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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 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

HB, Lance

Image - pre-colored digi by Dearie Doll (thanks again!); DP by WeR Memory Keepers; swirls embossing (on mat); sentiment - Eureka Digi; clips from my stash.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Layers:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Pattern paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Boy's birthday:   Gem Challenge
Any:   Inspiration Destination

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
                Coffee Loving Cardmakers
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.  I always need coffee with cake!
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Spring:   Art Impressions Stamps
Coffee:   Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Humor:    Pile it on Challenge
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


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Serene farm scene

Recently I have seen several beautiful cards that feature lovely backgrounds as a base for silhouette images.  Some are sponged and some are "squished".  I decided to try my hand.  I used various Twinkling H20 inks with an aqua pen.  I have several colors of this ink but still was somewhat limited - though I am pretty happy with the result.  (I painted the base cs in the location where I knew the digi would be printed.)
Digi - Beccy's Place Nell's Cottage;  Twinkling H2O ink; Spellbinder circle dies;  Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU sentiment (very old!); twine, scrap of DP, green cs.  For my snippets I used a bit of twine and small pieces of green to back the DP, as well as a bit of cs for the sentiment.
Sketch:  Mojo Monday
"Snippets"    Pixies
Go Green:   Crafty Cardmakers
Going round in circles:   Whoopsie Daisy
Add green:   Delicious Doodles
Dies:    Happy Little Stampers
Any:   Beccys Place

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

HB, Kim

A friend saw a card with this QKR Stampede digi nurse, and asked if I would make a card for her daughter who has been a nurse for many years.  The sentiment is also QKR Stampede, and the DP is Lily of the Valley.  The sentiment is edged with ink, and distressed.  Sheer ribbon was just right for the finishing touch.
Sketch:   C.R.A.F.T.
Ribbon:  Crafty Gals Corner
DP:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any/career:   Whimsie Doodles
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Monday, March 6, 2017

Spring colors

Recipe:  Scripture - Word Art digi; Green leaves - sticker; Basic Grey acrylic butterfly; Digital DP from a freebie set by Imagine That; Spellbinder circle dies; dark olive cs.
Sketch:  Mojo Monday
Spring:   Allsorts
                Double D
Zoo (must be the butterfly pavilion!):  Cuttlebug Mania
Any:   Imagine That Digistamp
            Word Art 

Friday, March 3, 2017

St. Pat's Day card - for QKR Stampede #233 - Anything Goes

This week the QKR Stampede weekly challenge is again Anything Goes - and no twist this time!  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 pm EST Thursday, March 9.  You might win your choice of QKR Stampede digis.  If you are looking for something cute for St. Patrick's day, check on this Pot of Gold digi. I  used Prismas and a gold metallic pen for coloring.  The sentiment is from Eureka stamps - they can be found on the same site as QKR.  Due to a little mishap I used the pen to add some background dots - maybe it is raining more coins to fill the pot!  The dies are by Spellbinders, and I found a piece of DP in my stash that looked a bit like the Irish theme. The border die was cut from a snippet of dark green cs, and I used a snippet of cord.  One of the challenges I am entering asks for "fantasy".  This is not the usual interpretation, I know - but what is more fantasy than finding a pot of gold!!!
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
March:    Crafty Awesomeness 
Green:   Creatalicious Challenges
Dies/punches:   Dis Digi Designs
Patterned paper:  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, green, image)  Creative Craft Cottage  
Any/sentiment:   Ikes World Challenge
Fantasy:    Cards Galore
Snippet:   Pixies
Anything:   A Perfect Time to Craft
                    Crafting by Designs
                    Crafting With an Attitude
                    Crafty Sentiments
                    Digital Delights 
                    Glitter n Sparkle
                    Jo's ScrapShack
                    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
                    Lemon Shortbread
                    Polkadoodle
                    Paper Nest Dolls
                     Through the Craft Room Door

Saturday, February 25, 2017

SCS Tea Pot Party 448 - red hat

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This week the SplitCoastStampers Tea Pot Party cards go to Sue in Canada being treated for an aggressive cancer.  She has many interests, including the Canadian Crown Jewels - I understand that is the Canadian version of Red Hatters.  So I  have a red hat with lots of jewels!  I inserted clear gems with the scalloped die cut, gave her some pearls and that huge diamond ring!  The DP is Lily of the Valley, and I added rick rack.  This packet is marked $.19 - it was in a bundle I got at a yard sale a while ago, and I need to start using it up.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Rick Rack:   Double D
Red:   Julia Spiri
Any, with twist of red:   Digistamps4joy
Pink, with a die:   In the Pink 
Red or pink:    Die-cut-Divas
For the ladies:   Morgans art World
Feminine:   C.R.A.F.T.
 
 

Friday, February 24, 2017

QKR Stampede DT card ~ challenge #232 ~ ATG with a Birthday twist





 



I hope you will join the DT gals at QKR Stampede this week for anything goes.  The optional twist is easy - do a birthday card.  You may enter up to 3 times.  QKR images are not required, but if you use one you have a better chance of winning more images.  The deadline is 6 pm EST Thursday.
For my birthday card I selected this old fashioned girl, and surrounded her with papers from a Heritage (DCWV) collection for a vintage look. The grid paper has numbered lines (left side).   I used chalk pencils for coloring, and added some torn corners to add to the vintage feel.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Inspiration (teal balloon):     Give a Crafter a Cookie 
Colored Image:   Crafting Circle
No red or pink:    Crafters Cafe 
Use patterned paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
2+ patterned paper:   Star Stampz
Any:    Angies Digital Stamps 
             A Bit More Time to Craft 
             Corrosive Challenges
             Digi Choosday
             Jo's Scrapshack
             Lemon Shortbread
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 
             Classic Design Team     
             Pammies Inky Pinkies 
             Paper Nest Dolls  

             Word Art Wednesday 
             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
            



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tea Party for a wounded officer

You may have seen previous references - I try to do many of the TeaPot Party challenges at SplitCoastStampers.  Each week we may send our cards to a recipient in need of cheer.  I am late - last week's party was for a police officer seriously injured when he was run over by a fleeing criminal.  I did not have anything that worked for suggested themes, so I have used clip art - I am sure this patriotic theme will work.  I would encourage you to visit the Tea Party forum and join in to show support for this injured hero.  Teapot-Tuesdays-#447
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Use red (2E; 5Ch max):  Stampotique  
Any/Career:   Whimsie Doodles

Monday, February 20, 2017

For Eugene

I need a masculine thinking of you card - this is great for AZ!  I added chalk sponging to all sections of the card.  SU image, Kolette Hall sentiment, shiny cord tied in a bow.  My favorite stamp is often the one I am using - this sentiment is one I have used a lot. 
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Favorite stamp:   Penny Black at Allsorts
Chalk:    Chalk n Stock
Bow:  Dragonfly Journeys
This is a quick card to send to a couple from our church - they are both experiencing health problems. Cuttlebug die cut, Darice butterfly embossing folder.  This is a kind of out of the box sketch for me!
Sketch:  Stamplorations
Use red:  Cuttlebug Mania
Red (2E, 5 Ch):  Stampotique

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thank you in brown and teal

Challenges asking for favorites create a dilemma for me - often my favorites change daily or even hourly!  I hope you will forgive my inconsistency.
DP - several pieces from DCWV Garden Party pad; SU stamp, teal tear drops by Fiskars; chocolate half pearls by Pizzazz Aplenty; Nesties circles. (The tear drops are nearly invisible in the upper right.)
Sketch:    Your Next Stamp
Recipe - 3 DP, 2 embellishments, 1 stamp (2E; 8 Ch):   Creative Knockouts
2+ DP:   Star Stampz
Favorite tool (die cut machine):   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Favorite color combo:   Pink Gem
No red or pink:    Crafters Cafe
No white:     Mod Squad 
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

Polka Dots and Red

I subbed the Labels4 die for a heart, and double cut both the Thanks and the top mat - I like that way of separating colors for contrast.   Once again I used my favorite tool, the die cutting machine, for both embossing and cutting. The black, white and red is another of my favorite combos.
Cuttlebug Thanks; Spellbinder Labels; debossed WeR Memory Keepers folder; red, white, polka dot cs and misc. ribbon.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Polka dot inspiration:   Give a Crafter a Cookie
Use red:   Cuttlebug Mania
Red + (black):   Get Creative
ATG - twist of red:   Julia Spiri
Favorite tool:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Favorite color combo:   Pink Gem 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sparkle and bling - QKR DT card Challenge #231

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is the usual Anything Goes, with a twist - add some bling or sparkle. You may enter up to 3 times by Thursday at 6pm EST.  For me, sparkle means a wedding card!  I used this cute Wedding Cake image from QKR Stampede, and added a sentiment from Eureka.  The theme for a wedding must be love!  To reinforce that, I used my Darice heart folder for the background embossing.  I have had this roll of silver bling for some time.  The dies are Spellbinders Majestic Elements.  Shimmery silver cs for the image and card base add more sparkle.
CHALLENGES ENTERED
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Love:    Glitter n Sparkle
              Aud Sentiments
              Crafty Calendar
              Come and Get it
              Dragonfly Journeys
Favorite tool (die cut machine):   Simon Says Stampblog Monday
Flowers (on cake):   Morgans Artworld
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
             Crafty Creations
             Corrosive Challenges 
             Crafty-girls-creations
             Inspiration Destination
             Digi Choosday
             Jo's Scrapshack
             Lemon Shortbread
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Paper Nest Dolls
             Polkadoodle
             Simply Papercrafts
             World Wide Open Design Team Challenge