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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Autumn Squirrel for the 4th of July

I have been trying to use my stamps differently than they were intended this month to show you how to stretch your stamps and have some fun.  I made this card using the Blue Knight Autumn Squirrel stamp.   There are no rules that says we cannot use just part of a stamp so I just fussy cut my little squirrel and colored him blue with Prisma Pencils.  I went online and found this a coloring page so Mr. Squirrel would have a 4th of July hat.  I had this flag stamp laying around so I thought it would be perfect for this card.  The sentiment is from Blue Knight's God Bless America stamp set.  My background was made using acrylic paints and a toilet paper roll.

 Here is a picture I took of the actual picture on the stamp to show you what it looked like before I cut the little squirrel from the image.  Who would have thought you could make a 4th of July card with an Autumn stamp?  I didn't until I started thinking about new ways to use stamps that I have.

Thank you, for coming by today to take a look at my card.  I appreciate your visits and input.  

Monday, June 10, 2019

Fall Birthday - Wooded Farmlands

Last week I had a Summer card made with  Blue Knight 's Wooded Farmlands stamp.   I had mentioned that I would show you how to use this stamp  in different ways this month.  Today you are seeing a Fall card I made with it.   I really like the way it looks with these colors.  I colored the image using Copics and the sky was made with Pan Pastels. 

Thank you,  for coming by today.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Scenic Overlook with Pan Pastels

I made this card using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Scenic Overlook and also added the
Beach Chairs & Accessories  set for the sailboats.  I haven't had much time to play with my Pan Pastels so instead of cleaning this morning,  I went to my craft table to have a little fun.  I do not have a lot of colors of the Pan Pastels so my water and sky seem to blend together.  I need a turquoise which happens to be in one of  the special sets that were made especially for Blue Knight.   They should be in the their store by tomorrow so I will be making an order.  I colored the bank with Prisma Pencils, the boats were colored with Copics and the sky, water and ground were colored using Pan Pastels.  I still need lots of practice, but I was happy with the way the sky turned out.

Well, folks, it is time for me to get back to that boring cleaning.  You all enjoy what is left of the day.  I appreciate you stopping in today.  Come back soon.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Wooded Farmlands - Blue Knight

This card is up on the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog today.  I have used the Wooded Farmlands
stamp and I will be using it each week for the remainder of the month to show different ways to use it.  I colored my image using Copics.  I created the sky using Pan Pastels.   (Pan Pastels will soon be in the Blue Knight Store and packaged much differently than the ones you have seen in stores)  I added a verse from the Bible Verse 2 Set.  I thought my card needed a little color, you know I like color, so I added a little red tractor.

Be sure to check each week this month to see how I have used this stamp differently.  I am having fun creating with it.  I am amazed at how this stamp can be used so many different ways.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Country Lane Riders

Today I have paired my Cowgirl and Cowboy silhouette stamps with my Country Lane Stamp.  Both stamp sets are by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I colored my image using Copics and the silhouettes were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink.  The clouds were made with a template from the Blue Knight Store and Turquoise ink.

Please join us over at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog.  There will be a lot of new cards on it this week.

Thanks, so much, for stopping in today to see my card.  Have a great week.

Friday, May 24, 2019

A Stormy Night

I am the host over at Splitcoast Stampers for the Free 4 All challenge today.  I chose the theme "Storms Never Last".  Basically it means to make a card with a storm on your card.  I have had this image colored and laying on my craft table for a couple of weeks.  I made a stormy night background for him using Distress Inks.  By the looks of the clouds, this horse needs to go to the barn and take cover.  The stamp I used today is the Blue Knight Standing Horse

I appreciate you coming by today.  I would love to see you post your cards to my challenge on Splitcoast.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Dirt Roads - Don't Look Back

Hi, everyone,  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.   I had a good one, but it was busy and it really wore me out.  How about you?

Today I have a card to show you that is featured on the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps blog today.  I used the Dirt Roads stamp and added the Don't Look Back cowboy silhouette stamp with it.  I love the fact that I have many scenic stamps by Blue Knight that pairs so well with the silhouette stamps.  I am sure you can tell that I am really enjoying my Silhouette Cowboys.  I colored my image with copic markers.  I stamped my silhouette using Ranger Archival Ink.  My clouds were made using this cloud stencil.

I want to welcome my newest follower, Pinky.  I am so glad to have you following my blog.

Thanks, to all of you, for coming by today.  I hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Love The Cowboys

Once again, I have made a card using one of the Blue Knight Cowboy Silhouettes.  I am loving creating cards cards with them.  I hope you are enjoying seeing them. 

My husband is not a cowboy and I have always been afraid of horses because they don't always do what they are suppose to do.  I bet that surprises you.  My grandsons, however,  did rodeo for many years and still will enter the roping competitions at the local fair in the summer.  I guess that is where my love comes in for liking western stamps and cards.

I created my background using clarity brushes and Catherine Pooler Inks.  As you can tell, I like bright colors.  The Catherine Pooler Inks are very bright so I wanted to give them a try today.

Thanks, so much, for joining me today.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Bog Hop - Cowboy Hero

Hello friends, I am back today with a card for Blue Knights Rubber Stamps blog hop.  Today I used the Cowboy Hero set.  Don't you just love it?  I used a alcohol ink background that I had created some time ago.  It is always nice to have some made a head for projects such as this.    I stamped the silhouette using Ranger Archival Ink. I added a star banner at the top to complete my card.

Tomorrow Kat will have a fabulous card on her blog for you to see.  Be sure and stop by to see Kat at Katsatplay blog.

Thanks, for coming by today.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Today is the beginning of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps New Release and Blog Hop.  I think you will like the new release,  I know I do.  The Blog Hop starts today over at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog.   Be sure and go over to take a look at the new stamps and the blog hop schedule.  You will also want read about the give aways for the week.   I hope you will become a new follower of Blue Knight's new blog so you won't miss any of the fabulous cards by the team.

Here is the card I made for the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog that is posted for today.

I used the new Cowboy Up stamp set.   The Heidi Pettie Cloud Stencil was used to make the fabulous puffy clouds and the ground.   I used spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon and peacock feathers distress inks to make my clouds.  I added the windmill to my card with a die from my stash.

Today's Blog Hop Line up is:
Your first stop, HERE, where you've seen Nancy's card
and now it's time to Hop on over to Shirley's blog: HERE
Next along the Hop you'll visit Kat's blog: HERE
and Kren's blog: HERE


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Land and Sea

I used soft pastels to color this Land and Sea image from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This is my first complete card using them.  This stamp is from the BKRS last release.

Hope you all had a great Saturday.  We got more rain.   I went to Kentucky with my husband to eat at Olive Garden.  After we ate,  I had to go to Tuesday Morning.  They had a lot of nice paper pads.  I came home with three 6 X 6 pads.  I really didn't need more paper, but I couldn't resist.  I am sure you know what I mean.  ~grin~

I love it when I meet stamper/card makers in craft stores.  They are always so nice.  Today, I met a lady named Lynn from Texas.  My husband came up as we were talking.  Later he asked who she was.  He couldn't believe we had just met because we were talking up a storm just like we had known each other a long time.

You all have a nice Sunday.  I haven't looked at the weather to see if we will have a clear day or rain.  I have a feeling rain might be in the forecast. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Lighthouse on the Beach

I am back with a summertime card today.  Don't you just love the ocean in the summer?  Seeing beautiful lighthouses make it even better.  I would love to have my toes in the sand and gazing at the beautiful blue water with  a lighthouse nearby.  The blue skies would be nice to see, also.  It looks like we are getting rain for most of the week so blue skies would look good to me.  We have had so much rain in the past six months.  I won't complain because in July or August, we might need some rain. 

The stamp I used today is Lighthouse on the Beach by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I appreciate you stopping in today to take a look at my card.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Fishing At Willow Lake

Sorry I was MIA for a while.  I was getting things ready for Easter.  On Saturday before Easter I came down with a stomach bug that liked me enough to stay for five days.   All is good now and I am ready to make some cards.

Today I was playing with my Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Willow Lake Stamp.  I decided to show how to use it just using part of the stamp.  I grabbed a few fishing embellishments to use with it.  I was lacking a fishing pole so I used a twig with twine to make one.  The pole doesn't show up well in the picture, but it looks pretty cute IRL.  I used glue and glue dots to attach it to my card.    The image was colored with Copics.  The fish looks like it is resin, but it is a sticker.

Thanks, for coming by and taking a look at my card.  Have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Blue Knight Spring Bunny

I needed a quick Easter card to put in the mail today so I chose this Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Spring Bunny to work with.   It was the perfect choice.  I had the image colored and the clouds sponged in about twenty minutes.   I usually sponge my clouds with a sponge dauber.  Today I used makeup brushes.  I think the clouds have a softer  and smoother look to them.  Oh, by the way,  these particular are only used on my artwork, not my face.  LOL   That might be something new I should try.  This blue ink might last longer on my face than eye shadow.

Speaking of sponge daubers,  there was a call that came in on my phone.   The ID said it was from
"Dauber Set".   LOL   Thankfully,  I was not tempted to answer it, these telemarketers use numbers to try and fool us.

You all have a nice day.  I hope you have beautiful weather where ever you are today.  Hopefully the snow is gone, for those of you that recently had snow.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Barn Friends

I made these two cards using the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Horse Barn.  This is one of my favorite stamps from the last release.   I will be using this stamp a lot. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Chubby Bunnies

I am making my grands Easter cards.  Here is the first one I made using this cute Sunny Studio set
Chubby Bunnies.  I colored the grass with copics and then went over it with a grass stamp from a Kittie Kit stamp set. 

It is hard to believe Easter is a week away and that the month is half gone.  I guess I need to go grocery shopping for our Easter dinner real soon. 

Thanks, for coming by today.  I hope you all have the "bestest" weekend ever.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Blue Knight Llama Love

I just love this cute little Llama that is peeking out of the flowers.  This image is from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Llama Love.  The name is perfect, how could one not love this face?  ~smile~
I colored my image using Copics and added some sequins to bling it up a little.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Blue Knight Corner Flowers with Window

Here is a card I made using my window with a few of my Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
(Corner Flowers Lamp Post Way, Birds 2 and Mini Greetings 1)  It is so much fun to combine our stamps and see the amazing cards we can make doing so.  The background was one I made sometime back.  I used my gelli plate and acrylic paints.

Thanks, so much, for looking at my card today.  If you like the Blue Knight Stamps please come over to the Fans of Blue Knight Stamps on Facebook and click on Join.  You will find lots of inspiration there. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Blue Knight Tree With A Stream

 Here is a card I made for a challenge using the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Tree With A Stream.
I sent this to a friend who is having some terrible health issues.  I colored it in bright colors in hope of cheering her up.

Sorry I have been MIA lately.  We were out of town for almost a week.  The past week has been a week of recuperating.  I have Fibromyalgia and the trip home was really hard on me.  I did great on the first part of the trip.  We had a really good time while we were away.  I got to meet up with some friends in PA.  I got to meet Lynn with Blue Knight Stamps and a couple of long time online friends, too.  I attended a Stamp Show and brought home a few new goodies.  We stopped to see relatives and other friends on the way home.  We got to take our six year old grandson with us so that was a treat. 

I will be back soon with a couple of cards make with the last release from Blue Knight. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

More Running Horses

I am still playing with the Oxide Inks and the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Running Horses.  I love this set and my oxide inks.    The first one I did in Spring colors for the Free 4 All challenge and the second one has stars for the Ways To Use It  challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.   I hope you aren't tired of seeing these horses yet.  :)  I also have some new brushes that I have been playing with.  They work much better than the sponge daubers I have been using.

Thanks, for coming by today.  All visits and comments are much appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Blue Knight - Galloping Horses

This card was made using the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps called "Galloping Horses".
I sponged Distress Oxide Inks on the background and spritzed with water.  I love making backgrounds like this.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Blowing Kisses

Isn't this little gal just adorable?  This is an image by Squigglefly and the artist is Lynne Stansbery.  As most of you know, Squigglefly is no more and I find that sad.  Lynne was a great artist and I learned yesterday that she is no longer drawing.   ~sad~  She had some amazing images on Squigglefly and they were always so easy to color,  including this one.

The four colors on my image were chosen from the color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

We have been having some really cold temps.  I think the wind chill was -6 this morning.  It has warmed up to 23  degrees now.   A real heat wave.  :)  On the bright side, Spring is almost here.

Have a wonderful day no matter what the weather is in your neighborhood.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Lighthouse on the Beach

I made this card using the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Lighthouse on the Beach.   This is a beautiful picture all year long, but with all the snow and cold we have had lately, it looks even better.  Oooh, that sand and that pretty blue water!

I colored the image using Copics and I used a white gel pen on the water.  The beach ball and sailboats are from the Blue Knight Stamps  Beach Chairs and accessories

Little Girl Vintage Birthday

Here is a half shutter card I made with a Crafty Secret Stamp set that I recently found in a basket for sale in an antique mall.  It has some really cute images.   The paper pad that I used has been in my stash forever and it went perfect with this image.

Thanks, for taking a look at my card.  Have a great week.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Coffee Makes Me Tolerable

Here is a card I made with Blue Knights Rubber Stamps using a stamp from their new release called "Coffee Makes Me".   Yes, coffee makes me tolerable, most days.   My dear husband might not agree with that, but I am not going to ask him.  ~giggle~  The sentiment can be used as one stamp or you can cut it to make it two so you can use the Coffee separate if you want.  I like it both ways.  I haven't cut mine into two yet, but I think I will.

Thanks, so much for coming by today.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Marilyn's Lighthouse

This card was made using Our Daily Bread/Divinity Stamps - Keep My Lamp Burning.  I have always loved this lighthouse and I finally purchased it a few months ago.  I decided it was time to use it.   The background was made with my Gelli Plate and Acrylic Paints.   

I will be back tomorrow with a Blue Knight Rubber Stamps card.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Blue Knight Blog Hop Winners

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for participating in our first ever blog hop!

Now... the winners are...
Ionabunny and Thankful Grandma!
Please message Lynn at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

 which set you would like, along with your address
Congratulations 🎉🎈

Friday, February 22, 2019

Blue Knight Stamps Release Party - Day 5 - Panda Bear

Today is the last day of the blog hop and it has been a fun week.  I have enjoyed designing with the new Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  Today I have made a card for you that I made with the new
Loveable Panda.  This little guy is adorable.  I stamped him on card stock using my Misti.  I used copics to color the tree.  I used a template to sponge the clouds using tempting turquoise ink.  I think the little bear looks pretty  happy up there among the clouds.

This might be the last day of the hop, but keep coming by,  I will continue to have more cards made with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps in the days to come.

Have a safe and fun weekend.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release Party - Day 4

 Today I am showcasing the new "Dancing in the Rain" stamp set by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This little gal looks like she is having a great time splashing in the puddles.  The minute I saw this stamp - paper piecing and primary colors came to my mind so that is what I went with.  As you can see, I paper pieced the little girl's jacket using red polka dot paper.  If you haven't ever paper pieced, it is fun and looks cute.  Just stamp your image on patterned paper and and cut out the part you want to use, add adhesive and apply to your image.  I punched a yellow heart to add to the umbrella.  The image was colored with copics.  I added glaze to the raindrops, but it does not show up in the picture.

My second card was colored with copics.  No paper piecing on this one.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release Party - Day 3

This is one of my favorite sets of the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps new release.   It is called,
"Coffee Makes Me".   The cup is so pretty and the sentiment made me smile.  Coffee definitely makes me more tolerable, just ask my husband.  ~grin~ 

Today you will want to go to Nancy's You Tube Channel to see her card.  You will find the link in the details below.  Be sure to leaver her a comment so you will have another chance to win the stamp sets.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release Party - Day 2

 My first card was made using the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Multiple Motorcycles.  The set consists of three stamps.  I chose to use the largest one for my card.  I used a background from my stash that was made with my Gelli Plate and acrylic paint.    I decided I had to make a girly card with this set, lots of gals have their own motorcycles.  The sentiment was computer generated.
This is the male version using the same motorcycle stamp.    The background is a water color wash.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release Party - Day 1

Here is a card I made using the new Blue Knight Rubber Stamp called Corner Flowers.  There is another flower stamp that goes with this set, but I did not use it for my card today.  This is a different color combo for flowers. (at least for me, it is)  I like the colors, they are happy colors.  We have had a lot of dreary weather so I am liking bright and happy colors even more than normal.

Be sure and check out all the neat new stamps that are in the Blue Knight Store.  Just click on "New Products" to see them all. 

You will find details below on our release party.  There is a designer scheduled for each day to show you a beautiful card or cards.  Today you will go to Purples Lake Stamps Blog. 

Details for the Blue Knight Release Party

WhooHoo!! It is time for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release party. They are releasing 24 new stamps sets. We will be featuring five of these sets this week. Would you like to win one of featured sets? Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (BKRS) will be giving away two stamp sets this week. Everytime you comment on the blogs and youtube channels listed below your name will be entered to drawing. We will be drawing names on February 25th and posting the winner on the BKRS facebook page.

Chris O’Malley…
Also on Facebook at Purple Lake Stamps

Lisa Christensen


Shirley Qu

Lynn Anderson
Facebook at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

If you missed it Michelle featured stamps on her blog all week

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Doggone Sick

I made this card for a sick friend.  I had a scrap piece of paper left over from another card so I used it along with pink card stock.  The stamp is "Ruff Day" by Dare 2B Artzy.  The inside sentiment says,
"My tail stopped wagging when  I heard you weren't well". 

Thank you, for stopping in today.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Blue Knight Silhouette Wolf

Here is my latest creation using a Blue Knight's Rubber Stamp.  This one is the Silhouette Wolf.
I started out using a polished stone background made with alcohol inks.  I thought the colors in the background were perfect for the silhouette wolf.

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps is gearing up for a new release.  They have lots of new stamps.  The week of February 18th will be the blog hop.  They will be giving a couple of prizes out that week.  Be sure to visit my blog that week for more information.

Thanks, for stopping by and taking a look at my card.  I appreciate your visits and comments.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Magical Unicorn

I made this card using a stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps called Magical Unicorn.  I colored the image with copics to match the magical background made with Ken Oliver Color Bursts. 

The color burst are really easy to use.  I started out with a piece of water color paper.   I squirted the color bursts on the the paper and spritzed with water.  Once you spritz the paper,  you can repeat the process if you want more color.  For this background I used the colors of Ultramarine Blue, Violet and Pthalo Green. 

Thank you, for stopping by to check out my card.  Have a great week.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

You Don't Need A Cone - Sketch Challenge

I made this card for the Teapot Party at Splitcoast this week.  It is being sent to a lady who has been under the weather.  She loves red and humor so I thought this card might make her smile.

Thanks,  for coming by today.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fire Breathing Dragon Birthday

Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for a humorous birthday.  I used the Blue Knight Rubber stamps Fire Breathing Dragon and the Silhouette Forest.  

I know that typically these two stamp sets do not go together, but I wanted to tie them together for a birthday card. This Fire Breathing Dragon is anxious to light the candles on the birthday cake and get this party rolling. :)

Thanks,  so much,  for coming by and taking a look at my card.   Your visits and comments are so appreciated.

Friday, January 4, 2019

QKR Snowman Couple

Here is a card that was made using the QKR Stampede Snowman Couple.   I just love this image and it was really easy to color. 

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Recycled Christmas Cards

 This is my week to Free 4 All challenge hostess the challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  I thought it would be fun to recycle some Christmas cards.   

On my first card  is a Diorama, but you can't tell that from the picture.  I cut the cute truck from a Christmas card to use in the center with my snow mounds.

The second card was made using some Buffalo Plaid Paper/Card stock from a Christmas card.   I absolutely fell in love this shiny plaid.  Looks like Santa's suit was all ready for him to jump in on Christmas Eve.   :)

Thanks, so much, for coming by and taking a look at my cards.  Between the holidays and being sick, I have not been able to get to all of your blogs lately, but I am hoping for things to be back to normal and I will get back to commenting more.   

Happy New Year, to all of you and your families.