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Friday, December 9, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge - Non-Traditional Colors

Hello, again!

It's getting closer & closer to that big day & I hope you are well ahead on your shopping & card making!  I'm a bit behind, but I guess that is to be expected with the move.  The good news is that I work well under pressure!  ha ha

The QKR Stampede challenge for today is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.  I started by chosing this adorable Eureka digi # 3006 - Polar Bear Present and then pulling out the boxes of Christmas paper in my closet.  Yes....BOXES!  Christmas has always been my most favorite holiday and I cannot walk past a sale on Christmas paper without stopping.  And once I do, at least one 12 X 12 pad finds it's way into my cart!  I am so proud of myself though!  Since the move to Lincoln, I have not purchased a single sheet of paper of ANY kind, which is a record for me! I think the boxes & boxes of paper the movers unloaded was my "ah hah" moment and I realized just how much paper I had been hoarding.

Back to the challenge!  Here is my take on non-traditional.

I grabbed one of my Memory Box dies (Hanover Snowflake) and cut two of them & layered them for extra dimension.  I also went over the entire bear with Wink of Stella for some added sparkle, although it doesn't show up well here.

Head on over to the QKR Stampede blog and submit YOUR entry!  It's a great way to add to your card stash and be entered for a chance to win some adorable digi stamps at the same time!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 2, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge - Christmas Tags

Hello, everyone!

Well, it's December already & time to get all those Christmas cards & Christmas tags going!  To help you begin, QKR Stampede's weekly challenge this week is "Christmas Tags" and this should be a lot of fun!  I used Digi # 22403 - Large Santa & Candy Cane

What fun it is to make your own Christmas tags!  And just think how great your gifts will look with handmade tags!  Head on over to QKR Stampede and join in the fun.  You could be the winner of some beautiful digi images!

I'm off to work on my own cards & tags!


Friday, November 25, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge - Angels

Hi, gals!

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  Are you still too full from all the turkey & stuffing? I promise myself every year that I won't eat so much and then it starts coming out of the oven & you smell it ........I guess we are all allowed one day a year to just indulge!

The QKR Stampede challenge for today is "Angels" and I have chosen a really cute image for a thank you card.  Digi # 13007 Helping Hands.

Check out all the cute digi stamps at QKR Stampede or choose your own favorite angel image! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge - Give Thanks!

I'm back!!

For those of you who have wondered where my usual Friday QKR Stampede post has been for the past couple of weeks, I have been moving from Iowa to Lincoln, Nebraska!  What an adventure! After living in the same house for over 41 years, there was a lot of "stuff" that needed to be packed & moved or discarded or donated.  Made me wish I had taken my daughter's advice years ago to purge everything you haven't used in a year!  ha ha

This week's challenge is "Give Thanks" and is a fitting one for me!  I am really giving thanks for the loyal friends who helped me pack & move, especially Gail!  I don't know how I would have done it without all her help!  And then, of course, there was my own family who helped me unpack & put all of my "stuff" away!  I have been truly blessed!

I'm LOVING my new place!  Everything is on one floor & my craft room is gigantic! And even better, it opens onto a sunroom where I can relax between cards once the weather improves.

My digi image for today is #14515-Hunting Turkey.  I'm guessing among the things he is thankful for is the second ammendment!  ha ha

My new place is in a park-like setting with tons of Canadian Geese.  They tell me there are also deer and fox, but I haven't seen either of those yet!

Thanks for checking in & waiting until I was back!  I've REALLY missed posting!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dies R Us Challenge - Tags (for anything)

Hello, friends!

Are you ready to start thinking of Christmas?  Well, it is never too early and if you are, then you may also be thinking about creating some gorgeous gift tags for all those presents under the tree!  The theme this week is tags and while you can choose any type, I decided to go with Christmas tags.

The dies I used were the following:  Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders and Tutti Scrolly Deer Edge.  I cut both from glitter cardstock.

I'm going to keep this post short because I am in the process of moving!  What an adventure!  And what a LOT of work!  I'll be moving to Lincoln, Nebraska where my daughter & her family live.

Head on over to Dies R Us and join in the challenge with something of your own & you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to the fabulous store!

See you soon!

Friday, October 28, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge # 215 - Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Thought I would say that a couple of days early as I'm not sure I will be able to post on the actual day.   A lot of things have been happening and I am actually moving to Nebraska to live!  So, in case I am busy packing (or moving) Happy Halloween!

My card for today uses digi # 14314 Riding.  There is no cuter little witch anywhere!

If you haven't already finished all your Halloween cards, come join the challenge for you chance to win some fabulous digi stamps!

Try not to eat too much candy!


Friday, October 21, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge # 214 - Wild West

Hi, everyone!

Grab your cowboy hat & get ready for this week's wild, wild west theme! Head over to the QKR Stampede store for one of the darling images we carry!  I chose digi # 16007 Pony Express for my card today.  He was too cute to pass up, and what says the wild west better than the pony express!

This image would be perfect for a guy's birthday card wouldn't it?  And we all know how hard those are to make!

Hope your weekend will be fantastic! Enjoy the weather while it holds!  Old man winter will be here all too quickly!