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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
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
              

Friday, March 31, 2017

Gila Bend, Az - USAFA Wings of Green and WIngs of Blue


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This week hubby and I had a chance to make the 60 mile jaunt to Gila Bend, AZ.  Our granddaughter is spending the week at an Air Force Facility there.  She is a member of the Wings of Green of the US Air Force Academy.  The Wings of Blue (Juniors and Seniors) were there also.  All were hoping to get in a lot of practice parachute jumps - I fear it was a bit too windy to do as much as they wanted.  We watched her do jump #69 and 70.  Here are photos with her grandfather; packing her 'chute; practicing the group maneuvers they will do before deploying the 'chute; loading the plane, and, finally, coming in for a landing.  Adrienne is on the demo team - she is hoping to be a part of the team that will drop into such events as major football games, etc.

DT card for QKR Stampede Challenge #237: Anything Goes/ Up, Up and Away

I thought this QKR Stampede image would work for the optional twist of Up, up and away.  He looks like he is ready to launch himself to new heights!  The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  We hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  Remember, the theme is optional.  You may submit up to 3 entries before 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 6.  The winner rceives QKR Stampede digis - more if you are a winner using QKR Stampede images.  Go here for complete details.  I highlighted the "bee" - pun intended!  The papers are all from my stash.  The longer strip comprises 3 strips of narrow Washi tape, mounted on white cs.  A bit of yellow ribbon and acrylic dots complete the card.
Challenges entered:
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Spring:   Come and Get It
Wings:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
               Double D
Any:      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
               Digital Delights
               Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  
               Jo's Scrapshack
                Pammies Inky Pinkies
                The Paper Nest Dolls 



Monday, March 27, 2017

Kind Thoughts

This will be sent to someone who is dealing with health issues - as many of you do, I use my cards to show kind thoughts to many who are in need.
Image - pre - colored by Dearie Dolls; sentiment and coffee cup by Verve; Washi tape; bling; misc. papers.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Coffee:    Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Plant Kindness:   Mod Squad