Friday, June 30, 2017

QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #250 - Anything Goes; Option - Christmas in July

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede will give you an opportunity to get an early start on Christmas cards - the option (not required) is Christmas in July. You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m EDT Thursday.  The winner receives 2 images, and there are 3 images for a winner who uses a QKR or Eureka image.  For me, this QKR Stampede image (Bethlehem with verse) will be a great one for multiple cards as hubby and I want to include the Christmas message on our cards.
I opted to print the verse and image together, but they could easily be separated for a different look.  I have often used this snowflake embossing folder - I need to get one with stars!  I added gold and deep red layers as well as a Merry Christmas from QKR Stampede.  I must admit it seems a bit out of sync doing a Christmas card with temps hovering around 110!
Keep the victims of the many wildfires, as well as the firefighters, in your prayers.  Our grandson is a hot shot fire fighter stationed in Utah.
Sketch:    Your Next Stamp
Sentiment is Main Focus:   Crafting-with-Dragonflies
Words take center stage:    AAA Cards
Any/Faith, Hope, Love:    Path of Positivity
Joy:    Mustard Seed Faith 
Layers:    Sweet Stampin
                  Deep Ocean
Holiday:    Hiding in my Craftroom
Christmas:    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
                       Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
                       A Snowflakes Promise
                       Inky Chicks
                       Crafting by Designs
                       Fab n Funky
Any:     Word Art Wednesday
              Digi Choosday 
              Through the Craft Room Door
              Creative Fingers  
              Crafty Sentiments
              Lemon Shortbread 
              Paper Nest Dolls    
              Pammies Inky Pinkies
              World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
              Crafty Gals Corner


Friday, June 23, 2017

Speedy Recovery, Dennis

This is for Dennis, a deacon at our church, who is recovering from surgery.
Image - pre-colored Dearie Doll; misc. DP from my stash, sequins; clip art school bell.
(There is an inside joke for the bell.  My hubby has had very limited mobility for a year and a half due to severe back pain.  He sometimes needs some assistance, and I may have trouble hearing him.  He can use one of my school bells to call me.  Dennis gives us a great deal of grief about this!!!  So we offered to lend one to him.)
ETA:  Dennis has had a setback and returned to the hospital.  Please say a prayer for his recovery, if you are so inclined.
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
Animal:    C.R.A.F.T.
For the boys:    Creative Knockouts  (8 Challenge max)

Inspiration - small nautical items:   Give a Crafter a Cookie
Pattern Paper:     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Colorful:     Mod Squad
Colors (blues, greens):     Your Next Stamp

DT card fpr QKR Stampede #249, Anything GOes - option Paper Piecing

This week the optional theme for the Anything Goes challenge #249 at QKR Stampede is paper piecing.  This QKR Stampede image, Best Friends, is a favorite for that - those girls look great in pink print!
Recipe:  Best Friends - QKR Stampede; Friend - sticker; SandyLion flowers; Prisma colors; Rick rack; white lace, Darice hearts  embossing folder - highlighted with shiny gold gilding wax;  Fiskars border punch; Spellbinders circle dies.
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Make your mark:    Addicted to Stamps 
Hearts:    Country View 
Shine:     Incy Wincy Designs
Paper Piecing:   Dragonfly Journeys 
Pattern Paper:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Feminine:     Hiding in my Craft Room
Any:    Angies 
            Crafty Creations 
            Crafting with an Attitude 
            Cards Galore
            Lemon Shortbread
            Inspiration Destination
            Morgans Art World 
            Paper Nest Dolls 
            Pammies Inky Pinkies
            Digi Choosday

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Shabby chic Fathers Day

Stamp by SU; DP from a pad called Heritage (DCWV); ribbon, washi tape

Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Masculine:   Star Stampz
Vintage:   Crafty Gals Corner
Any:    Incy Wincy

Happy 50th, Walter and Joan

I am using this card from my stash for my brother and sister-in-law.  I am posting it here as my reminder of what I sent LOL!

Friday, June 16, 2017

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge ~ ATG/option - quilting or stitching

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is for all you quilters!  You may do quilting or stitching, and of course you always have the possibility of anything goes without the option.  The deadline for up to 3 entries is 6 pm EDT Thursday. You could win2 images like this cute one - 3 images if you use an image from QKR or Eureka.  This digi image is called "friends".  When I was little I always enjoyed going to visit my aunt and uncle - she had a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls I could play with.  That was a long time ago, and so I consider this a vintage look!
I hope you can see the embossed stitching (glitter added), and the stitched quilting of the heart.
 I am not a quilter so my arrangement of the "squares" will most certainly not meet quilter standards!  The coloring is with Prismas.  The sentiment is from Eureka (sister company of QKR Stampede).
 I cut the words apart to put them on the circle die cut.  For more dimension the image and sentiment are mounted on pop dots,  A shiny lavender sheer ribbon bow completes the look.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Touchy Feely:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Vintage:    Crafty Gals Corner
                   Fab n Funky
Emboss It:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Hearts (do you see the heart on her cheek?):    Country View
Tie a bow:     Paper Shelter
Lavender ribbon:    Creative Craft Cottage
Bingo (center column):    Aud Sentiments
Sparkle:   Dragonfly Dreams
Any:     Angies Digital Stamps 
              Crafting With an Attitude
              Crafty Girlz
              Cards Galore
              Creative Fingers
              Classic Design Team 
              Morgans Art World
              Incy Wincy Designs  
              World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Vintage golf, HB Walter

 This is for my brother.  He enjoys golf, but also likes history, so I thought this vintage style image - an oldie from Stampin' Up - would be suitable.
Chalk sponging on image; distressed edges; Washi tape; Grass die by Die-namics; DP from my stash.

Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Chalk:    Chalk n Stock
Let's Distress:   Art Impressions 
Any, with dies:   Happy Little Stampers
Summer fun:     Die-cut-divas 
Masculine:     Dies r Us
Boyz Rule:      Love to Scrap
Any:     Penny Black at Allsorts 

Mia Nicole's baptism

This is to honor baby Nicole who was baptized at our church today.  I have had the Expressed Petals DP for a long time.  The Blessings die is by Cheery Lynn, and the other letters are also die cuts.  I added a bit of ribbon and some gold paper from a gift bag.  I included some gold gems as it seemed to me there was too much white at the top of the main  panel!
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, June 10, 2017

HB to my husband

Yesterday I posted the card for hubby's twin brother - now here is hubby's.  He has a lot of back pain, so, as he says, he is getting good at doing nothing, sitting in his chair LOL!.  This AI stamp (one of the first in my collection) works pretty well for him! It is colored with Prismas. and cut with a Spellbinder die.   The DP is stonewashed Denim by Provo Craft.  The numbers are from the Olivia alpha set by Cuttlebug  (double layered with white and blue), and the personalized greeting is computer generated.  I sponged the edges of the white, and distressed some of the other layers.  There is a bit of ribbon added.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Let's Distress:    Art Impressions
Masculine:   Simon Says Stamp Monday 
                      Simon Says Stampblog Wednesday
                      Dies r us 
                      Star Stampz 
For the Boys:   Cute as a Button
                          Patties Creations 
Two+ dies:    Allsorts
Frame:       Cuttlebug Mania
Use dies:     Happy Little Stampers
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
Any (with stamp):   Penny Black at Allsorts

Friday, June 9, 2017

Special birthday - QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge #247 ~ option: for the guys

This is for hubby's twin brother - their birthday is Saturday.  (Yup, that means hubby will be 85 as well- and he is the older of the two.)  My BIL has no special  hobbies, so I thought this digi from QKR Stampede is pretty appropriate.  We hope you will join us for the new challenge this week - Anything Goes, with the option - for the guys.  You may enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. EDT Thursday.  The winner receives an image from QKR Stampede, and there is a special category if you use a QKR image.
Image and sentiment - QKR stampede; script and birthday folders - Cuttlebug; numbers - Cuttlebug; letters are die cuts but I forget the origin.  The card is about 5x8 - I forgot to measure and it is already in the mail!
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Black and white with a splash of color:   Crafting by Designs
                                                                     Crafting When we Can 
For the boys:     Patties Creations
Boys will be boys:   Crafty Calendar
For a special man:     Sweet Stampin
Masculine:     Simon says Stamp Monday 
                        Simon says Stamp Wednesday               
                        Dies r us
Any:     Angies
              Crafty Creations
              Incy Wincy
              Come and get It
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Classic Design Team
              Digi Choosday
              Lemon Shortbread 
              Paper Nest Dolls
              Crafty Sentiments
               Through the Craft room Door

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sympathy in floral and white

I saved this freebie from Imagine That DigiStamp, fully intending to make a card or two for my stash.  Well, I made the card, but it will not go to my stash, as we had word that a family member of our sister-in-law has passed away, after a long struggle with several cancers. 
I wanted to have another entry for the last of the Mojo challenges.  This image is not the greatest fit, but I hope it is close enough.  The image is pre-colored, but I added a bit more metallic (shiny) green, and some silver highlights (on the flowers) using Martha Stewart Glitter finish.  The Sympathy embossing folder is by Darice, and the floral border is by Cuttlebug.  I added plain purple ribbon and bits of Washi tape.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
White space:     Art Impressions
3 items on list (digi, flower, ribbon):   Star Stampz
Any:    Imagine That Digistamp
            Crafty Catz
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Pammies Inky Pinkies

Monday, June 5, 2017

Special thanks to Julee and Mojo

This is a bittersweet Monday.  Julee Tilman has produced Mojo Monday sketches for nearly 10 years - this is sketch #500!  WOW!  She has decided to end the challenge in order to have more time for her family, including 5 year old twins.  Sad for us,, but great for all of you!  Thanks for all you have given.
Sometimes various elements just seem to come together - certainly makes me feel good when that happens.  I selected the freebie from TLC - I like to have encouraging cards on hand.  Then I found a strip of DP (bottom panel)  that was part of a terrific yard sale bonanza.  Unfortunately. there is only anough left for one more card.  No labels so I have no idea of the origin.  The top panel was in that same purchase.  I added some Washi tape, metallic cord, and a bit of ribbon trim - also a yard sale find. 
Sketch:   Mojo Monday.
Any:    Incy Wincy
             Pammies Inky Pinkies
              Come and Get It 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Double Blessing - QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #246 - Anything Goes

I was so happy to see this sentiment in the QKR Stampede digi catalog.  Friends from church have waited a long time, and when they learned twins were on the way, she said that they had prayed for a child, and now they are blessed with twins.  I even have a great inside verse stored on my computer!  I hope this is not too much blue - I probably should have used white for the solid color embossed layer.  Oh, well, it is done now!  The DP is some I have had in my stash for a long time.  The zebras are also from QKR Stampede.  I decided to fussy cut them.  The brads were part of a super deal I got at a yard sale.  Please join us for the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede - no extra option this week.  You have until Thursday at 6pm EDT to complete as many as three entries.  Winners receive QKR Stampede images - more if you use one of their images - including Eureka.
Sketch:   House that Stamps Built
Masculine:     Pink Gem
Animal:    Pile it on Challenge
Any:      Through the Craft Room Door
               Lemon Shortbread

               Jo's Scrapshack  
               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
               Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy 60th Annniversary DH

I did not make anything fancy, but DH really likes this card - celebrating 60 years together, today.  We have been so blessed.  have had more physical challenges the past couple of years but over all we certainly have been most fortunate.    I used the "You" embossing folder - so many of those words fit this wonderful guy.  Have I said how wonderful he is?  The image is a freebie from Dearie Dolls  (pre colored)  -  Thanks, Mary Ellen.  I used Cuttlebug dies for the hearts, and numbers, and Spellbinders for the ovals.  Oh, yes... when I gave him the card, DH  asked if he in turn could give it to me - he has no opportunity to shop!  The ultimate re-gifting!
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Colors (blues, grey):   Your Next Stamp
Masculine:  DLArt
                     Pink Gem Challenge 
                     Dies 'r Us
 Any:            Through the craft Room Door
                      Pammies Inky Pinkies 
                      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
                      Word Art Wednesday
\                     Jo's Scrapshack