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Friday, October 13, 2017

QKR Stampede - Broom Parking 50 cents

Today starts a new challenge for the QKR Stampede blog  and the theme is "Pumpkins".   I used the QKR image "Parked" for my card.  I colored the image with Copics and sponged clouds in the sky.  The sentiment is computer generated.  And "yes" that is my broom.   ~smile~

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ms. Dot - The Crazy Lampshade Lady

The challenge over at Splitcoast today was about the "eyes" for World Sight Day.  I looked through some of my images that have been in a bagand I chose this  (Squigglefly) image that I colored a long time ago and it was never made into a card.  When I saw this image, I knew it was perfect for a quick card by adding some Halloween eyes to her lampshade.  I have no idea what Ms. Dot has in her glass, but I say tomorrow she won't be feeling so well. :) 

An older friend once told me that I have an "Off the Wall" sense of humor so I guess this is where I apologize for being so corny.  :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How- Ya Doing?

The Splitcoast Color Challenge this week had awesome colors to work with.   I couldn't resist making a card for this challenge.

I love this stamp set by Sugar Pea. Since it was an Autumn set, I kept telling myself "no", you don't need it.   (I have lots of Autumn sets that do not get used)  Self did not listen and ordered it. :)  "Self is so in trouble".   LOL

Hope you enjoyed my card today.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Pet Sympathy

My friend, Melody, recently had to say goodbye to one of her basset hounds.  She loves her dogs like I do and has taken it really hard.  I made this card for her using the Our Daily Bread Designs Pet Sympathy stamps.   I love the paper I used, but it was a scrap and I cannot tell you the name of it.  The black heart embellishments were made with a stamp from this set.  I used clear embossing powder on them to achieve a shine and to make it thicker, but not thick enough that it required additional postage.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I hope Melody likes it when it arrives in her mailbox today.

Friday, September 29, 2017

QKR Stampede challenge - Cut It Up

The new QKR Stampede blog challenge is "Cut It Up".  The translation is use dies, scissors, punches, etc..  I used circle dies and a snowflake punch.  The image I used is  the QKR Fawn.  Somewhere along the way,  I decided to make a Christmas card with it.

I hope you can come over to the blog and enter your card. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Saying Goodbye Is Hard

Wow, I didn't realize it had been this long since I posted last.  I have had a really busy schedule lately.  Lots of appointments and I had a couple of grand-babies here last week. 

I made this card using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps "Relaxing on the Beach".  Saying goodbye to summer is always hard, especially if you own beachfront property and I do not.  :(   I still hate to see summer go even though we are having very humid weather right now. It won't last long and the onset of winter will begin.

I bought a box of MS eyelet cards on a clearance rack a few years ago and had not used them. I actually bought them for the envies because they were so cheap, but today I decided to use one of the cards.

Thanks, for looking and have a wonderful Wednesday also known as hump day. (half way through the week)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tissue Water Coloring Technique

I saw this challenge last night, on Splitcoast Stampers,  to do the tissue water coloring technique. I got up this morning and watched a video by Loll Thompson demonstrating this technique, then I started messing. I say messing because I make big messes to clean up. Loll didn't have this problem on her end. :) While I was busy messing, I just tried a couple products to see what I liked best. I used Distress inks and Ken Oliver Color Bursts. I like the brighter color I got from the color bursts, but the distress inks work well, also. I added gold embossing powder over three coats of the distress ink for today's card. I stenciled my distress inks using the same colors on my white card stock for the background panel. I now wish I had made the background a little darker, but at the time, I was afraid it would take away from my cups.

Now I am off to put up all of the products that I have pulled out and left on my craft table. So let the fun begin. :)

Hope you all have a great week.