended with baby oil -, and added a bit of glitter to highlight the water.  Ribbon, bits of DP,  and Spellbinder dies are used to complete the card.  The size is A2.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Tic Tac Toe (diagonal):  Hiding in my Craftroom
Not square:   Addicted-to-Stamps
Cute:    Incy Wincy
Spring:   Crafters Cafe
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
            A Perfect Time to Craft
            Crafting with an Attitude
            Crafting Circle
            Dragonfly Dreams
            Inspiration Destination
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Lemon Shortbread 
            Pammies Inky Pinkies  
            Paper Nest Dolls
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sympathy for Will

Precolored digi by LunaGirl; Darice butterfly folder, Cuttlebug Victoria folder, Cheery Lynn pine branch die; butterfly punches; Verve sentiment; Pinstripe, glossy Vanilla; black card stock.
Sketch:   Allsorts
Butterflies with Jasmine:   Butterfly Spot
Sentiment:    Paper Shelter
Yellow:    Sasayaki Glitter
Inspiration:   Give a crafter a Cookie

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Snippets Window

I recently won a nice prize from the Snippets Playground challenge - this window die by Die-namics, and this cat stamp by Paper Xtra.  I wanted to use both, and thought this sketch would work, but I think in retrospect the kitty is a bit too large.  Oh, well - I usually post just about everything I make, so it will have to do!  I used the wood grain embossing and a bit of a branch also by Die-namics.   I added some punched rose butterflies.
I think I outdid myself with snippets!  The cat is stamped on the piece from the window.  I found a bit of the tree DP that just fit, and used scraps for both the rose and blue embellishments. I think I actually used up a scrap or two.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Window & rose color:   Butterfly Spot Challenge
Animal/birds:   Crafty Friends
                            Crafty Catz
Inspiration:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
Spring:    Die Cuttin Divas
                 Penny Black at Allsorts
Any:      Show us your Pussies
              Imagine That Digistamp 
              Creatalicious 
              Jo's Scrapshack 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

HB, Ethan

This Dearie Doll colored digi is great for our grandson - he is in his mid 20's - loves dogs and the outdoors, including fishing.  This is not the right kind of dog, but the idea is there!  I used some DP I hae had for a long time.  The sentiment is by TAWS, and I had a chance to use my doggie bone
punch!  This is a bit of a stretch for the Things that hop challenge - but have you seen your fishing rod and line when there is a fish - it really hops!
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Things that hop:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Birthday Sentiment:    Aud Sentiments
Any:   Crafting Circle
            Crafty Creations

Friday, April 14, 2017

Smiley flowers - DT card for QKR Stampede Challenge #239


We hope you will join us for the QKR Stampede challenge #237.  This week the Anything Goes challenge includes the option of Flowers.  I used these adorable Smiley Flowers from QKR Stampede, and accompanied them with springy colors.  The Blessings greeting is from the Eureka division of QKR Stampede. You may submit up to 3 entries each week for the challenge that ends at 6 p.m. on Thursday.  The winner will receive a digi from QKR, and each week there is a separate winning entry using QKR images - and the prize is 3 digis.
The image is colored with Prismas.  The white panel is partially embossed with a row of hearts - EF by Darice.  The three  dragonfly die cuts are by Cheery Lynn, and I added some stickles for a bit of bling.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Spring:     Inkspirational Challenges 
                  Glitter n Sparkle 
                  Di's Digi Designs
                  Crafty Calendar
Floral:     Whoopsi Daisy  
                 Crafting by Designs
                 Crafty Sentiments  
                  Crafting by Designs
Bling:       Allsorts
Garden:     Come and Get It
Color inspiration:   Cupcake Inspirations 
                                  Give a crafter a Cookie
Recipe (1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellishments):   Incy Wincy Designs 
Any:   Angies Digital Stamps 
            Crafting with an Attitude
            Dragonfly Dreams 
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Polkadoodle 
            Classic Design Team Challenge
            Crafting Circle
            Pammies Inky Pinkies 
CASE, with a die:  Cut it Up 
 
(I cased the card by DT member Angela at the Stella Says Sketch blog.)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

HB, Dale

I used this clipart image a while ago, and realized it would be perfect for our friend.  He and I have birthdays within a few days of each other, and we just celebrated a few days ago.  They are snowbirds and headed for their summer place in Colorado. So he already has the card, and he enjoyed it even more than I  expected!  Unless you are Nebraska fans, you probably do not realize that Herbie Husker is a mascot of the football Cornhuskers.  With a nickname like that, and the ear of corn you can see, this must meet the farm theme of the Creative Corner challenge!
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Birthday:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
                    Aud Sentiments
Outside fun:   Creative Knockouts
Farm Friends:   Creative Corner 

Margarita Monday

We had a small family reunion at our house last week.  I was asked to make a card featuring a margarita card.  I found a great set by googling clip art - but I cannot find it now!  I used a scrap of pattern paper to continue the theme, and added stickles to the salt on the glass.
The end of the sentiment (inside) says..."especially when the salt accompanies a drink and good friends!"
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Birthday:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

QKR Stampede challenge ~` anything goes/optional - Easter

The weekly "Anything Goes" challenge #238 at QKR Stampede features the optional twist of  "Easter".  This quote, from the Eureka branch of QKR, relates the true meaning of Easter.  I added the image of the open tomb also a digi from Eureka.  You may enter the challenge up to 3 times, and you may win digital images.  If you use an image from the company, and win, your prize is greater.  I used a piece of DP from the Faith collection by Paper Studio.  The strip at the bottom is covered with a piece of netting from my stash - I think it may have been part of a produce bag. (It is beige - a nice contrast to the usual bright red!)   I tore the edges of the bg paper, and used Spellbinder dies for the circle and oval.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch (turned on the side):   Cheerful Sketches
Easter:     Come and Get It
                  Dies r us Challenge
Digital:     Paper Shelter
Dies:     House that Stamps Built
Any:     Angies Digital Stamps
               Crafty Creations
              A Perfect Time to Craft
              Jo's Scrapshack 
              Lemon Shortbread 
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 
              Pammies Inky Pinkies 
              Polkadoodle
              Through the Craft Room Door