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.
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
            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
             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 Walt and Maxine

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.
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. 
               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:  " 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
               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!!!
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
                    Paper Nest Dolls
                     Through the Craft Room Door