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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Christmas 2016 - 3

Image:  QKR Shepherd boy;  DP - Faith by Paper Studio; gold glitter cs;  punched star; Cheery Lynn branch die cut; gold ribbon:
Sketch:    Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Christmas:   Cheery Lynn Designs
                       Happy Little Stampers
                       Fussy and Fancy
                       Deep Ocean
                       Kitty Bee 
Any:               DLArt

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thank you #3

I am continuing my series of thank you cards for members of our church visitation team.  The circle is Majestic Elements by Spellbinders, and the sentiment is Cuttlebug.
Sketch/colors:    Share Joy
Flowers:    Digi Choosday

Thank You #2

DP - the Paper Patch;  Washi tape, Cuttlebug Thanks;  Spellbinder oval.
For me, one delight of summer is all the available fresh fruit - and cherries are right at the top of the list!
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Summer:   Cuttlebug Mania
Food:    DLArt

Thank you for church group

Sketch:           Stamplorations
Thank you:     DLArt

Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas 2016

Addicted to Stamps
I have not yet decided on the image to use for our Christmas cards for this year, but it maybe this great shepherd boy (QKR digis).  I prefer to use mostly the same image, and for me simple is best!  This layout works well, but there will be other sketches out there to use!  I am just not sure DH will go for the non-traditional colors, but I like this striped paper!  The tabs are a glittery gold ribbon, and the star is punched from glitter paper.  I edged the image layers with Memento London Fog ink. The cs is shimmery Champagne from Recollection.
Sketch #2:   Verve Sketches
All lined up:   Frilly and Funkie
Stripes:     Come and Get It 
Christmas:     Deep Ocean
                        Fussy and Fancy
Holiday:          Addicted to Stamps
Any:                Word Art Wednesday
Song "Do you hear what I hear...  said the shepherd boy..."   Holly Jolly

Soar up up and away - and back down again

This is my card for this week's Design Team samples at QKR Stampede.  The theme is Up up and away.  You may enter up to 3 times and you have a chance to win images from the QKR digi store.
As is often the case, I have a story behind this card.  If you have seen previous cards you may recall we have a granddaughter who is beginning her second year at the US Air Force Academy.  She recently completed her requirement to earn her military freefall wings.  Even their first jump is a solo.  So of course the sentiment is not quite accurate - she was certainly not sitting! ( But I could not resist.)    Reading her description - it must be a magical experience.
Recipe:  Parachuting birdie image and sentiment - QKR digis; DP by Sugartree; twine:  Washi tape; Prismas; chalk; star sequins;  Cheery Lynn cloud die cuts;  Spellbinder label dies;  glitter on clouds and goggles
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Things with wings:   Simon Says Stampblog.Wednesday
Up up and away:    Dragonfly Journeys.
Travel:      The Paper Girls
Magical:   Incy Wincy
Stripes:    Come and Get It
Any:     Sparkle n Sprinkle
              Little Claires Designs   
              Classic Design Team
              Great Impressions 
              Through the Craft Room Door
              Love to Scrap
              Word Art Wednesday 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Feel better, Mary

This is for our friend who just had surgery.  I was uncertain about the pink and kraft combo, but IRL I like it a lot - on the screen the pink is not at all true to life.  (Hint:  tilt the screen so it looks more pink than coral LOL!!!)
Recipe:  Darice heart embossing folder; Washi tape strips; Cuttlebug sentiment; Spellbinder Ovals; Cheery Lynn flowers; shiny gems; Kraft CS; pink CS.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Kraft:      Pink Gem
Pink:        Chocolate Coffee Cards
Cheery Lynn die:    Cheery Lynn Designs

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Blessings Thank you

I need several thank you cards for members of a church group.  This Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut is great for cards such as this.  The Asterisk are from Cuttlebug dies that were among the first dies I ever purchased.  I used miscellaneous papers and a shiny gem to complete the card.  Inside reads "Thank you for the blessing you are to others."
I think my favorite embellishment is the one I am using, but I am very partial to die cuts and gems! : Creative Knockouts
Sketch:   Share Joy
Thank you:    C.R.A.F.T.
Die Cuts:         Cut it Up
Any:  Cheery Lynn

Friday, July 15, 2016

QKR Design Team #200: Enjoying the Sun

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is "By the Sea".  You have until 6p.m. Thursday July 21 with up to 3 entries.   This fun bear is called "enjoying the sun", and the sentiment is also a digi from QKR.  He looks about as ambitious as I feel in the sun!  I colored him with Prismas, and he is backed with some DP from my stash.  The small panel shows fish, and the larger panel is a sky/sea piece - I have found it hard to use but it works well here.  I added another bit of DP for the sandy beach, and connected it with a bit of twine.  They don't show much here, but I used bits of the "negative" from a sheet of stickers - colored them and used them to separate the sand, sea, and sky.
Sketch; theme - wonder around us (the ocean):  Try Stampin on Tuesday
It's a zoo:    Stamping with Dragon
By the sea:    Delicious Doodles
                       Julia Spiri
Make a splash:  Patties Creations 
One for the boys:    Allsorts
Birthday (inside verse):   Fresh Brewed Designs
Summer fun:    Crafting-with-Dragonflies
Summertime:    Inky Impressions
4 legged friends:   Lets Create Challenges 
Animals:     Morgans Artworld 
Fauna:      Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:    Craft Your Passion
             Inspiration Destination
             Doodle Pantry
             Sisters of Craft
             Classic Design Team
             Paper Nest Dolls
              Jo's Scrapshack

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Happy 62nd Anniversary

Our friends are celebrating their 62nd anniversary - truly an occasion to commemorate.  Recently Mary Ellen Smith at Dearie Dolls posted an image of this couple - seated at opposite ends of the couch!  I asked if she could get them to pose again, seated closer!  She responded with two additional versions, including this one.  Perfect!  Mary Ellen, you are so great to respond to individual requests.
Recipe:  Darice embossing folder (hearts), some purple lace, floral FunTape, die cuts for letters and numbers; 7Gypsies library stamp for sentiment.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Celebrations:   Get Creative
Lace:      Fussy and Fancy 
Flora:   Smon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Any:    Art Impressions
             Jo's Scrapshack 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Floral wish

I have had these Posh stamps for a long time and have rarely used them - wish I had photos of the samples Dee Greunig made when I bought them!  I need to work more with CAS cards.  I colored the stamps with markers and also filled in a bit on the stamped image (Vertical Wish Set).
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Stamped flowers:   Fashionable Stamping
Pink and Green:   Crafty Friends
Inspiration:   Cupcake Inspirations
Any:      Penny Black at Allsorts

Friday, July 8, 2016

Patriotic Gertie for granddaughter

Our granddaughter is completing her requisite 5 (parachute) jumps.  She is beginning her second year at the USAF academy. We told her to let us know after she finishes, not before!  She enjoys my cards, and I am sure she will like this.  I have had these papers, brads and buttons for some time.  The red stars are punched, and the blue trellis and sentiment are die cuts (Cuttlebug).  Blue and red Washi tape strips at the top do not show up on the photo.  Patriotic Gertie - ready for an outdoor parade - is part of a freebie set at Imagine That Digi Stamp Store.
Die cut:   Dies'r Us Challenge
                Digi Stamps 4 Joy  
Star:        Dragonfly Journeys
                 Love to Scrap
For a girl:        Aud Sentiments
Celebration:     Star Stampz
Family memories:        Frilly and Funkie
Fancy fold (Easel):      Incy Wincy Designs   
Red, white and blue:   Scrap-Creations
                                      Crafty Catz
                                      Simon Says Stamp
Colors of flag:     Dream Valley  
Patriotic:              Paper Girls

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge #199 - transportation

I am not sure how good this transportation might be...!!! I need a card for a brother-in-law who really enjoys long trail rides on his trusty Boots.  Certainly Boots is a bit more sedate than this bronco!  At any rate, check out the  QKR Stampede Blogspot  for this week's challenge - transportation.  You will find quite a variety of ideas from the talented DT members.  You may enter up to 3 times, and could win some of the fun QKR images.  Entries are due by 3 p,m, EDT, Thursday.
I colored the horse and rider with Prismas, and used chalk to lightly distress the edges. I used twine for a lasso, and Washi tape (maybe it is duck tape?) for the strips.  The background is dry embossed.  The sentiment is also from QKR (available as a rubber stamp) .  It is actually a single line that I cut apart to fit the sketch.
Sketch:    Mojo Monday
Travel:     Digitally Sweet Challenges
It moves me:     Pile it on Challenge 
Summer/outdoor fun:    Deep Ocean
                                          Aloha Friday
Family memories:           Frilly and Funkie
Any:     Lemon Shortbread
              Digital Delights
              A Bit More Time to Craft
              Doodle Pantry
             Sunsational Stamps
              Sisters of Craft

Monday, July 4, 2016

HB, Cheryl

Recipe:   Butterfly DP from DCWV Garden Party; Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Cheery Lynn tiny flower die cuts; sequins, shiny gems, Happy birthday metallic die cut; Washi tape:
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Flowers:  Cuttlebug Mania
                 Creative Knockouts
Garden:   Julia Spiri
Rose, pink, yellow:  Your Next Stamp
Summer:    Stars Stampz 
                    Aloha Friday Challenges
Wings:    Crafters Cafe 
Pattern Paper:   Morgans Artworld
                             Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper