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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The beat goes on....

Hello, friends!

Well, the Halloween beat goes on yet!  I had limited time to work on cards today as I had errands to run this morning & a haircut this afternoon.  I did manage to get 2 very simple cards done.  Both were made with old Stampin Up stamps.

Hope you are all enjoying a great week!  I'll be back tomorrow with our usual QKR Stampede weekly challenge!   Stay tuned for your chance to win some free digi stamps!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Halloween continues....

Happy Hump Day!

Another week half over!  Time just goes so quickly any more!

I only have 2 cards to share today.  I know,  I'm slacking off!  But in my defense, I had an appointment this morning & had lunch with a friend.  And just after I got home, we had a horrible thunder storm come through which dropped over 2.5 inches of rain!  Lots of lightening & thunder! I stayed downstairs to comfort poor Brady who usually hides under the bed.

Here are the two Halloween cards I did manage to make after everything quieted down.

This little Dracula cat is a Penny Black stamp.  I added black Stickles to his cape & sprinkled glitter over that.  Now I just have to remember not to touch it until it dries!  Lol

This little cutie was made with a clearance stamp I got at a sale years ago & there is no name on it.

I'll see how much progress I can make tomorrow!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Halloween Cuties

Hello, again!

I hope your weekend was as enjoyable as mine!  I got to spend some much needed time with my daughter & her family.  It is always time that goes way too quickly!

I spent today working on Halloween cards (and finishing one last Christmas card).  It just dawned on me that Halloween is not that far away & my stash of cards was down to 18.   I managed to get 5 done today & am happy with all of them.  Pulled out some of my favorite stamps & dies & spent the day coloring & cutting.  My favorite kind of day!  Here is what I came up with.  All of the stamps were from Penny Black, except the 2 cats in hats & scarves.  Those were an old stamp from Plum Purdy.

I'll be working on Halloween for a few days until I can get my stash built up again so be prepared for more!

Enjoy your week!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Christmas Kitties!

Hello, everyone!

While I was cleaning yesterday, I came across a set of stamps that my daughter had given me a couple months ago.  The set is all cats in Christmas settings & I had put it away when I got home & promptly forgotten it because I wasn't making Christmas cards yet.  Imagine my excitement when I came across it!  It was like getting the gift all over again!  ha ha  I should have left it out on my desk!

I only had time to work on one of the images today but did end up with 2 cards.

I used the same paper for both, although my editing seems to have changed the color on the top card to a darker shade.  For the first card I used Spellbinders Reflective Moment to cut it out.

For the second card, I used Joy Craft Square 6002/0147, one of my favorite dies.  (Stop laughing, Gail!)  ALL of them aren't my favorites, just most of them!   They are like children...I love them all! ha ha

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Flower Power!

Hi, friends!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am enjoying mine!  I'm getting some much needed family time and life doesn't get better than that!

Since I got that new Tattered Lace die the other day, I have been having such fun with it!  I grabbed it this afternoon to do a quick "Hello" card and a birthday card.  I love flowers & don't do enough of them.  I decided to pull out an old Stampin Up set for the Hello card & an Inky Antics set for the birthday card.  I popped up both centers with pop dots to add extra dimension.

Both cards had a heavy coat of Wink of Stella, of course!  You have to have sparkle!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge # 205 - Shaped Cards

Happy Friday!

Are you all set for another fun weekend?  I'm hoping those plans might include joining in on the fun at QKR Stampede for their latest challenge, shaped cards!  Use any shape but a square or rectangle and see what you can come up with.  You could win some darling digi stamps for your effort!
For my posting, I chose Digi # 12901 - Hiding.

It's always fun to make a shaped card!  And it's fun for the person receiving one too!  Head on over & join us this week!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A New Die!

Happy Hump Day!

Your week is half over!  It won't be long before you are enjoying your weekend, will it?  I've been missing again, but not because I wasn't busy creating!  I've been working ahead on some of my Blog posts for QKR.  I've also found some of the most darling images there and have been making some additional cards with them.  Be sure you check out the post on September 2nd to see the moose in the leg warmers!  One of my favorite images ever!

Back to business...I have had my name on several "backorder" lists for a Tattered Lace Lacy Layers Squares die.  I fell madly in love with it the minute I saw it, but of course, it was out of stock at every site that carried it!  It finally came in on one of the England sites so I ordered it there! It is every bit as gorgeous as I imagined!  Here are the first 2 cards I made with it.

There are 3 lace squares with this die, but I used just the 2 largest on the birthday card.

For this cute moose from QKR Stampede, I used just the largest one (which measures just a hair over 5 1/2 inches) & I also grabbed my holly corner from Cheery Lynn.

Back to work!  I need to work on some Halloween cards!  I did take a couple days off to try to organize my paper collection too.  Oh, my!  I am NEVER buying any more paper even if it is on sale!  The joke with my friends when we go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels is that if you can't find me, head for the paper aisle.  It calls me like a siren song!  But, obviously, I have been drawn to that aisle WAY too many times!  ha ha

Back later!