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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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Blue Knight - Island Lighthouse and Birds

I needed another card of encouragement so I pulled out this Island Lighthouse image by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I colored it with copics and used a cloud template to sponge in the blue puffy clouds.  I added the birds using Blue Knight's Birds 2 stamp.  My sentiment is computer generated.  The plaid paper I used came from a Graphic 45 paper pad.

Once again,  thank you for coming by to visit today.

QKR Stampede - Sun Path Border

It is Friday and that means it is time for another challenge over at the QKR Stampede Blog.  This week the theme is anything goes.

I purchased this stamp, Sun Path Border, to use for Bible Journaling.   I always like to color my image for a project before I actually stamp it on a page in my Bible.   The QKR Store has many other border stamps that are perfect for Bible Journaling.

The sentiment is computer generated.  I thought it went perfect with image.

Thank you, for coming by.  Have a fun and safe weekend.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Blue Knight - Lake Pier

Hello,  friends.    Hope all is okay with you.  I have been watching Hurricane Irma as she creates much havoc in Florida. She is so powerful.  I feel so bad for the residents.  They have so much work to do  getting things reconstructed and cleaning up the debris.  My heart goes out to them.

The card I made today was made using a stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Lake Pier.  I colored the image with copic markers.  I used Spellbinders and Little B's circle dies to make the my circle frame.  I added some decorative corner and rhinestones as the finishing touch.

Thank you,  for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

You Rock


Here is a card I made for the Splitcoast Free 4 All challenge.  The theme was "the 70's".   I used a red, black and white color combo so it would be eligible for the MIX challenge,  as well.  The stamps are Inkadinkado Rock Star.   I embossed the sentiment and I used a Spellbinders long rectangle die set.  I added three silver stars to complete my card.

Friday, September 8, 2017

How About a Cute Cheetah card?

Hello, Bloggers,  here is the cute Cheetah card I was telling you I would post today.   This image is by QKR Stampede and it is called Cheetah #24308.  I made it for the QKR Stampede blog challenge for this week.  The challenge is to use Fall colors.  I have been eyeing this image for a while and it was perfect to put with the colors of Fall.  I colored the image with various copic colors to try to blend in a natural look for Mr. Cheetah.  I used Sizzix dotted frame dies for the oval mats. 

Thanks,  for stopping in for a visit today and checking out my Cheetah card.  Be sure and enter your card with Fall colors in the challenge over at QKR Stampdede.  You can use any image you like.  They draw for free images at the end of the challenge.  If you use a QKR Stamped image, you get entered in the drawing twice.  If you use other images your card gets entered once in the drawing.  We would love to see your cards so I hope you decide to join us. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Leopards and One Spoiled Boxer Girl

Hi, Everyone.   It sure is starting to feel like Fall in my little corner of the world.  The days are cool, usually around 70 degrees and the nights are actually chilly.  Won't be long I will be pulling out sweaters, sweatshirts and boots.

I hope and pray that everyone in the path of hurricane Irma will be safe.  She looks mighty powerful and I keep praying she will slow down.

I have two cards to share with you today.  One is especially near and dear to my heart.  Those who know anything about me know that my love for Boxer dogs really runs deep.

This card was made using a Rubber Hedge Hog stamp that was made from a picture of my first boxer, Savannah Rose.  Oh,  Ms Savannah was a spoiled little gal and a very stubborn girl, at that.  So stubborn she flunked out of  obedience training.  Thanks, to her I knew that with the next five boxers that I should obedience train them early in life.  Because of her, the others were all exceptionally good dogs.  Savannah may have been spoiled, but she was very loved and she was beautiful.  We lost her in 2007 and we were devastated.  Rubber Hedge Hog has a contest and I entered her picture in that contest.  She was one of the winners and Rubber Hedge Hog made this stamp from her picture.  

Today the challenge theme at Splitcoast is "Oldies, but Goodies".  We were to use a favorite older stamp.  I chose this stamp because it is near and dear to my heart.  It was made in 2007.

My second card was made using a My Favorite Things "Loveable Leopards".  I thought this was such a cute set and I really tried to talk myself out of buying it,  but all of you stampers know how hard that is to do.  ~grin~   I started this card for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast.  I stamped my  main image  and then curved my sentiment on my block to stamp it on my card.  Once I stamped it,  I had an after thought.  I needed a birthday card for my friend, Shelly.    I created the sentiment with my computer, I know it is corny, but that was all I could think of at that moment to make it a birthday card.  I used my cloud template to cut it out and then I sponged around the edges to tie it in with my blue sky.  The panel behind the little leopard is wall paper.  The die I used behind the leopard is by MFT-Wonky Circles.

I hope I haven't been too chatty today, I usually try to keep it simple so I don't bore you all,  too much.  :)

Thanks, for coming by and come back tomorrow to see a cute Cheetah card.