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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