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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Strong Coffee

These images are part of a great freebie set from Verve - a great help for me as I do not have many stamps relating to coffee.  This is a great sentiment!  I colored the cup with Prisma coors.  DP is by Lily of the Valley, and the strips are Washi tape mounted on a layer of white cs..  The circles are dies by Spellbinder, as is the scalloped rectangle.  The original rectangle was too wide, so I made a second cut, by sliding the cs over a couple of scallops, then cutting.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Layers:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
                Making Memories
2 or more dies:    Simon Says Stamp ~ Wednesday
Coffee:   Verve Stamps
Any:      Julia Spiri
               Word Art Wednesday

Coffee and cake

Stamp:  Girl Friends by Art Impressions; Prisma pencils and gel pens: Lily of the Valley DP; Cuttlebug embossing folder; metallic cord.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Spring:   Art Impressions Stamps
Coffee:
Any:    Penny Black at Allsorts

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring is in the air - QKR Stampede DT challenge #236

These hungry babies are a sure sign of spring, and I thought their nest in a mailbox is a good illustration for this inspirational sentiment.  Both are from the QKR Stampede digi store.  This week their challenge is again Anything Goes, with the option of "spring is in the air".  You have until 6 p.m. EDT Thursday March 30 to add up to 3 entries.  Winners receive digis from QKR Stampede - more if you use their stamps.  I cut the sentiment into 3 sections, and opted to deliberately cut unevenly. For the red cs mats and the punch I used scraps, as well as some of the last bit of braid.
RECIPE:  QKR Stampede digis; Prisma crayons; white woven braid bird house dp by Lily of the Valley; punch; red cs.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Inspiration (inspired to use braid):  Cupcake Inspirations
Spring:   Fussy and Fancy
Pink, with lace/braid:    In the Pink
Layers:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Snippets:   Pixies Crafty Workshop
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
            A Perfect Time to Craft 
            Classic Design Team Challenge 
             Crafty Creations
            Digi Choosday 
            Come and Get it  
            Inspiration Destination
            Paper Nest Dolls
            Creative Fingers
            Jo's Scrapshack
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Polkadoodle 
            World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
            
            

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Herbie Husker for MMTPT

This week the Teapot Tuesday challenge at SplitCoastStampers is to make (and send, if desired) a card for a 10 year old boy whose fight with cancer is not going well. I am running a week behind, but I could not resist making a card befitting his position as a Nebraska Cornhusker fan, even though he lives in TX.  Bensarmom at SCS reminded me that clip art is an available option.  So I found Harry Husker and the Go Big Red slogan on line.  Easy for me, as I am also a great Husker fan!
Recipe:  clip art, washi tape, You embossing folder, red and white cs.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Layers:   Making Memories Crafting
Any:    Inspiration Destination
             Crafty-Girls-Creations
             Creative Fingers

Monday, March 20, 2017

Stacy's birthday

Recipe:  washi tape, Dearie Doll image, Fiskar punch, Lily of the Valley DP.

Sketch:  Sketch Saturday

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Deb's birthday


















Various embossing folders, including Vines by QuicKuts; ODB Sing to the Lord (colored with Prismas), Washi tape; scalloped rectangle dies by Spellbinder acrylic dots.
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Inspiration:  Give a Crafter a Cookie
Special female (our daughter): Crafty Calendar 
Any, with ODB stamp:  Our Daily Bread
  Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Best wishes

Pre-colored digi by TLC; Washi tape, Congratulations EF by Cuttlebug.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Border:   Creative Knockouts

Saturday, March 18, 2017

happy Anniversary

If you can help with this image I would appreciate it.  It is yet another one in my files that I neglected to label.  It is fun for an anniversary card.  I colored with gel pens and Prismas.  The sentiment is by QKR Stampede.
I think I managed all of the colors  - brown, raspberry, light teal, gold, dark olive:  Your Next Stamp
Sketch:  Cuttlebug Mania
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack
           Word Art Wednesday

Happy 99th birthday

Seems like I am making a lot of birthdays for the 90+ age group!
I used a pre colored digi from TLC - I have had some problems with my eyes and I appreciate having a colored image to use.  Sentiment - QKR Stampede; Paper Studio dp/ Darice butterfly folder, Cuttlebug Swiss dots and numbers; misc. circle dies; Stickles.
Sketch:   Cuttlebug Mania
Spring:    Fussy and Fancy
Wings:    Patties Creations
 Any:      Jo's Scrapshack
               Word Art Wednesday           

Friday, March 17, 2017

DT card for QKR Stampede Challenge #235 ~ Anything Goes / Congratulations

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of Congratulations.  When I saw this image ("Basking") I knew how great it would be for a retirement congrats - and what a fun sentiment to go with it!  He is colored with Prismas.  The retirement sentiment is from my computer.  DP by Beau Papier, a die cut strip (with the negative below the retirement line). Washi tape, circle dies and a punched circle complete the card.  I added a second, kelly green layer to the die cut strip. The die cuts and punched circles are all done with scraps.  The DP was a left over piece that was just the right size.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Spring:    Art Impressions
Green:    Delicious Doodles
                Dis Digi Designs 
3 Greens, with die cut:       Cut it up
Anything but birthday:   Sweet Stampin
Lots of layers:   Dream Valley
Scraps:     Hiding in my Craft Room
Any:       A Bit More Time to Craft. 
               Angies 
               Crafty-Girls-Creations
               Digi Choosday
               Lemon Shortbread
               Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
               Love to Scrap
               Paper Nest Dolls
               Through the Craft Room Door
               

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Shaped card

The inside shows the back of the wizard and the sign proclaims:  "poof...you are one year older."  I sent it in the mail today and forgot to take a picture of the inside.  I did make a very similar card a few months ago, but changed up the colors.  The Labels 1 die works well for this shaped card.  I used shades of blue, and added a layer of gold that shows just a bit .The images are QKR Stampede digis colored with Prismas.
 3 "B's"(blue, banner, birthday, back (the last two are on the inside)Pink Gem
Shaped card:  Creative Craft Cottage
                         Crafty Sentiments

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spring birthday

I have been trying to find a way to use a new find - the other day I ran across a roll of felt ribbon at Dollar Tree.  It has a solid and a cut out butterfly, but I only used the cut out one.  It came in a few different colors, but I chose the mint green - than have had a hard time figuring out a way to incorporate this into a card!  It certainly adds dimension, and I know I can also cut away the edging for a different look.  The CS is from a Recollection pack, and the DP a piece from a DCWV pad I have had for several years!  I used a Darice embossing folder for the butterfly bg.
Sketch (rotated):   Mojo Monday
Mint with butterflies:   Butterfly Spot
Green:    Creative Knockouts
Color inspiration:   Give a Crafter a Cookie
Tic-tac-toe (center column):   House that Stamps Built:    
Spring:   C.R.A.F.T.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Spring Thank You = QKR Stampede challenge #234 - Anything Goes/Thank you twist




I like this Thank you sentiment from QKR Stampede, and I thought this floral from the sister company Eureka was close to a "bunch" of flowers.  Join us this week for a chance to win some great QKR Stampede digis - look here for more inspiration.  You may enter up to 3 times; the deadline is 6 p.m. Eastern time, Thurs.
Image - Eureka; sentiment - QKR Stampede; misc. purple cs; white ribbon, Spellbinder oval diesbutterfly punch; acrylic sticker dot.  (I found a great sheet of 117 dots /$1 at the Dollar Tree!).  I inked the edges of the sentiment.  Trust me, IRL the cs is purple!
Spring:    Allsorts
                 Double D
Spring Colors:   Hiding in my Craftroom                 
Layers:     Dream Valley
Punch/die:   Dis Digi Designs
Thank You:    Incy Wincy 
Dots:      Crafty Gals Corner
               Deep Ocean
Monochrome     Star Stampz
3 "B's" - bow, butterfly, bunch (or bouquet):  Pink Gem
Any:       A Bit More Time to Craft
               A Perfect Time to Craft
               Crafty Creations
               Crafting-with-Friends
               Crafty-Girls 
               Ikes World
               Jo's Scrapshack
               Lemon Shortbread
               Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
               World Wide Open Design Team Challenge