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Friday, September 23, 2016

Sept. 23 QKR Stampede challenge - embossing with glitter and sparkle

When I saw the theme for this week's challenge (embossing) at QKR Stampede, I thought about this snowflake folder for a wintry card.  QKR has this great digital image, "Snowy Cabin",  as well as the let it snow sentiment.  Since we are in AZ, I could use it to rub it in to some one in snow country.
I did not color the image, but used a lot of glitter on the trees and the snow - on the image and on the embossed snowflakes.
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder;  glitter, metallic silver strip, Floral Garden Diamond ribbon wrap; glittery snowflake button..  The mats look black here but IRL they are dark blue.  I especially like the crisp look of the white and blue.
CHALLENGES: 
Sketch:    Scrapping Everyday Miracles
Song - Let it snow:          Creatalicious
Any, with glitter:    Sparkle n Sprinkle
Trees:     Double D Challenges
Favorite color:   As You Like It
Any:    Creative Craft Cottage
             Glitter n Sparkle
             Classic Design Team
             Craft Your Passion
              Doodle Pantry
              Jo's Scrapshack
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Polkadoodle
              

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monochromatic Sympathy

Image, sentiment - Paper Inspirations; Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder; sheer ribbon, clear gems, dark grey bg cs; silver sticker strip.  This card is 4.5 x 6.5.
Sketch #1:     Verve Sketches
Monochromatic black and white:   Crafty Friends
                                                            Dragonfly- Dreams
Add a sentiment:     Penny Black at Allsorts
No patterned paper:   Creative Corner

Monday, September 19, 2016

In memory of Flo

A friend passed away unexpectedly on Saturday.  She has been so active at church - she will be missed by many.  I used the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder and Darice butterflies.  The Bible image is by Sweet n Sassy; the sentiment is Rubber Stampede.  I added a bit of lace.  In my haste to get this in the mail earlier today I forgot to add the gems to complete the sketch!
Sketch:   Tuesday Throwdown
No pattern paper:    Creative Corner
Any, with a real stamp:   Lost Coast Portal
For some one special:   Crafty Sentiments

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Confirmation #3

This is the final card I made to send to members of our recent confirmation class.  I used similar but not identical materials and designs, but I used the same image cut from the front of the church bulletin.  I feel it is important to recognize our young members for this milestone.  The papers are from a pad by Paper Studio.  I have used these papers a lot, and have lots of scraps.  I used two different pieces with the cross, and a tiny strip for the band.  I also used a piece of the green DP to mat the card, and a smaller scrap for the scalloped oval.  I am getting a lot of mileage from this pad!  I tried to make this more masculine for the only boy in the group.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
3+ scraps:   Aloha Friday
Any:    Lemon Shortbread
             Inspiration Destination

Confirmation #2

This is the second card I made to send to confirmands at our church.  I used the image and date from the church bulletin cover, and included a meaningful verse inside.  I used my Nesties to cut the circles and added a couple of gems.  The DP is from a pack called Faith by The Paper Studio
Sketch:     Sketch Saturday
Recycle:     Pile it on
Dies:     Cuttlebug Mania

Friday, September 16, 2016

Confirmation

I am attempting to start a card ministry at our church.  I have been sending cards from time to time but would like to have a more formal arrangement.  Does any one have a suggestion for a name other than "card ministry"?  For this card to honor a confirmand I used the design from the front of the church bulletin, and added the date from there as well.  The papers are from a DCWV stack called "Faith".
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Recycle:    Pile it on Challenge
Any:     Word Art Wednesday
              Paper Nest Dolls

Sept. 16 QKR Stampede Challenge #209 - anything goes





The challenge this week at QKR Stampede is a favorite - anything goes.  You may enter up to 3 times, before 6 p.m. Thursday September 22 - for a chance to win great QKR digital images.  This image is Nurse Rag Doll. 
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
Polka dots:    Come and Get It
2 or more flowers:   Love to Scrap
Garden:    DLArt
Any:      Crafting Circle
               Crafty- Girls
               Digichoosday
               Julia Spiri 
               

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chalked embossing with lace

Cuttlebug embossing folder; chalk; lace; Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut; glitter
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Lace:   Cheery Lynn
             Pink Gem
Glitter/any:   Sparkle n Sprinkle
Texture:     Lawnscaping

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Recycled Christmas card

Today we want to remember all the victims of 9-ll and pray for all of the families affected by acts of terror that have happened throughout the world.

Over the years I have saved many Christmas cards with plans to recycle them - thanks for the challenge to encourage me to do at least one!  The blue DP is Paper Pizazz, and the yellow is Paper Studio.  The edges are distressed.  Star brads complete the layout.
Recycle:    Pile it on
Colors - top row:    Deep Ocean
A bit of yellow:       Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
2 pattern papers:    Crafters Cafe
Song - "Star of wonder":   Happy Little Stampers
Any:     Creatalicious
              Snowflakes Promise  
              Through the Craft Room Door
 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Butterflies galore

Materials are from a Kanban collection.  Backing and two punched butterflies - dark grey cs; glittery cs for two butterflies.  Unknown sentiment. 
Sketch:   Stamplorations
Butterflies:   Dragonfly Journeys
Any:   Lemon Shortbread

Friday, September 9, 2016

Smiling, sunny flowers for QKR DT - challenge #208

We are in Arizona, and with daily highs hovering around 100, it is not quite fall!  Nevertheless, it is time to think about fall, and the challenge this week at QKR Stampede is to use fall colors. You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m.EDT, Thursday, Sept. 15.  You will be entered for the possibility to win some cute QKR images or sentiments.  This fun image, called Smiling Flowers, is a digi by QKR.  I colored with Prismas, and cut with Nestabilities circle dies..  The sentiment is by Eureka - a member of the same family as QKR.  The papers are from a fall stack by DCWV.  I added a sticker strip, twine, and tiny flowers.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:  
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
"F" - flowers, Fall:   Polkadoodle
Garden:    DLArt
Brown and orange:   Delicious Doodles
Colored image:    Crafting Circle 
Die cuts:    Cuttlebug Mania

Fall colors:    Hiding in my Craftroom
                       Fab n Funky   
                       Digistamps 4 Joy 
Fall:      Die-cut-Divas
              Crafts and Me
Circles:     Star Stampz
Ribbon or twine:   Pink Gem
Any + sentiment:   Aud Sentiments
Any:    Digichoosday
             Lemon Shortbread 
             Creatalicious 
             Classic Design Team 
             A Bit More Time to Craft
             Great Impressions 
             Doodle Pantry
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Crafty Sentiments   
             Jo's Scrapshack

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Shabby chic Christmas

I am trying to use every opportunity to add to my Christmas stash.
Image by QKR; ribbon with gold metallic; plaid Washi tape; Embossing folder.  I cut the pieces with a dull cutter blade to add to the shabby look - some edges were distressed more.
Sketch:    Your Next Stamp
Christmas - shabby chic:   Christmas Cards All Year Round

Ribbon:   Pink Gem
Any:    Creatalicious